17 Burst results for "Robert Kosta"
"robert kosta" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"On the look back I don't want to do that I'm going to talk about the future and Robert Kosta you and your book by saying the peril remains What do you mean by that Well I couldn't have a better reporting partner in Bob Woodward He has taught me so much And to that question about peril remains That's a theme that runs throughout the book And it's built not just it's not an opinion It's based on reporting And that's the Woodward method Tell the story of American politics American democracy through scenes And you see at the end of our book president Trump is out there on the political campaign trail He has a warlike cadence in some of these speeches saying we will never surrender Never give in when it comes to conceding the 2020 election He's demanding a comeback So I'm gonna look at what we see with Greg grindon in the great American myth looking at jacksonian history and how it folds over to the GOP Robert Costa what kind of Republican Party do you perceive in 2024 A Republican Party riven by divisions You see in our book someone like leader McConnell the Senate minority leader wants to move on but so many people inside the GOP on Capitol Hill and beyond believe president Trump still has political capital And so his decision on 2024 will really dominate where this party goes at this point but there's competition Vice president Pence a complicated political figure as our book shows he may want to have his own say his own bid and there are other stars out there but president Trump he remains the political of force inside the GOP There's a question right now bob woodard of what the current administration is facing in terms of getting a Washington back to a semblance of what is considered or was considered normal considering all of your coverage backs in the nixonian days How dysfunctional is today's government based on some of the changes in the upheavals that we've seen over the past number of years Well that's an important question It continues Our point here is that Trump triggered a national security crisis that we didn't know about was secret during the transition from prompt to Biden And his Costa says look everything is payroll And if we look at Biden right now he's got immense problems with Afghanistan with the virus and he's running into some obstacles in his own party in the Democratic Party He's supposed to be the leader and say okay everyone do this but that's not the way Washington works and maybe it is inevitable that people are going to be outliers that they are going to just say we're not going to march to somebody else's vision We've got our own Which really raises a question about this new dynamic This new increasing frustration about a dysfunctional Washington and how you go about handling it And bob I just want to know if you think of there is any precedent in terms of a group just saying we are not going to work with the establishment period full stop unless we get everything we want which seems to be an increasing fringe on both sides of the aisle both Democrats and Republicans While there are precedents presidents and president Clinton had a hard time getting his plan through It was a squeaker until the end So the debate in Washington as you well know always one of them is about taxing and spending How much spending how much taxing and there's a lot of uncertainty out there and there is a lot of peril if I may use that phrase about where this goes because the Democratic Party come apart Bob just taking a step back when you look at all the reporting that you did for apparel what's your big takeaway in the new nature of the United States democracy in this new very fractious era Well it's been tested and stretched by both parties That was authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa with Bloomberg's Tom Keane and Lisa Abramovich And coming up vaccinating the airline industry.
"robert kosta" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Otherwise begun standard chance obscene covet in the review. Mera anytime soon surplus so madam president. We obviously have been hearing over the past week or so about challenges coming from china. How the united states and the uk and australia have teamed up together in a way that obviously he's upset our french allies but china. Obviously as lou said china is on. Everyone's mind ended up. We'll be for some time if you look at the united states and you look at the eu when you look at our gdp together. We are such a force economically in this world. What can we do to work together. Better as we move forward as much needed counterweight to a more authoritarian rising china there to examples where we have an excellent way to team up. The one is to overcome indeed the pandemic and he. I want to say indeed we have vaccine and it is important. Things are important. The first one is That or is ongoing expert of vaccines in the european union throughout the whole pandemic every second dose of extend that was produced has been sent abroad to other countries served one hundred thirty other countries so export is an enormous important factor and indeed was just said. Donations are exemplary. The united states with their pledges the european union is also pledging five hundred million dollars of vaccines till the middle of next year. And then there's a third point where we really can team up. And that is bring the mr a technology for vaccines to our neighboring countries. For example africa's so we have them built the manufacturing capacities together with us with the private sector With finance that it is necessary so that over time. Africa is independent to produce their own vaccine's. They need. This is an example for the united states and the european union have been working very closely together and the second topic is the fight against climate change I really commend the united states for the ambitious goals putting forward. Now it's up to us to come with detailed plans and indeed to give the funding that is necessary to fight climate change for the least developed a most vulnerable countries. This is these. Are these one hundred billion dollars. Every year. we promised major economies we will do our fair share very confident that our friends and agnes united states will do it to the global citizen concert. Is this saturday. President of the european commission ursula von dir lion and co founder and ceo global citizen hugh evans. Thank you both once again. We look forward to it and still ahead. The washington post's bob woodward and robert kosta join us at the top of the hour with their brand new book a deep dive into the final days of the trump presidency and the fraught transition to the biden administration. We're back in one minute. Go beyond the headlines with msnbc daily a collection of written perspectives to help. You better understand the issues of our time. Read now at msnbc dot com..
