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Fresh update on "russian government" discussed on Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong

Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong

01:08 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "russian government" discussed on Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong

"Remember 20 years ago attending a conference with a futurist and the Futurist told us that shooting wars would become a thing of the past and that all wars going forward would be economic and cyber related. Turns out, he may have been right on the nose. So we're still sifting through the information after the colonial pipeline and incident and I think safe to say there are industries across the United States that are not prepared for The new new technology that they have adopted over the last few years whether it be hospital networks that don't properly secure medical files or whether it be a company like colonial pipeline that it does not have. Yeah, the types of risk mitigation and cyber security problems toe cyber security expertise to be able to keep people out of their networks. I think another piece of the problem here is the The legal requirement around information sharing and disclosure. So here's what I mean by this other than airlines and utilities. Very few companies are actually required to share data on cybersecurity breaches. Historically, the fewer than 10% of Pipeline companies, for instance, had voluntarily released information when one of their companies is breached. Certainly, if you Released customer data right if you breach privacy data that has to be disclosed, But if, for instance, a hacker group takes down your pipeline, you're not required to tell anybody about that, And that's you know, that's a problem because The other pipeline. Kendall Morgan, for instance, probably has no idea exactly how the hackers got into the system and what could have been done differently to prevent it from happening. So I think that's needs to be a requirement to Hey, companies that pay these types of ransoms and have their infrastructure hacked need to start disclosing that here's my other question for Barry. I mean You. There's very clearly a financial motive for this to continue to happen, whether you believe that this was, you know, state state run by the Russian government, or whether you believe it was just not prosecuted by the Russian government, and you know they're just complicity rather rather than directly behind it. I don't really care in either case, Colonial pipeline paid $5 million to this organization. They did, so that's how they got their systems unlocked. Should that be illegal? Should be making the pain is kind of like bribes in foreign countries used to be allowed to bribe local officials in foreign countries. Where you're suggesting is should cos be precluded from making those bribe payments now, So here's the downside to this. There was another company. I wish I had the name of this company but municipalities that have had to make those payments right hospital networks non for profits, towns, all your school systems. All sorts of different places have chosen to do so. And they do so because generally cheaper than the alternative. There's a company a few years ago that chose to go this route of saying, OK, we're not paying the bride. It cost him 10 times more to rebuild their networks and rebuild their their infrastructure that it would have cost by just paying the bribe. And that's that's the lesson that these companies seem to be learning on. In some cases, clearly cheaper than hiring the risk of this happening, right Colonial probably never thought this would happen to them. And so they didn't take the right steps to prevent it from occurring And there doesn't seem to be a real strong motive to do so. Right. I mean, five million bucks is a lot of money for you and I for Colonial, it's You know, probably something they'll make up in a few months Well, and they may have been looking at it to your point. They may have been saying well to fix it's going to be 50 million, right where we can pay the bribe of five million and fire our I T guy. And, uh, you know, hopefully also helped that it doesn't happen again and right and you know, Reputational probably not great for Colonial, but they're not the ones struggling, unable to fill up their cars in North Carolina or D C right now, Claudia Pipelines not having any issues filling up their gas tank or getting to work right now, because of the run on gas stations that they directly caused s Oh, yeah, I think there's There's more of a problem than just Hey, we need to have some funding thrown at this because you know it's gonna take a while for that funding to do anything. There's effectively a 0% unemployment rate right now. For cyber workers there in such high demand anybody that has the skill set has a job. They are already hired, finding professors that are willing to teach this subject. A few and far between because they can make you know, three years running, or by working for the private sector s so it's gonna take a while to figure this stuff out, But I think in the meantime, there might be some low hanging fruit here that we need to look at for private businesses that do get hacked, and I think the first one is look Even if even if you don't even if you do not, you know, lose private personally identifying information. I think we need to know, right? I think I would like to know if my bank was hacked even if it didn't you know, even if it just took down their servers. I think I have a right to know. And I think the government has the right to know so that they can prevent it from happening in the future. I mean to your point. This is War to some degree, right? Really? This is this is 21st century version of a terrorist attack in some ways on D I think it needs to be treated as seriously as it actually is. Folks elder wife planning can be overwhelming. 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Colonial Pipeline Paid 75 Bitcoin in Hack

The Tech Guy

02:08 min | 2 d ago

Colonial Pipeline Paid 75 Bitcoin in Hack

"Not Putting gasoline in garbage bags are in store name for that would be foolish fuel. Ish don't do it. People are doing it in the south east guest some people. Don't gosh just can only imagine what happens if that leaks. We it's a drive and bomb a time bomb all because of the ransomware attack on a colonial pipeline which You know and this. Is you watch mainstream media. And they don't have a lot of experience with the ransomware tax of so miss some of the points Won the Ransomware was not actually aimed at the pipeline operating equipment who's aimed at the. It department I you know and And the i in an excess of caution colonial. Shut down the ops but And by the way paid the ransom where they said they didn't but they paid seventy five bitcoin. Pretty sure of that. We can see the dark side wallet. The ransomware attackers bitcoin wallet. And we could see what's came into it and from where seventy five bitcoins on may eighth You know sometimes. I've seen this happen with other tax. The decrypted software. The then gets sent to you by the bad guys is so slow that people restore from backup. Anyway it's like okay. Never mind never mind then. Something weird happened the dark side ransomware gang so this is a couple of other things i've seen. It said it's russians. Yeah it's probably russians but it's not russian government. it's not political. It's just bad guys who happen to live in russia and it may not be russians. That did it because dark side is what we call. And this is a nasty development in the world ransomware ransomware as a service know there's software as a service now has been around for a few years and it's basically web based software

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Russia's Navalny Transferred to Prison Hospital as Western Powers Raise Alarms

WBZ Afternoon News

00:53 sec | Last month

Russia's Navalny Transferred to Prison Hospital as Western Powers Raise Alarms

"Leader Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a hospital inside another prison this after his doctor said he could be near death. Vladimir Putin's fiercest opponent has been on a hunger strike for three weeks now, those prison officials say Navalny has agreed to vitamin treatment, although allies say they want that confirmed. Embassies. Karen Travers has more from D. C about the White House reaction. The White House says Russia will be held accountable for whatever happens to Alexey Navalny, the leading opposition figure to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Press secretary Jen Psaki. What happens to Mr Navalny in the custody of the Russian government is the responsibility of the Russian government, and that they will be held accountable by the international community. Asked if Navalny's death would preclude a summit between President Biden and Putin sake said the White House is hoping and praying that is not the outcome and reiterated the administration's call for nerve only to be released. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS

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White House: Russia Will Face Consequences if Navalny Dies in Prison

America's First News

02:20 min | Last month

White House: Russia Will Face Consequences if Navalny Dies in Prison

"National security advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN Russia will pay if Putin critic and main opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at Variety of different costs that we would impose. And I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr Navalny dies, so you've communicated that, But at the top there, President Biden apparently didn't mention Navalny in his call with Putin this week. He certainly didn't say anything about it publicly and his remarks on Thursday, and Russian state media is touting. This is proof that Biden has given up on the issue so Why isn't President Biden demanding Navalny's release? Or at least again, at least getting him a doctor at every single opportunity? Way actually have made the judgment that direct communication to the Russian government on this issue. Including both how we see it. How our allies and partners see it and what might unfold. Should something terrible happened to Mr Navalny? Should he looked terrible Things, of course have already happened to him, but should he pass away? We have judged that rather than just make general statements publicly, the best way to deal with this issue is privately on through diplomatic channels direct to the uppermost levels of the Russian government. Let me ask one specific question. Is the potential summit with Vladimir Putin on the table if Alexei Navalny passes away in prison. Not gonna get into hypotheticals in large part Danna because there isn't currently a summit on the books. It's something we're talking about, and that's some it would have to take place, of course in the right circumstances. In a way that could actually move the relationship forward, But I'm not gonna get into hypotheticals about when or whether the summit would likely occur. No Bonnie, who's had been on a hunger strike since March. 31st on Friday, described Threats to force feed him using straitjacket and other pleasures.

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US Warns Russia of 'Consequences' if Putin Critic Navalny Dies

WGN Programming

00:38 sec | Last month

US Warns Russia of 'Consequences' if Putin Critic Navalny Dies

"I'm Julie Walker. Supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are calling from massive protests following reports about his failing health. Opposition leaders started a hunger strike three weeks ago after jail officials refused to let him see his own doctor. National Security advisor Jake Sullivan says the Biden administration has made it clear to Russia that there will be consequences if it allows no volley to die in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at a variety of different

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Sullivan: 'There Will Be Consequences' if Navalny Dies

NEWS 88.7 Programming

01:05 min | Last month

Sullivan: 'There Will Be Consequences' if Navalny Dies

"Julie Candler with the BBC news. United States. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has said there'll be consequences if the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, dies in prison. To Sullivan said Washington had communicated this to Moscow. U. S and the European Union. Both say they hold Russia accountable for his safety from Los Angeles. Peter Bo's reports. Jake Sullivan said the U. S was looking at a variety of different costs. As he put it, there will be imposed. Should Alexey Navalny die. Without going into specifics. He said the White House had made his position clear, communicating directly through diplomatic channels with the uppermost levels of the Russian government. Said Moscow will be held accountable by the international community for what happened to Mr Navalny. On Saturday, President Biden said the Russian opposition leaders situation was totally unfair. Supporters of Alexei Navalny in Russia have called for renewed street protests across the country on Wednesday evening. Before that, his life hangs by a thread. He's been on hunger strike for nearly three

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Navalny's allies call for major protest across Russia

Lifestyles Unlimited

00:29 sec | 2 months ago

Navalny's allies call for major protest across Russia

"Leader Alexei Navalny is calling for a day of massive protests across the country. Navalny, who remains behind bars, is asking supporters to sign up on an interactive map and once 500,000 people agree to take part a date for the event will be set. Navalny was jailed in January after returning to Russia from Germany, where he was treated for five months after being poisoned with a nerve agent. Navalny blames the Russian government for that poisoning, but the Kremlin denies any involvement. She was

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US-Russia Tension Rising as Biden Calls Putin 'Killer'

Rick Roberts

00:41 sec | 2 months ago

US-Russia Tension Rising as Biden Calls Putin 'Killer'

"Tensions between the U. S and Russia are increasing after President Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a killer. In an interview with ABC is George Stephanopoulos. This week, White House Press secretary Jen Psaki assures that President Biden will use all the tools at his disposal to respond to Russia's malpractice is some of the responses may be seen. Some may be unseen. And of course, the president reserves the right to respond in a manner and time of his choosing, as any president would, But he did make clear that they're the Russian government pay a price. The comments come after a declassified intelligence report from the director of National intelligence is office suggests President Putin authorized operations to help former President Donald Trump win

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Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny's appeal

All Things Considered

00:55 sec | 3 months ago

Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny's appeal

"The sentencing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Clearing the way for the Kremlin critic to spend more than 2.5 years in jail for Moscow, Charles Maynes has more Court shortened of all these prison time by six weeks but upheld in earlier decision that found Navalny had violated his parole from a suspended sentence dating back to 2014 of only has long argued that initial conviction was issued to disqualify him from public office. He also noted the alleged parole violations occurred while he was in Germany recuperating from a near fatal poisoning attack he blames on the Russian government. While in a separate trial held later in the day, the Volney was found guilty of slander and issued a fine for insulting a World war. Two veteran who participated in a pro Kremlin promotional video of only argues the case was fabricated to smear his name in the court of public opinion or reverence for the Soviet war effort against Nazi Germany runs deep. NPR news. I'm Charles Maynes in Moscow.

