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Blinken Defends Afghan Withdrawal at Testy U.S. Congressional Hearing
"Blinken yesterday faced harsh republican criticism for the withdrawal and the chaos congressman. Michael mccall. This was an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions blinken defended that withdrawal saying the biden administration had inherited the deadline which came with no plan. There's no evidence. The staying longer would have made the afghan security forces or the afghan government. Any more resilient today he goes before the senate foreign relations committee
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Nineteen seventy five. The ford administration had intelligence that saigon would collapse after the us departure and the ford white house. Slow the evacuation because officials thought moving too fast would signal weakness and doom. The south vietnamese government naphtali says as a young senator on the senate foreign relations committee biden followed the botched saigon departure as it unfolded and was in the oval office along with fellow members of the foreign relations committee and then secretary of state henry kissinger when ford asked for funding to get americans and vietnamese. Allies out at the time biden was concerned funding a large operation that included airlifting. Some one hundred seventy four thousand vietnamese nationals. Who had aided the us would extend the us troop presence in vietnam according to a white house memorandum of the meeting. Now it's biden's turned behind the oval office desk facing the tough decisions and unable to sidestep the fallout though he will try when he appeared in the roosevelt room. On tuesday to address the us evacuation in kabul biden. Spent the first ten minutes of his eighteen minute remarks thanking house. Democrats for moving forward with a broad infrastructure bill and laying out how such investments could stimulate the economy address climate. Change and bolster. The middle class biden wants the operation in afghanistan to end as soon as possible the longer. Us troops are in kabul. He said the longer they have to face an increasing risk from the terror group isis k. An enemy of the us and taliban that may try to launch attacks to destabilize the country further. It's a tenuous situation biden. Said we run a serious risk of breaking down as time goes on. It's summertime so relax at the beach and stress less about how folks are absolutely going to track sand right into your living room because you have the roomba s. nine plus robot vacuum and with the bravo jet m six robot mop. You don't have to worry when they drip water all over the kitchen floor looking for post swim snack let i robot take care of the mess so you can get back to what really matters. Learn more and i robot dot com..
What's on the Agenda for Biden's First Foreign Trip in Office
"The president's first international trip since taking office, hoping to show the world the U. S is different with him in charge. President Biden's schedule includes meetings with allies from the G Seven Nations visit with Queen Elizabeth and have face to face meeting with Russian President Putin, CBS News correspondent We, Zhejiang has more from the White House. His press secretary says that President Biden has been preparing for 50 years for this trip, and in many ways he has first is the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then as vice president, But Now it is his turn to set the agenda. The president will kick off his trip by meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday before attending the G seven summit in Cornwall, England. It will be the first time the leaders of the world's largest economies will meet face to face since the pandemic began. Mr Biden has stressed he wants to renew America's commitment to allies after his predecessor sparred openly with them. His goal to rally the world's democracies on issues like the pandemic climate change and countering China. He and the first lady will then visit Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Sunday before heading to Brussels for the NATO summit. The agenda there is expected to include defense spending, cybersecurity and Russian aggression. Mr Biden will cap off the trip Wednesday with his first in person meeting with Putin since becoming president. His advisors say that is not about delivering deals, but Rather setting boundaries with Russia on everything from those cyber attacks we've been seeing to its nuclear program. We did
Biden tells world leaders that "America is back"
"The clip that we showed that president by there in michigan being real fiery about about his covert relief bill. That wasn't the only speech he gave. Today he spoke to the munich munich security conference which he went to a all the time when he was a member of the senate and chair of the senate foreign relations committee have a listen to what he had to say to our allies over in europe. I'm sending a clear message to the world. America is back. The transatlantic alliance is back and we are not looking backward. We are looking forward together. Democracy doesn't happen by accident. We have to defend him. Fight foreign strengthen renew it. We have to prove that our model is isn't a relic of history is the single best way to revitalize the promise of our future and me with that speech. President biden sending a clear message to the alliance that the last four years are done. The united states is back wanting to assume its role as the leader of the free world. A bullwork of the of the of the western alliance. Do you think though that that message is being well received in europe will. It's a welcome message but it's a message that is also coming as president biden is trying to really do away with some of the damage that was caused over the last four years. He's trying to essentially say to our allies. The last four years or anomaly. They were not reflective of american values. But let's be very clear for a very long time. The united states will be known around the world as a country that elected president trump and the president trump also former president trump also had seventy five million people vote for him the second time around so our allies are also looking at this guy at our country and saying what exactly is going on in america so while president biden of course is is signaling that america wants to again embrace our allies. There's really a lot of damage that needs to be had there in our allies including europe and in other places. They've figured out how to function within america. That was weaker. And i didn't wanna be part by a of multilateral deals multilateral agreement so you also are entering back into the world stage with that are saying we figured out how to talk about climate. Change how we talk about the pandemic without america being part of a partner of that analysis really president biden wanting to go back into the furlough based on my reporting a lot of people who welcome idea leaders. Welcome that idea. But i think that it's still very early. Because america has that that that stained really In that and that that that reputation now because president trump went to these to these conferences went to these. These these gatherings and really did damage. They are really did. Somebody's poke his finger in the eye of a lot of our allies
Democrats unveil immigration plan with 8-year pathway to citizenship
"Congressional Democrats today introducing a bill to remake the U. S immigration system. It's called the U. S. Citizenship Citizenship Act of 2021, unveiled by Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, and California Democratic representative Linda Sanchez, among the highlights that includes an eight year pathway to citizenship for those people in the country unlawfully. If they arrived by January, 1st of this year. It would also lift hurdles for those workers to legally immigrate to the United States as well. Azad financial resources to border screening and replace the word alien with non citizen in law. Senator Menendez, announcing details during a zoom called earlier today. Under the status quo. We still prevent family members from reuniting legally in the United States because of lengthy backlogs and delays. We still send graduates educated in our great universities back to their home countries, instead of allowing them to drive innovation here in America, and we still make it too hard for companies to hire the workers they need to innovate and force American workers to compete. With exploited undocumented labor. That's why we today collectively are introducing the U. S. Citizenship Act in the Senate in the House legislation that brings to life President Biden's plan to restore humanity and American values to our immigration system. It's our vision. It's our vision off what immigration reform should Look like and it's a bill we can all be proud of. It will modernize our system or for a path to citizenship for hardworking people in our communities, reunite families, increase opportunities for legal immigration and ensure America remains the powerhouse for innovation and a beacon of hope to refugees around the world. I can tell you is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But I must say that beyond enhancing security and improving management of the southern border, our legislation also finally addresses the push factors forcing so many families to flee Central America in the first place. Transnational crime, violence, corruption, poverty, lawlessness, the prior administrations. Naive fixation on the wall failed to alleviate these horrific conditions. We must address the Underlying root causes driving migration and create safer processes for those in danger to apply for asylum. That's how we stop ourselves from winding up in the exact same place down the road, and that's what this bill does. Now there are some in Congress, I'll say from both parties who argue against going big on immigration reform. Some still believe the answer lies and blocking all legal channels of our immigration system until we get our house in order. Others say we should leave the bigger, tougher questions for another day, pursuing narrow reforms that nibble at the edges and leave millions of people behind. Personally, I couldn't disagree more with both approaches. That from Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat from New Jersey, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill does have the support of President Biden issue his statement earlier today, available on the White House
