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"leon panetta" Discussed on The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg
"I asked a Republican congressman who represented the Mendocino coast, which is also attractive, those are the days when you work with Republicans I asked him to meet with Watt and I said to the Secretary I said you know I understand that there are areas. That could be developed for offshore drilling, but I said there are also national treasures, likely seventy or yellowstone on our coastline that ought to be protected for the future and I said you know my coastline. Is that way? The Mendocino coast lines that way and I'll never forget. He walked up to a picture in. The Congressman's Office of the Mendocino coast and he said that's a great location for an offshore drilling. Rick and I said Oh. My God I'm in trouble, so authored as a result of that meeting I authored legislation. To create a moratorium. It was put on the appropriations bill and what I said was no funds in this bill. It was the interior bill. will be allowed for proceeding with offshore drilling. And I got an act. IT IS A. Bipartisan and we had a lot of the coastal delegations were supported. But but then I thought, and we actually got that moratorium passed I. Think almost twenty years in a row. But I was worried that if we ever had a gas crisis. That I would I would lose that legislation, so I decided to go for more permanent protection particularly for for the Monterey. Coastline, so I actually developed legislation. To create a Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. And it established what at that time was the largest marine sanctuary and the United? States are marine sanctuary stretches from the Farallon islands all the way down to San. SIMEONE and I've always been proud of the fact that we have now protected that area from any kind of offshore drilling, also an.
"leon panetta" Discussed on Here & Now
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"leon panetta" Discussed on Here & Now
"I'm Peter o'dowd. This is here now. President trump used the power of his office to Solicit Foreign Intervention in the twenty twenty election according to a whistleblower blower complaint made public today acting director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire told the House Intelligence Committee morning that he thought the whistle blower acted in good faith and called the case unique. I am not familiar with any prior instances where a whistleblower complaint touched on such complicated insensitive issues including executive privilege I believe at this matter is unprecedented house speaker. Nancy Pelosi launched an impeachment each mint inquiry this week based on the whistle blowers accusations the president has called that inquiry a witch hunt and we're joined now by Leon Panetta he's former secretary of defense and CIA director under President Obama and secretary Panetta the whistle blower says the White House locked down all records of a phone call between president trump and the president of Ukraine Crane and put the official transcript into a separate system meant for classified information which response to that well it only Ed's I think to the seriousness of the allegations that have come out over the last few days because the only reason to do that is to possibly obstruct justice. I'm just trying to understand how out of the ordinary something like that would be. I mean is this something that you've ever seen done for a conversation of this nature between two presidents. I have never seen it done in my time in the White House and I I doubt that other other presidents have engaged in this although you never know what happened in the Nixon White House but clearly when these kinds of tapes so are isolated this way there was a recognition that they contained a possible evidence of wrongdoing aside from what was done with these transcripts. Do you see anything in this whistle. Blower report described in the notes of this phone call. That would have put a national security risk. I think uh I think the complaint itself is something everyone needs to read because it really does reflect the concerns of an intelligence officer that he was witness to a president who was abusing his office of the presidency and endangering national security. I mean the intelligence agents officer felt that the President his lawyer White House aides were engaged in an effort to not only try to seek an investigation of a political opponent by foreign leader but also engaged and possibly withholding military assistance events in order to pressure that president of the Ukraine to do with the president was requesting so it really is now the responsibility of the Congress both Democrats Democrats and Republicans frankly to assume their responsibilities as as members of Congress investigating this issue. We'll some Republicans ends supporters of the President and in Fact The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board have said that this call was normal that this is routine diplomacy again. You've been in the room room for these sorts of phone calls. Is it typical I have never seen a president United States in my experience and I doubt whether other other presidents of the United States we're making calls to foreign leaders to get direct political help in in going after a possible political opponent that is unheard of and it clearly is a violation of the law. That's why there's a law that prohibits hits that from happening once we start getting foreign countries to participate in one way or another in our election process they are interfering with the ability of the American people to exercise that right without any interference. You were White House Chief of staff under President Clinton in the nineteen nineties so we know very well. The political risks that come along with impeachment proceedings Let's talk about that are. Democrats making the right choice to move forward now with inquiry. Well you know there. There's GonNa be a great deal with political speculation about what is the the political fallout of moving forward and but the reality is nobody knows what the consequences the political consequences will be but we do know what the responsibility responsibility is here and