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"nine eleven commission" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"World is brought to you by nine twelve in their final report. The nine eleven commission declared that all of the mistakes the us made prior to the terrorist attacks. It was above all a failure of imagination. Which is why in a story that has never been told. The department of defense and the cia turned to a secret. Brain trust of hollywood's most famous writers and directors to help prevent it from happening again. I didn't know this. This is just one of the stories in nine. Twelve new podcast from amazon music pineapple street studios my Buddies from iowa sirius. We love pineapple studio. They're really very good at their jobs. In each episode nine twelve host. Dan to burski tells the stories of characters whose lives would never be the same after september eleventh through them we begin to realize that their new lessons to be learned that we just might have enough distance now from nine eleven to make sense of some things. We couldn't understand before again pineapple studios incredible danta. Persky did running from cops should amazing podcast. Well so. I bet this will be incredible and excited. I wanna listen. Yeah follow nine. Twelve wherever your podcasts. Or you could binge all seven episodes right now on amazon music or with one plus welcome back party the world and tommy vitor. I'm ben rhodes china almost a new inflection there. I didn't quite deliver it. Welcome back welcome back to The show where we talk about foreign policy Ben today the The conventional wisdom. God's the dc book god's had delivered us a gift in the form of bob woodward dome. Yeah that really gift. When one shows up every six months. I guess So there's a lot in there that we're gonna talk about some rare good news about Out of iran nuclear program. That's exciting the latest on efforts to get the world vaccinated. Some national security vacancies the threat from terrorism post afghanistan withdrawal spyware climate change haiti north korea And then we're going to talk about sudan in ethiopia with nimmo elba gear. Who is an amazing correspondent for cnn. So a lot going on this week for the for the people yeah. I'm glad you deep on that one we're going to go deep ethiopia tigray. It's not great. Fighting has been going since november. Yeah a year and there's like just the reports get more and more disturbing about the potential humanitarian consequences there. Yeah it's very hard to Suss it all out If you're looking for something a little lighter yes this weekend. Crooked media new x ray vision podcasts by jason concepcion. They are talking about all kinds of awesome marvel movies Y the last man jason's going to give his prediction about some upcoming episodes of marvel's what if series then. Mc you star sima. Leo joins the talk beds. Experience making marvel's latest box office success shanxi and the legend of the ten rings to check that out. Follow x ray vision on apple podcast spotify wherever your pods and amazing. Show that just dive. Deep into some of the most popular franchises in all of entertainment. I guess so. It's exciting Ben did you ever get the woodward treatment yes is so it was described to me as bob. Invite you over to his house to interrogate you. You like the private chef makes a dinner and like all your colleagues say your piece of shit so her fault. Yes i'm gonna give you two iterations of the word retrievable hit me so the first one was i was like a i worked for something called the iraq study group. If you're old enough you may remember the baker hamilton roxetta group. That was a really high profile offered to look at iraq. War pheasants six reviewed y- pretty from bush on down. We went to rock and stuff. And i wrote the report and afterwards woodward came to interview us because my boss lee. Hamilton was cooperating. So as all through the front door in was so funny is it. Like i thought there's like momentous thing i've been part of in woodward has like a research assistant with him and he comes in the interviews me and the other staff guy about like the the bush meeting like either the anecdote gonna get about the bush meeting and i actually hadn't even been in the bush meanings that i had nothing to say. I'm sitting there and then it's like okay. We want to talk about this. Whole thing. And i got interviewed by the research assistant so i didn't even rise to the woodward level then when i moved into the white house and when we were working together he did a book on the afghan war and invites meet over his house on their forget. You go news house. it's this beautiful george. Georgetown town home right and built by brick-by-brick by lada interviews. For books exactly right. But that's what you're thinking. You're thinking like this guys like. I'm not going to get paid off the book. And they served like they serve soup. There was a soup course. 'cause he drags out the meal so it's like three course luncheon and part of us like well. This is very nice and being served like hot soup for like a young that. I'm like oh shit. I'm gonna be sitting here for like ninety minutes you know and i'm like dude i gotta get back to work then. He drove me back to work. I think he had like a cadillac. Or something you know. And of course like every other arc of woodward like the books get progressively worse of restriction. So i didn't. I didn't talk them for any of the other books because we just knew going in. He's just me walking away us But he really he lull. He lures you in. Because you're looking into and you're thinking like you're thinking of like the robert redford character in the movie too but anyway that was my woodrow treatment. Yeah the first The first book's a bit of a beat sweetener appreciates himself everybody then he just fuzzier. So here's what we are learning from the initial leaks from this book so the initial leaks went to the washington post. Were woodward has worked forever. it's a lot of stuff we already know like the a woodward book is don't really write anything new but have some lurid detail years we got apparently mark milley. The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff was so worried about trump's starting a war with china that he secretly called his chinese military counterpart twice in assured him that the us wouldn't attack them in even said that the us would would warn china ahead of time if trump decided strike. Sort of weird. These calls occurred right before the election. Just after the january six insurrection camilli reportedly sossamon intelligence suggesting the chinese thought. The us was immediately preparing to strike based on some military exercises in trump's rhetoric. Which you know is reminder. That words matter from president milly also called his senior officers to review the procedures for nuclear strike. Had this deliver them deliver an oath that he would like be involved any process. So that's weird. There was also an anecdote that really thought trump suffered from mental decline after the elections director gina hassle reportedly told me quote..
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on No Agenda
"In this in this case the cia version of it is just back did. Just it's fear. Porn is off of it can happen anywhere. Welcome is gonna happen. This is what how it goes. So brings me now to afghanistan and the taliban i think many would consider the taliban terrorist organization and now it is forming the government in afghanistan. And the many many would you know. I think many would think the taliban terraced away and i start. You can stop right there in and ask yourself. When was the taliban a terrorist organization. This has been dropped on public now. Is this concept. The taliban is a terrorist. What have they done outside of afghanistan. And what have they done into afghantistan besides rule the country with an iron fist and using methodologies. We don't approve of. But what where's the terrorism part of the formula here. Well harper's asking you you must. Yeah no i think what the the only stretch you can make is that they harbored terrorists and at the same i know at the hands i know is the deutscher is germany's deutsche slanders. They've all had the most of nine eleven stuff came out of hamburg. I read all the Everything did you see the new saudi report heavily redacted malia saudi so why the salad the taliban a terrorist organization they tell you if you just let me speak. The reason knows we reason we know that. The taliban is a terrorist organization because we found a passport not far from the blast zone. Just like on nine eleven. Do it remember. do you remember the passport. The magical path different loan passports in that was my favorite favorite actually was never reported but a friend of mine. Who was one of the editors pc magazine living in talbot high-rise Not too far from nine The nine eleven target and on the roof of the house. it was a pilot or somebody's head. It go help with the helmet on nice weight with a helmet on. Yeah debut there is a helmet on the guy way. I understood but which this would someone in the aircraft that sounds that sounds supports candidate. Anonymous anomaly fallen from outer space in a russian cosmonaut. let's do a quick one-two-three from condoleeza rice and she's also completely contest morale. If i was going to skip morrell you wanna hear him. You wanna his okay all right. Here's here's his. Morale got messaging going on his worth listening to this. Is it so. It brings me now to afghanistan and the taliban think that many would consider the taliban terrorist organization and now ghanistan and the us is maybe not but certainly in talks with the taliban in order to get american citizens out of the country. What do you see the us playing. And in particular as involvement moving forward when it comes to afghanistan involvement in afghanistan recently We have to figure out a way. Cia to figure out a way to continue to collect intelligence on the terrorist groups operating there who might pose a threat to the united states when we were in afghanistan when we had a large military in sales presence in afghanistan. It was easy to collect that intelligence. We're not there anymore right now. It's going to be much more difficult to do. Director burns's has said that in in congressional testimony on but difficult does not mean impossible. So we're gonna have to figure out how to collect that intelligence particularly on al-qaeda bomb watching them their capabilities are they rebuilding them and watching their plans and intentions and if we see them rebounding to the point where they again pose a threat to the homeland then we need to the whole Speak speaks out loudly to the administration and congress and hopefully the president will act right to degrade them before they can attack us. but that's the fundamental responsibility. Going forward here fundamental is to kick it off again. That's their fundamental responsibility. Now they got to worry about the poppy fields as to yes that that is the bottom line. of course. here's condoleeza rice twenty years ago on nine eleven then national security advisor condoleeza rice was inside the white house when the us was attacked. We spoke with her a short time ago and asked her if america is less safe with. Us troops out of afghanistan. We are safer than we were on september eleventh. Two thousand one. But we're not yet safe nora for twenty years of research. Another attack of anything like that scale where we developed intelligence assets on the ground But of course it said That on this day. The taliban is back in afghanistan in control. I don't think it had to be that way but it's bittersweet joe. Let's ask let's find out how terrorism has evolved. Because that's really what we're supposed to be worried about. And how do you think the terrorism threat has evolved september eleventh. Two thousand one. The real danger is that al-qaeda reconstitute itself in the highly disciplined Extremely capable organization. That was able to put together the attack. Nine eleven actually defeated that organization. If they can reconstitute that then we've got a different kind of day threat than we have. Current al-qaeda is all al-qaeda. They've been david defeated. They're gone no no. we knew they. Okay we took our eyes off the ball back. That's what looking back twenty years. There were a number of missed warning signs. The nine eleven commission said that the cia and the fbi had failed to detect the plot. And of course then. Cia director george tenet said the system was blinking. Red view. Wish that some things had been done differently. I wish we had been Organized differently and we had a pretty hard boundary between What the cia did and what the fbi did the fbi worked intelligence internally the cia externally that in fact you have to think about how threats outside and inside merch together We're in a better position now. Through the coordination of the national counterterrorism center through the way that the cia and the fbi can now cooperate share intelligence. Wow how about a tell their Talking about the fbi in the cia. Coordinating harrison's cooperating. Cia and the fbi can now cooperate allegiance. Wish we've been organized differently. Anybody who was in a position of authority on that day does feel remorse for what happened that we have seen it coming. I believe that we did everything that we need to do on that day. But by definition we didn't know enough own-goal. My uncle taught me a lot about cia interrogation. Really about lying. I can't remember. I was young. I said there's there's a couple of ways you know. The cough is always tell sake has been doing lately is sticking the tongue out. Even if it's just a little like john. Kerry does this a lot i'll carry. Does.
