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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on Today in True Crime

Today in True Crime

03:37 min | 2 months ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on Today in True Crime

"Eleven days. Before christmas edmond pope received an unexpected gift. Russian authorities announced that president vladimir putin had pardoned him and cleared him of all charges. Popat arrived in russia. Nine months earlier on business he'd been contacted by pennsylvania. State universities applied research laboratory to learn more about a new technology being developed in russia rocket propelled torpedoes given pope's background as an ex. Us naval intelligence officer. He knew russian officials would likely keep tabs on him. He expected as much so naturally when he purchased five technical reports from a russian professor at bowman state university in moscow named anatoly bobken. He took proper precautions. Both pope and babkin signed contracts acknowledging. The reports did not contain any classified information yet. On april third two thousand members of the russian federal security service arrested him and brought him to lefortovo prison for questioning. He stood accused of espionage. At first pope felt the arrest was a joke but his tune changed when authorities locked him in an eight by fifteen foot prison cell for days. Pope was interrogated around the clock. The russians believed he was a high level spy working for the cia to make him miserable. They kept his cell at a chilling forty five degrees fahrenheit. He experienced no physical abuse. But witness the corporeal torture of at least two fellow inmates and he was subjected to sleep deprivation and other forms of psychological warfare. Days turned two weeks which turned two months eventually. Pope was moved to a communal six bunks cell in the prison there. His cellmates chain smoked cigarettes eight. His limited provisions and on one occasion stole his medicine when it came time for a trial in december the proceedings were held behind closed doors pokes lawyer demanded an acquittal outlining to a judge. The reasons why pope had done nothing wrong and how the prosecution had failed to provide proper evidence but ultimately on december seventh the court convicted pope and sentenced him to twenty years in prison the maximum he could receive that time would be spent performing hard labor. Which is why. Pope was shocked to learn that the russian president had pardoned him almost immediately after the ruling he may have spent two hundred fifty three days in custody but he never served a day of his official sentence. Within hours of the announcement pope appeared before the press responding to a reporter's question about how it felt to be a free man again. He said i have mixed feelings. I'm glad but at the same time. I'm sad that i may have caused harm to the relations between our countries. Of course this diplomatic response was made before he and his wife sherry boarded a plane headed to an american hospital in germany. The media would have to get the full story later once. He confirmed that he wasn't about to die.

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Edmond Pope Released from Russian Prison

Today in True Crime

03:37 min | 2 months ago

Edmond Pope Released from Russian Prison

"Eleven days. Before christmas edmond pope received an unexpected gift. Russian authorities announced that president vladimir putin had pardoned him and cleared him of all charges. Popat arrived in russia. Nine months earlier on business he'd been contacted by pennsylvania. State universities applied research laboratory to learn more about a new technology being developed in russia rocket propelled torpedoes given pope's background as an ex. Us naval intelligence officer. He knew russian officials would likely keep tabs on him. He expected as much so naturally when he purchased five technical reports from a russian professor at bowman state university in moscow named anatoly bobken. He took proper precautions. Both pope and babkin signed contracts acknowledging. The reports did not contain any classified information yet. On april third two thousand members of the russian federal security service arrested him and brought him to lefortovo prison for questioning. He stood accused of espionage. At first pope felt the arrest was a joke but his tune changed when authorities locked him in an eight by fifteen foot prison cell for days. Pope was interrogated around the clock. The russians believed he was a high level spy working for the cia to make him miserable. They kept his cell at a chilling forty five degrees fahrenheit. He experienced no physical abuse. But witness the corporeal torture of at least two fellow inmates and he was subjected to sleep deprivation and other forms of psychological warfare. Days turned two weeks which turned two months eventually. Pope was moved to a communal six bunks cell in the prison there. His cellmates chain smoked cigarettes eight. His limited provisions and on one occasion stole his medicine when it came time for a trial in december the proceedings were held behind closed doors pokes lawyer demanded an acquittal outlining to a judge. The reasons why pope had done nothing wrong and how the prosecution had failed to provide proper evidence but ultimately on december seventh the court convicted pope and sentenced him to twenty years in prison the maximum he could receive that time would be spent performing hard labor. Which is why. Pope was shocked to learn that the russian president had pardoned him almost immediately after the ruling he may have spent two hundred fifty three days in custody but he never served a day of his official sentence. Within hours of the announcement pope appeared before the press responding to a reporter's question about how it felt to be a free man again. He said i have mixed feelings. I'm glad but at the same time. I'm sad that i may have caused harm to the relations between our countries. Of course this diplomatic response was made before he and his wife sherry boarded a plane headed to an american hospital in germany. The media would have to get the full story later once. He confirmed that he wasn't about to die.

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:40 min | 7 months ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on WTOP

"Much mad. It's 3 41 talks are on again between congressional Democrats and the White House. But an agreement on a new Coben 19 legislation looks a long way off more from W. T. O. P's Mitchell Miller today on the Hill Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Americans who have lost $600 in weekly unemployment benefits and who are struggling need help. Now millions of people are food, insecure, not country. Millions are on the verge of addiction. People need resources in order to meet the needs of their families. But while both sides agree matters are urgent, they remain far apart on exactly how to restore enhanced jobless benefits and many other issues. Still, White House Chief of staff Mark Meadows says they need to continue to work toward areas of agreement like with any deal as you make progress. Think it's important to recognize that you're making progress on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller w T. O P knew. Where is Paul Wheelan, The former U. S Marine being held in a Russian prison convicted of espionage was last seen about a week ago, and his family is very concerned. The concern it raises as is that no one really knows now where Paul Wheelan is. David Wheelan is Paul's twin brother. We heard this morning from the US Embassy that someone on their staff had been speaking to Lefortovo prison where Paul is being kept there. I also heard pole had been transferred to a hard labor camp, which was news to us the Russians They're supposed to let close relatives No. When a prisoner is being transferred, Even his lawyers were left in the dark. David will and says the U. S Embassy has sent a diplomatic note to the Russian Embassy asking urgent questions. But the ministry may or may not respond to that note. Did you green? W T O P News it's 3 43.

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:51 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KCRW

