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"rex tillerson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Well, in the new Asia Bloomberg businessweek magazine just out, it's a Bloomberg exclusive about Exxon's toxic culture and how it's driving away workers who once coveted a career at the oil giant. The story by Kevin Crowley, U.S. oil reporter for Bloomberg news. He joins us this afternoon on the phone from Houston. It's a 140 year old oil company and it's making more money than ever, yet the pandemic exposed deep cultural problems and talent is fleeing. We've also got you a Weber with us the editor of Bloomberg business week. He's with us right now in the Bloomberg interactive broker studio. Joel, when we think about a 140 year old company, how could we not that many of those? There aren't that many of those. That's true, especially ones that were born after standard oils. Being dissolved. What is the, who is the type of person who goes and works at Exxon? Well, as Kevin writes, it's not maybe the kind of white collar talent that you might kind of think of at like a company that's been around for a really, really long time, but Exxon is built on engineers, really. And science and this is like a place where one of the few remaining companies really in America where a job is really for years, right? If not life, but what Kevin was able to report is that not only has there been the success, but within Exxon, there has been sort of a hollowing. And to be fair, a lot of companies have had this during the pandemic, right? We've seen attrition be something that is we talk about it all the time. But there's a difference with Exxon, which, as Kevin writes, it's almost like the culture has been trapped in this amber. So Kevin, you spoke to more than 40 people for this article. It was a major feat of reporting. Not an easy story to get. And I'm curious, what did you learn along the way? Yeah, it's really, as you said, I've been started out really like just another just another great resignation story. But really, when I really started to speak to people and dig in, there was really one common reason why people were quitting. And that was this toxic culture. People, people that were scared to speak against their bosses, they didn't feel comfortable speaking freely about climate change or promoting protein diversity. There was a real lack of exchange of free ideas, lack of innovation. And there was also a fear of being dropped in the company's zero sum performance ranking system. A system that was actually amped up to make even more competitive in the midst of in the midst of the pandemic. So what really changed was that excellent was, as you said, very much, one of America's last job for life corporations. They used to promise you to take care of you as a graduate all the way through to retirement. So long as you were loyal, so long as you work hard. That all changed during the pandemic because they decided they were going to cut people and they cut people through layoffs. They cut the base squeeze the performance evaluation system and everything just became a lot more amped up. And over the last two years, really 21, 22, we've seen huge amounts of employees leaving this time of their own business. Okay, so there's the metaphor in this story that we got to talk about here, Kevin, which is Rex's tree. Rex being Rex Tillerson, who is the prior CEO. At that time, the company was doing great. It had made $45 billion in a single year. The biggest profit of any company in U.S. history at the time, and this was in O 6. The company built a whole new compound. And put a tree moved a hundred foot oak tree that was meant to be sort of like the peace day resistance of what would be on this campus. And what happened from there? So they moved, they moved the tree. It's a huge feat of engineering to dig up the root system there are a hundred foot oak tree to move it into the middle of campus. It was really a remarkable feat. It even had its own custom built irrigation system. To keep it to keep it alive after the move. And basically over the years, the Canopy thins it last leaves, it lost branches. It got hit by lightning, at least once. And it really it really started it really started to look worse for web employees started to check. It was a bit like the giving tree shelf field that Silverstein book and eventually over literally over Memorial Day 2021. The campus arborists removed the entire tree and a memo went out in the morning saying that despite its outward appearance, it was dying inside. So take this to the company, right? Because that tree was supposed to be, you know, a symbol, if you will, or I think as you write, the company's reverence for the surrounding landscape and the environment. You know, we see big oil companies thinking about life after fossil fuels. And this was, I guess, supposed to kind of indicate to Exxon thinking about what's next. And yet it's not been the case inside, has it? So this is a this is the biggest issue facing facing exile at the moment is the energy
Rex Tillerson testifies he never asked Tom Barrack to 'conduct any diplomacy' for US
"Former Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has testified in the corruption trial of the Trump adviser On Norman hall Rex Tillerson was called as a government witness at the trial of Trump ally Tom barrack who is accused of leaking intelligence to the United Arab Emirates and working as a foreign agent for the UAE Tillerson testified he barely knew barrack a billionaire who was once the chairman of Trump's inaugural committee Tillerson spelled out he would meet with Trump on a regular basis to discuss foreign policy emphasizing that the sensitive conversations were supposed to stay confidential Prosecutors have alleged by provided inside information on how Trump administration officials viewed a UAE blockade of neighboring Qatar I Norman hall
The Trump Diplomacy
"The things that leaders have to do in diplomacy. And you mentioned two books in passing in your own book breaking history. One is the hundred year marathon by Pillsbury about China. Excellent book. The other is Lawrence Wright's book on Camp David. You have to be read. You have to be well informed, but you also need partners. I notice, you are trying for four years to get, and the Abraham accords are the key big deal of the Trump period. I mean, history will still be looking at them in 300 years. The key thing was not moving forward until Mike Pompeo replaced Rex Tillerson at state until Robert O'Brien arrived to replace John Bolton. Why do individuals matter so much when the principles want to get somewhere? So that's actually one of the fascinating things that hopefully people will get from reading the book is that I learned that nobody in Washington can get anything done by themselves. It's really a function of different people from different backgrounds with different experiences from different geographies coming to a coming together, having to agree on an objective, create a plan and then all row together in order to accomplish it. And I think in the beginning, Trump's policies were so radical to Washington, right? A lot of people say he's conservative, some people call them other things. I think of him as a pragmatist. And I thought that a lot of the things he was saying just made sense, right? Why are we stuck in all these endless wars if we're fighting a war? Let's fight to win. Why are we getting taken advantage of on trade by people who were protecting like Europe and NATO? And so all these things to me just made a lot of common sense. And so you had people in there. I think the biggest difference with a guy like Tillerson was that he wanted to manage the world, whereas Trump wanted to change the world. And Trump, I write about a lot about his decision making. I write about how he would take calculated risks in order to make big differences. And I give great examples. I take people into the situation room and into the different scenes when he was deciding to move the embassy. The fierce resistance he got from the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense from the Intel community from every other world leader, and Trump understood why no other president had done it before. It was just a barrage. But he didn't allow that risk to dissuade him. He studied it. And then he said, to me, Jared, I want you to go mitigate that risk. If people's fear is that there's going to be riots and explosion in the Middle East, call all the leaders in the Middle East and tell them we're watching. They want our help now with Iran. They want our help with military. They want our help with trade. They want our help with a million other things. Tell them this is a decision we are going to make, Israel is a sovereign nation. They have the right to determine where their capital is. And we are a sovereign nation. We have the right to recognize that decision. And so if they have a problem with it, they can voice it, but that's it. I don't want to see big problems. And so we really mitigated it. There's one leader in the Middle East who said to me at that time. He said, Jared, I'm not going to tell you to move the embassy. I'm not going to tell you not to do it. But what I will tell you is that if you do do it, you'll find out who your Friends are. And that was a very, very true and why statement. And we ended up working with everyone and we got it done. And I think that with Trump, the more that he slaughtered the sacred cows and did the things that everyone warned him couldn't be done. And again, he did them very thoughtfully. They were not done recklessly or impetuously.