35 Burst results for "Mike Pompeo"

Blinken ends Trump-era human rights blueprint that promoted conservative agenda

AP 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | Last week

Blinken ends Trump-era human rights blueprint that promoted conservative agenda

"Department is formally scrapping a Trump administration plan that limited America's promotion of human rights abroad. The Trump blueprint prepared by then Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to promote causes favored by conservatives like religious freedom and property matters while dismissing reproductive and LGBT Q rights State Department official says Anthony Blinken will decisively repudiate his predecessors report, which human rights groups had harshly criticized the officials as Blinken will make the case that all human rights are universal and co equal. Bided ministrations already repealed several Trump area human rights decisions, including restoring LGBT Q protections. Soccer

Trump Administration Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Anthony Blinken Blinken America State Department Soccer
The Conservative Political Action Conference happens every year but 2021 will be different

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

02:57 min | Last month

The Conservative Political Action Conference happens every year but 2021 will be different

"In Orlando. It's called CPAC, the conservative political action Conference and with a closer look at this year's gathering, ABC News correspondent Andy Field Andy after losing the White House. What's the tone of the conference going to be this year? Well, the theme is called America On canceled. I think they probably got that from former President Trump, who was none too happy about being canceled by Twitter and Facebook and many other social media Basically, Silencing him on all those platforms after many of his tweets were considered, uh, inciting violence, and many of them in retrospect, appeared to have helped Spark the attack on the U. S. Capitol. So Republicans and certainly the Conservatives of this conservative political action conference are angry about this. They're saying that they're being silenced by liberal media. And they're going to speak out about it, which, ironically will be covered by many of the outlets that they considered to be liberal media. Well, it seems also and maybe on a grander scale. The big task for the Republicans is charting their future and and maybe unifying the party because it seems so at this point, so splintered. Well, it is. There was a survey that came out recently. That said 46% of Republicans would gladly join a new party headed by Donald Trump. In split off from the Republican Party. That's a significant number of Republicans who say they're more loyal to Donald Trump of the party. That's a concern for the rest of the party, and certainly Is going to go play into what this conservative political action conference is all about. This is usually the Super Bowl of folks trying to get attention to say, Hey, look at me. I want to run for president the next time around. Except the leader of that group appears to be the man who just was president and wants to get another shot at it. Let's talk more about the former commander in chief. I see that Donald Trump is on the guest list. What about that? And who else would we know who other famous names are on that list? Andy Well, former Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who has also released We've heard rumblings that he might want to run for office. But would he do it against Donald Trump? We don't know Other people Tom Cotton Ted Cruz. Josh holy of Missouri. All of expressed some interest in the past or present and even future of trying to get the highest office in the land. So this is really kind of Ah, A tag team elbowing match to see who is going to get the most attention who makes the biggest splash here. And then what will former President Trump say? Well, he ignore what happened at the U. S. Capitol will Hey, talk about where he'd like to see the party will even say, Hey, I'm announcing I'm running again. That's all The mystery involved here, which is what former President Trump likes to do is a former TV host is He's the audience to make sure they tune in. Ted Cruz invited But after what happened

President Trump Andy Field Andy Donald Trump Cpac Abc News Orlando White House U. Andy Well Mike Pompeo Twitter Facebook Ted Cruz America Republican Party Tom Cotton Josh Holy Super Bowl U. S. Capitol
State Department Condemns Group It Removed From Terrorist List

All Things Considered

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

State Department Condemns Group It Removed From Terrorist List

"Iranian backed group should not be on a terrorism list. From NPR's Michele Kelemen as he was leaving office. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated the Houthi he's as a foreign terrorist organization raising alarms from aid groups. Yemen is considered the world's worst humanitarian crisis and much of the population lives in areas controlled by the Houthi. These State Department spokesperson Ned Price says the U. S is taking the Houthi is off that list. This intent to revoke That designation has nothing to do with our view of the hooches on their reprehensible conduct, he says. The U. S will keep up the pressure on who the leaders who are fighting a Saudi backed coalition. Michele Kelemen, NPR NEWS The State Department's docks continue their upward moment. Um the Dow gained

Houthi Michele Kelemen Former Secretary Of State Mike Ned Price NPR Yemen U. State Department Saudi
Blinken delivers remarks on his first full day as secretary of state

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:24 sec | 2 months ago

Blinken delivers remarks on his first full day as secretary of state

"In Secretary of state Anthony Blinken held his first briefing for a staff today at the State Department. Blinken pledging as a career State Department official says he's committed to rebuilding morale and foster a transparent environmental insists that you speak Speak up. Without fear. Or favor. And I will have your back. He takes over from former State Secretary Mike Pompeo, Members

Anthony Blinken Blinken State Department Mike Pompeo
Diplomats Return To State Department As Biden Administration Begins

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:48 min | 2 months ago

Diplomats Return To State Department As Biden Administration Begins

"The new administration is also promising to rebuild the State Department. They've brought back some diplomats who were forced out in the early days of the Trump administration to help But there are big gaps to fill as NPR's Michele Kelemen reports and Morita tourist served for a decade in the foreign service until she quit just over a year ago. She says she was just too frustrated with the Trump administration, pulling out of international organizations and sidelining career diplomats. At the time I was serving at the U. S mission to the U. N So had a front row seat to this isolation. So you know from the Paris accords, so leaving the Human Rights Council and also just the day to day sort of instructions. We were getting really to treat. Many of our allies like anniversaries were engaging with them and dialogue. We were bullying our way through for Chris Richardson. His concern started when Trump ran for president talking about banning Muslims from coming to the U. S. Have been horrified by that, and then he got elected and you know we did this to send cable against it. But my issue was is that after the dissent cable came out, we all kind of just moved on to the next outrage. But I never got over that outrage. Richardson and immigration lawyer left the foreign service in 2018 and got involved in lawsuits against Trump's travel ban. He even wrote in affidavit that made its way to the Supreme Court. So for me I felt that I needed to get out there. I needed Teofilo and I needed to stand up for American principles because I thought that then President Trump had gone so dangerously astray. From what our values and what our character is. As a country that I needed to make a stand. Biden has reversed the ban and has talked about the need to rebuild the State Department. Richardson, who's black. Says the problems that state are deeper than trump. He's worried about the lack of diversity. Tourists whose Puerto Rican agrees. We're facing a huge diversity deficit and a brain drain at the State Department. So I do think it's important that we look back and see and try and recruit those who have left to come back to show that, you know. Actually, this is not how the State Department typically runs President Biden has brought back some divers, former foreign service officers tapping Linda Thomas Greenfield to be the next U. S ambassador to the U. S. And as Rose, a A to be an undersecretary of state. Those are political appointees. There are stricter rules about bringing career diplomats back into the foreign service and 35 year. Veteran diplomat Tom Countryman says the secretary of state has to be judicious in combining Promotions for those who have labored in the vineyard under very difficult circumstances the last four years. As well as bringing back those of exceptional quality. It's gotta be a mixture of both countrymen was among those forced to retire at the start of the Trump administration. He encouraged other career foreign service officers to stay saying a foreign policy without professionals is an amateur one. I'm happy that their hard work and their patriotism will again be respected. Rather than denigrated by the White House. At his confirmation hearing, senators question Tony Blinken on how he will overcome the partisanship of Mike Pompeo is 10 Year at the department. It's not simply a matter of bringing people back filling the slots there no empty Is making sure that the best of our ability we're building a workforce that has skill said To deal with the incredibly complex challenges we're facing that are very different. Then the challenges we faced in previous generations. That means experts and global health and climate and technology, he said. He also vowed to focus on the department's diversity deficit and get back to its non partisan tradition. Michele Kelemen NPR news, the State

Trump Administration State Department U. Michele Kelemen Human Rights Council Donald Trump Teofilo President Trump Morita Chris Richardson Richardson NPR President Biden Linda Thomas Greenfield Foreign Service Tom Countryman Paris Biden Puerto Rican Supreme Court
Pompeo Accuses China Of Genocide Against Muslim Uighurs In Xinjiang

Democracy Now! Audio

00:23 sec | 2 months ago

Pompeo Accuses China Of Genocide Against Muslim Uighurs In Xinjiang

"On tuesday. Mike pompeo also accused china of committing genocide and crimes against humanity by imprisoning and repressing. We muslims in xinjiang province. Biden's nominee for secretary of state. Tony blinken agreed with pompeo's assessment during his senate confirmation hearing last week the trump administration announced a halt to the importation of cotton and tomatoes from

