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Chinese moon probe begins return to Earth with lunar samples
"Got word from Beijing that China's lunar probe has lifted off with a cargo of the rocks and dust on the first stage of a return to Earth. It's The third Chinese spacecraft to land on the moon, the first to go and then lift off again. If all goes well about £4 of lunar samples should be back on Earth within a couple of days. It's the first time anyone's brought lunar rocks back to Earth since the Russians did it in the seventies.
Dan's Plan For A Dam
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Prosecutors investigating potential White House 'bribery-for-pardon' scheme.
"Crime related to funneling money to the white house in exchange for a presidential pardon according to court documents unsealed in federal court u s district judge beryl. How released a heavily. Redacted order on tuesday that described what she called a bribery for pardon investigation about half of the eighteen page document was blacked out with the publicly available version. Providing few details of the alleged scheme and naming none of the people potentially involved it said federal prosecutors in washington said they had obtained evidence of a bribery scheme in which someone would offer a substantial political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence. The order said prosecutors. Were also investigating a secret. Lobbying scheme in which two unidentified individuals acted as lobbyists to senior white house officials without complying with the registration requirement of the lobbying disclosure. Act the justice department had to ask house permission to view cetin emails between and clients who were not identified. How granted the requested. August saying the attorney client privilege did not apply in that instance prosecutors had said they planned to confront three unnamed individuals with the communications and finish their investigation according to howls order government. Investigators said they had seized over fifty digital media devices including iphones ipads laptops thumb. Drives and computer and external hard drives presidents enjoy wide latitude under the. Us constitution in pardoning people convicted of federal crimes and miscarriages of justice. Donald trump last week pardoned his former national security adviser. Michael flynn who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi during the investigation into russian meddling in the two thousand sixteen presidential election. That was the first of what is expected to be a string of pardons in trump's final weeks in the white house. According to howls order the justice department had recently told her he wanted to keep the investigation from becoming public because it detailed individuals and conduct. That had not yet been charged just
"World's loneliest elephant" arrives to new home, with help from Cher
"Pakistani package, ERM, known as the world's loneliest Elefant has a new home, thanks in part to superstar share. Reporting from London. CBS News correspondent Tina Crouse tells us about his long awaited journey years of campaigning by share, and animal rights groups led to carve on finding a new home in an animal sanctuary in Cambodia. Although you're very sad to see him go, do you think it is the right decision to let him go at this stage? Like many travelers, he had to take a coded 19 tests before boarding a Russian jumbo jet where he enjoyed in flight snacks £440 of them. Share was waiting in Cambodia to welcome Coban. Amazing. Before he was transported to the animal sanctuary. Monks offered him bananas, chanting prayers and sprinkling holy water on his crate to bless him. The world's loneliest elephant is now perhaps one of the most loved Tina Crouse. CBS NEWS
What's going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine?
"Everyone is continuing to scrutinize the oxford astrazeneca vaccine which just me awakes ago. Felt like how best chance at a vaccine for card and it's it's come up with results as we talked about last week. That looks really promising. And then on closer inspection. They looked a bit. We'd there was a thing where a small group of people in the vaccine trial received a half toys and they had better results. But then now there's questions about whether they would give him a half dose by accident. How do we make sense of what's happening with this vaccine trial. It's actually really hard. So we we signalled all this. I think last tuesday on corona cash. So it was quite clear then. The they done something unacceptable which was tried to average two very different trials and one going to sixty two percent result effectiveness result of preventing covid nineteen disease. Which if it'd been the first vaccine to report cited pretty good because the registration level is fifty percent effectiveness but came after a visor moderna with well over ninety percent effectiveness. And then how. They got their average of seventy percent. Sh- really sounds like confection. Which is that the got in another smaller trial. A result in people who have does food or following had got ninety percent effectiveness. And all this goes back to pharmaceutical companies making scientific announcements by press release. We could talk about this til kingdom come. There are rumors circulating this confirmation but apparently they're rushing to publish this and that there's a report of the financial times they will publish this in the lancet thursday so thursday of this week british time. We should know a bit more about this trial and remember. This is a vaccine. The promise not to make profit side of that is cheap. And they've committed to giving very large doses. i think something enormous like a third of the world's doses of vaccines are relying on astra any so. This is a lot riding on this vaccine. So six effectiveness is better than nothing but hard to justify spending money on if you other vaccines around that are ninety percent but if there's nothing else around than what do you do so they may have to repeat the trial With a half does fall by food if you remember. There is rationale for that. Which is that. The chimpanzee virus that takes genetic material into the cell in theory generate an immune response in other words you immunize to the chimpanzee virus so the second vaccine does that you get the bodies kind of immune to actually the carrier for the vaccine so it doesn't prove to be effective the russians get round this by giving you two different carrier vaccines first. One is a different carrier. Virus from the second vaccine doors has a different carrier virus. Antibodies to the first one won't affect the second one but the the reason they chose. The chimpanzee virus was in the theory. That the human being wouldn't generate an immune response to a chimpanzee vars. It would be kind of invisible which is maybe wishful thinking about. They have studied this chimpanzee adenoviruses before so really we can talk about it. A lot on corona cast but will know hopefully the end of the week an awful lot more than we know now. But i suspect they're going to have to go back to the drawing boards and try a half those trial just to see whether or not they can get a ninety percent efficacy so we have some questions from the audience about this. But i've got some questions for you. I do these sorts of things. The maybe the deicing mix apple the on shore uncertain results so these happening or clinical trials. But the difference. This time is that the public is watching it. Play out in real time or is there a chance that these frantic competitive pace of trying to get a vaccine out is may be causing companies to have to make errors and so then what does this mean for our ability to trust a vaccine once. It comes on the market all good questions. Teagan the reason you've got this problem is almost certainly rushing and missing out of what's called a phase two trial so normally you've got three phases of trials phase. One which is looking at safety tends to be small and a few hundred people then you would normally go to face to face to trial is a dose. Finding study which is the most effective does of vaccine or drug. That's going to get you your effect. That's in a larger number of people and you. You test the dozing now. What you've missed out here in all. These trials is a proper phase to study so they've rushed headlong into a phase three study with a guesstimate as to what the doors is. Now i think from memory. There was an element of doors finding in the face. Three study in the may. Well it'd in them does finding all the vaccine trials testing the site. Which is why you've got the half does or could be a mistake. We'll find out but it could be that we got the doors wrong. And if you remember rightly right at the beginning of this whole process we said nine out of ten vaccines fail and we haven't had nine ten vaccines fail so far we've had them all surviving this process. It's just that the astro vaccine was disappointing with a to those regiment. Michael's asking about the payoff. Side of things star. He's pointed out that pfizer medina have both sort of said that they vaccines are about ninety five ninety nine hundred percent effective but they've been very selective about releasing details of their methodology and is querying why they haven't been subject to similar criticism as oxford astrazeneca. I hope decisions are not being based on who has the best. Pr so the answer to that is we. Don't know until they publish the results. But certainly pfizer. Moderna were fairly straightforward. And what they said it wasn't transparent at all they just don't trust that to one thousand nine hundred. Ninety five percent effectiveness astro if you like was a bit more transparent although there were a bit silly and averaging the two trials so you could see. There was part of the study which showed sixty two percent. Genetic study showed ninety percent now if that happened with pfizer madera. Different does is. We don't know that all we know is that the does they've published. They got really good results but the regulators will see those findings. It's there's no. There's no benefit to pharmaceutical companies of lying to regulators like the food and drug administration. Because the will be called out. The penalty is a huge in terms of reputational damage and in the financial damage. So go to get this sorted out. And they've got to be honest with the public but this is the problem with a press. Release you just. Don't get a chance to scrutinize the data.
