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Fresh update on "national security adviser" discussed on Armstrong and Getty
"Dr. Anthony Fauci had warned here on G M A. That transmission related to Thanksgiving travel and gatherings could be felt by the time we get ready for Christmas. Well, we don't want to see Is yet another surge superimposed upon the surge that you just described, which will realize 3 3.5 weeks from now, if we don't do these public health things that was job Anita's at La Guardia Airport. The pandemic, also not scaring some holiday shoppers from waiting in long lines is a B C's Aaron Carter Ski tells us In a pandemic. Black Friday is meant to be tamer, but lines still formed Thanksgiving night outside game stops for a coveted PlayStation five. Hard to get it online. By the time you get on, it is gone. She and a friend sat on the curb with a mask and a deck of cards. When the store in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, finally opened, this guy and his son were the lucky ones. I don't know about the next one if we do it again, but But for the first time, it was good. What's Thanksgiving, he said, if not time with family either around the table or bundled up on the sidewalk. Aaron Carter Ski ABC NEWS New YORK President Trump made a public appearance at the White House on Tuesday. The president and first lady took part in the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon. The next day, the president pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Pardon in a tweet the president calling it his great honor. Michael Flynn lasted just 22 days on the job before he was fired for lying to vice president Pence about the phone call with.
Michael Flynn: Trump pardons ex-national security adviser
"Former. Us national security adviser. Michael flynn who was convicted during the justice department inquiry into alleged russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election has been pardoned by president. Donald trump trump called his own action. A great honor whilst house speaker. Nancy pelosi called it an act of grave corruption and abrazen brazen abuse of power. Well which is it. And what kind of precedent does it set. Let's get the opinion of scott lucas professor of us. Politics at the university of birmingham scott. Good morning to you. Good morning do remind us of flynn's short-lived term. I think it was just three weeks in the white house. Well while it was only three weeks in the white house there was an import run up to the while he was on the trump campaign in two thousand sixteen. Because michael. Flynn lied to the fbi on two occasions and pleaded implied pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about a number of conversations. He had with the russian ambassador. Sergei kislyak and december two thousand sixteen. Why were those conversations important because they were about an incoming trump administration lifting sanctions on russia. That had just been imposed by president. Barack obama over moscow's interference in the two thousand sixteen election and interference which of course favoured donald trump. So the was that that michael flynn on behalf of the trump campaign or trump transition was trading immediate political favors in exchange for russia's help The initially the trump administration tried to keep planning office in january february two thousand and seventeen but he had to be sacrificed trump's trying to create a firewall to prevent further investigation. That investigation didn't stop of course accommodated in the miller report which found that there was cooperation between the trump folks and the russians but the right wing insisted and kept pressing trump. You must pardon. Michael flynn he became like this icon for the misinformation that this was all a deep state plot to overthrow the president and we do at some point. That trump would probably pardon fled. It just so happens to come. Easy as trump is trying to cling onto the white house after losing the election in november. We'll see what kind of precedent does this set. I mean do you think that we'll see trump do similar in this. Lame duck period. Oh yeah i think there will be more. And i think that's for a couple of reasons but first let me remind you. That is not just that michael. Flynn actually lied to the fbi about the russia case. It's also that michael flood may have faced prosecution over being an unregistered agent for a foreign power. Taking hundreds of thousands of dollars shrunk turkey and russia for his work while he was on the trump campaign to the extent of making on voice of the turkish government. About extraditing a cleric who is considered an opponent of president aired on And that michael. Flynn was making more money of trying to get nuclear power plants for saudi arabia while he was on the trump campaign and the trump administration In other words trump is willing to give flint a pass for that for two reasons. One he wants to bury the trump russia a fair and trump still faces possible charges over obstruction of justice over trump russia. And secondly michael. Flynn could testify against donald trump in a number of proceedings that are ongoing at state and federal level. Trump wants to cut off that possibility. But you know what michael not. The only person who could testify against donald trump avoid that possibility and of course after trump's term ends in january. He is as you say likely to face. Many legal challenges is there any way he can preemptively. Pardon himself no. We don't think so. I mean no president has tried to pardon himself so we're on noodle legal ground but mostly glands say no that power can't be used to get yourself off the hook what donald trump could do however days before january twentieth. Joe biden takes office resign. Let mike pence become president mike pence pardons donald trump. That is an extraordinary scenario to to think of if it didn't happen in the interest of a united america do you think joe biden might pardon trump if he is convicted. I don't think biden will pardon trump because the scale of the abuse of power by trump as well as the possible crimes is is great probably greater than that of richard nixon in the nineteen seventies. But i what. I do think joe biden will do as is that he will not possibly. He will not push the justice department To do federal investigations in other words. Trump is in sort of a limbo but of lambeau at the federal level. However what joe biden can't do is issue commands to the new york state prosecutors who were compiling a series of cases against what would then be the former president and i mean. Do you seriously think that we could be looking at a feature where donald trump is behind bars. Look georgina there are many things that have happened. We could not visit for years. So i i wouldn't rule anything out at this point. I think donald trump's gonna go kicking and screaming and he as we've seen with his dispute of the election results. His attorneys will drive this out as long as possible. So trump might avoid prison but to avoid prosecution. Now i think even the donald can't get away with that scott lakers. Thanks very much
Fresh update on "national security adviser" discussed on KCBS Radio Weekend News
"They really go back some 15 years. More when blink and started working with Mr Biden and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Blinking also served as a former national security adviser to Biden when he was vice president. And then he was elevated to the role of deputy secretary of state during part of the Obama administration as far as the historic nature of some of the picks. The president elect, for instance, named Alejandro My Yorkis, who, if confirmed, would be the first immigrant and the first Latino to serve as homeland security secretary. He also named every ally Haynes to serve as director of national intelligence, which would make her the first woman to lead the intelligence community. So we've seen the president elect Presente. Diverse slate Aziz. He makes these initial cabinet rollouts, and he also is going to have a climate czar, which is a bit different than the outgoing Trump administration. That's right. And he's bringing back a very familiar name. Former Secretary of State John Kerry to serve as a special presidential on boy. On climate and this really shows that the Biden administration intends to make climate change a priority, particularly because the president elect is elevating this particular position to the National Security Council, meaning that former Secretary Kerry will have a very visible and vocal role. On the issue of climate. CBS is Nicole Killian. The president elect also nominated Jake Sullivan as national Security advisor. CBS News Foreign Affairs analyst Pamela Falk joins us with more on Mr Biden's nominee for U. S Ambassador to the United Nations. Linda Thomas Greenfield, who served as a foreign service officer for decades in the administration since President Ronald Reagan, including as ambassador to Liberia's assistant secretary of state for African affairs and so many other positions, so she really knows the run of foreign policy. And when the administration came in Ambassador Thomas Greenfield on Lee lasted Five days. This is with the Trump administration before she was like, go. She was pushed out one of the many career professionals, and she moved on to be the senior vice president at the All Braid or Albright Stonebridge Group, which is the former secretary of State Madeleine Albright Advisory group think tank. And the co chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Committee that was designed to revitalize the State Department. So she has spoken out quite a bit since she left. As about professionalism at the Department of State with a focus on diversity, and the one thing I'd say is watch her Ted talk. She talks about her life. She talks about the tough road she's led. And she has been an icebreaker at the State Department. Now she is not the first woman. She's not the first African American woman as U. S ambassador to the United Nations, But she is a ground breaker, and she will be a groundbreaker because of her interest in making sure that the U. N and the administration Make sure that those who have left the State Department and she has made a point of saying that Hispanics, African Americans, other minority groups have left including women, by the way, have left The State Department or been pushed out, so he is going to serve a lot of purposes for the Biden administration. I, uh the new secretary of State Anthony Blinken, are incoming. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said a few months ago that a Biden administration would do the opposite, literally. That's what he said of what the Trump Administration has done when it comes to global outreach and engagement, and she has to She has to manage the road in which the president Trump called African countries and I can't say it on the air, but a better very bad word and hey, has offended so many countries in her goal will be to to reengage and get back in some of those things that the Trump administration got out of, including The World Health Organization to deal with the global pandemic, the economic consequences. The world is expected to go down by 5% next year in the economy, climate change and getting back in the climate change agreement, so multilateral approach is really what she is tasked with CBS News Foreign Affairs analyst Pamela Falk. Coming up talking to family about who's not coming to dinner. That's next on the CBS News weekend around up The CBS News weekend Round up is sponsored by LegalZoom. If you run a small business, you should use legalzoom to make sure you're set up for success. Go to legalzoom dot com to take care of your business needs and enter promo code security in the box it check out..
Trump pardons Michael Flynn, former national security advisor who admitted lying to FBI
"Granted a full pardon to former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. More from CBS has been Tracy retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn campaign long and hard for President Trump in 26. Team, But he lasted just 23 days as national security advisor fired by the president in 2017 for lying to the FBI and vice President Mike Pence about contact with the then Russian ambassador before the inauguration,
Fresh update on "national security adviser" discussed on Glenn Beck
"Military matters. I am formally announcing that we will implement President Trump's orders. The president's new defense chief, Chris Miller, made it. Official US will cut its forces in Afghanistan by half by January. 15th 2021 R forces their size in Afghanistan will be 2500 troops, Miller said. 500 troops will be leaving Iraq, bringing the total to 2500. There is well on Capitol Hill. The reaction was mixed. The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, Max Thornberry called it a mistake. The Democratic chairman Adam Smith, said he favored the cuts. National Security adviser Robert O'Brien said the president was fulfilling a campaign promise. President Trump ran on a promise to put a stop to America's endless wars. In February, the Trump Administration signed a deal with the Taliban to pull all U. S troops out by spring. Certain conditions were met. By May. It is President Trump's hope that they will all come home safely and in their entirety for military matters. The Pentagon Lucas Tomlinson, Fox News. Just so you know, you can listen at home by telling Alexa play knsd on my heart radio. Yeah, enjoy the stimulation. Okay, Okay. Okay, thanks. Baby can't wrestle. To talk to George Noory called the wild card line that 8185014109.