"Own reality in a new way. Lynn neary, NPR news, Washington. You're listening to weekend edition from NPR news. Now, an update on the case of Paul Whalen, an American who's in jail in Russia after being accused of spying he was arrested in a Moscow hotel right before New Year's Eve, and he's being held in one of the city's most infamous prisons NPR's. Lucian Kim tells us more from Moscow Paul wheel and made his first and so far only public appearance since arrest during a court hearing in January wearing a blue button down Oxford shirt and glasses. The forty eight year old was held in a glass box customary for defendants in Russian courtrooms. The judge declined to release him on bail and wheel and was sent back to his cell in Moscow's Lefortovo prison days after Wieland's arrest by the FSP. Russia's federal security service secretary of state, Mike Pompeo demanded more information, we've made clear to the Russians our expectation that we will learn more about the charges a come to understand what it is. He's been accused of. And if the detention is not appropriate. I will demand is immediate return more than a month has passed since then, but because we'll is accused of espionage, practically all the details of his case are classified. All that's known is that he was given a thumb drive that contains state secrets wheelin maintains his innocence Russian government denies speculation in western media that we own was arrested. So he could be exchanged for Russian prisoner in the United States switches polo Willingham won't do Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says we own was caught red-handed and any. Russia doesn't use people as bargaining chips. Complicates Wieland's cases episodes holding a US passport. He was also a citizen of Britain Ireland and Canada consular officials from all four countries, including US ambassador. Jon Huntsman have now seen wheel in prison. Paul Williams family has no way of directly contacting him. So those visits are a vital link. We're pleased the consular efforts to the extent of those continue and the Russians don't balk or block those accesses. It gives us some confidence at Paul's health and his rights are being taken care of Paul Williams. Twin brother David lives in Canada has taken on the role of family. Spokesman he says he's also been in touch with his brothers Russian lawyer who appeared on the scene shortly after Paul was arrested aren't even clear on whether he had a choice in the matter of selecting the lawyer that lawyer is a demerger Bianca that's supposed to pool recommend over in an interview in his Moscow office, he brushes off David Williams, concerns. Saint Paul found him on the. Recommendation of unnamed friends Bianca says he's a well known lawyer who has successfully defended high profile clients, including Ukrainian politician, Yulia Timoshenko. He says he's the perfect defense counsel because he's a former police investigator. He even claims he was a detainee in the same prison where wheel in is being held June before too something juicy something Jerry Junkins says he spent a year in pretrial detention there before being vindicated Nebraska case. So he knows exactly what it means to be wrongly accused, although he doesn't speak English jerk. Bianca scissors no language barrier because he has a lawyer on his team who's fluent in English. She says Wheeler is holding up surprisingly, well and keeping up his spirits. The family is still concerned about Paul Wieland's condition and wants him to come home. But that could be a long way off the Russian investigation is still continuing and it could easily take a year before Huilan's case goes to trial maximum sentence for espionage is twenty years and the acquittal rate in Russia is less than one percent Hussein Kim NPR news Moscow..

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KCRW

"Reality in a new way. Lynn neary, NPR news, Washington. You're listening to weekend edition from NPR news. Now, an update on the case of Paul Whalen and American who's in jail in Russia after being accused of spying he was arrested in Moscow hotel right before New Year's Eve, and he's being held in one of the city's most infamous prisons NPR's. Lucian Kim tells us more from Moscow Paul wheel and made his first and so far only public appearance since arrest during a court hearing in January wearing a blue button down Oxford shirt and glasses. The forty eight year old was held in a glass box customary for defendants in Russian courtrooms the celebrity. The judge declined to release him on bail and wheeling was sent back to his cell in Moscow's Lefortovo prison days after Wieland's arrest by the FSP. Russia's federal security service secretary of state, Mike Pompeo demanded more information, we've made clear to the Russians our expectation that we will learn more about the charges come to understand what it is. He's been accused of. And if the detention is not appropriate we will demand, his immediate return more than a month has passed since then, but because and is accused of espionage, practically all the details of his case or classified. All that's known is that he was given a thumb drive that contains state secrets wheel and maintains his innocence. Russian government denies speculation in western media that we own was arrested. So he could be exchanged for Russian prisoner in the United States. Switches pulled on him. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says we own was caught red-handed and anyway, Russia doesn't use people as bargaining chips. Complicates Wieland's cases episodes holding a US passport. He has also citizen of Britain Ireland and Canada consular officials from off four countries, including US ambassador. Jon Huntsman have now seen wheelin and prison. Paul Williams family has no way of directly contacting him. So those visits are a vital link. We're pleased the consular efforts to the extent of those continue and the Russians don't balk or block those accesses. It gives us some confidence at Paul's house and his rights are being taken care of Paul Huilan's twin brother David lives in Canada has taken on the role of family. Spokesman he says he's also been in touch with his brothers Russian lawyer who appeared on the scene shortly after Paul was arrested aren't even clear on whether he had a choice in the matter of selecting the lawyer that lawyer is a flag demerger Bianca that's supposed to fool commando. In an interview in his Moscow office, he brushes off David Williams, concerns. Saint Paul found him on the recommendation of unnamed friends sheriff Bianca says he's a well known lawyer who has successfully defended high profile clients, including the Ukrainian politician, Yulia Timoshenko. He says he's the perfect defense counsel because he's a former police investigator. He even claims he was a detainee in the same prison where willingness being held Jimmy before to sometimes said UC sometime Jerry Junkins says he spent a year in pretrial detention there before being vindicated in the bribery case. So he knows exactly what it means to be wrongly accused, although he doesn't speak English Juerg Bianca says there's no language barrier because he has a lawyer on his team who's fluent in English all mood you lean which. He says we'll and is holding up surprisingly, well and keeping up his spirits. The family is still concerned about Paul Williams condition and wants him to come home. But that could be a long way off the Russian investigation is still continuing and it could easily take a year before Wieland's case goes to trial the maximum sentence for espionage is twenty years and the acquittal rate in Russia is less than one percent Hussein Kim NPR news Moscow..

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:47 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"A new way. Lynn neary, NPR news, Washington. to weekend edition from NPR news. Now, an update on the case of Paul Whalen, an American who's in jail in Russia after being accused of spying he was arrested in a Moscow hotel right before New Year's Eve, and he's being held in one of the city's most infamous prisons NPR's. Lucian Kim tells us more from Moscow Paul wheel and made his first and so far only public appearance since arrest during a court hearing in January wearing a blue button down Oxford shirt and glasses. The forty eight year old was held in a glass box customary for defendants in Russian courtrooms. Celebrity judge declined to release him on bail and wheeling was sent back to his cell in Moscow's Lefortovo prison days after Huilan's arrest by the FSP. Russia's federal security service secretary of state, Mike Pompeo demanded more information, we've made clear to the Russians our expectation that we will learn more about the charges come to understand what it is. He's been accused of. And if the detention is not appropriate. We will demand is immediate return more than a month has passed since then. But because we'll in is accused of espionage, practically all the details of his case are classified. All that's known is that he was given a thumb drive that contains state secrets and maintains his innocence Russian government denies speculation in western media that we own was arrested. So he could be exchanged for a Russian prisoner in the United States switches full. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says we own was caught red-handed and anyway, Russia doesn't use people as bargaining chips. What complicates Wieland's cases episodes holding a US passport? He is also a citizen of Britain Ireland and Canada consular officials from all four countries, including US ambassador. Jon Huntsman have now seen wheel in prison. Paul Williams family has no way of directly contacting him. So those visits are a vital link where pleased the consular efforts to the extent of those continue and the Russians don't balk or block those accesses. It gives us some confidence at Paul's health and his rights are being taken care of Paul wheel. Twin brother David who lives in Canada has taken on the role of family. Spokesman he says he's also been in touch with his brothers Russian lawyer who appeared on the scene shortly after Paul was arrested aren't even clear on whether he had a choice in the matter of selecting the lawyer that lawyer demerger Bianca, pasta food. Recommend over in an interview in his Moscow office, he brushes off David Williams, concerns. Saint Paul found him on the recommendation of unnamed friends junk is a well known lawyer who has successfully defended high profile clients, including the Ukrainian politician, Yulia Timoshenko. He says he's the perfect defense counsel because he's a former police investigator. He even claims he was a detainee in the same prison where in being held June before to something said, you'll see sometime should know pox. Jerry Junkins says he spent a year in pretrial detention there before being vindicated in a bribery case. So he knows exactly what it means to be wrongly accused, although he doesn't speak English jerk junk of says, there's no language barrier because he has a lawyer on his team who's fluent in English. Would you lean? He says Wieland is holding up surprisingly, well and keeping up his spirits. The family is still concerned about Paul Williams condition and wants him to come home. But that could be a long way off the Russian investigation is still continuing, and it could easily take a year before Wieland's case goes to trial the maximum sentence for espionage is twenty years and the acquittal rate in Russia is less than one percent Hussein Kim and care news Moscow. Next time on the New Yorker radio hour, Lucy make bath she won a congressional seat in a conservative district campaigning on gun law reform. It's a matter of trying to change a culture that has become very extremist that takes time a lot of people really enjoy guns. I am not one. But I don't want him fringe upon anyone that knows law-abiding and using their guns properly, the shifting politics have gun reform next time on the New Yorker radio tonight at seven on ninety three point nine FM. WNYC WNYC.