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on No Agenda
"In this in this case the cia version of it is just back did. Just it's fear. Porn is off of it can happen anywhere. Welcome is gonna happen. This is what how it goes. So brings me now to afghanistan and the taliban i think many would consider the taliban terrorist organization and now it is forming the government in afghanistan. And the many many would you know. I think many would think the taliban terraced away and i start. You can stop right there in and ask yourself. When was the taliban a terrorist organization. This has been dropped on public now. Is this concept. The taliban is a terrorist. What have they done outside of afghanistan. And what have they done into afghantistan besides rule the country with an iron fist and using methodologies. We don't approve of. But what where's the terrorism part of the formula here. Well harper's asking you you must. Yeah no i think what the the only stretch you can make is that they harbored terrorists and at the same i know at the hands i know is the deutscher is germany's deutsche slanders. They've all had the most of nine eleven stuff came out of hamburg. I read all the Everything did you see the new saudi report heavily redacted malia saudi so salad the taliban a terrorist organization. Tell you if you just let me speak. The reason knows we reason we know that. The taliban is a terrorist organization because we found a passport not far from the blast zone. Just like on nine eleven. Do it remember. do you remember the passport. The magical path or different loan passports in that was my favorite. My favorite actually was never reported but a friend of mine. Who was one of the editors pc magazine. Living in talbot high-rise Not too far from nine. The the nine eleven target and on the roof of the house. It was a pilot or somebody's head it. Go help with the helmet on nice weight with a helmet on. yeah debut. There is a helmet on the guy. I understood but which this would someone in the aircraft that sounds that sounds supports candidate. Anonymous anomaly fallen from outer space in a russian cosmonaut. let's do a quick one-two-three from condoleeza rice and she's also completely contest morale. I was going to skip morrell. You wanna hear him you wanna his okay all right. Here's here's his. Morale always got messaging going on his worth listening to this. Is it so. It brings me now to afghanistan and the taliban think that many would consider the taliban terrorist organization and now ghanistan and the us is maybe not but certainly in talks with the taliban in order to get american citizens out of the country. What do you see the us playing. And in particular as involvement moving forward when it comes to afghanistan involvement against recently We have to figure out a way. Cia to figure out a way to continue to collect intelligence on the terrorist groups operating there who might pose a threat to the united states when we were in afghanistan when we had a large military in sales presence in afghanistan. It was easy to collect that intelligence. We're not there anymore right now. It's going to be much more difficult to do. Director burns's has said that in in congressional testimony on but difficult does not mean impossible. So we're gonna have to figure out how to collect that intelligence particularly on al-qaeda bomb watching them their capabilities are they rebuilding them and watching their plans and intentions and if we see them rebounding to the point where they again pose a threat to the homeland then we need to the whole Speak speaks out loudly to the administration and congress and hopefully the president will act right to degrade them before they can attack us. but that's the fundamental responsibility. Going forward here fundamental is to kick it off again. That's their fundamental responsibility. Now they got to worry about the poppy fields as to yes that that is the bottom line. of course. here's condoleeza rice twenty years ago on nine eleven then national security advisor condoleeza rice was inside the white house when the us was attacked. We spoke with her a short time ago and asked her if america is less safe with. Us troops out of afghanistan. We are safer than we were on september eleventh. Two thousand one. But we're not yet safe nora. For twenty years of was another attack of anything like that scale where we developed intelligence assets on the ground but of course it said That on this day. The taliban is back in afghanistan in control. I don't think it had to be that way but It's bittersweet slimmed joe. Let's ask let's find out how terrorism has evolved. Because that's really what we're supposed to be worried about. And how do you think the terrorism threat has evolved september eleventh. Two thousand one. The real danger is that al-qaeda reconstitute itself in the highly disciplined Extremely capable organization. That was able to put together the attack. Nine eleven actually defeated that organization. If they can reconstitute that then we've got a different kind of day threat than we have. Current al-qaeda is all al-qaeda. They've been david defeated. They're gone no no. we knew they. Okay we took our eyes off the ball back. That's what looking back twenty years. There were a number of missed warning signs. The nine eleven commission said that the cia and the fbi had failed to detect the plot. And of course then. Cia director george tenet said the system was blinking. Red view. Wish that some things had been done differently. I wish we had been Organized differently and we had a pretty hard boundary between Did and what the fbi did. The fbi worked intelligence internally the cia externally that in fact you have to think about how threats outside and inside merch together We're in a better position now. Through the coordination of the national counterterrorism center through the way that the cia and the fbi can now cooperate. Share intelligence. wow how about a tell their Talking about the fbi in the cia. Coordinating harrison's cooperating. Cia and the fbi can now cooperate allegiance. Wish we've been organized differently. Anybody who was in a position of authority on that day does feel remorse for what happened that we have seen it coming. I believe that we did everything that we need to do on that day. But by definition we didn't know enough own-goal. My uncle taught me a lot about cia interrogation really about lying. I can't remember was young. I said there's there's a couple of ways you know. The cough is always tell sake has been doing lately is sticking the tongue out. Even if it's just a little like john kerry does this a lot o- carry. does.
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Of the nine eleven families are continuing to seek discovery and of indication in district court in in civil court Against what the saudi royal might have been in nine eleven. What can you tell us about where those efforts stand on. Well i'll that. And we're in second but i just want to touch on what you just said about The statement that they gave out yesterday you know. I think their statement was interesting. It's kinda reminds me of what the nine eleven commission likes to say that they found no evidence. There's a difference between finding no evidence and there is no it's and i hope everyone considered that nuance because if you don't look for something you're not gonna find it. And so with example of being the nine eleven commission in look for the evidence. So that's why there was. No evidence found so keep that in mind and the second thing is when it comes to the kingdom's knowledge of the hijackers. I would point out to prince bandar the former ambassador saudi ambassador to the us whose wife somehow through i guess riggs bank since some checks to the hijackers but having said that prince bandar was on cnn. I think around two thousand seven and he said that saudi intelligence was closely monitoring the hijackers before the attacks and had tried to share that information with the us government. So i would just question the kingdom If they could try to give some clarity onto the discrepancy between their statement yesterday at the statements prince bandar having said all that this is the kind of information that the nine eleven families would like to get solely to hold anyone in everyone accountable who played a role in supporting the hijackers and the operatives that killed our loved ones. We feel that when a homicide takes place. The murderer should be held accountable on the question of the saudi royal role. I was reminded of something when i was just looking up some old clips yesterday. You are as i mentioned before one of the so-called jersey girls who lobbied to create the nine eleven commission and very active and the original people. Don't remember this. But the original chairman who the bush whitehouse was going to appoint the head. That commission was henry kissinger and you and some of your fellow jersey girls had an opportunity to meet with the famous henry kissinger right after he was slated to take over that position and The question of the saudi role came up. Tell us about your Encounter with henry kissinger back then. Well it was a very short encounter. I had done some. We had the white house at appointed him to be the chair of the commission. I did some background research on him. Not that i needed to do that much. Because i think he's pretty well now and so. We had gone to the meeting very well-prepared and we were sitting in his office. Which i might add was like one hundred degrees which i don't know whether he does purposely to make people feel uncomfortable but we were all literally sweating bullets and so at one point during the meeting. Were asking them all kinds of questions. We're trying to differential and my friend Fellow jersey girl. Laura decided to ask him if he had any conflicts and he couldn't understand how could have conflicts and were extrapolated forbid mentioned. Well do you have any saudis as clients and I don't think he was quite used to having such a direct question. Because you know you're not supposed to really ever questioned the integrity of someone like henry kissinger and he bobbled. He was drinking a cup of tea. Any bob with his cup of tea nearly fell out a seat unfortunately bill the t he couldn't answer the question. What will tell you is the very next day. We got attacked for forcing him to step down but the reality is he resigned on his own. I guess he thought it was more important to serve his saudi clients. The bin laden's perhaps rather than serve his american citizens and be a patriot. That's an amazing story. I want to go back to the issue of trying the nine eleven perpetrators or not trying them since they have not really been prosecuted but for some time at the start of the obama administration. There was a plan to try them in civilian court article three courts in The southern district of new york. Most people know that plan fell apart but the nine eleven families. I remember at the time. It seemed to me that the majority of them correct me. If i'm wrong. We're actually opposed to article three trials. They actually wanted. Is that not right. I know that there was the faculty of the media of being selective in its coverage of the reality is the nine eleven families wanted any sort of accountability whatsoever early. We there was a large swath that wanted to show the terrorists that we as a nation would be able to hold them accountable. Our court of law and so we failed to do that and at the time it was. Frankly senator lindsey graham who led the charge to block us from having those open trials and what we ended up with was the morass that you're currently seeing at guantanamo. You know guantanamo is like quagmire wrapped up a conundrum you know surrounded by debacle. It is a disaster and there is no justice. There would you. What would you want to say to lindsey graham right now because this is what i mean. More than ten years after he was leading that charge against article three tiles. Listen i know enough about senator graham to know that he moves his positions the way i tac sailboat. So which is a lot. And it's all about the prevailing winds and so whether senator graham wants to hold the saudis accountable for jamal kashogi but yet let them off the hook for nine. Eleven or whether senator graham wants to talk about how. He's tough on terrorists and he can invade countries and you know support drone strikes versus really holding them to account in an open court by the rule of law. You know he's someone that moves us positions with the prevailing winds. And you know. He's very difficult to get to want to hold anyone. Connected to the kingdom of saudi arabia accountable..
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Can you just for the benefit of our listeners and also for some of the younger listeners. who maybe don't remember nine eleven as well as as we all do. What are some of the main questions that you have that you think should be answered and for whatever reason the united states government has not answered them or has withheld information. Tell us about that. I think of my core questions obviously revolve around why the hijackers were able to move with such incredible ease inside and outside of the country. Why they're a support network was not shutdown. Why the financial transactions that Flew back and forth inside and outside of the country through known terrorists financial networks. Were not stopped. we're not Act pull back the near of nine eleven and you look at the facts and circumstances what you learn. Is that the operatives that were involved were known operatives to the intelligence and that in my opinion our agencies namely the fbi the cia. And the nsa. We're following them. You an awful lot about their plot and for reasons that were investigated by the nine eleven commission and the joining grieve. Congress did not prevent the attacks from happening so some of my questions revolve around the governmental failures. The intelligence community failures stem that day eating up to that day and even frankly after that day and then the other questions revolve around why the nation was so vulnerable. That day. why. We didn't have procedures in place protocols in place that should have been in place that were always in place that for whatever reason on the morning of september eleventh. Just you know were not put into play And so as a result of that thousands of people were killed the reality is. My husband was told to stay at his desk on the morning. September eleven there was an open stairwell from top to bottom in his stare in his building in had he been told to immediately evacuate he might have survived and though things like that sort of keep me restless twenty years later questions surrounding why my government blocks information that the families need to hold the co-conspirators accountable. You know obviously. It's not comforting to know that my government has not prosecuted one co conspirator of the terrorists. Yes we have. People down in. Guantanamo detainees in guantanamo. Summer have bid self ambitions as to planning the nine eleven attacks like chaos and yet we will never be able to hold them accountable in an open court of law and frankly it doesn't look very promising that we're going to even be able to do that in in a so called military Tribunal and so at the end of the day what you have is three thousand homicides in broad daylight and this country really letting them go on answer and i think for democracy. That's supposed to be based on a rule of law. That's extremely troubling in problematic. Chris just picking up on that just this past week. We had the spectacle of another hearing in the military commission. Tempt to bring the nine eleven perpetrators to trial in which they're in a court room. Reporters saw colleague shaykh muhammad and romsey. Ben i'll shihb you know apparently talking together. You know on friendly terms. Sort of yakking. It up twenty years after that horrible event of what was your reaction when you read the reports of what took place just a few days ago in guantanamo. You know i think for the families. Guantanamo is just a painful situation to me it represents The utter failure of my country to hold terrace accountable. I think that as a nation as democracy it would have been nice to have known that we were able and equipped to do that in open article three courts and i think at the end of the day to me as a family member who lost a loved one who was murdered. I am not happy that you know the reason why i can't hold those people. Accountable is because the cia tortured them to me that is an obstruction of my my justice. And i don't see the. Us government doing anything for the nine eleven families to remedy that in my opinion ripping away of our path to justice. And that's troubling. And i want them to be held accountable for what they did and for their self admitted role in the murder of three thousand people and yet it seems that because of the government. My own government's missteps mismanagement of them and their renditions in their detainment. I'm never gonna get to do that. And i think that's pretty reprehensible coming from what this country is supposed to be that again i keep harping on it but three thousand homicides took place in open daylight and they've gone on answered for and that's not something. I would have ever thought to see my own country. That's something that i would expect. From other countries that my leaders deride places like cambodia russia or chile certainly not inside the united states of america. And i and i hope things change under the by administration. I'm cautiously optimistic. A week ago president biden announced a declassification process for a lot of the nine eleven Documents is that one of the reasons why. You're a little bit hopeful. Or what's your assessment of that. A lot of people are saying he did it to avoid being picketed on nine eleven. The lead up to that was that the some of the families had made it very clear that they didn't want him at ground zero I think for many years. The families have been very respectful of administration after administration republican after democrat congress. And what have you with regard to their stonewalling of us. And i think at twenty years out. We're kind of fed up and said they put the word out that they didn't want president bided to be at ground zero to be at any the ceremonies and so president biden has Decided to ask for a review of the documents now whether that review is going to be as folsom as as needed. I don't know i'm hopeful. Because that's all i've got left. Twenty years out is hope. But what i can tell you that my government has all the information it needs to hold all of the co-conspirators accountable. And they choose not to do it. And i think that that's problematic because i think if you don't hold people accountable the message to the terrorists is that they can operate with license inside this country that could kill wantonly and i think that that's an extremely dangerous message to send and with regards to the governmental failures the people in the government at the cia who failed to share information. They should have shared in order to prevent the tax people at the fbi. Who blocked investigations like on people like misao. I think it's also troubling that. Those individuals were never held accountable. Some of whom were given promotions and medals of frida. I think that again you are going to have the same sort of problems that we saw exhibit themselves on september eleventh over and over again until you hold people accountable and make it very clear that when three thousand people are killed and it's because of bad judgment calls or you know other reasons it's not acceptable. Kristin you had twenty years now to think about the failures of the united states government which you so eloquently described. Sadly a lot of the mistakes that were made can't be rectified. So i guess two questions for you. One is after this reflection..