Virgin Hyperloop's Jay Walder on the Future of Transportation
"Hyperloop began as a sketch by elon. Musk which i think he barred from. Nineteen eighty seven. James bond film. It's a capsule you put someone in and send them hurtling at dramatic speeds through a long distance pipeline sons. A little sci fi but seven years later the leading company developing it. Virgin hyperloop has at its helm. Jay walder a guy who has been in charge of the subway systems of new york london and hong kong. that's one way to gain credibility so welcome jay. Thanks for being here a wilson. Thanks for having me. So how did it happen. You get a call from the company's lead investor dubai port world and they were like what you're interested in overseeing a some sort of to brockett the line that i often repeat which came from the the The head-hunter is he set out. Something i wanna talk to you about. But it's not for the faint of heart and he wasn't lying. It's just incredible and it was a great great opportunity and and to be able to move from doing the things that i've done in my career in the to now really have any opportunity to fundamentally reshape the way we think about mass transit. That's just amazing. But what was it like. What was the thing that. What was the one piece that sparked you that you said okay. This isn't just drawings on on on a piece of paper we. We went through like russian. Finally someone said to me any get on a plane. Come alka las vegas our co founder and cto. Josh neidl will meet you there. And come out to see the test in las vegas and that was the moment i mean. I shouldn't be given us away. But i was at that point just totally locked and it was so real. It's very hard to grasp without seeing it. I think of you guys teased a video to us. That i got the chance to watch but unfortunately we are not allowed to show on this this program today and it showed Kind of like it looked like some sort of emirates air check in room. You know a big gorgeous atrium where people were passengers were walking in. They kind of get on this things. It looks like a really fancy disney ride they shoot off and the speedometer says six hundred plus miles an hour. Meanwhile they're sitting there enjoying their coffee in working on their laptops. You know getting to there seems like a major journey but you recently on november eighth hit a milestone. what was that yes a look. Let's let's break it down a little bit the test facility that we had in las vegas. We have run over four hundred test that test facilities. It's a five hundred meter hyperloop tube of full-scale working hyperloop that the company is built and and really demonstrated improving the that that hyperloop works. We that had already been accomplished but but the question we were asked most often that i was asked most often is. Is it safe and we set out on a journey really about eighteen months ago to be able to show that it is safe and to put the first people in a hyperloop pod that really was. I think a huge step so what what happened on november eighth remember aids two of our colleagues real people. Josh geigo are co founder they said sarah lucian who is the director of our passenger experience. They got in a hyperloop pod together and we had the first run of people in hyperloop loop and really being able to look at this and say we have now. Demonstrably answered that question. It is safe so can you just take us through this again. It's twenty twenty. Originally guys said twenty twenty five having a certified program but now you're looking to have production by twenty thirty something actually in the works so so let me let me take a couple of steps back on this and then then take your question. Because i think there's several things embedded in their first off. You see a test with with real people showing that we can do it. Our goal in this is to have a customer experience. That feels truly special right to have something in which you you are going into an environment. That is is quick and convenient for you. That it's flexible more. Like ride hailing than the way. We think about the tyranny of train schedules. I always like to point out environmentally friendly right. We want to be able to think of this as twenty-first-century transportation that's not polluting. The air that we breathe and in certain locations. I think we can literally disconnect from the grid and that's an amazing statement to be able to make about doing this. The foundation of any monitoring station system has to be shared mobility. There's no question about that and to go back to what you were saying before. Why am i here right. I'm here to connect what what is an incredible technical development program. That's part of the point. You're making with what it takes to be. A transportation system in between that is is really proving. The safety in the certification creating the customer experience and allowing all of those things to happen to be able to do it. Our path forward is to have the certification of the system by two thousand twenty five. We recently announced that we will move forward to build the hyperloop certification center in west virginia. Usually excited about this look. I'm a. I'm a kid from new york. I'm not sure. I would have ever guessed that we would be going to west virginia to do this so we're going to. We're going to build that out and literally. I've got people there right now. Working to be doing this simultaneous. What we're doing right now. We should have that certification by twenty twenty five and then when you refer to the end of the decade by the end of the decade. I want hyperloop projects that are that are in us that we are actually running
Michael Flynn: Trump pardons ex-national security adviser
"Former. Us national security adviser. Michael flynn who was convicted during the justice department inquiry into alleged russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election has been pardoned by president. Donald trump trump called his own action. A great honor whilst house speaker. Nancy pelosi called it an act of grave corruption and abrazen brazen abuse of power. Well which is it. And what kind of precedent does it set. Let's get the opinion of scott lucas professor of us. Politics at the university of birmingham scott. Good morning to you. Good morning do remind us of flynn's short-lived term. I think it was just three weeks in the white house. Well while it was only three weeks in the white house there was an import run up to the while he was on the trump campaign in two thousand sixteen. Because michael. Flynn lied to the fbi on two occasions and pleaded implied pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about a number of conversations. He had with the russian ambassador. Sergei kislyak and december two thousand sixteen. Why were those conversations important because they were about an incoming trump administration lifting sanctions on russia. That had just been imposed by president. Barack obama over moscow's interference in the two thousand sixteen election and interference which of course favoured donald trump. So the was that that michael flynn on behalf of the trump campaign or trump transition was trading immediate political favors in exchange for russia's help The initially the trump administration tried to keep planning office in january february two thousand and seventeen but he had to be sacrificed trump's trying to create a firewall to prevent further investigation. That investigation didn't stop of course accommodated in the miller report which found that there was cooperation between the trump folks and the russians but the right wing insisted and kept pressing trump. You must pardon. Michael flynn he became like this icon for the misinformation that this was all a deep state plot to overthrow the president and we do at some point. That trump would probably pardon fled. It just so happens to come. Easy as trump is trying to cling onto the white house after losing the election in november. We'll see what kind of precedent does this set. I mean do you think that we'll see trump do similar in this. Lame duck period. Oh yeah i think there will be more. And i think that's for a couple of reasons but first let me remind you. That is not just that michael. Flynn actually lied to the fbi about the russia case. It's also that michael flood may have faced prosecution over being an unregistered agent for a foreign power. Taking hundreds of thousands of dollars shrunk turkey and russia for his work while he was on the trump campaign to the extent of making on voice of the turkish government. About extraditing a cleric who is considered an opponent of president aired on And that michael. Flynn was making more money of trying to get nuclear power plants for saudi arabia while he was on the trump campaign and the trump administration In other words trump is willing to give flint a pass for that for two reasons. One he wants to bury the trump russia a fair and trump still faces possible charges over obstruction of justice over trump russia. And secondly michael. Flynn could testify against donald trump in a number of proceedings that are ongoing at state and federal level. Trump wants to cut off that possibility. But you know what michael not. The only person who could testify against donald trump avoid that possibility and of course after trump's term ends in january. He is as you say likely to face. Many legal challenges is there any way he can preemptively. Pardon himself no. We don't think so. I mean no president has tried to pardon himself so we're on noodle legal ground but mostly glands say no that power can't be used to get yourself off the hook what donald trump could do however days before january twentieth. Joe biden takes office resign. Let mike pence become president mike pence pardons donald trump. That is an extraordinary scenario to to think of if it didn't happen in the interest of a united america do you think joe biden might pardon trump if he is convicted. I don't think biden will pardon trump because the scale of the abuse of power by trump as well as the possible crimes is is great probably greater than that of richard nixon in the nineteen seventies. But i what. I do think joe biden will do as is that he will not possibly. He will not push the justice department To do federal investigations in other words. Trump is in sort of a limbo but of lambeau at the federal level. However what joe biden can't do is issue commands to the new york state prosecutors who were compiling a series of cases against what would then be the former president and i mean. Do you seriously think that we could be looking at a feature where donald trump is behind bars. Look georgina there are many things that have happened. We could not visit for years. So i i wouldn't rule anything out at this point. I think donald trump's gonna go kicking and screaming and he as we've seen with his dispute of the election results. His attorneys will drive this out as long as possible. So trump might avoid prison but to avoid prosecution. Now i think even the donald can't get away with that scott lakers. Thanks very much
Trump pardons Michael Flynn, former national security advisor who admitted lying to FBI
"Granted a full pardon to former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. More from CBS has been Tracy retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn campaign long and hard for President Trump in 26. Team, But he lasted just 23 days as national security advisor fired by the president in 2017 for lying to the FBI and vice President Mike Pence about contact with the then Russian ambassador before the inauguration,
Trump Announced Pardon for Michael Flynn in Thanksgiving Eve Tweet
"That that retired retired Army Army General General Michael Michael Flynn Flynn should should never never have have been been prosecuted prosecuted a a presidential presidential pardon pardon President President Trump Trump has has officially officially granted granted a a full full pardon pardon to to his his former former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Saying in a tweet. I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving. I think he's a hero of the general back in 2017, the retired Army general pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Despite that, the Justice Department led by Attorney General William Barr, moved to drop its own case. Suggesting Flynn was entrapped into lying when interviewed by agents. Skylar reporting Flynn thanking his supporters and family on Twitter tweeted God bless family
Trump Pardons Michael Flynn
"That after he pardoned. Michael flynn is x. National security adviser flint pleaded guilty in two thousand seventeen too long the fbi about his contacts within russian ambassador sergei kislyak. It was one of the first major courtroom. Victories for special counsel robert muller but about a year ago flint tried to withdraw that guilty plea. His attorneys argued that he'd been trapped by people like fired. Fbi agent. peter struck fox's kristen fisher house intelligence committee chairman democrat. Adam schiff who helped lead the impeachment inquiry says the president has repeatedly abused the pardon power to protect. Oh soup covered up for
Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Who Pleaded Guilty To Lying About Russia Contact
"Trump Trump pardons pardons former former national national security security adviser adviser Michael Michael Flynn, Flynn, Despite Despite Flynn's Flynn's guilty guilty plea plea to to lying lying to to the the FBI FBI about about his his Russia Russia contacts. contacts. Yes, Yes, that's that's right. Walker up. Flynn lasted just 23 days as national security advisor fired in 2017 for lying to the FBI. And Vice President Mike Pence about contact with the event. Russian ambassador Before the inauguration, Flynn told the FBI he never advised the Russians not to retaliate against sanctions imposed by the outgoing Obama administration. But the FBI had tapes of Flynn doing just that.
Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn
"Observers have long expected President Trump today wiped clean the record of former national security adviser General Michael Flynn. President Trump has often made clear how he feels about the prosecution and conviction of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. I think he's a hero of the general Today. He did something about it. CBS is Natalie brand President Trump announced on Twitter that he has granted a full pardon to his former national security adviser, General Michael Flynn. Flynn tried to rescind his 2017 plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. Larry Sabako is the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. It isn't a surprise because Flynn, in Trump's view, was the victim as much as he Woz of the Mueller investigation, the investigation into the foreign events that resulted in several convictions of people. Close to Trump. I'm Wendy Gillette. The pardon drew quick condemnation from the head of the House Intelligence Committee, Burbank Democrat Adam Schiff talked to KNX. It's another terrible abuse of power by the president. He came into office acting like an organized crime figure, and he leaves office in the same way. Determined to use his power to protect and reward his friends. Those who lie on his behalf. And still seeking to punish his enemies, so another true to form action by the president. But another body blow is well to the rule of law shift points out that the president himself said he fired Flynn. Because he had lied to the vice president shift says he expects more pardons to come during Mr Trump's final weeks in office,
Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn
"Observers have long expected President Trump Today wide clean the record of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump has often made clear how he feels about the prosecution and conviction of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. I think he's a hero. With the general Today. He did something about it. CBS is Natalie brand President Trump announced on Twitter that he has granted a full pardon to his former national security adviser, General Michael Flynn. Flynn tried to rescind his 2017 plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. Larry Sabako is the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. It isn't a surprise because Flynn, in Trump's view, was the victim as much as he Woz of the Mueller investigation, the investigation into the foreign events that resulted in several convictions of people. Close to Trump.
Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
"Pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Pardon comes three years after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the transition from the Obama administration. This past May Attorney General Bar sought to drop the case, saying Flynn's lives were not material to a legitimate counterintelligence investigation. The court was suspicious of bars motives and appointed a retired judge to evaluate the request, who then accused the Justice Department of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power. All that drama ends with the president's pardon announced on Twitter. Erin
Trump grants 'full pardon' to Michael Flynn
"Granted a full pardon to his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. As NPR's Ryan Lucas reports, Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. During the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president announced his decision on Twitter. He congratulated Flynn and his family and said they will now have a quote. Truly fantastic Thanksgiving. Pardon brings an end of Lynn's long running legal saga. He pleaded guilty in 2017 the line to the FBI about his contacts with Russia and cooperated with investigators. But last year, Flynn reversed course and proclaimed his innocence. He claimed he was set up by the FBI, and he tried to withdraw his guilty plea. The Justice Department then sought to drop its case against him, although a federal judge refused to do so immediately and the matter has remained tied up in court. The case is Moz now that Flynn has received a full presidential pardon. Ryan
Trump pardons Michael Flynn, former national security advisor who admitted lying to FBI
"Out of President Trump's sudden announcement today that he is pardoning Michael Flynn, the retired general and former national security adviser who twice pled guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia. Your CBS is Ben Tracy. Former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, received his part in via tweet late this afternoon, President Trump saying Flynn can now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving. Yes, that's right. Lock her up. Flynn lasted just 23 days as national security advisor fired in 2017 for lying to the FBI. And vice President Mike Pence about contact with the event. Russian ambassador Before the inauguration, Flynn told the FBI he never advised the Russians not to retaliate against sanctions imposed by the outgoing Obama administration. But the FBI had tapes of Flynn doing just that. He pled guilty, then later tried to change his plea. President Trump has long claimed Flynn was
Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI
"President Trump doing something that he's hinted about. For months. He's granted a full pardon to his first national security adviser, one of the first casualties of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Jordan comes three years after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. During the transition from the Obama administration. This past May Attorney General Bar sought to drop the case, saying Flynn's lies were not material to a legitimate counterintelligence investigation. The court was suspicious of bars motives and appointed a retired judge to evaluate the request, who then accused the Justice Department of a gross abuse of prosecutorial power. All that drama ends with the president's pardon announced on
Observers see a shift in Russia’s influence tactics
"While russian influence operations during the. Us elections seemed to have fizzled. The voice of america reports that moscow appears to be laying the foundations of subsequent campaigns instead of troll farming and inauthentic social media. The new russian approach to disinformation evolves establishing mindshare infringe. Us media far left and far right using feeds from state controlled outlets like rt sputnik tasks and is tv. One of the pathologies of intense political commitment apparently is heightened gullibility
"russians" Discussed on Parklandia
"Because it was colder. There's a smaller area. But I mean at least one hundred people were there and people from out of town in town and the cool thing is. They said they even invite like traveling musicians out to it so you just have to be there at the right time right place. I guess but yeah and they do it every single week and it's a really beautiful place because I just I felt so much soul there. Yeah me too. I loved it so much more than I thought I would. I guess yeah it takes place in the summer months at this resort Called Dornan's yeah. I remember like when I was first hearing about this new. Told me about this like resort. I thought Dornan's was a restaurant in Jackson or something. I literally had no idea. It was in Grand Teton or like what it was. I definitely did not expect but it turned out to be but it was awesome and this resort looks like a rustic lodge or something. It looks like more like Glam and a hotel I guess and I love it so so cool. This whole event takes place there with these musical performers under a tent and food and drink served on night long. I mean it was just an absolute blast. Yeah and speaking of food and drinks I think we need to carve out some time to talk more about how Jackson and also Teton village. And how incredible the foods he says in both of these places. It's wonderful I love it. Yeah like the million dollar boy bar. That's places great you and I have both been a couple of times now and this is like an iconic stop in Jackson. It's right on the central square of the town and one of the older venues in Jackson and has a really big like light up. Sign kind of like a Las Vegas. Ask with a big huge cowboy. It's yawning does he. Let us right. Helix spins around. Well Yeah and inside. Is this big sprawling? Saloon like Bar and the best part is the the little bar itself is lined with not just bar stools but the key their stools with what are the. What are they called? They're like you said I like saddle are you are a little hard to climb up onto. But it's really like on a horse you're getting very little experience with horseback riding spine. My desperate confusion right now without. Yeah I love it though. No it was really beautiful just to get on the saddles and just like sit there and drink and there's some great cocktails in their food. Y'All it's like a pick up window Option there's that one where you go order it from the window go up to the bar put your number down in the bring it to you. But then there's also that steakhouse down below and you haven't I have I myself to him really beautiful dinner there one night and I just loved it. I was expensive for one person. I mean I'm not done yet. It was probably like ninety bucks by the time I was done. I had I had staked potatoes. I had cocktails and it was the perfect. That's like the most classic Meiomi Meal Makoto Wyoming and I say he can't get a cauliflower steak right off the Tofu like I'd probably get like literally thrown out of the front of the doors right. Yeah absolutely so. This place is essential. My I think my favorite place for food is. This cafe called softening bakery and there are actually two locations. Do Mary Yeah. So there's one like right around the corner from this bar in the heart of Jackson and then there's a newer one near Teton village. And which is right by where we were staying hostage. This place is so good. It's like sunny and sleek and modern and the food is just really wholesome and delicious and seasonal and they're known especially for their bait goods like cakes and cookies in quick breads and stuff like that. I wouldn't be surprised. Just like serve a like a cauliflower steak dinner. But they don't but yeah because it was more like modern like green balls. Wholesome stuff like that and when we were last there when you and I