"robert kosta" Discussed on The Glenn Beck Program
"You going mr president This is on fire. Now okay we should probably change our position. And if he's like no. I want to keep it open. And you've got a humanitarian. This is a crisis now on the border. No we have sanzar butts. We've been saying that for a long time but now you know the just landed giant military planes to load people up and send them away That's what you do in a humanitarian crisis. This humanitarian crisis. So where are the people saying to. Joe biden around joe biden. I think he's seen mr president bad things going on now. We got to change our batas. They're not so. Don't tell me that he's a man who has to answer questions and avoid answering questions because he's afraid of his handlers and yet he's just crazy enough and senile enough to where he doesn't know will somebody in the white house does so who's actually running this and allowing this to happen. I think there's elements of of senility That are that are part of the equation here but like in one of the things that came out this weekend. I think it's in the the new. Bob woodward book another nugget out of that book with robert kosta which says basically that all the things that we were saying throughout the campaign were true in that he was they did actually build a wall around president biden so that he could not get unexpected questions so that he could not have long interviews so that he would not speak off the cuff. All they built a wall around him so that that would not happen now. Of course evidence told us that it was going on but we never had proof of it from behind the scenes and what was interesting though the way. They framed it. It wasn't necessarily all about him being senile the other part of it that they thought they found a huge risk from him was his anger. He he he snaps at the drop of a hat for no reason half the time. He's gotta temperament you want the lava exactly a senile person who snaps all the time. Now if you've ever had someone who's actually senile around you. And i hope you haven't because it's a. It's a terrible thing when you talk about. We go into these. Real illnesses like alzheimer's and such but many times. That is one of the ways that manifest anger an outburst and cruelty and what they saw a lot of times was the president or the soon to be president snapping and overstepping the things. He should say yes he they gaffes were part of it too but also that temperament was the exact opposite of what they were selling. The product they were selling was this normalcy. This nice guy. This pragmatic i and that's why i think i struggle with you. Know the the summary that bill has brought up a riley several times on the show which is that just. This guy has no idea what's going on. And that's why he's making these mistakes. He's in some ways much more locked in an unmovable things. He should be movable on yes. I mean the afghanistan thing is the perfect illustration border now. The border why his sword the booster shots that also were flushed down the toilet by the fbi fda. Yeah i mean it's more in just a second. Let me tell you about carshield. Amazing news just a few short years. All the cars are going to be electric. So you won't have to worry about getting your combustion. Engine fixed by a mechanic ever again Now that might actually Really be a disaster And finished the job of turning us into a third world country but it is coming our way So no good news about that one but good news. If you are does break down right now you'll have the confidence that comes with knowing that you're not going to be left abandoned by anybody including the president You're not going to be left hanging high and dry when you have everything taken care of by carshield for cover repairs. Carshield is the best. Nobody better they take care of the repair of your choice mechanic. Get you roadside assistance and a rental car. It's a breeze saving thousands of dollars carshield. It's a win win. They help put me back on track. My farm trucks men. I want to drive them into. I don't need a new truck. Just need one that goes from here to there and halls bunch of stuff. If you're like that and you want to keep your car in shape and you want to keep driving because his paid for carshield carshield dot com save ten percent. Now keep your car on the road. Keep it in good condition. Carshield dot com. Save ten.
"robert kosta" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"Think the answer is really kind of buried. Right here in this niki. Montages cousins friends brothers testicle story. There is unlike the right where you have tucker carlson. There is an informal network of worn celebrities and people who are not fucking experts about anything who get elevated to levels far beyond their relevancy. Lie now however you feel about cardi b. or nikki massage those type of people. They probably don't need to be major players in our political discourse like they're not a. I'm not saying shut up in sing. Or whatever like i do. Think that if you don't have your facts on point and you aren't carrying yourself with a certain level of seriousness and that's not. This is not like a civilities school but like niki. Massage isn't helping the discourse for lack of a better term by coming out here and talking about her cousins friends brothers testicles. In so far she's even making something. This discourse gone i think she speaks to the fact that there is a real power of like urban legend. And that sort of thing going on on our side that you get you know all what i've been hearing this sort of thing you know but they are doing the thing with it. I'm reminded of live skit black jeopardy where they have the white guy on it Clem who like a trump guy. This is years before the corona virus or thing like this week with the nikki massage and tucker carlson thing we saw the horseshoe kind of come together. We saw the black jeopardy with tom. Hanks skit sort of come together here. Where the week ends with niki. Menagerie tweeting tucker calls clips talking about nikki manashe and putting tucker carlson a guy who is very clearly a white nationalist sort of fellow and there's articles written on that but i mean really i would just point you in the direction of the segment. He did back in twenty seventeen or thousand eighteen on gypsies coming to a small town in pennsylvania acting like it was a national international news story. And i mean that's just trading. Some of the classic white nationalist tropes in europe. What we saw with montage and carlson. This week is the anti vaccine horseshoe theory and so in so far as it actually put a face to that and like discreet moment where we can talk about. What's happening on our own side of the aisle i'm byron. Saddam saying among the biden electorate or any of the people that might be getting. I think that that was useful. But outside of that i don't i mean it was great for comedians. To lord knows god gave me a chance to say the word testicles a bunch of times on the show and what if on that was what fun moving on next we have a story. Subba milli i. We'll talk about this story with. Bob woodward i can't dig claim for this joe but it's so good that i just have to open up the segment with it i heard with bob woodward's new book is about and i found out what the title is. The story is going to be about a journalist who sees abhorrent acts time and again and bravely sits on them and waits until he writes a new book rather than move the discourse and then call it journalism. The title of woodward's new book. This autobiography will be called complicit. Bob woodward is a skis. And i felt like this with his books during the trump administration where he was sitting on clear important points of evidence and things that would have moved the conversation. The national media narrative would have changed coverage would have changed. Maybe the way things are being investigated and rather than actually reporting them out. He was just sitting on them for as little book. There are other issues with the way that your rights is books to where he basically tells the story of the story that people tell him this is to say the boards books very often sound like the person who talked to him. So you have the ability to move woodward in that way i mean i guess it's sort through regardless like i was watching a documentary and something else this week and you there were people involved in this story being told that Chose not to be on the show. And you know when you do that you do. Allow everyone else to tell your own stored in this case. We're going back to millie here. The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff called china twice in the final months of the trump administration reassure then. The trump had no plans to attack china. This is according to peril a new book by bob woodward and robert kosta who i guess is going to be working for that bob woodward mantle here things may look unsteady said mark milley to general lee tzu chang of china on january eighth two days after supporters attack the capital that try to stop the certification of his election loss quote. But that's the nature of democracy. Generally we are one hundred percent study. Everything's fine but democracy can be sloppy. Sometimes miller was also reportedly so concerned that trump could go rogue that he convened a secret meeting later that day with senior military officials to raw them that quote. These strict procedures were explicitly designed to avoid inadvertent mistakes or accidents or nefarious unintentional. Illegal immoral unethical launchings of the world's most dangerous weapons and he added quote. I am part of that procedure fall in the revelations trump called for quote dumb. Asked me to be quote arrested for quote treason. Meanwhile the white house says that by now has complete confidence in.