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US condemns 'harsh tactics' used against pro-Navalny demonstrators in Russia

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:39 sec | 3 months ago

US condemns 'harsh tactics' used against pro-Navalny demonstrators in Russia

"Another crackdown against protesters. In russia demanding the release of opposition leader alexei navalny in russia's second largest city saint petersburg police made hundreds of arrests the kremlin has called. These demonstrations illegal vowing to continue cracking down despite international opposition. The us state department has called for the release of navalny and told the russian government to respect the rights of those protesting the volney who returned to russia earlier this month after being poisoned last summer remains in jail now. A court in moscow did reject an appeal by novell news attorneys on thursday to release him. He does have another hearing this week. Fox's trae ginks hearing. Tuesday could result in nevada. Going to prison for many years.

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With Expensive U.S. COVID-19 Vaccines, Many Countries Look Elsewhere

All Things Considered

04:25 min | 3 months ago

With Expensive U.S. COVID-19 Vaccines, Many Countries Look Elsewhere

"Virus. Pandemic vaccines will have to be distributed around the world. For most countries. The vaccines available in the U. S right now are simply too expensive and too difficult to transport as NPR's Joe Parker reports that is making vaccines made in Russia and China look attractive. There's a good reason China could play a key role in ending the global Corona virus pandemic. China has an enormous vaccine production capacity. Deborah Seligson is a China watcher at Villanova University. That enormous capacity is at least in part because China is an enormous country. And since public health measures have largely kept the virus in check in China, that means some of that capacity can be used to send vaccines around the world. There are going to be huge advantages to these Chinese vaccines once they're, you know, fully tested, and if they turn out to be a fact, if for one thing they don't require special refrigeration, and for another, they'll be cheap. But there's still that question of if they turn out to be effective. We just haven't seen the full trial results published yet. Abigail Copeland is on the faculty of Vassar College. She keeps her eye on Chinese biotech companies. The technology behind the two leading Chinese vaccines is decades old. It's an approach that was used successfully in the 19 fifties to make a polio vaccine. It involves growing the virus in a lab than in activating it with a chemical like formaldehyde and using that in a vaccine there, inactivated viral vaccine is based on research that they had conducted to develop a vaccine for stars and so that actually gave them a head start. SARS was a deadly outbreak in the early two thousands in China. Caused by a close relative of the covert 19 corona virus, But the virus causing stars disappeared so that vaccine got shelved. Hopeless. He's nothing nefarious about the delays and learning the results of trials of the Chinese vaccines. Since there's very little virus circulating in China to test their vaccine, the Chinese have had to turn to countries like Brazil, Indonesia and Turkey. And so when you're running that many trials internationally, it does take a lot of time to actually analyze that trial data. What's more, the results that have come out on how well the vaccine works have varied widely from 52 close to 90%. Without definitive results showing a vaccine works. Why have apparently more than a dozen countries around the world signed deals to get one of these vaccines? It's a measure of how desperate countries feel and how much uncertainty they face. J. Stephen Morrison is director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Most countries they're not throwing themselves hook line and sinker into partnerships with the with the Chinese. That's because there are other low cost alternatives. A vaccine. Made by Oxford University and AstraZeneca's also racking up lots of international customers, and it has been given some form of regulatory go ahead in several countries, including India. That country is also likely to have a vaccine candidate that will be inexpensive and widely available. But Judith Twigg says there's already another major entrant into the international vaccine arena. Back on August 11th the Russian government with great stand, Fehr announced the first in the world registration of a vaccine against Cove It twig is at Virginia Commonwealth University, and she follows Russian health policy closely. The Russian vaccine is what's known as a viral vector vaccine somewhat newer technology than the two leading Chinese vaccines. The Russians chose Sputnik V is the name for their vaccine. Tweak says They did that for a reason. They're very deliberately invoking imagery of Russia re emerging is great power status. We're back. We're at the scientific and technological top of the world, and we're ready to start sharing our technology with everyone. The problem there is that they had not only barely Started phase three clinical trials, They had barely started ramping up productions that was back in August. Twigg says production has ramped up and Russia now claims its vaccine is more than 90% effective, although data for that claim haven't been published yet for other scientists to scrutinize Several countries are ready to try the vaccine, including Argentina, Mexico and India. One thing is clear the world is going to need a number of vaccines to work if the global pandemic is really going to be brought under control. Joe

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1st private space crew paying $55M each to fly to station

On The Edge With Thayrone

00:38 sec | 4 months ago

1st private space crew paying $55M each to fly to station

"Space says they have three people they will take for a private mission to the space station. Houston based company announced tech entrepreneur Larry Connor, Canadian financier Marc Path E and Israeli business magnate A ton Stevie All ponied up $55 million each to participate will be flying up on the least out. Space Sex Dragon Capsule and Falcon nine Rocket. While the Russian government has transported paying customers to the station. In the past, this voyage will truly be non governmental. The flight could happen in the year from now. Evan Brown Fox News an hour to the close on Wall Street stocks turning higher the

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Russian Protesters Demand Alexei Navalny's Release From Prison

the NewsWorthy

00:57 sec | 4 months ago

Russian Protesters Demand Alexei Navalny's Release From Prison

"Of thousands of russian protesters took to the streets over the weekend even in the dead of winter. They're showing how upset they are over the arrest of opposition leader alexei. Navalny navan is one of russian president. Vladimir putin's main rivals in fact he was severely poisoned last year and believes putin was behind it though putin denies it well navalny return to russia just last week and was immediately taken into custody fast. Forward to saturday protests were planned across ninety russian cities including one in siberia where temperatures hit negative sixty degrees several calling this the biggest showdown in years between russian authorities and critics of the russian government. Police and protesters clashed in several places. And at least thirty five hundred people were detained. Since authorities called the protests unlawful the biden administration has since released a statement about the whole thing condemning. The russian government and. It's calling on moscow to release people who were detained for as the us puts it exercising their universal rights

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Poisoned opposition leader Navalny detained for 30 days after return to Russia

Larry Elder

01:00 min | 4 months ago

Poisoned opposition leader Navalny detained for 30 days after return to Russia

"On Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning. He blames on President Vladimir Putin's government. Britain's vaccines minister names Ah Holly says the British government is appalled by the arrest him poisoning of Navalny. We are very worried about the well being and safety of Alexi Navalny out, of course way have to make sure that the Russian government answers Why a a poison Was used against Alex in the Valley in Russia, the 44 year old Navalny, Putin's most well known critic campaign to challenge him in the 2018 presidential election. It was barred from running. He's issued scores of reports over the years about corruption in Russia under Putin's regime After recuperating for months in Berlin after his August 20th poisoning. He returned to Russia on Sunday evening despite the warrant for his arrest.

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Poisoned Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny Says He Will Return To Russia Despite Jail Threats

BBC Newshour

05:42 min | 4 months ago

Poisoned Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny Says He Will Return To Russia Despite Jail Threats

"We begin today in Russia, where the opposition leader Alexei Navalny is facing a possible lengthy prison sentence a day after his arrest stand detention upon returning from Germany. He was being treated there for a novel Choc nerve agent attack in Russia, which Mr Navalny with a good deal of evidence has blamed on the Russian state. Mr Navalny was wished away from the airport where the plane landed last night, not the airport, where it was scheduled to land and where a large crowd of his supporters have gathered. Police station A court convened there today has agreed to a police request to extend his detention prior to a trial, which might rule he served a suspended prison sentence. 3.5 years handed down in 2017. His arrest has been widely condemned by Western governments but defended by Russia. Speaking ahead of a hearing on the hearing at the police station. In a clip posted on social media, Mr Navalny accused President Putin of showing complete contempt for the law by detaining him. Which uses said anything consumers to the press with Violet. See, I don't understand why the hearing is being held at a police station. Why wasn't anyone informed? Why were there No. Summers are seeing a lot of mockery of justice. But the old man in the bunker is probably so afraid that they've obviously tourney up and bend the criminal procedure code. This is impossible. What's going on? Here is lawlessness off the highest grade the words off election Avandia and a short while ago I spoke to Vitaly Millen off from Mr Putin's United Russia party who's been a member of the Russian parliament since 2016. Why is the Russian government seem so nervous about election of Army? I suppose that it's more like impression created by Nirvana himself. Of course, I assumed that Mr Navalny represents himself as the main leader of the Russian off positions, which is not true, because a number of his supporters is not the tremendous it's quite weak. Of course, he's not dangerous for the Russian state. Told because he wore he was able to participate in different type of elections, even in the mayor elections in Moscow, So I think that he is not someone that board us Russian authorities. One of the same time the Russian authorities describe Mr Navalny as in a relevant blogger, and then you whisk him off a plane which didn't land where it was meant to. You take him off to a police station. On So the trial as finished a couple of years ago. It's for reserve. Remember, it was assumed that he should stay in a special conditions. He cannot believe country for a long time. And he should visit occasionally. Special officer like everywhere in the world. He decided not to do this. Sorry. Hang on a minute, Mr Milner if he didn't decide not to observe his parole conditions, he was poisoned. With a deadly nerve agent. He then had to be flown out of the country where he's been suffering from a coma and trying to recover from that poisoning. This was not a choice on his part, as far as I remember Russian side God, no witness from the West. So with the same way we can tell that you've been captured by Spiderman, no evidence and no results. No tests from the laboratories in the present to Russian state. Saying that he had been poisoned by this Western world known poison nor the chuck. So he stayed as a guest off. I'm gonna model for quite a long period of time, and he had been recovered. You know, in a week after he's being transported from Russia recovered, recovered from what? Because you you say he wasn't but wasn't poisoned off course. I know a lot of diseases and lots of education's want personal individual needs to be recovered, he declared himself. Is an individual being poisoned, Injured assassinated? I I don't know what and he felt himself quite good already within a few days, so why he ignored his abilities to show up in the police office? I don't know. So that's been universal neg, universal condemnation of his arrest Western countries, the European Union, the United States, they are clearly all these countries extremely troubled. What has happened to Mr Navalny onboard. Usha doesn't care what the rest of the world thinks. That is. That's right, isn't it? Western countries? They do not care about the position of Russian side concerning those who have bean captured, increasing or held in prison in the United States, For example, European Union imprisoned lots of people from parts of Spain that called themselves Catalans know and you've got even Russian people in America being I should like, make their boot already for more than 10 years in prison without any real evidence of his being guilty, So it's first. I remember. We do not push American or British officials to change their mind because we respect sovereignity of different countries.