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

Target USA Podcast by WTOP

04:46 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA ball willin is an American who was arrested on December twenty eighth twenty eight teen in Moscow. They've refused to share any information other than just the basic information that he has been charged with espionage, the Russian government says he was quote caught red-handed and quote, but they've never said what he was doing except that he received a USB flash drive from someone in a hotel. And what's worse? According to his brother, David. The Kremlin is denying him. The ability to get the help you needs from the US government Russians have blocked his ability to sign a Privacy Act waiver, which is a form that allows a detainee to authorize the US government to speak to the public or you know, communicate to the press about his case. And wait till you hear how they're doing it. There are guards who are in. In the room with the embassy staff and with Paul and when they attempt to pass a decent paper to Paul. They are physically stopped from passing that piece of paper over who latest on Paul Huilan's detention in Russia's infamous KGB prison live four Togo coming up on this edition of target USA the national security broadcast from WTO in Washington DC. This is target USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorists DC is repeatedly mentioned someplace they would like to see an attack criminal success. America as a target on its back and on this program. We investigate the threats the people behind them, the agencies fighting them and the impact on you. This is target USA the national security broadcast. Every couple of days, David Whelan a law librarian in Toronto. Canada puts out an update about his twin brother Paul who's been held in Russia's infamous Lefortovo prison in Moscow on still unexplained espionage charges since December twenty eighth of twenty eight teen Paul Wayland is a former US marine who was in Moscow to attend the wedding of a buddy from his military days when he was arrested in a hotel Russian authorities say he was caught accepting thumb drive. That contained classified information on it the person whom he received thumb drive from as not been identified. David spoke with target USA on January thirtieth to update us on the situation. And it's starting to look like the Russian government is planning to keep him in custody for quite a while at the same time, they're keeping his family in the dark. We haven't learn. Anything official which is I I think probably the most frustrating part of this. So far, we've heard the same things. I think that everybody else has through the media. There have been some leaks to Russian media about a USB drive. And what Paul was doing minister Laverov foreign minister Lavrov has said that Paul was caught red handed, and Paul's lawyer has spoken about the USB drive in that apparently it was given to Paul and he was expecting to receive some sort of photographs on it of churches or something. And and and really that's all we have are these secondhand offhand? Comments about the details. You said in one of your recent updates that the Russian government is continued to stonewall about polls case, can you be more specific about that? Yes. It really feels like and the Paul has been called upon in some sort of political end game. And and to the extent that he's upon. It's a stalemate the Russians have blocked his ability to sign a Privacy Act waiver, which is a form that allows the detail. Any to authorize the US government to speak to the public or communicate to the press about his case. Even though he's only made knowledge that he was waving it in the presence of ambassador Huntsman on that very first. Visit they've refused to share any information other than just the basic information that he's been charged with espionage. So that's the only official comment. We have about that. It just it seems to be a complete lack of information they blocked the British from being able to see him even though he'd specifically asked for contracts. So we are hopeful I mean tomorrow, the producer the UK government is embassy staff is supposed to meet with Paul. So on January thirty first, but the Russians have deflected their requests for weeks..

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

Target USA Podcast by WTOP

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

"And so we started looking to find out. What information we could on Monday morning on the twenty eighth? We found. On the thirty first I found that he had been detained. I found a Russian ministry statements aimed at Paul Whalen had been detained for espionage. And it's now been I guess almost ten days since he was detained and about a week since we were able to make contact with him at Lefortovo prison. So now, you learned about the fact that he was missing from his friend and you learn about the Russian arrest of from the Russian statement. How again did you come into that statement? How did you find that statement? I'm a librarian. So I got up first thing in the morning, and I got on the internet and started searching for things like American killed in Moscow American car-crash, Moscow that sort of thing and. Eventually came across. The news wires that were reporting that he had been detained. Would you feel when you saw that? A mixed emotions. Frankly, we were glad I was glad and Italy contacted the rest of my family that he was alive as far as we could tell so that was a positive thing. But then immediately your with the I guess horror is the best word that some member of your family's been detained in Russia on charges that are obviously very serious. And you know, the story about his arrest legendary being in a hotel room with somebody. He was charged with espionage and supposedly was in that hotel room with somebody and came into possession to the possession of a USB stick with classified information regarding people who are or were part of the Russian intelligence or military services. Do believe that story. Do I believe that he was in the possession of it? I could see how that might happen. Do I believe he was probably in trapped into having that in his possession. I think that's much more likely. I don't think Paul would have been the sort of person who would have risked. Espionage or spying in Russia. Even the experts are very careful about that sort of thing in Paul Paul listen to spy he's a tourist. And so even though he's risk-aware from his background in law enforcement and the military. I don't think that he would have willing or knowingly accepted any sort of information that would have caused him to break a law like the espionage act. What do you think he he was essentially railroad at this way? What I've been scratching my head. And we've been surprised by some of the information that's come out about Paul's background. We didn't know about his bad conduct discharge from the marines, for example. And yet each time at a rock is turned over. And we learned something new I saw that the the Russian media peers to be looking at his interest in tea glass holders on the trains, and apparently had a collection of those. You just find something that sounds more and more incredible. That, you know, whoever this person is, and I know him as my brother brother, but obviously there's a lot. I don't know about him. He's he's not a spy it terms of his travel to Russia. There seems to be some concern on your part in terms of what's being reported about it. You know, they're they're been reports that he traveled extensively in Russia. But if I remember correctly, I think you said in a correspondence a couple of days ago today being the ninth of January twenty nineteen that to your knowledge is only been there two or three times. Yes. In fact, we've been able to find a couple more times. But I think it's only still five or six that we've been able to confirm, and we're still looking to see in case he had been there more often. But for me, that's not many or significant when you consider that over the last thirty years, he's traveled extensively to many many different countries to within Europe to our relatives. In the UK. He's been to India. He's been to. I believe he's been to Japan. I know he's been to Korea. So he's he's really traveled very extensively..