"robert kosta" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Own about china europeans stages of the biden administration. When what he said america is back they were sort of thinking of a more. Conventional transatlantic call in which the americans would see europe as the primary theater of action When of course the indo pacific has always been priority china rivalry with china and maybe in a better world corporation with china is america's number one foreign policy goal under biden and. That is very much a bipartisan consensus. So i think i think was probably some european misreading biden's priorities there. The beig ministrations frustration with your is it for the most part other than france. And i'm talking about the european union. He doesn't really see indo pacific in strategic times. It sees the indo pacific and particularly china as a commercial challenge in germany. Wants to sell more of its products to china. And that's germany's foreign policy. Priority it should be really emphasized. Germany has an election a very important general election coming up weekend. They've had three debates of the leaders of the party including one last night in which this oddly named orcas deal australia. uk us deal didn't come back and the french protests. That biden is insulted. Europe didn't come up quickly. The germans don't interpret. the lost. French contract has lost european contract. They see it as a last french contract. And i think that's that's going to limit the degree to the french are able to that macro is gonna be able to push for what he calls european strategic autonomy. It would mean nothing without the germans in has to be paid for and the germans don't seem to be interested so that's a french problem but it's also a biden administration problem. They haven't got european buying on the indo pacific yet big nations. I certainly understand. The australians have been frustrated with the the contract the fringe contract. It was as it was moving. Along was not a better way to do this. And my being naive or a few of the united states in your oldest ally and an ally that's absolutely critical parts of the globe Is about to be cut out. Don't you bring them to the table with the australians and yourself and say we have a problem here and this is the direction we're moving instead of letting them find out after the deal's gone and they've lost sixty billion dollars way. It came down made this a crisis more serious than it needed to be. I'm not sure. Joe that there's a good way to compromise something like this. There's there's a fork on the road. You can't really mixed to submarine procurement programs. You're either going to go with the french offer. For diesel-powered submarines that are pretty noisy. That can stay submerged as long as you'd like or you're going gonna take another fork in the road. Which is this very modern. The clear powered submarine system that the united states is only share technology on with britain. That gives australia special place. But it also addresses what i hear. Increasingly is the fundamental concern about our strategy in the in the pacific which is that chinese missiles against surface ships are nest so accurate that our aircraft carrier task forces all the power that we imagined might be part of confronting china in some future. War is an increasingly limited value. Sa- having a key asian allies australia with a weapon system that from the stealthy underwater position can can can go after the chinese was a big deal and it's hard to blend that system with what the french were offering. I think this the problem that said the administration claims that this was australia's job. They're breaking the contracts an american contractor and they're responsible tele french and so they're putting putting it off on on the on the aussies but looking back on this. This was unnecessary collateral damage. Yeah a former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Mike mullen says there is nothing unusual about the reported conversations between general mark milley and his counterparts in china during the waning days of the trump administration. Take a listen having communications with counterparts around. The world is routine and even having them now with china. I think it was also overseeing Certainly listened to by many other in the inner agency process so million out there by himself. What's a little bit alarming to me. Though is that the chinese would read the situation as they did as really chaotic. And as if we were going to possibly stripe. It's very clear. And i don't know this because i haven't talked to chairman. It's very clear. He had good intel That this was the case but the misery by china is also worrisome and it speaks to the need to have these open communications so that we don't miscalculate the millais. Conversations were revealed in the new book peril by veteran washington post reporters. Bob woodward and robert kosta. The two will be joining us here on morning. Joe tomorrow we look forward to that. That'd be great. Jonathan mirror based on their reporting. It wasn't just milly that was talking to his counterparts. In other countries or china there were four or five other principles Some of them clothed themselves in the trump easiest of appearances that were quietly going behind the scenes as well talking to their counterparts in china. Serving in defense secretary espera we know also encourage such conversations there. Is this underscores. Just this real sense of of instability even fear among the highest levels in the trump administration. About what the then the then president would do in the aftermath of the election and then the january sixth insurrection that that other number of people said they felt they real decline and trump's behavior instability that he couldn't perhaps be trusted and i think it's milley's point there where he not only warned the chinese but then told according to the book his senior aid to say look if process starts where the president authorized a nuclear strike. Yes that that is the president's authority but you need to make sure i'm part of the process and he'd made them all swear an oath which was clearly an effort to try to hand it off at the pass..
