23 Burst results for "Peter Baker"
"peter baker" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"And hospitalizations are are are climbing rapidly and and so people are you know this is they're they're seeing a re they're living one reality and he's speaking to another. It seems to me that he is accelerating the dynamic that has created problems from. So let me ask you this Peter. I spoke to a Republican friend who's close to trump and I asked what? What is his mindset and he said, well, you know he he just he's just sees the silver linings. He sees the crowds he sees and he you know he's encouraged by that Yutaka people around the White House. What is their level of I mean? Is there anybody like a reality check around there? Yeah I'd say the mix of despondency and denial right that that on the one hand are those who see what's coming or at least they say what's coming and it's not a pretty picture. The numbers are really hard to argue with at this point, and then there are those who are still believing that trump you know has some sort of magic bullet the way he did four years ago and there's something will come along. Surprised everybody with this miraculous come from behind victory over again and You know what? Percentages Despondency, which percentages denial I'm not sure. Maybe take anybody who seemed who can just sit down with them and say. You know what? We're headed for Iraq here in you gotta take a short term but what's the sharp was a sharp turn? He could take at this point right I. Mean I think the promise he's made as bad and he s play it out right areas of mixing metaphors, but he has to play out the hand he has because I don't think suddenly believe it if he pivots in some other direction so. His view. I. Think is maximize the strengths he does have an. And belong forward. But we're so close election. He is so well known people's view this guy have been so fixed for so long right I mean there's no presidency acts you know this better than I but noto presidency we've ever seen where the numbers have been a stable and roughly consistent for four years. Now this guy's approval rating has been embedded in the mid low to mid forties for four years and for when he whether he has a good day or a bad day, I mean he seemed to make be making a slight move earlier in the year before all of this happened after impeachment but basically, it has not moved you. The history of these things is you don't get very many more votes than your percentage on job approval. So that's gotta be really dismaying Susan. On the question what he could do I mean you you talk to Republicans and Democrats as I do the what he could do. Or what he could have done is look at the look at the polling and sank through. Commonsense sickly situation. And make this about who is best equipped to. Restore the economy wants this viruses. And really hammer the economic arguments. That's what allow Republicans have been hoping he would do. and yet we've seen him go through a full debate. Now, we've seen a town hall meeting. We have one more debate coming up on Thursday in which I bet he doesn't do it again he just. You know you you. He keeps spitting out the bit here. You know I, think that is David. The biggest contrast between trump of this year trump four years ago is the utter lack of a program or he's not selling anything exception itself in his own grievance and I think that really is different if you if you look at the trump four years ago, he was in addition to being younger and you know a little bit less looking like he was gonNA kill over He. You know he had a message still misleading and all those things. But you know it was pretty coherent what he was selling sort of outsider blow up the system take on You know these hordes of illegal immigrants do much better job than those other losers had done in the Obama Administration negotiating deals, right? Like he was talking about a program for the country as caricaturist as it was. Now he's talking about conspiracy theories that even if you pay close attention, you can't follow them and that all spin out from his sense of how poorly treated. He's been in his own personal grievance and asking people to invest in that sense of grievance and bad luck that he carries over. He's always been a grievance for years ago. He was exploiting other people's grievances today he's indulging his own. We saw last night you know I mean he just him openly complaining about how unfairly he's been treated by the by the IRS and yes, the bin Laden theory in. And on the economy to your point, you know he it's amazing to me that he didn't find a way to to to produce some kind of economic stimulus package and this election season for the voters I mean, you know first of all most politicians, Democrats, and Republicans tend to like to give money to voters right before they vote and. It just seemed like the sort of the malpractice that comes from the political malpractice that comes from really being completely indifferent to the idea of. Governing right and You know he sought to use the powers of the executive branch in like the sense of taking the Justice Department to go after his enemies perceived. Or not, but he hasn't realized that. The tools that were available to him. Of actually governing and actually dealing with the crisis were probably the best way to get reelected anyways governing is a is a long term proposition and producing daily. Reality shows he's going for quick quick scores. If he had behaved as you suggest a I wouldn't be him. But secondly, you know if he behaved as as many of the governors have if taken this virus seriously from the beginning if he had done the things that the president normally would do, he might be at a different position right now if he had proved that he had the capacity to do that, he had responded to the nation's travails in.
"peter baker" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"I think you guys, that's what's been propelling this race all along more than any particular issue. I, think that's right I think it is about personnel in temperament and quality of character, and so forth almost more than any particular issue although obviously the virus hangs over this pretty palpably but I think you're you know. Trump is now trying to trade off that right. He's now trying to make the okay fine. You may not like me. You may think I'm very nice but I get stuff done and what isn't that better than this week? Need you know over the hill guy who's GonNa be pushed around by the radical left that's the argument he's making an argument I think that is working with his supporters is working with his base but during this election, much like the last four years, we haven't seen him try to expand that coalition very much. I. Don't know that that's reaching out to the mill right? I mean there was a time David when you and I and Susan covered politics when candice try to reach out beyond the people they came with the try to build on their supporters and he's never try that always been about maximizing the support of the people that brought him to the dance in the first place and so this is a real test of whether that works because he's not he's not reaching out I think to others. The jerk factor I, think even trump seems to recognize that that he's not mister. Nice guy is actually not a good selling point. Republicans never mind reaching out to Democrats and you know there was this sort of unintended moment of you know self awareness in an interview. He gave to rush limbaugh week ago in which he actually said I may lose and as you know, trump rarely likes to admit that he usually says he's winning in states where he's not winning but he said I may lose an because. They don't think I'm nice and clearly somebody has you know sort of briefed him on this and I think it was set the stage for his kind of remarkable moment at one of his rallies this week in which he he says suburban women. If you're listening, you know please like me please please and of course, it was totally offensive and you know that his Performance. At the town hall. Last night suggested of course why they don't like him and I listened in wary of you know turning anecdote today to hear. But listened in a number of times over the last six months to some of these focus groups that the Republican voters against trump had has been convening republican women who who voted for trump in two thousand sixteen. and. Listen, to one the night after the vice presidential debate and these women I of other nine of them not a single one was going to vote for trump for sure again So these again are all Republican two, thousand sixteen trump voters, but it wasn't even that so much as. The hated trump even the ones who were still considering voting for him and it was personality driven and behavior driven. They found him reprehensible.