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Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny dupes spy into revealing how he was poisoned - CNN

Here & Now

05:42 min | 5 months ago

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny dupes spy into revealing how he was poisoned - CNN

"Russian spy unwittingly revealed how Russian agents nearly killed opposition leader Alexei Navalny back in August when they placed the lethal nerve agent Nova shock inside Navalny's underpants. Even stranger. The spy disclosed that detail to navalny himself who was Impersonating a high ranking Russian official on the phone. CNN's Cloris Award broke this story in collaboration with the investigative outlet Belling Cat and Dirt Spiegel, and she joins us via Skype. Claressa welcome. Thank you so much for having me on Peter, and let's start with a little more context. Here. Back in August, Navalny was flying to Moscow from the city of Tomsk when he became very ill on the airplane, And here he is recounting that moment. To you. Let's listen. I get out of this bus room tone over to the flight attendant and said him I was poisoned. I'm gonna dive and then then I lay down under his feet in tow to die. So the pilot then diverted the plane to the Russian city of Omsk Navalny survived. He's now in Germany. But tell us what you learned about the days and hours leading up to that moment on the airplane. I mean, you know, it's just been extraordinary to get this kind of insight into how an elite team of FSB Russian State Security service operatives With a specialty in chemical weapons, many of them doctors, scientists operating out of the UN remarkable Moscow suburb were able to essentially trail Navalny's every move for more than three years. Then, as you said in August, Navalny became very sick on the way back from Tomsk on this flight, and the Germans once he was able to be transported to Germany confirmed that he had been poisoned with not be chock. We now know that that Na'vi chalk was planted. In Navalny's underpants If you can believe that, Wow, What is that? Details say to you. So we spoke to a lot of experts about this to try toe understand it better both from the point of view of understanding whether the intention was to kill or possibly just incapacitate. And by the way, all of them agree. You can only really be looking to kill when you're using Na'vi chalk outside of a laboratory. But also to get a better sense of why would they put Nova Chuck in the underpants? And particularly this one operative describes in this now famous phone call to Alexei Navalny were Navalny was posing as a senior national security aide conducting an investigation into the operation. He tells him. Listen, we put it on the underwear on the inside seems of the crotch area and experts Have told us that the groin area is particularly porous, particularly susceptible. This kind of poisoning, So they certainly knew what they were doing it as you say It was navalny himself, who was able to coax these details out of this agent who was a part of this toxins team. Why didn't have only do that? How did Navalny do that? So when I was in Moscow last week with my team, we all set about trying to confront some of the people that through this investigation with Belling cat we have been able to identify as part of this FSB toxins team. Then they landed on this idea of pretending to be someone high up within the Russian hierarchy, and they were able to disguise Phone number they were using to make it look like they were calling from an FSB landline. And if you listen to the conversation, it's it's something like 45 minutes long. It does take a while to persuade this operative his name is constant included. It's if he graduated from the Russian Academy of Chemical Defense. It does take him a while to be persuaded that it's OK for him to have this conversation on an open line. With navalny, But once he starts talking boy, does he start talking? Well. Vladimir Putin himself has said that if his agents wanted to kill navalny, they would have done it. So what do you make of that reaction in Russia? About how high up this operation went in the government? Well, I mean, this puts the Kremlin in an extraordinarily embarrassing and uncomfortable position because just last week, President Putin, responding to our reporting, said, What's the big deal? So what the FSB were following Navalny? That's normal because he works with us intelligence services. That doesn't mean they poisoned him. Well, fast forward just a few days, And here we are with concrete evidence that in fact, that team of operatives who were following him did poison him. And so how on earth does the Kremlin go about wriggling out of this one, Essentially I will say that unlike last week where it was much more silent, and the Russian media and people weren't really talking about it, perhaps because they were fearful this time, people are starting to talk about it. We've already seen Russian journalist trying to go to the address off. This could threats at this operative who unwittingly confessed to Alexei Navalny. And I think it's going to be very difficult for the Russian government to put this genie back in the bottle. Just briefly, Claressa. It is amazing to see you sitting there in front of Alexei Navalny, who had gone through such a tremendously traumatic ordeal on this airplane getting poison. He's been a thorn in the side of Vladimir Putin for many years. It's amazing that he's still alive. How is his health? How's he doing? He has made nothing short of a miraculous recovery, and all of his doctors say the same thing. What is even more extraordinary is that Alexei Navalny is still planning to go back to Russia. He says. He's a Russian politician. He belongs in Russia, and he would never give Putin such a gift, he

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Government Systems Hacked By International Threat

TIME's Top Stories

10:44 min | 5 months ago

Government Systems Hacked By International Threat

"S cyber experts scramble to assess the scope of the hack of a decade by kimberly dosier. Us government cyber experts are working furiously. Insecure offices around the globe sifting through computer traffic to figure out which federal systems have been penetrated in the sweeping cyber-spying attack. The fbi warned this week is significant and ongoing suspected russian. Hackers have broken into sensitive. Us government computer networks from the pentagon to the department of energy as well as top us private businesses rummaging around in them and likely reading emails and gathering data the department of homeland security cyber security and infrastructure security agency called the attack which started in march or possibly earlier a grave risk to the us government experts from both the government and top us private firms compromised in the attack are taking whole sections of their computer networks off line or quarantining them for a deeper forensic dive to figure out what was copied or taken. And if the hackers left any malware code behind the hackers exploited a little known but widely used software. Program called a ryan made by a cyber company called solar winds whose client list includes the office of the us. President the pentagon nasa nsa all five branches of the us military and most of the fortune five hundred companies including the top ten u s communications companies the austin texas based company removed. Its client list from its website. After reporting the hack may have affected some eighteen thousand customers. The company says it has been quote advised that the nature of this attack indicates that it may have been conducted by an outside nation state and is urging clients to update their systems to remove the threat. The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment ceasar referred to the attackers has quote a patient. Well resourced and focused adversary adding that. The orion software vulnerability wasn't the only way it attacked but declining to share further details since it was first reported by reuters on sunday the known extent of the hack has grown wider each day so far government agencies including the departments of commerce and energy are among those confirmed to be infected though energy. Spokesperson said the hack only compromised business networks and didn't reach the national nuclear security administration on thursday microsoft reported that it's found the malware uploaded to some of it systems. You've got to assume that they're still in right now. And they're going to stay in says cyber experts suzanne spaulding who led the homeland security office. That is now ceases during the obama administration so you pretty quickly have to start looking at what they could have gotten access to president. Donald trump has so far been silent on what appears to be one of the worst cyber attacks on the united states in decades. The white house has offered little public comment beyond confirming via twitter that an investigation is underway. A senior administration official speaking anonymously to describe the ongoing investigation told time that the list of compromised. Us government agencies will likely include the pentagon as well as other agencies that use the software. The official also confirmed time that the attackers are believed to be russian state. Operatives reported by the washington post to be the infamous hacking collective known as abt twenty nine or cozy bear russia's ambassador to washington anatoly. I- antonoff denounced. Those reports is quote unfounded attempts of the us media to blame russia for hacking attacks on the us government bodies in remarks this week where georgetown university virtual forum the diplomat. Who complained that. He can't get a meeting with top government officials or lawmakers to discuss a host of accusations against moscow offered to arrange a meeting between russian intelligence. Fbi and cia officials to get to the bottom of it. The orion software is used to monitor and manage computer systems the kind of program and in house. It tech might use to remotely fix an employee's computer when it has a meltdown. The hacker is essentially piggybacked on the orion program software updates so when users updated their systems. They unwittingly uploaded. Malware that gave the hackers. A back. Door explains dmitri alperovitch former co founder and cto of cybersecurity firm crowd strike. His former cybersecurity company was hired by the democratic national committee. When it's emails were hacked in two thousand sixteen which the fbi later attributed to russia when the update came down it basically was a master key for the russians to get access to every single one of these systems. Alperovitch says calling it a heck of a decade and one of the most significant cyber espionage operations in history though it apparently did not penetrate classified systems he says citing conversations with industry insiders. The fbi is leading an investigation to track the hackers while cease which became a household name this year after disputing trump's allegations of election fraud resulting in trump's firing. Its director is sending out new warnings on what they've found and how government and private companies should respond to fix it. The spying attack was first discovered by cybersecurity. Firm fire which reported being hacked by a quote highly sophisticated threat actor that it says inserted malware onto its own network via the solar winds ryan software and then stole some of the cybersecurity companies own quote unquote ethical. Hacking tools. used to probe fire eye. clients networks for vulnerabilities aaron hughes former. Us deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy says the sophistication of targeting contractor in the government supply chain to get to its clients immediately points to an actor like russia or china impersonating users and using inherently trusted mechanisms to conduct what appear to be trusted communication. That's not an insignificant task says hughes. Who's now a cyber expert with the center for strategic and international studies cis. Is the level of effort in stealth. That goes into instituting. That sort of computer to computer communication requires the skill set and breath of a nation state. He said there's a ranking in terms of urgency that governs what cyber-attacks combing their networks for i they make sure. The enemy hasn't accessed critical. Us weapons systems like the launch codes for nuclear bombs. Then they look at things like control of electricity or water supplies triaging a malthusian. Hierarchy of threats says spalding. Who's a senior homeland. Security adviser with csis. After you figure out what the adversary access you play out the worst case scenario of what they might do with what they were able to reach she adds and the game is still on hackers off in store things. They want a copy within the system. They've targeted so they can download it in a way. That won't arouse copying the data a few kilobytes at a time. So there may be packets of information that they've marked to move that are still untouched. And the race is on to cut the hackers off and then rebuild. It can't just go in and kind of surgically remove the adversary spalding. Explains you have to rebuild a completely new infrastructure that isn't connected to the old infrastructure though. The operatives were still active while americans were voting in the presidential election. This fall spalding. Doesn't think the suspected russian hackers were able to effect twenty twenty voting because of quote such overwhelming use of paper ballots and the ability to audit. I think it would have been detected. She said russian government. Hackers have penetrated sensitive systems before they did in two thousand sixteen. When russian military intelligence officers were indicted for crimes including hacking the computers of the democratic national committee primarily through phishing emails. Russian hackers were also blamed for a two thousand fifteen fishing attack that seized control of the pentagon joint staff's unclassified email systems retired chairman of the joint chiefs general martin dempsey told. Cbs news that within an hour of accessing the system. The hacker seized dempsey's computer credentials as well as hundreds of other senior officers and the only way to stop. It was to take the system down cyber expert hughes who was serving as the pentagon seibert defense deputy assistant secretary at the time recalls that his team had to quote isolate and shut down. Parts of the unclassified network to identify and then eradicate the threat actor. Ironically it was the failure to update software that enabled what still seen as the worst cyber attack on the us government. When chinese hackers stole the personnel files of four point two million government employees as reported by the us office of personnel management in two thousand fifteen including the real names of intelligence officers serving in covert positions around the world responding to news the hack the incoming biden administration released a statement thursday vowing to make dealing with quote what appears to be a massive cybersecurity breach affecting potentially thousands of victims a top priority. From the moment we take office alperovitch. Who's now the chairman of the silverado. Policy accelerator a washington dc based cyber think tank warned against us officials or lawmakers reacting to what he calls run of the mill spying as opposed to enact of war. This is a case where we should say good for them. Shame on us for letting them he says we need to use this as a wake-up call to reorganize our government to better deal with this massive intelligence failure and massive failure

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US cyber-attack: US energy department confirms it was hit by Sunburst hack

