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Trump's national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19
"Meanwhile, President Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, is tested positive for covert 19 the highest ranking U S official to do so. The White House says there's no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president. From that. The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted.
Trump national security adviser O'Brien has the coronavirus
"Security adviser, Robert O'Brien, testing positive for the virus, according to two people familiar with the situation, speaking anonymously. That's the highest ranking White House official to test positive At this point, the White House confirmed O'Brien has mild symptoms and has been self isolated thing working from a secure location off site. White House says there's no risk of exposure to the president or vice president and that the work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted. The
Cafeteria worker on White House grounds tests positive for COVID-19: reports
"There is news tonight having to do with another case of Corona virus within the White House complex however and email one out to White House staff tonight. Confirming a cafeteria worker has tested positive and contact. Tracing is underway. The cafeteria is over at the Jason Executive Office Building which houses a number of White House aides including senior staff officials from the Corona Virus Taskforce Vice President's official office national, Security Council and the like. The cafeteria is run by a contractor. It is now closed down another commissary. Another building was also shut down. The White House has told staffers. There's no reason for panic or alarm. You'll recall vice president's press. Secretary and trump's personal valet have tested positive for the virus. Thus far last month it was reported several secret service agents and campaign advanced staff assigned to the president's Tulsa rally were also positive
Vindman retiring from Army, lawyer blames Trump
"The national security aide who played a central role in president trump's impeachment has announced his retirement from the army lieutenant colonel Alexander van been served on the National Security Council as an expert on Ukraine but trump ousted him from the post just two days after the president was acquitted by the Senate been men have testified before the house impeachment panel that he didn't think it was proper for trump to demand that a foreign government investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son's work for the energy company to respond in Ukraine in a statement Veneman's lawyer accuses the president of running a campaign of bullying intimidation and retaliation forcing bin men to choose between adhering to the law or pleasing a president Ben Thomas Washington
Trump administration begins formal withdrawal from World Health Organization
"President Trump is following through on his threat should withdraw from the World Health Organization, which he's criticized along with China for the response to the initial Corona virus outbreak in Wuhan. Are you seeing any evidence that this is something the American public is paying attention to you at all? Or is You know, I worry about the virus really just swallowing everything else. Well, I think it's probably the latter. People are most interested in their date early. It's a life and whether or not their kids to be able to go back to school in the fall, whether it's safe for them, whether they've got a job, whether it's safe to go back to that job, Get on the subway. Get toe work. What's gonna be happening at work? You know if I'm you know, age am I going to be exposing myself to cope? You know, at work and the W H O way off in Geneva. It's kind of not on their radar screen Thie president's decision, too. Withdraw the United States. Is the result of his feeling that the W H O misinform the United States about the severity of the outbreak in China. He blames China. For the same not informing the United States he believes, blames the W. H O. He blames individual state governors, particularly in Democratic states for not doing enough about the Corona virus. There's a lot of blaming done by the president, but Truth of the matter is that he was getting plenty of intelligence separate from the W. H O through the National Security Council and other health authorities way back at the beginning of the year. And the president away, you know, talk virus down that it was going away that it would go away. You don't spring, you know, got warm. I mean, you've heard heard all this. So the plane the W H O I think is kind of a nonstarter. It serves a purpose. It's not perfect, but it serves a purpose, and it's in the health interests and in the self interest of the United States citizen to be a part of that inner and national organization. Essentially given them a one year notice of withdrawal. So it'll be interesting to see what happens with
White House says Trump was not told about alleged Russian bounties
"30 for Republicans were briefed yesterday. Top Democrats today. If it's true, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to know why President Trump was not told about intelligence reports. Russia may have offered bounties to Taliban militants in Afghanistan for killing Americans. Correspondent Bob Costantini reports. The original story by The New York Times continues expanding via other news outlets, while the White House message stays the same in light of an Associated Press report that White House officials knew of the Russian bounty offer to Taliban fighters in early 2019. National security adviser, Robert O'Brien issued a statement in the early morning hours because the allegations in recent press articles have not been verified or substantiated by the intelligence community. President Trump had not been briefed on the items. Nevertheless, the administration, including the National Security Council staff have been preparing should the situation warrant action. That's another indication, President Trump has still not been briefed. And if the AP report is correct, that would be at the time when John Bolton was the president's national security
Top intelligence officials release statements criticizing leaking of Russian bounties information
"National security adviser Robert o'brien said the leak of classified information endangers the nation's security he said president trump was not briefed on the information because U. S. intelligence and not verified it with them regardless National Security Council staff have been preparing just in case the heads of the D. and I in the CIA said the analysis of the alleged Russian plot continues but that the leak of its details may prevent ever finding out the full
India blocks TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps citing national security concerns
"India is banning dozens of Chinese APPS, including Tiktok some say it's retaliation. The move comes after twenty. Indian soldiers died in a clash with Chinese soldiers at a contentious border in the Himalayan mountains, but a senior Indian official told The Wall Street Journal that the APPS may have been used to harm the country's Defence Sector Wall Street Journal reporter Sean Lee has more. It's a huge deal. Because India is a very large market for tech companies in general and also specifically for Chinese tech companies for many of them, for example by Dan's, which is the owner of the very popular short video APP. Talk India is the biggest market for talk after. A lot of Chinese. Tech companies have found a lot of success in India. A lot of them invest in Indian startups, and they've accelerated that in the last few years, speaking of national security concerns and China the National Security Council and a number of other us. Agencies are lobbying European allies to oppose new tech, a Chinese company that makes security screening equipment a reporter Cato. KIEF has more the first. First concern is on national security grounds, because obviously this type of equipment can have access to a lot of both personal and business data, and so the US is concerned that with Chinese state-backed entity potentially having access to all that data that they could feed that back to the Chinese government, and that could create a national security concern, and the second issue is more on a commercial basis new tech. Tech has been winning tons of contracts because their prices are super low. The US says that's because they're heavy subsidies from the Chinese government, and along the way there, then driving a bunch of US competitors to the brink, because they're unable to to compete on price, you know it's a commercial concern that really you know new tackle be the only company left providing this equipment
Japan confirms its scrapping US missile defense system
"Japan has decided to cancel the deployment of two close to US missile defense systems the systems were initially assigned to protect the nation against any threats from North Korea Japan's National Security Council and also plans to scrap the system following an announcement by defense minister taro kono earlier this month it was found that a hardware redesign was needed to protect one of the communities hosting the systems the conclusion a redesign project would be too time consuming and costly and so inevitably the decision was made to scrap them Japan's government will now need to enter negotiations with the U. S. about what to do with payments and the purchase contract ready made for the ages social systems I'm Karen Shamus
Judge weighs US bid to stop release of John Bolton's book
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a federal judge says it may be too late to stop release of John Bolton's book with more than two hundred thousand copies already printed and distributed to booksellers throughout the country U. S. district judge Royce Lamberth said Friday it may be too late for him to stop release of former trump national security adviser John Bolton's book Lamberth heard arguments from lawyers for the justice department and Bolton the trump administration argues Bolton's book contains classified information but the judge noted in April Alan knight who oversees the national security council's pre publication review process Richard Bolton there was no classified material in the book Lamberth is expected to issue a ruling before Tuesday's scheduled release of the room where it happened Mike Crossey of Washington
Judge weighs US bid to stop release of John Bolton's book