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

11:56 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on WCPT 820

"This is the Norman Goldman show. Subversion is treason. Absolutely. The home of fierce independence, intelligent dialogue and passionate logic. Is right here right now that plan was a campaign to make America white again. This is the dispenser of fairness. This is the unfiltered truth. This is Dr man Goldman we have Sean still holding over in the bay area. Sean, I know you there in a ham forgotten about just the thanks so much for sticking with me. If you're Sean if you not John thanks so much as taking with me where Justice is served every day. It is the Norman Goldman show a very happy new year to you. This is our second life show of the year. Ryan, I mean, we just got right back to the times are too important to be taken much time off. So to me the holidays are behind us, and it's easy to really look forward. Now. Because today Nancy Pelosi was gaveled in as the new speaker of the house. The Democrats have control. The democrats. I'm so excited. I can't even get the words out the Democrats have control of the house of representatives. They have control of all the committees have the subpoena power and the work is about to we really start flying. So this is going to go crazy, and we're gonna find out a whole lot more about what was going on in this year two thousand nineteen then we found out neither the previous two years. So stay tuned. No short attention span. And I want to get to what's going on in Russia in just a second. But our our friend, Sean is there, and I didn't want John to think I forgot about him. So Sean, thanks for sticking with me. Well, hey, norm. You know, I I wanted to say that, you know, as we move forward here, we are going to move. And matter of fact, let me say my suspicion about the supreme court kind of secrecy at about the molar thing. I think it's going to be the Russian version of that can bridge Analytica company that was obviously using our Facebook and Google and everything else to have the box, and and whole bunch of people gullible people. I'll just be nice and say gullible people into voting for you know, who, but we'll see I mean 'cause I don't have facts back that up. Oh shit. Oh, I don't have facts to back this up the wrong button there. So there you go. I. Shut up. Anyway, I don't. I really want us to know how serious this is that we are under attack a cyber warfare is just as serious as planes crashing into buildings on nine eleven people who win this. I mean, he couldn't win a ground war. We've got more stuff than he does. Right. And everybody's gonna die. If we all start shooting nukes at each other, Putin, finally figured out a war. They can win. And this war for my research, actually. And I didn't know this until recently started really soon after the Soviet Union fell. And they finally got their first ISP were on the internet. And so would they're not an enemy to underestimate. And the thing that they do when when win chump and all these Republicans repeat the same words that the Ladimir Putin would love you to repeat as a leader of any country, especially America, you know, you either a witting agent or an unwitting dummy. Whatever it is you cause harm to American democracy. Look what they want to what's going on here. We have a very very open system you, and I cannot go to China and start advertising and doing misinformation and disinformation of propaganda campaigns to the Chinese people. We can't do it in Russia. We probably do it a little better in Russia's Putin's. Not as competent at Vienna. Dictator then than Xi Jinping. But there are a lot of nations in this world where we can't just walk into their computer systems start talking to their people and saying your government stinks. This party is bad. This one should be it. Our system is very open and look at Maria boot. Tina, right. She's a spy she came in this pictures, all over the internet of her with Wayne LaPierre at the top of the NRA. She's got a pictures with senators leading Republicans are system is wide open in so many ways and other nations can come in and take advantage of that to do misinformation and psychological operations Siopas on the internet and stuff and to infiltrate our government and our political parties. The inoculation that we need against that stuff is education. The problem is is that half. This country's a bunch of dummies who don't know the first thing about anything. But they're convinced that they're the most brilliant, people Christians, and this is their nation and their white. They're a bunch of morons been led astray. And then when people like you and me say, hey, you know, you really don't seem to know anything, and you're acting like, you know, everything they get really mad. They stop bullying you and all this kind of stuff, and it's like, hey, you can't be an ignoramus and proclaim yourself a genius. I know the king of the morons is done it. But look at the damage done people like Putin can have fun with you. They can mislead you. Because you don't know how to discern the important stuff from the propaganda. The real news from the fake news because you're a bunch of idiots and you get taken advantage of Benedict. Donald soldier Bill goods in any gave giant tax cuts to the rich and big business. There's a real cost to being. Moron. There's a real cost of being a dummy, and the people fleece you when they take advantage of you. And they take advantage of all of us because they grab hold of the political system and fleece us all and Sean how do we get this across to a bunch of people who have a terrible combination they're morons, and they think they're brilliant. Well, that's a great question. My my first suggestion, you haven't earlier caller. I say yes have a briefing every week with the leader of the Democratic Party in the Senate and the house, and you say where you're at you talk about national security. I think that should be number one. But yes, I understand all the other things. And then also, you know, remember, this is ongoing these are measures that enemy is taking all the time. And once, you know, the people can try and understand what's really happening to their country. They may understand because it just listened to the president. And he's repeating everything. They're Russian propaganda is repeating people. Please don't reposted or do anything like that. Because. Lazy? We have to know what Russia is saying you have to know, what's what you have to be. A patriot Sean you need to understand things first. So that you can tell the difference. But I like your tests anything Benedict Donald says is is presumptively a Russian plant. So I like your approach of just it's Benedict. Donald saying it's not American, and I think there's a lot to that. Because. Learn how to an American Sean, thanks so much for the call. I appreciate you taking the break with me there at one eight eight eight three two one six thousand in one. If you're just joining us, we've had a very busy show. I trust you saw the Dow plunged again today six hundred sixty points. This is serious. This isn't the up and downs. And everybody's wondering why is it boom. Rain going up and down this because Apple's CEO Tim cook Apple's CEO today. Heyman said all our sales are going way way under expectations in China. And that's because China's economy is slowing down, and that's because of the trade war at least in relevant part between Benedict Donald in China. And so the stock market said, oh, well, that's really bad and six hundred sixty points down and unlike other days, it did not come back, and I'm not so sure it's going to come back anytime soon because the world economy is slowing and people are noticing, and that's making them very very nervous. And when markets get nervous. Market slide one eight eight eight three two one six thousand in one. If you miss the breaking news earlier in the show there are now two Republican senators to Republican US senators who are now breaking ranks with Benedict. Donald interestingly enough, interestingly enough, both of these senators up for reelection next year. Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine, remember her I don't know. Well, she knows her constituency back in Maine is not happy with Susan Collins, so two Republican senators within the last three hours four hours. Two Republican senators will come out and said, forget the wall. Forget funding reopened the government. Let's pass something without wall funding, but we gotta get the government reopened. These are two Republican senators in very difficult races in very difficult states, Colorado as I trust, you know, has been trending democratic and Maine is definitely trending democratic. And after Susan Collins did with cheated with Brad Kavanagh and everything else that she did her constituents really upset. I don't think she's got a very good chance of reelection. But she now is breaking ranks with Benedict Donald singlets reopen his government. And so the question is will that start a stampede? But I trust you see what's going on in Russia. Did you see what's going on in Russia, Paul weight and has indeed been formerly charged with espionage, espionage under the Russian criminal code? And he's being held in Lefortovo prison, which is a big former KGB personality in a suburb of the Russian capital. According to the conversation, we had with flat in Asia Bangkok who is this lawyer. He said that Mr. Wayland is in good condition. He's also he's mood is very good. And he's being treated, well, according to the lawyer by the by the authorities and the prison authorities have been treating him. Well, that is Matthew chance and we thank CNN for that. Our nation has Maria boot Tina, she is already admitted to being a spy she's already signed a cooperation agreement, and because somebody goofed in the administration of Justice, we know that Marie Boutin has testified in front of the grand jury that little tidbit of information there that chunk information that little piece of knowledge that Maria Bettina has testified in front of the grand jury that was not supposed to be public information. Somebody goofed into got into the into the court record before they realize that it was in there as somebody some in pricing report aside, so Maria Boutin, we know his cooperated. She we know she's testified, and we know that she's a Russian spy, it's quite obvious. Her handler was one of foods top guys and Maria Boutin apparently is making Vladimir Putin very very nervous because Maria Boutin apparently sing things that Putin doesn't want some so doing something that in the old Soviet Union days. They did in Russia after. The Soviet nicotine to do. They just grab Americans from time to time if they need somebody to bargain, and that's apparently what they did with this guy, Paul Whalen wheelin. Now, I call them edgy Lynn earlier. And that's that's my bad. His name is Paul wheelin. And he's got a lot of friends in Russia. He loves Russia. He's travelled there. Many times he's on active on social media there presumably he speaks Russian quite well, he was there for a wedding. And the Russian says grabbed him and said, you're spy, and they put him in a famous prison left for Togo, which is where they put all the foreign spies..

