26 Burst results for "Mac Thornberry"

"mac thornberry" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:27 min | 2 months ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"The House is debating infrastructure and the Senate is working on defense spending. Whether either finishes before the July 4th break is unknown at this time, but congressional leaders did take questions from the press on the suspected Russian bounty plot against U. S. Troops in Afghanistan hears House intelligence chairman Adam Schiff. Earlier today after a briefing by the White House. Just wanted to score a couple of points first appreciate the White House, inviting us to come and be briefed A Stanley said. That's not a substitute for briefing all the members of the house but the right people to give the briefing really were not in the room. We need to hear from the heads of the intelligence agencies about how they assess the allegations that have been made publicly. What can they tell us about the truth or falsity of these allegations? What can they tell us about steps they're undertaking of undertaken? To that any information that they may have s O. In my view, the right people were not in the room to give us the kind of briefing that we needed to get. The second point I would make is As we look at these and I'm going to call them allegations because I can't confirm or deny any underlying intelligence. As we look at these allegations, number one, the president's they should not be inviting Russia into the G seven or G eight. We should be considering what sanctions are appropriate to further deterrent. Russia's malign activities not further ingratiating Russia into the community of civilized nations. Um and I find it inexplicable in light of these very public allegations that the president hasn't come before the country on assure the American people that he will get to the bottom of whether Russians air putting a bounty on the heads of American troops and that he will do everything in his power to make sure that we protect American troops. I do not understand for a moment why the president isn't saying this to the American people right now and is relying on? I don't know. I haven't heard. I haven't been briefed. That's just not excusable, and that was House and Elegance Chair Adam Schiff. Also taking questions were House Republican members. Here's the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry of Texas and House Republican Conference Chairman Liz Cheney of Wyoming. I remember.

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:25 min | 3 months ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Place in terms of Russia at a minimum, though way should ought to end the president's talk about welcoming Putin and Russia back into the community of nations. Chairman Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee. We thank you very much. Thank you. And now to Texas Congressman Mac Thornberry. He is the highest ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee Earlier today, he received a briefing from the White House on these reports, and he joins us now. From Capitol Hill. Congressman Thornberry. Thank you very much for joining us. Tell us what are they saying at the White House about these reports? Well, our briefing today was of the classified intelligence information, which is the basis for these concerns about Russians encouraging. Attacks against U. S troops. And so we dug down deeper into the information like a lot of intelligence questions. It's not completely clear cut. There are pieces of information and some of it contradictory and you have to try to put it all together to understand what's really happening. And so that's what we're focused on. So, as you know, The New York Times and now, other news organizations are reporting that the Russians did offer bounty paid bounty to the Taliban to kill. American troops. That's pretty direct s. So you're saying what you heard today was that this is not true. Or that it could be true. There are pieces of information that supported their maybe pieces that give a somewhat different view. But I think most of us would agree. If there's any hint of truth or any prospect of truth in the idea that Russia or any other country would put bounties on the head of U. S service members. We have to treat it very seriously and pursue every lead and make sure our people are protected. And so I think that's got to be the mindset moving forward. And what were you told with regard to whether President Trump was informed about this intelligence. We were told that he was not informed about the intelligence..

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:28 min | 7 months ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on AP News

"3.$8000000000 that was supposed to fund the F. 35 fighter aircraft and other military programs is going to be spent on the wall border security is national security and national security is our mission speaking in Germany asper was asked about a comment by Texas Republican congressman mac Thornberry that the diversion of funds runs contrary to the constitutional authority of Congress the action we took is is legal under the law at I think it's it should be no surprise the Pentagon indicated more such actions could be coming mac Thornberry supports the border wall he wants those types of decisions to be made by Congress at Donahue Washington

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Esper defends shifting defense funds for Trump's border wall

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 7 months ago

Esper defends shifting defense funds for Trump's border wall

"Three point eight billion dollars that was supposed to fund the F. thirty five fighter aircraft and other military programs is going to be spent on the wall border security is national security and national security is our mission speaking in Germany asper was asked about a comment by Texas Republican congressman mac Thornberry that the diversion of funds runs contrary to the constitutional authority of Congress the action we took is is legal under the law at I think it's it should be no surprise the Pentagon indicated more such actions could be coming mac Thornberry supports the border wall he wants those types of decisions to be made by Congress at Donahue Washington

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on AP News

AP News

10:21 min | 7 months ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on AP News

"Defense secretary mark espers approved a 3.$8000000000 border wall request from the department of homeland security the Pentagon will use money that had been allocated for National Guard units shipbuilding accounts and 17 aircraft the top Republican on the house Armed Services Committee Texas congressman mac Thornberry blasted the move so did his democratic counterpart despite congressional opposition the president has used various transfer and emergency authorities to shift almost $7000000000 toward his border wall Jackie Quinn Washington

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Trump to transfer $3.8B from military to fund his wall

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 7 months ago

Trump to transfer $3.8B from military to fund his wall

"Defense secretary mark espers approved a three point eight billion dollar border wall request from the department of homeland security the Pentagon will use money that had been allocated for National Guard units shipbuilding accounts and seventeen aircraft the top Republican on the house Armed Services Committee Texas congressman mac Thornberry blasted the move so did his democratic counterpart despite congressional opposition the president has used various transfer and emergency authorities to shift almost seven billion dollars toward his border wall Jackie Quinn Washington

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on AP News

AP News

08:56 min | 11 months ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on AP News