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting a federal judge considers the trump administration's bid to stop release of John Bolton's book a federal judge heard arguments Friday from the justice department and attorneys for former trump national security adviser John Bolton over the publication of Bolton's books that is due out next week U. S. district judge Royce Lamberth criticized Bolton for moving forward to publish his book without final clearance from the White House but Lamberth also noted Bolton wasn't short on April twenty seventh by the career official who oversees the National Security Council pre publication reviews there was no classified material in his book Lamberth is expected to make a ruling before Tuesday when Bolton's book is due to be released Mike Crossey up Washington
Trump administration sues to delay release of Bolton book
"President trump's former national security adviser John Bolton center released a new book next week the White House now suing to stop it here's ABC news chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl the administration has sued to try to prevent publication of this book saying it is quote rife with classified information but Bolton points out that the book was initially cleared for publication back in April after the National Security Council did a review and concluded it contained no classified information at all Bolton successor as national security adviser then asked for a nother review and only after that as the allegation come out that he's got lots of classified information in this
Trump set to pull U.S. from Open Skies surveillance treaty
"The United States has withdrawn a from the open skies treaty this issue of foreign policy may seem distant but it should not be let's go to my friend rob from Richmond rob welcome to KGO John you've got to open your eyes and see the open allies of open skies you know I sent you the article by Tim Morrison former trump National Security Council director and at the Hudson institute he rolled to the right center New York times about the abuses of the Russians they are targeting our critical infrastructure for you know for when there's hostilities bill Bailey hit us very precisely they get over flights in two thousand seventeen abusing this treaty over of the White House and over nobody slides over the White House date there lies no do you think lies over the white house you got a good correct it's so high they say you're doing it on the open skies it's not it's not twenty five feet over its probably the forty fifth probably eighty thousand feet over it but doesn't matter read the article and from National Security Council timers and and also over over trump's New Jersey one of his get aways while he was there so this is this is the way they are abusing it and they walked out of the non lugar agreement in two thousand twelve the Russians did that with the program John that that the for thirty years American boots on the ground in Russian nuclear facilities well Putin said to heck with that we don't want to be able to see anything that we're doing over here so they kicked us out that's in two thousand twelve so they are and then they go invading the Crimea and and but chemical which this president accepts chemical weapons in Syria yeah well we've got the courage the courage and wisdom of this man this is so it's all Dylan Thomson dupes that fall for this kind of European dilettante and I'm not a dupe this is falling for the day that I stayed up but you you're it so now you John this is an agreement which is worked R. thirty plus partners want us to continue the president of the United States as sad well will restructure something else I will include the Chinese and you know how far he gets when he wants to restructure I mean rob this was stupid now this is this is an absolute rail politique and you've got your head in the sand if you don't think the Russians pose a threat the Russians posed as say the Russians didn't pose a threat it seems to me and it seems to me rob when I said the Russians posed a threat in the American election your loss at all no no no no that's not true you got me I said it's a threat in the end trump is the one that is a trial thing down hard right now all the Russians because he can schmooze all other theories and then he stood in Helsinki almost stage with Vladimir Putin and said that he accepted Putin's word rather than the words of American intelligence agencies that are you don't think our intelligence is running trump as a call excellence president of the all time and by the way that's to do pollutant why not my friend well I appreciate your call but you're wrong what can I
Declassified Susan Rice email shows Obama team discussed Russian dealings
"Well on the occasion last week of the first tranche of the classifications by acting deny Richard Grinnell that provided some detail on all of the unmasking requests that were made by all of the various Obama administration personnel as it pertains to Michael Flynn and perhaps others Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley the two centers in Wisconsin and Iowa respectively want more details more a documents declassified because they have more concern that perhaps the surveillance that was being conducted by Obama administration officials predates operation crossfire hurricane on that occasion last week John Brennan former CIA director took to his safe space and M. S. N. B. C. and had this reaction this is also going out and saying give me everything about Michael Flynn absolutely not and quite interestingly the number of reports so we're in December sixteen and January seventeen that were declassified by Richard Grinnell I was surprised at how many dates and reports that were there then what was the ground should do is to declassify and release the contents of those reports in terms of what's the individuals were involved with but what he's doing now is just releasing the names of individuals who again were carrying out their authorized responsibilities shin director Brennan he's getting there yesterday to classifying a email from Susan rice that seems to run counter to things Susan rice was saying in public from a national security perspective president Obama said he wants to be sure that as we engage with the incoming team are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia rice wrote call me said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flanaess speaking frequently with Russian ambassador Kislyak Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information president Obama asked of Comey was saying the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to flan Comey replied potentially adding that there's no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to kids they act but he noted the level of communication is unusual potentially we should not pass sense of information to the incoming president incoming national security adviser is that properly or or fairly Radisson body trying to insinuate his way into a counterintelligence operation against general Flynn well that's what Susan rice memorialized in an email here's Susan rice back on March twenty second of twenty seventeen just a couple months into the trump administration in a sit down on PBS with Judy Woodruff what she had to say about what she knew do you know anything about this I know nothing about this I was surprised to see reports from chairman Nunes on that count today fresh off her performance in the Benghazi a misdirection cover up however you want to describe it we get this from Susan rice I really don't know what to what chairman Nunez was referring but he said that whatever he was referring to was a legal lawful surveillance and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens and I think it's important for people to understand what incidental means that means that the target was a either a foreign entity D. or somebody under criminal investigation and that the Americans who were talking to those targets may have been picked up well Devin newness has since revised and extended his remarks so perhaps is in rice would like to do the same for more on this we're pleased to be joined by Fred flights he's a former CIA analyst now president CEO at center for security policy former Deputy Assistant to the president into the chief of staff of the National Security Council thanks for joining us again forget it good to be here about what Susan rice said in twenty seventeen verses what Susan rice memorialized about this January fifth twenty seventeen meeting well wishers lined clearly she knew that there was electronic surveillance of general Flynn what this comes down to what is the intention of B. bomber stretching from the top from president Obama not to honor the very important principle of our democracy and that's called the peaceful transfer of power under that principle the outgoing administration cooperates fully with the incumbent won eight daughters the the will of the people turned over the keys to the officers tells all about farm policy mission underway gives them all the intelligence operations and intelligence they collected they don't withhold information from the incoming president and Tucker offices to use this information to investigate the next administration to undermine it it's really very serious violation of our whole system of government if they had concerns about general Flynn they had to tell the next administration about it cook told president trump and vice president pence and call me if needed later said he was held information twelve Attorney General sessions about Russia also this is an effort by an outgoing administration to undermine and destroy any incoming
"national security council" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Required extraordinary we cannot and will not voluntarily take patients from other hospitals the creation and intentional release of the clade X. virus the impact of not doing something has lots of consequences we can't retreat from the rest of the world vermin here cannot be overestimated working on this scale is unprecedented the question everywhere when will there be a vaccine we have to engage the private sector they know that we don't have a vaccine yet they want vaccines to be prioritized I would not want to pull those people back then we need on the ground to be able to set a shore protection of our first responders this is a nonstarter need these people I got this feeling and a whole lot of other places more than forty countries or reporting outbreaks and many more are suspected of having cases leadership requires doing things that are often times on popular this issue has the amazing capacity to be number eleven on anybody's list of ten worst most important we have been unbelievably we can apply this crisis what will look like when it's done it's still very uncertain advisers who were basically engaging in some National Security Council meetings to resolve other issues we call it disease acts but that may change the way which made it even more intriguing this is reality what we'll be doing here for those of you that don't know will be a year old experiment now is your last chance to gather by the southeast regional domestic security task force these exercises are taking place.