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Let's reassemble the panel for their take on this in a couple of other stories we're going to get into right now Bloomberg politics contributors Jeannie chansa and Rick Davis on the fastest hour in politics Rick you've run campaigns and you live polls Are they the same as TV ratings Well look I mean name ID initially is a very important thing especially right now And these early polls that's pretty much all they're picking up Now you know there have been millions of dollars of TV that have been placed in the Pennsylvania Senate race And I would say those are now sort of taking over whatever your public image is based on the initial name ID you had So early on yeah absolutely gives you credibility It helps you raise money Introduces you to the electric But sometimes you have to worry about that because not all name ID is good name ID And when you're known for daytime TV that's okay I guess but if your friends are Michelle Obama and Oprah you may have a kind of awkward conversation with Republican primary voters Who are some of the issues that Mark Nat mentioned Jeannie does this Donald Trump endorsement actually help Doctor Oz in the end I think it absolutely helps And it is just fascinating as Mark mentioned you know and Rick was just talking about It's an absolute positive in terms of name recognition to have been on TV and all those things But on the flip side he has a long history of statements and relationships that can come back to haunt him in a Republican primary And miles of tape genius they can start making those commercials right now right Well I guess McCormick already is That's right They can absolutely do that and voters are going to hear right from Oz's mouth I mean this is the thing He can't escape that We used to talk about this people in office They have to worry about defending their votes He has to worry about defending what he said 5 years ago on Oprah's TV show That's a different thing And there's one guy who understands what that's like his name is Donald Trump right Rick I just wonder how much of this sort of showbiz connection is what led to this Remember we used to hear when he was picking a cabinet officials or preparing to make a nomination he would handle it like a central casting decision right He Rex Tillerson He looks like a he looks like a state secretary Let's make him the job or the Secretary of Defense you know the mad dog This would fill the blank here for Donald Trump when it comes to a senator no Yeah it was an open secret in Washington that if you wanted to actually have a conversation directly with Donald Trump you'd get on Fox and you wouldn't do an interview And whether it was for influence or whether you were trying to get a job TV was the medium that he learned from You know but I would say it's a little odd because you know when you look at the confluence of the Trump Inc around David McCormick Stephen Miller Hope Hicks you know these folks You really you really got to believe that wow I mean it must be an inside deal where Trump has said go work for this guy because we're going to help him For Trump to cut the legs off of his own people by endorsing someone who they are all working against is actually quite unusual for Donald Trump Well I'll tell you what We'll see how this goes Do you agree Jeannie with Mark though that this is the most consequential of the picks so far You know I think this one is because you know you had two people and either one of them as Rick was just talking about could have gotten Trump's endorsement You know the other one of course we're all watching is what happens in Wyoming There's no surprise who he endorsed there I think that's incredibly incredibly consequential in terms of what it says about his ability to move the primary voters but in terms of picking a winner this one is certainly going to be it I want to ask you both about what Joe Biden was up to today not just speaking with the prime minister of India but he held an event on gun violence on curbing gun violence specifically as I read here on the terminal vowing federal prosecution for what they call ghost guns with new rules that he announced today He spoke about it with the vice president at his side in the rose garden Here's President Biden Law enforcement is sounding the alarm Our communities are paying the price We're acting today the United States Department of Justice is making it illegal for a business to manufacture one of these kits without a serial number Illegal These ghost gun kits I had no idea how easy these were They even had one up on the stairs there with them a little table was set up and it looks like a toy gun right here The parts you put it together he says this thing is real As I read I learn a lot about this today I guess a lot of people probably did You can you can make one of these things You can open the box and be shooting it within 30 minutes It's not something out of a movie This has become a much bigger part of the gun industry And these rules would also force sellers leave a pawn shop resellers anybody to actually put serial numbers on these guns because that's what they are missing is a serial number and it makes them impossible to trace Rick this is not a coincidence that we're getting into this today Crime was a massive issue for Republicans in some of the primaries and some of the.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Embarrassment to our country. At that point. Barr knew that wasn't true. He'd even had the Justice Department investigate. Now, he was being summoned to the president's private dining room after saying in an interview with the AP that Trump's claims of election fraud were wrong. And I told him that all this stuff was bull. And about election fraud. And when he said bullshit, I was wrong to be shoveling it out the way, so here he's bragging about, I told him, and then I said this, and then I said, so when people are telling a braggadocio story, like, hey man, I just threw that football and he caught it. You know, if you ever see a quarterback or a point guard after the big gaming, they went and they're bragging or they're just saying, ah, I'm just part of the team. They're talking out of one side of their face. So yeah, and so braggadocio and bravado, people will, which is a form of deception because it's exaggerating how much of a man I am or how much of a strong person you are. And right there he was saying to the interviewer, you know, hey, I told him, and that wasn't it. And I'm calling him out. So whenever you see asymmetrical mouth speaking, like Rex Tillerson, and if you're listening to Rex, you really, even though you're past your prime, you really should get or anyone that has asymmetrical mouth speaking should get speech, work with a speech pathologist and get where they're not speaking asymmetrical because people will across the world will look at you regardless of the culture like you're lying. Why is that person? He always would talk. I mean, 24/7. That's different than most people who have a symmetrical mouth most of the time, but occasionally they go as asymmetrical when they're talking. So what are those asymmetrical moments? Well, it could be contempt. It could be depending on the other things you see. I'm asymmetry is just a real general way of saying it. You have to look at everything else. You're a big guilt..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on On The Media
"Hey, there's a bunch of really great stuff here to suck on. What? On radiolab. We're going up. These trees are huge. Into the treetops. It was like being a detective. To chase a mystery. There is something going on up here. What's about to happen? Oh my gosh. And stumble into a secret garden. This is amazing. I know, I know. In the sky. Forests on forests, listen wherever you get podcasts. This is on the media. I'm Brooke gladstone. This week, another dispatch from OTM producer Molly Schwartz. She's in Moscow and has been observing the rising tensions between Russia and the west over Ukraine, one window into the conversation Molly tells us is the nightly gab fest on television. As U.S. journalists diplomats and politicians try to interpret Russian president Putin's increasingly hard to read actions and statements, Russian TV is saying all the quiet parts out loud. Molly noticed as she watched the nightly panel shows that there was one lone figure swimming against the tide of anti U.S. invective and American named Michael was sure. It's noon on a Saturday, and I'm walking with Micah was sure through his mile of a neighborhood in the northeast of Moscow. It's the nicest, cheap neighborhood in Moscow. A well coiffed order woman with big eyelashes, says the shy hello as we walk by. Apparently, she's a fan. Our audience is large enough that if I'm out in Moscow or even actually in Odessa, people will recognize me. We walk into his apartment where his wife is frying up some Bellini. His 7 year old son Lev joins us showing me how to fold blini like a pro. Have you ever seen your dad on TV? Yes. What does he do on TV? He talks about different stuff. That's actually true, but no except for purposes that have. I go on Russian TV and I have 5 seconds before I'm interrupted to get out whatever I want to say. The shows that he goes on are debate style gab tests. With two hosts and a panel of 6 to 8 guests who are called experts. Michael was sure is on this stage because he's basically a professional American. In the past, he's jumped from job to job. He worked for a while as an English teacher. He was in line at one point to join the foreign service before Rex Tillerson's hiring freezes hit. He has a freelance writing career that he's slowly but surely nurtured on the side. But these days, he earns his paychecks appearing almost daily on Russian TV, expounding on America's role in the day's top news stories. I was teaching English. I had a group at a radio station independent radio station. And in 2016, they kind of realized that the English teacher could talk about what was going on back in America. And so I did a few segments about the 2016 election. A television producer heard about this. And wrote to me on Facebook. And rest is history. Me to stay in the bar. The show you're hearing now is bring me a peculiar or a time will tell in English. On Russia's channel one. This show is rowdy. Full of antics. There's lots of yelling. Sometimes there's pushing. One time a host artyom Shannon tried to get a Ukrainian blogger to eat from a bucket labeled the S word. To raucous applause. It was later revealed that it was chocolate. Another