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Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on Silicon Valley Insider with Keith Koo

Silicon Valley Insider with Keith Koo

00:54 min | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on Silicon Valley Insider with Keith Koo

"News this hour from town. Hold on. Mon drones. President Trump has ordered a ban on two popular but suspect perhaps due to their connections with China. President Trump has zeroed in on two controversial smartphone app, Tic TAC, and we chat with executive orders that band transactions with the Chinese owners of those APS. Based on reports the apse share personal information of users with China's communist government wanted teeth of Peter's. The bands take effect in 45 days, but there are legal gaps and there is expected litigation against those orders. Meanwhile, Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TIC Tac. U. S colleges asking Returning students TTO help promise to contain the Corona virus that means no parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. Administrator's warn that figure to wear mass practice social distancing and avoid mass gatherings could bring some serious consequences that includes getting booted from school. Also a townhall dot com Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be traveling to Central and Eastern Europe in the coming week. White House correspondent Greg Clugston without report during a week long trip to four countries. Pompeo will discuss efforts to counter Russian and Chinese influence in the region and talk about US troop deployments on the continent. The State Department says the secretary will visit the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria and Poland. The trip comes as the Pentagon prepares to redeploy thousands of American troops from Germany. PO is also expected to raise US concerns about countries allowing the Chinese telecom giant wall away into their five jean networks. Greg Clugston Washington officials in an earthquake has shaken much of North Carolina, rattling homes, buildings and residents. The National Weather Service in Greenville says the 5.1 magnitude temblor stock Sparta at 807 a m local time following a much smaller quake several hours earlier. It was the largest quakes it's 1916 to hit the state. Morally stories at townhall dot com. I'm the United States searching General Jerome atoms, America's doctor and all across our nation. We've taken steps together to slow the spread of Corona virus. Now we must continue to take personal responsibility to protect ourselves and our loved ones because even though not all of us risked a severe case of Corona virus, we all risk getting it and spreading it to others. Maybe without even realizing that we're sick. So if we want to get back to school back to work back to.

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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 d ago

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

"President trump has followed through on his threat to ban tick tock and another Chinese owned app the president has issued executive orders to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of tick tock and we checked trump is calling on the commerce department to define what is banned when the orders take effect in forty five days even apple or Google hosting these apps might be a violation this week secretary of state Mike Pompeo spoke of alleged security threats from Chinese technology but some legal analysts are questioning the basis for a ban on social media apps tick tock says it doesn't store US user information in China and doesn't share information with the Chinese government Jackie Quinn Washington

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Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on America First

America First

00:36 min | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on America First

"For Peter's. The bands take a fact in 45 days, but there are legal gaps and there is expected litigation against those orders. Meanwhile, Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TIC Tac. U. S colleges asking Returning students TTO help promise to contain the Corona virus that means no parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. Administrator's warned that figure to wear mass practice social distancing and avoid mass gatherings could bring some serious consequences that includes getting booted from school. Also a townhall dot com Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be traveling to Central and Eastern Europe in the coming week. White House correspondent Greg Clugston without report during a week long trip to four countries. Pompeo will discuss efforts to counter Russian and Chinese influence in the region and talk about US troop deployments on the continent. The State Department says the secretary will visit the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria and Poland. The trip comes as the Pentagon prepares to redeploy thousands of American troops from Germany. PO is also expected to raise US concerns about countries allowing the Chinese telecom giant wall away into their five G networks. Greg Clugston, Washington officials say an earthquake has shaken much of North Carolina, rattling homes, buildings and residents. National Weather Service in Greenville says the 5.1 magnitude temblor stark Sparta at 807 a M local time following a much smaller quake several hours earlier. It was the largest quake since 1916 to hit the state. Morally stories at townhall dot com. I am United States searching general to Rome atoms, America's doctor and all across our nation. We've taken steps together to slow the spread of Corona virus. Now we must continue to take personal responsibility to protect ourselves and our loved ones because even though not all of us risked a severe case of Corona virus, we all risk getting it and spreading it to others. Maybe without even realizing that we're sick. So if we want to get back to school, backto work, backto worship and backto overall health there things our country needs to do..

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Iran envoy Hook resigns, replaced by Abrams

All Things Considered

00:21 sec | 3 d ago

Iran envoy Hook resigns, replaced by Abrams

"Secretary Pompeo praises his special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, saying Hook achieved quote historic results. Countering the Iranian regime Hook has been a key player in what's called the maximum Pressure campaign to tighten sanctions. Critics, though, say Iran is closer to a nuclear bomb. Then when the Trump administration came to office.

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Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on This Week

This Week

00:57 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on This Week

"Trump has signed a series of executive orders to help Americans hurt by covert 19. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow tells ABC is this week that restarting enhanced unemployment benefits won't be complicated. I don't think that'd be a huge delay. Labor Department has been working with states. States of the ones that process the federal benefits before, so I don't see any reason why I'd be all that difficult. Most of their systems have been upgraded, but Labor Department will be deeply involved in helping them at Trump opponent, Joe Biden reacted to the president's move. Joe Biden slammed President Trump's executive order to defer payment of payroll taxes through the end of the year for Americans making less than about $100,000 annually. Thing, it would undermine the entire financial footing of Social Security. The Hill reports that in a statement, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee went on to say that unlike the 2012 payroll tax plan by the Obama administration Trump's order does not appear to include protections or guarantees that the Social Security trust fund will be made whole by then added that Trump was laying out his roadmap to cutting Social Security. Barbecue. Second Washington The

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Trump administration wants to purge Chinese tech from US networks

Techmeme Ride Home

01:36 min | 3 d ago

Trump administration wants to purge Chinese tech from US networks

"In a speech yesterday secretary of State Mike pompeo outlined a new five pronged quote unquote clean network effort designed to curb potential national security risks allegedly posed by technology from. This would specifically include banning untrusted Chinese apps from us, APP stores. Let me go through the five prongs line by line. I, a concept called clean carrier. The US government is working to ensure that untrusted Chinese telecoms can't provide or interfere with US communications second clean store quote we want to see untrusted Chinese apps removed from US APP stores, and quote Third Clean Apps Pumpido said he wants to keep Wa and other Chinese manufacturers from pre installing or Even, making available popular US apps. Fourth Clean Cloud, making sure Americans data is protected and can't be accessed by cloud systems from alibaba China Telecom tencent and Others v Clean Cable keeping undersea cables secure particularly from Wa Wa quoting CNBC with parent companies based in China APPS TIKTOK and we chat and others are significant threats to personal data of American citizens not dimensioned tools for Chinese Communist Party content censorship pompeo said during a press briefing, the nation's top diplomat. Added that the State Department would work with the Commerce Department as well as the Defense Department to limit the ability of Chinese cloud service providers to collect store and process data in the United States and quote.

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Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on Wealth Creator Radio

Wealth Creator Radio

00:50 min | 7 hrs ago

Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on Wealth Creator Radio

"Pompeo will discuss efforts to counter Russian and Chinese influence in the region and talk about US troop deployments on the continent. The State Department says the secretary will visit the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria and Poland. The trip comes as the Pentagon prepares to redeploy Thousands of American troops from Germany. Pompeo is also expected to raise US concerns about countries allowing the Chinese telecom giant wall away into their five jean networks. Greg Clugston Washington President Trump has ordered a ban on two popular but suspect AP student their connections with China President Trump has zeroed in on two controversial smartphone app, Tic tac, and we chat. With executive orders that band transactions with the Chinese owners of those APS based on reports the apse share personal information of users with China's communist government correspondent Keith Peters. The bands take effect in 45 days, but there are legal gifts and expected litigation. Meanwhile, Microsoft is in talks to buy parts ofthe Ticktock. Officials say an earthquake shaking much of North Carolina rattling homes, buildings and residence, the US Geological Survey says the 5.1 magnitude timber struck about Sparta. 807 A. M. This morning much smaller earthquake and followed had proceeded in the service says it's the largest earthquake hit the state since 1969 5.5 quake near Skyland, no injuries or damage reported Fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot late last night in the city, where there had been hopes for come for federal agents withdrew more than a week ago that hasn't had any effect on the violence that continues direct the city for two months. More on these stories townhall dot com For more than 20 years Investigated. Filmmaker.

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Acting State Department watchdog resigns months after firing of previous inspector general - NBC News

The Daily

00:32 sec | 3 d ago

Acting State Department watchdog resigns months after firing of previous inspector general - NBC News

"Wednesday the Acting Inspector General of the State Department resigned less than three months after replacing the previous inspector general who was fired by President trump after he opened investigations into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The State Department gave no explanation for the departure but it immediately raised questions about whether the trump administration is driving out internal watchdogs whose job it is to hold cabinet members accountable for their actions.

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Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on The Retire Wright Show with Isaac Wright

The Retire Wright Show with Isaac Wright

00:44 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "pompeo" discussed on The Retire Wright Show with Isaac Wright

"How doers get more done fell through September 7th, while supplies last Jeff Katz, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo is joining us. Can we talk a little bit about the role that the World Health Organization and China have played in this? They've never been honest with the outside world related to this, there's still not being honest. And yet President Trump when he points it out, somehow is the bad In the time of crisis. You find out that the value of transparency and ideas we have in America, Liberty and freedom really matters that information didn't flow facts enough and days and hours mattered and information about human human. Ed and its transmission form and the nature of the disease mattered. This isn't about appointing political blame. This is about saving the lives of Americans and citizens all across the world in a country's high data they don't share with us what's really going on or they're not transparent. People will lose their lives, and that's simply unacceptable. So the World Health Organization has a responsibility to demand that every country comply with international health rules that we set out and when they don't have gotta go imposed cost on them for not having done so weekdays 3 to 6 on use Radio W. R V. Hey, The.

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Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine

All Things Considered

03:34 min | 4 d ago

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine

"Update now on two important diplomatic vacancies. One is the post of U. S ambassador to the Ukraine. The last woman who held that Senate confirmed job was a central figure in President Trump's impeachment. And now the president's pick for the job is facing some lingering question in his own confirmation hearing. NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports President Trump's ouster of the ambassador to Ukraine featured prominently in his impeachment trial. Marie Ivanovich face to smear campaign by Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had been pressing Ukraine to get dirt on Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, says that's still happening. Giuliani Esteban, Savory Ukrainian characters have not let up their efforts to use Ukraine to interfere in U. S politics. Others in the Senate seem intent on amplifying their efforts. Menendez wants the new nominee, retired Lieutenant general Keith Dayton, to avoid playing into this and avoid any meetings with Giuliani. Senator I'm not going to commit to that, because I believe that as an ambassador, I would have the obligation to meet with any U S citizen and hear them out. It was a home. Dayton has been a defense attache in Moscow, a security advisor for the U. S on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and, in recent years has run the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He's well versed on Ukraine, but his answers frustrated both Menendez and another Democrat Chris Murphy. So at the end of the hearing, he did offer this reassurance. Ify is the U. S ambassador and key Have any indication that there is any kind of election interference going on using Ukraine as a azalea ever to do that? I would, of course, report that directly to this committee. I think you have a right to know that I think I have an obligation to report that to Dayton says his priorities in the country, if confirmed, would be to help Ukraine fight corruption and beef up Ukraine's Navy and Air force. Next door in Belarus. The U. S is reviving diplomatic relations in part because of Russia's aggression. In Ukraine. Career diplomat Julie Fisher has been tapped to run the U. S embassy in Minsk. Our relationship with Belarus languish for more than a decade. But after Russia's illegal seizure and occupation of Crimea, and it's manufactured war in Ukraine stone best region, we began to see signs of interest from the Belarussian sign. Belarus recently bought US crude oil to decrease its dependence on Russia and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Minsk earlier this year. But the's warming ties will be tested by an election this Sunday, and Fisher face questions about that the first component to ensuring that we can continue to grow this relationship. Not see steps backward in the conduct of this presidential election. The long time ruler Alexander Lukashenko is facing a united opposition in the run up to this election, and his regime has been cracking down. There will be no international monitors, though Fisher says the U. S embassy will be watching the vote closely. What we are trying to get Johnny is basically to ensure that there is space to ensure their space for more than one voice. In this country. Lukashenko kicked out the less U. S ambassador to Belarus in 2008 after the US accused his government of human rights violations and tighten sanctions. Michelle Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington

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State Department watchdog resigns after less than 3 months in office

Sean Hannity

00:36 sec | 4 d ago

State Department watchdog resigns after less than 3 months in office

"Stephen A. Card has resigned as the State Department's internal watchdog after less than three months on the job, A card took the position in an acting capacity when Steve Linen who was investigating Secretary of state Mike Pompeo was fired. His last day is Friday. Ah card will be replaced by his deputy, Diana Shaw. Washington Post cites an internal memo saying a card is returning to Indiana to take a job with a law firm secretary. Pompeo has snide linen was fired because he was investigating a deal to sell arms to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval. Rachel Sutherland. Fox is taking a look at

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Who should replace Ellen?

Who? Weekly

08:22 min | 5 d ago

Who should replace Ellen?