2 Americans charged in plot to overthrow Venezuelan leader
"The White House National Security Council is denied United States involvement in an apparent failed plot to overthrow the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in a statement on Twitter the security council said that it had been involved the action would have been over at direct and effective the Venezuelan authorities have charged to you it U. S. citizens with terrorism and
Trump lashes out at New York Times over report on coronavirus response
"President trump tweeting that a New York times report that he didn't act on health officials advice in February I urge social distancing because of coronavirus is in his words fake just like the paper itself A. B. C.'s Rachel Scott sources tell ABC news as far back as late November U. S. intelligence officials warned of a crisis over the next month briefings included the national security council at the White House by early January the contagion sweeping through China with in the president's security brief the president saying he learned of the magnitude right before his decision on January thirty first to limit travel with China top U. S. infectious disease scientist Dr Anthony Fauci when asked about the times report by CNN state of the union so that he and his colleagues make recommendations based on a health standpoint often the recommendation is taken sometimes it's not but we it is what it is we are we are
Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources
"The nation's intelligence community might have tried to get in front of the corona virus pandemic several months before we really started to learn about this possibly November several sources telling ABC news tonight the military warned and uncontained virus was making its way through Wuhan China and those sources say the virus in that report vengefully was expected to put U. S. forces there in peril John Cullen is a contributor with ABC news he served in both the intelligence and homeland security department what should happen is once this intelligence was provided to the senior leadership of the National Security Council staff a the inter agency working group should have immediately been pulled together with front wheel including representatives from across the federal government a series of recommendations should have been provided to the president and the report was passed on to the White House late last year it also warned the virus can easily spread to other nations around the world including the U.
Trump was warned in January of Covid-19's devastating impact, memos reveal
"That warnings were sent to president trump and his inner circle early on about the possibility of a covert nineteen pandemic it's not known if trump saw the memos but others who said they did say they don't believe the messenger that would be white house economic adviser Peter Navarro we occasionally heard from him in task force briefings he's well known China hawk who had an eye on the outbreak there both the new York times an axial so reporting he sent the first note to the National Security Council at the end of January calling for an immediate ban on travel from China after the virus exploded there the other memo one month later was written to the president himself it was headlined there's an increasing probability of a full blown cover nineteen pandemic that could infect as many as one hundred million Americans with the loss of life of as many as one to two million souls a day after Navarro wrote that president trump tweeted the corona virus was very much under control and the stock market was looking good Margaret Talev broke the story for Axios where she's White House and politics editor and Margaret we know the president is now saying he felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic but he didn't acknowledge the possible number of deaths until very recently what are your sources saying is it conceivable that such a warning February would be withheld from the president yeah I mean these are all the questions that we want to get to the heart of and thanks for the opportunity to talk about the story these two memos are extraordinary in their detail not just Peter Navarro's estimates but some of his recommendations in the subsequent memo in late February not just for the sort of money and stimulus funding that seems like shockingly high numbers at the time by two but in addition to that the idea of the sort of specificity for personal protective equipment request that he was suggesting for for health care workers for secondary workers a billion face masks two hundred thousand tied back suits eleven thousand ventilator circuits now so on and so forth these very detailed recommendations and he made clear that these are our scenarios based on modeling that it could end up being nothing being something akin to a flu and then if it was it would cost several billions worth of dollars but that if it wasn't if it was a pandemic the cost would be in the trillions and the loss of lives would be astronomical and mark or gonna be looking at this all day of course but tell us more about the response back then well what we know about the response is that we don't even know about the details of these memos Intel yesterday and so the way it was received inside the White House and our understanding is that this went to several officials internally but was not discussed externally was that there were very many advisers to the president who just sort of thought well it's Peter Navarro like he's he wants a ban on you know travel from China or he wants to be tough on China vis a vis his ongoing role in the trade talks and that there just were many people who did not either did not take his his concerns seriously or thought in balance the likelihood of them happening against the massive economic fallout was you know two two unlikely to to proceed in that sort of alarmist pace but we also think there were many inside the White House to work concern about this including some inside the National Security Council and I expect that's where you can see this conversation go in the coming days by the way the president himself really sent mixed signals on the one hand he seems to be taking some appeared of ours pushes seriously he did proceed with that trying to travel beyond he did perceive with it nothing sort of these Cortines but nothing publicly another death toll certainly market telephone house in politics editor for excuses we said we'll keep looking at this thank you
"national security council" Discussed on WWL
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"national security council" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Ladies and gentlemen leave an individual who's been plotting to take down the president now for some time he was a holdover from the Obama National Security Council he was a CI a operative detailed to the National Security Council by the CIA Brandon in a close relationship with the vice president then Joe Biden his two former colleagues who also left the embassy in the joint Adam Schiff staff one of whom he was particularly close this fellow Sean Miska and it's miss go it's believed that he met with about two weeks prior to filing his so called whistle blower complaint which had no first hand knowledge which was the set up to this entire impeachment spectacle the idea Eric Chapman Rolla's name cannot be mention C. I. A. R. A. M. E. L. L. Hey in the course of an effort to impeach achievement to remove the present the United States and that the Chief Justice of the United States that's the title not the Chief Justice of the Supreme what it's in the constitution that the Chief Justice of the United States declined to read the question is submitted because he is self censor I mean she's in effect doing the work of the Democrats in this regard and the Democratic Party press there was absolutely nothing wrong with rand Paul's question and as a matter of fact it was a good question a very good question with the Senate is trying to get to the bottom of how this thing began no they what witnesses they say they were witnesses or to cover up it's not fair the idea thank even the name of the CIA operative who triggered this in collusion with shipping a staff that this cannot be pursued well they want to pursue every ninety conspiracy theory and imagined conspiracy theory they can come up with is not acceptable to me I believe the Chief Justice of the United States was way Adeline way Adeline I'm not for this self censorship on the floor of the Senate doesn't the president at least have a right to know who's making an accusation against them every other defendant does no one the defendant in the world would have to deal with this so here was the question again are you aware that house intelligence committee staffers Sean Mezco had a close relationship with Eric Karabell and Mister chairman what I have said this repeatedly I've said it to your lawyer who is apparently gone underground with you you're welcome to come on the program and deny that you are the so called whistle blower and I will publicly withdraw my comments and apologize to I said it over and over again and his lawyer mark what is the date he's going to we don't hear from them anymore and now by the way rand Paul's being trashed by the Democrats so who's been trashed by the door rand Paul's being trashed by the Democrats Alan Dershowitz is being trashed by the demand by the Democrats I mean the media to are you aware that house intelligence committee staffer Sean Mezco had a close relationship with Eric Carmella while at the National Security Council together and are you aware and how do you respond to reports the chaparral and Mr may have worked together to plot impeaching the president before there were formal house impeachment proceedings that question is right on you're trying to use the Chief Justice to go through the back door to expose the whistleblower who's in grave danger he does a great danger the president you know what's in grave danger the Republic we have an impeachment trial going on and we're not even allowed the name the individual on the floor of the Senate who triggered it in order to protect his conspiring in order to protect the people he conspired with in order to protect the chief house manager and his conspiring that's really the one thing that's off the table you see the one thing that's off the table at all these media outlets self censorship why why do you think they have no real standards I'm a barrister say they have no real standards and they have group thank in the end the groups thank in the end they really are all alike the news rooms are all really all like so I wanted you to know the question the rand Paul wanted to ask and I want you know I feel quite strongly he was right and the Chief Justice was way Adeline way Adeline there's no law being violated to reveal this Amarillas name it's been in the public press some of it not much of it but it's out this whole thing that went on is out there but in many ways John Roberts he's become your quintessential Washington judge strongly influenced but the pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post they are strongly influenced by the way I wanted you to know something this Sunday before the Superbowl my wife and I well my wife and I are going to try to find out as much as we possibly can possibly can about where watch the Superbowl in a public setting Mister bridges but what I'm going to a bar or anything like that I have to go in the skies the gun this guy's maybe I should dress up like Adam Schiff that's almost impossible the all right.
