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Biden Declassifies Secret FBI Report Detailing Saudi Nationals' Connections to 9/11
"By the administration has declassified a report. The ties the nine eleven hijackers to saudi nationals. Living in the us victims families have wanted to see the sixteen page report for years. Npr's laura sullivan has more. The newly released report was written by. Fbi agents at the end of an investigation called operation. Encore it examined possible ties between the hijackers and the saudi arabian government. The report does not dry any conclusions about government involvement but it does link to saudi nationals one with diplomatic status to the hijackers far more closely than has been previously known. The report found the two men helped or tasks others to help some of the hijackers and found both men had ties to well-known extremists. The saudi government has maintained that any ties are coincidental and says that it had no previous knowledge of the attacks. The biden administration meanwhile has promised to release more documents. In coming
FBI Releases Documents on Possible Saudi Involvement in 9/11 Attack
"As america commemorates the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven this weekend the f. b. i. is releasing newly declassified documents from its investigation all those years ago monica album now on what the bureau says about a possible saudi government connection to the attacks. The fbi released a sixteen page report examining possible connections between the nine eleven terrorist and the saudi government but it contained no conclusive evidence. The investigative record is the first in a batch of declassified documents ordered by president biden after mounting pressure from families who lost loved ones on september eleventh like brett eagleton whose father bruce died that day yesterday was really big win for us because it substantiates what. We've been saying all along. The heavily redacted report describes a november twenty fifteen interview with an unidentified man in frequent contact with saudi nationals in the us who investigators say provided quote significant logistic support to two of the hijackers in the lead up to nine eleven. The kingdom has long denied any role in the attacks which kicked off america's longest war one. The president continues to defend ending. So people think was time to get out of afghanistan but the flip it is. They didn't like what we got out. But it's hard to explain to anybody. How could you get out.
FBI Releases Newly Declassified Record on Sept. 11 Attacks
"And F. B. I. report declassified by the Biden administration ties two of the nine eleven hijackers to Saudi nationals living in the U. S. however it doesn't provide proof senior kingdom officials were complicit in the pot the Saudi government denies involvement there has been speculation of involvement since shortly after the attacks when it was revealed most attackers were Saudis Asama bin laden was from a prominent family in the kingdom the document released on nine eleven is a summary of an FBI interview done in twenty fifteen with a man who had frequent contact with Saudi nationals in the U. S. who supported the first hijackers to arrive in the country Biden ordered government agencies to review and release what documents they can over the next six months something victims families have long called for I'm Julie Walker
FBI Releases First Declassified 9/11 Document After Biden Order
"Biden administration has declassified a sixteen page f. b. i. report on the links between saudi citizens in the united states and two of the nine eleven hijackers. The is the first to be disclosed since president biden ordered a declassification review but it offers no evidence at the saudi government was complicit in the attacks. The release came after ceremonies were held across the nation to mark the twentieth anniversary of the attacks as npr's taped mr reports. There was solemn music the reading of victims names and junior eddo mirrow abide in speeches. Gordon felt the brother of edward felt a victim of the crash of united flight. Ninety three spoke at the ceremony in shanksville september eleventh was not a singular event but a date that marked a cultural paradigm shift in our country and for freedom loving people across the globe. President joe biden participated in events at all three locations dave mitch. Npr
FBI Releases Declassified 9/11 Document after Biden Order
"The biden administration has declassified a sixteen page f. b. i. report on the links between saudi citizens in the united states and two of the nine eleven hijackers. The is the first to be disclosed since president biden ordered a declassification review but it offers no evidence at the saudi government was complicit in the attacks. The release came after ceremonies were held across the nation to mark the twentieth anniversary of the attacks as npr's taped mr reports. There was solemn music the reading of victims names and junior eddo mirrow abide in speeches. Gordon felt the brother of edward felt a victim of the crash of united flight. Ninety three spoke at the ceremony in shanksville september eleventh was not a singular event but a date that marked a cultural paradigm shift in our country and for freedom loving people across the globe. President joe biden participated in events at all three
"saudi government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Was a Saudi government employee. Another man was Saudi diplomatic status in Los Angeles, help the men find housing and even higher up. A Saudi diplomat at the embassy in Washington made a series of unusual phone calls to people close to the hijackers. At critical times. The men told 9 11 investigators they had nothing to do with the attacks, and the Saudi government denies that any of this points to government complicity. I look at it quite frankly, Laura as more of an unsolved homicide, then And anything else. Ken Williams was an FBI agent who wrote The Phoenix memo, which warned that Osama bin Laden was sending students to U. S flight schools. They've got to go back and they need to do more criminal investigation. And they need that present the victims and their families. The information that they're requesting with respect to the stuff that they're declaring to be state secrets. Families have fought for years to get records released from the FBI and other agencies. President Biden has now called on government agencies to release all relevant records over the next six months. Starting this week, families are hoping most of all for 16 page file from an FBI investigation called Operation on Core. Bread. Eagleson, whose father died says they believe it outlines possible connections between the hijackers and Saudi enablers. So we're cautiously optimistic. Well, let's actually see what we get. We've been down this road before. The families want the big questions answered whether someone or some government help get their loved ones killed that sunny morning 20 years ago. Laura Sullivan. NPR news El Salvador this week officially became the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. Tim Padgett of member Station W. Lauren in Miami reports. In June, El Salvador's president, naive Boo Kelly announced in a video message to the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami that his country would adopt Bitcoin Salvador. We are trying to start the design of a country for the future. I believe it could be one of these ideas. Boo Kelly's Bitcoin proposal becomes law this week. That means businesses now have to accept the Cryptocurrency..
Biden Signs Executive Order Directing Release of Some 9/11 Documents
"President biden has signed an executive order that will direct the fbi to declassify some documents related to the september eleventh terror attacks order is being viewed as a supportive gesture to some families of victims of the attack. Who've long sought the records in hopes of implicating the saudi government still the practical impact of the order is not yet clear while previous investigations about lined ties between saudi nationals. And some of the hijackers you crash planes in the world trade center and the pentagon the saudi government has not been directly
US To Review 9/11 Records With Eye Toward Making More Public
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the justice department will review nine eleven records with an eye toward making more public the justice department said Monday it is working toward providing families of nine eleven victims with more information about the investigation into the attacks a two page letter was filed in federal court in Manhattan as part of a federal lawsuit that aims to hold the Saudi government accountable the justice department said the FBI recently concluded an investigation into certain nine eleven hijackers and potential coconspirators and it is working to see if previously undisclosed information may be shared last week nearly eighteen hundred families victims and first responders objected in a letter to president Joe Biden attending this year September eleven memorial events as long as key documents remain classified Mike Crossey up Washington
Oil giant Saudi Aramco sees 2020 profits drop to $49 billion
"Saudi Arabia's state backed oil giant Aramco says its profits newly housed in twenty twenty to forty nine billion dollars Saudi Arabian oil co released its annual financial results a year after the pandemic sent the price of oil crashing to all time lows but the price has edged up as movement restrictions ease still analysts caution that a pagan demand may still be far off despite the drop in net income irem Kerr says it will continue paying quarterly dividends of eighteen point seven five billion dollars to to the commitments the company made in the run up to its initial public offering nearly all of the dividend money goes to the Saudi government which owns more than ninety eight percent of the company I'm Sarah Bassett
Biden to make announcement Monday on Saudi Arabia
"Report Tying Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince to the 2018 assassination off Washington Post journalist Jamal Could Shoji Boxes David spot When asked what he's going to do to Saudi Arabia, the crown prince, the president said, You'll see there'll be an announcement on Monday about what we're going to be doing with Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government says it is actively pursued to show geez killers. Wisconsin firefighter
Intelligence report finds Saudi crown prince approved Jamal Khashoggi killing
"Arabia's Crown prince approved of the killing. Of a Saudi journalist before Paige partially redacted report from the director of national intelligence successes. Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Solman approved an operation in Turkey to capture or kill Sally Journalists, Jamal Cause Shoki Shoki was a Saudi citizen, a frequent critic of the Saudi government, writing for the Washington Post. When he was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018, the crown prince, the intelligence reports is viewed Kashiwagi is a threat to the king. Them and broadly supported using violent measures the silence him the report could further complicate the U. S Saudi relationship. This week. President Biden spoke with Saudi Arabia is King Solomon on Capitol Hill. Jared Halpern Fox
Saudi Prince Approved Khashoggi's Death, U.S. Report Says
"Mohammed bin Salman approved the capture or killing of US based journalist Jamal Custodian Turkey Show G was a Saudi citizen, a frequent critic of the Saudi government, writing for the Washington Post when he was killed at the Saudi consulate in this stand bull in 2018. The Crown prince, the intelligence report says Viewed Kashiwagi is a threat to the kingdom and broadly supported using violent measures to silence him. The report could further complicate the U S Saudi relationship. This week. President Biden spoke with Saudi Arabia is King Solomon Fox's Jared Halpern on Capitol Hill.