Mike Pompeo Tony Blinken Xinjiang Biden China Pompeo Trump Administration Senate
Pompeo says China's policies on Muslims amount to 'genocide'

WBZ Afternoon News

00:32 sec | 2 months ago

Pompeo says China's policies on Muslims amount to 'genocide'

"Hours to go with his post. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has taken huge action against China, accusing the Communist Party of committing genocide against the weaker Muslim minority population. It is the harshest repudiation of China's treatment of the leaders, which includes allegations of forced sterilization, concentration camps and involuntary detainment. CBS is Kristina Ruffini over in Washington with that report. Any time A woman in Thailand is receiving a record prison sentence for something she posted online court in Thailand sends the former civil servant to a record 43 years

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Communist Party Of Committing China Kristina Ruffini CBS Thailand Washington
Pompeo says China's policies on Muslims amount to 'genocide'

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:37 sec | 2 months ago

Pompeo says China's policies on Muslims amount to 'genocide'

"Joe Biden becomes president, president, Secretary Secretary of of State State Mike Mike Pompeo Pompeo is is slapping slapping some some new new sanctions sanctions on on China. China. Pompeo Pompeo says says he's he's punishing punishing China China for for its its genocide genocide against against Muslims Muslims and and ethnic ethnic minorities minorities in in this Western province. No immediate response from the incoming Biden team. But last year, the president elect also used the word genocide to describe China's policies there. China has imprisoned more than a million people in a vast network of concentration camps where officials say people are tortured, sterilized and indoctrinated. Most of those air we gers and people from other mostly Muslim ethnic groups.

China State State Mike Mike Pompeo Pompeo Pompeo Pompeo Joe Biden Biden
Alexei Navalny: Poisoned Putin critic Navalny to be kept in custody

All Things Considered

04:23 min | 3 months ago

Alexei Navalny: Poisoned Putin critic Navalny to be kept in custody

"Kelly. Alex Sandoval, Knee. Russia's most prominent political opposition leader, is back in Russia last August. You may recall he was poisoned with a lethal nerve agent. Of only was airlifted to Germany for treatment. He nearly died, but he vowed to get better. And when he did to return to Russia yesterday, he made good on that promise and was immediately arrested for violating the terms of an earlier suspended prison sentence. Was quickly tried in front of a judge inside a room at a police station outside Moscow. Will world leaders are condemning Navalny's detention. They're calling for his release from or on how the events of these past couple days have played globally. We're joined by Ambassador Michael McFaul. He served as U. S ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration ambassador. Welcome back Makes driving. So I was struck by current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeting that he is deeply troubled by Navalny's arrest and by incoming national security advisor Jake Sullivan tweeting that the attack on the volley is outrageous and calling for his immediate release. Making this that rarest of things. I think agreement between the outgoing and incoming administrations. What might this tell us about how this could backfire against Putin possibly isolate him further on the world stage? Well, I noticed those two tweets, too. I also noticed two dozen tweets from Secretary Pompeo about China on just one about Navalny on guy was glad to see that Jake Sullivan did speak out. He's found his voice on Twitter already. As the new national Security advisor. I think there's a lot of consensus about what is happening internally inside Russia in the United States between Democrats, Republicans and our allies in Europe on I think it's right to speak out about it. Remember, President Trump? Never did he's got he's got one day left. So maybe we're gonna hear something tomorrow but not on Twitter look like but not on Twitter, but not a single word ever about By human rights violations in Russia. So that's the good news. The harder news is, what do you do about it? That you can affect things inside? I'm optimistic that the new team is thinking very hard about that issue. Not just statements but actions. But you know, it's hard. It is hard to bring about domestic change in other countries. Why do you think Navalny went back? He knew he would be arrested right away. I know Alex involving he had no choice. In his view his job. His mission in life is to end what he considers a criminal regime in Russia. They tried to kill him is you just reported hey, then called up one of the killers by the way, and got them to confess that they did. He went to get treatment, but he was not going to elect Putin chase him out of his own country. Remember, Mr Navalny is a very patriotic man, and he was not going to allow them to do that. He had to go back on, you know, to fight this regime. The Kremlin has denied poisoning Navalny, I I know from having interviewed you and past that you do not buy that. I do wonder now that the attention of the world is on navalny. Does that protect him in any way? Does it make it harder for those holding him? To mistreat him and think maybe nobody will notice. It does when the world watches it helps people like Navalny and other countries around the world. I think there's no doubt about that. Um, it also means that it raises the stakes for other countries to do something about it right. I mean Putin's playing a game of chicken right now, with the new Biden administration. In many ways they were walking in Their first major foreign policy crisis, and he's waiting to see Do they just put in a few sanctions and then move on to other things? Or do they do something radically different? It will be fascinating to watch and, of course, Russia. I'll just note briefly, as has in past brushed off criticism, says Western leaders. They're just trying to distract from their own domestic was do they have in a few seconds? Ambassador Do they have something of a point there? No, We gotta get our democracy in order at home, but we could walk into his gum at the same time. Two wrongs do not make a right. Michael McFaul. He is former U. S ambassador to Russia and author of From Cold War, Too Hot Peace, Ambassador McFaul. Good to Speak with You. Thanks

Navalny Russia Jake Sullivan Alex Sandoval Ambassador Michael Mcfaul Obama Administration Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Secretary Pompeo Putin President Trump Twitter Kelly Moscow Mr Navalny U. Germany China Biden Administration Europe United States
Pompeo claims Iran is 'home base' for Al Qaeda

America's First News

01:30 min | 3 months ago

Pompeo claims Iran is 'home base' for Al Qaeda

"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Iran of having secret ties with Al Qaeda. He also imposed new sanctions on several senior Iranian officials. His comments coming just a week before the Trump administration leaves office, it appears aimed at President elect Joe Biden stated desire to resume negotiations with Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal. More than 200 people, including 12. Americans lost their lives in those attacks. The York Times reported in November that al Masri was shot to death on the streets of Iran today. I can confirm for the first time. His death on August 7th of last year. Al Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran. As a result, bin Laden's wicked creation Is poised to gain strength and capabilities. We ignore this Iran Al Qaeda nexus at our own peril. Indeed, everything changed in 2000 and 15 the same year that the Obama administration in the E three France, Germany and Britain. In the middle of finalizing the JCP away. The sea change was happening. Within the Iran Al Qaeda access. Since 2015. Iran has also given a Qaida leaders greater freedom of movement inside of Iran under their supervision. The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson condemning the accusations is a quote, repeat of blaming and fabricating false evidence against Iran since President Trump withdrew the U. S from that nuclear deal.

Iran Al Qaeda Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Trump Administration The York Times Al Masri Republic Of Iran Joe Biden Obama Administration Bin Laden JCP Iranian Foreign Ministry Qaida Britain France Germany President Trump U.
U.S. declares Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism

PBS NewsHour

00:19 sec | 3 months ago

U.S. declares Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism

"Cuba is back on the U. S. List of state sponsors of terrorism. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged today that Cuba is still harboring US fugitives and supporting Venezuela's leader, Nicholas Maduro. As in an Obama took Cuba off the terror list. In his moves to normalize relations,

Cuba Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo U. Nicholas Maduro Venezuela United States Barack Obama
Aid agencies fear impact in Yemen after US terror decision

