19 Burst results for "Moscow Mitch"

Trump re-election campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

05:29 min | 1 year ago

Trump re-election campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers

"Our committee issued a report in insight on saying that Russian active measures are growing with frequency and intensity and these groups pose a significant threat to the United States and our allies in upcoming elections. Would you agree with that in fact one of the areas that we have to look at it and many more companies companies many more countries are developing capability to replicate what the Russians had done the New York Times reports that indeed Iranian hackers have targeted the trump reelection campaign quote Microsoft said hackers with apparent backing from Iran's government had made more than twenty seven hundred attempts to identify the email accounts of current and former United States government officials journalists covering political campaigns lanes and accounts associated with the presidential campaign. It was not clear what information if any had been taken in the attack on the trump campaign tonight the campaign says has it has no indication that any infrastructure was hit with US tonight the man to see on these matters Malcolm Nance he's a veteran of naval intelligence special OPS and homeland security with thirty five years working in counterterrorism and intelligence and is our analyst in this area his forthcoming book one of many relevant to this discussion is the plot to betray America. How team trump embraced our enemies compromised our security and how we can fix it Malcolm. What is the lesson in this lesson in this is that the two thousand sixteen election opened the floodgates for all types of non-state and state actors to try to influence the United States elections and with the president and many of his followers not believing that there is an intrinsic Nick cyberthreat in this world that will attempt to influence our electoral process. Everyone's going to dry so a sub lesson of that. I'm guessing assing in a democracy when we have a boisterous debate on this or any other network and Moscow Mitch is a name that is hatched because the Senate majority leader's unwillingness for the longest time to get funding approved to harden our elections people can hear us when when we say that people can see our coverage in a free society in a as they say a malign actor would be foolish not to try it ten years ago. The United States had a mindset in which the defense of the nation on all sides sides was paramount and that no one would ever be allowed to come after the United States on any platform anywhere in the world even if we weren't the greatest greatest and cyber cyber hygiene that has since changed and as you say the world can hear us when the world believes the United States will no no longer defend itself you know malignant players such as Iran North Korea China you know could be anybody as far away as Zimbabwe understands that America's information sphere can be weaponized against itself and that you can go after individuals or organizations or entire countries and have the ability to change their mindset or to hack their mindset so apparently Iran is touching base on this and are trying to get the basic steps to rudimentary hack certain people or individuals around around the campaign and perhaps influence it or carry out a false flag operation making it look like someone else's trying to influence. Dan Coats once said and I'll paraphrase phrase that what kept him up at night was the rumored Russian ability to turn off the power in New England in the middle of of winter. Tell the folks watching. Chang tonight at the risk of scaring them to death before bet on a Friday evening. How bad could it get. What could someone do it could get very bad and granted this report in The New York Times about very rudimentary things right about spearfishing people clicking on the wrong Lincoln downloading malware into their computer but that's the first step in going after turning off. Oh a hydroelectric plant or shorting out a substation and plunging a million people into darkness. These are infrastructure attacks which are very hard to do because we have such a large civilian infrastructure which is not protected at a governmental level the way many other countries around the world are so you know when you turn off power. You kill people respirators. Go off until the batteries come on or a generators. Come on. It can be very difficult. People lose their air conditioning so these are the sort of things that are the far far end of the black operations and cyber warfare. Iran for example destroyed every computer in Aramco the Saudi Arabian Oil Company a few years ago using malicious malware and knocking down their systems that was not as bad as if they say shut off Wichita Talk Kansas from having any electricity all of these are within the realm of that and if we are not defending ourselves our opponents will figure out ways as to use it.

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McConnell says "Moscow Mitch" nickname is "modern-day McCarthyism"

The Michael Medved Show

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

McConnell says "Moscow Mitch" nickname is "modern-day McCarthyism"

"The left has come up with a list of unflattering nicknames for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell he last most of them off but tells the Salem radio network Moscow Mitch is nothing but modern day McCarthyism unbelievable or call for your like majors in a career spanning up to the Russian should be given a moniker like that is the number of Iraq and laugh about things like the grim reaper but. column in Moscow it is the over the top Democrats name McConnell Moscow met for a fusing the past election reform bill purportedly aimed at preventing foreign influence in elections but seen by Republicans as a scheme to benefit Democrats next

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"The cul the sack and you couldn't i couldn't i couldn't remember the keyword <hes> what is it that the what are the public policy issue or issues that we just simply cannot understand and no matter how hard we try even or maybe we just can't bring herself to try so hard because it's really boring and i would i. I'm just to set this up. I i'll i'll happily happily. Give example a minute. I find this is not a public policy issue. It's bitcoin like no matter how often anyone explains anyone explains the blockchain to me bitcoin and at the uranium no matter how often that happens. I immediately forget it. Explain it you know in the twelve seconds after it's been explained to me i could explain it but after that i just think the bitcoin is you really have to understand blockchain to just know that like there's this currency and that's all i have to know about about what well luckily. They've invented a bunch of synonym so if you don't understand bitcoin blockchain if you don't understand unblock jamie's adds that theory and then you're adding. What's the thing that you don't understand that actually matters here is it's the block i don't understand with the blockchain is and you know what if anybody tweets set me or email me an explanation they will i will i won't name and shame new name and shame next week. I don't want to know what the explanation don't you like knowing that estonia <hes> their medical system is much more efficient because of the blockchain bitcoin coin go john turkey and estonia blockchain. You've got that love the blockchain innocent. I'm sure it's important and interesting is doc. I like this idea. Oh yeah you go into a doctor. They know everything about your medical history and it's extremely safe and it's all because of i think bitcoin now dub watching all right so that that is that is the step that that isn't public policy issue that is bitcoin anyway. I'm already amari exhausted. What is the public policy issue who who wants to go first. I've got one emily. You have one well. I they're parts of like basic economics that i have to constantly remind myself of like when the federal reserve irv lowered the interest rate last week i have to like screw up my whole face for a moment and remind myself what the relationship between interest rates and investment and employment employment is. I can get there but it really makes me wish. I had just taken economics in college in some way shape or fashion so that it would just like doc be in my brain in some nice easy way and i find that trade deficits or like another layer of this where every time i have to laboriously sleigh talk to myself about what a trade deficit is and how it works in relationship with graphs are can i go to add on that read trade deficit trade deficit plus currency a hong current what the relationship with with currency and strong dollar weak dollar. Oh my god that when kills really if they have a weak dollar. Don't start with me if you if your dollar is oh for not gonna explain it if when you go through england and things okay if when you go to england and things are super expensive because then the pound the euro is strong against the dollar that means that if you're trying to export something to get an english person to buy your you have an advantage. It's cheap for them so a weak currency your your own place is good for exports..

