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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
Rex Tillerson denies Nikki Haley's claims that he sought to undermine Trump's agenda
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.
California, Meghan Markle and Mr Tillerson discussed on WIBC
"The nuts of the millions of trees grow wild south of the sahara pick out the bad ones the butter will tastes bitter pick them out and it will have a very nice taste join me for half an hour's hard work staring large ports of shear butter after the news bbc news with jerry smith the authorities in the democratic republic of congo says the new ebola outbreak has spread to allow city making the disease harder to tackle annabella vaccine has arrived in the country for imminent use twentythree people have already died people in burundi of voting in a referendum on changes to the constitution that may lead president currencies staying power sixteen more years the campaigns being affected by intimidation with many people coerced into voting five properties linked to the former malaysian prime minister have been searched by police investigating a corruption scandal nigeriabrazil lawyer said personal items were seized president trump has acknowledged reimbursing his personal lawyer michael cohen more than one hundred thousand dollars last year the his part mr cohen admits paying over one hundred and thirty thousand dollars to the pornstar stormy daniels shortly before the presidential election the us office of government ethics says mr trump's statement should have come year ago the former us anchor trae of state rex tillerson has said american democracy is threatened by crisis of ethics and integrity his remarks of painting as availed reproach to donald trump mr tillerson also criticized the president's economic protectionism prosecutors in california have charged a father of ten children with torture their mother is accused of doing nothing to stop the abuse which included simulated drowning or waterboarding being strangled beaten and shot officers visited the family's house when a child was reported missing six weeks ago and meghan markle's father is reported to have had successful heart surgery days before her wedding to prince harry thomas marco is reported to have had a number of stent inserted this molecules half sister has been involved in a traffic accident reportedly caused by paparazzi donald.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Dez payment that wasn't in the senate judiciary committee that's a separate document that's a financial disclosure form for members of congress and and you know who and and right elected officials and stuff so they've got to you know kinda say what the net worth is an end of rioting of other things but we have other things going on do you hear what rex tillerson said today rex tillerson gave a speech today and it was very obviously critical of donald trump he basically said and we've got we've got clips i mean we'll get there but rex tillerson basically attack donald trump today through the compete by being the commencement speaker at vm i virginia military institute and so rex tillerson is going after donald trump and basically saying these fake news he's manufacturing fake news and he's obscuring the truth and he's a liar i mean rex tillerson really let him have it and that's fine and and for those of us and i trust you're one of them i'm certainly look i'm rooting against donald who never denied calling him an f ing more on your member that rex tillerson call the monopoly more and never denied he never deny rex tillerson is a boy scout and when i say a boy and by the way the scouts now the not boy scouts anymore the scouts benevolent rex tillerson is a is a strong believer in scout's honor and all this stuff so when he was confronted with the hey did you call donald trump that that stuff now he said i don't wanna get into the petty so he can't deny because he said it so here was my ears my take away from it rex tillerson was for many many years as i trust you know the.