"national security council" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The National Security Council was being kind of kept out of the loop she said she realized that someone actually did have the the sign off of all the senior officials acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney secretary of state Mike Pompeii with the president himself were all tuned into what's on what was doing let's listen to that it struck me one yesterday when you put up on the screen ambassador someone's emails on who was all these emails and he said these that people need to know that he was absolutely right because he was being involved in a domestic political errant and we were being involved in national security foreign policy on those two things that just a first and therefore so what is the consequence of that why is that important well these are these are the two channels you have the irregular channel which is a domestic political Erin for the president which is pursuing the president's own personal political interests where is the regular channel the channel that doctor hill was working with that was pursuing US national interest in that's where you get this diversion it does a good speed to part of the Republican argument though is that they have said well the president can an active farm policy anyway he sees fit and your help me the point where she said sure he can but all the people entrusted with an acting that foreign policy had no one yeah we're at that what was going on so the primary reason David Holmes was called to testify was because he over heard this now famous phone call between Gordon song one of the E. U. ambassador and president trump so let's listen to his actual description of that phone call in his testimony today this was a very distinctive experience in my I've seen him standing like this my foreign service career of someone at a lunch in a restaurant making a call on a cell phone to the present mistakes be able to hear his voice three distinct personalities you know seen on television very colorful language was used they were directly addressing something that I had been wondering about working on for weeks and even months a topic that has led to the recall of my former boss the former ambassador so with so much talk during these hearings of hearsay this is the person who actually heard the president's voice heard the president's words heard the conversation what is this add to our understanding of the narrative will it undermine one of the core defenses on it from the White House and from Republicans in that no one could get inside the president's head you're inferring what he was trying to do with these things and David Holmes is the only person who testified that he heard the president directly ask for these investigations now we did hear Republicans pushed back against homes on this saying that well you're saying that you overheard a conversation you do you weren't on the phone directly it was not on speaker phone and we have to trust your recollection of this that's how they try to push back and let's listen to part of the Republican push back here which generally is nothing actually happens the aid to Ukraine ultimately got through the the interview on CNN never happened this is the top Republican on the committee Devin newness of California Democrats have tried to solve this dilemma with a simple slogan he got caught president trump we are to believe was just about to do something wrong and getting caught was the only reason he backed down from whatever nefarious fought crime the Democrats are accusing him of almost two committee so you've talked to a lot of Republicans on the hill have they found this to be an effective argument I think it's the best argument they can land on at the end of all of this testimony because they have a point the investigations did never were never launch the aid was released and the president did meet with presidents Lynskey although it was in New York it was not in the oval office as as he requested in that meeting still is not happen but that is the defense that Republicans are going to continue to use is that you can't impeach someone for actions that never took place I want to and with two short clips the first from a Republican than from a Democrat let's first listen to Jim Jordan who was brought in just to support the president in these hearings speaking outside of the chamber get.
"national security council" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"National Security Council aide to Morrison testified a colleague warn him of Simon Simon was a problem to the problems animals frisky right now in Jersey is dear mating season so drivers that keep eyes on the sides of the roads to England ridge police killed a fox that attacked several people Friday but record university police you get the cast the coyote that bit to people on the Livingston campus and three Connecticut state democratic legislative leaders are suggesting if governor net Lamont really wants to told someone you should reconsider told and just big trucks instead of fourteen bridges he proposed it's ten sixteen PM New York state is now suing the cigarette maker jul labs for deceptive and misleading marketing Attorney General James says the suit alleges jewel failed to warn consumers its products contain nicotine and jul glamorized vaping and you'll violated New York state law by repeatedly repeatedly targeting teenagers through it's a vast advertising campaigns East Hampton New York high school principal Adam fine tool now claims to have made a mistake never intending to market their poison to my students I invite the co founders of jul to come to my high school I try to defend that light or better yet present your excuses to the sixteen year old kid who was once a star athlete on the honor roll and now I was in tears and desperation because he can't quit the Attorney General says the lawsuit intends to disgorge all of jewel's profits in lower Manhattan rich wham WCBS newsradio eight eight negotiations have broken down again between the MTA and its biggest union over a new contract New York state law prohibits any strikes or slowdowns by transit workers nonetheless transport workers union head John Samuelson says anything can happen when morale is this low among the rank and file who were both in the company the post reports workers may be looking to leverage the busy travel days ahead one idea reportedly being floated is to strictly adhere to various work rules that would likely result in slower service in a grocery Samuelson says union heads walked out of talks last week after what he calls a lowball offer from the MTA bargaining can resume where PID confident table with a realistic proposal to settle his contract and right now nothing that they've done it in the realm of reality DMCA in a statement says it expects workers to follow the law which expressly bars slowdowns or other types of interruptions Steve burns WCBS newsradio eight eighty a new report from the New York state comptroller's office finds the Long Island Rail Road maybe losing about thirty three point four million dollars a year because the agency is not doing a good enough job collecting fares the audit looked at how fares were taken up on sixty eight different L. I. double our trips between last December in this past may found it was done wrong about a third of the time well the L. I. double ours internal estimate is that they're losing about twenty million a year in uncollected fares only CBS news time is ten eighteen traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the aids it's Kelly deliver and leave a let's start with the southern state parkway on the eastbound side approaching exit thirteen Central Avenue in Hempstead two lanes currently down with a broken down car so we do of bumper to bumper and delays through that spot eastbound Jackie right by Cypress Hill Street got a crash working there and jamming things up a bit the Brooklyn bound to a Brooklyn Bridge were now busy again and the north and Henry Hudson parkway bumper to bumper delays between the George and Riverside Drive with this crash now better news in the east and cross Bronx the accident by Jerome Avenue cleared away east Mandalay's easing up but once found we now have construction work setting up approaching Jerome Avenue to the left hand side and getting pretty busy George Washington bridge not looking too bad and built the Lincoln and Holland tunnels they're nice and quiet our next traffic update in less than ten minutes on W. C. P. S. of the five day forecast in cal Elliott partly to mostly cloudy tonight with a few areas of fog late low forty in the city but dipping into the low to mid thirties and some outlying areas.