TIME's Top Stories

03:52 min | 5 months ago

US cyber-attack: US energy department confirms it was hit by Sunburst hack

"Weapons agency hacked. As part of massive cyberattack by william turton michael riley and jennifer jacobs the us nuclear weapons agency and at least three states were hacked as part of a suspected russian cyber attack that struck a number of federal government agencies. According to people with knowledge of the matter indicating widening reach of one of the biggest cybersecurity breaches in recent memory. Microsoft said that its systems were also exposed as part of the attack. Hackers with ties to the russian government are suspected to be behind a well coordinated attack that took advantage of weaknesses in the us supply chain to penetrate several federal agencies including departments of homeland security treasury commerce and state while many details are still unclear. The hackers are believed to have gained access to networks by installing malicious code and a widely used software program from solar winds corp whose customers include government agencies and fortune five hundred companies according to the company and cybersecurity experts. This is a patient well resourced and focused adversary that has sustained long duration activity on victim. Networks the us cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency said in a bulletin that signalled widening alarm over the preach. The hackers posed a grave risk to federal state and local governments as well as critical infrastructure and the private sector. The bulletin said the agency said. The attackers demonstrated sophistication and complex tradecraft. The energy department and its national nuclear security administration which maintains america's nuclear stockpile were targeted as part off the larger attack. According to a person familiar with the matter an ongoing investigation is found. The heck didn't mission essential national security. Functions shaolin hines a department of energy spokeswoman said in a statement at this point the investigation has found that the malware has been isolated to business networks only 'instead. The hack of the nuclear agency was reported earlier by politico. Microsoft spokesman frank. Shaw said the company had found malicious code in which we isolated and removed. We have not found evidence of access to production services or customer data. He said in a tweet. Our investigations which are ongoing have found absolutely no indications that our systems were used to attack others reuters had earlier reported that microsoft was hacked and that its products were used to further the attacks in addition to people familiar with the broader government investigation into the attack said three state. Governments were breached. Though they wouldn't identify the states. A third person familiar with the probe confirmed that state governments were hacked but didn't provide a number biden's pledge while president donald trump has yet to publicly addressed the hack president elect joe biden issued a statement thursday on what appears to be a massive cyber security breach affecting potentially thousands of victims including us companies and federal government entities. I wanna be clear. My administration will make cybersecurity a top priority at every level of government. And we will make dealing with this breach a top priority from the moment we take office. Said pledging to impose substantial costs on those responsible for such malicious attacks. Russia has denied any involvement in the attack hines. The department of energy spokeswoman said that efforts were immediately taken to mitigate the risk from the hack including disconnecting software identified as being vulnerable to this attack.

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Russia is likely to launch the disinformation version of nukes

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

03:56 min | 5 months ago

Russia is likely to launch the disinformation version of nukes

"You have heard. We learned this week that hackers have been spying on the us departments of state homeland security. Commerce treasury may be the nuclear security administration. Bad bad stuff. The intrusion began in the spring. And the hackers are thought to be working for the russian government and the ongoing news about this hack has me and others worried about all kinds of things from a physical attack on critical infrastructure to data manipulation to more election shenanigans. So i wondered. What should i be worried about. It's a topic for quality assurance where we take a second. Look at a big story in the news. Jackie schneider is a fellow at the hoover institution at stanford. The bad news is that the russians have a history of using this kind of information to try manipulate trust and so i think that's something that we should worry about especially as we. Are you know a little over a month out. From a big transition. Between the trump administration and the biden administration and that the russians will use information that they have achieved in these tax or even use the fear of the information that they've received in these hacks to create even more public distrust of that and transaction between the two administrations. So what might that look like this degradation of trust or even a campaign to further erode americans confidence and institutions. I think we're already starting to see it right. There is already starting to be linkages between and hack and the dominion electoral voting. And you're starting to see them then. Line these things up to show that there is some sort of discredit in the way the. Us conducted its election systems. Not there might be some sort of foreign influence inside them so we can imagine that we can also imagine it. Seems like this hack may have downloaded potentially sensitive or at least private emails between key government officials and we can imagine the russians have used this in the past to leak information to make government look bad to create distrust between different sectors of the government. I mean this could be particularly dangerous as we look at the transition in the department of defense. Because we've had a lot of problems with civilian military politicization reveal maybe private emails and that maybe represent a different kind of private feeling than what they're publicly saying you could create fractures that could continue to create distrust in the american public right. I mean so really. All of this is sort of a continuation of an ongoing effort. That was probably most prominent in two thousand sixteen right like take existing divisions amplify them create more and weaken the nation in the process. Yeah that's always been something that russia has fallen back on. They are conventionally much less capable than the united states economically much less capable. I'm even their nuclear inventories. Not as robust so the only thing they really have to influence against the united states is to try and seed chaos and so we can imagine them doing a whole lot more at that especially because they might be worried that a biden administration would have a much harder line against russia than they've seen out of the trump administration right so the idea being weakened that administration in every possible way before it even comes into office. Exactly i mean. I think we're going to see the cleavage. Is that have occurred in american society over the last four years. But really that we've seen solidify over this last year and during the pandemic we're going to see the russians playing on that even more and this information can be used in in really creative ways to try and exacerbate those cleavages

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"russian government" Discussed on Mueller Report Audio

Mueller Report Audio

04:57 min | 6 months ago

"russian government" Discussed on Mueller Report Audio

"Children several participants were called the trump junior commented that trump is a private citizen and there was nothing they could do at that time. Trump junior also said that they could revisit the issue when they were in government notes. The manafort took on his phone. Reflect the general flow of the conversation. Although not all of its details at some point in the meeting kushner sentence i message demand manafort stating waste of time followed immediately by two separate emails to assistance kushner companies with requests. That they call him to give him an excuse to leave semenov recalled the kushner departed the meeting before it concluded the guy. I recalled the same when interviewed by the press in july twenty. Seventeen the cellnet sky is press interviews. Written statements to congress differ materially from other accounts in a july two thousand seventeen press interview. Cellmates guy claimed that she had no connection to the russian government and had not referred to any derogatory information concerning the clinton campaign when she met with trump campaign officials. Some guys november twenty seventeen written submission to the senate judiciary committee stated that the purpose of the june nine meeting was not to connect with the trump campaign but rather to have a private meeting with donald trump. junior a friend of my good acquaintances son. On the matter of assisting me or my colleagues in informing the congress members ask to the criminal nature of manipulation and interference with the legislative activities of the us congress in other words. Some guy acclaimed her focus was on congress and not the campaign no witness however recalled any reference to congress during the meeting the senate's guy also maintained that she attended the meeting as a lawyer of dennis cuts of the previously mentioned owner of But she did not introduce herself in this capacity in a july two thousand seventeen television interview trump junior stated that while he had no way to gauge the reliability credibility or accuracy of what goldstone had stated was the purpose of the meeting. If someone has information on our opponent maybe this is something. I should hear them out. Trump junior further stated in september two thousand. Seventeen congressional testimony. The he thought he should listen to what rob and his colleagues had to say. Depending on what if any information was provided trump junior stated he could then consult with counsel to make an informed decision as to whether to give it any further consideration after the june nine meeting concluded. Goldstone apologize to trump junior. According to goldstone he told trump junior about half a line. Redacted citing grand jury and told 'em and agalarov a phone call that the meeting was about adoption about two lines redacted citing grand jury ariza golf asked cavalier to report in after the meeting but before cavaliers could call arras gallery called him with the guy next to him..

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"russian government" Discussed on Mueller Report Audio

Mueller Report Audio

05:33 min | 6 months ago

"russian government" Discussed on Mueller Report Audio

"The trump campaign had received indications from the russian government that it could assist the campaign through the anonymous release of information that would be damaging to hillary clinton. This conversation occurred after the gru spearfish clinton campaign chairman john podesta and stole his emails. And the gru hacked into the triple c. and dnc. Such disclosures raised questions about whether popadopoulos informed any trump campaign official about the emails when interviewed popadopoulos and the campaign officials who interacted with him told the office that they could not recall. Popadopoulos sharing the information that russia had obtained dirt candidate clinton in the form of emails or that russia could assist the campaign through the anonymous release of information about clinton popadopoulos stated that he could not clearly recall having told anyone on the campaign and wavered about whether he accurately remembered an incident in which clovis had been upset after hearing popadopoulos. Tell clovis the popadopoulos thought they have her emails. The campaign officials who interacted or corresponded with papadopoulos have similarly stated with varying degrees of certainty that he did not tell them senior policy adviser. Stephen miller for example did not remember hearing anything from papadopoulos about russia. Having emails of or dirt on candidate clinton clovis stated that he did not recall anyone including popadopoulos having given him non-public information that a foreign government might be in possession of material damaging to hillary clinton six lines redacted citing grand jury no documentary evidence and nothing in the email accounts or other communications facilities reviewed by the office shows. The popadopoulos shared the information with the campaign. g additional george popadopoulos contact. The office investigated another russia. Related contact with popadopoulos. The office was not fully able to explore the contact because the individual at issue sergei millian remained out of the country since the inception of our investigation and declined to meet with members of the office. Despite our repeated efforts to obtain an interview popadopoulos. I connected with million be a linked in on july fifteen two thousand sixteen shortly after popadopoulos had attended the summit with glovas million. An american citizen who is a native of belarus introduced himself as president of the new york-based russian american chamber of commerce and claim that through that position he had insider knowledge and direct access to the top hierarchy in russian politics popadopoulos timothy of whether he had heard of million although timothy said no popadopoulos met million in new york city..

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"russian government" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"russian government" Discussed on KTOK

"With the Russian government to influence the election is that true in any way shape manner or form Julian Assange's answer that is absolutely false and if you read their statements carefully goes on to give a more detailed as I put this up on Twitter if you want to watch the whole interview and then I go back again can you say to the American people unequivocally you didn't get this information about the DNC Podesta's emails can you tell the American people a thousand percent he did not get it from Russia yes meeting go to Russia or anybody associated with Russia answer we can say and we have said repeatedly over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government is not a state party and I I went back even more times asking Linda how many times I go back on this thing I went back again and again and again now here's my point okay they want to go after Juliana signage but the espionage act I might all hello Hillary is top secret classified our information on her secret server why don't we go after her how come we have this dole justice system we have somebody that we know bought and paid for a dirty Russian dossier to influence the twenty sixteen election all the things they're saying I guess it's in this extradition hearing about Julian a son Lee's Julian a son I did ask him at one point how does he view himself you know do you think you are a journalist what we know what is what do you think your role is armed and I hear but I asked about other things have you ever talked any surrogates of the trump campaign now have you ever talked to put no trump no any of his targets now not one no his report you may have talked to somebody is associated with the campaign Roger stone no that's false I mean we asked all the questions and then I said well how do you view yourself are you a journalist you view this as reporting and his answer was well there's a difference which is our materials better presented etcetera etcetera he likes to put out a whole information is what are you saying here the public responded to it more than say The New York Times that's interesting The New York Times and I think it has everything to do with the Pentagon paper case and and that's what the Washington post and The New York Times the Pentagon papers a series of documents put together about the Vietnam War and the publishing of a series from page articles based on the information that came from the Pentagon papers is a landmark six three decision of the U. S. Supreme Court this was a big deal ruling that the government had failed to prove there was any harm to national security in the publication of papers justified under the first amendment's protection of freedom of the press well this Hillary Clinton get that we have a dual justice system that is the biggest problem.