"robert kosta" Discussed on Channel 33
"Are often the ones that wind up on top people. Say you can't think of all the stuff about gawker and deadspin old gawker old deadspin. You can't do that. Says the person who didn't publish what they publish. You're not allowed to do that now. Okay i did it. And i think your other point you made earlier is really good too is when we talk about the rules there are some broadly accepted. Rules of things you can and can't do but now in this age where there are a billion different media entities including people that are just twitter accounts. What what rules possibly our governing us at this point And surely almost everybody is breaking a rule that someone thinks is someone else thinks rule. So you know. Hey i'm i'm i'm saying this about joe biden donald. You're not allowed to say that. Well i just did it on my twitter account so i. I didn't agree to the rules ever. I'm not a newspaper reporter. That's a funny. I think sort of part of this age in particular to Anyway i just thought that whole kind of thing is funny and you know just funny would with journalism rules. Because they're so much crying foul. There's so much working. The refs i do believe in them. I don't think there should be agreed upon things but as soon as you sort of poke at it it becomes such a kind of funny idea. And like i said i don't think readers really care We're gonna save bob. Bob woodward david mostly for monday because he has a new book out. But i wanted to go over a few parts of it with you today. Woodward has now completed his one word title trump trilogy. Hey yes we had fear We had rage. Elizabeth gardner listener ass refresh. My memory police did either of you predict peril to be the one word title of the upcoming woodward book. No and i've said this before on the show. But i i immediately feel myself transported back to my days. Were in book publishing where you're just sending around title memo's just like suggested you know the best case scenario is the author submits a proposal that has a title attached to that. Everybody disagrees on high fives. And that's just straight through when you have to start negotiating it. It always gets the more voices involved in any kind of work of are the more kind of wishy washy. It'll become but no. I've seen these emails. That just have i mean. It's almost embarrassing right. It's just like like fifty different nouns. We'll just be liberty you know in a single column list and people have to go through and like highlight the ones that they think work or whatever i mean it's just it i can feel it i can. I know that's what happened your perreault. It's not an accurate but it it probably one out by being virtue by virtue of being less inaccurate than the other words on the list right. It's it's there's you know there's there's sometimes where you'll get the book cover mockups with multiple different options. You know it'll be like we haven't settled. We're we're down to these three. Can you just show us the covers with these three. And then you pick which one looks the best i mean it's wow peril perils perez and alzheimer. It's kind of an only in journalism word. Not sure how many times. I've actually said the word peril probably been tempted to write it the other thing. That's interesting about the new woodward is it is a dual byline woodward book. Which isn't as i obviously. But yes bob woodward and robert kosta He's from the washington post who've been on this podcast. Bob and bob Do you did that. Have any resonance to you. You know so. Yeah oh gee investigative reporter plus you know young ish in younger youngest investigative reporter teaming up. Yeah i mean this is my first rasha was obviously. This is like a great pro wrestling tag team where the old veteran takes on the young protege and they conquer the world right. I mean this is. It's a. It's all the all of the the weight that that the bob woodward brings to the project with sort of the chops that bob guy robert costa so brings to the pro the project. I mean it's it's a it's a really. It's a really great duo a bit. It almost seems like it almost seems like created factory or at air laboratory right. I mean it's just like how could you like. What is the best possible. We talked about campaign books and political books and everything else. A lot of these dual bylines. you know because there's a lot of writing to be done relatively short period of time but also because different people have different points of access and everything else but this just seems like like if a publishing company had the power of a major movie. Mogul this is how we're gonna get. We're gonna get dicaprio and scorsese in the room together and we're going to make this project work ray. This is this though. The woodward kosta we if we could get these two week itsel a trillion copies of the book and they. You know they've made it happened. It was probably more of a decision of the writers in this case. You realize the sort of obvious potential that they had together yeah. There's a little bit of tony. Bennett lady gaga. I can we fresh enough. The act a little bit twenty minutes in his nineties. Do you know that it is trying to my wife. And i were trying to place him in history dislike he did he overlap with the ratpac. Like how could he have been like. How could he possibly be like now. He's gonna be in his late seventies or something. Man's these incredible. Yeah it's not. Like woodward is not tony bennett now. But he's tony bennett. And johnny cash when they had that. Mtv euro rediscovery. Yes exactly and it's like can we put them with new material. Can we put them with somebody younger and a music video or with the song. What's a candy. Move because you know writers. Don't really age out your journalists. Whatever they don't necessarily a job partly because they're not in front of us. I mean even though bob woodward is in front of his he is an ageless wonder but But yeah i mean at some point you have to realize that that you know do wet is a good idea even if nobody around you is pointing at it and saying it our pella crystalline trump did the definitive bob.
"robert kosta" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Where does this leave relations right now with beijing and especially it comes at a time when president biden has been looking to get a summit with president. Gee in the chinese seem reluctant to make that happen. We don't even think president. She's going to the g twenty next month. Us relations with china are bad and have been deteriorating some years now you've had the emergence of this new four park group. The united states india japan australia. Now you've got this one this new three-party group it's part of the administration. The united states should if there's been continuity between the in and biden administrations taking a tougher diplomatic in a somewhat enhanced. Defense posture vis-a-vis china. And it's coming at a time. China's much more assertive Violated its commitments in hong kong. It's become more repressive in home. It's it's not changed. It's the economic behaviors on its part subsidies stealing intellectual property and understandably give people heartburn. It's still makes all of its claims in the south china city. It's been challenging taiwan. So what we have again is on both sides we see a continued deterioration and the chinese. Yet you're right jonathan. They rebuffed a call from the president. The have some anima summit. They're basically holding out as a reward. It's not something. I expect we're gonna. We're going to play into this bad is the. Us fannies relationship is probably been since it's modern launch for decades ago. This is a this is a relationship now. It doesn't have a rationale much that doesn't have a bottom and these these recent events just adding to this this negative momentum so richard. Help me unpack something. Here and part from the globe interpretation that knows was ever put out of joint in london. If paris is unhappy and britain cops quite happy to see the french. Lose out here. But how much does it matter. If european allies is starting to say that they can't rely on the united states to keep them informed about major policies security decisions in the way that they would like to be whether it's waving patents on the covert vaccine which was sprung on the europeans by surprise whether it was the afghan withdraw railway. European say they weren't consulted and here again. You got the french saying they found out about this in the press and i guess the question is if the united states is trying to rally in the way that trump never managed to the biden administration is trying to rally you united front against threats like china role. Light russia for that matter. Does it have a real life. Implication if europeans and i'm starting to hear it from senior diplomats here if europeans are starting to say you know what there is an element in which the biden restrictions behaving kind of like the trump administration. Yes they went to europe and they said we're back with you but actually they don't really do anything about it. They don't consult us and we're kind of annoyed with the biden administration. Does it have a real impact. When it comes to dealing with global threats or not personal to draw that conclusion continuities between the armed policies the two presidents rockaway take away a couple of tweets and a few rough at this continuities actually extensive across the board so i think the europeans are increasingly reaching position. You're not going to become much more militarily independent because they're not going to spend the money to do that. I think the more lightly thing they'll start diplomatic. You're doing their own thing particularly with china russia when i think you'll see them do is become a little bit more dependent already becoming much more depend on russian natural gas They'll be less willing to participate with the united states saying the nine certain technologies china to you'll see much less of a global partnership between the united states and europe particularly dealing with these other two major powers. I think that's the most likely trend that we're that we're senior which will weaken us and we can then and it will only play into chinese in russian hat. Richard stay with us. Wanna talk to you about more reporting from the new book from veteran journalist. Bob woodward and robert kosta this time taking us behind the scenes of president biden's decision to end america's role in afghanistan. Much more ahead on morning. Joe hi i'm ending santosh. Co.