"peter baker" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Thought, he had momentum to use a second Bush term to make true perhaps the ultimate progress on these Madrid talks towards Middle East peace. But of course, George Bush convinces him to come back to the white. House in August nineteen, ninety two to rescue his failing campaign perhaps like never since his failed nineteen seventy-eight bid at the Attorney General Office in Texas Baker seemed disengaged not energetic. Even depressed. Why do you think this was while he was devastated this turn of events he did not want to go back the white. House did not want to go back to being operative handler fixer. He had finally got himself the place where he was a statesman he was international statesman dealing with questions of war and peace, and suddenly now he has been called back to his first calling, which is to be a campaign guide want to have to decide about Russia's about the balloons falling at a convention. You know who got which Jesse said on the floor that seem the he literally was almost crying the day he left the State Department to go. Back to the white. House. So you're right when he got back in the White House campaign was on the on the downside anyway that looked like they were losing and people said, you know his own age or what doing you're not doing Zaim to he says, no, you're not and they went to his wife and tried to get her to like hop again, get him going and it just it just could get engaged and may not have made a difference one way or the other probably too late everybody was happy. To have him back because he was seen as you know the most effective campaign guy of his party of his generation. But by the time, he comes back that the DI was probably cast and Bill Clinton is is putting on funds to measure Baker's stature that point that George Bush one of the debates says, if I win reelection I'm GONNA put Jim. Bigger in charge of the economy for the next four years bakers not all happy about that. Let's go back to the doing the Middle East but it again it's The credibility that he brought to the table, I just wasn't enough. Often forgotten in this period, is that the final independent counsel under the old statute was named on the eve of the expiration of that statute to investigate some activity at the State Department what was under investigation? How is Baker involved well, and who who who named the investigator? This is a really interesting story. So in the final weeks of the campaign, there's this conversation about whether or not Bill Clinton had tried to renounce citizenship during the Vietnam War. Was True during wasn't he choose to it but in fact, actually Republican, Congressman came to the Oval Office at went trying to get. Bush to get the British and the Russians to help dig up dirt on Bill Clinton. Guess what George Bush Jim Baker said. No, we don't ask the foreigners to help us in our domestic affairs, Jim? Bigger. Than writes a memo to the file which we haven't in the book. In which he said, we said, no, we don't do that kind of thing but there was some people at the Arben and Jim Baker or encouraged it. I started looking through the passport file to expedite F-, request freedom of information requests by reporters for Bill Clinton's Password file. It took a couple of hours but big quickly realizes a bad idea. Then try to shut it down don't do it. But in the end, it did end up resulting in an independent council investigation and independent counsel appointed by ill bar who happened to be the attorney general, and that's somebody who will never be forgiven by Jim Baker. And staff then spent the next two or three years being investigated for what ended up turning out to be nothing. And that's the the real end to the story of that investigation and the independent counsel statute is it was what the end of nineteen, ninety five by the time that investigation finished and I believe that the independent counsel Joe Digenova found there was nothing illegal that perhaps some of the baker team had acted stupidly but I believe degen even went on to say that the Attorney General Bill Bar should never have sought his appointment in the first place. Well, that's right. That's an unusual thing you don't get a lot of. Investigator. Sending a note to their fugitive subject saying, sorry we even look into this but of course, bakers various Abbes The Washington at this point he understands that. The allegation. Is the thing that people will remember anti story about what happened to it years later in a different presidency is buried on the inside pages. It's not front page news anymore. So clearing your name is not easy and the thing about Baker right is at, he really valued his reputation for personal rectitude through a long career of really hard ball politics and this part I think was his family legacy is well because he came from a family, a sort of almost Houston, our stock or. See, a family of lawyers who helped to found him build many of the key institutions of what became modern Houston. They were very averse to politics. In fact, it was beaten into him from a young age that this is not a proper occupation for gentlemen be in politics had his father still been alive in at the height of his powers. Baker might never have come to Washington in the first place in the nineteen seventies and I think for him the idea that the family name would. Be Sullied it was something that he was he was really scared of from the very beginning of his time in politics in eager as we kept these files which he still has to this day all the inappropriate things that he was asked to do he refused to do This was not a guy he was gonNA come out of it with court cases like so we've got eight years in the Wilderness for Jim Baker he's a Republican Party establishment at this point he considered running. For President in nineteen, ninety six but declines but get to two thousand and he has not been a formal part of the George W Bush campaign but the morning after the election, he gets a call from the campaign to head to Florida and lead the team to.
"peter baker" Discussed on WTOP
"Power. Should he lose the election in November. Mr Trump talking to reporters again this afternoon before flying to North Carolina for a healthcare speech. We want to make You're the election is honest, and I'm not sure that it can be. I don't. I don't know that it can be with this whole situation. Mr Trump, referring to what he calls unsolicited balance being sent to voters. Syria was yesterday at the White House. We want to get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very transfer have a very peaceful There won't be a transfer. Frankly, there'll be a continuation of the ballots are at a controlled White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany walked back the president's remarks somewhat, telling reporters that President will accept the election results. The president will accept the results of a free and fair election he will accept. The will of the American people given President Trump's repeated claims, male imbalance or fraudulent despite voting the way himself. It's on ly raising anxiety. This election will not be settled. Come November, 3rd Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times, joining her own Shawn Anderson and Hilary. How'd earlier to talk about the decidedly bipartisan reaction around Capitol Hill to the president's words? Well, usually as I mean, Democrats obviously are Outraised and so concerned. There's a lot of discussion about this for months with the president trying somehow stay in office, even as the vote didn't go his way. Mostly that's been sort of on the fringes of the fears. But the president, in fact, has put it into the mainstream by refusing to see were embrace. Traditional fundamental tenet of American democracy, which is peaceful transfer of power. Some Republicans came out today to sort of reaffirm the importance of that that fundamental tenet they didn't directly dressed down the president. But they said, absolutely, there should be a peaceful transfer of power. If the president loses the election, and they were kind of repudiating what he said. But it's sort of a fateful moment captures a lot of the fears and anxieties, uncertainties about an election that has a lot of volatile factors right now, and we're hearing a lot that both the Biden and the Trump teams are preparing for a legal fight. And it seems like both sides seemed to think that this might be Bush v. Gore on steroids. Exactly right. You saw what happened. Florida in 2000. Imagine that in four states, five states, maybe 10 states all of it eventually, perhaps getting the Supreme Court and the president told another thing yesterday. That was pretty important told us that reason or at least one reason he wants to rush on the confirmation of a new justice onto the court to replace Justice Ginsburg because he wants to have that justice there Tio boat on his side, he said. If there is such an election dispute, so he's already thinking it had basically to this and remember, they're already from like 150 lawsuits already in the court, you know, filed by both sides tryingto litigate the various rules of this election. So we we are in for a potentially messy, messy in November. So I know you don't cover the court Peter, but one would imagine the president's statement would not sit particularly well with the chief justice. Oh, I think that's right. I think he wants to keep the court out of politics. He's not eager to have judges looked at in a partisan way. One a few times. He sort of rebuked the president and the president referred to Obama judges or Bush judges and the chief justice said there are Obama judges and Bush does there only judges and that they're not supposed to be political actors. Well, this election may put them right in the middle of it is confirmation fight is putting them right in the middle of it. I think that's an uncomfortable place. Chief Justice again. That's New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker 9 13 President Trump set to hold a rally tomorrow night in Virginia. But health leaders are worried about the crowd's really related to the pandemic. In a letter to the company leasing a hanger for the event at the Newport News, Williamsburg International Airport, a doctor Natasha do amino with the state. How department is warning of a severe public health threat if it goes forward AIDS to Governor Northam also contacting airports around The Commonwealth, saying they have the authority to enforce state laws..
KC officer charged in connection with death of Cameron Lamb
"Legal action is being taken today against another police officer this time in Kansas city Missouri the officer who shot and killed Cameron lamb last year as lamb was backing his truck into a garage is now facing manslaughter lambs mom Laurie basis she and the family met with president trump last week we are now eagerly anticipating federal investigation and criminal charges that were promised by president trump and Attorney General Barr RD with the family this week the lead prosecutor in Jackson County Jean Peters Baker says she repeatedly asked the police department for probable cause for the shooting it was never provided but the Kansas city police department says the officer says he song lam reach for a gun before shooting him they did find a gun in that
Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered 'favors to dictators,' Bolton says
"Take a look at how the media covers New York times Peter Baker I never Trumper but pretends to be reporter John R. Bolton the former national security adviser says in his new book that the house and its impeachment increase should be investigated president trump not just for pressuring Ukraine to incriminate his domestic flows but for a variety of instances when he sought to intervene in law enforcement matters for political reasons give comment on what should have happened the Attorney General United States obviously doesn't think so the deputy Attorney General United States obviously doesn't think so and down the chain but John Bolton thinks well that's news Mr ball describes several episodes with the president expressed willing to willingness to halt criminal investigations quote to an effective personal favors to dictators he liked unquote citing cases involving major firms in China and Turkey quote the pattern look like obstruction of justice as a way of life which we couldn't accept Mr Bolton writes adding that he reported his concerns to Attorney General William Barr but your concerns obviously and obviously you had in the back your mind to write a book and so a lot of his conduct as a result of this ladies and gentlemen becomes suspect suspect Mr ball Mads a striking new allegation by saying that Mr trump overtly link trade negotiations to solve political fortunes by asking president Jean ping of China to buy a lot of American agricultural products to help him win farm states in this election year Mr trump he writes was pleading with G. to ensure he'd win he stressed the importance of farmers and increase Chinese purchases of soybeans and wheat in the electoral outcome ladies and gentlemen it just so happens that from a national security and American economic point of view it makes sense for him to want China to buy more of our farm goods but when he says the president was pleading with G. let me ask you a question folks do you think she wants reelected excuse me elected as president trump or Biden so this doesn't even ring true
"peter baker" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Flinging incendiary charges not even the language Peter Baker uses is incendiary while he's accusing somebody of being incendiary in linking incendiary charges at his predecessor Mr trump has offered no evidence is not even specified what crime he was accusing the former president committee we'll be obstruction of justice that's what it would be obstruction of justice because of all these cases that went forward but you see Peter Baker is playing a game there's not a single investigative organization that's question Obama yet there's not a single media outlet pets have access to question Obama well that's asked for access to question Obama so he throws it back on trouble you don't have any examples do you have any examples do you we got media reports after media reported what took place in his administration and Mister Baker has no interest and even referring to any of them in his piece instead Mr trump seem to be tying the investigation by the special counsel Robert Muller which had in rage them for years back to Mr Obama while hinting ominously at forthcoming revelations that will bolster his claims he's been in rage for years you see that he's under criminal investigation and now we know that a single person questioned under oath by Adam Schiff and his committee in secret which never bothered Peter Baker either had one scintilla one slice of evidence of Russia collusion but he he doesn't understand why the president's been enraged at Miller for years thank you goes on like a good Walter Duranty the news focus on the former president comes as Mr trump appeared eager to change the subject amid the deadliest public health crisis to confront the United States in half a century on a day when the death toll in the United States topped eighty five thousand in the government reported nearly three million more people filing for unemployment Mr trump spent part of his morning attacking Mr Obama this is fascinating to me.
