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"robert costa" Discussed on WTOP
"Is WTO P news. 6 54 now the Senate has voted to pass a stop gap Bill to avert a government shutdown at the end of this week. It gives congressional negotiators time to finalize a broader full year government funding deal. We go a little deeper on this now with CBS News, chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa. Robert, is this full year Bill considered a sure thing? At this point, there's still negotiating the Senate approved this bill to fund the government through about Christmas Eve December 23rd for one week, but they're still trying to figure out, can they really get this long-term spending bill? Everyone remains optimistic when I was up there at the capitol yesterday, but this is still Congress. All right, Robert. We've been watching as thousands of migrants stream across the border just as title 42 is about to end that's at public health rule that allows immigration agents to return those migrants. What is it that you see ahead for this? I know there's been some action from a judge recently that is putting that on hold. Where do you see this going? There's pressure on the administration to try to come up with a solution to try to extend title 42. The supporter management policy that was actually first put in there by the Trump administration. And you see people Democrats like representative Henry cuellar of Texas, a conservative Democrat going along with Republicans like senator John cornyn and senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to say something needs to be done to give border states more options. But a federal judge has said that this title is unlawful and there's no real solution at this time because the Biden administration has used title 42, but Congress is so busy with other activities that this has not been a priority. Robert, thank you, appreciate your help this morning. CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa. Money news at 25 and 55, young American adults who are living with their parents ostensibly to save money on brand are creating a booming luxury goods and analysis of sense as bureau data has found that members of the millennial and Gen Z groups are using some of the money they're saving to buy higher end brands of clothing and luxury items concerns about record high prices for rent and groceries have caused nearly half of all adults in the U.S. between 18 and 29 to live with their parents. One of the nation's leading banks will be shutting down some of its branches nationwide. If European sea bank customer, you're going to find fewer branches to bank at in the next few months. PNC does plan to close 32 branches in over ten states and a total of 77 branches nationwide, many of the closures involve smaller branches located within grocery stores, such as giant owned properties. WTO P Steve dresner. Coming up, we continue to stay on top of traffic headaches on the BW Parkway this morning at 6 56
"robert costa" Discussed on WTOP
"Police still haven't named a suspect. CBS News brief, amer Rubin. Double DT will be used till I'm now a one 32. Can be 2024 continues on WTO P breaking, heading into the weekend after about 50 years, it appears Iowa will no longer be the Democrats first stop on the 2024 campaign trail anyway. The Democratic Party has voted now to remove Iowa as the leadoff state this week. The presidential nominating calendar replacing it with South Carolina. Now this move was championed by president Joe Biden this week who argues he thinks it will better reflect the party's diversity. CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa tells WTO P, this morning, why Democrats voted this way and what it may mean for the upcoming 2024 presidential election in the end. This is about the Democrats looking at their party and believing in their primary process should reflect what they believe is the diverse nature power of their voting electorate. They don't have an impact because if President Biden chooses to run in 2024, South Carolina is his key political state. So it's hard to see him having a primary challenge of any significant impact if South Carolina is going to give him a resounding win early in the process should he run. And if he doesn't run it's going to have an impact because it means black voters who comprise a lot of the democratic electorate in South Carolina are going to have a major say. And that's going to influence the possible field. The move still has to be approved by the full DNC and a vote likely early next year. It's one 34 Saturday
"robert costa" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Pitches to voters ahead of election day. In Pennsylvania, it's a tight race between democratic lieutenant governor John fetterman and Republican doctor mehmet Oz. Your CBS Robert Costa. Betterment, who is recovering from a stroke in May says that voters who want to blame Democrats for inflation should think again. What I would say to them is that you need a senator that is going to push back against corporate greed. As courted frustrated voters last night near Pittsburgh, he urged his supporters to win over neighbors. Contact ten people do it a church too before the Steelers game, but the Pittsburgh Steelers don't play this week and the remark gives Oz's critics another chance to claim he is out of touch. In Georgia, former Atlanta democratic mayor Keisha Lance bottoms says vote. It doesn't matter what the polls say. People still have the ability to show up to vote on Tuesday and to make a difference in Georgia. Georgia's race for governor and for the U.S. Senate have captured national attention. Former president Trump is said to be considering announcing his run for The White House this month, New Hampshire Republican governor Chris sununu tells CBS that might not be a good thing. Announcing you're going to run for office between an election and Christmas is a terrible idea because one thing I can say for America is we're all going to be really happy one way or the other that the election is over come Tuesday. And everyone's going to want to take a breath and re-engage with their families and deal with some really serious issues. It's another Kenyan sweep at the New York City marathon Evan chabet one for the man on ESPN
"robert costa" Discussed on WTOP
"By nhtsa. I'm there, Rubin in New York. The redacted affidavit from our Lagos shows concern about the storage of classified information. CBS says Robert Costa reports. The FBI agent who wrote the affidavit also said there was probable cause to believe that evidence of obstruction will be found at Trump's property, as well as a contraband fruit of crime and other items illegally possessed Trump and his Republican allies remain frustrated with the surge and with the Justice Department. His spokesman today saying the affidavit was overtly political. Former Trump intelligence official John Radcliffe spoke to CBS's Catherine heritage. Of the unsealing of this today isn't going to do much to, again, tamp down the chaos, the confusion. The Dow ended Friday down more than a thousand points over interest rate hike fears. I'm Tom foley, although gasoline and beef prices have dropped a bit of late nation Central Bank remains sufficiently worried about inflation to keep acting against it, even at a risk of slowing economic growth, meaning more interest rate hikes are coming. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. While higher interest rates slower growth and softer labor market conditions will bring down inflation, they will also bring some pain to households and businesses. These are the unfortunate costs of reducing inflation. Some investors felt that pain right away as major financial markets nosedive what drops of 3% or more. College students back on campus are being warned about monkeypox, Meg Oliver reports. Of the sum 17,000 cases nationwide, New York has the most of any other state followed by California, Florida, and Texas. How are you educating students? So we have posters up in all the bathrooms on campus as well as common spaces on campus that students are in and what access and also providing them information about health and infectious disease in general and how they can best prevent themselves from getting sick while they're
"robert costa" Discussed on WTOP
"Campaign 2022 here on WTO polls have closed in Florida and we're already getting those results in. A lot of men tonight, U.S. representative Charlie Crist has won the democratic nomination for governor in Florida putting him in position to challenge governor Ron DeSantis in the fall. Robert Costa the chief election and campaign correspondent for CBS News joined WTO's Michelle bash earlier to talk about the results and others races from today. It's an intriguing decision by Florida Democrats to nominate Charlie Crist. Now a democratic congressman but a former Republican governor in Florida running against Nikki freed a progressive leader in the state. Chris won the nomination in part because he presents the Biden model of politics, someone who's seen as more moderate to try to win in a state that's trending red in recent years. He's someone that Democrats believe could be a giant killer politically a Florida governor Ron DeSantis ahead of the 2024 presidential race, but it will be a tough race. Turning to Oklahoma, the third state where elections are happening. We normally elect one senator at a time. So why are voters in Oklahoma choosing candidates for two U.S. Senate races? Well, you have a retirement longtime senator Jim inhofe deciding to leave office after decades in politics. And Oklahoma is a state that's pretty ruby red and former president Donald Trump and his influence on the party continue to cast a real shadow over Oklahoma politics. And you see that across the board in New York and in Florida as well, while Trump is not yet running in 2024, should he make that decision. He clearly has a lot of support in these state parties, despite the investigations, many of them out there about his conduct. Any final thoughts before I let you go, Robert? In Florida, it's so evident that kitchen table issues more than party politics are driving people ahead of this midterm election inflation. So Mar-a-Lago, former president Trump, all these political issues, they certainly hover over the elections, but at the end of the day, so many voters I've spoken to here say it comes down to their wallet. Chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa here on WTO just ahead sports, we'll see how the Nats are doing in their late start and coming up. A fantasy game dating back to the 70s gains popularity in our area. I'm Melissa. It's 1113. A diamond's direct