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Thanks for making it here This Wednesday Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden's nominee to represent the US at the United Nations. Linda Thomas Greenfield is a veteran diplomat with more than 30 years of experience at the State Department. World's Rupert Chinoy starts us off with this report. Senators from both parties today asked Linda Thomas Greenfield again and again about how she views the threats posed by China and how she would confront those threats. If she's confirmed as U. S ambassador to the United Nations, we know China is working across the U. N system to drive an authoritarian agenda. It stands in opposition to the founding values of the institution. American values. Their success depends on our continued withdrawal. That will not happen on my watch. Some Republican senators questioned that commitment. They referred to recent editorials that described in October 2019 speech by Thomas Greenfield. She spoke at a Chinese government funded Confucius Institute at Savannah State University, a historically black college in Georgia. She said she came to regret giving that speech but added it was important for her to visit the school and highlight a serious problem. That there's a lack of diversity at the State Department. Truthfully, I wish I had not accepted this specific invitations, and I came away from the experience, frankly alarmed. The way the Confucius Institute We're engaging with the Black community and Georgia Thomas Greenfield says she strongly supports the crackdown on Confucius institutes in the US, and she said she would not hesitate to call out the Chinese government as U. N ambassador. None of us want to encourage your support of conflict. And that is not the intent here. The intent here is to encourage the Chinese to change their behavior. Asked about China's treatment of weaker Muslims in its western Xinjiang province and the Trump administration's last minute designation of the situation there as genocide. Thomas Greenfield cited her experience as assistant secretary of state for African affairs. I lived through an experienced and witness a genocide. In Rwanda. S o. I know what it looks like. I know what it feels like. And this feels like that. We just have to call it for what it is. Thomas Greenfield said It was important for the US to continue to give diplomatic and military support to Taiwan. Territory China claims as its own. She said Iran must be held accountable for its nuclear activities and that she would work with both the Russian and Chinese governments to keep the pressure on Iran to stop uranium enrichment. At the same time, Thomas Greenfield said she would not hesitate to criticize Russia on human right, citing the opposition leader Alexei Navalny's recent arrest and the ensuing protests in Russia. Thomas Greenfield was also questioned about her support for Israel. The Trump administration withdrew from the U. N Human Rights Council because of the perceived bias toward Israel. I look forward to standing with Israel standing against the unfair targeting of of Israel, the relentless resolutions that are proposed against Israel unfairly Thomas Greenfield, who was raised in the segregated South and attended segregated schools. Is not the first African American or African American woman to represent the U. S at the U. N. If confirmed, she would be the first black American in the role to not be a first New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker still celebrated her nomination. Because I know the challenges we still have in this country. And I watched after George Floyd. Was savagely murdered. How? It wasn't just all 50 States of America. It came out and protested. We saw other nations, right? At least a dozen other countries. Because they know that the United States of America If we could make our values true here, there's hope for the world. Would you agree with that? Yes, sir. For the world. I'm rubbish, Noi. Today, the U. S and Russia extended a key arms reduction agreement the new start treaty. The treaty first came into effect about 10 years ago and was set to expire next Friday. Lynn Rustin worked on the treaty during the Obama administration. She's now the vice president for global nuclear policy at NT I the Nuclear Threat initiative. Lin. Thanks for being with us explain First of all, what the new start treaty is and how it actually limits both the US and Russia's nuclear arsenals. Thanks for having me. The new start treaty is Thea only treaty remaining that live in the U. S and Russian nuclear arms. It has numerical limits on deployed nuclear warheads. 15 50 on each side and importantly, it has very intensive intrusive verification and inspection measures so that we can confirm Russia's complying with the treaty. This includes 18 on site inspections each year in each other's countries. So you've been working on arms reduction for some time. It was in 2010 and 11 when you start with being negotiated with the Russian government. Take us back if you would. What were those negotiations like? Well, I supported those negotiations from Washington. But we were negotiating in a circumstance when the original start, One treaty was set to expire. Basically for 50 years, the United States and Russia have had a succession of agreements regulating their strategic nuclear Arms. And so it was critically important toe put the next agreement in place, which new start Woz. It was negotiated fairly quickly in about a year, and then it took some months to get it ratified and entered into force. So if new star were to have expired on February 5th what would have been the potential dangers and the impact to global security? Yeah, I just can't stress how critically important it is that this treaty is being extended in the intervening period. We've seen a succession of treaties fall by the wayside, either, because in one case Russia violated one United States has withdrawn from treaties frankly, under the Trump administration. There was kind of an aversion to arms control agreements. And so the whole fabric of arms control agreements that help regulate nuclear competition has been eroding. And this is the last standing treaty. Governing the most destructive weapons in the world on the part of the two countries that have by far the preponderance of these weapons and so having the limits having the verification in place. For another five years is essential. Aside from a new start, are there other agreements that put limits on us and Russian nuclear arms? I mean, does new star cover all nuclear weapons? It is the only agreement remaining, but it does not cover all types and classes of nuclear weapons. And so The next stage of arms control is going to need to do a couple of things. One is hopefully begin to address what is not covered in this treaty that includes all nuclear warheads. And also we have the problem that the intermediate range Nuclear forces treaty has been terminated. And so we now have a class of Intermediate range systems that can be armed with nuclear weapons..
Senate holds confirmation hearing for Biden's picks
"Biden is going to nominate. Dr rachel levine as assistant. Us health secretary she has led pennsylvania's response to the pandemic and is a professor of pediatrics. And psychiatry at penn state levin is also openly transgender several biden nominees will have confirmation hearings today including his choices to lead the department of treasury defense homeland security and the director of national intelligence. And npr's michele keleman reports the senate foreign relations committee meets to consider the nominee for secretary of state. Tony blinken a former. Deputy secretary of state blinken goes way back with biden. He was a staffer on the senate foreign relations committee. When biden was chairman. And he says he wants to help the new administration restore america's place in the world because america at its best still has a greater ability than any other country on earth to bring others together to meet the challenges of our time. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil servants. That's where they come in. Lincoln is a french speaker who went to high school in paris. His father was an ambassador to hungary and his stepfather was a holocaust survivor who was rescued by african american. Gi michele
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on KCRW
"She also loved rebuilding cars and airplanes, and she learned to fly. She had bought a used Cessna and rebuilt the avionics herself and tried to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and crash landed near the Newfoundland coast. It wasn't a total disaster. Her copilot later became her husband, and they went on to launch an independent bookstore in a gritty part of Baltimore. Pains. Now 51 was in her early thirties. By the time she graduated from Georgetown Law School and began her rapid ascent and government. One of our supporters is Rollie Flynn, who served three decades at the CIA. She is a really smart person, a person with serious horsepower and a nice person. I don't think you're going to see a lot of drama out of her just a serious professional pain started at the State Department. She then joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Getting to know the committee chairman, Senator Joe Biden won. Biden became vice president Haynes followed him to the White House working on the National Security Council. He was so highly regarded that in 2013 president Obama pointed or to the number two job at the CIA, though she'd never worked at the spy agency. Jeannie, Tie singer now retired, was a senior CIA official. At that point, every aled did not have that background. So you know, I think all of us probably had a bit of a question Mark that changed quickly. I became a fan, You know, probably within. You know, weeks I am a huge have real fan. Raleigh. Flynn, who held key positions overseas and at CIA headquarters, says it's still a big deal when a woman gets a top job in national security having myself come up in the days when there weren't very many women in leadership positions. To me, it's very significant pains does have critics like Daniel Jones, he was the chief investigator on the Senate Intelligence Committee back in 2014. When it was looking into the CIA's interrogation of terror suspects. CIA staffers were accused of breaking into the committee's computers. Haynes letter of you board the said No one at the CIA should be disciplined. Jones says This deserves further scrutiny when Haines has their Senate confirmation hearing, I think she she really lacked the leadership in this case, and I think the Senate needs to push her on it, and I think we need to learn more about that Accountability Board Review and her role in it. Haines has kept a low profile during her time in government, but did speak when by nominated her last week, Mr President elect You know that I have never shied away from speaking truth to power..