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on WJR 760

"News talk seven sixty WJR Detroit. Negotiations. This morning US arrests Russian citizen. I'm Christopher cruise White House. Officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations later this morning on ending the partial government shutdown this day, fourteen Capitol Hill. Correspondent Manu Raju. Reports lengthy talks between President Trump and congressional leaders. Yesterday, went nowhere and got contentious Democrats made very clear at that meeting that they don't want to negotiate on issues such as the president's wall and other related matters immigration in the light intil. The government is reopened. The president said very clearly he wants funding for his wall before the government is reopened. The president said this could go on for potentially years. This is not resolved to his liking vice President Mike Pence homeland security secretary Kirsten Nielsen and adviser, Jared Kushner will meet with congressional staffers in about an hour in a tweet moments ago, President Trump road, I don't care that most of the workers not getting paid or democ. Kratz? I want to stop the shutdown as soon as we are in agreement on strong border security. I am in the White House ready to go where are the dims the Russian foreign ministry said today that the US has detained Russian citizen. Dimitri Muko Linkov in the Northern Mariana Islands and moved him to Florida. It said Moncada was detained December twenty ninth. But it says the US has not told it why American citizen Paul Whalen remains at a Russian prisoners morning. He's been charged with espionage says correspondent Matthew chance in Moscow being held in Lefortovo prison, which is a big former KGB press naturally in a suburb of the Russian capital. According to the conversation, we had with flash era coffee was this lawyer. He said that he's in good condition. He's also he's mood is very good. And he's been treated while police say three men were killed four injured in a shooting late last night at a bowling alley in Torrance, California. I'm.

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"As of San Francisco. A Cumulus station now on Amazon just tell Alexa, play five sixty notations this morning mass arrests Russian citizen. I'm Christopher cruise. White house. Officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations later this morning on ending the partial government shutdown. This is day. Fourteen. Capitol hill. Correspondent Manu Raju. Reports lengthy talks between President Trump and congressional leaders. Yesterday, went nowhere and got contentious Democrats made very clear at that meeting that they don't want to negotiate on issues such as the president's wall and other related matters immigration and the light in till the government is reopened. The president said very clearly he wants funding for his wall before the government is reopened. The president said this could go on for potentially years, if this is not resolved to his liking vice President Mike Pence homeland security secretary Kirsten Nielsen and adviser, Jared Kushner will meet with congressional staffers. In about an hour in a tweet moments ago, President Trump road, I don't care that most of the workers not getting paid or Democrats. I want to stop the shutdown as soon as we are in agreement on strong border security. I am in the White House ready to go where are the dims the Russian foreign ministry said today that the US has detained Russian citizen. Dimitri Muko Linkov in the Northern Mariana Islands and moved him to Florida. It said Moncada was detained December twenty ninth. But it says the US has not told it why American citizen Paul Whalen remains at a Russian prison this morning. He's been charged with espionage says correspondent Matthew chance in Moscow being held in Lefortovo prison, which is a big former KGB prison in a suburb of the Russian capital. According to the conversation we had with flat. Amir charabanc coffee is this lawyer. He said Mr. Wayland is in good condition is also he's mood is very good. And he's been treated well police say three men were killed four injured in a shooting late last night at a. Bowling alley in Torrance, California..

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Media Group station. They built this morning US arrests Russian citizen. I'm Christopher cruise White House. Officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations later this morning on ending the partial government shutdown this day, fourteen Capitol Hill. Correspondent Manu Raju. Reports lengthy talks between President Trump and congressional leaders. Yesterday, went nowhere and got contentious Democrats made very clear at that meeting that they don't wanna negotiate on issues such as the president's wall and other related matters immigration and the like until the government is reopened. The president said very clearly he wants funding for his wall before the government is reopened. The president said this could go on for potentially years, if this is not resolved to his liking vice President Mike Pence homeland security secretary Kirsten Nielsen and adviser, Jared Kushner will meet with congressional staffers in about an hour in a tweet moments ago, President Trump road, I don't care that most of the workers not getting paid or Democrats. I walk. To stop the shutdown as soon as we are in agreement on strong border security. I am in the White House ready to go where are the dims the Russian foreign ministry said today that the US has detained Russian citizen. Dimitri Muko Linkov in the Northern Mariana Islands and moved him to Florida. It said Moncada was detained December twenty ninth. But it says the US has not told it why American citizen Paul Whalen remains at a Russian prisoners morning. He's been charged with espionage says correspondent Matthew chance in Moscow being held in Lefortovo prison, which is a big former KGB prison actually in a suburb of the Russian capital. According to the conversation, we had with flooding Asia Bangkok who is this lawyer. He said that Mr. Wayland is in good condition. He's also he's mood is very good. And he's been treated while police say three men were killed four injured in a shooting late last night at a bowling alley in Torrance, California,.