Michael Flynn's Family Thanks Trump For "Answering Our Prayers"
"Former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Despite Flynn's guilty plea tow line to the FBI about his Russia contacts. Flynn's family thank the president for quote, answering our prayers and the prayers of a nation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the pardon quote on active grave corruption and a brazen abuse of power. Earlier this year, Flynn requested to withdraw his guilty plea as his legal saga played out in federal court President Trump hinted at granting him a full pardon. He's gonna be okay. We're gonna be just fine. The Flynn pardon comes just months after the president commuted the sentence of his friend and former adviser Roger Stone. He was due to serve a 40 month sentence after his conviction on seven felony counts, including witness tampering and lying to Congress that Skylar Henry reporting with CBS News. After years of
Fresh update on "national security adviser" discussed on The Rush Limbaugh Show
"Reaffirming. The right of the people to have freedom of religion was not met well by our leftist friends. Ben rhodes remember him. he was the national security adviser. Under barack obama failed novelist. He majored in creative. Writing got his master's degree in creative writing. And by the time you graduate colleges you just be able to write but you gotta go back for three more years of study. Whenever probably really only got his job because his brother ran. Cbs news but he was up there and now he's in msnbc contributor because why not liberals fail up and they fail into into high paying jobs. He tweeted out upon the news of the supreme court. Decision quote the new illegitimate five to four skoda's majority overturning. A policy of to put more lives in danger happened to freedom of choice. What happened to that. They're only they're not really into freedom of choice. One thing one area only everything else. They want to restrict now in dissent. This is kind of funny and lets you know. Where the liberals on the court coming from justice sonia sotomayor added. I footnote the first page. This is her first footnote quote ironically due to the success of new york's public health measures. The diocese is no longer subject to the numerical caps on attendance. It seeks to enjoin. See brief blah blah blah yet. The court grants this application to ensure that should infection rates rise. Once again the governor will be unable to reimplement the very measures that have proven so successful at allowing the free and comparatively safe exercise of religion in new york. She's praising andrew cuomo governor andrew cuomo oversaw more deaths than most countries governor andrew cuomo's nursing homes killed ten to twenty thousand and we don't even know how many because they changed the way they counted things. It's really kind of a nice little shell game. Cuomo's up there really are like those guys playing three card monty in times square late at night constantly talking so you don't notice what their hands doing. Andrew cuomo issued the executive order on nursing homes and two months later he rescinded it two months later then on his book tour said i didn't. We never actually used that you did. Actually people acted accordingly in accordance with law governor but it took him two months to rescind it after. Thousands of deaths took them months to order. The subways to be sterilized every night. The subways petri dishes on wheels..
Democratic leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn
"President Trump has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in connection with Trump's Russia contacts before the inauguration. Flynn later tried to walk back that guilty plea, NPR's Ryan Lucas has more. Flynn became a rallying cry of sorts for Trump and his base and allies on the hill, who have felt that he was unjustly prosecuted. They welcomed this part. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a key ally of the president, for example, called this pardon of good move. Democrats. On the other hand, unsurprisingly declared this corrupt. The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, said that this was an abuse of the president's pardon power. He said that Trump is using it to reward his friends and political allies and protect those who lied to cover up for him. NPR's Ryan Lucas
Fresh update on "national security adviser" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka
"Still trying to convince us that white is black black. His wife, East is west North South, who was obstructing justice who was perverting justice for the last five or six years in America. Who are the villains? I mean by spying on Americans by spying on the presidential campaign. Trying to set up the new national security advisor. Second Day on the job. This is Andrew McCabe. Yeah, this is this is a This is a historical dirtbag. This is a This is certainly someone that should go down in our history books. Has a villain. Historical dirtbag. I'm writing that down because that's gonna be used on my show historical debt back. Where is the epicenter? People have to read your book. They have to see the movie We know we now know because Obama brief the acting attorney general on cross my hurricane. We know this went all the way to the top of spying on the on the on the president or the incoming president's team. Where is the epicenter? In all your research? All your work. I see Comey as as this this week of feet, man who is doing the bidding off John Brandon, the seed associate director who has been given the green light by Obama. What is your reading? The epicenter is it's Barack Obama these raw, very weak people. Very weak characters are very nasty and some of the very dumb when engine, Ikeda said things before. Like what we didn't know whether or not the president added stage was actually a Russian asset within his acting on the instructions of the Russian government, so either, he said. Is an absolute moron, or he's corrupt to the core. Neither one are good. But these are all extremely weak people There is there is there is repeatedly isn't there a peculiar admixture off ignorance and arrogance? The idea that this FBI agent would be that stroke and page FBI agent FBI lawyer both married would be having an affair and would be texting each other about these smell of Trump voters in West Virginia. But doing so on the government phones. It doesn't that speak. Two to a new arrogance and ignorance combined. Yeah, and it's also people tell us how wonderful actually the, uh how wonderful The FBI actually is. Even people might meant that Went overboard here. There are mistakes made. This is what time did you all right? What would you hear people saying like, But when the FBI claims that they actually protect American citizens, it's becoming increasingly difficult. At this point to believe it to know that people like Andrew McCabe get to become deputy director of the FBI talkto us If you will. We've got a couple of minutes left in this segment that but leaves here for the whole hour. Follow him right now. Lee Smith, D c. Who? The heroes who is you know we had we played cash, Mattel chief investigator But who was he working for in Congress is working for Congressman Devane. Nana's. He was credited him..
Trump Announced Pardon for Michael Flynn in Thanksgiving Eve Tweet
"That that retired retired Army Army General General Michael Michael Flynn Flynn should should never never have have been been prosecuted prosecuted a a presidential presidential pardon pardon President President Trump Trump has has officially officially granted granted a a full full pardon pardon to to his his former former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Saying in a tweet. I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving. I think he's a hero of the general back in 2017, the retired Army general pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Despite that, the Justice Department led by Attorney General William Barr, moved to drop its own case. Suggesting Flynn was entrapped into lying when interviewed by agents. Skylar reporting Flynn thanking his supporters and family on Twitter tweeted God bless family
Trump Pardons Michael Flynn
"That after he pardoned. Michael flynn is x. National security adviser flint pleaded guilty in two thousand seventeen too long the fbi about his contacts within russian ambassador sergei kislyak. It was one of the first major courtroom. Victories for special counsel robert muller but about a year ago flint tried to withdraw that guilty plea. His attorneys argued that he'd been trapped by people like fired. Fbi agent. peter struck fox's kristen fisher house intelligence committee chairman democrat. Adam schiff who helped lead the impeachment inquiry says the president has repeatedly abused the pardon power to protect. Oh soup covered up for
Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Who Pleaded Guilty To Lying About Russia Contact
"Trump Trump pardons pardons former former national national security security adviser adviser Michael Michael Flynn, Flynn, Despite Despite Flynn's Flynn's guilty guilty plea plea to to lying lying to to the the FBI FBI about about his his Russia Russia contacts. contacts. Yes, Yes, that's that's right. Walker up. Flynn lasted just 23 days as national security advisor fired in 2017 for lying to the FBI. And Vice President Mike Pence about contact with the event. Russian ambassador Before the inauguration, Flynn told the FBI he never advised the Russians not to retaliate against sanctions imposed by the outgoing Obama administration. But the FBI had tapes of Flynn doing just that.
Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn
"Observers have long expected President Trump today wiped clean the record of former national security adviser General Michael Flynn. President Trump has often made clear how he feels about the prosecution and conviction of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. I think he's a hero of the general Today. He did something about it. CBS is Natalie brand President Trump announced on Twitter that he has granted a full pardon to his former national security adviser, General Michael Flynn. Flynn tried to rescind his 2017 plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. Larry Sabako is the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. It isn't a surprise because Flynn, in Trump's view, was the victim as much as he Woz of the Mueller investigation, the investigation into the foreign events that resulted in several convictions of people. Close to Trump. I'm Wendy Gillette. The pardon drew quick condemnation from the head of the House Intelligence Committee, Burbank Democrat Adam Schiff talked to KNX. It's another terrible abuse of power by the president. He came into office acting like an organized crime figure, and he leaves office in the same way. Determined to use his power to protect and reward his friends. Those who lie on his behalf. And still seeking to punish his enemies, so another true to form action by the president. But another body blow is well to the rule of law shift points out that the president himself said he fired Flynn. Because he had lied to the vice president shift says he expects more pardons to come during Mr Trump's final weeks in office,
Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
"Pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. A B. C's Andy Field has more. It's the latest case of President Trump, using his pardon power for a high profile friend. Mr. Trump had fired Michael Flynn as his national security advisor after Flynn admitted he lied to the FBI about contacts with Russia before President Trump took office. The president has claimed Flynn's case was part of what he called a rush a witch hunt against him. President
Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn
"Observers have long expected President Trump Today wide clean the record of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump has often made clear how he feels about the prosecution and conviction of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. I think he's a hero. With the general Today. He did something about it. CBS is Natalie brand President Trump announced on Twitter that he has granted a full pardon to his former national security adviser, General Michael Flynn. Flynn tried to rescind his 2017 plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. Larry Sabako is the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. It isn't a surprise because Flynn, in Trump's view, was the victim as much as he Woz of the Mueller investigation, the investigation into the foreign events that resulted in several convictions of people. Close to Trump.
Michael Flynn: Trump pardons ex-national security adviser
"Trump critic a full pardon to his former national security adviser on twitter. The president said quote. It is my great honor to announce the general michael. Flynn has been granted a full pardon. Congratulations to general. Flynn and his wonderful family. I know you will now have a truly fantastic thanksgiving kristen fisher. Flynn had been charged with lying to the fbi. During the russia investigation he tried to withdraw a guilty plea and the justice department later asked the case. Be dismissed. federal. Judge emmet sullivan had balked at both of those
Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
"Pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Pardon comes three years after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the transition from the Obama administration. This past May Attorney General Bar sought to drop the case, saying Flynn's lives were not material to a legitimate counterintelligence investigation. The court was suspicious of bars motives and appointed a retired judge to evaluate the request, who then accused the Justice Department of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power. All that drama ends with the president's pardon announced on Twitter. Erin
Trump grants 'full pardon' to Michael Flynn
"Granted a full pardon to his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. As NPR's Ryan Lucas reports, Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. During the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president announced his decision on Twitter. He congratulated Flynn and his family and said they will now have a quote. Truly fantastic Thanksgiving. Pardon brings an end of Lynn's long running legal saga. He pleaded guilty in 2017 the line to the FBI about his contacts with Russia and cooperated with investigators. But last year, Flynn reversed course and proclaimed his innocence. He claimed he was set up by the FBI, and he tried to withdraw his guilty plea. The Justice Department then sought to drop its case against him, although a federal judge refused to do so immediately and the matter has remained tied up in court. The case is Moz now that Flynn has received a full presidential pardon. Ryan
China's President Xi Jinping sends delayed congratulations to Biden
"Xi Jinping's has reached out to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory, saying He's hoping to manage differences and focus on cooperation between the two by tweet President Donald Trump announces he is pardoned. A former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and Mr Trump by phone to a handful of Pennsylvania legislator says he won all the swing states by a lot. His words, the claim without any foundation
Trump pardons Michael Flynn, former national security advisor who admitted lying to FBI
"Out of President Trump's sudden announcement today that he is pardoning Michael Flynn, the retired general and former national security adviser who twice pled guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia. Your CBS is Ben Tracy. Former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, received his part in via tweet late this afternoon, President Trump saying Flynn can now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving. Yes, that's right. Lock her up. Flynn lasted just 23 days as national security advisor fired in 2017 for lying to the FBI. And vice President Mike Pence about contact with the event. Russian ambassador Before the inauguration, Flynn told the FBI he never advised the Russians not to retaliate against sanctions imposed by the outgoing Obama administration. But the FBI had tapes of Flynn doing just that. He pled guilty, then later tried to change his plea. President Trump has long claimed Flynn was
Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
"President Trump doing something that he's hinted about. For months. He's granted a full pardon to his first national security adviser, one of the first casualties of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Jordan comes three years after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. During the transition from the Obama administration. This past May Attorney General Bar sought to drop the case, saying Flynn's lies were not material to a legitimate counterintelligence investigation. The court was suspicious of bars motives and appointed a retired judge to evaluate the request, who then accused the Justice Department of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power. All that drama ends with the president's pardon announced on
Trump pardons Flynn despite guilty plea in Russia probe
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting Michael Flynn is pardoned by president Donald Trump the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn was ended Wednesday as president Donald Trump announced he has granted Flynn a pardon Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about discussions with then Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition from the Obama to trump administrations on Twitter trump wrote congratulations to Jen Flynn and his wonderful family I know you will now have a truly fantastic thanksgiving Flynn is the second trump associate convicted in the Russia probe to be granted clemency by trump in July trump commuted the sentence of long time confidante Roger stone just days before he was to report to prison Mike Rossio Washington
What do we know about Joe Bidens cabinet?