time, Shane and physically attacked American journalist Michael bob. Swatting him aggressively at the nape of the neck and saying you're provoking these. Why are you provoking me? Time will tell was modeled off an earlier Russian talk show called okna. That ran from 2002 to 2005. Some involved in the creation of okna have said it was a copy of the Jerry Springer show. All you do is sit around nag me, don't let me have no time with my friends. I'm just tired of it. So I'm here to tell you I'm cheating on you. And just like on Jerry Springer, the panelists were invited on are there to create maximum drama. We're sure assess the guests are divided informally into liberals and patriots. The format is designed so that one side always wins and the other side always loses. And the side that always loses is my side. And how would you describe what you represent on this panel of people? So I represent not exactly the American position, but the more liberal American position. Each of the three major Russian channels has a show similar to time will tell. And TV has missed a key or meeting point. Aden has shifted or 60 minutes. And while sure has appeared on all of them, every night, he gets a WhatsApp message from a producer about whether they need him for tomorrow's show. Sometimes that can come as late as 10 o'clock, so I have to be flexible. Sometimes I'm on sometimes I'm not. And what kind of things do you do to prepare? I have to know everything that's happening in the world. And then I have to know everything that these Russian patriots think is happening in the world so that I'm ready for the conspiracy theories that the guys across from me are going to be throwing up. After arriving at the station, was sure it gets his TV makeup done and is ushered into the studio. The host come in and the music comes up. In the past couple of weeks, with the rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine, they've actually started playing Hollywood style, horror movie music. And the first time I heard it,.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on The Trish Regan Show
"It's amazing to me that nobody has been covering the Durham report. What has been alleged out of that about Hillary Clinton hiring basically, you know, some thugs effectively, some technology thugs to go in there and hack into the Trump computer systems. I mean, this is wild stuff. And yet it's going nowhere? I don't understand this. Apparently, even John Radcliffe had said, look, there's a lot of stuff here that would merit indictments and a Comey and others there. Peter strzok. It went right on by him. Of course it did, right? Because all these people have some kind of horse that they are backing, and that's what's so messed up. I'll tell you, I'm so disgusted with politics right now. And I'm seriously disgusted with the left because it's like they just have their agenda their way they did not like Trump. Regardless of what you think about Trump, okay? Regardless, let's just leave him out of the equation for a moment. What we're talking about is a serious. You got one campaign hacking into another, you have them presenting that evidence as though it's gospel, our own darn FBI doesn't have the brain cells enough to check it out and say maybe we ought to check out some of these sources, turns out some of the people compiling this information were alleged to be Russian spies. I mean, there's one guy that was on Christopher Steele's team that our own government was checking out. And so this is the guy writing the so called dossier. It is so messed up and the fact that she doesn't have to face the music on this is pretty darn alarming.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"If chris wallace thinks that what do you think the taliban thinks it is it. It's a it's a. It's an interesting observation by chris. Because it is you know he is a staff man. That is his background. He was biden staff director on the senate foreign relations committee. He's he's you know he's a he's a staffer and that's typically not. Who put you know in in a job that thomas jefferson one had and In in you know ultimately one of the things kind of the flip side of that You know you could argue condie. Rice is also seen as a as a staff person is that you are perceived as having your of the president and i do think when tony blinken is talking to People overseas not to defend him. But you know he. He is seen as someone who is kind of appendage of biden and so that does give him some credibility because he's not gonna you know unlike rex tillerson say get kind of undercut by the president on on twitter the next day. Yeah dr rice. As an african american woman survived birmingham and and made it in a white male world. I don't think anyone ever questioned her. Strength of character and purpose when swallowed says staff debt. And obviously you don't. You're stanford guy but when chris wallace says staff man in dc dismissive brutal as it gets and and so do other people share that opinion. Do you share that opinion. I i've been. I've been blown away by out badly. Afghanistan has his gun. And i do think that Blinken is a is is a very important part of that story and i do think biden does differ to lincoln and i think blinken didn't push back as hard on biden if he should have because. I think there was the sense that like this is what the president wants to do. We're going to do what the president wants to do. And so we're not gonna go through all the reasons. This is problematic And and that is one of the things that a staff person does who's not a principal principal who comes in having been in congress or or running a corporation or if someone who has kind of their own power base in certain add moral view and blinken is very much a biden guy and i do think that ultimately has shortchanged the president on this hugely consequential issue and i do worry that it will similarly Cause problems on other big global issues. That are that are coming down the pike and of course the most important of which is china. You know the weaknesses. Provocative is a saying among the reaganomics and my people the center right the national security conservatives that constitutional concern. We are very worried about the next three and a half years. Have you heard that from anyone and not because they're going to spend the next three generations money. I'm worried about that. I'm just worried about the cpa and russia because weaknesses perot provocative. I'm worried about iran getting a nuclear last fifty seconds to you. Do you worry about this because of the weakness people i do. I do worry about all of those things. And i do think. It's vitally important. That biden project strength. I think you know one of the things that we have to do. Coming out of this debacle in afghanistan mean he was. I disagreed with it. I thought it was a terrible idea. I wrote that we should leave a residual force in the biden. Should back off. I wrote that we shouldn't close backroom. Ultimately biden did have an electoral mandate to do that. he ran on it. He followed through on his campaign. Promise i thought it was a bad idea. But he did it now. It's incumbent upon the administration to project strength to the world so that china and north korea and iran and others. Don't don't encroach and i agree with that. I just completely pessimistic about that happening. James home in washington post every single morning. You ought to be reading him at james home and on twitter in the washington post with his column. I'll be right back. America on the hugh hewitt show to hewitt for birch gold. If you found yourself completely befuddled by events in afghanistan alarmed about inflation and other was uneasy well about everything american standing in the world about what comes next. Then you're feeling like everybody else's and uncertainty is usually a time that you want to increase your holdings in gold. When i do that. I do it.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Chris Crocker right now on use talking 20 w B a t v dot com Well, if you listen to the show with regularity to know that this man is a friend of the show and and comes on and off and as we can get him because he is agent, an expert On Middle East on peace. War on terrorism. And he's written 15 New York Times bestseller books. I may have shorted him on one or two. But he also is a writer of nonfiction. And he has a brand new one coming out. That literally is right. Right in the wheelhouse of the top story in the world today, Afghanistan and this book can be a pre purchase it let me know if I'm off on this. It's coming out the seventh of September. But it can be pre purchased. I believe now Joel C. Rosenberg. His new book is and by the way, also what I'm really proud of the fact to say that he also was 2030 years ago, 40 years ago. You know how long putting some years on? Uh, he's not gonna like that was funny. He worked with Rush Limbaugh as a researcher decades ago, and it's a very personal good friend of Russia's until we lost him recently. As you know, but Joel C. Rosenberg is his new book is Enemies and allies an unforgettable journey inside the fast moving and immensely turbulent middle of modern Middle East. And Joel. Welcome to the show, My friend. I appreciate that. Let me know. Did I get anything wrong in the book or availability? No, that was pretty good, Chris, and it's great to have you with us. It's a tragic We could have tragic couple days. And yet, um I always like talking to you, No matter what we're talking about, but wow, my heart is heavy for that radical Islam has hit us again. And yet another American president blindsided by it. You know, I wonder about that, Joel because I I don't think you're more of an expert in other than ever base, but I just said, I don't think he got blindsided. I think that he knew What he was doing. Walking into this. Tell me your take on What went down not just with the terrorism that affected us and killed our Marines and Navy Corman. But the decision to end things the way he is doing and then into the the horrific act of terrorism that killed almost 200. Afghans We now hear