"national security council" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"National Security Council said he had concerns as he listened in to president trump's July phone call to Ukraine's leader who is improper for the president to demand an investigation into a political opponent opponent especially a foreign power where there is at best dubious believe that this would be a completely impartial investigation Veneman declined to answer some questions from Republican Devin newness democratic chairman Adam Schiff interjected if the witness as a good faith belief that this may reveal the identity of the whistleblower that is not the purpose that we are here for state department official Jennifer Williams said the phone call was unlike any she had heard involving presidents over her career CBS news special report I'm Steve K. for your listening to newsradio nine fifty in Detroit we have thirty seven degrees in clouds for the rest of the day WWJ news time is eleven thirty two following a story this morning on W. J. Ali man role two police officers three covering up the hospital after being in a shoot out with an armed suspect the live and local details with the W. WJW this run this happened at the Washington arms apartments around nine thirty this morning that's just south of the downtown Monroe area now Jody eggs in the city director of communications as the suspects and the officers exchanged gunfire and the two officers were hit in the legs the women are not expected or we don't anticipate from what we've heard that their life threatening at this point the suspect that they engaged with we shot multiple times I do know that his wounds were a little more serious than the than the police officers that were shot in the leg I'm not quite sure what that entailed which is that they were more serious wounds now she says they haven't yet released a reason why police were originally called to the scene and she does say the nearby Monroe middle school was placed on lockdown for short time as a precaution reporting live a local Dan Jenkins WWJ newsradio nine fifty one state lawmakers return from their hunting at thanksgiving break they're expected to override the state D. N. R. to open the door on dear baiting W. W. jail Lansing bureau chief ten screw back on what's turned out to be a logic birth that emotion debate on how to hunt debate or not to be that's the issue here is the Michigan house is poised to overrule the DNR which says scientifically we should not bait for dear because of diseases that are out there Dan Kimball says that's right they will help us control chronic.
"national security council" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Way well kind of yeah we just had fifteen minutes of you know photo ops and now do Mr Schiff is delivering his opening statement then I guess Nunez's next is out of the way as it goes yes then they finally get around asking people questions yes by the way those people are Jennifer Williams in the morning session Jennifer Williams state department official advising vice president pants and lieutenant colonel Alexander van to mine Hey M. S. C. that stands for National Security Council staffer this afternoon Kurt Volcker former US special representative Ukraine and Jim Morrison a nother National Security Council staffer can't wait it to miss it what you did not miss well you may have missed it but you're about to find out we told you earlier big news of the day was the announcement by Gronkowski coming this morning at eight o'clock is he going to announce did he announced that he is going back to the New England Patriots before November thirtieth then the answer is no and it's not another to be the Oilers are you know yeah I'd sponsorship of another business now hi is getting paid big time though he's hosting a party at Miami the day before the Superbowl I'm not sure he's getting paid the monster energy is sponsoring a it doesn't mean they're paying him taking a person somebody get paid well yeah probably the NFL the day before the Super Bowl writes the big game as he calls it flag football on the beach here grog beach big game weekend scantily clad women of course okay well I mean it is wrong I have a little go so once you buy tickets this Thursday one hundred forty nine ninety nine it gets into the party is on the beach or playing volleyball he's got dip below Rick Ross casket del all kinds people performance coach said he had all kinds of people performing you also you lost me a dip below his buddy okay last night the chiefs beat the Chargers twenty four seventeen in Mexico City that wrap up week number eleven of course we began a week number eleven this past Thursday night in case you forgot.
"national security council" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"And Eurasia on the National Security Council we're gonna take a brief station break and we're back discussing the coincidence that the director of national intelligence Dan coats and these deputies so golden were fired by trump three days after his infamous phone call with Ukraine's president. welcome back I media monsters in this is background briefing available twenty four seven a background briefing dot org and joining us now is Katrina Mulligan who is the managing director for national security and international policy at the center for American progress she previously served as an attorney advised and directed for preparedness and response in the national security division of the US department of justice where she represented the department on a wide range of dash good counsel policy committees and prior to joining the founder justice Mulligan said on the Nash could counsel staff is the director for disclosure response which you develop strategy and policy in response to unauthorized disclosures of classified information she also said in several roles within the office of the director of national intelligence including as associate director for strategic communications initiative special adviser for detainee affairs and chief of the mission management group welcome to background briefing Katrina morality here well thank you and your resume indicate you've been at the heart of pretty much everything's exploding in the headlines as we speak the trainer but when you talk about dealing with an authorized lakes and director full disclosure response did you ever think that it would be the president of the United States who would be guilty of unauthorized leaks. well no I mean I work for a very different president when we were when we were doing that work you know I I do think that it's important to draw on and pretty significant distinction between the activities of the whistleblower here who is not leaking classified information but instead of going through quite meticulously I might add that that's designed to prevent leaks of classified information and distinguished back from what we saw for example with with the unauthorized disclosures by Edward Snowden who went to the crash and didn't follow the legal process that and laid out now I do think that there are some concerns about the way the the workable our process had unfolded in that case but a lot of that stems from the fact that as you point out nobody expected including the doctors at those rule that that be wrong do you are in that would be being expelled by a whistleblower would in fact be depressing United state. in the process of the particles and whistleblowers followed in this particular whistleblower did follow those particles because they were they were stymied by the DOJ in the day and night with the acting the and I but the point is I guess that if you didn't have that process and if if people inside the government who witness wrongdoing didn't have that Avenue they were there for a leak to the press. well aid exactly and I think one of the questions that a lot of people in Washington are rating right now in the wake of how this is unfolded is that how that set a very good example for future whistleblowers I mean in this heat you have somebody who did absolutely everything right to deny and the acting the United patrimony this week confirmed that that this person is followed every wool every step of the way and still came up against you know pretty formidable odds in getting this information to the Congress and and ultimately to the American public but but again the reason that that's the case then the reason that the DOJ and the B. and I were so flummoxed by what you do here because the the world were written. with the assumption that has turned out not to be the case that the president of the United States would never be a bad actor in this case the president the bad actor and nobody quite knows what to do about it. well you can add to that list of bad actors the Attorney General of the United States. at least it looks that way. absolutely the Attorney General I mean there are actually quite a long list at this point and of individuals and officials within the US government who have a lot of explaining to do the Attorney General obviously is at the top of that list but I would throw out a few others in the neck I think that secretary palm pale had been explaining to do Walker who resigned Jeff yesterday had some explaining to do I think the senior director for