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Microsoft Issues Urgent Security Warning: Update Your PC Immediately
"Warning that was issued about a major problem and pretty much all versions of windows. It was called print Nightmare. Mike, I think we need to have some music like print nightmare Bum bum bum bom. Security advisor said that the flaw there you go. That was much better than my bump. Bump. Bump bump, Michael. By the way, there's a problem in the Windows Prince Schooler service hackers could remotely run code to install programs like malware, they could delete data they could create new accounts. And it's not just a proof of concept theory is a critical critical flaw that was being actively exploited. As a matter of fact, here in the studios. I mean, the printers just didn't work because our it genius has said Nope. Until Windows has a fix for this. That's just the way it is. It must be a big issue because Microsoft is even rolling out a patch for Windows seven and they stop security updates for that about a year and a half ago. So we've got all the details about print nightmare over at commando dot com, including directions for patching your Windows PC. You need to do that. 78 10 and also Windows server. Out since the patch was released. Other researchers say that they found another exploit that can circumvent this so called fix. So if Microsoft finds that be the case, expect another patch to fix the problem with this patch that went to fix the other problem with the other patch. Yes.
RNC Says One of Its Contractors Was Hacked
"Russian. Ap targets republican national committee bloomberg sources. Say the threat actors were part of. Ap twenty nine or cozy bear previously tied to the solo in supply chain attack and the democratic national committee breach of two thousand. Sixteen in response to the report rnc spokesperson. Mike reid said there is no indication. The rnc was hacked or any rnc information was stolen. Read went on to say an attack was detected but administrators acted to block all access to its cloud environment and furthermore with microsoft to review their systems white house urges mayors too review cybersecurity posture at a virtual meeting with the bipartisan. Us conference of mayors deputy national security adviser and neuberger urged us mayors to meet with state agencies chiefs to properly evaluate their cyber security posture. The biden administration also reiterated. They would provide additional resources for mayors to shore up defences with the fbi and cyber security and infrastructure security agency tasked to provide assistance. This comes as local and state. Governments are increasingly targets of ransomware with the fbi issuing a public service announcement about the growing threat last year. Incomplete print nightmare emergency patch released. Microsoft issued the out of band. Emergency patch to fix a critical vulnerability dubbed print nightmare in the windows. Prints buhler service that could allow remote code execution with system level access. The patch is available for windows server. Windows ten windows eight and windows seven after it was released security researchers matthew hickey and will dorman found that while the patch is effective at preventing the remote code execution. Flaw attackers could still use the local privilege escalation component to gain system privileges on vulnerable systems for older windows versions further analysis by other security researchers found that the entire patch could be mitigated if the point and print policy was enabled. More information on the cassia hat comes out according to the company's ceo. Fred viuhkola between eight hundred and fifteen hundred businesses have been impacted by the supply chain attack against the company although he acknowledged getting more exact figure is difficult. Since the customers of its customers were the ones most impacted. He also had no comment on whether the company was negotiating with the ransomware operators because said in talks with the white house. The company didn't see any national risk posed by the attack. The overall impact of the attack has been felt globally with coop supermarkets in sweden forced close as well as dozens of schools in new
Apple Fends off Chinese Attempt to Get Around App Tracking
"Revolt confirms cassia attack. The operators of the revival ransomware gang confirmed that they were responsible for the recent supply attack against cassia although code reference. It had already made this responsibility clear while individual attacks against msp's and other businesses had ransoms already detailed. the rival operators also announced. They would make a universal decrypt or for the attack available. If someone paid a seventy million dollar ransom the attackers claimed to have encrypted over a million systems and researchers believe thousands of organizations have been impacted. White house will attribute half neom exchange attacks according to deputy national security adviser for cyber emerging technology and neuberger. The white house will formally attribute the recent microsoft exchange server attacks expected to come the next few weeks microsoft and other security researchers have found evidence that the group is state sponsored and operating out of china with white house recognition of this hinting that a more overt national response is on the way neuberger also praised the agencies work with microsoft to quickly release a one click tool to patch the server issues taking impacted exchange service from one hundred forty thousand to less than ten in a week. Cyber reinsurance rates. See a spike. According to the london-based reinsurance broker willis re international in july. The company saw forty percent jump in renewal rates as companies look for help in the recovery process from increasingly common ransomware attacks. This comes as the cyber insurance industry itself is getting shakeup with provider. Asa backing away. From ransomware insurance products and france considering banning ransomware insurance on the grounds that encourages attackers premiums for insurance offerings are also increasing as providers are now realizing the exposure many companies face in cybersecurity apple caused chinese tracking bluff. Several large chinese technology companies like by tencent and by dan's attempted to use a chinese advertising. Id or see a. Id as a work around for user tracking on ios when users opted out of letting developers access apple's identifier for advertisers logic. Being that if the major chinese at publishers all force the standard apple would be in the know win situation in the market however apple continued to block app updates attending to use the ca with the financial times of sources. Now saying see. I has lost support and the whole project has largely failed to gain traction
Kim Jong Un's Sister Slams US, Dismisses Chance for Talks to Resume
"The north Korean leader's sister has slammed the US dismissing the idea of talks Kim Jong owns powerful sister has spoken out against an early resumption of diplomacy with Washington saying the US expectations for talks with plugs them into a greater disappointment Kim yo Jong made the comments off the national security advisor Jake Sullivan described as an interesting signal Kim jong-un's recent statement that North Korea will be ready for both dialogue and confrontation but more of a confrontation on Monday the top U. S. envoy on north Korean affairs said on a visit to Seoul but he hoped to see a positive reaction from the north soon on US office for talks I'm Charles de Ledesma
Iranian Hard-Liner Ebrahim Raisi Wins Presidential Election Vote
"After the election of hardline presidential candidate ibrahim racy this weekend. Big questions now about what it means. For relations of the united states and a possible deal to rein in iran's nuclear program were to take those questions of president biden's national security advisor jake sullivan first. Let's check in with martha raddatz in tehran. Good morning martha good morning george. Nuclear talks are resuming today before they take pause as iran prepares for more conservative president overnight celebration in iran as a new president is officially announced. The ultra conservative racy the favourite of iran's supreme leader i a- tola ali khamenei. There had been a vigorous get out the vote. Campaign with posters depicting the severed hand of military leader qassem soleimani killed in the us drone strike last year urging voters to do it for him but fewer than fifty percent cast ballots. The lowest turnout in the history of presidential elections after the nineteen seventy nine islamic revolution. Many staying home believing the election was rigged. You did not vote dinah. Why not betting kit. If i had both that they wouldn't have counted my book but ryan. Uc's supporters believe he could help rebuild iran's devastated economy. You voted for racy because you think he can help. The economy is your yes. I believe because he has the experience in the judiciary. I'm sure he knows the ways to make things better. The economy crippled in part by heavy sanctions imposed by the us. When former president trump pulled out of the nuclear deal rice. He has voiced support for reviving that deal but it could be more difficult for president biden to get a tougher or lengthier deal from the hardline. Cleric the trump administration also personally sanctioned for human rights abuses sanctions that have not yet been lifted.
Ibrahim Raisi Wins Election as Iran's President as Nuclear Deal Talks Resume
"The election of hardline presidential candidate ibrahim racy this weekend. Big questions now about what it means. For relations of the united states and a possible deal to rein in iran's nuclear program were to take those questions of president biden's national security advisor jake sullivan first. Let's check in with martha raddatz in tehran. Good morning martha good morning george. Nuclear talks are resuming today before they take pause as iran prepares for more conservative president overnight celebration in iran as a new president is officially announced. The ultra conservative racy the favourite of iran's supreme leader i a- tola ali khamenei. There had been a vigorous get out the vote. Campaign with posters depicting the severed hand of military leader qassem soleimani killed in the us drone strike last year urging voters to do it for him but fewer than fifty percent cast ballots. The lowest turnout in the history of presidential elections after the nineteen seventy nine islamic revolution. Many staying home believing the election was rigged. You did not vote dinah. Why not betting kit. If i had both that they wouldn't have counted my book but ryan. Uc's supporters believe he could help rebuild iran's devastated economy. You voted for racy because you think he can help. The economy is your yes. I believe because he has the experience in the judiciary. I'm sure he knows the ways to make things better. The economy crippled in part by heavy sanctions imposed by the us. When former president trump pulled out of the nuclear deal rice. He has voiced support for reviving that deal but it could be more difficult for president biden to get a tougher or lengthier deal from the hardline. Cleric the trump administration also personally sanctioned for human rights abuses sanctions that have not yet been lifted.