went together I had like a carrot coconut bread or something so not like a cake. It was more like banana bread but with coconut and carrot and so just wonderful they do everything perfectly and turmeric. Yeah where was that place that you had the White Russians? So that was the lodge. Were saying Teton village. This place called the spur. Yes and just. It's just like beautiful looking homey cozy restaurant slash saloon in on the bottom level of the hotel and it seems like the right place of Russia. And like it's that vibe you just WanNa like do all the cozy things and drink the boozy espressos stuff and it was great and then you told me about this bar where you're like roll the dice. Determine your job in your chaser. Whatever you know. Yeah we need to talk about so. That place is called the handlebar. It's also with in Teton village. It's just a short walk away from were staying and that was my favorite thing ever and that was the one I really wanted to take you to. But they were closed in addition to most everything else on Tito village but so the deal is like I mean. The restaurant itself has just great. It's this beautiful mountain lodge restaurant with like polished wood and soaring ceilings. And just you know with great whiskey and beer fried chicken sandwiches and stuff like that. Looks like kraft go back? Yeah this place alone is worth a revisit but the best thing about it is. There's this option on the drink menu where you roll dice to determine your mic shot chaser in beer so three different three different roles I believe. Yeah and it's it's a gamble because at my alley I mean the beers are all good and the I think the risk is part was like the shots because some of them are like traditional and then some of them are kind of wild like there. There was a pickle green pickle juice or something and then hot dog. Water is one of them. No so you don't WanNa let on that. The best part was like I did it. I roll the dice. I got something relatively tame. Same thing for my brother and my sister was really nervous to do it because she was deathly afraid of getting Hot Water. Which is understandable. Who thought but she finally did. It sure looked fine overall and then she landed on the hot water and we burst out laughing so she immediately grabbed. The DIS enrolled again. As if we didn't notice that she leaned but then again landed on hot tidewater she was just. I'm sorry I can't do that. She's like I and II forfeit. Yeah like she danced around that she cheated to get out of hot water because she if she is being honorable should've done the hot water but probably opted for one. I got a beautiful beers in Jackson. I mean it's turning out to be this little beer with craft breweries popping up all over the area seniors so I wouldn't blame emily for doing that. No I don't for the local sensory now I I remember. We went to this one It's Roadhouse Branko. Which has a small taproom at its original brewery. And then there's another prob located Whereas a full restaurant yeah. It's just the perfect like all of it. Everything we do. I love the decor. The decor is very rustic. Chic the beer brands amazing. The beer names are amazing and the food just also good really ought to place. Tell overseen by Brewer Colby Cox and Jeff Gavin fine. Who definitely are one of the best known chefs in the area And they have several restaurants throughout Jackson so food. At the Roadhouse is definitely better than what most people think when they're going to like get brewery for. Yeah I I think. The many here is full of surprises. Definitely raising the bar unlike Barfield so to speak. Because he's got things. Like Sierra Idaho Trout and Fried ARTICHOKES IN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER. So not a cough our stake but in the same vicinity and then there are like Kimchi. Hotdogs Kimchi hot water shots for Emily. Would you do that then? No no those flat breads. Oh yeah duck routine and then there's even a Zucchini needle lasagna. Which if you like I mean. I'm really into Zucchini Noodles. Wonderful idea and we also had something similar in West Yellowstone at Some SELENA WE WENT OUT. We can slow and coast. Yes and I had that there. I had not LASAGNA but I have like Zucchini.
"russians" Discussed on The Asset
"But strangely there was no sign of struggled the chairs chairs hadn't even been knocked over a coroner ruled that he had been stabbed to death in the arms neck chest abdomen with two different knives but that punch her himself had done it. Puncher had stabbed himself to death with two knives not one but two. I'm expert experiment. Director of the Moscow project in this is a special bonus episode of the asset between twenty seventeen in two thousand. Eighteen buzzfeed news posted a series of investigative pieces into suspicious Russian deaths in the United United Kingdom identifying at least fourteen people who us intelligence officials think were assassinated on British soil by Russian operatives. In fact buzzfeed has just released a book on these pieces by investigations editor. Heidi Blake titled Quote from Russia With Blood. The Kremlin's ruthless assassination program and Vladimir Putin secret war on the West with the buzzfeed stories. Highlight is that you. K- has become a focal point for Russian intelligence Agence Russian oligarch money has poured into London. They cool it the laundromats it was eastern Europe's biggest ever money laundering scheme involving fake fake British companies Russian banks and the courts in Moldova. Russian criminals used it to launder at least twenty billion dollars. The property pretty market of West London has been gobbled up by Russian money. The world's elite poor. It's money into London property the safe place to store money. British landlords realtors tax authorities are all happy to take their cash without questioning where it comes from for the very reason that the UN tough to one person. Do you have to go after everybody. No government would want responsible for such a negative impact on on the London. Bricks and mortar have become the currency of international crime one of UK's most prominent primarily teams Chelsea Football Club was purchased by Roman Abramovich and Russian money and influence has been linked to senior UK political figures ears in as Russian influence grew in the United Kingdom. So did the suspicious deaths in so did the brazenness of Russian intelligence operators. We'll start in two thousand sixteen with the death of Matthew. Puncher puncher was a British scientists and he had been the first to measure the dose of Radioactive Polonium. Used to kill Litvinenko around the time of his death. PUNCHER had been visiting the Mayak nuclear facility. Where the polonium had I been produced in Russia? The the Mayak facility's deep in the Russian Ural Mountains and surrounded by a huge exclusion zone. Because it's a nuclear lab that produces highly radioactive material that can kill people both fee described it as quote one of the most contaminated places on the planet. Puncher was there to study the effects of working with polonium neom on the workers at my ac but while there he was being followed in surveilled by Russian intelligence when he got back from his final trip his wife said he was depressed in soon after he was found stabbed to death when the police got the punters home there was blood everywhere but strangely there was no sign of struggle. The chairs hadn't even been knocked over a coroner ruled that he had been stabbed to death in the arms neck chest and abdomen with two different knives but that punch her himself had done it. Puncher had stabbed himself to death with two knives lives not one but two British. Investigators closed the case but US intelligence sources. Perhaps not quite buying that story. He told buzzfeed they think he was assassinated and that his death was linked to his work in Russia. So we have Alexander Litvinenko poisoned by Radioactive Cup of tea. We have a scientist to examine that poisoning stabbing himself to death a decade later. And now we'll go back a bit further to Alexander pair Piccinini. This is the affluent gated community in southern England which may be the latest Kremlin crime-scene to come to light. It was here that wealthy healthy Russian exile and whistle blower Alexander. Purplish knee dropped dead while jogging. Back in two thousand twelve. He was just forty four at the time. British police ruled thank foul play but now traces of an extremely toxic plant to the stomach appear to have been way back in episode five. We talked about the case of Sergei Magnitsky Back Nikki was a Russian lawyer who uncovered a two hundred thirty million dollar tax fraud. Scheme that benefited Kremlin officials. He he was arrested beaten in tortured and he ultimately died in jail. His death was not suspicious just horribly tragic for his work. Uncovering a huge quarter billion dollar. Russian government embezzlement scheme. Sergei magnitsky was thrown in prison without charges after being beaten and tortured denied medical medical treatment. He died in prison in two thousand nine. It was thirty seven years old but that tax fraud that he discovered was a big deal. Russian government officials and people close most of them were stealing vast sums of money in wandering that money overseas. How were they doing it? Where was it going and as it turns out purple each Ni knew the answers to these questions per pollini got his start writing software code and at one point had considered becoming a scientist but by the time the nineties rolled around and he had instead become a businessman in a financier in he fell in with well to put it lightly the wrong crowd? He began working with people who were allegedly laundering. Money on behalf of the Russian mob in a lot of that money. That magnitsky discovered was being fraudulently stolen in laundered it was being wandered in moved moved eventually to a company that was tied to para-police knee so just to be clear. Russian government officials and Russian organized crime syndicates. Were wandering two hundred and thirty million clean dollars out of the country in para-police knee was quite literally holding all the receipts. We understand Mister Pechiney fled Russia fearing for his life after allegedly falling out with a criminal gang which included corrupt officials. He brought with him here to Britain a stash of highly sensitive tiff documents. These allegedly show how Russian officials