"News is ongoing. Generous. Ongoing News that won't stop are one nemesis might be replaced by our other nemesis. On their talk show the Ellen show. Well, these are that this is them news, but I do feel like Ellen could be replaced with a WHO, if this all comes to fruition or like a WHO thinks so too person because I'm seeing a lot of people nominate various talk show e people although apparently the rumors are like James Corden is going to replace Ellen, but like he has a show so. That makes no sense to me on any. That's what blows my mind. Why he has eight hundred shows. He has just made another daily show like that doesn't make any sense to me at on. The also has carpool. Karaoke. And then he also has the cat sequel like he has plenty, oh. Yeah. Let's replace a supposedly nice person with another supposedly nice person like. Haven't. We learned anything from this thing. These people are Nice. They suck. I think always be wary of people who say their thing is being. I think the number, one person who should clearly replace Allen is Kiki Palmer. There's literally no. Better obvious. Getting a lot of a lot of traction and she showing up a lot of tweets because it's like she just had a talk show that got canceled for no reason on ABC. Well, it was like that one hour of Commerical Strahan. Michael? And Kiki Sarah? There was A. Third Sarah. Sarah. And Michael and Kiki It just give it to clean working it. Just everyone likes he. We Love Kiki. She's a great host. Who else do you think if if we're going if for skewing young? I think we to Kiki for skewing older, I think it should go to fucking the woman who should have gotten David Letterman, amy. Sedaris like give it to amy sedaris because people like her. She's silly. I don't know that, amy, the thing is I. Don't know that Amy Sarah's would want to do that I. Feel like. I don't need that. We're talking about this on the Patriot. If you WANNA. Go listen to that about how drew Barrymore also has daily, show a daytime show coming out, and I'm like who would want this job? Drew Barrymore wants this job since when like it's just to meal a a weird job that you wouldn't want that could turn you or probably. Turn you into a monster, right? Yes. but the to provide a context in case you've been under a rock people are like there. There have been the rumors for years and years and years, but specifically the past few months they've really you know the hit a critical mass and started being reported publicly like Ellen is an asshole to everyone. Ellen is an asshole. The people she works with Ellen makes people not talk to her ellen cruel. But now there are reports by like news and variety and insider that it wasn't just ellen being a to everyone and celebrities and not liking Ellen like being on Ellen show. It's that the executive producers were actually like being abusive like in sexually harassing the employees. So it's like a culture. Culture of toxicity. That is the sort of thing that I don't that Ellen is deciding up allegedly that she doesn't want to deal with anymore. So she's like this sucks like I just rather not do this anymore. Right. So but this rumor, this isn't this is in fact, this is rumor because people keep their keep going back and forth and saying some some sources say she's not leaving this show sums his sources as she's leaving the show. I. Can't imagine somebody as likely a annoyed with the whole situation who is known to be not a very nice person would want to continue to fake be nice and have to apologize and half to like kind of whatever because these rumors have been. Kind of like I for some reason I, keeping you Kevin Spacey Pre the abuse allegations like when everyone knew he was gay, but no one knew he was gay like it was weird thing where it was like if you knew, you knew if you didn't, you had no idea what be totally shocked it. Kind of feels like that type of Hollywood news where like everyone knew that Ellen was secretly mean except for Ellen fans who had no idea where living happily with ellen everyday of their life and like the show was wildly successful, right? very strange. A very strange thing. Do you think that this will happen because people are so bored in their craving, the Gospel, and then somebody just this is this is what I mean I, think it's I mean. It's a combination of a lot of things at one of is like the people finally speaking out about their employers. It's like finally like shutting down like the. The systemic issues and leg, not being corporate America and knowing that people will support them and believe them and believe them, and that like the media machine of Ellen isn't powerful enough to shut down. So many voices if enough come out and and we'll talk about it later in the episode, but it's like the it's similar to the. Vanessa. Morgan thing, it's it's shades of an ESA Morgan being like I'm going to speak up against the riverdale creators and the Riverdale producers because people are people are realizing that they can do that and they won't get like dumped on by the press or of their fans they will be seen as like heroes. But. It's also just like, I, Think Dakota Johnson had a tiny bit to do with it because Dakota Johnsons like Open crubaugh open open. Rudeness to Ellen SORTA. Gave People. I don't know permission to speak about rumors that she's an asshole more openly. They're like, it looks like that's what Dakota's referencing. So I didn't even know you liked me. Of course, I. Like you. You Knew I. Liked you. You've been on the show many times and don't I show like. But I did invite you and you didn't come. So this time you invited me, are you sure? How do you? I don't think. So ask everybody. Jonathan. Your producer. I was that, why didn't I go? I don't know that became a meme. You have people like Brad Garret and who else replied to him. Leah Tom's Tom's joins. She is mean she is. She. Yes. Now, I can't believe I just called the Thomson. So Deutsche US minor. That was obsessed the disease of this show right here. Yeah. Leah Thompson also respond to that and said Yep I mean, I just think that it's like no one was a true story note once you lose grip on the fear, you are the power you had over I mean, and it's funny because then you have scooter Braun coming out her being like Ellen is great. I. Love Allen is like so people still. Look at the people coming out and say L. Like scooters, hedging his bets at this, all go away and back to normal and Ellen will still be powerful and whatever, and then you have people speaking out i. just it's a fascinating reveal of a monolith almost kind of crumbling that you didn't think would ever. Be exposed like this. I didn't. It seems like Palmer is getting a lot of A lot of press over like a lot of tweets being could replace. Ellen is trending key Palmer got a lot. Tiffany haddish. Got A lot that woman who does the like trump impersonations? What's her name? Sarah? Cooper. She got a lot of people tweeting about her I mean, I think it's just bomber just someone who someone who actually. Got Some tweets booing reply Oh doodoo be from drag race also got A. Drag. Race. Got I. saw that. Yeah. But I think he palmer when you when you want someone who has like the resume as well like. You of don't WANNA, pick someone random like Sarah Cooper. As funny as she is on twitter, because like her her her skills as a as an interviewer, not proven whereas Kiki, Palmer is a link interviewer host. Yeah I mean I would say like the Ellen slots, big slot made we just move up the ladder. We get Kelly Clarkson in that slot. We get Drew Barrymore Kelly was and we get key. Palmer. Work. Curse, lot I know these are all people on different network. So it makes literally no sense but you. Better like we. We cannot confuse the audience. We must replace the Ellen show with someone named. Ellen. Ellen Ellen. Page's like don't look at me like another gay. Just like I will not I will. Zone POMPEO, she wouldn't do it. I. Don't I don't need Elon Pale. Ellen Page Ellen Popular, and Never Would Ellen Pompeo every interview Ellen Pao's ever done. It's been like I. Love Grey's Anatomy I. have nothing but free time like. She will never do that. You know who would do it. Who Ellen Barkin? Embark and all Ellen Barkin wants is a soapbox like did someone say soapbox?

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House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over IG firing

Ray Appleton

00:31 sec | 6 d ago

House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over IG firing

"House Democrats issue subpoenas for four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Linda Kenyon has more. The subpoenas issued by the top Democrats on three congressional committees are part of a joint investigation into the firing a former State Department inspector general Steve Linen. Democrats say they issued the subpoenas because the Trump administration has stone while the investigation Inspectors general are supposed to work independently of any administration. But the firing of linen has lead to questions about whether the Trump Administration cross that boundary.

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Democrats subpoena State Department aides in probe of IG's firing

Rush Limbaugh

00:32 sec | 6 d ago

Democrats subpoena State Department aides in probe of IG's firing

"Issuing subpoenas for depositions from four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo correspondent Linda Kenyon. The subpoenas issued by the top Democrats on three congressional committees are part of a joint investigation into the firing of former State Department inspector general Steve Linen. Democrats say they issued the subpoenas because the Trump administration has stone while the investigation inspectors general are supposed to work independently of any administration, But the firing of linen has lead to questions about whether the Trump Administration cross that boundary. The National Hurricane

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'We're not going anywhere', TikTok tells Donald Trump

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:56 sec | 6 d ago

'We're not going anywhere', TikTok tells Donald Trump

"Could be ticking for Tic tac, Vanessa Pappa's the US general manager for TIC Tac, releasing a video message over the weekend. We've heard your outpouring of support and we want to say thank you. We're not planning on going anyway. This follows statements from President Trump that his administration is planning to ban the popular social Media app over concerned. Is that its parent company could be turning over American users information to the Chinese government. Tic Tac has denied any wrongdoing. Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo floated a similar idea. Tic Tac user, Morgan Croft said. Then you know, I have that initial reaction of, you know, kind of fear and frustration. You know, as a creator on DH, having started on tick talk, that is a lot of my current following but that she's confident other platforms will fill that space. If Tech talk, you know, eventually goes away. I have no doubt that Will be quickly followed up by something similar or better with tech trends. Chuck's Iverson ABC News

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Microsoft, TikTok officials in White House talks to prevent total ban

Squawk Pod

01:55 min | 6 d ago

Microsoft, TikTok officials in White House talks to prevent total ban

"Tiktok is a short form video social media platform, extremely popular with Gen, Z. and millennials during the global pandemic the APP outpaced instagram in of download eating the two billion mark back in April. If you know any teens or adults lockdown and board, you're probably familiar with the platform. Tick Tock has over two hundred, million users us but it's owned by Chinese company Bite Dance, which is where most of the political drama begins United States Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo has consistently voiced concerns about the APPS ties to the Chinese government back in July he lumped Tiktok in with wall way in terms of national security. We are now evaluating each instance where we believe that US citizens data that they have on their phones or in their system or in their healthcare records. We want to make sure that the Chinese Communist Party doesn't have a way to easily access that president trump this weekend suggested banning the APP in the US. We're looking at Tick Tock we may be banning talk. We may be doing some other things that are a couple of options. And Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has confirmed that the department's Committee on foreign. In. The US is reviewing tiktok citing. National. Security concerns, he spoke to ABC over the weekend. I do chair Syfy, which is the committee on Foreign Investment on the United States I've said publicly that it's under review I will say publicly that the entire committee agrees that Tiktok cannot stay in the current format exit risks sending back information on a hundred million Americans. Amid, Washington's focus on national security Microsoft announced that it made by tick tock or at least part of it. Over the weekend the tech giant confirmed that it's in talks to acquire the tick Tock Business in Iraq Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and then it's working with the government deal.

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Trump Wants to Ban TikTok, NASA-SpaceX Mission Success, & Unemployment Benefits Expire - Monday, August 3rd

Rob Talk Podcast

09:57 min | 6 d ago

Trump Wants to Ban TikTok, NASA-SpaceX Mission Success, & Unemployment Benefits Expire - Monday, August 3rd

"It's Monday August third president trump wants to ban TIKTOK. Info on the NASA spacex mission success plus unemployment benefits have expired why trump's team is interested in Biden's VP pick and more. Welcome to Rob Song, podcast where I bring you the latest Progressive News and politics and ten minutes or less I'm Robert Cunningham thank you for tuning in. Let's get informed. So president trump announced on Friday night that he wants to ban Tiktok Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that trump would be making an announcement on these matters in the coming days he said this on Fox News Sunday morning futures where he also said that Tiktok, the Chinese owned short form video APP needs to be taken down via executive action in addition to Tiktok. Mike. POMPEO. Pointed to we chat, which is a Chinese messaging APP saying that both of these are feeding data directly to the. Chinese Communist Party quote for a long time a long time. The United States just said well goodness if we're having fun with it or if a company can make money off of it, we're going to permit that to happen president trump said enough going on the secretary of state added and we are going to fix it and so he will take action in the coming days with respect to a broad array of national security risks that are presented by software that connected to the Chinese Communist Party. Microsoft has emerged as wanting to potentially by all US operations of tiktok accents reports that trump does have a deal on his desk where Microsoft would lead acquisition of the US operations of six talk and Microsoft seems to believe that it's possible that a total separation can happen from tiktok parent company by Dance. It's important for you to understand that presidents normally can't just order a ban on individual companies like this but the fact that Tiktok has a foreign owner allows the Treasury Department to have broad. Authority over it. Now, at this point, it's unclear whether trump is going to allow Microsoft to buy it or if trump is just going to push for an all out ban, we don't know. But what we do know is that this is super weird coming just months before an election six does have one hundred, million US users, and so it is rather strange move it could alienate some I mean granted I don't know if it would make much of a difference, but it just seemed strange. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Bankin are safely on earth after a historic flight to and from the International Space Station provided by SPACEX Axios says on Saturday afternoon both astronaut splashdown into the Gulf of Mexico after about two forty, eight PM eastern time a space x vessel was able to recover both astronauts from their crew, dragon? Capsule. Hurley in bank in two month mission was the first time that people have been launched into orbit from the United States. The end of the space shuttle. Program in twenty eleven. This new move of partnering for Space Exploration, with private companies can allow NASA to act more of like a buyer instead of a provider of these services now and will free up NASA's budget to focus on things like getting people to the moon and eventually other planets in the future. In fact, NASA and SPACEX already have another trip planned this time for six months with multiple. NASA. Going up to the International Space Station, this will take place around late. September. So be on the lookout. Additional unemployment benefits of six hundred dollars per week expired on Friday July thirty first and reportedly the White House Senate. Republicans and Democrats are all know we're closer to a deal? Apparently, all sides are on board though for another twelve, hundred dollar check like was done with the cares act earlier this year the main point of disagreement is the additional unemployment benefits six hundred dollars extra. A month is what people have been receiving since the cares act was passed Democrats want to continue at that rate while Republicans want to. Bring that down to two hundred additional dollars per week while eventually moving holy to seventy percent of lost wages Republicans additionally wanted to get a one week extension on the six hundred dollars per week of additional benefits passed quickly. But the Democrats are refusing because they think that the Republicans are just GonNa. Use It as just a quick win and move on. But the Democrats are saying that they want a full robust bill. Now, the Democrats have proposed a three trillion dollar deal while the Republicans are looking to pass. A one trillion dollar deal, and as of yesterday junk Schumer the Senate Minority leader said that there were significant divisions remaining but good progress is being made quote. We made good progress. There are lots of things we are still divided on and we're not close to an agreement yet, but we are making good progress and I'm hopeful that we can get to an agreement. Now they're going to resume talks today. Okay. But do not be fooled. The Republicans are trying to place the onus here on Democrats but Democrats came. Up with a bill back in May the bill back in May like I said had a three trillion dollar price tag. It was approved by the House but then has not been voted on in the Senate and Senate Republicans want to have a one trillion dollar bill that does not do nearly enough in my opinion. So but as of right now you know who's GonNa Suffer America, the American people that are unemployed we just had on Thursday. One of the worse GDP records for quarter ever if not the worst. The percentage of GDP lost was close to thirty three percent. I hope we get a deal soon things are super hard to pass in Washington obviously, and I'm glad that the Democrats are sticking their feet in and trying to get this thing passed the Democrats are not perfect and I fear that they're going to cave too much here. But we've got to get something done because there is an eviction crisis looming we need to renew the moratorium on fictions. Now CNBC just posted a study recently that twenty two to fifty nine percent depending on the state that you live in of renters may be facing eviction as a result of the corona virus economic circumstances these numbers are horrifying and I'm sure this isn't the last time you'll be hearing about it. Trump's campaign paused ads over the weekend, which is really weird because they wanted to rebrand their messaging and new ads launching today are going to be depicting Joe Biden as a puppet of the radical left. This comes from two senior campaign officials but the most recent internal polls show that the puppet of the left's attack on Biden is going to resonate with voters and speaking personally in someone who lives in a very heavy trump territory. The this is the talking point that I've heard Oh Biden's not the problem it's. Going to be the VP you have to look out for as if Kamla Harrison. Some sort of crazy radical assuming he chooses someone like her speaking of the VP spot trump's campaign is very interested in that because the quote unquote radical left thing that they're going to be using their ads is a placeholder for whoever Joe Biden ends up picking. By the way, we will learn who Joe Biden is going to pick around on tenth multiple sources have suggested he said now he pushed back his self imposed deadline from. The first week of August to the second week and one source has said that it's going to be August tenth now. So be on the lookout here. No matter who Joe Biden picks. I think that Joe Biden is well-positioned. Of course, we all have to go out and vote that. This is not a matter of that we have to vote even if we live in California or Massachusetts or Oklahoma Even for God's sake, we have to vote for Joe Biden, but it doesn't really matter as much who he picks. Think this go around because trump's campaign is reportedly very upset that Biden doesn't have the unfavorability rating that Hillary Clinton did in two, thousand, sixteen, all of this trump at drama gotta be Biden's campaign to respond Andrew Bates. Director of rapid response said quote the American people know Joe Biden and after seven consecutive months of failed leadership during the worst possible health crisis in generations they know that our nation's capacity to join the rest of the world beating back cove nineteen has been crippled by one overriding burden donald trump. Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina said on Sunday that he believes trump is trying to put a cloud over the election and that he does not plan to leave office. If he loses Clyburn told CNN that the American people had better wake up to trump and he compared trump to Mussalini and said Russian President Vladimir Putin is akin to Hitler further representative Clyburn said quote I don't think he plans to leave the White House. He doesn't plan to have fair unfettered elections I believe that he plans to install. Himself in some kind of emergency way to continue to hold office. Now, all of this is to say everything that Clyburn is saying here means that we have to so overwhelmed the vote that trump cannot cheat. We have to force him out of office because on January twentieth at noon no matter how hard trump tries he will not be the president if we overwhelmed the vote and like Joe. Biden. So that's what we have to do. 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Trump wants to take action against TIk Tok