"Us president donald trump was never going to react to losing the two thousand and twenty election gracefully us. President donald trump has never reacted to anything gracefully as we go to air trump continues to insist that he's crack. Legal team are going to unveil conclusive evidence of monstrous voter fraud any day. Now although on current form trump's personal attorney rudolph giuliani clearly. Clearly voter fraud easily. Provable seems just as likely to unveil the heron he has appointed his deputy however earlier this week trump or whoever priced his sweaty phone from his. Tony hands grudgingly tweeted that the us general services administration the body which oversees presidential transitions should do what needs to be done. This will make life somewhat. Easier for president elect joe biden. Who will now have access to government funding office space senior officials and intelligence briefings among other things. It also means that he can name his cabinet with increasing confidence. Very possibly because president-elect biden has wanted to emphasize legitimacy in the face of the incumbents ongoing tantrum vis-a-vis the election results. We've learned a lot quite early about the administration. He intends to lead from january twentieth. Is a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure. It's a team that reflects the fact that america is back ready to lead the world not retreat from it once again. Sit at the head of the table. We will come presently to who. And what is in biden's cabinet but at least as significant things being as they recently have been is who and what is not biden has not at least as of this broadcast awarded any government position to any obvious crooks crepes clowns ding bats. Yahoos griffis spivs cracks. He's own ghastly children or they idiot husbands but wild president-elect biden does have the advantage of a low bar to climb over. It doesn't mean that he's choices are excused scrutiny especially those pertaining to foreign policy on the grounds that. Us foreign policy often has a way of becoming of the people's domestic reality president. Trump's first secretary of state was to put it charitably unorthodox unorthodox choice. I'm not here to represent the united states government's interest. I'm not here to to did norm. Norma here to criticize it. That's that's not what i do. I'm businessman. Rex tillerson a career oil. Baron wants personally awarded. Russia's order a friendship medal by president vladimir putin president-elect to biden could scarcely have made a moral docs pick as america's top diplomat. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil service. That's where they come in. I've witnessed their passion their energy their courage up close. Antony blinken is a career foreign policy. Boffin who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the presidency of barack obama with national security advisor trump also tried to be a bit left field. He named lieutenant. General mcmaster a serving soldier and actually not a ridiculous choice. Mcmaster is a smart serious and sensible man and all of those reasons fell out with trump. who replaced him with incorrigible. Neo-con head banger. John bolton who only looksmart serious and sensible when standing next to donald trump but this arrangement proved unworkable. Good to everyone. I'm paul affairs. We are coming on the air right now with our breaking news just moments ago. President trump tweeting that he has asked his national security adviser. John bolton to resign. Joe biden has named jake sullivan. I pledge to you. And to the american people that i will work relentlessly in service of the mission you have given us to keep our country and our people safe to advance our national interests and to defend our values who was the president-elect's national security adviser when the president-elect was vice president he also helped negotiate the nuclear deal with iran from which trump famously flounced trump's first. Us ambassador to the united nations was not a completely absurd choice former south carolina governor nikki. Haley he's second ambassador to the. Un was a completely absurd choice. Prodigious republican donut kelly craft. It could actually have been worse. Trump wanted to appoint his daughter. Ivanka but griped that he would be accused of nepotism. I've heard i've already vodka. I've heard how good woody vodka the people that know. There's nothing to do with nepotism. But i want to tell you the people that know no that evacuate would be dynamite about You know then. Be accused of nepotism if you can believe it right. This was accurate in as much as demanding money from bank tellers. Gunpoint can lead one to be accused of armed robbery. I want to say to you. America is back. multi-lateralism is back. Diplomacy is back.
"national security adviser" Discussed on World News Analysis
"The economy to business and technology today covers regional and international issues that affect China and the world jeep up to date with today they get speaker with the day I feel very much grateful for providing jumps for me to communicate to the world and China's China's progress in China's accomplishment and also China's rich cultural heritage and of course China's desire to integrate delve into the international community. I believe today day open the window as well as built breach between people in China and the world. You're listening to world today. I'm joing KRISTALINA. Chiaki UvA is poised to succeed Christine Lagarde as managing director of the IMF after the board of the washington-based multilateral lender said on Monday. She was too so contender for the job. The sixty six year old Bulgarian served as Chief Executive of the World Bank since early two thousand seventeen for more on this we are now joined on the line by Dr Hans Peter Berkoff Professor Esser and chair of the banking and funds department at University of Home Heim in Germany so good evening. Thanks for joining us. I mean I oh tell us more about Kristalina Yogi elasticity well. She's a very interesting person who played many different roles in life she did grew up in communist this Bulgaria and just being professor and teaching there but very only had a keen interest on typically personally seemingly environmental class who put out a PhD see this on environment policies and I just think and then when the eastern counties did open up to the world they did use a child's anti I in science but then in politics and international institutions the global world so they got something like a second socialization so it's very competent person person to person that's got lots of experience said it'd be great diplomat which is maybe very important and to act. We've got grown tension to have somebody who's really bringing people together but I'm s longtime a World Bank official. I guess she's more experienced in developments than in dinning was perhaps the financial initial troubles in Advanced Countries how my dad effect is work with. I'm not sure really too because he's got lots of experience. He played the very important role in European Union about associate dealt also with developed countries and she's got this strong focus on environment environmental questions so who brings in a whole sad of competence so I would not be a fair that the city doesn't know much about if he's tough enough sometimes have to be in the F. I don't know but on the other hand even if I'm too has to be tough on the country's policy trying to help. Maybe she's easier to to tells US Polisena soft way bring people to accept it then somebody who just says these conditions are don't get any help so maybe there's kind of a diplomatic automatic. Approach might be better than I am. I know many countries had problems with them very unhappy about interference and maybe she can get this tangent a little bit lower. Her Vegas Challenges Ahead Against this backdrop of global economic slowdown well. I think they're still L. Debt crisis roaming in some countries and these debt crisis canopy sold is key economic economy in the in many countries slows don especially in southern Europe so I'm afraid if that problem is still on the table and might come back on the table urgently in the next two years and I guess guess another biggest challenge for her would be Argentina because abreast and Mauricio Macri is likely to be replaced by the populist challenger Bertel commanders in the upcoming election and finance help said he will seek to renegotiate the agreement with the IMF any idea how he's going to do doc personally I haven't but I I'm sure solutions whereas a substance remains and that's what's missing scale really take take care for us you can take away the substance of reforms which embedded in these kind of measures and on the other hand to give something to Miss President Mockery sorry to tooth found this becomes president and in the way that he can show something to the public those thoughts that he's got some success of the populist again. This might be either Argentina's in africom speaking with a little bit. The global community doesn't look so closed Argentina's so they'll might be easier to find it might be to find a compromise to give something but on the other end to receive something might be good for both I am. F- because there's some of the ball and for Argentina yes but actually we know there have long been some critics Somalian the Argentine public on both the skill and design alone and actually actually not only in Argentina. Many people are criticizing that. IMF's programs often calls for fiscal tightening that will push the economy into recession session so the argued that the IMF is actually hurting the country's that claims to help. I mean from your perspective. How how do you look at. IMF approach is is especially with regard to his guilty of. I didn't see that she would deviate from this policy. I didn't read anything about that. She's got different approach more soft approach okay so in substance. I think it will remain the same inform might be good might become easier so that might be ways to make the same pame measures look more complacent and maybe there's some might be some soft or some sweetness through my introducing. These kind of policy is teen. Pop tapped zapped if it's enough or if you stay in this criticism also. I'm I don't know but as I said great diplomat might help to get things through in a way that those par both sides prophet and that for both sides acceptable see thank you Dr Hans Feeder Berkow professor and chair of the banking and Finance Department at University University of Hometime in Germany coming up Jonah scraps foreign investment quotas on stock and bond markets. This is world today. Stay with us. Hi this is taken the today's show extra local and international perspectives on China's canonic and business issues having been in law government and finance in the United States. I find China's economic political evolution fascinates and hope you do. 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"national security adviser" Discussed on World News Analysis
"You're listening to the world today. I'm joing the incoming European Commission President Salah Vonda Lyon has named her choices for the the European Union's new top team the people were on her list face some difficult challenges including handling the UK's exit from the twenty eight nation blog and a fight against climate change. The team will be the most gender diverse in European Union. His free was thirteen women and fourteen men Mon the Lion Promise to spearheaded geopolitical commission that will be a guardian for unilateralism she will officially replaced Commission Preston John Claude Juncker on November the first for more we are now joined on the line. Dr George to Gablers director of EU China programs and senior research fellow was International Center for European integration and so Dr Golfers. What's your takeaway from Monday alliance list of new European Union commissioners and were there any surprises. Thank you for having me to start with. I think it's important to focus on the nationality of the commissioner itself. I think that we are talking about the German lead Europe and this is now a R. N. evidence from the moment that person favored by America will succeed Mister there you go in the European Commission and at the same time you're talking about potential star prizes we should. I focus on the stop. Tzakda European the United States and the states themselves are the ones to make the decisions so in that regard they of the European Commission will be birthing but we're not to be the most important one in the EU forming furnishing policy making. I don't think that there are any surprises the prizes I think that UPN Commission will act according to plan but the experience from the last year suggest ask that Germany does not really have a vision about Europe and therefore. I'm not very optimistic that the official targets and tasks would be met in the next five years and then what do you see as the major tasks facing this new team you commissioner has got lot that she runs said it'll be in the union to protect the principal's seventy letters and free trade and most most important priority of course would be to how to deal with. Brexit brexit happened and obviously than Grayson crisis which is not openly discussed discussed right now in Europe. You certainly tolerance for the new a commissioner and a new cabinet ambassadors. I I think that also goes into relations with the economy. After nine. Socioeconomic crisis would be on the agenda and in regard I I expect the doctor commissioners on their the people of the German commission there too sexy meat and you're trying to work worked together in order to gain with all these challenges and or the input unpredictability in world affairs coming mainly from President Trump Phil Hogan has been nominated as the US new trade chief and immediately after his nomination he hit out at President Dole and forms trade policies and said he would try to make the US president see the Arafat's waves and abandoned some of the reckless behavior in relation to his relationship with China and describing Lina European Union as a security risk. So what can we expect in terms of ease future trade policy very very nice statements from the whole the whole gun thing. The question is asked to what extent he can bear shred president trump for that. This is the case indeed because the experience seems two thousand seventeen suggests that the president trump he's Zenda and therefore it is very talk sports team to change course in that regard. I started his unit. He's saying of course the European Union way attempt to sold auto American presidents dot the principles of them went out and free three should be preserved but it is not clear how American President will behave in the next month. I don't think that there is anyone in Europe right now who he's able to debate whether the American president wind impose tariffs or not it because you're the dime sent some threats then Jesus he's minding. It's not clear what will happen but certainly being human also on there as soon Hogan with them preserve their principles. I think that it's so so important for the European Union to act in accordance to the two thousand eighteen agreement understanding between President trump and for you commissioner as you care generally speaking these he's helping the bilateral relationship despite the current difficulties in Thailand and on the tariffs on I mean if the US designed to slap APP