and 13 of our troops and 15 of them wounded. Tell me Tell me your thoughts on that. Yeah, well, look, you and I are friends and I have great respect for you. And that's why I'm going to say in this case, you're wrong. How dare you was And the reason the reason But it's an understandable mistake, And that is We look at an American president, and we think, 20 years after 9 11. How can people not get who our enemies are? How can they You know, the whole theme of this new book, Enemies and allies is to misunderstand. Nature and threat of evil is some risk being blindsided by it. Now, you think, 20 years after 9 11 who have money stand radical Islam. I'm not saying people his doctorate, you know in it, or that people know every new nuance in ist. But But you're thinking but Europe But you, Chris are looking at President Biden. You're thinking, Listen, this guy has been around and the public seen for 50 years. He won the presidency, arguing that he knows foreign policy and he will make things right. He came. How does how How could he be doing this as badly? Even the Democrats, even the little Even the media is going. Oh, my God. What are you doing? How is he making it this bad? And I'm telling you, it's because he doesn't understand the enemy. There you go, Okay, and when you don't understand it, and so here's here's the stimulus way to put it, and I actually write about this in the book because Um, in enemies and allies. I you know, the last chapter is, uh, well, the second blast Shepherd is about the transition from Trump to fight in, and I and obviously I, You know, the book had to be finished in March, and so it could be published by September. So I I couldn't give you examples of what he was going to do in this first months in office, But I was saying, Let's look at his record. There's some good things, but there's some serious mistakes he's made, right and and and I'm telling you right now. Chris Pine is making the exact same makes a mistake now. But he made in Iraq. Look at you. Biden convinced Obama it's time to talk 100% of U. S forces. Out of Iraq, right so in in the in the end of 2011. Biden persuaded and manage the process of getting on with US forces out of that out of Iraq. What happened? It created a vacuum into which Isis emerged and created a genocide and a camel feet to slider. Christians. And Muslims and Yazidis in ghastly, horrific members. Right genocide. Okay, now, you would think That a person would look at their path and see that was a mistake. You know my instincts or noble. I fired the right thing. Get our trips out. And you know enough of Iraq already. But But Biden should be able to say I made a mistake. I didn't understand that radical Islam would see a 100% retreat. As surrender and they would and they would be emboldened by this to go kill. Faster and harder to drive us out of the rest of the region, right. But buying is doing the exact same thing right now. I think that you can negotiate right. The Taliban. And that the Taliban like that can be trustworthy. They can be reasoned with as though you were talking to someone in horrible or yeah, or, you know Or in Congress, which I'm not sure there's a reasonable and rational but understand, but that Biden language listen to him saying, Listen, we trust them. They're not great, but you know, we made an agreement with them. I think it'll hold What Is he talking about? It's because he does not understand his enemy. And when you don't understand your enemy you were going to be buying cited by the level of evil that you just don't see coming And you should New York Times Best selling author Joel C. Rosenberg. His new book comes out in a week. You can get it in advance copy of it by going online. And pre order it. I should say enemies and allies. It's really literally about the kind of stuff are talking about right now. Which is unbelievably awesome. Uh, to have you tonight. Appreciate that very much, Joe. Okay, so Yeah, well, so here's Here's one of the things. Um, this would explain why I've been saying for the past week or so that I think you'll agree with me on that I was right about that. Joe is so bold and resolute on this because he literally thinks he's doing the right thing. He literally thinks this is the right thing to do. It's not because he's incompetent will use uncomfortable. It's not because he's got this all that. It's literally because he literally is like, yes, look at me. He's like that Muppet newsman, the blue guy, the Eagle guy There's like, Look at me. I'm standing out looking over the West Wing. I'm the You know, That's how I think he thinks about this is that Jive with what you say. There's there's there's a humorist that comes with what he sees as 50 years of experience. He saw Trump as a moron. And you know, in the end for the guy had no experience. He therefore he didn't know how to handle the Middle East. But actually under President Trump. We got four Arab Israeli peace treaties, which I described the whole process in enemies and allies. I describe all the opposition to trump. And yet how trump with no foreign policy. That's true. Managed to make four historic Arab Israeli peace treaties. When everybody said he couldn't do it, Um there was not a single soldier American servicemen who died in the last 18 months in Afghanistan. So this so trump, who was You know, in Biden's mind at Neanderthal. Was amazing. I mean, I'm not saying everything in the entire world he did in his policies were right, but he had a tremendous track record of success. Right? Everyone said if you move the US Embassy From Tele Vive to Jerusalem. Everybody in the world, including the secretary of state at that time, Rex Tillerson, Trump's own secretary of state, said this would blow up the middle the applause you for a second, Joel C. Rosenberg and what knows he really really knows because his dual citizen Israeli and U. S Israeli and U. S Citizen Evangelical Christian and Jewish person. Best selling author. New York Times Bestselling author enemies and allies is the new book. It's literally about everything we're talking about right now with Afghanistan and Peace, the Middle East. Stand.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Unexplainable
"In two thousand eighteen. Douglas and his team at penn published a study which found that these government officials did appear to have sustained brain injuries. But they didn't know what could have caused them. The team left that open. Claiming the symptoms were due to a quote unknown energy source associated with auditory sensory phenomena. Meanwhile the us government seemed split on how to refer to the episodes while some called them incidents others like former secretary of state. Rex tillerson started calling them attacks. We hold them. Cuban authorities responsible for finding out who is carrying out the health packs. Not just our diplomats. But as you're seeing now there are other cases with other diplomats. The us ended up withdrawing most of its staff from the cuban embassy but more and more incidents kept being reported. This time outside of cuba. I it was in moscow in invisible attack in a moscow hotel. Ben it was in china abnormal sound left a consulate worker with a mild brain injury. It was in australia to senior. See i. I have been attacked in washington dc on the national mall. They want to turn now to a mystery right here. In the nation's capital the reports kept on coming. It's been reported in poland. London and taiwan. And even this past summer. There were incidents in vienna so this a big issue for the austrian authorities and clearly for the united states. Next thing you know it's nbc the new york times sixty minutes science journalist dan hurley again. They're all saying. Americans are being attacked and scott pelley tonight on sixty minutes in his classic signature. Rumble i'm scott. Pelley on scott kelly. There appears to be a hostile foreign governments plan to target americans serving abroad and their families at first the. Us blamed cuba the cubans. Were saying we don't even know what you're talking about. This is not us then the. Us blamed the russians. They blamed the chinese but incidents have continued to be reported as of now. It's up to around two hundred people but you know the truth is there's no evidence of any foreign government being involved. Is there any type of sonic weapon. That could do this. Like could cicadas be be weaponized. No not done no no so there. Is this strange effect. That's called the fray effect back in the sixties a scientist named allan fray found that microwaves aimed at the head could cause a clicking sound. You had to be in a very quiet room to even notice it. But the fray effect cannot cause brain damage. It's just something people grabbed on one of the engineers. I spoke to who did a study of the fray effect kenneth foster professor of bioengineering. He said the kind of effect that is being talked about With the embassy is truly a theory tale. He said you might as well be talking about little green men from mars throwing darts of energy. I can't conceal the microwave weapon as being thought about in this case no one is measured. Microwaves in the embassy. As far as i know it's just purely speculation. there's anything at all logging. Microwaves in this case. And if you take that low level of energy that gets you the fray effect and just turn it up a lot. Could that be a possible. Cause here like shoot a lot of microwaves. So there's something else. Called an active denial system which the us government the military has used to disperse a crowd. It's called millimeter waves instead of. Microwaves it's ninety five gigahertz instead of two and a half gigahertz okay. So like higher frequency than microwaves. Yeah and it only goes skin deep So it makes you feel like you've got a burning sensation on your skin. And it's never been known to any sounds or to cause chronic brain damage. What if you did this. With actual microwaves and not millimeter waves. Well that would be exactly like climbing inside a microwave oven and it wouldn't be something that they hear a noise and go. Gee what's that no it would be