"peter baker" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"All these kinds of things. And so. That's you know that wears on you but I you know journalists that you wanNA cover a big story. He's a big story. You think that a lot of your colleagues would have the same answer probably. Yeah I would say probably immigration for a lot of reasons. One of which is that you have a lot of folks who would pick trump to cover even though it seems apparent that he loads a lot of them now because there's something about their fortitude whether or the purity of wanting to cover things that are interesting. I don't know what it says I have to think about. That's a more but I I find it interesting. I think people think of journalists or two. Maybe we'll think of journalists as political creatures like everybody else right and then we take size and some people think we're two left ear to on the right or whatever they wanNA thank. You are biased in there is bias. We're all human the real by ask journalists. Is We want a big story right. We want a big story. That's what we got into this four Cliche is the you know. Journalists arriving to the sound of the guns right when you hurricane and there's a huge big traffic jam of people escaping whatever city the one car heading the opposite direction is the one with the journalists Because we were looking for the story and I mean you know. Hurricane is not good for the country. But it's a big story and you want to cover it so in that sense. That's how we look at. That's how we look at it. I'm thinking about the analogy. May Be to criminal defense lawyers. Who Don't judge what kinds of cases they WANNA do. Based on how good or bad the conduct was they want to do the big case and at the big cases a double homicide and the case of the domes. They WanNa go and do the most interesting and challenging case where you want to case you've done a million times four right you want something that would be kind of push you on your the top of your game. I would think yeah. So what what do you think we're headed? What can we expect as we have clearly many weeks? If not months of this being the story you know how many flops are. We GonNA see the president engaged in. Who'S GOING TO BE UP DOWN? Do you think Florida will get. Its Act together. Do Some do some mild predicting for us. You know one thing. We should have all learned twice. Ecksteen is predicting is the worst business in the world to be in. I didn't ask you who's GonNa win the election. I guess. Let me ask a different way. You've seen crises. Before and covered number presents season. You cover this presidency pretty intently for three years. How does this play out? What can we expect the news to look like in the coming weeks? It's a good question. The question is whether or not politically people get. Tired of the of the briefings. How long is it to hold people's attention? How long are people going to listen to their leadership and authorities about what's going on? I think when we first started some of these stay at home close business. Close cool things. The original projections were. Well let's do it for a couple of weeks and now really talking about not just weeks possibly months at the very different ask of society and you and I are Lucky. We can work out of our homes. A lot of Americans can't Levin Point seven million people are now applying for or on unemployment. That's fifty percent higher than the worst week in the great recession of two thousand eight. I mean it affected so many lives and I don't know where this guy is. Not The president isn't wrong to say that the close down also has an impact on society as well as as well as the pandemic itself and you know a lot of people are being hurt and I. I don't know how you know a newspaper. Our job is trying to bring these stories alive so that everybody understands them as best we can. Everybody can respond to them accordingly. But I don't know how the story is such a singular story right now. They're this happens from time to time. When we go to war. We have a big terrace of that. But I'm trying to think of another story that was so dominated our news landscape for as long as it was like this one is going to and it's hard to think of Apparel yeah I mean I was seeing someone commenting that no matter. What discipline you're in in the press your business reporter political reporter assigns reporter a medical reporter even a sports reporter. No matter what you're doing this is the main story of your life. Yes yeah absolutely absolutely and it's because it touches every part of our society. I was trying to think of these two. I can't think of another story. In which almost every American somewhere another was affected in their daily life as a result right terrorism was horrible. And obviously you know. There are parts of the country where life changed desperately after nine eleven but really there were parts of the country were didn't and while it was an obsession or a passionate concern. It didn't necessarily day in day out change people's lives in Oklahoma or Idaho or maybe Missouri or whatever and this is changing everybody's life on some level or other kids out of school whether your job is disappeared whether you just have to stay at home in. I can't think of any story in our lifetime like it and it's really really something I don't know are challenged. The news media is rise that occasion just like as a challenge the political system. Peter Baker. Thank you so much. Thank you for your writing. Thank you for your service and thank you for being on the show. Thanks very much great talking to you. This has been terrific. The conversation continues for members of the cafe inside our community. Do you hear the stay tuned. Bonus with.