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"Aren't you in like. Aren't you like the main line main line fine. No i did not grow up in the main line. I grew up in germantown in east falls inside philadelphia. It's crucial to my identity that you understand that are are both gino's and pats in your district because if not it's not the philly cheese steak district. I think there are no cheese. Steak gone aw that's not true. There is a pats but but like i said we redistricting so i can't remember where the boundary pack pats. That's hey emily. What is your chatter sure. <hes> i was thinking a lot about tony morrison this week. The amazing novelist who died at the age of eighty eight and i was as i was reading various various appreciations of her <hes> for example by a wesley morris at the times enduring saint felix at the new yorker. I was struck by how many people read her as a kid. I mean doreen and wesley both describe reading here at eleven which i thought was kind of amazing. I read morrison for the first time middle school. I remember being assigned the bluest eye and soula and then finding song of solomon and beloved a little later on my own and i was just thinking thinking about what an important argument this is for an expanded cannon that goes beyond you know the nineteenth century into the twentieth and twenty first centuries that that embraces writers all different walks of life colors ethnicities etc there is almost no writer who's been more influential in my just like growing up and thinking than tony morrison and it sounds like that's true for a number of people and i'm so glad i had teachers who assigned to me in middle school. Wouldn't you say that in fact tony morrison has joined the canon. My sense is very much absolutely yes. That is a success for the cannon and many mother other people people to it just struck me. I think for a variety of reasons i've been thinking about the cannon to speak to quick chatters for me. First of all. I'm just almost done with a wonderful novel called over story by richard powers. I don't know if you've just started reading that. That is so weird because it's not a new it really benefits. It's maybe a couple of years old. I think it when the national book award or the pulse or something it's a story about trees to novel about trees. It's a novel about a bunch of different people who are seemingly disconnected but then all have a relationship to trees and forests and it's a story about forests and entreaties and it is absolutely magical and they'll just stick with it if it starts in a way that's kind of confusing. I didn't realize that it was gonna come together. All comes together her in a way that's incredible so <hes> the route it come yeah. I mean that's what it's about. That's what it's about. It's like literally about how we're we're routed together and you don't even realize have routed together. You are <hes> it's a wonderful and then i also just some someone pointed me. One of my colleagues referenced something which i remember seeing four or five years ago and it's so funny and it's very hard to explain so i'm not gonna really explain. I'm just gonna urge you to get see it. Virginia heffernan host of <hes> trump cast actually virginia's yes the trump does she is and paul ford four years ago. They didn't know each other but they ended up an email..

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

04:42 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"App. Let's go to cocktail chatter when you're trying to hide out in a bar not be docs. Docs not have your information made publicly available by any congressperson from texas or anyone else and you're sipping anonymously. We had a drink. What will you be chattering about. Mike pesca so when i am a non anonymously sipping my moscow mule in a non-approved non on copper cop. Perhaps a brass mug or a. I don't know somewhat tarnished iron chalice. I shall think of what the daily ellie coast is doing so the delicate has this little experiment this little <hes> crowdsourced exercise in slightly improving improving our democracy and they looked at the united kingdom and they noted that the parliamentary constituencies they're of great names. You've you've seen this. If you watched brexit results come in right the vale of glamorgan the forest of dean the fountains of wayne okay that would be a new jersey one and they said why can't we have this in the united states. Let us like what the hell california's twenty-seventh is. That doesn't make sense so they said let's name all of our congressional district right idea some a pretty obvious like alaska's alaska delaware. That's an easy one but then other ones but alaska. Why isn't the last frontier. I represent the last frontier that would be good ed. Maybe they think you were senator from star trek but let's not get extra confusing like final frontier right but wait. What is what is louisiana that that is the book. There's a frontier thing there too. Isn't there a vacation paradise. A louisiana has a frontier nickname. Makir of mardi gras frontier drunk they have to nicknames is the pelican state in the end the sportsman's paradise okay so it's not a frontier anyway anyway so i went through a few congressional districts and some are going to be hard to name so before i start labeling and i welcome gab up fast listeners to give a suggestion maybe for there's a couple ideas of the namings summer pretty easy you know all of almost all of minneapolis list is ilan omar fine but what about ohio's fifth congressional district this includes parts of defiance fulton and handcock doc in hardin who the hell knows what that is and then. I realized oh this is where the movie heathers took place. That's very informative of the kind of people who might live in and vote for ohio's fifth says that should be the heather's district where i come from. Peter king is the representative and it's a part of long island. That's a little blue-collar what describes that and i thought of a famous historic figure that if you associated with the new york congressional district that peter king serves that would be the but fuko district up to the north of where i live tom swazi from glen cove he would represent west egg. Which is where gatsby the little thompson yes gasps. Maybe the better name benny thompson could be mississippi delta cradle of the blues cedric richmond of louisiana. They might not like this name but he's he would be the representative from cancer alley and there's some of cancer alley that's outside of his district and and then sometimes you could just name it after a really useful one. Is this guy kenny martin from texas and you know he's a representative of texas but we're from texas he would be the representative from exxon because that's where <hes> exxon's headquarters in irving texas and then sometimes you could just name a district after a famous person who served there so when pelosi leaves whoever takes over that district in san francisco should serve the pelosi district but this i think really informative ohio thirteenth. What does that mean. It's the traffic can't district and if i told you oh did you know tim. Ryan serves the traficant district. That would be meaningful. I think you're ended. Who traficant is. I think i think you're such a political insider. I shouldn't be much more about the city or the geographical feature. That's the thing that would be for philly cheese steak district or or my home district that district. There's probably actually we re district did so. Maybe there's a part of south philly. Aren't you in like. Aren't you like the main line main line fine. No i did not grow up in the main line. I grew up in germantown in east falls inside philadelphia. It's crucial to my identity that you understand that are are both gino's and pats in your district because if not it's not the philly cheese steak district. I think there.

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"Part of this guy. That's a case where this guy isn't just merely a donor. He's like really flamboyantly going out of his way to support the president and and make a big deal out of it and and by all means like don't go to equinox gyms. Don't go to soul cycle and don't go to an pizza and and feel slightly better about yourself that seems that really seems worth it. I think in the case of you know local business local business owner who has made a contribution to the president yeah. Maybe maybe that person and maybe a person who owns a chain of barbecue restaurants that should be known in that and people should decide. I think the random random neurologist who has made a donation donation isn't particularly a public figure that they they're not serving castro did not serve people well by suggesting that that that person be subject to boycott or that person be really publicly shamed. It's the tactic. They're is overkill so that's one one point. I think that the boycott thing is warranted but you have to choose your target red and choose it for somebody who really deserves it. That's one the second thing is. I just wanna go. There's been this phenomenon recent years of of mugshots being published bush so if you google almost anybody used i think this is less true now but it used to be two or three years ago google almost anybody you turn up. Maybe ah halfway down a google image search there will be a ton of mugshots of that person or that person with that name and it was a it's a thing because these are publicly available records and it suddenly became extremely easy for people's criminal histories to be known with just one search. I always found that so unsettling disturbing not because these records shouldn't be public of course they should be public but in general people who have committed crimes are over punished in this country and to have such prejudicial information out there take to make it impossible for people to to exist without the first thing that known about them being that they were once arrested or that they once you know committed a crime seems like very very damaging and i feel a little bit the same way with with this castro situation which is that obviously this is an act of free speech and public contribution. These people have made it's the pub statement about their political beliefs and that should be publicly known. It should be searchable. People should be able to do things with it. You should be able to if you reported a call to call up one of these donors and say hey why'd you do it but but the kind of random sort of sprain out of that information to a huge audience without a kind of sense of of strategy behind it seems sounds like a bad bad use and it just it also opens up a whole new thing that people will now feel that safe to do that. It's another norm that's been bent or broken. Yeah yeah joaquin castro's best defenses. Were things like it's legitimate and it's defensible but <hes> i haven't heard him articulate. It's optimal. This is what we should be doing and some of the proof of that is that his like minded members of congress didn't do the same thing in their district and also this is the steve ross point. Point is a correct one. Someone who is actively raising money for the guy versus a normal course of doing business. Some of these trump donors gave everything. Could you democrats to sometimes if you're a major developer businessperson in this gets more at the rot of our system you donate to everyone to grease the wheels balls and you know do what you want..