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Kennedy family. Oh, yeah, but, uh, Yeah, And, uh, But besides, that, I got to take on this whole idea of him being the Energies are wasn't his stepson involved with hunter? You know that kind of feeling he was involved in some of the early dealings John, but you know, it's It's very, very telling, isn't it that the behinds his John Kerry stepson got out of the deals? He realized how bad the looked or how sleazy it really Woz and he stepped away. He got out of it very early on. And you know you're right about the Kennedy thing. You know, there's a picture of Carrie. As a as a young man is a teenager on the boat with JFK. I forget what the name of his of his Sailing vessel was and I carry is there and it's kind of weird because Carrie comes from this old Yankee family, one of the oldest families in New England, the Massachusetts that Forbes family And yet he's kind of the poor relation here. He Kennedy is the one the Irish immigrants son who's got all the money, and Carrie is just kind of like hanging around. But, you know, it's really strange, too, that when Carey testified before the Senate intelligence, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and 71, he made up all that stuff about the atrocities that the U. S troops were committing in Vietnam. Even though it only been there for four months himself. He was speaking in a Kennedyesque accent. And if you if you go back to YouTube and you look at that, that that presentation that he made in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Frank Church was the chairman from Idaho. He sounds like he's mimicking Jack Kennedy and now He talks not in a knot in a fake Kennedy accent, but in sort of his more natural accent, which is North Shore Yankee, you know, he said, it's more patrician. Than it used to be. And you know another thing. You notice the difference between 1971 when he testified before the Senate, and today, it looks like he's definitely had plastic surgery on his On his chin because his chin is not nearly as big as as protruding as it is. And in 71, he looked like the old man on the mountain. Thanks for the call. John has some more interesting news here, Howie? Yes, the laptop from hell isn't going away. Hunter. Biden apparently met with Anthony Blinken twice in 2015, according to e mails found on the laptop. But what did they discuss? How how? How good. How good was it? We don't know yet, but this was shortly after he joined the board of charisma. This guy blink. It seems like he's a little on the shady side. You know, one of these deep state, the swamp creatures His father was a was a guy who was an ambassador to Hungary, I think and And he went to high school in Paris. I guess he can speak.
Joe Biden Cabinet picks: Who are the president-elect’s nominees?
"Day for reporters covering the Biden transition team is the president elect's Cabinet choices will be Reveal. Of course you heard from ABC a moment ago. The G S a is now releasing those transition funds. John Hudson is covering it all for the Washington Post intact with Cuomo's Taylor van sighs a lot of names that we're gonna have to learn over the next weeks or so. Nominees for some of the bigger jewels in that cabinet crown today. We're for secretaries of State in homeland Security. U. N. Ambassador director of National Intelligence Let's start with Antony Blinken. He's the nominee for secretary of state. What's his background? Well, he's been with fighting for a very long time. He has a sort of mind meld with the president elect, and they worked in Congress together in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Hey, worked at the state Department of Deputy secretary of State and Blinking also worked closely with Biden when he was vice president. A deputy national security advisor s O. They know each other. He's reputation is sort of a liberal internationalist does believe in a strong and large role for the United States. In some ways is a little bit more hawkish in interventionist than the president elect. Hey, support. Blinken supported the intervention in Libya something that Biden did not support. Blinking also supported Ah, large U. S intervention in Syria on so they are totally ideologically in the exact same place, but he's a very sort of faithful servant of the president elect. And the nominee for U. N Ambassador is Linda Thomas Greenfield has been described as a career foreign service officer. She's coming out of retirement, right? Yes, she did retire in the Trump era, didn't her last job in the Obama administration of is our top diplomat for Africa? She comes with, you know a lot you know, over two decades worth of experience in the foreign service, not a political type person per se. I'm not like a lifelong Democrat or anything like that. A career diplomat On, so looks to be someone who would be, um you know, a good soldier over at the U. N. For Biden not heavily ideological. But what has been helping the president elect, reform the State Department and promote diversity, And some of these names that we've seen come out aren't may be familiar to those of us outside of Washington, D C. Like Alejandro Mayorkas Tol head the Homeland Security Department. And Averil Haynes, for director of National intelligence are a lot of these intentionally a political picks or or lesser known names. Well, you're right that these they're not super bugs were the names, but there is a commonality in them in, but they all had, you know, fairly senior roles in the Obama administration, and so this really is sort of a revenge of the foreign policy establishment. And of course we're talking about. We're talking about foreign policy related jobs. So these are not like celebrity type folks. Uh, they are part of the sort of great suited bureaucracies that was often behind the scenes. But these people had sort of fairly senior roles in the Obama decision. Now they're going today be nominated for very, very senior positions in the defied an administration John Hudson with us on coma, news and more announcements to be made. I'm sure in the next 24 hours or so, John. Thank you very much. And that's
Biden expected to announce Tony Blinken as secretary of state
"And the person that is tipped to be his secretary of State. Antony Blinken Telesco years. So I'm not a blink monologist, but I have known him since high school. We were in the same class. 40 years ago, Maurine in Paris, And if biography is personality, I think Tony's biography tells the whole story. He was an American in Paris, living with a stepfather who was the youngest survivor of Auschwitz. And an international lawyer trying to build ties between them the eastern bloc and and the West. And in those four elements. I think it captures Tony's identity. He was an American, and he believes very strongly in America in America's role in the world. As you know, for him a country that can that can really change the landscape, the global landscape, But it wasn't Paris. And so he saw how others Europeans in particular. View the United States at times very unfavorably as a country that tries to bully in that tries to impose its way rather than to work with others. The fact that his step that was who he was, I think from knowing Tony, it imbued in him a strong feeling of, you know, fighting for human rights and fighting for the defense of people, vulnerable people, whether they're refugees or whether they're people who are affected by conflict. And lastly, an international lawyer who tried to broker ties between a time the Soviet Union and Europe. I think that is the diplomat and Tony, who tries to Put himself in other people's shoes and what is going to insist very much on a resumption of multilateral, very transatlantic view of the world. So all those people who have been so nervous on terrified by the damage that they perceived the Trump administration had done to international alliances, institutions internationally collaboration and so on. Will be very pleased that Antony Blinken is the man who is tipped to be the secretary of state. It is true, though, isn't it? That foreign policy may not actually be Joe Biden's pressing issue, given the impact of covert 19 in the United States. Correct. I mean his priority. I think the part of the administration is going to be domestic because of the health implications of the pandemic and the economic implications of the pandemic. I mean, we're facing a as much of the world is a severe economic crisis. And I'm not having mentioned that the racial tensions and the polarization of a country that has gone through an election, the result of which is still not been acknowledged by the by the sitting president and many of his followers, so the party's going to be domestic. Joe Biden is somebody who is a senator. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Foreign policy is in his DNA's A Tony Blinken is probably his closest partner. When it comes to Ah, colleague when it comes to foreign policy, So I think you're going to see a big emphasis on the themes that you just mentioned, which is re stitching multilateral alliances. Resuming U. S participation in some of the treaties and some of the organizations that President Trump withdrew from. But both the president and Antoni if he is, in fact, if he does become secretary of state are going to face a world that is very different from the world that they were they were participating in the Obama administration is short four years ago. Image of the United States the credibility of the United States the fragmentation of the world order. Everything has accelerated over the last four years. Well, let's talk about some of the treaties that he might decide to rejoin. We we know that on on climate change, he is going to rejoin the Paris accord. It's also been reported that Jake Sullivan, another Joe Biden adviser, is expected to be named his national security advisor. And in the context of the J C P o a the Iran nuclear deal. The combination Of Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan. Pretty significant. And let's not forget that as you're buying himself, wrote an article not long ago in which he said that the U. S. Should rejoin the JCP away if Iran agrees toe come back into compliance with his provisions. So that has been a commitment that he made during the campaign. It's by the way, the position that I think every other maybe, with one exception, every other candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination made So I think it is. The intent of it would be the intent of the administration to come back in. Now That's easier said than done. They're going to be obstacles. Iran is not in compliance, President Trump has added and continues to add weekly a huge number of sanctions that are going to be Difficult to deal with. But the intense that projector I think has been clear. And as you say, with both Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan again, if both of them if the rumors are confirmed, I think you have a pretty strong sense that That's what the United States is going to try to do, and we'll work with European partners and others to get there. Robert Malley, president and CEO of