White House to release new guidelines after Khashoggi intel report
"Covert deaths, a new declassified version of the U. S Intelligence report concluding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Solomon often referred to his NBS approved of the 2018 killing of journalists, Jamal Kashiwagi, the officials saying that the report by the office of the Director of National Intelligence, Deanna In coordination with the CIA, concluding that the crown prince approved in likely erred erred, ordered the murder of Kashiwagi, who's washing post column had criticized the crown Prince CNN, NBC and Reuters are among those news organizations reporting that the group which had assassinated and dismembered this Saudi dissident, then flew to Istanbul on private jets owned by a company previously seized by the Middle Eastern kingdoms, Controversial MBS. But at the White House today, this question to press secretary Jen Psaki said. When they Talk that the president won't hold back. Will he be following up this talk with actions are sanctions on the table. E think there are a range of actions that are on the table. But the first step is the next step. I should say it's for the president to speak with the king. We expect that to happen very soon. As you know, we've committed to the release of an unclassified report that would come out from Deanna and not from the White House on. Of course, our administration is focused on recalibrating the relationship as we've talked about in here previously, and certainly there are areas where we will express concerns on and leave open the option of accountability. There also areas where we will continue to work with Saudi Arabia. Given the threats they face in the region. Well, hold up to the phone call. Is the king avoiding your calls? I don't think that's the characterization. The president has a busy schedule. The king. Obviously, I can't speak to his schedule. I'm not his spokesperson, but we expect the call to happen very soon. I think there was an inaccurate reporting about being confirmed when it wasn't a confirmed call. Yet if you have made clear that the president's gonna be speaking with his counterpart with it came with the Crown prince. But given the Crown princess role in the future of the kingdom, and that he is expected to be implicated here, why not speak to the person I expect to be responsible? Well, I think the president's conversation will cover a range of topics with the king. There's obviously A lot to discuss with Saudi Arabian with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, And as I noted, a previously noted the conferences have been engaged with his appropriate counterparts. The president will be engaged with his appropriate counterparts, and we're engaged at many levels with leaders in Saudi Arabia. So will the conferences counterparts here, But often he's teaching him about this issue that he spoke with him last week. They did a readout. I don't think I have anything more about their call from today's White House briefing. We should Point out during a September 2019 interview with CBS is Norah O'Donnell for 60 Minutes. Piece, the Saudi Crown prince denying any knowledge of Jamal cash. Augie's death his answers through a translator. The world wants the answer to this question. How did you not know about this operation about that? Some think that I should know what three million people working for the Saudi government do daily. It's impossible that the three million would send their daily reports to the leader or the second highest person in the Saudi government. Two of your closest advisors, who are accused of orchestrating this plot were fired by the king removed. From your inner circle. The question is, How could you not know if this was carried out by people who are close to you? The only doctors today the investigations are being carried out and once charges are proven against someone, regardless of their rank, it will be taken to court. No exception made. I've read what the Saudi prosecutor has said about those that are charged in this murder. And it's gruesome the details when you heard that people close to you and in your government carried out such a grisly murder, and that the American government thinks that you ordered it. What did you think I could be the godmother of Lord Coffee, Mother, Cutie. I believe what you mentioned is not correct. There isn't an official statement announced by the American government in this rig. Heart. There isn't clear information or evidence that someone close to me did something to that effect their charges and they're being investigated. But again, you cannot imagine the pain that we suffered, especially as the Saudi government from a crime such as this one. That from September of 2019 the interview available at CBS news dot com, and you heard the Saudi Crown Prince to a translator. Again the headline today a new declassified version of the U. S Intelligence report, concluding that the Saudi Crown prince did approve of the 2018 killing of
Report to blame Saudi Crown Prince for death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
"With New public details about those behind the death of journalists, Jamal Kashiwagi. Now it implies Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. It also comes as President Biden plans his first call to Saudi Arabia, King Salman Former national security adviser John Bolton told Bloomberg News. On top of the killing of two Sugi dynamics in the Middle East have changed. Well. Last night. Axios reported that Biden plans to call the king today that coming before the release the head of the oven intelligence report about the murder of the journalist remark, a show G. What do you know about this report? I don't. I don't. I don't know exactly what report it is And if it's Related anything that I saw when I was in the government. I won't talk about it. But I will say this. This is this is ah, moment of truth. I think for buying if if he wants to have a fundamentally different relationship with Saudi Arabia, I think it's a reflection that he thinks he can have a fundamentally different relationship with Iran. And I think That part of the premises. Incorrect. As long as the Ayatollahs are in tower. Nobody could don's the murder show. Nobody has any doubt that the Saudi government was involved in it. This is a this is a matter of realpolitik. In in that region way need the Saudis and they need us When I was in Moscow, once meeting with President Putin, he just he thought of his real humorous. Subject that we might turn away from the Saudis, and he said to me, Look, if you don't want to sell them weapons, That's fine. I'll sell them weapons. Now. The CIA assessed that NBS personally ordered the killing and a United Nations investigator found in June of 2019. It was inconceivable that NBS was not aware. The killing, of course. Yogi. White House Press secretary Jen Psaki said last week that President Biden is working to re calibrate the American relationship with Saudi Arabia and plans to communicate with King Salman, which is his counterpart instead of his son, the Crown prince. South Dakota House lawmakers have begun impeachment proceedings against the
Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to prison
"Saudi Terrorism Court has sentenced a leading women's rights activist Nearly six years in prison. MPR's Jackie Northam reports New Jane L. Has Lulu led the charge to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia. But just weeks before the driving ban was lifted in the spring of 2018. She and several other female activists were arrested. Slew was convicted, among other things, of agitating for change and pursuing a foreign agenda. But human rights groups say the Saudi government is trying to quash to send has little sister Lena says a reduced sentence and time served me She may be out of prison in less than three months. Incoming national security advisor Jake Sullivan tweeted That has sloughs conviction was unjust in troubling and that the Biden administration will stand up against human rights violations.
Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to prison
"Terrorism court has sentenced a leading women's rights activist to nearly six years in prison. NPR's Jackie Northam reports New Jane L. Has Lulu led the charge to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia. But just weeks before the driving ban was lifted in the spring of 2018, she and several other female activists were arrested. Ah, Slew was convicted, among other things of agitating for change and pursuing a foreign agenda. But human rights groups say the Saudi government is trying to quash to send Has little sister Lena says a reduced sentence and time served means she may be out of prison in less than three months. Incoming National security advisor Jake Sullivan tweeted that house lose conviction was unjust in troubling And that the Biden administration will stand up against human rights violations.