Tillerson warns of ethical crisis among US leaders in speech
"Of state rex tillerson has taken what appears to be a swipe at president trump in a commencement address in his speech in virginia military institute tillerson warned of an assault on facts so what he called quote alternative realities if we do not as americans confront the crisis of ethics and integrity in our society and among our leaders in both public and private sector and regrettably at times even the nonprofit sector the american democracy as we know it is entering its twilight years
North Carolina School District, Special Counsel and Andy discussed on NPR News Now
"Feature uprising over education funding thousands of teachers in the state of rejected and offered six point two percent pay increase they plan to march on the state capital as the state legislature start its annual session today some teachers including terry mcken of durham county or not comfortable with that i have no problem teachers protesting has the right to do their has the right to do that but the fabu was done you know on the student's time is what really bothers me similar protests were recently staged by teachers in west virginia oklahoma and arizona more than three dozen north carolina school district are expected to be closed today president trump says the first lady melania trump is doing well trump made the comment after a second visit to walter reed medical center whereas wife is recovering from a kidney procedure white house officials say that mrs trump is expected to be released within a few days on asia market shares are mostly lower following down day on wall street this is npr news secretary of state mike pompeo has lifted a hiring freeze in his department winning praise from lawmakers on capitol hill npr's michelle kellerman reports at he'll be speaking to employs today at a town hall secretary pump ao is authorizing the department higher both in the us end overseas lifting a hiring freeze enacted by his predecessor rex tillerson state department spokesperson heather nauert puts it this way the secretary made the decision and sent out to note today announcing the end of the hiring freeze so were tremendously happy in the building as a result of that today senator chris murphy a democrat on the foreign relations committee is also applauding the move he describes the hiring freeze as a botched plan that reduced american influence overseas andy says he hopes secretary pump it was next move will be to fight for a larger budget michelle kellerman npr news the state department of oral judge in washington says the special counsel robert muller was working within his authority when he brought charge.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Well i haven't worked with mike mike over the last couple of years and he brings to the job several advantages his predecessor didn't have he knows the issues he served in government and he's got a close working relationship with with the president rex tillerson had none of those attributes so i feel that potentially this is this is an upgrade for for the state department and for overall us foreign policy and also rex tillerson made what was it the time and in retrospect will be even more so the inexplicable decision to devote a large percentage of his waking hours to remaking the state department and that was just simply a focused that just didn't make any sense given all the things that are in this administration's inbox letting some go go ahead tells about john and cancer more questionable choice and national security adviser there has to wear two hats most important had she has to be the provider dispenser whatever you wanna call it a due process she's gotta make sure the president is well sure she's of the options gets a sense of where there's consensus where there's differences then has to make sure that they're inflammation bear some resemblance to decision the president made so that's the most important thing in national security advisor guys in the second hat he wears is to be something of a personal counselor to the president saying look here's what the state thanks here's what the guy at the pentagon thanks here's what the intel people are saying here's why disagree with all of them or here's why i think this person's right he's got it hit the president is personal views and the trick and it's easier said than done you is to make sure that the second half of counselor doesn't get in the way of your first hat which is to make sure that there's a level playing field and that do process is dispensed and given giants temperament giving a strong views i think that's the biggest question whether he'll be able to to meet that challenge now that the.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Yeah i mean it's so funny that trump would get mad at him for suddenly not being on board with direct talks with north korea when earlier in the year rex was trying to silicate those talks in trump cut his like that from under i'm on twitter but i guess such working for donald trump right we'll see this is the thing is you know yeah you're right tillerson was advocating talks for a long time now of course you know i do think there is a distinction between talks and negotiations but you knew he was saying we to talk and so that when he saw trump kind of take that position you thought oh maybe rex's actually hitting his stride maybe the more simplistic oh now and yet seems not reported that the response among state department staff tillerson's ouster was somewhere between relief in elation why do they hate rex tillerson so much how did rex manage to make both donald trump and his entire staff including all the career professionals who serve under secretaries of state of both parties hate him well you know for people who work at the state department either civil service or a foreign service the kind of look at this through to presents one is personnel in management the other one is policy okay now when it comes to policy tillerson is a pretty kind of middle of the road republican establishment type when it comes to dealing with foreign policy and that you know it was fine you know the one tough thing about it was he wasn't always in line with the president which made people in the department worried because they felt like their department was devalued and kinda sideline in this whole administration.