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"It. It had garland in it. I think it obamacare grammy's tony breath in it right defensive farms. Maybe is a fancy farms which some big kentucky political hoo-ha and it had this graveyard and and tamie mcgrath was was an per supporters were outraged that that <hes> mcconnell seemed to be wishing for her death or making sport of her death and then there was also a cutout of a._o. See that's mcconnell. You very young. Teenage mcconnell supporters were were <hes> man-handling manhandling and various slightly grotesque ways boy handling boy handling yes <hes> so emily. Do you think okay it was growth but does is. It deserves the three minutes even that we're about to give to it. Does this is a real controversy. Is that why why will the tombstone things. I think that it was several hours. After the el paso dayton shootings like suggesting that you know you want your political opponent dead i mean that's i think that verges verges into like really not a good idea. You know look this the mcconnell supporters who were being gross about the a._f._c. z. cutouts supposedly were high school students so like you know is mcconnell entirely responsible for them no of course not on the other hand shaming him over over them a little bit like that seems fair game. I think the stuff is exactly that some people wearing t shirts touching cut out in <hes> not a nice way but actually when john road did it with the hillary clinton cutout hates. It was a different time in two thousand eight. The only reason that it popped national attention is that everything that highlights does and maybe you could criticize her for taking attention off the moscow mitch thing she also dated in the middle of a spate of concern about school shooting. I would say among our national issues. It's not in the top thousand. Do you think the grim reaper graveyard it is tasteless and and <hes> he should be chastised for how offensive that is. I mean he did kill the green or i don't know if he's going to kill the green new deal. That's more of a strangled the crap no. I don't think it's tasteless. I think that it's not it's. I don't think it actually endangers anyone. I think it's symbolic speech. That's goes back to the days of every thomas nast political cartoon hope. Nothing happens to amy mcgrath. I mean i think that sure i don't know i guess i'm just increasingly uncomfortable with like death and violent images being tied directly to actual people and i am thinking of gabby giffords as i say that i you know you know like look. It'll probably be fine. We are awash in violent disgusting imagery etc but i don't know it just seems like really his his co. But his critics okay i'll stand up for mitch mcconnell his critics label him as an insult. The grim reaper he ju jitsu turns turns around owns it and then some of his supporters put on this display. You know whose fault was injecting the death imagery in the first place. I have a good answer for that. It's no one's fault..

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

02:32 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"The threat that is coming for their freedom their bodily integrity equity is so powerful that i think that that is an issue which has until recent years has historically been very much stronger on the right and i think is is about to become so strong strong on the left because there is such a sense of of bodily integrity under threat about abortion different topic but you're right about the polls and how democrats for the first time say they care about it more than the republican voters that word you used emily salience. That's the most important word i think because people blame the n._r._a. And the n._r._a. Deserves tons of blame as the boogeyman but they're really the symbol for how deeply felt the guns are to those does within the gun culture that allowed the n._r._a. To become extremely powerful and we're seeing differences in salience we're seeing people on the left prioritising this issue as much as some of the people on the right and if a change comes i think it will come from a reframing of what the loss is and people with guns. Most people donut own fifteen's so people with guns will start to see if there is progress. Some of them will start to see giving up an a._r. Fifteen fifteen or not having access to you know every bump stock or every accoutrements that goes with t to make a gun more deadly. We'll see that as not a part of the loss aversion version which is in a hasn't really happened with right with abortion even a procedure that only two percent of the people do <hes> two percent of the people have abortion have his deeply-felt really felt among other people who are in favor of abortion rights but i do think if you are going to change the conversation about guns. It's going to happen that way but the other thing is you don't really need to change it just looking looking at the actual percentages of people who favor gun reform and that's why i think democratic president democratic senate even despite the supreme court you could tasks really strong legislation right now tomorrow. We're in session. You take a shot at passing legislation if the timing ming is right which is to say the timing is wrong because there's another mass slaughter with the right <hes> composure of the legislature there is legislature. There is a chance something could pass. I want to end actually just going back to my bugaboo and i want emily. I'm throwing this to you because this is. This is my question which is that i one of the real pervading themes. I'm i actually don't know where this is true of the el el paso <hes> suspect is that mass these mass killers are almost always young men..

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"It's other online communities like this stupid intel community. That's killing people and you know what to me. This is a symptom of how we communicate now and people who are lost never had connection find connections and find passion and that goes beyond anything. Donald trump is saying so like they're both they both have an extremely small percent chance of ever changing but right now. The progress is on the gun front because i do see a little a bit more willingness in a change in the politics and they see no change in anything. Donald trump says her thanks. I just want to go back to my question about which gun regulations are are both politically possible and would have the biggest effect because i actually don't feel like that's super obvious and mike. It sounds like you have a good sense of that of what you think at that well. I think you're right. The red flag laws are something but as you know in connecticut they had them on the books and they wouldn't have stopped. The sandy hook shooter because someone has to be adjudicated. Mentally ill l. or red. Flag has to be raised in the first place allies hasslow you know him from the washington post the guy's a great writer two years ago he wrote a profile of an elderly possibly suicidal suicidal guy with tons and tons of guns and they raise the red flag and i don't wanna ruin it but it's a great story and it shows you how hard it is okay so i think cory booker's gun licensing icing regime almost certainly will not pass but would very much help but the biggest thing is well. Yes the best thing to do for for america is essentially to transpose new york city's.