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"I had to take for your on this. So many more its efforts of a lot of Washington D. C. Where they beast news correspondent Karen Travers. You've all around Twitter by the way at Karen Travers. Come on, take care. E think Running. Things started to leak out from the Biden campaign about nominations to his Cabinet and some important ones. Let's start with Secretary of State. What Can you tell us about sources tell us that the president elect will nominate Tony Blinken as secretary of state. He's somebody that has extensive foreign policy. Experience and a long term relationship with Joe Biden has been one of his closest advisors on foreign policy and national security. For decades. They were together the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He worked for Biden went by them was VP and later served as the deputy secretary of state in the second Obama terms, So he's a very young quantity. There was when this story First league last night, Bloomberg had the big scoop. It's all Republicans and Democrats saying that this would be a good choice. Now, of course, you have to be confirmed by the Senate. All of the president elect Cabinet picks on, so we'll see how that plays out after January 20th right, it's important to tell so note. There was some others that were in the running for this and because everybody's gonna grab for a spot now. Anybody of importance that we know who is also in the running for that position who would be disappointed this morning? Find out the Biden made another choice. You know, I don't know. And blinking had kind of been the leading contender for about a week or so. And that was certainly the big buzz coming from the bite in world. Not a big thing confirmed this morning is that by didn't expected to nominate Linda Thomas Greenfield, not a household name by any stretch of the imagination to be the U. S Ambassador to the U. N. She's leading the State Department review team for the bite in transition, and she's a retired foreign service officer. So there was a lot of cheers among the foreign service world that one of their own. Would be put into this thing position if she is confirmed by the Senate. She would be the second black woman to serve in that world and the first foreign service officer in about 15, plus years, so you know I could pick their again. Most people were saying that she would do the job in that position again. She has to be confirmed by the Senate. So all of the things that left up to Senate and lawmakers Right there. There's a power put it, Pete Buddha Judge had thrown his hat into the ring. So to speak in the Yeah. Yeah. Do we know where he may go? He'll probably want under the seat somewhere. Won't he was instrumental in You know? Yeah. He played a big role in the big surrogate out there for Joe Biden in the final stretch of the campaign, somebody that Biden said toe like very much. You know, he when he talked about Buddha Judge she talked about him in terms of his late son, Beau Biden Kind of saw something in food, a judge that he saw in his late son, so I don't know where he'll end up the way you talk about him the Via because, Of course, he's a veteran. That is a really tough job that is a sprawling agency that is really complicated and so In Washington state kind of a no win job, too, because it's so challenging, so we'll see where he ends up in anywhere. You know, you could end up with the position in the White House, you know, not necessarily a Cabinet position. Right? I was when I asked you about whether the visit of Secretary of State of saying about Susan Rice, she can infer that spot that we hear that name right one. I think, you know, certainly headlines and social media chatter about this. But again, remember this Senate confirmed position and she would be a pretty tough call for Republicans. I think they're being controversy over that. Sure. Karen. Thanks as always, we'll talk tomorrow. I have a great Dana. Thanks you too. See? Yeah, There was also Chris Coons. You know, the he happens to be the senator from Delaware. I believe replace Biden when when that move was made to make him the vice president and For that reason, I thought that he might have a leg up on it. But apparently not. You know, the other element of this. I'm looking for the article. That I had put away concerning of some big, really big news about Saudi Arabia and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu last night. I guess Israeli time flew to Saudi Arabia to me with the Crown Prince. This is huge. Isn't put Mike Pompeo was with him. On. The reason is that they have a real concern. The Biden administration will Decide to go ahead and rejoin the Iranian nuclear deal, and both the Saudis and the Israelis believe it is a horrible deal. And they apparently had been talking before behind the scenes that nobody very much knew about. It was supposed to be a meeting of basically they're advised your board for covert in Israel. It was postponed because they said they were gathering more information before they talk to the public about if the truth be told What itwas was getting? Yeah, who was flying on a private jet? Obviously, to Saudi Arabia. Imagine the security of this. And with Netanyahu and the head of Mossad was with him too. So This is huge news If the Israelis and the Saudis wind up with some kind of a record The so called Abram Accords will go down as one of the great Achievements..
US withdraws from open skies treaty
"Treaty that shares air surveillance data. Teri Schultz reports Open Skies treaty signed and ratified by 34 countries other than the U. S allows members to conduct surveillance flights over each other's territory. It's considered an important confidence building measure. US notified the other members six months ago that it believed in Moscow is violating the treaty by blocking fly over access to certain areas and said it would pull out. As a result. Almost a dozen European countries issued a statement at the time expressing their disappointment at the US move. Then candidate Joe Biden also criticized the decision as exacerbating tensions with Russia. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he expects President elected Biden to rejoin the treaty for NPR News. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels. This is NPR news.
What Does A Biden Presidency Mean To US Foreign Relations?
"Might Joe Biden's presidency mean for US foreign policy with us, now three of NPR's international correspondents in some of the regions that are most consequential to the United States? NPR's Emily Fang is in Beijing. Lucien Kim is in Moscow and Jane Arraf is in Erbil, Iraq. Hello to you all. Good morning. Morning. So, Emily, let's start with you. The relationship between the U. S and China right now is quite tense. How was news of of President Elect Biden's win received in Beijing. Well, there wasn't much news because two days after the election results were called noticeably Absent is any official reaction from China's leader, She Jingping, He's not put up a message. By contrast in 2016. She congratulated Trump hours after the race was called this year. Foreign Ministry has dodged every question we've had for comment on their views about the election, and the silence is not because China prefers bite in over Trump, Trump of replied, And it's more out of an over abundance of caution because Trump has not officially conceded. Seven China's view It does not want to take a side if you will, and until someone is definitively inaugurated, and Trump still has more than two months left in office so he could put significant pressure on China. Still, if he's provoked Okay, So China's taking a wait and see approach Lucy and there was all of this concern about Russian potential Russian interference in this election. We didn't see much of that. How is Moscow, reacting to the prospect of a Biden presidency? Well, it's interesting. It's very similar to the situation in Beijing here. The absence of any congratulations from President Vladimir Putin has been noticeable today. His spokesman told reporters that Putin will wait for official results because Trump has not conceded and wants to dispute the the count in the courts. One prominent Russian who did congratulate Biden, his opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. He's recovering from a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. The day after the U. S election. Navalny went on social media to say that the suspense about who Would eventually when the race was evidence that America's elections are real, but officially on state TV. The main message is that this election was marred by irregularities and fraud. So in a sense, not that different from Russian elections and the messier the transition of power is in the US, the better it is for the Kremlin because the US stops looking like a model democracy. Well, that's interesting. Jane, China and Russia both taking a wait and see approach did Iraqi leadership say anything this weekend? They did. They generally welcomed Biden's election. And, you know, there's not expected to be really a dramatic or immediate change in policy. One of the big issues here is withdrawal of US troops and Biden like Trump is in favor of those, But I gotta be honest Officials here are breathing a sigh of relief. You know, one of them put it. Will no longer be one tweet away from learning of major foreign policy decisions. And then there's the fact that Biden you Noah's head of a CZ, a member of the leading member, ranking member of the Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then the point man on Iraq. For then President Obama knows the leaders here and he knows them well, and that will make a difference. I spoke to one senior Iraqi official who said he's dealt with them in years for years. Sorry, and and the thing that stands out is Biden's essential decency, he says. Decency. OK, Lucien Joe Biden known for his decency, Yes, but unlike President Trump, he does not seem primed to like Vladimir Putin or to soft pedal things with Russia. How might his election change the U. S Russia relationship? All right. There is no expectation here at all that Biden will be easier on Russia. I spoke to one of Russia's leading foreign policy experts fielder Lukianoff about what he expects from a Biden presidency. They don't think that many people at Moscow believed that the U. S will be able to be back to the old good days of liberal order as it was in 90 Sorento Seldon's, But the rhetoric will be ah, muchmore like Obama or even Clinton spirit. So in other words, the expectation in Moscow is that Biden will bring up human rights and democracy and also take a greater interest in what happens in the former Soviet Union. There is no love for Biden in Moscow. He met with Putin when he was vice president and has been very critical of the Kremlin. But those negative feelings aside, there is also a certain trump fatigue in Moscow. There were really high hopes for years ago and today U. S. Russian relations are at their lowest point since the Cold War. So there is some hope in Moscow that Biden will be more predictable and be able to start a sober professional dialogue on pressing bilateral issues of the first one that comes to mind his arms control. More predictable. Emily might also be interesting or helpful to China, right because it's been four sort of madcap years of trade wars and overnight tweets. And yet Beijing's position in the world is different now than it was when President Trump took office, isn't it? Yes, it's gone from what was then A developing regional power, too, in the U. S has eyes and this is accurate. A global competitors and that growing more negative view has led the US over the last four years to sanction Chinese officials, major Chinese companies and to limit the number of Of Chinese people who study and work in the US, But within China, you have the inverse of this negativity. China's had this surgeon self confidence since 2016. It's controlled a corona virus pandemic. It's produced some truly global companies, and that gives Beijing a sense that this is China's time to shine. And right now we're at this hugely uncertain moment in the relationship trumps refusal to conceive means that there's even warn certainty because Beijing cannot decide what its next move is going to be right now. Okay. If China is under the impression that it is, it's time to shine economically makes a lot of sense. Does a president Biden change that in any way? He could. Biden is expected to continue to push China and human rights issues such as Hong Kong civil rights Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of people have been detained. Remember he called cheating Ping a thug during one of the last presidential debates. But many in trying to hope us under Biden will temper the relationship and cooperate on things like trade and climate change. But Biden could also have a much more multilateral approach and that could actually put pressure on China. And Jane. Lastly, I want to reach back into history. Joe Biden once suggested that Iraq would be better off his three separate autonomous regions Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite. How was that idea held up? Yeah, so he was suggesting autonomous regions, but still with the central government and here in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, they very much welcome that support for increase power to the regions, but in other places it was seen as fuelling Iraq's sectarian divide. And there's still a bit of concern about that idea. But a lot of it has moved on to concern about Iran. And on that one he's seen as not being quite a cz obsessed with isolating Iran. So even some militia leaders here have welcomed his election. Okay. NPR's Jane Arraf in Erbil, Iraq, Emily faIIing in Beijing and Lucien Kim in Moscow. Thanks, everyone.