Lawyer: US Drops Lawsuit, Grand Jury Probe Over Bolton Book
"The justice department has dropped its lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton who had written a book about his time in the trump administration the trump administration sued last year to block the release of John Bolton's book the room where it happened and to recover copies that had already been distributed saying it contained classified information the book painted a behind the scenes unflattering account of former president trump's foreign policy dealings with China and Ukraine alleging he made requests for political assistance from leaders of both countries the blighted ministrations filed a document in federal court dismissing the lawsuit against Bolton whose lawyers say a grand jury investigation into the book's publication also has been dropped Jackie Quinn Washington
Trump Secretly Subpoenaed Records of Democrats on House Intelligence Committee
"Breaking news tonight about the trump justice department's abusive power to investigate its enemies new york times reports. Prosecutors subpoenaed apple for data from the accounts of at least two democrats on the house intelligence committee aides and family members. One was a minor all told the records of at least a dozen people tied. The committee were seized in two thousand seventeen and early twentieth eighteen including those representative. Adam schiff of california then the panel's top democrat and now it's chairman katie. Benner covers the justice department from your times is one of the bylines on this story and she joins me now on the phone and thank you. Katie on short notice for joining us. Just walk us through what we know here. Sure the investigation really begins in two thousand seventeen soon. After donald trump became president as we all know there were several stories very unflattering to him also involve the leaks of sensitive or classified information. Jim komi talking. About memo's how. The president had pressured him to drop an investigation to michael national security adviser news about michael finn in michelson conversations with the russian ambassador and whether or not there's a questionable story after story basically detailing things about the trump administration that were highly questionable stories about the ongoing russian investigation which about with new to the public and the white house was determined to figure out who was the source of these leaks. Now people in the all the time administration's best all the time but we also saw as as these leaks were on and prosecutor started to think that they were hitting dead ends that they just never really
What to Expect From Biden's First Foreign Trip as President
"Biden already well into his second day, now his first full day of activities of his first overseas trip as chief executive. Clayton Neville reports on the first round of activities. Michael the president and first lady were greeted by American troops and their families at Royal Air Force milled in home. The first lady assured the troops that supporting them is her top priority. You are heroes, and that's why supporting you is so personal to US President Biden embarking on an eight day trip with the purpose of reasserting the US on the world stage at every point along the way. We're gonna make it clear that the United States is back. And democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges and the issues that matter most to our future. That we're committed to, leading with strength. Defending our values. And delivering for our people. The trip started with some good news from the White House. The Biden administration announced an agreement with Visor to purchase 500 million covid vaccine doses to be donated to more than 90 lower income countries over the next year. Busy week for the president to laid out his agenda. I'm heading to the G seven, then to the NATO ministerial and then Meet with Mr Putin to let him know. What I want him to know. That meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will come in Geneva next weekend, of course, is one of the more high profile meetings on the trip with a rising number of cyberattacks linked to groups in Russia. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the president's discussion with Putin will be significant. It's about a relationship of clarifying What our expectations are and laying out that if certain kinds of harmful activities continue to occur, there will be responses from the United States. White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked if the president was ready for the Putin meeting and others He's been getting ready for 50 years, he has been on the world stage. He's known a number of these leaders for decades, including President Putin and including a number of the leaders, he'll see it NATO and he'll see at the G seven in the days ahead. The U. S expected to re engage in the
US to Buy 500M Pfizer Vaccines to Share Globally
"AP sources say the US is set to buy a half billion more doses of Pfizer's coated nineteen vaccine to share globally according to people familiar with the plan president Biden tomorrow will announce the administration's going to buy five hundred million doses for sharing through the global Kovacs alliance to help donate more doses to poor countries around the world White House national security advisor Jake Sullivan would not confirm the plan while flying to Europe with the president sources say two hundred million doses would be shared this year and the rest in the first half of next year the announcement comes days after the White House unveiled plans to start sharing America's existing vaccines surplus with other nations Sager made Ghani Washington
On 1st Overseas Trip, Biden to Assure Allies and Meet Putin
"President Biden embarks today on the first overseas trip of his term with an agenda to reassert the United States on the world stage but in strip kicks off in the U. K. he hopes to study European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor he also believes the west must publicly demonstrate it can compete economically with China as the world emerges from the pandemic and push democracy is the only defense to rising forces of authoritarianism national security advisor Jake Sullivan the trip at its core will advance the fundamental thrust of Joe Biden's foreign policy to rally the world's democracies to tackle the great challenges of our time the eight day trip ends in Russia with president Putin or Sullivan says Biden will make clear if certain kinds of harmful activities continue to occur there will be responsive I'm Julie Walker
Biden Backs Ukraine Ahead Of His Summit Meeting With Putin
"Com. It's 10 40 before a packed briefing room today. A senior aide to President Biden gave a preview of the US president's upcoming meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, The president's national security advisor, says the sit down with Vladimir Putin will come after several days of meetings with America's allies, so he will go into this meeting with the wind at his back. Jake Sullivan says the summit shouldn't be seen as a reward for Putin. Sullivan also says the U. S. Doesn't expect any delivery Bals out of the summit. Instead, he describes it as an opportunity for both sides to exchange views that has value in and of itself. Asked whether the two leaders would meet with AIDS, present or alone, as Putin did with Donald
Biden Announces International COVID-19 Vaccine Sharing Plan
"The Biden ministration is laying out its plan for sharing twenty five million on used covert nineteen vaccine doses with other nations as that scene demand drops at home scores of countries have been asking the U. S. four doses so far only Mexico and Canada have received a combined four and a half a million the White House says will share about nineteen million doses with the you went back to global vaccine program would shots going to south and Central America Asia and Africa another six million will be sent to allies and partners like India and Iraq national security adviser Jake Sullivan's making clear the US wants nothing in return we're not seeking to extract concessions were not extorting he says the aim is solely to help end the pandemic Sager mag ani Washington
A Special on GDPR With Peter Berghmans
"Very happy to have you thank you very much for the. I'm happy to be so. Let me stop the all having been in. The gdp are converting owning three today. But for somebody like you. Who's started working on. In two thousand twelve giving certification them so on and also was a member of the flemish data protection authority. How do you see. gdp are. Should i say at three or zero or ten nine but what. How do you see the evolution of giddy along all these years. First of all as as you explained here. I'm leaving in belgium and in belgium. We already have a role that you have some other countries to where the role of a data protection officer. It was not called way It was the on security information security adviser extreme This role was a already existing and like local governments and healthcare organizations array. A heads some people That are doing the job that we know now as the trip of a data protection of when we started in two thousand twelve two thousand thirteen with gdp our trainings. We saw a lot of people with more technical backgrounds who already did The drop of the information security adviser and they are enrolled discourses so it was more focused on the technical elements actually
White House, Kremlin, Aim for Biden-Putin Summit in Geneva
"The White House and Kremlin are working to arrange a face to face meeting next month between presidents Biden and put in a U. S. official familiar with the planning says national security adviser Jake Sullivan's meeting with his Russian counterpart in Geneva which another official says is expected to be where the two presidents will meet both sides are looking at a summit in mid June at the end of president Biden's first foreign trip to Europe White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki says she's not ready to announce anything just yet we're still working on the details at the last leader summit in July twenty eighteen president trump refused to side with US intelligence agencies when Putin denied Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election Sager mag ani Washington
Israel Attacks Gaza Strip With Air and Ground Troops
"Israel's defense forces are continuing to strike targets in gaza rockets launched by hamas from within gaza are continuing to land in and around israeli cities. Since the start of the week at least one hundred nineteen people have been killed in gaza and in israel neither side is showing much willingness to scale matters. Down is the military or rhetorically as israeli troops and tanks deployed to the border with gaza. Israel's prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu has declared that hamas will pay a heavy price. How has warned of something similar in the event of an israeli ground. Salt well earlier. We spoke to so mark lyall grant from a uk permanent representative to the united nations mark also served as national security adviser to uk. Prime minister david cameron. And theresa may first of all doesn't strike you that there's any reason to regard what we're seeing in gaza now as different from the two thousand fourteen war. Well so far There'd be many fewer casualties. It's much shorter. In twenty fourteen more than two and a half thousand deaths senate went on for seven weeks and there was a a land invasion by israel of the gaza strip now. We haven't seen that yet. So i think the possibility of an escalating into what happened in two thousand fourteen is definitely there but i think there's also the opportunity potentially to avoid going down that track
White House: Russia Will Face Consequences if Navalny Dies in Prison
"National security advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN Russia will pay if Putin critic and main opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at Variety of different costs that we would impose. And I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr Navalny dies, so you've communicated that, But at the top there, President Biden apparently didn't mention Navalny in his call with Putin this week. He certainly didn't say anything about it publicly and his remarks on Thursday, and Russian state media is touting. This is proof that Biden has given up on the issue so Why isn't President Biden demanding Navalny's release? Or at least again, at least getting him a doctor at every single opportunity? Way actually have made the judgment that direct communication to the Russian government on this issue. Including both how we see it. How our allies and partners see it and what might unfold. Should something terrible happened to Mr Navalny? Should he looked terrible Things, of course have already happened to him, but should he pass away? We have judged that rather than just make general statements publicly, the best way to deal with this issue is privately on through diplomatic channels direct to the uppermost levels of the Russian government. Let me ask one specific question. Is the potential summit with Vladimir Putin on the table if Alexei Navalny passes away in prison. Not gonna get into hypotheticals in large part Danna because there isn't currently a summit on the books. It's something we're talking about, and that's some it would have to take place, of course in the right circumstances. In a way that could actually move the relationship forward, But I'm not gonna get into hypotheticals about when or whether the summit would likely occur. No Bonnie, who's had been on a hunger strike since March. 31st on Friday, described Threats to force feed him using straitjacket and other pleasures.
Navalny's Team Calls Protests Amid Reports of Failing Health
"Of jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny say they're planning for the largest protests in modern Russia. ABC is Julia MacFarland reports that Navalny's life is in jeopardy due to his hunger strike in jail have been met with international condemnation, National security advisor Jake Sullivan says the U. S government told Moscow There would be consequences if Navalny died in prison. European foreign ministers are also expected to discuss the matter on Monday.