"peter baker" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"My guest this week is Peter Baker. He's the chief White House correspondent for the New York Times and the political analyst were MSNBC while bakers definitely entrenched in domestic politics. He's got a foreign policy Ben Two. He spent the early two thousands abroad serving as a Moscow. Bureau chief for The Washington Post and also reporting from Afghanistan and Iraq at the outset of both wars in two thousand sixteen justice. He was settling into his post Jerusalem. Bureau chief for The Times. He was called back after only a few months to cover the presidency of Donald Trump. Recently Bakers Been Writing About. What's going on behind the scenes at the White House as the administration struggles to respond to this public health crisis. We talk about whether networks broadcast trump's full remarks at the corona virus press conferences and how reporters should approach asking questions. Dr Anthony vouches delicate balancing act. And why the president's usual bullying tactics don't work on a virus. Plus whether trump actually understands the space time continuum in why that could end up costing the country a lot. That's all coming up. Stay tuned Peter Baker. Thank you so much for joining us on the show. Thanks for having me so first question I guess I need to ask guests. How how are you doing in this time of pandemic everybody? Here's good everybody's healthy and You know Like everybody else we you know we know friends families have had their own issues and were dealing those new reality that everybody is. is grappling with so different in your house from most families. You're married to Susan Glasser. Who is a New Yorker writer? Unc both appear on cable television to help guide US through the news. And all these things that are going on so you you can't do what other families do which is Not Shower for a while. Not Groom Comb your hair. You actually have to appear presentable such as it is for television from time to time and so I guess. My question is when when you is that. Is that dog? Is that your dog? That's Ellie yes. She sometimes. Yeah she's going downstairs now. It'll be okay. That's the nature of broadcasting in the time of Corona virus. The dog had star turn on. Msnbc at one point everybody really. Yeah so unlike unlike a lot of families both you and Susan have to be careful to groom and shower and put on Nice clothing. I guess this question for you as a time when you and Susan had to be on television at the same time and if so who gets broadcast in front of the bookcase she gets priority but so far it hasn't been a scheduling issue. No she's She's number one but we will figure it out. We got a lot of cases around the house. We'll author you guys are so intellectual it's ridiculous now we're just orders we just can't We just we never throw anything out. What can I can ask you a personal question the bookcase in front of which you broadcast. Did you rearrange the books? Did you take care because you know this has been subject of discussion online with respect? A lot of people are coming on the air trying to figure out if their strategic placement of particular books to give a sense of air condition may or may not be true. I did not do that. We've not done that. I will confess that I've been thinking about what other art might be on the walls. I have my office. I have framed front pages. Reporters loved front page and I haven't a variety of different events and I think my worry is if you saw a front page from one event but not from the others you might then somebody might try to take some larger from it without realizing the whole context. I've been taking those off the wall to make sure they're not visible for instance. I have for instance Obama's inauguration which I wrote and I have trump's inauguration which I wrote so if you saw only one of those two frames you might then draw some conclusions from it when I look at it and I'm just you know there's a big news stories on happy to frame A big story but people like to look for ways to try to peg you into put you in a hole or something Juna box. Assume that you were this or that. Well look everyone's just bored at home. And they're looking for any kind of distraction so I wish I wish you luck with backtrack. You guys do a better job than many subject. Subject of conversation because we're so bored in some ways so let's talk about this coverage of the administration and the response to the corona virus. So there has been virtually every day for a while now a White House briefing that stars a lot of people but virtually always stars the United States. Can I ask you first before we get into the nature of it? What's it like for you when you attend? What's what's the protocol. What happens when you show up? And has it evolved over time. Well we have actually not attended in-person now four think since mid-march fell about three weeks. I would guess. Last time I went was the Monday after the president's decoration merchandising and Afla day we talked about it nonetheless. We all decided that there was no Which we'd decide not to go any further BAKSI. Nobody had ever had their own issues or concerns health wise or otherwise. And we we. We made the call that we were going to listen to the authorities in terms of staying place. We have not physically been there now for a few weeks. And that's a little odd very very odd for White House for our great great desire to be in that room to be part of that conversation to be asking questions. We've of course gone without any briefings up until this virus at the White House for a year. We've got rid of the decades long tradition of reporters asking questions every day and so it goes against the grain not to be there physically but that's one of the trade offs we've made because of because of this pandemics we watch like everybody else does through live streaming or on television and we obviously call our sources but we were not been there for a little while. So you're able to watch the proceedings and report on them but you're not able to sort of do the kinds of questioning that good. Puerto WanNa do if other people. Don't ask the question that you want them as you. Do you call a uber. Caller buddies at other outlets and say. Hey could you. Could you ask the president this? We do have a system in place now. The White House Correspondents Association did in fact as they've called the her they put a new restrictions on who can go anyways. We wanted to go. There would be. You can only go every other every few days or something like that because of a desire to San the number of reporters there and they have it in place a system where you can call in questions to your colleagues will be there and ask them to for them so every once in a while you might see when you're watching one you'll see one of the poor say this is one of my colleagues and that's that's what's going on so we do get some questions asked that way and I you know I got great respect for my colleagues who are there. I know that they're asking the right question. You know almost also so you mentioned that there hasn't been a regular White House. Press briefing in a long time and there was a lot of criticism of the White House for that. Do you think that the president deserves some credit for now holding one of these things every day and not delegating it to a press officer but basically taking to the podium himself? Well look I I. I'm always in favor of more rather than less more time with any president is better than not That may be different than than the other debate. Which is how long live. Television should be carrying them. That's a different debate than I have. As a reporter is a newspaper reporter. My view is I want to see the reporter. Bill ask questions hear him talk. Her talk is many hours of the day is they'll let us now is exhausting every day when he goes as long as Doug. I've never seen a president. Do these kind of briefings at the length that he does them with this past week. I think he went on one day to for two hours and eleven minutes. I mean he plus the people around him. That's a really long breathing. It is exhausting. And it's hard you know to Kinda distill what really matters in that reaching into a news story or you know what we tried to put on the web and these briefings and so. There's some challenges with that. I would be the last one to tell a president not to talk to us. Well what about then the obligation of I guess let's focus on television. Networks do you think and I know you're not in television all you contribute. Do you have a view on whether or not the network should be carrying them from beginning to end every day. It's a good question. I think it's a hard question is not as easy as people on one side of the other might WanNa just automatically say this or that. I think we a balanced like with most things. In general I would air head of network and nobody's ever offered me that job. I would err on the side of broadcasting war rather than last because I think the more you know primary information and availability that people have to their leaders in their political leaders is better having said that I don't think it's a requirement of a television to carry them from start to finish. I do think that new judgment can apply. Say WE'RE GONNA carry this part of it. We think that might be most newsworthy to our viewers and then we will cover the rest ourselves and then perhaps show parts of the rest. If we decide something that was said. That was important view. So I think you could apply news judgment to. I don't think it's requirement that you do start to finish. But again I would err on the side of more rather than less. Why do you think the president is holding these press briefings everyday? What is his motivation? And I know that you guys have done some reporting on this and then that will lead to my follow up question. Look he is a showman right. He his most recent job before politics was television. He enjoys being in front of a camera. He enjoys being the center of attention. He enjoys a commanding audience. He has himself tweeted about and talk at these readings about the high ratings. These briefings get. That's something that means something to him. When he first took office. We reported on this back in twenty seventy. He told some aides think every day like a half hour news half hour television episode in a in a series so is mindset is toward showmanship and entertainment and television and bliss ity and being out there and he has no other outlet at this point..