PRI's The World

03:47 min | 3 months ago

Aid agencies fear impact in Yemen after US terror decision

"With just nine days left for the trump administration today a big shift in us foreign policy in the middle east which could have long lasting effects secretary of state. Mike pompeo says the us will designate. Yemen's who the rebel movement a foreign terrorist organization this could seriously complicate future efforts to deal with yemen's humanitarian crisis and bringing the war to an end with us as yemen spokesperson for the norwegian refugee council mccormick. She joins us from auden. We need to quick reminder rena who are and what they represent to the state department specifically under mike pompeo sarala are otherwise known as to who 'this and they're the movement that took over the cups to of yemen's on a abide five years ago which sparked at the us to get involved in saudi led coalition in support of the government at attempt to remove them they significance for the united states has been an their accusations that the unser allow movement are backed by iran which of course for the us has broader regional at considerations and so it seems clear that this latest move is part of that regional strategy to try to minimize iranian influence in the region. This is quite fresh news. What is the reaction from yemen to do. Most people think this plan designation of who these as foreign terrorist organization was politically motivated. Well the news came in for us yemen time just this morning and so people are really trying to get to grips with us. At the moment. It's been mixed reactions here in yemen. Answer the otherwise known who have come out and in turn accused. The united states government of acting in a terrorist way other reactions from aid organizations have been the same message that has been given to the united states government for the last few months when such a move was being suggested which is that on many levels. This would be catastrophic and it would certainly have a widespread impact on the humanitarian situation. Here on the ordinary of yemenis who are trying to live their lives your organization the norwegian refugee council. What are you looking at are concerned about. What the implications of this they're going to for our ability to run an office hire staff and get goods into the country get critical supplies like food and water and supplies to help fight kovic around the country to the communities who need it's the most get materials for building emergency shelters an widely the kind of impacts that. We're looking at art. That really the feeling is that this will be devastating for the yemeni economy which is already in ruins after more than five years sustained violent or is it your expectation that the incoming biden administration will reverse this plan decision to label the husky rebel movement a foreign terrorist organization. It may not be possible to reverse this decision on if not then it is possible to put in place. The kind of protections in safeguards that are needed so these would be safeguards immediately and for all humanitarian activities near monitoring supplies. It also safeguards so that imports of critical and food and other supplies can come in and out of the country would go a long way towards mitigating or softening some of the impacts of this designation and as for the rest we i suppose we will have to see on the twentieth of january when the new administration comes in we are asking for the biden administration to make yemen one of its number one priorities on day. One re mccormick the yemen spokesperson for the norwegian refugee council. Speaking with us from auden. Thank you very much here. Very welcome

Yemen Norwegian Refugee Council Mike Pompeo Mike Pompeo Sarala United States Us Yemen United States Government Auden Rena Mccormick Middle East Saudi Biden Administration Iran
Pompeo lifting restrictions on US-Taiwan contacts

News, Traffic and Weather

00:22 sec | 3 months ago

Pompeo lifting restrictions on US-Taiwan contacts

"State Mike Pompeo, lifting restrictions on contacts between US officials. And those entire Juan ABC is Julia McFarland, reversing critical that was aimed at not provoking anger from Beijing. China claims that the Democratic and separately ruled Taiwan is part of its own territory. Pompeo said Washington was sending the U. S ambassador to the U. N to visit Taiwan

Mike Pompeo Juan Abc Julia Mcfarland Beijing United States China Pompeo Taiwan Washington U.
Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump, Citing 'Risk Of Further Incitement Of Violence'

News, Traffic and Weather

00:33 sec | 3 months ago

Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump, Citing 'Risk Of Further Incitement Of Violence'

"Now Social media is cracking down on Trump and his supporters. Twitter already suspending his account and overnight Amazon announcing it will join Apple and Google in booting. The social media platform parlor from its services parlor is increasingly popular with conservatives and allows users to see some graphic material, including violence and conspiracy theories. Twitter says it permanently suspended the president's account due to the risk of further incitement of violence. Many Republicans are outraged by this, They say it is an attack on free speech, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling it un American.

Donald Trump Twitter Amazon Apple Google Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo UN
China Issues New Rules Aimed at Trump's Sanctions

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:30 sec | 3 months ago

China Issues New Rules Aimed at Trump's Sanctions

"US threats of more sanctions on Chinese officials, China's taking action Beijing as published rules banning compliance with foreign sanctions if they heard Chinese interests. Here's NPR's Emily Fang. The rules from China's Commerce Ministry allow China to tell firms not to enforce or comply with the sanctions. The new rules come days after U. S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U. S was looking into sanctioning more Chinese officials responsible for mass arrests in Hong Kong. This is NPR news.

Emily Fang China Commerce Ministry Beijing NPR Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo United States U. Hong Kong
Pompeo threatens China sanctions over mass arrests of Hong Kong rights activists

Monocle 24: The Globalist

00:20 sec | 3 months ago

Pompeo threatens China sanctions over mass arrests of Hong Kong rights activists

"Secretary of state. Mike pompeo her said washington is considering sanctions on those involved in the arrest of over fifty people in hong kong. Police arrested dozens of pro democracy activists in dawn raids in the biggest down to date. Under beijing's national security law opponents say the measure is aimed at crushing dissent in the former british

Mike Pompeo Washington Hong Kong Beijing
Serbia opens pipeline for Russian gas, ignores US opposition

Larry Elder

00:46 sec | 3 months ago

Serbia opens pipeline for Russian gas, ignores US opposition

"Vooch. It's has resided or the ceremonial opening of the Serbian section of the Russian lead. Balkan stream natural gas pipelines extremist controversial the U. S secretary of state Mike Pompeo, causing a Kremlin tool, he says it makes your more beholden to Russia for its gas on it deprives Ukraine of revenue from transit pipelines. In some respects. It replicates the former South Stream project that the West abandoned in response to Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula six years ago. President Alexander Footage said the pipeline would attract investors to Serbia once the domestic network was extended. Russia's Ambassador Alexander but Sam Hart Jenko called it the best New year's gift to ensure service stability. All the time military commander

Mike Pompeo Russia Balkan Ukraine U. President Alexander Footage Crimean Peninsula Sam Hart Jenko Serbia Alexander
U.S. Cyber Agency: SolarWinds Attack Hitting Local Governments

Kim Komando

00:38 sec | 3 months ago

U.S. Cyber Agency: SolarWinds Attack Hitting Local Governments

"Government networks also affecting state and local governments. White House correspondent Droid Cookson has the story is Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency says the massive espionage campaign not only affected federal agencies But state and local governments as well. In its statement, CIA offered few details and did not identify the agency's affected. Senior U. S. Officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have alleged that Russia is to blame for the cyber attack. Moscow denies any involvement. Greg Clarkston, Washington one week before the deadline, Britain and the U, striking a free trade deal that

Droid Cookson Cyber Security And Infrastruct White House Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo CIA Greg Clarkston Russia Moscow Washington Britain
"mike pompeo" Discussed on Pod Save the World

Pod Save the World

12:24 min | 11 months ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on Pod Save the World