like getting microwave. It heats up your body and it would be a painful experience okay. outside of microwaves or millimeter waves. Are there any other possible. Causes here ultrasound. And that i guess is is very high pitched frequencies. Yes now apparently if you took an ultrasound generator and you put it in a bucket of water you could make little bubbles appear and i talked to timothy layton. Who's a professor of ultra sonics. And he told me you know if you send it through the air you'll never get that effect you know with the pregnant woman. The reason they use the slippery gel is you can't have an air gap so essentially the idea here is that you couldn't get this effect from faraway right. Someone would have to sneak up behind them and touch them with an ultrasound machine or something. Yeah you know. What layton said was we have no evidence and no theories of how it could do that and he said the idea of some kind of secret ultrasonic death ray going through the air to hit you. It's nonsensical and that's a quote and one of the key. Things is even if you got a concussion. It is unusual for people to develop chronic long-term sickness from that and yet most of the people with this syndrome do seem to have chronic symptoms mean. It just doesn't fit with what's known about mild traumatic brain injuries. None of it makes sense by any physical means to this day. Neither pen doctors who examined the patients nor other experts have been able to point to a definitive cause for venison drum but some scientists have claimed that certain high frequency radio waves could be conceivable possibility. The science is far from resolved. But dan is one of many people who think there could be another option here. There is a simple explanation that is entirely consistent with what neurologist. No and nobody wants to believe it. That's after the break..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"With the gut still airways trump's running unless unless he house there are. There's a decent amount of reporting that suggests that the kobe case of the i was pretty severe unless he has complications from cova between now when the primary start low likelihood people. It's a lull. I mean it's like when people tell me biden's not running again i go. I mean we'd have to see it like you'd have to really be seeing clear. Signs on trump really looked like shit and a couple of the. I like the first pictures that that were taken them. Outside of outside of mar-a-lago like outside. Oh where he was really after the first couple rallies there was a couple there was a couple of where he just looked very very very dehydrated. Even just he. He did not look like his not that. Not only a picture of weird. And this is super speculative. I think he had like a neck talk. I think i was looking at because we're talking about the woman's net looks really weird right. I think he was trying to do something about the wattle. 'cause that waddell was getting pretty substantial towards the tail end of his presidency and i know trump has commented on that on his own pictures. He doesn't like when he has a lot. maybe there was an took. I didn't i didn't particularly like maybe did some. Hold sculpting but it's i. I'm not the guy for that but i mean joe biden berry fairly obviously had several face lifts and had things like it seems like they're just they're just grabbing at the back of his head what they did during the campaign. That bo talk show the they put him on to start that campaign. They wound the clock back ten years. It was creepy. How effective it was. It was like showed up real smooth. So smooth settling like unreal smooth. Yeah no it was. It was quite quite a sight. Alright we one other note here. Justice department looking into giuliani over lobbying for turkish interests. This is the thing from the trump yours that just continues to hang out there with mike. Flynn his problematic relationship with repti- up air on the fact that he published an editorial going into the two thousand sixteen election talking about the importance of turkey and turkey was fighting with somebody at like. There's a lot of going on with that in. Flynn got into all of that. Meanwhile giuliani had this relationship. Flynn also had his group Oh god a what is the name is group. Seal or something group and they were working with turkey to news doing contracting work with turkey And other guys who got charged or the of course the mole. Appropriate it twenty. Seventeen trump and giuliani pressured. Rex tillerson to persuade the justice department. Drop money laundering. Charges against giuliani's client raza rab a turkey. Based iranian-born businessman. Giuliani also urged trump to extradite. A turkish cleric living in exile in the united states who registered aired want accused of inciting a coup. So this is fatullah gulan. Poor poor fatullah on just everybody just wants to pick on to look lumps constantly like this remains to me the story from the trump. Here's that if i could get like closure on any one thing i really want closure on this. We know flynn worked with like people in got fairly far along in the kidnapping plot to extradite fatullah on. We know julie. I knew about this. He had to know about this because he was working on the back. End here to harden to go on stuff and you have to imagine that giuliani in flint were in cahoots on the front end of this deal to like wise. This okay we we on the podcast or we we as americans in general. We don't talk about turkey. That much and turkey has touched like every geopolitical conflict. We've had the last ten years from like rava azerbaijan. Flynn giuliani a heavily tied up with the russians. There's there's ilhan omar omar stuff i taught. That's that's just a testament to how far reaching turkey is and how developed out their political like they have a really sophisticated political operation on a geopolitical level. And i'm with you. I don't know. I just keep popping up. There's no cook like to get new looking for coverage on that i. It wasn't really until i start doing stories. And i was like holy shit. Turkey touches a lot more stuff than you realize. No one talks about it. Who's doing curve shifts. Who's doing good coverage of turkey. That's still allowed in turkey also true. No and that's the other thing to these restrictive regimes of which there are more around. The world are restricted when it comes to media coverage of them so it becomes really hard to get good coverage of them. This is why part of the reason. Why coverage of syria so contentious at this point is that like the government of syria is. They are fascists. You're not interested in having fair imbalanced media coverage yeah it complicates. It complicates things when they let people in heads I don't know if you were to touch the motto No i mean look look. Here's the one that was say about that The most interesting story was the donations and stuff. Going into max blumenthal That we're actually now really starting to see. Look we have long speculated. I think look everyone has opinions and there. There are a lot of shared opinions about certain after unloved too many of us including on the show here kind of our bad actors like who names. The names chris. Ehrmann tei max blumenthal people like that and the case what shaun king shaw shocking is a great way. Yeah all right great poll. Oh who's the guy who proud socialist. Which is ryan night. Yeah ryan told him on. Actor told guy but in the case of blumenthal and shaun king They're they're real good. Examples king steals from good people and uses good people's money to fund his own griff which is actually makes it really particularly diabolical. The case of blumenthal matei they in a grey zone media. They're getting money from some of the shittiest governments in the world to put out this worldview. Are well okay. So the money trail doesn't necessarily say to put out this world but you start to see the money that is coming in and you go like would that change your opinion. I i asked your listener. If you could get paid forty thousand dollars a year. To get up in your. Pj's it put out. Like a little bit of tweets. A little bit of commentary about oh man. Us intervention 'isms bad man particularly in syria syria of all places of man. You know the. Us man like for forty k. A year mostly. We'll take that deal. Most people say like you know people. Aren't that hard to buy now. I wonder why. I'm surprised we haven't seen sooner. I wonder what glenn greenwald costs to that. I mean that's the big question right. Now now the the especially seeing blumenthal thinking about greenwald's and his changing positions in shifting on things and he's trying to score the. I've been watching him like i for as much as i beat up on him. I watch like a long interview with him in. Ben burgess just the other day light. i'm seeing greenwald trying to crystallize thinking around this stuff and make it as like co man as possible. Didn't like i did. I didn't run low enough on content to to do the. His in nate robinson's editor. I i. I'm not that desperate for for content laws at work but someday someday and they take it in. Arguing is like i mean good lord to him and eight robinson arguing sort of self answers the question. Why does it left. Politics connect with a wider is.