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Military establishment. They've been quite vocal about the prospect that there could be a revived tariff. Threaten afghanistan and the irony is lost on no one really that you're standing there on the eve of this extraordinary anniversary and we are still worried about the prospect of a terrorist threat out of afghanistan. Some things have changed for the better. In terms of intelligence sharing there was not much. The dots were there before nine eleven. It's just they want connected between the various intelligence agencies Often because of rivalries and bureaucracy and that has changed the nine eleven commission really did set a pathway for beshir intelligent sharing within the united states and between the united states and its allies. So we're we're better defended than we were on the eve of that attack. We can work with our allies. We can work with each other even if there is a resurgence of isis or al qaeda in afghanistan even if the taliban were to renege on saying that they don't want those foreign actors on their soil. I think that our intelligence communities would be better prepared to prevent an attack. But we're an extraordinary position where we're even contemplating that after twenty years trillions of dollars and so many lives american lives and foreign lives lost in afghanistan in that war david ignatius. Let's let's have you explain to viewers the situation right now who may be wondering why. The taliban is allowing americans and and allowing others to leave the country why there appears to be a modicum of cooperation. This time you talk about qatar but also they desperately need funds unfrozen. The united states is a no mood to do that until they get everybody out that they want. We've heard that china's going to be a natural ally. The chinese are wary. The chinese are wary of afghanistan sending warnings about terrorism. They're gonna give him thirty million dollars right now. for food maybe three hundred million But they they're not they're not jumping in there. So can you talk about. The situation is precarious getting people out. But also right now. If the taliban wants to set up a functioning government in afghanistan if they want to stay in power they need funds and they need them on frozen joe. The taliban is by winning. It inherited a situation for which there just to radically or prepared. This is a rural movement is drawn from the remote districts of afghanistan. That's where they were strong. At their height they never controlled more than forty percent of the country and in these twenty years of war. afghanistan has become much more an urban country. it's connected by cell phones. People watch television. They root for their favorite Soccer teams it's a it's a it's a place not all that different from from. Its neighbors. This very traditional government. Just look at them in their in their in their traditional garb Looking like what. They are typically a religious judges who've run sharia courts sitting in a cabinet trying to run a country that's gotten used to being modern. That's at cash. Flowing in eighteen million dollars of american money pumping up the afghan government at alone directly afghan- afghanistan exports about two billion dollars a year and product so the taliban have got to figure out how to how to be rulers of this country. I think for me. And mika being here in the pentagon on this Day before this anniversary. I think of all the thousands of americans who went to afghanistan the servicemen and women to try to take the fight to al-qaeda This is the place that it began as place was struck. Hundred and eighty nine. People died here as they died in new york In the beginning of this of the story the story ended in a way that shocked many of us with a sudden fall of the government in kabul and the taliban suddenly almost to their surprise show inheriting responsibility for the country. It'll take them many many months to learn. The question is as they're trying to learn. We'll they reach out for help to people who can help them. It's good that they asked the gutters to to reopen their airport. They have no idea. Run a modern airport but they asked for help. And we'll see in the in the days weeks months ahead whether whether they understand that they really now do depend on outsiders not not on their on their rural roots and how precarious David stay with us and still ahead on morning. Joe dr anthony. Bouchier is warning that americans are now getting infected with covert nineteen at ten times the rate needed to end the pandemic. We'll explain that. Plus more as we remember twenty years since nine. Eleven president george w bush. I learned of the september eleventh attacks while reading to a class.
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on Front Burner
"So given all those reasons ferry characterize this as a change of heart then from the biden administration so he said that a bunch of the documents are going to be declassified i think president biden genuinely feels like the families deserve a fuller accounting. But i do think it really remains to be seen where the agencies will come out in terms of what they're willing to disclose on on some of these documents so how far the government's gonna go and how significant this executive order is gonna be. I think very much remains to be seen okay. Earlier you mentioned or we talked about the financial recitation that the families could stand to here With this loss of. But but i imagine that given everything they've been through this. This is so much bigger than just money right. I think it is. I think there is a genuine feeling that there are just huge questions about what happened in some of that is because the stakes are so high. That trauma is so profound but some of it is also that you know years after the enormous effort that went into the bipartisan. Nine eleven commission and after it seemed like there was a really remarkable effort by the united states to to get to the bottom of what happened. People have realized that there is a whole lot that they didn't know and there was this whole follow on investigation by the fbi. It turned up all kinds of evidence in really wasn't very supported by the fbi. Leadership the joint terrorism task force in new york effectively. Shut that investigation down in twenty sixteen when it disbanded the small group of agents that were still working on this and and despite that the government has continued the justice department has continued to argue until last month in federal court that this investigation was ongoing in that was a reason why they couldn't disclose any of the information or some of the information that the families wanted. What is all that cd right like. For twenty years out from this attack The families of those who died are still fighting to find out what happened and their own government has often stood stood in the way of that. I think there's a one big question at the bottom of all of this. Which is what are they hiding. It almost doesn't make sense that they should go to such extraordinary lengths to protect us. Information win the political stakes are also clearly high all of these f. b. i. Agents all of these. Cia officers all of the people who are fighting tooth and nail to protect this information are also people who have in many cases dedicated themselves to fighting terrorism to figuring out what happened in these attacks. So at the end of the day doesn't entirely make sense. You also have the fact that the f. b. i. n. c. I both had devastating. Terrible intelligence failures here. The i let these. Two hijackers fly into the united states after it had been keeping them under surveillance in malaysia. And it didn't tell the fbi for more than a year thereafter until late august weeks before the attacks at which point it was really too late to chase these guys down. The fbi had its own failures in the moussaoui case where they could have gotten into the computer of one of the possible hijackers. So there are skeletons in everybody's closet here but whether those are big enough twenty years later to justify what's going on. I don't know we just don't know what's what's being hidden so it's hard to understand. Why right right. Essentially you're saying this is not like just about saudi arabian weather. They created this environment. That you know supported. These hijackers is also how the united states investigated and did intelligence around this this entire terrorist attack. And what might come to light. That hasn't come to light before. All of these issues are kind of in the mix together until we really know what.
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Wow we began. Felicitas your name. I couldn't say that. Now forget their latin and spanish jump in there related art. Hey there it is. The npr politics podcast. I'm danielle kurtz avenue covered demographics and culture. I'm cloudy solace. I cover congress and i'm frank ordonio as i cover the white house all right. We have two big topics to cover. We're going to start with you. Claudia because we are going to start with what is going on capitol hill. The senate is out this morning with a more than one hundred page report about the january. Six attack on the us capitol. Let's start with sort of a weird way of getting it. Let's talk about what this report is. Not right which is. It's not the big bipartisan commission. Report that some had hoped for that failed last month. After a republican filibuster blocked a plan to create that commission so very quickly claudio. What happened there. So that's interesting. We asked members of the committee. Reporters had a call with them last night as well as staffers. And they said this was just the scope in terms of limiting it from the motivations of trump former president donald trump and those supporters. Who were there that day. That said senate majority leader chuck. Schumer took to the floor today and said he was republicans who blocked a look into the role that trump may have played that day and why it may have incited this attack that day and so those are details that we did not get in yes it highlights the need democrats like schumer say for a commission So then if that's what the report is not than what exactly was in this and how does it differ from what that kind of commission might have done so in terms of how would differ. It doesn't have that. Bipartisan subpoena power. That is a game changer. When it comes to these probes for example the justice in homeland security department's only provided partial answers to all of the committee's inquiry so that in and of itself as an example of the limits they face that said they did find more details about the alarming clues that police and other agencies had before january six months before in some cases more than a couple of weeks for example on december twenty first one of the agencies intelligence units is the lead intel unit for capital. Police issued a seven page analysis report on december twenty one highlighting a blog site for supporters of former president trump. And it talked about bringing guns. It's now or never blocking off. Entrances sharing maps of the capitol complex. Talking about the tunnels. Claudia what what else was in the report. So in one case a capital police officials received a tip from the fbi on the eve of the siege. This there was a significant uptick in traffic to a website called washington. Tunnels dot com. So that was part of the concern that there was so much more plotting and planning ahead of that day but at the same time. The capitol police issued a statement today. Acknowledging improvements must be made but also highlighting the fact that the fbi nor homeland security issued a threat analysis report or bulletin elevating. These kinds of concerns. So claudia to of sum this up. It sounds like yes. There was some information out there about what was being planned. Yes some people in the government in law enforcement did know about it but it sounds like there are multiple failure points that perhaps there could have been better communication. There could have that p maybe they could have paid better attention. I don't know what. What is the upshot of this report. Yeah this report. Basically gives us a fuller picture of the best. Bipartisan investigation to date. If you will of what happened that day in the multiple levels of failures whether it comes to leadership failures for capital police whether comes to communication issues of of alerts that were not related to those who were trapped in the capital that day to the treatment of officers and the lack of communication lack of equipment that they had that day to these intelligence failures that we see all around from the fbi to capitol police and how that was mishandled to the response that delay in that response with the national guard. It just one upon another stacked in terms of all the weaknesses that were exposed. That day Before we move on. Let's look ahead to the future as you reported on this reports. One of the senators involved in releasing it democrat. Amy klobuchar from minnesota. She said quote. This is the beginning of what i believe needs to be intense oversight of. What's going on here. All of these things we raised will be the subject of questions. So should we expect more investigations into january. Sixth should we expect meaningful changes to come from this report as well. I think we should expect several meaningful changes especially because it is. Bipartisan gives it that. Wait for the senate to move forward for example kloba shar herself in the ranking republican on the rules committee are both going to sponsor legislation to allow the capitol police chief to call for emergency backup without having to seek additional approval. That's kind of what slowed down the response that day. Also this could provide the foundation for a security supplemental funding measure. That would bolster capitol police. The house passed own version of one point. Nine billion dollar proposal but the senate has yet to respond. They're going to use this to jump start those talks and potentially come to an agreement. Meanwhile house democrats such as benny thompson. This is the chairman of the house homeland. Security committee said that he agrees with house speaker. Nancy pelosi that. If no progress made on the commissioned how should act with their own bipartisan investigation. This could be a select committee or additional probes in the house. Cloudy i mean it just it makes me think back to two nine eleven in the commission report. That came out of there. I mean the politics are just so different today. I mean what what do you make of that and what has changed well it is a reminder of how high these partisan tensions are on capitol hill in the wake of the trump presidency. But at the same time that nine eleven commission wasn't put together until about a year after that attack and their report was not issued until about three years after the attack so they are trying to move a lot quicker here so there is the possibility there could be a meeting of the minds later. The senate only fell a few votes short to passing. That commission and schumer says he wants to try again. It's possible we could see another attempt at this all right..
