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A highlight from Robert C. O'Brien on the Israel attacks and how Iran is responsible
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And Genghis Cade arrived, and since there's a sorry arch, everyone's on high alert with her. Nevertheless, the president's speech, widely regarded as being the best effort he's made thus far, but it's just not that good. Let's play the key portion. It's where he attempts to sell, it's important from my view that he successfully do so, and I don't think he did so, the support for Ukraine. Cut number 18. Because of them. Meanwhile, Putin denies Ukraine has or ever had real statehood. He claims the Soviet Union created Ukraine. And just two weeks ago, he told the world that if the United States and our allies withdraw, and if the United States withdraw, our allies will as well. Military support for Ukraine would have, quote, a week left to live, but we're not withdrawing. I know these conflicts can seem far away. It's natural to ask, why does this matter to America? So let me share with you why making sure Israel and Ukraine succeed is vital for America's national security. You know, history has taught us that when terrorists don't pay a price for their terror, when dictators don't pay a price for their aggression, they cause more chaos and death and more destruction. They keep going, and the cost and the threats to America and the world keep rising. So if we don't stop Putin's appetite for power and control in Ukraine, he won't limit himself just to Ukraine. Putin's already threatened to remind, quote, remind Poland that their Western land was a gift from Russia. One of his top advisors, a former president of Russia, has called Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania Russia's Baltic provinces. These are all NATO allies. For 75 years, NATO has kept peace in Europe and has been the cornerstone of American security. And if Putin attacks a NATO ally, we will defend every inch of NATO which a treaty requires and calls for. We'll have something that we do not seek. Make it clear, we do not seek. We do not seek to have American troops fighting in Russia or fighting against Russia. Beyond Europe, we know that our allies and maybe most importantly our adversaries and competitors are watching. They're watching our response in Ukraine as well. And if we walk away and let Putin erase Ukraine's independence, would -be aggressors around the world be emboldened to try the same? The risk of conflict and chaos could spread in other parts of the world, in the Indo -Pacific, in the Middle East, especially in the Middle East. Iran is supporting Russia in Ukraine and is supporting Hamas. You know, Americans support Israel overwhelmingly. The hard sell here is more aid to Ukraine. And the president did not make the obvious argument. There's a triangle of tyrants. General Secretary Xi in Beijing, Putin in Moscow, and Ayatollah Khomeini, whose puppets in Hamas and Hezbollah in the south and the north of Israel are all working together. They're all working together. It's all one conflict. I'll talk with General David Petraeus coming up this hour and next, and I'll talk with Ambassador Robert O 'Brien, President Trump's former National Security Advisor and Special Envoy on Hostage Affairs in the show today. But Mike Pompeo last night, former Secretary of State, posted this. Joe Biden has presided over the start of two major wars. He doesn't. Americans held hostage by Iran, by Iran on October 7. None of this was inevitable. It followed from weakness. It followed from funding Iran, and it followed from the Biden debacle in Afghanistan. President Biden is clearly not up to the task of protecting America from the barbarians at our gates. I think the secretary was driving on the key point. It's all, all, all the triangle of tyrants. And Iran is the one that killed 30 Americans and has 20 hostages. Hamas is Iran, is Hezbollah. They are allied with China. They are allied with Russia. And until and unless Americans get that concept, a strategic concept, we are not going to be able to persuade at least a third of the country that we are at a real risk here. And already, last night, American Navy ships intercepted missiles from Yemen, where another Iranian proxy, the Houthis, fired those missiles at Israel. A U .S. Navy ship intercepted them. Our Iraqi base and embassy was fired on last night. The bases in Syria have been fired on. We are already in this conflict. And the president can't explain that because he's infirm. And it is that simple.
Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"OK, FISA is coming up, Matt. So the FISA renewal, it's a 12-year potential renewal. There are some reports that Speaker Johnson is trying to slip it into the NDAA bill that they I would hope we can get a standalone vote on this. As you well know, FISA was used to spy on Tucker Carlson, to spy on Donald Trump. It has been abused widely on both Republicans and Democrats. It's been a bipartisan abuse by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They refuse to ever acknowledge or admit that getting a warrant is possible in this entire process. The Washington Post article yesterday was vomit inducing, where they said, oh, you know, getting a warrant would be too big of an impediment. Matt Gaetz, what's going on with FISA? First of all, thank you for being an advocate on this, because sometimes when you start talking about FISA, people's eyes glaze over. But this is one of the most abused authorities in our national security apparatus. And it's even worse than you described. When the Obama inspector general went and reviewed the FBI's conduct on FISA, they were breaking the law 38 times an hour for the period that was reviewed. And they weren't doing creepy stuff. They were looking up information regarding their neighbors, their ex-lovers, their co-workers. It's a complete 1984 spy state Orwellian construct that they've created. So we have a bill, and it's bipartisan. We worked with Jerry Nadler, Zoe Lofgren, Pramila Jayapal, people that we don't normally make common cause with, but they actually believe in a warrant requirement. They believe in the Fourth Amendment being imposed on the FBI when they want to engage in these queries of Americans. When you hear Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, you think it's people abroad. But they're turning this against our fellow Americans. They used it against people who were around the Capitol on January 6. They used it against people who were involved in the George Floyd riots. So I'm equally aggrieved by both of those. I think that this was something we designed to go after terrorists in Central Asian caves, not after the American people. So we've got that bill, and we want to get it passed. I do not believe that you're going to see Speaker Johnson put any sort of clean extension of these authorities without reforms onto our defense authorization bill. We want to see our troops paid more. We want to see our weapons systems in a position to be able to deter and defeat any adversary. But we should not be lashing an extension of corrupt authorities that have been misused to our defense bill. And I can tell you that Mike Johnson has made me a commitment that that will not happen. So here's what I think we ought to do. I think we ought to send our bill to the Senate and then force them to either eat those reforms or watch this program expire. And there are a lot of people who are opposed to that. Mike Pompeo has gotten involved in lobbying against our willingness to allow it to expire. John Radcliffe, Mr. O'Brien as well. So these are Republicans that are really putting a lot of heat on our committee chairs and leadership to do a clean extension of FISA. But we need a lot better than that. If the government wants to search stuff, they should have to have a warrant. This is a principle that has existed throughout our jurisprudence. And I think it would be deeply flawed to consider this as an attachment to any other bill. So as just a quick follow up, Matt, and I've asked this of many senators and I never get a straight answer.
John Kirby Can't Explain the Money Trail of $6B To Iran
"Jim if you would queue up for me cut to I didn't get to this yesterday here's Kirby John Kirby again a guy who has shred any semblance of human dignity at all here's John Kirby on the weekend shows with Shannon bream on Fox he still cannot explain how it is that we released six billion dollars to the death death to America Mullins he still can't explain the money trail he seems genuinely confused why we're giving billions dollars to people who want to kill us he's not confused they're just lying Jim open your mic for a second free place we got to do this test again this is getting difficult again Occam's razor folks keep it simple stupid Jim why is the Biden administration freezing not the six billion dollars to the death to America Mullins why do you think because they don't want to yeah thank you the judges ruled Jim is correct because they don't want to because they love these guys they have been kissing the Iranians asses forever that's why listen to Kirby try to explain this away check this out the Iranian regime never gets it the money was never frozen when it was in South Korea any more than it was frozen when it got to Qatar and it was part of a series of accounts set up by the Trump administration there was no hue and cry back then when Secretary Pompeo announced these accounts and that the Iranians spent down billions of dollars from the other accounts for what was supposed to be humanitarian purposes but we don't really know none of that but we can't account for that I it can can only account for that six billion and it's all still in Qatar none of it has been accessed and we're watching it like a hawk able you want to be to access it is it truly that you can refreeze it in essence or whatever terminology you'd like to use so they don't have access to it they have not accessed it we are watching it like a hawk Shannon I'm telling you that we are keeping tabs on every single dime of that and none of it is
Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Blinken astonished and angered every friend of Israel. The idea that he would go and lecture Israel on the laws of armed combat, when Israel has never not observed the laws of armed combat, has been very careful in its use of force, very targeted. And by the way, this morning resumed its compliance, its over compliance with the laws of armed conflict. I read from the Wall Street Journal's silo of breaking news from Israel. The Israeli military dropped leaflets in the southern Gaza Strip, warning people to, quote, leave immediately and head towards shelters in the Rafah area, which is at the southernmost tip of Gaza, as the aerial bombardment of the enclave resumed. Khan Yunis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip, quote, is a dangerous war zone, close quote, the leaflets said. Southern Gaza is widely expected to be a main focus in the next phase of the war, after Israel previously focused on the northern area of the enclave. What I want to stress to you is that there is no alternative here. Hamas must be destroyed. In the next segment, I will play you some clips from this disastrous Blinken press conference yesterday, but Israel has said it again and again, and anyone who understands anything about anything understands that Hamas must be destroyed. If Hamas was watching that Blinken press conference yesterday, Sinwar and his terrorist horror show, Monsters, must have decided that Blinken, he looked ashen and shaky. Blinken looked like a man overwhelmed by this. And I was reminded that war can break some people. I'm a civilian. I've never been to war, and I haven't had to advise presidents in war. I have sympathy for Secretary Blinken kind of blowing it because he's just not used to this. And the Obama administration led from behind where he was the depth sec and all that stuff. He's used to appeasement. It's what they did in Afghanistan. He's having flashbacks of the disaster that was in Afghanistan. And somehow he got the message that he should say something other than, we stand with Israel, Hamas must be destroyed. He said nothing like that. Whatever you say in private doesn't matter about proportionality and where you ought to go and how you ought to wage the war. In public and in the league, he was obviously communicating to Israel and thus to Hamas and Iran that you've got to stop this thing. And Israel is not going to stop. If you have listened to this show at all, if you go back and listen to the highly concentrated podcast with Haviv Reddy-Gir, with Dan Senor, with Michael Oren, again and again and again, I have been stressing for weeks, Israel cannot allow Hamas to exist because Hamas murdered 1,200 plus Israelis in savage fashion, often raping and torturing the women. They murdered children. And it doesn't matter whether they beheaded one or 20. They just murdered children in their cribs. They kidnapped children. Yesterday, the word reached us that they murdered baby Kefir and his brother and his mother. The hostages have begun to tell their story, stories of being tortured, of being held in cages, of little boys being marked with the exhaust tailpipes of motorcycles so that they would be identifiable if they ran away. It's horrific stuff. It's the stuff of nightmares. And that's what Hamas is, a nightmare that must be destroyed. So the one thing that Tony Blinken could have said yesterday that might have helped Israel get its hostages back and win the war is that Hamas must be destroyed, and we are here to help Israel destroy it. After it is destroyed, we will help Israel control Gaza until such time that Palestinian leadership emerges that can take over the self-government of Gaza. And that doesn't mean you, Abbas, you old and corrupt dictator of the West Bank who can't run anything. I mean forceful messaging, a competent diplomacy. If Mike Pompeo had gone and done this, this would not have happened. But then again, the war wouldn't have happened if Trump had been reelected and Pompeo was still there and O'Brien was still the National Security Council. This gang of clowns in the White House has done nothing but blunder from crisis to crisis.
