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President Trump pardons Michael Flynn
"Now part of his former aide, Michael Flynn, which is a reward to Flynn for being loyal. Amber Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI way knew that he was having these phone calls it was supposed to be having he got fired after only being in the administration for the 24 days. Something like that. So which is, uh, to Scaramucci is so Flynn is is gone. And then the Miller investigation kicks up and they're like, Oh, well, we got Flynn. I mean, he was lying to us. So then they used him for Basically the kind of leveraged him in order to to bring out more information. And then all of a sudden, the Justice Department said. You know what? Mueller? Let's limit the scope of your of your investigation. You can't follow the breadcrumbs to anything else that might happen, so it just turned into a real You know, just a real mess. You know, Flynn was supposed to be Sentence. The Justice Department said to the judge. We want to drop the charges dropped the charges. He just pled guilty. Yeah, but we don't want to charge him. And the judge said, No, That's not how this works. So how any of this works? And so that was that was being hung up in court, and Trump just came outside. Dad. He's off the hook. I worry about the trump phenomenon. Not because of Michael Flynn mean Michael Flynn will score some gig with some, You know, Trump pissed. He's got too much money in some industries somewhere, whatever. Security consultant. International affairs, blah, blah, blah. I'll get something Worry about the trump the trump phenomenon. We had a gentleman who called us earlier in the show, and he was He was sort of the same mind set is I am And that is It's not Trump It's It's the playbook that Trump is writing, or rather resurrected from past leaders, not American leaders. Here. You've got a charismatic Well known figure. And I mean, he figured if we blew up the world of politics in United States, but he tapped into what is a psyche that we've seen play out historically. That ends up hitting neighbors against neighbors and races against races and it divides the country into the haves and the have nots even further, and he knew this. And he used it to his advantage, and he got rid of anyone that was willing to challenge his power like John Kelly. Like Rex Tillerson, who somehow ended up looking like a good guy by the time that he was done James Mattis, Dan Coats Sally Yates, who I just mentioned selling, it's got fired because she wasn't willing to Theo defend them. The Muslim ban Right? Uh huh. Trump eventually filled his inner circle. With under an unqualified loyalists. He was He was trying different people along the way. John Bolton ons. I make the best hires Bolton. Get him out of your fire That guy because even these people Who Were power hungry enough to take jobs with Trump. Couldn't compromise their own morals so much that they followed him. He finally is able wrapped himself up in people like Manoogian. Who are Willing to do whatever it takes. To do whatever he wants. And then he wouldn't play golf. The president's schedule was
What do we know about Joe Bidens cabinet?
"Us president donald trump was never going to react to losing the two thousand and twenty election gracefully us. President donald trump has never reacted to anything gracefully as we go to air trump continues to insist that he's crack. Legal team are going to unveil conclusive evidence of monstrous voter fraud any day. Now although on current form trump's personal attorney rudolph giuliani clearly. Clearly voter fraud easily. Provable seems just as likely to unveil the heron he has appointed his deputy however earlier this week trump or whoever priced his sweaty phone from his. Tony hands grudgingly tweeted that the us general services administration the body which oversees presidential transitions should do what needs to be done. This will make life somewhat. Easier for president elect joe biden. Who will now have access to government funding office space senior officials and intelligence briefings among other things. It also means that he can name his cabinet with increasing confidence. Very possibly because president-elect biden has wanted to emphasize legitimacy in the face of the incumbents ongoing tantrum vis-a-vis the election results. We've learned a lot quite early about the administration. He intends to lead from january twentieth. Is a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure. It's a team that reflects the fact that america is back ready to lead the world not retreat from it once again. Sit at the head of the table. We will come presently to who. And what is in biden's cabinet but at least as significant things being as they recently have been is who and what is not biden has not at least as of this broadcast awarded any government position to any obvious crooks crepes clowns ding bats. Yahoos griffis spivs cracks. He's own ghastly children or they idiot husbands but wild president-elect biden does have the advantage of a low bar to climb over. It doesn't mean that he's choices are excused scrutiny especially those pertaining to foreign policy on the grounds that. Us foreign policy often has a way of becoming of the people's domestic reality president. Trump's first secretary of state was to put it charitably unorthodox unorthodox choice. I'm not here to represent the united states government's interest. I'm not here to to did norm. Norma here to criticize it. That's that's not what i do. I'm businessman. Rex tillerson a career oil. Baron wants personally awarded. Russia's order a friendship medal by president vladimir putin president-elect to biden could scarcely have made a moral docs pick as america's top diplomat. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil service. That's where they come in. I've witnessed their passion their energy their courage up close. Antony blinken is a career foreign policy. Boffin who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the presidency of barack obama with national security advisor trump also tried to be a bit left field. He named lieutenant. General mcmaster a serving soldier and actually not a ridiculous choice. Mcmaster is a smart serious and sensible man and all of those reasons fell out with trump. who replaced him with incorrigible. Neo-con head banger. John bolton who only looksmart serious and sensible when standing next to donald trump but this arrangement proved unworkable. Good to everyone. I'm paul affairs. We are coming on the air right now with our breaking news just moments ago. President trump tweeting that he has asked his national security adviser. John bolton to resign. Joe biden has named jake sullivan. I pledge to you. And to the american people that i will work relentlessly in service of the mission you have given us to keep our country and our people safe to advance our national interests and to defend our values who was the president-elect's national security adviser when the president-elect was vice president he also helped negotiate the nuclear deal with iran from which trump famously flounced trump's first. Us ambassador to the united nations was not a completely absurd choice former south carolina governor nikki. Haley he's second ambassador to the. Un was a completely absurd choice. Prodigious republican donut kelly craft. It could actually have been worse. Trump wanted to appoint his daughter. Ivanka but griped that he would be accused of nepotism. I've heard i've already vodka. I've heard how good woody vodka the people that know. There's nothing to do with nepotism. But i want to tell you the people that know no that evacuate would be dynamite about You know then. Be accused of nepotism if you can believe it right. This was accurate in as much as demanding money from bank tellers. Gunpoint can lead one to be accused of armed robbery. I want to say to you. America is back. multi-lateralism is back. Diplomacy is back.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"So I was full on a warm trash yesterday it was great you know my neighbor two doors down is rex Tillerson the former secretary of state now he was the head of Exxon and it just makes me happy that even with all that Exxon money he just he could not get away from hillbilly neighbors and and I'm probably the hillbilly neighbor yesterday I had a bonfire in the back so we had to burn a bunch of stuff and so I had a bonfire two doors down from rex Tillerson house and I even got on the lawn mower and a hustler lawnmower got on the lawn more zip around you know some people like in my in my area people like they have little golf carts in NATO I don't have a gold card I don't know insulated these little golf carts I got the lawn mower I just get the kids on the lawn mower and waiters go I I'm thinking about going to the store on the lawn mower just just because my neighbors will go good lord what is back doing now anyway hustler turf it's a great that's a great automobile replacement quite honestly this thing is built like a tank it was built to a hustler turf builds these lawn mowers for commercial purposes a few years ago they started making them for your home so they have all of the engineering the five forty years of zero turn lawn mowers the people who invented it they were revolutionized the lawn mowing experience for for private companies and for long morning services and the states and everybody else now they're doing it with you and I'm telling you it is the.
The Current Situation In Iran: How Did We Get Here?
"Get to the terrifying news of the day President Trump essentially started a war with Iran when he ordered the assassination of Iranian major general. Qassem Soleimani who was the second most powerful figure in the Iranian government in response. What's around has vowed to retaliate against the United States in? US forces serving abroad. They've announced they'll be restarting their nuclear program. The Iraqi parliament voted to expel all US. US troops from Iraq and we've been forced to suspend our operations against Isis in Iraq. A meanwhile trump has responded by sending another three thousand five hundred troops to the Middle East and tweeting that if Iran retaliates quote we have targeted fifty two around the incites representing the fifty two American hostages taken by Iran many years ago some at a very very high level and important to Iran in the Iranian culture in those targets in Iran itself will be hit very fast and very hard targeting cultural sites is in fact an internationally internationally recognized war crime so lots to unpack here guys. Tommy let's start at the beginning. What do we know about so far why this happened? Y did trump make this decision. Well it depends on who you believe. Okay The Washington Post reported that Mike pompeo has been pushing trump to do this for many many months. And you know back in the day there were a bunch of senior officials in the trump administration like Jim Madison Rex. Tillerson the secretary of State. who were cautioning less caustic line on didn't want him to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal but over time all these reasonable got pushed out the right-wing hardliners are in in. And so here. We are now the stated reason that the trump administration did this is. They said that there was an imminent threat from Qasim Sumani from Shia militia groups in Iraq. That we're going to attack and kill. US forces Everyone who has seen that intelligence so far people quoted in newspapers people. I've talked to you said that that that does not hold water They've seen nothing that indicates there was some imminent threat. which would justify this strike legally or you know rationally so it just seems like something that a bunch of nuts wanted to do and it sounds like the sort of would immediately precipitated? The decision was the fact that there had been There was an attack that killed an American contractor in Iraq. Right this is the problem. Their explanation is all over the place. They one of these militia groups K. H. A. Shia militia group in Iraq killed a US contractor and wound servicemembers Kirk in response to that the US military hit a couple of sites associated with cage training sites weapons depots etcetera. You'd think that response was to killing. US contractor but then they went in killed Qassem Sumani and the justification for that was an an alleged imminent threat of another attack but even in the way pump goes on television lies obviously but even in the way. He's lying to be admitting that that's not totally true. Because they he's he said something along the lines of He was in the process of Planning attacks against American interests in two things about that one. That seems seems to have been a good part of his job for the better part of seconds. And the second part of that is He's not the actual. He's not pulling the trigger. He's wearing a suicide vest right. He's he's he's just a he's involved in the chain of command and one other part of this. No one has been able to answer at all is how does killing This figure prevent those attacks. Why aren't those? It was a tax more likely than not less likely to happen. Now that this person is it also seemed like there was reporting in the New York Times in Washington Post as well that in retaliation for the contractor you're being killed Trump ordered those set of strikes and then there were protests outside our embassy in Iraq. Yep and it said there. Apparently trump was watching those protests and then got really mad and decide that he wanted to do another strike. What is surprise that trump was watching cable TV and it made him angry? Although this time with this sounds like what happened with Mike Pompeo and and Secretary of Defense Esper- flew flew down to mar-a-lago and they pitched trump on a menu of ideas to further respond and the New York Times reported that on the menu was killing Soleimani money and that that very extreme proposal was only put on there to make the other ones look more reasonable and everyone was shocked when ultimately decided to do it but no one apparently push back. That was the craziest anecdote of all the New York Times that they were like. We'll just put this on as an extra so and and you know in some people may have seen this. But both the Bush administration and the Obama Obama Administration basically passed on this option at times as well because and the reason they did is because they were too concerned both administrations even the administration that took us to war in Iraq were concerned that this would escalate tensions in the Middle East into full blown. War Yeah Before we talk about what a stupid and dangerous move this this was tell me what do you think about the debate over whether it was legally justified whether we call it an assassination. And how much do these debates matter. I mean they matter if you care about international law so from that like it's a complicated case They're sort of like a common sense like lexical. What's in the dictionary definition of assassination? And then there's the definition of assassination which has been banned by the US government under executive orders that date back to like the when we used to give Fidel Castro explosive cigars and attempt to take political figures. You're not supposed to assassinate political figures period. the debate about in so like but Sola money's is a complicated case and that he's like