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on Say What Needs Saying
"Different than d. Nine so us by saying that i wasn't politically involved around the time of the nine eleven commission. I don't really have much context around it. I don't know. Obviously i know what happened at nine. Eleven right but i don't want them right. Yeah exactly right so so. I don't wanna say that i can really compare the two but in my my limited understanding of that situation and my better understanding this one that one i think. Better better justifies enactment of new law from what happened whereas this one feels more like misallocation of resources issue and maybe a budgetary concern right if we're going to talk about capital police or or other things but so for me. Feel like doj an f. b. i. or not done investigating this these. This is one thing that i think is important to say to that. As i've talked to different people about this one thing that i've found some people believe that this is just over. People are continually being arrested for this people have been arrested. You know. i don't want to say every day but over time from january six up until very recently people are still continually being found charged arrested for this and the f. b. i. n. Doj are still on it to me. It feels like more their purview. And turning this over to congress to. I think their plan was more to serve as the compiler quote unquote the one taking in the information from the various investigations and holding hearings on top of that so i think it should still be investigated but i think it should be something done by the doj or f. b. I feel like turning it over. Congress is just one more step towards breaking down checks and balances and division power or. This isn't a legislative branch thing. I don't think i mean again. I'm not the expert. I wasn't around for the nine. Eleven commission really. So i i don't know but i don't know i thought i'd get your guys thoughts to and see what you thought about the commission since the that. That's just happened. Now salei yes. And if i make vitamin one point about i think Zach you make a really good point about this because we started this idea of a commission thing with speaker pelosi you again regardless of what you think of her starring with saying okay it's gonna be democrat majority led commission and for a lot of people especially republicans are like well. This is kind of a bad offers. I offer right and it's true because they're saying they want to have an independent commission. And i i'm on the side of very and i mean i mean very very narrow commission on january six because the problem i'm concerned is that both sides in a way are gonna try to expand it to something bigger so you know i've heard for example you leader mccarthy Saying that you want to look at The blm protests at the year before And then i'm heard some from some democrats that they want to broaden the the trump administration and it's it's just too broad by best. Just i don't see the the relations i think if it's going to be a commission it's going to have to. In my opinion. I think it has largely focused on just the capitol complex and i know it sounds really narrow. Doesn't sound very you into a lot of people because it's like you know 'cause the capitol police didn't really get a love this level of attention really stints I believe when as i remember one thousand nine hundred eight when they're on were to capitol. police officers. Who were shot and were indicted. Line of duty are remember reading about that. But they've not..
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on No Agenda
"Trump organization but trump has previously criticized. The investigations as politically motivated bombshell bomb. Show i you know the thing is. This is the kind of crap coverage we get from the media. The first question i'm asking to myself is is over. Valuing the property to get more money or is he undervaluing the property to get less taxes. It's one or the other either overvaluing bigger loan but then your taxes are higher or your undervaluing to get a smaller. Loan means you're not ripping off the banks like he always supposedly does and to get lower taxes. And i don't know about you or anybody else. Michael dell by the way in texas has been fighting with the texas state government forever about evaluation of his house in austin. That's right and we have the we have you know. We have property and they come in all of a sudden with some reared assessment. And by the way it's the county assessors assessment to fight him the minute we purchased this house. They immediately came in with an assessment of one hundred thousand dollars more than we paid for it. Yeah and you fight it and the only people who win this is the lawyers. It's besides the point. They did long-term you. Everyone wins but you do this sort of thing if you're in the business and what are they thinking these these idiots from what are they trying to do. I think this is just a ginned. Up story is bullcrap it. It's a story that was already story. We already heard this accusation. It's true and it's right is contradictory one or the other. But why don't they find out which it is it. They're they're the news people. I would like to know if he's overvaluing or undervaluing like you just have a number. There's just throwing out generalities just not reporting. Did you mistake it for news. I'm sorry this you think that was a news report. Big mistake well. Let's stay with the trump paid for a moment the maricopa county recount continues and the arizona election administrator. Well matt had this piece no matter. What's happening there. it's being discredited. And they may be onto the biggest scandal in the in the world. But i doubt we'll ever know with this kind of reporting i have been accused of inserting fake ballots deliver from south korean plane more recently. I have been accused of deleting entire databases even though i participated in the transference of all databases to the senate have seen them with my own eyes. And even though i still have access to the current fully functional voting database. It is enough supervisor. Hickman has even been accused of feeding ballots to hundreds of thousands of chickens at his farm and then purposefully incinerating them incinerating the chickens to cover up the evidence that the chickens a ballots. Because you wouldn't incinerate the ballots. You'd want them to pass through a chicken first and then got to get rid of the chicken c- come on. Don't think we don't know how to play this game without chicken. In the middle of the incineration process can be reverse engineered. Joe biden would be president. Okay so it's not being taken seriously obviously about the chicken before ridiculing. There's all she does the chicken one myself. But the what's a little more serious. And i would task any of our producers Preferably now does not a lot of people that watch it in fact it. It had an asterix the other day or an attic as As our rev al would say. I would like someone to create a little super cut of nicole wallace on deadline white house. I think it is in the afternoon on. Msnbc just at the amount of time she cavalierly says well. You know the insurrection. It was the most horrible events if going to do it again. the big lie. I mean it's just continuously as if there was this horrible thing that took place on january six when there is there is no evidence factors counter evidence that this was a violent coup of violent takeover as the gut. Five people were murdered. None of it is true but they keep repeating that over and over again which is why of course fun when you mccue so one of the big lie because you are in fact. Propagating the lie. I'd love to have a little super cut of how many times they say this shit and to make it real to make it real and this will go down as real because there's no stopping the train. The media reports history we now we need a nine eleven style commission because clearly. This is exactly the same we need to have. The same type of aim is nine eleven same terror. Same fear same shitty report because the Report excluded twenty-eight pages which implicated the true nature of the attacks which or at least the attackers are. Which was somebody arabia. That was obvious. Gated twenty-eight pages go look it up you can find him why it was denied even at first that there were any extra pages and then finally came out under the trump administration and And also went nowhere but the whole nine eleven commission is discredited. The whole report is discredited. If not only by the fact that they admitted that and did not focus it all on saudi arabia where the attackers came from so doesn't matter. We want one of those for january six lesser. The house just voted to create a nine eleven style commission to study the events of january. Sixth here at the capitol thirty five. Republicans joined all democrats in voting for this a significant break with republican leadership including kevin mccarthy and former president trump who oppose the commission but now faces an uncertain future in the senate where minority leader mitch. Mcconnell said today. He opposes the commission as well. That vote could come as early as next week. I don't know if that's going to get through. The senate seems unlikely. They're the smart money. Even what is the point. Is it only to just solidify that. This was a horrible event. That's the has to be the point right. The prove that trump's a bad person should not be running a republican. This is like a like mccain like cheney those people i think a lot of republicans who want this commission so they can get regain control of the party. And get rid of people. Like laura. Laura bob bert and and marjorie whatever. They hate those marjorie. It's marjorie taylor green. But i think marjorie is her new name. Marjorie would ever. Yeah i like her. I saw her on tucker is like no i. I like her too. i like. I misjudged her. I thought she was idiot. The first time you play the clip when she was all jacked up But then i saw here like oh. I kind of like her. She's a and she is. She's a cross fit to to cross trainer. she could she can lift. You know three hundred pounds. She can lift. She can bench three hundred pounds..
House Backs Commission on Jan. 6 Riot Over GOP Objections
"The house has voted to form an independent commission on the capitol riots even as GOP leaders work to stop a probe opposed by former president trump the panel would be modeled after the nine eleven commission with five members from each party Republican John Katko helped negotiate it urging GOP members to defy party leaders and the ex president this is about facts it's not partisan politics but just thirty five Republicans voted in favor Marjorie Taylor green says the commission would amount to a witch hunt the media is going to use this to smear trump supporters and president trump the bill faces an uncertain path in the Senate where GOP chief Mitch McConnell is against it Democrat Tim Ryan blister GOP opposition calling it a slap in the face to police everywhere we need political parties in this country that are both living in reality and you any one of them Sager make ani Washington
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on Historically Thinking
"If ever there was a time for both sides to consider a peace settlement the autumn of nineteen. Sixteen was it as philip zelikow in his new book. The road less traveled the secret battle to end the great war. One thousand nine hundred nineteen seventeen. The possibility of peace was much more substantial than has been generally realized. In that autumn of nineteen sixteen a failure to achieve it would have consequences are almost too many to be categorized and provide us today with profound lessons. Philip zelikow briquet miller professor of history and j. Wilson newman professor of governance at the university of virginia pass director of the miller center at uva executive director of the nine eleven commission. Philip zelikow historically thinking. I'm glad to be with you. So could you for are those of us who are not familiar with it. Could you please sketch out the serve castroville state of the first world war in the summer of nineteen sixteen beyond the few sentences i devoted to it and and the sort of the grave Crossing the decision point this was for both for the allied powers on both sides sure So autumn nineteen sixteen august nineteenth sixteen when the german chancellor secretly made his move for peace and asked president wilson to mediate an end to the war. By that time the war had been going on for two years in those two years already. Millions of people had died. The were already two years in was the worst war in human history in the toll of life limb Cost it was already two years in the worst war anyone had ever experienced in the warring powers. All the countries were exhausted. All of them. We're looking for a way out of the war The they did not see naturally if there was an obvious military path to secure a victory that would tempt them but one reason why peace talks were interesting at this time was because none of the major warring powers saw a good military option to win the warn. They had tried all their different campaigns. All failed.