that's frankly what both sides need to focus on that there is a very serious allegation here and it has to be investigated did it. Do you think Republicans will be convinced that this is as serious as you say this. I hope so I really do for the sake of the country. I think we've seen for too long. this political warfare and I think the public's tired of that I think it really has come down for our elected leadership to act responsibly here. Take this very seriously and do this in a way that will gain the trust of the American people that's Leon Panetta former secretary of defense and CIA director under President Obama Secretary Panetta. Thank you for your time. Thank you well now to Hunter Biden. Why was he on the Board of a company which was secretly owned by a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch that his father Joe Biden wanted investigated. Let's back up. President trump claims that then vice president Biden pressured Ukraine to fire its chief prosecutor because the prosecutor was investigating Barack Prisma. The Gas Company on whose board Hunter Biden served the tooth is vice president. Joe Biden did WANNA fire the prosecutor but for the opposite reason the prosecutor wasn't investigating corruption enough including the oligarch who owned Barack Obama. That's all a matter of record. Murkier is why one hundred Biden was on the Barista board and how did the story become inverted making Joe Biden one trying to stop an investigation instead of ramp it up rob. Mackie is former New York Times reporter now senior writer at the intercept and rob you wrote about this back in May and not your colleague James Rosen who was covering it for the Times in Twenty fifteen when this is all taking place have I got it right. Yes absolutely and that's the core of the what's become a political smear. is to distort facts and sort of turn it on its head Joe Biden and his son hunter wasn't fact on the Board of Burris MMA gas company was secretly controlled during the previous pro Russian regime by the administered the environment who oversaw gas licenses and when that corrupt former minister was chased from power in the popular uprising twenty fourteen there was a movement among Ukraine's new administration to investigate corruption the company that same year in two thousand fourteen suddenly appointed Joe Biden than the vice president's son Hunter and that obviously raise questions of perceived conflict of interest and why they might have wanted someone in the Obama administration on their side but why did Hunter Biden take the job. I mean as many said at the time he was a kind of a corporate lawyer. He had no experience in Ukraine. What's the reason he took it. I can't speak to the reason that he might have taken it but it's clear that he actually had no other value were brought to the company except for the fact that he was related to someone in a senior position the administration well and his critics and trump supporters say it was also because of the enormous amount of money. He was being paid to sit on that board. I've seen some reports of fifty thousand a month and that that was a way of taking money money out of the country. That's how president trump and his supporters have positioned it. That's true. The president and his supporters have focused on the large larger sums of money that hundred paid. I think that one of these things where it's a clearly unethical it's not illegal it was declared an open but it's also also quite ironic of course that the president would be objecting to this when he had hired as his campaign chairman. Paul Manafort who was documented receiving up to twelve and a half a million dollars in off the books payments through shell companies that were set up in Belize and Kirghistan so there seems to be a strange focus on the elements of Avar system that are open to perceive corruption from the president and his supporters in one case but not in another one and that's by the way one of these Paul Manafort is in jail but but to how this all got ah inverted you say you. I saw this counter narrative that Joe Biden was stopping investigation it first appeared on sputnik the Russian state news agency than and Joe Solomon's columns in the hill the Times owned by the Chinese group the Falun Gong they're very pro-trump and it just took on a life of its until absolutely I mean it's it's a cl- the classic spread of a conspiracy theory in social media era. I mean the Russian state media has an ongoing interest in making it look like the real criminals in every interaction they have with Ukraine are the Ukrainians not them and what we see is a pattern where Russian interests like to create counter narratives lives and confusion online in a way to make the signal less clear to make it a less useful tool for organizing descend well just briefly spoke to dairy colonic an American educated lawyer her who founded Ukraine's Anti Corruption Action Center very much against corruption. She knew what Joe Biden's role was that it was a positive one for her country entry and when she first started seeing reporting on this because we Guiliani was calling attention to this he was saying you know that he was going to go to Ukraine and investigate this and the early reporting getting even in the New York Times picked up the trump claim and neglected to point out that it was the opposite of what happened that Joe Biden had been fighting corruption corruption. Her hair seemed to be on fire. Yes dairy was extremely distressed by that. She said that she'd spoken with the New York Times about this before their publication and and tried to tell them that they were going in the wrong direction and she said you know Victor Shokhin the chief prosecutor that Biden got fired was fired just because he attacked reformers former within his office he stopped corruption investigations and that was the reason that had to go and that her organization actually organized street protests against him six months before for Biden intervened at all. That's Robert mackey former near Times reporter now senior writer at the intercept will link you to his writing in May titled The Republican Conspiracy. Here's the theory about a Biden in Ukraine scandal and how it's gone mainstream but is not true rob thank you thanks very.