"peter baker" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Something. He writes about and thinks about and talks about a lot especially in his own house. Given that he's married to journalist and a guest of stay tuned. Susan Glasser writes about the latest Washington News For the New Yorker magazine Bakers reporting on the White House's response to the corona virus is comprehensive. He covers everything. From the president's marathon briefings to the administration's convoluted decision-making process to one of the major questions. On everyone's mind right now who is actually in charge. We get into all of that and more. That's coming up. Stay tuned question comes in an e mail from STU in Portland Oregon. Who writes I pre-? I just heard that the courts ruled that Wisconsin must hold their primary on April. Seventh is scheduled. Why would court make that ruling that puts voters and workers at risk and will limit the number of voters? How is this a good decision? What is the legal rationale for this decision? Thanks great looking forward to Thursday's podcast whilst do I don't think it was a good decision. I think a lot of people don't think it was either. There were series of court decisions in the series of skirmishes between the Governor of Wisconsin. Tony Evers and the Republican legislature that then was followed up with by suits in the courts and the bottom line is a pragmatic and practical matter. You're absolutely right going forward with the election. Put not only voters at risk but also the people who work the polls many of whom were often elderly at risk as well at the same time that there's a stay at home order not only in Wisconsin but in many many states around the country. And so you're putting in jeopardy two things the fundamental right to vote and the fundamental human rights to be safe in fact not only with a number of skirmishes it actually went all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States itself. That ruled on Monday on a fairly narrow question as majority sought. The COURT WAS SPLIT ALONG IDEOLOGICAL LINES. Five to four to five conservatives voting one way in the four liberals voting another way the way the majority saw it they were presented with a narrow technical question and that question was for the people who are voting by mail. Could they be permitted to mail? Postmark their ballots after the date of the election. April seven. All the parties had already agreed. That ballots could be counted in received up to a week after the election April thirteenth so the majority was simply focused on whether or not the ballots could be sent in late and they said that would work. An undue chained to the election as people expected it at the last minute and they said No. You can't do that. What's interesting about the majority's opinion? Is they went out of their way to say? They don't have a view on whether or not it was wise or proper or safe to proceed with the election on April seventh. Just trying to limit their opinion to the question of whether or not the ballots could be sent late with Bater Ginsburg. Writing for the minority in a fairly powerful dissent obviously disagreed and made clear that was at stake. Here was a lot of people being disenfranchised. And you shouldn't have that in the modern democracy and part of the reason for that is because of the lateness of the hour. Lots of people had requested absentee ballots and wouldn't be receiving them in time to get them done filled out postmarked by April seventh as Ginsburg wrote in her dissent. This was not a narrow technical question but instead quote the question is whether tens of thousands of citizens can vote safely in the midst of Pandemic Close Club. And the case is significant. Not just because what? It means for Wisconsin this past week but as a test case for future wrangling states around the country as we grapple with the issue of how we're going to be voting it the krona virus has not subsided not just in primaries but in the federal election in November. Also if you want to hear more about my thoughts on that case and Milliman I talked about it at length in the cafe insider. Podcast YOU WANNA listen to that episode for Free just hit the CAFE DOT com slash preet to sign up received the full episode. That's Catholic dot com slash pre. This question comes in an email from Mali to rights. Preet I am a captain in the US. Army up until the cove in nineteen crisis. I was hoping to pull a Robert. Muller transition out of the military as soon as my commitment was over and apply for law school however nervous to give up a steady job and healthcare when there's so much uncertainty about the future. This leads me to two questions one. Is there a time in which it is too late in your professional career to go to school and really make an impact? In the profession. To what types of legal job should someone like me pursue after law school to continue to serve the American people honorably but also be able to fight for the liberal causes? I believe in first of all I thank you for your service. I appreciate it all. Americans do to appreciate your willingness to continue to serve once you leave your military post so I I understand your uncertainty and hesitation to leave a steady job and to give healthcare. I won't lie to you. I think that the market for jobs in the in the legal sector probably at least in the next year or two maybe softer than it was before we've seen another economic downturns. The good news is by the time. You apply enroll finisher three years. We should have this well behind it so I think the market will be very good in the future. Now ask you a question. Is there a time in which it's too late to go to law school? I don't think so at all. In fact when I was used attorney we hired a number of people who had served in the military for a number of years then went to law school. Then clerked then worked at a law firm and then came to the. Us Attorney's office. So if anything I think your military service makes you more attractive candidate not just to law firms all public service entities that hire lawyers and certainly that was true in the US Attorney's office and ask your question as to what types of legal jobs that someone like you pursue. I don't presume to know your interests and what causes you. Believe in and I think that should be your guide if you have interest in criminal justice and you believe in criminal justice reform than there are places you can go to pursue those things if you believe that the best way you can do. Justice is to become a prosecutor and apply your judgment and reasoning and good faith to making sure that justice is done in the laws were enforced fairly without fear or favour. Then you might want to choose a prosecutorial career but there are lots and lots of great places to work and you can figure that out when you go to law school. This question comes into tweet from Nichols. Oh five doesn't trump firing Michael Atkinson and stating the reason as him sending a whistleblower complaint Congress which he was legally obligated to do. Open the government up to being sued for wrongful termination. Wouldn't the supply McCabe as well? Hashtag ASPREY Nickelsville five. Thanks for your question. Well as you know in the case of McCabe and I presume you're referring to Andy McCabe the former deputy director of the FBI. He has sued. He's retained legal. Counsel filed a wrongful termination suit against the administration. And if you use him as a parallel to Mike Watkinson. It's kind of interesting and indicates case of course was unique in various ways. The President United States said over and over and over again in public that any McCabe should pay a price. They didn't like what anti McCabe had done. And the timing of the termination was also curious and seemed retaliatory as he was taken off the job. I think mere hours before. He was gonNA invest in some portion of his pension so the combination of the timing. The statements by the President and the appearance that it was done at the behest of the president without proper consideration of all issues cast determination as retaliatory. However if you look at the suit that indicates lawyer filed on his behalf in the courts. They're not just relying on a retaliation seem they're also alleging technical violations of civil service rules with respect to whether or not the reasons were described properly as to why the termination took place and also the allegations under the rules through which the president terminated any McCabe. He actually wasn't in a position to do so only the FBI director could do so now. Michael Atkinson presents a parallel but slightly. Different Situation Michael. Atkinson has people may remember was the Inspector General of the intelligence community. And he's the person who came into possession of the famous now famous whistleblower complaint with respect to Donald Trump's conversations with the president of Ukraine in my view and according to a lot of folks. Michael Atkinson did everything by the book. He maintain the secrecy of the whistle blower. He maintain the secrecy of this complaint. He advised the acting deny of the whistleblower complaint who then presented it to the Department of Justice who declined to pursue a further investigation. Only at that point it. Atkinson make a disclosure to Congress about the existence of the whistleblower complaint and I guess the termination will turn upon within not that was appropriate. It is also true. I believe that with his I. G position termination is only appropriate. For 'cause you can't just Willy Nilly and the cause as set forth by the United States in the letter he sent was simply that Atkinson no longer had the president's fullest confidence. I'm not close enough to the case law to understand yet whether or not that qualifies as for cause or whether or not further presentation of facts and circumstances in rationales has to be given but I will note also that none other than the acting deny himself I believe during his congressional testimony said about Michael Atkinson that he did everything by the book. So I don't know how strong lawsuit would be. I don't know whether loss it would prevail. I don't know whether he has the the interest or inclination or patients lawsuit but it strikes me that the president's actions could open them up to a lawsuit and separate apart from whether or not Atkinson might take action on his own they're members of Congress who clearly have an issue with it this week House Intelligence Committee chairman. Adam Schiff has begun asking questions about the firing of Michael Atkinson. You can expect an investigation. There possibly hearings on the action taken and there were reports that Republican senator. The Chairman of the Finance Committee Chuck. Grassley is asking questions about a two and is apparently considering sending a bipartisan letter demanding a further explanation for the sacking of Michael Atkinson. So whether or not you see lawsuit from Atkinson himself at the YOU'RE GONNA see some activity.
Biden rallies establishment in bid to turn back Sanders
"Biden Wins. Every county in South Carolina from the hills to the C. Colossal victory in the first representative state. Is this the second day of the rest of his political life? Well it certainly feels that way. I mean look at the last forty eight hours. You have money which he hasn't had you've had endorsements you have people on the hill rallying around him. There's a Russian expression I think Peter might know it Success has its own aroma. That when you start winning that something happens that there's sort of an aura. People wanted to see him win. It's not just that he won one really big. And the the proportion of the African American vote the way he dominated constituency which is so important in a Democratic primary centene incredibly powerful message to people who had been wavering about him Peter Baker I recall a donald trump using biden's name a time or two in the past. Have you any evidence about how the president is processing the Biden Victory in South Carolina? I'm really what it may mean for the rest of the race. Look I think we know that the president would rather see Bernie Sanders. He's Kinda Telegraph that as his opponent. Candidates are notoriously bad picking their opposition. They they may not always have the right decision on that. But I see the contrast between the socialist and his version of capitalism as advantageous choice for the fall so tonight at the Rally. You heard him go. After Biden. Newly Resurgent Biden. Pretty harsh terms. He mocked him as feeble minded. Kind of has been ridiculed the vice president for his verbal gaffes lately confusing names saying that could be tomorrow's Super Thursday instead of Tuesday that kind of thing and he seemed to relish it but at the same night is trying to stir the pot. He's trying to get the sanders supporters. Upset whatever happens if he would lose if he were to lose. The president is saying is because it was a coup. That was the phrase there. Were he used today? I think on twitter because he wants to say they're the establishment is stealing it from Bernie Sanders in his view. He wins either way. He gets a candidate he wants and Bernie Sanders and a stark choice. Or you know. He gets a moderate Democrat to face but makes the laughter