18 Burst results for "Robert O'brien"
Should We Lift Sanctions on Iran?
"Congressman waltz, let's turn to Iran yesterday the president of Iran was invited to the UN. I don't know why he got it. Visa, he came and he threatened Israel in America and held up a picture of the now dead Soleimani who was in Iran in Iraq trying to kill Americans. What did you think about that and what is the law that you propose law that you in the senator of introduced? Well, on top of the supreme leader having to be the sons of all of his inner circle, are going to school in America. They're enjoying student visas. They're hanging out at Harvard and for instance. So it's a broader issue of what we're allowing to come into this country and these thugs that we're allowing to come into the country and the rich elites in Iran. However, the bottom line of the legislation I'm really proud to work with senator Ernst on this is twofold. One, we don't lift sanctions on countries that are holding Americans hostage, trying to assassinate American officials of John Bolton Mike Pompeo, Robert O'Brien and others. And oh, by the way, wounding an attacking American soldiers as they just did in Syria through its proxies. And then two, we have to codify the sanctions on Iran on its financial industry as energy industry. It's inner circle because my fear, my biggest fear of these negotiations is that Biden somehow tries to tie the hand of a future administration, which is unconstitutional and wrong by giving Iran through Russia. Some type of deal that if a future administration said, this isn't in our best interest would tie their hands.
The Trump Diplomacy
"The things that leaders have to do in diplomacy. And you mentioned two books in passing in your own book breaking history. One is the hundred year marathon by Pillsbury about China. Excellent book. The other is Lawrence Wright's book on Camp David. You have to be read. You have to be well informed, but you also need partners. I notice, you are trying for four years to get, and the Abraham accords are the key big deal of the Trump period. I mean, history will still be looking at them in 300 years. The key thing was not moving forward until Mike Pompeo replaced Rex Tillerson at state until Robert O'Brien arrived to replace John Bolton. Why do individuals matter so much when the principles want to get somewhere? So that's actually one of the fascinating things that hopefully people will get from reading the book is that I learned that nobody in Washington can get anything done by themselves. It's really a function of different people from different backgrounds with different experiences from different geographies coming to a coming together, having to agree on an objective, create a plan and then all row together in order to accomplish it. And I think in the beginning, Trump's policies were so radical to Washington, right? A lot of people say he's conservative, some people call them other things. I think of him as a pragmatist. And I thought that a lot of the things he was saying just made sense, right? Why are we stuck in all these endless wars if we're fighting a war? Let's fight to win. Why are we getting taken advantage of on trade by people who were protecting like Europe and NATO? And so all these things to me just made a lot of common sense. And so you had people in there. I think the biggest difference with a guy like Tillerson was that he wanted to manage the world, whereas Trump wanted to change the world. And Trump, I write about a lot about his decision making. I write about how he would take calculated risks in order to make big differences. And I give great examples. I take people into the situation room and into the different scenes when he was deciding to move the embassy. The fierce resistance he got from the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense from the Intel community from every other world leader, and Trump understood why no other president had done it before. It was just a barrage. But he didn't allow that risk to dissuade him. He studied it. And then he said, to me, Jared, I want you to go mitigate that risk. If people's fear is that there's going to be riots and explosion in the Middle East, call all the leaders in the Middle East and tell them we're watching. They want our help now with Iran. They want our help with military. They want our help with trade. They want our help with a million other things. Tell them this is a decision we are going to make, Israel is a sovereign nation. They have the right to determine where their capital is. And we are a sovereign nation. We have the right to recognize that decision. And so if they have a problem with it, they can voice it, but that's it. I don't want to see big problems. And so we really mitigated it. There's one leader in the Middle East who said to me at that time. He said, Jared, I'm not going to tell you to move the embassy. I'm not going to tell you not to do it. But what I will tell you is that if you do do it, you'll find out who your Friends are. And that was a very, very true and why statement. And we ended up working with everyone and we got it done. And I think that with Trump, the more that he slaughtered the sacred cows and did the things that everyone warned him couldn't be done. And again, he did them very thoughtfully. They were not done recklessly or impetuously.