Trump under fire over Syria withdrawal
"Trump receiving? Both criticism and support on the Sunday. Talk shows for his decision to pull troops out of Syria. USA radio's Rick Vincent with the story. Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta went on Fox News study strongly criticized President Trump's announcement of troop withdrawal from Sheree NF ghanistan saying the move sends a terrible message to the United States allies around the globe and threatens the country's national security the question and the president asked to decide whether he upholds his oath of office, president United States to protect our security for whether simply going to move forward and fulfill campaign promises Kentucky Republican Senator rand Paul CNN's state of the union praised the president for deciding to pull out of Syria. Leaving. For USA radio news. I'm Rick
"leon panetta" Discussed on Kickass News
"After you served as director of OEM be President Clinton asked you to be as chief of staff, and I want to read a quote by author Nigel Hamilton who praised you and said, I'm sure you've heard this before in Leon Panetta Clinton got the enforcer. He deserved a who? Would you see as your first priority coming in as the enforcer? Will you know, it was? I had served as you pointed out as director of the office management budget. We passed the budget. I was very proud of that president was very appreciative of that. It was a center centerpiece really for his administration. And then I think it was L gore was vice president approached me and said, you know, I think the president would like to have you as chief of staff, and I said, you know, I think I served him better as director of O M. And he said, yeah, I know, but they really want you to do this. So one day, I got an invitation to go up to Camp, David. And so Al Gore took me up on his helicopter, and I got up to Camp David walked into the president's cabin. And there was President Clinton. Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and Tipper Gore and myself, I knew immediately I was in trouble at that. The president said I'd like you to become chief of staff. I said, you know, Mr President, I'm serving you as Owen be director. I really think I'm doing a good job there. I think I'm more valuable to you in that job. And the president said something I'll never forget he said, you know, Leon you could be the greatest Ownby director in the history of the country. But if the White House is falling apart. Nobody's going to remember. He'll never forgot that are inside. All right. President ask you, and I took the job and. What I found was that. There was just a total lack of discipline in the way, the White House operated. People a lot of people went to meetings. There were no clear lines of supervision. So falling back on my army experience. One of the first things I do is to develop a chart that that laid out the chain of command chief of staff, I had deputy chiefs of staff who is responsible to them. So that there was a disciplined operation I controlled access to the Oval Office to make sure that people just didn't wander into the Oval Office. I developed a policy making mechanism to provide the president with the best advice on policy issues. And it was not easy because it involved a great deal of discipline in what had been and undisciplined operation, but the president. Supported that. I mean that that's important. I'm often asked you know, John Kelly, whose an old friend who's now chief of staff. Yeah. He served in or secretary of defense. He he called he called me when he became chief of staff and said, what do I do? And I and I kinda went through everything I done as chief of staff to President Clinton. But in the end, I said, look I had a president who is willing to accept that discipline because he knew that it was important for his operation. I said I think you're dealing with someone who's much tougher to accept that kind of discipline. And I I think I was right. Yeah. I think that's borne out. I'd say over the past couple years now, it's funny. When you describe your surprise and resistance when he wanted you to be as chief of staff because it reminds me of something that happened just a few years later here, you are you have a comfortable life in the private sector you founded the Panetta institute. And all of a sudden, you get tapped to be CIA director were you surprised to get that call? Well, I think I was I I was not surprised that I think it was Rahm Emanuel who called he was the chief of staff designate for for the president. He had been appointed to be chief of staff to President Obama and ram called in. And was he was talking and said, you know, we're thinking of you to be director of the CIA. And I said if you got the right person. Wrong number because you know, I wasn't intelligence officer in the military..
"leon panetta" Discussed on Kickass News
"There are a huge number of issues that need to be dealt with that congress for whatever reason is unable to address, and I think the country as a result of that is paying a price. Yeah. And you know, thing or two about the budget because you served as the chairman of the house budget committee, and then as the head of the office of man. Management and budget under President Clinton. In fact, you lead the way toward a balanced budget in nineteen ninety eight when you look at the ballooning deficit and the free wheeling spending under of all people President Donald Trump. Do you wonder what the hell happened to all these self proclaimed Republican budget hawks that you had to deal with back in the day? Well, it is tremendous concern. You know, we went through this as you've pointed out as a matter of fact, President Bush who just passed away. I really give him a tremendous amount of credit for his willingness to face the issue. And I remember Republicans and Democrats coming together at Andrews Air Force base. And we sat down and developed a budget agreement that that dealt with all areas all areas, we got saving Saad of entitlements. We got saving Saad of. Discretionary spending defense, and we raise taxes tough decisions. But it was the right thing to do. And we did the same thing in the Clinton administration with President Clinton's first budget. And as a result of that, we did balance the budget. It was tough tough decisions. But it was the right thing to do for the country. Now, we find ourselves twenty trillion dollars in debt. We now have an annual deficit. It is approaching a trillion dollars. It is quite too seriously impact our economy if it hasn't already with interest rates. We're gonna find that the resources we need in order to deal. Whatever our priorities are are not going to be there. I mean, we're we're here at a defense forum people are talking about spending a lot more money for defense. But the problem is that this huge debt. We're running will erode that ability to have those resources for the future. And the problem now is that neither Republicans or Democrats or this president is willing to face the tough decisions that have to be made if we're going to discipline the budget, and I worry that the only way it will force both Republicans and Democrats to face this issue is if we have a crisis. Yeah, I think that you're sort of famous for saying that you are big believer in leadership through I'm trying to think how do you say now. Democracy. We either lead by leadership or by crisis. That's right. And if you're if leadership is there and willing to take the risks associated with leadership that we can avoid crisis. But if there's no leadership, and nobody wants to deal with these tough issues, then we will govern by crisis. And that unfortunately is what's happening. Yeah. Sort of the political version of an ounce of preventions worth a pound of cure. You got it. We're gonna take a quick break. And then I'll be back with more with Leon Panetta when we come back in just a minute. This episode of kick ass.