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on AM Joy

"The Canada's not broken oconee laws by accepting that money accepting that SUPERPAC but there's no doubt that that is money that is coming from a foreign government with the aim of advancing their national interests at the expense of ours and you only need to look at what's happening with Saudi Arabia the fact that we are on the toehold of getting into a war with Iran which I believe is in large part because of what Saudi did up until so the election and the influence they have gained. It's it's shocking and exactly as Barbara said I think that Moscow Mitch's funny but we lose sight of how serious this is President Obama on the eve of the twenty sixteen election called Vladimir Putin and said that if he actually interfere in our election he would consider it up to an active war twenty twenty who is going to be meeting that ship who was going to make that call who's going to stand up to the bully and protect our democracy no-one it sounds like terrifying yeah it is and and then Tasha at the same time you know as much as we were saying yeah you're right. It isn't funny but it's the one thing that's gotten under this guy's shell skin whatever uh he didn't care when he was a like into a cocaine dealer bother him it didn't bother him and he stole Supreme Court seat and was caught but this bothers him and so there's is a possibility and you can tell me from your reporting Tasha. There's a possibility that he so bugged by this title and so incensed by it that he might actually be willing to move on legislation solution that even if it isn't perfect at least would go some of the way toward protecting our elections. Is that rumor or true. We're seeing a little bit of that. He said recently that you know no he would be willing to consider certain election security measures that might be taken up by the Congress <hes> it's just this one thing. He seems to be very adamant about blocking which is the Democrats version of the bill which would supply a lot more money to the states as needed in order to fortify fortify their defenses ahead of twenty twenty so we don't exactly know what he's willing to do here but I immediately noticed how irked he seemed to be about this nickname nickname when I was reporting out this story about his former staffers that are now lobbyists for this russian-backed project you know his office was very very. They were very engaged. We'll put it that way with with my with our you know the fact that we were going to report this out and they were really sensitive today about the Moscow Mitch thing and it wasn't quite clear to them. How we were tying the Russia backed project and Kentucky to the Moscow Mitch Handle? They were really kind of irked by that that but the fact of the matter is that none of this looks good if for someone who has said that his entire career has been one of the one of the chief pillars blurs of it has been opposition to the Kremlin well. If that's the case then he's not really showing it at the most pivotal moment for the twenty twenty election yeah rockabilly quickly if he will oh not stand up for the country and do something it's hard to believe that he is not less dangerous to the National Security Country Donald Trump no he's even more more dangerous because he has the ability to make sure that all defenses through all measures of legislation are stopped. Donald Trump is actually setting the strategic strategic narrative for Moscow and I'm amazed we haven't given him Kremlin don right that needs to happen because and to Barbara mcquade point it also is a joke that we're making but the only way that this joke can proliferate the truth down to the to the low information voters is to use this this by the way this is a military joke technique. which is you have to insult that guy and you have to make it so that his followers laugh laugh at your jokes and that is what is irking all of them leading grab Lindsey Moscow Marco Moscow Mitch Kremlin Don whatever it is you you have to make their Meta narrative appear that they are beholden to those people and that's the only way that you'll get through to the rest of the population?.

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote

Mueller, She Wrote

02:29 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote

"Here. I wrote it down one second. He said <hes> he looked right in the camera when the sun sets on your career and they're writing your story the thing you'll be remembered for is whether in this moment with this president you found the courage to stand up to him or whether you continued to put party over country he got wild applause for that. It was a great line. It was a great moment for him <hes> so I appreciated that and then moving on to Warren Winner <hes> I think Lee tied for the winter she had plans she had details. She got interrupted a lot but I think it's because her plans are very comprehensive and she just didn't have the time with nine other people on stage to go through them or with the time restriction so hopefully in the next debate. She'll have a little more time. She had the line of the night. I thought when she just jumped right in and off the top of her head said I don't understand why anybody goes through all the trouble running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can't do and what we shouldn't fight for and that was great. She got the applause of the night line in the night. It was fantastic. She got a good closing statement. She got big applause for it and and finally <hes> Bernie Sanders who was solid is angry and he was energized. <hes> he's on message. He hasn't changed his messaging. Since the sixties <hes> he had a good closing statement <hes> he got a lot of applause in multiple appro applause breaks in his closing statement so it feels like if I were just going by audience applause that M- that maybe baby sanders won the night but I really think that the <hes> the to look out for here we're Buddha Judge and Warren <hes> I might put him in a three away tie but I just think he was kind of repetitive. Although Warren repeated herself <hes> one or two times as well but for for good reason <hes> there was one one really funny moment I think he was talking to Tim rhianna bullock or one of the one of the Republicans on stage when he threw his hands up and whoever was arguing with him. I'm just going to throw your hands up. He goes yeah do it again and he threw his hands up. Everybody laughed. It was really funny. <hes> Warren might have made a tiny mistake and that might have put her down a notch. She would have been the clear winner. I think if she hadn't yelled at the audience <hes> she at some point she was trying to finish an answer about a personal story about a father of <hes> in a family who had <hes> L._S. and how they were struggling with pain your health care bills and they let's cut her off and ask a different question or ask another personal question..

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

02:29 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Here. I wrote it down one second. He said <hes> he looked right in the camera when the sun sets on your career and they're writing your story the thing you'll be remembered for is whether in this moment with this president you found the courage to stand up to him or whether you continued to put party over country he got wild applause for that. It was a great line. It was a great moment for him <hes> so I appreciated that and then moving on to Warren Winner <hes> I think Lee tied for the winter she had plans she had details. She got interrupted a lot but I think it's because her plans are very comprehensive and she just didn't have the time with nine other people on stage to go through them or with the time restriction so hopefully in the next debate. She'll have a little more time. <hes> she had the line of the night I thought when she just jumped right in and off the top of her head said I don't understand why anybody goes through all the trouble running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can't do and what we shouldn't fight for and that was great. She got the applause of the night line in the night. It was fantastic. She got a good closing statement. She got big applause for it and and finally <hes> Bernie Sanders who was solid is angry and he was energized. <hes> he's on message. He hasn't changed his messaging. Since the sixties <hes> he had a good closing statement <hes> he got a lot of applause in multiple appro applause breaks in his closing statement so it feels like if I were just going by audience applause that M- that maybe baby sanders won the night but I really think that the <hes> the to look out for here we're Buddha judge and Warren <hes> I might put him in a three away tie but I just think he was kind of repetitive. Although Warren repeated herself <hes> one or two times as well but for for good reason <hes> there was one one really funny moment I think he was talking to Tim rhianna bullock or one of the one of the Republicans on stage when he threw his hands up and whoever was arguing with him. I'm just going to throw your hands up. He goes yeah do it again and he threw his hands up. Everybody laughed. It was really funny. <hes> Warren might have made a tiny mistake that might have put her down a notch. She would have been the clear winner I think if she hadn't yelled at the audience <hes> she at some point she was trying to finish an answer about a personal story about a father of <hes> in a family who had <hes> L._S. and how they were struggling with pain your health care bills and they let's cut her off and ask a different question or ask another personal question..

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Yeah me too totally all right well that was easy arguments from the peanut gallery. I think there is something to be further looked into in litigated <hes> because it's like it's still something still doesn't sit right though right that like wikileaks could walk away for that entire situation squeaky-clean but it might just be the case that that's how it has to be for us to uphold First Amendment Rights Yeah agreed. We have to really protect host so do they have like <hes> like a wikipedia style donation thing on their page because people could boycott that you need some kind of consequence consequences if it works the same way otherwise we would just go in and I'll change the pages and money. It's free speech same argument Ron Paul Offspring just keeping that sign alive libertarian funded one hundred percent gosh all right guys. It's time for a social media call to action all right so an OP ED in Washington Post. This Week is making Turtle Dick Mitch Super Sad and the story says Mitch is standing by trump up in refusing to lift a finger to defend against Russian election interference in two thousand twenty because trump can make or break any other legislation Mitch Might WanNa Pass. He doesn't seem to want to bring anything to the floor for a vote these days the Washington Post article didn't even mention the two point five million dollars McConnell accepted from lend Levada Nick nor did they mention <hes> his Deripaska reach around when he voted to lift sanctions on the oligarch so he could get a giant Russian aluminum plant in his home state and no homosexual shaming on the reach around. That's just a friendly gift a- anyone can reach around. Yes exactly thank you. I just wanted to combination yeah those emails though not not a homophobic comment just a favor <hes> but regardless of those things not being being mentioned in Wapo trump called the Washington Post a Russian asset and this is a signal to me that someone is leaked some of the F._B._i.. Counter intelligence findings to trump saying he's an asset because his M._o.. Is that once he finds out he does something wrong. He accuses his opponent of doing the same thing. Yeah can't spill asset without mass asked hat Russian asset and morning Joe Morning Joe Joe Scarborough <hes> has coined the term Moscow Mitch and according to The Washington Post and now it's trending on twitter so please had to social media and keep Hashtag Moscow Mitch on the Charts I love that we should like do a little experiment and try to get a bill bill. That's pro Russia on the floor and C Mitchell vote for that like Russia is awesome bill. Go yes this is we are putting the bill forward that says we need to hand the overall of our internal polling data to the Kremlin. Oh yeah that's so curious about what she's a little test bill yeah yeah he'll be tempted. You know he will really sweaty betty. Yeah holy crap all right guys. We'll be right back in one second. Thanks for listening to the daily beans the new morning news podcast with swears if you sign up and become a patron and not only will you get ad free episodes are newsletter and research notes presale.