try get the left anyway. Upset BECAUSE BERNIE. Sanders did get what he says is fair do congresswoman. It's hard to imagine and fast forward through the history of the Democratic Party to a time where there has been one colossal consensus figure in the Democratic Party coming off his historic two-term presidency. He and the former first lady are often at the very top of opinion polls for most admired man. Most admired woman talk about the Barack Obama effect potentially on this election. Well I think it's a significant effect and I don't think it just rest with president former President Obama. I think you know when you look at people who were central to the Obama Administration now coming out in support of Joe Biden. That is in some ways telegraphing where the OBAMAS are and so. This shouldn't be a surprise me. We in some ways it would be kind of odd. Obviously if Vice President Biden didn't get the support of these allies of President Obama. We'd be all over that that. I do know Susan. Rice endorsed today among others. Well she did and I think that you know when you look at the range of endorsers especially today from Susan Rice and shoring up the foreign policy backing Joe Biden on domestically to have better work. Stand there along with Buddha judge or with char that makes a huge difference. Those are big signals sometimes. Endorsements don't matter at all in a campaign and we overestimate that but these were big Carolina. I'd like to read from you. The work of Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns over at your outfit very simply. The headline tells the story frozen in anxiety. How Democratic leaders leaders struggled to confront Bernie Sanders What is the story mean for the future potentially of the Democratic Party? Well it means a couple of things one if you look at that story part of the reason that they had a difficult time building consensus at that point around. Biden is because the campaign was really bad. The candidate was not reaching out to people as obvious as Harry Reid. The money was not coming in. Joe Biden was running in a very old fashioned way. He didn't have the base of say small donors and I think that story gets that and I think everyone should read. It is really the tension that might erupt if the Democrats are successful in kind of building up Biden as the Anti Bernie and prevailing like do they risk alienating. Some of the young people especially young men have gotten excited about Bernie Sanders to your first point. Sometimes people just like to be asked Harry. Reid came out in the last twenty four hours and endorsed but as they say that would have been nice lovely before the primary in his State. But actually you're raising a good point because today. I don't know if you've heard Biden's remarks he asked for people's help. He asked for their support. So somebody is sort of getting that message to him and Dunn Edwards a blatantly political question. What do you do about the split in the party? What do you do if you arrive at your convention? You'll be there and Bernie Sanders has slightly more of the delegates and that there's a group that wants to nominate Joe by first of all. I hope that we actually don't get to that point because I think it is really difficult. One and I would urge Democrats to stop running the Anti Bernie Campaign. They can run a campaign that elevates Joe Biden support coalescence around Joe Biden without sort of putting a knife in the Bernie Sanders supporters. I think that would be wrong for our party. And it certainly will not help us coming out of the Convention to have fully United Party. I mean Bernie has said that he's committed to that and I actually believe him on that point and I don't think he's GonNa be used as a pawn by Donald Trump. Should he not get the nomination but exit and that kind of exit is really important and so we have to figure that out? And I don't know yet whether burning might have enough to go into the convention and consolidate support and get the nomination. That could still happen. I do think for all you viewers watched Texas if Joe Biden does really well there I think in in Bernie a does well on Super Tuesday but Joe Biden has enough reason in enough momentum to to really challenge him in a number of places. I think there's a really good shot that we go and I'm not just saying this because I've dreamed about it as a reporter forever but that we go to a convention and have a contested convention you guys are on different teams just simply just because the anxiety for anti I get it. Zantac sales will spike Peter. I've got a tweet from Aaron. Blake over at the Washington Post again to keep things fair. Republican members of Congress haven't sent one tweet or press release mentioning Burris Ma or Hunter Biden since February seventh per alleged storm. One day after Biden Win South Carolina. Senator Johnson of Wisconsin sends this letter on a Sunday. No less Sometimes Peter the Republicans are Director. Never Ironic fifth well. Look you know. Burris wasn't necessary in the Republican. Playbook when Biden was down and out he was a fourth-place fifth-place finisher and the early primary states and they had bigger fish to fry at that point. It was Michael Bloomberg on the rise Bernie Sanders on the rise. They were focused on them. Now Biden of course is resurgent. You're going to hear a lot. More about Burris men Hunter Biden. And that's something that Democrats have to take into consideration is they picked their nominee because it is a subject. They're going to have to address the fall. If Joe Biden is their nominee either got to figure out how they're going to answer it how they're going to defend against going explain it. Some of these things can be dismissed as well. President trump was exaggerating. But there are some things that are genuinely troubling to a lot of voters even Democrats who have been disturbed by by some of what they've seen so this is a big factor in a way the Republicans are trying to stir the pot here before Super Tuesday. But it's a reminder that we're playing we're not playing ball and this is going to be a big contest come the fall. Whoever's the nominee Peter you're around to cover the Obama White House year among the former presidents biographers when people ask you what you saw of the relationship between President and Vice President? How easy was the relationship that kind of thing? How do you answer? That's a good question. I didn't start off that easy. In fact these are two very different kinds of personalities. They came from different generations. Different backgrounds different experience levels different introvert extrovert kind of ways of dealing with people but over the years they were together they really did bond in a pretty significant way. I think certainly you saw that by the time. Beau Biden died and Barack Obama gave the eulogy at the funeral. That was about as close a bonding moment as you can imagine between two political figures that doesn't necessarily mean he. He thought that Barack Oh so he thought that Joe Biden necessarily the best candidate to run this year. I think the Rock Obama had his concerns but now that we're facing a choice between Bernie Sanders and one other candidate. You can sorta see as as you put it as Kelly and her colleagues wrote the subtle hand of of Obama coming into play here which clearing the field to some extent of the the other Moderate alternatives that is a biden versus sanders. Kind of contest. Everybody Strap in Super Tuesday star. Hours are great thanks to Peter Baker to Caroline Ryan to Donna Edwards for starting off on manic
Trump Administration Faces Economic Test as Coronavirus Shakes Markets
"The World Health Organization raised its risk assessment of the virus to very high on Friday just one level short of declaring a global pandemic as fears have mounted stocks have plunged the Dow Jones industrial average dropped three hundred and fifty points on Friday or more than one percent for the week the Dow fell more than twelve percent capping off the market's worst week since the financial crisis that began in two thousand eight this all comes at a politically charged moment president trump and his top aides are lashing out at critics in Congress it's on edge about a whistle blower report and whether lawmakers can come together on emergency funding and Democrats they are still searching for a standard bearer on the eve of the South Carolina primary in next week's super Tuesday showdown joining me at the table your niece Alsen door White House correspondent for the PBS newshour and Peter Baker chief White House correspondent for The New York Times in from Chicago yes I mean I would Taliban health policy reporter for The Washington Post president trump name vice president Mike pence as the point person for the administration's response this move is being questioned by Democrats and health experts in the administration's early decisions are already under scrutiny as you guys need and her colleagues wrote in the post a whistle blower is a legend the department of health and Human Services said quote more than a dozen workers to receive the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan China the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak without proper training for infection control or appropriate protective gear yes I mean what is the US government prepared for this crisis I think a lot of criticism has come from the moves that U. S. government made a couple of years preceding this crisis John Bolton the former national security adviser had disbanded a unit within the White House that was set up to prepare for this kind of thing back in twenty eighteen so when this came there was no immediate clear leadership as to who should be in charge you do have a top health officials who have been involved in other responses health and Human Services secretary Alex ease our was in the bush administration during the sars outbreak eight Anthony fast yet the NIH has been involved in several outbreaks of for decades but there was a lack of leadership at the beginning and a lot of that came because there was the disbanding of that unit within the White House and the pandemic preparedness people whose sole job was to Perth prepare for an event like this and cuts to the CDC that did global monitoring to to detect outbreaks before they spread out of control yes I mean do officials who are there feel like they can speak out and tell the truth to the American people or do they have to go through vice president Mike pence I think there's still a lot of confusion with all the events of this week and that change in leadership we do know from our reporting that now all communications regarding the outbreak in the message to the public do you need to be routed through the vice president's office some people say it's just to make sure the administration has a coordinated message because on Tuesday we saw conflicting and messages that were sort of overlapping and conflicting with one another but it still remains unclear whether the scientists and top health officials are going to be able to speak freely or if the administration wants to take a different posture because of the way the markets have reacted
President, Three Days And Two Weeks discussed on Joyce Kaufman