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Affect this department of justice investigation while i hope it doesn't undermine it if members of congress are going to do a thoughtful bipartisan investigation. Like the nine eleven commission that could help all of us citizens understand what happened and why but if it's simply going to be show boating and theatrics it doesn't help any of us and it certainly doesn't help prosecutors because as a former federal prosecutor last thing i want our witnesses in my criminal case testifying elsewhere and making perhaps inadvertently conflicting statements so it all is sort of up to members of congress. Are they going to conduct a thoughtful. Bipartisan investigation tried to help us understand what happened..
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast
"As they tried to really get to the bottom of what happened. And as i'm sure you can imagine. China is really not all that thrilled about that happening so anyway. Let's get caught up get right into. We'll start today with impeachment because although it might seem like didn't impact us everyday americans you and me. It actually might open the door to headaches force all in the future. So let's go over that. So when the early afternoon of saturday the senate voted fifty seven to forty three in favor of convicting trump. And although that's good in. It's the most bipartisan vote in. History actually is still need two thirds of the senate to vote to convict in order for it to actually happen. Which in this case is about sixty seven senators honestly. I was really surprised. The democrats got seven republicans to join in considering that only mitt. Romney voted for last time around these seven. Republicans were mitt romney. Of course susan collins from maine. Lisa murkowski from alaska. Bill cassidy from louisiana richard burr from north carolina. Ben sasse from nebraska. Now i wouldn't exactly call. These profiles encourage burr in toomey are retiring in twenty twenty two sas collins and cassie just got reelected since two thousand eighteen. They're probably betting that this will blow over by the time they have to run again. Murkowski and romney are the only ones that give props to mcculskey faces reelection next year but she lost a primary one of the previous times that she ran and then she won as a write in candidate like she kept running even though someone beater in the republican primary that is basically unheard of. Because it's so hard to organize people to write in a name. That's not already on the ballot. Romney on the other hand has been consistent for almost the entire time since two thousand sixteen when he gave that speech calling trump a fraud and phony he did have to tone it down a bit when he was running in the primary for that. Utah senate seat. But otherwise he's been the one person who's had a real conscience on their side. The other thing i can say is thank god. Susan collins didn't say that trump learned his lesson from impeachment this time. I don't know maybe we just have to give her time. She'll still say that. But the big hoopla from the weekend was the fact that democrats won the vote to call witnesses during the trial but instead they decided to just a statement from one of the republican house members who voted for impeachment. It was representative butler from washington. And she said that. Kevin mccarthy the minority leader in the house told her about a call. He had with trump on the date of the insurrection. Apparently he told trump to quote call off the riot but trump said no and told him quote. Well kevin. i guess. These people are more upset about the election than you are. Everybody on twitter started talking about the democrats and chuck schumer blowing it. Some of the analysts on tv started with the classic dem's in disarray. The democrats are weak and bad at politics. You may not like him. But mitch mcconnell a widely smart politician all of those lines of bs. If you'll notice this was mainly coming from never trump republicans as well as the far far left the same people who want to run in the primary for senate in new york against chuck schumer. It's just such a lazy take. They were always going to say that the democrats blue this and republicans were strong for sticking together. The truth is that democrats would have gotten a conviction from other jury in america. If this was a normal criminal case they prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt without witnesses they were never gonna convince enough. Republicans to convict. Why would they start. Listening to evidence of witnesses came forward. They barely even paid attention to the trial. The video footage exists. It's clear as day. The media tried to pull this same narrative with a biden campaign a couple of times but he just straight up ignored it and one. So that's clearly what you have to do. The other thing about witnesses is that you don't just call them right away. You have to debate about who you're going to call ghostbusters. The knee after depose them in this would have taken weeks but people need help right now with regular things regular. People don't necessarily care what happens to guy who's not even in charge anymore especially if they can't make their house or rent payments are still searching for work something like that the senate really does need to work on that stimulus bill which they wouldn't have done if this was still going on and like if you need a real world example of this they also prove the same thing last time around when they appear trump and that would not have made a difference on the election. It didn't make a difference. The only thing that made a difference was the pandemic otherwise we'd be looking at four more years of trump. now going forward. There is bipartisan support for a group similar to the nine eleven commission to be set up to investigate this more thoroughly senators. Chris coons a democrat in bill. Cassidy had both talked about how this needs to be done. And lindsey graham is also joining their side for some reason maybe just wants to be on there to screw up the evidence from people outside the government currently the two leaders of the actual nine eleven commission sent a letter to joe biden to say that this was necessary to set up that was a republican and democrat by the way so hopefully that comes to fruition or there might be some criminal cases that are brought up against trump and others. Hopefully but after the vote mitch. Mcconnell went on the floor and blasted trump and said he was responsible. They were your people in all that but he still voted to acquit him. So i'm not really sure what's going on there the cover. Today's a crazy shiran. Banner from cnn. That says mcconnell makes case for convicting trump after voting. Not guilty so we just live in like the time line. We live in the upside down. Let's go over to one of the first big scandals of biden's time as president air quotes by the end. I think you'll see that if this happens. During trump's presidency we would have just called thursday. You know just another day nevertheless. let's at least make you aware so that you know the people you elected are being ethical and holding themselves to these standards that they actually promised it all started last week when vanity fair published a story saying that a reporter from politico was working an article about deputy press secretary. Tj duck lows romantic relationship with a reporter from axios duck. Low then threatened paul mary. The reporter apiece saying that he would quote destroy her if she published it. Dukla allegedly made misogynistic comments to mary and talked about her own personal life at one point. He even accused of being jealous about his relationship with mcammond. Who is the reporter from axios so good to know that we stooped to elementary school levels and we were threatening a reporter. That's always nice. Originally press secretary. Jen psaki and chief of staff ron and suspended dukla one week without pay but some news outlets pointed out that biden told his staff on their first day that he would fire them quote on the spot if they quote treated another colleague with disrespect so. I'm sure that there was a little behind the scenes stuff urging him to resign to avoid looking hypocrites right from the start. Truthfully it is a good rule and it'll help biden distinguish himself from trump. Even more when you're trying to get the white house back to a point of being respectable you do have to overcompensate and be extreme in the other direction just to even get the culture back on track again and that is what they teach you in management courses that anytime you try to come in change. How things are run. Compared to the last person who led an organization. You're probably going to have to be extreme at the start of it. But i was asking myself the entire time. What is so important about the story getting out. Why would he go to these lengths to threaten her well. Basically it comes down to conflicts of interest. Axios had originally told politico that mcammond had quote disclosed. Her relationship with duck low in november was taken off the biden beat however pulmonary pointed out that mccain still covers vice president khama harris and that she had commented quote glowingly those are palmeiras words about biden after he was inaugurated so obviously some people are afraid that there will be some bias in her reporting sensor partner works so close to the people she's covering honestly it was just good to get this guy out of there. It's not okay to threaten a reporter like that and it really just does stop questions from the media because this thing would've hung around especially if there was like a nightmare scenario and he had to take over for jen psaki sometime. The questions would not have been about biden his policies or anything it would just been whited biden. Keep you around. Why are you still here etc. He was really just more of a liability ended. Distraction at this point but man that must be tired getting fired so early on in the administration. You don't want to be the first guy. However the time that he stayed there was actually longer than to scare mucci. So that's a win scare.
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"The recommendations that this article makes number one set up a truth commission similar to the nine eleven commission to investigate the planning and execution of the capital sees so they want to nine eleven commission to investigate what happened on january six. That's extrordinary and the funny thing is like ron paul. He says those things are cover up operations for uncovering operations. I have never been more convinced that there's nothing to it. Nothing of substance to that. Yeah in this event anything else people up and down this. Because that's how. I don't know. I really don't know this. I mean it doesn't rice level of a hoax is it. Couple of agents provocateur. The same people over and over again. i mean how. Many people scaled a wall. Like those guys right. I mean that's ed and our friends said like we saw these guys like scaling the wall and it was almost like a little logistical. They show on tv. Now's those two guys and she said it was weird that lake it was this there stuff there that they could climb like she said just looks out of place and this chick marshes washington all the time. 'cause she's right to lifer and if you know what he writes life as you know there are always on a bus. They're always going down there at least once a year. I'm surprised they haven't started showing images of the crowd peacefully walking and just captured it with trump supporters plot. Their break into the capital random. Right rioting mob yet. Rioting mob seeking dangerous thoughts rushing capital or like with the cnn had where they showed the whole thing and then they like overlaid flames. Yeah background who was like. Wow who lent the fiery like no. that's just. This was a faraway shot. And i saw this multiple publications where it looked like the entire capital was engulfed raging flames and fire. It was so comical. This is just like the russian collusion thing. Where when i talk to people just your regular democrat voter around here. They they're just like will you know the the riots the riots on january six like it's so it's so disturbing. Somebody said that to me. I i do. I do this why. I am never going to make any friends out here. They still have the national guard in in dc which is curious as least. Here's a there has to be something to that because like the whole portland thing is. Should we throw him. Why until it's it has to go to dc statehood. It's all gonna go to the second recommendation. For how biden can fix reality is reality. Problem is to avoid the terrorist trap. I thought this was very interesting. Because i saw calls from progresses far left progressive of social media a couple of weeks ago opposing the domestic terrorism act and i thought that was interesting. Like what's their angle. Why are they opposing it. Well this help shed some light on that they want. Avoid the terrorist shop. They don't want to label these cuban on people as domestic terrorists because they fear that it could backfire the way that the proposals being structured and be used against minorities so to protect minorities..