Rob Malley Purposely Funneled Money to Iran, Financing the Savage
"Got a nuance, you know, folks nuance. So Rob Malley, who is a savage supporter, is a quote from a former State Department official under Pompeo. Rob Malley's negotiating team, quote, purposefully funneled billions of dollars to Iran through a lack of sanctions enforcement provisions and of sanctioned relief that has given Iran somewhere between 50 and 80 billion over the last two and a half years. Whoa. So I thought we're talking about six billion. Now we're talking 50 to 80 billion. Now, listen, you guys have been very generous. Life's been good to me. I ain't a billionaire. I ain't close anywhere to a billionaire. A million dollars is still a lot of money for me. Eighty billion dollars? You can finance a whole lot of beheadings and female captive rapes and stuff like that with 80 billion dollars. Eighty billion. Throw a bunch of your infidels in back the of the truck and rape them and murder them and drag them by the hair. Eighty billion dollars pays for a lot of that, don't it? Finance a whole army on 80 billion dollars. Who gave that to them? Oh, we did. Why did we not freeze the money? Because we didn't want to. This is your government. Your government is financing the savage. You understand that? The same government targeting you for going to a school board meeting? The same government targeting you for showing a Latin Mass? The same government targeting you if you were at the Stop the Steal rally? the same government targeting you if you're a MAGA supporter? The same The government targeting you if your name is Donald Trump and you decide to run for president? That same government is paying off fifty to eighty billion dollars whether through third parties, themselves, vendors. Eighty billion dollars to a country that just financed one of the most
"pompeo" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"They're probably not certain that Joe Biden is going to beat Donald Trump a second time. And right now, Donald Trump looks like the man far and away. His father was secretary of the Navy. David is a patriot and he knows everyone in the national security establishment. I think he's genuinely afraid. He doesn't say that, but his key paragraph and people can find this on Twitter if they want to read it. I put it in a block quote on my Twitter account that Biden has never been good at saying no. He should have resisted the choice of Harris. Biden should have blocked then House Speaker Pelosi's visit Taiwan. Biden should have stopped his son Hunter from joining the board of the Ukrainian gas company and representing companies in China. And Biden certainly should have resisted Hunter's attempts to impress clients by getting dad on the phone. That is to me, that's like five bullets in the sternum because that's coming from Mr. Beltway. And when David taught, he's talked to everybody and he's just given the impeachment inquiry all the evidence they need. Yeah, I'm just going to observe, Hugh. When you look at that list, don't you hear that old Sesame Street song? One of these things is not like the other. Taiwan, Nancy Pelosi. Taiwan. Really? Okay. I kind of thought China was the big endangerment of Taiwan, but hey, that's just me. You call it the way you see it, David. No, but yeah, look, I think there was one of my, my idea on Hunter Biden is that like there was some study that did it that looked at members of Congress and at least 80 of them, like 40 some Republicans, 40 some Democrats had a member of their family either working on their campaign, working in their congressional office, working on their PAC, or in some form or another, they had a job. And a lot of those cases, it looked like make work jobs. You know, you, you answer the phones and we're going to give you a very nice salary. Everybody's got an idiot nephew. And most of Washington is fine with that. Most of Washington doesn't think it's that much of a scandal to employ some idiot relative of yours. When you're idiots and you look, I read a big timeline of the career of Hunter Biden. He's always been a lobbyist. He's always been trading on his dad's name as is, by the way, Joe Biden's brother, James Biden. So it always was this, eh, you know, it doesn't look good, but we can avert our eyes from it. And it just grew year by year and got bigger and bigger until the point is on the board of directors of this Ukrainian gas company without any knowledge, without any, and the only reason you put somebody there is because you think you're buying a friendship with the vice president, United States, and then a person who is the former vice president and potential future president, and now the son of the president, United States. And there was never any point where you're right. Biden could have said, no, you know, kiddo, you can't do this anymore. You've got to find a different way of making a living. And oh, by the way, we've got to get you into rehab. Like every dad in the country sympathizes. But at no point did Biden say, no, you can't do this. And that's how he ended up in this situation, which is, you know, I don't know that he could have because Hunter Biden made tens of millions of dollars doing this. And I don't know that he could have actually survived without the tens of millions of dollars. But here's the kicker about the Ignatius column, Jim. And David's a very serious man. You have heard, I'm sure, on every cable station. There is no evidence. There is no evidence. There is no evidence. There's no evidence of wrongdoing. I'm going to carry around the gentleman, keep paying vast sums of money to Biden family. They could have paid them for any old reason. You know, well, I'm going to carry this column around in my wallet and say, I, you know, David Ignatius pointed out, he shouldn't have taken the phone call for his son. I mean, that is it. It's in the Washington Post by David Ignatius. MSNBC, be quiet.They just talked about the weather. It was perfectly normal for him to be talking with Chinese businessmen. It is entirely conceivable that Hunter Biden was selling a greater sense of influence than he actually had. But still, here's the thing. If you're a typical businessman in America, you can't get Joe Biden on the phone, right? You know, we all know that if you write a giant check to Hunter Biden, all of a sudden you can. I have one more question for you. You're a New Yorker. The mayor of New York is upset that the sanctuary city policy has backfired, as is all of Massachusetts. Do you think Greg Abbott did an inspired thing by distributing the cost across the country of the Biden failed border policy? I think it's a very successful use of policy to make an argument about, you know, a national issue that Republicans have done in the last five, 10 years. You know, basically every Democrat on the East Coast is like, wait a minute, wait a minute. I liked all the sewing, but all of a sudden now I'm reaping. How was I supposed to know this was going to lead to this? You know, wait a minute. All I wanted to do, like, some I seriously wrote a column about this saying that, like, the Democratic argument on the issue of illegal immigration was invoking the Emma Lazarus poem. That's a lovely poem, but it's not a statement of policy. Every country in the world has an immigration policy. Every country in the world tries to secure its borders. It's like, no, no, no. Give us your tired, your poor. We're a country of immigrants. If you even want to restrict the number of immigrants coming in here, you're xenophobic. You're racist. You're bad. And the moment shows up at the doorstep. 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"pompeo" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Now, can we go back to the Jets? Did you see what Aaron Rodgers told the wide receiver Garrett Wilson after the game? I'm not sure I did. Two words. Sorry, kid. I love that. That's such a pro move. All right. Let's go to impeachment. Actually, let's go to our colleague at The Washington Post, David Ignatius. I went to a Chris Christie event in New Hampshire yesterday, drove down to watch him do a retail political event. I like to go see candidates in the wild. And as I was driving back up, I said, holy camoly to the fetchy Mrs. Hewitt. And I read the Ignatius column when it posted. I cannot believe that, Jim. What was your reaction? Well, I have not had the chance to meet David Ignatius in the flesh and I try really hard to not pick any fights with anybody else at The Washington Post, left, right or center. I do think this column is going to get a lot of attention because David Ignatius does not fly off the handle. He does not say things with precisely the opposite, that he is very much controlled, well-researched, well-sourced, doesn't say things willy-nilly, that I think that this is an indication. I think it's safe to say that if Ignatius is writing about it, then there are a lot of conversations along those lines happening in Democratic circles. And I think it's safe to say Democrats are much more nervous than they want to admit. And look, maybe it was the president's performance in Vietnam. Maybe it was lying, dog-faced, pony soldier and Karine Jean-Pierre getting a giant hook and trying to pull him off the stage and on.
"pompeo" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Jim, as a Browns fan, I actually know the kind of misery you're in. If that were to have happened to the Browns and our $55 million quarterback on Sunday, I don't know if I could have broadcast. So I salute you for being here. How are you doing? Hugh, I'm doing fantastic. You saw the final score, right? I know you won. I saw your tweet and I gave you a thumbs up for that tweet. A win is a win. Yeah. No, I'm feeling fantastic in part because the Jets found out a way to win against a good opponent after taking the biggest gut punch imaginable. There are a lot of times, I was trying to say yesterday, people are like, oh, same old Jets. No, the same old Jets would have lost that game 47-3. Yeah, that's true. Before we go any further, Hugh, I have a slight non-football bone to pick. I saw a tweet of yours, I guess probably like last week or so, where you were upset with something Politico had written. I don't even remember what it was, but you said they've turned into the National Review for the left. Can I just ask, could you just not compare National Review to Politico, period? I got so much grief from my many friends at National Review for whom I have written that I had to subsequently enter a tweet saying, hey, I love NRO. It's the best online publication on the right. It wasn't meant that way, but it could be construed as probably more of a criticism of NRO than you intended because the gist was you're not happy with what Politico is doing, right? Let me see if you agree with it. Politico is very, very good at representing the worldview of the center left to left, very, very good at it. And they do culture and lots of reporting, and they also have worldwide reach. And National Review, William F. Buckley, standing astride history and sounding stopped, they've been doing it longer than anyone at a quality level. So is it really bad to compare the two because they are kind of in the same space? If somebody said to me, Jim, your work is great. You're just like Politico. You're going to see that forced smile. You're going to see that – I know you think you're complimenting me. I don't necessarily take it that way. Well, I apologize to all my friends from Rich Lowry down to Jack Butler and everybody in between.