"Night right well the president has now disavowed that chant from last night saying he disavows the sent her back chant saying I was not happy with it I disagreed with it he said he tried to kind of stop it he said I think I did I started speaking very quickly and as far as I know he's going to get ripped to shreds for that as you let it go on he did what they'll say but with a cut if you've watched as many rallies is I know we all have I you do know as far as chance go that one was pretty short lived yeah and so anyway I venture splitting hairs are gas but trump says yes I started speaking very quickly I love what Peter Baker of The New York Times writes you know just fair and balanced no bias whatsoever says trump of course was the one who said go back just three days earlier which does not seem all that different from sent her back if you look at the original tweet and I wasn't a fan of the original tweet but that's just a dishonest piece of analysis there from The New York Times Hey if you hate this country so much go back there fix it come back tell us how to do it that's different from saying we need to deport somebody we need to send them back yes I mean in the end I really do believe this there will be people just arguing was it racist or not because some people don't see it is racist and I know to you know a lot of liberals that think it absolutely was that will make no sense if you're just trying to understand people if you're really legitimately trying to understand where people are coming from to say well the whole center back thing is kind of like the love it or leave it sentiment that's been around the United States for a long time as far as I know that didn't used to be racist it's a love it or leave it and so for some people that's the intent but we don't know everybody's heart that was at the rally last night and chanting it you don't know well you know people freaking out today like it was the end of days and make a Brzezinski says this is pure evil whoa hold on a second there was no inciting violence last night this is an at and T. for rally what people are getting you know brain hemorrhages the mind this isn't Maxine waters going on saying you need to go harass anybody who has anything to do with this administration cracked so I mean just proper perspective I think is a good idea you're just not going to get that on cable news but I think most people in America you know they really like all those funny for all of that's that's kind of scary di I don't I don't like that you know or although president is stoking racism whatever in the end two weeks from now is this story going to matter much probably not ma'am unless he actually starts a center back to eat chant but if he's already disavowing them that's not gonna happen so you would guess if that chance starts again at another rally he's gonna say all we don't want to do that well the line tonight will be able to present this about but we all know secretly he is a racist anyway he's just saying that he doesn't mean
"peter baker" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Asides about how he's willing to sit down and talk with with the Iranians. Everything I hear behind the scenes tells me that Trump has a model. You know, use a lot of rhetoric, beat him up, threaten war, and then sit down and do the deal. And he keeps saying to president Ronnie, you'll in the end, you'll sit down and in the end will do it the, I think he, he means it. This is his model for how things work. So we'll have a lot of bumps along the way. But I think in Trump's mind, there's this idea eventually we'll get to a new negotiation. I'll do the deal that President Obama could never do the great deal. So so I wouldn't. I wouldn't just ignore the talk about about about so Peter Baker mentioned that President Trump then spoke out on his supreme court nominees. Second accuser thought the day was done, but it kept going here is President Trump slamming. Deborah Ramirez is credibility. Has nothing. The second is doesn't even know. Things may get, put it in heaven. Maybe she had mitts that she was drunk. She admits time lapses. There were five lapses. I think it's horrible what the Democrats have done. It's It's a a con game game. to play. They're really just trying to convince, you know, they don't. They don't believe themselves. They know he's a high quality person. They don't believe it's just resist and obstruct. They're playing a con game and they play very well. It cannot be allowed to and. The demographics are playing a cod. Con gay? Is there engine shakes. They know quality and they wink at each other. They know it's alright lis Jordan. So this is fascinating on many levels. I think his comments about the user disgusting. I also think that he, he, we. I think we're gonna see a risk to the Democrats completely overreacted this that liberals of reacted this and that Republicans some of them play into it too much. This is the kind of thing. Trump loves, sowing doubt about people questioning their credibility if it revolves around sexy, even more interested. I mean, if it if it gets into the gutter, that's where he's the happiest, but I think they're political ramifications for both sides if we get in on this fight. I mean, there's a story here that's gonna play out on Capitol Hill. In my opinion, the Republicans should be calling for an FBI investigation and respect the facts. Will you look at what just happened there with Donald Trump and he has this moment where he's on the international stay. He could talk about America's role in the world, but instead he does. He goes, drink loves, it might, yeah. And so you look at the political actors through this confirmation process and they have been. Been the one to have been really failing. You look at what Donald Trump did. Just they're attacking the cues. You look at Mitch McConnell yesterday, talking about the assistant that they brought in to question the cures tomorrow into question, judge, Cavin, all this is just been a complete misplaced from the politicians on the Republican side, the male politicians and guy they're supposed to be guiding someone who isn't a political actor, judge cavenaugh through the process and their missteps may well blow this. And this. I mean, look at how excited he was to compared to the house, reading that speech. It's just a different type of person almost this is we'll have. Yes, I would say there were two ways for Donald Trump to deal with Debbie Ramirez, accusations, assuming that he wants to discredit them, which is very apparent. He does one would be what he did of sort of vicious attack sayings, just that for some reason, if you were neabry aided, you couldn't possibly account your own sexual, which is absurd. The second way would have been listen. I respect her story. I think she's wrong. Let's get to the bottom with it by looking into the facts, and that would have been the sober-minded way to do this. And I can't get over the fact that the Republican party simply has refused to take that second round with respect to Dr Florida's. Well, I mean, we were talking about this, but if you were accused of sexual assault in, you knew you were innocent one hundred percent innocent you would do everything you could to. Open up the books on your life. You would call every single person for ten testify you'd ask if not demand for an independent investigation because you would have nothing to hide in the reason you would do, especially in the circumstances because this is not a criminal trial..
Family of Barbara Bush says she is in "great spirits"
"Morning hugh hewitt good april sixteenth data right your taxes today maybe tomorrow maybe an extra day off because this is patriots day i'm not sure but you should be ready to should be done all the shoe boxes should be empty of all the receipts and organized good morning to you begin the morning with a couple of dedications of the show to mrs barbara bush president george h w bush's wife she is seriously ill and the mother of a president as well as the first lady herself she has long been among those popular members of our famous family rates peter baker in the new york times this morning and she has stopped seeking medical treatment to prolong her life ninety two and frail she'd been in out of the hospital but now as foresworn sworn further interventions quote instead focus on comfort care so our prayers are with mrs bush entire family also dedicated to holden vires hold him as the sun and the.
"peter baker" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"That i watch 48 hours of television a day wrong back with us peter baker of the aforementioned new york times peter there is some sensitivity in attempts to depict his day we have heard him kind of brag as recently as his presidency of reading so many documents reading a lot of documents spending a lot of time with documents the truth is his television viewing habits whether they're four hours whether they're eight affect everyone down the chain were they do exactly their sort of early warning signals to his staff day what kind of mood expected men over the day when they see what even washing what he's tweeting about from television in the early morning it's part of his daily routine even in the dining room off the oval office where he's got a sixty and set and what he calls a super chievo tracking different cable shows even if he doesn't have the volume up sometimes during meetings or while reviewing papers documents he'll keep the tv on and check out the chiron this growing headlines underneath just sort of see what's going on and he had no doubt he as you pointed out with your montage what he sees on television affects what he thinks and what he says out in public it's these ammunition for his twitter feed and it's it helped shape his understanding of the political and policy world that he's inhabiting i want to show you what mike barnacle said on twitter tonight i've never seen near article three of you on the byline quoting sixty advisers associates friends and members of congress so mike barnacle says excuse me mr president but while you were changing batteries on your remote collector the nyc subway stop at fortysecond street was attacked by a bomber sorry to interrupt your tv time thought you'd wanna know and again that's the risk of these depictions of what is true reflection of how he spends his time peter what is why is sensitive to it obviously and when we sent in fact jackie.
"peter baker" Discussed on Worldly
"Eight ever except for those who had to leave their jobs because new president came to office there's one line in the new york times piece by peter baker which is about this a detail his plan to replace with mike pompeo that is really kind of extraordinary and i think best captures the air there rian for rex tillerson where this is peter baker and maggie haberman this is thank you this peter baker and maggie haberman the best if they are white house reporters we're talking about rex tillerson and his possible departure so they're making a point that this could be up us or public hint dow jump to say hey get the hell out and then they say that poor mr charisma might want to stay because wants to hold on to whatever dignity he has left and that's kind of amazing this is the former ceo of a multibillion dr company one of the biggest in the world who is now basically pleading to be able to not be fired and humiliated but let's say he is and let's say mike pompeo the current of the cia gets the job what do we know about mike pompeo so it's important to know first of all why trump might be so high on my pompeii mike pompeo as cia director her almost daily briefed the president on the latest intelligence on what's going on in the world they have what seems to be fairly indepth discussions about uh as as far as they can kosar to present can go about world affairs um and the president also likes asking pompeyo about politics and about health care and uh just what's going on in sort of the domestic scene because pompeii a was a there is a threetwo was a threeterm member of the of congress so uh there's a reason to have a report trump seems to like him as to who he is he's a smart guy uh he would went to harvard law school he was first in his class of west point um he is known uh he's decently respected among people in congress and people who know him uh but he's knows a partisan when he was in congress he was basically a firebrand of on the conservative movement he was on the the select benghazi uh committee and was pretty overly harsh towards hillary clinton even wrote i believe coauthored sort of a um.