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"We want to see if he's beholden to any enemies. That's basically it and you know what is he laundering money is he is. He not paying his taxes is he. Is he dodging taxes. Those are important things for Americans to know I think especially since we already have all these breadcrumbs about how many times he's claimed bankruptcy and all of these things so it's like I would just I would love how yes he's still sits. There totes this image as like the wealthiest man in America to see how oh you got to point B yeah. It should be interesting and one last thing late breaking last night in New York federal judge dismissed the D._N._C.'s lawsuit which sought to hold the trump campaign and wikileaks liable for the Russian election hacks <hes>. I'm not mad about this dismissal. Basically the the judge was citing the first amendment and this goes back to when assange assange we found out assange was brought up on charges of espionage for his two thousand ten dissemination of what Chelsea Manning stall and the difference is is he didn't he but he helped steal it right did he then he should be charged for that but he shouldn't be charged for the dissemination or obtaining it <hes> because that's what journalists do whether whether he whether you want to call him a legit journalist or not that's not defined by the law you'd have to do that and now we're parsing things that could set precedents <hes> <hes>. I think that you know if you if you help steal the the shit. If you hack the shit then you should be charged it was the Russians hacked and they were charged if you receive it and disseminate it if muller mugune comes in to your Ecuadorian Cat Chamber and hand you a thumb drive with a bunch of hacky females on it if you receive it and disseminate that actually shouldn't be illegal it treads a little bit on the First Amendment and I not for that <music> so I'm I'm okay with this dismissal..

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote

Mueller, She Wrote

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote

"We want to see if he's beholden to any enemies. That's basically it and you know what is he laundering money is he is. He not paying his taxes is he. Is he dodging taxes. Those are important things for Americans to know I think especially since we already have all these breadcrumbs about how many times he's claimed bankruptcy and all of these things so it's like I would just I would love how yes he's still sits. There totes this image as like the wealthiest man in America to see how oh you got to point B yeah. It should be interesting and one last thing late breaking last night in New York federal judge dismissed the D._N._C.'s lawsuit which sought to hold the trump campaign and wikileaks liable for the Russian election hacks <hes>. I'm not mad about this dismissal. Basically the the judge was citing the first amendment and this goes back to when assange assange we found out assange was brought up on charges of espionage for his two thousand ten dissemination of what Chelsea Manning stall and the difference is is he didn't he but he helped steal it right did he then he should be charged for that but he shouldn't be charged for the dissemination or obtaining it <hes> because that's what journalists do whether whether he whether you want to call him a legit journalist or not that's not defined by the law you'd have to do that and now we're parsing things that could set precedents <hes> <hes>. I think that you know if you if you help steal the the shit. If you hack the shit then you should be charged it was the Russians hacked and they were charged if you receive it and disseminate it if muller mugune comes in to your Ecuadorian Cat Chamber and hand you a thumb drive with a bunch of hacky females on it if you receive it and disseminate that actually shouldn't be illegal it treads a little bit on the First Amendment and I not for that <music> so I'm I'm okay with this dismissal..

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"Room. You know like just call it out and then go on with Your Plans Republican Elephant Nice Warren go on with your plans because I mean policies are nice but none of it matters unless we get trump out of the White House totally yeah so. Do you feel like they're going to stray away from asking them a lot of explicitly race-based space questions just because there are no representation of any people of color like adults tomorrow question but I I do think they will probably ask like Bernie and and Warren like what are you going to do for voters of color or people of color because the kind of and Buddha judge especially because they need to prove that there's like zero people people of color for Buddha judge and not very many at all for sanders and so that's something that they would have to rectify there was a poll that came out Quinnipiac poll that came out trump trump eighty six percent of black Americans will not vote for trump. Thank God so four percent said they would yeah. I met one of those guys Yeah Yeah with the Baltimore comets to I mean they really could address some very relevant things right now. Just briefly it does seem a little bit weird to me though that it's kind of like nick asking a question that would warrant the perspective of a person of color to check things. They might say up there yeah tonight too so n._F._l.. Obvious Kala did a really good job of that the last time where she said as you know the only woman of color exaggerate now. I'd like to address your question about racism right right exactly so it's weird that they won't even have anybody that could even provide that actual perspective Combi let you finish energy have a personal. There's no colleges run across the stage every once just this week or that would just make everyone feel small insignificant. I never run and we're going to end the conversation before starting emails. You guys have a lot of news to get to so let's hit the hot notes. Hot notes notes all right guys. Let's kick off the hot notes with a story from PROPUBLICA. What good journalism they have here they about privileged families exploiting exploiting a loophole Jordan? What did the journalists at Propublica fine yes so it's in Propublica Illinois specifically? They're uncovering that there's a group of wealthy individuals individuals basically they're. They're on a cohort or anything. It just happens to be wealthy white people presumably I don't want to say I'll white people but kind of kind of people <hes> that are using the loophole of essentially letting their kids in their junior and senior year of high school <hes> effectively not be independence anymore so they can file for financial aid as an independent which is giving them themselves or whatever I don't know I hesitated to say emancipate because I don't know if it's exactly emancipation the process says that they're going through but there are transferring them over to a grandparent or an aunt or someone that doesn't somewhere on social security or whatever that doesn't have the kind of money that their parents have right right so they're claiming themselves as being financially independent and because of that they're getting all of these extra grants scholarships resources because they're doing that and they've gone through and seeing that there's been a lot of cases between January twenty eighteen and now it's like over forty cases or something of this this just in Illinois and the people some of the parents are doctors their lawyers there one is like an assistant superintendent so these are not low income come families in a lot of The suburban high school called someone out of university who had sent an invitation to one of their high school students. That's about to go to their school an invitation into an event that specifically tailored for low income students and they were like this person is not low income. Why did they get this invitation and they said Oh we'll because they're they're on our list of people that are basically like struggling financially and see I couldn't get aid because my parents made too much money <hes> and <music>? I'm totally fine with that because this aid is finite. It's capped so if you are getting it someone else's not and it's different from the V._A.. Because a lot of a lot of veterans are like I don't want to sign up for my V._A...