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"This is a global news podcasts from the bbc world says james cardinal anthony early hours of wednesday the fourteenth of march these are our main stories hours after being sacked by president trump the former us secretary of state rex tillerson has warned that the united states must respond to what he called russia's troubling behavior and the former pope benedict the sixteenth has defended his successor pope francis following criticism from conservative catholics also in this podcast when is an ancient bird not a bird first arkie off tricks is a flying dinosaur and its wing bone geometry is most consistent with short bursts of flight scientists have discovered that this wing creature from the period was actually that time so sixty minutes tonight on tuesday morning washington time president trump issued an important diplomatic communicate via twitter a red mike pompeo director of the cia will become a new secretary of state he will do a fantastic job rex tillerson had been fired with as mr trump put a thank you for his service just as later mr tillerson told a us state department briefing he would focus on ensuring a smooth transition until he officially leaves the post of the end of march or received a call today from the president united states a little afternoon time from air force one of also spoken to white house chief of staff kelly to ensure we have clarity as to the days ahead what is most important history insurance orderly of smooth transition dirt a time that the country continues to face significant policy and national security challenges mr tillerson also said that if roy.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The way matters show we at nine eastern on msnbc outlet i'm going to get to the bottom line right now and tell you that i do not know why secretary of state rex tillerson was abruptly fired today and neither do you and anybody who says they do no well we're going to get as close as we can to that tonight but right now it is still a mystery nevertheless he is out and so i'm going to do that awkward camera turn right now so we can add the name of the secretary of state to the list of departures senior officials from the trump white house and the senior ranks of the trump administration just in the past couple of weeks we have had to move my camera position so that we can show you this bigger wall so we could make room to add we're third column here now on this wall yeah we were two calls for number three calls we had to add a hope hicks when she resigned communications director we had to add josh reffell when he resigned as deputy communications director the one who worked for jared ivanka then we had jared any von kaz other friend the guy who trump had put in charge of the office of american innovation that i read kurdish he was out to in the last couple of weeks then we had to add the number two official at the homeland security department lane duke then we had to add the top official in the whole us government on north korea policy his last day in the administration after thirty years working on.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"And we had a net rex tillerson talking about a smoothie noli transition is that going to be an orderly transition in terms of policy well mr tillerson was in terms of policy he counseled mr trump on issues that by and large had an establishment line sort of the traditional way of dealing with adversities and allies promoting diplomacy overaggressive statements and he worked on that very hard especially with north korea a campaign to isolate it economically and diplomatically and that is something the white house said it accepted but his successor has quite a different approach he has been quite a hawkish on iran for example this is mike pompeo he's also been more belligerent rhetorically on north korea and he will be handling those files now secretary of state so we'll see how much approach actually changes but his past suggests he does have quite a different approach to these issues and one that is more in line with mr trump's instincts barbara russia in washington nicholas burns is a foam is senior official in the us state department as an ambassador and under secretary of state for political affairs he's currently professor of diplomacy and international politics at harvard university tim franks allston what he made of the second tweet from president trump is unusual to say the least and i think it's very ungracious of the president to essentially fire the secretary of state without calling the sectors state personally let him know ahead of time that would have been the worthy thing to do i think that's what all of our previous presidents would have done but it's not the way that this president does business in quite unpleasant obviously for secretary tillerson in all respects what do you make of his tenure his fourteen months in office i think it's mixed secretary rex tillerson often aligned himself with the secretary of defense jim mattis on key issues for instance they were arguing that we give diplomacy a chance with north korea before the us considered the use of force they argued secretary tillerson.