intelligence programs inside and the National Security Council staff who oversees the classified extends into which the call transcripts and were improperly house had some explaining to do so I mean the list goes on. and again I'm speaking with Christian American and managing director for national security and international policy at the center for American progress you preview said as an attorney advisor director for preparedness and response at the national security division of the US department of justice and prior to that said on the National Security Council staff and director full disclosure response which you develop strategies and policies in response to unauthorized disclosures of classified information so speaking of which back in at twenty seventeen not too far into his tenure president Donald Trump told Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador in Kissimmee act that he thought that Russia's interference in the twenty sixteen election was unimportant and everybody does it and he also in the course of that conversation which by the way no the members of the American press we'll give an access only the Russian press that's the only way we know about basically except from apparently somebody that was and I take it that that he also gave away very very highly sensitive and intelligence information about isis that put in jeopardy an Israeli intelligence asset so that was pretty extraordinary. so what was your what what's your sense of what happened to the staff here when they saw this in the particular with pride of that of course he had that angry phone call with the Australian prime minister who is essentially an ally and so there are two issues here one. I guess the stuff figured well if the word gets out that every well later that trump talk to gets attacked in. and yelled at nobody's gonna want to talk to him its owner was do you think they were acting in order to put all of this material on the secret seven were they doing this to protect from from himself or were they actively involved in a cover up. I don't think that those two things are mutually exclusive and I think as we you know and pack what happened here I think what we're going to find it there are more than one motivation for certain things that makes them no lack wrong so what you have here if you have a president who behaves in ways that are in there thank you himself when when it gets in the public domain the way that he talked to people the things that he said it and parenting to him the American people that people work for him so on the one hand you might say well it's natural that he's trying to limit the distribution of these these types of calls because they either American or their sensitive about on the other hand the people the process is there a place the routine practices for handling presidential level phone calls with foreign leaders already incredibly thick here date you know in the Obama administration I can hardly remember an example and the type of you know call their transcripts being improperly leader disclosed it just didn't happen they're handled on you know already classified systems they're you know they're already limited distribution with extraordinary here is that the people who he is trying to you know the president and his advisers are trying to protect his information from are the people who worked at the White House who have a reason to to have access to these calls in the course of their duties they're trying to do limit the distribution. to the people who are authorized to have that information which is truly extraordinary and it really does yeah this wasn't about preventing leaks in preventing it from getting out the public domain it would actually to prevent people who are not the political operators in the White House but the but the career civil servant from seeing just how corrupt the president's activities were and and impact blowing the whistle. well I think the bigger picture here is of course and I've often argued that if you could get a camera into the oval office and film trump and the way he is this incredibly insecure ammeter Adam is death come flying about just usually in a screaming and ranting nobody around nobody much likes working for him but the people who voted for him who absolutely almost like a cold you can't break that spell but my sense is if you can actually get a camera in there and lets the the people who voted for him understand what they've done I mean that that seems to be the heart of this thing is that we keep **** footing around the fact that we have this. reckless ignorant dangerous and disgraceful person in the oval office in I guess we've sort of crossed the Rubicon intensive impeachment bed too do you think at the end of the day. papal letter witnessed this amateurism well I mean it seems like at least one person of conscience the whistle blower had had enough. you know. I are you from I hesitate and the reason I hesitate is actually because I've been tremendously disappointed as the last sort of seventy two hours of the folder that we haven't seen more resignation and more condemnation and more whistleblowers conform forward I would have expected that we would see more about by now now that's not the day that as as back in circumstances and pull that you are going to start to see that as that I think that we need all grace ourselves that next week could prove more shocking and and under games and then lastly wise but but I think one of the big questions that I'm gonna continue to have it why so many men and women allowed themselves to be part of that for as long as they do so that's that's a serious question but your other point to press the United States has basically home being called his his public service responsibilities and his private interest in in in in in a couple ways he's done that in ways that have already been in the public domain for example bringing it you know his his under qualified friends and family members and installing them as White House operator I'm clear mandate but he's done not now we know in private lately is that are you know known to the public yet and I have no question in my mind that if the present United stated is openly campaign for foreign governments to interfere in our Alexian and is is withholding you know federally appropriated find it for you know in order to put additional pressure on foreign leaders did you to take a kind of action that there's more that we don't know and I want to know what's in there the transcripts of is called with Saudi Arabia with leaders with with. and I and I suspect that what we'll find is even more wrong doing even more learning of the line between his role in the public trust and his role as as a candidate for office. well even what's been released down that was released by the White House in the transcript of the phone call with presents a landscape view crane which of course is started this latest scandal it does seem to be an incomplete transcript so it wasn't a half hour conversation and I'm told that he also in that conversation among other things that have been redacted or with held in carriages a landscape to make this dreadful deal that with the with Putin this presence what with the cranes had to hand over one of the Russians involved in the shoot down of the Malaysian airline in which they still she didn't want to do but that was sort of in house sold him as a pre condition for getting any cooperation from America but at some point or other maybe do you think we'll get into that server will get into there's there's notes because obviously there's series executive. which they had been on the other hand the questions and you just erased you know the conversation that trump had within the ash shortly after the crash again madam who had to be incriminating holds likely to be incriminating and all of his conversations with potent might well be incriminating so will that damn ever be breached. well I certainly hope so as a as a where myself I would I would argue that the executive privilege doesn't stand kit to covering up crime certainly you know it's there to protect information that is in the routine course and as you know professional do need this this administration has stretched it beyond all recognition but I think even they will have a hard time arguing that they can hide behind executive privilege in order to prevent the disclosure and clearly criminal activity so what I think we're gonna end up with here is I think I think that the the house has a real responsibility to to reach as far as they possibly can in in try to get this information but one of the most important actors in the federal government he's gonna have the most to say about whether you know that that ultimately occurred or not is actually in a be denied and whether that remain acting United on the wire or whoever is installed and this Congress have to be absolutely and dedicated to ensuring that is somebody with experience and integrity. so let's focus in on the day and I just in the last few minutes him and in in particular on how Jeff three days after the phone conversation between trump and the landscape that's we now have gotten a partial transcript of trump's find Dan coats on the twenty eighth of July and he also insisted that the.