"leon panetta" Discussed on Kickass News
"And I I kind of made the fundamental decision. I was sworn to uphold law and continue to enforce the law and. And and I knew that it was you know, that I was you know, kind of. A target for those that thought that you know, we should lighten up on civil rights enforcement. But I continue to do my job and secretary of HEW encouraged me to continue to do that. Just tell you the story where he briefly woke up one morning, and the paper, I think it was the post Washington Post said that I was announcing that I had resigned, and I had so I remember going to the secretary and saying look, there's the story that I've resigned, but it's you know, as you know, it's not true. And he said, no denying it. You know, just basically say, it's not true. And so I did. But then what is what is the old saying if you read it in the in the papers, it's must be true. That's right. I did what would happen was that Ron Sigler who was the press secretary to president Nixon had one of his press briefings and was asked about whether or not I had resigned, and he confirmed it he said, yeah, he has resigned. So when I saw that happen, then I decided that I would in order to avoid embarrassment. The secretary go ahead and submit my resignation. But that that was the story of out came to an end. Yeah. That's a hard lesson to learn now youth switched I think a year after that to a democrat. How much did that play into your decision? You know, it was more the the larger changes that were occurring in the Republican party because the Republican party that I knew was the party of Lincoln the party that supported civil rights, and then it was beginning to change at that point. I and I remember the vice president Spiro Agnew actually campaigning against some moderate Republicans Goodell from New York state, he actually campaigned against him moderate Republican, and I knew that it was going to be it was going to be really tough to be able to stay Republican and not get knives. Put in my back. So at that point, I decided that I would become a democrat, and it it was a much larger tent and it really. It really gave me a sense that you know. I was I was now true to my own beliefs. And I could continue to believe what I thought was right, particularly when it came to civil rights, and as a congressman you're kind of known for following in the footsteps of key, coal and Javed's, Dirksen, because you crafted bipartisan legislation that allowed for more of the parties concerned to kind of walk away feeling they had a win at had done something good for the country. What happened to that? What happened to the spirit of cooperation in civility? When did it start to go sour? Well, that's a good question. A lot of people are asking that question because they see the dysfunction in Washington. I've I've often said that I've seen Washington at its best in Washington at its worst. And I saw a Washington work. I saw Republicans Democrats working together to deal with legislation. Of course, they had their. Political differences, but they believed that it was important to work together on issues that were confronting the country. And that's the way I was raised, you know, working in the congress and a when I got elected as a member of congress tip O'Neill was the speaker Democrats democrat, but Bob Michael was the minority leader from Illinois, and again, they had their differences, but they worked together, and they really felt that if the president needed something to be done for the country that Democrats and Republicans should work together. And that that's the way our process was designed to be able to find consensus and compromise and work together on issues. That's why people elect you. I've also seen Washington it's worse, and it's become very divided become very partisan. There are a lot of reasons that contribute to that Divi divisiveness in Washington. But the problem is now as a result of that severe partisanship. It's been very difficult for Republicans and Democrats to really work together of the way, they should. And I think the country pace a price for that. Because we talked about immigration. We are not getting immigration reform because they can't find a solution. We're not getting funding for infrastructure. We're not dealing with the budget and the terrible debt that's facing this country..