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Trump wants to take action against TIk Tok

"Donald Trump plans to take action on what he sees a broad array of national security risks presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday Pompeo's remarks followed reports that Microsoft is an advanced talks to buy the US operations of Tiktok, which has been a source of national security and censorship concerns for the trump administration. The critics say at this stage, the anti-china rhetoric is more about being seen to punish them for unleashing the corona virus thereby distracting from the administration's failure to contain it. Tick talks US use the data is stored in the US with strict controls on employees access, and its biggest investors come from the US the company said on Sunday we are committed to protecting ow uses privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform TIKTOK spokesperson said trump had said on Friday that he would soon ban Tiktok in the united. States. A federal committee is reviewing whether that's possible and its members agree that TIKTOK cannot remain in the US in its current. Form because it risks sending back information on one hundred million. Americans. Said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin a speculation grew over a ban on sale of the social media's US business tiktok posted a video on Saturday saying we're not planning on going anywhere tiktok catchy videos and ease of use has made it popular and says, it has tens of millions of us in the US and hundreds of millions globally. But take talks Chinese ownership has raised concern about the potential for sharing user data with Chinese officials, as well as censorship videos critical of the Chinese government. TIKTOK says it does not censor videos and it would not give the Chinese government access to US use data.

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"Of State Mike Pompeo says Hong Kong's postponement of the election for a year because Beijing is afraid pro Beijing Ledge Co candidates would get crushed, he says. There is no valid reason to put it off on Hong Kong is saying that delay is because of the dangers of an election during Corona virus threat.

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"Of State Mike Pompeo, says President Trump plans to take action on what he sees as a broad array of national security risks presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party. Pompeo remarks followed reports that Microsoft is in advanced talks to by the U. S operations of TIC Tac, which has been a source of national security and censorship concerns. Trump has said he would soon ban TIC TAC in the U. S. Treasury secretaries. Devolution says a federal committee is reviewing whether that is possible on members agree. Tic TAC cannot remain in its current form.

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"Some of the top stories here, the Trump Administration to announce measures shortly against Chinese own software deemed to pose national security risks. So this is well beyond TIC tac Comments from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggests a whitening of the US measures. Beyond the popular Chinese music video out Pompeo, speaking earlier on Fox News, these Chinese software companies doing business in the United States, whether it's tic tac, or we checked their countless more Our feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party. Their natural security address could be their facial recognition pattern. It could be information about the residents that phone numbers to friends who they're connected to. Those are the issues that President Trump's been clear We're going to take care of these air true national security issues. Mike Pompeo. Now, sources say that moved to ban Tic tac from the United States could upend a potential acquisition ploy from Microsoft. Even so, over the weekend, the South China Morning Post are leading English paper here in Hong Kong reported that TIC tac parent bite dance would prefer to spin off the up. Rather than sell to Microsoft, Rish.

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TikTok: Pompeo says Trump to crack down on Chinese software in coming days

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"Mike Pompeo says President Trump plans to take action or what he sees as a broad, a wary of national security risks presented by software connected to Chinese Communist Party. Trump has already said he would soon band TIC Tac and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says a federal committee is now reviewing whether that is possible.

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Trump Says He'll Ban TikTok From U.S. As Soon As Saturday

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"President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TIKTOK for popular chinese-owned video APP that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns. Trump's comments came after published reports that the administration is planning to order China's bite dance to sell tick Tock. There were also reports Friday that software giant Microsoft is in talks to buy the APP. As far as Tik Tok is concerned we are banning them from the United States trump told reporters Friday on Air Force One as he returned from Florida. Trump said, he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the action insisting I have that authority he added it's going to be signed tomorrow. Reports by Bloomberg News and the Wall Street. Journal citing anonymous sources said the administration could soon announce a decision ordering by dance to divest its ownership and TIKTOK. There have been reports of US tech giants and financial firms being interested in buying or investing in Tiktok as the trump administration said its sights on the APP, The New York Times and Fox business citing an unidentified source reported Friday that Microsoft is in talks to buy Tiktok, Microsoft declined to comment. Tick Tock issued a statement Friday saying that while we do not comment on rumors or speculation, we are confident in the long term success of TIKTOK. By dance launched tick tock in two thousand seventeen then bought musical dot L. Y. of video service popular with teens in the US and Europe and combined the two a twin service do yen is available for Chinese users. Tick talks fun goofy videos and ease of use has made it immensely popular and us. Tech giants like facebook and snapchat. See it as a competitive threat. It has said it has tens of millions of us, users and hundreds of millions globally. But it's Chinese. Ownership has raised concerns about the censorship of videos including those critical of the Chinese government and the potential for sharing user data with Chinese officials. Tick Tock maintains it doesn't censor videos based on topic sensitive to China, and it would not give the Chinese government access to U. S. user data. Even if asked, the company has hired a US CEO, a former top Disney executive in an attempt to distance itself from its Chinese ownership. US, national security officials of been reviewing the musical dot L. Y. Acquisition in recent months while US armed forces have banned their employees from installing Tiktok on government issued phones. Secretary of State Mike pompeo said earlier this month that the US was considering banning tiktok. These national security worries parallel a broader US security crackdown on Chinese companies including telecom providers while away and Z. t. e.. The trump administration has ordered that the US stop funding equipment from those providers in US networks. It has also tried to steer allies away from hallway because of worries about the Chinese government's access to data which the companies have denied it has. The trump administration has stepped in before to block or dissolve deals on national security concerns including stopping Singapore's broadcom from its one hundred seventeen billion dollar bid for US chip maker. QUALCOMM in two thousand, eighteen in an effort to help retain US leadership in the telecom space. It also told China's Beijing Quinlan Tech Company to sell off its twenty sixteen purchase of gay dating. APP Grinder. Other countries are also taking action against. TIKTOK. India. This month band dozens of Chinese APPs including Tick Tock citing privacy concerns amid tensions between the countries.

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"pompeo" Discussed on Pod Save the World

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"But I guarantee you that once they had that precedent of compelling companies to go along with this they will a guy like bill and his Justice Department will stop nowhere in wanting to get into people's phones. It is not worth the cost of people's privacy and civil liberties for the additional convenience for investigators have an easier way into people's funds yes Let's talk about Mike Pompeo for a bit so late last Friday night. President trump fired a guy named Steve Clinic. Whose State Department Inspector General in the latest Loyalty perk that's happening across the government so for listeners. Inspector General is supposed to be an internal watchdog within the executive branch within the agencies. They are political appointees but they operate independently. They often get tips from whistleblowers about corruption or mistakes from mismanagement and they're supposed to work with the agencies and with Congress to investigate the incident and then make them public it's a position that was created after Watergate as part of those reforms so recently trump has just been systematically removing these I G at criticize him and replacing them with in this case we know that Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo asked trump to fire Olympic. The State Department I G so POMPEO did interview with the Washington Post. He said that Lennox work with somehow undermining the mission of the department but he didn't explain how trump was later asset a press event why he fired clinic and he said. I don't know I don't know anything about him. So really a compelling. So ben here's some possible reasons pump hale may have wanted him fired first. Win was reportedly investigating whether Peyot had improperly used State Department staff to. Do you know personal errands. Like pick up his food or dry cleaning or like his dog at the groomer literally the House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman. Eliot Engel said he had asked clinic the I G to investigate whether POMPEO had improperly sold billions of dollars with a weapons to guess who the Saudis. So we're going to buy one. But regardless I mean trump is required to notify congress about the removal of an I g and provide a detailed justification for it and has not yet done so so then. Let's there with the allegation. That POMPEO was asking staffed. Just do personal errands for him because some people might hear that in think like what's the big deal. He's a busy guy. Lots of people ask their assistant to make a reservation at a restaurant or whatever the issue is when you're talking about any federal employees it is illegal so it's a big deal. A whistle blower told Congress that POMPEO's diplomatic security agents call themselves ubereats with guns because they're constantly asked to pick up. Mike takeout orders on Monday. Trump was asked about these allegations. He said quote. I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leader than having washed dishes because maybe his wife isn't there so just bringing some blatant sexism into it bringing the patriarchy yeah This also dovetails with broader criticism that we've talked about before that. Pompeii was misused. State Department resources by taking three official quote Unquote State Department trips to Kansas. When he was considering a run for a Senate seat there so then you know two questions about this piece of the story. How big a deal do you think these allegations are in? And why do you think Pompeo seems to be able to whether these kinds of abuse of power allegations when other cabinet officials have been fired pretty quickly? Well first of all just the fact that you would remove the inspector general because the person who runs the State Department doesn't like it kind of runs completely counter to the spirit of having inspectors general like the people who get investigated. Don't get to decide that they no longer would like to be investigated I look. I think that there's a clearly at an issue of of Pompeo essentially kind of personalizing the use of State Department resources. That is troubling. Look any any buddy who runs. The State Department has the basic tension of the fact that they're they're running a large sprawling government department not unlike the Pentagon although not as big with mostly career people career civil servants and farm servants. And they're supposed to be a line between you know someone's personal or political interest and what that large department is doing and with pompeo. Everybody can focus on the streets with guns. I think it's the broad pattern. Essentially of he's using all these different resources to fly himself to Kansas or taking his family on trips. Or Yeah maybe having. These people do errands for him. I don't think that's the issue here. In fact I think pompeo wants to make that the issue. He tweeted some picture of himself with his dog is much more dangerous and unethical behavior. That was likely being investigated and POMPEO. Trump would be happy to have a good old argument about whether or not. It's okay for you. Know some diplomatic security agents to pick up dry cleaning from Tayo and complain about liberal bed. Who Don't like that I so so I think it's problematic but actually don't think it's the core issue here and I think the frankly Pompeii or would rather have an argument about whether people walked his dog then have an argument about whether he basically broke the law to expedite billions of dollars in weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia over the objections of Congress. So let's talk about the Saudi thing then so I agree with you like the Saudi arms dealer issue is much bigger deal so here. Here's a quick story. Last year POMPEO was working on a deal to sell eight billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia in the UA. But there was bipartisan opposition to the Saudi peace of that sale because they had just murdered a journalist named Jamal Kashogi and because the Saudi led war in Yemen had become a humanitarian disaster and these arms were probably destined for that theater of war so by Lottie executive branches required to give Congress thirty days notice about their intent to sell arms to a foreign country during that time. Congress can block the sale. So what Pompeo did you reference was really shady. He declared a national emergency which allowed him to skip the congressional review process and fast track these arm sales so he claimed the emergency was a threat from Iran. But you the way you know that's bullshit because some of these weapons weren't even ready to be delivered for a year so some emergency there so now. I'm no expert in arm sales but some experts. I read suggested he might have broken a couple of law. So I there's the Arms Export Control Act two pieces of that I. He went around Congress which is legal in second. You have to ensure that the arms are for legitimate self-defense reasons and it's not clear that they were also may have violated the Foreign Assistance Act. Which says you can't sell arms to a country to be human rights abuser and there was this big piece in the Times over the weekend. But how jared Kushner and like a right wing you know White House Economic Advisor named Peter Navarro have been pushing arm sales as just solely jobs program right like these guys have no foreign policy experience interest in you humanitarian or diplomatic impact. It's just about like the defense industry and Mark Asper. The Secretary of defense is a raytheon former raytheon lobbyists so then Obama oversaw a lot of foreign military sales right including so the Saudis. The Times piece noted that Obama average thirty six billion a year in arms sales during his second term trump has averaged fifty one billion a year. So it's huge increase so like you know back to what you're getting Alec. How big a deal do you think this emergency declaration is by Pompeo? Is that end run around Congress and then how is this arms sale process supposed to work so I imagine you were in a ton of meetings where these were considered and vetted and either approved or not? Well yeah first of all. I think there's normally supposed to be a process right. Where essentially the State Department has to license an arms deal Going forward right and this can be in. Many cases can be a fairly routine exercise. Right where Defense contractors or you know working with foreign governments and then the State Department is licensing and arm sale. It's notified to Congress. Congress has a period to raise some objections. If there are foreign policy considerations that come into play then this might get discussed in the situation room. Sometimes there weren't sometimes this routine but for a relationship like Saudi Arabia and certainly with like a hot button issue like Yemen. It's a kind of thing that would go through an interagency discussion process. Should this go forward but then it still has to be licensed by the State Department and notified to Congress. What is so notable here? Right is is first of all. They've gotten rid of any pretense that this is anything but a corrupt enterprise in the sense at Raytheon depends on Saudi Arabia for a significant chunk of its business. The former top lobbyist at Raytheon is now the secretary of Defense of the United States. Donald trump when asked about Saudi behavior like the killing of Jamal Kashogi or the killing of tens of thousands of civilians in Yemen consistently says well they're giving us a lot of money so they're not you know they're not hiding the basically the priority here is the Saudis write checks and their sell them weapons and if those weapons are used to kill children and innocent civilians they could care less what what this introduces the further point. Though that they basically blown up the process including the legal process. They're supposed to go through. And so you have a situation where trump is ignored repeated and veto repeated congressional efforts to stop these arm sales to Yemen then. He ignored the requirement to even notify. Congress anticipating the objections he get and essentially trumped up a fake emergency. Because there's no emergency today. The situation in Yemen situation with Iran has basically been an escalating mass for years. There's not any reason that this is now. Suddenly an emergency. The only reason to do that would be to avoid that congressional scrutiny and it just sounds like since. Pompeo took over the State Department. They've got into the State Department's normal process of reviewing these things so we we have the fact that there's a fundamentally corrupted relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. We have the fact now that they are basically ignoring any kind of process that they are supposed to go through their legally compelled to go through in order to move forward with an arm sale. And it makes you wonder what might inspector general discover if he started poking around? What kinds of conversations has Mike Pompeo had with people? Where does he directed people to do? Has He directed people to violate laws or protocols? What possible corruption might there be between trump officials and the Saudis? You know what is happening. Is there a whistle blower who might have some awareness of the corruption between a jared Kushner or Mike pompeo and the Saudi government? Because the the the hard truth is no matter. What the Saudis do no matter? How bad this war in. Yemen goes the arms sales just keep increasing and no matter what the congressional scrutiny right so clearly. Pompeo minimus flouting what he should have been doing as normal process and notifying congress. The question is just how nefarious it goes. Yeah we have not heard the end of this story. I mean it sounds like this spectre general might have been at the very end of his work on this exact investigation into this arm sale. So I'm glad that angle is is sounding the alarm. Hopefully we learn more information soon. Because you know that's a big problem. Yeah and look angles been pretty cautious member of Congress. I would frankly like to see him. Be More aggressive about these things. I'm glad he's doing this but you know like this is. This is one of the biggest unanswered questions of the trump presidency. Just what is going on between them and the Saudis is there. Money involved is a real estate dealings involved. Are there promises about a post-presidency windfall for the trump family involved? What the Hell is going on? Because it is not in America's interest to be shoveling these weapons out the door to a country that is using them to bomb Yemen into smithereens. Kill all these innocent civilians and not achieve any of their stated objectives with respect Uranian influence..