"national security council" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"It's very face of it break ficials secrets act, and that is a crime, and therefore that should paps be involved investigated, which is what the name of Haji is saying they're saying what if is is a crime the police have to be brought in. And I think it is because it is such a senior body and such a confidential buddy that they couldn't just say. Well, it doesn't matter. Even if what they're talking about isn't really a life or death issue for Britain's security. The point is the the opposition is being made. Is that by not bringing in the police there is this risk of double standards because civil servants have been prosecuted for breaking the official secrets accelere is dole springs to mind. She actually photocopy some very sensitive material which was which went to the guardian newspaper. They're getting right back down to about nine thousand thousand nine but she was jailed if a civil servants had an elite this this meeting, they themselves would probably face prosecution, but administer the next minister is somehow going to be shielded that doesn't sit very well. Does it it? Sure doesn't think it's very important to make a point here that there is no immunity for ministers are higher officials as opposed to lower officials, and Theresa May she's really sincere with accusation and really thinks that it is based on facts. And it was indeed defense minister who leaked information, regardless of how important it is. It is as Michael said about this to status that comes with the national Security Council meant that no information whatsoever should be leaked so. If may series, she should allow an investigation police or whatever body to look into that the same way would be treated where it somebody else who committed that alleged crime in the end. So as long as she she does not allow that. It's looking pretty bad. Okay. Find a wilderness, Michael. Because look let's assume that some sort of an inquiry does happen and gathering Williamson is exonerated. You could say look he's been libeled by the prime minister. So is sorry going to be not only has he been liable to the leaker somebody who potentially use endangered national security. His career is basically in ruins he can't really recover from not even if he's blameless verb of groups comer. Yes about the question of people live lean each other and cabinet. This seems to go all the time. Now, I mean, it has such a dysfunctional cabinet and people are calling the. Liable in the letter. Yes. Technically, if he is exonerated, and she actually said in a letter that he did it would have to go to a court of law. He would have to sue reliable. Interesting. I mean, I think she just doesn't want all the cathedral. This would cause that's why she just wants to turnover move on and say, let's stop it. Now. I don't think it's going to be possible. But I can see why in the middle of his endless breaks it negotiation. She doesn't want that distraction absolutely Plum afraid by the by the sounds of it it looks as if this distraction is going to follow her around into all today today's as well, we've got the local governments elections in Britain. Let's move on to Kazakhstan because over there. Police arrested around eighty people on Wednesday in a rare public protests against the upcoming election..
"national security council" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Com slash jazz. Let's start the show. Lots of military news in this week. Our news that really affects the military with the D H S secretary step down her understood second down, we still don't have a secretary defense. This is the longest that. We haven't had a secretary of defense than actual Senate confirmed secretary of defense since that position was established. I think today actually reporting early marks one hundred days without a Senate confirmed nomination as the department of defense. No DHS secretary active while we have a national emergency declared things are running amok all of us. That's that's kinda crazy when you consider all the things that are going on around the world, the fact that we just don't have that secretary either the secretaries in place is really just mind blowing. I just do you think that's on the docket every day or they just keep pushing down the list like either intentional. Honestly, I think it's an intentional thing that they're not doing. So they don't have to get somebody Senate confirmed or using loopholes and they fired the head of the secret service to saw. That all three months, but something is a foot Chem trails, and I want to also mention the Iranian guard. I love the fact that whenever we said that they were a terrorist organization. They're like, no your Terence's organization. I I just think that every if you're conflicting military might across the world just declare everybody a terrorist organization. I mean, it's one way around it. I love that internationally. No, you are is the thing. Yeah. The old rubber glue of. From sixteen to Iran pizzas. In one thing though. I mentioned this on hard factor show out was on there. They name their national Security Council's are just the national Security Council. You wanna know what? Theirs is what is it? Tell me the supreme national Security Council. We have no adjectives at all in ours. It's just a straight up. Now. I feel like that makes there's better than ours because we just have a regular on like, no, no where the supreme national Security Council in. We say you guys are the terrorists. Like, it makes me look in the mirror might sock. We got she prima such good adjective to it is we shouldn't you know, we should name our national Security Council the metal limit national Security Council. Great that would work. I kicked supreme out of the mine out of there. You know, what like how are we not the the four of us? How are we not a think tank in Washington yet? I think mostly because we're not that smart. Speak for yourself out. The president to supreme leader. Yikes. Right. Let's. To the actual topics. Koreans earplug thirty to top producer, the producer of our soon. Coming militia casts that we're going to have right? The AARP's gear. Yeah. They are fifteenth. Still a great name American radio. Fifteen minutes. Out there. The topics right themselves. I wish I would have joked around a little bit more when I name this one zero blog thirty with Zad even mean. I will say, you know, I I love I love this the show. I love you guys. But whenever I tell people that name though, like wait what no one ever really gets it. I think people get it. Come on guys come on team camman bug thirty eight. I should know what Kate name. That's for. Sure. All right. Let's go with round number one. Kate. You wanna introduce us to what's going on with that? Aloha there guys. I'll make the story quicks we touched on army last week. But this week yet another print is having a weird sexual awareness month, a sexual assault awareness month. Maybe always has a weird sexual this month sexual assault pays different story that head of navy sexual assault prevention programs had family vacations to Hawaii covered by the government. Even though she only worked at total of eight hours there Joe so Bill the government for personal travel to New Orleans Japan New York Spain you've little her staff and retired abruptly after investigators demanded answers, according findings from the Pentagon, Jill Loftus, the former head of maybe sexual assault prevention and response denied the allegations saying she had engaged in oversight activities on her trips and worked hundreds of hours on top of normal workweek, the best part in one of the things,.
"national security council" Discussed on American Scandal
"Well, let's talk about Oliver North perhaps one of the most well-known figures of of this incident. He was one of who you took to trial military aid to the national Security Council. He was found guilty on three counts, including obstruction of Justice. And destroying documents. Those convictions were overturned, though, a judge saying that the witnesses against north may have been tainted by his hearings that was widely televised. When did you make of that? Well, we were very disappointed with the court of appeals decision. We think and we thought at the time, and I still think it was the wrong decision. It was a political decision. And I don't say that lightly about an appellate court decision. We had done everything possible to screen ourselves from any exposure to the United testimony. Both Lieutenant Colonel north and Admiral Poindexter head provide. Ded testimony to the congress under grants of immunity, which means that none of their testimony can be used against them. And no leads that came indirectly from their testimony could be used against them. So the members of the staff who are on staff at the time did literally everything they possibly could to shield themselves from the immune is testimony for me. For example. I was riding the metro the subway in the mornings and people had newspapers with headlines about the testimony, and I took off my glasses. So I couldn't see them. I would I would be in a in an elevator. And I would hear people start to talk about north testimony or point extra testimony. And I'd ask them to be quiet that I couldn't be exposed to. It was awkward to do it. But I knew that we had to do in order to preserve the purity of the investigation and to do everything we possibly could to avoid exposure to the immune. His testimony in the end the court of appeals. Well, that's not good enough because the witnesses you called during the case didn't shield themselves from the United testimony. They watched it, and therefore it became part of what was in their heads. And there's no way they can surgically remove what they learned from the United testimony from pre existing memories that they had we think that was the wrong standard. We think that witnesses are only able they're only in legal language competent to testify about what they saw what they heard what they did. And that that wasn't going to be affected by what they heard somebody else say. And so our view was that we did everything we possibly could the trial judge, very distinguished trudge. Judge Gerhard gazelle agreed with us and thought that we had taken all necessary precautions. And that therefore Lieutenant Colonel north had received a fair trial. I think that was the right decision..