"robert costa" Discussed on WTOP
"Campaign 2022, and it's another primary day, this time, in Wyoming, and congresswoman Liz Cheney is fighting to save her house seat there. Cheney is one of the few House Republicans who voted to impeach former president Trump, and she appears headed for defeat against a challenger backed by the former president. Harriet hagman is a ranching industry attorney who has fully embraced the former president. Last week, a university of Wyoming poll showed Cheney trailing by a staggering 29 point margin. CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa is in Jackson, Wyoming, and he talked about what voters are saying about the race. Being out here on the ground, it's such a beautiful part of the country, but the political tensions are very real. This is a place that in a deep way really still supports former president Trump is skeptical of the January 6th committee. And they don't really want to hear many voters I've spoken with. Congresswoman Cheney sharp message about the former president and how she believes he is a threat to American democracy. Costa says some Democrats are switching parties to vote in today's Republican primary, but it likely will not be enough to tip the scales for congresswoman Cheney. In a court filing, the Justice Department claims that releasing the justification for searching former president Trump's Florida home would cause significant and irreparable damage to an ongoing criminal investigation. Generally, in criminal investigations, we don't see affidavits on sealed until there's some kind of charging decision by federal prosecutors. So just on its face, it would be unusual to unseal this record. The Justice Department is arguing that by unsealing the evidence or making it public, it would reveal sources and methods, it would also provide
"robert costa" Discussed on WTOP
"The documentary, including interviews with the president's adult children and the former president being asked if he would talk about January 6th. Holder filmed 11 hours of interviews with the family for several months, including before and after the attack, holder was also on the capitol grounds that day and has shared all of his footage with the committee. But some age from Trump's 2020 campaign, they told us they were caught off guard by news of the documentary and said the Trump family kept it hush hush. As for today, three witnesses will discuss Trump's alleged attempts to manipulate the Justice Department, former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, former acting Deputy Attorney General, Richard Donahue, and former assistant attorney general, Steven engel. We also expect to hear dramatic testimony about a showdown in the Oval Office on January 3rd, 2021. When several officials warned the former president that they and others would resign, if he pushed them too far, that, of course, as echoes of Watergate's infamous Saturday night massacre, when president Richard Nixon leaned on the Justice Department to stop an independent investigation. That is CBS campaign correspondent Robert Costa, the hearing beginning at three this afternoon, and will be streaming it live at WTO dot com. Stick around for sports, that's next 1143. Actual patient testimonials results may vary. The varicose veins and spider veins, or, you know, they're hard to look at. I want to hide my legs because they were all blue and spidery. They feel like you're dragging bricks around. Varicose and spider veins are not only painful and embarrassing, they may also be a sign of more serious vein disease. Did you
"robert costa" Discussed on WTOP
"We're in 84 Ian Rockville We've got 84 in Ashburn We have 86 now in northwest Washington WTO P news time two 40 The House select committee investigating the January 6th attack on the capitol starts public hearings tomorrow with a prime time session Panel members say explosive new information will come to life about the insurrection CBS News correspondent Robert Costa has more on what we should expect They do have new testimony that's coming from both video they've recorded from depositions They're also going to have live witnesses a capitol police officer a documentary filmmaker who was with members of the Proud Boys and oath keepers on the eve of the insurrection and they're going to have a composite presentation that tries to bring that all together We've seen the images We've seen the videos What this committee is doing working with a television producer is to try to remind people about what exactly happened put it in chronological order and bring people into the story You can hear live comprehensive coverage right here on WTO and the entire hearing will be streamed live on WTO P dot com tomorrow night starting at 8 Now to the COVID epidemic The White House is diverting more than $10 billion in COVID funds from orders of at home rapid tests and other pandemic related efforts The White House says it's trying to come up with money to secure the next generation of vaccines and treatments for high risk Americans but it's facing a funding crunch because Congress has not acted on the president's request Negotiations broke down in March over Biden's plans to end pandemic related health restrictions at the border In addition to cutting back on.
Liz Cheney Calls Kevin McCarthy a Anti-Semite, White Nationalist
"You know, I've gotten to interview House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, a few times. He's a good man. He sure isn't an anti semite, he sure isn't a bigot, he sure isn't a white nationalist, but here's how Liz Cheney described House minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California on CBS with reporter Robert Costa. What keeps Kevin McCarthy close to Trump, fear or something else? I think some of it is fear. I think it's also kraven political calculation. I think that he has decided that, you know, the most important thing to him is to attempt to be Speaker of the House and therefore he is embracing those in our party who are anti semitic. He is embracing those in our party who are white nationalists. He's lying about what happened on January 6th. And he's turned his back on the constitution. Get your colleagues continue to back him. I've never seen anything like it before, and I think it reflects and represents the danger of this moment. That is absolutely indefensible. That is positively indefensible. For a prominent Republican to call House leadership, Kevin McCarthy, a bigot,
"robert costa" Discussed on WTOP
"President Biden in the first later plant the First Lady I should say planned to visit Yuval the later today to comfort grieving families against that backdrop police response to the horrific shooting inside that elementary school remains a major question mark Meanwhile across the state in Houston the National Rifle Association's annual convention has heard from a raft of politicians in support of gun rights including former president Trump all are dismissing the push for new firearms laws CBS is Robert Costa is taking the political temperature of the gathering talking to attendee after attendee It's clear they still very much embrace the former president but they're also eyeing their options for the upcoming 2024 presidential race along with the Trump 2024 hats we saw We also saw t-shirts for Florida governor Ron DeSantis in Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz It's two 34 We shift gears to the Memorial Day weekend and the travel picture which is murky for some despite the risk of severe weather and Steve gas prices tens of millions of Americans expected to hit the road this holiday weekend some many already have Triple-A estimating nearly 39 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more 3 million flying the rest of us driving although Vasquez is a spokesperson for triple-A Northern California If you are driving to your destination look around your route and see what are the gas stations on that route that have the cheaper gasoline making sure that your vehicle is working to its full capacity is actually going to help improve your fuel economy because your vehicle won't have to work so hard to get it running Those taking to the air are trying to already hit with stiff airfares dial dealing with flight cancellations fly to earth is more than 1500 flights across the country were canceled on Saturday on top of 2300 cancellations on Friday Delta suffered the most with more than 250 flights eliminated on Saturday by 9% of its operations Atlanta's Hartsfield–Jackson international airport a Delta hub was heavily affected by the travel delays Two 35 and there are new concerns about wildfires in the American Southwest I'm Jim crystal and pure saw Texas authorities are warning that much of the U.S. southwest will see critical fire conditions this holiday weekend The national weather service has issued so called red flag warnings for parts of 8 states from Arizona to Kansas a 7 week old wildfire in northeastern New Mexico the biggest in state history has spurred 500 square miles east of Santa Fe Two 35 and now to Ukraine and Russia continues to push closer to its goal of seizing the entirety of contested eastern Ukraine Russian forces continue to capture small Ukrainian cities in hopes of eventually controlling the entire Dunbar's region Meanwhile CBS News correspondent MTS tayab reports on a high profile phone call between Russia's president and European leaders We had the French president and we had the German Chancellor on the phone for 80 minutes with Vladimir Putin where they urged him to talk to president zelensky and of course urged him to stop his war to withdraw from Ukrainian territory and to come up with some sort of peace process but it's very clear that Vladimir Putin is not interested in that Blood rare zelensky is very much interested in that sort of peace talk again It's not something he wants to do He has a lot of conditions for it But until we see some sort of diplomatic solution we're going to see this fighting continue Reporting from the eastern Ukrainian city of creevy re Just ahead on WTO big shots could be coming to some little arms details coming up It's two 36.