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"This is a global news podcasts from the bbc world says james cardinal anthony early as of wednesday the fourteenth of march these are our main stories hours after being sacked by president trump the former us secretary of state rex tillerson has warned that the united states must respond to what he called russia's troubling behavior mr trump says he will condemn russia if he agrees with the outcome of the british investigation into the death of a russian double agent and the former pope benedict the sixteenth has defended his successor pope francis foreign criticism from conservative catholics also in this podcast when is an ancient bird nassir bird i is a flying dinosaur and its wing bone geometry is most consistent with short bursts of flight scientists have discovered that this wing creature from the jurassic period was actually that time so sixty minutes tonight on tuesday morning washington time president trump issued an important diplomatic communicate via twitter a red mike pompeo director of a cia will become a new secretary of state he will do a fantastic job rex tillerson had been fired with has mr trump put a thank you for his service just as later mr tillerson told a us state department briefing he would focus on ensuring a smooth transition into officially leaves the post of the end of march or received a call today from the president united states a little afternoon time from air force one out of also spoken to white house chief of staff kelly to ensure we have clarity as to the days ahead what is most important history insurance orderly of smooth transition dirt a time that the country continues to face significant policy and national security challenges mr tillerson also said that if russia can.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
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"rex tillerson" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Laura ingram in november of late last year and ingram asked him about all the positions for example that we're still unfilled at the state department and some of those jobs going away is part of rex tillerson's reform process but when pressed by laura ingram donald trump said it didn't really matter if those positions were filled anyway here's what he said but secretary of state you're not getting let me tell you the one that matters is me i'm the only one that matters because when it comes to it that's what the policy is going to be you've seen that you've seen it strongly so that's quite different than what you were just saying before about the president seeking external advice well i think he external vice principals i don't think the president has a lot of faith ford or interest in bureaucracy and in making things work there was actually a moment that i was thinking about this morning from the very beginning of the administration that sort of showed you how this was this relationship between trump and tillerson was getting off on the wrong foot elliot abrams as state department veteran a veteran of two republican ministrations was for deputy deputy secretary state he was tillerson choice and somebody is seen who who could sort of help organize the state department actually had a meeting him yeovil office with tillerson in president trump at all party seem to think what very well and then sort of on expectedly i think there was somebody in the white house who thought that elliot abrams was not sufficiently protrump very quickly elliott was was sort of taken out of the running for that position i think that reflects sort of the white that the way that president trump views the bureaucracy and the need for organizing that the only thing i would push back on and say is that as long as there's somebody in.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Well what do you make of the fact that they're you know if if tillerson and his leadership at st have been diminishing the department nevertheless there have been very strong voices in the trump administration on foreign policy nikki haley at the un the president looking to jared kushner to have direct contact with several countries thr through the white house i mean they have been exerting quite a bit of influence on on president trump that's right and then you have to decide whether you think those are the right voices you want to listen to you know a real estate entrepreneur in his thirties with no diplomatic experience versus people who have devoted their lives to studying the world support for on point and the following message come from rocket mortgage by quicken loans chances are you're confident when it comes to your work your hobbies and your life rocket mortgage gives you that same level of confidence when it comes to buying a home or refinancing your existing home loan rocket mortgage is simple allowing you to fully understand all the details and be confident you're getting the right mortgage for you to get started go to rocketmortgage dot com slash on equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states nmlsconsumeraccessorg number thirty thirty this is on point i'm meghna chucker birdie we're talking about president donald trump deciding to push out secretary of state rex tillerson and instead put in mike pompeo current cia director and where that might take american foreign policy next i wanna play a couple of clips here from this past year because secretary of state tillerson and the president did have a somewhat contentious relationship tents to say the least so what about this moment this highlight last year a reporter had asked the secretary of state about an nbc report that tillerson had called president trump quote moron after a july twentieth meeting at the pentagon with members of trump's national security team and cabinet officials here's what the secretary of state said.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
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"rex tillerson" Discussed on Worldly
"Information in the intelligence goes higher with cotton in that role and then you start into the point were trump's own views of the world trump's own beliefs of says set fax start being even more reinforce in his mind by the people who are supposed to be the adult in the room and i think just as we close rex tillerson was a disaster are there's no question about that but the trump era is so terrifying that we may look back six months from now and be like the golden age of rex tillerson be if there were moments where he was the right learn loans rex tillerson said we need to talk to north korea we can't bomb them we need to get china board we can't just bully them he called trump is looking more on all the direct a fucking want but there is also the moment where trump gave a political speech the boy scouts trump trat rex tillerson have been the head of the boy scouts he scenes of as a boy scout trump after the sharks will incident where