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"pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

04:59 min | 7 months ago

"pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"So this week. The House of Representatives should be transmitting articles of impeachment to the Senate Secretary. POMPEO is of course right in the middle of that scandal as well. Have you gotten a chance to speak with him or anyone inside his administration. Since all of this testimony began to come out in November from people who worked closely with Pompeo on what was happening in the Ukraine. I have not spoken to him But I you know I have spoken to people in inside and around the State Department and I think it's impossible to see The Ukraine scandal as it has morphed and unfolded as has not having a major impact on his political future You know before all of that It seemed very clear that he was headed towards running for Senate in Kansas in twenty twenty You know a as the first step in trying to set himself up to run for president in twenty twenty four. The Ukraine scandal has really had a deleterious effect on his Running of the State Department on Morale Inside the State Department and I think in many ways has tied his his future so inextricably to Donald Trump himself that Mike pompeo ultimately decided not to run run for the Senate and is going to stay on as secretary of state. And he you know. I think that there is no who future for Mike Pompeo That is not aligned perfectly. With and as a key member of the trump administration we were talking about how Pumpido has really consolidated power. He's installed allies all over the administration but consolidating power like that. It means that when things go wrong he also have the full responsibility. Yes that's true if you admit that anything is wrong and You know I think that sort of part of the wonder of the trump administration is their ability to no matter what happens wins Declare victory and say that this is exactly what they intended all along so the key question has become will people like secretary pompeo actually testify when this trial moves forward in the Senate. I wonder what you think secretary. Pompeii oh the witness would even look like. I don't think we have any idea What Mike Pompeo As a witness would look like in part because I would imagine that there is no one less likely to testify then. Mike Pompeo That you know I I. I'll bet donald trump himself would testify before Mike pompeo would And that's because for pompeo there is absolutely absolutely no upside to participating in this impeachment inquiry in any way I you know I. It has already already mind his moral moral authority within his own building and any attempt Any testimony that it opens even the smallest crack Between him and the president would go against every impulse that Mike pompeo has has had since the day that he started the administration. There's an irony there where it's you know. Mike pompeo made his name in the Benghazi Investigation Russian. Talking to Secretary Clinton this is sort of the the oddest irony of the this whole saga. Is You know Mike Pompeo. Ah The congressman would tear apart on the witness stand. Mike Pompeo the secretary of State That there is of all of the people who have reinvented themselves for the trump administration. There is no debate that I would rather see than between it. Mike Pompeo Congressman Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Garrett graff. Thank you so much for joining me. Thanks for having me Garrett graff is a contributing reporter at wired. He's also the executive director of the Aspen. Institute's Cyber and Technology Program mm-hmm and that's the show. What next is produced by Mary? Wilson Jason Leone Daniel Hewitt and Mara Silvers. I'm Mary Harris. Thanks for listening. I'll talk to you tomorrow..

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What Next | Daily News and Analysis

04:59 min | 7 months ago

"pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"So this week. The House of Representatives should be transmitting articles of impeachment to the Senate Secretary. POMPEO is of course right in the middle of that scandal as well. Have you gotten a chance to speak with him or anyone inside his administration. Since all of this testimony began to come out in November from people who worked closely with Pompeo on what was happening in the Ukraine. I have not spoken to him But I you know I have spoken to people in inside and around the State Department and I think it's impossible to see The Ukraine scandal as it has morphed and unfolded as has not having a major impact on his political future You know before all of that It seemed very clear that he was headed towards running for Senate in Kansas in twenty twenty You know a as the first step in trying to set himself up to run for president in twenty twenty four. The Ukraine scandal has really had a deleterious effect on his Running of the State Department on Morale Inside the State Department and I think in many ways has tied his his future so inextricably to Donald Trump himself that Mike pompeo ultimately decided not to run run for the Senate and is going to stay on as secretary of state. And he you know. I think that there is no who future for Mike Pompeo That is not aligned perfectly. With and as a key member of the trump administration we were talking about how Pumpido has really consolidated power. He's installed allies all over the administration but consolidating power like that. It means that when things go wrong he also have the full responsibility. Yes that's true if you admit that anything is wrong and You know I think that sort of part of the wonder of the trump administration is their ability to no matter what happens wins Declare victory and say that this is exactly what they intended all along so the key question has become will people like secretary pompeo actually testify when this trial moves forward in the Senate. I wonder what you think secretary. Pompeii oh the witness would even look like. I don't think we have any idea What Mike Pompeo As a witness would look like in part because I would imagine that there is no one less likely to testify then. Mike Pompeo That you know I I. I'll bet donald trump himself would testify before Mike pompeo would And that's because for pompeo there is absolutely absolutely no upside to participating in this impeachment inquiry in any way I you know I. It has already already mind his moral moral authority within his own building and any attempt Any testimony that it opens even the smallest crack Between him and the president would go against every impulse that Mike pompeo has has had since the day that he started the administration. There's an irony there where it's you know. Mike pompeo made his name in the Benghazi Investigation Russian. Talking to Secretary Clinton this is sort of the the oddest irony of the this whole saga. Is You know Mike Pompeo. Ah The congressman would tear apart on the witness stand. Mike Pompeo the secretary of State That there is of all of the people who have reinvented themselves for the trump administration. There is no debate that I would rather see than between it. Mike Pompeo Congressman Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Garrett graff. Thank you so much for joining me. Thanks for having me Garrett graff is a contributing reporter at wired. He's also the executive director of the Aspen. Institute's Cyber and Technology Program mm-hmm and that's the show. What next is produced by Mary? Wilson Jason Leone Daniel Hewitt and Mara Silvers. I'm Mary Harris. Thanks for listening. I'll talk to you tomorrow..

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What Next | Daily News and Analysis

04:59 min | 7 months ago

"pompeo" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"So this week. The House of Representatives should be transmitting articles of impeachment to the Senate Secretary. POMPEO is of course right in the middle of that scandal as well. Have you gotten a chance to speak with him or anyone inside his administration. Since all of this testimony began to come out in November from people who worked closely with Pompeo on what was happening in the Ukraine. I have not spoken to him But I you know I have spoken to people in inside and around the State Department and I think it's impossible to see The Ukraine scandal as it has morphed and unfolded as has not having a major impact on his political future You know before all of that It seemed very clear that he was headed towards running for Senate in Kansas in twenty twenty You know a as the first step in trying to set himself up to run for president in twenty twenty four. The Ukraine scandal has really had a deleterious effect on his Running of the State Department on Morale Inside the State Department and I think in many ways has tied his his future so inextricably to Donald Trump himself that Mike pompeo ultimately decided not to run run for the Senate and is going to stay on as secretary of state. And he you know. I think that there is no who future for Mike Pompeo That is not aligned perfectly. With and as a key member of the trump administration we were talking about how Pumpido has really consolidated power. He's installed allies all over the administration but consolidating power like that. It means that when things go wrong he also have the full responsibility. Yes that's true if you admit that anything is wrong and You know I think that sort of part of the wonder of the trump administration is their ability to no matter what happens wins Declare victory and say that this is exactly what they intended all along so the key question has become will people like secretary pompeo actually testify when this trial moves forward in the Senate. I wonder what you think secretary. Pompeii oh the witness would even look like. I don't think we have any idea What Mike Pompeo As a witness would look like in part because I would imagine that there is no one less likely to testify then. Mike Pompeo That you know I I. I'll bet donald trump himself would testify before Mike pompeo would And that's because for pompeo there is absolutely absolutely no upside to participating in this impeachment inquiry in any way I you know I. It has already already mind his moral moral authority within his own building and any attempt Any testimony that it opens even the smallest crack Between him and the president would go against every impulse that Mike pompeo has has had since the day that he started the administration. There's an irony there where it's you know. Mike pompeo made his name in the Benghazi Investigation Russian. Talking to Secretary Clinton this is sort of the the oddest irony of the this whole saga. Is You know Mike Pompeo. Ah The congressman would tear apart on the witness stand. Mike Pompeo the secretary of State That there is of all of the people who have reinvented themselves for the trump administration. There is no debate that I would rather see than between it. Mike Pompeo Congressman Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Garrett graff. Thank you so much for joining me. Thanks for having me Garrett graff is a contributing reporter at wired. He's also the executive director of the Aspen. Institute's Cyber and Technology Program mm-hmm and that's the show. What next is produced by Mary? Wilson Jason Leone Daniel Hewitt and Mara Silvers. I'm Mary Harris. Thanks for listening. I'll talk to you tomorrow..

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"pompeo" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