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"russian government" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

106.1 FM WTKK

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"russian government" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK

"With the Russian government to influence the election is that true in any way shape manner or form Julian Assange's answer that is absolutely false and if you read their statements carefully goes on to give a more detailed as I put this up on Twitter if you want to watch the whole interview and then I go back again can you say to the American people unequivocally you didn't get this information about the DNC Podesta's emails can you tell the American people a thousand percent he did not get it from Russia yes meeting go to Russia or anybody associated with Russia answer we can say and we have said repeatedly over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government is not a state party and I I went back even more times asking Linda how many times I go back on this line I went back again and again and again now here's my point okay they want to go after Juliana signage for the espionage act I might all hello Hillary is top secret classified our information on her secret server why don't we go after her how come we have there's still justice system we have somebody that we know bought and paid for a dirty Russian dossier to influence the twenty sixteen election all the things they're saying I guess it's in this extradition hearing about Julian the son lease Julian a son I did ask him at one point how does he view himself you know do you think you are a journalist what we know what is what do you think your role is armed and I hear but I asked about other things have you ever talked any surrogates of the trump campaign now have you ever talked to put no trump no any of his targets now not one no this report you may have talked to somebody is associated with the campaign Roger stone no that's false I mean we asked all the questions and then I said well how do you view yourself are you a journalist you view this as reporting and his answer was well there's a difference which is our materials better presented at center at center he likes to put out a whole information is what are you saying here the public responded to it more than say The New York Times that's interesting The New York Times and I think it has everything to do with the Pentagon paper case and and that's when the Washington post and The New York Times the Pentagon papers a series of documents put together about the Vietnam War and the publishing of a series from page articles based on the information that came from the Pentagon papers is a landmark six three decision of the U. S. Supreme Court this was a big deal ruling that the government had failed to prove there was any harm to national security in the publication of papers justified under the first amendment's protection of freedom of the press well this Hillary Clinton get that we have a dual justice system that is the biggest problem news Sean Hannity show talking about what's right for America whether renewed commitment to keep you up to date on the breaking news stories nobody thinks twice about getting a second opinion on a doctor for a lawyer what about.

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"russian government" Discussed on Worldly

Worldly

13:36 min | 1 year ago

"russian government" Discussed on Worldly

"So you may have seen a strange and totally disturbing headline this week. Just that the entire Russian government resigned Including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and a whole host of other top level officials. Now this doesn't mean that Vladimir Putin's regime gene is over in fact quite the opposite. We're GONNA talk about this week on worldly part of the VOX media. podcast network are the ways in which should setting up plan for succession for someone coming after Vladimir Prudent for Putin to take over in a different role. I'm ZAC beach in here. Is Always with generalize outward hit him. Hey what's going on. We are also here with dre. Kendall Taylor Taylor who is a senior fellow at the Center for new American Security very well-known Russia expert and particularly authored a paper on regime succession. Some really happy. Happy that she's here happy to be with you so I have to tell you guys. I was running a little bit late this morning. And part of that is that I had a dream last night. That and this is real. This is all real That I shot Vladimir Putin accidentally well visiting Russia and it didn't go over well with the Russian government and it was quite disturbing and so overslept alarm and kind of freaked out. I think even over. We're preparing for the PODCAST. A podcast stress the Russians. Back by making you late somehow in your dream no. I was just so stressed out when I woke up. Because because I'd difficulty differentiating reality dreamland. That I like overslept by alarm I looked at I was like okay. What's going on and then filled later? So you shooting. Putin could be a reality for you and your mind. It seems like I was in a shootout John. Krasinski was there. It was really cared that you didn't actually shoot Putin power correct. That's actually the thrust of this episode shows our guest Andrea. I want to start with you. Tell US exactly what these reforms reforms quote Putin proposed this week might do I think the most important change was Putin's announcement about pretty radical changes to the constitution That would shift power away from the presidency towards the parliament. I think quite notably he also talked about strengthening this kind of relatively sleepy almost defunct a funk State Council which I think gives some clues about maybe what Putin is planning so basically. He's announce these constitutional changes not only. Did he shift power or away from the president towards the parliament but there were some other rules about any future. President can only serve two terms so at the end of the twelve years. That's it taking away. Those consecutive terms as we know Putin served two terms stepped out and then was back that will be no more and there was another interesting reform to that. Talked about about Any future president has to have had lived in Russia for twenty five consecutive years. Not hold any resident permits. So he's basically saying no. The future president in Russia will not be Alexei. Navalny or Koepke or anyone like that so in many ways just like you said these changes should be interpreted as setting up Putin Hooton to continue to rule Russia for the foreseeable future. Okay and that's kind of what I wanted to know is like if you look at this on paper. It seems like you know he's Setting up term limits. So it looks like he would then be kicked out. He's expected to. He's supposed to step down in two thousand twenty four that's when his term is up and he's giving more power word of the parliament. Can you kind of just explain 'cause like when I just look at this on paper. It looks like he's giving away power right. It looks like he's you know. Moving power away from the presidency toward for the parliament telling the parliament that they can pick new prime minister. You just kind of explain how that actually may extend his power. Because I think just looking at it. It's a little confusing. Yes so we would the one thing that we were all expecting that Putin would do something. I think. That's the timing of this caught everyone by surprise rave but we've known for a long time that Putin's his consecutive term limits expired twenty twenty four so he was going to have to do something people expected he would do something that would enable him to continue to rule and so now he's creating a Russia currently under this nineteen ninety-three constitution has a very strong executive branch. It's a very very strong presidential system. The previous President Boris Yeltsin wasn't really able to ever to fully leverage the powers that that constitution gave him but Putin obviously has been quite effective at fully exploiting the powers that are are pro allowed under the nineteen ninety-three constitution so Putin now is basically saying like there will never be another president as strong as I am and so he you know. Oh He's come a long he has taken Russia out of that. Very turbulent transition wave after the fall of the Soviet Union and he basically wants to to create a system that is less allows for less concentration of power So no one can really benefit the way that he did He is then changing and shifting power towards the parliament and I think than the expectation would be that President Putin would shift he would move over and serve of either as prime minister or he would take over as head of the State Council and I think the the thing. That's interesting is that there is some precedent for this. And so you if you look at Turkey you for example I was Kinda thought about this as like an Air John but in reverse Amazon had served as prime minister for something like eleven years and then through change the constitution to make for a strong presidential system step down as prime minister was elected to President and now he's able to continue to rule there so that's one one option he's moved powers president. Putin now has moved these powers towards the parliament so he could step in his prime minister or I think the most likely option in my mind seems names that he will step into this role as head of the State Council and be able to rule from there and again. There's another precedent when you look Kazakhstan and so that's something that we saw just as recently as twenty eighteen and I think was probably something that Putin was watching very closely and so they are nozzle by was president for almost thirty years. changed his constitution to empower. This new you know. He stepped in as head of the Security Council empowered that gave it more powers stepped in in there and allowed his successor to rule so I think he was watching that quite closely. He's basically setting up a new system shifting power to an area where he would be able to. Let's stop in and continue to control an influence domestic and foreign policy. I don't know until the end. No like the obvious question or at least that I have thinking about this is is why doesn't Putin. Just change the constitution to get rid of term limits and stay informal power and my understanding is that there are real concerns about popular backlash in that world right. He is at a relatively low ebb. popularity-wise Americans are used to thinking of Putin is being spoiler strongman but in actuality the economy's not doing very well. Well it seems like just cemented. His time as a fallen authoritarian would risk some kind of more direct backlash from the Russian populations that wrong. No I think that's exactly right even stepping back before yesterday I mean there were. He basically had a couple of options disposal. That would allow him to stay on one option. One would be he could pick a successor handpicked. Someone step down fade into the to the background in allow successor to run in elections and continue on That's a model. We've seen in some authoritarian regimes. It hasn't worked out that well. There are some really cool political science research that shows when an incumbent authoritarian regime doesn't actually stand in elections that the opposition than has a much higher chance of winning so we saw that for example in Kenya when Moi stepped down his chosen successor Kibaki lost elections Another highly personalized authoritarian regime in Ghana. Jerry Rawlings did the same thing. His handpicked successor. reince stepped in ran in elections in lost their so. That is something that looks like. That's probably not in the cards for Putin. The the the other option that as is as you rightly said is that he could have just abolish term limits. And that's what we saw in China Xi Jinping. He did that very early in his term to set up the situation where he could be ruler for life and and it is interesting. That honestly what. I expected what happened. I thought that Putin would find a way to change term limits in stay on In part because there's also kind of a global trend towards that happening we're seeing leaders across Africa and also all across the globe. There's been an increasing incidence of leaders who using referendum or other kind of legalistic mechanisms demonstrating that it's the will of the popular vote to legitimize the action that they are extending term limits so in in all honesty. That's what I thought would happen but this is another what we're seeing now. This shifting powers to a different is a constitutional change of another kind. That seems I think. Think a little bit less outrageous a little less egregious probably from popular perspective. It is interesting that Putin van will take this to a referendum. We've heard now. Oh By may first. Because he is he he does want to try to legitimize these actions but I think the the term limit extensions probably would have been seen by Russians Russians as unacceptable. He did face when he stepped back into office. In twenty twelve those huge street protests. And so I think that was probably top of mind for him too so the timing of this. This actually is what's fascinating to me because basically anyone who's the thing about this including you came early right and so I think one of the reasons that I should say before I continue is that I talked to a friend of ours read standish who's a journalist Moscow so anything I say the smartest probably likely because of him But the the doing this early was one to to stop a popular backlash to make sure that there weren't those big protests that we've seen so far but another one is that he's trying to set the table Oh for the important Duma elections in twenty twenty one the lower being the president. It's a lower house of parliament and where that's where they're going to need to ratify a lot outta these changes and so having a year plus ish to work on this to signal that this is what Putin wants the kind of system emme wants. It gives him time to lean on a lot of these lawmakers which shouldn't be that hard gas but also to just kind of set the table for what's happening And I'm also wondering 'cause there have been some reports of infighting within the government that there have been some elites who have been trying to. I've been thinking about well. What does life after Putin look like? And they've been sort of jockeying and fighting for position and maybe trying to get ahead and I wonder if this is Putin like slapping his kids you know and just stop it. I'm going to be here for a while and you guys need to stop infighting and just kind of get along with the package. It's it's I mean Putin is a smart tactician. This seems like a really good sort of just political move and also public relations move And I think he's learned the lessons lessons of the past couple of years. Yeah I think it's incredibly smart it. It seems like it's relatively well played and now it seems obvious. You know obviously hindsight that this was something that is planned in part because because of the the way that it latches up with the Duma elections like you mentioned but there is something to be said that the timing came as a total surprise that what happened the substance of what happens opens isn't necessarily surprising but the timing. I think caught almost everybody by surprise. And you are right to note that this is taking place amid the context of a lot of in-fighting. I mean I think you can kind of think back to what it was like In around two thousand eight when no one knew what Putin was going to do them. The level of infighting is really intense hence. And there's been a lot of as you said elites jockeying for position using laws going after each other trying to eliminate opposition so the elite infighting has been intense and and also the public dissatisfaction. When you look at Putin's public approval ratings are down back towards the sixties down from upper eighties after the sixties? That's love love. Hello or the illegal annexation of Crimea. His public approval rating was in the high eighties. And so in this you know he's down around sixty three percent at the moment and so having kind kind of this elite intense in-fighting high levels of public dissatisfaction. I think when you look forward. I don't think that any of that was going to is likely to get any better. So certainly from an economic economic perspective Russia's economy is expected to grow more than one two percent of GDP. So I think if you're Putin you're looking forward. None of the elites are jockeying because there's all of of this uncertainty looming about what his future is going to be. The economy isn't gate set to to improve by any means. And so he does it now. I think to avoid having the pressure build up to twenty twenty four. If you're in authority leader particularly a highly personalized one like Putin leadership transitions and succession are really scary. Times and they have to be managed carefully and so to do it now. I think is in large part because because of the context of the discontent from the from the public and it is interesting. Like you said gives Russia time Putin time ahead of the twenty twenty one Duma elections because those those I think now will be a really are key I right now. The United Russia the party that Supports Putin Putin isn't the head of the party which I think is really interesting but kind of brush off a little bit because their popularity is suffering as well but it you know right now they hold a two thirds majority in the Duma which allows them to do all sorts of things and so I think having that majority continue in twenty twenty one is going to be critical for allowing Putin's plans to unfold smoothly early..