Film Maker Discusses New Documentary On Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
"You're listening to the takeaway. I'm kelly crossley in for ten a vega on october second two thousand eighteen washington post columnist and saudi dissident. Jamal khashoggi walked into the saudi consulate. Instanbul he was there to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage to his fiancee. He would never make it out. Reports of kashogi is murder and the overwhelming evidence that the saudi government including crown prince mohammed bin salman. We're responsible for his murder. Took the world by storm more than two years later. Kashogi murderers have still not been brought to justice and the lives of journalists around the world. Continue to be threatened this year. Forty two journalists and media workers were killed according to the international federation of journalists. The murder of jamal khashoggi and why the repressive saudi regime wanted to silence. Him is the subject of the new documentary. The dissident the latest film from the academy award winning director brian fogel. The film is now in theaters and will be available on demand on january eighth but several streaming services passed on releasing the film and fogel has said the film's criticism of the saudi government. May be why. I spoke with brian about the film. And why jamal khashoggi. Murder continues to capture the attention of the world. He was a washington post journalist. You know of course is history was as a saudi journalists but in the last year of his life he was writing for the washington post so as murder happened. Of course the news stories around the world was he was the washington post journalist. I think that the certainly attributed to the visibility. But i think even more importantly than that was the brazenness of describes some somebody walking into their own consulate seeking wedding papers while they're fiance is waiting outside for them only to never come out again and then for us to find out that he had in fact been murdered dismembered just a horrific situation so i think there were a lot of elements that really catapulted this story to the top of news feeds and then of course you know the kingdom itself and the repression going on within saudi arabia. That at the same time was being heavily marketed and promoted that mohammed bin salman was this great reformer changing saudi arabia opening up saudi arabia allowing human rights
Saudi Activist Who Fought For Women’s Right to Drive Is Sent to Terrorism Court
"The trial of a leading women's rights activist and Saudi Arabia is being transferred to a special court for terrorism and national security crimes. MPR's Jackie Northam reports. Human rights groups say the move shows the Saudi government is trying to quash dissent in the kingdom. Lou Jane L has flu will lead the charge to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia just weeks before the driving ban was lifted. In the spring of 2018 al hats. Lule and several other female activists were arrested. This is the first time she's been in court in more than a year. Her sister, Lena, L. Has, Lule says Lou Jane had been tortured in prison. Her parents were shocked by her appearance. They saw a very weak of tired, exhausted this, Jane They said that her body was shaking that tragic rebellion holder the papers off a flu disputes. Your sister is a terrorist, saying the Saudi government is just trying to silence female activists in the
Israel's Netanyahu reportedly met with Saudi crown prince in historic first
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly met with Saudi Arabia is Crown Prince in the kingdom Sunday, according to three Saudi government advisors, their first known meeting Made US push to normalize ties between the long time foes. The Saudis and the Israelis met Sunday. Without the Palestinians involved in the negotiations Contrary completely contrary to what Senator what secretary state then 2016 John Kerry said. Saudi Arabia is denied the meeting took place. Israel has not That's that was the headline yesterday. Wall Street Journal. Now, September 2020 this year September of this year, Israel has signed a new peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates at the White House. That's you, eh? Another Saudi country without the without the Palestinians involved whatsoever, signing a peace deal at the White House with the Israelis. Two examples. John Kerry was completely wrong. And the current secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, was instrumental And being a negotiator, a moderator, a go between in both sets of negotiations. It can happen. The Palestinians do not have to be involved in any negotiations, and John Kerry could not have been more wrong about it in 2016, and that may be very well. The reason why he was not chosen to be secretary of state again and is now overseeing climate change. Yeah, he's going to focus on climate. Well, that's according to Joe Biden, but that's maybe one of the reasons and that's why we wanted to roll out that audio clip because he did not read the room at all in the Middle East properly. He missed
"saudi government" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"The Saudi government act alone I'm Jane Metzler fox news for the first time the F. beyond calling it a terror investigation piecing together where military training Mohammed al sham Ronnie went to we met him what he wrote fox's Rachel Sutherland live with the latest Jane the gunman opened fire a Naval Air Station Pensacola killing three people may not have acted alone FBI special agent in charge rate toll road Haas says investigators are trying to determine if the Saudi airforce lieutenant was part of a larger network the F. B. I.'s joint terrorism task force and the F. B. I.'s counter terrorism division are working tirelessly to discern if any possible ideology that may have been a factor in this attack the shooter who was killed in the scene purchases firearm legally Jane and Rachel as you know he purchased that gone in Florida investigators believe some Ronnie and three other Saudi trainings visited New York City including Rockefeller Center says before the shooting rampage are they were looking at museums and other sites but they are trying to determine the purpose of that trip senator Lindsey Graham an Air Force veteran meantime once the Saudis suspended from the military training program here until quote we can figure out what is going on and he agrees with president trump's decision not to participate in tomorrow's house impeachment hearing calling it unfair this is being driven by ship and Nadler hello see partisan people I think is going to meet a quick in the Senate Graham on fox's Sunday morning futures the house Judiciary Committee is expected to vote later this week on articles of impeachment likely to include abuse of power.
"saudi government" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"The Saudi government act alone on chain Metzler fox news for the first time the F. Bianca calling it a terror investigation piecing together where military training Mohammed al sham Ronnie went to we met him what he wrote fox's Rachel Sutherland live with the latest J. the gunman opened fire a Naval Air Station Pensacola killing three people may not have acted alone FBI special agent in charge Rachel row Haas says investigators are trying to determine if the Saudi Air Force lieutenant was part of a larger network the F. B. I.'s joint terrorism task force and the F. B. I.'s counter terrorism division are working tirelessly to discern if any possible ideology that may have been a factor in this attack the shooter who was killed in the scene purchases firearm legally Jane and Rachel as you know he purchased that gone in Florida investigators believe from Ronnie and three other Saudi trainings visited New York City including Rockefeller Center says before the shooting rampage they were looking at museums and other sites but they are trying to determine the purpose of that trip senator Lindsey Graham an Air Force veteran meantime once the Saudis suspended from the military training program here until quote we can figure out what is going on and he agrees with president trump's decision not to participate in tomorrow's house impeachment hearing calling it unfair this is being driven by Shifa Nadler pelo C. partisan people I think is going to meet a quick in the Senate Graham on fox's Sunday morning futures the house Judiciary Committee is expected to vote later this week on articles of impeachment likely to include.
"saudi government" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"R. dot the Saudi government act alone on chain Metzler fox news for the first time the FBI calling it a terror investigation piecing together where military training Mohammed al sham Ronnie went to we met him what he wrote fox's Rachel Sutherland live with the latest J. the gunman opened fire a Naval Air Station Pensacola killing three people may not have acted alone FBI special agent in charge Rachel row Haas says investigators are trying to determine if the Saudi airforce lieutenant was part of a larger network the F. B. I.'s joint terrorism task force and the F. B. I.'s counter terrorism division are working tirelessly to discern if any possible ideology that may have been a factor in this attack the shooter who was killed in the scene purchases firearm legally Jane and Rachel as you know he purchased that gone in Florida investigators believe from Ronnie and three other Saudi trainings visited New York City including Rockefeller Center says before the shooting rampage they were looking at museums and other sites but they are trying to determine the purpose of that trip senator Lindsey Graham an Air Force veteran meantime once the Saudis suspended from the military training program here until quote we can figure out what is going on and he agrees with president trump's decision not to participate in tomorrow's house impeachment hearing calling it unfair this is being driven by ship and Nadler hello see partisan people I think is going to meet a quick in the Senate Graham on fox's Sunday morning futures the house Judiciary Committee is expected to vote later this week on articles of impeachment likely to include abuse of power.