CNN's The Daily DC

10:52 min | 11 months ago

"pompeo" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

"Hey everyone I'm Dave challen the CNN political director and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast Pun Peyot in the spotlight Donald Trump's secretary of state reversed course today and decided to make clear for everyone everyone to know in his own words that he was indeed on the July twenty fifth phone call that President Trump was having with Ukrainian president Zielinski Alinsky. This is the phone call at the heart of the impeachment inquiry going on in the House of Representatives because Donald Trump was asking the Ukrainian Ukrainian president to investigate his potential political rival in the twenty twenty election Joe Biden and his family his son hunter. I want you to hear the secretary every State Pompeo today while traveling abroad he had a news conference in Rome and I want you to hear how he answered the question about about the phone call and which he is at the center of now in many ways because not only was he on the call but he is also responding to requests from Congress for Word Document production and State Department testimony in which he wrote a letter to the House of Representatives to the House Democrats saying this was bullying and intimidation mutation and that he wasn't going to comply with all of these requests and he needed more time so not only was he on the call but he also is proving to be we sort of the first battleground of the impeachment inquiry in terms of a real engaged adversarial relationship here here between the executive branch and the legislative branch in this impeachment matter. This is the first pushback official capacity pushback back from the administration about what the House is requesting but first. I want you to hear Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo in Rome today when asked about the now infamous July twenty fifth trump Zielinski phone call this relates to the Ukraine situation in what's going on on the hill first of all. Is it correct that you were on the phone. Call that president trump had with president is Alinsky on July twenty fifth and if so are the accounts that we've all seen of it including the transcript or partial transcript released by the White House accurate and complete and if you were on the call. Did you hear anything on that. In the conversation that raised a red flag anything inappropriate or anything that gave you any concerns and then secondly as for was on the phone call was on the phone call the phone on call was in the context of now been secretary of State for coming on a year and a half. I know precisely what the American policy with respect to you crank frank. It's been remarkably consistent and we will continue to try to drive those set of outcomes. It's what our team included. Including embassador Volcker or focused on was taking down a threat that Russia poses there in Ukraine it was about helping the Ukrainians to get graft out and corruption outside of their government and to help now this new government in the Ukraine and build a successful thriving economies what the State Department officials that I had the privilege to lead have been engaged in this what we will continue to do even while all this noise is going on now. That sounds a lot different than how Mike Pompeo sounded ten days ago. Remember the phone call that he was on an aware of the details because he was on it and heard it all was July twenty fifth ten days ago Martha Raddatz on ABC News is this week asked Pompeo ao about the call and he chose to completely dodge her question about his knowledge of the call and instead just punt in say she read Adema Wall Street Journal story about a whistle blower complaint neither of which he had read any left there talk about ally of mission he did not do what he did now ten days later admit and own up to the fact and go public with the fact that he was on the call here was Pompeo just ten days ago and I want to turn to this whistleblower complaint. Mister secretary the complained involving the president and a phone call with the four and leader to the director of National Intelligence Inspector Inspector General. That's where the complaint was lodged by the whistleblower. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that president trump pressed the president of Ukraine eight times to work work with Rudy Giuliani to investigate Joe Biden son. What do you know about those conversations so you just gave me a report about a I see whistleblower campaign none of which I've seen I can tell you about this administration's policy but let me let me let me ask you this question in Ukrainian presidential readout of the convers conversation said they discussed quote investigation of corruption cases which inhibited the interaction between Ukraine Crane and the US say the President tweeted Saturday. It was perfectly fine and respectful conversation. Do you think it's perfectly fine to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political opponent. I think I saw statement from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. I said there was no pressure applied in the course of the conversation and there's there's one more reason why Mike Pompeo his State Department is at the very center of today's impeachment inquiry developments and that is because somebody who operates independently from Pompeo at the State Department the Inspector General there is up on Capitol Hill today I think the three o'clock pm eastern our to brief several committees and as you know most of congress is out on recess. This will be mostly to staff behind closed is doors. I just want you to hear the language in the State Department. I jeez request for this briefing. Steve Lynch is the State Department I g he asked asked for an urgent briefing and he made it clear that this was related to the Ukraine matter her he according to the letter sent to the hill yesterday wants to quote provide staff with copies of documents related to the State Department and and Ukraine. This is an urgent briefing now. One Congressional aide described this request as quote highly unusual unusual and cryptically word it now. We have no idea this is the big mystery of the day. We have no idea what it is. The State Department Inspector General wants to tell Congress what was urgent and related to the State Department in Ukraine that he felt the need that these congressional committees needed to know urgently and and see these documents. We have no idea if this is something that is going to bolster the president's case in his defense against what House Democrats are seeking or or if this is going to add to the pile of evidence that House Democrats are already massing impeachment inquiry. What we do know is that he's going up there to break so we we will hopefully learn after the facts into will happen behind closed doors but we will hopefully learn the crux of what the inspector general needed to go up there so urgently an informed the committee so Mike Pompeo and his State Department is at the very core of this. We're going to hear tomorrow from Kurt Volcker the former former special envoy to Ukraine who resigned last week. Did he resign from pressure to do so. Is this somebody who when he arranged for Rudy Giuliani to meet Ukrainian counterparts did he have full knowledge of the request for investigation into the Biden's as part of that or not this is going to being a key witness to understand sort of the Giuliani connection to all of this since he seems to be the intermediary that that was able to connect Giuliani on the Ukrainians and just what Volker knew how much he understood what Donald Trump was interested in which he made abundantly clear in that ally twenty-fifth phone call which by the way did not match a national security administration posture about Ukraine the way that Mike Pompeo described it in Rome today today. If you just read the transcript just read the transcript that the White House put out you see the Donald Trump's mission in that phone call was twofold he wanted to get the Ukrainian president to work with Bill Bar and investigate this conspiracy theory that the Ukrainians hacked into the DNC and that it was to help Hillary Clinton versus Russians interfering with the election to help donald trump that was the basis of the Mueller probe and Donald Trump wants to up and that and so one he was looking backwards to the two thousand sixteen election to test and get information on this theory that there is a server in Ukraine that the hack started in Ukraine and that it was really all that on behalf of the Clinton campaign and to he wanted dirt on Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden and hunters role on the board of an energy company that it was doing business in Ukraine so that's pretty clear what Donald Trump wanted on July twenty fifth phone. Call just read the transcript. That's not how Mike Pompeo was portraying it but this initial skirmish of Mike pompeo resisting certain State Department officials or documents from being produced under subpoena from from the House. This is the beginning of a long battle back and forth between the House Democrats and the administration as they pursued this impeachment inquiry and and Mike Pompeo is now catching up with the record and the reporting that is out there so that he can get on the record and say yes indeed he was on that call so that he can get square with all the facts before he is deeper into this as some house. Democrats have pointed out. He actually may be a fact win this in this. Mike Pompeo clearly early playing the role of the loyal lieutenant to the president he serves. There's no indication that he is looking in some way to separate himself from the the president on this matter yet no indication of that but he's also clearly trying to get in a place where he can serve as that loyal soldier while also so sticking to a fact pattern that he can back up and having no knowledge of the call was not a fact pattern he could back up because he was on the call as he admitted today that does it for this edition of the daily. Thank you all so much for listening hope. You'll tune in again right here tomorrow. Are you interested in learning how great companies grow.

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"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

06:36 min | 11 months ago

"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"It looks like it's happening. As of today joining us now is Ben Rhodes former deputy national security adviser under President Obama Mr Roads. Thank you for making time to be here tonight. I really appreciate it. Thanks Rachel let we just ask you first of all obviously you're much better subject matter expert on these things. Let me ask you if anything that is summed up. Today seems wrong or if you'd put a a different cast on it. No I think that's right Rachel. Essentially we are the trump administration trying to dictate the terms of a solution knew that would be very much to Putin's liking. Yes there has been a framework in place for some time for there to be a resolution that could involve a snap elections in those regions didn't Luhansk in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine that have been invaded by Russia that could involve some special status for them but the context matters and the context is you have at present United States and president trump who does not care at all about Ukraine's sovereignty and does not care that Ukraine is a part of a broader strategy by Putin to interfere in Western democracies interfere in their politics most acutely in Ukraine where they've had troops on the ground backing these separatists advisors pouring in military equipment eastern Ukraine where where we should note thousands of people have been killed. This is a real war with real lives real suffering on the ground and at the same time we've seen this information more in in the United States and Europe emanating from Putin president trump wants to basically whitewash that information more from history as you said and he is literally pressuring as we saw him sitting next to the President Ukraine when he said sit down with Putin work it out pressuring Ukraine to essentially accept the terms that Moscow I think would prefer for the resolution of this conflict in in terms of those terms that Moscow would prefer let me ask you about that because I realized that but warned Ukraine is not been a hugely front page story for the the American public for a long time but it has been something on which there's been some bipartisan accord in Washington and in fact some continuity between the Obama administration and the trump administration particularly in terms of the way that Congress was reacting to this and the way that Congress was trying to show support for Ukraine. Do you think it's fair to say that the US government sort of recently was essentially shoring up Ukraine's position they were bolstering them in terms of their negotiating position vis-a-vis Russia but that that turn turn under president trump our lack of support for Ukraine of late. May Have put them in a worst bargaining position with Putin as they headed into this agreement today yes Rachel. You have to understand this. It's very important that assistance that president trump was leveraging with the president of Ukraine when you said essentially do me a favor if you you want this assistance is literally a lifeline to Ukraine they depend on our economic and military assistance to be able to sustain themselves in the face of this Russian an onslaught so the first thing is he's taking taxpayer dollars in using it to pressure the president of a country that has literally been invaded to do his bidding investigators political opponents the second thing that's really interesting here. Rachel is that the officials that you mentioned bulker the envoy and our previous ambassador they were part of kind of that bipartisan consensus traditional foreign service officer and the ambassador who press the United States agreed with the president of Ukraine said she was problematic. Mike pompeo removed her early from her position when she was carrying. Bring out that bipartisan policy Volker someone who's been associated with John McCain in the past. Those people are on the outs. Those people were clearly uncomfortable with what Rudy Giuliani Johnny was up to in Ukraine and what Donald Trump was up in Ukraine. They represented that bi partisan policy and it's not a surprise to me that the first people who are going to testify in front of that impeachment inquiry corey the last thing. Rachel that's really important is the Republicans used to be more hawkish on this. The criticism we got in the Obama Administration from people like Lindsey Graham is that we weren't doing enough to support Ford Ukraine now. All these Republicans have done a one eighty. Suddenly they're saying there's nothing wrong with this. Call transcript. It's a it's a window into the cynicism of the Republican Party how much they've flipped on on this issue just to protect trump and ben as we go forward and head into these next couple of days with Mike pompeo essentially threatening that he's going to try to block those officials. You were just describing from speaking to Congress. We don't exactly know how this is. GonNa go with these depositions and when they're gonNA happen who exactly is going to show up and how much the State Department and is going to do to try to block them from doing this. How you expect that that's going to that. That's going to roll out over this next week or so as Congress tries to get testimony the money from those folks. Do you feel like the State Department is in a position where they can block their officials from showing up. I don't think so Rachel and two things one is. This is very important because it shows shows that the corruption of the trump farm policy wasn't just in that phone call from President Trump it was infecting the State Department like a cancer he was literally directing officials the State Department here Mike Pompeo to play ball with Rudy Giuliani to set up meetings for Rudy Giuliani not a US official but the president's personal representatives people who had his campaign interests were aided and abetted by the US Department of State which is supposed to work for the American people not the trump campaign so this gets it the fact of the broader corruption of our Foreign Policy Elsie and as you said with Bill Bar and at the State Department with Mike Pompeo and I think what you'll see is the State Department has officials who are uncomfortable with that conduct conduct and perhaps the inspector general is one of those people if he saw again documents it. He's uncomfortable if he's gone to Congress certainly the people who've already agreed to testify uncomfortable but but also the State Department answers to Congress. This is a co equal branch of government. The State Department is funded by Congress. The State Department knows that Congress will be there after president trump whether that's after impeachment coriander election or whenever it is and so I look I've been on the other side of this. Mike Pompeo was in the house. I testified in front of one of his endless. Benghazi Committee hearings even though as a White House official when you have the power of Congress and impeachment inquiry in particular you can compel testimony and I'm sure that there are a lot of people the State Department who would like nothing more than to see their piece in front of Congress rather than go down with this ship. Ben Rhodes former deputy national security adviser under President Obama and I really appreciate take time to be here tonight. Thanks for your time. Thanks Richard Miles of news had piles of news ahead. Chris Murphy is going to be joining US tonight lots to ask him also. I'm going to show show you the part of my day. That made me laugh out loud to the point of Giddiness. I was very grateful. I will share it with you coming up next. Stay with us. The good place is back and if you missed the season premiere you totally missed out..

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"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