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13:36 min | 1 year ago

"russian government" Discussed on Worldly

"So you may have seen a strange and totally disturbing headline this week. Just that the entire Russian government resigned Including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and a whole host of other top level officials. Now this doesn't mean that Vladimir Putin's regime gene is over in fact quite the opposite. We're GONNA talk about this week on worldly part of the VOX media. podcast network are the ways in which should setting up plan for succession for someone coming after Vladimir Prudent for Putin to take over in a different role. I'm ZAC beach in here. Is Always with generalize outward hit him. Hey what's going on. We are also here with dre. Kendall Taylor Taylor who is a senior fellow at the Center for new American Security very well-known Russia expert and particularly authored a paper on regime succession. Some really happy. Happy that she's here happy to be with you so I have to tell you guys. I was running a little bit late this morning. And part of that is that I had a dream last night. That and this is real. This is all real That I shot Vladimir Putin accidentally well visiting Russia and it didn't go over well with the Russian government and it was quite disturbing and so overslept alarm and kind of freaked out. I think even over. We're preparing for the PODCAST. A podcast stress the Russians. Back by making you late somehow in your dream no. I was just so stressed out when I woke up. Because because I'd difficulty differentiating reality dreamland. That I like overslept by alarm I looked at I was like okay. What's going on and then filled later? So you shooting. Putin could be a reality for you and your mind. It seems like I was in a shootout John. Krasinski was there. It was really cared that you didn't actually shoot Putin power correct. That's actually the thrust of this episode shows our guest Andrea. I want to start with you. Tell US exactly what these reforms reforms quote Putin proposed this week might do I think the most important change was Putin's announcement about pretty radical changes to the constitution That would shift power away from the presidency towards the parliament. I think quite notably he also talked about strengthening this kind of relatively sleepy almost defunct a funk State Council which I think gives some clues about maybe what Putin is planning so basically. He's announce these constitutional changes not only. Did he shift power or away from the president towards the parliament but there were some other rules about any future. President can only serve two terms so at the end of the twelve years. That's it taking away. Those consecutive terms as we know Putin served two terms stepped out and then was back that will be no more and there was another interesting reform to that. Talked about about Any future president has to have had lived in Russia for twenty five consecutive years. Not hold any resident permits. So he's basically saying no. The future president in Russia will not be Alexei. Navalny or Koepke or anyone like that so in many ways just like you said these changes should be interpreted as setting up Putin Hooton to continue to rule Russia for the foreseeable future. Okay and that's kind of what I wanted to know is like if you look at this on paper. It seems like you know he's Setting up term limits. So it looks like he would then be kicked out. He's expected to. He's supposed to step down in two thousand twenty four that's when his term is up and he's giving more power word of the parliament. Can you kind of just explain 'cause like when I just look at this on paper. It looks like he's giving away power right. It looks like he's you know. Moving power away from the presidency toward for the parliament telling the parliament that they can pick new prime minister. You just kind of explain how that actually may extend his power. Because I think just looking at it. It's a little confusing. Yes so we would the one thing that we were all expecting that Putin would do something. I think. That's the timing of this caught everyone by surprise rave but we've known for a long time that Putin's his consecutive term limits expired twenty twenty four so he was going to have to do something people expected he would do something that would enable him to continue to rule and so now he's creating a Russia currently under this nineteen ninety-three constitution has a very strong executive branch. It's a very very strong presidential system. The previous President Boris Yeltsin wasn't really able to ever to fully leverage the powers that that constitution gave him but Putin obviously has been quite effective at fully exploiting the powers that are are pro allowed under the nineteen ninety-three constitution so Putin now is basically saying like there will never be another president as strong as I am and so he you know. Oh He's come a long he has taken Russia out of that. Very turbulent transition wave after the fall of the Soviet Union and he basically wants to to create a system that is less allows for less concentration of power So no one can really benefit the way that he did He is then changing and shifting power towards the parliament and I think than the expectation would be that President Putin would shift he would move over and serve of either as prime minister or he would take over as head of the State Council and I think the the thing. That's interesting is that there is some precedent for this. And so you if you look at Turkey you for example I was Kinda thought about this as like an Air John but in reverse Amazon had served as prime minister for something like eleven years and then through change the constitution to make for a strong presidential system step down as prime minister was elected to President and now he's able to continue to rule there so that's one one option he's moved powers president. Putin now has moved these powers towards the parliament so he could step in his prime minister or I think the most likely option in my mind seems names that he will step into this role as head of the State Council and be able to rule from there and again. There's another precedent when you look Kazakhstan and so that's something that we saw just as recently as twenty eighteen and I think was probably something that Putin was watching very closely and so they are nozzle by was president for almost thirty years. changed his constitution to empower. This new you know. He stepped in as head of the Security Council empowered that gave it more powers stepped in in there and allowed his successor to rule so I think he was watching that quite closely. He's basically setting up a new system shifting power to an area where he would be able to. Let's stop in and continue to control an influence domestic and foreign policy. I don't know until the end. No like the obvious question or at least that I have thinking about this is is why doesn't Putin. Just change the constitution to get rid of term limits and stay informal power and my understanding is that there are real concerns about popular backlash in that world right. He is at a relatively low ebb. popularity-wise Americans are used to thinking of Putin is being spoiler strongman but in actuality the economy's not doing very well. Well it seems like just cemented. His time as a fallen authoritarian would risk some kind of more direct backlash from the Russian populations that wrong. No I think that's exactly right even stepping back before yesterday I mean there were. He basically had a couple of options disposal. That would allow him to stay on one option. One would be he could pick a successor handpicked. Someone step down fade into the to the background in allow successor to run in elections and continue on That's a model. We've seen in some authoritarian regimes. It hasn't worked out that well. There are some really cool political science research that shows when an incumbent authoritarian regime doesn't actually stand in elections that the opposition than has a much higher chance of winning so we saw that for example in Kenya when Moi stepped down his chosen successor Kibaki lost elections Another highly personalized authoritarian regime in Ghana. Jerry Rawlings did the same thing. His handpicked successor. reince stepped in ran in elections in lost their so. That is something that looks like. That's probably not in the cards for Putin. The the the other option that as is as you rightly said is that he could have just abolish term limits. And that's what we saw in China Xi Jinping. He did that very early in his term to set up the situation where he could be ruler for life and and it is interesting. That honestly what. I expected what happened. I thought that Putin would find a way to change term limits in stay on In part because there's also kind of a global trend towards that happening we're seeing leaders across Africa and also all across the globe. There's been an increasing incidence of leaders who using referendum or other kind of legalistic mechanisms demonstrating that it's the will of the popular vote to legitimize the action that they are extending term limits so in in all honesty. That's what I thought would happen but this is another what we're seeing now. This shifting powers to a different is a constitutional change of another kind. That seems I think. Think a little bit less outrageous a little less egregious probably from popular perspective. It is interesting that Putin van will take this to a referendum. We've heard now. Oh By may first. Because he is he he does want to try to legitimize these actions but I think the the term limit extensions probably would have been seen by Russians Russians as unacceptable. He did face when he stepped back into office. In twenty twelve those huge street protests. And so I think that was probably top of mind for him too so the timing of this. This actually is what's fascinating to me because basically anyone who's the thing about this including you came early right and so I think one of the reasons that I should say before I continue is that I talked to a friend of ours read standish who's a journalist Moscow so anything I say the smartest probably likely because of him But the the doing this early was one to to stop a popular backlash to make sure that there weren't those big protests that we've seen so far but another one is that he's trying to set the table Oh for the important Duma elections in twenty twenty one the lower being the president. It's a lower house of parliament and where that's where they're going to need to ratify a lot outta these changes and so having a year plus ish to work on this to signal that this is what Putin wants the kind of system emme wants. It gives him time to lean on a lot of these lawmakers which shouldn't be that hard gas but also to just kind of set the table for what's happening And I'm also wondering 'cause there have been some reports of infighting within the government that there have been some elites who have been trying to. I've been thinking about well. What does life after Putin look like? And they've been sort of jockeying and fighting for position and maybe trying to get ahead and I wonder if this is Putin like slapping his kids you know and just stop it. I'm going to be here for a while and you guys need to stop infighting and just kind of get along with the package. It's it's I mean Putin is a smart tactician. This seems like a really good sort of just political move and also public relations move And I think he's learned the lessons lessons of the past couple of years. Yeah I think it's incredibly smart it. It seems like it's relatively well played and now it seems obvious. You know obviously hindsight that this was something that is planned in part because because of the the way that it latches up with the Duma elections like you mentioned but there is something to be said that the timing came as a total surprise that what happened the substance of what happens opens isn't necessarily surprising but the timing. I think caught almost everybody by surprise. And you are right to note that this is taking place amid the context of a lot of in-fighting. I mean I think you can kind of think back to what it was like In around two thousand eight when no one knew what Putin was going to do them. The level of infighting is really intense hence. And there's been a lot of as you said elites jockeying for position using laws going after each other trying to eliminate opposition so the elite infighting has been intense and and also the public dissatisfaction. When you look at Putin's public approval ratings are down back towards the sixties down from upper eighties after the sixties? That's love love. Hello or the illegal annexation of Crimea. His public approval rating was in the high eighties. And so in this you know he's down around sixty three percent at the moment and so having kind kind of this elite intense in-fighting high levels of public dissatisfaction. I think when you look forward. I don't think that any of that was going to is likely to get any better. So certainly from an economic economic perspective Russia's economy is expected to grow more than one two percent of GDP. So I think if you're Putin you're looking forward. None of the elites are jockeying because there's all of of this uncertainty looming about what his future is going to be. The economy isn't gate set to to improve by any means. And so he does it now. I think to avoid having the pressure build up to twenty twenty four. If you're in authority leader particularly a highly personalized one like Putin leadership transitions and succession are really scary. Times and they have to be managed carefully and so to do it now. I think is in large part because because of the context of the discontent from the from the public and it is interesting. Like you said gives Russia time Putin time ahead of the twenty twenty one Duma elections because those those I think now will be a really are key I right now. The United Russia the party that Supports Putin Putin isn't the head of the party which I think is really interesting but kind of brush off a little bit because their popularity is suffering as well but it you know right now they hold a two thirds majority in the Duma which allows them to do all sorts of things and so I think having that majority continue in twenty twenty one is going to be critical for allowing Putin's plans to unfold smoothly early..