"peter baker" Discussed on KKAT
"And i think that reagan came in large part because he understood heartbeat of america he he got what it working people you the people at donald trump cop called the forgotten man and woman what they needed a near an economy that were aircraft with growing and needed to have the soviet threat peter baker every in like a direct threat to our sovereignty and independence and balch how understood a campaign and 26 and people like garbrah can prevent anywhere at that by calling him a rate antiimmigrant never win mentally unstable there there are a few of hereby who actually had well actually and in pittsburgh and with continental hiault if people have been ravaged from global aviation hired of politicians like mitch mcconnell and all ryan who promised the world and deliver not back and they seen their heard their culture their their public school turned upside down by political correctness by economic policy at delivered good pretty upper upperincome tear but we've everybody else so it all here you know comment from crete been on court connector now and during the campaign people don't care and care because i could work you might be a boeing bodyguard bali and we want to bali back poli era at basically what i think about trump and i think he now on i think it i have a pretty good job considering haven't had a willing congres shaw apparently had some medium polo siege beacon of her and chuck schumer uh and there were some who world'll armed to potential through zack where yeltsin of of the appropriate out to subdue will them we're you're one of those principle yeah yeah i'm here to tell me why you on here's my view on your gaca when we're going to wreck who in the per eight or nine mont give.
"peter baker" Discussed on AP News
"The sale of new gas in dieselpowered vehicles will be banned in britain beginning in 2014 but some automakers on getting a headstart janki will land rovers ceo ralph spaeth says that all companies vehicles will make a big move from the gas tank by 2020 will introduce a protocol you of electrified vehicles across all mobutu move arrange the mother rains embracing fully electric reluctant hybrid emma hybrid vehicles carlos indices auto co editor in chief steve promptly since january land rover getting ahead of things sends a cow double of messages to the competition and lawmakers what they're doing is is it this is showing perfectly well that they can make the that will be required beyond two and forty and they're also calling for the government to get into gear as well yeah you a land rovers posed all electric vehicle the jackie will i pace makes its debut next year the company joins other manufacturers like volvo bmw toyota and general motors which are moving toward petroleum free vehicles for the ap i'm peter baker from the roof it will desk there is not a homeless idle clown on the loose and linens pennsylvania a 17yearold girl says she and her friends have been tying red balloons the sewer greats like the killer clown and the new horror movie based on stephen kings novel it payton reef tells pan live dot com that they were trying to scare further friends after seeing a trailer for the movie a red balloons the calling card of pennywise a child eating clown who lives in the sewer rife says she was surprised at how much attention the prank got after the local police posted a photo of the balloons on facebook rife says they'll meet with police for a follow up but says.
"peter baker" Discussed on AP News
"And mind hybrid vehicles carlos indices auto co editor in chief steve promptly since january land rover getting ahead the things sends a couple of messages to the competition and lawmakers what they're doing is is it this is showing perfectly well that they can make the cars that will be required beyond twenty forty and there are also calling for the government to get into gear as well you a landru was posed all electric vehicle the janki will i pace makes its debut next year the company joins other manufacturers like volvo bmw toyota and general motors which are moving toward petroleum free vehicles for the ap i'm peter baker from the roof it will desk william shatner is the busy man and now wants to take a bold step to explore the strange space that is the twitter verse he says he's working on what he's calling the ubuntu project referencing these south african concept of common humanity gender says they're developing the technology now that will allow twitter use is to support each other through small donations it is six years old it's among half a dozen creative endeavours his juggling they include a new book on aging taking his oneman show on the road shooting a film he wrote and celebrating the return of star trek to the wrath of khan coming back to theaters 35 years after its original release on the movie shedrov said he enjoyed working with all this runs back down and that the films still stands up as words continued popularity these says it's stupefying really author james patterson as giving school libraries across the country.
"peter baker" Discussed on AP News
"Carlos indices auto co editor in chief steve promptly since january land rover getting ahead of things sends a couple of messages to the competition and lawmakers what they're doing is is it this is showing perfectly well that they can make the cars that will be required beyond twenty forty and there are also calling for the government to get into gear as well you a was posed all electric vehicle the janki will i pace may exist debut next year the company joins other manufacturers like volvo bmw toyota and general motors which are moving toward petroleum free vehicles for the ap i'm peter baker from the roof it will desk revis government data showed the japanese economy grew at a slower pace than the april through june quarter not the surprisingly strong spurred indicated vein earlier estimate the cabinet office said friday that gross domestic product or gdp the total value of nations goods and services grew to an annualized rate of two point five percent that second preliminary reading the dramatic adjustment from the first preliminary reading release last month a four percent growth private sector investment for the quarter was lowered in the latest data from two point four percent two point five percent although less upbeat than the earlier numbers data show the growth continues to hold up shutting the doldrums of the decades of slow down the dragged in the nation after the bubble economy burst in the 1990s kantor presents persson asian joe adrian.
"peter baker" Discussed on AP News
"Indices auto ooka editor in chief steve promptly since january land rover getting ahead of things sends a couple of messages to the competition and lawmakers what they're doing is is it this is showing perfectly well that they can make because that will be required beyond twenty forty and there are also calling for the government to get into gear as well you a landrovers posed all electric vehicle the janki will i pace makes it debut next year the company joins other manufacturers like volvo bmw toyota and general motors which are moving toward petroleum free vehicles for the ap i'm peter baker from the roof it will desk the street continues ap's david schuster reports the ilyas said there is to the mild and come away with a record steady win cory kluivert struckout thirteen as the indians defeated the white sox eleven two for a franchiserecord 15th straight victory here's kober one game at a time now it's a sound boring but i think that's that's what we're doing is you know coming coming sealed every day and try and you know prepare to win that as ballgame you know yesterday it doesn't really mean anything dortha swaran side cobra gave up a pair of home runs in the first inning and only one more hit afterwards in his seven innings of work his record now fifteen and for the indians head of fourteen game win streak last season and the fifteen straight now is five short of the american league record of twenty set by the oakland a's of two thousand two david schuster chicago take a closer look at unlimited data plans and you'll see they're not always.
"peter baker" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Baker spent twenty years at the washington post including four years two thousand to two thousand four as moscow bureau chief opposition he shared with his wife susan glasser decor wrote the book kremlin rising vladimir putin's russia in the end of revolution we recorded our interview yesterday this morning we recorded an update about the frontpage story he hasn't today's paper will hear that later peter baker welcome to fresh air so it's been a speak shakeup in the white house communications office the new white house communications director as anthony scaramucci his background is and finance he worked at goldman sachs he ran a hedge fund so what is the shakeup mean for you as chief white house correspondent well you know i think the after six months the environment with sean spicer grown so toxic so poisonous sowa hostile that it was unproductive for everybody it wasn't productive for the white house they weren't getting their message out they were just engaging in in verbal fisticuffs with reporters and the reporters weren't getting information are getting you know useful briefing so this is a chance to you know whether scaramucci the other day called it you know clear the fog and clear the smog and basically have a reset if you will and so we hope that will happen that we can have a productive and professional even though it's adversary relationship the were not on the same team and so there's normal for a white house at a press corps to be at odds but there are ways of doing it that are fashionable and civil and uh not degenerating into the kind of back and forth that we've seen these last six months will see if that changes but i again i think is also.