"pompeo" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"A little over. Well, yeah. Actually, it was about a year ago I was kind of planing out to the 50-pound loss. I was about two-thirds of the way through a 12-week, 50-pound weight loss. And you've kept it up. Yeah, absolutely. And does skinny Duane go farther in an EV? No, don't answer that. We'll bring that up on the UniversPod today. Because you did ask John Campbell if skinny Duane goes farther in an EV than old Duane. I did ask him about, yes, weight loads. And generally speaking, what else changes in your life when you dump off 50 pounds? You can go on walks a lot easier. You can move around a lot easier. You can get on an airplane and actually fit in your seat and not kind of overreach your circumstances. There's lots of benefits to losing 50 pounds. 864. 644. 1900. 864. 644. 1900. Or 864. 644. 1900. Yes, one of the three. I listen to podcasts now, and I hear podcasters blow through the number if you want to become a tech subscriber, like we have tech subscribers at the universe. And they blow through the number, and it makes me crazy. It's just bad. It's bad business. Bad business. It's bad formatics, and that's saying something for you. Bad formatics. Yeah. And I hate bad formatics. Thank you, General Eason. Exactly. I hate bad formatics. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hughitt. Chairman Mike Gallagher is the man who leads the Select Committee on Engagement with the Chinese Communist Party. He's also Representative Gallagher from Wisconsin. Friend of the show, and he cannot join us by video today, so I don't have to put up with Green Bay Packer paraphernalia. I think he will join me, though, in saying that was a sad moment Monday night, wasn't it? It was a sad moment, at least on two levels. One, I love Aaron and always will, and it was exciting to see what was going to happen with the Jets. I'm obviously not a Jets fan, but you never wish an injury like that on anyone, particularly when he was looking to cap off what would spend by any stretch at Hall of Fame, first out Hall of Fame career. And then, perhaps more importantly, we needed him to play 65% of his snaps in order to get the Jets' first-round pick next year, which we don't get. You do not get. You do not get that. So, Chairman, what you do get is an opportunity to tell people about the financial war game that the Select Committee on Engagement with the Chinese Communist Party held. And I saw the clip on Twitter, now known as X, and I retweeted it, reposted it, so that people would see it about the folks who did not want to be identified as meeting with you, which reminded me of my Harvard reunion when all the professors said, No one's taping, right? We don't want this tape. Nobody wants their Chinese overlords to know what they're saying or doing with you. It's remarkable. I'll take that in reverse, sort of, because if you think about it, these are big Wall Street leaders. They have no hesitation about flying to China, to Beijing, to Hong Kong, to meet with high-level Chinese Communist Party officials to be photographed doing so. There's absolutely no hesitation to do that, and yet when it comes to meeting with elected representatives, bipartisan group of elected representatives, by the way, Democrats and Republicans, they are afraid of angering their limited partners, their investors in China, which I think just perfectly illustrates how much economic leverage and coercion the Chinese Communist Party has over us, particularly when it comes to the financial elite in this world. And for decades, we've been chasing returns in China at the expense of our national security and what we discovered in our investigation. We've actually been funding our own destruction because American capital flows to Chinese military companies. You scored a direct hit on BlackRock. Make sure you cover that, too. Yes. Quickly on the war game, we took the committee, about 10 of our members, equal parts Democrats and Republicans, to New York to conduct a war game that focused less on missiles and torpedoes and more on supply chains and the swift banking system and sanctions to tease out the economic and financial implications of a confrontation with China over Taiwan. So we included in this war game high level Wall Street leaders, bankers, asset managers, former general officers as well, and it was a remarkable exercise because it really hammered home the point. We analyzed a set of options in a 2028 scenario, five years in the future, and then we would go back in time to the present day to tease out what decisions could we make today to increase the set of options we have in 2028 because the bottom line is we don't have many good options. If we continue on our complacent path, if we continue fiddling around the edges when it comes to selective decoupling or reducing our dependency on China, we're going to find ourselves in a position in 2028 where they have so much economic leverage from their dominance of pharmaceutical supply chain, from their dominance of foundational semiconductors as well as some of the high-end semiconductors that we're really going to struggle to determine. We're going to deter them from invading, and we're really going to struggle to use the power of our capital markets and the power of the U.S. dollar. And I'll say one final thing on that. One thing that all of the financial leaders we met with hammered home is just how important it is to preserve dollar dominance and how we take that for granted and how the best way to do that is to actually tackle our debt, which is the mounting debt is the biggest threat to the status of the dollar of the U.S. reserve currency. So we have to be fiscally responsible as well as make the investments we need in our military in order to defuse this massive crisis. So, Chairman Gallagher, can you tell us how many hours it takes and how many moves were made and who ran the game and the reaction of the Wall Street people? We only had two hours, which is limited. But, you know, so a realistic war game along the lines of what they do at the Naval War College would unfold over the course of days, if not weeks, if you're talking about the sort of gold standard called the Global 14, Global 14 War Game. You know, recognizing we're dealing with people that have busy schedules, which includes members of Congress, right? And it's very difficult to get members of Congress to sit still in any place together for 15 minutes, let alone two hours. We had to truncate it, but we were able to really go deep and do about five moves that analyzed, okay, what options do we have when it comes to trade instruments and tariffs that we could use? What options do we have when it comes to pharmaceuticals? What options do we have when it comes to critical minerals? What options does it have when it comes to sanctions and cutting off access to our capital markets and cutting off their ability to transact and things like the SWIFT system? So we did about five moves. We partnered with a think tank called Silverado, which did a phenomenal job leading the effort. And I think it was very useful for our members. And if nothing else, it hammered home the importance of taking action now before it's too late. It's the most obvious thing, Hugh, that you see in your personal life, but it's also true in geopolitics. If you have a risk of heart disease, if you don't wait until the actual heart attack comes, you start working out today in order to bend the curve. That's what we need to do right now. Otherwise, we're not going to have many options five years from now, and the Chinese Communist Party is just going to get more and more aggressive. Did Silverado, with whom I am not acquainted, did they predict market fluctuations in the course of the crisis? Because I do think people do not understand the whole world impact of a China-U.S. confrontation. Well, it's really interesting. In the very first move we contemplated, we had about four options, one of which was to cut them off the SWIFT banking system and another one which was a very, very aggressive option. You can almost see in terms of our outside experts, people that work on Wall Street, their eyes go wide when we started contemplating those more aggressive options because in their opinion, imposing restrictions on U.S. investment and capital flows, cutting off Chinese exports to the United States or denying China the access to the SWIFT system amounted to nuclear financial weapons that would blow up the global economy. And so initially, all we got in the first 15 minutes was, oh, you can't do that. You can't do that. You can't do that. And at one point, I said, Paul, we're here in 2028. We're the cabinet. We're the president. We're asking for options. We need options here. We can't just say, no, we can't do this. We can't do that. It'll blow up the global economy. And then we had a fascinating debate about, OK, recognizing the destructive impact of blowing up the global economy, we also have to recognize that there may be a few things worse than that, i.e. blowing up a lot of things in physical space. Put differently, if we don't find a way to deter this crisis using very aggressive economic and financial weapons, actual weapons may be used to kill thousands and thousands of Americans. So it was an intellectually very, very difficult scenario to contemplate and which is why it was a useful exercise. And I think it forced us to think through things in a different way that we hadn't thought through before. All right, ladies and gentlemen, I am very aware that Congressman Gallagher, Chairman Gallagher has broken the rule repeatedly. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, a.k.a. the SWIFT system. SWIFT is an acronym that the chairman did not explain. It is the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications. And it is controlled by the West and it links every bank with every other bank, whether through other banks, whatever. And so we have never unplugged even North Korea from SWIFT, which I can now say, having identified the acronym, you, however, owe $20 to the tip jar, Chairman Gallagher. Oh, sorry about that. You know, it's hard. It's hard, particularly dealing with this, you know, Wall Street types. Well, we've never done a SWIFT shutdown, have we, for anybody? Well, I think I think with Russia, there was at least a partial cut off of the SWIFT system. But this leads to another this leads to another key point in the war game. In the wake of Vladimir Putin's second invasion of Ukraine, you know, a lot of companies spurred on by the government took massive write downs on their exposure in order to get out of Russia. And it was painful, but it was doable because Russia just isn't the same economic power that China is. With China, it would be so much more difficult for the private sector, for the financial community to do that. I mean, it just would be so much more painful. And you would see politicians would be getting lobbied by the financial elite, by the Wall Street elite who would be getting pressure from China in order to slow down any action we take. All the more reason why we need to move aggressively now to cut off the flow of U.S. capital to key sectors in China. All the more reason why we need to take aggressive now to get our supply chains out of China so they can't threaten to cut off the export of penicillin or lifesaving drugs. These are things that need to happen before we before we find ourselves confronting the crisis, because our options will be limited at that point. Representative Gallagher, in terms of Wall Street, everybody acts in their own self-interest. They always do. But there's self-interest immediate and self-interest long term. Does the Wall Street banking community understand that long term we cannot allow this situation to continue and indeed fester and grow worse? Well, the morning after the war game, we held a field hearing where we had the former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and some other witnesses to tackle this very topic. And I do think if you look at capital flows to China, they've collapsed because people are starting to understand the systemic risks involved in investing in China. And oh, by the way, the returns are no longer that good. I mean, compared against the S &P 500, they just haven't performed well as an investment. So we're getting there, but we're not moving fast enough. And one of the arguments we heard was, well, capital flows to China are dropping, so you don't need to put restrictions in place. And I fundamentally disagree with that. Now is the time to lock in a robust set of restrictions on capital flows to China so we're not funding our own destruction. At the moment when even Wall Street seems to have conceded the point, because fewer and fewer asset managers are investing in China. And even the biggest companies like Apple, who are so exposed to China, are trying to find ways to diversify their supply chain and expand their presence in places like India. And now is the time to act. Excellent hearing in New York this week. Go and follow the Select Committee on Engagement with China, the Chinese Communist Party on Twitter. Follow Representative Gallagher, at Rep Gallagher. And I think you're up to $140 in fines for the prison fellowship campaign in December, Chairman. But I'll keep you posted on that. Use an acronym, put $5 in the tip jar on The Hugh Hewitt Show. Hi, it's Hugh Hewitt for Birch Gold. Go to hughgold.com or text my name, Hugh, to 98-98-98 to get the free information package on opening up a physical precious metals IRA, Sephira, or 401K. To do that, you need an independent third-party administrator. 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"The first is sort of granularly, tell me what it is that you're prepared to do to protect America at home from the threat of the Chinese Communist Party. Think counterintelligence, think our universities and schools that the Chinese Communist Party has come to infiltrate. Those are hard problem sets, and I'd love to see a candidate who has thought long and hard about how to protect not just the Taiwan Straits and not just the South China Sea, but the United States proper from the Chinese Communist Party's united front, their propaganda campaign here in the United States. And what does that mean commercially for the United States? How do we deal with American businesses who are caught in that twist? Second, the Republican Party's always had an element, the Buchanan wing, the Ron and Rand Paul wing of our party. I hope they'll ask candidates, are you prepared to continue to lead with a model that looks like one that has been successful for our country in the post-World War II system? If not, talk about it, explain why not, explain why you think it's better to be home and be in isolation, defend that vigorously. But ask them to get one level between just these top-line notional discussions. Tell me what that means. How does that translate to resources spent in Europe? How does that translate to recruiting for armed forces? How does that translate into building America's industrial base? Are you prepared to go on national TV from the Oval Office and defend American power as good for the American people? If they get to those two things, one level below the discussion that's been had today, I think the American people will be able to make better decisions about the things that really matter to them and their families. Now, we have about a minute and a half left, which is what a candidate gets. If a host asks them, what is your policy on assistance to Ukraine, what do you recommend in the best interest of the United States be their answer? Full-throated, immediate capabilities that the Ukrainians can bring to bear in real time with de minimis training, not just hardware, which is what often gets talked about, but we need to provide them intelligence, training, strategic advice so that they can successfully win. Reagan talks about we win, they lose. We need to make sure that Vladimir Putin can never say to the world he won this conflict. This aggression is dangerous not just for Ukraine, but for Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, all of Europe, and therefore for things that matter to people in Arizona and Tennessee and Wyoming. But then the follow-up will be, is that an open-ended commitment for years? Is it Vietnam? We must win. We must continue to provide those tools. We don't have to deal with the question of open-endedness if we actually deliver on things that can close the end. What we have done to date as we've strung this along, this could well have been over had we deterred in advance or provided the systems and processes they needed in a way that the Biden administration refused to do because it was just feared that they'd provoke Vladimir Putin. That was a mistake, and President Reagan knew that. When you go in piecemeal, you often end up precisely where we are today. Mr. Secretary, Mike Pompeo, thank you for joining me. I'll be in theater on Monday or Tuesday to see Route 69. Let's tell people that MyPhDWeightLoss.com is a sponsor of this show, and pursuant to their formula and their guidance, you lost 50 pounds a year ago.