"But I guarantee you that once they had that precedent of compelling companies to go along with this they will a guy like bill and his Justice Department will stop nowhere in wanting to get into people's phones. It is not worth the cost of people's privacy and civil liberties for the additional convenience for investigators have an easier way into people's funds yes Let's talk about Mike Pompeo for a bit so late last Friday night. President trump fired a guy named Steve Clinic. Whose State Department Inspector General in the latest Loyalty perk that's happening across the government so for listeners. Inspector General is supposed to be an internal watchdog within the executive branch within the agencies. They are political appointees but they operate independently. They often get tips from whistleblowers about corruption or mistakes from mismanagement and they're supposed to work with the agencies and with Congress to investigate the incident and then make them public it's a position that was created after Watergate as part of those reforms so recently trump has just been systematically removing these I G at criticize him and replacing them with in this case we know that Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo asked trump to fire Olympic. The State Department I G so POMPEO did interview with the Washington Post. He said that Lennox work with somehow undermining the mission of the department but he didn't explain how trump was later asset a press event why he fired clinic and he said. I don't know I don't know anything about him. So really a compelling. So ben here's some possible reasons pump hale may have wanted him fired first. Win was reportedly investigating whether Peyot had improperly used State Department staff to. Do you know personal errands. Like pick up his food or dry cleaning or like his dog at the groomer literally the House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman. Eliot Engel said he had asked clinic the I G to investigate whether POMPEO had improperly sold billions of dollars with a weapons to guess who the Saudis. So we're going to buy one. But regardless I mean trump is required to notify congress about the removal of an I g and provide a detailed justification for it and has not yet done so so then. Let's there with the allegation. That POMPEO was asking staffed. Just do personal errands for him because some people might hear that in think like what's the big deal. He's a busy guy. Lots of people ask their assistant to make a reservation at a restaurant or whatever the issue is when you're talking about any federal employees it is illegal so it's a big deal. A whistle blower told Congress that POMPEO's diplomatic security agents call themselves ubereats with guns because they're constantly asked to pick up. Mike takeout orders on Monday. Trump was asked about these allegations. He said quote. I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leader than having washed dishes because maybe his wife isn't there so just bringing some blatant sexism into it bringing the patriarchy yeah This also dovetails with broader criticism that we've talked about before that. Pompeii was misused. State Department resources by taking three official quote Unquote State Department trips to Kansas. When he was considering a run for a Senate seat there so then you know two questions about this piece of the story. How big a deal do you think these allegations are in? And why do you think Pompeo seems to be able to whether these kinds of abuse of power allegations when other cabinet officials have been fired pretty quickly? Well first of all just the fact that you would remove the inspector general because the person who runs the State Department doesn't like it kind of runs completely counter to the spirit of having inspectors general like the people who get investigated. Don't get to decide that they no longer would like to be investigated I look. I think that there's a clearly at an issue of of Pompeo essentially kind of personalizing the use of State Department resources. That is troubling. Look any any buddy who runs. The State Department has the basic tension of the fact that they're they're running a large sprawling government department not unlike the Pentagon although not as big with mostly career people career civil servants and farm servants. And they're supposed to be a line between you know someone's personal or political interest and what that large department is doing and with pompeo. Everybody can focus on the streets with guns. I think it's the broad pattern. Essentially of he's using all these different resources to fly himself to Kansas or taking his family on trips. Or Yeah maybe having. These people do errands for him. I don't think that's the issue here. In fact I think pompeo wants to make that the issue. He tweeted some picture of himself with his dog is much more dangerous and unethical behavior. That was likely being investigated and POMPEO. Trump would be happy to have a good old argument about whether or not. It's okay for you. Know some diplomatic security agents to pick up dry cleaning from Tayo and complain about liberal bed. Who Don't like that I so so I think it's problematic but actually don't think it's the core issue here and I think the frankly Pompeii or would rather have an argument about whether people walked his dog then have an argument about whether he basically broke the law to expedite billions of dollars in weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia over the objections of Congress. So let's talk about the Saudi thing then so I agree with you like the Saudi arms dealer issue is much bigger deal so here. Here's a quick story. Last year POMPEO was working on a deal to sell eight billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia in the UA. But there was bipartisan opposition to the Saudi peace of that sale because they had just murdered a journalist named Jamal Kashogi and because the Saudi led war in Yemen had become a humanitarian disaster and these arms were probably destined for that theater of war so by Lottie executive branches required to give Congress thirty days notice about their intent to sell arms to a foreign country during that time. Congress can block the sale. So what Pompeo did you reference was really shady. He declared a national emergency which allowed him to skip the congressional review process and fast track these arm sales so he claimed the emergency was a threat from Iran. But you the way you know that's bullshit because some of these weapons weren't even ready to be delivered for a year so some emergency there so now. I'm no expert in arm sales but some experts. I read suggested he might have broken a couple of law. So I there's the Arms Export Control Act two pieces of that I. He went around Congress which is legal in second. You have to ensure that the arms are for legitimate self-defense reasons and it's not clear that they were also may have violated the Foreign Assistance Act. Which says you can't sell arms to a country to be human rights abuser and there was this big piece in the Times over the weekend. But how jared Kushner and like a right wing you know White House Economic Advisor named Peter Navarro have been pushing arm sales as just solely jobs program right like these guys have no foreign policy experience interest in you humanitarian or diplomatic impact. It's just about like the defense industry and Mark Asper. The Secretary of defense is a raytheon former raytheon lobbyists so then Obama oversaw a lot of foreign military sales right including so the Saudis. The Times piece noted that Obama average thirty six billion a year in arms sales during his second term trump has averaged fifty one billion a year. So it's huge increase so like you know back to what you're getting Alec. How big a deal do you think this emergency declaration is by Pompeo? Is that end run around Congress and then how is this arms sale process supposed to work so I imagine you were in a ton of meetings where these were considered and vetted and either approved or not? Well yeah first of all. I think there's normally supposed to be a process right. Where essentially the State Department has to license an arms deal Going forward right and this can be in. Many cases can be a fairly routine exercise. Right where Defense contractors or you know working with foreign governments and then the State Department is licensing and arm sale. It's notified to Congress. Congress has a period to raise some objections. If there are foreign policy considerations that come into play then this might get discussed in the situation room. Sometimes there weren't sometimes this routine but for a relationship like Saudi Arabia and certainly with like a hot button issue like Yemen. It's a kind of thing that would go through an interagency discussion process. Should this go forward but then it still has to be licensed by the State Department and notified to Congress. What is so notable here? Right is is first of all. They've gotten rid of any pretense that this is anything but a corrupt enterprise in the sense at Raytheon depends on Saudi Arabia for a significant chunk of its business. The former top lobbyist at Raytheon is now the secretary of Defense of the United States. Donald trump when asked about Saudi behavior like the killing of Jamal Kashogi or the killing of tens of thousands of civilians in Yemen consistently says well they're giving us a lot of money so they're not you know they're not hiding the basically the priority here is the Saudis write checks and their sell them weapons and if those weapons are used to kill children and innocent civilians they could care less what what this introduces the further point. Though that they basically blown up the process including the legal process. They're supposed to go through. And so you have a situation where trump is ignored repeated and veto repeated congressional efforts to stop these arm sales to Yemen then. He ignored the requirement to even notify. Congress anticipating the objections he get and essentially trumped up a fake emergency. Because there's no emergency today. The situation in Yemen situation with Iran has basically been an escalating mass for years. There's not any reason that this is now. Suddenly an emergency. The only reason to do that would be to avoid that congressional scrutiny and it just sounds like since. Pompeo took over the State Department. They've got into the State Department's normal process of reviewing these things so we we have the fact that there's a fundamentally corrupted relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. We have the fact now that they are basically ignoring any kind of process that they are supposed to go through their legally compelled to go through in order to move forward with an arm sale. And it makes you wonder what might inspector general discover if he started poking around? What kinds of conversations has Mike Pompeo had with people? Where does he directed people to do? Has He directed people to violate laws or protocols? What possible corruption might there be between trump officials and the Saudis? You know what is happening. Is there a whistle blower who might have some awareness of the corruption between a jared Kushner or Mike pompeo and the Saudi government? Because the the the hard truth is no matter. What the Saudis do no matter? How bad this war in. Yemen goes the arms sales just keep increasing and no matter what the congressional scrutiny right so clearly. Pompeo minimus flouting what he should have been doing as normal process and notifying congress. The question is just how nefarious it goes. Yeah we have not heard the end of this story. I mean it sounds like this spectre general might have been at the very end of his work on this exact investigation into this arm sale. So I'm glad that angle is is sounding the alarm. Hopefully we learn more information soon. Because you know that's a big problem. Yeah and look angles been pretty cautious member of Congress. I would frankly like to see him. Be More aggressive about these things. I'm glad he's doing this but you know like this is. This is one of the biggest unanswered questions of the trump presidency. Just what is going on between them and the Saudis is there. Money involved is a real estate dealings involved. Are there promises about a post-presidency windfall for the trump family involved? What the Hell is going on? Because it is not in America's interest to be shoveling these weapons out the door to a country that is using them to bomb Yemen into smithereens. Kill all these innocent civilians and not achieve any of their stated objectives with respect Uranian influence..

Mike Pompeo Congress State Department Donald trump Yemen Saudi Arabia Raytheon Justice Department jared Kushner executive Kansas Jamal Kashogi Saudi government Secretary Washington Post bill Eliot Engel House Foreign Affairs Committe
"mike pompeo" Discussed on Squawk Pod

Squawk Pod

09:54 min | 1 year ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on Squawk Pod