tariffs on all the incoming parts by mid-november because he judged that the the automotive imports are a threat to national security if America decided to do that how might Europe respond to that move well. I think that the next week's will be critical because most important the objective of the union will be to prevent American praising imposing those those targets. I'm saying this because the experience this the this is perseverance because the topics that you just this Gospel where I phone divy the American phrase then the first of two thousand and nineteen so very Steve Kerr possibility that will not happen but each other and in the end. I think that's when react the same way so I seem likely will take place acid is happening with with aside. I think that the union to do that and to the car and stages often relations suggest that these perfect will happen again. He does not invaders of the European Union to do that by contrast what he's interested in the interest of the European Union used to see to what extent you can reach a compromise with president trump in order to prevent that kind of and there is an agreement which was signed the inaugural thing in Washington. DC about the expert so American beef to Europe's instant but personally believe east more American. Eh exports to the Union can happen then possibly be American president will be interested in postponing again then the Palest- against the union so I mean we know the US and Japan are actually discussing this kind of deal where the agricultural market access traded for some industrial tariff reductions and the promise of immunity from the Auto Levy is steaming that Europe will likely to negotiate some similar alert on agreements was the US what is very good question is personal but at the same time if we look at the timetable. I think that more more time is required for this and what is happening right now. In the European Union the European Parliament needs to vote for the new commissioners. Ah Star Trek assuming universe in November and November means we only have twelve months and things they knew American eventual that election so I don't think that the time for company chance you've reached between the United States and union or very few already very good in interest of glasses but taking into account especially from 2021 words but it's interim deal with domestic politics I don't I don't think that we should be optimistic in that regard and also Margaret the vast sugar that you use compitition chief will be promoted to ex executive vice president with with an expanded bow in charge of regulating US tech companies and she has been dubbed the Tax Lady by President Trump trump and has done a shout record competition finds to Google how to read von Alliance choice for for this position. I think this this appointment is in line with the general priorities of the European Union to see how you can possibly benefit economically. Tony by the engagement off read these companies in the international market. these said disagreement between the European Union ending the United States was also using research and during the recent g seven summit in France so I expect that it'll be union again and will be cremated to preserve its own principles and not in in that regard it is here that the union is not AH anyone they're interested to make imperfectly sensors food the United States to extend that those concessions do harm harm its own interested in personally opened market more for the United States but not the kind of contentions because coast American phrase threatening European with tariffs so I expect continuity in that regard and I think that this is generally speaking a line the von Dhillon has promised that the next European Commission will be geopolitical and Guardian for multilateralism and she said her commission would quote though the partnership with the United States definer relations with a more self assertive China and be a reliable neighbour wash. What should we make of these starting with the second point out the Gardner from what I think that the European Union imposed doc regard would act I after he from last year's Copa to collaborate with other countries across the northern to foster international cooperation but as far as you are concerned I would be a AH pessimistic regarding future off you know being union again. Rookie ought to be experienced from the US eat. These overuse of the European Union cannot play three year geopolitical road because the general commitment to defense affairs remain remain at large early meted now as far as China he's going to get a union Rawlins to grow appropriate with China but also it's own agenda which sees you connectivity agenda program. I think that the European Union and wants more access to the Chinese market. There's some other negotiations between the two sides and I think they knew cabinet in brasses with implement that these addenda now another challenge is important concern related to the potential enlargement selfish thing Europe up and boy comes out. This is not practically only James. Duh host the European Union and the main reason. I'm saying these that name when Birkin countries share the comply with sorry to interrupt to you Mr Dr Georgia Gulf is director of e you Jonah programs.
"national security adviser" Discussed on World News Analysis
"US President Donald Trump has announced the departure of his heart art line National Security Adviser on Boston falling several strong disagreements between the two men President Trump said he would appoint Bolton's replacement next week Bolton offer a different story to the one presented by the US president tweeting quote. I offered to resign last night and president trump said let's let's talk. Let's talk about it tomorrow. Joe Bolton was trump's stirred national security advisor Falling Michael Flynn and HR McMaster as a bone enforce policy hulk Walton has disagreed with the president on issues such as Yvonne North Korea and Afghanistan for more on those. We're now joined in the studio by issue tyndall our chief political analyst so she knew all surprised by this news five orden's son departure not a completely first of all. Ram joined button is really issue of time because it has been in the news of like a president trump of thinking the of firing join button is really about when and secondly I think the only surprising issue probably is yeah. I mean not that surprising the twitter again right the talk to each other but a steel trump who decided to announce the news filter couldn't tell us more about the contacts for the various areas that boughten and trump disagreed that out merely led to his departure. Yes this join. Monte is knowing as hot lender some people to call him extremists in people describe him as someone who is looking at the map to look for the country that the US has not yet bomb so he's a strong advocate to launch a war against Iran biscuit he at that you know like a in three months of time. We can't completely take takeover of Iran so we can destroy all the nuclear facilities as whatever over there and also over North Korean nuclear issue his idea is instead of supporting trump to continue the negotiation and dialogue with North Korean leadership. His idea is like he talked offer. Libya model basically is like the the handover of all the nuclear materials materials from North Korea. Remember would happen to two Libyan leader Qaddafi bisque. The leader was killed after he handed over all the nuclear material due to the Western countries and also you know he talked about how it would be to topple the government in Venezuela but the prude food is not that easy and failed to achieve that goal. I think all these have contributed to his departure and I think that trump simply simply wants to reach a deal with Iran leadership with North Korean leadership or Taliban. That's his style. He'll want to solve the problem palm through you say maximum pressure or dialogue but not warm boughten is awful war but I mean there was a time when important was very influential president's foreign policy him that push for the president to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and to withdraw from the treaty tweety and to go to Venezuela advocate a coup over president module but asked him said we've seen over the last several months study have been more and more disagreements on many. FDIC shoes what what's behind those changes were think first of all there is like a whole far you can push ray of course have played a very important role in helping being president trump making a hotline decisions in terms of the each nuclear issue over the Venezuela situation over there but the problem is like if you push too hard the president trump would feel are obviously uncomfortable because after all he's not looking for a war in Iran because of him same overseas battles for him is a he's a cost is too costly and also is not in the interest of the United States hit the rudder withdraw all troops from the Middle East because for him. There's no point to her for fighting any war over there so for him yes he wants to solve the Iranian nuclear show but not through war maybe through sanctions or maximum pressure and secondly remember because of his hotline position addition because of his the boat and straightforward talks either to the media all over the conference in. He sometimes acted like he's as a secretary of state. Is that Mike Pompeo so this created opt to say some. I happy feelings between the two the people. US media even reported that to the were on at last days on the terms of not speaking to each other so remember pompeo is very loyal to President President trump trump. Obviously trust a Pompeo so those people at just as you know trump's added. Many people in my administration don't agree. Are you with John. Bolton not only me but also my people so that's one more resume to push him away but I mean looking back a what do you make of John Importance in impact on Americans foreign policy where didn't make the most difference I think because of the presence Sir of joined Bolton you see at one point of time there was almost a with Iran trump older the airstrike against Iran forces but in his own words just to be like ten minutes to go for the order to be effective. He called off the older so you see how dangerous is remember. Iran is not Iraq. If there's a wall you can say the will last like a God knows how many years remember Afghanistan. US hasn't been fighting for eighteen years and for the Iranians the big regional power they have a big influence in this region and did not have this of course the in the sense of like official military troops but also there's a revolutionary originally troops but also the support of many non-government organisations military organizations either in Lebanon or Syria or Iraq doc so that would be out of a very very difficult not to crack for the United States if there's a wall that would be costly that would be a a big big invite a burden on the shoulder of president trump so he called it off and I think when he looked back probably is sold the effects of John Bolton too much facts probably are his raking process so I'm in view this as a positive development in terms of US foreign policy positive from that's why you do see celebration for example experts on the issue experts experts on the current issue those experts that do celebrate the departure of John Bolton say at least a now. We are relieved because there's not going. I'm to be a war in the dealer is not going to be a war in the Persian Gulf War with the Iranians so people do see that people know oh you know it's like there's a in the right warning. Now is off at least the problem we were still there but people see yes there would be more talks probably back and forth and still there will be challenges ahead were difficult had but at least people are pretty sure there won't be a war at least least in the short time period of time. We'll be any changes in a way that form station conducts foreign policy moving ahead good point. I think it was the departure of joint boughten a a president trump will go ahead. Probably it's easier for him to restart the negotiation with say for example North Korea leadership and and even with some progress that's possible because of less opposition out within his administration remember at the very beginning in the uh-huh were beginning in Singapore for the first summit between trump and his northern part can join that took I stopped very first summit almost sabotaged by joined Bolton and also joined Bolton talk about this model that Tur- has greatly angered at the North Korean leader leadership basically if you re to the North Korean media the singled out join boughten to be left outside for the future discussion this I've joined bought in basically the idea is John Balding in their if join boating is with the team. AM is very difficult to make any progress and also people blame joined Baltin for the failure in a second Islamic Hanoi between trump and the conjoined conjoined because on the on the list on list of the names John was on there but at the last minute to bond showed up and so a summit failed and then naturally people blame him because his heart lung views on North Korea so with his departure hopefully we will see some progress in terms of US North Korea relationship and also probably the resolve of resolving of this nuclear issue in with Iran. Now what about Afghanistan foam himself said the talks is Taliban are now dead. This is a bait unclear because the trump said it. You know it's like okay. This is the end for solving this problem for negotiation but still people see that that's also proudly adorned Bolton was against the idea and the chief negotiator of the trump administration addition I guess you know him and other officials were continued to push for the idea for the dialogue Easter with the government all you do uh in a different framework for example with the government and also with the presence for Taliban officials how that instead of having a dialogue August loan with Afghanistan with Taliban officials so we don't know whatever happened but in general we can what we can get these like the you know. I think the US law is clear by military force alone they will not be able to solve this. Afghan issue and also it would not be easy for them to withdraw their troops unless there's agreement in one form or another and trump said he will announce a successor next week any any idea who might be on his list is a difficult one because right now it's joined Bolton was replaced by hates the deputy this guy is also considered it even more extreme than joined. Bolton hit talked publicly about a nuclear war Celica if it's about the death of more than one hundred million people probably is too costly for the US or Russia to too busy shoulder this burden but you've if we talk if we were talking about the death of millions of people like to millions of thoughts are like a US Russia. Yes they can accept it that it kind of result so this is itself is shocking. You talk about nuclear war. There's a very few probably choices right now because the if if you look at the traditional strategic thinkers all the military officials the AMMO. I don't think there's interest to work to join the trump administration because of this uncertainty because you never know you will be fired on twitter and also if you disagree with the president is avert difficult for you to have the position probably for more than a year. Thank you should enjoy.