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Every week he has shocking because he's a democrat from west virginia which is very conservative state. And he's not shy about sort of stake in his claim early change in vain so on the democrat side. We look so the moderates on these issues. So it's the mansions the cinemas the testers. Exxon is even trying to get through to president biden through his friend. Senator chris coons. This guy goes on to say that. Chris coons is like all you know. They talked to him constantly and because he's from delaware where biden is from that they. They're really exploiting this connection to you know. Get them to hear their side of this debate. Which is please. Don't make us pay more taxes or pay for a carbon tax while you go and pay for these new technologies that are infinitely renewable and have no carbon emissions. Yeah those are the moderates just to be clear. That's what that's what he said. We we looked for the moderate who are open to being in the pocket of exxon mobil when it comes to climate change. Thank you know right. Moderation is considered in the in the democratic party in maryland politics. And it's not about the filibuster this other shit like they know you know again the the calculus for a lot of people in the senate is merely just just stay in office. It's not to deliver results for people. Just know i wanna get here. And i wanna feel like i can never be knocked off this part so if i have to do deals with the earth fuckers you know that are out there with their deep pockets than i will do business with the. That's the same sort of Pag grabbing short tim logic that governs all of this right. I mean what is the in game for exxon mobil. There's a finite amount of the resource that they piddle in the world right. It's like you just gotta have a vice grip on power distribution in light unite predicting how much it costs to to find a news and we run out and then that guy. I don't know we're gonna run out how we're going to run out. I wouldn't have got into this in the first place. I would have given it to this other thing. That apparently could be a much better path. Forward but yeah even when listening to this it. Just it's you know it's one thing to always see this sort of gridlock. Happen in the senate and just with our very fucked up form of governance but then when you really see on the other side of the people who are the ones exerting the pressure speak so plainly like that. It's never about this other stuff it's like. No infrastructure is supposed to be like roads and stuff don't come into arlene with this emissions reduction or carbon tax stuff. We don't wanna hear it and then this piece goes on later on to say where they admit how exxon we'll be a carbon tax. But they only do that because they know the road. There is so hard that if they can just stay fixed there then they can excuse. All this other stuff was like well. We're four carbon tax. You just pass something you know. That's what we'll do but also behind the scenes were gumming up the gear. So you guys won't even get close but you can but again when you hear. Both of these lobbyists speak. It's clear to them that the pace at which people are asking for new forms of energy and to address climate change. They see themselves as having like a four year window like to do as much damage as possible before the legislation kind of consumes their business. Probably but who knows. They seem to be very often. They got great service. Stations friendly attendance to hell of a product. As you've always said. I mean they were the first to know about climate change. They knew about climate change in the early eighties before we knew about climate change. And that didn't change anything so i mean. I think dan climate get him outta here. This guy this guy. Yeah if there's any hope for people that like those Exxon mobil is investing in a greener future campaigns. Have some actual truth behind them. Like we can give up on that that this is what they're invested in which is making as much money. Next quarter is essentially. What it right all. Yeah that all finishes voice been thinly-veiled. Pr exercises right with absolutely no substance british petroleum rebranding to be on patrol. You've been invented the idea of carbon footprint. Yeah right which is pretty much just like gods is too big for us if we can just force everyone to thinking that can shoulder a tiny bit of responsibility for their carbon emissions we can keep just absolutely pillaging everything right and the yup. It's on you listener. You gotta draft paper straws and asya in your bags when you go to the grocery store. Yeah don't don't fuck this up to get a week can fix this. Don't always up for rex tillerson. Who went from the ceo of exxon to the secretary of state. That's truly amazing. Look at the fucking of for lack of a better word pipeline and you see just how all of this shit moves like. It's all you know again for people who aren't cynical or radical enough yet. Just take a second look out how they move to. It's the same thing as you know. How celebrities always celebrities rice. The ones who know what it's like. Yeah right right right yeah. They're like oh i can. I can only lay my head down with another evil earth fucker. Who has the dread of their collective karma for the deeds. They've done in the pursuit of profits hanging over their head. But we loved to vacation in. Bali right yeah. They've already made their decision a long time ago. And that's how that's how you know that they're they're good. They're good for the job all right. Well let's talk a little bit more about you know where the shortsightedness of the us has gotten us so. Republican governors are now basically begging their constituents to get vaccinated after the country missed. Its goal for vaccinations by Just you know. If republicans had gotten vaccinated we would have hit seventy pretty easily currently new washington post. Abc news poll showed seventy four percent of people who haven't been vaccinated. Say they probably or definitely won't get vaccinated and that eighty six percent of democrats have received at least one vaccine shot compared with forty five percent of republicans so breaks down pretty evenly along ideological lines there. Yeah they're dealing with something spookier now because of the delta variant and now that it's becoming you know the click slowly the dominant strain In the us these states and cities that have low vaccination rates are looking at experiencing significant infection rates. And this is why these governors like in utah. Arkansas west virginia cetera. Have again been saying things like you know. I think asia hutchinson argue. I was like the vaccine is the only solution to this. Like saying very directly on dvd to people who would listen. Because you know they're looking at sub fifty percent vaccination rates. You got jim justice. Who's the governor of west. Virginia saying when it really boils right down to it. They're in a lottery to themselves. We have a lottery that says if you're vaccinated we're going to give you stuff. We've you've got another lottery for them and it's a death lottery. hell yeah. Energy sack governor of west virginia. Well you got another lottery for them and it's a the death lottery i mean it's so appropriate that somebody named jim justice because it sounds like a that that is a steven seagal character name and that the way he spoke about that is sounds like it could be from a trailer for a stephen scope playing lottery. A death flattery. And that's the name of the seagal movie death. Yeah death lottery as down by this steven seagal in death lottery or is.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Communities climbing on January, said she's left the Republican Conference. I was shocked that she would accept something from Speaker Pelosi. Would seem to me is since I didn't hear from her. Maybe she's closer. Her than us. I don't know. Oh, these people, you know, we get we get ourselves stuck in this trap. Where we hate politicians as we should. I mean, you can't hate these politicians enough. We hate politicians, but we still convince ourselves there somehow. Different than us, right? In reality there so unbelievably petty and small. Liz Cheney. Obviously she's you know of the Cheney political royalty family in the safest seat in the world and Wyoming if you're a Republican elected statewide in Wyoming. You the only way the only way you can lose your seat. Is by making Republicans mad. There aren't enough Democrats. I think there are two in the entire state of Wyoming. It's just it's not a Democrat place. The only way you can lose your seat is by doing what Liz Cheney did yet not only she did it Not only was she vocally anti trump, she won't back off it. She just keeps going and keeps going and keeps going and keeps going and normally Normally I can see the angles. Almost always I can see the angles. I know why people are doing what they're doing. Don't have a lot of what you would call Marketable skills. Angles I can see. Cannot figure out Liz Cheney. Can't figure it out. You're throwing away and not, you're not not your throwing. Okay, you've thrown away a political career. She's almost undoubtedly going to lose in a primary unless we get too many people in the primary and they split the vote. But you're throwing away a political career. For What That's what I can't get. Okay? It's one thing, All right. Hey, I just want to be done with politics. I don't know. I would guess the family is extremely wealthy Ex. I think Dick Cheney is really wealthy. You know all that Halliburton stuff and whatnot. I'm sure he's doing fine. Chris Googled Dick Cheney's net worth, even though that's not accurate at all. Google Dick Cheney's network for me real quick. Maybe she's super wealthy and what's to go Sip Mai tais on a beach somewhere and just wants to take some shots at Trump on the way out the door. Other than that? I can't figure it out. What is the network Chris? $100 million. Okay, maybe that's it. Maybe that's maybe dictate is still alive, though, So it's not like, Well, maybe he gave Liz a whole bunch of it. I don't know. I don't know. I can't figure out the Liz Cheney angle. I just simply cannot figure it out. Like Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney's this super hardcore anti trump Republican. But I can figure Mitt Romney out. Mitt Romney remember wanted to be Donald Trump's secretary of state when and had dinner with him begging for the job. Trump decided to go with Rex Tillerson. We don't even have to go into that right now. Give Greece anyway. Trump decided to go with Rex Tillerson. Mitt Romney then was the woman scorned. And became heavily anti Trone. Okay, I got the angles. I understand it. I understand it. But What's Liz Cheney's angle? Chris said. What I want Romney, though. Look, Secretary of state I actually wouldn't mind the ord Mitt Romney, Not this insane one. I wouldn't mind Mitt Romney as secretary of state, because let's be frank about this secretary of state. His job is to go around the world. And be the nice guy. You have a secretary of defense to be the mean guy. The secretary of State's job is to go around the world and be the nice guy. Mitt Romney does that just fine. It does not just fine. Do you want to send that guy over to Germany to Smoothes Merkel and send him on up to the Brits? And but he's fine with that. I just don't view and this is probably wrong. I don't view secretary of State as a position I should really care about. I just do not. It's a lackey for the president. He's got to go around and be the nice guy. Until you don't need a nice guy, And then you call the secretary to defense, which we should still call the secretary of war because that's way cooler, But that's another story entirely. Alright, the delta variant. Who have news. Hang.