"He said something about how he's not sure that humans what humans can really do to try and combat climate change. Do you agree with that or would you argue the other side? I think An and rex working on this When he was at the company and we continue work on that we step back and look at First of all we're in the in the business of meeting society's needs We recognize that one of the needs is less carbon intensive energy sources. And so we look at where today are hydrocarbons used. And what are the alternatives available and how Sufficient is the solution set and we see significant gaps in commercial transportation power generation and industrial sectors. And so we're working on technologies to help close that gap or working on carbon capture and storage to use power generation using industrial applications. Were you looking at new materials? to redesign manufacturing processes to take energy and heat out of those which then reduces the matter greenhouse gases. We're looking at bio fuels which are energy dense that can replace Dent Diesel so there's a lot of work that we're doing that we think can contribute to that space but it will require a technology Advancement and breakthrough to ultimately get to the stage where we can Reach the size aspiration of eliminating co two emissions. Kind of talk to you just about Corona virus. I know that Exxon Mobil Lee has the tenth largest travel budget of all the companies. That we we kinda follow out there. Have you guys been cutting back on travel as a result of what we're here we have? We have actually Because of our long history of operating a Lotta different locations around the world you think about a bowl. Think about SARS your these are all things that are corporations had to deal with the different times and so we have a pretty robust protocol in place that we exercise we find ourselves in a situation like we are now the criminal buyers we executed that very early on which means cutting back discretionary travel and means folks moving into their homes work remotely. We've we've geared up our workforce so they can do that effectively reduce the number of people coming into our facilities so we implemented that very early on Tab. You've got long ago when when I came out we we set the ESPN. And then what happens as we find that krona buyers breaking out in different locales locales? We will stand that. Espn system up. We've got about fifteen hundred employees and China about seven hundred fifty in Italy Another one hundred twenty five or so And Korea South Korea and so All this protocols have been put in place and very pleased to say we have not had any employees have been impacted by the current virus. Has It affected your operations at hasn't affected operations. We do some of our customers Particularly in China have pulled back and so that that meant less product demand We have Fab yards constructing materials. Things slowed down so there have been slowdowns. I would say and some of the work that we're doing but we're actually seeing that pick back up again and I I know you're not a variety Or even an economist for that matter but your gut feel as a CEO who watches the numbers on a daily basis. What what's your best. Guess about what happens to the global economy. We're expecting to see something where we have a dip. And we'll see that kind of expand around the world we have. We saw the dip initially China. We're starting to see. The rebound my expectation is and those low cows where you see that kind of contagion spread that we'll see that dip but then we'll see a fairly quick rebound. That's interesting when we had Sam Zell yesterday here who said he thinks The Energy Patch is a great place to be investing and he said by the way everybody else already invested in. It is in the position where they can't invest a whole lot more because they are underwater on so many the is when you look back and you look at these companies like Sam Zell who is I- i- conic the all these companies. Make a ton of sense but we're in this. Es investing phase where anything with any sort of harmful carbon footprint or any chemicals as being thrown out and when you look at the seven percent yield the stocks down twenty eight percent year to date and everything in the energy complex has been underperforming not for this year but for the last five years. Can't live without this stuff though. The Globe doesn't continue to turn. Tito's is warning customers about using vodka vodka to make homemade hand sanitizer in a tizzy air responding to several inquiries on twitter. The company said per the CDC Vodka does not meet the alcohol requirement needed for hand sanitizer. Sixty or seventy percent alcohol at least to kill the virus according to the CDC. Tito's is like forty percent or something so probably it's probably been ninety. What's appropriate is the ninety percent or whatever it is really forty is eighty proof and one hundred proof is is really strong fifty percent alcohol. So you need seventy you beat the virus with any of the Pure L. or any of these things you have to have like sixty to seventy. That was a problem with with kids putting their hands in their mouth after you put pure L. on them. I remember that when my kids were younger. We didn't want before it before it dried up. He didn't want the alcohol content going going into their mouth. Crazy stories. Cheese will be next next on Squawk tied the US Secretary of State. Mike pompeo describes working with China during a global virus. Outbreak has proven incredibly frustrating to work with the Chinese Communist Party to get our hands around the data set which will ultimately be the solution to getting the vaccine and attacking this risk and how. He's keeping himself healthy during his travels. No fist-bump for you. I'm happy fist-bump to we'll be right back. Today's uncertainty may cause you to question your investment strategy but with the right perspective and investment solutions. We think it's possible to stay on track toward long-term goals with Janice Henderson. Abandon your dance. Not your financial goals in fact this squad from CNBC Open Andrew. Good Morning. Welcome back to Squawk box right here on. Cnbc Andrew Becky quick and Joe Kernan virus hitting countries around the world the US State Department has issued travel advisories for American citizens including for China. Italy South Korea The advisory for China is a level. Four Americans should not travel there. This comes as the number of infections in the United States has topped two hundred with twelve desk. Join US now with more on the response of the virus secretary of State. Mike POMPEO's secretary. It's great to have you in Especially in studio here. Great to be with you the testing kits. I know we that seems to be paramount on what we're trying to do. I know the vice president is heading things up and we were looking at some lofty numbers. Goals that we were told we would hit that. We are now not not going to hit. What's the hold up and killing really address this without many many more testing kits? So I'm involved in the testing gets directly. I'm trying to work on the things outside the United States to make sure we get right there. You hear about it but I've seen I've certainly seen the work that's going on trying to get the private sector ramped up to get the rate right so that we can do all the testing. That's needed World War card at that. We have taken this incredibly seriously. We'll continue to do that. The testing kids are one element of America's effort to reduce testing hundreds of thousands of people. And we I was at the original or you're not a next. I don't know if you're the person asked but it was the original agent from the CDC that they didn't realize was wasn't didn't work properly. I'm not the right person to ask. I'm not I've not been involved in hard. I love it but you would concede that something that that we gotta get it. We've got to get it right. We got your. Here's something you might be able to to address in that. Is I am hearing from UNICEF the Restaurants Union. The restaurants are there's people in restaurants where it almost looks like. China has had some success in in dealing with this capping it. We would hope that that can happen. In other countries around the world including the United States. But we're told that we don't have the same type of capability to quarantine people because we're not authoritarian. Is the Chinese governments as the Communist Party. Could we have a similar success here with our civil liberties that we take for granted? I'm confident we can handle here. I'm confident we'll handle it. Better than any nation in the world I I'm happy you complement of the Chinese Communist Party today but remember this. This is John. Corona virus caused us the information that we got at the front end of this thing. wasn't perfect and has led us now to a place where much of the challenge we face today is put us behind the curve. And that's that's not that's not the right it's not the way infectious disease doctors. Tell me it should work. It's not the way. America works with the transparency and openness and the sharing of the information that needs to take place It has proven incredibly frustrating to work with the Chinese Communist Party to get our hands around the data set which will ultimately be the solution to both getting the vaccine and attacking. The Chinese government is is now pushing back in again eunice. Yoon has been reporting some of what they put in the state run media where they say that. It's not clear that this even came from China at this point and they're mad at the United States for not thanking them for the efforts. They've taken to try and slow it down to this point. What are you saying? I'm happy about the efforts that they have taken but no less authority than the Chinese Communist Party said it came from Wuhan. So don't take Mike Pompeo's word for it We we have pretty high confidence that we know where this began and we have high confidence to that. There was information that could have been a male.

China United States Chinese Communist Party Mike pompeo CDC South Korea Sam Zell Chinese government America Exxon Mobil Lee CNBC Italy Dent Diesel rex
"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"So this week. The House of Representatives should be transmitting articles of impeachment to the Senate Secretary. POMPEO is of course right in the middle of that scandal as well. Have you gotten a chance to speak with him or anyone inside his administration. Since all of this testimony began to come out in November from people who worked closely with Pompeo on what was happening in the Ukraine. I have not spoken to him But I you know I have spoken to people in inside and around the State Department and I think it's impossible to see The Ukraine scandal as it has morphed and unfolded as has not having a major impact on his political future You know before all of that It seemed very clear that he was headed towards running for Senate in Kansas in twenty twenty You know a as the first step in trying to set himself up to run for president in twenty twenty four. The Ukraine scandal has really had a deleterious effect on his Running of the State Department on Morale Inside the State Department and I think in many ways has tied his his future so inextricably to Donald Trump himself that Mike pompeo ultimately decided not to run run for the Senate and is going to stay on as secretary of state. And he you know. I think that there is no who future for Mike Pompeo That is not aligned perfectly. With and as a key member of the trump administration we were talking about how Pumpido has really consolidated power. He's installed allies all over the administration but consolidating power like that. It means that when things go wrong he also have the full responsibility. Yes that's true if you admit that anything is wrong and You know I think that sort of part of the wonder of the trump administration is their ability to no matter what happens wins Declare victory and say that this is exactly what they intended all along so the key question has become will people like secretary pompeo actually testify when this trial moves forward in the Senate. I wonder what you think secretary. Pompeii oh the witness would even look like. I don't think we have any idea What Mike Pompeo As a witness would look like in part because I would imagine that there is no one less likely to testify then. Mike Pompeo That you know I I. I'll bet donald trump himself would testify before Mike pompeo would And that's because for pompeo there is absolutely absolutely no upside to participating in this impeachment inquiry in any way I you know I. It has already already mind his moral moral authority within his own building and any attempt Any testimony that it opens even the smallest crack Between him and the president would go against every impulse that Mike pompeo has has had since the day that he started the administration. There's an irony there where it's you know. Mike pompeo made his name in the Benghazi Investigation Russian. Talking to Secretary Clinton this is sort of the the oddest irony of the this whole saga. Is You know Mike Pompeo. Ah The congressman would tear apart on the witness stand. Mike Pompeo the secretary of State That there is of all of the people who have reinvented themselves for the trump administration. There is no debate that I would rather see than between it. Mike Pompeo Congressman Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Garrett graff. Thank you so much for joining me. Thanks for having me Garrett graff is a contributing reporter at wired. He's also the executive director of the Aspen. Institute's Cyber and Technology Program mm-hmm and that's the show. What next is produced by Mary? Wilson Jason Leone Daniel Hewitt and Mara Silvers. I'm Mary Harris. Thanks for listening. I'll talk to you tomorrow..