transferred millions of euros to Swiss bank accounts the money just part of the proceeds of a huge tax fraud sometime passed in one or both of the following things happened para police. And he had a falling out with those he was working with breath and para-police knee had a change of heart about the deep level of corruption in Russia. Whatever his motives were he fled to Britain and he wanted to handover over all those receipts to the proper authorities and he did? He began talking with Swiss authorities handing over documents and allowing them to freeze accounts with with at least ten million dollars in laundered funds but then no surprise. He began receiving death threats. His name was on a Russian mob. Hitlist he knew oh he was in danger and he began behaving strangely in November. Twenty twelve. He took a mysterious trip to Paris leaving his wife and child at home. Hang out for a few you days with the Ukrainian fashion designer writes in Paris just two days before he collapse. Stay in this five star hotel around lunchtime. That day he was joined joined by twenty two year olds. Ukrainian design a book to hotel rooms but only stayed in one of them. According to the woman he was with. There wasn't anything super suspicious. The the trip. He took her shopping and she said he seemed stressed. She said during his time in Paris he will with it. He was worried he was. He seemed off. She later said they spent their last evening together at this Sushi restaurant. He told her the food tasted strange and sent the dish back when they return to that hotel. He was sick three times in the bathroom. He got back to London on the morning of November tenth. Twenty twelve. He went for a jog earlier that year. As part of a life insurance policy he had been checked out by a doctor in received a clean bill of health so this healthy forty four year old man. Dan went for a run and then all of a sudden he collapsed on the side of the road. He was throwing up in passed out and bystanders tried to give him CPR but he died and police said he died of natural causes. They said it was. I'm sure you guessed it by now. A heart heart attack but because they didn't know Alexander purplish knees background. The British police didn't immediately treat this case as suspicious that meant key. He evidence including his entire stomach contents were flushed away before they could be fully tested. Whatever the cause of death critics point to other mistakes stikes made in this case phone messages? Were not checked. CCTV was deleted before it could be. Viewed police lost all the data. They copied from a family laptop over two years later though his life. Insurance Company dropped a bombshell. They had hired an outside expert. who had found evidence of traces of a deadly toxin emperor? Police knees stomach what they found. Traces of Gel semion plant which produces a poison which is extremely really rare and very hard to trace. The toxin was apparently from a rare. Chinese plant nicknamed heartbreak grass. Because if if you eat it you go into cardiac arrest a lawyer for the life. Insurance Company said that it is quote unknown weapon of assassination by Chinese in Russian contract killers. Now everyone involved in this case is at odds with each other the British authorities say there was no foul play the French authorities who are involved.
"russians" Discussed on Opening Arguments
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"russians" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Hello and welcome doping arguments arguments this episode three hundred and thirty four. I'm Donald Smith that's Andrew Torres. How're you doing Andrew? I am doing fantastic Thomas. We just Recorded episode thirty five of law. Awful movies we want the pilot of bluff city law. And and and you know they're all great right. All of our law awful movies I. I don't know I felt like there's a pretty good episode is great. It was fantastic. That show is every bit as bad as I wanted and morale. Aw God so much bad law so much. Andrew the lot of cursing actually also so much Andrew Bang his head on a wall. It was fantastic. Don't miss it go to Patriot dot com slash La hop on that it seriously. Those a lot of movies are a ton of fun. It's funny but it's also you learn a lot in the process about how bad had people are at writing law shows and movies and stuff and you and you are so good at like screenwriting right like you know take screenwriting so we come up with like between the two of us. We're like well we could have written a better. Oh Yeah we're really. Should we really got to get hey. NBC Call Us. We're here okay You know actually before we get going on to say one thing. Quickly we do shout out for vulgarity for charity and it was pointed out that we think we gave cognitive dissonance. A little bit of short shift on that Shrift I never know that sort of thing. Short Shrift Shrimp Shrimp. Sure if it's not as I said I was like what is when you get released early from Jack in the box short shrift. What is shrift do you ever every? Here's shrift used in any other context anyway. The shirt the shrift of what I'm trying to say is that we get far we Cognitive distance podcast is also You know they are not you know under the umbrella of puzzle thunderstorms I just want to give them a special shout Too because they are part of the vulgarity for charity and they do it along with the puzzle guys and see so call you and tell you I got. I got yelled at for a long time. Now I'm just just get no it's important. You know they. They are every bit as much a part of raising money for charity. And this is a great show. Great Show great sorry. Sorry that I said it's me this. I said puzzled thunderstorm. And that's that's on me. That's all right. Just WanNa give those guys tune into an upcoming cardis not true. It's coming but I'll be on and it was a lot of fun it'll be really funny. So Yeah Charlotte to those guys. We love him. Okay okay You have a quick Andrew was wrong I do have an injury was wrong. Only about eighty seven thousand people pointed out On the basis of last last Thursday and Fridays episodes that I called Gordon. Sandline the ambassador to Ukraine and he was of course the ambassador to the EU. Which makes it and I knew that? And Look. You know there's a lot of stuff going on But mea culpa on that and as you eighty seven thousand people have helpfully pointed out all right like Ukraine is not in the e U so it you know it just adds to the the the overall you know why. Why is Rick Perry here? Why is Rudy Giuliani here? And you could add that. You know why Gordon Somboon there so I was like the EU wants them right. I mean I think there. That's part of the like pro. Political process has been are they going is. UK Crane going to be cozier to Russia or kind of go along the EU route. So I mean yeah kind of makes sense as in the mix but yeah it is. It is weird. Yeah but he shouldn't be directing policy. Absolutely yeah we we can have some important things going on in the EU right now. So you know you'd think that would yeah. He doesn't have enough to do. You're saying with Brexit. Yeah so anyway I was definitely wrong on that. Sorry Breaking News. I literally as we recording this thirty seconds ago. I will not out the person but I got a A really really important text message that said while not confirmed it has been reported that Motley crue will be teaming up with DEF LEPPARD and poison for a monster concert toward next year. All right I thank you dog about my sharks then like I talk about your shirt off the worst team in hockey for no reason in and now they're on a nice five game win streak almost back to five hundred so there you go there. We've updated everybody on the important things. So let's say let's talk law here. We go what are we. What are we talking about today? We've got Some some more info and stuff to talk about regarding embryos and freezing stuff all that good stuff we got some actual scientists who wrote US in other people wrote us in who've gone through the process we got some stuff there and then our main segment we're going to be talking about something called lie heap. Keep that I've never heard of that Andrew's going to explain to us was In overton window shift of extraordinary proportions because this I I here was a was a Reagan initiative but now all of a sudden is probably being labeled as comedy liberal territory. I'm guessing that Yup okay cool so so that'll be fun nice uplifting and then the c segment is a wildcard. We'll see if we get to it. I don't know Andrew depends on how many Bullet Points Indra has and if he gets through the types. I'll be a wildcard segment. We'll see so that's our agenda for today. Why don't we get going? Yeah let's do it okay. Okay so where do you WANNA start on the human embryo stuff. Yeah a couple so this was really really happy about our discussion in an episode three thirty on the Connecticut decision regarding embryos I do want to bracket we occasionally Fell into some gendered language in that that episode and And I we both apologized for that. And we'll try and do better going forward. But as as part of the legal discussion we had a bunch of people right in in including a couple of scientists who work with early human embryonic development and a really great Letter that we got from a among that that underwent. IVF sent us a copy of her blank contract so she has some insight into the whole you know was this. Was this real consideration. When was it something that you bargained for? With respect to the check boxes and everything so I thought we would We take a look at some listener feedback for the a segment. I right yeah well when you have the smartest listeners in the world like we do that's good feedback all right and we're going to start with listener. Jonathan Golob who says yes good morning. IVF and pre embryos came up in three thirty. I may publish scientific authors specifically on early human embryonic development and I figured I could point you to some resources the define some of the basic biology Gilbert's developmental biology is the dominant text on early Mammalian development. IVF The F. generally saves fertilized embryos at the blastocyst stage. Although with advancing ivy tech is now possible to freeze back unfertilised eggs and sometimes sometimes freezing can occur. It's at a slightly earlier stage. A blast assist is like a beach ball with a teeny beanbag or inner cell mass inside at the bottom