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

12:25 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Neil Nunez with the BBC news. The US house of representatives has approved legislation aimed at ending a partial government shutdown without any funding for President Trump's border wall. It happened soon. After the Democrats took control of the house and reinstated Nancy Pelosi as speaker, Mr. Trump looks set to veto the legislation. He'll meet congressional leaders on Friday to discuss the way forward. David Willis has. This report is Pelosi dismissed the project as an affront to American values and has also accused Mr. Trump of holding public employees hostage over the project. He continues to insist a wall is needed to thwart an influx of crime and drugs from central and South America, but having failed to get Mexico to pay for it as he initially vowed to do and with the Democrats emboldened and refusing to budge it's difficult to see how anything much can come of today's meeting at the White House that would bring in. An end to the partial government shutdown Javanese stock markets have dropped sharply on their first day's trading of the year reflecting earlier falls on Wall Street. The latest nervousness follows the announcement by apple that sales would be lower than previously expected, partly because of weaker demand in China. Here's Kim Gittleson is notable about how rapidly the company's shares have declined over the past few months in the wake of a lot of trade. Tensions in the wake of concerns about a slowdown in the world's second biggest economy, and what that means for other companies, you know, apples usually seen as invincible. And if they're having a bit of difficulty. Well, what does it mean for everyone else? Some of these tariffs are now going into effect, and that's beginning to bite a lot of consumer products. In a lot of companies aren't sure if they can raise the cost of those goods, or if they're forced to absorb those costs Brazil's, new, president bows? And our who has said that he would consider allowing the United States to build. A military base on Brazilian soil. If Russia increased its presence in neighboring Venezuela. Leonardo Russia reports. Afraid we can't bring you that tape at this moment will continue the UN Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting later today on the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo results. From last Sunday's vote are still awaited the Roman Catholic church, which fielded thousands of election observers across the country said they appeared to be a clear winner. But it didn't say who it urged the election commission to poundage truthful and accurate results to avoid political unrest in their report. The Catholic bishops said there had been widespread procedural irregularities on voting day. The vote had been repeatedly delayed since twenty sixteen. This is the latest world news from the BBC a red tropical storm during the peak tourism season in Thailand is churning up the sea with waves up to five meters. High storm palm Bouc packing seventy-five kilometer an hour. Winds and lashing rain is. Due to make landfall later today in the southeast of the country airports and ferry services have been closed and evacuation shelters opened thousands of tourists and residents have fled or hunkered down. Meanwhile, the government in time and says a general election planned for February the twenty fourth may maybe delayed because of a possible clash with preparations for the king's coronation in may the polls have been repeatedly postponed since the military seized power in twenty four teen. Zimbabwe's biggest drinks company. Delta has abandoned the plan to accept only hard currency in payment after the government declared the move illegal the country's central Bank has promised to ensure that the firm has the cash it needs to pay suppliers. The statement was issued after talks attended by vice president. Paediatricians in Britain have said there is no firm evidence to support the idea that spending time on computer screens and smartphones is harmful to children's health. With more details, here's furthest Walsh. The Royal College says, the popular view that time in front of a screen is talks to health has essentially no evidence to support it is there are some associations between highest screen use and ability and depression, but notes that the reported rise in mental health problems among young people was apparent before the advent of social media and digital technologies. The guidance says parents with healthy active children should not worry greatly about computer and smartphone. Use or the recommends no screens for an hour before bed. Fergus walks with that report. That's the latest BBC world news. Thank you. You're listening to the newsroom from the BBC World Service with me. Raise Marie creek. Let's begin in Washington where the US house of representatives now controlled by the Democratic Party has approved legislation to try to end the partial government shutdown which is now affecting hundreds of thousands of federal employees the row centers on funding for President Trump's long promised border wall with Mexico. He's insisted he'll veto any legislation. Put forward by the house that doesn't include five billion dollars for the wall. Jan Schakowsky is a democratic congresswoman from Illinois. She told Laura Trevelyan that have parties priority was clear. First of all we wanna make sure that the government is reopened. I'm getting letters from constituents. All of us are talking people who say a woman who said I don't know if I can be able to I'll be able to put food on the table someone else who said if I don't get paid by February. I I could be a victim. I mean, these are serious problems that and suffering that people are seeing right now. So that's gonna be our first priority. But when we. Get down to the real business. What we want to do is to make sure that we clean up government. You know, the president had talked about cleaning up the swap has gotten so deep that we have to dig out, and that includes getting some of the money out of politics, making sure that we have fair elections will you work with the president to America's crumbling infrastructure and to bring down the prices of prescription drugs. Those are I was gonna say two and three certainly we're going to have to deal and he agrees. He's talked about the how the price gouging of the pharmaceutical companies when he was running for office, and we're hoping maybe we can even work with him on some legislation that will bring down the cloth. So that people don't have to forego their medication which some people are. And then of course, infrastructure what does that mean? It means jobs. It means that we're going to not only make sure that our roads, and bridges and schools, etc. Are fixed? But that we're going to put people to work at good jobs in this country. But don't Democrats have to be careful as you take confided? These key committees in the house of representatives neutral investigate the president that you don't overreach. I think that's true. But I think that the people that are in charge of the investigative committees understand that, but you know, what you are no one is above the law. That includes the president of the United States, and we feel obligated to make sure that we get to the truth about what's been going on with this administration. Now, the incoming speaker of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi hasn't closed the door on impeaching the president depending on what the special counsel Robert Muller fines is that really a possibility impeachment. What we have to see is there is there a tipping point for the Republicans were they see evidence as happened with Richard Nixon that were they say we have to do something about this that this president is not fit to serve our. Our country, and that these crimes that are committed are too much. So if that happens, and I think it's possible that it will then we'll have a consensus in the congress and hopefully in the country to take a a move as extraordinary as impeachment democratic congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky. Speaking to the BBC's, Laura Trevelyan reports from Russia say a former US marina rescued in Moscow is being charged with spying for William was detained last week while visiting the country his lawyer has appealed for bail. His aunt diplomatic correspondent, James Landale. Paul Wheeler was arrested by Russian state security offices last Friday, now faces more than ten years in prison. If convicted of espionage, his family say he's innocent and was in Moscow to attend the wedding of fellow former marine, Mr. Williams defense lawyer Ladimir does that have been cough told the state run news agency Novosti that he had appealed for bail? He's at Mr. Wheeler. Island who's been held in Moscow's Lefortovo prison remained in good spirits. Mr. Wayland, who's forty eight was born in candidate British parents. He served fourteen years in the US Marine Corps. Doing two tours in Iraq before being discharged for bad conduct in two thousand and eight he's currently head of global security for an American company. Supplying vehicle pops he has visited Russia several times and appears to be a frequent user of Russian station media, one Russian news agency has claimed Mr. Weeden was caught receiving a digital storage device containing a list of intelligence officials, but that's not been corroborated. There has been speculation. The Mr. Wheeler was arrested. So he could be exchanged with Maria patina, a Russian gun rights activists who is jailed in the US last month. She pleaded guilty to acting as a Russian state agent trying to influence US conservative groups, but the authorities in Moscow insists she's innocent, James Landale, the British array. Manian charity work another. Nothing's a Ghauri Ratcliffe has announced that she plans to go on hunger strike in prison in Iran to protest about being denied access to medical treatment. Mrs the Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in two thousand sixteen after being convicted of spying, which she denies which at Gallup in reports, Nazanin cigar Iraq cliff and another female prisoner have written a letter saying they've both been denied access to doctors medication and treatment despite appealing to the prison authorities. Her husband Richard told the BBC his wife had lumps in her breasts causing her sharp pains and needed scans to check. If there are any signs of the malignant tumor. She also has pain in her neck causing numbness in the legs. So now in protest, the two women are planning to go on hunger strike on January the fourteenth this would initially for three days, but could be extended if they're still not an hour to get the medical care, they need nothing. Gari Ratcliffe is also suffering from severe depression. Iraq says to a psychiatrist was stopped last summer after she'd been allowed out of prison for three days to spend time with her family, including her four year old daughter. Pope Francis has said the credibility of the US Catholic church has been severely damaged by the continuing sexual abuse scandal in that country. The pope made his criticisms in a letter delivered to US bishops attending a week long retreat in Chicago in two thousand eighteen Pennsylvania. Grand jury reports alleged that hundreds of priests had abused at least a thousand children a seven decade periods. Vatican correspondent James Reynolds reports from rain an extensive letter released by the Vatican. Pope Francis does not hide. His continuing disappointment with the Catholic church in the United States. The pope writes that the church's credibility has been seriously undercut and diminished. Both by the sins and crimes of child abuse committed by priests and also by efforts made to deny or conceal those crimes Francis adds that the hurt caused has generated division and dispersion within the ranks of US bishops and he calls for this to end next month. These American bishops will join their counterparts from across the world for a meeting here in Rome designed to find ways of responding to the abuse crisis..

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"A lot of reach in prison in Moscow. I'm Barbara Kusak. Frustration from house and Senate leaders following a White House meeting over the lingering government shutdown almost everybody in the room. I don't want to say everybody believes that shutting down government is a stupid public policy. Current house minority whip Steny Hoyer it puts eight hundred thousand people who work for the federal government at risk. Current house majority leader Kevin McCarthy says while there's been no progress toward ending the government shutdown. He's hopeful a solution will emerge soon. President listening to him. He wants to solve this as well. That's why he's asked us to come back Friday households leadership elections Thursday the same day, the Democrats become the majority party. Linda Kenyon, Washington. Correspondent Matthew chance has the latest on the American being held in a Moscow prison on espionage charges Russian and US officials. Tell C N N consular access has now been granted to pull wheelin the former US marine held it Lefortovo prison in Moscow. On charges of espionage. But so far there's been no details on the circumstances of his arrest by the FSB Russia's main counter espionage agency, Utah's incoming Senator Mitt Romney took President Trump's conduct to task. And a Washington Post op Ed piece this week saying Trump has not risen to the mantle of the office. I think it's very important for a president to demonstrate the qualities of integrity and honesty, forthrightness empathy and respect for the institutions of our Democratic Republic. I think those are all parts of the job. The president said Romney should be a team player and see where he can be valuable in getting things done police in LA arrested. A man they say burglarized Hollywood hills homes, including those of celebrities after chasing them while pretending to be potential buyer a real estate agent during open houses, investigators sees more than two thousand items worth several million dollars allegedly taken in burglaries in two thousand seventeen and eighteen I'm Barbara Kusak..