"national security adviser" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"MSNBC's as the oath available now wherever you get your podcasts a former Russian asset ed who had been living in the Washington area has been moved to a secret location after his role as an informant to our country came to light this week New York Times reported the man who was one of the most important assets was a key to their conclusion in fact that Putin himself ordered the two thousand sixteen meddling into our election the source was extracted from the Kremlin in twenty seventeen the Times puts it in in perspective and we quote the move brought to an end the career of one of the CIA is most important sources it also effectively blinded American Intelligence Agency officials to the view from inside Russia as they saw clues about Kremlin interference in the two thousand eighteen midterm elections and next year's presidential contest Russian state media today identified this potential source said he did work for the Russian government but downplayed the role he had here for more Frank Trigg Caluzzi former FBI assistant director notably for Counter Intelligence and Michael Schmidt Pulitzer Prize winning Washington correspondent for the New York Times Franken in order to have practiced counterintelligence for as many years as you did. It means knowing a lot about intelligence how valuable would would someone like this have been to US Brian. This is the kind of human source that you can go an entire career. The end never be exposed to to have someone that's called a recruitment place at this level reportedly with access to Vladimir. Putin's office is exceptionally rare and Americans through this unfortunate leak are getting very rare. Glimpse of the human stakes involved this human in being risked. His life risked his family to work for our team for the United States and reportedly among the information he provided was information detailing Putin's direct involvement in Russian interference with our two thousand sixteen presidential election Putin's personal final desire to see trump win. That's the kind of thing that Americans need to understand. People who've never read people in the Senate and the House who've never read the mother report who write it off laugh it off as something insignificant need to understand the human toll and the human side and this story it depicts that in in great detail Michael Schmidt does this first of all the warning from Robert Muller at the hearing about their current meddling thing in our political process was one of the few things that came through from that day that sound bite may be the most repeated in our media media second. The loss of this asset. Has it added to the view. The government types you talked to that are preparation for their interference in twenty twenty is either flat footed or straight up hampered. Well whatever information the government had in twenty 2016 that got them to that conclusion that Putin had played a role in trying to tip the scales for trump will not be they're coming into the next selection and that just means that the intelligence community will be at a huge disadvantage as they try and figure out what is actually going on around the election and that means that they'll have to rely more on intercepts that means that they'll have to go out and find sources but developing source like this takes a very very long time. It's not just something they can just go out and get so my sense is that coming in two thousand twenty they will be flying blind in a way that they weren't in twenty 2016 because if you remember back to that period of time after trump got elected the intelligence community came out with this document it was such specific information and he tells you meeting put its full weight behind this document and you sort of understand why they did that if they had such a good source so so frank for our viewers who have not read into the depths of this story it's reported this asset was close enough to Putin physically and in his political Michael Orbit to have taken photos of the papers on Putin's desk having established that Mike just use the expression flying blind..
"national security adviser" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Even while Bolton was still serving in the post today White House spokesman Hogan Gidley echoed the President's explanation for John Bolton's departure John Bolton's priorities policies don't line up with the president's and any sitting president has the right to put someone in that position that can carry out his agenda that became no longer tenable so the president made a change Hogan Gidley in the driveway a reminder they do have a briefing room there some great and detailed reporting out tonight. I takes advantage of a deeply leaky. White House to point out the tensions between Bolton and the President Washington Post is on the board with this Bolton did not like like trump's repeated meetings with Kim Jong UN and had argued against directly meeting with Iranian officials. He also did not like the president's repeated insistence that Russia rejoined the Group of Seven nations it had been reported that one of Bolton's main adversaries in the administration is that Man Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a smiling Elaine pompeo talked about bolden during a White House briefing held in the actual briefing room that the now former national security advisor was supposed to attend himself itself less than an hour after trump's announcement the presence entitled to the staff that he wants that at any moment this he should have people trust trust and values and whose efforts and judgments benefit him and delivering American Foreign Policy if there were many times in basketball than disagreed. That's to be sure we're you blindsided unsighted by what occurred today. I'm never surprised the times right. The Pot writes that pompeo quote has proved more adept apt at managing the president and subordinating his views to Mr Trump's while Mr Bolton kept pushing his beliefs even after they were rejected Mr Pompeo. Ao did not see Mr Bolton as a team player but as someone who undermined the president's policies and politico is reporting for months the Fox News Channel Host Tucker Carlson and have been lobbying President Donald Trump to fire John Bolton and frequently told trump that Bolton not only wasn't on his team but was using the news media the against him that would be something approaching full circle for John Bolton who came to trump's attention initially because of his frequent appearances on Fox News ultimately. I think our objective should be to overthrow the regime in Tehran. I think the only diplomatic option left is to end the regime team in North Korea question. How do you know that the North Korean regime is lying answer. Their lips are moving but then came this once Bolton was was on trump's team signed up trump often referred to Bolton's aggressive stance on national security issues. John Bolton is absolutely talk is up to him. He'd take on the whole world at one time. I have John Bolton who I would definitely say is the Hawk and I have other people that are on the other side of the equation. The jugs very good you. John is a his strong views and things but that's okay. I actually temper John. which is pretty amazing isn't it? Nobody nobody thought that was gonNA. I'm the one that tempers him but that's okay. Bolton's departure puts him at the end of a very long and growing roster of trump officials who have hi there been ousted or resign since the beginning of this still young presidency Deputy National Security Adviser Charles Kupperman is taking over Bolton's job Bob on an interim basis which brings us to our leadoff discussion on a Tuesday night Philip Rucker Pulitzer Prize winning White House Bureau chief for The Washington Post Jeremy Jeremy Bash former chief of staff at the CIA and the Pentagon as well as former counsel to the House Intel Committee and Kimberly Atkins senior Washington correspondent for WBZ Boston's NPR news station. Welcome to you all fill. I'd like to begin with you just tonight. Tucker Carlson by the way is quoted it s calling this a great day for America and saying of Bolton. He's a man of the left. What is your after Action Report. Was this loyalty problems or leaks. Was this outside voices or actual policy Brian. It's a basically all of the above of and by the time bolden left the administration the list of his detractors of the people inside the administration who did did not admire him was quite long at it included clued by the way the first lady and the Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney trump and Bolton have disagreed from really the beginning of this relationship especially on North Korea but also on Afghanistan on Iran on other issues the problem for trump in recent weeks however is that Bolton's disagreements increasingly became publicly tone through media reports Bolton of course denies that he has leaked those sorts of details but it bothered the president that the the disputes that these discussions they were having especially on Afghanistan those peace talks with the Taliban. We're coming into full view and there was really a breakdown in the way that the national security apparatus of the administration was Working Bolton in the final weeks. According to my colleagues reporting at the post was not even on speaking terms with the secretary of state. Mike Pompeo you and trump saw that as a real problem and started to really resent Bolton. I talked to a senior administration official former official earlier today who said that Bolton. We're really acted like a big shot in the White House. He had a big entourage. His aides were more loyal to him than to the president himself and the president on ultimately just got sick of Bat Jeremy Bash two points here number one. This is hardly the first time we've seen tension between two powerful jobs in the modern era national security advisor advisor in the White House Henry Kissinger and Secretary of state point number two is an example from Rand Paul of some of the reaction today. Let's listen together together with John Bolton out of the White House. The threat of war around the world is greatly diminished. President really does want to end the war in Afghanistan. I think he could but he needs people around him. Who Support Division. He's putting forward so Jeremy after all this. Do you think this marks any change in direction direction on policy for this presidency well. I think the president makes it up as he goes along the you know he he improvises foreign policy. There's is no doctrinal northstar no foreign policy goal he's driving towards and so for that reason John Bolton who very much came out of the doctrinal school of being a muscular internationalist really favored military intervention in the context of Iran did not like cozying up to Putin did not like the bromance with Kim Jong Hoon and obviously was very wary of doing a peace deal with the Taliban that would remove US troops in intelligence professionals from Afghanistan during the nine nine eleven anniversary week and so they're really this. This clash in some ways was inevitable and I think it shows you the extent of the chaos the extent the dysfunction and these are critically important jobs because Donald Trump is very lucky. We have not had a major national security crisis a no kidding getting full blown crisis in attack on the homeland or some significant military confrontation and when that happens you need professionals around you can get give you oh the honest facts and the best advice Jeremy. I was thinking earlier tonight. We have a look at one of the testing sessions for what we're going to see tomorrow evening. this is after all the eve of the nine eleven anniversary hard to believe it's been eighteen years and tomorrow evening over the Lower Manhattan. We will see those two shafts of Blue Light. That's still puts a lump in your throat to your point. God forbid. We have not not witnessed a genuine crisis because that's the day you realize the job of national security advisor in the White House is one of the most consequential in the free world absolutely and the fundamental aspects of the job are to bring together the folks from the other agencies director of National Intelligence a chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff the secretaries of defense and state and the other cat the other cabinet leads and to provide options to the president to amass the facts to consult with allies partners around the world and to give the president options to respond to a crisis John Bolton had basically become a cable TV commentator in the White White House with no mandate other than to push his own views in his agenda and that's what God cross ways but it also shows how dysfunctional the national security processes become found under president trump Kim at the start of our broadcast. We showed a piece of video that we we didn't explain that was while this was all going on on shortly before the announcement the camera crews that are always camped out in the driveway and the briefing room saw John Bolton all by his lonesome on his cell L. phone come out of the North West Portico there in the West Wing no marine present just standing there still the national security security advisor to the president making a phone call next time we heard his name. It was his departure so Kim. You've covered this crowd for a long time. You talked to a lot of people is the lesson of this that if you manage up your chances at a longer tenure are better essentially. I mean this is is the White House that is run by president trump when he was first elected. There was a lot of talk particularly when it came to things like the national security the apparatus that president trump might be sort of an empty vessel or a blank slate through which others could kind of govern and just use him a as as a means to get there. We're seeing increasingly that that just isn't the case. president trump likes to surround himself with people as a a secretary pompeo said who he trusts but the problem is finding people who can trust him trust that they would listen to his advice and in and do the job that they allow them to do the job that they're there to do. President trump is very interested in who contradicts him particularly public. I think this all came to a head clearly because of the reports that there was dissension within the White House not just between a Bolton and the president event but a dragging the vice president to it too with news reports suggesting that he was on Bolton side when it came to that that meeting with with the Taliban leaders that never happened that seemed to really anger this president one thing that I'm hearing from the hill of course from a lot of lawmakers you talked about some of the Republicans who we're not sad to see Bolton. Go Certainly the Democrats were not fans of Bolton. I think Tucker Carlson is wrong there but there is a lot of there's still a lot of dismay dismay because they're saying at a time where there are so many big issues and national security and in foreign relations we have foreign we have Prime Minister Benjamin. Njit Netanyahu for example just as all this was happening was claiming that the United States was going to assist him or or be cooperate with him in annexing parts of the West Bank. There's a lot going on and the national security apparatus is in complete disarray. There's no sense of WHO's in charge. The president is firing people on twitter witter and all that makes it very difficult for the United States to lead so it's a lot of chaos and confusion. It's something that the president doesn't seem seem to mind so much but certainly folks on the hill and elsewhere are very concerned about a terrific point where Netanyahu was concerned one of the stories that did get by today. Hey Jeremy German newspaper reporters love the expression being mentioned for the job who is being mentioned for the job. I think I've read ten to twelve of names today. Who wants this job. Phil well. It's hard because this person will be the fourth national security adviser and and I think they were worry worry that their tenure would end badly just as a three predecessors had worry. There are couple of people throughout the administration. There are some ambassadors currently serving in posts and there there are some others from the outside who I guess trump likes their commentary so none of these are sort of the most prominent senior national security professionals from from the Republican establishment establishment but someone will fill the job although I think effectively Pompeii O. Kissinger will serve effectively as both secretary of State State and National Security Advisor at the same time because everything goes back to Henry Kissinger Phil Rucker your paper among those out with new polling and the number is rather shocking. Washington Post poll thirty eight approve fifty six disapprove. CNN poll thirty nine approve move fifty-five disapprove either way. That's a long way underwater for a sitting president. He's shown. He has a ceiling wing. That's under fifty but Phil Rucker. A lot of people are drawing a clear red line from what we've been covering. Two numbers like that. Yeah Brian Bryan knows the numbers are clearly alarming for the president and his campaign advisers as they look ahead to the reelection campaign that is not a good place for any incumbent to be he he of course has time to make up ground but he had an opportunity this summer to try to build a stronger political foundation and did not do so it turned out to be eh in his own advisers telling summer of self sabotage and missed opportunities and that in turn has been enraging the president in recent weeks. It's the reason reason you've seen him. ramp up the attacks on twitter and at his rallies against the media against polling specifically he went after that Washington Post. ABC News His poll this morning is somehow inaccurate even though it's obviously a scientific study of public opinion and it's just a sign I think for for the trump team that there are some real real dangerous here as they look ahead to the reelection and they try to you know focused on an agenda that can brought in his support to Kimberly Atkins to Jeremy Bash to Philip Rucker our thanks for starting off our conversation so nicely on this Tuesday evening and coming up for us the fallout from extracting a CIA asset from deep within the Kremlin apparently and later despite a revolving door of departures the president repeatedly denies any chaos and his administration all of it as our allies and adversaries look on with great interest as you might imagine all of it is the eleventh hour is just getting started on a Tuesday night in in view of.