13:38 min | 11 months ago

"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"This inspector general also says that these documents relate to the State Department and Ukraine. That's what we know beyond that. We don't know anything I I should also point out that the timing here is unusual and interesting congress is on recess right now. Most members of Congress are home in their districts so for the inspector general well to come forward and say hey eight members eight committees of Congress. I need to brief you on this stuff urgently right now coming to the hill tomorrow. This has to be an urgent enough matter sadder according to the Inspector General that he believes it can't wait until all the members of Congress returned back to Capitol Hill after the recess is over so in any case. This is going to happen tomorrow. Even though Congress is on recess if you are a member of Congress or senator and you're on one of these eight committees in the House of the Senate has been notified today with the surprise announcement from the Inspector General that he needs to talk to you immediately. If you're one of the people on those committees call your office. I know your home but it sounds like you might unexpectedly have to be at work tomorrow. One senator who sits on both the Foreign Relations Committee and the Appropriations Committee is going to be joining us in a moment. Maybe we can figure out a little bit more about what's going on here from him but this was an unexpected twist in this story today and it comes at a time when the head of the State Department when Secretary of State Mike pompeo is sort of sizzling very hot and very unflattering spotlight last night we got the revelation that was first reported in the Wall Street Journal that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was actually on the call. He was listening in on the call all for which president trump is now going to be impeached. It's that call to Ukraine where president trump asked that country's government for help against his potential Angel Democratic opponent in the next election. He's going to be impeached for that Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo was listening in on that call. We learned that last night it was first reported in the wall all Street Journal after we learned that last night this morning secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a letter to house Democrats basically telling them to bug off in their investigation Gatien. The House had announced plans to depose several State Department officials who are potential witnesses to what's been going on between the president and Ukraine witnesses is in this now ongoing impeachment proceeding against the President Secretary of state. POMPEO's letter today essentially threatened Congress that he might not allow those State Department officials and State Department officials to actually give those depositions to actually give that testimony the three House Committee chairs who had ask for those depositions who are overseeing this part of the investigation they responded to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by basically saying no no no no no no no no and especially from you Mike No. They told him this today. Quote Secretary Pam Pail you were reportedly on the call when the President President pressed Ukraine to smear political opponent. If True Secretary Pompeo you are now a fact witness in the house impeachment inquiry you should immediately cease intimidating dating department witnesses in order to protect yourself and the president any effort to intimidate witnesses or prevent them from talking with Congress including State Department employees is illegal legal and will constitute evidence of obstruction of the impeachment inquiry in response Congress may infer from this obstruction that any withheld documents and testimony Tony would reveal information that corroborates the whistle blower complaint the committee operating pursuant to our long established authorities as well as the impeachment inquiry we are committed to protecting witnesses from harassment and intimidation and we expect their full compliance and that of the Department of State so breath secretary of State Mike Pompeo himself now an important witness in the series of events or which president trump is going to be impeached. He is threatening into block the State Department officials these other witnesses from speaking to the house about what they have seen secretary of state POMPEO has not been successful well at least yet in blocking all the testimony that he apparently wants to block it was confirmed earlier today that trump's former special envoy to Ukraine crane Kurt Volker will appear as scheduled this Thursday the day after tomorrow for his deposition. Kurt Volker abruptly resigned from his position last week. After after he was named in the whistleblower complaint and just after he learned he wanted sorry that the house wanted to depose him in this matter but he's not the only State Department official that we are expecting to testify. We learned today that the former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Ivanovich she also reportedly plans go ahead with her deposition. Despite these threats from Secretary of State Mike pompeo today ambassador was scheduled to be deposed tomorrow. We have since learned that she has made made arrangements with the house. Her legal team has made arrangements with the House that instead of testifying tomorrow she will speak to the House committees next week on Friday next week October eleventh breath so the news is sort of coming fast now in terms of the logistics surrounding how the testimony from the State Department officials is going to be handled. what we believe is that they're going to be staff lead interviews which means they'll be conducted by probably staff lawyers on the intelligence and oversight and foreign affairs committees these that probably means the questioning will be a little bit better than if the questioning were led by just members of the committee no offense to the members of the committees. I'm just saying when you have one person questioning somebody for a longer period of time with the ability to do follow ups and there are trained lawyer whose only job is to do these things and not get reelected in the process staffed. I lawyer questioning tends to go better than questioning by members of Congress sorry beyond that House Democrats have declined to say whether or not the transcripts description these depositions will be publicly released at any point they've also not indicated whether or not these depositions will be taped or whether they will be transcribed so lots lots of variables still at play here and if you step back from the immediate developments of the day we've still got the broader question of of what exactly the president was trying to get from Ukraine. We know that president trump is likely to be impeached now for having tried to enlist Ukraine to help him in his twenty twenty reelection effort but there is also this very live issue of the president the trump White House or starting to learn to perhaps a broader swath of the administration has been also trying trying in part through this pressure campaign with Ukraine. They've been trying to go not just forward to trump's reelection campaign in two thousand twenty. They've been going back to the two thousand sixteen election to try to basically relitigate whether or not president trump's campaign chair really was taking secret money from pro Russian interests in Ukraine and whether or not the basic question is true whether or not Russia interfered in our election the US in the US government US intelligence community has confirmed has decided has declared in no uncertain circumstances that Russia interfered in our election the trump White House president trump himself and we are increasingly learning members of the trump administration the station are trying to query that or trying to muddy that or trying to essentially undo that declaration by the US government that Russia attack our election to try to benefit that's part of what's going on with this effort by Attorney General Bill Bar Bill Bart and the president contacting world leaders to get them to participate pate in a Justice Department inquiry that the White House is hoping might essentially exonerate Russia for the two thousand sixteen election attack it would undermine the US intelligence communities indies conclusion that Russia carried out that attack yesterday. We got that stunning report from the Washington Post that Attorney General Bill Bar is handling this personally. That's how independent this is from the president's appointees right the president's handpicked. Attorney General is personally traveling the globe trying to get foreign governments to give him to help in this inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation which the White House hopes will discredit US intelligence agencies examination of Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election uh-huh and what remains the sort of big question mark over this whole thing. Is that re-litigating that trying to make it seem like maybe Russia didn't interfere twenty sixteen election. It's true that that does indirectly benefit president trump right he would like history to say that he won the two thousand sixteen election without an asterisk got it right without help from a foreign actor which he got from Russia so indirectly the president benefits from that but the entity this most benefits obviously as Russia Russia because Russia has been sanctioned for that attack on two thousand sixteen election if the US government under president trump is now going to announce that we no longer officially believed that Russia did it. We no longer officially conclude as a government that Russia carried out that attack well then there goes the basis for our government sanctioning the Russian government as as punishment for that attack Russia's sanctioned for attacking us in two thousand sixteen trump and Barr and others appear to be trying to undo the grounds on which those sanctions were laid. I the other grounds on which Russia is being sanctioned by our government and others is there invasion of Ukraine and their ongoing war war with Ukraine and it would appear that the trump administration has been trying to make headway on that front for Russia to the New York Times may kind of an offhand reference to that this weekend when they reported that president trump has quote quietly been urging a deal that would pave the way for a removal of western sanctions on Moscow over their ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Obviously the removal of those western sanctions is quote long a goal of President Putin's president trump himself said as much back in August when he was asked whether or not he planned to invite the Ukrainian president to the White House he said at the time I think he's going to make a deal with President Putin and he will be he invited to the White House meaning yeah I would like Ukraine and Russia to make a deal I would like the Ukrainian president to go make a deal with Vladimir Putin and then that guy can come to the White House why does the US president what Ukraine to make a deal with Russia over Russia having invaded them well any deal between Ukraine and Russia settled this matter would be the basis for US international sanctions against Russia being dropped right so this is is this is something that the White House has been pushing for obviously the way that president trump has been behaving towards Ukraine means that any such settlement right now between Ukraine and Russia would be more on Russia's terms than it otherwise would be right. I mean Ukraine is in a newly week position if they newly cannot count on the US military aid if they newly cannot count on US support and public shows of support things like meetings with the White House invitations to the White House. These are things which trump trump the trump. White House has actively withheld from Ukraine repeatedly since trump took office but Ukraine is further weakened by these nail public indications that their new Ukrainian the president is a sort of supplicant to the president of the United States in trying to get that support that makes him look weak too so the United States and multiple ways has weekend in Ukraine put them in a weaker negotiating position than they used to be in vis-a-vis the United States while Russia has been putting increasing pressure on Ukraine to come under the table right now to do a deal right now well today the other big surprise news of the day today. The Ukrainian government took a major step tord doing a deal with Moscow to settle the war that started when Russia invaded their country Ukraine today signed accords that will allow the Russian occupied areas in eastern Ukraine to hold elections and potentially be granted a special status so that they're a different than the rest of Ukraine and presumably would be having they would presumably have some sort of ongoing Russian influence unlike the rest of Ukraine that has not been occupied by russian-backed forces as the puts it quote the election agreement was seen as the final hurdle before a summit between Ukrainian Presidents Alinsky and Russian and President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of France and Germany who have helped mediate peace talks. There's already protests in the Ukrainian capital tonight. Hundreds of people demonstrating against what they as soon as this new and unexpected capitulation to Russia after Russia has been waging war in Ukraine for five years the Ukrainian president today was also put back on his heels having to defend against accusations that for some reason he suddenly making excessive concessions to Russia resolution of the Ukraine and Russia war especially on Russia's terms were they get to keep Crimea and they get to continue to exercise their own foreign influence Louis over the whole eastern swath of Ukraine. They've been occupying. I mean that's Russia winning the war that's what Russia has been looking for not not only to win that war but to win it in such a way that it will end sanctions and international sanctions against them for their aggression against Ukraine because their aggression if it became Ukraine has now been settled. They got what they wanted and Ukraine gave it. It looks like it's happening sooner rather than later..

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"pompeo" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

13:27 min | 11 months ago

"pompeo" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Hey guys you've heard the youngsters podcast because you're listening to right now but make sure you subscribe and give it a five star rating if you like it thank you for Listening Jersey. Eh Do better okay so do we have devastating facts on Donald Trump of course we do. Are we going to take glee in them. No this is so minded show about the facts. We're GONNA HAVE A lot of fun headline in media. It's been like on the front page for or a few days. Now it's something along. The Lines of Democrats shouldn't celebrate the impeachment of Donald Trump this for other folks parade in American American history but but okay anyway so we will celebrate it with Glee and shot and Forte okay here goes to eleven okay so we've got a lot of that but also here comes birdie no see John. Don't call it a comeback except kind of so I got three facts for you guys one better than the next for the whole show for the whole three hours to notify you. Get your three hours on it. I cash okay. I can't and I will anyway so we got Bernie calendar. We've got great guests Abby Martin's on the show with an amazing new movie about what's happening in the Gaza Strip and then of course Bananas Post Game Okay so let's do it because we got a ton of show for you. All right the secretary of state. Mike pompeo remains defiant defiant when it comes to subpoenas by congressional Democrats who of course would like to speak with him and get some information about his involvement in the trump Ukraine call now earlier it was reported that Pompilio said he knew nothing about the call he was completely in the dark doc and then yesterday news broke indicating that Pompeo was actually listening in on Donald Trump's phone conversation with Vladimir's Alinsky who was of course the Ukrainian president and later up to say to the other is is such that he wasn't the dark. You're listening to all this is really good man. Hold on. I'm really enjoying this man all talking about by again again by eh but look the gives you a sense of what hilarious liars they are. He's like I have not seen the memo that describes the call and no I did not read the whistleblower so Bo complaint yeah look it's partly about you would imagine you should read it but he's a donor any of that then two days later dude you're on the call. Well okay okay. That's true so Various House committees that are conducting these investigations as part of the impeachment inquiry you have subpoenaed members of the State Department and Pompeo has responded to that by saying that nope were We're not going to cooperate cooperate until we obtain further clarity on these matters and for his part pompeo is arguing haven't done anything wrong. Take a look the president's lawyer Mr Julius that that the State Department instructed him to get involved with Ukraine to reach out to presence Alinsky and his aides it. Is that correct me if so what exactly was he told to do by the State Department to the best of my knowledge for what I've seen so far each of the the actions that were undertaken by State Department officials was entirely appropriate and consistent with the objective that we've had certainly since this new government has come into office now. Yesterday we shared a story about how senior aides and Biden's campaign are arguing that cable news networks and television stations should no longer book Rudy Giuliani to comment on this whole controversy because he keep spreading misinformation conspiracy theories about Biden. Now I would argue that that's actually a really bad move based on principle and also just based on strategy because Giuliani is the one who's going on cable news incriminating members of the State State Department. If you don't remember that take a look at this next video she has resigned. Do you know why I don't know why Kurt resigned. I I mean there. I think there are a lot of people in the State Department who maybe have questions about what he did and why he did it but I should tell you. He wasn't the only one he was joined by another ambassador. Who Talk Talk to me? debrief me gave me information about what to ask Mr Mr Euromac do this on my own. I did it at the request of the State Department by the State Department. You know you were doing these things. Thanks not ask you to do these things. He did not Mr Mr Volcker did and then missed a son wounded but when I talked to the secretary last week he said he was aware of told me that he was aware of love this. I love this cat fight and it's right for everybody a national. TV Giuliani is throwing the State Department under the bus so pump Pao's saying like call well call I never heard of it right and Giuliani's going out there and be like Oh yeah. Here's the the tax from the State Department and it's Volcker and it's this guy at Pompeii. Oh told me last week he knows about it and so everybody's in the you're and everybody's gotTa ship and so they're like everybody's waiting out all over the place. It's all over television and then meanwhile trump and his troubles online like nothing to see. What do you mean I the real problem is the Democrats right? You see what I'm saying. Nobody sees what you're saying. You guys are lunatics and it's on display play for everyone and so if you're wondering why. Why are they shooting each other? What is what's going on here? Because Giuliani is saying to the State Department you better not throw me under the bus saying that I went to Ukraine without permission and started conducting shadow foreign policy and I'm the bad guy and I committed illegal elax Ne you told me to do it and here's the tax and at center he's got more threats coming up later right and then meanwhile pompeo's is in bigger. You're trouble 'cause it's one thing just looney toon Giuliani's running around Eastern Europe going man documents on on Soros and Biden and whatever goes. That's exactly how it okay but it's another thing if the State Department is authorizing trips that are not on behalf of the United States government but on behalf of Donald Trump is a person and as a politician that could be more more problematic and illegal so that's why pump here in a cold sweat was dark room. I don't I don't know what happened. What are you doing rudy? What are you doing so palm? Pails first strategy which obviously didn't work was to lie about what he knew or what his involvement was in the communications between Donald Trump and Vladimir Muir's Alinsky and then once news broke indicating that he was listening in on that call he decided to change course and essentially tell these various House committees that he will will not cooperate with their subpoenas so I'm curious to see how these committees respond to that because there has been strong language in regard to two refusals to cooperate they claim that they will hold individuals in contempt of Congress will see if that happens but I do WanNa play like one more clip again. This is a clip that we've shown you in previous shows but it features Rudy Giuliani again incriminating the State Department. This is from September twenty six take a look are oh you rudy concerned that year on necessarily dragging his name into this whose name volkers them name yes. He should step forward and explain what he did. I went to meet this Alinsky. Aid at the request is to the State Department fifteen memo's make that clear tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick look when the rats are screwing are scurrying around the ship like no no you go in for all get out of here. I'm going to get on a lifeboat first. Well then you've got issues here and and when when you're doing it in front of everybody people can see the panic I could smell the republican panic in the morning and it smells disgusting too at the same time. It's like a Roka for cheese so yeah what is that but hold on we try the my favorite line from Peyot who wrote a letter to these committees was the following he argues that these Democrats rats are attempting to intimidate bully and treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State. Oh yes I'm so glad you read that. That was my favorite line too so what I love this the distinguished professionals of the Department of State no Mike. He's talking about you so he's referring himself is congress trying to intimidate distinguished professionals such as myself who only two calls in the dark the good luck with that son. Hey somebody book rudy again. Get more damage you can do well speaking of Rudy our next story talks about him and how he's facing a subpoena. I never talked to him. Ukrainian official until the State Department called me and asked me the show it and then I reported every conversation back to them and Laura. I'm pretty good lawyer just a country lawyer but it's all here right here. the the first call from the State Department well trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani flaunting and boasting about the fact that he has evidence and recordings of a member of the State Department has led to a subpoena toward Giuliani now Various House committees have subpoenaed Giuliani in order to testify shared share documents in regard to this impeachment inquiry and the subpoena does require Giuliani to produce communications including text messages and phone records records regarding Biden's son Hunter who served on the Board of the Ukrainian energy company and efforts by Giuliani or his associate associates to pressure current or former Ukrainian officials to investigate matters regarding biden or any other American so this was sent to him by various chairman on on committees that are investigating Donald Trump and doing this impeachment inquiry to first of all when he grabbed the phone to put up on air. Yes because I thought there was a twenty twenty four percent. She hasn't was accidentally GONNA show board. Servers are always like we're family. Values these some bitch liberals and see look at my life anybody's voting on anybody's phone okay. Oh come on show to me shows to me it. There's at eight and now they don't put up your vote on TV. It's a terrible idea. Okay so and if you if you are are going around and say hey I got the documents on my phone guess what's going to happen. You'RE GONNA subpoena for those documents and so I'm GONNA laugh my ass off when Rudy psyched doc documents what name so he's I don't have any documents dude TV so you're right here right here and you think he won't turn around. He's a clown so it's really a wild card who knows what he actually has. Whether there really is dirt on State Department officials who he claims he worked with in order to do this investigation into Joe Biden but the chairmen of these committees also as Giuliani to hand over communications regarding. US FOREIGN ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE REMEMBER DONALD TRUMP had a put a freeze on that foreign assistance and any efforts to withhold withhold or delay it now Giuliani was asked whether or not he plans on cooperating with the subpoena and here's what he told Sean Hannity Did you testify because Jay seculars absolutely right. Do you have to do anything weighing the alternatives. I'm kind of like go through it. I'll get all my evidence together. I'll get my shorts. I don't know if they let me use video tapes and tape recordings that I have if they okay let me get some of the evidence that I gather talk about the insane double standard when it comes to responding to a subpoena if any other average American goes on television or makes public statements about like really really considering whether or not I'm going to cooperate with subpoena neuro..