"leon panetta" Discussed on Kickass News
"Hi, I'm Ben Mathis. Welcome to kick ass news. It could be said that my guest today has had two of the most consequential careers of any American public servant in the past fifty years Leon Panetta's first career beginning as an army intelligence officer, and including a distinguished run. As one of Congress's most powerful and respected members culminated in his transformational role as Clinton's budget czar and White House chief of staff, he then retired to establish the Panetta institute with his wife of fifty years, Sylvia to serve on the Iraq study group and to protect his beloved, California coastline. But in two thousand nine he accepted, what many said was a thankless task returning to public office as the director of the CIA taking it from a state of turmoil after the controversial torture debates and moving it back to the vital center of America's war against Al Qaeda, including the campaign that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden and then. In the wake of bin Laden's death, Panetta became the US secretary of defense inheriting to troubled wars in a time of austerity and painful choices, but Leon Panetta knows better than most that oftentimes worthy fights demand difficult decisions. Because as he explains to me today, if you don't govern through leadership you end up governing three crisis during a wide ranging conversation at the Ronald Reagan national defense forum Leon Panetta recalls growing up in Monterey, California as the first generation of Italian immigrants, washing dishes in his parent's restaurant as a kid and warns that the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies could mean fewer immigrants success stories like his own. He reveals how he started out his political career as a Republican until president Richard Nixon fired him for daring to enforce civil rights laws. He shares some early lessons and political civility and bipartisanship from his mentor. Senator Thomas Kiko, and how those lessons served him. Well, when he attempted to rein in the. Federal budget as President Bill Clinton's director of the office of management and budget. Then he discusses stepping in as Clinton's chief of staff during a particularly chaotic time in his presidency. How his early military training helped him get the Clinton White House in shape and some words of advice that he recently shared with his old Pentagon colleague and President Trump's outgoing chief of staff John Kelly Panetta admits to his surprise when years later, President Obama tapped him for director of the CIA opens up about what went through his mind as he watched the bin Laden raid. Go down and says that Obama's failure to enforce his own red line on Syria's chemical weapons may have emboldened Russian President, Vladimir Putin, not just in Syria, but also in Crimea, and perhaps even in his interference in the twenty sixteen election, all that and more when I talked to Leon Panetta coming up in just a moment. Leon Panetta served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency from two thousand nine to twenty eleven and as secretary of defense from two thousand eleven to twenty thirteen prior to that he was a member of the US house of representatives for more than fifteen years in the director of the office of management and budget and White House chief of staff to President Bill Clinton nowadays. He spends his time encouraging young people to go into public service through the Panetta institute for public policy, which he founded with his wife, Sylvia, Leon Panetta. Thanks for sitting down with me. Good to be with you. I wanna begin at the beginning here and talk about where you were raised in Monterey and your parents who were first generation immigrants from Italy worked hard at the restaurant in Monterey, California. And you were raised sort of by your grandfather, or or no, I think I have that. Right. Is that where you go else? Little about your own immigrant experience. Well. I've often said that I've really had a chance to live the American dream as the son of Italian immigrants. My my parents came here in the early thirties like millions of others with the very little language ability and very little money and very few skills and my father managed to make it to Monterey, California and open a restaurant in downtown Monterrey during the warriors. And my earliest recollections were washing glasses in the back of that restaurant as I've just a young boy..
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"I love, you admin football monkey and password one. And I'm also sad to report that the password sixty nine sixty nine sixty nine hasn't made to listens. Twenty fourteen. Stop ready. Stop being so mature American. I mean, come on. How dumb do you gotta be to use your oh wasn't Leon Panetta who got hacked because his password was password. I mean, here's the deal. Let's let's be real. There are so many sites that we all need passwords for and it's very hard to remember every single password. And by the way, I'm the worst. I said I'll give an example, I set up an account for CitiBank on Saturday night. I wanted to get one of those cards are the Costco city card. No, I do not know. But okay, they used to take American Express. And now, they only take a visa MasterCard. And no American Express. And if you get the city Cosco card, then you you
"leon panetta" Discussed on Amanpour
"We turn now to Nigeria which is an African powerhouse. It has incredible promise, but also incredible difficulties. It is gearing up for its next presidential election since the end of military rule in one thousand nine hundred nine every Nigerian president has come from one of two major political parties and two now obey as a quiz Sealy. She is an outside of she's an anti corruption activist who wants to become Nigeria's first female president. She cofounded Transparency International the anti corruption agency, and she spearheaded bring back our girls to free hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group, Boko haram. She also wants to help alleviate the massive incoming inequality amongst Nigerians for for example, only five percent of the population. There is said to have health insurance the rest, no matter. How pool has to pay all stay in hospital until they or their relatives? Compay? I spoke to her recently between campaign stops to ask how she thinks she can make a dent against the current president and the form of vice president who have both running for president now. Oh, the quiz CD. Welcome to the program. Thank you wouldn't. I be right in saying that yours is a real long shot candidacy, you'll one of the small party is the main established parties kind of Duke it out between themselves. What do you really expect to achieve by running for president? I hope to disrupt the politics of failure. But the politics of bad, governance and badly the sheet that has only produced this small results such that today. Nigeria is the world's capital of extreme poverty stood Leon acceptable. That's what I intend to do to disrupt this and build a nation that is based on prosperity stability cohesion and equality of opportunity for people. Okay. So let's just break this down because we have a graphic that shows that Nigeria has overtaken India as the world's greatest concentration.