"national security adviser" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Of course of action or the president was going to capitulate which seemed highly unlikely so something was going to come acropper at some stage it seemed but it it's hard to think of anyone who in Republican politics and foreign policy or any of of our politics and foreign policy who agrees with Donald Trump on North Korea has approached North Korea on this idea of let's fight the Taliban to Camp David or on the the trump tariffs which are a national security issue and I it's hard to think of who would fit well. I think there are degrees degrees of fitting. I mean let's break this down. There's there's two levels of challenge. One is finding a national security advisor who can serve the president effectively from the vantage point of being a good national security adviser. I think Bolton failed in that regard to the extent that he refused to run a proper national national security decision making process that involved all of the cabinet level principals sitting around the table wrestling with the analysis and the facts and the intelligence. It's in the very difficult options that surround any tough national security decision. He didn't run that process and he arrogated a lot out of a thirty to himself and I was wrong on a number of important issues having said that we could have the second coming of as national security adviser the greatest one in history running a perfect process and still we'd have a president who could care less and wasn't as an interested in facts history analysis or the national interest and that's what we have so we have two problems of process a national security decision making process assists that is badly broken and a president who is not interested in rational decision making that serves the national interest. What should people be so yes it? It would be a hard job for anybody what should be will be hoping for in the next National Security Adviser on. I include opponents of the president. What should they be hoping oh before and the next national security adviser somebody with integrity somebody with judgment somebody who recognizes uses that being national security adviser is not a solo endeavor? I liken it to being a point guard leading basketball team and I write about that in my book it is a team sport and we don't seem to have had that of late. I also would like to see National Security Advisor. Who's prepared to tell the president isn't the truth and differ with the president when necessary in that regard I get Bolton credit because the national security adviser is supposed post to keep his council his or her counsel private but is supposed to give their honest and best judgment and in this instance? We have a president who seems I'm sitting not want to hear anything other than yes yeah I mean. This seems to be an illustration of many things but one of the might be. This is what happens to you if you do tell president trump of what you honestly think about something in this case John Bolton is reported to have been the maybe the key player in stopping the Taliban visit to Camp David and that frustrated the president and now John Bolton's gone that maybe the lesson of this. This is what happens if you tell the president the truth well then we're GONNA have probably seven or eight national security advisers if we have decent ones by the time this administration gets through four years because the last thing we need whether you know as the head of no or National Security Advisor is leadership that lives or leadership that Abu Skates or leadership that isn't interested in the national interest and that that's even more dangerous than than anything that I can think of President Obama had Missouri Call a grand total of three national security the advisers over the eight years with you serving the longest in in that office president trump has now gone through three he'll be starting his fourth he promises next week and so they could be on track to getting close to eight even in the first term what does that do to the national security processes within the administration. It's extraordinarily disruptive and it's irresponsible responsible quite frankly to illustrate the point when I was named National Security Advisor in early June of two thousand thirteen and I had more than a month of about a month of overlap with my predecessor Tom Donilon that was time in which even though I was still serving as United Nations ambassador. I spent most of my time in Washington meeting with Tom Going in great depth through the issues that we're on on our plate and the processes that I needed to understand I spent time in national security meetings one the president's daily briefing with the present in the United States. I got a sense of how President Obama wanted that role to be played very very important role at the right hand of the president and when I came to back to Washington to take on the job Joe I I am not only well prepared by Tom in that process but obviously I had the experience of having sat at the principal's decision making table for the prior four and a half years it is not at all clear who who president trump is going to get to sit in the National Security Adviser's office who will have the experience the judgment as well as the preparation nation to hit the ground running and with all that's going on in the world that is exactly what we need you at this story that has broken in our news over the last twenty four hours a major news organizations including NBC News reporting on the extraction of a spy working for the United States dates within the Russian government. this occurred during your watch as national security adviser according to the stories that's when the harvest of the information was coming in from the spy in the first consideration of extracting him during your time in office. What can you share with us about that and what elements of the reporting could you confirm for US Lawrence? I can't discuss classified information and I've never done it. My career and I'm not going to start now now. Is there anything that you would caution the public about in in what they're reading about this story now. No I don't want to get into parsing the story and what may be accurate or interact inaccurate it just not appropriate ambassador Susan Rice. That's where I think we understand that completely. Thank you very much for joining us. We really appreciate it great to be with Lawrence. Thank you coming up. Charlie Cook has a major prediction for the twenty twenty presidential election and it is not good for Donald Trump will also get Charlie Kurtz reaction to these special election in North Carolina tonight. Charlie Cooke joins US next. We're we're back with tonight's breaking election news North Carolina. NBC News Projects that Republican Dan Bishop will win the special election in North Carolina's ninth congressional district joining us now is Charlie cookies the editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report he's NBC News Political Analyst and Calmest for the National Journal and just who we want to be talking talking to tonight on a special election night Charlie reaction to what we've seen in North Carolina tonight you know the old line that there's nothing more exhilarating than having been shot at and missed well. Well Republicans have to be really exhilerated because you know they've come this as a district that not only did Donald Trump win by twelve points but Mitt Romney won by twelve points so so they should be coasting instead they win by two points which is more than we expected really as of last few days five thousand but the thing is this would have been an apocalyptic story for Republicans had a law so they've got to be really really really relieved but the signal is still there they underperformed by ten points last November number across the board Republicans underperform by six percentage points so repugnant to really really really worry about what's going on in the suburbs because Democrats Kratz when they picked up forty seats last year in suburbs of Atlanta and Dallas and Houston Kansas City and Oklahoma City and Richmond. They're still more out there so republicans he'd very very nervous that can be relieved about North Carolina not so how many seats to Republicans have where their their margin of comfort is lower than the one they had going into tonight's election. What is that thirty one? I want to say that there are still plenty of districts out there that president trump won by fewer than say six seven. Well certainly ten points there. There's a whole slew of them now. Democrats have have decent candidates in all of them but we're we're looking you know republic. The Chances of Republicans picking up the house are just really really really really small and that's you know given that the margin isn't that why that's really bad news for them but they've got to be relieved because is this would have been a disaster had you had two points. Go the other direction Charlie. Please stay with us. We got to squeeze it in one final commercial break here when we come back. I WANNA get your big prediction that you you issue this week about the twenty twenty presidential election. We're GONNA be right back with Charlie. Cook Charlie Cook the editor intern publisher. The Cook Political Report is back with US Charlie. I read a major prediction of yours in John Harwood's column yesterday about the twenty two thousand election and it's all about if the election is a referendum on president trump that go ahead go ahead okay. I'm sorry I was. I thought it was going to be that's the thing is if it's so referendum that's not a race where he can win I mean whether you had the two thirty nine the Gallup and CNN polls that had him at thirty nine percent today eh or the ABC Washington Post at forty three these aren't alone you've had three hundred and forty eight major national polls ask his approve disapprove move in exactly one out of three hundred and forty eight was his approval higher than his disapproval one Fox back in February of two thousand seventeen and when you look at look at that CNN number about thirty percent say he deserves reelection and sixty percent that thirty six that he deserves reelection in sixty that he doesn't you sort of combine this. If it's up or down on him he can't win that. He's gotTa make this a choice in a choice between him and something less desirable and that's where it's like. The old story about the woman was asked by a friend house her husband she replied compared to what and a how president trump's GonNa do compared to what because if it's up or down on him he can't win this but aren't incumbents usually what the issue is isn't when you haven't come into race. Isn't it usually a referendum on the incumbent. Yes it is but we've never seen one quite like this. This where the remarkable thing about president trump's numbers are it's the lack of elasticity that you know take Gallup his best. The job proved reprove writing yet forty six his worst thirty five for Fox's forty eight and thirty eight ten Levin Point Ranges so that there's not much much give their so seventy five percent of Americans strongly approve or strongly disapproved. There's no ambiguity here so there's not not his numbers I mean all presidents numbers they start big. They go down they come up and down his have been in a very tight trading range and it shows that people's People's minds about him is made up or made up but their minds about whoever the fill in the blank Democrat now that's up in the air and he's got to make a choice one of the most important aspects of it being a referendum on Donald Trump. If that's what it turns out to be is the end of the vote for third party candidates could evaporate evaporate because that that voter in Wisconsin who cast a vote for Jill Stein probably won't be doing that this time if that voter is much more concerned and with stopping Donald Trump no that's absolutely true and it fits into his store pattern when you've had elections where a third party candidate arguably made the difference in the next election very few people vote for third party candidates. I mean the desire to well. I'm not gonNA throw away my vote and that was true. After Ninety two with Ross Perot it was true in two thousand with Ralph Nader you know these things and I think it will be true after three two thousand sixteen so I think you're going to have a third party vote so it's going to be up or down Charlie Cook. Thank you very much for joining us tonight really appreciate hey it's Chris Hayes from MSNBC. Every day I come to the office and we make television show and every day I think to myself there's so much more I want to talk about and so this is our podcast. It's called. Why is this happening and the whole idea behind it is to get to the root of the things that we see Lee out every day? They're driven by big ideas each week. I sit down with a person uniquely suited to explain why this is happening new episodes of why is this happening every Tuesday. Listen for free.