"The impeachment hearings go public on Wednesday the president broke the law Democrat Jackie spear is on the house intelligence committee which will conduct the hearings this is a very strong case of bribery but Republican congressman mac Thornberry of Texas says I believe it was inappropriate I do not believe it was impeachable the president's accused of withholding military aid to Ukraine while asking it to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family both members of Congress were on ABC's this week read a fall a Washington

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What's coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 11 months ago

What's coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public

"The impeachment hearings go public on Wednesday the president broke the law Democrat Jackie spear is on the house intelligence committee which will conduct the hearings this is a very strong case of bribery but Republican congressman mac Thornberry of Texas says I believe it was inappropriate I do not believe it was impeachable the president's accused of withholding military aid to Ukraine while asking it to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family both members of Congress were on ABC's this week read a fall a Washington

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

03:10 min | 11 months ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on WJR 760

"Will be closed US postal service no mail delivery today the post offices are closed UPS and FedEx will deliver however many schools are closed public offices are closed starting this week the public will get to see and hear witnesses on the impeachment of president trump Bob Constantini reports the president is concerned about what some Republicans will say heading to public hearings starting Wednesday some in the GOP may express their queasiness with president trump asking Ukraine's president for a favor Texas is mac Thornberry I believe that it is inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival I do not believe it was impeachable unknown if the president was watching Thornberry on ABC's this week but a few hours later Mr trump maintaining his position the call was perfect he tweets Republicans don't be let into the fools trap of saying it was not perfect but he's not impeachable no it is much stronger than that nothing was done wrong of Costantini Washington the former U. N. ambassador and a governor from the south Nikki Haley has a memoir a book that she has written and she says in the book that then secretary of state rex tellers in and then the White House chief of staff John Kelly tried to enlist her help in opposing trump from the inside the impeachment hearing against president trump set to begin Wednesday the judiciary chairman Republican Lindsey Graham says this is not going to be a fair hearing Mahler looked at trial two years twenty five million dollars forty FBI agents and didn't find anything now we got it in the hands of ship and Nadler if you think shift is looking for the truth a you should be allowed to drive anywhere in America because that's a ridiculous concept this is the final week of voting for you a W. members on a new four year contract with Ford voting that should be wrapped up by Friday U. A. W.'s largest unions are voting this week has been one set back workers at Ford's problem plagues Chicago summer plans said no to the deal last week at the same time six of the union smaller locals voted in favor of the agreement those yes votes came at plants in Dearborn Allan park Ypsilanti buffalo New York Memphis Tennessee and Winchester Virginia Jean Fogo WJAR news U. S. Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow regarding president trump's attempt to end Dhaka the dreamers here's reporter Arian doubled dreamers hired a conservative lawyer Ted Olson and he's basically going to look at Chief Justice John Roberts and other conservatives on the court and he's going to say look this isn't about whether or not the entire program is illegal or unconstitutional what this case is about he'll say is how the trump administration moved to terminate it they didn't do it the right way global journey was time six so a market update is sponsored by mother wattles donate your car to mother Waddell's help the poorest of the poor call three one three Waddell's China Tokyo or down so is London Dow futures up by a few for WJR news on Decatur more with Paul W. in two minutes clean air and water outside more comfortable homes and workplaces inside prospering communities.

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Impeachment inquiry becomes public amid Republican disapproval

First Light

01:45 min | 11 months ago

Impeachment inquiry becomes public amid Republican disapproval

"The curtain goes up on Wednesday for what is sure to be one of Washington's most watched shows the first witnesses are bill Taylor the top diplomat in Ukraine a George can't a top state department official on Friday the former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yuvan eventual testify the inquiry focuses on whether president trump pressured Ukraine's presidential launch a political investigation of trump's political rival Joe Biden and son hunter I believe that it is inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival but on A. B. C.'s this week Republican mac Thornberry says if he did do that I believe it was an appropriate I do not believe it was impeachable senator Ron Johnson tell CNN state of the union the president assured him that that is not what he was doing what do you know when you're gonna provide has released hours of harder in American taxpayer dollars into system you wanna make sure it's not corrupt I think it has been very consistent in his conversation with me and others that was his reason for withholding funding democratic senator any club chart says she believes it was about pressure in a foreign country to dig up dirt on president trump's political rivals that's what this is all about which was a sham investigation that the president was trying to push the Republican minority can request certain witnesses be called to testify but the democratic majority is not likely to approve some of those requests representative will hurt on fox news Sunday says his fellow Republicans want the whistle blower to testify and that he says could be out of line how we treat this whistleblower will impact whistleblowers in the future Republicans also reportedly want to hear from Joe Biden's son who served on the board of a Ukrainian energy company that also is likely to be voted down by the democratic

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Trump faces perilous test as impeachment hearings open

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:47 sec | 11 months ago

Trump faces perilous test as impeachment hearings open

"The impeachment inquiry continues this week with public hearings to members of Congress from opposite sides of the aisle share their thoughts here's correspondent Brian Clark congresswoman Jackie spear a Democrat from California who serves on the house intelligence committee tells A. B. C.'s this week Congress is moving forward with impeachment for one reason only this is a very simple straightforward act the president broke the law but Republican congressman mac Thornberry also on this week says of the president's actions in this phone call with the president of Ukraine I believe it was an appropriate I do not believe it was impeachable president trump described that call that's perfect hearings are scheduled to begin Wednesday and on that same day president trump scheduled a news conference with Turkish president error to one at the White

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No 'sham investigations': Adam Schiff dismisses GOP request for Bidens, whistleblower to testify