World leaders congratulate Biden on projected win, but some await “official results”
"Joe Biden's presidency mean for us foreign policy with us, now three of NPR's international correspondents in some of the the regions regions that that are are most most consequential consequential to to the the United United States? States? NPR's NPR's Emily Emily Fang Fang is is in in Beijing. Beijing. Lucien Lucien Kim Kim is is in in Moscow Moscow and and Jane Jane Arraf Arraf is is in in Erbil, Erbil, Iraq. Iraq. Hello Hello to to you you all. Good morning. Morning. So, Emily, let's start with you. The relationship between the U. S and China right now is quite tense. How was news of of President Elect Biden's win received in Beijing. Well, there wasn't much news because two days after the election results were called noticeably Absent is any official reaction from China's leader? She Jingping, he's non put up a message. By contrast in 2016. She congratulated Trump hours after the race was called this year. The Foreign Ministry has dodged every question we've had for comment on their views about the election, and the silence is not because China prefers bite in over Trump, Trump of replied, And it's more out of an over abundance of caution because Trump has not officially conceded. Seven China's view It does not want to take a side if you will, and until someone is definitively inaugurated, and Trump still has more than two months left in office so he could put significant pressure on China. Still, if he's provoked Okay, So China's taking a wait and see approach Lucy and there was all of this concern about Russian potential Russian interference in this election. We didn't see much of that. How is Moscow, reacting to the prospect of a Biden presidency? We'll enter. It's interesting. It's very similar to the situation in Beijing here. The absence of any congratulations from President Vladimir Putin has been noticeable today. His spokesman told reporters that Putin will wait for official results because Trump has not conceded and wants to dispute the account in the courts. One prominent Russian who did congratulate Biden, his opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. He's recovering from a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. The day after the U. S election. Navalny went on social media to say that the suspense about who Would eventually when the race was evidence that America's elections are riel, but officially on state TV. The main message is that this election was marred by irregularities and fraud. So in a sense, not that different from Russian elections and the messier the transition of power is in the US, the better it is for the Kremlin because the US stops looking like a model democracy. Well, that's interesting. Jane, China and Russia both taking a wait and see approach did Iraqi leadership say anything this weekend? They did. They generally welcomed Biden's election. And, you know, there's not expected to be really a dramatic or immediate change in policy. One of the big issues here is withdrawal of US troops and Biden like Trump is in favor of those, But I gotta be honest Officials here are breathing a sigh of relief. You know, one of them put it. Will no longer be one tweet away from learning of major foreign policy decisions. And then there's the fact that Biden you Noah's head of a CZ, a member of the leading member, ranking member of the Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then the point man on Iraq. For then President Obama knows the leaders here and he knows them well, and that will make a difference. I spoke to one senior Iraqi official who said he's dealt with them in years for years story and and the thing that stands out is Biden's essential decency, he says. Decency. OK, Lucien Joe Biden known for his decency, Yes, but unlike President Trump, he does not seem primed to like Vladimir Putin or to soft pedal things with Russia. How might his election change the U. S Russia relationship? All right. There is no expectation here at all that Biden will be easier on Russia. I spoke to one of Russia's leading foreign policy experts fielder Lukianoff about what he expects from a Biden presidency. I don't think that many people at Moscow believed that the U. S will be able to be back to the old good days of liberals order as it was in 90 Sorento Seldon's, But the rhetoric will be ah, muchmore like Obama, or even Clinton period. So in other words, the expectation in Moscow is that Biden will bring up human rights and democracy and also take a greater interest in what happens in the former Soviet Union. There is no love for Biden in Moscow. He met with Putin when he was vice president and has been very critical of the Kremlin. But those negative feelings aside, there is also a certain trump fatigue in Moscow. There were really high hopes for years ago and today U. S. Russian relations are at their lowest point since the Cold War. So there is some hope in Moscow that Biden will be more predictable and be able to start a sober professional dialogue on pressing bilateral issues of the first one that comes to mind his arms control. More predictable. Emily might also be interesting or helpful to China, right because it's been four sort of madcap years of trade wars and overnight tweets. And yet Beijing's position in the world is different now than it was when President Trump took office, isn't it? Yes, it's gone from what was then A developing regional power, too, in the U. S has eyes and this is accurate. A global competitors and that growing more negative view has led the US over the last four years to sanction Chinese officials, major Chinese companies and to limit the number of Of Chinese people who study and work in the US, But within China, you have the inverse of this negativity. China's had this surgeon self confidence since 2016. It's controlled a corona virus pandemic. It's produced some truly global companies, and that gives Beijing a sense that this is China's time to shine. And right now we're at this hugely uncertain moment. And the relationship trumps refusal to conceive means that there's even more uncertainty because Beijing cannot decide what its next move is going to be right now. Okay. If China is under the impression that it is, it's time to shine economically, makes a lot of sense. Just a president Biden change that in any way. He could. Biden is expected to continue to push China and human rights issues such as Hong Kong civil rights Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of people have been detained. Remember he called cheating Ping a thug during one of the last presidential debates. But many in China hope us under Biden will temper the relationship and cooperate on things like trade and climate change. But Biden could also have a much more multilateral approach and that could actually put pressure on China. Jane. Lastly, I want to reach back into history. Joe Biden once suggested that Iraq would be better off his three separate autonomous regions Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite. How was that idea held up? Yeah, so he was suggesting autonomous regions, but still with the central government and here in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, they very much welcome that support for increase power to the regions, but in other places it was seen as fuelling Iraq's sectarian divide. And there's still a bit of concern about that idea. But a lot of it has moved on to concern about Iran. And on that one he's seen as not being quite as obsessed with isolating Iran. So even some militia leaders here have welcomed his election. Okay, NPR's Jane Arraf In Erbil, Iraq, Emily faIIing in Beijing and Lucien Kim in Moscow. Thanks, everyone. Well, thank you.
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Him. I'm the guy that let them know it stops here. It stops with me. It stops with me as president. I am no more socialist and our Communist and Donald Trump is well, I won't say anyway, so they need not worry. Just look at the record. There's not one single syllable I've ever said that could lead you to believe. That I was a socialist or communist, Alright? It's a lot of Joe Biden. Joe Biden, by the way, apparently gave a speech today at Gettysburg that was like the speech the people it was at MSNBC or CNN one. I'm just saying that this is going to be the defining speech that everybody will remember. Prior to Joe Biden, four score and seven years ago was simply something something like that. Yeah, he hadn't heard that. Yeah, that he really Joe Biden's talk about all the different people that he's spoken to on world leaders that he's been involved with. I'm sure someone will Anybody fact check any of that? I don't know. Well, that my hunches, though I mean, he was ahead. I think of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. I mean, he's been around for 47 years of Trump pointed out, and he was VP, So I'm sure he's met a lot of heads of state. Yeah, it was Robert Gates, who said that Joe Biden is was on the wrong side of nearly every major national security issue. Over the last four decades. Yeah, All right, Well, listen, Joe gets a chance He's way ahead. I think he's ahead by seven and some poles, 14 and other polls. I haven't seen the state by state breakdown, but we will debate Donald Trump coming up in the 22nd of October. That's what Donald Trump says tomorrow. The big debate between Harris on DH Pence and I believe the last thing we had heard is a big piece of Plexiglas will be in place for Harris. I don't know if Pence is going to have one, right? Yes, I had assumed that he would, because it was the commission that announced they were going to use plexiglass. They've moved it like 2 12 ft or something apart. So they like double the distance between the podiums. But they announced the plexiglass and the Harris campaign agreed to that or said yes. I'm only hearing through, Jacob. That maybe pence doesn't want one. What? Plexiglass a plexiglass, you know? I don't know if if there's a plexiglass like in between the two or if there's a Plexiglas on the side of the podium, so there'd be two plexiglass is, according to CNN. They've allowed pence to not use a plexiglass barrier. But it looks like Kamala Harris and sorry comma and the debate moderator will still have one. See they're already sending messages. Yes, both sides both wearing man. I don't need no stinkin flexi glass.