"national security adviser" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"There's already poll showing Mark Kelly ahead of Sally Sally in Arizona. We'll be watching that Jennifer Rubin Jason Johnson thank you both for joining us really appreciate Florence and when we come back Donald Trump has appointed three three national security advisers in his less than three years as President President Obama appointed three national security advisers in his eight years as President Susan Rice was the longest serving national security adviser for President Obama Susan Rice will will join US next President Obama had three national security security advisers over eight years in office. President trump has had three national security advisers over at less than three years in office. President Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn served only twenty one days in the job. The shortest tenure of any National Security Advisor in History Michael Flynn was in court today for a pre sentencing hearing for the crimes. He has pleaded guilty to crimes. He committed in the White House while serving as national security adviser when he lied to the FBI Michael Flynn was replaced by HR McMaster. HR McMaster was then replaced by John Bolton and John Bolton will be replaced next week. According to the present the position of National Security Advisor does not require Senate confirmation so the only possible struggle for the president and appointing a new national security adviser is finding someone who will accept the job it was an honor for Susan Rice to accept the offer from President Obama to servants his third national security advisor she she served in that position for the entire second term of the Obama presidency in the first term of the Obama Presidency. Susan Rice served as the ambassador. The United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice will join US next joining discussion. Now is someone who can give us an invaluable perspective on the job of National Security Advisor. Susan Rice is the last person to serve in the job of national security adviser before Donald Trump started appointing national security adviser. Susan Rice served as President Obama's national security advisor from two thousand thirteen to January of two thousand seventeen and before that she service President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations from two thousand nine to twenty thirteen her new book tough love my story of things worth fighting for comes out next month ambassador rice. Thank you very much for joining US tonight. I just wanted to get what was your first reaction today when you heard the news that John Bolton was either fired according to Donald Trump or resigned according to John Bolton Lawrence is good to be with you I confess when when I heard the news I was working out and I was a bit surprised to see it flash across the screen I had to plug in the headphones to find out what was actually going on. I was surprised more by the timing of the announcement it was unexpected in that regard but not the actual outcome because for quite a while Al it's been apparent that John Bolton and Donald trump were on very different sheets of music when it comes to almost every national security issue of import and either Boulton was going to continue to be publicly humiliated and failed to persuade trade the president.
"national security adviser" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Rachel and the American Academy of Political and social science every year now awards the Moynahan Prize is in honor of Daniel Patrick Moynihan it they choose someone who represents that combination of scholarly the achievement that professor Moynahan did and the similar achievement in government service as Senator and former ambassador pastor to the United Nations Daniel Patrick Moynihan did and this year's winner to be awarded on October third is Ambassador Samantha Power. Hey there you had when you were talking about her pros styling at which is unique that that someone in her position would be such a good writer that is exactly one of the qualities that I know Senator Moynihan would be smiling upon this particular winter that's great. It's really good. I do say the buck his freaking good I hate reading political official memoirs because they all feel like they were churned out by the same calculator to read one from somebody who's both had an interesting career and can and freaking right with the best of them makes work a pleasure and also it. It's insight whilst I'm this is one of those would have handed over a lot of the real estate here for you due to just keep talking. I could have listened for quite a while. Thank you beg your ritual sites well. We've been following the special election North Carolina's ninth Congressional District All night. Let's go go straight to Steve Kornacki with the latest Steve World. We're now okay. Almost all the votes are in Lawrence. Now you can see Dan Bishop their Republican leading this thing by over on nearly four thousand votes at this point. ABC News I can say has not called this race yet but I would say if you are Dan Bishop and you're looking at what I'm looking at right here. You do do like what you're seeing the story here. This is one we've seen before in the early vote tonight. Democrats got everything they absolutely could hope for here. The early votes about half of the vote here here in North Carolina in this district Democrats over performed and just about everywhere in the early vote but this is interesting in terms of the same day vote The folks who decided to go out cast asked balanced today in the Republican bastion here. I can show you union county. This is about a third of the district Dan Bishop getting sixty percent with all the vote counted here Republican last year got fifty nine so he improved their in these rural areas smaller population rural areas in the eastern part of the district bishop really significantly improved in terms of the election election day vote. That's why he's a heavier does raise the question Lawrence. The president was there in the district last night with that rally. Is that the reason perhaps bishop had that same day voter explosion Steve. Thank you very much. We will come back to you. As soon as there's more to report. We appreciate that if the presidential election is a referendum on Donald trump he is going to lose that is now becoming the consensus opinion of Professional poll-watchers and election analysts and I don't mean people like me who have dabbled old in the use of polls during election seasons. Only I mean the professionals who live and breathe polls and voter data every day of the a year whether it's election season or not I mean people like Washington's esteemed election analyst Charlie Cook who will join us later in this hour. Charlie Cook now says if the election is a referendum on Donald trump he will lose. Charlie Cook got more ammunition for that today when a new poll came out showing that sixty percent of Americans believe leave Donald Trump does not deserve a second term we will of course continue to keep you up to the minute on the breaking news and the Congressional election in North Carolina tonight and we begin tonight with what might be even worse news for Donald Trump in today's very bad polls for the president on a day when Donald Trump's reelection campaign is facing nothing but very bad news and a bunch of new polls the president created what might be one of the biggest problems his reelection campaign and could be facing a year from now John Bolton's memoirs tonight and their New York offices major book book publishers are probably staying late trying to calculate how many millions of dollars they can offer John Bolton now if he can deliver an inside outside the trump White House book that will hit bookstores in the final months of the presidential campaign when such a book would have maximum sales potential the John Bolton is already the author of a couple of books including a memoir of his experience serving in George W Bush's administration but now John Bolton is in a position to write and mm-hmm delivered the most explosive trump book ever which means it would be one of the best selling books in publishing history if the book book hits bookstores before Donald Trump goes down to defeat on election day if as all polls now indicate is most likely that's the most likely version of our next presidential election according to the polls as about we will discuss those polls later in this hour those polls will be part art of book publishers calculations of how much money they can offer John Bolton. They're making those calculations right now and those polls say John Bolton can become one of the richest authors in history if he delivers a book before Election Day and that same book the day after the election might be worth much much much less. If Donald trump loses the election so you have to ask yourself. If you'RE DONALD TRUMP. You have to ask yourself. What kind of persons John Bolt is? He one of those people working for Donald Trump who will avoid any possible public conflict with Donald Trump like former defense secretary James Mattis who has written a book which is now being marginally ignored word because it does not describe the kind of trump chaos that Bob Woodward's book describes and Michael Wolf's book describes both giant bestsellers if John Bolton is the kind of person who will hold back what he knows is publishing. Gold is John Bolton that kind of person is he. The kind of person who will now protect Donald trump out of personal loyalty to Donald Trump. John Bolton has already publicly disagreed with Donald trump about how how he left his job as national security adviser there is very likely going to be a John Bolton Book about Donald Trump and John Bolton Alton began in effect writing it today in a tweet contradicting president trump the least important disagreement Donald Trump John Bolton have ever had is their final final disagreement. The disagreement over John Bolton's departure today from the job of White House national security advisor to President Trump says he fired him. John Bolton says I resigned at two minutes before twelve noon today. Real Donald Trump tweeted. I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the the White House I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions as did others in the administration and therefore I asked John for his resignation which was given to me this morning twelve minutes later John Bolton contradicted the president's version of events with this tweet. I offered to resign last night and President President Trump said let's talk about it tomorrow. So the Bolton tweet account appears to be that he offered his resignation last night president decided not not to talk about it until today and then he didn't talk about it today and has promised instead the president decided to accept John Bolton's resignation via tweet and pretend that the resignation was all donald trump's idea six minutes after John Bolton's tweet claiming that he wasn't fired he quit Fox News hosts were busy reading the trump Bolton twitter battle on their phones when this happened and then of course we heard from the gist fire John Bolton saying that no it didn't actually play out that way John vers you resigned last night and President Trump said let's talk about it tomorrow. Just texted me. Just watching can yeah yeah he said let's be clear. I resigned and I said do you mind if I say that while you were talking and he wrote Yes so John Bolton has just told me texted me too said I resigned so he answered. Yes go ahead. Go ahead. I want to say we're all the obvious job bone is there's just answer the president's tweets by saying doing this. We're doing this because the trump White House is now and always has been in chaos chaos described described vividly and Michael Wolf's book fire and fury and in Bob Woodward's book fear and very likely in what could be most politically damaging book of all that could outsell all the rest of them. John Bolton's next book for which publishers who are calculating their massive offers to John Bolton. Tonight are probably using a working title of something. I'm like I resigned by John Bolton. There are important questions to be asked about the immediate effects of John Bolton's departure from the White House. What what does this mean for the trump approach to North Korea? What does this mean for the trump approach to Iran? What does this mean more generally to the national security apparatus of the trump administration nation and what might it mean for congressional investigators who might want to question John Bolton now that he is a private citizen? There is no one better a position to handle those questions tonight then our first guest the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff Congressman Ships Democrat representing California's twenty eighth congressional all district which includes parts of Los Angeles Pasadena Burbank and the San Fernando Valley chairmanship. Thank you very much for joining us not really appreciate it great to be with you. I WANNA get ear reaction to the firing and or resignation of John Bolton well. He never should have had the position to begin with. He lacks the temperament he lacks lacks the judgment to really have that job. You're supposed to be a facilitator to help the president get to Yes to mediate the national security officials officials and help them provide the president with options. I remember when he was first named as nominee. One of my colleagues asked me what did I think about Michael Bolton being named as National Security Adviser and I said I think you mean John Bold Michael. Bolton is a singer but honestly I think Michael Bolton would do better job. I'd be perfectly comfortable with him. It was an astonishing choice and it was obviously not as first choice it was his third candidate for fourth candidate since one turn it down for national skirt adviser but a bad choice from start to finish although ironically he was right on a couple of things that were profound disagreements with the president of that is if we can believe what would Bolton has evidently been telling people that he disagreed with the president's approach to North Korea which has been a debacle any disagreed with this reality TV effort to have a summit with the Taliban at Camp David those who are both. I think quite disastrous decisions by the president. We're paying the price for it would there. There's a we'll have to wait for John Bolton's book to at least get his thorough version of this but there's also the question of a how they agreed or disagreed on Iran and was John Bolton Pushing for a military strike against Iran that the president then decided against well. You know I can tell you I participated in a meeting with the the president and the cabinet and Mr Bolton he didn't contribute at all to the conversation and that may be a reflection of this was on the eve of the president's decision to pull back from a strike strike on Iran that may have been because the president didn't particularly want to hear from him but you know it's certainly true that he has been very the hawkish on Iran I think he has held very dangerous views dangerous positions on Iran that he was probably among others in urging the the president to withdraw from the JCP away which I think has had really significant adverse consequences for the country so on Iran I think he has been a single bad add influence on the president but as we have seen in many other things and with many other cabinet officials even though he had often disagreements apparently with the president it didn't stop him from serving as an enabler of this president both in terms of the disastrous policy vis-a-vis North Korea and with respect to the Taliban summit but also you know sticking to the present even when he at least purportedly had these profound differences what what does it mean to your investigations in the Intelligence Committee that John Bolton is now a private citizen. Does that change in any way the possibility las ability of obtaining testimony from him. Well in theory ought to make it easier. If the if boldness outside the administration uh-huh he would be more accessible as a witness but the practice of the administration has been declared privileged over anything anyone might say at any time they were in the administration even during during the transition so yes if you're willing to cooperate he could shed light for example on on what was said during these private meetings between the president and Putin did did the president tried to hide interpreter notes was he excluded from these meetings for a reason that ever communicated to him why the president wanted no witnesses in these conversations. Did he ever learned that the president was continuing to pursue trump tower where there are some other illicit financial motivation. Were you know were intelligence is items discussed with Putin or other Russian officials that could cause. US intelligence secrets to be jeopardized. You know he could certainly answer those questions whether he'd be willing to whether we could overcome the White House opposition..