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Pod Save the World

Pod Save the World

15:01 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Pod Save the World

"A. J. O. Bolsonaro threatened to put you in jail. He claimed your allied with criminal hackers. He falsely claimed that you married a Brazilian citizen to avoid deportation tation because everyone gets kids to avoid legal problems. That's the obvious thing you do still grill. He's a sociopath and you've been doing some amazing reporting. Can we start at the beginning ginning and just ask you to explain what the car wash investigation is and what you guys found sure so the carwash investigation has dominated a Brazilian politics for the last five five years and it actually began as something pretty inspirational which is Brazil has operated by systemic corruption for decades and I don't mean the kind of corruption that occasionally happens in Washington where like a member of Congress bribed. I mean like give anyone who wants to government contract for decades. I've had to pay hundreds two thousands or millions of dollars in bank account of politicians and it was just the way it was always done in Brazil the young democracy every democratized and making eighty five after a twenty one year military dictatorship see this new generation of people instill with democratic values in these young prosecutors and this judge decided that even though Oh this is always how it's been it's actually not okay and began prosecuting and investigating and then sending to prison billionaires and people from <hes> <hes> the most powerful politicians and most people including me were supportive of it <hes> and kill it started to book really selective like they they seem to have a lot more interest in both left wing politicians and right wing politicians and ultimately started to book like it was really a means of doing what Loyd Brazilian elites haven't been able to do since two thousand and two which is defeat the Workers Party which is the party on the centre-left created by the Sova <hes> and so there were a lot of questions being raised about whether this really was the anti corruption probe residing above partisanship incipient ideology or whether it became something that something that was really just a pretext using anti-corruption as a means to install it kind of far right ideology by destroying the left-wing infrastructure that has dominated brilliant politics for so long yet so you talking about President former President Lula da Silva was convicted of corruption money laundering that meant he was ineligible to run in the presidential election right in and so the current President President in Boston Arrow was basically able to win. Would you say he was only able to win because Lula wasn't able to run or how how important was that to his ultimate election in two thousand eighteen. I mean Lula you know it's it's hard to say I mean on the one hand. Lewis is a singer gigantic figure when President Obama visited him. I don't know if you were or I'm not sure if he said this. Is You know the best and most popular politician on earth he left office. which would e seven percent approval rating reading you know he brought millions of people out of poverty some giant <hes> originally in politics he was leading all polls by fifteen twenty points <hes> because he was terminated limited out of office twenty ten in planning running game in two thousand eighteen on the other hand? It's Kinda like trump dynamic in twenty sixteen where <hes> Brazilian suffering in math <hes> they hate the political establishment they feel like it failed them with good reason and kind of for the you know you sort of have a certain number of trump voters who voted for him because they're just fascist and racist and then a certain number who voted for him because they were just desperate and wanted an outsider that was the same for football scenario so lou leading all the polls but I kind of feel as though there's a possibility that even if he had been able to run both in Ireland still might have just that's been his moment but certainly removing from the race by convicting him on very dubious charges was the key to Boston ours victory jury and then Bolsonaro turned around and made the judge who found Lula guilty his justice minister made him the most powerful person in the country and that's what I reporting has been about right so this Justice Minister Sergio Mora was was sort of almost daya fide politically right I mean he was seen as white hat crusader cleaning cleaning up the city but you I believe on mother's Day came across this massive trunch of documents of text messages videos and what kinds of things were were. Did you guys find in that trench. Yeah I mean for years you know no one in the media question so you're more oh no institution willing to challenge him because he was as you say deify deify you would walk by buildings and there'd be Merle's of him on the wall and that's not healthy for anybody <hes> and so this huge archive live that was sent to us by our source mother's Day contained essentially the last five years worth of internal communications between Sergio tomorrow the prosecutors who prosecuted all of these politicians including everything from their phone essentially photographs videos chats for <hes> audios just a map you know in terms of sheer size it was bigger than the it's bigger than the snowden archive and the the cue key incriminating facts that didn't reveal but has proven you know with many reports now we're partnering with some of the biggest media outlets in Brazil is at number one the whole time that they are prosecuting Mura and other left-wing politicians Sergio moreover the judge he wasn't same obligation as the U._S. judge to be neutral and was in fact plotting with the prosecutors behind the scenes on how to build and construct the very accusation that he was then pretending to neutrally judge so he was carrying the prosecutors. Call this witness use this evidence don't do this. He was offensively the chief of the prosecution because he he was so desperate to convict all because you knew that would be the feather in his cap and it would be the key to destroying the laugh so that was one of the key revelations that shocked even his supporters like gray wing magazines but first week of our reporting called on his resignation even though they spent five years defying him and then the otherwise you know we found explicit conversations among among the prosecutors saying that their goal was to make sure that P._t.. Lost the election or the Workers Party lost the election in two thousand eighteen so everything they've spent all these years denying that they were collaborating together the judge and the prosecutor is that they had political and ideological balls was all proven to be is as by this massive trove of them that we've only just begun to report. I mean what you guys covered is staggering. It's so rare that you have people just copping to their criminality in text messages how I mean you mentioned even right. Wing supporters of Sergio Mora reacted with shock to these revelations. Is there any recourse I for people who feel like they were misled or an election rigged against them. Yeah I mean you know it's interesting. You know when I see the there's only right. I'm really talking about kind the establishment Brazilian rai kind of like. I don't know maybe like the Jeb Bush right. Okay you know there's then there's the trump rate or the Boston are right. which is you know there? There's they don't care at all about any of this but certainly a lot of the people who