"robert costa" Discussed on WTOP
"Forces are now focusing on the eastern part of the country Drone footage shows a city torn apart after weeks of bombardment residential neighborhoods flattened Beneath the azo stall iron and steelworks plant women and children huddle together in bomb shelters two terrified to attempt an escape Are Ukrainian marine makes a desperate plea We're facing our last days if not last hours the enemy outnumbers us ten to one And the enemy is closing in fast This just in D.C. a person is dead after a shooting outside the Peruvian ambassador's residence according to the Secret Service and officers shot and intruder following a confrontation Kimberly goi foil Donald Trump's junior's fiance met with the committee investigating the January 6th attack CBS Robert Costa on the importance of this She's a key figure because she's linked to what happened at the rally at the ellipse near The White House on January 6th has knowledge of the organization of that rally Another major universities acknowledging its relationship to slavery CBS Jim crystal Columbia University will publicly market historic ties to slavery and racism by adding historical markers to four residents halls named for men with ties to the school who owned slaves Columbia will join Harvard Law School Rutgers university the university of Mississippi and the university of South Carolina and acknowledging the school's relationships to slavery It's a big stoner holiday today for 2020 The legal marijuana business has been good during the pandemic when those $1200 stimulus checks were printed and came out It was our highest day in sales But Nico ina cofounder of nug wellness says it's not all high times He says it's actually hard to turn a profit primarily because of taxes around 30% and the high cost of security A couple times a week different canvases are getting broken into Kevin Hayes CEO of eco cannabis says unless they get more police protection many marijuana businesses may go out of business Matt bigler for CBS News Oakland Netflix is on course for its worst day in nearly a decade even as shares drop markets open higher today Right now the Dow is up a 162 points This is CBS News.
"robert costa" Discussed on WTOP
"23 One of Virginia governor Glenn youngkin's top aides isn't on the state payroll but that doesn't mean he's not getting paid Matthew Moran is youngkin's director of policy and legislative affairs The Washington Post reports he's actually paid by two political consulting firms from which he is on paid leave right now including one company he partially owns Miranda defends the situation saying that he doesn't have clients doing business with the state The post says he's expected to leave his position with youngkin as soon as the legislative session ends CBS News correspondent Robert Costa says the January 6th committee is going to take a closer look at messages that Jenny Thomas sent she's the wife of clarence Thomas the Supreme Court Justice On Monday the committee will meet based on CBS News latest reporting several members of the committee this weekend are saying to each other over the phone and text messages that a subpoena or at least an invitation to appear has to happen Just as clarence Thomas is out of the hospital after a weeklong stay the court says the 73 year old Thomas went home on Friday after being treated for a non COVID related infection After nearly two decades at Fox News journalist Chris Wallace left in December jumping to arch rival CNN Why did he do it Well let's tell us The New York Times He no longer felt comfortable with the programming on Fox In his first extensive interview about his decision to leave Wallace tells the times that he's fine with opinion be it conservative or liberal but he adds that when people start to question the truth such as who won the 2020 election or was January 6th an insurrection he found that unsustainable His daily interview show who's talking to Chris Wallace starts to stay on the new CNN plus streaming service It's.
"robert costa" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Finally, by Robert Costa back in his radio Wheelhouse after authoring peril with Bob Woodward, good morning, Robert, how are you? You, it is great to be back with you. Well, thank you. You've had a long book laby had a great bestseller parallelism bookstores everywhere continues to sell. It continues to make news. In fact, let's go back to the most recent headlines Robert Costa from peril. What is the latest, it's really the John eastman memo, John is a friend of mine, and I've known him forever. He's a very fine lawyer. You put in the short form of the eastman memo. Did you have the long form available to you? Well, there are two versions of the eastman memo that eastman memo that matters in our report in peril is the one that goes to senator Mike Lee of Utah that was circulated by The White House. The January 2nd 2021. Did each man know it was going to go out from The White House because lawyers will often. I haven't talked to John yet. But they will often prepare talking point memos, summary memos that are not supposed to go a to the client or be to the top of the client chain and certainly not outside of the client's control. Well, I'm not sure what eastman knew about the circulation of this memo. I do know that John was in the Oval Office with Trump and Pence and Marc short and pence's advisers on January 4th, two days before the certification. Pushing the argument, eastman has made further comments about that meeting The New York Times in our book, which is we stand by. President Trump was really telling Trump, assuming Trump was really telling Pence, listen to Jon, listen to John, you can do this. You can walk away, try to allow this to go to the house, delay the certification. And so John eastman has said that his longer memo makes clear that he did not favor this. And I'll talk to John sometime about this. But let me ask you about the impact of peril. It certainly is going to make it less likely that lawyers will give their candid set of option advice on the far flung to the near certain legal options to a president. Don't you think that's going to happen? I think Hugh though, you got to have when you read the memo, the memo says there are alternate electors in the states and that just wasn't the case. And so it was eastman's memo says there's going to be a scenario where alternate slates of electors are available. Now, eastman is publicly made the case that he wanted to delay the certification if Pence went in that direction. He's making the recommendation that alternate slates would somehow appear, but they weren't no state legislature had recognized any alternate slate at that time on January 4th 5th or 6th. I think it was completely far fetched. I do not believe it was an option. I would tell John that, I don't think he ought to have put that in paper because I know how the president thinks, which is give I can talk Trump, which is give him an option that's far out there. And he'll seize upon it as though it's mainstream and viable. Assuming it's sort of like, how does an economist get out of a hole in the ground first to assume a ladder? Here they assumed an elector. And you can't. I mean, you just can't do that and give it to Donald Trump where he's going to assume the elector. Exactly. I mean, I can't read John's mind or Trump's mind, but Trump wholesale bought in. I spent 9 ten months digging into this. Trump was wholesale believing that this election could go to the house and he could win and that alternate slates of electors could somehow be brought quickly to the four that would allow him to have a victory in the house. Is this something he truly believed? I agree, Robert. What I try and tell everyone is that president Trump is first and foremost, a real estate developer. And real estate developers see houses and buildings and malls. They don't see empty ground. They don't see zoning restrictions. They don't say state law. They don't see sequence in Napa and endangered species. They don't say anything except their vision. And if you tell them at one time, it's possible we could get 5 units an acre, they'll want 6. I mean, that's just how developers think. That's why they get stuff done. It's also why they go bankrupt and then get things done. And it's Donald Trump. And if you give him a memo that says, maybe if electors show up from one state, we'll be able to have the vice president to put that aside. He's going to will it into existence. Is that your experience with the president? Well, I've had interviews with him, but I do know that the story we've reported is that Trump really believed at the end that this was a viable option. And someone like Mike Lee and I think the lead component's important, we report that Lee himself is a serious lawyer on the right. Is trying to look at this and say, is this just isn't possible? This is not and that's why we also detail in the book how senator Ted Cruz is telling Trump at the end on January 5th. Look, we're going to object to Arizona. We're going to propose a commission to look into these issues with even at that moment Trump saying to cruise based on our reporting, hey, you got to do more. You got to object to every state. There was an expectation that many Republicans found unreasonable that Trump they wanted to help Trump Lee likes Trump, Cruz likes Trump. Eastman likes Trump. But there was an expectation by Trump at the end of these things could really move forward in a way that didn't seem legally or politically possible to a lot of people around the president. I'm reminded of PJ o'rourke. You don't give whisky in the car keys to a teenage boy. You don't give scenarios on the Electoral College to a president who's facing defeat. When those scenarios simply can not happen. Let me turn now to the consequences of Donald Trump's continued interest in the 2024 election. I moderated a Senate debate in Ohio among GOP candidates on Sunday Night. 6 candidates all with 7 figures budgets and rising Robert Koch. These are all deeply well financed candidates. 5 of them are clearly trying to grab the former president's attention. One of whom, Matt Dolan is running if rob Portman do you think that's going to be replayed in every race in the United States in 2022? It's certainly possible. I think if Virginia turns toward youngkin and I think the young can model could become something you see a lot of states in a lot of states that Republican candidates are going to go hey, we may not want to be totally with Trump, but we can't walk away from Trump and there's going to be a competition for how you navigate that in a primary. I don't think it's going to be Marjorie Taylor green in every single primary winning, that type of a true through and through Trump style Republican, but you're not going to be a never trumper. I would expect and win a lot of Republican primaries. Should you tied continue to move in that direction? A never trumper. The interesting thing is the fusion of both with Glenn young and Glen and his public said, I've got the forever trumpers in the never trumpers both supporting me over education. And I think that's the model. And the latest Monmouth pole is its tied. I actually think mcauliffe is losing and junk and is winning. And this morning, the idea, well, Terry mcauliffe yesterday told WRC channel 6 WTV our channel 6 this cut number 5. But you know, this is junk in China stir up this critical race theory, which I'll be honest with you Bill, I find highly offensive. Critical race theory is not taught in Virginia. It has never been taught. It is a racist dog whistle. And I'm really tired of it. Now the daily caller this morning Robert Costa reports that loudon county forces parents to sign an NDA style form to view the CRT inspired curriculum. They're clearly a CRT and its legacy in some school boards..