The Retire Wright Show with Isaac Wright

00:45 sec | 11 months ago

No 'sham investigations': Adam Schiff dismisses GOP request for Bidens, whistleblower to testify

"Public phase of the impeachment hearings begin Wednesday in over the weekend Republicans on the house intelligence committee submitted a list of witnesses they want to appear that list includes the whistle blower and hunter Biden son of the former vice president democratic representative Jackie spear tells A. B. C.'s this week we want to stay focused on the crane the call and having hunter Biden come in is unrelated to the Ukraine call intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff says the inquiry will not serve as a vehicle for what he called a sham investigation of the bidens Republican congressman mac Thornberry of Texas also on this week says the Democrats are rushing this through by Christmas so they don't interfere with their candidates being in Iowa New Hampshire and so forth the

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Another GOP congressman from Texas says he won't run for reelection

Sean Hannity

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Another GOP congressman from Texas says he won't run for reelection

"Congressman mac Thornberry who's represented Texas is thirteen district for twenty five years will not seek reelection next year there were berries is six Republican from Texas to announce plans to leave Congress in recent weeks but is imminent retirement is not a big surprise since he's been noncommittal about reelection for some time elected in nineteen ninety four Thornberry one throws a service chairman of the house Armed Services Committee in a statement he said for everything there is a season I believe the time has come for a

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President Trump Says He'll Pause Deportation Raids for Two Weeks, Awaiting Immigration 'Solution'

The Trading Group Show

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

President Trump Says He'll Pause Deportation Raids for Two Weeks, Awaiting Immigration 'Solution'

"President Trump's put on hold immigration police, rage, and major cities, originally planned for today after house speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with the president Friday in return. The president says he wants Democrats Republicans to work together to resolve border and asylum issues. A suggestion from congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee, Texas democrat, we need the administrative officers, we need the immigration judges. That is what the president can do in the administration can do right now. Congressman MAC, Thornberry, Texas, Republican, the challenge is, if there is a lawful deportation order, that is the law of the land, and it is the job of the executive branch in our system of government to enforce

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

The Takeout

04:34 min | 1 year ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

"He will be in the minority in January when the incoming congress run by Democrats takes control. How's it feel to you? I've been in the minority before being majority minority back and forth back and forth. I like majority better. Of course, I will say one of the things I've tried to do as chairman is maintained bipartisan support for military because if you're out on a hill in Afghanistan, you deserve to know, the whole country's behind Republican and democrat, and I hope that's the same going ahead. I know that Adam Smith who will be the new chair rails. It's good. We've worked together. Good. We don't always agree, obviously. But we've been very collegial. And I think it's important that we've been over backwards to stay that way. Even though the majority is changing so one of the things we like to do in the espec-, Al is when our guests have a particular perspective on part of America that might ends may not be familiar with. I wanna let them to sort of riff on that a little bit. I know where you're from Clarendon I've been there. My very first job for pay as a journalist not for pay as a human being my first opera pay was as a dishwasher and San Diego, California where I grew up, but my first job as a professional journalist was Amarillo. And I will tell you MAC when I drove to Amrullah from Columbia, Missouri. Where I went to school, the university of Missouri. I pulled off the interstate Ross road to the house I was gonna live in with three other guys who worked at the globe news. You'll love the story. It's the summer of nineteen Eighty-four. I stopped at the stop light. There's one pickup truck in front of me and has a bumper sticker on the back bumper and that bumper sticker reads against summer of nineteen eighty four more nukes less kooks. That in a nutshell expressed the political sensibilities of west Texas at that time still does still does hardcore conservative stand up for America. And it also reflected something that most mighty installed. No, the principal assembly and disassembly plant in America for all of our nuclear weapons is Pantex about thirty miles due east slightly northeast of Amarillo. So that was also part of it. And there were a lot of protests out there. I covered him. When I was in Admiral, I was not enthralled and in love with Amarillo on. I look it took me really about a year. And it wasn't until I became region letter. And I drove around all those counties, and I went to chili cook offs. And I saw Bob wills and the Turkey travelers in Turkey, Texas, and got a sense of bluegrass music and the hard scrabble life that these people had carved out for themselves. I won't say I fell in love with west, Texas, but I gained a deeper respect and appreciation for tell us about where you're from. Yeah. I think you describe it. Well, sometimes the the weather and the conditions can be really. Yeah. Yeah. But it takes a special kind of person or people to to to come there and to stay there. Yes. So I know lots of parts of the country would say this. But are people really are the best asset? I suspect as you were driving around even as a journalist, and it would be the same today. You go into these small towns, they will treat you royally with whatever means they have available, and I was from the big city. Yeah. Amrullah? Yeah. I understand that a Clarendon his just about two thousand people, and I grew up on a ranch seven miles outside of of that town. Well, going to Clarendon what's going to town Morella was really going to the big city. It's growing a lot of people are moving in from the smaller towns in Morella because of the job opportunities that are there. But but the qualities of the people still remain one other trivia fact, according to Charlie cook of cook political report congressional district is the most Republican in the country. Correct. Number one out of four hundred thirty five so that cinnamon on the bumper sticker that you saw when you moved in is still v. So we have three threshold questions. Congressman we ask all of our guests, and they're pretty decent questions. They elicit great answers and our audience loves the answer. So in no particular order, one of the most influential or the most influential book in your life. All time favorite movie or one of your favorite movies. And if you're on a long drive in the district or a long flight from here to the district. What music artists are John rea-?.