the number two guy in their system but could force The organization he ran is a US designated terrorist organizations. There's no doubt that he helped build this play. This big role role in creating and supporting these militia groups in other malign acts across the globe basically. But there's no formal state of war between the US and Iran so there's no basis ACIS to target him on that level right like during the Iraq war the US targeted Saddam Hussein remember deck of cards the figures that they'd go after right so that the legality of Whether or not it was legal or justify takeouts lemani hinges on this intelligence. None of us can see these at all is about this imminence question got it but I mean I think reasonable people should say this was an assassination so I mentioned some of the consequences that are already playing out. What are some of the potential consequences that worry you the most both in short-term medium-term long-term Blake I worry about Iran on directly targeting forces in Iraq or Jordan or Kuwait or diplomatic posts in Lebanon. Worry about these Shia militia groups Lebanese Lebanon's Hezbollah came out today and said that their targets are going to be. US military personnel and they're not going to target civilians so when the head of Hezbollah sounds more reasonable than the present united United States on twitter. That's telling you something There's also these militia groups that might just sort of pay fealty to the money and not coordinate their actions with The Iranians and take action that way just because they're pissed and then there's also the fact that we had to stop the counter isis operations at a time when Isis has has had a bit of a resurgence because of our pull out from serious. There's a lot of ways this can manifest. How serious do you think the concerns are about cyber attacks against the United States or potentially a terrorist attack against the homeland? It's hard to know it's hard to know. I mean you look at what they've done what they set already about their nuclear program. They announced that they're no longer going to who abide by the enrichment restrictions in the JCP away in the Iran deal. But they said they're gonNA continue to Work with the IRA and allow them access test to inspect sites and things. So like in that instance if you're looking at that as a signal there sort of like tiptoeing out of the Iran deal. They're not like immediately announcing that they're enriching ninety eighty percent create a bomb so it seems like there's sort of an incremental response not some big blockbuster thing it seems that there's some F partout seem reasonable to international community to try a seem as though they are the victims in this absolutely. I think you're right well it we mentioned this yet but it does seem like the inciting incident for this entire crisis is trump ripping ripping up the Iran. Deal back in two thousand eighteen. Yes I mean I thought Ben Ben Rhodes on our pod. Friday walked through the timeline from the Iran. Trumping out of the Iran deal today. And I think it's a very compelling case he also wrote a piece for the Atlantic I mean I think we would be in a stronger position today. If the trump if Iran's nuclear program was being managed by a diplomatic agreement the fact that it's not everything more complicated well and I think an important point here is how you felt about the Iran. Deal in the first place whether it was a good deal or not Once the Iran deal was in place even trump's own Administration his own national security team. warned him not to get out of the deal real people who weren't necessarily fans of the deal the first place at once. We're in the deal. You shouldn't get out of the deal and he fucking did it. Anyway against the advice of most people in his administration and the whole global community in here we are by one of the reasons to non pull out was the fear that it might lead to this crisis. Right you John. Bolton now that he's left administration is very clear that his goal along has been regime. Change right so they pull out of your own nuclear deal where Iran agreed to all these restrictions on their nuclear program in exchange for economic relief from sanctions actions and instead of getting that relief they get more sanctions in an effort to crush their economy and lead to regime change. Of course over time. They're going to start lashing out. It shouldn't surprise anybody. So let's talk about how the administration is responding to all this Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was out on all the Sunday shows when he was asked by. Chuck Todd about the potential for around to retaliate. By killing Americans pompeo said quote. It may be. There is a little noise here in the in term but that America will be safer in the long run later. Donald Trump was asked the same question and and said quote. If it happens it happens. Tommy I know you have some Some strong feelings about pompeo Sunday show appearances because I was texting. You injured it before I melt down. I'm just curious what you guys think would have happened if Susan Rice said there was a little noise in the interim I saying like this those those statements both both from POMPEII. Oh and then trump saying if it happens it happens like this. President Obama would've been impeached within a day for saying that. I can't even believe there's there's such a there's such a glibness to it at but it is also it is. They're kind of whatever they're they're sort of cost playing as tough tough guys and so for them. They're they're trying to go out there
Nikki Haley's Audacious Bet
"With the politics lead internal White House concern about president. Trump's conduct conduct in a new book former ambassador to the United Nations. Nikki Haley recounts then Chief of Staff John Kelly and secretary of state. Rex tillerson telling her that when they were listed the president it was to save the country. Haley called their actions offensive and said they should've quit as C. N. N.'s Kaitlan Collins reports. This all comes as president in a trump and sister republicans. There's nothing to see here on a peach mint as the White House. Braces for the first public testimonies. President trump is attempting getting a new defense now claiming the transcripts of the testimonies behind closed. Doors are doctored by Democrats tweeting. Republicans should put out their own own transcripts despite his claim Republicans who were in the room having disputed the accuracy of the transcripts which witnesses spent hours reviewing doing that is truly an honor to come back to New York City in New York. I'm Veterans Day trump railed against the inquiry from behind his keyboard just days before the hearings hearings begin. Some Republicans are saying the call was wrong but not impeachable that the president asked for an investigation of a political rival. That's over the line. Ah But if he asked for an investigation of possible corruption by someone who happens to be political rabble. That's not over them. That's ignoring during trump's advice not to use that defense. The White House insists there in lockstep in terms of messaging our all on the same page but as trump and his allies is dispute the testimonies of current and former aides. Their accounts of a chaotic White House. Run by an impulsive. Present are being confirmed in her new memoir. Keke Haley Claims John Kelly Rex tillerson tried to recruit her to join them and undermining ignoring trump's commands in an effort to save the country instead. Instead of saying that to me they should have been saying that to the president not asking me to join them on their side bar plan. Kelly didn't refute Haley's claims claims but said if providing the president with the best and most open legal and ethical staffing. Advice is working against trump. Then guilty as charged Haley who may have political ambitions over own steered clear of criticizing trump as. She argued against his impeachment. Do I think that is good. I think it is not a good practice for us. Ever to ask a foreign country to investigate an American I don't but did the Ukrainians call for an investigation. No did the president hold up aid. He released the aid as he should. I don't see it as impeachable now. Dan in the next hour a federal judge is going to start hearing arguments about whether or not the chief of Staff Mick. Mulvaney can join that lawsuit that was filed by the former deputy national national security advisor essentially asking if they've to listen to house Democrats or the White House when it comes to testifying on Capitol Hill. Charlie government has signaled. He doesn't want to be able to join that lawsuit and instead follow his own but it's also notable for another reason. Mulvaney that she was staff was played a part in drafting that eight page letter from the White House instructing instructing White House officials not to comply with any requests from house Democrats. But now he seems to want to rely on the court's decision about that talk about entry. If we might get the decision from the court the top of the hour. Thank you so much for that report. Ceylan back with our panel. Let's talk about the big news that we know of EH ETA Nikki Haley Book which is That tillerson and John Kelly said we need to save the country. They're not denying the that that you said that. What is really remarkable is that I'm sure you all heard Iowa's heard at the beginning of the administration that there was sort of a pact among the top national security cabinet officials goals that they needed to stick together to do? Just this Nikki. Haley is confirming that that was accurate. Yeah she is but I also I mean it's very She's doing it for her own benefit. Right I mean she's really selling people out as far as I can tell I mean I think the assumption is that they were coming to her in confidence out of concern for things that were going on In the White House now she's turning around and using it to her benefit to try to curry favor with president trump. I think her argument that well if they had a problem they should have onto to president trump. How does she know they didn't? I mean I'm assuming. They probably did discuss their complaints with Donald Trump and if they had serious concerns and they went to her These are people that let's remember. Donald Trump held up as his sort of pre eminent appointments. I mean they were the crown jewels of his were generous administration situation right. The he was held up in these are the best people and now suddenly I you know I think I think I'm just saying I think if they had concerns. I think that that's the story Eh. It's not the the the fact that it'd be -actly yeah. She's trying to make it out that they're doing something wrong. Yeah I'm the good girl that you said that that is the story. Yeah story is we have her saying. And I'm not denying that the secretary of State that the chief of staff and maybe even others were were trying to protect the country from the present. They work for well done of this confirms what's been coming out in book after book after investigative piece there have been so many and only three three years of the presidency that showed a pattern of people trying to work around the president or simply ignoring his direct orders simply bleat taking the order and doing what they intended to do in the first place in effect running parallel presidency. This lines up beautifully with that story which which people denied at the time also confirms exactly what Rex Tillerson and John. Kelly have both publicly said John. Kelly recently said that if left to his own devices the president would do something that would amount to impeachable defenses. That's why I think what Nikki Haley is. Doing here is sort of going. After a low hanging fruit these are two people who left the administration with a really deteriorated raided relationship with President trump. Going after them sets her up to be a pro trump candidate in twenty twenty four twenty twenty eight when i Seoul still think that maybe someone like Jeb Bush can come in and be the. GOP Senator Nikki Haley realizes that she needs trump if she does at least ambitious exactly right. The Republican Party has changed so much having said that the Washington Post obtained Another part or probably the whole book but they wrote about another part of her book. Tuck where she said quote. She went privately to the president with her concern that he had seated authority to Russian president. Vladimir Putin after the two leaders leaders met in Helsinki in two thousand eighteen and with her objection to what she called. Trump's moral equivalents in response to a deadly White House white supremacists rather March Charleville the year before so. She's being protective of him. She won't get line to say that she's she's all in on trumpism but that she's he's calling out the things that almost everybody saw as you gotta be kidding me moment. I feel like I'm going to have a little bit of the defender of Nikki. Haley position here at the table bowl. which is I think I do appreciate that? The first year of the trump presidency. You can just like what it is that he was doing. He was new to this job right and he had a lot lot of people who are telling him what he thought and that was the first year of the trump presidency. You had in various books as ray mentioned Gary Cohn who took some tariff order off the president's desk in threw it away I mean you could never imagine another presidency someone taking away directives that the president was GONNA sign. They treated him as if he was not the president of the United I stay at speak to and then the next question is why well and they see that we didn't see I mean. Look there's a lot to be critiqued under this. The presidency and I certainly am not going to defend a lot of the things that he's done. I'm a far more traditional but in defense of the President I think he got rid of a lot of people because he wanted to be the president of the United States and there were so many people that were not listening to him he was duly elected and so I have some sympathy for him in that perspective now. What are Nikki Hilly's motivations? I think we've covered that here but but I guess on that we're going to have to take a break but it's kind of remarkable how she more than I. I think anybody else who worked for him and has left has walked that delegate almost visible line of supporting him and criticizing him in a in a gentle enough way that she maintains
Exxon's climate accounting goes on trial
"A civil trial against Exxon Mobil is getting underway in New York City. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports the oil giant is accused of misleading shareholders about the risks it faces from climate range New York Attorney General has accused Exxon Mobil of keeping two sets of books one accounting for climate change regulations and the other interests summating the cost to make the company appear more valuable and less risky to investors in a statement Exxon says the case is misleading and deliberate remiss represents a process it uses to ensure company investments take into account the impact of current and potential climate related regulations former secretary the AB- state REX tillerson is scheduled to testify he was the chief executive of Exxon when the company was pressed to account for climate change the trial is expected to last just about two weeks Windsor Johnston NPR News New York.