ended up being convicted as part of what was clearly corrupt process beginning with former president with the Silva you know is absolutely now initiating processes if that their convictions are to be null and they ought to be immediately released from prison on the grounds that they were convicted convicted by a corrupt judge yeah so let's talk about Boston are for a minute I mean we've talked about him a few times on this show. He is misogynistic misogynist Dick. He's homophobic. He's got fascistic tendencies. I mean you you called him a wannabe dictator on twitter. I think that's particularly scary given how relatively young in Brazil democracy is the geopolitical importance of Brazil as a nation's fifth biggest country in the world. I believe with some two hundred twenty million residents Nassif Natural Resources. I I mean how worried should we all be that Bolsonaro will be able to fully solidify control in return Brazil to it's relatively recent history as a military leterrier dictatorship well. This is why was always kind of you know resisting the tendency of the Western media to understand what's Naro as the trump of the tropics in part because Brazil's institutions are so much weaker than say the U._S. is or Western European institutions. which are you know centuries as old as opposed to just a few decades old and Brazilian institutions where there are much more fragile half the Brazilian population actually lived in a dictatorship Baltimore himself was in the military terry during the military dictatorship and he spent thirty years on the fringes of Congress explicitly advocating for a return to military rule saying that Brazil it was better off under military rule than it was under democracies? He's been in EXPR- explicit proponent of restoring being military dictatorship. He's also kind of different from the kind of modern extremists late weighing like Marine Le Pen and my donald trump in the sense that he doesn't focus on Muslim immigration which is what drives their movement Zena Phobia and that kind of hatred he really is like a throwback to the cold war pipe above tyrant that both the U._S. and the Soviet Union support murdering diffidence jailing reporters on an anti L._G._B._T.. Animus animus is a major part of his movement which isn't true for the new rate in the U._S.. or or Western Europe <hes> because there's a huge evangelical movement in Brazil resolve dominates politics so the combination of all of those things has obviously made what we're doing very dangerous. It's sort of the first test case of whether they're going to tolerate eight <hes> a free press on the fact that I am a foreigner that I'm gay that I married to a left wing socialist member of Congress. <hes> you know Oh has kind of made me the perfect villain and there is to personalize the story and that's really what the whole that we're kind of at that crossroads where are resilient you no both Norwich spent the last three days explicitly threatening me by name to imprison me and so the question is are court and media outlets and other Oh civic institutions strong enough and capable enough to withstand those kinds of threats to return to authoritarianism and we kind of knew when we started this that it it was more than just about the reporting about these revelations. It was really GonNa put to the task that question of what kind of country Brazil is going to be yeah. I mean you touched on this being Bolsonaro. He I think he described himself. As proudly homophobic. There was an openly gay lawmaker named John Willis who is so systematically bullied in threatened that I I believe he went into exile in Europe easier for his life. Your husband David Miranda now serves in that seat. Can you talk a little bit about what life is like for the L._G._B._T.. Oh Gee B._T.. Community under Bolsonaro in our you and David dealing with living together in the country as prominent gay critics of an administration that as you said is like really really <hes> throwback fascist yeah I mean you know when when Dave I mean the irony is on John Flat and John You know was was a curry just figured he was the only openly gay member of Congress in Brazilian history for twelve years and he was bullied. You know physically by other members of Congress he would walk in the hallways and generals or police officers who are serving members of Congress with you know bump into him with their shoulders pushing him against the wall call him FAG head but it really escalated when the Bolsonaro movement really got song last year over the Internet and went anti gay nature became a central part of it he was getting you know death threats of the kind not no. I hope you die like we all get the pictures of the front of his house photographs graphs and his mother's licensed played to the point where he fled the only country that he ever lived in our new because he feared for his life and he's now in exile in Europe and my husband W- Brian for Congress in two thousand eighteen in and was just by an amazing irony he'd been next in line to automatically take that seat because of his vote total and so they got rid of the Congress that the person which is played happened to my husband who you know we started getting really intense death threats in elevating our security back then for months ago and as you might imagine because of this reporting about the most important person in Boston ours campaign has severely intensified into nearly escalated Yeah David Your husband has a pretty amazing story in his own right of you know all the success he's had in his life despite light and you know being born into extreme poverty so he's an incredible person that people should check out Bolsonaro was such terrible human being. I think sometimes I don't talk enough about his terrible policy positions for example he's rolling back ever to prevent logging and mining and the Amazon rainforest this could have a catastrophic impact on efforts to combat climate change. Can you talk a little bit about some of what he's doing. In how big an impact you think might have an efforts to prevent climate change. Yeah I mean yeah exactly like his. Ah His infinity just Kinda like trump's has sometimes overshadows the incredibly destructive policy that they're actually implementing. You know we spend so much time talking about trump's tweets at sometimes we overlook what the agencies are doing as part of his administration so one of the first things they tried to do for for example. There's a history of police <hes> going into Favila which are the poor overwhelmingly black areas of Brazil and just randomly alien indiscriminately indiscriminately having shootouts with drug dealers and killing tons of people and his big policy proposal was to give them full impunity the police for any innocent person that they killed but the Amazon is obviously something a twenty five percent of the opposite newbie on this planet house on the Amazon <hes> and the Brazilian government has been incredibly commendable over the last twenty twenty years about protecting the Amazon Bolsonaro all scenario and the olive garden to now support him who are critical to his movement have the exact opposite intention they want to be forced all of it if they want to privatize it. They want to strip away. They want to sell it. They wanted to exploit it and it's a major major environmental threat. You know when he was at the d twenty ongoing circle brought it up in Boston to her. Keep your nose out of our business. The Amazon isn't yours. It's ours and that's very much their attitude and <hes> it's a major threat to the earth's of climate yeah it really is..