"robert kosta" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"New book from bob woodward and robert kosta called peril which isn't out for another week by the way has already given elected republicans fox news and pretty much all of twitter. Something to talk about specifically the actions of the joint chiefs chairman army general mark. Milley that he took. When trump's actions became unsound bloomberg opinion columnist. Tim o'brien says milly should not have been surprised at what he said to have witnessed quote when he warns. The republican party continues to embrace and foment trumpism. Much could still go wrong. And we can't rely on military leaders going rogue to protect us from rogue president. Still with us our friends. Eugene robinson and stuart stevens so stewart. What do you make of this dust up over general milley who truly was encounter with a colonel kurtz situation and whether his enemies want to admit it or not was the human guardrail in the pentagon which was without a senate confirmed defense secretary as you pointed out earlier on the show something similar happened when nixon was falling apart at impeachment but look nixon on his worst day of socrates bear the donald trump. I mean this is a guy who was allergic. So what do you do with the lunatic. Who has nuclear weapons. I think maybe put the country first and that seems to me what happened here. I i have absolutely no problem with it at all. And i think the majority of americans the idea that there was stabilizing force at a time when the government itself was under attack by a party and not being defended by the president i think most americans will find it reassuring eugene as i said earlier twitter users may not like it but the truth is chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and their counterparts overseas have had a running dialogue for decades. That has largely kept the world safer. And i it's do you think. The opposition to this is performance art. Do you think one. Marco rubio calls for his resignation. He's also hoping we forget. That rubio was the first person during the campaign originally to warn the nation about giving the nuclear codes to donald trump. Absolutely were when.
"robert kosta" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir
"Ahead rob marciano. Thank you rob. There's also new reporting tonight. After those claims and a new book about the final days of the trump administration. The book called peril tonight. The chairman of the joint chiefs general mark milley now defending his calls with china. President biden saying he has complete confidence in him and tonight. Jonathan karl reporting general milley might not have been the first to reach out to the chinese president biden. Today expressed great confidence in america's top general joint chiefs chairman mark milley company to journal but millions facing severe criticism even calls for his resignation over revelations in a new book that he sought to undermine former president donald trump's authority even reaching out to china amid their concerns about trump's incendiary rhetoric about covert to say he would tell them if the united states were to launch a military strike because he was fearful trump could do something catastrophic during the final days of his presidency today. A spokesperson for general milley confirmed some of the major events described in the book by bob woodward and robert kosta his calls with the chinese and others in october in january milly. Spokesperson said were in keeping with his duties and responsibilities conveying reassurance in order to maintain strategic stability but there is more to the story. Abc news has learned that it wasn't just milly who reached out to china in fact a former senior pentagon official tells abc. The first contact came from trump's former defense secretary mark esperer who conveyed a message to the chinese defense minister one week earlier than milly saying the united states had no intention to attack it is donald trump. Who chose millie to be the joint chiefs chairman. But now he is saying. Millie should be tried for. Treason is actually true. Which is hard to believe that he would have called china and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack or in advance of an attack. That's treason really is scheduled to go before. Congress later this month in what is sure to be a fiery hearing with tough questions about afghanistan and now about whether he undermined civilian control of the military and david whether or not he should resign. Giancarl back with us again tonight. Thank you john now. That new provocation from north korea. It's i ballistic missile test in six months releasing new images tonight of what they say are too short range. Ballistic missiles traveling some five hundred miles falling into the sea west of japan just hours before south korea tested its first submarine launched ballistic missile. The us tonight calling it a violation of multiple us security council resolutions when we come back here on the broadcast tonight new developments in that nationwide search for a missing woman a long island native and now a person of interest. This podcast is supported by. At and t. active armor right now. Our lives are on our phones and with our phones. Full of live streamed exercise classes. Midday were calls and nightly family video calls. There's no room for fraud calls thankfully. At and t..
"robert kosta" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"It's simple manifests leonard skinner. And it's wednesday. That means all things. Bill o'reilly bill o'reilly dot com for all things riley you know. I've come to the conclusion that i am by far a more simple guy than you are. You are very complicated. And i'm the simple guy here to be more they'll be more that would be more appropriate song for introducing me. You're the right work. I don't know if the words we might to you okay. You want to wh-what letters they begin with. We can go through the alphabet now. You're not going to draw me into that. When i when i say i'm it's simple man. It's very well defined. I go from a to be to see when you're in high school. I think it was pious right on long island. That's correct saint. is the ten prep seminary right. So you were. You were taught as i was at shaman. That you start with the president and then logically you go to another prince. You're assuming showed up at school but go ahead. Yeah right and one of the reasons that you didn't show up at school was too complicated for you. Know the coke. Fill the complicated part especially the eleventh and twelfth grade was that i was tending bar and last call was four a m and i didn't leave till four thirty a. m. and then choice was go to a diner read. The newspapers go to school or go home and go to sleep I think you could figure out which one one out a lot. And i mean in if you can be a successful Commentator on radio and television with your background set proves america's the best country. It's a miracle i'm listen. I'm not disagreeing with you. Let me play for you. Something here mr o'reilly. Because i'm very i'm very concerned about these charges as it relates to general milley. You know the deep profound respect that i know you share with me for our military love our military but the we now have this book coming out by bob woodward and robert kosta the washington post. And you know what it's like you you've sold more bestsellers than than anybody i know especially you're killing series number one bestsellers and so a by the time you've finished the book and you get it to p printed. It's months to pass by what they are. Describing is an insurrection. An attempted coup. Undermining constitutional order direct contact with the enemy