Fox News poll finds record 51% support for impeaching Donald Trump
"President's political position is eroding remarkably quickly Fox News poll just out today shows fifty one percent a majority a registered voters believe trump should not only be impeached but removed as well aw fifty one percent and this is happening because the president's misdeeds are clear and indisputable we already know President Trump corruptly uses power worse and occupied country into manufacturing dirt in his political opponent we know that from documents the president himself has released remember I would like you to do us ever though and from things the president has admitted and from things the president has done in front of US yeah well I would think that if they were honest about it that SORTA major investigation Asian very simple edser they should investigate but what we continue to learn every day is the sheer scope of the prize and the consciousness of guilt of nearly everyone involved but this whole enterprise was directed by the President CNN reports that as early as may two months before his now infamous phone call with Ukrainian President President Trump told energy secretary Rick Perry and two senior State Department officials including US ambassador EU Gordon Sunland Abraham to deal with trump's private attorney Rudy Giuliani about planning a meeting with Ukraine's president if they can satisfy rudy they can satisfy the president of Person failure with the meetings said Rudy of course was running around trying to manufacture dirt the president's enemies the president told a cabinet secretary in to senior State Department officials to work with attorney on the scheme to seek foreign help to undermine his political rival and then two months later he told the president of Ukraine the same thing remember in the call knows I will have tre Guiliani give you a call all this was happening in such a way that people involved knew how wrong it was and it's incredibly important to hold onto that simple fact as the president and his allies attempt to cut a massive Jedi mind trick to just wave away convince everyone that what the president did was fine but it wasn't fine and they knew it wasn't fine The Washington Post reported last month the president trump directly ordered his acting chief of staff to hold back that four hundred million dollars in military aid to Ukraine passed by both houses and now the New York Times reports so when the trump administration finally released the military aid American diplomats were advised to downplay the decision and true trump's initial hold up the he's the funds as an administrative matter one State Department official even wrote in an email I'm quoting here keep moving people nothing to see here now nothing to see here is just unbelievably in Culpa Tori because nothing is here means I know this is a big scandal I know this is a crime and I know this is wrong and you all know a two so I'm going to make a joke about it because we can't talk about the fact that we are now in mention wrongdoing again and again and again we see consciousness guilt and awareness by many parties of what was happening that continues to be the theme here remember the whistle blowers first memo's people in the White House knew how wrong was quote White House officials told me this information were deeply disturbed by what transpired and the phone call well now today. CBS's a different memo from that same whistle blower written after speaking to White House show who heard the entirety of trump's phone call whistleblower writing in the officials view the president had clearly committed a criminal act a crime I just witnessed the President committed crime say that well the president and his defenders are basically trying to arguments is that what president trump did was totally fine perfect on call and the other is a kind of non stop fire hose of ridiculous process claims Adam Schiff is this Nancy Pelosi that it kangaroo court you gotTa Yada the whistleblower early at secondhand knowledge none of that matters because the facts are already in the light we have them their documents and tax and emissions by the president they're all there including the crime and I say crime advisedly I'm not the independent observer of the crime was a White House official who works for the President who listened to the phone call that led the whistleblower in the official view the president at clearly committed a criminal act also puts one question rest while only raising a whole host it's quote the standard White House practice presidential level phone calls with world leaders of the White House Situation Room to produce a word for word electronic transcript that memorialize the call in this case the official told me such a transcript had indeed been produced and was being treated very sensitively in hard copy only so there is warning the whistleblower word for word transcript from call phone call that we don't have the White House can stonewall they want they can fight on privilege grounds they can stop you from testifying the one thing that we at the C. before this is all over is that word for word transcript of trump's phone call with Ukraine's president trump has no grounds to stop that the president himself says it's a perfect call the president himself released the call notes he's waived any privilege we must see the perfect call in its complete word for word version so that all of us Graham the house you and I can all marvel at just how perfect it is the cannot hide that joining me now for more on the White House stonewalling tactics when the members of Congress investigating the president congressman Mike Quigley Villanova he's a member of the House Intelligence Committee let me start right there on that obviously the president has released the call notes do you believe there's an actual word were transcript with more than what we've seen do you believe that Congress should have access to it I I believe it exists I don't know for sure that it does and obviously congress should have a right to that I don't Wanna get too bogged down with people thinking if you don't have all the details all of the evidence you can't go forward because I think the president will continue to stonewall the contender the obstruction I believe we have an extraordinary case to move forward now we're not gonNA stop we're going to be diligent but I don't want the people to think that if we don't get every last detail that we can't move forward so that that was going to be second question. I'm Adam shifts approach here as well as the other oversight committee chairs is essentially look they went on strike they obstruct maybe we'll bring an article impeachment on that we're moving forward and we have a sufficient evidence already entered into the record to drop articles of impeachment is that your view it is and I think that the what we're seeing gene is further Deflections distraction not just by the president but my colleagues who are talking about process they are tacking Adam Schiff will end Nancy Pelosi on process it's extraordinary because if anything the Intel Committee under Adam Chef has been extraordinary in involved with the details is following the letter of the law the whistle blower according to the trump appointed inspector general the trump appointed head of the intelligence community did everything right followed the letter of the law the only entity that's not is the White House and they're the ones talking about process the crimes have been committed and they're in public view the president has been insulting and criticizing the whistle blower leveling all sorts of claims along with his allies are you worried about the whistle blower being protected through this process as the law requires I have my first concern is the safety of the whistle blower of the president using terms like treasonous and traitorous and you know we do with with traders what we used to do with them I believe he's put this whistle blower at risk that's most important underneath that but as important to a certain extent is the chilling effect it has on the whistle blower system as a whole The intelligence community operates in secrecy. It has to keep us safe but that only works in an open government if whistle blower system works and the oversight of Congress works he is imperilled all that too bad things can happen. When there's no whistle blowers a bad deeds gun go unknown unpunished and leaks happen and we'll happen that threatens our sources in our methods it puts people at risk and it makes us less safe when you talk about bad deeds going on and on flagged I WANNA ask your responses story that just publishing you may not know a lot about it but it was just published Bloomberg reports that the President Trump Preston then secretary of state REX Tillerson him to persuade the Justice Department to drop criminal case that it had against an Iranian Turkish gold trader who happened to be a client of Rudy Giuliani? This is a very high profile case was brought so in district three sources saying the president told REX Tillerson to lean on the Department of Justice to drop this case of a guy who Rudy Giuliani was representing Rudy Guiliani in that same article admitting he may have talked about this with the president do you worry there are other corrupt abuses of power similar to what has been laid bare in Ukraine that are your and have not been flagged to report it I think it's obvious the president never commits a crime once and it comes to the Justice Department he thinks he has complete control the long term impacts by this president and we just won't know until it's all over may well be instructed Mary damage to the independence the integrity of the Justice Department is autocratic to think the president can tell them who they can and they can't prosecute it is obvious he has said it publicly openly that he believes he has that power and we see stories like this they're indicative of a president who thinks she's the author of the Times piece explaining diplomats urged to play down the release of the military funds for Ukraine and Ned price on we're spokesperson senior director on the National Security Council under President Barack Obama now and MSNBC National Security analyst Laura let me start with you can you explain that email has just really stuck in my mind nothing to see here email and it reminds me I reported on Enron I reported on the Housing Crisis Report on baseball during the steroids era all sorts of places where people knew something was going wrong sideways and kind of joked about it can you blamed context for that email sure so in early August the White House notified the State Department that the aid to Ukraine from the state I was going to be held it's about one hundred forty one million dollars in security assistance Congress has already approved it and then notice comes from the White House to the State Department that saying we are putting a hold on this the email traffic shows that people at the State
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Twenty one way on that decision g twenty I'll be meeting with president cheap. See what happens. Probably sometime after g twenty meeting except for the end of the month in Japan. And those tariffs are starting to show up in the global economy, sparking growth concerns from Asia to Europe and here in the US for more, we bring in Bloomberg daybreak Asia, anchors, Doug, Christner, and Bryan Curtis. Bob, the US China trade war is showing up in the global economy, and Brian, and I wanted to take a closer look. So we invited in Bloomberg's Chris and stay. He's cross assets managing editor for Asia, Chris, we know the stimulus from Beijing has lessened the pain of the slowdown in China, but there are now calls for a global recession. They seem to have become more prominent. Yeah. That's clearly going to be a, a major theme for investors to keep an eye on. You know, investors are going to be very interested to hear what both of central bankers and finance. Ministers say not just in the communique, if there is one, but in all of these side meetings in the press interviews that they do what is their take on the economic outlook has you say, you know, just recently, the anticipation was that there would be a pickup in global growth in the second half of the year. China had implemented significant stimulus US financial conditions had improved the Federal Reserve. Switch to patient stance on interest rates at the start of the year, but the tariff escalation between the US and China on the one hand and a sense of Taras on Mexico by the United States set to kick in on Monday. Are damaging business confidence, not just in the United States, but around the world and really put a cloud over the over the outlook for the rest of the year, he chose how key, it is to get some sort of talks back on track, and I was interested in pouring over the comments of, of the former secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Now he sort of settled on language as being very important saying that the Trump administration is using language that China doesn't want to listen to that. What they would like to hear things like mutual respect win win solutions, and they're just not hearing it. How important is language here. Do you think? Yeah. I think you know, language is, is one thing, I think the Chinese side would certainly like to see some sort of recognition from the US that, you know, has some legitimate concerns and at play here, and some recognition that a compromise, you know, is, is going to be a part of the way forward in terms of, you know, signals in what's next. I mean, really what people are waiting to see whether President Trump and president Xi Jinping agree to meet on the sidelines of the t twenty summit, which is at the end of this month in inter-clan, and the thinking is as happened last year at a g twenty summit that the president could actually. You know, hash things out and at least agree to have their negotiators start talking. So we've got a few weeks before that summit happens. You know, anything that Mnuchin and PVC governor Yiyuan have to say a about a potential presidential know meeting here in Japan would be very important, Chris. Thank you very much. Chris stay Bloomberg's Asia cross assets editor. I'm Brian Curtis here in Hong Kong, along with Doug krizner in New York..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"While those billionaires in Russian doing business. Nelson made comments today about how he didn't think that Donald Trump whatever visit prostitutes. But if he did Russian prostitutes are undoubtedly the best in the world. News value. We all know what we're dealing with here. And here's the question. Is the new president can take those trips out? We lead last night. Show with news about the Russia connections to the new administration and what we are continuing to learn about those connections. I think particularly unsettling is that simultaneously? We are right now. What's going on? I think is that we aren't number one nailing down direct connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government at the time the Russian government was influencing our election and two at the same time starting to see what may be signs of continuing influence in our country, not just during the campaign during the administration basically, signs of what could be a continuing operation for about to find out if the new president of our country is going to do what Russia wants commander in chief of the US military we ever had. Ascended to the presidency of the United States to serve the interests of another country rather than our own. What's the corrective to that? How do you remedy that? These are no longer hypothetical questions. This is where we are of friendship from personally the highest civilian award that Russia, gives to non-russian citizens, somehow, Rex Tillerson, ended up a secretary of state under Donald Trump. He never met China and Russia can do this today. Now, whenever they want to and other words relying on their good graces, that they're not. And it is negative fifty degrees right now. What would happen if Russia killed the power in forego today, what would happen if all the natural gas lines that assume falls just post on the coldest day in recent memory, and it wasn't in our power, whether or not to turn them back on. I mean, what would you do if you indefinitely as the act of a foreign power, the perception, that the president may have ordered these strikes in part because of scandal will affect the impact, and the effectiveness of these military strikes. Even among White House sources, there's now open speculation that the firing of McMaster last night. And the announce hiring of John Bolton was timed president to distract from one particular interview aired last night on CNN book Donald Trump on your show, your first question. Are you going to send me or anybody? Camp. I can't believe,.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on WGN Radio