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on No Agenda
"You know what fascism or where. I should be brown and black shirts that will not reject goods. And we'll be nine hundred thousand acres insurance smiley smiley. Germany lost the second world war fascists from one. And that's exactly what's happening is literally nike. Nike who is bringing fascism and supported by the mainstream media. And i think jake tapper can quite got the memo. He's he's trying to still in their nazis. Camp and trump is hitler and instead of re education. He thinks that they need to be We need to be inoculated against it. The big lie on january sixth. The election could be overturned. We all know by now that the big lie is a reference to nazis to hitler and specifically goebbels the propaganda who said Repeat repeat the lie over and over again and people will eventually believe it. And i did check on. There is some reference in mind comp to a lie but the big life strategy in theory was really goebbels the big lie that on january six the election could be overturned and then came that day that magda movement and magamedia were all in friends who've texted me who are not very political thing. I'm coming to washington dc today. Because i can't handle what's happening in my country. I think it's not an understatement. To say we're in a constitutional tinderbox right now let's have trial by combat if you're gonna be the zero and not the hero we're coming for you and we're going to have a good time doing it to mike. Pence does the right thing. We win the election. That is how the terrorist attack of january six happened. Millions of americans infected with the virus of disinformation joint effort by far right hate groups that the president's been playing footsie with for years and radicalized infected trump supporters had maga- multiple dead bodies later. Knock no apologies. No big of what they did until those who spread the big lie work to correct it. Putting out a vaccine of facts and truth. I fear that the us will continue to be in this bad and dangerous place. Even after the inauguration and i wish in my soul. I wish that saw any evidence that any of these people had a conscience for this to even nag at so it's a virus and the and the the the trump people are infected losing infected people by the virus. And it's everywhere. Cnn is really doing good job. This is alex stamos. He is the director of the stanford internet observatory. And i just going to presume. It is actually related to stanford university. Now we're talking about domestic audience in the united states and the challenge is going to be partially that you'll isis did not have a domestic constituency in the united states congress but there is over the republicans in congress voted to overturn the election and there will be continuing pressure on the companies to not ticket seriously. So i think. I you have violent extremists and those companies have to be brave and that way we have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach. These huge audiences are people on youtube for example. Then have a larger a larger audience than daytime. Cnn and they are extremely radical and pushing extremely radical views and so it's up to the facebook and youtube in particular to think about whether or not they want to be effectively. Cable networks for disinformation. And then we're gonna have to figure out a and newsmax problem. These companies have freedom of speech. But i'm not sure we need verizon. At and t. comcast and such to be bringing them into tens of millions of homes. This is allowing people to seek out information if they really want to but not pushing it into their faces. I think we're we're going to have to go here okay. So we've got to have a special place for them special little place for conservatives where they can yell around that no one can read. It might be a good idea. Yeah that's like the good old days during the sixties. What do you mean the good old days. During the sixties conservatives were marginalized john birch society was like oh the john. Berkshires berkshires bookstores. You wanted to sell a book about None dare call it. Treason or something. No way couldn't do it whereas you get it. Where would you buy it. You have to go to the john birch society books on you wouldn't find it in the end the books. I should brush up a little bit on the john birch society and how they were treated and how it worked anyway. Pbs news hour is all in on it. They had Let's see this. Assume gordon she Was deputy secretary of state under the obama administration and she goes straight to the heart of it and you know it's no surprise That she's singing a similar tune as some others from the state department. Do you think the. Us government has done a good job when it comes to domestic extremism and as you guessed it does. There need to be some kind of structural reform in order to deal with this kind of threat. I think domestic extremism is particularly challenging issue number one from an intelligence perspective remember. our intelligence community doesn't typically Or look at us citizens so you don't have the advantage of that craft in the way you might for other threats to just Our constitution and the rights of citizens and then if law enforcement is the lead law enforcement needs some sort of predicates something so if nothing is manifest. It's it's difficult. Do i think that we need a moment of considering how we're going to deal with this threat. That looks like it's going to be with us for while. Yeah i think. I think you almost need to nine. Eleven commission kind of activity. It's got to be a combination of fbi. Hassoun include dhs. And you've gotta find a way to bring intelligence or the craft of intelligence into it. And i don't think that's in one organization right now so this and this talking point of a nine eleven style commission is going around. People are talking about it and you know what happens after nine eleven style commission. That's when you get patriot. Act out of that and you usually have a couple of pages that are hidden like the twenty eight pages from the nine eleven report and since this lady is from the used to work at the state department you can go straight to the source. She has a podcast. Sorry to throw it on you. But there's nothing like hillary clinton on the podcast with nancy. Pelosi yes this is what we're building podcasting for. I think we learned a lot about our system of government over the last four years with a president who disdains democracy and as you have said. Numerous times has other agenda. I don't say what she never. Lets up this woman this. This is really good. The two of them together. They should actually do a fulltime podcast at numerous times has other agendas what they all are. I don't think we at now. I hope historically we will find out who he's beholden to who pulls strings. I would love to see his records to see whether was putin de.
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly
"Not believe. Learn to launching about our system of government over the last four years with A president who disdains democracy and as you have said numerous times has other agendas what they all are. I don't think we at no. I hope historically we will find out who he's beholden to. Who pulls his strings. I would love to see his phone records to see whether he was talking to putin the day that the insurgents invaded our capital. But we now know that not just him but his enablers his accomplices. His cult members have the same disregard for democracy. You think we need a a nine eleven type commission to investigate and report everything that they can pull together and explain what happened. I do Again to your point of who see beholden to. What as i've said over and over as i said to him in that picture with my blue suit right as i was leaving what i was saying it was pointing brutally at him with you. Mr president all roads lead to putin. I don't know putin has on him politically financially. A personally but what happened. Last week was a gift to putin. Wants to undermine democracy in our country and throughout the world and these people unbeknownst to them maybe are putin puppets. They were doing. Putin's business when they did that at the incitement of an insurrection by the president of the united states so yes we should have nine. Eleven commission and there is strong support in the congress to do that. This is the beginning of is. This is the beginning of attacking you. They're going to attack you just so you know They're gonna attack your pastor. They're going to church. They're gonna attack your religious beliefs. They're going to attack your business. They're gonna attack your right to self determination they're going to attack your right to freedom of thought that's what they're going to do and the reason that these guys it was nineteen minutes nineteen minutes into donald trump's first administration. I say i because there will be a second. It was nineteen minutes into the first administration when they started talking about impeachment and the reason is because donald trump's at that nancy pelosi says she doesn't understand she does understand it. Donald trump's agenda is the american people's agenda. You represents an existential threat.
"nine eleven commission" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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After last week's violent breach of the us capital reaction. But we must be very dispassionate and how we make decisions to go forward for security security security speaker. Pelosi says several house committees will likely investigate aspects of january six. She also says there's interest in the nine eleven commission style after action reports. The house impeached. President trump for incitement of insurrection. Earlier this week but the speaker offered no timeline for when that article of impeachment will be sent to the senate to trigger a trial. Lisa thanks jared. The number of deaths from covid nineteen has just hit two million worldwide in the john's where the rubber always meets road. Actually i'm not even sure what that means. Speed radio network live at hot gently news. Feed dot com. This stream is supported by advertisers and contributions by follow us on facebook twitter and instagram's the nation's capital is essentially blocked down only brady fox news the national mall at its landmarks. Now closed public until after inauguration day thousands of national guard troops continued to arrive in dc. But there's also a focus on security failures last week fox's jared halpern has more live the tired lieutenant. General russel honore has been appointed by house speaker. Nancy pelosi delete a security review. After last week's violent breach of the us capital ashen a bad reaction but we must be very dispassionate and how we make decisions to go forward for security security security speaker. Pelosi says several house committees will likely investigate aspects of january sips. She also says there's interest in a nine eleven commission style after action reports. The house impeached. President trump for incitement of insurrection. Earlier this week but the speaker offered no timeline for when that article of impeachment will be sent to the senate to trigger a trial. Lisa thanks jared. The number of deaths from covid nineteen has just hit two million worldwide in the johns hopkins count about to hit three hundred ninety thousand deaths in the us as multiple countries deal with a surge complicated by new strains boxes. Simon owen is live in london lisa three days after the. Us made a similar move. Britain is tightening corona virus border controls. Prime minister boris. Johnson says hospitals here are struggling amid surging case numbers. We're not seeing cancer treatments. Sadly postponed ambulances queuing an intensive care units a spilling over into adjacent wards from monday. Anyone arriving in the uk will need a negative kobe. Test johnson says he's concerned about potential new variants which may be more infectious. Brittany's already under a sweeping national lockdown lisa. 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US presidential election: A turbulent transfer of power
"Peaceful. Transfer of power is a cornerstone of american democracy. Right now president. Trump is not only refusing to concede this election. He's also denying the incoming biden administration access to key documents funding information. They need to ensure a safe and smooth transition now. The formal transition process is actually a pretty new thing. Congress passed the presidential transition act just over fifty years ago. Em things proceeded from there with relatively little drama or problems until two thousand versus the mission of george. Bush is not up for me to accept or reject the legal process. You know. let's just watch this happen. It'll be over soon. We'll be ready for transition. It wasn't until weeks after that. Bill clinton cabinet meeting december twelve thirty five days after the election that george w bush was officially declared the winner that gave then president elect bush just over a month to plan for and staff his administration course nine months later the september eleventh terrorist attacks happened catching the nation and a relatively new president off guard when the nine eleven commission report came out in two thousand four. It pointed to this truncated transition as a weakness and recommended a more formalized process katherine dunn tempests at senior fellow at the university of virginia's miller center the senior research director at the white house transition project so laws were passed in the two thousands or spin sort of three sets of laws that have been passed to kinda they keep refining it and keep refining it but what they did primarily is that they enable the winning candidates to receive funding to start their transitions after they were formerly so that meant that once biden was the democratic nominee. He was eight. He was provided with all space some funding for salaries and the ability to start planning ahead. Talked to us a little bit. About how worried you are or how worried we should be as americans about this as you pointed out the attacks on nine eleven happened not that long after president bush took office. If something happens january or february of this coming year would the biden administration be potentially a unable to respond because they just simply didn't have the staffing and they didn't have the time to ramp up and be ready. Let me back up. Just a bit to point out that There are basically two important phases of the transition. The i i pointed out was after the nominee has been formally nominated by the party and they received some resources the next big transfer resources comes after the head of the gsa has ascertained the next president united states and they use that verbiage. Esser that verb. I'm not really sure why but And that's the point at which the president the incoming president can start to have access to classified material that can start to be part of the president's daily brief with Tells them all the national security issues. It enables the biden transition team to have access to all of these individuals civil servants and political appointees at the various agencies so that they can interview them. So what's happening now. Is they are preventing the biden from moving to the next phase. And what i would argue is the most important phase at the transition. It's critically important that the biden staff members be able to go to the department of justice francis and to be able to interview. Fbi director the head of the criminal division the head of the national security division to try to get a sense since of. What's the lay of the land where the priorities. What are the crises. That might be boiling over by the time we get here. And that's what they're being denied so. I think there should be a lot of concern about this. The the inability to advance to the next stage of the transition. It's not to say that it's going to necessarily result in some sort of crises that but we want a country that's prepared so it strikes me as were basically just sort of harming ourselves for no apparent reason and were inhibiting our ability to be in the best possible situation. We can be on january twentieth. And there's no reason for that. We have the resources we have the capacity. So why so. Let's talk about the. Why and and the who so. Emily murphy is a name that most of us probably weren't familiar with until now she is a person who is at the head of the. Gsa can you talk a little bit about how her role what her role is. And how much leeway. She has to continue to refuse to release these funds or to allow the biden team to start integrating with the outgoing trump administration. So emily murphy is the administrator of the gsa. It's a political appointment in the gsa. It's office is largely responsible for all the government real estate so they helped provide office space and oversee office space You know in in most situations would never even hear of the essay in this particular case because the legislation housed it in the gsa. She has the capacity to release the funding and the resources to the party. Nominees and then eventually to the president-elect by law she is the one that has to ascertain the election so there will be no funding going out until she does it. So what's tying our hands. I mean she is a by president trump. She must be a republican. Who has some loyalty to this administration and is unwilling to buck the advice. She's getting probably for mark meadows. Probably the chief-of-staff sues weighing on her.