Democrats Try to Scrub Big Tech
"Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to screw up big tech. Now we need some reforms in big tech, some protection of data. We need national security, cooperation from big tech. National security adviser Robert O'Brien went on Larry kudlow's show on Fox business yesterday talking about Amy Klobuchar's Bill. Amy Klobuchar's Bill is really bad. Because once again, if you let Democrats run anything, they will run it into the ground. Cut number 26. Well, look, the one thing standing in the way of Chinese domination of the world in Chinese Communist Party domination in the world is the American private sector and the bigger one of the big parts of that is tech. And so all you have to do is look at what Elon Musk did with Starlink at the outset of the Ukraine war keeping Ukraine connected, what YouTube did and getting zelensky's speeches out to the Russians. And we see why the Chinese don't like it. And they've said that they're going to surpass American tech, they're going to scale their companies. They're going to put trillions of dollars into it. They've been public about it. So they've got this China 25 policy to destroy America's tech sector. And now we've got these bills out to help them do it. It's pretty amazing. I want to give them access to our algorithms, access to our data. We should be banning Chinese companies and taking action like India did against Chinese big tech and instead we're coming after the American companies.
Can America Stop Putin From Using Nuclear Weapons?
"Secretary Pompeo, Vladimir Putin has been hinting at the use of nuclear weapons. He's been rattling that cage now for several weeks based on the fact that it looks like he's facing humiliation in large part of Ukraine. There's a lot of warnings about that. President Trump's national security adviser Robert O'Brien wrote a really interesting piece in The Wall Street Journal about what the American response should be in this case. Preemptively as well as potentially post use. What is your perspective on how best to deter Vladimir Putin from unleashing tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine? The most important thing we can do is and one of the things that ambassador Brian highlighted was that we have to be very clear about the things that we will do. And we need to make damn sure that we are actually prepared to do the things we tell Vladimir Putin that we're going to do.
Robert O'Brien Says Peace Through Strength Works Best Against Russia
"And I look how you handled as the last national security adviser for president Trump. A variety of challenges. And, you know, you guys got a Middle East peace deal. You got the Serbs and Kosovo to something like peace. You guys got NATO to at least start contributing. I mean, you had successes around the globe, I don't think this Ukraine thing would have happened. If Putin had been facing a Donald Trump administration with a Robert O'Brien as a national security adviser, am I wrong? Well, I don't think so. I think what you can do is just look at the record of accomplishments the present Trump achieved earlier. It was pretty simple. It goes back to Ronald Reagan and you're a student of Roman history and goes back to the Roman times piece of strength works. And I used to tell this to my staff at
Why Are Republicans Afraid to Exercise Their Power?
"You have managed to use your position as an attorney general to actively exercise its powers in the pursuit of conservative objectives. And we see so often, Republicans who are afraid to exercise the power that they've been granted by the voters, the Missouri voters ask you to go out and defend their interests and you've been doing that in court. Why do you think so many Republicans don't follow your example and do what we sent them to do using the powers we entrusted them with? Well, I think it's true with a lot of office holders. Sometimes I like going to the ribbon cuttings and giving the speeches and those things are sometimes more comfortable. But when our countries on the line, which it is right now, there's no question about it. I mentioned what the Democrats want to do. They're two votes away from doing all of that, by the way. The most probably tenuous time in our nation's history in modern history as far as changing the republic fundamentally forever, right? And they also want to teach our kids to despise America. I mean, they are playing for keeps. And so we've been on the front lines fighting these important fights. I mean, we talked about that osha vaccine mandate. What that meant for the massive expanse of an agency that was meant to make sure forklifts people they backed up somehow compelling a medical procedure on a 100 million
Missouri AG Schmidt Builds War Chest for Reelection
"You manage to get yourself such a boatload of money in the last after the last FCC revelations? I mean, it looks like your campaign is just going gangbusters. Well, I think our message is really resonating. We had you and I had a chance to visit at cpac. We talk about what we were feeling on the ground and I think that right now in Missouri, people want to fight her. They want somebody who's been unafraid to take a blow torch as Biden agenda, whether it's on the border security issues we've been in the lead on we were the first state to file the ocean vaccine mandate one. Also unafraid to take on some of the petty tyrants in your own state, right? The consumer CRT, we've opened up a parent or a student portal where they can submit this crazy stuff like the oppression matrix and we can expose what's happening in our schools. And so I think that's what's really resonating. We've got supporters in every county. We've done very successful fundraising because I really believe that this is a slide to save America.