"It's a free app to by the way. And it was made by some clever folks here in Chicago. So I said, if you've got to be, what was the sixty five to fly airplane, a commercial aircraft that maybe we should reconsider the age of which you can be president or speaker of the house, really John. I'm about to turn seventy eight. And I guarantee you, I don't slur. My words, unless I've been really over served five six three wrote in and said, in my opinion, you should not be able to run for president for your first term. If you're over the age of sixty two. Well, now we're just horse trading. But I like the idea that we're talking about seven eight says, but pilots need physical to. Right. So you got to fly an airplane, you had to be sixty five gotta be mentally aware, and physically able, but when you think about the travel schedule of the president, I used to think about this with Hillary Clinton. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, or any of them the amount of flying those people do I don't care if it's a nice jet, and you're flying first class have you flown overseas? And then done a meeting when you land that's arduous, six three zero said the cutoff age for anybody in government, office, should be sixty. Five these old senile bleeps are driving us to a social, civil war, six three. Oh, Nessie sounds like an older actress on talk shows eloquent, but a bit slower in fuzzier than they were when they were younger. That's true. Eight four seven John, if you want to change it start with the supreme court. Court, Nancy versus Mitch who's doing the right. Job of Thomas Jefferson said. Absolutely. We should have younger supreme court justices. I would agree with them. Seven I agree with you. One hundred percent. John, I love Joe Biden, but I'm nervous that he would be seventy eight when he took office as president two one nine I think seventy five years old would be great seven oh, eight. So now it's okay to make fun of the way people talk. I don't think we're making fun. Well, actually, some people have been seven eight can't be a Chicago. Police officer firemen if your past sixty three seven eight isn't this tactic done by Jimmy Kimmel all the time to Trump? It is two one nine I agree with your age and opinion. I'm sixty eight whether it's Nancy or Giuliani, or often Trump, they do not sound all their well, put and the last one five one five texted, in and said, John, what about Chuck Norris? He seventy nine you wanna tell him he can't be president WGN radio news is sponsored by penny. Mustard furnishings into the newsroom, we go. Here's Kim, Gordon. Mayor Lightfoot is pushing the our city. Our safety program for the second day in a row. The mayor police superintendent, Eddie Johnson and today co county state's attorney Kim FOX pushing for a safe Memorial Day weekend, and additional twelve hundred police officers will patrol the streets through Monday. He should stay locked up forever that from Jamie clause today, her guardian read a statement from the thirteen year old during sentencing for twenty one year old Jake Paterson. He admitted to ducting Jamie after killing her parents in their Barron county Wisconsin home in October clauses. Family is asking for life in prison for Patterson and Illinois house committee today, advanced governor Pritzker, graduated income tax proposal, the shift from the flat tax requires a change to the state constitution, a measure to put that question to voters in.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"My thoughts go out. I, I mentioned that we were thinking about the folks in Oklahoma, of course with all of the flooding of the tornado activity earlier this week in Oklahoma. Now, we have horrific tornadoes, which have hit, Missouri. We have listeners in Missouri. So our thoughts go out to those in Jefferson City. I saw I don't know if it's been up. But I saw earlier today that three people had died in Missouri. Because of the tornado activity just violent. A tornado activity in Jefferson City late yesterday. I just the whole swath of bad weather has been affecting a lot of areas and again the tornado damage the power of these e f threes and fours and five. I it's, it's unfathomable what the strength of these tornadoes. I mean, think about a tornado and the strength of these tornadoes, are, if you get up into the forty five range, I mean, how much stronger they are even the strongest category, five tornadoes or hurricanes. I mean it's really just incredible. So my, my thoughts and hopefully, the entire listening audience is thoughts with the people that have been affected by some of this awful weather in the center of the country, Oklahoma earlier this week. And now, of course in Missouri back over to another storm here, and this is the storm between Rex Tillerson and Trump, the.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"My thoughts go out. I had mentioned that we were thinking about the folks of in Oklahoma, of course, with all of the flooding and the tornado activity earlier this week in Oklahoma. Now, we have horrific tornadoes, which have hit, Missouri. We have listeners in Missouri. So our thoughts go out to, you know, those in Jefferson City saw. I don't know if it's been up. But I saw earlier today that three people had died in Missouri. Because of the tornado activity just violent. A tornado activity in Jefferson City late yesterday. I just the whole swath of bad weather has been affecting a lot of areas and again the tornado damage the power of these e f threes and fours and five. It's unfathomable what the strength of these tornadoes. I mean, you think about a tornado and the strength of these tornadoes, are I if you get up into the four five range, I mean, how much stronger they are even the strongest category, five tornadoes or hurricanes. It's really just incredible. So my, my thoughts and hopefully, the entire listening audience is thoughts with the people that have been affected by some of this awful weather in the center of the country, Oklahoma earlier this week. And now, of course in Missouri back over to another storm here, and this is the storm between Rex Tillerson and Trump, the.
Donald J Trump, President Putin And Rex Tillerson discussed on Armstrong and Getty
"Former secretary of State Rex Tillerson is claiming that Russian President Putin out prepared President Trump during their key meeting in Germany Tillerson said it left the US at a disadvantage during their first series of offs now the formal oil executives testifying behind closed doors before the house, foreign affairs committee. And of course, that testimony leaked out almost immediately Tillerson, said that they walked into the meeting expecting an exchange of courtesies, but it became a two hour, plus discussion that involve geopolitical issues will onto say Putin seized every opportunity to push what he wanted. And there was quote, a discrepancy in preparation that created an unequal pudding. Donald J Trump, he's the president. You know, he tweeted Rex Tillerson, a man who's dumbest Iraq and totally ill-prepared in ill equipped to be secretary of state made up his store. Well didn't wasn't part of the. Thought Donald J said he was great at hiring people. That's. President. But anyway, made up story. He got fired that
"rex tillerson" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Eight four eight WABC that's one eight hundred eight four eight nine two two to a person who probably could address this. Although it has nothing to do with the Trump administration. But he was tapped in if you remember to be the first secretary of state for Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson in addition to being the head of Exxon Mobil, one of the huge mega corporations around the world. He was in charge. Of the boy scouts of America raising funds getting other corporate sponsors because they were hurting when they excluded gays. That's right. Well, maybe I can call Mr. Trump, and he can. But till number though, right, but Tillerson would know this and obviously see interesting. Yeah. Wow. Or if he didn't know somebody within the bureaucracy of the boy scouts have America was sitting on that. If you have your kid in the boy scouts. What are you saying right now? What are you saying your kids are in it or cub scouts at least? But I mean, they go onto boy scouts. Hey, wait to see what all the information is look, I know the boy scouts have done a very good job for a lot of young men and growing up some who are a little bit wayward who had broken families situations gave much structure. Wow. This rocks. My world thousand my feeling is if you're an organization or company that protects criminals sexual harassers sexual assault hers. Perverts pedophile 's you should be bankrupted. How can how can you protect, you know, in the reaching flap about letting Gaijin when finally Bush has have America capitulate into no will will allow gays. It was the Mormons who pulled out their troops said. No, no, no case. And they have a lot of boy scout and cub scout troops, even though. You know, they're not everywhere where they are like when you look out there in Utah and in surrounding states with a lot of Mormons one thing they're good at developing boy scout groups and cub scout groups one eight.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Buzz Burbank News and Comment
"We interpreter told not to discuss what he'd heard there. Then secretary of State Rex Tillerson was also at that meeting, but refused to talk about it afterward. The interpreter says Putin denied interfering with the election and the Trump responded, I believe you. The rest of the five meetings between Trump and Putin have been just the two of them and their interpreters, even though as a former Soviet spy Putin also speaks English, so he can bring spies instead of interpreters. We have no idea what the two leaders discussed in their to our private meeting the Helsinki summit last summer, the one at which Trump would say he believed Putin's claim that Russia had not interfered with the election. The US has no historical record of the discussions between these two world leaders. Russia has the records. We don't. In Helsinki, Trump and Putin, kicked out interpreters, even in Germany. It was just the two of them with no Americans president, not even an interpreter. The American people learned of nearly all upcoming Trump Putin meetings from Russian news media, not from the White House as during a normal presidency. Readouts of what occurred in the Trump? Putin phone calls have come more often from the Kremlin than from Washington State Department doesn't get a briefing on Trump's meetings with Putin as it had with previous presidents even Trump's top administration. People don't know what's actually being said in those secretive meetings to the leader of the government considered most hostile to the United States. The most US officials have been able to learn about what went on in those meetings is what they have overheard in monitored conversations between Russian officials, it appears Trump has made a concerted effort to keep those meetings private despite their possible consequences for the people of the United States. Trump denied this in a weekend interview with one of his primetime supporters at Fox News when asked if he is or ever has worked for Russia. Trump didn't answer the question instead calling it the most insulting thing I've ever been asked to repeat he didn't deny. He's worked for Russia until the next day after it had been pointed out that he hadn't denied that. When asked the question directly on the snow covered long of the White House. The president told reporters not only did I never work for Russia. But I think it's a disgrace that you even ask that question because it's a whole big fat hoax. Adding it's just a hoax. Decades after president Nixon declared. I am not a crook. President Trump was making an even more bizarre declaration. I never worked for Russia. As mentioned before Trump's public statements about Putin. Russia and the investigation are themselves efforts to obstruct Justice in the minds of Robert Muller's. Prosecutors it appears the purpose of Trump's statements are to influence key witnesses as well as discredit the probe itself. Trump's own words, indict him Trump's false and misleading statements to the public and the press make him appear guilty and his ever changing accounts of what did or didn't happen are also a focus of the Muller team and his refusal to sit down with Muller for a face to face interview, along with his current refusal to answer any questions in person or in writing Trump's specific refusal to answer any of Muller's questions about obstruction is also obstruction. So are his reported efforts to fire Robert Muller, and that includes answering questions about the response..