he acquainted neonazis with non neonazis rex tillerson was asked about this and said the question was does the present in his remarks are is representing american values and tillerson said he speaking for himself in his own values and that infuriated the white house and there was talk then that he'd be fired and so it is renewing the rex tillerson has a times shown human decency lacking in this white house and we may look back and missed the decency even amidst all the other failures i i does i would say i don't think there's any question the rex tillerson tried to do the best job if he goes has tried to do the best job we possibly could he spoke pretty passionately on wednesday the wilson center about what he wants to accomplish the state department one of the country's he wants to deal with it just looks like he's been out of his depth the whole time and only on top of that handicapped by the present everywhere he goes and i think we should in there is this has been extraordinarily nusi day this could be an extraordinarily nusi couple of weeks when who has always think.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Worldly
"Eight ever except for those who had to leave their jobs because new president came to office there's one line in the new york times piece by peter baker which is about this a detail his plan to replace with mike pompeo that is really kind of extraordinary and i think best captures the air there rian for rex tillerson where this is peter baker and maggie haberman this is thank you this peter baker and maggie haberman the best if they are white house reporters we're talking about rex tillerson and his possible departure so they're making a point that this could be up us or public hint dow jump to say hey get the hell out and then they say that poor mr charisma might want to stay because wants to hold on to whatever dignity he has left and that's kind of amazing this is the former ceo of a multibillion dr company one of the biggest in the world who is now basically pleading to be able to not be fired and humiliated but let's say he is and let's say mike pompeo the current of the cia gets the job what do we know about mike pompeo so it's important to know first of all why trump might be so high on my pompeii mike pompeo as cia director her almost daily briefed the president on the latest intelligence on what's going on in the world they have what seems to be fairly indepth discussions about uh as as far as they can kosar to present can go about world affairs um and the president also likes asking pompeyo about politics and about health care and uh just what's going on in sort of the domestic scene because pompeii a was a there is a threetwo was a threeterm member of the of congress so uh there's a reason to have a report trump seems to like him as to who he is he's a smart guy uh he would went to harvard law school he was first in his class of west point um he is known uh he's decently respected among people in congress and people who know him uh but he's knows a partisan when he was in congress he was basically a firebrand of on the conservative movement he was on the the select benghazi uh committee and was pretty overly harsh towards hillary clinton even wrote i believe coauthored sort of a um.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Worldly
"Frost where this week we're gonna talk about news that has been literally breaking on thursday as we've been record in the show which is that favorite of vox unworldly mr charisma rex tillerson may finally be taking his charisma brilliance and popularity out the door this is something that has been rumored for very long time we should note that this is based on new york times reports saying that it may happen within weeks down trump changes mind all the time down trump despite his bravado doesn't like fire people so it may not happen may not happen soon but it seems likely to happen because we've known for while that down trump doesn't seem to like rex tillerson and the phillies mutual and their to data points we should decide before we start diving into this little bit more one he's like to be replaced by the current cia director mike pompeo which has its whole host of problems but the two moment i think with tillerson that will stand out publicly one the reports tillerson called trump a fucking more on which i'm sure trump shockingly dhinle to here and then two that tillerson as we know publicly has been undercut by trump over twitter tillerson and send the path we should talk to north korea trump immediately said don't waste your time and historians diplomats those instead of the state department said i've never seen that before ever where present undercuts our secretariat sector stay to publicly because for secretary of state to be effective the world needs to think he speaks for the present brush atheists' for the president i would you do that you're the president and rex tillerson clearly did not so let's start the impact move rex tillerson finally is gone you gem you've written about this you thought about this week with ended pieces about this what does it mean so i mean having tillerson out won't necessarily i mean it in a vacuum right depending on who gets put in and if it's on pale that's bringing flick is at its other host of problems but in a vacuum tillerson out won't have like at china of effects in terms of how our diplomacy is actually carried out at especially when i have like things like north korea and be.