autom. The outer encasement of cells can become all of the supporting structure of a pregnancy the amniotic sac placenta etc.. The inner cell mass can go on to to make all of the tissues of a human being the blastocyst stage is where the pre embryo waits until implantation occurs at sometimes does not before proceeding hence a good time to try to freeze now and then thought later just before implant. The blasts stage has a few interesting attributes. A last assist is not an individual so if the blast assist is a whole splits or the inner cell mass splits into two two beanbags instead of one identical twins result this is more likely likely to happen in. IVF compared to natural pregnancies in quotes many perhaps most blasted failed to develop into a live birth in both IVF or natural natural pregnancy and the inner cell mass cells from discarded embryos can be turned into embryonic stem cells. These cells can be expanded and retain change the ability to become any cell type in the body this allows for experimental therapy such as repairing hearts after heart attacks thus this is a possible disposition of leftover frozen embryos no longer needed for reproduction. Hope this is useful Jonathan. Yeah well that's a nice biology lesson there for sure. A lot OUGHTA stuff. I didn't know there actually just being bags didn't know well ended and it Answers starts starts to answer the the pre-embryo question right that I asked as to as to why the court seized on that. And again if you're thinking about this in the context of off the abortion discussion learning that the IVF blastocyst contain both sort of the material. That could make one or more human beings as well as the material. That makes the amniotic sac the placenta. Everything else all early in one mass right like I. I thought that the you know the mean bag with the beach ball around it. I thought that was that was super helpful in understanding the science as that sort of plays in with the The law and the politics of this and and it totally makes sense as to why the court used that phrase pre embryo at at At this point even though and and let her. I'm GonNa read from Valerie. Smith I think speaks to why it it sort of stuck out at me and that is that in. Ivf and I told you. I had some firsthand experience with this. The terminology that's generally used is embryo. Right Pre embryo and and Valerie speaks to that so so let me So let me go to to to Valerie's email So she like I said she attached a blank version of for contract which we're going to attach in the show notes and this really speaks to the question that the Connecticut Supreme Court you know overruled overruled the trial court on and said No. This is the fact that they're check boxes does not mean that. It's not a valid contract not valid consideration and and And that's that's really where we're Valerie comes out in her discussion of this. So she says regarding the contract for IVF patients attached to blank. I my contract that my husband and I had to fill out and have notarized before we could start the process Our clinic offered more options than the four listed in today's episode such as donate to scientific research and donate donate towards clinical quality control and training. I personally appreciated the simplicity of the check box system and found that in no way did it made make the contract less official official so that was interesting and say I'm an IVF regarding the process of IVF and how we get from the initial fertilized IVF to a frozen embryo. There are several things that extreme pro-lifers might take issue with I a little bit of nomenclature. What's frozen isn't an embryo blastocyst and we just heard the science on and A blastocyst only becomes an embryo wants the amniotic sac develops at approximately week five of pregnancy. I don't know why in the I've contract world blast assists called embryos the procedure to transfer a blast assists into a woman's uterus is even called an embryo transfer which makes no sense. Aw also a frozen blastocyst definitely contains more than one cell. I do understand the point. Andrew was making this so that's another injury was wrong makeup on that one Secondly not all fertilized eggs. Make it to freeze the day following my egg retrieval procedure. I got a call from a fertility clinic telling me that I it was one of the lucky ones and that all eighteen of.
"russians" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"The us back and forth back and forth Michael will hold the puck for two minutes at a time sometimes like his goal isn't always distorts the discourse keep you away from the puck and who was playing like that back then the Russians the Russians were right that the I mean my my view on this is kind of simplistic I mean I I don't know if I really know this like I could but that's what that's a miracle look at the Soviet circle back with they take the puck backward who does that they just keep it cycles and backwards in possession and that's where we once now right in the NHL that's what everybody wants they want to just keep the puck I don't wanna hate you I hate you you have the puck and I'm I can't score how many should hit somebody should and dump and chase about interested in four track I'm interested in having the pock so you can't score even to me the only questions like that like that doubles Oilers hypothetical hockey to me it's harder than any other sport to even begin to talk about a question like that then even the other sports like if if you bring up the bulls verse the warriors I can at least have a conversation about that if you bring up I'd Mike Tyson versus Muhammad Ali or you bring up that this baseball team that was legendary versus the Yankees now or something like you can at least have that conversation I don't even feel you can begin to have it in hockey because the goalies are different the equipment is definitely got him you've got to include all of these factors to even start down that path maybe yeah I understand that and by the way to watching old games the best is NBA for me I think I agree with that yeah eighties NBA is so great now it is so so is still so great to me amazing staying power for those Lakers Celtics series Celtic Sixers even the bulls amazing staying power the broadcasts are fun and interesting and dramatic and just the players it's all it's all legends all star games actually all star games baseball like that because this or other sports might have this too but they're really cool to watch and they hold up and I don't know football games from the seventies and eighties usually what I end up watching it's interesting to me for the broadcast but the games are kind of boring like there's just a lot of runs in a line you know it's not that much speed in I don't like it became sick to disappoint me in that way but I like I like them for the broadcast of the NBA is the one I think the last time I watched an old game it's been awhile but it was a pistons bulls playoff game from like ninety or ninety one it was just chaotic yeah S. M. like seriously intense which is you know that's always great thank you Joe cells coming on fifteen minutes so my like this this conversation too hi Mike Shope will cover the bills was sell very soon here on WGR listen that WG our sports radio five fifty at home or at the office ask your smart speaker.
"russians" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"The president United States sees it as a real possibility that he could be peach after Democrats take control of the house of the word tonight from a source close to him. The source also saying the president isn't certain it will happen. But he's expressed concern that Jeff Toobin carry Cordeiro, Steve Cortez and Robby Robby at the same time. We're hearing the president thinks there's a possibility could be impeached. It's also reporting that the White House's adopting a kind of shrug shoulder strategy for the molar findings. They believed that that most of the GOP base voters will believe whatever the president tells them to believe there. Right. I worry that the right to be honest with you because I just want to pick up on a point that Kerry made just before the break that if we focus on all these details, sometimes we lose the bigger picture. I think that the scope of what's going on here. Both the degree to which the Trump campaign was committing crimes the degree to which the president himself was part of those crimes, but also the degree to which the Russians were infiltrating the Trump campaign, the NRA other Republican. Groups I think that's going to continue to expand. And if we if we get bogged down in all the individual constituent pieces, we're gonna lose sight here that we had a major national security incident. These these these influence are these these influences may still be embedded in our in our our political fabric here in our country, and that should be really disturbing to anybody. So I think everybody needs to wake up pullback look at the big picture. And then obviously, we need to wait and see what sort of details are in Muller's report, and we need to track. These other indictments and investigations that are going on through the US attorneys office. Steve to that point. Does it make? I mean, does it raise any concerns with you that I think by C N N's cow now sixteen people in Trump world had contacts with Russians by there during the decision, right? My my answer is yes. And no. So you go to we need more. Light shine upon that. Yes, I believe we do. And so yes, there's some worry there. Some of it. Did it did not work at all? Because for instance, it was during the transition when it's incredibly normal to have those kind of conversations with foreign powers once you already elected. But look, I think we need to we need to learn more. And I would say to those of us who support the president. We can't be complacent. Clearly, it's not time to have an exoneration party. But then I would also caution. Those who can't stand the president, including a lot of people on the congress people like congressman Schiff who are ready right now to to put him in jail suit and put him in a cell. I would caution that we haven't seen anything even close to criminality. But look, I do think to your opening point. I think at this point impeachment is a given. I really I believe that before the election if the Democrats took control now, they've taken control, I think that's a fate accompli. It is happening..