"saudi government" Discussed on KOMO
"Their company's credentials to spy and critics of the Saudi government ABC's Alex stone joining us on the como Newsline with details on this and it sounds like they're saying that the royal family is involved in this is well Alex only what they're saying only said that the claim being made in this case these charges now filed by the F. B. I. and prosecutors in San Francisco they're saying that the Saudi royal family has been recruiting Twitter employees to really active spies for the Saudi government to help them track down in track there are critics somebody who might be critical of the that Saudi government and of the royal family did they wanted me in the Saudi royal family did to try to figure out what they were up to these critics and and where they were now the claims being made going back to twenty fourteen that the royal family had employed different techniques to get Twitter employees on board with this and in this case these two Twitter employees that they had allegedly been paid cash gifts like watches and other things to fork over information about thousands of Twitter account you might people what is Twitter know about me well they were allegedly giving over IP addresses which could locate where you are phone numbers which again if depending on the intelligence that did that the Saudi intelligence community has there been a contract you birthdates physical address is he in some cases so there was a lot of information allegedly being handed over to the Saudi government by the the two toward our employees then there was another person involved to a Saudi national and now he was elected lavey intermediary that that he was the recruiter to go out and try to get Twitter employees on board now he and one of the two employees are on the run believed to be in Saudi Arabia today the FBI in San Francisco putting out old school wanted posters wanted by the FBI putting out their face to it to let folks know that the US wants in they're asking for them to return on their own to the U. S. no indication they're going to do that yet be the third ten point eight V. their quarter employee was arrested was arrested in Seattle this week we had moved to from Silicon Valley to Seattle that arrest was made a couple of days ago he is in custody he's beginning the the court process now but the other two still on the run and and no indication that they're going to come back and what could happen to these people Alex whether facing pretty serious charges up acting as a foreign government agent illegally acting as agents of a foreign government did did that could mean a long time in prison a it could mean some other things I centrally they're accused of being spies now that they were spying for the Saudi government and then the question now is are there others out there who've been recruited maybe not just your Twitter and other companies the FBI is his work in that but Porter says heats locking down who has access to that private non public information makes it a very small group within Twitter but something that social media companies have to be concerned about that there could be foreign governments maybe not do Saudi Arabia but there could be many others who want to get information that these social media companies have on you and me and everybody around the globe and there could be governments who want that so it's something that these companies definitely have to think about ABC's Alex stone thank you Alex well two million dollars the goal of the no child sleeps outside crowd funding campaign kicked off today by Mary's place comes bill Neil with the latest the two million dollars would be used to operate a new two hundred.
"saudi government" Discussed on KFI AM 640
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"saudi government" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"One two nine zero in an interview on sixty minutes the Saudi crown prince opens up about Iran and more USA's windy king reports the Saudi crown prince claims he's innocent and also responsible during the interview Norah o'donnell asked Mohammed bin Salman about the gruesome murder of the Saudi journalist did you order the murder and Jamal Khashoggi district. absolutely not this was a heinous crime but I take full responsibility as a leader in Saudi Arabia especially since it was committed by individuals working for the Saudi government home and also says he prefers a political not a military solution to stop Iran's nuclear program I'm with the king. can consumers boosted their spending by just one tenth of one percent in August the smallest gain in six months even as their incomes rose at point four percent I'm from a small gain the previous month the commerce department has stated a measure of inflation preferred by the federal reserve was flat but excluding the volatile food and energy categories core prices were up one tenth of one percent consumers are the key driver of the economy as businesses have cut their investment spending and exports are slipping August modest gain suggests the economy might slow in the July September quarter compared with the beginning of the year consumer confidence is historic hi but the conference board said this week it's slipped slightly in a sign that the US China trade war is raising economic uncertainty this is USA radio news. anyone America's best days are behind. you got to fight for this nation. I believe with all my heart to see nation is in fact one nation under god. news. is looking like you could and the month in negative territory that would be the second month in a row for technology stocks to drop a bit so are the Dow was up a hundred points at the open and and then now is as dropped off looks at U. S. China trade developments are. creating a little bit of optimism. in apple stock anyway and and and what apple might be able to do. I you know I know I've been beating this for I don't know how long at three weeks and I'll I'll continue this week. but. I'm sure none of you are making moves in the markets trading buying or selling based on optimism of US China trade. but there are some out there traders big time traders that are and I'm just you know I'm already on record but I'll stay on record it's a big mistake have we learned nothing about the volatility of all of this and now we have Hong Kong escalating tensions and concerns at least by me anyway doesn't seem like anybody else's but you know this is going to be a whole nother area of dispute it should be an area I'm I'm not saying it's going to be that's probably wrong but it should be an area of concern for the US and U. S. government. and I'm wondering is it. I I don't know. but none the less it ought to be for us. and we shouldn't be placing trade or getting overly optimistic. any more on trade US China trade any more than we should all be an overly optimistic on. or pessimistic warning. despite all the talk about impeachment. let's get away from the news a little bit in our thinking and I wish traders would do that an analyst would do that. we have to step away from it. hi to step into that that. world of truth which I know we don't like to get into too much in the news media but we need to somehow make a transition. in the truth. so be very very careful as we look at all of this is a lot going on yes and a lot of it is just what we should be the I'll say this I said that's the only way we're going to have a trade deal with China is with major compromise on China and if it doesn't come from China that means is coming the compromise is coming from the US and if the compromise comes to the U. S. would be a huge mistake I think one of the places for optimism would be Japan and the trade the preliminary trade agreement that we've already reached with Japan that's something that we should get excited about and I didn't see any coverage on it I will say in defense of the cover CNBC did cover the signing of the Japan trade agreement and talk about it I'm not sure whether fox business state or not I don't usually watch that but it may have. but I I don't know where you know there's some optimism there and there should be particularly in light that both Japan and the USA that we are going to be hammering now and talking about a a deal a trade deal one another the bigger piece of it I think it's seventy two billion of autos and auto parts that would be huge and that certainly is a lot more hi there should be a lot more optimism in around that that we should be focusing on not US China trade I don't think we should be talking about China I don't think you should be bringing we should be bring it up unless it has something to do with what's going on in Hong Kong that is current news at some we can bring on talk about the other night let's forget about the whole trade deal with China let's just assume we've got to go about the business in the markets is assuming it's never going to happen and if it happens it becomes a bonus. man which I know I know that's way way too much now we're talking about the foreign access and all these other things that we've got to look for by the way in the retail side of things are forever twenty one another retailer tanking are declaring bankruptcy sold another retail or box store retailer going out of business. so are not good news we hate to see those kinds of things but again we continue to see Josh how how hard it is. for. for these retailers is not getting any easier even with the consumer spending being what it is. consumer spending now comes in all shapes and forms of one line spending not in retail are or box stores so. this is leading up to our Christmas so they could even hang in there hoping to get a little bit about the Christmas or maybe I should say couldn't hang in there a smart enough that it's probably not going to happen for them anyway all right interesting interesting as we are take a look at that right now all my markets again aren't positive territory so the the delisting of China stocks is on the table I guess United States is I'm thinking about limiting government pension funds and their investments in in Chinese markets our president trump is planning so they might so they're saying on restricted to restrict the US China investments. and maybe this is a negotiating ploy I would suspect it might be but it could be another long term battle with US and China so world shares on Monday our street just. growing there's often not even thinking about it like a big deal and that's maybe a good thing this may be a good thing we still have to worry about commodities here's our agar poor with crack Albert so when I go to ride report and we'll be right back we want to get your call six ten three six three eleven ten. hello financial issues that got. markets were mostly on the defensive Friday head of the weekend and today's USDA grain stocks is Walgreens summary for the session corn prices drifted lower on technical selling in modest volume in the over a trade we have spot corn futures trading a penny higher as a record this seven prices are lower on position squaring ahead of the USDA stocks report China is expected to be mostly at holidays this week resulting in minimal soybean sales to them for the next several days in the overnight trays by Serbian futures are performing very well trading eight cents tires are record this Friday so the wheat market kinda catches breath they have today's small rain summary Argentina Australia continue to struggle with dryness well the Canadian prairies suffer from too much moisture it as are trying to harvest in the overnight trade Chicago in Kansas city each three cents tired or Minneapolis is trading seven cents higher cotton was stronger on Friday for the day we saw the December futures closed sixty two points higher is a settlement sixty ninety in overnight trade spot cotton futures trading eighteen points lower life star futures were split to end the week for the day the December live cattle futures close one dollar eighty two and a half cents higher well the November feeder cattle futures were a dollar fifty two and a half cents higher lean Aug futures gave up a little ground with the December futures fifty two and a half cents lower for the day after the close on Friday we had the USGA's quarterly hogs and pigs report which placed all eggs in pigs at a hundred and three point four percent of last year first is the estimate of a hundred and two point eight percent at camp for breeding was at a hundred and one point six percent which was up slightly from the estimate of a hundred and one point four and kept for marketing was a hundred and three point five percent versus the estimate of a hundred and three classroom futures on Friday turned in a fairly slow session but closed higher with the October futures up six points to close at eighteen fifteen in the overnight trading as five futures trading a point lower the cat. live stock markets were split with cattle weaker and hog stronger the day ended with choice beef boxes ninety three cents lower to close to twelve fifty eight well selects for fifty three cents or for the day selling one eighty nine eighty six core carcass values were Buck and a quarter hires a.