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Reports, and then they share it with a Trump and administration officials, but oftentimes when he meets with world leaders negative things are said about Trump and his administration officials, and so they're usually a little reluctant to share that information with Trump, but in the case of Putin. They don't even get the opportunity to do that. So look it got worse and worse as it went along. I in Hamburg, there's interpreter and Rex Tillerson who's the secretary of state now, why did he allow Rex Tillerson stay in the room where one of my original series, which is still very much active. Is that that that he the former CEO backsaw mobile? That's wreck slow some was brought in to be sectors state, which is super weird completely out of the blue random never heard of before to be the. Secretary of state why because there was a half a trillion dollar deal with the Russians on oil where Exxon Mobil had the deal with the Russian oligarchs. So did they discuss that deal? And that's why Trump maybe felt comfortable with Rex Tillerson being in the room. So and then Rex Tillerson after that meeting other things go rise like I gotta get outta here. Because God knows what he said. And then he grabs the interpreters notes. And if you're Tillerson, you're probably thinking I thought it was going to be subtle. But this idiot is just saying things in the room with a lot of MIR. Putting with an interpreter. Oh my God. And that is why later among the reasons why Tillerson called them effing moron. Okay. And then ran out of his administration with his hair on fire. So Tillerson's now gone and now that's in Hamburg in Helsinki. There is no Tillerson. No other official only the two interpreters, and then it gets worse in other meetings where he just. Putin in him, go just talk one on one only Putin's interpreters there. So we don't even have a US interpreter. Oh, come on. You're telling me that the president of the United States is going to meetings with any foreign government. Let alone an adversary without even using our interpreter. What do you think is interpreters interpreting things correctly? I mean that is preposterous. Okay. Even if you think that he has I mean at this point really you'd have to be mental to think he doesn't have some deal with the Russians absolutely insane. No, this is all normal presidents go and and don't even use interpreters when they're meeting with adversaries. It's just you're wrong. You're wrong. It's not even close to true. But even if you think there is no deal. Well, look at this. This guy's buffoon. He was asking the defense department was a different story out today. Hey, why can't we just blow up Iranian boats Defense Secretary Mattis like it would start a war? Do you wanna start or no I just want to blow up their boats? So at a bare minimum with no one else in the room. Do you know how easy would beat them manipulate and take advantage of this? Fool of fools, a guy who does not understand any of the consequences of his actions. What did he promise the Russians even if he was on the level? And is he going to fall? Through. And then if we don't follow through what does the word of the United States government mean anything I mean, it is it is both deeply incompetent while also being deeply corrupt. And when you take the fact that he insists on having these meetings and secrecy and couple it with all the other potentially incriminating aspects of Trump's relationship with Ladimir Putin, it draws a picture, that's that's hard for Trump and his administration officials to deny. I mean, he has pushed for policies that are favorable to Russia, including making statements about how Russia is entitled to annexing Crimea. He has been very hesitant to impose sanctions on Russia. The fact that he fired Komi and openly said on various occasions that he did. So because of the Russia investigation once on television and the second time when he met with Russian officials in the oval Oval Office. I mean how. Is it that he by the way every other day? There's a Twitter storm a tweet storm about how there was no collusion. Even though there was nothing to provoke that reaction from Trump on Twitter just out of nowhere. He'll bring up Russia. It's incredible..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And I think what we were looking for here was to show sort of the the bigger picture of how the US is really kind of lost a lot of it's a standing in the world by by by the Trump administration's. Shunning of what used to be sort of traditional US diplomacy that we saw and that was sort of encapsulated in how Trump fired his top diplomat and chief at the time Rex Tillerson, which was by tweets, and so kind of taking taking on from that. I think is this really important aspect that I've been following sort of in the national security realm for the last two years, and which I thought was very important to to talk about over here, which is looking at all of the ways in which the US has in in in in every sort of diplo diplomatic aspect, whether it is in terms of siding with its allies or insert of where the US tons on international treaties, and where the US stands even more taking specific and an on point issues. Issues of moral standing has really degraded in part because of or. Enlarge part because of where we've seen Trump's downed on those issues. Well, let's go to a call here because we got a lot of them on the line here. So Peter is calling from Oneida New York. Peter you're on the air. I think the biggest deviation from the norm with respect to the Trump presidency has been the refusal by large parts of the political establishment. And the media establishment to accept the fact that Donald Trump won the election instantly. When it looked like he was going to win. It was immediate action immediate town. But I believe were intended to de-legitimize that election and. How was it possible that Hillary Clinton lost the election that must've been to Russian interference? We had two years of talk about Russia or wealth wolf full wealth in the wolf fish showed up. So yes, I think the American people have been desensitized some of this stuff, but I'd like to ask your pan. I'd like to ask you, do you accept that? Donald Trump won the election will Peter. Thank you for your call. I'll go to McKay Coppins. I the cave go fly do except the Donald Trump won the election. If that's the direct question. I think to is more brought his broader question. I I understand that frustration and I actually hear it from a lot of of President Trump supporters when I go to his rallies when I am talking to Republicans here in Washington, they will often say, you know, there's this Trump derangement syndrome. That's overtaken the media, and the Democrats and makes it so that. Everything that he does is portrayed negatively. And and nobody gives any context anything he says or does I think that that's a half acre teak, I do think that there is some of that. But I also think that the people making that argument often downplay the degree to which President Trump is genuinely doing unprecedented things that I mean, the fact that we could create this package and go through this list that we had to dramatically pared down, you know, hundreds of examples to get to these fifty, you know, I I guess I would ask the caller and just generally people who make this argument to go through this list of fifty things and these unthinkable moments as we described them and tell us which of these is getting too much too much attention, which of these is acceptable or normal behavior from president because I do think that while the Trump derangement syndrome question is real there's also a huge normalizing effect that this president. Has had in kind of creating this accommodation est attitude toward behavior that we never would have accepted or or seen as normal in another president. And since Peter asked the question directly of me too. I should say that I do, of course, accept that. Donald Trump was legitimately elected as president United States. But that also at the same time in the investigations that are underway about what influence Russia may have had need to be allowed to come to their formal completion. I mean, the that's actually good for democracy as a whole we oughta know exactly what forces were at play in the two thousand sixteen election here. But let's go to another caller. Kate is calling from Milwaukee. Wisconsin Kate you're on the air. Hi, thank you..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Don't think that the the guy in the White House has the intelligence to do that. I think I'm gonna take the title Rex Tillerson gave him when he called him that name. But look, I'm with you. I wrote Rex Tillerson actually denied saying it, but go ahead. Okay. Okay. We'll go with that. Hey, I'll put it this way as long as the thing is dragged out Trump made some very big stated that he'll take responsibility by now wife, and so he is I don't understand why he did say come on. Now, we all know, he did think Mexico will pay for the wall. Even also which is important is why did he wait till two full years. Go by then attempt to build the wall. No, that's not true. Tracy. That's no trolley answer. You first of all he he did what he said. Today is correct. He never said they would write a check. They're going to pay for it in in getting rid of the deficit in trade with them that makes sense to me, the Mexico instead of getting fifty billion extra from us every year, it'll be more even and certainly that difference pays for the wall. And then some you don't have to agree with it. But that's what he's having said that. If that's the case, why would you shut down a government, and that eight hundred thousand people put more million tell me how he shut down the government. Because he's choose because he wants to fund. What he did? He sat down the government. Tell me what he told me how he did that. So I feel it's time to the Bill whatever he never he never got it. How do they? Pricey. I wanna see actually understand how it works. Tell me how Donald Trump shut down the government. I want to be educated by you. Go ahead. Donald Trump, Donald Trump, and you're trying to take the issue. I'm not taking anything off tell me how he shut down the government. That wasn't the question because it was you said. Tracy. Listen to your words. I'm just listening to your words. I'm just listening to your words, you said he shut why don't you shut down the government the two years where you could have done. And I said tell me how he shut down the government. I want you to answer a simple question because they're supposed to put up an annual budget and the president find the Democrats have never done an annual. This has been a continuing resolution. Nine year old buddy, Tracy your so completely unknowledgeable about put you on hold because I don't want you to continue to embarrass yourself. I like you enough as a human being that I can't allow you to continue to embarrass yourself nationally and internationally carry him a caring person. I don't want to continue embarrassing himself. So let me help Tracy up. He asked me some questions that he really rhetorically. He didn't think that could answer them. But I'm gonna help out the president didn't shut the government down Chuck Schumer and the Democrats in the Senate did the president never had a Bill on his desk that was a continuing resolution on an annual budget. That's something Democrats have not wanted to do for the past decade or something this a continuing resolution to keep the government open until they talk about it some more. So the president never got the Bill from the house and Senate because he said I will veto it. If it doesn't have the wall in it. The house went back and edited wall send it to the Senate and Chuck Schumer made the decision the conscious decision to shut down the government by ensuring that nine or eight or seven Democrats that are needed to pass a continuing resolution wouldn't vote for you need sixty votes. In essence, the president didn't have the opportunity to shut down the government. Now, if they would have sent him a combined Bill one that was convened that both sides agree to the house and the Senate that didn't include the wall funding and had the president vetoed it, then Tracy your language would be correct. Then Donald Trump. The president would have been the reason why the government will shut down because he refused to sign. The continuing resolution that congress agreed to that never happened the house agreed to it. The Senate didn't the house went back at at at the wall. The Senate did not agree to it. They never sent it to the president for him to say. Yes, or no. So the only reason the government is shut down. The only reason why starting Friday government workers won't get a paycheck is because Chuck Schumer decided that politics were more important than what he said just a few years ago about the border. That's all he doesn't want the president to win. So Chuck Schumer shut the government down. You just spend it any way you want. What I just said is legitimately factually, correct? Now, why didn't he do it in the first two years because you need a supermajority to have a spending Bill that includes that includes the wall the house passed it thirty different times it maybe not thirty. But pass it plenty of times the Senate never could because it was only a fifty one to forty nine majority for the Republicans. You would need nine Democrats to join that's something they never would do Chuck Schumer has been vetoing the wall since the president's office before the president took office. He wanted border security best because of my positively in twenty nineteen to give you the last word. I'm gonna give you one full minute. I'm not going to say a word if at any point you, stop speaking. I'm going to hang. Up on you. Some dumb question. I'm going to try to ignore it. But that's hard for me to do. And go..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Lou Reed, Robert Smith, Billy Corgan and foo fighters pay tribute with renditions of the singers tunes Bowie closes it out with the nine hundred sixty nine hit space oddity and this week in two thousand the number one song in the country was Santana, featuring rob Thomas and smooth. Full. There's your look back at this week's rock almanac. Military matters arriving at the Pentagon before sunrise acting Defense Secretary, Patrick Shannon, gave a terse answer. When asked about his priorities. Take care. His first meeting as President Trump's defense chief a US defense officials Shanahan told senior leaders to remember China, China, China, it's assigned Shanahan will make Beijing priority. Number one before becoming acting Defense Secretary Shinhan was the president's point man on space force. The Pentagon plans to make space a new component command on par with European command and cyber command but officials say Shanahan will push farther and roll out plans to make it its own branch, President Trump singled out Shanahan during a cabinet meeting at the White House. The military has been fantastic we've been working with patchy outta hand who is acting secretary of defense. So is it's been such a pleasure to work for I work with for military matters at the Pentagon, Lucas Tomlinson. Fox News stormy Daniels, March totally ridiculous. What eighteen? Kevin Kim Jong. Fire Rex Tillerson, March madness. National security. Steve. Facebook is warning. Twenty nine hundred economy. Russian intelligence officer. AM seven hundred ninety Saud's. Most Trump did it gave his Oval Office address on border security and the border wall. Chuck and Nancy have responded, we're gonna talk about all of it. Tomorrow morning starting at six ten right here on Qena state..