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"pompeo" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

The Lead with Jake Tapper

08:30 min | 11 months ago

"pompeo" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

"Breaking News as president trump continues to rail against as far as the evidence shows baseless claims of corruption the first member of Congress Congress to back his White House run has just pleaded guilty to crimes connected to actual proven corruption Republican Chris Collins of New York. The congressman who officially resigned from the House of Representatives today pleaded guilty for charges related to insider trading. CNN's Bryn gingrass joins me now from outside the courthouse. Tell us what happened inside the courtroom. Yeah Jake well. Chris Collins actually just left the courthouse and jumped into a van didn't say a word and I remember this is a man who adamantly denied any wrongdoing for the last year this morning morning he became a former former congressman by this afternoon he became a convicted felon pleading guilty to two charges conspiracy to commit securities fraud and making false statements each carry a five year penalty remember he admitted now to making a call on the White House lawn and the congressional picnic to his son telling him about a failed the drug trial which he served on the Board of that drug company allowing his son in an associate to essentially dumped stock saving money he's now going to face sentencing for that in January Jake. Thank you so much you. CNN breaking news welcome to a special edition of the lead the White House in crisis. I'm jake tapper and we begin this hour with breaking news three top. House Democrats this afternoon are accusing Secretary of State Mike pompeo of intimidating witnesses witnesses in an effort to protect himself and president trump secretary of state peyot today said he is refusing to honor Democrats requests for depositions of Five Live State Department officials and he accused Democrats of bullying Secretary Pompeii we should note was on the call in question with President trump and Ukraine's president a source tells C. N. N. and as C. N. N.'s Abby Philip reports. President trump is also keeping up his attacks. He's also going after Democrats as well as the media and the whistleblower while president trump continues to attack the whistleblower behind his impeachment inquiry both on twitter and on camera camera. You have a whistle blower that reports things that were incorrect his secretary of state today is pushing back on House Democrats looking to question some of his employees in a letter Mike Pompeo saying Democrats are trying to intimidate bully and treat improperly the distinguished professionals at the Department of State and not going right or House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff today refusing to answer questions about POMPEO's letter instead issuing this statement late this afternoon afternoon along with two other committee chairman saying Pompeo should immediately cease intimidating department witnesses in order to protect himself and the president thank you very meanwhile Ukrainian Presidents Alinsky whose phone call with President trump triggered the investigation now trying to distance himself from the controversy insisting thing that he never met with trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and denying that he was pressured by trump to investigate Biden. Did you feel pressure from President trump to investigate investigate the biden's in order to unfreeze military Yuck. I understood that I'd like to tell you that I never feel pressure. All this as the president's defenders defenders follow his lead in trying to Berridge the whistle blowers credibility. The thing is filled with. I don't know I heard I overheard. There's is not a single time. He says I know trump's other personal lawyer. Jay seculow arguing. The president didn't break the law. What does the rule regulation statute that that was violated in the conversation that the president had with the president of Ukraine none nothing and jake there is some trump allies who who are concerned that the White House was not adequately prepared for this fast moving impeachment inquiry and while we've learned that there's not expected to be a war room. We have also learned that the president's AIDS are expected to present him with a response plan as soon as this week Jake Phillips. Thank you so much appreciate it. Let's chew over all of this with our experts a Ah Dan and let me start with you can secretary of State Pompeo just ignored these demands from house. Democrats and what recourse to the House Democrats have the courts which as we know from experience with the Democrats in this White House that could take some time. Can he do it. I think a lot of it it depends on what legally and you can enter this the administration exerts whether they actually say no there's executive privilege and whether or not that can really pass muster and a and you know the question is the lower level employees. The most interesting thing is going to be former now former ambassador Volker occurs because he resigned. He is not an employee. We're told that he does still intend. He was invited to come and talk to house. Democrats on Thursday. We're told that he does plan to attend. Still I got a letter that he sent to the McCain Institute Trustees. He's still ahead of the McCain Institute saying just that that he does plan going and that could be a very interesting and it is also noteworthy that he's still saying that even though Mike Pompeo clearly sent out of shot across the bow in that tweet today and and Kim you have a new book out or in paperback called how to read the Constitution and why the constitution lays out impeachment for treason bribery other high crimes uh-huh and misdemeanors we have seen obstruction of congress as an article of impeachment in the past. I guess against Nixon. What do you think about the showdown going on right now? Between Pompeii the House Democrats Do House Democrats have an oversight role here and that enables them to call for employees of the State Department to to testify. Yes as part of their legislative just live authority. They have investigative authority and they could move to compel compliance with these subpoenas which would then take it to the courts and the argument would be maybe executive accurate privilege. Although that's not a blanket privilege that's not a reason to completely blow off and ignore the subpoenas. the second argument might be heard. Oh there's no legislative purpose but now that there's an impeachment proceeding. I think that's really tough but as I talk about in the book the whole issue here is is is their compliant their enforcement of something like a subpoena the request if there's no enforcement than the showdown will continue the stonewalling will continue the constitution only functions if their consequences for violating its terms. It's like like a job description and that's what impeachment really is. It's a pink slip for people that aren't doing the job. It's not putting somebody in jail. It's really determining whether this person this person is is proper for being in this office and it set up so that the the congress is the body that oversees on behalf of the people the per person who's in the Oval Office to is there a strategy at the White House other than having their most loyal supporters and aides go out and claim that this is a coup d'etat and to come up with all sorts of misleading lies. Is there an actual strategy. The challenges that there are multiple strategies and they're sort of conflicting and they're all happening at once. You have the person president's personal lawyers. I smoked J. secular yesterday and he said they're gonNA follow the Muller Playbook. They had the outside lawyer sort of running the shop running the show there and they feel that they were able to win. What he said was a war then and this is more of a skirmish in his words so they don't need an official war room so they believe that having the outside lawyers operating rating and in handling a lot of the president's personal legal issues will lead the lead the charge but when you have the other Republicans sort the following books have some Republicans following the president you have other saying you know the president's going too far and talking about civil war so you do have multiple strategies and it does seem like at the president's running point but you don't really have all of the Republicans all of the Conservatives all the people that the president needs to be on the same team. They're not all operating along the same playbook and that's why you do seem to have conflicting messages coming from different parts of the upper. I think we're starting to see a strategy. Just in the last day or two that is Nancy. Pelosi has a strategy is. Let's not do muller all over again. Let's make this narrow and fast. Let's cauterize the wound and we can't get anywhere. We better go back to guns and healthcare. What do you see happening from the White House Pompeo today. Let's see if we can extend. Eastenders longer is better and let's see if we can make it beyond the narrow. It's about a presidential phone. Call to include Pompeo Rudy Giuliani State Department officials to longer they go the better it is. The White.

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"pompeo" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

14:08 min | 11 months ago

"pompeo" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Donald Trump is never going to stop telling the lie by that the whistleblowers report of that phone call is not accurate even though it has proved accurate in every detail so far and new you information gathered about the case since the whistle blowers report has been released has only been more damning to donald trump and his cabinet than the whistle blowers report is the one huge new fact we learned today is that is not specifically referenced in the Whistle Blowers Report is that Secretary of State. Mike POMPEII was listening in on the phone call. The Donald Trump had with the president of Ukraine. The whistle blower did not know that the whistle blowers report says that approximately a dozen White House officials listened to the call the whistle blower listed one state State Department official by name who also listed on the call Rick Brek Bul but and not and now we know Mike Pompeo was listening in on the call which means means that the reality of the call is even worse than what the whistle blower described the evidence that the whistle blower was able to collect the Wall Street. Journal broke the news today that Mike Pompeo Peyot is now a direct witness to the most important evidence in the impeachment investigation. The Journal reported Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo was among administration officials who listened in on the July twenty fifth phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian president old Amir Alinsky a senior State Department official said Monday. NBC News has also confirm. I Mike Pompeo was listening to that phone call. According to a senior State Department official so whistles are being blown everywhere everywhere now a senior State Department official exposed the Secretary of state today as a direct witness to the presidential phone call which means a senior State Department official has exposed exposed the full dimensions of the deceit in Mike Pompeo's answer about about the whistle blower complaint and the phone call last week after the official record of the phone call had been made publican after the whistleblowers complaints had been made public. Here is what Mike Pompeo said last Thursday the whistle or complaint does not appear to suggest any allegation of impropriety from people in the State Department. Is that correct. Are you confident that none of your staff that you were not here. Staff did anything improper in this whole situation. Thank you so matt. I haven't had a chance to actually read the whistleblower complaint yet. I read the first couple of paragraphs and then got busy today but I'll ultimately get a chance to see if I understand it right from someone who had secondhand knowledge. He got busy today. Secondhand Knowledge Mike pompeo standing there had first hand knowledge. Mike Pompeo heard that presidential phone call and if he had any intention of ever revealing that he was on that phone call Mike Pompeo could have said right then and there I have first first hand knowledge of the phone call. I listen to that phone. Call and Donald Trump did not say or do anything wrong in that phone call but Mike Pompeo did not defend the phone call that he listen to was Mike pompeo still hoping as of Thursday of last week that he could get away with pretending he wasn't on the phone call. When Mike Pompeo was hit the next day on Friday with subpoenas from the House committees for all of the State Department documents about that phone call did Mike Pompeo still think that he was gonna be able able to get away with pretending he was not on that phone. Call was Mike pompeo planning to defy those subpoenas did the State Department official who blew the whistle on Mike pompeo pump. Ao Today no but Mike Pompeo was planning to defy those subpoenas. Mike Pompeo was part of what Nancy Pelosi has called the cover up about that phone call. Mike Pompeo didn't blow the whistle on that phone call after listening to it but today a senior state it department official blew the whistle on Mike Pompeo. The whistles are not going to stop in the trump administration. Every trump enabler should should fear the sound of the next whistle when President Nixon was forced to resign the presidency when a democratic congress was still investigating his criminality the President Nixon wasn't the only one destroyed by that impeachment investigation President Nixon Attorney General went to prison President Nixon's White House Chief of Staff Jeff went to prison forty-eight. Nixon administration officials were found guilty of crimes tonight. Mike Pompeo needs a criminal defense lawyer. The Secretary of state needs his owned and privately paid for criminal defense lawyer to advise him on how to handle his response to the impeachment investigation. Mike pompeo has no attorney client privilege with State Department lawyers or trump administration lawyers. The same goes for Attorney General William Bar like Richard Nixon's attorney general. William Bar needs needs to hire his own personal privately paid for criminal defense lawyer because William Bar does not have attorney client privilege with anyone in the trump trump administration and now William Bar could be as deeply implicated in what Nancy Pelosi has called the trump cover up as Richard Nixon's attorney general was in the Nixon cover the New York Times wrote the story today that William Bar Convinced President trump to call the prime minister of Australia to get Australia's help in the trump reelection campaign by asking him to help William. Bar undermined the Muller Investigation Their Times reports in making the request one of have many at Mr Bars behest. Mr Trump was in effect asking the Australian government to investigate itself. FBI counterintelligence investigators began examining examining any trump ties to Russia's two thousand sixteen election interference after Australian officials told the Bureau that Russian intermediaries had made overtures to trump advisors visors about releasing political damaging information about Hillary Clinton Australia's top diplomat and Britain had met in London in May two thousand sixteen with George Popadopoulos a trump campaign foreign policy adviser who revealed the Russian offer of dirt on Mrs Clinton New York Times sources for this story are quote to American officials so to American officials are blowing the whistle on William Bar and Donald Trump the whistle blowers are everywhere now the same times story also reports that William are flu Italy last week and met with Italian in government officials on Friday. The Justice Department refuses to say whether the Attorney General Disgust the Muller Investigation with Italian officials chills no attorney general of the United States has been implicated in an impeachment investigation since Richard Nixon's attorneys-general to of home. We're actually convicted of crimes that investigation tonight the Attorney General of the United States once again needs his own personally paid for criminal defense as lawyer who might soon become the only person William Bar can safely talk to in Washington leading off our discussion tonight tonight our Democratic Congressman Andre Carson of Indiana. He's a member of the House Intelligence Committee Matt Miller former spokesperson for General Eric. Holder is with us. He's an MSNBC contributor mm-hmm and Nicholas Kristof Pulitzer prize-winning Calms The New York Times has written extensively on foreign affairs is also with US Congressman Carson. I want to start with you and the new revelations today about the trump administration's reach to Australia now in addition to Ukraine looking for help in rehabilitating Donald Trump's campaign image in relation to the Muller investigation well. Thank you for having me Lawrence. I think it's very unfortunate fortunate. Australia is one of our critical five partners and I think the Australian government is wiser than other governments and they don't have the same needs as other governments again. We have a phenomenal intelligence sharing partnership and we've we've had a great partnership throughout the decades. I think what's important to know is that the global community understands that Donald Trump is out of control. He's a tyrant. He presents himself as a mobster. He certainly toxic boksic leader and I think what he is doing is more than an embarrassment to our country. Will you be Mike Pompeo now as a witness in the impeachment investigation again you already subpoenaed documents from him but now that you know he heard the phone call does he become a material witness with respect to my chairman. Adam Schiff and my friend Adam Adam Schiff it that's the question best directed toward Atom Matt Miller. I want to get your reaction to the attorney. General's conduct having worked for an attorney general yourself. You know I think everything about this probe that he's launches deeply troubling the revelations day just add to it. I think you have to go back to the beginning of this investigation and realize you know. This investigation. Looks nothing nothing like a normal. DOJ Pro it is not a criminal investigation because there's no credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing. You can't just start investigations for no reason. It's not an I g investigation. It appears appear that is just the attorney general operating outside the normal. DOJ channels to roam around the world from around the intelligence community looking for ways to smear the people the president seizes his political opponents the intelligence community and the FBI and when you add to that the way the the attorney general spending so much time personally involved in this I tend to dozens of meetings with porn officials with attorney general holder and went to multiple countries. He never once flew to a country just to pressure them. On one specific investigation as it appears Attorney General Bar did here last week and then you add on top of that him enlisting the president to pressure foreign countries when the underline investigation relates to the president's conduct it so the present shouldn't be anywhere near this investigation at all these up and I think they're they're reasons to be deeply concerned about the independence of the Justice Department when you see an investigation not operating rating the way investigations are usually operated at DOJ. That usually means that there's something wrong at the bottom. Nick we saw Republican senators last week. days after the the record of the phone call came out and then also days after the whistlers report come out running down the hallway is in Washington and saying oh I haven't read it. I haven't read it. There's Mike pompeo pretending he doesn't know anything about this and we now no no. He was listening to the call. I found this staggering because it wasn't only that one interview that he said that this was his line repeatedly repeatedly and look what's important here is not only that he was dissembling but it underscores the impression that Mike pompeo was complicit breath much larger pattern for months in essentially the privatizing of our policy toward Ukraine to make the trump personal policy of extortion toward President Zilenski really overlapping with the Russian aim both of cooling American policy toward Ukraine and and also cutting off military aid which also benefits Russia but I think also the importance of the of Peyot oh participating in underscores. This wasn't just some routine phone. Call Look Secretary of State is not normally a party to a call like that that suggests that this phone call it was really something that the administration regarded as a very important effort by the trump administration to I think you know to twist Zilenski Linski arm and so in both dimensions. I think it's a incredibly important milestone and it does sort of reflective sense that this is growing and growing rolling it bill bar and Mike Pompeo today and you know warrants my my guess is it's going to drag in Mike Pence as well. Mike Pence was so involved involved in Ukraine policy from May on he you know as you know cancelled a trip there exactly so his he was supposed to attend the Alinsky Alinsky inauguration that was cancelled as a way of putting pressure on Ukraine. Well I mean he must have known that his trip was cancelled. He must have known the reason y then on September first he met with presidents Alinsky. Surely Zilenski raise the question of why military aid had been had been suspended ended What did he say in response to that then again he spoke by phone with Zielinski on September eighteenth. Clearly there must have been some discussion of that military assistance. I I would really like to know what Pompilio told him Carson Carson the question of what Pompeii of new. When did he know it. Who did he tell as Nick just mentions that seems to becoming an increasingly important question. You might get a lot of information in these depositions that you now have scheduled with members. The State Department who've been involved in this former ambassador to Ukraine for example and those are coming up fairly quickly. Absolutely we have the very capable staff a former prosecutors and members of the intelligence community who will be a part of that line of questioning there are there are those of us who are representatives representatives who is scheduled to have our own hearing on Friday and many more to come in fact but during this resource during this recess Florence. I think it's very important to note that the American people are looking to Congress to do the right thing. The founding fathers were complicated as we know but they were very brilliant and setting up three separate but equal branch of government and I think Congress has a duty and I've been urging Republicans Democrats Independents Libertarians to urge so representatives to do the right thing and hold this administration accountable and Matt Miller..