"security adviser" Discussed on World News Analysis
"The economy to business and technology today covers regional and international issues that affect China and the world jeep up to date with today they get speaker with the day I feel very much grateful for providing jumps for me to communicate to the world and China's China's progress in China's accomplishment and also China's rich cultural heritage and of course China's desire to integrate delve into the international community. I believe today day open the window as well as built breach between people in China and the world. You're listening to world today. I'm joing KRISTALINA. Chiaki UvA is poised to succeed Christine Lagarde as managing director of the IMF after the board of the washington-based multilateral lender said on Monday. She was too so contender for the job. The sixty six year old Bulgarian served as Chief Executive of the World Bank since early two thousand seventeen for more on this we are now joined on the line by Dr Hans Peter Berkoff Professor Esser and chair of the banking and funds department at University of Home Heim in Germany so good evening. Thanks for joining us. I mean I oh tell us more about Kristalina Yogi elasticity well. She's a very interesting person who played many different roles in life she did grew up in communist this Bulgaria and just being professor and teaching there but very only had a keen interest on typically personally seemingly environmental class who put out a PhD see this on environment policies and I just think and then when the eastern counties did open up to the world they did use a child's anti I in science but then in politics and international institutions the global world so they got something like a second socialization so it's very competent person person to person that's got lots of experience said it'd be great diplomat which is maybe very important and to act. We've got grown tension to have somebody who's really bringing people together but I'm s longtime a World Bank official. I guess she's more experienced in developments than in dinning was perhaps the financial initial troubles in Advanced Countries how my dad effect is work with. I'm not sure really too because he's got lots of experience. He played the very important role in European Union about associate dealt also with developed countries and she's got this strong focus on environment environmental questions so who brings in a whole sad of competence so I would not be a fair that the city doesn't know much about if he's tough enough sometimes have to be in the F. I don't know but on the other hand even if I'm too has to be tough on the country's policy trying to help. Maybe she's easier to to tells US Polisena soft way bring people to accept it then somebody who just says these conditions are don't get any help so maybe there's kind of a diplomatic automatic. Approach might be better than I am. I know many countries had problems with them very unhappy about interference and maybe she can get this tangent a little bit lower. Her Vegas Challenges Ahead Against this backdrop of global economic slowdown well. I think they're still L. Debt crisis roaming in some countries and these debt crisis canopy sold is key economic economy in the in many countries slows don especially in southern Europe so I'm afraid if that problem is still on the table and might come back on the table urgently in the next two years and I guess guess another biggest challenge for her would be Argentina because abreast and Mauricio Macri is likely to be replaced by the populist challenger Bertel commanders in the upcoming election and finance help said he will seek to renegotiate the agreement with the IMF any idea how he's going to do doc personally I haven't but I I'm sure solutions whereas a substance remains and that's what's missing scale really take take care for us you can take away the substance of reforms which embedded in these kind of measures and on the other hand to give something to Miss President Mockery sorry to tooth found this becomes president and in the way that he can show something to the public those thoughts that he's got some success of the populist again. This might be either Argentina's in africom speaking with a little bit. The global community doesn't look so closed Argentina's so they'll might be easier to find it might be to find a compromise to give something but on the other end to receive something might be good for both I am. F- because there's some of the ball and for Argentina yes but actually we know there have long been some critics Somalian the Argentine public on both the skill and design alone and actually actually not only in Argentina. Many people are criticizing that. IMF's programs often calls for fiscal tightening that will push the economy into recession session so the argued that the IMF is actually hurting the country's that claims to help. I mean from your perspective. How how do you look at. IMF approach is is especially with regard to his guilty of. I didn't see that she would deviate from this policy. I didn't read anything about that. She's got different approach more soft approach okay so in substance. I think it will remain the same inform might be good might become easier so that might be ways to make the same pame measures look more complacent and maybe there's some might be some soft or some sweetness through my introducing. These kind of policy is teen. Pop tapped zapped if it's enough or if you stay in this criticism also. I'm I don't know but as I said great diplomat might help to get things through in a way that those par both sides prophet and that for both sides acceptable see thank you Dr Hans Feeder Berkow professor and chair of the banking and Finance Department at University University of Hometime in Germany coming up Jonah scraps foreign investment quotas on stock and bond markets. This is world today. Stay with us. Hi this is taken the today's show extra local and international perspectives on China's canonic and business issues having been in law government and finance in the United States. I find China's economic political evolution fascinates and hope you do. 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"security adviser" Discussed on World News Analysis
"You're listening to the world today. I'm joing the incoming European Commission President Salah Vonda Lyon has named her choices for the the European Union's new top team the people were on her list face some difficult challenges including handling the UK's exit from the twenty eight nation blog and a fight against climate change. The team will be the most gender diverse in European Union. His free was thirteen women and fourteen men Mon the Lion Promise to spearheaded geopolitical commission that will be a guardian for unilateralism she will officially replaced Commission Preston John Claude Juncker on November the first for more we are now joined on the line. Dr George to Gablers director of EU China programs and senior research fellow was International Center for European integration and so Dr Golfers. What's your takeaway from Monday alliance list of new European Union commissioners and were there any surprises. Thank you for having me to start with. I think it's important to focus on the nationality of the commissioner itself. I think that we are talking about the German lead Europe and this is now a R. N. evidence from the moment that person favored by America will succeed Mister there you go in the European Commission and at the same time you're talking about potential star prizes we should. I focus on the stop. Tzakda European the United States and the states themselves are the ones to make the decisions so in that regard they of the European Commission will be birthing but we're not to be the most important one in the EU forming furnishing policy making. I don't think that there are any surprises the prizes I think that UPN Commission will act according to plan but the experience from the last year suggest ask that Germany does not really have a vision about Europe and therefore. I'm not very optimistic that the official targets and tasks would be met in the next five years and then what do you see as the major tasks facing this new team you commissioner has got lot that she runs said it'll be in the union to protect the principal's seventy letters and free trade and most most important priority of course would be to how to deal with. Brexit brexit happened and obviously than Grayson crisis which is not openly discussed discussed right now in Europe. You certainly tolerance for the new a commissioner and a new cabinet ambassadors. I I think that also goes into relations with the economy. After nine. Socioeconomic crisis would be on the agenda and in regard I I expect the doctor commissioners on their the people of the German commission there too sexy meat and you're trying to work worked together in order to gain with all these challenges and or the input unpredictability in world affairs coming mainly from President Trump Phil Hogan has been nominated as the US new trade chief and immediately after his nomination he hit out at President Dole and forms trade policies and said he would try to make the US president see the Arafat's waves and abandoned some of the reckless behavior in relation to his relationship with China and describing Lina European Union as a security risk. So what can we expect in terms of ease future trade policy very very nice statements from the whole the whole gun thing. The question is asked to what extent he can bear shred president trump for that. This is the case indeed because the experience seems two thousand seventeen suggests that the president trump he's Zenda and therefore it is very talk sports team to change course in that regard. I started his unit. He's saying of course the European Union way attempt to sold auto American presidents dot the principles of them went out and free three should be preserved but it is not clear how American President will behave in the next month. I don't think that there is anyone in Europe right now who he's able to debate whether the American president wind impose tariffs or not it because you're the dime sent some threats then Jesus he's minding. It's not clear what will happen but certainly being human also on there as soon Hogan with them preserve their principles. I think that it's so so important for the European Union to act in accordance to the two thousand eighteen agreement understanding between President trump and for you commissioner as you care generally speaking these he's helping the bilateral relationship despite the current difficulties in Thailand and on the tariffs on I mean if the US designed to slap APP tariffs on all the incoming parts by mid-november because he judged that the the automotive imports are a threat to national security if America decided to do that how might Europe respond to that move well. I think that the next week's will be critical because most important the objective of the union will be to prevent American praising imposing those those targets. I'm saying this because the experience this the this is perseverance because the topics that you just this Gospel where I phone divy the American phrase then the first of two thousand and nineteen so very Steve Kerr possibility that will not happen but each other and in the end. I think that's when react the same way so I seem likely will take place acid is happening with with aside. I think that the union to do that and to the car and stages often relations suggest that these perfect will happen again. He does not invaders of the European Union to do that by contrast what he's interested in the interest of the European Union used to see to what extent you can reach a compromise with president trump in order to prevent that kind of and there is an agreement which was signed the inaugural thing in Washington. DC about the expert so American beef to Europe's instant but personally believe east more American. Eh exports to the Union can happen then possibly be American president will be interested in postponing again then the Palest- against the union so I mean we know the US and Japan are actually discussing this kind of deal where the agricultural market access traded for some industrial tariff reductions and the promise of immunity from the Auto Levy is steaming that Europe will likely to negotiate some similar alert on agreements was the US what is very good question is personal but at the same time if we look at the timetable. I think that more more time is required for this and what is happening right now. In the European Union the European Parliament needs to vote for the new commissioners. Ah Star Trek assuming universe in November and November means we only have twelve months and things they knew American eventual that election so I don't think that the time for company chance you've reached between the United States and union or very few already very good in interest of glasses but taking into account especially from 2021 words but it's interim deal with domestic politics I don't I don't think that we should be optimistic in that regard and also Margaret the vast sugar that you use compitition chief will be promoted to ex executive vice president with with an expanded bow in charge of regulating US tech companies and she has been dubbed the Tax Lady by President Trump trump and has done a shout record competition finds to Google how to read von Alliance choice for for this position. I think this this appointment is in line with the general priorities of the European Union to see how you can possibly benefit economically. Tony by the engagement off read these companies in the international market. these said disagreement between the European Union ending the United States was also using research and during the recent g seven summit in France so I expect that it'll be union again and will be cremated to preserve its own principles and not in in that regard it is here that the union is not AH anyone they're interested to make imperfectly sensors food the United States to extend that those concessions do harm harm its own interested in personally opened market more for the United States but not the kind of contentions because coast American phrase threatening European with tariffs so I expect continuity in that regard and I think that this is generally speaking a line the von Dhillon has promised that the next European Commission will be geopolitical and Guardian for multilateralism and she said her commission would quote though the partnership with the United States definer relations with a more self assertive China and be a reliable neighbour wash. What should we make of these starting with the second point out the Gardner from what I think that the European Union imposed doc regard would act I after he from last year's Copa to collaborate with other countries across the northern to foster international cooperation but as far as you are concerned I would be a AH pessimistic regarding future off you know being union again. Rookie ought to be experienced from the US eat. These overuse of the European Union cannot play three year geopolitical road because the general commitment to defense affairs remain remain at large early meted now as far as China he's going to get a union Rawlins to grow appropriate with China but also it's own agenda which sees you connectivity agenda program. I think that the European Union and wants more access to the Chinese market. There's some other negotiations between the two sides and I think they knew cabinet in brasses with implement that these addenda now another challenge is important concern related to the potential enlargement selfish thing Europe up and boy comes out. This is not practically only James. Duh host the European Union and the main reason. I'm saying these that name when Birkin countries share the comply with sorry to interrupt to you Mr Dr Georgia Gulf is director of e you Jonah programs.