What Does the Media Miss About Real Americans?
"Well, Selena, what are what is the mainstream or, as I like to call it, regime media, missing about America that you're seeing when you go out and actually talk to Americans between the coasts? Well, I think part of the problem in our major newsrooms is the majority of the people that work in them. Come from this sort of super zip code of our country, right? From the centers of wealth and power, there's nothing wrong with that. However, that does give you a different viewpoint. And I think newsrooms are also filled with people that went through the same Ivy League schools. There's not people that went to a community college or State College. I mean, up until recently, up until Watergate, most journalists didn't even go to college, but what made them really, really good at their job, was that they lived in their community. They
Keeping Powell Over Treasury Is Better Than It Could've Been
"Jerome Powell's going back to the fed I am both relieved and not relieved, but it's better than what it could have been, Brian, but what do you think of the move? Yeah, well, it is better than what it could have been thrown palace. Led the fed this far. I think he's created inflation, but at least the fed is moving towards tapering, which means buying fewer bonds every month. They shouldn't be buying any, by the way. And then they will raise rates late next year. Early 2023 and so yes, I was amazed that he was reappointed because my feeling my feeling was that him talking about tapering Jerome Powell that is and Jerome Powell saying he wanted to raise rates. I thought that would get him canned. Raising rates certainly sent didn't do it. It surprised the market, too, and it had a minor sell off, not a big sell off, but it was it wanted easy money forever. Because investors do. They know that inflation is good for stocks. Everyone with their equity money and says, oh, sure, print more money. My stocks will go up. You know, Brian, when we were together in Atlanta, you explained to people, we have a 130% more money in the system than we did two years ago. And last of the same number of goods. I read an extended piece this week that the former national security adviser ambassador Robert O'Brien sent to me about we're just not producing what we produced two years ago because of COVID. And we have a 130% more money. Of course we're going to have inflation, and by the way, it's not 6%. It's double digits, according to this analyst. That's exactly right. We did the worst combination of policies that you could do for a market based system to create wealth in the past 24 months. By shutting down the economy, locking down, we destroyed information, supply chains. Because supply chains are just information. I mean, you think about it. There are rock solid rock rip truck drivers in America who are driving across the country to bring liberals in New York City, whatever they
Could Mike Pompeo, Robert O'Brien, Make a Run for POTUS?
"Yeah, David drucker, I am going to moderate a debate of would be senators in ohioans on a night, the 6 Republicans who are running three nights at Senate to replace rob Portman, and I'm reading in Trump shattered or prepare for that debate. They might want to get a hold of a copy themselves if they want to know what I'm thinking about. I think you're going to sell like hotcakes. I can not wait to read this, but I wanted to ask you, I know that two of the profiles in the book are of Robert O'Brien and Mike Pompeo. I was with both of those men last week. I'm curious what your assessment of both of their intentions and odds are showed president Trump not enter the race. And if he should. Well, it's very interesting. Let me start with Mike Pompeo, the former Secretary of State because I spent so much time researching him and reporting on it. He wants to run for president. And in fact, in a podcast interview a couple of weeks ago and it's a companion to my book, so it's also athlete titled in Trump's shadow. I asked secretary Pompeo, if I said I know you're not going to tell me if you're running or not today, I'm not that I'm not that crazy. But I said, if Trump decides to run a third time, does that automatically mean you will not. And he would not say as some have said that that automatically means he would not. He said, look, if you're going to run for president, you need to believe that you have something unique and critical to offer the country at a time in history. He is planning to run and everything he is doing is about planning to run. Robert O'Brien, who I profile less, but did mention is a very interesting figure because he comes from the traditional wing of the party, but he fit in very well with Trump in The White House and was his most successful national security adviser from the perspective of doing the job and not getting crosswise with the commander in chief. Could be a very interesting dark horse candidate as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. He's a Mormon. He comes from the west. There are pockets of Mormon voters in Arizona and Nevada, Idaho, other states where multi candidate primary, you might be able to do some damage. He's also interested in running. I classify him as less interested in Pompeo.