"national security adviser" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"They don't have strong strong views they just try to get all the best advice from the Pentagon the State Department et Cetera. Put it together and present it to the president. The long term for this is the honest broker. Yes yes the honest broker approach then there's the Boston approach. Bolton has very strong views. He's had them for decades and he clearly even though the president was the decider in chief as he always said he was pushing his own agenda. I think we're going to go back to that. more process oriented position Franco. Mara said that that trump trump likes to be a party at one here. I think the one exception to that for the moment and as we've seen over and over again that you can be in this position of being listened to in very quickly not in that position is Secretary Terry of State Mike Pompeo. Somebody who is continually risen in the ranks of the trump administration seems to be close advisor. The President listens to how how much influence does he have now and has that changed with Bolton how well this could certainly clear lane for Pompeii. Oh you know Pompeo and Bolton have had their differences on policy matters such as North Korea. They've gone toe to toe. and there's been a lot of documentation of those battles on now. pompeo could have a clear role. We shall see of course depending on who the new person is. The president has announced a new acting national security adviser a a protege of Bolton Charles Kupperman but he's not likely to last very long. The president said he'll have a new adviser next week. So there's a lot to see the and depending on who that person is you would probably imagine that they would likely have a better relationship working with the secretary of state that is it for today. We're going to have our weekly round up a day early tomorrow and that's of course because the debate is Thursday. We will be potting wants. The debate is done. I'm Scott detro- I covered the campaign and I'm Frank O. Dona. I covered the White House and I'm Mara Liasson national political correspondent. Thank you for listening to the impair politics podcasts AH..
"national security adviser" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"But i say to congress i will never sign another bill like this again i'm not gonna do it again so tammy are at the white house this is this is another arc of everyone thinks the president's going to do something then he puts out on twitter he he just might not we don't know there's hours of uncertainty before ultimately saying he's going to sign this bill it was a really bizarre day i realized that's becoming normal but it was very weird day where no one knew what was going on the tweet seemed to come out of nowhere except that you know the that this big spending bill had taken a lot of heat on fox and friends and then the president tweets he's thinking about vetoing it and then we're we're in the sort of reality tv wait to see what happens after the break kind of a stand by for four hours meanwhile congress had already gone home and then ultimately the president as you say signs the bill and it's the very reason that was cited for why he would sign it and dominica two things that jumped out to you were the fact that president trump called for an end to the filibuster and he called for a line item veto the ability for him to to strike specific lines out of this budget something that i believe has been found unconstitutional by the supreme court you're right when the president calls for the filibuster to be eliminated which is not the first time he's done this right he did that and then he also calls for this giving him the line item veto this just strikes me as a president who is utterly frustrated by the strictures of american democracy he doesn't want to have to go through the process the process is really annoying it's frustrating he wants to expand the powers of the presidency to be able to get things through that he wants to get through when he wants them to get them through and then you turn around and realized there are all these checks and balances that the founders set up and that makes it very difficult for somebody who wants to appear to be a strong leader and get done what he wants to get done.
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"So michelle last question for you you talked a lot about the iran deal these possible negotiations with north korea any other key areas of global politics that you think are worth paying attention to over the coming weeks to see how this shakeup affects our policy and our approach russia oh yeah not forget i mean you know john bolton has been hawkish on russia over the years and he wouldn't answer questions last night in that fox interview about this whole idea of whether you know that trump called putin to congratulate him on the the re election he kind of brushed that off but let's see if there's any kind of change in approach their bill mcmaster was one of the more hawkish voices on russia and it it didn't seem to affect the president's views of many things that's right so that's that but there's one more thing to talk about before we go today and that is the drama we had today after president trump tweeted this morning he was considering vetoing the one point three trillion dollar spending bill that congress passed yesterday that would have caused a government shutdown since the deadline is midnight friday and congress's out of town but ultimately trump did sign the measure therefore is a matter of national secure parity i've signed this omnibus budget bill there are a lot of things that i'm unhappy about in this bill there are a lot of things that we shouldn't have had in this bill but we were in a sense forced if we want to build our military we will force to have there are some things that we should have in the bill.
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"How has that affected day to day operations in the white house just to put this in perspective over the course of sixteen days there have been three really high profile departures from the white house announced you had gary cohn the economic advisor and this isn't the white house but you have rex tillerson the secretary of state and now you have the national security adviser h r mcmaster that is a huge huge amount of turnover in a very short period of time it is truly a remarkable thing that leads to some amount of instability the turnover is striking but the other thing that hits me you know last night when we saw that mcmaster was going to be out you know it reminded me that a week ago sarah sanders had tweeted the press secretary had tweeted just spoke to president and general hr mcmaster contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the nfc that was one week early earlier and it really does make you feel like no matter what questions we ask no matter how we try to pen in what information is coming out from these officials that you can't trust what's being said and what the white house claimed in response to that is that they have been talking about for a while it wasn't going to be imminent but then because there were so many rumors swirling they decided just to accelerate the pace of the departure of hr mcmaster but even bolton on tv last night was saying that he didn't realize he was about to get the job.
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"Regime through reunification or through coup that's sort of a second best solution in my view where eliminate the weapons that's what it comes down to but bolton was on fox again last night talking about how he views his role as national security adviser and here's what he said frankly what i've said in private now is behind me at least effective april the ninth and the important thing is is what the president says and what advice i give him so michelle a lot of people on the internet where opinions live who have been worried all along that president trump's hawkish view of the world could lead the us into some sort of military conflict seem very concerned last night that subbing out mcmaster for bolton could heighten that possibility what do you make of that concern how much of a difference can one person make in how do you envision having covered him bolton's views and the way he would carry himself in this role in in these meetings well not very at mcmaster is not exactly a dove here either so i'm not sure there is a a huge difference in their approach it's more who's willing to talk to president trump and get him ready for negotiation and make sure he go doesn't veer off the talking points so are you know he's a guy who just seems to want to do it himself i mean he decided to accept this invitation and the administration hadn't even heard directly from the north koreans they only heard this from the south koreans at this meeting and i don't think we've heard since the updates on on where that time line is with last i heard there there hadn't been and there hadn't been any even specific communications with the north koreans about this so he's a very impulsive leader and i don't know how john bolton rains him in or if even tries tamsui mcmaster is just the latest person in the white house to be ousted.
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"Policy and i think that there's a thing within the military and state department community that people on the outside of the military sometimes are even more ready to act than generals in the military because they follow protocol they're restrained in what they can and can't do they're used to hierarchy and following orders and playing by the rules and it may very well be that president trump wants something more free wheeling and you're certainly going to get that with someone like john bolton and mike pompeo for that matter but john bolton you know one big area that we're all obviously on the edge of our seats about that we haven't mentioned yet north korea i mean just last month february twenty eighth he wrote an op ed for the wall street journal called the legal case for striking north korea i and no matter what jumbled wants to say going into the white house to say that he is going to go by the president says he's going to be the man who's principally i in the ear of the president i wonder michelle what your thoughts are well and also pompeo you know he'll be the one getting ready and ironically it was it was secretary diller sohn who is really trying to keep the channels open to north korea to to make this possibility to have a dialogue and he was fired basically right after president trump decided hey i'm gonna go meet with kim jong un and the defense department keeps saying there is no good military option here and that is diplomacy and i'm sure that's what you know mattis will keep saying in the national security council environment setting but whether or not john bolton agrees with that as a different story we'll let's listen to a little of what bolton has said about north korea in his role as a fox news contributor and then i want to hear one more clip after that but i this is him talking recently on fox about how he views american options in north korea you're down the two choices eliminate the.
"national security adviser" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Couldn't get confirmed to go to the united nations because of his controversy but he was a recess appointment up there and you know he did understand the un system very well and got some resolutions that were were quite strong so you know he he was pretty good about making policy actually work or stymieing that if he didn't like it so tam hr mcmaster is out he he says he's going to retire he came in when michael flynn was forced out very early in the trump administration how do we describe the career arc of national security advisor hr mcmaster well he was a decorated military general three star army general and also a real intellectual he had written a book that is quite influential in military circles and then came in after michael flynn's twenty four days as a national security adviser flynn of course is now pled guilty to lying to the fbi and is cooperating with robert muller's investigation so hr mcmaster comes in to this civilian job of national security advisor and from what we are told and what our colleague tom bowman has reported he never really meshed with the president in terms of personality a term mcmaster is sort of professor lii in a way and president trump didn't like the lecture so much and and add to that you know if you have that going to bolton bolton also as i said he's a lawyer he's very smart he gets down in the weeds on policy but he also knows how to go on fox news and gives zingers and and talk in sound bites don't think h r mcmaster toxin soundbites right the same way that john bolton right what else thing is kind of ironic because the fact that now you're seeing a widdling down of the generals some respects right and yet we're moving toward a more hawkish foreign.
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"national security adviser" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"That was the last statement put out by rex tillerson secretary of state monday night last week that same ninety also spoke to reporters and made similarly strong remarks condemning russia the most strongly anti russia comments he made in his time as secretary of state and within hours of making those comments and releasing that statement rex tillerson was fired next morning rex tillerson was fire that was last week now the national security advisor has been fired and it is a matter of record that we've also got the last public remarks made by national security adviser hr mcmaster before the president fired him too russia is also complicit in assads atrocities the russian government is bombed civilian areas and provided political cover for sods crimes from february twenty four th february twenty eighth russia conducted twenty bombing missions every day in the eastern gouda and damascus areas in syria russia has also repeatedly thwarted efforts by the opie c w to hold the assad regime accountable for using chemical weapons this morning the united states france germany and the united kingdom condemned the horri nerve agent attack on sergei and yulia scrip hall that took place in salzburg united kingdom on march fourth the statement made clear that we believe that russia was responsible for this attack if ran a russia do not stop enabling the regime's atrocities and it ear to un security council resolutions all nations most respond more forcibly than simply issuing strong statements it is time to impose serious political and economic consequences on moscow those were the last public comments national security adviser hr mcmaster.