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"He is like the Beltway, walking around personified. Here is what he wrote today. Biden has never been good at saying no. He should have resisted the choice of Vice President Harris, who was a colleague of his beloved son Beau when they were both State's Attorney General. Biden should have blocked Ben, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which has done considerable damage to the island's security. Biden should have stopped his son Hunter from joining the board of a Ukrainian gas company and representing companies in China. And Biden certainly should have resisted Hunter's attempt to impress clients by getting Dad on the phone. That's an earthquake, Mr. Secretary. What did you think when you read that? I agree, although I will say I've had my moments with David Ignatius, where he and I have gone at it pretty good. But he often presents a credible narrative of what he's hearing in those very places you describe, not just in the institutions themselves, but in a greater Washington, D.C., left of center and progressive politics. So I think that's not just David's view. I think that is an emerging consensus view. You know, as for the substance of those, I think he's largely right about each of them. Those were those were bad decisions. But that list is pretty long, Hugh. The list of decisions that President Biden has made have absolutely weakened our nation abroad and made our friends really worried about American results. And we really have a keel in the water. The old model of President Reagan, of peace through strength, are they serious about doing this? Instead, they put climate change, they put diversity, equity, inclusion at the top of their national security priorities. And that's greatly in line with David Ignatius. That is, he just can't say no. When the progressive left comes calling, President Biden has demonstrated he is willing to bend in need of them every single time. Now, Mr. Secretary, you know what impeachments do to the executive branch, but you're also a member of the House. And I like to remind people you're on the Benghazi committee and you know how the House operates. Do you think an impeachment inquiry is ill-advised or well-advised at this point, or do you have to be in the House to make that judgment? You know, it's probably the case that the more data you have, so if I was a member, I'd have even a better judgment. But I actually think, given what I have seen publicly, it's a pretty reasonable next step. You know, Mr. Ignatius talked about, we now know some things, right? The New York Times or the Axios can say whatever they want about no evidence. But we have indisputed evidence that President Biden got the Ukrainian prosecutor fired. He claimed it himself. We have undisputed evidence that Hunter was on the board of a company for which he was wholly unqualified. And then the two of them were on phone calls selling the Biden brand. I think there's lots of questions to ask. And so I actually think it's a very reasonable proposition to, in a very fact-based, measured way, continue to inquire and see the scope and extent of President Biden's connectivity while in office. Not when he was just a dad, but while he was the vice president of the United States. Did he, in fact, use his office, our office, the American vice presidency, in a way that benefited him and his family that was inappropriate? I think it's very reasonable. Mr. Secretary, I want to turn to the debates. You have watched politics for decades unfold on TV. I'm sure you watched the first debate with our friends, Brett Baier and Martha McCollum, asking questions. Second debate's coming up next week. From a national security standpoint, what would you like Dana Perino, Stuart Varney, and other, I can't remember the third host, to ask of our candidates? I think there's three things.
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"Before we go to policy, Mr. Secretary, congratulations. I have never heard of Route 60 until I saw this. Tell me about it. Well, Hugh, thanks. It's good to be with you again. It was Ambassador Friedman's idea that we would walk this Biblical route from Nazareth in the north, to Bathsheba in the south, through Jerusalem, and we would tell stories from his perspective as an Orthodox Jew and mine as an Evangelical Christian, and we would share with the world Judea and Samaria. People have pictures of stones and rockets and smoke and bad things, and we wanted to remind them that this is an important place for Evangelical Christians, for Jews, for all members of the Abrahamic faith. And so the movie comes out. It's in theaters across America next week on Monday and Tuesday. I hope folks will go see it, take their Bible study, take their friends. It was a lot of fun to make, and it tells this important story about this incredibly important place. And you know, we did it in spite of the Screen Actors Guild, Hugh. We didn't strike. I'm a member of that union, so I'm on strike, Mr. Secretary, but I'm going to cross the picket line and go. It's Monday and Tuesday of the next week, a week from yesterday and the day before? Yeah, that's right. And you can go find the theater near you. It's on Route60.movie. I am really looking forward to that. Now, Mr. Secretary, I reached out to you without knowing about that because the G20 left me reeling. Last night, Chris Christie was, I went down to a Christie event. I go to all the events in New Hampshire for candidates that I can, and he said, quite bluntly, President Biden does not have the physical or mental capacity to be president. I think that showed through, and I think it's extremely dangerous. Respectful though I am, what do you think of this situation? Hugh, we can see it. The world can see it. I still travel a fair amount, and I have people all across the world, Europe, Middle East, Asia, asking, you know, what's going on? We clearly have a president who has served his country for five decades now, but who is no longer, forget leading, he simply isn't demonstrating the basic fundamental competence to execute the mission of the presidency of the United States of America. That is a tough job. It is a big job. And I think, you know, a president who is literally played off stage with music and who answers a question by saying, I'm going to bed, is not someone that ought to be the president of the United States of America. It's too important a task for us and for the world. Now you have met with Kim Jong-un in North Korea. You've met with Xi. You've met with, I don't know if you met with Putin. Did you meet with Putin? I did a couple of times. Okay, so what do these killers think of someone as infirm as the president? They think in a system like ours, it confuses them, because they struggle to understand how someone who hasn't been able to demonstrate that he can, you know, work the hours required, run a process to get to good decisions and outcomes, and then lead and demonstrate that result. They don't know what to make of it. They're confused. And they then watch the policies, Hugh, so separate this from the person. They watch this administration give billions of dollars to the Iranians, allow 13 Americas to be killed in Afghanistan. They allow the Russians to close the pipeline. We forget this. The very part of the Biden administration, they closed the pipeline in America, and we did nothing. Xi Jinping is staring at this and thinking, well, this may well be the moment when I can extend my empire in the way that I've wanted to do for so long. Deterrence is really a risk, Hugh. And it's not just the bad, bad guys. I saw a picture of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia shaking hands with President Biden. Crown Prince is 40 years old. Joe Biden is 80 years old. Crown Prince is going to be the king for three decades, four decades, if his health holds out. What do you think he thinks of Joe Biden's appeal to do anything? Goodness, Hugh. The only good thing that came out of the G20 was this agreement between India, the Emirates, the Saudis, and the United States. I applaud all of them for that, to connect those countries economically through energy and commerce. That's good stuff. But I am confident that each of those leaders, to your point, our adversaries see weakness, and our friends, our partners, our allies, those who within we work, they don't know if they've got a trusted, reliable partner on the other side. And so when they see President Biden clearly struggling in the way that he is, they ask themselves, how can I hedge my risk in the event that I don't have that reliable counterparty in the way that they had for four years when President Trump and I were in office? Mr. Secretary, when I was driving up, return driving, and my wife was driving the car, so I was able to read when it came up in real time, David Ignatius' new column. And I want to quote it to you first, but I think David Ignatius is rightly esteemed by left and right, and he is certainly well-connected with everyone at both of the places you led, both the agency and the State Department. Is that a fair statement of fact? That is an understatement to say well-connected, yes. That's true.
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"I think if I knew, if I could figure out, if I could be the Borg and absorb all the candidates together, they would be thinking, Governor DeSantis wins in Iowa. Either Haley or Christie wins in New Hampshire. Either Haley or Scott wins in South Carolina. And then DeSantis wins in Florida and Donald Trump is beaten. But to beat the dragon, you can't like shoot one arrow at him every four miles or so. You've got to coordinate your tat, and they're not doing that. And Donald Trump's popularity is growing. And the prosecutions of him have invested his supporters with a energy that I've not seen before because they realize that the justice system is off the rails. Now, we are going to have an impeachment inquiry. Kevin McCarthy yesterday announced it. Let's play it. Cut number one. Welcome back, everyone. You know, the months that we were gone in the weeks, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden's conduct. Taken together, these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption. Now, here's what we know so far. Through our investigations, we have found that President Biden did lie to the American people about his own knowledge of his family's foreign business dealings. Eyewitnesses have testified that the president joined on multiple phone calls and had multiple interactions. Dinners resulted in cars and millions of dollars into his son's and his son's business partners. We know that bank records show that nearly 20 million dollars in payments were directed to the Biden family members and associates through various shell companies. The Treasury Department alone has more than 150 transactions involving the Biden family and other business associates that were flagged as suspicious activity by U.S. banks. Even a trusted FBI informant has alleged a bribe to the Biden family. Biden used his official office to coordinate with Hunter Biden's business partners about Hunter's role in Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company. Finally, despite these serious allegations, it appears that the president's family has been offered special treatment by Biden's own administration, treatment that not otherwise would have received if they were not related to the president. These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption. They warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives. That's why today I am directing our House committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. This logical next step will give our committees the full power to gather all the facts and answers for the American public. That's exactly what we want to know. The answers. I believe the president would want to answer these questions and allegations as well. This effort will be led by Chairman James Comer at the Committee on Oversight in coordination with Chairman Jim Jordan for Judiciary Committee and Chairman Jason Smith on Ways and Means. I do not make this decision lightly. Regardless of your party or who you voted for, these facts should concern all Americans. The American people deserve to know that the public offices are not for sale and that the federal government is not being used to cover up the actions of a politically associated family. Now, I would encourage the president and his team to fully cooperate with this investigation in the interests of transparency. We are committed to getting the answers for the American public. Nothing more, nothing less. We will go wherever the evidence takes us. Thank you. That is an announcement with significant implications for President Biden. Some Democrats criticized Speaker McCarthy for not having a vote to open the impeachment inquiry. He is simply following what Nancy Pelosi did. There was no vote to open the impeachment inquiry on Donald Trump. And the lack of a vote there is a precedent. And just as Harry Reid broke the filibuster for judges and Mitch McConnell warned him not to do it, that he would use it, McConnell did use it, rightly so, and wasn't going to be limited by Harry Reid's attempt to keep the Supreme Court free of the filibuster breaking because, of course, he would have broken that rule if he needed to, too. Once you break a rule, the rule is broken. And so the rule about a vote on impeachment inquiry was broken by Nancy Pelosi, and Kevin McCarthy is not going to be bound by it. So there will be an impeachment inquiry, and we will get to the bottom of it. And if you hear anyone say there's no evidence of wrongdoing, they're lying to you. I don't know if the evidence will persuade me. There is most definitely evidence of wrongdoing in the president's repeated statements that he never spoke to his son about his son's business dealings. Again, I remind you of the David Ignatius column. Paragraph number 10 is the whole purpose of writing this column. Biden has never been good at saying no. He should have resisted the choice of Kamala Harris, who was a colleague of his beloved son, Beau, when they were both state attorneys general. Biden should have blocked then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which had done considerable damage to the island's security. Biden should have stopped his son, Hunter, from joining the board of the Ukrainian gas company and representing companies in China. And he certainly should have resisted Hunter's attempts to impress clients by getting data on the phone. All right, that's an admission against the Democratic Party's interest by the voice of the Beltway. And I don't know that David is a registered Democrat, but he's a center-left guy, and he's very establishmentarian and very, very well respected and a superb writer with great sources. But he is speaking on behalf of every Democrat in town who's not getting paid by Joe Biden. It is that simple. And I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope that they read that and review it, and the president does the right thing, because it's actually dangerous. That's what Chris Christie was saying last night at the Mountain Base Brewery. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was not only Secretary of State, he was Director of the CIA, a congressman from Kansas, a veteran of the Army, first in his class at West Point and number one in his law school at Harvard Law. Now he's a movie star. I found in preparing to talk to him about the G20 that he and Ambassador David Friedman have gone out. They're true friends of Israel, and they have made a movie, Route 60, the Biblical Highway.