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

04:21 min | 1 year ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"So excellent MAC Thornberry, our guest chamber, the Armed Services Committee US house of representatives soon. Be the ranking Republican when there's a change over before we get back to Yemen, the Shoghi and the Saudis and the Trump administration. I haven't done this for weeks. Sticker plug. So I have these stickers here. They're right here on the table. We have stickers. They're signed by me major Gary if you would like one of these incredibly fashionable. Usable stickers. You could put on your laptop your refrigerator your forehead. They're perfect for your current life or your afterlife. There's one way in one way only you can obtain said, signed takeout podcast sticker. Send us a self addressed stamped envelope to take out stickers care of CBS news, twenty twenty end street, Washington C two zero zero three six. All right. Congressman you just said before we went to break interfere with that. But kashogi is a problem. He was the Washington Post columnist journalist murdered in the Saudi consulate in another country that is a terrible human rights violation. What should the United States? Do. What is the appropriate response to that atrocity? I think we've started down the right road of sanctions against the seventeen individuals who we know and even the Saudis admit were there and carried out the act as evidence accumulates if there are others who participated in this decision or directed it. There needs to be the sort of sanctions we have used for example against some of the Russians who have been involved in carrying out targeted assassin. Let's get to the others. You know, who I'm talking about crown prince heir-apparent Mohammed bin Salman. CIA? It has a very high level of confidence that he ordered. It does that make him culpable and therefore subject to sanctioned by the United States government. As of this week, the intelligence community continues to gather evidence. If that evidence continues on the line, it is now than I think the answer is. Yes. Other colleagues of yours in the CONGRESS Republicans have said. The evidence is already there. And if there were a trial he'd be convicted in thirty minutes. Do you believe that? I don't know. I know that some of these senators locks insatiable soundbites when they come out of briefly overdramatizing this. They like to get attention sorta Lindsey Graham, I understand. I heard what they said. I've had the same briefing is that a rush to judgment you disagree with that assessment. That is not enough to know for. Sure. No, I didn't say that. Okay. I said the intelligence community is continuing together evidence. And if it continues along the line as the evidence, they have already gathered, okay? Not only from our intelligence community. But from other nations intelligence apparatus, then I think sanctions would be appropriate. Here's ladies and gentlemen. Why this is an important issue. All right. Saudi Arabia is and always will be an ally of the United States that relationship is not going to be severed. That's a fact it's existed since it has gone through ups and downs. Why is a Saudi Arabian ship now important because this administration has prioritized it as a strategic counterweight in the region against Iran that is a policy decision that has lots of ramifications the parent is the current crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, Jared Kushner, as I write in my book, Mr. Trump's wild ride, which makes an excellent holiday gift, by the way. Spent a lot of time creating and solidifying this relationship during the transition the early part of two thousand seventeen which led to the president's first visit and a very important anti-terror summit in Riyadh. These things are meaningful developments in the early stages. The Trump administration this strategic prioritization of Saudi Arabia is essentially the umbrella approach to the entire region. How this relationship evolves will say a lot about what this administration does. Or does not accomplish in the region. It seems to me. And there was this betting on Mohammed bin Salman.

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

The Takeout

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

"One is we have to stand up for our values, and we have to advance our strategic interests at the same time. Can you do that Listrik at we have to figure out a way? And I'm not saying it's easy, but we have to do both. Secondly, as you point out, it Saudi Arabia has been key to US strategic interests since nineteen forty four, but it will be important moving ahead to and I'll just mention one issue where the Saudis are actively looking for nuclear reactors. And the question is what sort of safe guards will be put on the. Nuclear fuel to prevent it from being used for a bomb or from being. So my point is we have to make sure we walk into gum at the same time because our strategic interests are not just about what happened in the past. There about perhaps even greater dangers in the future. And at the same time, we've got to stand up for who we are. And and murdering anybody much less journalists in a foreign country is wrong. And we have to have some consequence to that. So let's dig into that just a little bit deeper win Muhammed bin soman under the guise of seeking to eliminate corruption in Saudi Arabia arrested a bunch of people held them at a very nice place Ritz-Carlton, but nevertheless, arrested them. That was a signal about his approach to some underlying human rights issues. And this has been a said nothing about it did that provide a tacit endorsement for the Saudis to do something that not specifically oriented to the Shoghi killing. But nevertheless, gave them a sense that there was a lot of room in that relationship for forgiveness. I think it's a mistake to assume that what a our country or any country says publicly are the only messages being conveyed, you can have private conversations, and we do that all the time with a whole variety of countries allies, adversaries and neutrals in our remaining, two and a half minutes. I want you to talk a little bit about from your perspective Russia and China, which of the two do you consider to be a more immediate concern for the national security interest of our country? I would still probably say Russia when you say immediate concern because of. Of Putin's blatant aggression because they their nuclear stockpile and their openness of saying they will use nuclear weapons if a convinced in conventional conflict, if they decide to for the long term, I think everybody agrees it's China. What to do about Russia and Ukraine? What's your solution? Or is there one? I don't know that there is a seized navy vessels. And they took sailors hostage. They still hold them. And the United States is said will we object to that? But they're still. That's almost the borderline active war. Putin will continue to probe and test us to see what our reaction is. But the president said when Obama was president he was weak. Are we not demonstrating something that could be Kintu weakness in reaction to the seizure of these navy vessels, and sailors there has to be a consequence there has to be an action taken now, maybe it'll be visible. Maybe it's not good. I agree completely that we cannot pass it off because Putin will take the next step and the next step and will continue to push as far as he is allows. That's MAC Thornberry. Currently the chairman of the arms committee MAC, thanks so much. Joining us do south has been our hospitable restaurant. Thanks for joining us to take out. I major Garrett we'll.