Why an Israeli Military Option Against Iran Is Possible
"Good morning. michael how are you. I'm good goodhew. Good to be back with you as always thank you yesterday. Jake sullivan the national security adviser to the president. Who is your friend. Robert o'brien speaks very highly of a met with national security council chairman. Y'all who lot who. I do not knowing have not heard of before as the us. Israel's strategic consulting group and international interagency bilateral forum met to discuss iran. What do you think they talked about in the think. Actually that this group of american presidents and advisers would ever strike against iran in a meaningful way alongside of israel. Well let me put it. Let me couch it as hope. Okay i don't know what they talk about i. I hope they talked about That jake sullivan. Usa today highest relevant told his israeli counterpart at the united states and tends to go back to the talks with the launch and And maybe they're optimistic about getting the jcp. A renewed in which case united states x. y. And the to enhances real security which means understanding. That's the united states understands that. He's iran violate the agreement. If he ron Starts moving ahead to enrich iranian more. Create a warhead or to. Put that warhead on top of ballistic missiles. The united states you consider that a violation and we'll acts accordingly either by itself oversupply by supporting israeli acted but also capability United states has military capabilities. That israel does not have. I don't wanna surprise anybody who does not have strategic bombers And the united states could land lease sale some of these capabilities to israel in the sand. I think very profound message to iran. you know. Don't don't mess with us
The FDA Dithers Over Approving Booster Vaccine
"The fda has got the ability to approve fighters booster in. Israel have approved this booster. Israel has been ahead of us on the science at every step of the way except for the invention of the vaccine. Which did i follow. Closely by. Madeira and johnson and johnson israel. Roll that out. Israel got immune i. Israel says we're doing butchers and everyone gets one why because it will stop the fourth way to completely intuitive the risks are minimal. they're not non existent occasional case. I mean very rare cases of young men getting inflamed heart condition very rare. Very very rare. That happens anyway and and everyone should get the vaccine. I've told you that many times. It's a no brainer. A no brainer. A no brainer. But unless you've got an underlying medical condition that says don't get immunity but you. I don't believe in the government max a vaccine mandating vaccines because we are free. People and people get to make choices in this country. One of the choices ought to be to get a booster. And i'm going to get rich and his. I'm six months out. Which is this week from my vaccine. Why because i don't want to get this. And he i don't wanna break out i don't i have seen. I have too many people on the spectrum from a cold former national security adviser. Robert o'brien to their dad dad and people in between all those died in didn't and people who stayed home for a week or two weeks or three weeks and felt horrible and long cohen. It's not worth it. I don't want to have to use ivermectin although i believe. There is some independent verification of its effectiveness. I don't wanna do that. I don't wanna get it. I want to be here talking to you every morning. And i want people to be smart. If you're driving to work listen to me. This is not even a close call. The way the potential downsides against the potential risk. That's life it's not a close call. Go get vaccinated. Go get a booster. Should you can get a
Trump Ally May Run for President in 2024
"You wrote the first piece about my buddy robert. O'brien last seen in california. Moderating the california recall debate with me doing a fine job. I thought he'd be signed by. Nbc cbs or abc. This week are fox because he did such a great job. But you think he's running for not thank. You picked up signs. He may be running for president. I think that he is interested in running for president. I don't think it's necessarily a slam dunk away. I think with some other people that i've covered and then i've written about extensively. I do think that miserable. Brian ambassador. O'brien is hearing from. At least some people with not a number of people that have encouraged him to run because they think he brings something to the table from a foreign policy perspective and just from the perspective of having a pretty logical conservative thought process and he also has relationships in the trump wing of the party as well as the traditional party amount of the traditional wing. He looks probably the best national security advisor. Trump had was able to navigate all of that stuff and he was able to navigate very girl president. I think some people see him as an interesting candidate and he is now doing with all the rest of them are doing in order to laying the groundwork for a possible bid he's focusing on helping republicans running twenty two As i reported he's he's hosting or headlining a fundraiser. For jd vance. He ohio senate candidate and he's going to be traveling. The country helping other congressional candidates for the republicans so it added to the list.