aid and comfort to an enemy woodward is describing in this book would be that million as a traitor. Now either. they're lying or milly. Did these things and if he did. It should have profound consequences. He's the chairman of the joint chiefs if he'd be tipping off american allies in this case a hostile regime like china if in fact we needed to use military Action on donald trump did and is served the constitutional thirty president. Let me play rand. paul's comments on it. If you're calling up our adversaries and saying we think the president is such a loose cannon. He might do that actually puts them on red alert and actually if there happens to be which there are instances where there are false warnings of attacks. We have to talk to each other. If we have a general calling john and our president is liable to unleash nuclear weapons on you or tack on you that makes any kind of accidental war. Even more likely by him ginny up the game too terrible thing very dangerous for just by defying the chain of command. It gets outside of what we have is. A constitutional republic should be immediately ordered into a room for an interview. Not just a press interview for an interview with polygraph often for intelligence and he needs to be asked. Did you call the chinese government in defiance to your commands. Did you warn them or insinuate to them that the president might attack them. That's incredibly dangerous to the country into an treasonous. We need a commission to investigate his role. I wanna know. Nancy pelosi's role and i also if in fact it's not accurate and word and kosta. Have it wrong hat. How could the washington post sit on that story for months so that they can make money when it's when it's of an issue of that importance for national security. Well a lot of questions there. You're asking so let me take it one by one The woodward book like his last book is almost one hundred percent anonymous sources. And how it works is that you go into a publisher. The publisher comes to you. You give them an outline of what you wanna do and then you're executed. Obviously woodward has made a lot of money millions of dollars in bashing donald trump. That's what he does says what he's done for years now. As far as lilly is concerned the general put out a statement today that he didn't do anything wrong that he was conducting his duties as the top military person in the usa by reassuring other countries that there would be a peaceful transition and no madness after the january six incident in dc. That's what milley's story on the record. It's it's clear to me. Because i know woodward very well that woodward in kosta have some kind of transcript leaked to them by the pentagon by millions people that documents the call snap in detail. I don't know but they're going to be able to document. That really made the calls to china. They have that and it was a leak to them so they were told by. Of course not miss source is. This is what the call was that. Millie was telling them that Trump is unhinged. But don't worry nothing's going to happen because i'm in command kind of like the alexander. Haig thing with ronald reagan way way back. I'm in charge here. yeah. I remember who this isn't. This is very different and far more nefarious than an off the cuff comment and this occurred in the direct aftermath after president. Reagan was shot right but it really wasn't off the cop hague's was you're correct was doing really was that. He knew that he only had two weeks left in his job. And he wanted to keep that job with by as by got inaugurated. That's what prompted millie to make these calls so that he could go back to buy and say listen. I told everybody overseas. Just wait until you get in and everything's gonna be okay. That's why did it to keep his job. That's your your belief is. Let me be clear. I understand this. Your belief is is that you think it's very likely that they have evidence. Being woodward in costa that would corroborate what they wrote in a book. I know at the evidence that the calls happened. Never going to be able to corroborate what was set. Well the transcripts of these calls when we need to know that would commission need.
"robert kosta" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand
"Good about this story. Only thousand and that was days after when the you know. The country is in mourning about the crocodile. John yet he he definitely had a willingness to make others very very uncomfortable but it wasn't as for some reason like i said earlier coming out of him because he was smiling or something about his personality. He can say things that you would think he's not serious about it. So i wish i could get that look. He always had in his high mine for like a minute. He always y'all he. You know what norm macdonald. He always looked like he was about to crack up. He always look like there's something in his mind. That was hilarious. I know god dang dang at Anyway so this new book that is out is getting a lot of tension. The bob woodward book. And i'll i'll just read is the way that dispatches written it today a new book from bob woodward and robert kosta set to be released next week reports that joint chiefs chairman general mark milley conducted rogue back channel diplomacy late last year and early this year because he believed president. Donald trump quote had suffered a mental decline after the election. Milly reportedly told senior military officers that he had to be involved in any decision to launch a nuclear weapon and called his chinese counterpart twice to assure them that the united states would not attack or that. He would warn them. If we were going to attack which is a heck of a thing. Yeah the elements surprised and everything. Near general now fox news is jennifer griffin is disputing that reporting saying. Millie did not try to insert himself into the chain of command regarding the launch of nuclear weapons and that there were fifteen people including a state department representative on the video calls with the chinese officials. So it wasn't him alone. senator mark. I would quibble with that characterization in the dispatch a lot of people denied it to jenner for griffin and. She said a lot of people denied it. That doesn't mean that she refuted per se. I mean if. I did what they did if i'm sorry if i did what they're alleged to have done. I denied it too. They they have to. I mean if they're yeah that's what happened. Yeah that's exactly. We were all in the room and we all agreed that he would make the decision on anything. Despite what the president said that and then people don't react to that with just saying okay. Then i find so. You took charge of the the nuclear arsenal of the united states pro. That's well troubled times. Jim i understand. That's not the way it works In a little bit more from the dispatches reporting senator. Marco rubio has called on president. Joe biden the fire milly after the allegations. And now i hadn't heard this. Do you remember old alexander vin men from the impeachment. I do trump impeachment witness and former national security council staffer alexander vitamin obviously. No trump fan has played a part in trying to get him. Booted out of office. Said milly should resign if the reporting is accurate. Wow interesting i think he absolutely. I think he has to resign if the reporting is accurate. That's why a number of people byron york and the examiner today is saying millions. Gotta come out and add some questions. They need to do a press conference or make a statement or something because if this stuff is true he absolutely went rogue and needs to to quit and maybe be prosecuted or he has to make the case. I didn't go roll. Guy hero because trump was unhinged..