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"And destroyed his nomination. Now. We have clarence. Thomas. Was a great pick. But was destroyed. By. The Carrot Guy Character. Go to take away number three about by. Fire right through these. Biden supported the invasion of Iraq two thousand two while chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Betty flipped when most Democrats did and as the fighting became difficult, then he opposed the Iraq search saying it would fail. Then in two thousand eleven, he supported Barack Obama's withdrawal from Iraq that set the stage for the rise the Islamic. State. He that opposed the raid on Osama Bin Laden Ladies Gentlemen, Joe. Biden has been on the wrong side of every foreign policy issue of our time that according to me. But according to Bob Gates I'll get to that in a little while to. About? Character. was about character Joe Biden has been in Delaware for a long time. He's been a senator or some form of politician for forty seven years run for president about sixty two times. where. Is Joe Biden in Delaware you think after forty plus years for decades plus people in Delaware would have at least seen him at some event here or there forty years along Joe Biden has been in office two years longer than I've been alive. Oh, here's the great fluxus at us on social media who love. And he's got a video they took in Delaware. Basically asking around like have you seen Joe Biden everybody's like Oh yeah. We see them all the time and that's really what they said. Check this out by.
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Dog find it. If you have stairs in your dog is mobile, walk up and down twice a day for 5 to 10 minutes. Or better yet, try a power walking your terrorists or backyard for some fresh air there more helpful pet care tips that you move dot com spelled. Why you move dot com. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Pompeo was asked by a Republican senator from Kentucky Rand Paul when exactly were getting our troops out of Afghanistan and bringing them home President given two missions. One is to reduce our force posture. Both the risk to our young men and women who are fighting their second is to ensure that there is not a terror attack that emanates from that space, Way, said about Inducting a peace and reconciliation process. We've now reduced forces there by about half since their most recent peak. We're on our way to reduce even further hopeful that we will get the Afghans to begin their negotiation. Because President Trump has made very clear his expectation. We've entered into agreements that will go to zero. We'll get our forces out of there. I think it's may of next year. We're looking to do that on terms that make sure we protect America from a would You agree that Afghanistan is just one of probably hundreds of places that we potentially have terror threats for radical Islamic threats? On may not even be the no longer the primary hundreds. If you'll give me dozens and dozens yesterday, absolutely. And finally, the approval rating for Congress is dropping. Gallop says It's fallen to 18% down seven points since June, while congressional approval was at its highest point in May. This is the lowest It's been since last September for USA Radio News. I'm Timberg. I'd like to eliminate your expensive cable bill forever or get new satellite. Internet or cable can't go Well, No, you can have affordable satellite Internet service for a few dollars a day. All you need is a mini satellite installed and you could have unlimited Internet connections wirelessly in your home or office. And no cable.
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"I'm Gary Barlow. President Trump has suggested November's presidential election should be delayed, claiming it will be the most inaccurate and fraudulent in U. S history because of postal votes. I gave no evidence for his allegations. The suggestion has been rejected by leading members of both parties. Mr Trump's comments, comma made bad polling figures on bad news on the economy. The corona virus outbreak on racial tensions. Day. Two presidential elections is set by law and has never been moved. As the BBC's Anthony's Erica explains. Only Congress has the power to change the date of a federal election, and it's been the first Tuesday in November since the mid 19th century, so Congress, which is partially controlled by Democrats would have to Pass a bill changing or delaying the election day, which Donald Trump would then sign and it seems unlikely in the extreme that they could agree on anything like that. At this point. The latest figures on the U. S economy show a contraction of almost 10% in the second quarter off the year when the Corona virus pandemic forced the lock down. Consumersspending was badly affected. It accounts for a roughly 2/3 of US gross domestic product. The Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, accused the Republicans of failing to tackle a range of economic problems. Millions of newly unemployed Americans cannot go backto work cannot afford the rent cannot put food on the table. Small businesses are waiting to see if the federal loan program that kept him alive will be renewed. Parents are worried sick about their kids returning to school in the fall. State and local governments who fought this disease on the front line when the Trump administration refused to give them help. Heart deep in the red. The US secretary of State has being explaining the decision to withdraw thousands of American troops from Germany to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Mike Pompeo said NATO had been consulted on the decision. I think that Germany was no longer a frontline state, and therefore fewer soldiers needed to be deployed that I am very confident that our mission to deter Russia, the NATO mission to to Russia were still fully capable of executing the conditions have changed around the world in our forces need to be repositioned. So probably confront today's challenge is a Swiss special prosecutor has begun a criminal proceedings against the president of football's world governing body FIFA. The prosecutor has been investigating meetings between Yanni Infantino on the Swiss attorney general Michael Alba. Mr. Lambert had not disclosed her meetings despite being in charge ofthe corruption investigations into fever. Both men have denied wrongdoing. Although last week Mr Lambert offered to resign over the matter. I'm the head of the World Health Organization says the world will have to learn to live with Corona virus. 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Trump moves to officially withdraw U.S. from WHO
"Has officially notified the United Nations of plans to withdraw from the World Health Organization. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports lawmakers from both parties or criticizing the move in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. The notice has been submitted to the U. N secretary general with a final withdrawal date of July 6th, 2021 according to a State Department spokesman. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted criticizing the move as quote, chaotic and incoherent. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, has also criticized the move, saying withdrawing from the group could interfere with clinical trials and vaccine development. Trump has aggressively criticized the W. H O and has threatened to withhold US funding for the organisation. Democrats in Congress say it is illegal for Trump to halt congressional E approved money for the group. Kelsey Snow. NPR NEWS Washington Move
Pompeo denies retaliation in firing of State Dept watchdog
"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii owes denying he recommended president trump fired the state department's watchdog in retaliation for investigations into Pompey's conduct Pompey was not saying exactly why Stephen Winick was dismissed last week but he says it was not pay back for a probe into allegations Pompey ahead staffers run personal errands saying he's unaware of any such investigation I don't have access to that information so I couldn't possibly have retaliated would have been impossible he's taking an unusually harsh shot at the Senate foreign relations committee's top Democrats saying the allegations came from the office of Bob Menendez who once faced a now dismissed criminal ethics probe and is calling for an investigation into the watchdog's firing I don't get my ethics guidance from a man who was criminally prosecuted Sager mag ani Washington
Trump's firing of State Department watchdog may be 'unlawful,' Pelosi says
"Threat Democrats also demanding that the White House hand over all records related to president trump's latest firing of a federal watchdog this time at the state department they suggest secretary of state Mike Pompeii was responsible for the firing in what they say maybe an illegal act of retaliation the chair of the house foreign affairs committee the top Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee announced the investigation Saturday in a letter to the trump administration on face the nation Sunday morning CBS's Margaret Brennan brought up the firing of the Steve letter to house speaker Nancy Pelosi noting that he's the fourth I. G. to be removed in just the past few weeks well this is new to us and typical of the White House announcing something that is very unsavory they would do it on late on a Friday night the fact is as you indicated support inspector general inspectors general of that office was created after Watergate to make sure that there was integrity in the departments agencies of government of the supposed to show because even Republicans in Congress are concerned with getting state when you say unsavory is that what you mean one min unsavory when you take out someone who is there to enforce the to stop waste fraud abuse or other violations of the law that they believed to be happening so again let's take a look and see the president has the right to fire any federal employee but the fact is if it looks like it's in retaliation for something that the attorney D. I. G. the inspector general is doing that could be unlawful was he investigating the secretary of state as Eliot Engel has said I trust that the word of my chairman of the skin on just past a big fail and I I I I only got this letter from the president that night but he didn't say in his letter any reason except that he lost confidence but he's lost confidence in other ideas because they had been investigating or looking have reason to believe that something should be investigated that he is doing I really don't think the president should not have the ability to do investigations into their own
State Department inspector general is latest watchdog fired
"Congressional Democrats have launched an investigation into the latest firing of a federal watchdog state department inspector general Steve Lennix atop Democrats on the house and Senate foreign relations committees issued a statement this weekend questioning president trump's motivation they're demanding the White House turn over all records related to Lennix firing medic is the fourth inspector general fire by president trump since early
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on KTOK