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"Chris Christie was talking about a role in the world. What is Putin trying to do by endorsing Trump? He talked about 9-11, because Mary Pat, his wife and his brother were two blocks from the World Trade Center. He'd been sworn in as the U.S. attorney for New Jersey the day before 9-11, and he recounted that. He also talked about the need to get serious about the world. If we do not lead, we will be pushed around, we will be a vassal state. And then I thought the most interesting thing, and this is probably an appeal that many people make to New Hampshire voters, New Hampshire voters are a very interesting group of people. I sat next to a guy who had been in the Air Force, his dad had been a builder, he's in the finance business now, and Jan was behind me. And we were talking with them, and they had made up their minds. And they have critiques of the country and of the campaign. You learn a lot. Chris Christie did 15 minutes of remarks, talked to the bartender, and then said, I'm not going to take questions. I'm going to work. I'm going to come and talk to each of you. Because he had three events. He went to the afternoon event, he did a C-SPAN town hall, I don't know where, at noon. He did the Beards with Builders at Mountain Base Brewery, and then he was off to do a late night town hall at 830. And I wasn't going to go to that. So I went to the small event, which is a few dozen people, but it was fascinating to watch him work the room. And he is a pro, right? He is absolutely a pro. But what I really took away is that New Hampshire voters have an extraordinary privilege and a bit of responsibility. And they all seem to take it pretty seriously. They're not goofball. They are there because their vote, proportionate to anyone else's, matters a great deal. It thins the field at a minimum, and it might select the nominee at the maximum. I mean, if they were to overwhelmingly vote for Donald Trump in January of next year. And by the way, the announcement of the exact day is today. The chairman of the Republican Party up there, Chris was there, and we were chatting. He's like me. He's in Switzerland. But he greets everyone. He comes to every event that he can, and it's a full-time job that pays him nothing, I think. It's sort of like Republican chairman of every state and Ronna McDaniel, full-time job, and they don't get paid. But the chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party was telling me, there are literally a dozen debates a week, and he tries to go everywhere, welcome everyone, because it helps build the party. Helps build the party. And by that, Tom Fuentes is my old friend in Orange County, was the chairman of the Orange County Republican Party for 20-plus years. He loved party work, party regulars, and he always would say, we got to do something for the regulars. You know, there are these high-dollar donor events, and they're at swank places. Tom is like, we got to do something for the voters. We got to do something for the poll workers. We got to do something for the people who walk precincts. Well, in New Hampshire, everybody matters, literally, every vote matters. So when you see the governor walking around doing it, he's very good at this. Nikki Haley is very good at this. I haven't seen Governor DeSantis or Senator Scott yet. I assume they're pretty good at this. Donald Trump has the power of celebrity on a level that nobody else does. So he overwhelms an audience so much as charms it. But I don't know which way New Hampshire is going to go because of this sort of event. It's so granular. It's so individually driven that if a candidate can make an eye contact with, hear, and respond effectively to a voter, they win that voter. Chris Christie is very good at that. And he's in second place behind Donald Trump in New Hampshire. I think Nikki Haley's in third. I don't think Ron DeSantis is really going to contest the state.
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"What is true about David Ignatius is I don't know that there is a more influential columnist among the Democratic national security world, because David's a very serious guy, a very smart guy. And he's been in Washington for as long as he's been alive and he knows everybody. I last saw him downtown at a restaurant deep in conversation with Ambassador Burns from China, because whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, if you want to convey a message to the elites of Washington, D.C., talk to David at length. And he's not a stenographer, what he is is an interpreter of what's going on. And obviously, Democrats are begging David Ignatius to put the word out in a way that the President Biden cannot miss, that he's got to step aside. So I'm going to read that to you uninterrupted after the break. Let me remind everyone out there, we we have sponsors, we have great sponsors. And one of those sponsors is the American Legislative Exchange Council. I'll be going down for their banquet to emcee it. And Danny Perez, bring your bring your vest, bring your asbestos suit. Rich States, PoorStates.org is the publication of the American Legislative Exchange Council that I love the most. I look around the world and I see good news and bad news. I look around states and I see New Mexico doing this goofy, unconstitutional thing. By the way, the New Mexico attorney general said to the governor, I'm not doing that. The police department said, I'm not doing that. That's OK. It's authoritarianism. We have authoritarianism unleashed by a Democratic governor in New Mexico. Do this, do that. It's sort of a reversal to covid. Well, New Mexico is not a rich state. It's poor state. If you read why, if you get rich states, poor states dot org, just go there and order it. You'll find out why your state is rich or poor or in between. You don't want to be in between and you don't want to be poor. You want to be Utah or Florida. And there are ways to get that done. And they are all detailed. The rich states, poor states dot org. When we come back, David Ignatius and the Washington Post and the column that I read last night coming back from a Chris Christie event in New Hampshire, which I'll tell you about after the second break today, I drove down to New Hampshire with a fetching Mrs. Hewitt yesterday to see Governor Christie in the wild, as I say, when I go to see candidates like Nikki Haley last month. Stay tuned on. Welcome back, America, on this Wednesday morning, I'm Hugh Hewitt yesterday, the fetching Mr. Hugh and I drove down to Mountain Base Brewery in Goffstown, New Hampshire, because former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was having a get together with. Builders in New Hampshire and a bunch of the media was there, I sat in the back, said, Hello, the governor, but I just sit in the back, as does fetching Mrs. Hewitt. And I just want to watch how they're doing. I've done that with Nikki Haley. Any of the candidates come up here. I will go down there if I'm invited, whether it's Tim Scott or President Trump, I like to see candidates in the wild. And New Hampshire makes you work. Right.
"pompeo" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"And after that, among his many jobs, he was the publisher of the American Spectator, which is like being the publisher of the craziest magazine that's most productive in the world. He was the publisher of the Weekly Standard. I don't think he was there during the rise of Trump. He retired a few years ago and moved up to Maine. So I was blessed to be able to see him last summer for a great visit and then early this summer when health problems had begun to catch up with him. And then last week when he wasn't really communicative, but he was there and then he passed away yesterday. And everyone should have the life that Terry led in terms of family and friends because he's truly blessed by family and friends and with a deep relationship with his Lord. I always remember the great evangelist, D.L. Moody, someday you will hear that I am dead. That is a lie. I am more alive than I have ever been before. Well, I believe in heaven. But even if you don't, if there is a heaven, Terry just got the VIP entrance. He taught Sunday school at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Most people in D.C. who are listening to this and it's on in the Beltway will remember Terry from that. And he was a member of the Salem editorial board for many, many years. He just did everything and he did everything with a smile and a slightly bemused approach to the world, which benefits everyone. Never took himself seriously, took serious things very seriously. When I come back, I'm going to read to you the most important op-ed that I read to you. Terry Easton, rest in peace. Say your prayers for Jill. She's fine. I bet she'll miss you. It's going to see her today. And they live in the way north, the way, way north. They left the Beltway and came way north before anybody else I know did. And they live up there. And so I bet she misses you. You'll be up to see Jill today. And she's doing great. For those of you who know her, she's just fine. She's a wonderful Christian woman herself and has patiently cared for Terry in his last weeks, as anyone would hope a spouse of that long. We got married in the same summer and we have just been knowing each other for a long time. When I come back, though, there is a column in The Washington Post this morning, which I have to read to you because David Ignatius is the voice of the Beltway. You know, people jokingly refer to me as the unofficial member of the Senate caucus. And that's flattering, but it's not true.
"pompeo" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"The United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Border Patrol agents enjoy great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20,000 in recruitment incentives. If you are looking for a way to serve something greater than yourself, consider the U.S. Border Patrol. Learn more online at cbp.gov slash careers slash USBP. That's cbp.gov slash careers slash USBP. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at hillsdale.edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues, all of them at Q for hillsdale.com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Morning, glory America. Bonjour, hi Canada. I'm Hugh Hewitt in Studio North. There's a lot to cover today, a lot to talk about. I'm going to begin, though, by telling you about my friend Terry Eastland, who died yesterday. And I want to read Roger Clegg's short obituary in the National Review, which posted yesterday at 1133. Roger writes, I met Terry Eastland after we had both joined the Justice Department during the Reagan administration in the early 1980s. So we were friends for approximately four decades. He and I were fellow Texans and appreciated not only Ronald Reagan, but Southern cuisine together. To be sure, Terry's expertise on barbecue in particular was deeper than mine, no doubt helped by the fact that his wife Jill was from North Carolina. Terry's Southern roots were manifest in other ways. He was devoted to the Atlanta Braves and sold encyclopedias and or Bibles door to door. I forget which and maybe it was both. He went to Vanderbilt and Oxford, studied the classics, eventually became a journalist. Readers of National Review knew Terry as a distinguished and stalwart conservative intellectual. He's the author of numerous books and innumerable articles and high on the masthead of the American Spectator and Weekly Standard, among other publications. He was not a lawyer, but wrote beautifully and wisely about a range of legal issues, including separation of powers, religious freedom and equal protection. We work together, writes Roger Clegg, most recently at the Center for Equal Opportunity, where Terry continued his lifelong fight for colorblind equal opportunity. Terry was one of the most pleasant and thoughtful people I ever met, a learned and genuine Christian in every sense of the word. No surprise then that he was devoted to his family, helping to care for his mother and mother-in-law and mentally challenged sister, as well as being a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Jill sent me a text this morning. Terry passed away gently this morning. He is with his savior. That's a beautiful and short farewell to Terry Eastland. Everyone who is in the conservative legal movement, I mean, really, everyone who's in the conservative legal movement, who's 40 and older, has worked with Terry. And I don't think anyone can say this, I don't think Terry had any enemies. I really don't. I met Terry at a Bethel Bible study in 1983 when I was clerking on the D.C. Circuit and the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt persuaded me to go over to a national Presbyterian church. You know, I'm a Catholic, but this is my first dipping the toe into the Presbyterian world. And there are about 14 people from Jack and Edna who were in their 70s, right down to young married couples like the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt and myself in the Eastlands and a number of other people led by Anne Dennison. And we met together once a week for two years to go through the Bible, especially useful to people like me who have no idea what's the organization thereof. But Terry was there and first time you go around the room, what are you doing? And I said, well, I'm clerking on the United States Court of Appeals for the District Columbia Circuit. Terry lit up and said, that's interesting that I'm over at the Department of Justice. We should have lunch. And we did. And Terry and I and Jill and the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt became fast, fast friends over two years in Bible study. And then Terry recruited me to DOJ off the court. He went in and said, do you want to work over here? Bill Smith, because I was going to Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, a big law firm. I'd accepted their offer. I was doing a clerkship and was going to go to GDC downtown D.C. Said, you want to come on to work over here? You know, Bill Smith, he's a Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher partner. He'd probably like you. And so I took my resume into Tex Lazar, who was the new chief of staff after Judge Ken Starr had left. And I interviewed with Tex and I interviewed with General Smith and I went over to work there. And Terry and I worked together for the time I was at Justice. And after I went over to the White House, he stayed with Ed Meese when Ed Meese arrived and became the head of public affairs for Ed Meese. And the four horsemen would run in those years somewhat fast. That's Brad Reynolds, Chuck Cooper, Terry Eastland and Hugh Hewitt would run down the mall every day back in the 80s and back up solving the problems of the world. The conservative legal movement is broad and it's older than the Federalist Society actually begins in 1981 at the Reagan Department of Justice and with Ed Meese at the White House. And it flowered. And in the middle of it was a non-lawyer, Terry Eastland. I'm not saying he's central to everything, he just knew everyone. He wrote carefully, constructively, amusingly, and he was never angry. He was indeed the nicest man in Washington, D.C. And part of that is Texas and part of that is Christianity and part of it is his humility. And he really brought home this to me, the most important non-life lesson but intellectual lesson I learned from Terry. The Constitution was written to be understood by ordinary people. It was written by landed people for people who were not landed and not often literate so that they could adopt it in state conventions and that you ought to be able to read it and understand it and reason it. Terry wrote great books about the Supreme Court. He wrote great books about the law. He wrote great books about affirmative action, especially which offended him deeply because he came from very, very little. And he ended up going to Vanderbilt and Oxford and becoming an intellectual. He's a newspaper editor at the Virginia pilot, Norfolk pilot, I believe, and before that at the Observer. And he was recruited originally by Bill Smith, General Smith, to be a speechwriter and then he took over all of comms for General Meese.