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

The Takeout

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

"Perfect for your current life or your afterlife. There's one way in one way only you can obtain said, signed takeout podcast sticker. Send us a self addressed stamped envelope to take out stickers care of CBS news twenty twenty m street, Washington, DC 200 six. All right. Congressman you just said before we went to break interfere with that. But kashogi is a problem. He was the Washington Post columnist journalist murdered in Saudi consulate in another country that is terrible human rights violation. What should the United States? Do. What is the appropriate response to that atrocity? I think we've started down the right road of sanctions against the seventeen individuals who we know and even the Saudis admit were there. And carried out the act as evidence accumulates if there are others who participated in this decision or directed it. There needs to be sort of sanctions we have used for example against some of the Russians who have been involved in carrying out targeted Sassen. Let's get to the others. You know, who I'm talking about crown prince era parent Mohammed bin Salman. CIA it has very high level of confidence that he ordered. It does that make him culpable. And then for subject to sanctioned by the United States government. I I. As of this week, the intelligence community continues to gather evidence if that evidence continues on the line, it is now than I think the answer is. Yes. Other colleagues of yours in the CONGRESS Republicans have said. The evidence is already there. And if there were trial he'd be convicted in thirty minutes. Do you believe that I I don't know? I know that some of these senators lacks insatiable sound bites when they come out of brief the over-dramatizing this. They like to get attention op sorta Lindsey Graham understand I heard what they said I've had the same briefing is that a rush to judgment you disagree with that assessment. That is not enough to know for. Sure. No, I didn't say that. Okay. Said the intelligence community is continuing together evidence. And if it continues along the line as the evidence, they have already gathered K, not only from our intelligence community, but from other nations intelligence apparatus than I think sanctions would be a pro. Here's here's laze in gem. And wow, this is an important issue. All right. Saudi Arabia is and always will be an ally the United States that relationship is not going to be several. That's fact, it's existed since FDR it has gone through ups and. Downs. Why Saudi Arabian ship now important because this administration has prioritized it as a strategic counterweight in the region against a run that is a policy decision that has lots of ramifications. The heir-apparent is the current crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, Jared Kushner, as I write in my book, Mr. Trump's wild ride, which makes an excellent holiday gift, by the way spent a lot of time creating and solidifying this relationship during the transition the early part of twenty seventeen which led to the president's first visit and a very important anti-terror summit in Riyadh. These things are meaningful developments in the early stages. The Trump administration this strategic prioritization of Saudi Arabia is essentially the umbrella approach to the entire region. How this relationship evolves will say a lot about what this administration does. Or does not accomplish in the region. It seems to me. And there was this betting on Mohammed bin Salman that. Maybe coming acropper may not be realized you agree with that. Yeah. I think two things come to mind..

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

The Takeout

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

"They're one of the first ones into the fight whenever it is. And it doesn't compensate them nearly as much as others. They would say maybe not as much as they think they should be compensated admit, but as as I have flown into Erbil several times, they're doing pretty well. Now, they do it themselves. I'm not saying somebody's ending it to them. They earn it with fighting with should they be at Thomas at the tough questions. I think that would create as. Any problems as it may saw their go out for for our on on Iraq. But it's really important object in Iraq is crucial to Iran and Syria. Let's go to Syria. What's the situation there? What do you perceive to be this administration's attitude about the current regime? The civil war is grinding, it appears to halt that has destroyed much of the infrastructure that country, but the regime remains in place. Yeah. Number one interest in the United States is prevent ISIS or other terrorist groups from using Syria as a base to attack us in Europe. And so if I see goes and Assad stays that's just a rough compromise who had after live with. Well, you do have to deal with the situation as it is as it is. We can go back and say, well, if we had done such and such in the might have been different, but that doesn't help us. That's not now. And I do not see a way of putting the pieces back. Together in Syria for the foreseeable future to have a functioning. State that does not pose a threat now as you point out. What's happening is the Iranian influence is pouring in that. Plus their presence. All ready in Lebanon is posing an increasing danger to Israel Grosso. Things are changing. It is important for us to have a limited presence there for terrorism. And for the stability that we help provide one minute before we go to break Yemen. It seems to be the place in which US revulsion over the Jamal kashogi killing is most perceptible. Yeah. And I disagree with that. Meaning the Saudis are carrying out a proxy war in Yemen with the Iranians and Hootie rebels who the Iranians back, and we are no longer as willing to accept and tolerate that proxy war because of the kashogi killing. Yeah. I I agree with your analysis. I think it's a mistake. The kashogi. Matter off to stand on its own, and whatever consequences flow ought to be related to the kashogi murder, and those who are responsible responsible for it. Absolutely Yemen is important in its own right, including the most serious terrorist threat facing us since nine eleven imitated from there. The Iranian influence, not only in Yemen, but in the strategic waterways around there and humanitarian crisis Yemen needs to stand on its own in this tendency to punish the Saudis by these actions in Yemen are not gonna -ccomplish either goal. More on Yemen kashogi and the Saudis when we come back. I made your voice of MAC Thornberry. Currently chairs the Armed Services Committee US house..