"leon panetta" Discussed on Amanpour
"So we're just going to sell out on who we are as a people that's wrong and it sending the wrong message to the world. And it's weakening our position in the world. Well on that message to the world that you saying, obviously, it's sending messages both to adversaries and allies. So there was a recent meeting called the Halifax forum in Canada, lots and lots of allies go there, and it's a it's a yearly meeting apparently no administration officials came although a handful of congress people came, but not very high profile, but they would. Trying to assure the rest of the US allies that American leadership as far as they was concerned still continued, but they the wood from there was a, you know, allies are grieving the loss of an America. They believed in as it sinks in that. They cannot rely on us any longer. This is this is one of the newspapers that wrote about it allies are exhausted. They just don't believe even the congressional reassuring voices. All those in the administration. They're tired of tuning into the militias circus of American politics and policies. They're exhausted with our solipsism and drama and disappointed with our indifference to anyone else's problems and politics, and they are resigning themselves to a world without American leadership. Do you feel that when you talk to people, and what would you answer be? I I don't think there's any question that the rest of the world is is. Literally astonished at what's happening with the United States. They don't they don't trust the United States. They see this erotic leader that we have. And they're they just don't know what direction to take the United States has been a leader in the free world since World War Two, and we have been a leader because people can rely on who we are. And what we believe in. And that we will be honest with them about what needs to be done. What has happened with this president is that he is engaged in chaos. He's taking the same kind of approach. He did us a New York developer, which is to basically blow up deals blow up spur situations knowing that people would ultimately come back and fix it. That's the way he's approached foreign policy. It's a policy of chaos. Tear up the the climate change agreement. Tear up t t p tear up the Iran agreement impose tariffs, but he doesn't have a strategy. How he goes beyond that. So we're dealing with a great deal of chaos right now and not much in terms of what is the long range strategy, the real test for this administration is whether or not they are going to ever sit down and develop a long range strategy to basically resolve the chaos that this president has gotten us into. I don't know the answer to that. And the world doesn't know the answer to that. And that's what makes this very dangerous situation in the world today, and let me just sum it up. Then some of how people viewing it's in the United States, the Washington Post, a CEO has said Yukos of Jamal kashogi. For instance, worked for them that President Trump is placing personal relationships and commercial interests above American interests in his desire to continue to do business as usual with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia at the committee to protect journalists gala where journalists were imprisoned around the world and who have face a lot more danger. Now since the whole president of the United States is beating up on journalists after yesterday statement, the Jay said if you boil the White House statement down to its essence, President Trump has just asserted that if you do enough business with the United States you free to motor journalists..
"leon panetta" Discussed on Amanpour
"And welcome to employ. Here's what's coming up. It is what it is the fallout as President Trump says the Saudi Crown prince might or might not have done it. He's sticking with the kingdom. Anyway, after the brutal kashogi mudder, former CIA director Leon Panetta tells me how he would deal with an errand ally. Plus will this woman soon lead Africa's most populous country why OB equa Sealy says she's the one to take on endless corruption and violence in Nigeria. I think it's a positive force because it gives more people voice and Mark Zuckerberg unrepentant now, Tim O'Reilly the man who coined the phrase web, two point, oh explains what's gone wrong, and how tech can fix it. Welcome to the program, everyone, I'm Christiane Amanpour in London leaders from Washington to Europe to Istanbul are expressing astonishment at President Trump's two page statement defending Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman off to the murder of the journalist Jamal kashogi, the president decided not to take a stand on whether the crown prince ordered the murder as he later explained on the White House lawn. The CIA has looked at it. They've studied it a lot. They have nothing definitive. And the fact is maybe he did maybe he didn't if you look at what they've done they've been a bad actor you look at what's happening in Syria with Assad with hundreds of thousands of people killed. We are with Saudi Arabia. We're staying with Saudi Arabia. In fact, though, the CIA does believe that despite the lack of a smoking gun that kind of evidence Mohammed bin Salman, ordered kashogi death condemnation of the president's stance started with members of his own party Senator rand Paul quote. I'm pretty sure this statement is Saudi Arabia. I not America. First senator. Bob corker tweeted, I never thought I'd see the day a White House would moonlight as a public relations firm for the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and finally Senator Lindsey Graham one President Trump's key allies. He said that when America loses its moral voice. It loses its strongest asset. Sorry. Saudi Arabia needs us more than we need them. This not too much to ask an ally not to butcher a guy in a conflict. Of course, these are not just pundits pontificating on television. They are US senators with enormous power. Joining me now to discuss all of this is unofficial who served in every level of government from congress to White House chief of staff to CIA director and Defense Secretary. He is Leon Panetta and he joins me now. Welcome back to the program secretary Panetta. Nice to be with you Christiane. So can we just take first things first the president's statement on the White House lawn? I he does the maybe he did maybe he didn't. And then he goes straight into Iran or Assad in Syria. What do you take from that statement and that amalgamate of issues? But I think the the president obviously with struggling to try to figure out some kind of approach here and decided that he would ignore what the CIA determined to be. The fact I mean, the CIA said with a high degree of confidence that the Saudi prince crown prince was involved here that this was deliberate murder. Brutal murder that took place in another country's consulate. And if those are the facts, then it strikes me that the president has Noblet Gatien to acknowledge those facts as opposed to somehow excusing them because he thinks that there are other problems. He has to deal with now as former CIA director. I wanna ask you what you make of this first on this issue. They do. I mean, we. Understand that they don't have a smoking gun. But as you say that best evidence their best intelligence indicates what you just said. But the president said yesterday, despite what Americans may here in the coming days from this. We may never know all the facts, I'm how troubling is that again about America's foremost foreign intelligence agency. Well, it raises tremendous concern. So I mean, the president did this with regards to the flying being by seventeen intelligence agencies that Russia had deliberately interfered in our election process. And yet he decided to accept a Putin's word that he had nothing to do with it. Now with regards to Saudi Arabia. He's repeating the same mistake. The intelligence officials CIA have have produced a very strong evidence of what happened there and the president rather than accepting the word of his own intelligence agencies says that the crown prince has denied this others have denied it..