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"moscow mitch" Discussed on Pod Save the World

Pod Save the World

12:23 min | 1 year ago

"moscow mitch" Discussed on Pod Save the World

"The world. I'm Tom Detour. Then the gracious week we actually two guests. We'll get to that in a second but I think we'll start with. Trump's pick to be the new director of National Intelligence then N.. G. Cues Juliette Joffe is GonNa join talk about the brutal crackdown on protesters in Russia. We'll do some updates from our best friend B._B.. That in Yahoo and then talk a bit about Bernie Sanders U._S. Israel policy which he talked about with Jon Favreau on Pat Save America. We'll talk about Mike pompeo's update on our troop presence in Afghanistan quick check in on Boris Johnson what's in trump's global corruption network and U._S.. Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia than later in the show. I'll talk with the intercepts Glenn Greenwald about some of the amazing reporting the intercept is doing in Brazil and why it has led President Bolsonaro to literally threaten to throw him in jail so it's pretty serious scary stuff happening down in Brazil. I feel like you're GONNA be checking in on Boris every now and then yeah yeah Boris went to Scotland to visit a friend of the pod Nicholas Sturgeon so it didn't look like it went all that well he was booed but let's start with our new director of National Intelligence so longtime Republican Senator Dan Coats out coats famously mocked trump's decision to invite Putin to Washington at at some live event pride the Aspen security conference or something and reportedly never really hit it off with trump. I'm honestly surprised she lasted this long fairly reasonable human and his bosses is not trump has chosen a Texas congressman John Ratcliffe to replace him. I'd Google the guy let's start with the basics of what the denied does so the deny overseas sees the intelligence community that persons responsible for putting together the president's daily briefing each morning deny also advises the President and National Security Council during situation room meetings Ben Ben couple questions. Did I forget anything and like when you think about who was at the table N._F._C. meetings that you sat in a million times. Where did you rank deny in terms of importance and influence in those debates so it's Kinda interesting little known fact for the World Owes that highlights my age? You know one of the things I did for the UH Democratic Co Chair of the nine eleven commission is helped formulate his proposals for the recommendations of the nine eleven commission and then advocate to pass them into law in the biggest recommendation was for nine so I wrote a lot of congressional testimony for my then boss the coach of the nine eleven commission Lee Hamilton on this. Here's the idea the idea ideas at the head of the intelligence community used to be the director of the C._I._A.. And what nine eleven showed us is that we have intelligence and lots of different places right to the Klux intelligence but so does the N._S._A.. So to all the military intelligence agencies so does the F._B._i.. There's over over dozen intelligence agencies and so what you want is somebody at top of all that infrastructure who can make sure that information is coordinated information is shared to use the cliche that the dots are connected. We have phone intercepts about a terrorist plot and then human intelligence in the about a terrorist plot. That's all put together so that someone's looking <unk> over the budget the intelligence community to figure out where resources should go. Oh this was a huge problem before nine eleven huge for nine eleven in the deny I think largely help solve that help break down the walls between agencies and coordinate both intelligence collection and analysis which leads to your second question. What is the role the D._A.? In the room so in every single National Security Council meeting for instance where President Obama was sitting at the head of the table secretary of defense sector stater there the deny would always the lead off the discussion by giving a dispassionate fact based analysis of here's the situation so if it's a meeting on Iran the deny were kick it off and say here's the state of the Iranian nuclear program. If IT'S COUNTER ISIS meeting it's here's the state of the Isis campaign and by the way if that information is bad odd that information highlights that our policy is not working the deny says it anyway you know he's not making recommendations about policy. He's reporting facts and I was in the presidential daily briefing every morning where the denied literally coming every morning or his deputy and give the president briefing in the same thing if he had to brief the president while your policies working ingrate that was good news but if you had to tell the president hey what you're doing on this issue is not working then. We heard that Jim Clapper never put nice spin on the ball and you knew he was just telling you hear the facts that we're seeing out there here. The trend that we're seeing out there. He wasn't gonNA shade that to make Obama feel good about things so nor was Robert Cardillo the deputy yeah those guys they delivered a lot of bad news people who didn't want to hear it so yeah as you described you really want someone in this role with a technocratic nonpartisan. Just the facts are approved approach so this Guy John Ratcliffe is not not that guy that guy almost almost comically bad. He has almost no relevant experience so he's he's been on the intelligence community for less than a year before getting elected to Congress in twenty fourteen so not that long ago he was a U._S.. Attorney in the mayor of town of nine thousand people outside Dallas Alice Ratcliffe claims he was a prosecutor on a major terrorism case but this morning A._b._C. News reported that there's actually no record of actually working on those trials a lot of vet that out so you probably wrote this statue bending the law establishing the deny position says the director must have extensive national security experience in quotes. There's some discussion Shen about whether ratcliff is so inexperienced you can mount an actual legal challenge to the nominations. That's kind of wild but like what is the guy okay basically it's it's just an attack dog for trump against the Mueller probe who has been happy to promote right wing conspiracy theories in traffic in other like trump defense in fever dream dream madness so we talked about some other like scarier options like Devon newness but this is really pretty bad. It's pretty bad and again like this is complicated stuff and so there are two reasons why the person's expertise one is you don't want it to be politicized right. The D._N._A.. was actually created not just after nine eleven but after the Iraq war where we saw the risk of politicized intelligence so the idea was get someone who's kind of an intelligence professional who can help manages dispassionately which leads to the other point which is is this is complicated stuff like understanding what the N._S._A. Does understanding how the C. I. Operates and has human spies and sources all of the world understanding what the Defense Intelligence Agency does and understanding how the F._B._i.. Collects Intelligence and putting all that together this guy is totally unprepared to do that. He doesn't know any of that. He doesn't know what the does what the N._S._A.. Does if you look at WHO's been denied before Jim Clapper worked most of his his professional life in the intelligence community right before that Denny Blair are I e and I had been admiral worked a lot with Military Intelligence John Negroponte who did this forbush <hes> had a lot of background working with intelligence and at the State Department so he's not qualified and if you look at his testimony Ernest testimonies questions at the Muller hearing they're literally insane I mean he you know he's yelling at Bob Muller about how he's violated every principle how he's trump shouldn't be above law audio this Weird Fox quotable line like trump shouldn't be above the law but he also shouldn't be below the law and what does that mean. He seems to traffic in the conspiracy. The theories that the deep state was out to get trump so like literally he's been hostile to the very workforce that he's now supposed to lead. Yes he's probably better than the whack-job nut conspiracy theorist Fred Fleischer we talked about but he's pretty bad and frankly he should not be confirmed and we shouldn't assume confirmation the Democrats scratch all oppose this and frankly Republicans Senator Burr who's the chair of that committee has at times been kind of an advocate for the intelligence community instead of just a total hack back like. I shouldn't think that it's a foregone conclusion. It's likely that he'll get through because the Republicans don't have a spine but this guy should not be the director of national. There was some tea leaves readers ears who thought that the fact that burr waited a day to put out any kind of statement on Ratcliffe <hes> maybe that showed that he was unhappy about the nomination. It's worth noting that last last week the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report that said election systems in all fifty states were targeted by Russia in two thousand sixteen in an effort to mess with our elections or lay the groundwork to do so in the future also last week. Mitch McConnell blocked election security legislation that had bipartisan support so you know that's one thing we'd want a non-partisan deny focus focus on in a serious way and actually think Dan Coats had just put someone in charge of working on this issue full-time and if you think reckless gonna come in and just clean house like that's disconcerting yeah I mean let me create Levy three scenarios one the D._N._a.. To go in in a National Security Council meeting liquors talk about opened the meeting by talking talking about the status of North Korea's nuclear program since trump launches diplomacy we know from reporting that North Korea has continued to build nuclear weapons perhaps more than ten and since the Singapore summit do we think rackliff is going to do that and speak truth to power to there's some incident in the streets of Hormuz something happens to tanker and the U._S. has to make the case to the world that the ratings are responsible. Do you think the rest of the world is going to trust this guy when he basically makes an argument potentially go to war with Iran no and three God forbid the Russians hack our elections. Does anybody think this guy's GonNa give it to you straight and say the Russians are interfering veering in our election to help trump get elected which is clearly what's going to happen again based on its performance of the Muller hearing. He still doesn't think that happened in two thousand sixteen even though that's the <music> Hi competence judgment of our Antony so this is a big problem and the election interference question is going to be one of the obvious places where the rubber hits the road here yeah. I totally agree well we will we will keep watching this one because I agree with you I. I don't think this is a foregone conclusion that Stugotz and firmed okay the next we're going to talk about is these major protests and the brutal crackdown on those protesters in Moscow to do so we're going to be joined by Gecas Julia Yaffe. Who is an expert on this stuff Julia? Thanks so much for doing the show so nearly fourteen hundred protesters were arrested in Moscow this weekend for protesting election authorities that are preventing opposition candidates from running in local city city council elections. I believe some videos from the scene show that the Russian police were brutally violent. People were badly injured. There were broken arms crack skulls. It was pretty frightening being seen. I know that opposing Putin can be dangerous but were you surprised by the scale of the crackdown by the cops you know in part I wasn't I was more surprised by the scale of the protest. I think this is <hes>. It seems like the mood is continues to shift away from the Kremlin especially in Moscow Moscow but the crackdown was kind of par for the course in terms of the way the Russian police have always cracked down on these things they have gotten a bit more vicious us and I should point out. This is one of the first few times we've seen the Russian national guard the Roscoe Vodka being put to use use it was created ahead of the twenty eighteen presidential elections quote unquote elections in Russia and it was <hes> yet another security agency that was added to the Pantheon of many many security agencies and it was basically people were like what is this for and and it was basically the Kremlin getting ready for potential protests around Putin's re election or coronation and <hes> at the time uh-huh the Kremlin pushed through a raft of laws through the Russian parliament that basically allowed these guys to shoot into crowds. That's awesome so this was this kind of mild in terms of what they're allowed to do but you could see that the Kremlin took a zero tolerance approach here that basically not an end. She can't even get on the ballot. You can't go out and protest in your city. You got abide by the rules so could you explain when and why candidates were banned from running thing in these local races and why do we think Putin is so worried about what are essentially municipal elections. Yeah there used to be some room for this. In Russia..

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