A highlight from Secretary Pompeo on President Biden and the Dangers His Infirmity Invites
"The United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Border Patrol agents enjoy great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. If you are looking for a way to serve something greater than yourself, consider the U .S. Border Patrol. Learn more online at cbp .gov slash careers slash USBP. That's cbp .gov slash careers slash USBP. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues, all of them at Q for hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Morning, glory America. Bonjour, hi Canada. I'm Hugh Hewitt in Studio North. There's a lot to cover today, a lot to talk about. I'm going to begin, though, by telling you about my friend Terry Eastland, who died yesterday. And I want to read Roger Clegg's short obituary in the National Review, which posted yesterday at 1133. Roger writes, I met Terry Eastland after we had both joined the Justice Department during the Reagan administration in the early 1980s. So we were friends for approximately four decades. He and I were fellow Texans and appreciated not only Ronald Reagan, but Southern cuisine together. To be sure, Terry's expertise on barbecue in particular was deeper than mine, no doubt helped by the fact that his wife Jill was from North Carolina. Terry's Southern roots were manifest in other ways. He was devoted to the Atlanta Braves and sold encyclopedias and or Bibles door to door. I forget which and maybe it was both. He went to Vanderbilt and Oxford, studied the classics, eventually became a journalist. Readers of National Review knew Terry as a distinguished and stalwart conservative intellectual. He's the author of numerous books and innumerable articles and high on the masthead of the American Spectator and Weekly Standard, among other publications. He was not a lawyer, but wrote beautifully and wisely about a range of legal issues, including separation of powers, religious freedom and equal protection. We work together, writes Roger Clegg, most recently at the Center for Equal Opportunity, where Terry continued his lifelong fight for colorblind equal opportunity. Terry was one of the most pleasant and thoughtful people I ever met, a learned and genuine Christian in every sense of the word. No surprise then that he was devoted to his family, helping to care for his mother and mother -in -law and mentally challenged sister, as well as being a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Jill sent me a text this morning. Terry passed away gently this morning. He is with his savior. That's a beautiful and short farewell to Terry Eastland. Everyone who is in the conservative legal movement, I mean, really, everyone who's in the conservative legal movement, who's 40 and older, has worked with Terry. And I don't think anyone can say this, I don't think Terry had any enemies. I really don't. I met Terry at a Bethel Bible study in 1983 when I was clerking on the D .C. Circuit and the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt persuaded me to go over to a national Presbyterian church. You know, I'm a Catholic, but this is my first dipping the toe into the Presbyterian world. And there are about 14 people from Jack and Edna who were in their 70s, right down to young married couples like the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt and myself in the Eastlands and a number of other people led by Anne Dennison. And we met together once a week for two years to go through the Bible, especially useful to people like me who have no idea what's the organization thereof. But Terry was there and first time you go around the room, what are you doing? And I said, well, I'm clerking on the United States Court of Appeals for the District Columbia Circuit. Terry lit up and said, that's interesting that I'm over at the Department of Justice. We should have lunch. And we did. And Terry and I and Jill and the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt became fast, fast friends over two years in Bible study. And then Terry recruited me to DOJ off the court. He went in and said, do you want to work over here? Bill Smith, because I was going to Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, a big law firm. I'd accepted their offer. I was doing a clerkship and was going to go to GDC downtown D .C. Said, you want to come on to work over here? You know, Bill Smith, he's a Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher partner. He'd probably like you. And so I took my resume into Tex Lazar, who was the new chief of staff after Judge Ken Starr had left. And I interviewed with Tex and I interviewed with General Smith and I went over to work there. And Terry and I worked together for the time I was at Justice. And after I went over to the White House, he stayed with Ed Meese when Ed Meese arrived and became the head of public affairs for Ed Meese. And the four horsemen would run in those years somewhat fast. That's Brad Reynolds, Chuck Cooper, Terry Eastland and Hugh Hewitt would run down the mall every day back in the 80s and back up solving the problems of the world. The conservative legal movement is broad and it's older than the Federalist Society actually begins in 1981 at the Reagan Department of Justice and with Ed Meese at the White House. And it flowered. And in the middle of it was a non -lawyer, Terry Eastland. I'm not saying he's central to everything, he just knew everyone. He wrote carefully, constructively, amusingly, and he was never angry. He was indeed the nicest man in Washington, D .C. And part of that is Texas and part of that is Christianity and part of it is his humility. And he really brought home this to me, the most important non -life lesson but intellectual lesson I learned from Terry. The Constitution was written to be understood by ordinary people. It was written by landed people for people who were not landed and not often literate so that they could adopt it in state conventions and that you ought to be able to read it and understand it and reason it. Terry wrote great books about the Supreme Court. He wrote great books about the law. He wrote great books about affirmative action, especially which offended him deeply because he came from very, very little. And he ended up going to Vanderbilt and Oxford and becoming an intellectual. He's a newspaper editor at the Virginia pilot, Norfolk pilot, I believe, and before that at the Observer. And he was recruited originally by Bill Smith, General Smith, to be a speechwriter and then he took over all of comms for General Meese.
David Friedman: 'Route 60' Features Biblical Sites Not Regularly Visit
"His own Ten Commandments and he prayed to God. And you know, still that's there. Now it's on the side of a mountain. There's no signage. There's no access. You have to really hard to get to. But we went to a bunch of places like that because we had extraordinary access. That's, you know, Pompeo and I got the security details and help from the Israeli government because they wanted this fulfillment. So we got to see things and bring things to the audience that you really don't see on your typical tours. And I marked a lot. And, you know, I'll tell you, Mark, I think, you know, in synopsis that what's best about this thing is that when you you go to a place like this, you read, you know, all kinds of Bible stories as a kid and you learn it as an adult and you study it. But being there, you know, being there on the ground where the events took place, where your biblical heroes actually performed the miracles that are attributed to them, it really takes, you know, all these stories from the world from of legends, from the world of myth, and it brings them into a world of truth. And in that inspiration that I gained from being there is something I hope we can bring to our audience. You know, I'm to embarrassed say, but it's so true. The first time I went to Israel I was 60 years old and the second time I went to Israel, is that your invitation with the embassy in Jerusalem? Yes. And we went with our family, we went the first time, you know, 11 or 12 of us trucked over there, and I can remember just going to the City of David and touching the steps, touching things. I said, oh my Lord, the people who walked here and said, it's real. So your point is people haven't been there. It is really real. And that's what you get out of this movie, right? You do. That's exactly. the And City of David is very prominently featured in this film. It actually happened. And when you can, you know, feel that and touch it, it brings to you almost, you know,
David Friedman: Previewing New Film 'Route 60: The Biblical Highway'
"Self -imposed ignorance by the State Department about this crucial area that somehow we would offend people if we traveled there and spoke to the 500 ,000 Israelis that lived there or the Palestinians that lived there. And so I broke that mold pretty early early on and I traveled there. When Mike Pompeo became Secretary of State he endorsed that policy and we traveled there together. And what we found there was so compelling and so important and we wanted to to bring it a much larger audience. We wanted to bring it to the world because most people think of this strip of land 6 ,000 miles away called the West Bank and they think it's just a street fight between Israelis and Palestinians that's been going on for 100 years. Well, it's not. It's a land where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, King David, Jesus, where they walked, where they preached, where they ruled, where all of the biblical wisdom comes from, you where know, truths that are enduring, values that are enduring and authentic that have animated the founders of our country to write the Declaration of Independence. It's all there in this area that nobody wants to look at, nobody wants to talk about except just consider it some real estate dispute and it's so much more. Mike and I, we call it Route 60 because it's the biblical spine of Israel. Route 60 is the road from Nazareth to Beersheba and it is the road which is the road from Nazareth to Jerusalem and we went from place to place to place. Against the advice of all the great pundits, we went there from place to place and we brought it to a larger audience, hopefully to a very large audience and it's not political. We're not looking to tell people how to resolve the Israeli -Palestinian conflict. What we're asking them to do is just to care
Why Now for the New Film 'Route 60'? David Friedman Explains
"To my privilege to have in the studio with me, David Friedman. He was the ambassador U .S. ambassador to Israel under President Trump. And we're talking now about a genuinely exciting film that you and Pompeo Secretary are the hosts of called Route 60. People can find Route 60 dot movie is the website route 60 dot movie. This will be in theaters and we're talking about it September 18th and 19th. So people can preorder tickets at Route 60 dot movie. But what you're describing again, I'm marveling at the fact that I didn't know most of what you're saying. It's a little astonishing to me that when you describe these seminal moments in history, biblical history, that they happened along Route 60. Let me ask you, what was the provenance of this concept of making a film? Was it was a TBN? Was it you? Was it I mean, because it's such it's such a brilliant idea. You kind of think, why did we wait till now to make it? So TBN and I did a project a couple of years ago, a four part documentary on the Abraham Accords. And it still streams on TBN. And it was such a good experience. I just started thinking of what to do next. And, you know, I called Matt and said, what do you think of this? And I raised this issue about Route 60 serving in government for four years as the ambassador to Israel. One of my great frustrations is when I got there, the U .S. government, the State Department policy was you can't set foot over the green line. You can't set foot anywhere in Judea and Samaria. That's not part of Israel. And, you know, my response is it's not part of Israel. I mean, first of all, there are a lot of Israel. There's half a million Israelis living there, but it's not part of Israel. I mean, these places, these biblically incredible places, including, by the way, Jerusalem, parts of Jerusalem are not part of Israel. And they said, no, no, we don't consider it part of Israel. And and when I heard that, I said, OK, well, we got to change that. So I was the first U .S. ambassador in 75 years to actually travel over to the green line to go to these holy
Former VP Mike Pence Discusses the Uyghur Crisis in China
"Week. Mr. Vice President mayor of Miami Suarez was on the program. He didn't know what the Uighurs were He said he didn't understand my pronunciation, but there's really only one pronunciation and he's entitled to his own defense But do you what do you think about the Uighurs ought? Republicans to be talking him genocide that the Trump -Pence administration declared formally on Mike Pompeo's last day as Secretary of State well, look it did when you think of essentially, what what amount to You know, I Assembled by the Chinese communists rounding up over a million Muslim Uighurs into these camps. It's uh, I think we got to call it the way we see it I think there is a there is an effort here at ethnic cleansing that's going on in China But it's just part and parcel of the repression in Communist China I mean you've had you've had a repression not only of Muslim Uighurs But you've also had you've had Christian pastors that have been jailed You've had other religious minorities that have been that have been repressed We just got to continue to speak the truth on the world stage about what's happening in China We also
China Sanctions Hudson Institute for Their Serious Stance
"John, Hudson institute is very serious about China. Mike Pompeo is your senior fellow. So you're very serious about China. But you were of the school that says we can do two things at one time. We can support Ukraine and we can get ready for China. Is that a fair summary of your position? The position of captain Jerry Hendricks who's often on this show as well. Yeah, and yeah, we are serious. I mean, I will say, I have been personally Shang sanctioned by the communist Chinese, as is Mike Pompeo. As has miles you who is ahead of our China center and Hudson institute as an institute has been sanctioned by the communist Chinese. So we wear that with a badge of honor. I mean, it's nice to know people talk about impact in D.C.. I call that impact. And so yeah, we believe that we put it simply. It's clear to, it should be clear to everybody. The Chinese communist Putin and Russia and Iran are in an alliance. You can not peel off part of that alliance and say, I just want to fight part of it. And it's expect to win. You
Ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not running for president
"Mike Pompeo says he is not running for president. I'm Lisa dwyer. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is not entering the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. That announcement during an interview on Fox News means that Pompeo will not compete with his former commander in chief. Pompeo would have been the second former Trump cabinet member to enter the race to challenge Trump. Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley announced her campaign in February, former vice president Mike Pence is also considering running. I'm Lisa dwyer
Who Can Stop Trump?