"security adviser" Discussed on World News Analysis
"US President Donald Trump has announced the departure of his heart art line National Security Adviser on Boston falling several strong disagreements between the two men President Trump said he would appoint Bolton's replacement next week Bolton offer a different story to the one presented by the US president tweeting quote. I offered to resign last night and president trump said let's let's talk. Let's talk about it tomorrow. Joe Bolton was trump's stirred national security advisor Falling Michael Flynn and HR McMaster as a bone enforce policy hulk Walton has disagreed with the president on issues such as Yvonne North Korea and Afghanistan for more on those. We're now joined in the studio by issue tyndall our chief political analyst so she knew all surprised by this news five orden's son departure not a completely first of all. Ram joined button is really issue of time because it has been in the news of like a president trump of thinking the of firing join button is really about when and secondly I think the only surprising issue probably is yeah. I mean not that surprising the twitter again right the talk to each other but a steel trump who decided to announce the news filter couldn't tell us more about the contacts for the various areas that boughten and trump disagreed that out merely led to his departure. Yes this join. Monte is knowing as hot lender some people to call him extremists in people describe him as someone who is looking at the map to look for the country that the US has not yet bomb so he's a strong advocate to launch a war against Iran biscuit he at that you know like a in three months of time. We can't completely take takeover of Iran so we can destroy all the nuclear facilities as whatever over there and also over North Korean nuclear issue his idea is instead of supporting trump to continue the negotiation and dialogue with North Korean leadership. His idea is like he talked offer. Libya model basically is like the the handover of all the nuclear materials materials from North Korea. Remember would happen to two Libyan leader Qaddafi bisque. The leader was killed after he handed over all the nuclear material due to the Western countries and also you know he talked about how it would be to topple the government in Venezuela but the prude food is not that easy and failed to achieve that goal. I think all these have contributed to his departure and I think that trump simply simply wants to reach a deal with Iran leadership with North Korean leadership or Taliban. That's his style. He'll want to solve the problem palm through you say maximum pressure or dialogue but not warm boughten is awful war but I mean there was a time when important was very influential president's foreign policy him that push for the president to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and to withdraw from the treaty tweety and to go to Venezuela advocate a coup over president module but asked him said we've seen over the last several months study have been more and more disagreements on many. FDIC shoes what what's behind those changes were think first of all there is like a whole far you can push ray of course have played a very important role in helping being president trump making a hotline decisions in terms of the each nuclear issue over the Venezuela situation over there but the problem is like if you push too hard the president trump would feel are obviously uncomfortable because after all he's not looking for a war in Iran because of him same overseas battles for him is a he's a cost is too costly and also is not in the interest of the United States hit the rudder withdraw all troops from the Middle East because for him. There's no point to her for fighting any war over there so for him yes he wants to solve the Iranian nuclear show but not through war maybe through sanctions or maximum pressure and secondly remember because of his hotline position addition because of his the boat and straightforward talks either to the media all over the conference in. He sometimes acted like he's as a secretary of state. Is that Mike Pompeo so this created opt to say some. I happy feelings between the two the people. US media even reported that to the were on at last days on the terms of not speaking to each other so remember pompeo is very loyal to President President trump trump. Obviously trust a Pompeo so those people at just as you know trump's added. Many people in my administration don't agree. Are you with John. Bolton not only me but also my people so that's one more resume to push him away but I mean looking back a what do you make of John Importance in impact on Americans foreign policy where didn't make the most difference I think because of the presence Sir of joined Bolton you see at one point of time there was almost a with Iran trump older the airstrike against Iran forces but in his own words just to be like ten minutes to go for the order to be effective. He called off the older so you see how dangerous is remember. Iran is not Iraq. If there's a wall you can say the will last like a God knows how many years remember Afghanistan. US hasn't been fighting for eighteen years and for the Iranians the big regional power they have a big influence in this region and did not have this of course the in the sense of like official military troops but also there's a revolutionary originally troops but also the support of many non-government organisations military organizations either in Lebanon or Syria or Iraq doc so that would be out of a very very difficult not to crack for the United States if there's a wall that would be costly that would be a a big big invite a burden on the shoulder of president trump so he called it off and I think when he looked back probably is sold the effects of John Bolton too much facts probably are his raking process so I'm in view this as a positive development in terms of US foreign policy positive from that's why you do see celebration for example experts on the issue experts experts on the current issue those experts that do celebrate the departure of John Bolton say at least a now. We are relieved because there's not going. I'm to be a war in the dealer is not going to be a war in the Persian Gulf War with the Iranians so people do see that people know oh you know it's like there's a in the right warning. Now is off at least the problem we were still there but people see yes there would be more talks probably back and forth and still there will be challenges ahead were difficult had but at least people are pretty sure there won't be a war at least least in the short time period of time. We'll be any changes in a way that form station conducts foreign policy moving ahead good point. I think it was the departure of joint boughten a a president trump will go ahead. Probably it's easier for him to restart the negotiation with say for example North Korea leadership and and even with some progress that's possible because of less opposition out within his administration remember at the very beginning in the uh-huh were beginning in Singapore for the first summit between trump and his northern part can join that took I stopped very first summit almost sabotaged by joined Bolton and also joined Bolton talk about this model that Tur- has greatly angered at the North Korean leader leadership basically if you re to the North Korean media the singled out join boughten to be left outside for the future discussion this I've joined bought in basically the idea is John Balding in their if join boating is with the team. AM is very difficult to make any progress and also people blame joined Baltin for the failure in a second Islamic Hanoi between trump and the conjoined conjoined because on the on the list on list of the names John was on there but at the last minute to bond showed up and so a summit failed and then naturally people blame him because his heart lung views on North Korea so with his departure hopefully we will see some progress in terms of US North Korea relationship and also probably the resolve of resolving of this nuclear issue in with Iran. Now what about Afghanistan foam himself said the talks is Taliban are now dead. This is a bait unclear because the trump said it. You know it's like okay. This is the end for solving this problem for negotiation but still people see that that's also proudly adorned Bolton was against the idea and the chief negotiator of the trump administration addition I guess you know him and other officials were continued to push for the idea for the dialogue Easter with the government all you do uh in a different framework for example with the government and also with the presence for Taliban officials how that instead of having a dialogue August loan with Afghanistan with Taliban officials so we don't know whatever happened but in general we can what we can get these like the you know. I think the US law is clear by military force alone they will not be able to solve this. Afghan issue and also it would not be easy for them to withdraw their troops unless there's agreement in one form or another and trump said he will announce a successor next week any any idea who might be on his list is a difficult one because right now it's joined Bolton was replaced by hates the deputy this guy is also considered it even more extreme than joined. Bolton hit talked publicly about a nuclear war Celica if it's about the death of more than one hundred million people probably is too costly for the US or Russia to too busy shoulder this burden but you've if we talk if we were talking about the death of millions of people like to millions of thoughts are like a US Russia. Yes they can accept it that it kind of result so this is itself is shocking. You talk about nuclear war. There's a very few probably choices right now because the if if you look at the traditional strategic thinkers all the military officials the AMMO. I don't think there's interest to work to join the trump administration because of this uncertainty because you never know you will be fired on twitter and also if you disagree with the president is avert difficult for you to have the position probably for more than a year. Thank you should enjoy.
"security adviser" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"MSNBC's as the oath available now wherever you get your podcasts a former Russian asset ed who had been living in the Washington area has been moved to a secret location after his role as an informant to our country came to light this week New York Times reported the man who was one of the most important assets was a key to their conclusion in fact that Putin himself ordered the two thousand sixteen meddling into our election the source was extracted from the Kremlin in twenty seventeen the Times puts it in in perspective and we quote the move brought to an end the career of one of the CIA is most important sources it also effectively blinded American Intelligence Agency officials to the view from inside Russia as they saw clues about Kremlin interference in the two thousand eighteen midterm elections and next year's presidential contest Russian state media today identified this potential source said he did work for the Russian government but downplayed the role he had here for more Frank Trigg Caluzzi former FBI assistant director notably for Counter Intelligence and Michael Schmidt Pulitzer Prize winning Washington correspondent for the New York Times Franken in order to have practiced counterintelligence for as many years as you did. It means knowing a lot about intelligence how valuable would would someone like this have been to US Brian. This is the kind of human source that you can go an entire career. The end never be exposed to to have someone that's called a recruitment place at this level reportedly with access to Vladimir. Putin's office is exceptionally rare and Americans through this unfortunate leak are getting very rare. Glimpse of the human stakes involved this human in being risked. His life risked his family to work for our team for the United States and reportedly among the information he provided was information detailing Putin's direct involvement in Russian interference with our two thousand sixteen presidential election Putin's personal final desire to see trump win. That's the kind of thing that Americans need to understand. People who've never read people in the Senate and the House who've never read the mother report who write it off laugh it off as something insignificant need to understand the human toll and the human side and this story it depicts that in in great detail Michael Schmidt does this first of all the warning from Robert Muller at the hearing about their current meddling thing in our political process was one of the few things that came through from that day that sound bite may be the most repeated in our media media second. The loss of this asset. Has it added to the view. The government types you talked to that are preparation for their interference in twenty twenty is either flat footed or straight up hampered. Well whatever information the government had in twenty 2016 that got them to that conclusion that Putin had played a role in trying to tip the scales for trump will not be they're coming into the next selection and that just means that the intelligence community will be at a huge disadvantage as they try and figure out what is actually going on around the election and that means that they'll have to rely more on intercepts that means that they'll have to go out and find sources but developing source like this takes a very very long time. It's not just something they can just go out and get so my sense is that coming in two thousand twenty they will be flying blind in a way that they weren't in twenty 2016 because if you remember back to that period of time after trump got elected the intelligence community came out with this document it was such specific information and he tells you meeting put its full weight behind this document and you sort of understand why they did that if they had such a good source so so frank for our viewers who have not read into the depths of this story it's reported this asset was close enough to Putin physically and in his political Michael Orbit to have taken photos of the papers on Putin's desk having established that Mike just use the expression flying blind..