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"Sorry jackson. You're cool on throw it on the wall. Kelly also goes on to say that he got Trump did not pull troops out of Afghantistan, which we also learn about in detail in Woodward's fear highly recommend, well, I guess they had highly recommend that book. I recommend for the insights not so much for the sensical nature of it hard to follow. But again, I. He might have on that on purpose to just illiterate. When it's like to have to deal with Trump. Yeah. There's really good insights in there. Like, you said if that's not what happened to you Pulitzer prize winning motherfucker, he's getting older. I'm just kidding. It's great. It's obviously great amazing reporting. He gets people like John Kelly, obviously contributed to the book Rex Tillerson, probably enter. Yeah. Bannon order for sure yes. Weird players interview. Yeah. Yeah. But regarding pulling troops out of Afghanistan it now still looks like Trump is going to do. So anyway, but no military higher ups have confirmed that that's what's happening so far. So who knows Kelly also tried to separate himself from the family separation policy? He said that sessions did it basically he says, quote, what happened was stripped session. What happened? Woodhead down tell you story. What happened was I h your hamster what? It's a cat me. Sorry. What I was like, wait. Say to me. So what happened was is his quote was Jeff Sessions. He was the one that instituted zero tolerance process on the border that resulted in both people being detained and the family separation. Kelly said, quote, he surprised us and quote, Supra surprising at all. Fucking that makes it sound like fun. Just wasn't. Yeah. So yeah. Basically in the interview just confirms that deed. Probably did not have a great time doing things like accomplishing things in that position. Spent most of his time mitigating things that Trump was trying to do. And when we think about that anonymous op-ed that came out months ago that everyone was trying to figure out who wrote it, you know, it was very much in that same vein. Yeah. He was one of the guys that was there trying to keep him in check just running interference. Basically. Exactly. Yeah. Guys are gone now. They've pulled the goalie so to speak. Yeah. And Kelly winds of getting asked why he stayed so long eighteen months in the White House, despite such huge policy differences, all of those clashes of personalities the just daunting task of being around him constantly, dealing with Trump's maniacal ignorance, he said, simply duty military people. He said don't walk away duty. Mm always gonna laugh at duty. Good. We do that in the military. I was a thing. You got digit night duty laugh when you can. Thank you for that. Interesting. Wow. So he's gone by. Yup. But everyone's leaving. Did you see someone else from the Pentagon is leaving like the Pentagon chief of staff is leaving or something God? Yeah. Probably leaving. I I figured after Mattis left a bunch of high up officials in the Pentagon would go with them. I'm not sticking around for this shit that Titanic moment when like they're on the lifeboats already. And it's about to just go up and then come down like last part of the we're in that. All Turkish ship. Yes. But yes, here's a gift for that. I just can't describe it. Well, I know what you're talking about that after breaks in half and standing up on its hardy broken half, and you have to kind of jump ship at that point. Because it's there's nowhere to stay on. Yeah, metaphor. Yes. The factory Kevin Sweeney. Pentagon chief of staff resigns. I mean, not nice nice remembered Pentagon chief of staff, all right, guys. So four months ago on August thirty first Samuel patent pleaded guilty to violating the foreign agents. Registration act also known as faira by not registering as a foreign lobbyist for the opposition block. That's a pro Putin party in Ukraine where he worked for the chief of staff to victory Eneco vich. We we. We we covered this extensively when it happened and four months after he pleaded guilty and began cooperating with special counsel Robert Muller's team. Sam Patten is in the news. Again, Muller has filed a status report to the court under seal, which is a little unusual considering these sorts of filings for folks like Flynn and Cohen were not filed under seal they were filed publicly just redacted updates like this usually consist of how much and in what ways a witnesses cooperating..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The straits flag outside of our building? Today. Can we raise the straight flag on the straight flagpole? What is the straight flag, and what goes straight flagpole represent exactly? You know, there's the gay flag. It's the rainbow flag. Although the rainbow was, you know, Magadan common usage and all sorts of arenas long before it became a political symbol co opted by the left. But I didn't even know until today that there's also a trends flag. A trans flag said a transnational flag. Now, let's say transgender flag. A flag. And the Huffington Post has excited to announce that a new democrat member of the house of representatives from Virginia. No, less Representative, Jennifer, Ston flies. Trans pride flag outside her Capitol Hill office there is no room for the American flag. And the Huffington Post is very excited about it. After Thursday's swearing in ceremony. Representative Jennifer Rex Tillerson, democrat Virginia. Hung a trans gender pride flag outside her office next to the official Virginia state flag. Congratulations Virginia, the newly minted congresswoman from the state's tenth district. This is what you get told the washing. Tony that the flag is a personal show of solidarity. Because she says she has an aunt who has a child who is transgender. Well, that's a good enough explanation for me. Now does that explain? Does that explain everything that we sell? You know, it doesn't it doesn't come close Russia to leave with the and this is just amazing. It's absolutely appalling. They Rashida to lead thing with the the short version of the MSN because this is the new civility that Hillary promised. After the Democrats win the house of representatives..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Welcome back to the morning show here on W CB. Then the controls. A little bit more about in just a moment or so. Good news and bad news. Good news for him. Maybe bad news Russ. But that's my that's my little tease for those of you who haven't or just tuning in. Well, you know, John McCain may be gone, rob. But he lives on through Mitt Romney and limits. As he's not even seen it yet in the US Senate, and is already becoming a thorn in President Trump's side. Fact, he's already slamming Trump in a new opinion piece published Tuesday, he says Trump's words and actions are disrupting the world. Romney will be sworn in this Thursday. I believe. Penned a Washington Post story setting the tone for his agenda and how he intends to vote on issues. It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the for the Republican presidential nomination. No kidding. After he became Albany. I had hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name calling. It did not when he won the election. I hoped he would rise to the occasion his early appointments of Rex Tillerson Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, HR McMaster, former chief of staff John Kelly and secretary of defense James Mattis, we're we're encouraging but all imbalance his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions. This month is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office. It sounds like he's a principal at a school. Taking the president to task. Look Trump is a rough around the edges a little bit. Yes, we can all admit to that. He's unorthodox as far as presidential timber concern damnit he's getting the job done. And if it weren't implore new, the never Trumpers, and of course, they? The structure is Democrats. He would have gotten a lot more done, including the wall. So don't you know, you could you could you could talk about his methodology and being a little bit rough around the edges and maybe not the same. The has the same kind of decorum presidential decorum that other presidents have had, but he is a man of action, and he has gotten things done a whole list of things too many to get involved in right now. And for Mitt Romney who hasn't even taken a seat yet in the US Senate. To start lambasting. The president Jimmy. He's worse than John McCain because John McCain took years to do it. Here Mitt Romney who's not even the Senate yet. He's already tried to plaster the the the president or one of the reasons we have Donald Trump made his because you know, you didn't provide the hard edge that people wanted you weren't a good candidate. You didn't relate to the people that Donald Trump related to kind of in the middle of the country and so forth. So one of the reasons we have Donald Trump is Mitt Romney in the not very good campaign. He ran back in two thousand twelve. Did a terrible job of the Andy was sort of within striking distance of Obama. And then now there was a natural disaster was at hurricane. On the east coast. And he felt he couldn't campaign in the midst of that, but bad job of closing. He was fairly close there with with a couple of weeks to go. And so he didn't get it done. And then Trump comes along. And does get it done kind of being the anti Romney really in a lot of ways. And then to be honest with you. If if Romney had won. I don't care when it was he brought a couple of times he run for president and one he'd be facing the same kind of thing pretty much from the Democrats. Anyway, I don't know if he would have gotten the same pushback by his own party. The only reason Trump has is because basically he's an outsider who ended up winning the election. But this is not the first time. That that Mitt Romney. Spoke badly Donald Trump. I you could go back about six years ago. Listen to this six years ago. Donald Trump is a phony a fraud thick of Donald Trump's personal qualities the bullying, the greed, the showing off the misogyny the absurd third grade. Theatrics. I said six years ago, I met two here. Yeah. That was during the campaign. So there you have it. He didn't like Trump then. And obviously he doesn't like Trump now. And that's not good for the Republican party. The Democrats can get they can disagree with each other. That could get in trouble. What what have you? But they always have each other's back will also if you if you're Mitt Romney, and you feel that way. Well, he should keep in mind that he had a an endorsement from Trump when he ran in two thousand twelve that was fairly high profile. There was a news conference and Donald Trump spoke with mitt and his wife there. Sort of cheering it on. And so he wanted Trump support in two thousand twelve all right? You can feel that way temporary bit for goodness sakes. I mean you wanted the man support when you ran. I was just looking at the Lakota here from Trump's twenty twenty campaign manager Brad far skelly at the is accusing Romney of lacking the ability to save this nation is truth. Is he says Mitt Romney lack the ability to.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on KGO 810
"Nineteen seventy four Richard Nixon left office. The scene from the White House, south lawn. Vivid in those of us who witnessed it? That morning president Nixon famously boarded Marine One for the final time. You can get on that same Marine One of the Nixon library in Yorba, Linda, California, by the way. And. Gave his final double the victory the assembled crowd. But did you know that one of the most interesting aspects of that day is what didn't happen on the south lawn. Even though the president had two hours left in his tenure. The most critical tool of the modern presidency had already been taken away from him. The football. The key to launch a nuclear attack. So I want to talk about another secretary of defense. His name was James Schlesinger. Recall years later that in the final days of the Nixon presidency. He Slesinger had issued an unprecedented set of orders if the president gave any nuclear launch orders military commanders should check with either him. Jim Slesinger or secretary Kissinger before executing them, why Slesinger fear that the president who seem depressed and was drinking heavily might order Armageddon. Nixon himself had stoked fears during a meeting with congressman during which he reportedly said I can go to my office and pick up a phone and in twenty five minutes. Millions of people will be dead. Now, I have the privilege of interviewing Alan, Cranston. The former Senator from California here on K G O one of the last interviews Alan gave before he died. And I want to know the Cranston recalled vividly that he phoned Slesinger warning about the need for keeping a beserk president from plunging us into a holocaust. So I'm asking you a question given the fact that the president's our president today his very stability is questioned by many, including his former secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said that he spent most of the time preventing the president. From violating the law. Do you think James Mattis in his final message to the American military? Is analogous was he warning about Donald Trump? And remember what he said to the troops? I am confident that each of you remain undistracted from our sworn mission to support and defend the constitution while protecting our way of life. So keep the faith in our country and hold fast alongside our allies aligned against our foes, but we let's back up. What did he mean? Undistracted from our sworn mission. Is Jim Mattis. Sending a message to Donald Trump. And the military is it similar to James Slesinger who wanted to be sure that an irresponsible president could not break the rules. Why? No, it's January. I it's New Year's day. And I know that everybody is thinking why are you talking about this today? Because it's today. It's not tomorrow. It's today. And it's the former secretary of defense who resigned in protest of the president's policies. Four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten. Was Jim Mattis talking.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on KGO 810