"Do you think the indictment of Donald Trump will deter, if not Pompeo, other people from getting in because of the rally around the former president affected his head? I think at the very least it's going to affect the timing and the trajectory of how this race moves. For the foreseeable future, like the next few months, I don't see any Republican getting traction against Donald Trump. He's got about a 30 point lead in the latest round of polls and it's largely because of a rally around the flag effect. As you say hue, that Republican voters, even those who might want to move on to a new candidate, are feeling like they want to defend Trump against this brag. Indictment. Now, I do think that if there are other indictments to come more serious cases, whether it's the case in both county, Georgia or whether it's Jack smith's case in D.C. with a special counsel at the special counsel. The legals that I always thought this was going to be governed through the primary process that this was going to be a political whether Trump was going to be the nominee was going to be strictly judged through politics. Now, because of Bragg's decision and because of these pending indictments or possible indictments down the pike, I think the legal process is really going to determine the trajectory of this race. If Trump is facing The Batman after indictment and if he could be going to jail perhaps in 2024, if their trials, that take place during the presidential campaign, we're really in unchartered territory and the legal trajectory might tell us much about the political process as the primaries themselves. Now,
Gov. Scott Walker: States Preparing for Presidential Caucuses
"Certainly knew your way around the state of Iowa when you ran for president. What are some of these people who are considering the 2024 run? What are they going through now, say, what, ten, 11 months before the caucuses? Well, right now, as you know, in Iowa, New Hampshire, I throw in south Glenn and Nevada, but particularly in Iowa, New Hampshire. And sometimes some of the elites out in Washington and New York like to mock the early caucus and primary states, but as I saw firsthand both as a candidate and many times as a governor and just as a voter in the Midwest, I've seen that folks in Iowa and in New Hampshire in particular, those two states take it very seriously. And so you got to be there. You got to people want to kick the tires. They want to ask questions. You can't fake it. And that's where it's really, really incumbent for people who are serious about this to get there. If not just be raising money to put ads up. But to actually talk to people about things that matter, and right now, rightfully so, Donald Trump, president Trump is the FrontRunner. Is there the right to do that based upon his record of just wildly wonderful accomplishments during his four years as president, but it ultimately won't be up to me or any other pundit. It's going to be up to the voters. And so whether it's him, Nikki Haley, maybe other people like Ron DeSantis, Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, who knows who else might get in, but there's a lot of great candidates, but it ultimately be up to the voters.
Liberal Takeover: My Chat With Dave Rubin
"I'm not sure he gets another four years at this point. If he does not run again, who are they going to put up? I mean, have they got a bench that's even worth looking at? I think Kamala Harris would be worse if you can imagine worse for the Democrats than Hillary Clinton. And who else am Gavin Newsom, his track record in California would scare the heck out of any other normal American. I don't know who they got. Well, it's interesting because one of the things I've been talking about on the show right now is that the bench that's starting to coalesce on the Republican side is pretty solid. You know, whether you like all these people are not the idea of Trump, desantis, Vivek Rama Swami, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo. These are interesting qualified for various reasons people. Now, someone that's on the left may hate all of them, but there's a track record for these people, all of them. The people on the left right now, you're right. I mean, Kamala Harris was polling basically at zero in her own party when she got out when she was originally running against Joe Biden, you know, a couple of years ago. So that's one thing. But the other thing is they have almost nobody. I mean, are you going to put Pete up there? He's highly unqualified even to be transportation secretary. It was a diversity hire. They basically admitted it. We want the first gay transportation secretary. I don't know what your sexuality has to do with your ability to figure out which way roads are supposed to go, but okay, fine. They don't have much and the fact that, you know, most of us seem to think it would be going towards Gavin Newsom is so insane. And I sort of think so too, but it just shows you what is going on on that side of the aisle.
Mike Pompeo: Conservative Values Deliver the Best for Every American
"And I think as a party, the Republican Party has some work to do. We've got to be that big tent party, I think, and we have to hold on to the fundamentals, but maybe agree to disagree on some of this stuff. Oh my gosh. We're always going to look even today. We see the divides in our party about how to prosecute the war in Europe. How to assist the Ukrainian. So we've always had that strand. The pap Buchanan Ron Paul, Rand Paul strand of our party, those are valid discussions we ought to thrash it all out. But in the end, I pray that we'll all come together because I do believe that the conservative view that I have held since I was a teenager delivers the best outcomes for every American. Heartland values. Yeah, heartland values and values that are founders. And by the way, while they thought they didn't fight about the central ideas of protection of basic property rights, human dignity, the capacity of the contract opportunity for everyone based on merit and equality, not on some idea of equity or division by group. Those were ideas that were consensus ideas, and I think the next set of leaders, whether they be mayors or county commissioners, needs to just drive those. And when they do, I think we'll have successful elections to. All right,
The Missteps by Ron DeSantis' Team
"I like desantis. I really like desantis. I want Ron DeSantis to succeed. I believe that Ron DeSantis would make a great president. The question is, the timing is this the time for desantis to make his move. Well, his team is making some missteps, and these missteps need to be corrected, and I want to go through this. And then we're going to play we're going to play this interview with Mike Pompeo. But one of the issues with desantis, his team is keeping him cloistered. They don't want him out. They don't want him doing meet and greets with the rank and file. Big dollar donors, no problem. Fox News channel interviews that's great, but by and large, his team has kept him isolated from conservative media platforms and it's a very odd decision. But they are holding all of the conservative journalists at arm's length and quite frankly, it's very condescending. Now, again, I want to stress this. I like desantis, and I'm just I'm offering some free advice here, but he needs to loosen up any east to stop reading his own headlines. That's what he's got to do.
Do Presidential Candidates Have a Message That Will Motivate Voters?
"Wondering now, what is the Republican message going to be? And we have a new and we have a new candidate who announced about ten days ago, Vivek, Rama swanny. And he is known as the woke CEO, I don't know how far he's going to go. He's made a lot of noise on social media. He's doing the circuit and talking about different things. But the message seems to be one that his, it's been out there before. It's like what you and I have talked about before about bumper sticker. He talks about, well, we don't need the Department of Education. Okay, Rick Perry said that 8 years ago, most Republicans have said that for a long time. Are we just revisiting this? Or, you know, what's the issue? Well, we don't need to pardon the energy, okay? Well, we've dealt with that one before. You know, we've dealt with the diversity equity inclusion stuff. He's an interesting voice, younger voice, but James is the younger generation and my generation going to come together on a Canada that is older, like say a Donald Trump, a former president who still holds a lot of sway in the Republican Party or you've got Nikki Haley. Tim Scott probably getting in to my pants, Pompeo. To say, actually, present the difference. I mean, where are we going to get past the talking points in this campaign? Doug, this is whether you're Republican or Democrat. This is the issue, and it's the generational gap. Especially the Republican Party, right? It feels like there's just not a young audience. They're out there. Just make that clear. They are out there. Right. But it feels like they're not being seen or heard by the party. And I think that's always going to be the issue. That's why you always see a lot of younger people on the left.
How Will Nikki Haley Handle Our National Security?
"Battery, there's been some differentiation among the Republican candidates, both declared an imminent, on weapons for Ukraine. Governor desantis is warned against a blank check. Former president Trump has denounced warmongers. Mike Pompeo and Tom cotton are sort on the other end. Send everything they need to win right now. Where's ambassador Haley on that spectrum of Republican support for the people of Ukraine and president zelensky. Don't send money. Don't send troops send all the equipment and ammunition they need with our allies and make sure that they have everything they need to win. We can do it by way of equipment and ammunition and working with our allies. We don't have to do it with checks and troops. Would you send F-16s and a tens? Yes, everything they need to win. Right. Nina, Iran is close to breakout. They're at 86% of what they need to have a nuclear weapon. Would you support U.S. acting with or without Israel against Iran to destroy that program? Well, I think we need to work with Israel. Israel is already onto it. Israel's already looking to move in that direction. I think we need to work with them. But we also need to work with our Arab allies. Saudi Arabia very much doesn't want Iran to get the bomb either. We need to work with them the emiratis, the qataris we've got to make sure we work with more countries to stop Iran and we have to call out China for helping them. But matter ambassador, they're less than a month away. They can have a nuclear weapon within a month. If you were president, would you have already ordered a military strike on Iran to destroy that capacity? If I was president, I would be having a meeting right now with Israel and the Arab countries saying, what are we going to do to stop it? This isn't just our fight alone. This is all of their fights. They are destruction to all terrorism. They are the number one state sponsor of terrorism. And we have to make sure we do everything to stop them. You don't just quickly say, oh, we're going to go to war. What you do is you get with your allies and see what that force is going to look like. And you get strategic in how you're going to do it.
The Nikki Haley Uniqueness
"Haley, a lot of people are going to run. What is your unique appeal? Your vision that is different from, say, former president Trump, governor desantis, former Secretary of State Pompeo. Lots of people are running. Christian uno. Mike Pence, maybe your fellow south carolinian Tim Scott. What is unique about the Haley appeal? Well, I think look at my record. I mean, I have been a chief executive. I've been a governor. I've run a state. I've had to deal with crises. I've had to balance the budget. I've had to manage a National Guard. I've had to work with her chains and floods, and I reformed education past voter ID and passed an Arizona E immigration law. I took 20,000 people from welfare and put up the work and created reforms in our prison system that gave us the lowest recidivism rate in the country. When I went to the UN, I dealt with thugs and dictators every day. We passed the largest sanctions against any country and a generation in North Korea. We helped get out of the Iran deal. We pushed for the embassy to remove from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but more than that, we made sure we had the backs of our allies and we held our enemies to account and we made America strong again. I've got the executive experience. I've got foreign policy experience and I've got a love for a country that I am determined to get back on her feet again. I
"pompeo" Discussed on Daily Pop
"You know that is going to put her neck on the chopping block. You know, it's been recorded. She's like, there's evidence that I applied this to myself out there. Because that woman has lost a lot of reputation. A lot of she has family and for everybody 12, 12? I can see 5. I can see, I can see bye. I just feed ballots. No, I'm so with you, that it's like such a, it's such a long time. Yeah, like she's missed out on work and jobs and opportunities. It is a better late than never, but it is sort of like, where were you when I needed the backup? Listen, that's maybe wonder song is playing in my head. Where were you when I needed you? Exactly. How do you think Catherine feels about this waking up this morning and hearing Ellen Pompeo when someone admits that you were right? You do feel, you feel good, but I can only say, I think that she's probably, you know, like, I told y'all. But this doesn't help. This doesn't take back the lost wages. The jobs, my reputation. Right. Out of all things, Catherine heigl was on the cusp of being a star. Thank you. A 100%. What you're missing. Oh, God. Here's the part that you're missing. And I definitely agree with you. I really do agree with you guys. Okay. You're talking about Shonda Rhimes here. We're not talking about some run of the meal producer. We're not talking about we were talking about Disney ABC. I love shonda two. And by the way, I love Tyler Perry too, but when Monique was drowning for 13 years. Right. Nobody went up to pull her up. Yeah. Some people did. Now let's stick with shop. You gotta remember shada was new at that time. She was well. So she was learning what we're talking about is that it was the basic thing about 20 hours. Do you know how insane it is? That is. Come on. It is insane. And it does happen, and it still happening, and often people are silent because to protect the bag exactly as you said. And to get along. One of the things that I have seen happen successfully in TV over the years is really advocating and moving together as a unit. We saw it with the Friends cast. They were able to advocate for themselves to get the money they deserved because they worked together. And when you are the lone ranger, oftentimes, you will be shot in front of everybody, you know? And that is a big part of the lesson that unfortunately, Catherine kegels. That's what we first started shooting the real. And it was a new EP. It took us for one hour to shoot three hours 'cause we were doing games. They were doing rehearsals. And I was the one that said. Yeah, we professionals. We can not do this. Right. We can't shoot one show and three hours. No one's going to last. I was the one that spoke up. That's the only reason why I'm over here 'cause it's quick. This is a lot of is doing this garage. This is how the goodness of her body. Honey. All right guys, remember a few months ago when we told y'all how The Masked Singer, one of the judges walked off because it was like a controversial contestant. Well, it turns out it is true. Check out what happened when Rudy Giuliani was unmasked. Way. Oh. Wow. Thank God. I had no idea. Wow. This is definitely something I never would have guessed. Before I met you. And more baby before I am through. Doctor.