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"Accepting it committed assignment on January she's left the Republican Conference. I was shocked that she would accept something from Speaker Pelosi. Would seem to me is since I didn't hear from her. Maybe she's closer. Her than us. I don't know. Oh, these people, you know, we get we get ourselves stuck in this trap. Where we hate politicians as we should. I mean, you can't hate these politicians enough. We hate politicians, but we still convince ourselves there somehow. Different than us, right? In reality there so unbelievably petty and small. Liz Cheney. Obviously she's you know of the Cheney political royalty family in the safest seat in the world in Wyoming, if you're a Republican elected statewide in Wyoming You the only way the only way you can lose your seat. Is by making Republicans mad. There aren't enough Democrats. I think there are two in the entire state of Wyoming. It's just it's not a Democrat place. The only way you can lose your seat is by doing what Liz Cheney did yet not only she did it Not only was she vocally anti trump, she won't back off it. She just keeps going and keeps going and keeps going and keeps going and normally Normally I can see the angles. Almost always I can see the angles. I know why people are doing what they're doing. Don't have a lot of what you'd call Marketable skills angles I can see. Cannot figure out Liz Cheney. Can't figure it out. You're throwing away and not, you're not not your throwing. Okay, you've thrown away a political career. She's almost undoubtedly going to lose in a primary unless we get too many people in the primary and they split the vote. But you're throwing away a political career. For What That's what I can't get. Okay? It's one thing, All right. Hey, I just want to be done with politics. I don't know. I would guess the family is extremely wealthy Ex. I think Dick Cheney is really wealthy. You know all that Halliburton stuff and whatnot. I'm sure he's doing fine. Chris Googled Dick Cheney's net worth, even though that's not accurate at all. Google Dick Cheney's network for me real quick. Maybe she's super wealthy and wants to go sip Mai tais on a beach somewhere and just wants to take some shots at Trump on the way out the door. Other than that. I can't figure it out. What is the network Chris? $100 million. Okay, maybe that's it. Maybe that's it. Maybe dictators still alive, though, So it's not like, Well, maybe he gave Liz a whole bunch of it. I don't know. I don't know. I can't figure out the Liz Cheney angle. I just simply cannot figure it out. Like Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney's this super hardcore anti trump Republican. But I can figure Mitt Romney out. Mitt Romney remember wanted to be Donald Trump's secretary of state when and had dinner with him begging for the job. Trump decided to go with Rex Tillerson. We don't even have to go into that right now. Grief anyway. Trump decided to go with Rex Tillerson. Mitt Romney then was the woman scorned. And became heavily anti Trone. Okay, I got the angles. I understand it. I understand it. But What's Liz Cheney's angle? Chris said. What I want Romney, though. Look, Secretary of state I actually wouldn't mind and the ord Mitt Romney, not this insane one. I wouldn't mind Mitt Romney as secretary of state, because let's be frank about this secretary of state. His job is to go around the world. And be the nice guy. You have a secretary of defense to be the mean guy. The secretary of state's job is to go around the world and be the nice guy. Mitt Romney does that just fine. It does not just fine. You want to send that guy over to Germany to Smoothes Merkel and send him on up to the Brits and what he's fine with that. I just don't view and this is probably wrong. I don't view secretary of State as a position I should really care about. I just do not. It's a lackey for the president. He's got to go around and be the nice guy until you don't need a nice guy. And then you call the secretary to defense, which we should still call the secretary of war because that's way cooler, But That's another story entirely. Alright. The delta variant who I have news I.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"He's, it's not me, it's, I mean that braggadocio but that same quarter back a week later, he's not talking with that asymmetrical mouth cuz he lost that game. You know and he's you know what, that's what they do, they shrug all the time. So a loser, a losing player will shrug all the time. You know, also does that Liars will do that like, if you're interviewing a person and and they're, they're lying or shrug and all the time, that's a common. So, think about that if you see someone struggling all the time, they're just there's probably some deception going on there or else they you know, they suck. Shocked about that. Lost a game if you see a lot of junk, it's so funny. Cuz the kinky Street says that dick Chaney used to do that a lot that is symmetrical, penguin thing. You know, I mean, you mean, there's people like there are people that have like virtually all the time and that's why I bring up in your audience members, just look at Rex Tillerson, he's he's, he's does that all the time and that doesn't mean that people with asymmetrical mouth who speak asymmetrically. It doesn't mean they don't lie, just means you can't use that particular thing to to tell because they're all they're doing it 24 365 home. So there are a few people that do that or or do it's super commonly like you know all day long intermittently there are a few people like that, you know, every few seconds they do it so maybe not quite as frequently as Tillerson. But if if people don't fall into one of those categories and they just do it once in a while. Think about that braggadocio provato you know, or deception. All right. Well, let's move on to the next guy. This guy looks like an asshole as well, but here we go. See this sheet on our timeline. And on the let's see. Okay, 207 a mob of trump supporters breached, the steps. I don't know. Who did a poll that is Trump supporters. You had the media said, the same thing. Just like you had the media saying Optical signal was killed with a fire extinguisher, which he was not, but I don't know who did the pole to say that they had worked Trump supporters. Wow. Yeah. I mean these guys are obviously lying. I mean do they again?.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Wow. So in his head, all right, let's continue cuz there's more of these lawyers. Harassing, peaceful Patriots across the country that was Trump supporters. Who lost their lives that day. Not Trump supporters who were taking the lives of others and go back and I'm sorry. Trump supporters who were Taking Lives, go back to the very beginning. I think at the very beginning here, he shakes his head when he says it was the Trump supporters. Oh okay. Hold on, hold on. I'm just, hold on. So he contradicts his head. Shaved off. His positive words were hers at from affirming words were contradicted by his head shake. I think it was distressing harassing peaceful Patriots across wage. Country. It was Trump supporters. Who yes, yes, their lives. That was drunk. He shakes his head. No Patriots. Always saying it was Trump supporter. Oh, I see what you're saying. So he's making an affirmative statement. It was the Trump supporters. When he's shaking his head. No, you know, that's not believe it. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I love you, honey. I love you. That's really what's going on there. You know, he's when you see when the body language, contradicts the, the verbal language, the body language is always correct. All right, let's continue doc, I love this. First? Who lost their lives that day? Not Trump supporters who were taking the lives of others. When I see this sheet was also speaking with an asymmetrical Mountain. So that young guy to the circus said at the beginning, he he's talking with an asymmetrical mouth so their lives that day, not Trump supporters who were taking the lives of others dead. He's got his mouth is a little off to one side. So I mean so like you talk about, like, Rex Tillerson always talks with his mouth off to one side. Rex Tillerson, does that 24 hours 365 is Miles? Always to one side. Now, that's one thing, but when people occasionally do it or slip into it, like, why are you talking with your mouth off the side? But most of the time, they're not home at a cemetery is is a sign of it could be bravado or braggadocio, but it very commonly is deception. And so, where do you See a lot. You see it in Bad actors and you'd be surprised how often otherwise good actors get labeled like that they're talking outside of their mouths. So directors out there and Hollywood or you know, aspiring director of you want your, you want you want your characters to to speak with a symmetrical mouths unless they're lying. It might be a subtle sign. It might be a set of sinemet, a bad actor will do that. Who else does that wage, folks? You know, if you're going to a car dealership, you know, they start talking out of your mouth or a pundit. That doesn't really believe what they're saying. You know, when when I put on an accent, I could talk with them, pretty good with my accent. So I pull an accent and I could put my Australian accent but I talked with my aunts out of my mouth because I'm acting right? So I'm you know, I'm not really from Australia but I put on the accent and I thought I'll do that. And because it's a form of acting. But you also, but acting is a form of deception. It's a different kind of deception. It's like, you know, you have a social contract with them. T instead. Okay, I'll pretend I'm this person and you, you agree to, you know, forget about it that it's not really a lie and we call it something else we call it entertainment, but it is a form of deception and not. So when you see someone slip into an asymmetrical mouth, yeah, they could be my machismo. They could be braggadocio. Like you see, it Monday Night, Football, winning quarterback. Always, yeah, I just slung it to him and he caught. Yeah..