Trump continues Pentagon shake-up, gives loyalists key roles
"Now in the twilight of his presidency. President trump is reshuffling his national security team tonight current and former. Us military and intelligence officials are telling our richard angle. It's dangerous and could help america's adversaries ariza richards report days before he was pushed out as defense secretary. Mark casper told the military times. He expected to be replaced by a real. Yes man and then. God help us monday. President trump upped four loyalist to key pentagon positions. The moves give president trump still commander in chief more freedom to act especially overseas esperer posed pulling all. Us troops from afghanistan and syria. Both may now be on the cards. I think there are two prongs to this action. One is simple. Vengeance and the other is opening operational flexibility for international operations that he feels could benefit him politically. It's not just the pentagon former intelligence officials tell nbc news. Cia director gina. Haskell may be the next to go has pull has resisted releasing classified documents as former. Cia officials tell nbc. They worry president trump and his allies may cherry pick intelligence cushing false claims. Democrats lied about the russia investigation and are cheating now. Presidential transitions are an especially dangerous. Time when the. Us is always vulnerable. In the aftermath of the september eleventh attacks the nine eleven commission report said the chaos of the two thousand transition cause delays to be avoided in the future but this transition could be even riskier.
Interview With Michele McPhee On Coronavirus Efects In California
"We have a California corona virus correspondent we have dubbed herself so it's Michelle McPhee Michelle as a new book out today and I typically you're gonna come on when this books coming out of the book is called ma'am Michelle McPhee welcome WRKO again I love my new title as west coast corona correspondent that's amazing it's a going out and Kelly by the way you know it's a very interesting place so if you go hiking right now you can get a citation from the LAPD but if you are a homeless drug user and wanted Koster into a little group outside my house on the corner there hands off which is literally what LA is now that they let you know we talked about this before this idea of the prisoners being released and now there is just thirty five hundred more tense where people can pretty much concerned groups do drugs and not be bothered how are people being placed in that time well that we all are actually but in your case in particular you know house all you your Hollywood now makes me of course the reason I'm sure he'd be bringing well the rumors and the projections in the nightmare catastrophic scenarios that California was facing they haven't panned out whether or not it's due to you know the draconian steps that the governors and the mayors of taken out there or because maybe corona viruses and all that it's cracked up to be we don't know but how long are people out there going to just stay shut down without causing any ruckus wow that's a very good question I'm already seeing in downtown LA businesses using you know boarding up their windows well you know it was the biggest issue is that joblessness nobody's working and you have to think about people at least in LA we have room but can you imagine people being cooped up B. B. I don't know how you could imagine that but with a bunch of kids and trying to work and now you find out the kids are going back to school until maybe may fifteenth I mean I don't this is what I'm very happy to be single and unmarried but I don't know how people do it the most dot not making money you got a million kids you're trying to work everyone making new recipes and it is it's a complete cluster the most offensive thing I've heard through all of this was Gayle king lamenting it's really hard to do this while you're single because it's just so lonely and I might come some some of this scale it's just only in your massive Bel Air mansion so narrowly up there depends how the Upper East Side shut up so thank you now I mean if I hear one more celebrities sing a song from their pool I'm gonna shoot somebody asks where I have more Matthew McConaughey in the woods is Bobby bandito in less Kylie Jenner's legs pool side I I know that's a weird thing this ma'am but that's the reality that is the reality I mean honestly and you see it out here you would not believe the conversations you overhear when you have to wait I don't know an hour to get into trader Joe's with a bunch of like hipster Silver Lake you this is I mean it's just unbelievable engine we deliver any wind up over thirty dollars a barrel that is a direct quote from somebody finally it's awfully trader Joe's okay I need a video I don't think they're not even you know producing series right now but we're all looking for the next tiger King makes me at trader Joe's lines throughout California I'd watched an episode of that I'm sites outside by helping the homeless encampment I know how that turns out you with every one of them socks that would for me I speaking to spend you got a new book out it's called mai ham unanswered questions about the Tsarnaev brothers the U. S. government and the Boston Marathon bombing obviously we all know April fifteenth two thousand and thirteen this happened your first book on this came out in twenty seventeen called maximum harm here's my question for you on the book you've gone Hollywood between twenty seventeen and now you've been wildly successful you've got a series on TV that's been picked up again you got another series in production why is this one stick in your Craw so much that even though you had so much success you still got to keep working on this thing we don't funny I tell the story all the time about how the family things you're rich when you put out a book and like the Christmas list gets bigger but I don't next them harm for five thousand dollars and re publish it for one reason and one reason only it's because I think we deserve the answers and somebody who is standing at ground zero you know I was in please bureau chief for nine eleven I had a front page that day on the New York Daily News it was burning all of lower Manhattan it's a day I will never forget I lost a lot of friends among the three hundred and forty three firefighters and twenty three and might be detox and thirty seven Port Authority police officers in the in the hundreds more that have died of the droga illness which nobody ever talks about even as we talk about clone of ours you know I think that we are deserving of answers to this day he be there people tend to give all the still haven't been brought to justice there are still how would classified records about the Saudi connection to nine eleven and I feel like we keep I actually read the nine eleven commission report and if anyone else reddit or anybody in Congress read it or any of our lawmakers took it seriously the marathon bombing whenever it happens and I think that we are deserving of the real answer is there are some very glaring questions that you and I talked about before number one the government said in court records they said during the night trial that they don't believe the brothers built the bombs they don't have any physical evidence linking them to the building of the bombs which raises the immediate question then who the hell did it and why are we looking for that person and then you turn to Topsfield Massachusetts fifty five days after the Boston Marathon bombing and you find out about this wacky doodle named Daniel Morley who told his mother he had something he had to answer to god for his mother told the top feel PD that he was friends with him on the night of October when the police bomb squad Topsfield PD they do a great job securing the scene they got permission to search the home all the time the FBI showed up I know where nobody who called the feed which is a quote that one status as one other that night and next thing you know despite the fact that nearly every component to the pressure cooker bomb that was detonated seven years ago was found in the kids back from the FBI thinks and take over the case and where do anymore we now well the last time I saw that cute he was driving for the ride when his original charge was beating up his mother and her elderly computing how does that make sense have your guy that had all of that stuff and it's it's never prosecuted have you ever talked to him I tried to get Bruce gellerman his good friend of mine W. B. O. R. talk about unlikely alliances but it we found out where he was living in move in Massachusetts and we went there and he literally had one of the ride vehicles that we pay for a factor and he landed on a slow speed chase R. N. he wouldn't get out of the card wouldn't talk to us you know I went to the hospital it's in the box to see more I want to talk to a hospital where he was being assessed the two years because you know anybody who had any experience with the amount of mental illness and trying to get help for that two years in a mental institution no one can tell to pay for that again I'm Ali but I went in there and I asked him to have faith in the the big gambling you know how good a guy as a Guinea did you build the bombs anytime in smirked at me and turn around walk away let me here we need to build the bomb would depend upon what he's talking about the alarm he was not at all but you know how this goes it's critics of yours make fear rolling their rising they're going all there goes makes me again often some crazy conspiracy theory and make it much more out of it that is already there is this just conspiracy theory talk well I think you'll see you know my friend Jim Sullivan over the market just in the story and he asked me that same question there's not one thing and that book VV that's not annotated this is all court records this is all interview notes if the inspector general Horowitz report is the mass media report it is you know shouldn't through both of his child every single solitary day every single day my my routine is to wake up look at pacer if you have any new filings in his case we both know that this case is so expensive that they steal the cost that we have already paid for the first two trials and now the field the costs of his appeal I mean this is become a boondoggle and I think the world deserving of the answers I challenge anyone they can treat me right now any question that they have about the book and I will point you can go to my Facebook page you know I will point to the evidence I have the support any questions that you have and DB you know I have pictures of every single piece of evidence that was taken out again I'm always house I have him on the night of a file which you know Magnus are provided to people while ago talking about this inexplicable state department document that has camel and when he was sixteen years old come into the country and I had another completely different dude on the same identical document where the same identical shirts and the state department either the scanning failure but declined to explain how that giving failure might have happened there's just a lot of money of the questions that I think we deserving of those dancers the most important question I think is what you know you have an FBI agent who interviewed him on but I've been a whole family in twenty eleven after the Russians warned us that he was becoming radicalized you're telling me that that the I. agent just as a reporter you're telling me that the pension from out of town when in your heart you don't recognize the guy you really buy that the new book is called may have Michelle makes the our good friend is the author of if you like maximum arm you're gonna like may I'm one of the exits it Michelle is I looked you've never been
Joseph Maguire, Acting DNI, Faced Congress after whistleblower report
"Yuvan of it to Benjamin Sunland if you the people who become household names of the impeachment drama has played out with the house vote now behind us we wanted to catch up with another central character from the very beginning a man who occupies at least for the moment one of the most critical perches in the US government our story begins late on Friday the thirteenth of September which is when Adam Schiff chairman of the house intelligence committee released a cryptic letter we're gonna let our co host Mary Louise Kelley pick it up from here the letter runs four pages on official stationery the big CEO of the intelligence committee on top it is signed sincerely Adam B. Schiff it is addressed to this guy now here I am sitting before you as the acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire that's him testifying before Congress end of September he had received chefs letter which contained very few details but which marked the first public mention of the whistle blower complaint the letter accused McGuire of improperly withholding that complaint from Congress and subpoenaed him to testify now we heard McGuire say there he's the acting director of national intelligence and talk about timing threat to acquire what was your first day on the job my first day on the job was Friday the sixteenth of August and I think I set a new record in the administration for the anticipated before yeah yeah yeah that you had a heck of a first week didn't have much going for the Sir the questions there from New York Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney driving home the point that McGwire took over the job of running U. S. intelligence just four days after the whistle blower a US intelligence official filed the complaint McGuire suggested this was not the way he did version the job going either way Sir if I may my life would have been a heck of a lot simpler without becoming the most famous man in the United don't have settled debatable whether Joseph acquire was then or now the most famous man in the United States but if it felt that way it speaks to the extraordinarily awkward position the acting di and I found himself in caught between a White House looking for loyalty and lawmakers looking for answers since his appearance before the house intelligence committee McGuire has kept an exceedingly low profile no interviews we asked for one we're gonna spend these next minutes looking closely at the DNR job whether it matters that we are now past four months and counting with an acting director at the home the longest period without a Senate confirmed permanent leader of US intelligence since the job was created fifteen years ago today I'm asking Congress to create the position of the national intelligence director George W. bush in the White House rose garden two thousand four over in Congress they were listening we were breaking for the August recess and not I decided to call our committee back into session and we began the hearings Republicans Susan Collins of Maine she chaired the Senate governmental affairs committee I felt a sense of urgency because this was already two thousand for the terrorists attacks had happened on nine eleven two thousand one and the nine eleven commission had just released its final report it zoomed in on a failure to connect the dots that the CIA the FBI and others weren't sharing what they knew the report had ideas for how to prevent anything like nine eleven from ever happening again the central crowning recommendation a new position someone who could force intelligence agencies to talk to each other so Collins and Joe Lieberman then the committee's top Democrat got to work I remember you couldn't figure out what you were going to call this position to start with it was the need for a little while I was going to say and for awhile it was the Ned and I remember Joe Lieberman saying we can't call it the no that sounds too much like the net yeah it has to be the D. N. I. doesn't sound in power exactly what to call it was the least of their problems senator Collins told me the turf battles were in once it was vehemently