Mike pompeo Senate Secretary Donald Trump Secretary Clinton State Department Ukraine congressman House of Representatives Garrett graff president reporter Mary Harris Pumpido executive director Cyber and Technology Program Benghazi Jason Leone Kansas
"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"So this week. The House of Representatives should be transmitting articles of impeachment to the Senate Secretary. POMPEO is of course right in the middle of that scandal as well. Have you gotten a chance to speak with him or anyone inside his administration. Since all of this testimony began to come out in November from people who worked closely with Pompeo on what was happening in the Ukraine. I have not spoken to him But I you know I have spoken to people in inside and around the State Department and I think it's impossible to see The Ukraine scandal as it has morphed and unfolded as has not having a major impact on his political future You know before all of that It seemed very clear that he was headed towards running for Senate in Kansas in twenty twenty You know a as the first step in trying to set himself up to run for president in twenty twenty four. The Ukraine scandal has really had a deleterious effect on his Running of the State Department on Morale Inside the State Department and I think in many ways has tied his his future so inextricably to Donald Trump himself that Mike pompeo ultimately decided not to run run for the Senate and is going to stay on as secretary of state. And he you know. I think that there is no who future for Mike Pompeo That is not aligned perfectly. With and as a key member of the trump administration we were talking about how Pumpido has really consolidated power. He's installed allies all over the administration but consolidating power like that. It means that when things go wrong he also have the full responsibility. Yes that's true if you admit that anything is wrong and You know I think that sort of part of the wonder of the trump administration is their ability to no matter what happens wins Declare victory and say that this is exactly what they intended all along so the key question has become will people like secretary pompeo actually testify when this trial moves forward in the Senate. I wonder what you think secretary. Pompeii oh the witness would even look like. I don't think we have any idea What Mike Pompeo As a witness would look like in part because I would imagine that there is no one less likely to testify then. Mike Pompeo That you know I I. I'll bet donald trump himself would testify before Mike pompeo would And that's because for pompeo there is absolutely absolutely no upside to participating in this impeachment inquiry in any way I you know I. It has already already mind his moral moral authority within his own building and any attempt Any testimony that it opens even the smallest crack Between him and the president would go against every impulse that Mike pompeo has has had since the day that he started the administration. There's an irony there where it's you know. Mike pompeo made his name in the Benghazi Investigation Russian. Talking to Secretary Clinton this is sort of the the oddest irony of the this whole saga. Is You know Mike Pompeo. Ah The congressman would tear apart on the witness stand. Mike Pompeo the secretary of State That there is of all of the people who have reinvented themselves for the trump administration. There is no debate that I would rather see than between it. Mike Pompeo Congressman Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Garrett graff. Thank you so much for joining me. Thanks for having me Garrett graff is a contributing reporter at wired. He's also the executive director of the Aspen. Institute's Cyber and Technology Program mm-hmm and that's the show. What next is produced by Mary? Wilson Jason Leone Daniel Hewitt and Mara Silvers. I'm Mary Harris. Thanks for listening. I'll talk to you tomorrow..

Mike pompeo Senate Secretary Donald Trump Secretary Clinton State Department Ukraine congressman House of Representatives Garrett graff president reporter Mary Harris Pumpido executive director Cyber and Technology Program Benghazi Jason Leone Kansas
"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"So this week. The House of Representatives should be transmitting articles of impeachment to the Senate Secretary. POMPEO is of course right in the middle of that scandal as well. Have you gotten a chance to speak with him or anyone inside his administration. Since all of this testimony began to come out in November from people who worked closely with Pompeo on what was happening in the Ukraine. I have not spoken to him But I you know I have spoken to people in inside and around the State Department and I think it's impossible to see The Ukraine scandal as it has morphed and unfolded as has not having a major impact on his political future You know before all of that It seemed very clear that he was headed towards running for Senate in Kansas in twenty twenty You know a as the first step in trying to set himself up to run for president in twenty twenty four. The Ukraine scandal has really had a deleterious effect on his Running of the State Department on Morale Inside the State Department and I think in many ways has tied his his future so inextricably to Donald Trump himself that Mike pompeo ultimately decided not to run run for the Senate and is going to stay on as secretary of state. And he you know. I think that there is no who future for Mike Pompeo That is not aligned perfectly. With and as a key member of the trump administration we were talking about how Pumpido has really consolidated power. He's installed allies all over the administration but consolidating power like that. It means that when things go wrong he also have the full responsibility. Yes that's true if you admit that anything is wrong and You know I think that sort of part of the wonder of the trump administration is their ability to no matter what happens wins Declare victory and say that this is exactly what they intended all along so the key question has become will people like secretary pompeo actually testify when this trial moves forward in the Senate. I wonder what you think secretary. Pompeii oh the witness would even look like. I don't think we have any idea What Mike Pompeo As a witness would look like in part because I would imagine that there is no one less likely to testify then. Mike Pompeo That you know I I. I'll bet donald trump himself would testify before Mike pompeo would And that's because for pompeo there is absolutely absolutely no upside to participating in this impeachment inquiry in any way I you know I. It has already already mind his moral moral authority within his own building and any attempt Any testimony that it opens even the smallest crack Between him and the president would go against every impulse that Mike pompeo has has had since the day that he started the administration. There's an irony there where it's you know. Mike pompeo made his name in the Benghazi Investigation Russian. Talking to Secretary Clinton this is sort of the the oddest irony of the this whole saga. Is You know Mike Pompeo. Ah The congressman would tear apart on the witness stand. Mike Pompeo the secretary of State That there is of all of the people who have reinvented themselves for the trump administration. There is no debate that I would rather see than between it. Mike Pompeo Congressman Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Garrett graff. Thank you so much for joining me. Thanks for having me Garrett graff is a contributing reporter at wired. He's also the executive director of the Aspen. Institute's Cyber and Technology Program mm-hmm and that's the show. What next is produced by Mary? Wilson Jason Leone Daniel Hewitt and Mara Silvers. I'm Mary Harris. Thanks for listening. I'll talk to you tomorrow..

Mike pompeo Senate Secretary Donald Trump Secretary Clinton State Department Ukraine congressman House of Representatives Garrett graff president reporter Mary Harris Pumpido executive director Cyber and Technology Program Benghazi Jason Leone Kansas
"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Those cuts As large as the third in some areas would matter to the men and women of the State Department you said he has a dark can pessimistic worldview. Give me an example of that. Where have you seen that or well? Mike Pompeo is someone who who seems in many ways ill suited for the world of diplomacy in part because he regularly seems to view the world with a very dark lens that there are very bad people out there trying to do harm. I'm to the United States and that he's speaks about this in the past in terms of you know the threat from Muslim and Islamic extremists from countries like Iran. That want to hurt the United States in his view and in many ways You know tries to bring in some of his martial rhetoric from his days in the army and in the CIA to the State Department target. He's referred to the State Department diplomats as his warriors which is a phrase that just makes State Department employees. You know it's like nails on the chalkboard. They recoil from phrases like that and he Is someone who does not when he goes out on the world stage to speak. The trump doctrine seemed to be trying to call people to sort of the hopes and ideals of America. Eric has a nation he instead seems to be sort of sat on trying to defend against the worst impulses.