"russians" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Second rate burglary this is an ongoing attack by america's number one adversary on our democracy dan coats he referenced earlier has been saying this attack is continuing right now so this is a major national security issue and i think in fact one of the reasons that this indictment came out today was that rosenstein and muller wanted to send the message to the russian the russians that coates was talking about because they knew trump wooden send it in other words they are saying look this is serious we know it is serious we are treating it like the national security threat that it is and even if the president doesn't mention it rest assured we are going to follow up on it and we're going to press forward i think a lot of the republicans that you talked about are afraid of how that story plays out because unlike robert muller they have lost the plot here they think it's political it's not political this is about america's national security and an ongoing threat that has not being addressed by this administration david from one of the great overlooked questions for which we don't actually have an answer is a two to president trump why are you meeting with latimer there has never been a white house rationale for the meeting there's never been an agenda identified for this meeting of it we understand we are accustomed to heads of state meeting with heads of state but we don't actually know why this meeting is taking place and we especially do not know why donald trump doesn't want anyone else in the room we don't know and we do know align i've been using for two years now is this the trump russia stories the story of many secrets but no mysteries there are a lot of details we don't know but the central core of the story we've known that since the summer of two thousand sixteen we're going to have to take a break here david rothkopf thank you for joining our discussion really appreciate it up next john podesta the former chairman of the hillary clinton presidential campaign will join us we will ask him what it felt like today when he read the indictments precise description of how the russians stole his email defendants access to email accounts of volunteers and employees ease of a us presidential campaign including the campaign chairman starting in march of two thousand sixteen that campaign chairman was john podesta the chairman of hillary clinton's campaign for president and john podesta joins our discussion now from california and a jump at us the first of all thank you very much for joining us on this really important night and i just want to read for the audience to do the portion of the indictment that describes how the russians attack you and how they got to you the indictment says that on march nineteenth two thousand sixteen a russian military officer in his co conspirators created and sent a spear phishing email to the chairman of the clinton campaign they used the account john three five six g h at an online service that abbreviated lengthy website addresses referred to as a shortening service they used the aqap to mask a link contained in the spear phishing email which directed the recipients to a gru created website the military officer altered the appearance of the sender email address in order to make it look like the email was a security notification from google a technique known as spoofing instructing the user to change his password by clicking the embedded link those instructions were followed on or about march twenty first twenty sixteen the officers and their coconspirators stole the contents of the chairman's email account which consisted of over fifty thousand emails and john podesta i can't help but wondering a wonder what it felt like today when you read that portion of the email with that line that says the those instructions were followed do you remember that moment where you clicked on john three five six g h well lawrence there's a little bit more of a backstory to that but i think the the general observations of this have been well known that there was a spear phishing attempt it evolved my assistant in in my office but at any rate what's important is at the heart of this was a conspiracy which is laid out in this edite ment crimes were committed by officers of russian intelligence that was done at the direction of ladder putin as our intelligence community has discerned there were allegations of money laundering of.
"russians" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Is it enough enough is a twenty million is it fifty million is at one hundred million or right now it's at seventeen million and the clock is running to thirty six jeff wagner wtmj we have reached that point in the week where we can put away the heavy lifting and we stop arguing about the trump administration we stopped talking about crime in the mean streets of the city of milwaukee we try to have a little bit of fun i call the segment pop culture corner we do at this time every week sometimes we talk movies sometimes sports sometimes food sometimes cars whatever tickles my fancy and a particular week that i hope will you will find of interest today we want to focus on the world of television bring this up because on wednesday night there was the series finale of a show called the americans which was on fx got a lot of critical review raves critics loved it the basic plotline was that it was two russian spies who were planted in the united states it was a couple and they're living in washington dc against spying for the russians series ran for six years i critics loved it i was kind of a lukewarm watcher of it i i had trouble with two protagonists who are essentially posing as american citizens trying to undermine the united states i mean i didn't see them is particularly likeable and maybe you don't have to do that anymore but anyways i didn't i didn't love the show but lots of critics did it didn't particularly get high ratings but it was one of these that if you were part of the in crowd you liked the americans anyhow it ended i did watch i i went back and i watched a couple of the episodes leading up to the final just so i could watch the finale in case i wanted to talk about it i is nothing about that show which would make me say you know i want to go back and watch all six seasons i i did not find it to be been worthy but yet one of the great things it's available now for so many of us who whether it's we have the the net flicks or you have the amazon prime or you have access to hbo showtime or whatever you can you can go back.
"russians" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"The russians this was we don't believe anything that comes from the russians unless it's the trump dossier and then that's true all of this negative propaganda campaign coming from the russians about buying ads on facebook for trump against trump for hillary against hillary four bernie against him bernie all of this is looked at as the russians trying to influence the election but feeding information that went into a dossier that hillary clinton paid millions of dollars for is not seen as meddling in the election this is the this is the elephant in the room folks we're looking for the russians trying to influence the election look no further than the steele dossier that's what they were trying to do they floated this out there through the steel guy this steel guide fusion gps involved in all of this stuff hillary clinton pays millions of dollars through her lawyer and the democrat campaign and then they tried to disseminate this bovines scatology with the press and it doesn't really take because what happens was the press knew all about it it had been around for several months and they thought it was so ridiculous that they were afraid to report it because they'd look like idiots so what happened well this is the way the scenario in some people's minds went down brenner gets komi to briefed trump on it now here to four this whole thing had been looked at as a bunch of poppycock but once brenner was able to convince call me to tell trump about this dossier then they leak that little fact and now that in and of itself becomes a new story and so when that's a new story that komi briefed trump on a dossier then you've got to talk about the dossier then you're once removed from the dossier as far as it being unbelievable or not credible but you can throw it out there so they throw it out there cnn of course they get tipped off that the trump has been briefed on the dossier and jake tapper goes to air with it and says the president's been been briefed on some dossier that says there was a there were misdealings with the russians and blah blah blah blah blah blah blah and then buzzfeed prints the whole thing they were looking for some way to legitimize making this.
"russians" Discussed on WTMA
"Is that the russians will build some component this loft g facility would be orbiting the moon it's basically a space station orbiting the moon and the russians bill some components and the europeans bill some components and we would build some components and the s l s rocket and orion we'll bring the components and astronauts to and from and basically american taxpayer will pay the europeans in roscosmos to build their components trust me that's really the issue they want us to pay for their components much like we pay paid for the russian components on i s s and so if the russians announced in a news article is that they're in negotiations with nasa saying that if they're going to bring their components on sa l s all they want one of the astronauts on board or ryan to be there to help assemble and install those those components in this case the first one that came up with the airlock for the lock chief facility it's gonna be a russian airlock module and so they want a russian to go along and it's the only craft that's being designed right now to go to lop tea is alliance so that this is a discussion about putting or a russian astronauts on orion whenever the last is taking russian components to lop g it's all very nice it sounds wonderful but you know congress has yet to put any money into lop g none at all the basically sos o rien is only funded through its first manned mission which is supposed to happen in twenty twenty three but you know maybe twenty four maybe twenty five was supposed to happen in like twenty five i'm hearing no russian bob that's what i'm hearing here.
"russians" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Um you know whether it's george papadopoulos bragging to an australian diplomat in london about the russians have dirt on hillary clinton to don jr meeting in trump tower about it i mean this a whole separate story that this indictment just isn't about this is about sort of the bigger picture in this disinformation campaign so i totally agree with david this is on while this might seem like small scale or just one side of it you know that they're the 2016 election is a is a much bigger story in a one thing of curious about is how much of an effect in all social media uh and fake news have on the way that people vote in the end uh minutes unknowable in the sense that you never can tell you never know for sure what is on people's minds when they go into a voting booth uh but i'm curious david saba if you have any thoughts about how important you know a social media based information campaign would be in affecting the outcome of an election the way people vote was he said tom it really is unknowable but it almost doesn't matter from the russians perspective their main objective is to raise doubts in americans mind about the confidence that they can have an election results so if they've been able to reach millions of americans through online media ads whether or not those ads ultimately changed someone's vote it doesn't matter because here we all are having this conversation about whether we can trust the results of an election or whether will be able to trust the results of the midterm elections in 2018 or the presidential elections and 2020 because these types of imf was campaigns are going to continue and probably broadened scope so it almost doesn't matter whether or not they changed the minds because we we don't know were here trying to wrestle with this question in that psychologically that's already a victory for the russians well one thing we should point out is that according to.