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

The Takeout

04:52 min | 1 year ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

"The chairman, the Armed Services Committee US house of representatives Pakistan is an enormously important country for US interest. Not just in Afghanistan, but India throughout the entire region. Carbs when I wanna play for you, a sound bite from President Trump on Fox News Sunday, November eighteenth twenty thousand the first voice. You will hear is Chris Wallace who is talking to the president about how much credit Pakistan does or does not deserve as a semi or permanent. Ally of the US play that me Ellie. But it for taking down bin Laden, they took them down. But look look he lived in Pakistan wis, appointing Pakistan, we're giving them one point three billion dollars, which we don't give them anymore, by the way. I ended it because they don't do anything for us to damn thing for us, drew Pakistan. Does not do a damn thing the United States they're doing more now? And I think the president helped get their attention. It's always been schizophrenic sort of relationship where is that true that there is no aid going to Pakistan United States government? I think he threatened ended, but they're still congressional authorization and appropriation to assist Pakistan and to keep our relationship with them well on a security basis and just to clarify a lot of that assistance is so that we can supply our troops in Afghanistan. They go through Pakistan right now, we have some other interests with them. You mention the whole of. South asian. Yes. Region Pakistan is a nuclear weapons state blew all our best interests that they keep those weapons safe and secure out of terrorists hands. So we have interest there that are not going to go away. But Pakistan can absolutely do. More to help solve the problems in Afghanistan, which helps their own stability to the presence been better about making that point in previous administrations have very good. So Imran com is the new prime minister of Pakistan, a former star, cricket tear who is risen through pull up politics. He just didn't leave cricket and become prime minister is sort of gone through the ranks any sense that he will bring any new either orientation ideas, or concepts to Pakistani politics as it relates to America all the prime ministers in Pakistan struggle with to what extent the political arm of the government. Can oversee control the army, which is really running and the security services, otherwise known as their intelligence gatherers and those who are. Essentially, the military wing of Pakistan. Yeah. So I think there is I think he is working to fix put that balance in a better place, and that is a positive development as you remember when he ran he was very anti US got elected his his tone is moderated a little bit. So that tends to happen tends to happen Iraq. What is our situation in Iraq? What do you think? It's long terms to -bility is an as it sits between Syria and Iran. What's the next three or four years? Look like. They seem to be as a result of recent elections, choosing a new prime minister headed in a good place for stability for being able to work with us. But but able to nurture and grow their own economy, which which is key. But they're still willing to work with us. We have not completely extinguished ISIS in that Iraqi Syrian area there on the border. So I think that what we see now are positive element. We should not underestimate Ron's attempts to influence or even control Iraq. And so there is that pushback that goes on all the time. But it seems like with this government that they will try to chart their own course. And I think that's a hopeful sign. They are it seems looking for us to stay engaged militarily with security not to do it for them. But to help them. Because the in two thousand eleven when we withdrew completely. They saw what a mess it could turn into so quickly you mentioned, Iran. There is a bit of a duality in Iraq with Iran on one side, you have the malevolent forces that either try to or finance or recruit for terrorist operations in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, but you also had Shia militias who helped fight against ISIS in certain parts of a rock the Rockies row k with that.

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

The Takeout

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

"The sensors that reach that you need to see if somebody's coming. So you gotta have a mixture, but as I said border patrol convinced me a number of years ago that some physical barriers helped them do that. I I wanna take your on the world requiring and get your assessment because I know you are not only learn it on a lot of these topics. But you study them in your part of the policy making apparatus in the house. Are we winning or losing an F ghanistan? Most people would say that the military situation is a stalemate do agree. Yes. I think we have a. A unique opportunity. However with the team that the president has put in place and removing some of the shackles that had been on our military before we have a unique opportunity to have a favorable outcome, hopefully through negotiation on a play a sound bite from significant voice in American military policy November seventeenth twenty eighteen that's number three Ellie. They're not losing right now. I think that's a fair statement, and we use the term stalemate year ago and relatively speaking. It hasn't changed much, but without going any detail here, we do believe at the Taliban know that at some point they have to reconcile that's voice of general Joseph Dunford, outgoing chairman the joint chiefs of staff, you agree, with general Dunford stalemate, and we have at some point the Taliban, which is our entrenched organized guerrilla slash terrorists. Fo- lives in operates was some freedom. And Pakistan uses incursion and guerrilla type terrorist actions in Afghanistan. Has to figure out that it needs to come to negotiating table. How is that going to be achieved partly through the Afghan military efforts to inflict punishment on the Taliban? And there has been more of that in the last six months, there have been at least in the I believe in the last seventeen years worth noting congressman is I know you deeply appreciate in the last five years. The casualty rate for Americans versus Afghans is heavily toward the Afghans. They're training fighting and dying for their country in large numbers. And I think that's important to emphasize. They are fighters, and they are fighting and they have taken tremendous casualties now at the same time, the Taliban is trying to jockey around to get in the most favorable position. They can for the negotiations that are going on as we speak. What's negotiated settlement? Look like in your mind, what what is acceptable to the US a Taliban free Afghantistan? What are they get out of that? No. I think what has to happen is the Taliban reintegrate into the peaceful political life of Afghanistan. Now, the truth is not all of them will and not all of them want to exactly so you're still going to most likely have a hard core. Remnant of folks that you have to deal with militarily, the Afghan military deals with with potentially our advice. But but the rest of the story is some remarkable things have happened over the past year, if you'll remember the ceasefire earlier in the year, you had Taliban fighters coming into the cities for the first time and interacting with the population. There's a fatigue on both sides for all of the killing. We have ambassador 'cause I'd as well as a top rate military general as well as our Afghan ambassador all cream of the crop. And so my view is this is the best chance the best set of. Circumstances I've seen to have a favorable outcome as long as you point out as Pakistan does not mess it. All right. How close was the president to pulling out? He said publicly and his remarks that was his inclination. Yeah. I think the presence frustrated at the lack of progress over the years, and and a lot of that. Of course, was was before his time LA treasure everything else. Absolutely. And so he's frustrated, and and as as I think the president often does he asked questions allowed, and he's interested in exactly questions at sometimes freak everybody out. Well, I think everybody's getting a little more used to his style of learning about things, that's voice, MAC Thornberry. Currently, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee US house of representatives back in a moment. This is the takeout due south restroom. Us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram takeout podcast that at takeout podcast. From CBS news. This is the takeout with major Garrett. Welcome back where do south restaurant lunch has in the process of arriving MAC Thornberry's lunch as arrived. Mine will be here momentarily. I am assured. So you mentioned Pakistan moment ago maximum berry, currently,.