"saudi government" Discussed on KNST AM 790
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"Saudi government from a crime such as this which occurred in the Saudi embassy in Turkey causing Helena Kennedy an attorney in Britain to ask how did this happen in an embassy turning to the weather in the northern mountain states now just days after summer ended correspondent corner Evans is watching winter like scene in Montana I've never seen a September snow like this National Weather Service meteorologist don Britain has lived in Great Falls for more than forty years and he says this storm is a record breaker but that one set back in nineteen thirty four that was broken that was a three day record of thought over thirteen inches of snow we've already had over fourteen inches of snow in just two days so that record is pretty much obliterated and in addition to Montana parts of our whole Washington Wyoming. Utah Oregon Nevada and California also getting or we'll get some white stuff perhaps not living up to its name fashion retailer forever twenty one is filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection joining a growing list of big stores facing tough times due to online commerce but hoping to hang in twenty one is definitely trying to protect its assets please forever twenty one is to leave order to head so they have mostly inventory they need for holiday read one was bird slick injure this is CBS news. CBS news radio is your home for breaking news with our team of reporters around the country and the world we give you the coverage you can trust. tell your whole maybe the biggest most important financial transaction you ever make so don't make a big mistake hiring the wrong agent call San Diego's best John race hi this is news eight Kyle crash game here the numbers John Reeves has sold one hundred seven homes in just ninety days three hundred twenty seven homes this past year and John Reeves has a database of over five thousand buyers ready to buy right now is exclusive systems are in place to better market your home so you get top dollar if you've been preparing to sell your home then you likely know this market has been down and homes have been sitting on the market longer that's exactly why you need the experience of John Reeves so make the smart call eight five eight eight hundred hole that's eight five eight eight hundred all listen to John here is marketing plan for your home see his exclusive database of over five thousand buyers eight five eight eight hundred home that's John Reeves at eight five eight eight hundred home and start packing because John.
"saudi government" Discussed on KCRW
"Wyden is the senior democratic Senator from the state. He doesn't live far from where Saudi national AbdulRahman, Nora allegedly struck and killed Fallon smart. And he says it was Shane Dixon. Kavanagh's reporting on this pattern of behavior by the Saudi government that God is attention. What I think really galvanized new focus on. This was the effort by the Oregonian newspaper at the end of the year, which essentially reported that credible. Government officials said that they believe that the Saudi government with involved in with giving away these criminal suspects. In response Senator Wyden alongside fellow Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley introduced two pieces of legislation. Late last month the escape of Saudi nationals act and the preserving American Justice Act aimed to stop foreign consulates from helping their citizens escape the US judicial system. But when I sat down with Senator Wyden, he says the response from federal agencies has been slow year. We are six weeks later and administration officials like the secretary of state won't answer. A thing goal question or say a single word about this troubling pattern six weeks in and you've followed up with the the State Department and the Justice department on on this that that that's correct? We have been after the Justice department, the FBI the State Department customs and border patrol because what we want to know a really to matters. What evidence do the key government departments have with respect to the thought he government helping its citizens? Flee American Justice. And then second what are they doing about it, for example, in the second letter to the secretary of state, I made the point that I believe the secretary of state ought to bring in the thought he ambassador and demand to know what the government knows about this. And what the Saudi government is doing to bring these criminal suspects back to Oregon could face Justice. What do you think it says about the American judicial system that there's this apparent loophole in which a powerful ally can can help someone skirt Justice like this, it raises very substantial questions in my mind about whether the Trump administration simply believe that the rule of law does not apply to Saudi Arabia. And particularly coming after the bar barbaric murder of Jamal kashogi. You have to ask yourself. Whether the thought he government understands that it is unacceptable to whisk criminal suspects out of Oregon or anywhere else in the United States Secretary of state Pompeo, who who you mentioned earlier, he's been a key figure in the aftermath of the the death of journalist Jamal kashogi and in terms of interacting with the Saudi government. Do you think Pompeo is just in general being too soft on Saudi Arabia? Well, let's put it this way. I also serve on Senate select committee on intelligence, and I'm not going to get into anything classified. But I think when you look at the public statements mean I asked a question with respect to the inanimate finding of the Senate as to Mr. kashogi and Gina house ball. Wouldn't answer it in an open session of the intelligence committee. My concern is the distant ministration has sent a whole host of signals that they are willing. And I'm not gonna speculate on motive they're willing to basically say that the rule of law doesn't apply to the Saudis. We have to take a quick break. But we'll have more with Senator Wyden in just a moment. The takeaway is supported by Staples with organization solutions for business, including calendars file, folders banker's, boxes and storage bins. More at Staples stores or Staples dot com. Staples. We return now with Senator Ron Wyden. Democratic Senator from Oregon talking about the help the Saudi government is believed to be providing to Saudi nationals who've committed crimes in the United States. And we picked up by talking about the legislation that he and Senator Merkley introduced in the Senate at the end of January, the focus of Senator Merkley legislation is try to collect the data about how widespread the practice is what governments are involved what I've tried to focus on is to try to up the ante in terms of tough consequences for the government and their leaders. I'm the ranking democrat on the Senate finance committee. What we have proposed for example, are very substantial tax penalties because we have jurisdiction over a tax law, which could affect sovereign wealth funds and could certainly. Allow for tough penalties against other high ranking authority officials is part of the issue that there's no extradition treaty with Saudi Arabia. Is that something you're you're looking at to? Yes. I mean, clearly that is one of the limits in that's why I'm going to be looking at a variety of approaches to ensure there's some consequences. Here's what it comes down to you. And I'm gonna head and home in a few days. And I'm sure it's gonna come up. We're feel that we're basically dealing with the needy evil. Government is very interested in flouting modern diplomatic norms of why introduce legislation to bar Saudi Arabia's leaders from the United States until the government returned suspects who fled and we send a very strong. Message through the tax law with major tax penalties on governments and sovereign wealth fund from a country that helps it citizens escape American Justice before we let you go Senator as you mentioned, you're a member of the Senate intelligence committee. Can you tell us where the committee might be in its investigation into Russian interference in the election. I don't wanna be obstreperous. But that that is exactly the kind of subject that we are barred from. But let me just give you might suspect that I can talk about publicly. I still believe there is much work to do on. What I believe is the central question, which are the issues surrounding followed the money issues, and I have said this since the very first day, we banged the gavel on this. And the reason I said that is that following the money, essentially, counterintelligence one on one if you wanna compromise somebody, you compromise them with money, and there's a lot of work that should be done, for example. And it ought to be done in a public hearing on the Moscow tower because Michael Cohen has already essentially admitted that he lied that the efforts with respect to the Moscow tower and Allred the news stories penthouses and went on well into that kind of run up to the two thousand sixteen election. So. I will tell you from my standpoint, there's lots of having lifting to do in the Senate intelligence committee on follow the money issues. And I believe that significant portion of that ought to be done in an open air. And lastly, the we might know more about all of this stuff through them more report. I imagine you believe that that report needs to be made public. I would pull out all the stops to make sure that report they're sensitive intelligence matters in you cannot ensure that those are not divulged that I'd go the floor of the United States Senate and push very hard to make sure that the truth gets the American people on the judiciary committee. There's bipartisan effort to promote that.