"security adviser" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Even while Bolton was still serving in the post today White House spokesman Hogan Gidley echoed the President's explanation for John Bolton's departure John Bolton's priorities policies don't line up with the president's and any sitting president has the right to put someone in that position that can carry out his agenda that became no longer tenable so the president made a change Hogan Gidley in the driveway a reminder they do have a briefing room there some great and detailed reporting out tonight. I takes advantage of a deeply leaky. White House to point out the tensions between Bolton and the President Washington Post is on the board with this Bolton did not like like trump's repeated meetings with Kim Jong UN and had argued against directly meeting with Iranian officials. He also did not like the president's repeated insistence that Russia rejoined the Group of Seven nations it had been reported that one of Bolton's main adversaries in the administration is that Man Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a smiling Elaine pompeo talked about bolden during a White House briefing held in the actual briefing room that the now former national security advisor was supposed to attend himself itself less than an hour after trump's announcement the presence entitled to the staff that he wants that at any moment this he should have people trust trust and values and whose efforts and judgments benefit him and delivering American Foreign Policy if there were many times in basketball than disagreed. That's to be sure we're you blindsided unsighted by what occurred today. I'm never surprised the times right. The Pot writes that pompeo quote has proved more adept apt at managing the president and subordinating his views to Mr Trump's while Mr Bolton kept pushing his beliefs even after they were rejected Mr Pompeo. Ao did not see Mr Bolton as a team player but as someone who undermined the president's policies and politico is reporting for months the Fox News Channel Host Tucker Carlson and have been lobbying President Donald Trump to fire John Bolton and frequently told trump that Bolton not only wasn't on his team but was using the news media the against him that would be something approaching full circle for John Bolton who came to trump's attention initially because of his frequent appearances on Fox News ultimately. I think our objective should be to overthrow the regime in Tehran. I think the only diplomatic option left is to end the regime team in North Korea question. How do you know that the North Korean regime is lying answer. Their lips are moving but then came this once Bolton was was on trump's team signed up trump often referred to Bolton's aggressive stance on national security issues. John Bolton is absolutely talk is up to him. He'd take on the whole world at one time. I have John Bolton who I would definitely say is the Hawk and I have other people that are on the other side of the equation. The jugs very good you. John is a his strong views and things but that's okay. I actually temper John. which is pretty amazing isn't it? Nobody nobody thought that was gonNA. I'm the one that tempers him but that's okay. Bolton's departure puts him at the end of a very long and growing roster of trump officials who have hi there been ousted or resign since the beginning of this still young presidency Deputy National Security Adviser Charles Kupperman is taking over Bolton's job Bob on an interim basis which brings us to our leadoff discussion on a Tuesday night Philip Rucker Pulitzer Prize winning White House Bureau chief for The Washington Post Jeremy Jeremy Bash former chief of staff at the CIA and the Pentagon as well as former counsel to the House Intel Committee and Kimberly Atkins senior Washington correspondent for WBZ Boston's NPR news station. Welcome to you all fill. I'd like to begin with you just tonight. Tucker Carlson by the way is quoted it s calling this a great day for America and saying of Bolton. He's a man of the left. What is your after Action Report. Was this loyalty problems or leaks. Was this outside voices or actual policy Brian. It's a basically all of the above of and by the time bolden left the administration the list of his detractors of the people inside the administration who did did not admire him was quite long at it included clued by the way the first lady and the Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney trump and Bolton have disagreed from really the beginning of this relationship especially on North Korea but also on Afghanistan on Iran on other issues the problem for trump in recent weeks however is that Bolton's disagreements increasingly became publicly tone through media reports Bolton of course denies that he has leaked those sorts of details but it bothered the president that the the disputes that these discussions they were having especially on Afghanistan those peace talks with the Taliban. We're coming into full view and there was really a breakdown in the way that the national security apparatus of the administration was Working Bolton in the final weeks. According to my colleagues reporting at the post was not even on speaking terms with the secretary of state. Mike Pompeo you and trump saw that as a real problem and started to really resent Bolton. I talked to a senior administration official former official earlier today who said that Bolton. We're really acted like a big shot in the White House. He had a big entourage. His aides were more loyal to him than to the president himself and the president on ultimately just got sick of Bat Jeremy Bash two points here number one. This is hardly the first time we've seen tension between two powerful jobs in the modern era national security advisor advisor in the White House Henry Kissinger and Secretary of state point number two is an example from Rand Paul of some of the reaction today. Let's listen together together with John Bolton out of the White House. The threat of war around the world is greatly diminished. President really does want to end the war in Afghanistan. I think he could but he needs people around him. Who Support Division. He's putting forward so Jeremy after all this. Do you think this marks any change in direction direction on policy for this presidency well. I think the president makes it up as he goes along the you know he he improvises foreign policy. There's is no doctrinal northstar no foreign policy goal he's driving towards and so for that reason John Bolton who very much came out of the doctrinal school of being a muscular internationalist really favored military intervention in the context of Iran did not like cozying up to Putin did not like the bromance with Kim Jong Hoon and obviously was very wary of doing a peace deal with the Taliban that would remove US troops in intelligence professionals from Afghanistan during the nine nine eleven anniversary week and so they're really this. This clash in some ways was inevitable and I think it shows you the extent of the chaos the extent the dysfunction and these are critically important jobs because Donald Trump is very lucky. We have not had a major national security crisis a no kidding getting full blown crisis in attack on the homeland or some significant military confrontation and when that happens you need professionals around you can get give you oh the honest facts and the best advice Jeremy. I was thinking earlier tonight. We have a look at one of the testing sessions for what we're going to see tomorrow evening. this is after all the eve of the nine eleven anniversary hard to believe it's been eighteen years and tomorrow evening over the Lower Manhattan. We will see those two shafts of Blue Light. That's still puts a lump in your throat to your point. God forbid. We have not not witnessed a genuine crisis because that's the day you realize the job of national security advisor in the White House is one of the most consequential in the free world absolutely and the fundamental aspects of the job are to bring together the folks from the other agencies director of National Intelligence a chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff the secretaries of defense and state and the other cat the other cabinet leads and to provide options to the president to amass the facts to consult with allies partners around the world and to give the president options to respond to a crisis John Bolton had basically become a cable TV commentator in the White White House with no mandate other than to push his own views in his agenda and that's what God cross ways but it also shows how dysfunctional the national security processes become found under president trump Kim at the start of our broadcast. We showed a piece of video that we we didn't explain that was while this was all going on on shortly before the announcement the camera crews that are always camped out in the driveway and the briefing room saw John Bolton all by his lonesome on his cell L. phone come out of the North West Portico there in the West Wing no marine present just standing there still the national security security advisor to the president making a phone call next time we heard his name. It was his departure so Kim. You've covered this crowd for a long time. You talked to a lot of people is the lesson of this that if you manage up your chances at a longer tenure are better essentially. I mean this is is the White House that is run by president trump when he was first elected. There was a lot of talk particularly when it came to things like the national security the apparatus that president trump might be sort of an empty vessel or a blank slate through which others could kind of govern and just use him a as as a means to get there. We're seeing increasingly that that just isn't the case. president trump likes to surround himself with people as a a secretary pompeo said who he trusts but the problem is finding people who can trust him trust that they would listen to his advice and in and do the job that they allow them to do the job that they're there to do. President trump is very interested in who contradicts him particularly public. I think this all came to a head clearly because of the reports that there was dissension within the White House not just between a Bolton and the president event but a dragging the vice president to it too with news reports suggesting that he was on Bolton side when it came to that that meeting with with the Taliban leaders that never happened that seemed to really anger this president one thing that I'm hearing from the hill of course from a lot of lawmakers you talked about some of the Republicans who we're not sad to see Bolton. Go Certainly the Democrats were not fans of Bolton. I think Tucker Carlson is wrong there but there is a lot of there's still a lot of dismay dismay because they're saying at a time where there are so many big issues and national security and in foreign relations we have foreign we have Prime Minister Benjamin. Njit Netanyahu for example just as all this was happening was claiming that the United States was going to assist him or or be cooperate with him in annexing parts of the West Bank. There's a lot going on and the national security apparatus is in complete disarray. There's no sense of WHO's in charge. The president is firing people on twitter witter and all that makes it very difficult for the United States to lead so it's a lot of chaos and confusion. It's something that the president doesn't seem seem to mind so much but certainly folks on the hill and elsewhere are very concerned about a terrific point where Netanyahu was concerned one of the stories that did get by today. Hey Jeremy German newspaper reporters love the expression being mentioned for the job who is being mentioned for the job. I think I've read ten to twelve of names today. Who wants this job. Phil well. It's hard because this person will be the fourth national security adviser and and I think they were worry worry that their tenure would end badly just as a three predecessors had worry. There are couple of people throughout the administration. There are some ambassadors currently serving in posts and there there are some others from the outside who I guess trump likes their commentary so none of these are sort of the most prominent senior national security professionals from from the Republican establishment establishment but someone will fill the job although I think effectively Pompeii O. Kissinger will serve effectively as both secretary of State State and National Security Advisor at the same time because everything goes back to Henry Kissinger Phil Rucker your paper among those out with new polling and the number is rather shocking. Washington Post poll thirty eight approve fifty six disapprove. CNN poll thirty nine approve move fifty-five disapprove either way. That's a long way underwater for a sitting president. He's shown. He has a ceiling wing. That's under fifty but Phil Rucker. A lot of people are drawing a clear red line from what we've been covering. Two numbers like that. Yeah Brian Bryan knows the numbers are clearly alarming for the president and his campaign advisers as they look ahead to the reelection campaign that is not a good place for any incumbent to be he he of course has time to make up ground but he had an opportunity this summer to try to build a stronger political foundation and did not do so it turned out to be eh in his own advisers telling summer of self sabotage and missed opportunities and that in turn has been enraging the president in recent weeks. It's the reason reason you've seen him. ramp up the attacks on twitter and at his rallies against the media against polling specifically he went after that Washington Post. ABC News His poll this morning is somehow inaccurate even though it's obviously a scientific study of public opinion and it's just a sign I think for for the trump team that there are some real real dangerous here as they look ahead to the reelection and they try to you know focused on an agenda that can brought in his support to Kimberly Atkins to Jeremy Bash to Philip Rucker our thanks for starting off our conversation so nicely on this Tuesday evening and coming up for us the fallout from extracting a CIA asset from deep within the Kremlin apparently and later despite a revolving door of departures the president repeatedly denies any chaos and his administration all of it as our allies and adversaries look on with great interest as you might imagine all of it is the eleventh hour is just getting started on a Tuesday night in in view of.