opposed by not only the CIA but particularly the secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld because his department was going to lose considerable power over the intelligence community's budget which was funneled through the department of defense but as you heard his boss President Bush was on board and in December two thousand four Congress passed the most sweeping intelligence overhaul in nearly sixty years by the following February bush was announcing his pick for the nation's first director of national intelligence vesting these are stories in a single official who reports directly to me will make our intelligence efforts better coordinated more efficient and more effective the director of the CIA will report to John John was John Negroponte at the time he was US ambassador to Iraq I tracked him down here in Washington this week and asked about that last bit of the president's remarks that the head of the CIA would report to him that's correct there were gathering no it did but you know it it it took some socializing and some explain simply socialite water like a devoted some water had to go under the bridge in the fifteen years that that water's been flowing under the bridge the office of the D. N. I. has expanded to a staff of thousands the exact numbers classified as we can quarters building is gone up in northern Virginia so has all this worked has having India nine made us safer again the sponsor of the original legislation senator Collins I do believe that it has been successful but it's not perfect I I do hear a criticism bet they demand nice office has grown too big too bureaucratic so I'm not saying that we got it perfect leave right but compared to where we were we have come and the norm this way I heard a similar view from Mike moral who was among those who required some socializing two years Negroponte's word moral serve more than thirty years at the CIA he was president bush's briefer on nine eleven and ended up the agency's deputy director moral opposed creating video and I thought the more obvious solution was to bulk up the authorities of the head of the CIA botch I evolved over time significantly so by the time I left government in two thousand thirteen the last week that I was deputy director I actually got in my car and drove to Capitol Hill and met with senator Collins and senator Lieberman it actually thank them so I was I started out in one place and I ended up in a completely different place pressed as to why morale who now hosts the intelligence matters podcast pointed to his former gang delivering the president's daily brief in the old days he says it was pretty much only CIA material that made the cut whereas now with a D. and I overseeing everything the president's likely to hear from shore the CIA but also the state department's intelligence branch or the Pentagon's defense intelligence agency the deer so when CIA wrote a piece say on a China issue and de I a had a different view it would actually say at the bottom of the page de I a has a different view here it is here's why they have a different view and here Mister president is why this matters to you this difference matters to you so and and I think that makes for better intelligence support for the president John Negroponte the original GNI has mixed feelings about the job he once held here we are fifteen years later mmhm as an experiment has it worked I would say it hasn't failed I'm not sure it's worked fully I think it's still a work in progress on the positive side ambassador Negroponte points to changes he helped put in motion such as integrating the F. B. I. more closely into the broader intelligence community then he pauses and adds mistakes still get made obviously we see that from the inspector general's report just now with respect Carter page and all that I was an egregious seems to have been an egregious mistake of some kind which shows that those problems of coordination don't just go away because you say they should the reference there to the DOJ inspector general who just last week delivered a report documenting all kinds of errors in the F. B. I.'s application to surveil one time trump campaign aide Carter page now can we draw a direct line between the D. and I roll and the F. B. I. **** ups know what is fact is last week so president trump tweeting the FBI is quote badly broken which brings us back up to this moment the president attacking what he has come to call the deep state the house voting to impeach the president following an inquiry originally put in motion by a US intelligence community whistle blower the usual array of national security threats on the radar from Iran to China to North Korea and no sign of a nomination for the top job in US intelligence it is definitely a problem that I had the president has not nominated a permanent Senate confirmed Deanna Republican senator Susan Collins if the people in the intelligence community do not know whether the acting D. N. night is going to be there next week they are going to be less responsive to his concerns to his directives and bad is a problem so I would urge the president to make a choice my put her argument to someone with firsthand experience Michael moral can I was acting director of CIA twice so I know what I'm talking about here you don't feel as empowered as you would if you are Senate confirmed because you know you're not gonna be there that long just how awkward position then does Joseph McGuire find himself in four months and four days after being named acting director of national intelligence world points out that requires a navy Vice Admiral thirty six years in uniform this is a guy has actually been shot at right in combat this is a guy who's who's injured a lot but I think what he's learning is that the political fire is often more challenging than actual weapons fire navigating impeachment era Donald Trump dominated Washington in other words it's a different game morale as I hope he's learning
White officer who shot neighbor inside his apartment indicted for murder
"Have shown up, but it probably wouldn't have been in a number. It's right now in this climate, Michelle Obama will also be speaking at the Barclay center in Brooklyn, tomorrow night, Saturday, and Manhattan and Brooklyn are both vying to light the world's largest minora in celebration of Hanukkah this year, the thirty two foot high four thousand pound gold colored minora is going outside of the plaza hotel in Manhattan today, and it will be lit on Sunday marking the first night of Hannukah across the river the river Brooklyn's largest minora roughly the same size will also have its first lighting of the season Sunday night at grant. Army plaza a concert kickoff for the festivities and Brooklyn organizers, we'll have music Lakas and the rest every night of Hannukah currently forty one degrees cloudy at five. Oh, six. Support for NPR comes from Baird for one hundred years. Baird has partnered with individuals businesses institutions and communities working together toward their financial goals. More information is available at Baird one hundred dot com. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish. And Mary Louise Kelley President Trump's sit down with Vladimir Putin looked set to go ahead on the sidelines of the g twenty summit this week. Then Trump threatened to call it off yesterday. He said it was probably on. And then from Air Force One on route to Argentina Trump tweeted. He was pulling out the bottom line is they may have an impromptu chat in Buenos Aires who knows there's nothing on the formal schedule. What we do know is that hanging over any meeting between the leaders of the United States and Russia is Robert Mueller, the special counsel who has been investigating ties between Russia and Trump and who this week showed his hand in a number of interesting ways, prompting journalist Garrett Graff to ask is Robert Muller's in game. Incite graph explores that question in wired magazine this week, and he joins me now hither Garrett by now as is prone to happen in two thousand eighteen there have been twists and turns even since you file. This story, and we're gonna get to some of those but to travel far far back in time all the way to Monday this week forgotten the dark ages. This was the day that Muller's team alleged that Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chair had lied to the FBI. And you argue in your piece in wired that this day Monday may end up breaking among the most consequential days yet of the Muller probe. Why it's an incredibly hard, obviously to read the tea leaves of this investigation surprised us at every turn and often surprises us multiple times within a single day. But it seemed like Monday was the beginning of the end that the decision to declare Paul Manafort as non-cooperative and move forward with his sentencing appears to be perhaps a way that Muller is trying to move forward with publishing something that could. Look like the Muller report that he plans to file sometime presumably next week. A document outlining with the court all of Paul manafort's lies in crimes. So if that is one way that Mueller may be showing his hand or about to show his hand. Let me fast forward you now to yesterday, which is when longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty again this time of lying to congress about a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow. How does it that shift the picture? It's one of the most significant moves that we've seen so far from Muller because what it does is connects Donald Trump and the Trump organization directly to Russia in directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the course of the two thousand sixteen campaign and how so how are they now coming together? We'll what you have is Michael Cohen trying to contact in game the assistance of Ladimir Putin himself. To secure the funding and the approval for Trump Tower Moscow as late as the spring of two thousand sixteen well into the period where Donald Trump has secured the GOP nomination for president of the United States. One of the aspects of Muller strategy appears to have been he's kind of rating, whatever final report he's going to produce at the end of this as he goes, I mean, he's been producing these very detailed court filings. Exactly. And people seem to be waiting for there to be some hard back book that gets published at the end of this. That is labeled the Muller report like nine eleven commission style. Exactly. And I think most people are missing that. He is writing a lot of that report in public with every court filing where the details that he puts into these are far more than is strictly necessary for the criminal prosecution that he's attempting to pursue. So when you look at the. Totality of what? Bob Muller has published in these indictments in these plea agreements, there's a lot there. Well, it's about three hundred pages of what a Bob Muller report would look like at the end. So to your key question is Bob Muller's in game. And I think it is it's incredibly hard as I said to understand where this investigation is going day to day. But Bob Muller has to know that his investigation was under threat, potentially after the election, and after attorney general Jeff Sessions being fired. Absolutely. And that he I think appears to be ready for some rapid movement in the weeks ahead now that doesn't necessarily mean this is going to come to a quick conclusion. The prosecution's for Watergate stretched out over the course of almost a decade. But this is I think a case where George popadopoulos went to prison for his. Fourteen days sentence last Monday, another former trumpet, we should mention. Yes. And that I think by the time George popadopoulos comes out of prison. We're gonna know a lot more about this case, journalist and Muller biographer Garrett Graff Garrett. Thank you. My pleasure. So as we just heard one of the most significant developments in the Muller probe this week was President Trump's former lawyer and fix Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign and that effort came after decades of President Trump trying to build in Russia to be NYC's. Ilya marritz, co host the Trump Inc podcast. He joins me now to give us a more of the long view. Welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. I should say Trump Inc. Right. I have to get to Trump Inc. So we know some about Michael Cohen's work during the presidential campaign. How does this week's news ads what we already knew about Trump's efforts to build in Russia? Well, we now know because Trump's former lawyer said it in court that Trump was actively pursuing a tower in Moscow while he was campaigning for the Republican nomination for president. This is something Donald Trump has long denied what history tells us is that Trump has long wanted to put his name on a building in Moscow. So in one thousand nine hundred seven he visits the US. Czar the Soviet Union, and he talks about how they need luxury hotels in Moscow and Leningrad. He makes another trip in one thousand nine hundred ninety s doesn't get anywhere. And then in the two thousand Trump's starts to lend his name to developers around the world. And there's a there deals around Russia. There's one in Azerbaijan there's one in the Republic of Georgia which Michael Cohen helps to arrange in twenty thirteen Trump's comes to Moscow again for the Miss Universe pageant. He owns the pageant, and he says again that he's in talks with developers. And then finally we see a renewed effort in two thousand fifteen and two thousand sixteen to build in Moscow.
Judge rejects Saudi Arabia's attempt to toss 9/11 lawsuits
"A forum to be held this friday also police announcing that they have new crowd control measures in place for tonight's game that's abc's qena woodworth step on clark's funeral set for eleven o'clock this morning a lawyer representing hundreds of survivors of the nine eleven attacks and the families of those killed celebrating a judge's ruling that their lawsuit can go forward against the government of saudi arabia jackie quinn reports the new york federal judge says the allegations that the government of saudi arabia assisted the september eleven hijackers meet the criteria of the justice against sponsors of terrorism act saudi arabia has been trying to get the case dismissed and the same judge previously rejected arguments that the saudi government helped fund al qaeda's rise as a terrorist group plaintiff's attorney shawn carter calls this a historic ruling he says families have been trying for years to get answers from the saudi government fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were saudis the nine eleven commission report though found no evidence of government involvement i'm jacky quin komo news time nine twenty one day your komo propel insurance money update positive day on wall street and get those numbers in just a moment but first china's commerce ministry urging washington to discard a tariff planet warns might set off a chain reaction that could disrupt the global trade ministry spokesman has given no details of how beijing might respond to president trump's tariff hikes what's his china will fight to the end to women say it's time for a reality check for the fashion industry abc's daria all winger explains almost three quarters of american women are a size fourteen or larger and they can't find a thing to wear and that made alexandra waldman angry six woman never had better taste she just had better options so she and her friend pauline eventually started universal standard which they describe as a size inclusive clothing line there was this invisible line being drawn that once you hit a certain size the fabric was worse the fit was worse the design was not mother and a few years later things are so successful universal standard is expanding to larger and smaller sizes daria albinger abc news grain on wall street right now dow jones up two hundred twenty one points the nasdaq ahead seventy three the sp five hundred up twenty six your next money update coming up.