"robert kosta" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
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"robert kosta" Discussed on The Mark Levin Show
"Insurrection. The government is also level. The charge against scores of individuals not accused of attacking police destroying property. There you go but facing some of the most egregious allegations such as occupying the senate chamber sitting in the vice president chair targeting government officials. But they're also if that's not bad enough bring against individuals who did no such thing they say prosecutors have sought to distinguish such acts from protests related civil disobedience. They really results in prison. Time more politically charged with offenses such sedition but defendants. In at least eight cases have moved to dismiss the count. They assert the joint house and senate session that met. January six does not qualify as an official preceding congress that the laws unconstitutionally vague on its face or as applied that it does not cover individuals alleged illegal actions among other things and it goes on and it goes on now. You want to hear about an insurrection. Bob woodward robert costa. We'll have a book out next week. The way woodward does these things as he's able to shake down public officials. Put the story out on cnn. Or the washington post or both then every media platform picks it up and this is his second or third book. Trash president trump and it's going to be a massive bestseller huge vessel. Because that's how would does what word would we're does. Here's my confusion. If you're a journalist you've special information about news events that have taken place. Why aren't those appearing in the washington. Post robert kosta is a journalist. So-called for the washington post. Why did they wait for a book. Seriously i'm not a journalist. I don't have a newspaper that i write for. I don't write gossip. I write about theory and philosophy and activism. So it's a book called parallel. Shot it shooting to the top of the list. Everybody's talking about everybody's pushing it this is how woodward gets we're woodward gets. He holds back kosta. Hold back information others of these so-called journals. Hold back information so they do a big book which is kind of strange so i don't buy books like this at the same time about a week or two later this stephanie griffin coming out with a book who was press secretary to the first lady press secretary of the president then back to press secretary the first lady and their leaking stuff out of there. Oh my god we've got more private information about the family. And so forth on who trump and milania and the family and the disloyal no character morality whatsoever and match being pumped. Meanwhile the democrats are close to transforming this nation of something. You won't recognize. We've american citizens hostages overseas the borders wide open with hundreds of thousands of month coming into this country with covert and other illnesses bankrupt. This country they want to pack the supreme court and this is what we focused on. This is what we focus on for. September and october it shameless. And so your washington post reporter isaac stanley becker. Now what kind of reporters this is extend becker. He's being handed spoon-fed cherry pick parts of this book written by woodward and kosta with obviously the most provocative information that they can provide and this becomes a news story from two news guys who were supposed to reporting it as a matter of course is a matter routine so this is now a news story. This is exactly what daniel burstein from a director library. Congress professor chicago meant by pseudo events. This has no news that they're going to say. The substance of the book is news worthy but if the substance of the book is newsworthy. Why didn't they reported earlier. Now they have in here twice in the final months of the trump administration. The country's top military officer was so fearful of the president's actions might spark a war with china that he moved urgently to avert armed conflict in a pair of secret phone calls journal. Mark a milley. The chairman of the joint chiefs staff shortage chinese counterpart generally schick of the people's liberation army that the united states would not strike according to a new book by washed post associated editor. Bob woodward and national political reporter robert costa's associate editor kostas a political report and save it a book. One call took place october. Thirty twenty twenty and other one january. Eight twenty twenty one now. This is newsworthy. The news element here is in trumpets. Milly it's meli. Who tried to leave it insurrection. It's milley who tried to lead a coup a military dictatorship. There was no reason to warn the chinese.
"robert kosta" Discussed on NPR News Now
"For a better tomorrow learn more at code for america dot org live from npr news in washington. I'm jack speer. President biden was promoting his climate agenda with a trip to colorado today including outlining the costs of continued inactivity appears asthma holidays traveling with the president and follow this report from air force one. The president repeated his concerns that climate change is a code red situation. He pointed out that in the last few weeks his seen destruction firsthand from extreme weather in louisiana new york and california part of a pattern of extreme weather events that have been linked to global warming. Here's the good news. Something that is caused by humans can be solved by humans. The president's remarks came after a tour of the national renewable energy laboratory in colorado action on climate. Change is a key part of the budget. Reconciliation bill in congress democrats have yet to agree on what that bill should include and how much money it should be as mahala npr news solder. Gamble is pledging to have net zero greenhouse gas emissions in less than twenty years cincinnati. Public radio's to lean almond dada says moore proctor and gamble is one of the biggest commercial goods companies in the world. Though ohio-based company says it plans to make changes at every level of operations from its supply chain manufacturing to raw materials it already cut absolute emissions by more than half over the last ten years through energy efficiency and renewable electricity efforts to make a difference. This decade p. and g. says by twenty thirty it helps to reduce emissions across operations by another fifty percents and reduce greenhouse gases generated through its supply chain by forty percents for npr news. I'm julie dot is in cincinnati disturbing portrait of the final weeks of the trump presidency by journalists. Bob woodward and robert. Kosta the washington post today. Reporting on the first excerpts of the book entitled peril including a section where chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mark millions reported to of twice called his counterpart in china to assure him the. Us had no intention of launching an attack or suddenly going to war amid concerns about trump's mental state senior defense department official confirmed the account. Some republicans have called for millie to step down government. Relief payments had millions of americans out of poverty last year. That's according to new data and laura walmsley as more last year the rumour than thirty seven million people living in poverty in the united states the official poverty rate went up last year by one percentage point after five straight years of declines but by a different measure taking into account government benefits and emergency covert relief payments. The sheriff people in poverty actually dropped last year by two point. 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"robert kosta" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Thirty one. Americans held hostage to the whims of the taliban behind enemy lines. We don't have an exact number even yet and lincoln making a total complete utter fool of himself all day. But don't worry. Joe biden is just pledged. Sixty four million dollars in aid afghanistan Aid to afghanistan. How about they return our military equipment before we give them everything. How about they return. Every american citizen and their family members i how about all the afghan allies that you abandoned. How about everybody that. Joe abandoned before we give one penny to a country run by a terrorist organization. They have to comply with our rules whereas all your leverage joe because this looks awful light to some sort of we're going to call it aid thousands like ransom to me because when it ends up in the hands of the taliban. I doubt the money's gonna make its way and trickle. Its way down to the people of afghanistan. We have a major breaking story as it relates to the joint chiefs chairman. General mark milley The headline here in in now numerous stories all over the place is that general. Mark milley quote protected nuclear weapons from being launched by a rogue trump. Apparently this is going to be in. Bob woodward's new book and he took the steps to prevent. Now have one commander in chief. We don't. we don't have commanders in chiefs. We have a commander in chief. That is a duly elected president of the united states constitution. This is not an issue that is ambiguous in any way shape or form And you know this would result almost immediately if this all turns out to be true. Is that millie. Going rogue It it's called insubordination. He'd be court-martialed and probably spent time in jail. And we're gonna see what happens. Is this goes forward. Anyway woodward Writing with his washington post colleague. Robert kosta the name of the book is peril. That's coming out. I guess in a week or two and apparently woodward and cost report that. Millie took top secret action to limit the president of the united states. Donald trump from ordering a dangerous military strike or launching nuclear weapons so like a coup against the sitting president of the united states because he didn't like his views on on the election results. Anyway they write that. Billy was deeply shaken by the assault was certain trump had gone into a serious decline in the aftermath of the election with trump. now all but the screaming at officials constructing his own alternate reality and endless. Election conspiracies and millie worried that trump would go rope According to the authors in ever know what a president trigger is milley told the senior staff and then millie apparently took Extraordinary action and called a secret meeting in the pentagon his pentagon office to review the process for military action including launching nuclear weapons and speaking to senior military officials in charge of the national military command center. The pentagon's war room instructed them not to take orders from anyone unless he's involved. He's not the commander in chief that would be completely.