"security adviser" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Of course of action or the president was going to capitulate which seemed highly unlikely so something was going to come acropper at some stage it seemed but it it's hard to think of anyone who in Republican politics and foreign policy or any of of our politics and foreign policy who agrees with Donald Trump on North Korea has approached North Korea on this idea of let's fight the Taliban to Camp David or on the the trump tariffs which are a national security issue and I it's hard to think of who would fit well. I think there are degrees degrees of fitting. I mean let's break this down. There's there's two levels of challenge. One is finding a national security advisor who can serve the president effectively from the vantage point of being a good national security adviser. I think Bolton failed in that regard to the extent that he refused to run a proper national national security decision making process that involved all of the cabinet level principals sitting around the table wrestling with the analysis and the facts and the intelligence. It's in the very difficult options that surround any tough national security decision. He didn't run that process and he arrogated a lot out of a thirty to himself and I was wrong on a number of important issues having said that we could have the second coming of as national security adviser the greatest one in history running a perfect process and still we'd have a president who could care less and wasn't as an interested in facts history analysis or the national interest and that's what we have so we have two problems of process a national security decision making process assists that is badly broken and a president who is not interested in rational decision making that serves the national interest. What should people be so yes it? It would be a hard job for anybody what should be will be hoping for in the next National Security Adviser on. I include opponents of the president. What should they be hoping oh before and the next national security adviser somebody with integrity somebody with judgment somebody who recognizes uses that being national security adviser is not a solo endeavor? I liken it to being a point guard leading basketball team and I write about that in my book it is a team sport and we don't seem to have had that of late. I also would like to see National Security Advisor. Who's prepared to tell the president isn't the truth and differ with the president when necessary in that regard I get Bolton credit because the national security adviser is supposed post to keep his council his or her counsel private but is supposed to give their honest and best judgment and in this instance? We have a president who seems I'm sitting not want to hear anything other than yes yeah I mean. This seems to be an illustration of many things but one of the might be. This is what happens to you if you do tell president trump of what you honestly think about something in this case John Bolton is reported to have been the maybe the key player in stopping the Taliban visit to Camp David and that frustrated the president and now John Bolton's gone that maybe the lesson of this. This is what happens if you tell the president the truth well then we're GONNA have probably seven or eight national security advisers if we have decent ones by the time this administration gets through four years because the last thing we need whether you know as the head of no or National Security Advisor is leadership that lives or leadership that Abu Skates or leadership that isn't interested in the national interest and that that's even more dangerous than than anything that I can think of President Obama had Missouri Call a grand total of three national security the advisers over the eight years with you serving the longest in in that office president trump has now gone through three he'll be starting his fourth he promises next week and so they could be on track to getting close to eight even in the first term what does that do to the national security processes within the administration. It's extraordinarily disruptive and it's irresponsible responsible quite frankly to illustrate the point when I was named National Security Advisor in early June of two thousand thirteen and I had more than a month of about a month of overlap with my predecessor Tom Donilon that was time in which even though I was still serving as United Nations ambassador. I spent most of my time in Washington meeting with Tom Going in great depth through the issues that we're on on our plate and the processes that I needed to understand I spent time in national security meetings one the president's daily briefing with the present in the United States. I got a sense of how President Obama wanted that role to be played very very important role at the right hand of the president and when I came to back to Washington to take on the job Joe I I am not only well prepared by Tom in that process but obviously I had the experience of having sat at the principal's decision making table for the prior four and a half years it is not at all clear who who president trump is going to get to sit in the National Security Adviser's office who will have the experience the judgment as well as the preparation nation to hit the ground running and with all that's going on in the world that is exactly what we need you at this story that has broken in our news over the last twenty four hours a major news organizations including NBC News reporting on the extraction of a spy working for the United States dates within the Russian government. this occurred during your watch as national security adviser according to the stories that's when the harvest of the information was coming in from the spy in the first consideration of extracting him during your time in office. What can you share with us about that and what elements of the reporting could you confirm for US Lawrence? I can't discuss classified information and I've never done it. My career and I'm not going to start now now. Is there anything that you would caution the public about in in what they're reading about this story now. No I don't want to get into parsing the story and what may be accurate or interact inaccurate it just not appropriate ambassador Susan Rice. That's where I think we understand that completely. Thank you very much for joining us. We really appreciate it great to be with Lawrence. Thank you coming up. Charlie Cook has a major prediction for the twenty twenty presidential election and it is not good for Donald Trump will also get Charlie Kurtz reaction to these special election in North Carolina tonight. Charlie Cooke joins US next. We're we're back with tonight's breaking election news North Carolina. NBC News Projects that Republican Dan Bishop will win the special election in North Carolina's ninth congressional district joining us now is Charlie cookies the editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report he's NBC News Political Analyst and Calmest for the National Journal and just who we want to be talking talking to tonight on a special election night Charlie reaction to what we've seen in North Carolina tonight you know the old line that there's nothing more exhilarating than having been shot at and missed well. Well Republicans have to be really exhilerated because you know they've come this as a district that not only did Donald Trump win by twelve points but Mitt Romney won by twelve points so so they should be coasting instead they win by two points which is more than we expected really as of last few days five thousand but the thing is this would have been an apocalyptic story for Republicans had a law so they've got to be really really really relieved but the signal is still there they underperformed by ten points last November number across the board Republicans underperform by six percentage points so repugnant to really really really worry about what's going on in the suburbs because Democrats Kratz when they picked up forty seats last year in suburbs of Atlanta and Dallas and Houston Kansas City and Oklahoma City and Richmond. They're still more out there so republicans he'd very very nervous that can be relieved about North Carolina not so how many seats to Republicans have where their their margin of comfort is lower than the one they had going into tonight's election. What is that thirty one? I want to say that there are still plenty of districts out there that president trump won by fewer than say six seven. Well certainly ten points there. There's a whole slew of them now. Democrats have have decent candidates in all of them but we're we're looking you know republic. The Chances of Republicans picking up the house are just really really really really small and that's you know given that the margin isn't that why that's really bad news for them but they've got to be relieved because is this would have been a disaster had you had two points. Go the other direction Charlie. Please stay with us. We got to squeeze it in one final commercial break here when we come back. I WANNA get your big prediction that you you issue this week about the twenty twenty presidential election. We're GONNA be right back with Charlie. Cook Charlie Cook the editor intern publisher. The Cook Political Report is back with US Charlie. I read a major prediction of yours in John Harwood's column yesterday about the twenty two thousand election and it's all about if the election is a referendum on president trump that go ahead go ahead okay. I'm sorry I was. I thought it was going to be that's the thing is if it's so referendum that's not a race where he can win I mean whether you had the two thirty nine the Gallup and CNN polls that had him at thirty nine percent today eh or the ABC Washington Post at forty three these aren't alone you've had three hundred and forty eight major national polls ask his approve disapprove move in exactly one out of three hundred and forty eight was his approval higher than his disapproval one Fox back in February of two thousand seventeen and when you look at look at that CNN number about thirty percent say he deserves reelection and sixty percent that thirty six that he deserves reelection in sixty that he doesn't you sort of combine this. If it's up or down on him he can't win that. He's gotTa make this a choice in a choice between him and something less desirable and that's where it's like. The old story about the woman was asked by a friend house her husband she replied compared to what and a how president trump's GonNa do compared to what because if it's up or down on him he can't win this but aren't incumbents usually what the issue is isn't when you haven't come into race. Isn't it usually a referendum on the incumbent. Yes it is but we've never seen one quite like this. This where the remarkable thing about president trump's numbers are it's the lack of elasticity that you know take Gallup his best. The job proved reprove writing yet forty six his worst thirty five for Fox's forty eight and thirty eight ten Levin Point Ranges so that there's not much much give their so seventy five percent of Americans strongly approve or strongly disapproved. There's no ambiguity here so there's not not his numbers I mean all presidents numbers they start big. They go down they come up and down his have been in a very tight trading range and it shows that people's People's minds about him is made up or made up but their minds about whoever the fill in the blank Democrat now that's up in the air and he's got to make a choice one of the most important aspects of it being a referendum on Donald Trump. If that's what it turns out to be is the end of the vote for third party candidates could evaporate evaporate because that that voter in Wisconsin who cast a vote for Jill Stein probably won't be doing that this time if that voter is much more concerned and with stopping Donald Trump no that's absolutely true and it fits into his store pattern when you've had elections where a third party candidate arguably made the difference in the next election very few people vote for third party candidates. I mean the desire to well. I'm not gonNA throw away my vote and that was true. After Ninety two with Ross Perot it was true in two thousand with Ralph Nader you know these things and I think it will be true after three two thousand sixteen so I think you're going to have a third party vote so it's going to be up or down Charlie Cook. Thank you very much for joining us tonight really appreciate hey it's Chris Hayes from MSNBC. Every day I come to the office and we make television show and every day I think to myself there's so much more I want to talk about and so this is our podcast. It's called. Why is this happening and the whole idea behind it is to get to the root of the things that we see Lee out every day? They're driven by big ideas each week. I sit down with a person uniquely suited to explain why this is happening new episodes of why is this happening every Tuesday. Listen for free.
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"There's already poll showing Mark Kelly ahead of Sally Sally in Arizona. We'll be watching that Jennifer Rubin Jason Johnson thank you both for joining us really appreciate Florence and when we come back Donald Trump has appointed three three national security advisers in his less than three years as President President Obama appointed three national security advisers in his eight years as President Susan Rice was the longest serving national security adviser for President Obama Susan Rice will will join US next President Obama had three national security security advisers over eight years in office. President trump has had three national security advisers over at less than three years in office. President Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn served only twenty one days in the job. The shortest tenure of any National Security Advisor in History Michael Flynn was in court today for a pre sentencing hearing for the crimes. He has pleaded guilty to crimes. He committed in the White House while serving as national security adviser when he lied to the FBI Michael Flynn was replaced by HR McMaster. HR McMaster was then replaced by John Bolton and John Bolton will be replaced next week. According to the present the position of National Security Advisor does not require Senate confirmation so the only possible struggle for the president and appointing a new national security adviser is finding someone who will accept the job it was an honor for Susan Rice to accept the offer from President Obama to servants his third national security advisor she she served in that position for the entire second term of the Obama presidency in the first term of the Obama Presidency. Susan Rice served as the ambassador. The United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice will join US next joining discussion. Now is someone who can give us an invaluable perspective on the job of National Security Advisor. Susan Rice is the last person to serve in the job of national security adviser before Donald Trump started appointing national security adviser. Susan Rice served as President Obama's national security advisor from two thousand thirteen to January of two thousand seventeen and before that she service President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations from two thousand nine to twenty thirteen her new book tough love my story of things worth fighting for comes out next month ambassador rice. Thank you very much for joining US tonight. I just wanted to get what was your first reaction today when you heard the news that John Bolton was either fired according to Donald Trump or resigned according to John Bolton Lawrence is good to be with you I confess when when I heard the news I was working out and I was a bit surprised to see it flash across the screen I had to plug in the headphones to find out what was actually going on. I was surprised more by the timing of the announcement it was unexpected in that regard but not the actual outcome because for quite a while Al it's been apparent that John Bolton and Donald trump were on very different sheets of music when it comes to almost every national security issue of import and either Boulton was going to continue to be publicly humiliated and failed to persuade trade the president.