"When Cory Booker joins the Senate foreign relations committee suddenly they're taking on clients like Turkey and all these foreign governments so it's it's a real machine sort of Tammany Hall type operation that Cory Booker has run for a long time and it's really shocking when you read the stories and this like everything in the book mark these are not anonymous sources these are legal documents these are corporate records people are gonna be shocked and wonder why did I never hear about this about Cory Booker I always heard he was his new refreshing reformer who is going to change things nothing could be further from the truth when you look at his actual record in New Jersey now you just touching on these someone folks and you get into great detail on far more substance and each one of these individuals in your book now the bidens you wrote a piece in the New York Post as well this really is a corrupt family that plays on their names let me ask you a question before we get into that in some detail I'm convinced that one of the many reasons but one of the reasons for this impeachment on this issue the bite is the try to immunize them from attack political attack an investigation should he be the nominee so they would make it like kryptonite that that would be the bubble family so you know you can't mention them because you know then you're interfering with an election you do whatever you want to trap of course does that sound like a potentiality do you I I think you're I think you hit the nail right on the head mark that's exactly right I mean this is this is the the conversation and I would have with friends of mine who are politically liberal you know mark we were told in twenty sixteen you cannot investigate Hillary Clinton you know after the election because she's no longer going to be an office now we're being told you cannot investigate Joe Biden because he's running for office so the question becomes when are you supposed to investigate people who are engaged in corrupt behavior and and in the case of the bidens I mean it's just it's not even a question I mean I've I've talked with you several times in fact you know you and I together really broke a lot of the hunter Biden stories back in March of twenty eighteen when when we first you know researched and and expose his dealings in Ukraine in his dealings in China hunter Biden is the tip of the iceberg we we call them the Biden five and I have never seen this before mark I've been on your show numerous times we've talked about corrupt Republicans correct Democrats you know routing them all out I have never in my professional career encountered a family where five members are engaged in behavior where they are using and abusing the powers that Joe Biden has for their financial benefits so hunter Biden is just the first part of the pattern I think you're quite right they see this is a vulnerability it's been exposed and now they basically want.
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Joins the Senate foreign relations committee suddenly they're taking on clients like Turkey and all these foreign governments so it's it's a real machine sort of Tammany Hall type operation that Cory Booker has one for a long time and it's really shocking when you read the stories and the like everything in the book mark these are not anonymous sources these are legal documents these are corporate records people are gonna be shocked and wondered why did I never hear about this about Cory Booker I always heard he was his new refreshing reformer who is going to change things nothing could be further from the truth when you look at his actual record in New Jersey now you just touching on these someone folks know you get into great detail on far more substance in each one of these individuals in your book now the bidens you wrote a piece in the New York Post as well this really is a corrupt family that plays on their names let me ask you a question before we get into that in some detail I'm convinced that one of the many reasons but one of the reasons for this impeachment on this issue the by just to try to immunize them from attack political attack an investigation should he be the nominee so they would make it like kryptonite that that would be the bubble family so you know you can't mention them because you know then you're interfering with an election to do whatever you want to trap of course does that sound like a potentiality do you I I think you're I think you hit the nail right on the head mark that's exactly right I mean this is this is the the conversation and I would have with friends of mine who were politically liberal you know mark we were told in twenty sixteen you cannot investigate Hillary Clinton you know after the election because she's no longer going to be an office now we're being told you cannot investigate Joe Biden because he's running for office so the question becomes when are you supposed to investigate people who are engaged in corrupt behavior and and in the case of the bidens I mean it's just it's not even a question I mean I've I've talked with you several times in fact you know you are together really broke a lot of the hunter Biden stories back in March of twenty eighteen when when we first you know researched and and expose his dealings in Ukraine in his dealings in China hunter Biden is the tip of the iceberg we we call them the Biden five and I have never seen this before mark I've been on your show numerous times we've talked about corrupt Republicans correct Democrats you know routing them all out I have never in my professional career encountered a family where five members are engaged in behavior where they are using and abusing the powers that Joe Biden hands for their financial benefits so hunter Biden is just the first part of the pattern I think you're quite right they see this is a vulnerability it's been exposed and now they basically.
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Although the Tonkin Gulf resolution was never in jeopardy Johnson told senator William Fulbright a fellow Democrat from Arkansas and the chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee to secure passage of the talking golfers allusion as fast as possible and by the largest possible it's not enough for me just gonna win here I need an overwhelming win if possible I need a unanimous win anything less Johnson explained would tarnish the image of yours that was so important to America's international reputation so full right who would later become a ferocious predator the Vietnam War full right for trade the talking Gulf resolution as in his words quote a moderate measure calculated to prevent the spread of war and quote and Fulbright went to work on towers like senator George McGovern of South Dakota and John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky he laid there for years that the president would be given excessive power in particular full right went to work and senator **** Nelson of Wisconsin Nelson wanted to introduce an amendment calling for efforts to quote avoid a direct military involvement in Southeast Asia and for full rights told Nelson that such a consul is superfluous the last thing we want is to become involved in a land war in Asia and quote so now listen to his everlasting regressed drops his amendment and as I said the Senate approved a resolution with only Morrison Gruening dissenting the house of representatives passed unanimously and the language of the trouble talking to offer solutions granted the president extraordinary latitude the joint resolution well the Congress approves in support of the termination of the president as commander in chief to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the United States and to prevent further progression and for Wayne Morris again my hero in the second episode stated afterwards to a virtually empty hall is holding forth to the Easter because office calling to preserve the going home he said the quote we are in effect giving this president's war making powers in the absence of a declaration of war I believe this to be a historic mistake and for her is running the other guy voted against the resolution said quote all Vietnam is not worth the life of a single American boy and quot Johnson said of the resolution well it's like grandma's night if it covers everything in fourth totally demolished very cold water on the floor and the French if the president was a tenderfoot amateur foreign policy then why have the Congress which was a member virtually unanimously to give him the power to wage war he must the foreign policy or the Congress wouldn't have abdicated its own responsibility and allow this one man to decide what was militarily appropriate in Southeast Asia more important the talking golfers listen was a wonderful counterpoints to bury Goldwater's mad bomber image because now this past Congress overwhelmingly Lyndon Johnson has the authority to do whatever you want because North Vietnam he could drop you can drop hydrogen bombs are going wrong so she just ordered the sustained conventional bombing of the north and he just picked up the number of American advisers in South Vietnam he looks like a moderate it was a political masterstroke temporarily very rewarding but it would have horrible costs in the long run the Tonkin Gulf resolution has been condemned rightly rightly I think as an absolutely inexcusable abuse of the public trust fact is the president deliberately misled the Congress in order to attain powers to wage war without a constitution required declaration of war you lied to the American people any ultimately put American soldiers in harm's way in order to further his own crass political ends this is one of those issues I talk about on the other hand was kind of in the theme of this class this is one of those issues with the really is no on the other hand it was the wrong thing to do it was an abuse of power and Johnson should be justifiably condemned for on the other hand I have to stress these were not unprecedented powers of the Congress conferred upon Johnson Congress is not exactly the same thing on two previous occasions once in nineteen fifty five when the grass white Eisenhower's request for a for most resolution and once in nineteen fifty seven when it granted Eisenhower's the so called Eisenhower doctrine for the Middle East in fact as we know from this course ever since the onset of the Cold War Congress has been very low moves to question presidential decisions or limit presidential power in foreign affairs it's different in domestic affairs like integration Congress gets very involved in matters like that or taxation or infrastructure find all over that when it comes to foreign policy basically they're willing to allow the president to charges on course as I mentioned in a previous lecture Harry Truman never going to congratulate original war to fight in Korea in nineteen fifty he was required to wear the constitution technically that was in the war it was a U. when police action and as I mentioned in another lecture in nineteen fifty four Eisenhower asked the Congress to grant him the authority to launch an air strike to relieve the French garrison at the end and flew in Vietnam but in this instance Congress led by minority leader Lyndon Johnson turned Eisenhower down it was too soon after Korea memories of work work too fresh however in nineteen fifty five just a year later when the islands of came in months you were being bombarded by the communist Chinese in the straits free for most and the mainland Eisenhower asked for what came to be known as the formosa resolution and this resolution granted Eisenhower the power to take whatever military action he felt was necessary to protect the nationalist Chinese on formosa and this was granted by a wide margin and again in nineteen fifty seven when there was evidence of a communist insurrection in Lebanon Eisenhower asked what he termed the Eisenhower doctrine that gave him the freedom to dispatch American forces to anytime to protect US interests in the Middle East and Congress passed the overnight or doctrine by an overwhelming margin so Johnson made clear when asking for the Tonkin Gulf resolution at what I do not ask for anything beyond the discretion granted what Eisenhower nineteen fifty five and nineteen fifty seven and four so while the man in which the Tonkin Gulf resolution was obtained was indispensable yes was not unprecedented but its consequences what and that's the top of a pick up next time I'll see you next week American history TV every Saturday night here on C. span radio this week part of our lecture in American history series from Boston College professors Jacobs talking about the impact of the Vietnam War when president Lyndon Baines Johnson and about the nineteen sixty four.