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

The Takeout

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

"Member Adam Smith. With democrat on December sixteenth. There were strong bipartisan opposition to spending this out of the department of defense dollars. We have many needs national security. We can't steal money from their number one number two. He can't do it without a reprogramming request to congress. So he cannot do it on his own legally and congress both Republicans and Democrats do not think the DOD money should go towards building wall on the border is he right? The way you put it. Yes. You do not we do not support taking away money that is being used to fix our planes and ships and train allocate for by congress specifically for that purpose with a Dr need for it. Remember, how many military accidents? We've had over the last two years. I'm not for taking away from that effort to fund anything else. Anything else anything else? Now also think we need to adequately fund border security. So that we don't have to keep sending troops down to the border to back up the border patrol in the last three presidents have had to do that. So we need to put enough money and resources into doing this idea the destruction is toying with reprogramming with or without congressional consent. About idea it is a bad idea to take money away from urgent needs in the department offense to use for as say any other purpose. Now if there's two. Slack. Caveats one is there is a military training range on the border that has had some issues with people illegally crossing and interfering with with training. Secondly, if there is enough money for the military, and then there is money on top of that. Well, maybe then we can talk about using it for other government purposes, but to round this out this administration any administration would need the explicit consent of congress to reprogram this money. Sure. Border wall construction to take money from one purpose that's been approved by congress and use it for another. You have to go through this reprogramming president cannot do it by himself. Now, there is no executive Fiat. He can exercise legally to do that. I know of none. And I know of no instance, where it has been and you would tell the White House get right with this. Now. Now, do it the right way. And do you think congress would be amenable to this? Well, it goes back to what we were just talking about. What are the pieces that you put together what's the dollar amount and the dollar amount? I do not understand frankly is so hard to have border security and fix for the dreamers package them together. Everybody gets something. I would have thought that would have been done a long time ago. That's what of thought a year ago, and it hasn't happened. Stuck completely that's backdoor and very curly. The chairman of the Armed Services Committee US house of representatives. I major gear where do south khloe will be here to take my order momentarily. I certainly hope on the other side of this wasn't a good idea for the president to send the military to the border in the teeth of midterm election. We'll get back Thornberry's answer on that. We. Eight the show love the show need or want to vent. Trust me. We understand takeout podcast at CBS. News dot com. You're listening to the takeout from CBS News Radio that may trigger. Welcome back..

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

The Takeout

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on The Takeout

"I major Garrett wait a minute. There's a new title involved chief Washington correspondent CBS news. What does that mean a lot of nonsense? But for the purposes of this show, it just means the takeout his even more secure than it was before. I got the new title. That's all you need to know about it. The takeout is in a better more secure place. Now that I'm the chief Washington correspondent more on that in twenty nineteen. But for the moment, we are due south having lunch. Great southern restaurant. I'm going to be devouring some fried chicken in the not too distant future. Khloe our waitress will be here in just a moment at the takeout microphones max foreign berry, currently, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee in the house of representatives. He will soon give up that exalted position. Because as you might have read in the papers. There was a midterm election and a shift in. Power in Washington. Democrats will be in charge of the new congress in January twenty nineteen which means Mr. Thornberry will be the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee. What does the Armed Services Committee? Do it overseas. The policy side of our military and other national security related issues. It authorizes all sorts of programmatic approaches to national defense homeland security et cetera. And then provides that authorisation to appropriators in congress who handle the spending side, and they oftentimes work hand in hand, MAC Thornberry. Thanks for joining us at the takeout microphones. Thanks for having me. Major and congratulations on your new exalted title in a city that is obsessed with titles exalted and otherwise it is somewhat note worthy. Congressman so we're in the third week of December. When this show airs much what I'm going to discuss with you. We'll have either been resolved or remain in stalemate. But there's this shut down syndrome that Washington goes through with some regularity were in the middle of another one of them. Now in general is it your assumption that there will be something worked out, and there will not be government shutdown of any duration by the twenty first of December. Well, it's ups and downs. As far as the likelihood of being some sort of shut down. I think it's important to remember, of course, that the Pentagon and much of government is fully funded through the whole year. So what we're talking about is a portion of the government twenty five percent. And if I had to bet I would say there may well be a short shirt doubt shutdown of some duration two or three days. Maybe maybe something like that. Or or even through Christmas new year couldn't? Right. It could be a bad thing. Well, it is of much more. Macro. It is a much more limited impact than if we were talking about a broader, a broader shoulda. I it's not a good thing to have happened by by any stretch. But it's also possible that both parties can adjust their sights a little bit. And there will be some sort of agreement that keeps things funded which will just defer the main issue, which is funding for border security off until the new year and border security can sometimes be placeholder for the wall. Sometimes it can be about other things if I hear Democrats correctly, they want it to be about other things not the wall. The president wants it to be primarily about the wall. Where do you land on that question years ago, the border patrol convinced me that physical barriers on the border are important and helpful to them to do their job? But that they are not sufficient for them to do their job. So you have to have. Mix of people technology and physical barriers in key places to secure the border. So I don't think a wall across the southern border make sense, but in some places it physical Bury's health does the country need more wall on. I mean wall not fences than it. Currently has we need whatever we need more of of active physical barriers k and in some places, you know, a while probably makes sense in some places, you can't really build a wall because of the rugged terrain and so forth in.