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"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

03:44 min | 11 months ago

"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"The show we did nine eastern on MSNBC. Thanks for being with US tonight happy to have you here. It is day seven of the impeachment proceedings precedings against President Donald J trump this story and the impeachment process itself are still developing justice fast today and tonight as they have been over the past week we're GonNa get to all of that tonight including the new news from the Wall Street Journal which NBC News Has Just Matched The Wall Street Journal now NBC News Reporting Boarding that Secretary of State Mug. Mike Pompeo was personally listening in on the call that has now led to these impeachment proceedings against president trump. Yep I mean unless Mike Pompeo is himself the whistle blower that means that he was aware in real time that president trump had personally blocked military aid to Ukraine and then when that country's president brought up the need for US military aid in a phone call with President trump president trump responded by saying I I would like you to do us a favor though that's when he asked that foreign leader for help with a number of items on his personal wishlist including some sort of law enforcement or legal proceeding against his potential twenty twenty democratic opponent Joe Biden now tonight we got news that the Secretary of State was listening in on that call wild wild that ask from the president happened and that is remarkable. I mean pumping it was owned department. The State Department had signed off on that military aid going to Ukraine and he knows that right and then he hears with his own ears the president essentially making that aid contingent on him getting this favor about what Ukraine can do thirty up Joe Biden for the next election. The Secretary of State knows that and says nothing about it again of course unless he's the whistle blower I mean he is. I don't think he's the whistle blower but now in addition to the president the secretary or if State is up to his neck in this impeachment scandal he is there alongside this Guy Attorney General of the United States William Bar The Washington Post has an actually shocking report tonight about the Attorney General William Bar personally traveling around the globe personally trying to get foreign governments to so help him in an inquiry that the White House hopes will quote discredit. US intelligence agencies examination of Russian interference in the two thousand Sixteen Election William Barr himself the attorney general personally has been working on that for the president around the globe. Why is he doing that? I mean the impeachment proceedings about President trump time trying to get help for twenty twenty election. Why is Bill Bar traveling around the globe working on stuff with foreign governments that they hope will change the view that Russia interfered in the election that already happened in two thousand sixteen to understand that I think it's worth taking a step back and also it's worth taking a step back just because this is all moving so fast now I mean trump's envoy to Ukraine suddenly resigning within hours of him being notified that he'll be deposed posed this week by House Intelligence Committee Council tonight that Ukraine on voice confirming that he will attend that deposition on Thursday of this week of the stories he could tell the the US ambassador to Ukraine who was attacked and slammed by the president by the president's son the US ambassador to Ukraine who Mike Pompeo recalled early from office without explanation in the middle of this pressure campaign to try to get the Ukraine government involved in helping trump for twenty twenty that US ambassador to Ukraine crane is going to be deposed the day before the envoy has his deposition?.

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"pompeo" Discussed on Bill O'Reilly's Free Podcast

Bill O'Reilly's Free Podcast

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"pompeo" Discussed on Bill O'Reilly's Free Podcast

"The secretary of state Pompeo. Testifying in front of the Senate Foreign Relations committee about foreign policy, primarily Russian Putin, and all that Pao's smart guy much more than Rex Tillerson. The other secretary of state with all due respect point Paolino's the Intel because he was former CIA chief needs combining it with foreign policy. Any can handle these senators. Really, really. Well, I'll give you one important example, the chairman, Bob corker Republic from Tennessee, despises Trump. So corker immediately cast aspersions on the president, right? And his opening remarks. And then he throws it over to Mendez Menendez the democratic Senator from New Jersey, to guy who got all kinds of trouble ethically who doesn't like Trump either. So you got a one to Trump's in idiot on foreign policy. Pompeo sitting there going, look. Our policies are strong. They're working. And we're correcting the mistakes of the Obama administration. That's what Pompeii was going to say to anything. All right. After five minutes, I said, I got it. They kept hammering what what was said in the Putin Trump meeting the private meeting what was said, what was said, you know what we said and Pompeii. Oh, said, yeah, I know because I had a discussion with President Trump. Well, what was it in Papa goes, I'm going to tell you that was a private conversation between the president and his secretary of state which president is That allowed. I, the president wants to tell you what happened. He can tell you, I'm not going to do it because that would be speaking out of school to use a cliche brilliant..

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"pompeo" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"pompeo" Discussed on Here & Now

"The the the the trump administration when pompeo when others coats and others speak about russia's interference and meddling they also speak for the administration the president has been clear another thing that jamal said was democrats should be accurate about this and i think democrats should be accurate in also looking at the history and the record of this administration in the sanctions and the other actions against russia in in response to what they have been doing not just with our elections but also in syria and crimea and things of that nature so we have to be accurate about the record and the president set the record straight today we'll the accurate part of that is at the congress forced him into doing those things you know what you can you can you can say whether it was congress forcing him or not it happened it did it he signed it and it was done ochre and that was this president and has more than i can say for president obama who did more than just put out a press release but parents listen to what president obama did as relates to russia medal to president of russia and said do not interfere with our elections battler putin set the president said that addressed that to him in their in their private oh so we should believe vitamin putin more than we believe the director of national intelligence the cia director fbi the prosecutor from the special counsel so any of our justice officials in eve our intelligence officials or the senate the republican senate intelligence committee no and i said it was bad mayor putin said the president raised russian meddling and that is what the president said that he did and that's what the president did do okay but i still have to have to ask about one thing paris because this this wouldn't thing it was that wasn't the criticism that it was one sentence he went on an entire press conference where he you know heaped praise on vladimir putin and attacked his own intelligence agencies not to mention he didn't stand up to the guy right to his face and which he did to certainly just did the weekend two nato allies on camera you know yelled at yelled at them across the table why didn't he do that to putin like i said before this president has a strategy as likes to engage him a different world leaders and i think that this is our he's meant appears to be the strategy when it comes to russia well you know what you can you can you can say what you want but his strategy has been working when it comes to north korea and dealing with kim jong hoon his strategy worked with the nato leaders because i believe the defense spending that those other countries which was rather rather low has increased because the presence direct action and the president believes and i agree that this type of engagement with putin is going to be affective because you want to do things that are going to not aggravate or escalate situations so you can do a piece and if you want to add the way that president i'm not doing a piece of it president trump still you can look at what has happened in the past with the way that president obama dealt with them and other pass presence that with leno putin and you can say nothing has changed and.

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"pompeo" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"pompeo" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Shooting that showed peterson spending most of his time during the shooting standing outside of the school with his gun drawn so so that report comes down today and and that's not not real encouraging there's a story about mark pompeo mike pompeo he was this time yesterday we weren't quite sure he was going to pass muster with the senate foreign relations committee in his quest to become the new secretary of state but he did he had the reports yesterday morning had him in danger of being the first nominee for a top us diplomatic position to get a negative vote from that committee the full senate expected to confirm him mostly along party lines but he had to get out of the senate foreign relations committee i trump personally intervened to win over the committee members say rand paul was one of the guys he had to win over who had said that he would vote against recommending pompeo's confirmation and he changed his mind at the last minute said he had received assurances that pompeii or like trump believes the iraqi war was a mistake and that it is time to aleve afghanistan and then there were at least three democrats who said that they would back pompeo for the full senate vote and that pretty much assures his confirmation there were some democratic pushback because they were afraid that pompeo wouldn't push back against trump as the secretary of state and we'll see where all of that goes i'm not so sure that pushing back against trump as a member of his cabinet is a really good idea if you're looking for wrong right long range employment opportunity i don't think any of.

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"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"And i hope to have a chance to work with my colleagues on both sides of the all in the committee to move some of those folks forward most of these don't have nominations from the administration for the south korean ambassador for example or the assistant secretary for the region for east asia pacific there's other things we have to be working on together and i'll remind you that this week the president of france emmanuel mccall is in town there will be a state dinner tonight there will be an address to congress tomorrow and what he's pressing is for a president trump not to pull us out of the iran deal he sees clearly the threat that iran presents to the to the region to syria with its ballistic missile programme it's human rights violations but my hope is that we won't pull out of that agreement and i wasn't convinced that mike pompeo sees iran see syria and sees that agreement the same way i do and at the end of the day i hope to be proven wrong i hope that mike pompeo will end up being a secretary of state who does lead with our values and who does promote partnership with our allies nilly senator coons it's willie geist if you look at previous votes confirmation votes for secretary of state tillerson only receive fifty six go back before trump both john kerry and hillary clinton received ninety four votes in the senate connie rice received eighty five votes in the senate there are a lot of people who look at this confirmation and it tillerson's as well process and say democrats are sending a message to donald trump this is about president trump and not the man who's being nominated for the position what do you say to that criticism that you want to knock on president trump and that this isn't really about what kind of secretary of state mike pompeo would be.

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"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"I've been accustomed to saying the senate and i'm proud of him i'm proud of our committee and i'm happy for the american people i think it showed that centers at the right time can do outstanding things that was senate foreign relations committee chairman bob corker getting emotional discussing the decision by his democratic colleague chris coons to vote present to advance mike pompeo's secretary of state nomination yesterday and senator coons joins us now and for those who might not get the politics of this who thought maybe you should have stuck to your guns tell us why you did that well meek i really appreciate what chairman corker had to say afterwards to be clear i voted against mike pompeo in the committee and will vote against him on the floor but because of a senate rule he couldn't advance from the committee to consideration by the full senate in less majority of senators present voted that way and my good friend johnny isaacson had been at home in georgia delivering a eulogy for his best friend that afternoon the only thing that my changing my vote to present did was changed the hour of the vote if i hadn't done that senator isaacs and would have been compelled to come to washington last night he could have gotten in about eleven eleven thirty and we would have reconvened and he would have had to cast the same vote so it didn't change the outcome but it did change the timing and it was an opportunity for me to show a small measure of kindness and respect to a colleague in the senate.

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"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"pompeo" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"Oh that's not the first time this is the rand paul was no what's happened at other nominations happened on the tax bill rand paul takes a moment to express his views his problems with whatever the nomination or the bill on the floor is and then works to get assurances as he said i think to get a phone call at a meeting with mike pompeo and suddenly receive assurance to say yeah the iraq war was mistake i'll get it we'll get out of afghanistan soon enough and i don't believe in an interventionist foreign policy to just to get his vote i it shouldn't be that easy but that's what it was we're going to interview and talk to rand paul in just a few minutes on this show at least you worked for random basely you know him very well what was his game here does he actually believe that suddenly pompeo has flipped on these core issues well he received reassurances but also spoke to president trump and john kelly and perhaps an executive order down the line to fix some of the warrant problems with feis say is a trait potential trade off that he's is hoping to receive but i think the real gang changer was that mike pump heo is really running point on talking to north korea and senator paul is a strong supporter of talking to north korea and taking every measure sort of war before there is a war and so i think that it really changed the calculus for mike pompeo's nomination when the white house emerged with the news that he had been in peon yang over easter joe was part of the president's strategy he said why sending my pompeii over there you festively showing and saying to the senate into the country this guy is already performing basically the duties of secretary of state let's make it official.

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