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"leon panetta" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Quickly now from the relief factor dot com studios here's Mike Gallagher There's a new theory about President Trump had Helsinki don't tell anybody but. The left is starting to talk about it. There's a buzz The Russians have dirt. On Donald Trump Probably has something to do with, that? Tape with the hookers in Russia right Leon Panetta former CIA. Director There's so much garbage that has come from, members of, the intelligence community And. I I ask you to just stop and consider. That for two seconds think about what we do know about James Comey Getting his buddy to leak. Sensitive material, to the f. b. r. to the wash or do the New. York Times to try to damage the president Brennan Clapper I mean look at these intelligence folks people that were Shii Dare. I say deep state Here's Leon Panetta Leon Panetta On MSNBC The former. CIA, director now if you ran the CIA If you ran the FBI If you're an FBI agent Would you present an appearance of fairness And neutrality politically wouldn't you think as, politicized as we are as a nation If you were part of an intelligence gathering Organization Wouldn't you just at least pretend to be objective James call me I think it's fair to say the disgraced Fired FBI director He is tweeting that all Americans have to vote for Democrats in the midterm The former FBI director is show partisan He's Advocating for one political party over the. Other You can look it up I, don't even want to read his his tweets Can you let that sink in here's Leon Panetta again? Former CIA director do you think he'd want to have, the appearance of neutrality knowing, that we are, a country. Split down the. Middle half the. Country hates Trump. Half, the, country. Supports him maybe it's, sixty I don't know maybe it's fifty. Three forty seven every poll. Is close but basically we're pretty much divided nation Show Leon. Panetta decides to. Go on MSNBC. And add to. The, divisiveness, by. Shane whether the Russians, have something on this president or not No one really knows but the way he behaves there is a clear, signal that the Russians have. Something on him that's, in twelve seconds he goes from no one knows if the Russians had something, on him but the way he behaves Russians have something His. Former CIA director and. You wonder why Donald Trump should their next of Ladimir Putin in Helsinki, and didn't get enthusiastic about. His intelligence community I can promise, you I don't know this listen I'm like you I'm following this all I get to talk about it on the radio with you every day So I. Have no inside knowledge. But. I'm gonna assume. The Donald Trump is. Deeply suspicious and cynical and wary of the people in the intelligence community Eight hundred six five five might get lots of to to do this hour I got to share with you A personal story I hope my. Boss doesn't get mad at me As my, boss doesn't like what. He calls my dog ate my homework. Stories and I get it I really do and. I respect him but I got to tell you about the notification I got in the mail last week from. The rental car company has to do. With a red light violation it says that I Committed And I was caught by a camera in, Dallas, Texas very controversial program because as I started to sputter and get upset about, it I dove into it online and found out that this is playing out in communities all over. America in, fact my buddy Jo Hudson told me that in South Carolina and the, upstate they were considering, it and there was such public outrage over it that they didn't go with it And apparently and this is free enterprise. Capitalism left unlike I guess there's a lot of private companies that, go into cities. And counties and, communities and say will install these. Cameras and will issue tickets and we'll do, a revenue share. With, you so cities that are starved for revenue, make sense to. Me I'm gonna get into all that little bit later this hour, but I to your to your, reaction to Leon Panetta to the deep. State deep state how about Phil Mudd counterterrorism analyst on CNN said this this, week, this is shocking it's show studying but it's worth playing a lot FBI director, continues the investigation department of Justice continue support investigation congress continue saying that this investigation is legitimate curious..