Robert Costa on the Eastman Memo
"You. You've had a long book laby had a great bestseller parallelism bookstores everywhere continues to sell. It continues to make news. In fact, let's go back to the most recent headlines Robert Costa from peril. What is the latest, it's really the John eastman memo, John is a friend of mine, and I've known him forever. He's a very fine lawyer. You put in the short form of the eastman memo. Did you have the long form available to you? Well, there are two versions of the eastman memo that eastman memo that matters in our report in peril is the one that goes to senator Mike Lee of Utah that was circulated by The White House. The January 2nd 2021. Did each man know it was going to go out from The White House because lawyers will often. I haven't talked to John yet. But they will often prepare talking point memos, summary memos that are not supposed to go a to the client or be to the top of the client chain and certainly not outside of the client's control. Well, I'm not sure what eastman knew about the circulation of this memo. I do know that John was in the Oval Office with Trump and Pence and Marc short and pence's advisers on January 4th, two days before the certification. Pushing the argument, eastman has made further comments about that meeting The New York Times in our book, which is we stand by. President Trump was really telling Trump, assuming Trump was really telling Pence, listen to Jon, listen to John, you can do this. You can walk away, try to allow this to go to the house, delay the certification.
'American Marxism' Tops Best-Sellers List on Amazon
"This link was just sent me in and I pulled it up and I put it on the cutter and parlor Amazon's best sellers of 2021 so far Remember my book came out I think it was June wasn't it mister producer Yeah June Maybe it was July I remember By far American Marxism Number two a book called atomic habits Number three the four agreements Number four is a novel Number 5 is a novel Number 6 is a kid's book Number 7 is a kid's book Number 8 is a novel 9 is a novel number ten is a kid's book no 11 is a kid's book Number 12 looks like an adult comic book Number 13 is a novel Number 14 is a novel Number 15 is a Dr. Seuss book Number 16 is power The 48 laws of power 17 rich dad poor dad that book goes on forever 1819 84 same with that one Number 19 5 love language is big book Number 20 kids book Number 21 novel Number 22 peril Bob Woodward's book Robert Costa is a loser book for the amount of money no doubt that they were paid The book that tried to take out Trump like so many of them people are sick of books like that So that book did very very poorly overall
"robert costa" Discussed on The Vibe Juice Podcast
"So i i wanted Move on Under under the Swamp jews that was a pretty good topic but So last month in september Bob woodard and robert costa released the book which was published peril and This is a book that covers us. That's recognizes as the second. Most period of american history was a transition from a president trump to joseph biden. What happened on January ninth in six gives me imperil. It takes deep inside the trump white house. The biden white house at twenty twenty campaign the pentagon the and the congress of the congress with vince vivid eyewitness account of what really happened. Peril is a book. And i know i know people think that only the politicos only the people that are some kind of nerd kind of research oriented person it. We'd like a novel Powerful right right you you get caught up in wsb. Yeah right. Reason got four five swat. Tv shows yes. Okay and people get caught up in short but what if when you read this. You actually bring to another level of comprehension. This is this is what we're talking about. What we say be prepared. You have to be capable of making the connections on your own. You don't have to listen to ali. you have to listen to song. Be listen to anybody but you have to have the scales to do so. And i see a lien is is is you don't voter suppression is one thing. Yes but if you suppress people's ability to read and comprehend yes to gain knowledge you already written off a portion of the voting population They they will even be explain to you why they can't vote but they know they can't both and that's it and that's all that's no now. We really talk in danger right so people be prepared be prepared yes not tomorrow but today it's done yesterday thank you not. Yes if not yesterday you right so listen on one and move on. Thank you for that. That was a really intense segment of this is to all of this is always to be continued. Always because the story has never been told in the war is not over right. Okay so thanks. Moving onto booty juice. I just want to mention our business arts and entertainment Segment before we close so couple of things in in the in the news and we're a little behind on a couple of things..