"President. And there seems to be no particular concern about it. You have general Kelly sang that the president. Never ordered him to violate the law, but came during close to it. And you have the former secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying he spent most of his time trying to prevent the president from breaking the law. So the question I'm posing to you. I think is legitimate. And what do you think? About president of the United States of America saying, but because of the death. Of these two immigrant children from Guatemala. Is the fault of the Democrats? Because of their pathetic immigration policies. I mean, I'm asking because. I think it's important that we raise these questions. Four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten is the number right here on K. Oh, oh, I know. It's the last day of the year. And there are a lot of reasons why we should talk about anything else. But I wanna raise one more thing. And then we'll go to your calls. An article by Steve Chapman. In the Chicago Tribune. And it's titled Donald Trump's incurable. Incompetence? And he goes onto a numerate all the things that the president has done which demonstrate his lack of competence. Are people who oppose the Trump exaggerating? Let's get to your calls. Tom is calling from concord. Tom, welcome to K GO. Hi. Yeah. You know, I go back and forth. But I've seen documentaries on the military about what we should do and against terrorism and ISIS Tida. The fact is most generals are entrenched in World War One military tactics. We that happened in Vietnam it happened in Desert Storm and only people that know how to fight terrorism are the special elite forces in the CIA, and I think the generals need to get out of the way. If I think Trump knows that. So let me ask you when you hear from somebody like general Kelly or general mcchrystal who by the way was viewed as a very effective commander of American forces in Afghanistan, an unwinnable situation. Yeah, we're great at blowing things up does that. But does it bother you that these individuals who are trusted responsible people in the US military feel that there is something wrong with the president? Well, I've always been questioning what the president does because I don't like his dumbing down of his own intelligence to the American people in his base. But. You know, I look at it this way, if someone wants to stop my business contracts, I'm going to be pretty upset at them. But does it bother you? I'm I'm asking you anybody who would call. I really want to know. I am a student of history. I have never seen a situation where you have the president's current chief of staff, the former commander of American forces, a former secretary of state all saying there is something Ford in the way, this president conducts his presidency my question, very simply to you is does that bother you. Yes. No. Oh, yes. I you know, when TV when radio stations around here were going for Ted Cruz and then change ship because Trump was the flavor of the month. I pleaded not to use this bozo. But he he does have some good instincts. He I think it surprises people actually sticks to his guns in price to follow through on what he says he wants to accomplish that confuses. People in the deep state. Lip-service? I don't think there is such a thing as a deep state to be very honest with you wanna call it entrenched. Bureaucrats call it that I think the imprint entrenched bureaucrats are worried because when a president of the United States accuses the Democrats of being responsible for the death of two children think there's something wrong. I appreciate your call. I want you very happy new year. Four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten on John Rothman in Freeth unbear- men right here on K geo,.
Mattis resigns after clash with Trump over troop withdrawal from Syria
"So the Trump administration. Aides told the new. Times that the president became increasingly furious in the days following Madison's resignation letter the times reporting added that the president initially did not understand just how forceful rejection of his strategy Mr Batten haddish should because people took that resignation. And they really parse that out. They went sentence by sentence as they're going to do this. Don't like the president. Yes. So so here, here's General Mattis who a lot of people love except the left. Didn't love him. Remember, President Obama fired him in two thousand thirteen didn't even call him. He found out when an aide told him he'd been replaced. Yes. Not not a word from the left on that at all. They were silent about that. Like, well, who cares? He fired back. They didn't care about that. At all. Now, they love him because the because he's resigning, and so he's not going to be serving for President Trump's are. Now, they love him. And and President Trump's a horrible person for letting him go, right? So you so you're here's how here's here's the ark of serving your country these days, if you serve inside of this administration as at as you are serving in the administration, you are Beasley Bob you are Satan incarnate. If you're Rex Tillerson, if you're on Orosa, if your James Mattis, you are doing nothing, but ushering in the seven horsemen of the apocalypse. Now, if you decide to leave the administration or you're fired and instead of. And if you even relatively dunk on the administration just Mattis was just a little dunk on Rosa course, was kind of like half court. Michael Jordan at the end of Space Jam kinda dunk. Doesn't matter. Then you'll become a cult hero. All right. Then suddenly it's like yes Queen. Okay. Yes. Queen re Rex Tillerson like yes, come on. We love you. We love you. Exxon Mobil executive because you're saying mean mean things about the administration. So that's that's the career. That's the career arc of anyone coming in the comings and goings of the Trump administration, and that's summed it up beautifully. So so the this is again awkward, this is apparently a behind the scenes based on stories from people who have no authority to talk. Of course, of course, unnamed sources though, isn't it funny, Mary that is always increasingly furious. Like every one of these stories is always Trump becomes increasingly furious. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Well, he's unhinged. And we have to have that parody of him of being unhinged. Because he has to be insane. What he's doing in that? Because all of the people, of course, who voted for him are racist on Saturday. The president tweeted that he gave Mattis quote, a second chance after Barack Obama ingloriously fired him, which is true. Mattis led the US central command for two thousand ten to twenty thirteen. And then he disagreed with the Obama administration on Iran and rather than allow him to resign President Obama fired him, but didn't tell him he was fired because that's that's classy, Trump wrote some thought I shouldn't. I thought I should interesting relationship. But I also gave all of the resources that he never really had allergies are very important. But not when they take advantage of the US. So the president was speaking there about giving him a second chance some thought I shouldn't I thought I should. So I did he never had the resources that I gave him but. A lot of people are pointing to the line in James Madison's resignation where he talks about allies being important to the United States. And how we can't just turn our back on our allies. A lot of people are talking about the the Kurds that the United States has a habit of of arming the Kurds. We train the Kurds because they they fight against the fight against ISIS. They're they're they're loyal to us. And then we we leave them, right? We do it. We do time and time again, I don't know. How often we think they're going to stay loyal to us because we do it to them time and time again, I don't pretend to know that much about Syria to be able to speak about it with any kind of authority. So I'm going to say that I don't know the I don't know it's been going on for years and years. Does anyone have MS? Right. All the different players and everything else. I hear I have obviously we've heard about the Kurds over and over and over again and how they're like the one bastion of sanity in a sea of insanity. And that's apparently we're leaving them again. Right. And so now they're going to be slaughter. Yeah. Not not not really, I if you look at all the controlling forces in the region, the Kurds are absolutely surrounded by extremists and surrounded by very very dangerous people with this going to work out. Well for them God. Let's hope it's Christmas Eve, let's say a prayer. But this is a tough world when America leaves region, it certainly is a vacuum. And it is and there's only two thousand troops that are leaving that we have there. But that was enough to keep some stability. But we have not just Democrats. We've Republicans who are also not happy with this. And are speaking out about it as well. So we'll see. That develops presents. Got a lot on his
Rex Tillerson reflects on firing, working for "undisciplined" Trump
"President Trump buyers back Friday at former secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling him demonstra rock after the ex diplomat claimed he always had to remind the president some of his plans would violate the law in a rare public appearance. Tillerson sat down with former CBS news journalist Bob Schiffer during a fundraiser that according to the Houston chronicle Trump fired back on Twitter, saying Tillerson didn't have the mental capacity needed as the nation's top
Trump says Turkey has acted badly in Brunson case
"We are not going to take it sitting down that promise from President Trump this morning in connection to Turkey's ongoing detention of American pastor Andrew. Brunson he's a wonderful. Man pastor Brunson They made up this phony short. Said he's, a spy spy he's gone through a. Trial right down you call it a trial they should have? Given him back a long time ago the president's comments came today. After Turkish court rejected an appeal for brunson's released from house to
Emoluments case alleging Trump violated Constitution can proceed: U.S. judge
"Seeing, coastal, temperatures, hit the eighties. With no real relief from the heat, just yet the valleys inland locations will remain in the triple, digits through, at least the next week. This is China Mendiola with NBC four today in LA. Right now it's seventy six in brea sixty seven in Laguna beach seventy seven seventy seventy-five in. Downing we lead local from the KFI twenty four hour newsroom. I'm Jennifer Jones Lee Handle here Thursday morning the twenty six Big. Stories that we're covering today, the idol wildfire KFI reporter Corbin Carson is there it'll be reporting throughout the. Day and it's not good, news, that's for sure. Horse December the fire up Yosemite, even worse news they have down Yosemite for vacationers and that's a heartbreak because I've been there. And we had to reserve way way in advance also the president in a win looks. Like. The European Union blinked on the. Tariff issue okay Here is a. Case that has come back, and, that is arguing. That the president of the United, States is violating the constitution by making a ton of money off of his properties and that. Foreign corporation and governments are booking his hotels for example and therefore he's making a profit. Now The part of the constitution that is That's involved here is the emoluments clause, and what is a, Molin. Taking money basically just accepting gifts etcetera And it is, says It's real simple the constitution bars federal officials from taking emoluments from any king. Prints, or foreign state well what does the? Amalean, you may ask well certainly the courts in the United States have never answered that because there's never been. An emolument Malaya case As far as the federal officials certainly not the presidents ever been involved so here's, the argument obviously it's much of a political argument. People saying there's a real, constitutional issue a federal judge yesterday rejected President Trump's latest effort to stop a lawsuit that alleges that the. President is violating the constitution, by continuing, to do business with foreign governments making money out of foreign governments from foreign, governments while he, is the president clearly a violation of the constitution according to those people that are. Arguing, that and if filed a lawsuit so? This, ruling US district judge Peter messy out of Maryland will allow the plaintiffs who are suing plaintiffs being the Who. Are the plane liberty this really quick DC attorney general Carl Racine and Maryland attorney general are suing. To have the court declared that I guess he can't do that and whatever, damages are coming out of that at. This point I don't. Know and what it does it allows. The plaintiffs Maryland and the district of Columbia to proceed with, their case because Trump is violated the anti-corruption clause the immoral in Amaleans clause in the constitution in this seems to be the first time a, federal judge had interpreted those provisions and apply the. Restrictions to a sitting president, now if this ruling stands because you know it's going to be appealed instantly now we're looking very closely. At Trump's business which Trump, is not, very good at sharing his businesses he keeps up pretty close to the vest And the argument is a fifty two page opinion that the judge wrote that the constitution's ban on. A Mouly on emoluments could apply to Trump Could cover any business transaction where, foreign governments, deal with, Trump and he derives a profit gain or advantage and that's exactly what's happening you look at the hotel that Trump owns for example in Washington You've got foreign governments. Who book parties for example the government of Kuwait and that happened actually they cancelled one at another at, another hotel and went, ahead and then they booked, the hotel the Trump owns by the way one of the, lawsuits part of this is that the owner, of the other DC hotel. Is suing saying you cost me business that's, on an, individual basis So the organization and the Justice department the Trump organization the Justice department urged messy to dismiss the case because the founding fathers here's the argument had written the clause to stop. Officials from taking bribes not to stop, them from, doing business and if. This goes up to, the court supreme court we're going to find out what an emolument actually is and one of. The arguments that it's being used. Is how in God's name does Donald Trump still own his business is making a pile of money from, foreign governments is being argued and still remain president It's every other official has bailed out of businesses a lot and put, him in blind trusts blind trust means someone else runs them and there's, a firewall and doesn't tell the president. Or the official what's going on with his money and, the official doesn't get back into it until his tenure. In office is over and then some people even bail out of all of their holdings to make sure that there is no conflict for example remember Rex Tillerson secretary of state for a couple of months He was a CEO of Exxon and obviously owned a ton. Of stock, he sold all of his stock he has no more money In. Anything that deals with the, government an Exxon, had a ton of different contracts with the government and President Trump simply won't do that he still maintains his businesses and he says I'm, not dealing with, the day to day operations entering know what that. Means because when Jared Kushner? And Don Jr. who? Were, now quote? Running the businesses? They don't, go to Donald Trump and got here what. Do you think dad what do you think father-in-law which way do I. Go I mean Donald Trump's pretty. Good about staying in control So? It's, not putting? The money away? In a, blind trust it's not selling off assets although The argument in Donald Trump's, favor. Is if he has to sell off his interest in his hotels and the golf courses etc and the buyers know that he has to sell them doesn't that, by definition or practically reduced the price, and effectively the government is forcing. Him to lose money. And there's nothing. In the, constitution says you, have to lose money either it's gonna be fun it really is all, right coming up next I'm gonna have a lot of fun today, is a very. Important holiday and we're, gonna, talk about Catholic contraception also known as. Vatican roulette. And we, are I, love, this. One religion contraception babies doesn't get, better than that does it.