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Five sixty K S F O shutdown deal out of reach in prison in Moscow. I'm Barbara Kusak. Frustration from house and Senate leaders following a White House meeting over the lingering government shutdown almost everybody in the room. I don't want to say everybody believes that shutting down government is a stupid public policy. Current house minority whip Steny Hoyer it puts eight hundred thousand people who work for the federal government at risk. Karen house majority leader Kevin McCarthy says while there's been no progress toward ending the government shutdown. He's hopeful a solution will emerge soon. President listening to him. He wants to solve this. That's why he's asked us to come back Friday households leadership elections Thursday the same day, the Democrats become the majority party. Linda Kenyon, Washington. Correspondent matthew. Chance has the latest on the American being held in a Moscow prison on espionage charges Russian and US officials. Tell C N N consular access has now been granted to pull wheelin the former US marine held at Lefortovo prison in Moscow on charges of espionage. But so far there's been no details on the circumstances of his arrest by the FSB Russia's main counter espionage agency, Utah's incoming Senator Mitt Romney took President Trump's conduct task in a Washington Post op Ed piece this week saying Trump has not risen to the mantle of the office. I think it's very important for a president to demonstrate the qualities of integrity and honesty, forthrightness empathy and respect for the institutions of our Democratic Republic. I think those are all parts of the job. The president said Romney should be a team player and see where he can be valuable in getting things done pleased in LA arrested. A man they say burglarized Hollywood.

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"You. So very much. You're streaming with me do check out the beyond the norm and Norman shutdown deal out of reach in prison in Moscow. I'm Barbara Kusak. Frustration from house and Senate leaders following a White House meeting over the lingering government shutdown almost everybody in the room. I don't want to say everybody believes that shutting down government is a stupid public policy. Current house minority whip Steny Hoyer it puts eight hundred thousand people who work for the federal government at risk. Karen house majority leader Kevin McCarthy says while there's been no progress toward ending the government shutdown. He's hopeful a solution will emerge soon. President listening to him. He wants to solve this as well. That's why he's asked us to come back Friday households leadership elections Thursday, the same day, the Democrats become the majority party, Linda Kenyon. Washington. Correspondent Matthew chance has the latest on the American being held in a Moscow prison on espionage charges, brushing and US officials. Tell C N N consular access has now been granted to Paul Whalen. The former US marine held Lefortovo prison in Moscow on charges of espionage. But so far there's been no details on the circumstances of his arrest by the FSB Russia's main counter espionage agency, Utah's incoming Senator Mitt Romney took President Trump's conduct task in a Washington Post op Ed piece this week saying Trump has not risen to the mantle of the office. I think it's very important for a president to demonstrate the qualities of integrity and honesty, forthrightness empathy and respect for the institutions of our Democratic Republic. I think those are all parts of the job. The president said Romney should be a team player and see where he can be valuable in getting things done please in L A arrested. A man they say burglarized Hollywood. Hills homes, including those of celebrities after chasing them while pretending to be a potential buyer a real estate agent during open houses, investigators sees more than two thousand items worth several million dollars allegedly taken in burglaries in two thousand seventeen and eighteen I'm Barbara Kusak. Indeed knows finding the right hire takes time away from your business. Hiring unqualified data engineer felt like a second job more job seekers use indeed than any other sites..

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"I'm Barbara Kusak. Frustration from house and Senate leaders following a White House meeting over the lingering government shutdown almost everybody in the room. I don't want to say everybody believes that shutting down government is a stupid public policy. Current house minority whip Steny Hoyer it puts eight hundred thousand people who work for the federal government at risk. Karen house majority leader Kevin McCarthy says while there's been no progress toward ending the government shutdown. He's hopeful a solution will emerge soon. President listening to him. He wants to solve this as well. That's why he's asked us to come back Friday households leadership elections Thursday the same day, the Democrats become the majority party. Linda Kenyon, Washington. Correspondent Matthew chance has the latest on the American being held in a Moscow prison on espionage charges, brushing and US officials. Tell CNN consular access has now been granted to pull wheelin the former US marine held at Lefortovo prison. In Moscow on charges of espionage. But so far there's been no details on the circumstances of his arrest by the FSB Russia's main counter espionage agency, Utah's incoming Senator Mitt Romney, President Trump's conduct task in a Washington Post op Ed piece this week saying Trump has not risen to the mantle of the office. I think it's very important for a president to demonstrate the qualities of integrity and honesty, forthrightness empathy and respect for the institutions of our Democratic Republic. I think those are all parts of the job. The president said Romney should be a team player and see where he can be valuable in getting things done police in LA arrested. A man they say burglarized Hollywood hills homes, including those of celebrities after cat kissing them while pretending to be a potential buyer a real estate agent during open houses, investigators sees more than two thousand items worth several million dollars allegedly taken in burglaries in.

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"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