President Putin Putin Hooton Putin van president Russia prime minister President Boris Yeltsin Dmitry Medvedev Kendall Taylor Taylor Russian government senior fellow Jerry Rawlings United Russia Krasinski funk State Council Kazakhstan Andrea Soviet Union
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Worldly

13:36 min | 1 year ago

"russian government" Discussed on Worldly

"So you may have seen a strange and totally disturbing headline this week. Just that the entire Russian government resigned Including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and a whole host of other top level officials. Now this doesn't mean that Vladimir Putin's regime gene is over in fact quite the opposite. We're GONNA talk about this week on worldly part of the VOX media. podcast network are the ways in which should setting up plan for succession for someone coming after Vladimir Prudent for Putin to take over in a different role. I'm ZAC beach in here. Is Always with generalize outward hit him. Hey what's going on. We are also here with dre. Kendall Taylor Taylor who is a senior fellow at the Center for new American Security very well-known Russia expert and particularly authored a paper on regime succession. Some really happy. Happy that she's here happy to be with you so I have to tell you guys. I was running a little bit late this morning. And part of that is that I had a dream last night. That and this is real. This is all real That I shot Vladimir Putin accidentally well visiting Russia and it didn't go over well with the Russian government and it was quite disturbing and so overslept alarm and kind of freaked out. I think even over. We're preparing for the PODCAST. A podcast stress the Russians. Back by making you late somehow in your dream no. I was just so stressed out when I woke up. Because because I'd difficulty differentiating reality dreamland. That I like overslept by alarm I looked at I was like okay. What's going on and then filled later? So you shooting. Putin could be a reality for you and your mind. It seems like I was in a shootout John. Krasinski was there. It was really cared that you didn't actually shoot Putin power correct. That's actually the thrust of this episode shows our guest Andrea. I want to start with you. Tell US exactly what these reforms reforms quote Putin proposed this week might do I think the most important change was Putin's announcement about pretty radical changes to the constitution That would shift power away from the presidency towards the parliament. I think quite notably he also talked about strengthening this kind of relatively sleepy almost defunct a funk State Council which I think gives some clues about maybe what Putin is planning so basically. He's announce these constitutional changes not only. Did he shift power or away from the president towards the parliament but there were some other rules about any future. President can only serve two terms so at the end of the twelve years. That's it taking away. Those consecutive terms as we know Putin served two terms stepped out and then was back that will be no more and there was another interesting reform to that. Talked about about Any future president has to have had lived in Russia for twenty five consecutive years. Not hold any resident permits. So he's basically saying no. The future president in Russia will not be Alexei. Navalny or Koepke or anyone like that so in many ways just like you said these changes should be interpreted as setting up Putin Hooton to continue to rule Russia for the foreseeable future. Okay and that's kind of what I wanted to know is like if you look at this on paper. It seems like you know he's Setting up term limits. So it looks like he would then be kicked out. He's expected to. He's supposed to step down in two thousand twenty four that's when his term is up and he's giving more power word of the parliament. Can you kind of just explain 'cause like when I just look at this on paper. It looks like he's giving away power right. It looks like he's you know. Moving power away from the presidency toward for the parliament telling the parliament that they can pick new prime minister. You just kind of explain how that actually may extend his power. Because I think just looking at it. It's a little confusing. Yes so we would the one thing that we were all expecting that Putin would do something. I think. That's the timing of this caught everyone by surprise rave but we've known for a long time that Putin's his consecutive term limits expired twenty twenty four so he was going to have to do something people expected he would do something that would enable him to continue to rule and so now he's creating a Russia currently under this nineteen ninety-three constitution has a very strong executive branch. It's a very very strong presidential system. The previous President Boris Yeltsin wasn't really able to ever to fully leverage the powers that that constitution gave him but Putin obviously has been quite effective at fully exploiting the powers that are are pro allowed under the nineteen ninety-three constitution so Putin now is basically saying like there will never be another president as strong as I am and so he you know. Oh He's come a long he has taken Russia out of that. Very turbulent transition wave after the fall of the Soviet Union and he basically wants to to create a system that is less allows for less concentration of power So no one can really benefit the way that he did He is then changing and shifting power towards the parliament and I think than the expectation would be that President Putin would shift he would move over and serve of either as prime minister or he would take over as head of the State Council and I think the the thing. That's interesting is that there is some precedent for this. And so you if you look at Turkey you for example I was Kinda thought about this as like an Air John but in reverse Amazon had served as prime minister for something like eleven years and then through change the constitution to make for a strong presidential system step down as prime minister was elected to President and now he's able to continue to rule there so that's one one option he's moved powers president. Putin now has moved these powers towards the parliament so he could step in his prime minister or I think the most likely option in my mind seems names that he will step into this role as head of the State Council and be able to rule from there and again. There's another precedent when you look Kazakhstan and so that's something that we saw just as recently as twenty eighteen and I think was probably something that Putin was watching very closely and so they are nozzle by was president for almost thirty years. changed his constitution to empower. This new you know. He stepped in as head of the Security Council empowered that gave it more powers stepped in in there and allowed his successor to rule so I think he was watching that quite closely. He's basically setting up a new system shifting power to an area where he would be able to. Let's stop in and continue to control an influence domestic and foreign policy. I don't know until the end. No like the obvious question or at least that I have thinking about this is is why doesn't Putin. Just change the constitution to get rid of term limits and stay informal power and my understanding is that there are real concerns about popular backlash in that world right. He is at a relatively low ebb. popularity-wise Americans are used to thinking of Putin is being spoiler strongman but in actuality the economy's not doing very well. Well it seems like just cemented. His time as a fallen authoritarian would risk some kind of more direct backlash from the Russian populations that wrong. No I think that's exactly right even stepping back before yesterday I mean there were. He basically had a couple of options disposal. That would allow him to stay on one option. One would be he could pick a successor handpicked. Someone step down fade into the to the background in allow successor to run in elections and continue on That's a model. We've seen in some authoritarian regimes. It hasn't worked out that well. There are some really cool political science research that shows when an incumbent authoritarian regime doesn't actually stand in elections that the opposition than has a much higher chance of winning so we saw that for example in Kenya when Moi stepped down his chosen successor Kibaki lost elections Another highly personalized authoritarian regime in Ghana. Jerry Rawlings did the same thing. His handpicked successor. reince stepped in ran in elections in lost their so. That is something that looks like. That's probably not in the cards for Putin. The the the other option that as is as you rightly said is that he could have just abolish term limits. And that's what we saw in China Xi Jinping. He did that very early in his term to set up the situation where he could be ruler for life and and it is interesting. That honestly what. I expected what happened. I thought that Putin would find a way to change term limits in stay on In part because there's also kind of a global trend towards that happening we're seeing leaders across Africa and also all across the globe. There's been an increasing incidence of leaders who using referendum or other kind of legalistic mechanisms demonstrating that it's the will of the popular vote to legitimize the action that they are extending term limits so in in all honesty. That's what I thought would happen but this is another what we're seeing now. This shifting powers to a different is a constitutional change of another kind. That seems I think. Think a little bit less outrageous a little less egregious probably from popular perspective. It is interesting that Putin van will take this to a referendum. We've heard now. Oh By may first. Because he is he he does want to try to legitimize these actions but I think the the term limit extensions probably would have been seen by Russians Russians as unacceptable. He did face when he stepped back into office. In twenty twelve those huge street protests. And so I think that was probably top of mind for him too so the timing of this. This actually is what's fascinating to me because basically anyone who's the thing about this including you came early right and so I think one of the reasons that I should say before I continue is that I talked to a friend of ours read standish who's a journalist Moscow so anything I say the smartest probably likely because of him But the the doing this early was one to to stop a popular backlash to make sure that there weren't those big protests that we've seen so far but another one is that he's trying to set the table Oh for the important Duma elections in twenty twenty one the lower being the president. It's a lower house of parliament and where that's where they're going to need to ratify a lot outta these changes and so having a year plus ish to work on this to signal that this is what Putin wants the kind of system emme wants. It gives him time to lean on a lot of these lawmakers which shouldn't be that hard gas but also to just kind of set the table for what's happening And I'm also wondering 'cause there have been some reports of infighting within the government that there have been some elites who have been trying to. I've been thinking about well. What does life after Putin look like? And they've been sort of jockeying and fighting for position and maybe trying to get ahead and I wonder if this is Putin like slapping his kids you know and just stop it. I'm going to be here for a while and you guys need to stop infighting and just kind of get along with the package. It's it's I mean Putin is a smart tactician. This seems like a really good sort of just political move and also public relations move And I think he's learned the lessons lessons of the past couple of years. Yeah I think it's incredibly smart it. It seems like it's relatively well played and now it seems obvious. You know obviously hindsight that this was something that is planned in part because because of the the way that it latches up with the Duma elections like you mentioned but there is something to be said that the timing came as a total surprise that what happened the substance of what happens opens isn't necessarily surprising but the timing. I think caught almost everybody by surprise. And you are right to note that this is taking place amid the context of a lot of in-fighting. I mean I think you can kind of think back to what it was like In around two thousand eight when no one knew what Putin was going to do them. The level of infighting is really intense hence. And there's been a lot of as you said elites jockeying for position using laws going after each other trying to eliminate opposition so the elite infighting has been intense and and also the public dissatisfaction. When you look at Putin's public approval ratings are down back towards the sixties down from upper eighties after the sixties? That's love love. Hello or the illegal annexation of Crimea. His public approval rating was in the high eighties. And so in this you know he's down around sixty three percent at the moment and so having kind kind of this elite intense in-fighting high levels of public dissatisfaction. I think when you look forward. I don't think that any of that was going to is likely to get any better. So certainly from an economic economic perspective Russia's economy is expected to grow more than one two percent of GDP. So I think if you're Putin you're looking forward. None of the elites are jockeying because there's all of of this uncertainty looming about what his future is going to be. The economy isn't gate set to to improve by any means. And so he does it now. I think to avoid having the pressure build up to twenty twenty four. If you're in authority leader particularly a highly personalized one like Putin leadership transitions and succession are really scary. Times and they have to be managed carefully and so to do it now. I think is in large part because because of the context of the discontent from the from the public and it is interesting. Like you said gives Russia time Putin time ahead of the twenty twenty one Duma elections because those those I think now will be a really are key I right now. The United Russia the party that Supports Putin Putin isn't the head of the party which I think is really interesting but kind of brush off a little bit because their popularity is suffering as well but it you know right now they hold a two thirds majority in the Duma which allows them to do all sorts of things and so I think having that majority continue in twenty twenty one is going to be critical for allowing Putin's plans to unfold smoothly early..

President Putin Putin Hooton Putin van president Russia prime minister President Boris Yeltsin Dmitry Medvedev Kendall Taylor Taylor Russian government senior fellow Jerry Rawlings United Russia Krasinski funk State Council Kazakhstan Andrea Soviet Union
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The Lawfare Podcast

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"russian government" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"The Clinton campaign conspired to violate among other laws the federal computer intrusion statute, and they have been so charged see United States v Nettie show at all. And then there are probably three and a half lines redacted for harm to ongoing matter. Second while the investigation identified numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign. The evidence was not sufficient to support criminal charges. Among other things. The evidence was not sufficient to charge any campaign official as an unregistered agent of the Russian government or other Russian principal and our evidence about the June ninth two thousand sixteen meeting and WikiLeaks is release of hack materials was not sufficient to charge a criminal campaign finance violation further. The evidence was not sufficient to charge that any member of the Trump campaign consp-. Fired with representatives of the Russian government to interfere in the two thousand sixteen election third the investigation established that several individuals affiliated with the Trump campaign. Lied to the office and congress about their interactions with Russian affiliated individuals and related matters. Those lies materially impaired the investigation of Russian election interference the office charged. Some of those lies as violations of the federal false statements statute, former national security adviser, Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying about his interactions with Russian ambassador Kislyak during the transition period. George Papadopoulos a foreign policy adviser during the campaign pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about inter alia, the nature and timing of his interactions with Joseph Smith sued.