"russians" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"If the indictment is correct the russians did start this operation before he was technically running looked at from another angle though you could also say they started their operation right after he returned from his trip to moscow in november 2013 for the miss universe pageant i i don't i don't i don't know if that's relevant i don't know if this was pegged to you know when he was going to start running or anything else about his relationships with russia if if that's at all relevant honestly in this indictment if that's what you're looking for you're not going to find it there's nothing in this indictment either way when it comes to the question of whether any americans knowingly colluded with this russian operation the indictment doesn't make any allegations about that at all what this indictment is is a ton more information and serious criminal charges concerning what the russians did and and you can tell from the guilty plea of the one american guy they charge today and you can tell from a lot of the specificity in the indictment that parts of how there were able to trace all of this was clearly money the russian operation paid out a lot of money to do what they did they paid out for online ads that were protrump been anticlinton the russian operation paid for real live americans who apparently didn't know they were participating in a russian opt they paid americans to set up protrump an anti clinton rallies they paid to buy supplies for protests and marches they paid for well on more than one occasion this unusual thing quote on or about august 18th 2016 defendants and their coconspirators sent money via interstate wire to a real us person recruited by the organisation using one of their false us personas they sent this money to a real us person to quote build a cage large enough to hold an actress.
"russians" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Tonight on all lynn the president thirteen russians indicted for election interference robert muller lays out a grand conspiracy of russian election sabotage field the tonight what is in the indictment russians also recruited and paid real americans to engage in political activities and why what's not in the indictment could mean big trouble for the president of the day nope ipad it's pretty clear up it's all lynn's starch right now good evening from new york i'm chris special counsel robert muller just revealed yet again that we've only scratch the surface of what he and his team have discovered about the 2016 election today moeller charged thirteen russian nationals with illegally interfering in the american political process through what the russians called information warfare and various aspects of the russian social media operation of already been reported by the press in dribs and drabs the thirty seven page indictment lays out the full picture in extraordinary detail traces the different phases of the operation beginning way back in 2014 and continuing through election day what it reveals is a highly sophisticated wellfunded and vertically integrated enterprise intended to influence american voters effectively a third campaign a third campaign controlled by a kremlin ally that worked against one of the candidates hillary clinton and ultimately backed her opponent the man who is now president of the united states according to the indictment the operation began four years ago long before the election with intensive studies of different political groups active on social media in june 2014 two of the defendants traveled to the us under false pretences stopping in nevada california new mexico colorado illinois michigan louisiana texas and new york to gather intelligence later the alleged conspirators commonly referred to targeting purple states directing their efforts defendants working at a russian control foreign the internet research agency went on to create social media accounts grew pages meant to look like they will run by americans some of those efforts had been previously exposed like facebook groups like secure borders twitter handles like 10 gop which i myself had tweeted a one point what we didn't know is just how professionalize those efforts were with socalled specialists divided into daesh night shift and nightshift hours instructed to make post in accordance with the appropriate us time zone.
"russians" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"This is the bbc sales all complete range of programmes durtoux bbcworldservicecom forward slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compiled in the early hours of the morning on saturday the 17th the february i'm ginette jalil with selection of highlights from across bbc world service news today coming up the us special counsel investigating possible interference in the presidential election has brought charges against thirteen russian suspects indictment alleges that the russian conspirators want to promote discord in the united states and undermined public confidence in democracy south africa's new president vows to restore economic growth and fight corruption we will use this year to reinforce our commitments to ethic code behavior as well as ethic leadership of course in belgium oldest facebook to stop tracking people online without their consent and the priest car with ford reveal fifty minutes assuming that they're going to be pulled over and fine for a rare light not working and then to be told actually we think your splendid driver in his fifty euros why being pulled over by the police in france could turn out to be a pleasant surprise the first we begin with that major development in the united states 13 russians have been charged with interfering in the 2016 presidential election the fbi investigation also named three russian companies in the indictment at a news briefing that deputy attorney general rod rosenstein said there was no allegation that any american had been knowingly involved this indictment serves as a reminder that people were not always who they appear to be on the air.
"russians" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"What i've been telling you the entire time is that the russians engaged in what we call there in the nuclear era cold war with the russians with the soviets at the time excuse me mutually assured destruction this is mutually assured intelligence destruction the russians messed with everybody they screwed realestate should pay for it i said at the other day on the show we should pay them back but can we finally finally put to bed this idea that the russians colluded with the trump team to alter this electoral result and by the way i mean it goes on a bit here let me read you some more this is from rod rosenstein folks in case you're saying well who were these coconspirators were americans involved with the trump team who were helping them this is from rod rosenstein himself during the press conference there is no allegation in this indictment there is no allegation in this indictment that any american was a knowing participant in this illegal activity meaning there was no tide of the trump campaign or any other campaigned for these activities as my buddy says here folks the russians were pushing proclinton ads protrump heads anti clinton ants anti trump ends because this is what the russians do they engage in chaos theory that they want to cause chaos so they can come back and fill in a whole what part of this you missing and yet so now joe january of 2016 no collusion evidence february of 2016 no collusion let skip to august no collusion september no collusion october november december no collusion january of 2017 no collusion there's still no collusion january twenty.
"russians" Discussed on KOMO
"The russians head they have played in our election republican senator lindsey graham calling this a sad day as former national security adviser michael flynn faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to lying to the fbi about conversations with the russian ambassador talks that included us sanctions joining us on the komo news line is retired fourstar general barry mccaffrey and sir robert muller's team says a senior member of the trump transition team told flynn to make contact with russian officials lotta media outlets including abc are saying that person is president trump's soninlaw and adviser jared kushner explained the significance of this cup of paint wanted to exterminate fat day or a great soldier mike plan we all ought to m and though retired general stand mcchrystal's you know we haven't had a dozen more nine eleven because of their incredible ferocity uh focusing on alqaeda and other terrorist group naming said that you know it seems clear to me that were general flynn started getting target fixed asian on terrorism chasing the white wale uh i think he decided that anyone who is an enemy of al qaeda or isis was a friend of his and so we started dealing with people like the russians and the turks them and others and thank you doing the right thing i actually think he drifted into a dark place and then of course lying to the fbi is just you know completely foolish and and other things he hadn't been charged with the old notion of accepting giant amounts of money from the turkish government under questionable circumstances and acting in public office to further private interests so it's a sad day now look i think the most important thing is gonna come out of this endured cook kushner because at the time i was saying to the media when this first came off that there was no way possible in my mind i don't have any inside information that he would have been dealing with the russian ambassador or others and not in forming president trump every day in detail about the nature of that conversation why wouldn't have been i mean for god's sake the trump on the campaign trail was talking about.
"russians" Discussed on KOIL
"Was unaware but you also heard you also heard him say several times the president is not under investigation is that true i can't comment on who above muller may be looking at but clearly we want to in the in a congressional committees determine just what the russians did who is knowing of it who was participating in it and of course the president of very publicly encouraged russia to do exactly what don jr was encouraging russia to do privately that is give us the door and hillary clinton and every time there was dirt released in the former stolen emails a president applauded and very publicly so the question that we've had among others is was the campaign doing privately with the president was urging publicly and here you have now evidence and black and white that yes the campaign was encouraging the russians to give them dirt and the fact that this was done through intermediaries is just how the russians operate but but if we look at this trump tower meeting the bottom line is there any evidence whatsoever tying this meeting or that russian lawyer to the centerpiece of this russian influence campaign which was the hack of the dnc the hack of the clinton campaign emails is there anything whatsoever tying this meeting to that activity by the russian well you know it's strictly tied in the sense that this is about is clear evidence you could find of intent by the campaign to collude with the russians to get a useful information from the russians a willingness to accept we see from from the president sun but we don't see any thing more than that though a willingness to accept but to indicate to russia what the best timing was of course don jr says and emails late summer and what do we know about late summer that's when the russians start dumping this information to accept the attorneys representation that no crime was committed here you have to accept don jr a presentation if they went into the that meeting and here's they want something they want information from the russians the.