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"This is intentional on rex tillerson's par well i see that i think there's two answers to that question the first is to answer your question he has his marching orders to cut the budget and to cut the number of people cut the number of diplomats working for the united states uh and he's doing he's doing that and he's or he's trying to do it and you know congress is actually pushing back remarkable even even the republicans in congress are saying look this is this is crazy um this is too much these cutter too deep you know we have to have a we also have diplomatic presence abroad and and at the same time i think that tillerson is how carling a very very difficult time very difficult time filling jobs and filling in a typically at the state department you have the secretary of state in the he surrounded by assistant secretaries of state and there's twenty of them or so and what's happened in this case is because so many republican let's say a senior republicans who with with deep experience from foreign policy so many of them during the campaign publicly spoke against the trump candidacy or signed letters which were you know published in newspapers except for saying donald trump is not fit to be president and so the whole republican bench that you would call on to bring in to a new republican administration they there are essentially blocked bolt and if you go down those lists uh that's a really long list it's it's most of the its most.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"The great to be here in want Britain will be in touch and you'd be correct your four before you've won this game and so as the Iron Sash the whole genesis the show the show's back on now I'm so happy to watch it I've watched I even watch a few we joined by Larry David Cheryl Hines Suzy Espen J B smooth head Dan the just I'm really excited about this pot I just googled politics right before I got on stage that's good that's good we are off to a fantastic and loose start so what a week let's get into it on Sunday night at a country music festival a gunman fired into the crowd from thirty from the thirty second floor of the hotel killing he's fifty eight people and injuring upwards of five hundred people twenty-three weapons three cameras to monitor he had fifty pounds of explosives used bump stocks legal gun accessories to make weapons fire you're basically like an automatic rifle turn Las Vegas into a war zone you know we've seen so many of these shootings now but each one is shocking was there something about this I mean Aaron I'll start with you is there's something about this that felt like it was a new level or something new or is it just more the same yet another mass shooting I mean on one hand do it was another mass shooting but on the other it felt like I don't know do you ever feel like you're stuck inside like a computer generated reality and like things keep getting better at being shitty like it felt to me like whoever was playing the version of ability that I'm living in had just gotten really good at making it as Shitty as possible because it keeps leveling up in in how bad it is and you know I can doc it the daily beast and I know how the media responds to these things and so I knew exactly how the playbook would look it's like okay so we respond thoughts and prayers and there's there's a way we deal with it and as a media consumer there's a way that we receive it and there's a way we have to process it but this one felt a little bit like a felt like a broke new ground like but in a way that was like the people who are doing these things are getting better being terrible right it's a gruesome competition exactly I notice there's there's there's a lot of talking points that just didn't work this time like no oh these people in the crowd should have armed and it's like well what do you want you want you want fifty on the crowd firing at bullet Mandalay bullets as they're coming down and stoppable it's it doesn't make any sense there was no there was no stop there was nothing you could do there was nothing mm tough or being armed could help you do things a killing field the half-life between these like horrible things has shrunken it feels like and you know people have a very short memory because things keep happening all the time but I feel like the memory that people have is short enough now that it's like no no wait a second suite you said last time it wasn't okay last time and you did nothing less time so it doesn't work for you to say it this time what do you think the scariest part to me was that we're firing you know look a mass shooting is scary a mass shooting in a movie theater scary hundreds of people mass shooting in a mall is scary hundreds of people this was just an Las Vegas where they're always thousands and thousands of people in Strip and compounded with this is a music festival cool so even more thousands of there usually are it was shooting fish in a barrel is is a horrible way to say it but then to hear the platitudes coming behind it you know we need to get a hold on mental health from people like Wisconsin Paul Ryan but they don't like him here we'll know you're right not to put no when you say let's get a hold of my Ryan heads that they're not usually one here there you say we need to get a hold on mental health so that these things don't happen when you're trying to cut health care which would help with.
"rex tillerson" Discussed on The Resistance Report with Robert Reich
"Secretary of state rex tillerson has been going around the world over the past few weeks as if he had a kind of giant pooperscooper any scooping up with the mess created by his boss everywhere yesterday he tried to calm the feud between saudi arabia and some of saudi arabia's allies on the one hand in the arab world and qatar telling a news conference in australia that it's important for the gulf countries to work together but then early this morning what did rex tillerson's boss donald trump do he tweeted and he tweeted he said so good to see the saudi arabia visit with the king and fifty countries already paying off they say they will take a hard line on funding extremism and all reference was pointing to qatar wrap swiss will be the beginning of the end of the horror of terrorism qatar another which trump not only talked about the feud he tweeted in a way that made it sound as if he was actually supporting the feud and taking sides against qatar so today what the trump administration do the white house the state department all they did over and over again was to try to say that trump was not in fact taking sides in the deepening dispute in the middle east so who is it who speaks for the trump administration will obviously trump speaks for trump and with regard to the trump administration you have people who are making policy like rex tillerson.