"robert costa" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Twice impeached retired former. President has long been threatening another run for the white house in twenty four this weekend. He'll be back at it again. Back out on the road at a save america rally in georgia. This might be a good time for a reminder just last week trump again tried to get georgia's secretary of state to just declare him the winner. They're still with us. Are the co-authors. Bob woodward and robert costa bob. This isn't the kind of question that lends itself nicely to a sixty second reply. But i'll try. I don't know about you but a lot of the people in my life who are smart and thoughtful. Some of them recognizable faces and names from our broadcast. Have been in touch with me to say in their view. Now right now is the time to worry. yearbook makes it very clear down to the last page that we came close. How close are we right now. Well you can't predict the future. But what what. Bob kosten found in eight or nine months of reporting just going off line. Not a bright in for the washington post to going on television is that there was a national security crisis in this country that War with china was dangerously possible There is a call that we have the transcript of between nancy. Pelosi the speaker of the house and chairman milly in which on january eight th. This is two days after the insurrection at the capital. In which she it's an i don't know they've had a chance to look at it. It didn't extraordinary. Transcript of the leader of the house. The speaker of the house sane were. I'm worried about president. Trump's control of nuclear weapons. What guarantees can you provide. Billy says oh. They're procedures at the end of the call. He makes it He realizes nancy pelosi was right. This is dangerous in. He takes action calling in the key. People if doing essentially what happened in nineteen seventy four with nixon when the secretary of defense james slesinger put the word out. Don't take orders from president. Nixon or the white house without involving slesinger milly filled that bill did took a parallel action on his own. And i've never really seen seen like this where he calls in the people who run the war room in the pentagon and said you will not act without making sure you talked to me an consult me so there was a very serious worry about two of the catastrophes that could befall this country Some sort of use of nuclear weapons and a war with china up so robert costa when bob reported that it was senators lee and graham who were vetting. Trump's false claims obviously coming up empty to name to guys who put the sick and sycophant of that there. It is right there. They're very trumpy members of the republican caucus in the senate Tonight trump went after both of them. You're republican presidential candidate won in a landslide. that's a lie but has so little backing from republican leadership. They should be ashamed of themselves. It robert if he's talking like that to the loyalists of and he really is mulling over an attempt to be their presidential candidate twenty four. Doesn't that equal coming close to burning the house down before attempting to redecorate it's an expression of his power within the republican party. This is someone senator. Graham who we documented our book is trying to rehabilitate president. Trump's image trying to get trump back to a position to run again in two thousand twenty four playing golf with him very frequently yet tonight in a statement of public. Statement trump is saying senator. Graham senator lee should be ashamed of themselves and that all comes from reporting from peril where you have senator lee and senator graham realizing in the january january january fourth period that all these claims being made by president trump or not accurate that. There's nothing. there's no meat to these claims of election fraud but president trump tonight even though he's in political winter signaling with this statement. He's in control. And if you come at him even if you're a political ally of friend you're going to pay a consequence and he's gonna take you on. The name of the book again is peril and that's not an accident. We are so grateful to the authors. Bob woodward and robert costa for spending time and staying up late with us tonight. Gentlemen thank you. Good luck to you as we go along the way coming up for us. It is official as we said at the top of the broadcast pfizer. Booster shots are.
Bob Woodward Busy Promoting 'Peril,' Should Be Covering Clinton Lawyer's Charges
"Talking about the biggest story that should be wall to wall coverage on every network tonight should be in the front page of every newspaper And that is the indictment of one of the top warriors with a Quentin campaign and when it's clearly a conspiracy to commit one of the biggest frauds in the history of this country Certainly when it comes to politics You know I go back to Watergate and those two guys that were riders that we've now turned into like gods of journalism Guys Woodward where the hell is that guy right now Seriously Why isn't he doing his job talking about this Why isn't Woodward an American investigative journalist started working for The Washington Post right Guy that helped bring down Nixon Why isn't he telling the truth on this story You know what he's doing today 8 hours ago Yahoo News headline Bob Woodward weren't warned Donald Trump wants to be president again for one worrying reason Let's land The president Bob Woodward thinks he knows that what Donald Trump wants to do if he wins the presidency again On Tuesday's MSNBC morning Joe Woodward and fellow Washington Post journalist Robert Costa spoke about the reporting that went into their newly released book peril The book details the final months of the Trump administration lifts the lid on many of the expletive laden rants and attempts over turn the 2020 election results
"robert costa" Discussed on Trumpcast
"Is there something of a rhythm to a bob woodward book launch for someone like you like you kind of put it into your calendar. Oh i see like hannukah or something. Exactly friend kaplan writes the war stories column for slate okay here comes another woodward book requests a copy read the advanced copy. Bob woodward's latest book peril co-authored with robert costa has got a lot to say about the military establishment which is why it seemed like a good time to give fratto call. Fred says he respects the journalism here. But also one thing about woodward books you'll notice they are runs. These heroes have no gray at all. It is all just guys in white suits and they tend to be the people who talked to woodward lot. Where did we get a lot of stuff for this book. It's the people who come up looking really good. One of the people who comes off looking really good in peril is the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general. Mark milley and in this book. Lily is the euro. Let me give you an example. Remember back when george floyd was killed by policemen there were demonstrations near all over the place as we speak. I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers military personnel and law enforcement offices.
"robert costa" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Now that Robert costa and bob woodward of the washington post report in their new book. That vice president. Mike pence spoke with former vice president. Dan quayle to ask quayle whether there was any way of stopping certification of the presidential election. do you feel like you didn't realize how close democracy came to failing in the us. Absolutely you know. There was this this realization that i had after january sixth that was really slender moments. That saved the democracy something as fragile as the secretary of state of georgia refusing to give in to donald trump's bullying that things as as almost ludicrously fragile as those individual decisions. The people who refused to stop counting votes even though there were protesters outside threatening them that that in the now we know of course that it was also mike. Pences conversation with dan quayle. That might have persuaded him from not subverting. The results of the election. If anything with that with that showed me was that this process that i've been describing in in my book was was even more acute than i realized. Which was that the political reality we inhabit now the fragility of it the moments of fury and instability are the result of choices that we make as people as individuals not only some of the people who find themselves at that moment of the highest possible stakes but the decisions we make in our own lives about how we behave as as consumers and buyers as managers as citizens who we vote for these things have just grades steaks and if there was one thing i had hoped to try to understand was a how our individual choices end up contributing to the systems that define our lives and i think this election turned out to be a somewhat terrifying but i hope illuminating example of that evan osnos it is always such a pleasure to have you on our show. Thank you so much. Thank you so much terry. Evan osnos covers politics and foreign affairs for the new yorker and is the author of the new.
"robert costa" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Host of the podcast. Sos cuba as a proud guano. It's important for me to use my platform to inform others. That's why i'm teaming up with my friend. Mona journalist will say the as balart for a six episode. Show that explores the anti-government demonstrations in the communist run island. We're discussing the history of our beloved cuba. One led to the recent protests. And why people are calling for change. A group of special guest weigh in on next for our promoting that one and what does us involvement look like and why the word spot the the resonates so strongly at this moment. Listen sos cuba. As part of the mike. Duda podcast network available on the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. But it months now after the fall of kabul to the taliban there's new reporting from bob woodward and robert costa in their new book that president biden rejected advice from top defense officials to maintain a military presence in afghanistan. Nbc news white house correspondent. Kelly o'donnell has the details. The president's national security team on defense press to explain new claims that president biden rejected advice to keep troops in afghanistan longer. According to an upcoming book by bob woodward robert costa confirm or deny what's in the book the authors write that last march secretary of state antony blinken called from brussels to say. Here's what i'm hearing. Mr president oblast in quadraphonic sound from nato allies concerned about a us withdrawal and according to the woodward kosta book blinken question by nbc's andrea. mitchell views. not only did we. We listen to very carefully. But we shared directly with with president biden and they very much factored into our thinking and into the decisions he made. The president has come under fierce criticism for a chaotic withdrawal. That includes the deaths of thirteen. Us servicemembers the low grade or no risk or low cost about any war. The book contends. Defense secretary austin had urged president biden to extend the mission with us troops in order to buy time for negotiations with an exit plan in three or four stages. We followed a rigorous process. The president may is decision. Kelly o'donnell reporting for us there so richard..