State Department United States Mike Pompeo Eric CIA America Iran
"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Those cuts As large as the third in some areas would matter to the men and women of the State Department you said he has a dark can pessimistic worldview. Give me an example of that. Where have you seen that or well? Mike Pompeo is someone who who seems in many ways ill suited for the world of diplomacy in part because he regularly seems to view the world with a very dark lens that there are very bad people out there trying to do harm. I'm to the United States and that he's speaks about this in the past in terms of you know the threat from Muslim and Islamic extremists from countries like Iran. That want to hurt the United States in his view and in many ways You know tries to bring in some of his martial rhetoric from his days in the army and in the CIA to the State Department target. He's referred to the State Department diplomats as his warriors which is a phrase that just makes State Department employees. You know it's like nails on the chalkboard. They recoil from phrases like that and he Is someone who does not when he goes out on the world stage to speak. The trump doctrine seemed to be trying to call people to sort of the hopes and ideals of America. Eric has a nation he instead seems to be sort of sat on trying to defend against the worst impulses.

State Department United States Mike Pompeo Eric CIA America Iran
"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"Those cuts As large as the third in some areas would matter to the men and women of the State Department you said he has a dark can pessimistic worldview. Give me an example of that. Where have you seen that or well? Mike Pompeo is someone who who seems in many ways ill suited for the world of diplomacy in part because he regularly seems to view the world with a very dark lens that there are very bad people out there trying to do harm. I'm to the United States and that he's speaks about this in the past in terms of you know the threat from Muslim and Islamic extremists from countries like Iran. That want to hurt the United States in his view and in many ways You know tries to bring in some of his martial rhetoric from his days in the army and in the CIA to the State Department target. He's referred to the State Department diplomats as his warriors which is a phrase that just makes State Department employees. You know it's like nails on the chalkboard. They recoil from phrases like that and he Is someone who does not when he goes out on the world stage to speak. The trump doctrine seemed to be trying to call people to sort of the hopes and ideals of America. Eric has a nation he instead seems to be sort of sat on trying to defend against the worst impulses.

State Department United States Mike Pompeo Eric CIA America Iran
"mike pompeo" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

NBC Meet the Press

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

"NBC news dot com slash dp film and when we come back secretary of state mike pump <music> welcome back president trump announced that he is abruptly called off what was supposed to be secret toxic camp david apparently this weekend between the government afghanistan the taliban in the united states in a series of tweets last night. Mr trump said he did so after the taliban admitted to a car bomb attack this week that killed twelve people including an american soldier joining me now on this issue and many other secretary of state mike pompeo mister secretary. Welcome back to meet the press talk. It's great to be with this morning. Thank you for having me on the show. Thank you for coming on. Let me start with what this means so he canceled these talks is this is this talks are off completely so for the time being that's absolutely the case <hes> we've recalled embassador halil lozad back to washington <hes> we've been working on this problem set for a number of months now and frankly had made <hes> real oh progress with the government of national unity president ghani as well as with the taliban are twin aims were to reduce violence i was i was just a few hours ago. Out at dover air force base race meeting with the family of the last soldier first class beretta. I met his lovely wife two boys eleven and four <hes>. It's precisely those moments that make you recognize so clearly. We have an obligation to reduce risk at the same time we can never permit territory strike again from afghanistan here into the united states are negotiations have been aimed at at achieving each of those objectives while reducing violence and getting the afghans for the first time in chucker. She'll know over over fifteen years to actually sit at the table together talk about the path forward in a more peaceful way. I was just going to say it's it's. There's plenty of reporting out there that indicates that the afghan government had indicated they weren't coming coming and that they had pulled out. I is that how the timeline events went. That's false. Okay what. When did you know in this meeting wasn't going to happen. I'm not gonna talk about specifics but we had been working on this meeting for a little while and then <hes> after the death of sergeant first glass bredow and the the the attack by the taliban <hes> with a simple effort to improve their negotiating posture yeah that that that was impressive trump can never stand for and we inform both president ghani and our taliban interlocutors that these meetings were not going to take but mister secretary the taliban have been killing americans throughout these negotiations and some people had criticized the united states for participating in negotiations with the taliban during this why why now why. Why wasn't this a problem before. It's always a problem anytime taliban conduct terror attacks certainly when they injure americans or kill american so it's it's always a problem <hes> you should know in the last ten days. We've killed over a thousand taliban and while this is not a war of attrition. I want the american people to know. The president trump is taking it to the taliban alabama in an effort to make sure that we protect america's interests we will never give up <hes> gentlemen scotty miller's capacity to protect americans. We are doing it now. We were doing it yesterday today. We will continue to do it. <hes> what we have been working on. We we knew the war had continued. You gotta get a deal. You gotta get an arrangement where both sides agree that they're going to stand back and they're going to reduce violence silence. We were we were making real progress towards that. We had a commitment from the taliban to make formal public announcement that they would break with al qaeda something that <hes> an american american demand that had gone back as far as president bush <hes> we we were making progress along the way president trump of supportive of those efforts <hes> but make no mistake chuck <hes> we're not gonna with. We're not going going to withdraw forces without making sure we achieve president trump twin objectives any reduction our forces will be based on actual conditions not commitments but actual on the ground..

taliban Mr trump president united states secretary afghanistan mike pompeo NBC ghani dover air force afghan government washington alabama chucker bush scotty miller america fifteen years
"mike pompeo" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

04:18 min | 2 years ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Talk and they were giving mike pompeo the run around the north koreans were they called the conversation overall regrettable they also accuse the us of making gangster like demands when it comes to getting rid of nukes this is the whole basis of the conversation this is the whole basis of why we're even talking to north korea which would be getting rid of the nukes yes getting the chubby little nutjob to stop threatening to the united states of america at the rockets down this is how it works so the outcome of the follow up talks was very concerning because it led to a dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that has been firm we expected this is from the statement from the north koreans we expected that the us side would come with productive measures can do to building trust in line with the spirit of the north korean us summit and we considered providing something that would correspond to them however the attitude and stance of the united states showed in the first high level meeting between the countries was no doubt regrettable mike pompeo was asked about it mike pompeo is a very cool customer because he could have flown off the what the hell are you guys talking about the whole basis for our conversations for you guys to get rid of your nukes we're trying to figure out a good way to get there you're calling as gangsters right he didn't flinch he just said this he didn't even say it was ridiculous it was just here's the clip i'm counting on chairman kim to be determined to follow through on the amendment that he may and so if those requests for like there the the world is a gangster because there was a unanimous decision of the un security council about what needs to be achieved i told you i spent a little bit of time with my nieces six years old and three years old respectively and the way mike pompeo just talked about the north koreans reminded me of the way sometimes my brother and my sister in law will talk to their children when they're acting out of line and they're saying example i want more cheerios already but i want more oh really you want more while i'm sorry you're not gonna get any more we already talked about this no it is just he just it's a very calm way of telling north korea to stay in its lane stern but calm yes exactly the world is a gangster by the way is the new snoop dogg cd dropping tuesday so now a bunch of pundits are out there saying trump has failed and we told you so right you seen all this of course because trump has been talking pretty positively about where things are because there was there was positive movement yes and nothing is over right now this is north korea being north korea moving the goalposts all the time when it comes to getting rid of their nuclear weapons or their nuclear program so because the press and a lot of pundits out there hate the fact that this president could possibly be making any progress whatsoever where before there had been none they love seeing this oh yeah they love seeing the possibility bunch to todd on meet the press oh no the sleepy i'd want him i still never i don't think he has sleepy is i mean i know the president's very good at branding people i just don't get this sleepy is chuck todd i've tried but i can't i can't make that work in my head but anyway he put up this montage that's pretty dishonest but it was this chuck todd with the montage introduces it and then we'll outgrow it here and i'll explain why this is a little bit dishonest here this is the president within hours after meeting with kim jong by the way you like that little chuckle of course they do this is the president just wants to know he's the smartest guy in the room within hours of the north korean summit this is the president within hours after being with kim jong north korea start immediately as soon as he arrives he's gonna start a process that's going to make a lot of people very happy and very safe i mean he's g nuking the old place and he's gonna start quickly i think he's going to start now they're getting rid of a missile testing they're doing so much so it's a process it's really moving rapidly.

mike pompeo three years six years
"mike pompeo" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