"security adviser" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Rachel and the American Academy of Political and social science every year now awards the Moynahan Prize is in honor of Daniel Patrick Moynihan it they choose someone who represents that combination of scholarly the achievement that professor Moynahan did and the similar achievement in government service as Senator and former ambassador pastor to the United Nations Daniel Patrick Moynihan did and this year's winner to be awarded on October third is Ambassador Samantha Power. Hey there you had when you were talking about her pros styling at which is unique that that someone in her position would be such a good writer that is exactly one of the qualities that I know Senator Moynihan would be smiling upon this particular winter that's great. It's really good. I do say the buck his freaking good I hate reading political official memoirs because they all feel like they were churned out by the same calculator to read one from somebody who's both had an interesting career and can and freaking right with the best of them makes work a pleasure and also it. It's insight whilst I'm this is one of those would have handed over a lot of the real estate here for you due to just keep talking. I could have listened for quite a while. Thank you beg your ritual sites well. We've been following the special election North Carolina's ninth Congressional District All night. Let's go go straight to Steve Kornacki with the latest Steve World. We're now okay. Almost all the votes are in Lawrence. Now you can see Dan Bishop their Republican leading this thing by over on nearly four thousand votes at this point. ABC News I can say has not called this race yet but I would say if you are Dan Bishop and you're looking at what I'm looking at right here. You do do like what you're seeing the story here. This is one we've seen before in the early vote tonight. Democrats got everything they absolutely could hope for here. The early votes about half of the vote here here in North Carolina in this district Democrats over performed and just about everywhere in the early vote but this is interesting in terms of the same day vote The folks who decided to go out cast asked balanced today in the Republican bastion here. I can show you union county. This is about a third of the district Dan Bishop getting sixty percent with all the vote counted here Republican last year got fifty nine so he improved their in these rural areas smaller population rural areas in the eastern part of the district bishop really significantly improved in terms of the election election day vote. That's why he's a heavier does raise the question Lawrence. The president was there in the district last night with that rally. Is that the reason perhaps bishop had that same day voter explosion Steve. Thank you very much. We will come back to you. As soon as there's more to report. We appreciate that if the presidential election is a referendum on Donald trump he is going to lose that is now becoming the consensus opinion of Professional poll-watchers and election analysts and I don't mean people like me who have dabbled old in the use of polls during election seasons. Only I mean the professionals who live and breathe polls and voter data every day of the a year whether it's election season or not I mean people like Washington's esteemed election analyst Charlie Cook who will join us later in this hour. Charlie Cook now says if the election is a referendum on Donald trump he will lose. Charlie Cook got more ammunition for that today when a new poll came out showing that sixty percent of Americans believe leave Donald Trump does not deserve a second term we will of course continue to keep you up to the minute on the breaking news and the Congressional election in North Carolina tonight and we begin tonight with what might be even worse news for Donald Trump in today's very bad polls for the president on a day when Donald Trump's reelection campaign is facing nothing but very bad news and a bunch of new polls the president created what might be one of the biggest problems his reelection campaign and could be facing a year from now John Bolton's memoirs tonight and their New York offices major book book publishers are probably staying late trying to calculate how many millions of dollars they can offer John Bolton now if he can deliver an inside outside the trump White House book that will hit bookstores in the final months of the presidential campaign when such a book would have maximum sales potential the John Bolton is already the author of a couple of books including a memoir of his experience serving in George W Bush's administration but now John Bolton is in a position to write and mm-hmm delivered the most explosive trump book ever which means it would be one of the best selling books in publishing history if the book book hits bookstores before Donald Trump goes down to defeat on election day if as all polls now indicate is most likely that's the most likely version of our next presidential election according to the polls as about we will discuss those polls later in this hour those polls will be part art of book publishers calculations of how much money they can offer John Bolton. They're making those calculations right now and those polls say John Bolton can become one of the richest authors in history if he delivers a book before Election Day and that same book the day after the election might be worth much much much less. If Donald trump loses the election so you have to ask yourself. If you'RE DONALD TRUMP. You have to ask yourself. What kind of persons John Bolt is? He one of those people working for Donald Trump who will avoid any possible public conflict with Donald Trump like former defense secretary James Mattis who has written a book which is now being marginally ignored word because it does not describe the kind of trump chaos that Bob Woodward's book describes and Michael Wolf's book describes both giant bestsellers if John Bolton is the kind of person who will hold back what he knows is publishing. Gold is John Bolton that kind of person is he. The kind of person who will now protect Donald trump out of personal loyalty to Donald Trump. John Bolton has already publicly disagreed with Donald trump about how how he left his job as national security adviser there is very likely going to be a John Bolton Book about Donald Trump and John Bolton Alton began in effect writing it today in a tweet contradicting president trump the least important disagreement Donald Trump John Bolton have ever had is their final final disagreement. The disagreement over John Bolton's departure today from the job of White House national security advisor to President Trump says he fired him. John Bolton says I resigned at two minutes before twelve noon today. Real Donald Trump tweeted. I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the the White House I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions as did others in the administration and therefore I asked John for his resignation which was given to me this morning twelve minutes later John Bolton contradicted the president's version of events with this tweet. I offered to resign last night and President President Trump said let's talk about it tomorrow. So the Bolton tweet account appears to be that he offered his resignation last night president decided not not to talk about it until today and then he didn't talk about it today and has promised instead the president decided to accept John Bolton's resignation via tweet and pretend that the resignation was all donald trump's idea six minutes after John Bolton's tweet claiming that he wasn't fired he quit Fox News hosts were busy reading the trump Bolton twitter battle on their phones when this happened and then of course we heard from the gist fire John Bolton saying that no it didn't actually play out that way John vers you resigned last night and President Trump said let's talk about it tomorrow. Just texted me. Just watching can yeah yeah he said let's be clear. I resigned and I said do you mind if I say that while you were talking and he wrote Yes so John Bolton has just told me texted me too said I resigned so he answered. Yes go ahead. Go ahead. I want to say we're all the obvious job bone is there's just answer the president's tweets by saying doing this. We're doing this because the trump White House is now and always has been in chaos chaos described described vividly and Michael Wolf's book fire and fury and in Bob Woodward's book fear and very likely in what could be most politically damaging book of all that could outsell all the rest of them. John Bolton's next book for which publishers who are calculating their massive offers to John Bolton. Tonight are probably using a working title of something. I'm like I resigned by John Bolton. There are important questions to be asked about the immediate effects of John Bolton's departure from the White House. What what does this mean for the trump approach to North Korea? What does this mean for the trump approach to Iran? What does this mean more generally to the national security apparatus of the trump administration nation and what might it mean for congressional investigators who might want to question John Bolton now that he is a private citizen? There is no one better a position to handle those questions tonight then our first guest the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff Congressman Ships Democrat representing California's twenty eighth congressional all district which includes parts of Los Angeles Pasadena Burbank and the San Fernando Valley chairmanship. Thank you very much for joining us not really appreciate it great to be with you. I WANNA get ear reaction to the firing and or resignation of John Bolton well. He never should have had the position to begin with. He lacks the temperament he lacks lacks the judgment to really have that job. You're supposed to be a facilitator to help the president get to Yes to mediate the national security officials officials and help them provide the president with options. I remember when he was first named as nominee. One of my colleagues asked me what did I think about Michael Bolton being named as National Security Adviser and I said I think you mean John Bold Michael. Bolton is a singer but honestly I think Michael Bolton would do better job. I'd be perfectly comfortable with him. It was an astonishing choice and it was obviously not as first choice it was his third candidate for fourth candidate since one turn it down for national skirt adviser but a bad choice from start to finish although ironically he was right on a couple of things that were profound disagreements with the president of that is if we can believe what would Bolton has evidently been telling people that he disagreed with the president's approach to North Korea which has been a debacle any disagreed with this reality TV effort to have a summit with the Taliban at Camp David those who are both. I think quite disastrous decisions by the president. We're paying the price for it would there. There's a we'll have to wait for John Bolton's book to at least get his thorough version of this but there's also the question of a how they agreed or disagreed on Iran and was John Bolton Pushing for a military strike against Iran that the president then decided against well. You know I can tell you I participated in a meeting with the the president and the cabinet and Mr Bolton he didn't contribute at all to the conversation and that may be a reflection of this was on the eve of the president's decision to pull back from a strike strike on Iran that may have been because the president didn't particularly want to hear from him but you know it's certainly true that he has been very the hawkish on Iran I think he has held very dangerous views dangerous positions on Iran that he was probably among others in urging the the president to withdraw from the JCP away which I think has had really significant adverse consequences for the country so on Iran I think he has been a single bad add influence on the president but as we have seen in many other things and with many other cabinet officials even though he had often disagreements apparently with the president it didn't stop him from serving as an enabler of this president both in terms of the disastrous policy vis-a-vis North Korea and with respect to the Taliban summit but also you know sticking to the present even when he at least purportedly had these profound differences what what does it mean to your investigations in the Intelligence Committee that John Bolton is now a private citizen. Does that change in any way the possibility las ability of obtaining testimony from him. Well in theory ought to make it easier. If the if boldness outside the administration uh-huh he would be more accessible as a witness but the practice of the administration has been declared privileged over anything anyone might say at any time they were in the administration even during during the transition so yes if you're willing to cooperate he could shed light for example on on what was said during these private meetings between the president and Putin did did the president tried to hide interpreter notes was he excluded from these meetings for a reason that ever communicated to him why the president wanted no witnesses in these conversations. Did he ever learned that the president was continuing to pursue trump tower where there are some other illicit financial motivation. Were you know were intelligence is items discussed with Putin or other Russian officials that could cause. US intelligence secrets to be jeopardized. You know he could certainly answer those questions whether he'd be willing to whether we could overcome the White House opposition..