House Jan. 6 Committee Seeking Records on Gen. Milley's China Calls
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting the house January sixth committee is seeking records on general mark believes China calls the select committee investigating the January sixth insurrection at the US capitol is seeking records related to calls from joint chiefs of staff chairman general mark Milley to his Chinese counterpart the calls were made in the final months of president Donald trump's administration according to a soon to be published book by Washington post journalist Bob Woodward and Robert Costa Millie told general lease Jeng he would warn him in the event of a pending US attack Republican representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois tells the Associated Press there's a lot that needs to be answered that could really change the story one way or another well he was appointed chairman of the joint chiefs by trump in twenty nineteen and he remains in that post Mike Rossi Washington
Boycott the Upcoming Bob Woodward and Robert Costa Book
"The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Based on revelations in the forthcoming book from Woodward and And cost. You should boycott this book. Because these two clowns, reporters Even if we assume the information is accurate. Sat on newsworthy information. This is what I've been saying for the last 72 hours. It's now being regurgitated by the geniuses are K V and radio. For months and months and months, which could have affected the outcome of Afghanistan. You have the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Who is rogue. According to their own writing. He's rogue. Now I'm going to predict that Woodward and or cost a will be on all the major Sunday shows, maybe 60 minutes. The Sunday morning shows hawking their book. This is what Woodward does he drop stuff the week before his books come out. He stirs the pot. Then they're pushed like hell by the news media. He has a lot of friends in the news, and then they pushed like hell on all the Sunday shows. I'm telling you the boycott it
Milley Defends Calls to Chinese as Effort to Avoid Conflict
"The nation's top military officer is defending phone calls to his Chinese counterpart during the trump administration's final days in upcoming book by The Washington Post Bob Woodward and Robert Costa describes joint chiefs chairman mark Emily as worried about what trump might do before leaving office and telling China's top officer he would warn Beijing in case of a U. S. attack Millie spokesman says the general was acting within his duties as the president's top uniformed adviser trump says Millie should be tried for treason if the reports true at the White House president Biden was asked if the joint chiefs chair did the right thing hi generally sadr mag ani Washington
Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg seat
"CBS News and other news outlets reporting that federal Judge Amy Cockney Barrett is expected to be President Trump's nominee to fill the open Supreme Court seat that, according to multiple sources, involved in or familiar with the process. The Washington Post Robert Costa also saying every indication is Barrett will be the pic. But it's not a done deal yet would add the caveat that the president has said he will announce on Saturday evening at 5 P.m. eastern. His Dick and with President Trump, having covered him for nearly 10 years, even as a businessman, you know, he can always change his mind. So every indicator from my top Republican sources that the president's leaning toward Coney Barrett Barrett is the only potential nominee known to have met with Mr Trump in person.
House Speaker Pelosi to unveil coronavirus aid package for workers
"House speaker. Nancy Pelosi is expected to unveil legislation tomorrow aimed at helping workers who may be at financial risk because of the grow virus outbreak. Nbc News reports. The House will likely pass that bill as for the impact. This crisis is having on our daily lives. There are new developments almost hourly the NC Double A. announced March madness will go on at all venues but without fans in the arenas Seattle public schools will close for a minimum of two weeks beginning tomorrow. Tomorrow is also when the containment zone in the New York City. Suburb of new Rochelle. Officially begins officials. Say They hope that will control the spread of the corona virus in what has become the largest cluster of illness in the United States? So far here for our leadoff discussion on a Wednesday night. Anita Kumar White House correspondent and associate editor for Politico Robert Costa National Political reporter for the Washington Post and moderator of Washington. Week on PBS. And we welcome to the broadcast Austin Goolsbee former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for President Obama and a professor of economics at the University of Chicago. Welcome to all of you. Anita the president made a number of announcements this evening He did not declare a state of emergency. I do want to remind our viewers. There is a state of emergency that continues to be in effect in America because of the border the southern border. But that's not. As far as the president's gone he also suggested earlier. Today that jared Kushner is is sort of in charge of this and he's studying it more right while the president is expected in the next few days even perhaps next week to declare this emergency of very limited emergency that would basically free up. Forty billion dollars that is sitting there that The government has sitting there for disaster relief so he wants to free up some of that money and and the thinking here is that he wants to go ahead and act quickly He he was on the hill yesterday on Capitol Hill and he didn't hear from Republicans or Democrats Anything that would make him believe that they were going to quickly accept some of his ideas for economic relief and he wanted to bypass them and really just get some funds freed up so he could go ahead and do that Robert. You were reporting this evening about the fact that the president had a bit of a shouting match with his treasury secretary about the measures that the Fed and others have taken. This is his fed chief. Jay Powell who he put into place. Apparently he's very very frustrated with the Fed and things more can be done. He is unhappy with the Federal Reserve Chairman Pal on Monday afternoon while the president was in the Oval Office meeting with top advisers including treasury secretary. Mnuchin he lashed out about pal saying to the Treasury Secretary. You need to try to get him to lower rates if at all possible to try to see if you can have a conversation with him to stimulate the economy. The president knows he's being stymied on Capitol Hill about his payroll tax cut and just a couple of minutes ago house. Democrats formerly released publicly released. Their virus relief. Bill just have been reading it over for the past. Couple of minutes includes paid sick. Leave Food Security It also includes free testing unemployment benefits. You see Speaker Pelosi tonight. A after the president's speech trying to take the lead on the legislative answer to all of this Austin the stock market the Dow was down another fourteen hundred and some odd points. Today we're now off twenty percent from recent highs which puts the Dow into the bear a bear market. The five hundred is not far behind. The president has a what one might say unhealthy preoccupation with both the stock market and interest rates. What do you make of this though? Because the market is responding even after the president's announcement market futures were were lower. What do you make of what has to be done from from the perspective of the government whether it's a stimulus or what? The House is proposing. Well you know I think two things. The first is as we've spoken many times. Vulgar used to tell me over and over and the financial crisis that when crisis hits the only asset you have is your credibility and I think when you see the stock market plunging. The way did today the way it did this evening. It is a judgment about the credibility of the White House that we've had the president of the United States going out and saying people are finding that when they get sick they can still go to work. We only have fourteen cases and pretty soon. That's going to go down to zero when the president himself says that and when people cannot be tested no amount of stimulus is going to be sufficient because the reason that the economy is going into this tailspin because people are afraid and they are withdrawing from the economy and if you gave them a thousand dollar payroll tax cut. They're not going to spend it because the root of the problem when you get into a virus situation is that the greatest economic stimulus comes from slowing the rate of spread of the virus. And we've seen South Korea's succeed at it by having extensive testing and by finding the people who are sick and saying look. Don't go visit your grandma and stay isolated. For fourteen days. They've been able to slow the spread of the virus and their economy is gonNA come rebounding in a rapid basis the longer. We pretend that there aren't cases here and try to blame it on Europe and say. Oh we're going to block cargo boxes from Europe and that's GonNa help us without doing the testing the the more fear is going to be generated in people's minds and the worst the economy's GonNa get Robert this whole issue credibility this. This thing has developed very quickly. I want to just go back to starting really the last week of February the last couple of days of February when the President I started talking about Corona virus compared to what he said tonight. Let's listen together. We're finding very little problem very little pro now. You treat this like a flu. This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history. It's going to disappear one day. It's like a miracle it will disappear. We will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States. For the next thirty days we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by sitting around even going to work. Go to work. If you're sick or not feeling well stay home. Democrats are politicizing the corona virus. This is new hoax. We must put politics aside. Stop the partisanship and unify together. As One Nation Robert this becomes a complicated call to arms for the president because he has been the one saying that the Democrats are politicizing. He and Fox News talking about the media blowing this out of proportion and now the president has got to step up there and do something that is unusual Primetime Oval Office address saying let's come together and take greater action to solve this and there are real world implications for so many the leaders around the country