National security adviser O'Brien promises peaceful transition
"And the transition. Now it's been more than a week since President elect Biden was declared the winner of the election. But President Trump continues to claim that he won the election and has not conceded the normal transition from the outgoing and into the incoming administration. Still not scheduled today, National Security adviser Robert O'Brien promised a smooth transition setting at least one instance where things got off to a late start. Everything is just the United States of America. We've we've passed the time. On had peaceful, successful transitions. Even in the most contentious periods evening. I am old enough to remember Brooke, push me go on the transition there didn't start until mid December, Attorneys for the president have filed a number of suits around the country but so far have not been successful in challenging the results in number of states is also word tonight that more of those suits are being dropped. CNN reporting lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin have all been withdrawn, and the president elect is mapping out his plans for rebuilding the economy as the nation grapples with coded 19. CBS is Michael George says Baden is moving forward as Republicans are pushing the president to green light transition plans and accept the results calls from Republicans for the president to accept the election outcome. Continue to grow louder. This cove in 19 is spreading all across the country. Hospitals are overflowing. People are dying, and I reckon economy is collapsing. And president is tweeting all day and night about beating Joe Biden instead of focused on Let's have a really successful next couple of months and focusing on these problems. President elect
Trump national security adviser Robert O'Brien says it looks like Biden has won
"National Security adviser Robert O'Brien, indicating he believes Joe Biden and his team deserve a timely and smooth transition. If the fighting Harris ticket is determined to be the winner, and it's you know, obviously things look that way now. We'll have a very professional transition from the national security question Counsel. There's no question about it. This comes as President Trump refuses to concede the election and continues to tweet. He won and as the General Services Administration, which oversees transitions, is declining to a certain Biden as the president elect
Trump Bars Investment in Chinese Firms With Military Ties
"Trump signing an executive order in the latest White House bid to put pressure On China. Let's get some details from Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie. US pension funds and investment firms will be banned from buying or selling shares and 31 Chinese companies designated by the Pentagon as having ties to China's military or intelligence services. U S National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, saying the moves serves to protect US investors from providing capital that helps the People's Liberation Army. The band goes into a fate on January 11th. It's the latest move by the U. S to confront China on issues ranging from tech and trade. Hong Kong and human rights abuses in Xin Jiang in Beijing. Tom Mackenzie Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.
Police hunt gunmen in Vienna streets after ‘terrorist’ attack
"People dead, including one gunman after what's being called a terror attack in Austria, hours before Austria entered a month long Corona virus locked down Gunman opening fire on people enjoying a last night out at cafes and restaurants in Vienna talk food that I said feeding Austria's interior minister in a news conference, saying several were killed and at least one gunman remains at large. Police say shots rang out Monday night at multiple locations in the heart of Vienna. Officers shot one of the suspects dead. Authorities urge people to avoid all open spaces and public transportation, while the search for other perpetrators continues. Steve Report, Fox News the White House and buy an issue statements in response to the attack, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said there is no justification for hatred and violence. Biden also condemned the attack, saying after the horrific terrorist attack, we must all stand united against hate and violence. America is listening to Fox News.
Russia and Iran are actively interfering in 2020 election, officials warn
"A day after US officials announced that Russia and Iran obtained some voter registration information National Security adviser Robert O'Brien trying to reassure voters, I think our election infrastructure that machines that we vote on the paper ballots that we use that the secretary of state's office across the city states Are very robust, says voting is the best way to counter efforts by foreign adversaries to influence US elections.