"national security council" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Two of the panning in the pom again's is high this morning one of the control of an armed militia calling itself will be held hostage was on his are feared dead with emergency services unable the called americans didn't realize how fragile the man the national security council and the members of my have i made them when weapons of mass destruction things are now not to be true i expected the american people who've rise they didn't when young prompt torture surface than it was revealed that our government participated in rendition of a practice where we give them over to regimes who specializes in torture i wish that the american people we stood view thousands of socalled terrorist suspects correct finding the proper and users you would never sent now it's been discovery has been conducting mass you'll hill six surveillance on its own and i am these myself all of this country has in the with home i'm quite lewis you are listening the ground zero the numbers called than i triple eight hundred three thirty seven hundred that's triple eight.
"national security council" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"The national security council and or the state department and these aren't the first instances remember of the leaks coming out of the administration other conversations with other world leaders also were league not the full transcript early on in the administration will go back and remind you of all of that so it is a downtrend now can't pick up the phone and call somebody of presidency is that he can't pick up the phone a because he knows he picks up the phone there's always going to be someone who keeps a transcript 'cause that's what you do you always want to go back and say nice i said this him but that's all that's all within the executive branch zone of confidentiality you have to be able to have conversations with world leaders that are private unless i mean i guess unless all of these individuals won all their personal emails put on the front page of the washington post i i'd love to see some of the personal emails and tax from the call me associates i'm sure there are some juicy ones in there that the way they want to be treated the only difference differences that would be mail probably wouldn't be a felony these are felonies being committed these are these are people man telling you ben rhodes susan arise all these on the people did all the unmasking gave this congress has better they better do a thorough investigation into the unmasking requests the the hundreds of people who who were whose identities were unmasked and it looks like improperly requested to be unmasked and you know what that means i someone is calling from outside the country who is a person of interest to the national security complex and call someone inside the country that conversation can be monitored by you did the the identity of the america an american and less absolutely relevant to an ongoing national security investigation should never be unmasked as you don't eat the you don't you don't have the legal permission to do that you only have the the foreign intelligence surveillance act a permission visavis the foreigner not vert dot the american american person is not under any type of criminal investigation or national security investigation that's just an incidental sweep of the actual phone number but you also to unmask the person less it's relevant to an ongoing national security investigation but this these leaks.
"national security council" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Looking at the comparative history of empires in the modern age going back five hundred years the thing that distinguishes the us empire from almost any other is the reliance upon covert methods and it's a result of an historical moment the us empire coincided with the decolonization the dissolution of half a dozen european empires that produced a hundred new nations more than half the independent nations on the planet today and so us hegemony was being exercised not over colonies whose sovereignty was compromised but over independent nation states who had sovereignty so how do you exercise the gemini in an non had demonic world you have to do it covertly and in nineteen fortyseven president harry truman right after world war two and congress passed the national security act that laid down the bureaucratic apparatus for the us national security state that national security act created the defense department the us air force the cia and the national security council the key instruments of the us exercise of global power and then when the next administration came in under president dwight eisenhower what he did is he realized that you know uh that there were nations are becoming independent across the world and that he had to be intervening in these independent nations and so the only way could do it was through plausible deniability you had to intervene away that could not be seen you had to do it covertly and so is now our turn to the cia created by harry truman and he transformed it from an organization the richly the tried to penetrate the iron curtain to send agents in operatives inside the iron curtain it was a complete disaster of the operatives were captured they were used to uncover the nets of opposition inside the soviet union it it was absolutely counterproductive is now our turn the cia away from that misbegotten mission of penetrated the iron curtain instead a sign them the mission of penetrating and controlling the three quarters of the globe that was on the us side of the iron curtain the free world.
"national security council" Discussed on PBS NewsHour
"Michael gordon what about you i mean when you look at the the picture what's going on at the national security council the fact that and i think you were telling us today reminding us there's only one person who's been confirmed of the state department it is secretary teller sends it it you what it what is the state of american national security right now decision making well you can't make a decision about how to approach our russia if you have no deputy secretary of state you have no assistant secretary for european affairs you have no under secretary of defense for policy and you have no permanent national security advisor this is an important issue and they simply don't have the people in place to begin to make intelligent decisions about what policy course they weren't steer so greg now are i think the white house would say well we have appointed someone as an in around we're working hard to name a permanent replacement is national security advisor wire and they correct to say well this is just a momentary blip we're going to get on with business i mean it's they gave if this were in isolation perhaps you could accept that this word and ordinary blatt but the other problems that michael gordon just outlined in addition to just sort of the just the the appearance of chaos that you see in the images from the morrow i'll go resort in florida this weekend where the trump trump officials in trump himself appeared to be reacting to north korean.
"national security council" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is more than what he's he's actually pecking out in his his tweets on that talking and and i pitcher reaction to stay ben in as his presence on the national security council or an executive order not an executive order specifically that's but that and and order that puts him on accounts but before you know has the tradition of not having somebody who works in politically strategy with the president on that particular counsell because it's making decisions across government policy particularly and times when the nation is under threat yeah it's really organization of the national security committee and it give us a ban on a post on the national security committee not just as a member of the committee but as a principle on the committee which means that he would have access to all of its meetings and at the same time it kind of sidelines both defense secretary matt us and and i'm colon security at the buzzer kelly by st that they would be needed only at those meetings of fantasy when the subject is relevant to to that up the assumption always was before but that you're always have the these people present at these meetings i'm sorry it it it wasn't it wasn't kelly it was it was mike compete with the see i director you know and the dreaded is national hell does he has who has yet to be confirm its then coats who's has been nominated for this but yeah the the d and i and and the defense secretary are are two figures who have been attending these these meetings without any questioning of of that may happen until now up and and the elevation of down on to this position is putting somebody who's primary function is that a political advisor to the president and previous precedents have have been very scrupulous about trying to keep politics apart.
"national security council" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Three ninety three you're not only are people worried about is executive or not worried about easy thing is we should think that just because i'm people been protesting some people may getting loud that the nation's really a post but there's also been a conversation about how i'm dan trump well steve brannon was a advisor on the national security council people very upset about that comes with his own level of controversy man who they called advice a medical i never experienced it from the man ever once in my life he will be part of those of those meetings of the national security council was done via presidential memo random this is got people crazy known didn't bother when valid yard to part knees meetings that it wasn't dumba presidential numb around them then that's the that's what makes it okay i'm not okay you tell me you tell me how that supposed to work it seems like it's very much of a case of not okay when you deal but okay when i do it kind of thing i assume that this all goes to the kind of style chum pass which is to say sit on the me let me know what happened advice here's something i want no more know more about i'll go on last questions right it i think and that's what's happening here because when i first read it that band in a was going to have a season these meetings of the right that's that's saudi man i took a look in oh maybe it's not as as we think maybe.