outside of the White House who are dealing with this in an interview. This week with Maryland governor Larry Hogan Republican. He told me that he's deeply concerned about the mixed messages coming out of this administration. He said he had a ninety minute. Meeting with Vice President Pence who said one thing and then he listened to the president who was talking in an entirely different way about the entire crisis. And that's a governor. A sitting governor dealing with cases in his State and when I was on Capitol Hill. There are also expressing concern. Democrats and Republicans about how the president is handling this. There's private concern among some of my top. Gop sources that the president's antennas to attuned to the stock market and his own reelection campaign and Anita in fact the rate cut that the president seemed to be agitating for which occurred last week did not have the desired effect in the market. Nothing the president he's doing is having the desired effect. But at this point you have competing plans the president's plan and then the Republican the Democratic Plan. That's come out who reconciles this. This is not been a White House at a congress. That's managed to come together on many things but at this point is necessary. Who reconciles the fact? That what the president thinks looks like stimulus and success is very different than what Nancy. Pelosi team do right. This is the problem this has been problem on a variety of issues. Obviously we've never been in this place before but on so many policy issues you know the Democrats and sometimes even the Republican Republicans on Capitol Hill can't agree with the White House. And so what happens is they don't do anything. That's not going to be the case this time because everybody believes that something needs to be done. That's why you're seeing the president saying that he's going to act should've unilaterally and then take the you know go ahead with a speech and and call on Congress tact but but you know going back to what Bob said the the president's in this place where he's trying to do two things he's talking about. How this isn't that big of a deal. It's going to go away as you've played but he also has to show that he is doing something tonight. He took a different action showing that he's doing something while he's also trying to downplay parts of it exactly for his reelection and for his popularity. What's going to happen in the future? The trump campaign and some of his allies are very much aware. Now that this is going to probably be the issue that he's going to be judged on in the next few months up until the election Austin during the president's address he said all travel from Europe to the United States will stop not even cargo will go there within correction came out says. Well no cargo is going to go. And then a correction came out to say no. Actually it's just non-americans coming to the United States. I wasn't clear that the virus makes that distinction all that well look this exactly what I mean if the president gets up and says something literally three minutes after he finishes saying it they say no. What he said is not what the policy is. It undermines your credibility the what also undermines the credibility on one hand to say we need a big stimulus and then this afternoon. The secretary of HHS was reached as you know. The president has a plan to cut seven hundred thousand people off of food stamps low income people and they said do you still plan to cut them off of food stamps on April first when those are the very people who are going to be losing their jobs and they say yes they do intend to cut them off of food stamps. So you you've got a we need relief but we're GONNA have a filibuster to hold up paid sick leave for all Americans and I think that I something is going to have to give. They're either going to have to start telling the truth. Doing tests and have a stimulus and an antivirus program or else. They're going to have to just declare. We don't care we all we WANNA do is make. The the problem seems small as possible.
Trump Trying to Calm Coronavirus Fears Gives Investors Reason to Panic
"Today. The Dow closed down more than a thousand points largest drop in two years on fears over the impact of the corona virus. The number of reported infections continues to grow tens of thousands of cases now in China that we know of and new signs of rapidly spreading outbreaks and other countries about half hour after. Us markets closed today. The traveling president posted this quote. The Corona virus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone. And all relevant countries CD and World Health have been working very hard very smart stock market. Starting to look very good to me. Robert Costa of The Washington Post will join us in just a moment tonight. He reports this quote. The trump administration's disjointed handling of the outbreak has faced mounting criticism. As the president's allies of scrambled to take preventative steps while seeking to reassure the public times struggling to explain their decisions and offer a consistent message tomorrow morning the full Senate is scheduled to get a classified briefing on the virus from Homeland Security Public Health Officials State Department the intelligence community and the like so it was concerning today to see Ken. Kuch Anneli the acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. Ask his twitter followers if he was doing something wrong if it was just him why he couldn't see the maps of the spread of the virus on the Johns Hopkins website. Mr Coochie Anneli. A fervent and vocal trump supporter is on the White House. Corona Virus Taskforce Politico reporting. That very same. White House is going to ask for nearly two billion in emergency funding for the corona virus president. Meanwhile is on day two of his thirty six hour trip to India. His Monday started with a campaign style. Rally at the world's largest cricket stadium visit follows reports that intelligence officials had indeed brief lawmakers about Russian attempts to interfere in our next election and that their efforts are aimed at helping both trump and Bernie sanders as he left the White House. Yesterday trump tried to cast doubt wall assigning blame. Nobody said it. I read where Russia's helping Bernie Sanders. Nobody said it to be at all. Nobody freaks me about that at all. They leaked it Adam. Schiff and his group they leaked to the papers as as usual investigate Adam Schiff for leaking that information they don't want Bernie Sanders representative it. Sounds like his sixteen all over again but verdy says trump's national security advisor was also asked about Russian interference. And as you listen to his response again please remember this. Is the National Security Advisor? The White House was briefed on February fourteenth. Where you not in that briefing when the president was informed. Well there's no briefing that I received that the presence received that says that President Putin is doing anything to try and influence the elections in favor of president trump. We just haven't seen that intelligence. Are you denying that that is happening? No no what. Look what I've heard from the FBI. What I've heard is that That Russia would like Bernie Sanders to to win the Democrat nomination. They'd probably like him to be president understandably because he wants to spend money on social programs and probably would have to take it out of the military so that would make sense. New York Times puts it this way in the fourth year of his presidency and in his fourth national security adviser. Mr Trump has finally gotten what he wants a loyalist who enables his
DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against McCabe
"D. O. J. will not prosecute former FBI director Andrew McCabe deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe although he was acting director for a while McCabe of course a frequent target of the president's tweets and this as we learn the justices taking another look at the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and of course all eyes got wider jaws dropped yesterday to hear Attorney General bill Barr tell the president to stop tweeting about his department in light of the Roger stone case and how many years that presidential confidante may go to prison for well it's now checking with Washington post reporter Robert Costa who is also the moderator of Washington week great to have you back Bob thank you so much right to be with you well so much going on here let's start with Michael Flynn the the the store your paper has that been reported today what's going on here between this is the in this investigation you see Attorney General bill Barr in a stand off with president trump about the integrity and independence about the department justice not only to Roger stone case from earlier this week and his sentence scene that led bar to give an interview to ABC news but now you see the department is making its own decisions on moving forward did it look at general flow at the lieutenant general Flynn and whether he his case was properly prosecuted if the Attorney General doing his own thing taking his own initiative about bar still has an uncertain future as the classes with the president right this is the the new set of arguments between the president and I one of the people that works with him what about McCabe could that be a big gear into irritant for Donald Trump it is in president trump facing a lot of challenges right now and because at one level you have an Attorney General who is defended him throughout the Muller investigation you have an Attorney General as The Washington Post reports today has passed outside prosecutors in this is in the deputy Attorney General's office in Saint Louis to review handling the criminal case about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and others political figures two on one level he's very much a loyalist to president trump but the the DOJ's refusal to prosecute McCabe the sentence scene of Roger stone earlier in the week has infuriated the president and you see HIM lashing out in this post acquittal phase of his presidency all right let's switch gears to the democratic presidential race and of course New Hampshire primary just few were few days past that now it's on to Nevada and South Carolina what's going on here with the front runner Bernie Sanders said how strong of a front runner he is he at this point he's strong winning the New Hampshire primary is no joke but it was a narrow win over former south and mayor Pete booted judge they now heading to South Carolina which was a tough state for Sanders in twenty sixteen secretary Clinton came back after Sanders beat her in New Hampshire if she came back in South Carolina but Sanders has made a lot of ground with African American voters in the last four years what really matters is not just South Carolina and the Nevada caucuses but super Tuesday in early March fourteen states will vote a huge amount of delegates will be awarded Sanders looks perhaps strong it's in the California primary estate full of progressives and liberals and his campaign feels good about that and and that the the fact that they feel like they're in it for the long haul finals two seconds here to talk about Joe Biden not dead yet by far especially if he does well in South Carolina but if his campaign flames out cannot be attributed to president trump painting him not as a great statesman or as a long time senator but as hunter Biden's daft that could be part of the factor the impeachment and the wear and tear but don't count out the Bloomberg factor as well mayor Bloomberg has been hovering over the biting campaign for months and that's only escalated in recent weeks as Bloomberg has spent millions in advertising in early states and he's seen a poll numbers rising now black voters in moderate voters in the Democratic Party have another option a well funded option and that's been a big problem for biting Bob good to talk again thanks so much thank you Washington Post Robert Costa moderator of Washington week airs tonight at eight on TV