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"leon panetta" Discussed on KKAT
"The workplace all right stephanie uh now listen to if you're going to have a slow but then investigated here if you were chris roussouw it you'll know but they bucks laugher reviving well he's very current urging of his skull and he would hit you hard all my own he would are going to use one in snm kind of loved it come on bharti how i had heard so good on let's move through suffering the apologised for bill clinton remember leon panetta was a big bill clinton staffer back you think everybody saying hey it's to today's bills a day of reckoning we should go after him has tony was saying earlier and a lot of people are not leon panetta cut six low more than paid the price for what what he did the mirror fact that he went through an m p schmidt process as president means that there will always be a shadow on the legitimacy of his presidency until at least from my point of view i think he's more than paid the price more than paid the price now that was for perjury the impeachment out what about blearyeyed the way and the other sexual assaults that happened that a being alleged do not believe those ladies lay on my on now us loop dog he's out there a this boni scant attacking the president for lack of a better term right over uh the the feuding though the tweet he made about more lynch snatched danny for the american national anthem but getting up for the mexican national anthem listen to this genius from daryl uh uh john anti itch vicious thing you view guns all man yoohoo is editing we didn't do it that's a that's exactly right you didn't do it the no i doubt you okay split was charlie rose dumped but anyway the upshot is with snow but i would just say that among link waste all right hey it's alright everything's going to be on the flip mother father he was busted known trump for a bus thing on more shawn lynch for not stand yeah and you you would much rather be black in america than you would in mexico they have a major race problem down there.
"leon panetta" Discussed on WJR 760
"To work with them cross the aisle legislation on me give it it wasn't just democrats looking mccain mccain was eager to have this dossier shown to be accurate make keen wanted to get rid of trump every bit as much as the democrats but i think i think the other cover may be law with won't the wall street journal's establishmentarian guys the wall street journal is in the club and they now demanding that moller resign from this that that's a breakdown among the never trumper inside the beltway establishment jonathan turley who is a law professor at george washington university says that the clinton allegations are more recognizable as a criminal allegation than any of the allegations against trump and that the uranium one deal is more likely to be a crime than anything trump is done turley is a democrat at the end of the day obama see i ate director leon panetta this is not brennan panetta was a cia director at one time he said yesterday congressional committees need to investigate who in the clinton campaign knew what and win about payments for the trump dossier he was asked about clinton campaign german john podesta and the debbie wasserman schultz denials about knowing who pay for the dossier he said well it's obviously something that the intelligence committee is going.
"leon panetta" Discussed on Intelligence Matters
"leon panetta" Discussed on Intelligence Matters
"If i was sitting down with him in the oval office i would say you know mr president you are in the most important position on the face of the earth as president had states getting what do we do about north korea the problem is you've really got her heard of and what we're doing now frankly does not hurt him so if you're going to cut all fuel cut off fuel if you're going to cut off money their banking system cuttitta loss you've got a really hurt and we really have to go through this this is intelligence matters with michael morale a joint production of decipher brief dot com and cbs news i'm safer brief c e l and publisher suzanne kelley in this podcast the former acting director at the cia speaks with top leaders he talk candidly about what we've seen and what they think it means for global security as a former cia analyst morale is uniquely skilled at asking the right questions and making connections that provide deeper insight into complex security and that's because intelligence matters welcome to intelligence matters i'm michael morale leon panetta is widely respected as one of the great statesmen of our times i worked with him every day at the cia but there we always talk to business so i jumped at the opportunity to sit down with him and talk about the things we couldn't talk about then i wanted to know what got panetta interested in public service how he thought about the key moments in his career what did you think of his years as cia director and secretary defence but i also wanted to know what he thinks today about the critical issues of our time so we are very lucky very lucky to have secretary leon panetta as our first guest on intelligence matters.
"leon panetta" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Tim across the white house forest thanks very much less bring back leon panetta the former defence secretary former cia director mr secretary during the the president's call with the australian prime minister's you just heard the president also said that the prime minister two told the prime minister that quote putin was a pleasant call this is ridiculous referring to his call with the australian leader what does this tell you about the president's approach to the russian president well the fundamental problem here is that presidents should say the same thing both to the american people and to world leaders and that obviously is a reflection that he was saying something very different and that's that's a problem that's a problem in terms of preparation for the president for those calls but it's also clear that from from his own comments that he had a much more pleasant conversation with with putin then he did with some of our allies which again sends a message that the president was somehow trying to develop a warmer relationship with putin then he was with our allies which is not frankly in the interest of the united states in terms of our national security what is it say to you the the fact that the transcripts of these phone conversations were leaked to the washington post and i'm sure they were classified how much the president need to have candid conversations with world leaders without those world leaders being afraid the transcripts would show up in the washington post are other publications this is a serious development it you're a former cia director.