"pompeo" Discussed on Nightly Pop
"This off said now embarrassed mess now. I know most of his lyrics are one or two words. Said real quick if you're a grown man over thirty five. There's you should've tried most famous like you know there's some things that are delicacies. But like for the most part. You should have gone and tried other foods like if i meet a grown man. Who's like i've never had sushi. That's eternal major turnoff. Like i'm always down to like try everything at least once right. Put it in the mouth and you know get it down and then if you're not down for it then you you've learned a lot of things in my sister. Philosophy low high also liked this philosophy the sushi thing. I would agree if someone had never had sushi big turnoff. But if i ever date somebody and they go. I don't love sushi. i go dates are about to be real cheap. I love it. He really thinks caviar fish s he thinks when you cut open officials asked a bunch of little pearls of fish. Oh my gosh. that's probably my bushiest thing i like. Is caviar yeah okay. So can i just ask like it's so salty but do pare. It was something i tried. And i was like. Yeah you're supposed to pair something. I like to appear it with something. That's a little creamy little cracker you balance like the salty and the like the buttery taste or the creamy taste. I like to lick it off one hundred dollar bill. Maher you guys. Let's talk about your care. She was apparently attacked in spain. But it was not wild fans. It was by wild boar. She posted this video. Speaking in spanish showing the damage to her bag after the animals tried to steal it and take it into the woods. She says as she tried to stand up to the boards to keep her belongings. Her son try did not cooperate. The store he walked away from her apparently but our boars for a while to bore hell. No now no chance. They're aggressive now. I would never do it down for the board life thing in europe right now. There's a lot of animals like running wild wild happening. Isn't it like stylus or survival. Experts little rome is currently dealing with wild pigs. They're wondering out and eating out of garbage and billion to parks thing. I've said we need more bacon in the world. Okay this is what happens. Run wild you begin two weeks ago now. Sending your pro vegas is. I found that they were hunting. Chikira i can't have that you can have your own show. What would you hunt hunting with. Taty hey e if you're watching all right guys we're getting bored by this eavesdropping from grey's anatomy so ellen. Pompeo revealed on her podcast. Tell me with ellen pompeo that she apparently went off on denzel washington when he guest directed an episode. And i was like look at me when you apologize. Look at me. And that wasn't in the dialogue and denzel win ham on my ass. He was like i'm the director. Don't you tell him what to do. And i was like said mother. This is my show. This is my said who telling like you barely know where the bathroom is. and like. I have the utmost respect for him as an actor as a director as everything. But like you'll we went at it one day. Oh okay this is berry berry tricky. How does anybody go off on. Denzel washington the icon literal angel. Have you seen the preacher's wife a little bit of both but like hurts. My big thing is. I'm just wondering what was going on in denzel career. Two thousand sixteen had to direct an episode very random fact. But you know i will say. Let's be clear this is shonda rimes set one so he was probably doing it for sure but you know i felt like this was not a story we needed to ever here and now it is causing a lot of controversy but before anything i want to see if you guys could actually do a little bit better of going off on somebody. Would you like to try going off on dens. Aren't you never now butchered. I've checked off big guy. That's hey this is. Hey if you come to nightly puff mr washington. What are you even president nina. Back me up on this. Did they get him. I don't know not that there should be ranks. But you know you have someone who is a star of a show on network. tv. And then you have this. Yeah like any acting advice. Denzel giving i feel like people should probably list. I would listen to to give me directions wherever you told me to go. Even if i knew the wrong way. I'm like he must know something. I'm gonna get there eventually. It's just my opinion. Are we gotta take a break with coming up. The battle for the best candy in america might get a little salty plus we ranked some of the courteous bodies in the animal kingdom. That's next back to nightly pop now. Most of the time liberal can do no wrong but for the past month. She's been traumatizing. Her fans because she has been posting videos on how she likes to eat a burrito. You guys take a look lose like that. This is the way. What is that because here. You get all of the pieces that's in this burrito right now. You're not going to be near the cruise by now. I have follow liz. Oh and everything else. Now now you know. I love me some little but this is too far. We are california. Natives we with the mexican food okay heavy okay. It is the unofficial food of california. You do not do anything. Blasphemous like this ate a burrito from the middle. Like that on the middle's my least favorite part of a burrito. I love the heavy tortilla ends. you do. That's my favorite part beginning. I get to start at the high note and end on. I like the bite right after you take the first bite when you get the good stuff are you. Okay are you thinking about it. I just thought we had more in common. The thing is as as a fan of like. I know she has that coin. She's doing welfare. I so i look at it like some cutlery. Like a spoon fork knife. Why not spore. Cut that in half. You know what i mean. I think this is bad on all counts. I think liz oh needs to start releasing music again. I think she's a little too comfortable at all. She's like one.
"pompeo" Discussed on Daily Pop
"The director. The producer says up. I think you just have to say look. I'm getting directory but this me she wasn't the director or producer. It wasn't even her show shot. The rhymes is sean derived show shot. Iran's is the one that's producing. She is the highest star. We'll give her that. The whole point of the matter is when you have different directors. you do work with the director. I you this much. I bet she didn't do that to the debbie allen. Question debbie al. Let me ask a question. Do you think she decided to tell this story. Just in we lived our whole lives. L. clearly didn't talk about it why she did a repair response. I think she was sitting with patrick dempsey going over old times and she kind of had this moment where the friend gossiping you. Forget that you're live on air and she let sleep out and after she did it. She probably felt empowered. But i would have kept it to myself just as i know that you would have. You would have that to you. Told us store did it into it. That's the best story in life. I felt like she felt a little familiar to me to be telling the story. I don't think she's close with denzel like that. And i like when you tell a story like this. You gotta make sure that you feel like that person will be okay with that story coming out because now she gotta deal with paul letter and you don't have kids. I'm saying something because you know it's reputation has a reputation in this business. Now you on this podcast talking about something and now people are going to be incentive. Whatever he's working on people are going to be asking about that and doesn't particularly like talking about you know you did. But he's the director. I don't think people looking abating it you know. I think i think if you if you go on twitter and justin. Maybe you can answer this. If you go on twitter you see several stories about ellen. Pompeo yes and we're not but that's that's twitter petty putting receipt so if the actual stories they're posting stories are posting clips. This now the ellen has told this story people are digging in the crate. Yes people are digging a great. Let's not forget you guys. Just recently had the author of the book. That's out right now about all. The things are happening behind the scenes about an actress. That says that she didn't kiss the ring. And so all of this is now coming out. I think it helps ellen's image story about yelling washington for direct and love to you know people love to point the finger right back at you and put the mirror in your face. Alan is opening up herself for some attacks and she's lost opener herself to disinvited to the barbecue oath. Now this is the thing if that's her truth and that's what happened on the set. Then she might when you tell the story time sometimes you need to go over it with your friends golfer which are black husband. Say the part where everybody kinda got the black people he is our unofficial family member. Data is on martin. Luther listen so when. I hear her say she like i still have that difference about you. Know how i speak to people who i consider who i respect so to hear her even if you disagree with what he's doing you don't cuss somebody out. Somebody in traffic. That actors did up back to her trust and believe. Remember the store. ck. He directed episode abrasive to be. You know how do we help each other out in the you guys adjusted. We appreciate you coming in to tap in on this Crazy story and we will see you. We love you guys coming up as an l. backstage secrets to of the show. Stars are here to talk about the new season. And you know. They're going to have gas.
"pompeo" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly
"About a crackdown involving child welfare payments k. So that's that's that all right Let's see the The italian government is almost on collapsed. You set conte's government is almost on collapsed not not related to the maria zak hoax thing but because the Mateo ramsey's italian viva party broke away from his coalition and they have a prime minister system with a coalition. You're gonna have a new election. Order now Estonia estonia who cares about estonia right stony this little place over in the middle of nowhere. Wellstone you were both involved in the two thousand sixteen russia spy-scandal both of them and The entire cabinet of estonia resigned to corruption scandal this week to sand so back to pompeo pompeii oh had Dinner this week at a cafe milano in dc and who is having dinner with he was having dinner with the head of the mossad. They're their equivalent. They're cia the head on the assad. This guy's name yossi cohen and so those guys are having Dinner together in a restaurant. What what do they want them to know. They want everybody to know that they're together right. And if they were overheard they want to be heard. The head of the mossad doesn't go out to a restaurant with mike pompeo with people wanting to know that mike pompeo israel are like this now. Why would that matter. If mike pompeo is not going to be here weird weird and that meeting comes on the heels of israel just did a bunch of airstrikes into syria. iran is trying to consolidate their position with hezbollah right and So israel's been doing airstrikes into syria at the same time as the head of the massad is hanging out with secretary of state trump in pompeii. Oh sure doing a lot of things that they're not going to be able to follow through on if they're not gonna be around very interesting to think that you'd be doing those things if you weren't gonna be around now yesterday. We looked at all of the out a bunch of video and one. I got wrong. Sorry thank you for correcting me. But a lot of video and you guys are seeing a lot of this of the troops on the street in d. c. And so what does that mean. Well here's some things that i learned about this and here's a this is important okay.
"pompeo" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"Rest of the funding will be available in the form of low and zero interest loans of up to $250,000 each May Breed said the new relief program will start in February. Reporting for KPFK. I'm same Anderson. Cuba's convinced the U. S. President elect Joe Biden does not believe that Caribbean island Nation sponsors terrorism. That's what a senior Cuban diplomats said today, a day after the outgoing U. S administration returned to Cuba to the terrorism list. Trump administration yesterday. Redesignated Cuba's a state sponsor of terrorism, hitting the country with new sanctions that could hamstring Joe Biden's promise to renew relations with the island. Removing Cuba from the terrorism list had been one of former President Barack Obama's main foreign policy achievements. Today. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of having secret ties with the Al Qaeda network and imposed new sanctions on several senior Iranian officials. His comments come just a week before the Trump administration leaves office that appears aimed it. Biden State of Desire to resume negotiations with Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal, reporter Rachel Silverman reports. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, the U. S secretary of state said Iran is the key geographic hub for Alqaida, calling them partners in terrorism. Secretary Pompeo provided no concrete evidence to support his allegations. The Iranian foreign minister tweeted Pompeo's words amounted to warmongering. Iran has long maintained that Al Qaeda's chief backers in the Middle East are countries with whom the U. S has good relations such as Saudi Arabia. Pompeo will leave Office on January 20th. When President Donald Trump's term ends. He has made it clear he opposes Joe Biden's plans to return to nuclear negotiations with Iran. Rachel Silverman, San Francisco. Shiite ruled Iran and predominantly Sunni Al Qaeda are not natural allies in the Islamic world and have had a very fraught relationship with one another. Partly cloudy skies tomorrow in the San Francisco Bay area, with highs in the low sixties around the bay in the mid sixties, Further inland partly cloudy in this central San Joaquin Valley tomorrow..