Presidential campaign turns to foreign policy amid tensions with Iran
"That okay we now mark a week since the president ordered that deadly strike on Iran's top general since then so much has happened we've had Iran firing missiles at Iraqi bases where U. S. forces stay we have the president announcing some tough new sanctions on Iran the house votes to limit his war making ability where are we right now with the Iran situation seven days later we're at a standstill but tensions are high not only between the White House and Congress about the amount of intelligence being shared with Congress but also between the US and Iran in different countries around the world a lot of unease about the president's decision to take out Qassem Soleimani he was seen as a ringleader of terrorism in the region at the same time this was done without Congress feeling like they were fully briefed so as much as the president pulled back this week from the brink of war with Iran questions continue about his conduct it with the coming impeachment trial ended his conduct in terms of foreign policy and whether he shared enough with the legislative branch what's the most interesting thing you heard this week the fallout of all of this played out in the twenty twenty presidential race keep an eye and senator Bernie Sanders I just interviewed him last week in Iowa vice president Joe Biden they really really represent the respective polls in the Democratic Party the antiwar wing was Sanders the more hawkish establishment wing with biting their clashing on foreign policy so ran it's not just the White House president trump story to twenty twenty Democrats story as well Robert Costa moderator of Washington week it's on Friday nights at eight on TV twenty
President Trump, Trump Coen and Michael Cohen discussed on Morning Edition
"Struggle is with the sin. Of same sex, attraction the new film the mis education of Cameron post is about a teenage girl who sent to a gay conversion therapy center it's adapted from a novel. By, the same name we'll speak with. The book's author Emily Danforth and the film's director and, co writer desharnais Akhavan join us weekdays. At two on ninety three point nine FM WNYC It's morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Newell. King good morning we've known since last week. That there are tapes of Michael Cohen talking with his then client Donald Trump now we can hear that audio CNN released parts of it last night the recording is of a meeting between. Cohen and Trump that happened two months before the twenty. Sixteen election and the two men appear to be discussing. Payments to a, news organization to suppress a story about a models alleged affair with Trump Coen's lawyer gave the tape to. CNN and President Trump's Lear Rudy Giuliani is taking, issue with how the tape is. Being interpreted Robert Costa with the Washington Post is listen through to the tape he joins us now from New York morning Robert Good to join you. Or I don't wanna play you two quick bits from this tape. The first is Michael Cohen talking to Donald, Trump.
President, Justice Department and Hillary Clinton discussed on KQED Newsroom
"On public radio bombshell indictment the justice department charges twelve russian military officers with election interference i'm robert costa inside the latest turns in the molar probe and president trump's confrontational diplomacy tonight on washington week the diving charges twelve russian military officers by name for conspiring to interfere with the twentieth sixteen presidential election the justice department has charged twelve russian military intelligence officers with hacking into hillary clinton's presidential campaign and the democratic national committee the announcement directly links the kremlin with election interference that went beyond just targeting democrats in a second related conspiracy russian gru officers hacked the website of a state election board stolen formation about five hundred thousand voters we have the latest on the expanding muller probe loss president trump sparks overseas when he criticizes british prime minister theresa may's brexit plan and warns that her position could put future trade deals in jeopardy they do they will most likely because we'll be dealing with the european union instead of dealing with uk so it will probably kill may remain calm and carried on the uk us relationship is also defined by the role we play on the world stage from the outset president trump is being clear about how he sees the challenges we face many we agree and after rattling allies at nato president trump takes a victory lamp on military spending tremendous progress has been made everyone's agreed to substantially up their commitment but the french president mr trump's assertion saying there was no new agreement we discuss it.
Trump fumes over FBI's use of informant during campaign
"Looking at all those measures that's npr's john burnett john thank you you're welcome we're learning more about the fbi informant who reportedly made contact with several trump campaign advisors in two thousand sixteen as part of the fbi investigation into russian election interference npr hasn't independently confirmed the informant's name but a number of news organizations say they have including the washington post last night the post published his name robert costa co wrote the story the washington post held back institutionally last week when we first reported on a secret fbi source but as other news organizations in recent days published his name the post decided to publish the name stephan hopper we should note npr has made contact with steffan halperin he declined to comment on all of this university of cambridge website lists him as an emeritus senior fellow of the center of international studies i understand you actually took a class with them at cambridge he was my professor at cambridge i studied under professor helper in two thousand eight in two thousand nine he was a friend and a professor in american working at k cambridge and as an american student there myself studying american politics in british politics he was someone i sought out had dinner with him his wife on many occasions the easy gregarious academic someone who enjoys writing and debating and he always seemed highly connected to both me and people he came in touch with a cambridge someone who knew so many american presidents had worked for them in the white house going back to the nixon administration so how does somebody like this with one foot in academia another foot in republican policy government circles become an fbi informant if you look at stephan hopper's career he has been in academic to be sure for the last two decades or so but he has also been closely working with the federal government he's been contracted by the department of defense since two thousand twelve made over a million dollars in different kinds of contract fees for research and the social sciences but if you look back at his career he also took notes on campaigns for the white house in the nineteen seventies working for the chief of staff for president gerald ford he's someone who has always been a political.
White House stabilizers gone, Trump calling his own shots
"Dan bash man you gotta be careful look here's the rebate called you late last night i was reading the washington post after easter services philip rucker robert costa who are both terrific reporters regular contributors this program have a piece entitled tired of the weight gain quote white house stabilisers gone trump calling his own shots being president trump in the past week cutting into stakes at the white house residence on monday with his political soldiers including corey lewandowski and david bossie strategist brad pascal and jared kushner he ended it dining on the gilded patio of maralago states with don king no one was seeing john kelly trump is increasingly defiant singularly directing his administration with the same rapid and brutal style he honed leading his real estate and branding empire and they talk about bringing in ronnie jackson they talk about the arrival of mike pompeo gina hospital and just a number of of different developments larry cudlow showing up what do you think j similar you know i'm just about as well as anyone hasn't been his comms director throughout the the roller coaster ride of two thousand sixteen is the white house without stabilisers in the things that i think people forget here's this is exact same president trump who wasn't supposed to win twenty sixteen and we look at all the accomplishments and everything that the president has done this first year in office and quite frankly he had a lot of people around who didn't necessarily share his vision and weren't fully on board with what he was trying to do and look at it he was able to get done even with not necessarily having his entire team around him now you look at these different positions whether it be pompeii oh being bumped up to secretary of state whether you'll get kudlow replacing gary cohn whether you look at bolton coming into replacing hr mcmaster i mean these are significant improvements it every single position so if you're in the business world here in the sports world and you have the opportunity to upgrade it a position you take it and so i think the president's really getting kind of the right pieces into place and going back to your kind of your lead in and i went to reread the story again this morning but you know how why is it so terrible.