Trump pressed aides on Venezuela invasion, US official says
"Senate intelligence committee has released its findings agreeing with the entire us intelligence community that russia meddled in the two thousand sixteen election with the purpose of helping president trump when the campaign last august president trump raised the possibility of invading venezuela an official says the president pressed aids about a possible military strike there during oval office meeting which stunned then secretary of state rex tillerson and then national security adviser general hr mcmaster trump also reportedly raised the military option twice more with latin american leaders secretary of state mike pompeo we'll talk with dictator kim jong un this week recent satellite photos show north korea has upgraded its nuclear facility an action which is not in line with the north singapore summit promised to move towards denuclearization of the korean peninsula the trump tariffs have caused china to press the european union to form an anti us trade alliance so far e you agent nations don't appear to be interested the chinese and e you will meet for trade summit in less than two weeks and the trump administration is reversing obama era guidelines that encourage diversity in college admissions some of the stories we're following on first light today eighteen past and sports time and good morning john stolnis good morning evan and a happy fourth of july to you well if it's the fourth and that means baseball and last night as we sit here on independence day morning the washington nationals team everyone thought was locked to win the nfl east and be a world series contender has lost four straight games seven of its last eight and has fallen to five hundred after being beaten by the boston red sox for the second straight night.
Mike Pompeo offers aid to North Korea in exchange for forfeiting nukes
"The secretary of state pompeo is making some comments this on some other things let's take a very quick listen monk palmdale between he and i but i do have a real sense that he would he would find american investment of aaron technology american know how a real value to his people and in something that elite and i had a chance to speak about generally and i do think i do think it's something that if we get this right and we get the denuclearization right that america would be quite capable delivering them with lots of things that would make life better for the north korean people rich the south korean government today put the chances no we're not talking specific numbers here but they did put it at ninety nine ninety nine is there something that gave president trump tawes in direct conversations that this government has had with the north koreans and how would you describe since you've left pyongyang what kind of of communication the united states has had with the government of north korean yeah i i won't characterize that thanksgiving us boss chairman kim asked for this meeting president trump agreed to undertake it we work to find a date and location we got those set and since then we're driving on it is clear we are we're working to make sure that there's a common understanding about the contents of what will be discussed but i i'm optimistic but again this could be something that comes right to the end and it doesn't happen that's the president said we'll see and i think that's the place that we find ourselves there you go i think that's more there's basically there's a reaffirmation of many of many statements that the president made earlier and secretary of state pompeo i have to say i had nothing against rex tillerson it wasn't anything but i have to say i have a lot of confidence in the direction the pompeo was leading and i think that he has the not just experience he has the demeanor for our secretary state and so you know you can see that there is a very close partnership that is culminating with statements being made today we have just a few minutes before the top of the hour and i'm delighted that we are together here on news radio eight thirty k h h a couple of things first of all want to remind you that now is the.
Rex Tillerson warns of "growing crisis of integrity and ethics"
"The euro a dollar eighteen o two the yen one ten point seven two that's bloomberg business flash now here's michael barr with more on what's going on around the world michael barone former secretary of state rex tillerson warned that american democracy was threatened by a growing crisis and ethics and integrity tillerson speaking at a commencement address at the virginia military institute says of our leaders seek to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts than we as american citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom us birth rates have declined over the last few years but they hit a modern low in two thousand seventeen in baseball the mets loss along with the orioles and giants weather postponed the yankees action the red sox beat the as in the nba playoffs the western conference finals is now even at a game apiece after the warriors lost the rockets global news twenty four hours a day on aaron at tick tock on twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries i'm michael barr this is bloomberg john michael thank you five forty nine on wall street and time now for the bloomberg etf report brought to you by oppenheimer funds challenged the status quo with atm's that adapt monthly to an ever changing world find out more at oppenheimerfund dot com slash et apps some people want to hide from volatility in.
The Latest: Arab League meets 3 days after Gaza unrest
"The stabilizing the region meanwhile the arab league says members on preparing to respond to the latest situation in the palestinian territories and israel members met in cairo to discuss the bloodiest violence since two thousand fourteen that has left dozens dead if player as the us opened its new embassy in jerusalem it's didn't arab league secretary general how sam sake the arab league has a mandate to prepare a plan to counter the latest decisions taken by the united states or any other country that plans to move its embassy to jerusalem former secretary of state rex tillerson has taken a veiled shot at president trump morning that it going crisis of ethics and integrity is putting american democracy ass risk he criticized assaults on facts that he said would lead to the loss of freedom and added that only societies able to pursue the truth in challenge alternative realities could be.
Rex Tillerson warns of "growing crisis of integrity and ethics"
"Eight thirty am and byron ninety minutes away from the start of the country day the last day of the week it's a bright and jerry day today we'd rain yesterday was almost a red headline on bloomberg let's give you cook clash of the mortgage you could go bid twelve hundred ninety two by the way ubs say it is a painful moment for gold but you must keep the faith fourteen hundred bucks is their target in the next six months three to six months they expect the dollar to retreat from its highs wrote it over sap futures flat at the moment but there was a nice little bit of a turn of green on us stops at yesterday the question this morning is do you focus more on the geopolitics of the trump kim jong un possible possible meaning question marks ryan dot org focused on the data and the earnings on us markets that's the question i word headlines deborah mob is standing by deborah president trump says north korea hasn't directly raised concerns about his proposed summit with kim jong un and that's after pyongyang threatened through its state run news agency to pull out of the meeting anything we haven't heard anything we will see what happens korea says it feels the repugnance towards national security adviser john bolton and has rejected a socalled libya model in which it quickly surrenders its nuclear weapons former secretary of state rex tillerson has taken a veiled shot at president trump warning that a growing crisis of ethics and integrity has put american democracy at risk he criticized the salt on facts that he said would lead to a loss of freedom and added that only societies able to pursue the truth and challenge alternate realities could be truly free trump fired tillerson by tweet in mid march to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts than we as american citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom saint louis bad president james bullard says policymakers have no business blogging strategy weeks or months in advance because they don't know how.
California, Meghan Markle and Mr Tillerson discussed on WIBC
"The nuts of the millions of trees grow wild south of the sahara pick out the bad ones the butter will tastes bitter pick them out and it will have a very nice taste join me for half an hour's hard work staring large ports of shear butter after the news bbc news with jerry smith the authorities in the democratic republic of congo says the new ebola outbreak has spread to allow city making the disease harder to tackle annabella vaccine has arrived in the country for imminent use twentythree people have already died people in burundi of voting in a referendum on changes to the constitution that may lead president currencies staying power sixteen more years the campaigns being affected by intimidation with many people coerced into voting five properties linked to the former malaysian prime minister have been searched by police investigating a corruption scandal nigeriabrazil lawyer said personal items were seized president trump has acknowledged reimbursing his personal lawyer michael cohen more than one hundred thousand dollars last year the his part mr cohen admits paying over one hundred and thirty thousand dollars to the pornstar stormy daniels shortly before the presidential election the us office of government ethics says mr trump's statement should have come year ago the former us anchor trae of state rex tillerson has said american democracy is threatened by crisis of ethics and integrity his remarks of painting as availed reproach to donald trump mr tillerson also criticized the president's economic protectionism prosecutors in california have charged a father of ten children with torture their mother is accused of doing nothing to stop the abuse which included simulated drowning or waterboarding being strangled beaten and shot officers visited the family's house when a child was reported missing six weeks ago and meghan markle's father is reported to have had successful heart surgery days before her wedding to prince harry thomas marco is reported to have had a number of stent inserted this molecules half sister has been involved in a traffic accident reportedly caused by paparazzi donald.
Tillerson warns of ethical crisis among US leaders in speech
"Of state rex tillerson has taken what appears to be a swipe at president trump in a commencement address in his speech in virginia military institute tillerson warned of an assault on facts so what he called quote alternative realities if we do not as americans confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both public and private sector and regrettably at times even the nonprofit sector the american democracy as we know it is entering its twilight years