"saudi government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In a hotel room in Thailand. That's our top story. Also, a dramatic morning in Gabon in west Africa. It's not a country. We hear about very often. But there's been an attempted coup that we'll have the latest to stay with us. Lots coming up this hour. We begin today though, with the plight of young woman from Saudi Arabia, who's personal circumstances are throwing a spotlight once more on society inside the kingdom. Her name is Ralph Mohammed, Al Conan cheese. Eighteen years old she'd been with her family in Kuwait, but then boarded a flight to Thailand with the intention of seeking asylum in Australia in Thailand, she says her passport was confiscated, and she then barricaded herself into a hotel room at the airport on Sunday. She told news is James camera. Sammy why she fled from her? Family. I don't have rights and Saudi Arabia and my family. So you are scared to go back with your family. Yeah. Do will kill me. Why do you think that because I shared my story on my lectures, and social media, and my father so armee because I did this, and why did you decide to renounce Islam because I don't have rights and Islam? I'm what are you hoping to do in Australia? I can study and you walk in my conscious. So this we and study and work as I want. That was RAV speaking to us yesterday in the last couple of hours some good news for her. The authorities in Thailand have said she won't be deported against her will and our correspondent in Bangkok says she has just left her hotel under the care of the United Nations, we hope to speak to the UN shortly just before that announcement was made we got through to another woman from Saudi Arabia. Her name is Nora. She only wants us to use her first name. She met Rahaf online and has been in touch with her for year within an online group supporting each other and discussing life inside Saudi Arabia. Nora has herself fled the kingdom and been in Australia for two months. She was given access to Ross Twitter account and was in touch with her every twenty minutes also during her ordeal. She's from conservative and Turk family. There are as many Saudi families. They don't allow women to have their essentials. Right. Of course, with the consent of the Saudi government. Is it your understanding that she comes from a prominent family is her family connected to the government in any way. Yes. I think her father he working with the government. And when did you know that she was trying to leave her family? Okay. I didn't know about that. After she escaped and arrived, Charleston. A member of Saudi embassy took hair bastard, therefore, she contract and ask for help and assistance. So the phone, and I'm assuming you've never met her in person. I don't need to match her first she's a woman and she need help. And all of us. We knew who is the Saudi government, and we so what's happened to other people. Does your analysts in Turkey. As example. You're talking about g. Yes. What's your understanding of have frame of mind from your the contact that you have had with her? She's terrified she didn't get sleep or fruit and cheer views to to open the door, and she warned open the door until the you arrive, and it's your understanding that everything that she is saying is absolutely true that have family will she spoke to our program yesterday. And she says that her family will kill her that life is in danger. My family threatens to kill me for the most trivial things. Yes, they will. You seem very sure because there are Saudi family, and I I am from Saudi family. And I I know when you say that you are from Saudi family. I mean, you are now no longer living in Saudi Arabia. What was your experience of trying to leave Cape from? Saudi Arabia, and I did this because I am ex Muslim. And a faith a lot of things in Saudi Arabia, again Saudi government, they know about everything happened to those women raff has done something similar Rajavi has said that she renounces Islam. This is a very serious thing. Isn't it? Yes. According to Saudi below few alleged their religion. They will kill you. Do you feel safe now given what you have done? Yes. You don't you don't pay for any recrimination? No, retribution. No, I'm safe country now, and they protecting me, I guess, how's Nora a friend of Rahaf. Speaking to me from Australia before Rahaf had left that hotel room at the airport now for their part, the Saudi foreign ministry published this statement about rafts arrival in Thailand, which we have voiced up. She does not have a return reservation or a tourist program which requires deportation by the tile thirties. The embassy does not have the authority to stop her at the airport or anywhere else. She was stopped by the airport. Authorities for violating the laws. She will be deported to the state of Kuwait where her family live the embassy is in constant contact with her family and her passport was not impounded by the Saudi embassy. Statement there from the Saudi foreign ministry. So what part did the United Nations refugee agency play in this fast moving and still developing story. I'm joined by the head of communications, Melissa Fleming. Melissa fleming. We just heard what the Saudi authorities are saying that she will be deported back to Kuwait. What can you tell us about? What is going to happen to half? Well, I can confirm that Rajavi has now left the airport, and is in a safe place in the city UNHCR is with her has been with her in the last couple of hours has been speaking with her, and we'll continue that conversation. This is our role we are determining her refugee status, and we will be looking to find some solution for Rafa. What is your understanding of what the problem is in her case? This is exactly what we're trying to assess and the details, of course, are confidential. So this UNHCR colleagues, which we call. We're calling for international protection officers well-trained and international refugee law based in Thailand, we'll be going through, you know, the details of her life with her asking her. You know, what happened? We why she made this decision to flee what she fears if she were to be returned and where she was headed establishing all the facts and also just to provide her some emotional reassurance. Now in this very distressing. I understand why you would want to respect the confidentiality, but quite loss of this is already in the public domain. She has been Tweety and she also spoke to this program yesterday. Absolutely. It's she spoke to the program. We we all heard the program. This has become a case that has won the hearts and minds of the world via social media. Also, a lot of outrage. Edge. But that one has to respect that it is extremely important that she has the right to seek asylum. And also to a confidential discussion with the UN agency that is has the authority to make this determination. Are you confident that the Thai authorities will abide by international law. We have been given assurances that she will not be. Sent back. They have said this publicly right now, she's been as I said move to a place that is safe and UNHCR colleagues will be with her, and we'll be speaking to her, and, you know, taking the time needed to assess her situation properly and to come up with some kind of solution for future explained forests water reform. More means a non rifle in the context of the international law as regards refugees. Well, this term non reform on is fundamental to international refugee protection, it is the centerpiece of the nineteen fifty one refugee convention, and is is embedded in international law. Basically what it means is if a person fears for their life, if they were to be returned to their home country that they cannot be returned under international. Law. So just in terms of a prime facie case, if this young woman has already publicly said that she fears for her life does that necessarily immediately mean that she has refugee status. In in this case, a process still has to be undergone. And that's what's happening right now, we urgently asked for us access the moment, we learned of her case colleagues went immediately to the airport and it took a while. But we're able to finally reach her. And this is what she asked for as well was to be connected with UNHCR the agency that does refugee protection on behalf of refugees seeking asylum in Thailand when you say it took a while what was guessing in the way of you reaching her. Well, you know, this is this is something that happens everywhere. People come to the airport ask for asylum. It takes some time to go through the different communication channels, the Thai authorities considered it for some time and eventually. We were given the green light to go and meet with her you heard while we were waiting to speak to you. What the Saudi authorities have said that her possible it was not confiscated, and they are their view is that the Thai authorities will send her back to Kuwait to her family is part of your job gathering evidence. And speaking to the Saudi authorities part of our job is to determine exactly what her situation is what her status is what her fears are. And you know, this is something that we will also be in communication with the title tie thirties about what's how much how much sway do you have over the Tirtha authorities? I mean, can you as a United Nations body stop the Thai authorities from sending Rahaf back to either Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, which is where she was with her family? All we can do as we do with every country in the. The world is remind them over and over again that non riffle Mont not returning people who are seeking asylum who fear for their lives back to the place where they face that danger is embedded in international law. We spoke to a friend of hers who has been in touch with her when she was barricaded in the hotel room who talked about how she had had to leave Saudi Arabia. I just wonder what you think this case tells us about the kingdom in particular. Look, this is an individual case this on the surface. You know, there could be there are many reasons that, but obviously she has said this has to do with her family and fears of repercussions of her actions that would be taken by her family. This is also in a legitimate reason for a person to to seek asylum. Melissa Fleming head of communications of the United Nations refugee agency joining us live. Thanks very much..