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

1410 WDOV

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

"President trump made a big announcement last week this was a horrible onesided deal that should have never ever been made he took the united states out of the nuclear game up former president obama made with iran supporters of the deal including obama say he's made a mistake but don't expect it to hurt president trump and the poll soon over half of republicans disapproved of the iran deal from the start and overall more voters have opposed the deal then supported it plus voters really didn't like how it got done during the two thousand fifteen negotiations seventy six percent said obama should be required to get congressional approval for any deal he made with iran about its nuclear program he didn't one more number worth noting this election year back in two thousand fifteen seventy percent of voters in our fox news poll felt obama was not being tough enough on iran back in april half that many thirty five percent said president trump has not been tough enough don't expect him to take a and hit on that count either i'm dana blanton military matters july fourteenth 2017 steel day in paris the annual military parade marking francis national holiday president trump was there and was reportedly impressed and that's one reason he's been pushing for an american military parade in washington the president now has some important buying from congress in a summary of the annual defense policy bill the chairman of the house armed services committee gives his support texas republican mac thornberry's says it's appropriate to honor and celebrate one hundred years of patriotic sacrifice the bill comes up for debate on wednesday the pentagon says the parade would be held on veterans day to mark one hundred years since the end of world war one active duty military from all branches would march plus veterans from wars dating back to korea and reenactors from earlier wars trust in period uniforms military vehicles would also take part but not tanks because they're treads would chop up the streets of washington with military matters and elliot fox news bringing you the latest events but what do you think about it all is up to you newsradio fourteen ten wd v.

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Trump lawyer Giuliani discusses Russia probe

Money Talk

01:55 min | 2 years ago

Trump lawyer Giuliani discusses Russia probe

"Mattress i'm alison keys what's president trump's new attorney former new york city mayor rudy giuliani saying about how the ongoing russia probe should be handled he spoke with abc's this week was new private trump attorney rudy giuliani rule out the possibility of the president taking the fifth amendment huckabee be confident of that every lawyer in america thinks he'd be a full to testify i hope we get a chance to tell the risks that he's taking so what is his legal teams position on possible trump testimony or comparison to the fbi's email server investigation hillary clinton treatment is what i'm wanting for no wonder rose only a q and a the questions in advance and they write the report two weeks before which is a frequent trump talking point in tweet and rally attacks on the fbi tom foty cbs news washington killilea volcano erupting on hawaii's big island isn't shutting down now nine homes have been destroyed by lava nine fishers continue to vent lava and dangerous gases more than seventeen hundred people have been ordered to evacuate israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says israel is prepared to confront ron sooner than later he is against the iran nuclear deal and president trump says he'll decide whether or not to stay in it by may twelfth but texas representative mac thornberry tells fox news sunday what happens next if they wish pulls out the inspectors that are in there does ron kick those inspectors out so that we lose what visibility we have there there's been a massive uptick and gun violence in chicago with more than seventy people shot in the past seven days at least five of them are dead last night police say two women were hurt in a drive by shooting outside of a hospital while awaiting news about a man wounded hours earlier in a separate shooting a quick thinking eleven year old girls saved herself from carjacker in suburban chicago well i don't want him to take what if you had a weapon in soft that's eleven year old kayla zand skis simple explanation for her brave escape from a carjacker she was in the.

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"mac thornberry" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"mac thornberry" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"I'm going to defer that one dissenting it's too complicated gamasutra we all know what it is when we say that the the reality is uh the republicans over the since 2011 have not had the votes on the house side in almost every matter of fiscal policy uh although they have them they're always knew democrats uh and i told you on the icr that was the ninety day cr which is when the period of which we should have reached agreement ninety republicans voted against that so when mr mccarthy somebody else's over you let down the military the chairman of the armed services committee republican mac thornberry's taxes voted against that see are now having said that uh senator schumer and leader pelosi have been working for some time to try to get through an agreement so uh senator schumer knows what our priorities are uh and i'm sure he's going to be discussing with leader pelosi honor on a on a very close basis as soon as he gets back as to what was discussed now having said that uh i hope they reach an agreement i hope they reached an agreement on the things that i mention on which show we have agreement not including of the caps including dreamers including a chip uh in including all the other things that i mentioned so i'm hopeful that to the president of the united states as he did in september we had a no drama uh action uh having the past the cr every democrat voted for it was a no drama why because the presence of what that makes since we have agreement let's move forward which is exactly what we did i hope that uh senator schumer and the uh the president a a gift to that point because i think we have a basis for agreement that as i said i think we could do as early as a later on this afternoon hill's yes the daylight the main differences yes as if you may there well you can ask all the news the hill let me reiterate this is not twenty four members of the senate and the house were in the white house sitting around the cabinet table and the president night state said we need to protect the dreamers he actually use daca we need to protect daca and we need to do that first we agree let me just say in the in that vein that if he which speaks.

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