"robert kosta" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Take my advice. Get an extra year. Well we got some interesting news out. It has hit the washington post. It is making waves. And oh my goodness gracious robert kosta and bob woodward have a new book out called peril. Let me just read you some of this. This is from the washington post twice in the final months of the trump administration. The country's top military officer was so fearful that the president's actions might spark a war with china. He moved urgently to avert armed conflict in a pair of secret. Phone calls. general. Mark miley the chairman of the joint. She's a staff assured his chinese counterpart general lee's yoshi ing of the people's liberation army that the united states would not strike according to a new book by washington. Post associate editor. Bob woodward and national political reporter robert. Costa one call took place on october thirtieth twenty twenty four days before the election that unseated president trump and the other on january eighth twenty twenty one two days after the capital siege carried out by supporters in a quest to cancel the vote. The first call was prompted by majlis review of intelligence suggesting the chinese believed the united states was preparing to attack that belief. The authors write was based on tensions over military exercises in the south china sea and deepened by trump's belligerent rhetoric. China generally. I want to assure you that the american government is stable and everything is going to be okay. Mildly told him we are not going to attack or conduct any connecticut operations against you. In the books account miley woodson forced to pledge he would alert his counterpart in the event of a. Us attack stressing the report. They'd established the rebecca channel. Generally you and i have known each other for now five years. If we're going to attack. I'm going to call you ahead of time. It's not going to be a surprise. What the generally you. And i've known each other for five years now if we're going to attack i'm going to call you ahead of time is not going to be surprised. This is the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff telling his chinese counterpart that the united states chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would give him a tip off a heads up if we were to attack li took the chairman and his word in the second call place to address chinese fears about the events of january. Six lee wasn't as easily assuage even after miley promised him. We are one hundred percent steady. Everything's fi but democracy can be sloppy at times. Lee remain rattled and miley. Who did not rela- the conversation to trump asche. According to the book understood why the chairman sixty two at the time and chose them by trump and twenty eighteen believed. The president had suffered a middle decline after the election. The authors right of you he committed communicated to nancy pelosi and a phone call on january eighth. He agreed with her evaluation. That trump was unstable. According to a call transcript believing that china could lash out if it felt at risk from an unpredictable in vengeful american president miley took action the same day he called the admiral oversee the us indo pacific command the military unit responsible for asia and the pacific region and recommended postponing military exercises and the admiral complied. I realize miley thinks he was doing the right thing but his commander in chief had ordered him to do those stuff but he was directly undermining his commander in chief. He needs to resign or be fired. Yes you should text army. Two three three seven seven seven as we grow a conservative army across the nation that we can unleash on elected officials. It's fun when we do that. Let's go to the phones sherry in north carolina. You're going to be up next. Welcome to the program. Hi.
"robert kosta" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"This message is directed to you. You hate America. The left despises the United States of America. How do I know? Well, you keep proving it. This morning, A woman named Mara Gay appeared on morning Joe on MSNBC, married gay rights for The New York Times, and she's apparently a contributor for MSNBC. She was in a very bad mood. Because she had to leave the cozy confines of the upper West Side of Manhattan and go out to Long Island. Where I used to live. And she was offended. Now. I'm not kidding you. She was offended. And disturbed. By the presence of American flags. Understand this. Let this sink in. Take this in. And recognize that an influential journalist in America Was disturbed by seeing dozens of American flags Now what are we a couple weeks shot from Memorial Day, right? And when you hear something like this, especially if you're on the left, I want you to push back and challenged me when I a shirt that the left hates America. That's why they don't want Voter ID laws. That's why they want open borders. That's why they don't want cops. That's why they don't want law and order they hate the country. What else can describe this? This is this woman is not just a New York Times reporter. She's on the editorial board of The New York Times I was on Long Island this weekend. Visiting a really dear friend and I was really disturbed. I saw dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with you know it explicated against Joe Biden on the back of them trump flags and some cases just dozens of American flags. Which you know is also just disturbing because essentially, the message was clear. It was. This is my country. This is not your country. I own this in a normal country right now, if we were normal That would be a banner story. It's all you'd hear all day. New York Times editorial board member Believes that American flags on Long Island are disturbing. She's disturbed by American flags. Let me take you one step further. There's another doozy named Yamiche Al Sindoor. We helped pay for her. PBS is partly funded by taxpayers. She's a bigwig at PBS. She just got a promotion. She just replaced Robert. I think Robert Kosta on PBS for this week or whatever. One of these goofy boring public affairs shows on PBS is all about. And this woman had this question yesterday of Chen Shockey, the White House press secretary. You talk a bit about how.