BizTalk Radio

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

"You with me all right so they're looking to work out these agreements some both countries if they can narrow those differences secretary of state mike pompeo the preparatory talks moving and a rapid sense i don't wanna get overexcited here but i is it me or the ball you listen mike pompeo hold on for a second the more you listened to mike pompeo more and more respect you get far i mean this guy is not only intellectually brilliant a number of areas he's got as far as i'm concerned he's got the perfect perfect terrific personality for this job now that wasn't mantis joke well he's a politician and therefore they they they come in with a certain personality so at that's not what i'm saying but what i am saying is i feel very comfortable with him i feel comfortable with bulletin in the background and unfortunately as much and i really loved john bolton but personality wise and the unpredictability of what he'll say is is kind of a risk in this whole team this whole team is working really really diligently to get this these talks not way no trump said it'll take a minute he knows because such a great field for this and.

mike pompeo john bolton
"mike pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"And i hope to have a chance to work with my colleagues on both sides of the all in the committee to move some of those folks forward most of these don't have nominations from the administration for the south korean ambassador for example or the assistant secretary for the region for east asia pacific there's other things we have to be working on together and i'll remind you that this week the president of france emmanuel mccall is in town there will be a state dinner tonight there will be an address to congress tomorrow and what he's pressing is for a president trump not to pull us out of the iran deal he sees clearly the threat that iran presents to the to the region to syria with its ballistic missile programme it's human rights violations but my hope is that we won't pull out of that agreement and i wasn't convinced that mike pompeo sees iran see syria and sees that agreement the same way i do and at the end of the day i hope to be proven wrong i hope that mike pompeo will end up being a secretary of state who does lead with our values and who does promote partnership with our allies nilly senator coons it's willie geist if you look at previous votes confirmation votes for secretary of state tillerson only receive fifty six go back before trump both john kerry and hillary clinton received ninety four votes in the senate connie rice received eighty five votes in the senate there are a lot of people who look at this confirmation and it tillerson's as well process and say democrats are sending a message to donald trump this is about president trump and not the man who's being nominated for the position what do you say to that criticism that you want to knock on president trump and that this isn't really about what kind of secretary of state mike pompeo would be.

connie rice donald trump senator iran congress trump senate assistant secretary hillary clinton john kerry willie geist syria mike pompeo emmanuel mccall president east asia
"mike pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"I've been accustomed to saying the senate and i'm proud of him i'm proud of our committee and i'm happy for the american people i think it showed that centers at the right time can do outstanding things that was senate foreign relations committee chairman bob corker getting emotional discussing the decision by his democratic colleague chris coons to vote present to advance mike pompeo's secretary of state nomination yesterday and senator coons joins us now and for those who might not get the politics of this who thought maybe you should have stuck to your guns tell us why you did that well meek i really appreciate what chairman corker had to say afterwards to be clear i voted against mike pompeo in the committee and will vote against him on the floor but because of a senate rule he couldn't advance from the committee to consideration by the full senate in less majority of senators present voted that way and my good friend johnny isaacson had been at home in georgia delivering a eulogy for his best friend that afternoon the only thing that my changing my vote to present did was changed the hour of the vote if i hadn't done that senator isaacs and would have been compelled to come to washington last night he could have gotten in about eleven eleven thirty and we would have reconvened and he would have had to cast the same vote so it didn't change the outcome but it did change the timing and it was an opportunity for me to show a small measure of kindness and respect to a colleague in the senate.

senate bob corker chris coons mike pompeo johnny isaacson georgia senator isaacs chairman senator coons washington
"mike pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"Oh that's not the first time this is the rand paul was no what's happened at other nominations happened on the tax bill rand paul takes a moment to express his views his problems with whatever the nomination or the bill on the floor is and then works to get assurances as he said i think to get a phone call at a meeting with mike pompeo and suddenly receive assurance to say yeah the iraq war was mistake i'll get it we'll get out of afghanistan soon enough and i don't believe in an interventionist foreign policy to just to get his vote i it shouldn't be that easy but that's what it was we're going to interview and talk to rand paul in just a few minutes on this show at least you worked for random basely you know him very well what was his game here does he actually believe that suddenly pompeo has flipped on these core issues well he received reassurances but also spoke to president trump and john kelly and perhaps an executive order down the line to fix some of the warrant problems with feis say is a trait potential trade off that he's is hoping to receive but i think the real gang changer was that mike pump heo is really running point on talking to north korea and senator paul is a strong supporter of talking to north korea and taking every measure sort of war before there is a war and so i think that it really changed the calculus for mike pompeo's nomination when the white house emerged with the news that he had been in peon yang over easter joe was part of the president's strategy he said why sending my pompeii over there you festively showing and saying to the senate into the country this guy is already performing basically the duties of secretary of state let's make it official.

rand paul mike pompeo trump north korea joe president senate iraq afghanistan john kelly executive mike pump official
"mike pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"There was also a last second obstacle republican senator johnny as sitting could not attend the vote he was delivering a eulogy of a close friend even though he voted by proxy senators had to be physically present for it to advance to the floor and democrat chris coons changed his no vote to present having heard early this afternoon a request from my dear friend senator isaac whom i steam greatly i am recorded as voting against mike pompeo for secretary of state but i will vote present to allow him to move forward now without us having to wait until eleven o'clock at night i've spoken to johnny i know how a very demanding and draining this eulogy was for him today i will vote president jordi leader mitch mcconnell is expected to call a vote on the nomination this week three democrats so far has come out in support joe mansion joe don lane heidi heitkamp nice move there on chris coons part he's going to be on the show letter this morning as is rand paul yes certainly very nice moment of just class and comedy in the senate that doesn't happen so much so willy doesn't this happen every so often with rand paul he comes out and makes a definitive statement about how he's going to vote against the administration than votes for the administration he's going to vote against pump i mean i remember when he said i'm going to vote against pompeii oh people saying i've heard this before and then the president calls him up and he's now was supportive of pompeii.

senator johnny senator isaac mike pompeo mitch mcconnell rand paul senate president chris coons jordi joe mansion heidi heitkamp willy
"mike pompeo" Discussed on Super Station 101

Super Station 101

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on Super Station 101

"Just in years this white woman standing up for herself with life liberal mini telling her has a thinking how to act right and she's she's the enemy she's she's the one being demonized it's absolutely amazing listen murphy i appreciate it buddy i got some more breaking news it's somewhat break and you know that we're we're trying to get mike pompeo confirmed as secretary of state rampal apparently has come out and said he will support pompeii oh he's been one of the most staunch republicans against that says he will not vote for pompeii but he is now turning over a new leaf apparently which will probably help get mike pompeo confirmed because somebody's promised him something while the the margin of victory was was not the margin of victory but the vote was going to be razor thin as to if he gets confirmed or not because the obstructionist democrats they wanna confirm anybody they want trump wobbling around wounded and not have his full arsenal at his disposal that being his cabinet but mike pompeo is going to be a a good secretary of state i do believe jonah's next what's up john well i got three thoughts they should absolutely confirm mike pompeo is totally qualified the next thing that young lady she needs to check her pockets before she does laundry each.

mike pompeo jonah
"mike pompeo" Discussed on Chapo Trap House

Chapo Trap House

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"mike pompeo" Discussed on Chapo Trap House

"Modern life is very painful people are barely very alienated everyone's watching you all the time everyone sees your your you fall it sucks this is a deeply atomised time but instead of looking at that for the average person it's just like well not like the head guys they're still people the guy above me he's still he's still guide because we also this bootlicker thing cooked in i mean the fall of one of course is only part of the story fall of one the rise of another so for instance tillerson out at the state department in mike pompeo mike pompeo coming over from the cia mike pompeo a religious fanatic and lunatic again other guy who believes that like we at war with islam like not not countries that are at war with islam the religion luck with that thing where a billion plus adherence for it wasn't their greatest hit for mike pompeo because remember he's one of those guys always screeches and squawks about about oh why are you why are you condemning this moderate islam whenever there's a terrorist attack that's the sort of like global sophisticated version of what about black on black crime yeah yeah so he's at the state department john bolton isn't national security park oh god jesus christ and then he's out at the cia in at the who will she will have to face a confirmation yes right is what's her name gina house school cina haskell and against simmer hassle starring tina hassle similar to the don jr thing or sympathy that's engendered for these rotten people when they flame out in spectacular ways because of their own hubris and let's be honest voluntary involvement with donald trump administration they quit out of honor they wanted to serve donald trump is like sorry you lose goodbye so similar to this gina damned tortured a lot of people in thailand but yeah now she is being now held up as the country you know hey this is the first ever woman cia director.

mike pompeo mike pompeo john bolton cia donald trump gina thailand director tina don jr