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"From WB or Boston and NPR. I'm David Folkenflik in. This is on point for Jamal as for too many journalists the truth he sought to expose was inconvenient. At least for leaders trying to cover up on their abuses of power. So the Saudi government decided to silence Jamal forever. That's Washington Post publisher. And CEO Fred Ryan new awards ceremony last month talking about the slain post columnist Jamal Khashoggi kashogi was one of a small group of journalists honored this week as time magazine's people of the year guardians the magazine called them. I think the special issues often a stunt, but this year's edition was a moving recognition of the perils journalists based simply for trying to do their jobs tossed in jail exiled censored and worse, we're gonna spend an hour today. Talking about the role of the press, and despite the instantaneous nature of digital communications will talk about this success many regimes achieve and try. And to stop the news from getting out and from getting out to you. It's a subject with policy implications and beating human heart. Join us what value do you place on a free press? And what's the American role in this global story? We have an impressive lineup of folks that are joining us this hour of journalists. But I I'd like to start with a guest from Washington. That's Jason resign. He's columnist and former Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post. Jason welcome. Hi, david. Thanks for having me on you bet. You know, I I know that you're not here simply to talk about your own circumstances that you heard a stand up for kashogi and others in the principles of that you believe in so much. I think it's worth pointing out to people what you went through. You're an American citizen of Iranian American descent raised in California, that's was high in the last one, but you as a result of your reporting were convicted of espionage and a closed door trial conviction announced October twenty fifteen late in a prison term, you served and you were in. Prison for eighteen months. What were the Iranian authorities trying to accomplish in doing this? Well, that's a great question. And I think it's still a bit unclear, but I think as in so many of these cases, whether it's the imprisonment or the killing of a journalist, it's a it's a matter of trying to silence people and not only silence and individual in that case me or in the case of the murder of Jamal Jamal. It's it's also about silencing others and putting chill across a wide range of people working inside and outside those countries trying to compel them to deter them from writing or speaking out now to be clear people, and I I know that the sensitive stuff that you know, you weren't subjective club fed. This was not as though you had some securities violation and you went somewhere, and we're able to play golf six hours a day inside some light security prison. This was pretty rough treatment. I don't mean to press too strongly. But I'd like our listeners have a sense of what the force of the state was like against you. It was all encompassing. I mean, there was a massive propaganda campaign against me and one that that the Washington Post and others in the international media did a great job of of counteracting. And again, not every journalist. That's in trouble around the world has the support of such impressive institutions on their side. And it's it's for that reason that that myself and others right now are trying to to shine a light on on those that are being imprisoned and attacked for doing their work doing this work wherever they are in the world. And my sense is also you subjected to, you know, the an attempt to discredit by the Iranians you also subjective fairly, intense, psychological and physical pressure as well. I mean, I don't want to gloss over too lightly about this. I can't I mean, this is something that that. Yes, I was and and and so many other people are going through this. I I I want to keep the focus on on what people are enduring right now. Because this is not a problem that that was imposed on me and and stopped with me. It right either. So, you know, I I'd like to to to spend our time talking about people that are that are suffering this fate today, and what we can do about stopping it moving forward..
"saudi government" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I have no intention of doing that. I think it's a very unfair investigation because there was no collusion of any kind. I don't wanna pledge. Why should I pledge to you if I pledge, I'll pledge pledge to you, but I have no intention of doing. What do you read out of that? Well, first of all, even if he did pledge, one thing we've learned President Trump. You can't rely on his word anyway, but he clearly wants to give himself the operating room the maneuvering room where he could get rid of Mullery could get rid of rod Rosenstein or it can push Jeff Sessions out the door. He was similarly cagey about Jeff Sessions future. The president may conclude along with his legal advisors that rather than facing the blowback that would be occasioned by getting rid of Bob Muller. He will get rid of Jeff Sessions replacing with some lackeys, some ROY Cohn somebody who will simply do his bidding and privately kneecap Bob Muller rather than overtly fire him. It's long past time, I think for the congress to do something about this to protect the integrity, the investigation it is no longer tenable for the Mitch mcconnells the world to say, well, we can't imagine that the president would actually interfere. He interferes on a daily basis, right? Trying to get documents and the Justice department for his legal team that. He has no right to see as someone who may be implicated that investigation you have, you have written that it is. Congress has got to say you, you've written in your up Ed, we're we must do what the supine Republican congresses failed to do over the past two years, restore congress as an equal branch and check the MVP of an imperial and erotic president. If Democrats take the house, you maybe the chair of the Intel committee, a committee that didn't do what it was supposed to do in the Russia investigation in the investigation into Russian involvement into the election. There are a lot of Americans or hoping that at least that committee will get something done and we will. And I think among the most important business that hasn't been done at all investigation that hasn't been done at all is the issue of were the Russians laundering money through the Trump organization is that leverage that the Russians may have over the president of the United States? I think it's negligent not to answer that question and be able to tell the American people. Yes, it's true or no, it isn't. But if that is the explanation for that, otherwise inexplicable conduct in Helsinki in which he sides with Putin over zone intelligence agencies. We need to know about it to protect the country. And so I would hope the Intel committee, we can restore credibility with intelligence agencies for our committee. I would hope we can restore comedy within the committee, but I would also hope that we do a credible and nonpartisan investigation of those things that could be a threat to the country. Congressman good to see you. Thank you for being here to see Adam. Schiff is the ranking member of the house. Permanent, select committee on intelligence, coming up new poles about democratic outlook for the house of representatives and a look at what happens. If democratic turnout isn't as big as Democrats, hope..