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"russian government" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"russian government" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Muller's alleged that the Russian government gave it to WikiLeaks. But we don't know with stone. Trump would they also aware of all of this to that here. Are you aware? Do you get that from? That they were aware that the Russian government gave it to them. He just throws that out there. Now, this is a guy who's not only to host of meet the press. He's the chief political journalist correspondent for NBC news. He just flops it out there. Go ahead. Then we have Jeffrey Toobin. CNN? Cut sixteen go. I think that may be an extremely important use of the passive voice in that indictment was directed. First of all he's supposed to be a lawyer. If a prosecutor a prosecutor's office rights. That stone was directed. What is stone say about being directed? Now, you see stone on TV's bit of a circus clown. But. Does he say he was directed by somebody? Where's the evidence for that? Well, no evidence is established for that other than the allegation. Using those words. In the charge..

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"russian government" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"russian government" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Muller's alleged that the Russian government gave it to WikiLeaks. But we don't know is for stone. Trump would they also aware of all of this to the year. Also, where do you get that from that they were aware that the Russian government gave it to them? He just throws that out there. This is a guy who's not only the host of meet the press. He's the chief political journalist correspondent for NBC news. He just flops it out there. Go ahead. Then we have Jeffrey Toobin. On CNN. Cut sixteen go. I think that may be an extremely important use of the past voice in that indictment was directed. First of all he's supposed to be a lawyer. If a prosecutor a prosecutor's office rights. That stone was directed. What is stone said about being directed? Now, you see stone on TV's bit of a circus clown. But. Does he say he was directed by somebody? Where's the evidence for that? Well, no evidence for that other than the allegation. Using those words. In the charge. That's it..

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"russian government" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:36 min | 3 years ago

"russian government" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"What these terrorists were doing were whipping these palestinians up into a frenzy and getting them to crash the border and getting them into scuffles with the israeli defense forces in these scuffles turned violent and deadly and now they're all martyrs and they use this for their cause they're just using these palestinian people as pause at least that's my position but we'll check it out with robert spencer coming up in just a moment here on case supposed to stick around for that oldest living person at one hundred twenty eight they say she's one hundred twenty eight soon to be one twenty nine the russian government says that her name is coco is istanbul lavar is one hundred twenty eight they've got a passport here that says she was born in eighteen eighty nine she says she's one hundred twenty eight she's she recalls a lot of things in this interview i'm reading in the mirror she recalls the scary nazi tanks passing by our home she talks a lot about the you know the the former soviet union and communism and how they didn't treat her all that well she's she's not happy to be alive and it sounds like she's never been happy to be alive she says she has lived a single happy day in her life she says her longevity is punishment hundred perfectly healthy this is depressing well it's just you know she's lived in a very depressed place her whole life she's seen all of these governmental changes and she seemed the worst of humanity and and now you know all of our friends are gone oliver families gone yeah i guess i could see that right but otherwise she appears to be in good health i mean seriously so she is she says i see people going in for sports eating something special keeping themselves fit but i have no idea how i lived until now she let me see in terms of she shut she doesn't eat meat she doesn't like soup she loves fermented milk jerry help us yeah i've heard of it before but i can't remember she loves fermented milk hook so is that what happens after milk goes sour ferments then you can drink it period where you can't drink it and then all of a sudden you can the fermentation process is increasing the shelf life of milk looks yeah.

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"russian government" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"russian government" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"The russian government at the direction of president vladimir putin waged a covert influence campaign to interfere in the twenty sixteen us presidential election with the goal of hurting democrat hillary clinton's candidacy and helping trump's campaign we further assess putin and the russian government developed a clear preference for presidentelect trump the intelligence community report reads noting later that the kremlin aspire to help presidentelect trump's election chances when possible by discrediting secretary clinton house intelligence committee officials said they spent hundreds of hours reviewing raw source material used by the intelligence services in the assessment and said it did not meet the appropriate standards to make the claim about helping trump the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the intelligence material leak leak leak conway said there will be a second report just dealing with the intelligence assessment and its credibility now skipping down to the democratic reaction here which of course is the juicy hall cal part democrats have criticized republicans on the committee for shortening the investigation pointing to multiple contacts between trump's campaign and russia and saying they have seen so far too few witnesses to make any judgment on collusion now here's the problem with this narrative coming from the democrats on the committee because look on its face if we're being objective certainly this looks partisan right it's the republicans the republican control committee saying that the republicans sitting president is a okay and he didn't do anything wrong on its face that looks a little shady right from bloomberg special counsel robert mueller's investigation into whether president donald trump obstructed justice is set to be close to completion this is robert mueller this is the special counsel right like this is the guy who's running the show looking into the whole deal who's saying yeah we're about done here it's about closing time he may set aside continuing at bloomberg he makes that aside while he finished his other key parts of his probe such as possible collusion and the hacking of democrats according to current and former us officials that's because mueller may calculate that if he tries to bring charges in the obstruction case the part that may hit closest to trump personally witnesses may become less cooperative and other parts of the probe or the president may move to shut down altogether the.

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"russian government" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"russian government" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"That the russian government was the primary cooperate when it came to the hacking of of the emails of john podesta and the dnc it certainly something that the united states and the russians do to one another and have done to one another for decades and so nobody should put it past putin or the russians to have done it in this case and it certainly also possible that there were people in the trump campaign who became aware after the fact that this was done in who somehow helped to decide how this information was going to be disseminated but i think given the implications that this issue has in terms number one of the relationship between two extremely dangerous nuclear armed powers which is moscow and and and and washington who on many occasions in the past have almost obliterated the planet through an exchange of nuclear weapons and who are in many places in the world at loggerheads with one another as well as the climate in washington in which any kind of interaction with the russians now become something that is a ground for suspicion what i've always says what we have to be very careful as journalists than as citizens to make sure that we don't get ahead of ourselves in terms of the claims that we're making it but we have to adhere to the evidence that is available before we decide that official claims from the cia and the nsa and the fbi agencies with a long history of lying and deceit an error before we accept them is true and one of the things that we've seen over the past year or a year and a half is large media outlets in case after case after case after case acting very recklessly publishing stories that turned out to be completely false that needed to be retracted that got just credited which is the thing that then enables donald trump to try and encourage people not to trust the media so no matter your views on russia and i think it's really dangerous at us and russian relations are probably up their worse point as they've been since the fall of of of the soviet union something that nobody should think is a good thing come despite all the claims that that that trump was going to serve the interest of the russians the.

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"russian government" Discussed on Trumpcast

Trumpcast

01:50 min | 3 years ago

"russian government" Discussed on Trumpcast

"So while it doesn't difficulty ferry that trump in fact was personally involved you're approved to have this it does uh say that he either knew or should have known what was going on or at least some of what was going on look is this collusion who is not a term with a real meaning in this context is this interaction between the russian government and the trump campaign over things like hacked emails and needing very cooperation between the campaign on the russian government should is seems to be when we say collusion your right it's not it's not a legal term of art but what i mean by it is did the russians intervened in the election in a way that that would have been criminal and did the trump campaign no about it and work with them to make that more effective to help them and are we there yet i mean of we got if you know by that definition have we his is top dopoulos acknowledging collusion well papadopoulos is uh acknowledging that he had conversations with people he believed could be representatives of the russian government and in one case even uh a relative of president unique in which they'd just got dirt by which meant they meant thousands of email about hillary clinton um you know you can say well that's kind of memo or to you know the trump tower meeting where part of emails or jerk was on offer right but i am hit or maybe they weren't here he asked about a but conner nothing came up here.

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"russian government" Discussed on The Global Politico

The Global Politico

01:40 min | 4 years ago

"russian government" Discussed on The Global Politico

"The intelligence picture that we were seeing was in emerging picture and so by late summer it was pretty clear that the russian government at the highest levels of the russian government were behind the hacking of the dnc and once that picture became clear then we had to carefully consider what do we do about it my view in the view of others was we have to tell the american public what we know during the election season before the election it would be unforgivable we didn't tell the american public what we know and as a corporate lawyer the analogy that i used in the in the way i think about it is if you see if you're the public issue or of a stock and you see a powerful actor trying to manipulate the price of your stock you have a duty to tell the investing public what you know and so that was something that we had to very carefully considered because those of us in national security in the intelligence community did not want to inject ourselves into the midst of a very heated campaign and it was already being said that it without you know a federal government takeover to offer well you had one of the candidates saying the election outcomes going to be rigged and so we had to think very carefully about how to address this and this was not something you do one morning in a tweet so um we did carefully consider it there was a view.

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"russian government" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

Erin Burnett OutFront

01:35 min | 4 years ago

"russian government" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

"Backed out front and we are following the breaking news presidenttrump's eldest son donaldtrumpjr speaking out after releasing the bombshell emails about his meeting with the russian lawyer over alleged damaging information about hillaryclinton the supposedly it was said was being provided by the russian government in now donaldtrumpjr is admitting that he would have done things differently front nownationalsecuritycorrespondentthenewyorktimesmatthewrosenberg former whitehouse ethics lawyer under presidentgeorgewbushrichard painter and former attorneygeneral for the state of virginiacancuncinellimatt let me start with you here donaldtrumpjr saying now in retrospect t would do things differently how significant is it that he would actually admit that i am anger is significant i do however wonder and and i would certainly ask myth are sitting here with him as it did not occur to you or anyone with you at the time that it was a country that that many people in our government in our country gets that our adversary was reaching out to you to provide you dirt help you defeated domestic political opponent why that wasn't questioned at the time and and and what exactly you thought you might get from them and why he thought it was okay to get it i mean it does it there's a bizarre story and cannot question not only by donaldtrumpjr but by the fact that jaredkushner was in the room paulmanafort was in the room it doesn't appear that anybody questioned this or the source andi say that because paulmanafort of course is an incredibly experienced political hand.

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"russian government" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

02:22 min | 4 years ago

"russian government" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"This meeting was the newyorktimesi revealed on saturday keeping a modest for starters they expose his prior accounts of the meeting is simply untrue he wasn't as he i said motivated to meet this woman out of concern for russian orphans he certainly did contrary to how he described it on saturday discussed politics the woman though unnamed was not offered up simply some random acquaintance of our friend as he i suggested she was described as a russian government attorney with information from the russian government she did not as some trump surrogates have suggested on this program just last night just get walked into trumptowerone of the males discusses arrangements for notifying security she was coming much would donaldtrumpjr has said and much of how he's characterize the meeting is revealed to be untrue by his own email chain more important though is what today's revelation does to the longrunning long larger narrative about donaldtrump senior people close to him and russiai have nothing to do with russia to the best of my knowledge no person that i deal with us this administration disagrees with all of this stories that claimed that the president and his campaign colluded with russia in any capacity of course not why would there be any contacts between the campaign chris the the the this is all a distraction absolutely not at that but the president elect lack right as conversation never happened thursday no connection between um the president or the staff year and in anyone doing anything with russiai mean this is time and time again lie after lie you noticed you won't say welli say this we hear experts you know his house cat at home once said that this is what's happening with the russiansit's disgusting it's so phony i was donaldtrumpjr after he had that meeting everything just heard either gets dented or contradicted by these emails no contact with russians not true no politicallymotivated contact with russians not true no politically motivated content contact with the russians who have ties the russian government not true at least owns from junior believed this attorney had caused the russian government in fact these emails again in very plain englishenglish lay out even more politically motivated contact with the russian individual with claims of ties to the kremlin promising information that would help achieve what is billed as the russian goal of hurting hillaryclinton and helping donaldtrumpit is the.

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