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Now with Beckett nine and Rush at noon. This is 94 5 wpt. I in the triad. And 1061 FM talk in the triangle. All right. Good. We haven't even started this conversation. And already people are upset. All right, I'll go first, because here's what I asked. You just said, you know, name something. What's something that you that you thought was well done. Donald Trump. And what do you think was something that wasn't You know, pick opposite ends of spectra and by the way for even for those you don't like Donald Trump. You can play this game to you just might be more through. She asked about a different end. I'll give you this. I think that when it comes to Um The absolute unmasking of what the media is. That is one of my favorite things. I know you did a lot of people out turmoil and it's the enemy of the people stuff. Improving every day yesterday, the first day in office. They accused Donald Trump of stealing a bus, the MLK bust, remember, or at least taken out the office yesterday they accused him of not offering Joe Biden Air Force Jet. Even though they did, and Biden's people specifically turned them down and instead opted to use a private aircraft. Even, um, CNN got that right? A bunch of them didn't and it's still floating around out there. Worse thing it was in it here. It's still irritates me the way that Donald Trump treated some people outgoing, like James Mattis. And Rex Tillerson. Who didn't do a damn thing. Right call, you know, sitting there and talking about how Rex Tillerson is stupid. The guy entry leveled into an oil company that he eventually ran.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on KGO 810
"Change from some of the stuff you'll find in front of having a starter, which is sort of like, you know, man tears up Wendy's because they don't have the right kind of cheese on his burger or something, You know, I mean, that's the kind of normal thing that they have. Fight The Florida News that will lead with Justo tease you with it or to give you a taste. There's vaccine tourism going on in Florida now. Where people are coming from other states. And other countries. To get the covert 19 inoculation. Because the restrictions on the vaccination in Florida are much, much looser and lesser than you'll find in other states. Wow. So they have a Stated kind of policy. Which is you can come from wherever and get it. And so people are literally taking planes driving. However, they're reaching Florida. They're getting there to get the vaccine, and then they're bugging out. Kind of reminds me of when at the beginning the pandemic when everything was shut down, But there were different tiers. So some counties allowed salons to open and people would travel across the get their hair cut. It's exactly like that. It really is. It's exactly like that s so we'll get into that. But then there's all the typical stuff too. We have. Ah, Tiki Tut, a Tiki Tiki hut. I should say that that is in the Florida Chunk we have, you know, d u I's and arrests and everything in our normally would expect drugs. And we also have a say, Yeah, exactly where you never disappoint. We'll talk politics. I really do want to talk about the Biden relief package. I'll give you a minute on it now and then we can touch on it again with Michael short. I'm glad that you stepped up and has offered this relief package. The details are the headlines. Certainly when it comes to details are Associated with the relief checks. Now the relief check amount. What would that be Breath? It's not going to be the 2000. That's problem was $2500. Gonna be 14 1400 dead dance, right? And And so the idea is that that added to the other 600 gives you 2000. All right, all right. I mean, Don't get me wrong. I think this is very important. I think it's it's outrageous. That the previous Congress and the prior President Donald Trump couldn't get this going. Americans are desperate for this money, and it would lift the economy and lift lives in so many ways. But I also feel as though If you're going to do the stimulus check, make it 2000. I mean, you said 2000, you ran on 2000. You talked about 2000 make it 2000 again. I don't mean to be too critical of Joe Biden because at least he stepped up. The guy really did step up and he's not going to have to step up in so many ways. They'll be more stepping up. Then you find in, you know a new escalator at Nordstrom. I mean, you know, there's gonna be major stepping up because you don't have you have a covert program. That was D O a What we're finding out about. The co vered vaccinations. Just makes your skin crawl. Specifically, I'll just give you one example. All that stuff about there being a stockpile, and now we're releasing the stockpiles of that more stage can inoculate more people. It was BS. It wasn't even true. This is an administration that has been in my judgment. The Trump administration typified by utter incompetence, self dealing And then p r ng, and the PR part is the last part on this covert stuff. Well, yeah, We got some vaccines over here. My God, We had a whole big stockpile. We'll get him right off the dock right now. Rudy, you got that covert 19 start? Yeah, Let's get those out. It's all BS. It's theater. So Biden has to step up with the stimulus program, which I think he has done although, as I say it leaves me short of where I'd like to see it. And then he has to step up with the vaccine program. I'm getting people who are competent in place, and I will say that what I've seen from this administration will talk more with Michael Shore. The incoming administration is competence. People have been in government people have been in administration. Not to my pillow guy. Not the not Rex Tillerson. I mean, you know, I know Rex Tillerson hates Trump talks about him is an idiot. I'm just the latest of from Rex Tillerson. But it's unbelievable. Literally. You can't speak to Trump. About anything. He is easily distracted, and Tillerson was immensely frustrated. And it's always while to read that all that we've been reading it for four years, But a Tillerson had no experience in administration and the state of mind. I understand he ran Exxon. I mean, you had in that administration, a bunch of people, you know, Rick Perry didn't even know what the Department of Energy Energy Department did. He was put in charge of it. So I mean, you really had. I think government in freefall almost by design, right? Bannon wanted to core out the quote Deep state. You know, the administrative state. So that was happening by design. But what I'm saying is now you have a government that returns more to normal. Now, you may say, Well, that's the problem. It's overgrown government mark too much well. Give me competently worship and people who know what they're doing. Who would at least have an experience in administration and government and I'll take a shot, especially during a pandemic, which can only be handled. By tremendous competence at the top levels and were struggling in California. The California numbers on the vaccines are just brutal..
"rex tillerson" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Worked. He's just coming way are back on the air right now, because they have just learned that President Trump has put out a tweet announcing that he has a new secretary of state. Mike Pompeo, the CIA director is in Rex Tillerson. The current secretary of state is out first. Let me also say thanks to FTD for hosting this, thanks to Clifford for inviting me here this morning. I look forward to Ah, A great conversation. Lots of topics, including certainly this very important topic. The threat The Islamic Republic of Iran presents for the United States way now suffering the consequences with Iran, literally on Israel's border flying drones into Israeli airspace. I don't think that's the really most dangerous aspect of the Middle East, so I still think it's Iran's support for terrorism and its continued effort to get delivery will nuclear weapon democracy democracy. Democracy is not with these people need hell. It's not even what they wanted. America's been trying to install democracies and nations for a century. And it hasn't worked one time. Thies countries don't have the most basic building blocks to support democracy. Little things like way ought to be tolerant of those who disagree with us way gotta be tolerated Those who worship different gods than us. That a journalist ought to be able to disagree with the president. Do you think that you can just march into these countries based on some fundamentalist religious principles, drop a few bombs, topple a dictator and start a democracy. Give me a break. I'm quite Louis. You were losing ground zero. Could Sean in Texas High, Shawn, you're on ground zero. Happy New Year. Happy New Year. Yeah, Yes, this concerning, you know, we spoke before and so much to do so little time. It's gonna be hard to undo the long and the short of it were dying Breed and we we were not the.
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.
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
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
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.