14:34 min | 2 years ago

"lefortovo prison" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Invensys. Thank you. Reflects the current governments have Great Britain, especially in a situation where they cannot fulfill the promises which they. Regarding the exit from the European Union, very soon, I guarantee it. But who was the man at the center of it all sixty seven year old Sergei scruple? How did he become the target after seemingly falling off of Russia's radar? What did he do that angered Putin so much and with Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU now linked to not just this poisoning, but also tampering in and potentially swing the outcome of our last presidential election is this agency the GRU emboldened by its successes or stumbling through its failures. Joining us from London to discuss it is Mark urban diplomatic editor of BBC television's newsmagazine Newsnight. He's the author of the script files the life and near death of a Russian spy. He's the only journalist known to have ever interviewed circus scruple. Mark welcome to one A. It's a pleasure. Joshua. Thank you for having me Mark before we get into the details of Circe scruples life. I wonder what you make of the story overall kind of captured the world's attention. Why do you think that this got such international attention? Well, it's an outrageous act. His it. To use that kind of substance on the on the streets of a foreign city in order to settler score. I think he's something that a lot of people. Find extraordinary. In in both senses of that word that it's an extraordinarily provocative saying. But some people I think to have trouble believing the British government narrative in all its details. I'll have to say though, you know, as time has gone on. And particularly things we've seen in the last month now with the identification of two suspects, and then Russian journalists and experts working to find out the real identities of those people who came to the UK on Sudanese, and then to link them to this military intelligence service geo, you it all does seem to be pointing pretty clearly in that direction. Let's talk more about the GR you what exactly is it? And what does it do? Well, the Russian initials stands for main intelligence directorate, and it's the directorates of the Russian general staff the. The body that thinks and plans for the Russian military, and this is the same countries, historically, the general staff will have its own intelligence department. And that's been the case. Changing one or two bureaucratic details. But more or less since the Russian civil war in the early twentieth century that the Soviet then Russian general staff has had this organization and embraces a whole swathes of capabilities and the idea of Viet kid reconnaissance so intelligence as practiced by the geo us a very broad concept. And that can be two guys creeping forward on their bellies in east Ukraine trying to see if they can spoke Ukrainian forces and basically behaving as soldiers on the battlefield, and it can be going cocktail party in Madrid in nineteen ninety six. I Colonel Sergei script pal who was serving there under a cover of being a scientific and technical first secretary at the embassy, and it can also embrace things like cyber warfare and spy satellites, so it's an organization that has many thousands of people working for it. It also has special operations forces. And very broad capabilities. How did Sergei scruple joined the jar you well joining the particularly back in the Soviet periods. When he got involved he was invited in nineteen seventy nine. It was a pretty mysterious thing. You went supposed to really know about it. You couldn't apply. It was them who approached Hugh, and he'd been involved he was in the airborne forces. And he was in a reconnaissance unit that did some pretty daring things like they went into China undercover. And. You know, and there are other missions as well that a described in my book, and I think this brought him to the attention of the GR you as being the kind of steely guy who who had the right stuff, and they invited him you you then season exam, and he got through that later that year. He started at the what's called the military diplomatic academy, which is effectively their spice school in Moscow. Where you spent four years. Doing everything from the real spy novel trade cross, staff of agent, meats and counter surveillance. Covert means of communications from dolts to secret writing to you. Encrypted, Email all that stuff as through to intelligence analysis and all the rest of it. So it's a very thorough. Grounding that they get and having done a latte. He got sent off in nineteen Eighty-four to Malta on his first job working under diplomatic cover. And that's what generally speaking a lot of these people who are deployed on strategic intelligence gathering. That's what they do. They assume a civilian personality. Maybe what can for Aeroflot maybe in the embassy, maybe in the trade mission? They carry on military intelligence, and there's a lot of these people you mentioned in your introduction expelled from the US following the souls free incident were people working in in Russian organizations in Washington and New York described Sergei scruple in his day. What did he look like how did he come across? Well, he's a pretty he's a well built guy. I mean, he's he's a man who was a rush army boxing championship level Bach. Boxer. He he was in the air force's where they put quite a premium on physical strengths Royal carrageenan throwing yourself out aeroplane at night into an unnamed drop zone all that kind of stuff. And so, you know, he's a tough guy. He's he's brought of course, nowadays mid sixties. He doesn't have quite the same physical condition. You did back when he was working with geo you, but he's still a fairly striking physical presence. He's got a very dry sense of humor. Deadpan, and it tends to make light of the sort of negative things in life. So when we were talking about his experiences under interrogation in the Lefortovo prison in Moscow, then in the labor camp. He was sent to you know, he would struggle. Lots of it often say, well, I got this fakes than I ranked for that to happen. And you know, this made me more comfortable, and and you know, he lost thing. I think he would have said was you know, I had a terrible time I really suffered because JD and his his military career and doing the things he'd done in geo year he'd obviously been in very demanding situations, and I think emerged with that kind of mindset really to sort of make light of obstacles in life. And try and prevail. How did you come to meet him? Well, I mean, I was I was working on an idea that I wanted to write a book about post, Cold War spying, and obviously that's a fairly big and unfocused subjects. So I did on that spice. But if you remember it in two thousand ten in Vienna airport when those people who were caught in the US pretending to live ordinary suburban American lives, the so-called illegals the case that subsequently became the basis for the TV show, the Americans they were caught by the FBI. They'd been actually watched for many years before they were rolled up, and they were sent back as part of a swap, and it was agreed between the then director of the CIA and the Russians that full people should come back. Now, actually they were all in Russian neighbor camps. These four two of them went on spies. A toll actually one of them was a guy he'd been working for the CIA in in the Russian foreign intelligence organization, the VR and the other one was sluggish repel. He'd been. In working for British intelligence. So that's that's how he came out. And I thought well, this is a really interesting moment to focus on the Vienna airport. Swap because that's when suddenly things that we just didn't happen anymore. Spying on this scale people being rolled up swaps of agents mysterious go-betweens ranging things, and I saw this is this is the focus of my story. So obviously, I started to home in on people who'd been on those planes, the one coming from Moscow in the one coming from the US to try and reach out to them and have contact with him. So that's why I chose him. You can't say totally openly that he walls on what we call the electoral register. So he wasn't living covertly, and he also had some contact with some military and educational organization. So he'd come along to one or two places to give talks about the geo you things like that. And because he had that little bit of interaction with the why the world, although he tried to keep a, discreet and low profile. That enabled me to sort of to get a handle on how to find him. We are speaking to Mark urban whose book the scruple files tells the untold story of Sergei scruple, by the way, we know that there are some of you in our audience who heard his mentioned to the Americans and perked up. We did a conversation about the reality in the fiction of the Americans with two of the program show runners as well as a historian and a curator from the international spy museum. You'll find that conversation online at the one A dot ORG. That's the word the the number one the letter A dot org. Why did Sergei scripts defect from the GRE you? I mean, you mentioned that he had been doing some work for the British. Yes. That's right. Well, I mean, he just going to be slightly pernickety here Josh way. He he he was on a defector in the sense of somebody who contact you the British saying I want to come across. What can you do for me? He was an agent in place. So he was somebody who agreed to spy for my six while remaining in the geo you and he was in my sixty British spy agency. Indeed, the the JAMES BOND organization of fame and fiction. So right. So he he had decided that he was willing to trade secrets, and I think he he had lost faith in the people running Russia. He wanted a root out if it ever came to that. And of course, he wanted payment for what he was doing. So he was cultivated during the course of the spring and summer of nineteen Ninety-six in Madrid where he was stationed by a deep cover. Am. I six officer who was essentially sent. Specifically to cultivate, him, and they had various meetings over the months, they got more friendly. And then of course, eventually walking in the park in Madrid the British guy popped the question and told me when when we were speaking before the poisoning. I was ready is the way he put he had his internal dialogue about who. Who this person walls who he was talking to Woolsey spy for western agency. Then of course, when the question was asked things became much clearer, and he was ready to to basically enter into this kind of agreement even knowing of cool said it could be extremely dangerous to himself to do say. Let's talk a little bit more about the poisoning attack. He was attacked with a chemical nerve agent known as Nova Chuck Dr Steven Jukes was among those who are on the frontlines are trying to save scruples life when he was brought into the hospital. Here's part of what Dr Juckes said at the time when we first. Where where this was an Ovation's. We were expecting them not to survive, we would try therapies we would ensure the best clinical K, but all the evidence that they would not survive. I imagine Mark you've not had a chance to speak to Mr. scruples since he was poisoned. But I wonder what your take is on the use of poison first of all and a poison like Novacek, which we send many times on this program is kind of bespoke to Russia. It's it would be like if I shot someone with a bullet that I had signed my name too. Yes. I mean firstly. No. I haven't spoken to him since the poisoning. I think the assumption of your question about sending a message. I think he's quite an important one. There are obviously ways that this could have been done. I mean, some people say, well, why didn't they just woke up to him in the street and shoot him? Well, it's use a GO you officer without commanded cover to do that would be very tricky from from an operational point of view because obviously someone might give chase they'd be instantly spotted their description would be everywhere they needed something that allowed them time to escape now. Even having said that she didn't necessarily have to go with no Mitchell, clearly there are other forms of poison. And it was always intended that it be absorbed through the skin and in a formulation actually that would absorb quite slowly, very viscous formulation. So that was the idea in in in a sort of cold operational sense of why it was used but undoubtedly as you implied with your question. It did carry a distinct signature of something that had been developed and perfected in the Chicago knee lab in southern Russia during the Soviet period. And was quite distinctive in terms of its chemistry now in the early days off to the incident the Russians tried to claim all sorts of people from the checks to the Swedes to the British themselves. Ukrainians much of made this then they sort of moved away from that line, and they don't tend to use it so much anymore. But I think if we look at this. And we compare it for example to the case of Alexander Litvinenko who was another former Russian intelligence officer. He was who was killed in London in two thousand six by administering different poison radioactive isotope polonium two ten that both the polonium and the Novacek were very distinctive, and you could say carried a Russian state signature they've substances that only a very very small number of.

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