"security adviser" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"They don't have strong strong views they just try to get all the best advice from the Pentagon the State Department et Cetera. Put it together and present it to the president. The long term for this is the honest broker. Yes yes the honest broker approach then there's the Boston approach. Bolton has very strong views. He's had them for decades and he clearly even though the president was the decider in chief as he always said he was pushing his own agenda. I think we're going to go back to that. more process oriented position Franco. Mara said that that trump trump likes to be a party at one here. I think the one exception to that for the moment and as we've seen over and over again that you can be in this position of being listened to in very quickly not in that position is Secretary Terry of State Mike Pompeo. Somebody who is continually risen in the ranks of the trump administration seems to be close advisor. The President listens to how how much influence does he have now and has that changed with Bolton how well this could certainly clear lane for Pompeii. Oh you know Pompeo and Bolton have had their differences on policy matters such as North Korea. They've gone toe to toe. and there's been a lot of documentation of those battles on now. pompeo could have a clear role. We shall see of course depending on who the new person is. The president has announced a new acting national security adviser a a protege of Bolton Charles Kupperman but he's not likely to last very long. The president said he'll have a new adviser next week. So there's a lot to see the and depending on who that person is you would probably imagine that they would likely have a better relationship working with the secretary of state that is it for today. We're going to have our weekly round up a day early tomorrow and that's of course because the debate is Thursday. We will be potting wants. The debate is done. I'm Scott detro- I covered the campaign and I'm Frank O. Dona. I covered the White House and I'm Mara Liasson national political correspondent. Thank you for listening to the impair politics podcasts AH..
"security adviser" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"But i say to congress i will never sign another bill like this again i'm not gonna do it again so tammy are at the white house this is this is another arc of everyone thinks the president's going to do something then he puts out on twitter he he just might not we don't know there's hours of uncertainty before ultimately saying he's going to sign this bill it was a really bizarre day i realized that's becoming normal but it was very weird day where no one knew what was going on the tweet seemed to come out of nowhere except that you know the that this big spending bill had taken a lot of heat on fox and friends and then the president tweets he's thinking about vetoing it and then we're we're in the sort of reality tv wait to see what happens after the break kind of a stand by for four hours meanwhile congress had already gone home and then ultimately the president as you say signs the bill and it's the very reason that was cited for why he would sign it and dominica two things that jumped out to you were the fact that president trump called for an end to the filibuster and he called for a line item veto the ability for him to to strike specific lines out of this budget something that i believe has been found unconstitutional by the supreme court you're right when the president calls for the filibuster to be eliminated which is not the first time he's done this right he did that and then he also calls for this giving him the line item veto this just strikes me as a president who is utterly frustrated by the strictures of american democracy he doesn't want to have to go through the process the process is really annoying it's frustrating he wants to expand the powers of the presidency to be able to get things through that he wants to get through when he wants them to get them through and then you turn around and realized there are all these checks and balances that the founders set up and that makes it very difficult for somebody who wants to appear to be a strong leader and get done what he wants to get done.
"security adviser" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"So michelle last question for you you talked a lot about the iran deal these possible negotiations with north korea any other key areas of global politics that you think are worth paying attention to over the coming weeks to see how this shakeup affects our policy and our approach russia oh yeah not forget i mean you know john bolton has been hawkish on russia over the years and he wouldn't answer questions last night in that fox interview about this whole idea of whether you know that trump called putin to congratulate him on the the re election he kind of brushed that off but let's see if there's any kind of change in approach their bill mcmaster was one of the more hawkish voices on russia and it it didn't seem to affect the president's views of many things that's right so that's that but there's one more thing to talk about before we go today and that is the drama we had today after president trump tweeted this morning he was considering vetoing the one point three trillion dollar spending bill that congress passed yesterday that would have caused a government shutdown since the deadline is midnight friday and congress's out of town but ultimately trump did sign the measure therefore is a matter of national secure parity i've signed this omnibus budget bill there are a lot of things that i'm unhappy about in this bill there are a lot of things that we shouldn't have had in this bill but we were in a sense forced if we want to build our military we will force to have there are some things that we should have in the bill.
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"How has that affected day to day operations in the white house just to put this in perspective over the course of sixteen days there have been three really high profile departures from the white house announced you had gary cohn the economic advisor and this isn't the white house but you have rex tillerson the secretary of state and now you have the national security adviser h r mcmaster that is a huge huge amount of turnover in a very short period of time it is truly a remarkable thing that leads to some amount of instability the turnover is striking but the other thing that hits me you know last night when we saw that mcmaster was going to be out you know it reminded me that a week ago sarah sanders had tweeted the press secretary had tweeted just spoke to president and general hr mcmaster contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the nfc that was one week early earlier and it really does make you feel like no matter what questions we ask no matter how we try to pen in what information is coming out from these officials that you can't trust what's being said and what the white house claimed in response to that is that they have been talking about for a while it wasn't going to be imminent but then because there were so many rumors swirling they decided just to accelerate the pace of the departure of hr mcmaster but even bolton on tv last night was saying that he didn't realize he was about to get the job.
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"Regime through reunification or through coup that's sort of a second best solution in my view where eliminate the weapons that's what it comes down to but bolton was on fox again last night talking about how he views his role as national security adviser and here's what he said frankly what i've said in private now is behind me at least effective april the ninth and the important thing is is what the president says and what advice i give him so michelle a lot of people on the internet where opinions live who have been worried all along that president trump's hawkish view of the world could lead the us into some sort of military conflict seem very concerned last night that subbing out mcmaster for bolton could heighten that possibility what do you make of that concern how much of a difference can one person make in how do you envision having covered him bolton's views and the way he would carry himself in this role in in these meetings well not very at mcmaster is not exactly a dove here either so i'm not sure there is a a huge difference in their approach it's more who's willing to talk to president trump and get him ready for negotiation and make sure he go doesn't veer off the talking points so are you know he's a guy who just seems to want to do it himself i mean he decided to accept this invitation and the administration hadn't even heard directly from the north koreans they only heard this from the south koreans at this meeting and i don't think we've heard since the updates on on where that time line is with last i heard there there hadn't been and there hadn't been any even specific communications with the north koreans about this so he's a very impulsive leader and i don't know how john bolton rains him in or if even tries tamsui mcmaster is just the latest person in the white house to be ousted.
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"Policy and i think that there's a thing within the military and state department community that people on the outside of the military sometimes are even more ready to act than generals in the military because they follow protocol they're restrained in what they can and can't do they're used to hierarchy and following orders and playing by the rules and it may very well be that president trump wants something more free wheeling and you're certainly going to get that with someone like john bolton and mike pompeo for that matter but john bolton you know one big area that we're all obviously on the edge of our seats about that we haven't mentioned yet north korea i mean just last month february twenty eighth he wrote an op ed for the wall street journal called the legal case for striking north korea i and no matter what jumbled wants to say going into the white house to say that he is going to go by the president says he's going to be the man who's principally i in the ear of the president i wonder michelle what your thoughts are well and also pompeo you know he'll be the one getting ready and ironically it was it was secretary diller sohn who is really trying to keep the channels open to north korea to to make this possibility to have a dialogue and he was fired basically right after president trump decided hey i'm gonna go meet with kim jong un and the defense department keeps saying there is no good military option here and that is diplomacy and i'm sure that's what you know mattis will keep saying in the national security council environment setting but whether or not john bolton agrees with that as a different story we'll let's listen to a little of what bolton has said about north korea in his role as a fox news contributor and then i want to hear one more clip after that but i this is him talking recently on fox about how he views american options in north korea you're down the two choices eliminate the.
"security adviser" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Couldn't get confirmed to go to the united nations because of his controversy but he was a recess appointment up there and you know he did understand the un system very well and got some resolutions that were were quite strong so you know he he was pretty good about making policy actually work or stymieing that if he didn't like it so tam hr mcmaster is out he he says he's going to retire he came in when michael flynn was forced out very early in the trump administration how do we describe the career arc of national security advisor hr mcmaster well he was a decorated military general three star army general and also a real intellectual he had written a book that is quite influential in military circles and then came in after michael flynn's twenty four days as a national security adviser flynn of course is now pled guilty to lying to the fbi and is cooperating with robert muller's investigation so hr mcmaster comes in to this civilian job of national security advisor and from what we are told and what our colleague tom bowman has reported he never really meshed with the president in terms of personality a term mcmaster is sort of professor lii in a way and president trump didn't like the lecture so much and and add to that you know if you have that going to bolton bolton also as i said he's a lawyer he's very smart he gets down in the weeds on policy but he also knows how to go on fox news and gives zingers and and talk in sound bites don't think h r mcmaster toxin soundbites right the same way that john bolton right what else thing is kind of ironic because the fact that now you're seeing a widdling down of the generals some respects right and yet we're moving toward a more hawkish foreign.
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"security adviser" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"That was the last statement put out by rex tillerson secretary of state monday night last week that same ninety also spoke to reporters and made similarly strong remarks condemning russia the most strongly anti russia comments he made in his time as secretary of state and within hours of making those comments and releasing that statement rex tillerson was fired next morning rex tillerson was fire that was last week now the national security advisor has been fired and it is a matter of record that we've also got the last public remarks made by national security adviser hr mcmaster before the president fired him too russia is also complicit in assads atrocities the russian government is bombed civilian areas and provided political cover for sods crimes from february twenty four th february twenty eighth russia conducted twenty bombing missions every day in the eastern gouda and damascus areas in syria russia has also repeatedly thwarted efforts by the opie c w to hold the assad regime accountable for using chemical weapons this morning the united states france germany and the united kingdom condemned the horri nerve agent attack on sergei and yulia scrip hall that took place in salzburg united kingdom on march fourth the statement made clear that we believe that russia was responsible for this attack if ran a russia do not stop enabling the regime's atrocities and it ear to un security council resolutions all nations most respond more forcibly than simply issuing strong statements it is time to impose serious political and economic consequences on moscow those were the last public comments national security adviser hr mcmaster.