"saudi government" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Firing the travel ban family separation policies. Hurricane response in Puerto Rico, election security and hacking and White House security clearances in Washington Post op Ed top democrat on the house intelligence committee. Adam Schiff writes that this Republican controlled, congress has surrendered its oversight responsibilities. The Republican congress. Has not only failed to assert itself and review or investigate the conduct of the executive worse. It's also been complicit in some of the president's most egregious attacks on our democratic institutions. It's clear that we need a new majority that's willing to hold this administration accountable. So what exactly will Democrats do if they win in November joining us now is congressman Adam Schiff ranking member of the house intelligence committee, congressman good to see you in person. We normally see you remotely. Yes, to Republicans circulated this list. Ostensibly do scare themselves into saying, don't even think about losing the midterm elections because this is what's going to happen. If Democrats come in how accurate is that list of things that the Democrats are going to want to do and how will Democrats prioritize those things? Well, totally accurate. The sense that these are some of the issues that the Republican congress has been completely unwilling to look into. If you look at the committee with the most broad oversight, responsibility, governor for men, oversight that committee. Chaired by. Tray gouty. The guy that brought us the endless Benghazi investigations only recently did he issue even a single subpoena with one foot out the door? Basically during the entire Trump administration, they only found it worthy of one, subpoena. It's been a complete abdication, but what that lists doesn't convey is we are going to have to ruthlessly prioritize because there was so much that has gone wrong and so much worthy of a close examination. Our first priority is going to be putting forward a positive agenda, but where we do oversight, we're going to have to really prioritize the most important matters. I, you know, we keep on going out to Americans. Many of whom are not as concerned about Russia, but they are concerned about the fact that we've got under four percent unemployment and yet middle class wages have not increased. They're very worried about healthcare and they're if they're if they're casting their ballot in November for many Americans, it's going to be. Can you improve those situations for that is exactly right, and this is I think, both. Why? On the one hand, our top. Priority has to be answering those tough economic questions, putting forward a positive agenda for the half of the country that is, yes, they're working, but they're not earning enough to get by or put anything away for retirement. We're in an economy which I think because of globalization and automation is going to be as disruptive as the industrial revolution, and we have to be offering solutions that people that allow them to keep their healthcare that allow them to put away money for their retirement. But also we need to do the oversight about why this isn't happening, why this tax giveaway. And we just saw the deficit balloon today as a result, why this isn't going to hell hearings on that either. No hearings on that. Of course not no hearings on that. No hearings on healthy hair. One of the things for example, is your comings, who will be the chair if we're successful in the midterms of the government oversight committee and what's to look into the cost of prescription drugs and what can we do to help people meet those key medical costs? These, I think are going to be enormously port priorities because if we. Want to win back some of those voters that voted for Donald Trump because they given up all hope that the more conventional politicians we're going to do anything about it. Well, he hasn't done anything to improve their lot, but we have to be offering solutions that will one of the interesting things he said to Lesley Stahl in that sixty minutes interview was about the Muller investigation..
"saudi government" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"But then he gets exercise about something or he hasn't spoken in twelve hours and he needs to get something off his chest, and he does what he does. And so he these laws are filled with these rallies are filled with lies. They're filled with hyperbole. They're filled with pettiness, but this is what a lot of his base wants. And it's no coincidence that he's doing these rallies in red states where Democrats, especially Senate candidates are endangered. He knows that by being Trump he can motivate a certain segment of the electorate. Jason does this does this work in the days up to the midterm elections. The president said that he's the one who he claims that he got everybody worked up and he narrowed this enthusiasm gap with Republicans by coming out in full throated defense of Brett Cavanaugh. Is this a continuation of that, right? No, I don't think that the president ended up being the big difference maker with brick having all that was going to happen anyway. It's like me trying to take credit for good weather in DC, but I will say this when it comes to the campaign trail speak into Republican pollster earlier today, the president has a unique ability to raise the passion and the blood pressure of everyone around him. He is a force of nature. He gets Republicans excited. He gets Democrats furious. So he is affected to bring out in these campaigns, especially in these red states where you have to gin up support for Republicans who are running for Senate. I don't know necessarily the he does well in blue states. I don't know if. Would want him coming down and campaigning for me in Florida, because in anyplace else, out of a red state, the negative backlash Trump's appearance will probably overcome any of the positives of turning out a shrinking Republican base. All right. Thanks to you too for helping me analyze tonight. My fellow Torontonian Daniel Dale and Jason Johnson. Thanks to both you up next. What are Democrats plans if they manage to reclaim power in the house of representatives congressman Adam Schiff has his agenda ready. He'll join us next..
"saudi government" Discussed on PRI's The World
"So I think the Turks don't want to jeopardize the on the other hand, they're outraged and angry and frustrated about what happened here on Turkish soil and also under intense domestic political pressure to do something about this. And so the strategy peers to be leaked to the local media leaked to the international media, put the pressure on Saudi, get them to fess up to what happened. Shoghi was a critic of the Saudi government according to his colleagues, not an especially strident critic a moderate critic. We heard from his. Salman Ahmad earlier this week. Have we learned anything new that might shed some more light about what might have made hush Shoghi a target? Well, I think he was very, very mild critic whom I know personally, I think he was becoming more critical. He was becoming more daring as he was further and further away from Saudi Arabia. There's also an extraordinary report in the Daily Beast. It turns out that hush aqui earlier this year founded and Arab pro democracy and GIO. And so there's a speculation that he was about to launch some initiative that would call for democracy, renew the spirit of the Arab spring to the Saudi leadership that must have sounded very dangerous. They're basically trying to hope that this goes away and they're kind of online trolls attacking journalists who are reporting the story, accusing them of anti-saudi bias. They were attacking both had teacher Giannis fiance, as well as other friends of Jamal to Shoghi who spoke out to the media. I think the nature. Who Jamal's Shoghi was his connections to elites in academia, think-tank world and journalism make it very difficult for this to go away the way the Saudis would like, how are journalists like you and bowl feeling at the moment. Jamal kashogi is someone I know he was a source of mine someone that I talked to for a few years now. I talked to him when he was a strident supporter of the regime. I would call him to get a pro Saudi comment. I talked to him when he was in Saudi Arabia under been saw Mon instead. I'm sorry. Boys can't say anything, and I've talked to at once he left and watched his evolution, read his columns. Read his commentary spoke to him, and so on. Just on that level, I think it's horrible. I think it's terrible. This is someone I knew someone that I considered a colleague as well as a source. So it's devastating that there's something like this could happen. I think I have some measure of protection from this kind of thing because I'm an American, but I feel for the other dissident journalists and activists who are in Turkey the spring produced, a lot of dislocation of many people. People were spread out across the region across the world, and they suffered enough having to say goodbye to their homes and their families. Now they have to be living in fear that the government that they escaped from is going to hunt them down and kill them or kidnap them with impunity. Reporter Boers who Dr guy he there in Istanbul. President Trump has invited kashogi distraught fiance to the White House. You a secretary state Mike Pompeo's called on Saudi Arabia to support a thorough investigation of kashogi case and to be transparent about the results. Members of the Trump administration would seem to be on the same page. But to what end I think they're unified view is please make this go away quickly. It's causing us a lot of problems that's tomorrow. Kaufman witness of the Brookings Institution. She notes the US has had a close relationship with Saudi Arabia really since World War Two. She also says, kashogi disappearance threatens the very personal relationship. The White House has established when these guys do business together, they get on the phone with each other or Mohammed bin Salman the crown prince of Saudi Arabia calls, Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Trump directly rather than working through ambassadors or lower level aides. And there's. Also the constant refrain from President Trump that this is my great friend. And indeed this is language that he uses with regard to number of autocrats around the world, whether it's Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia, President Abdel, Fattah Halsey in Egypt or president duty in the Philippines. What would you say that cozy relationship translates into at least in recent decades, American presidents have been at pains to demonstrate that while we have friendships all around the world, we do business with all kinds of governments are best. Friends are most reliable. Friends are most valued. Friends are fellow democracies..
"saudi government" Discussed on So That Happened
"Yet in between so saudi arabian around one of one of the things that i i think we have to provide listeners is little bit of the backstory because cutters been it's been a regional rivalry with the saudi government with the emirati with bahraini ends before what is it that has that that is lewis backstory this whole the relationship between the these these these nations socata is like video tightening that qatar has eight hundred thousand people right it's the small peninsula shots off the mean arabian peninsula it's only land route is with saudi arabia gutters big nightmare in its existence is that the saudis will money just walk in and say you're basically part of us anyway so got their hedged its that's a longtime on his 70s by offering to the fore and build the biggest american military base in the middle east gutters now home to between ten thousand eleven thousand american troops it's where all the the fighter jets bombing isis takeoff from an it's just as arthur mentioned between saudi and iran i think what happened this week wise you mentioned president trump and i don't tank disorders tang would have happened if we had hadn't had at present trump really saudi's and the parties have deci cutter for a long time di di dislike of thirty seats because gutters closer on which is every like an unfair kind of statements are graphically true it is geographically true however cutter cutter in iran as bad as close as the united arab emirates on iran it's not very different but really it's about.