Senate Dems demand Pompeo recuse himself over 'profound conflict of interest' in Trump-Ukraine matters
"Some Senate Democrats are now demanding that secretary of state Mike Pompeii recuse himself from dealing with any matters related to Ukraine the demand from Democrats on the Senate foreign relations committee comes after several witnesses in the houses impeachment inquiry mention the secretary of state in their testimony a letter to Mike Pompeii reads you have a profound conflict of interest and you must recuse yourself the Democrats also say the secretary of state has impeded the inquiry by refusing to produce any requested documents the letter says these acts leave us with little doubt that you are blocking the Congress and the American people from obtaining a full account of the scandal solely because the facts are damaging to your and the president's personal and political
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Of the Senate foreign relations committee charged with delivering military aid that Congress approved for Ukraine and the trump administration put on hold Connecticut democratic senator Chris Murphy telling Chuck Todd today on NBC's meet the press presents Lynskey dispense with the formalities of the meeting he started to immediately talk about the fact that this eight had been suspended it was that important to him because of his soldiers were dying on the front without American he knew the state was a suspended at this point in time right when is this meeting he knew this it was suspended this was on September fifth okay and he had clearly been communicated to at that point that he needed to get these investigations started in order for the aid to be turned back on responding to president trump who insist that no pressure was put on the Ukrainians and they've said so publicly Murphy says they're so desperate they'd say anything to be on the president's good side also on meet the press Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson who says to GOP representatives on the house intelligence committee want to know what he knows I got a letter last night from a person in Jordan Nunez asking for basically my telling of the vans I'll be working out today so I will lay out what I know in terms this and so are you going to testify on search results from my perspective now do you know they're not going to call me because certainly Adam Schiff what we want we want to be called by the Senate there's screaming separation there no impeachment hearings scheduled tomorrow but a full slate of witnesses on tap for Tuesday is that the sound of gunfire reading university in Hong Kong right police trying to clear out demonstrators who've been barricaded there for days have threatened to use live ammunition against the demonstrators America's listing I'm this is my first investment baseball cards at the age of seven and now I am on the front lines of history when our government makes decisions are very lives are at stake and I'm interested in keeping America informed about it all.
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The throat which we did bill Branson had come in from California we had a feeling we were doing something we knew it was big time but we didn't know how big each night the national TV networks ran stories about the veterans protesting in Washington one of those that's was John Kerry he went on to be secretary of state he spoke before the Senate foreign relations committee and attacked the idea that anti war protesters were the enemies of American soldiers in nineteen seventy at west point vice president Agnew said some glamorize the criminal misfits of society while our best men die in Asian rice patties to preserve the freedoms which those misfits abuse and this was used as a rallying point for our effort in Vietnam but for us his boys in Asia when the country was supposed to support his statement is a terrible distortion which we can only draw a very deep sense of revulsion and hence the anger of some of the men were here in Washington today it's a distortion because we in no way considered ourselves the best man in this country because those he calls misfits was standing up for us in a way that nobody else in this country dared to because so many who have died would return to this country to join the misfits in their efforts to ask for an immediate withdrawal from South Vietnam the next day the veterans assembled on the steps of the U. S. capitol they wanted to give their service medals and ribbons back to the government several hundred came to turn in metals throwing them over a fence put up for tomorrow's demonstration their mood flickered between anger and mourning my role was to line people up Jim Murphy an airforce veteran.
Trump's Syria envoy says he wasn't consulted on troop withdrawal
"Senators continue their bipartisan condemnation of president trump's decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria correspondent Linda Kenyan has that story the trump administration special envoy for Syria and the anti ISIS coalition says he was not consulted about president trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria James Jeffrey told the Senate foreign relations committee the volatile situation created by the U. S. troop withdrawal has been made even more volatile now that Russia has become involved this devil's brew mixes together the three champions of Middle East asada local despot aside arguably worse than Saddam a Qaddafi and ideological stayed on the March a rien in several variants of radical Islamic terror from ISIS to our newsroom given all of that and the fact that the US abandon its Kurdish allies were fighting ISIS senator Ben Cardin and Jeffrey does he agree with the president's action you are fully in accord with the president's decision to relocate our troops I carry out the instructions my question to you full you've you've now said didn't have any effect so do you agree with this policy or not I agree that presidents have to make that decision not people in the bureaucracy such as any for the record you did not answer my question Jeffries testimony came as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought a resolution to the Senate floor denouncing Turkey's invasion of northern Syria and prodding president trump to hold his withdrawal of US troops from the region we cannot effectively support our partners on the ground without a military presence McConnell did not include sanctions against Turkey for its aggression against the Kurds saying now is not the time when it is like extremely carefully before we employ the same tools against a democratic NATO allies that we would against the worst rogue state Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the president's actions effectively on least those very rogue states the currents were fighting to contain their ISIS prisoners escaping and Schumer says this puts the US in danger this one of the worst decisions in decades senator Tammy Duckworth a wounded war veteran says to prevent another terrorist attack the U. S. cannot turn its back on its allies to work with us now and of course says trump has not only betrayed America's allies he has betrayed the American people I am tired of trump wrapping himself in the flag in the morning and then abandoning our troops our allies and our values by the
Turkey, Russia agree to clear Kurdish fighters and control the Syria-Turkey border
"The five day cease fire between Turkey and the Kurds extended after negotiation between Turkey and Russia the new agreement calls for joint Russian and Syrian government patrols beginning in one hundred fifty hours to ensure the absence of any Kurdish fighters in the safety zone within eighteen miles of the border between Syria and Turkey Russia's influence in the conflict has grown since the withdrawal of US forces from Syria after several hours of talks in Sochi Russia Turkish president air to want refer to Russian president Putin as my dear friend boxes Steve Harrigan and your bill the wrong Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer again blasting president trump for pulling most US troops out of Sirius a clear demonstration of the president's feckless nous when it comes to dealing with dictators this one of the worst decisions in decades it puts Americans here in the homeland in danger the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee says sanctions could be imposed on Turkey for
House Democrats Walk Out Of White House Syria Meeting, Accusing Trump Of 'Meltdown'
"But we begin with a white house meeting on turkey and syria and the presidential meltdown speaker pelosi says it produced she attributed the president's behavior imparted to the vote against him earlier today was shaken up by it and that's why we couldn't continue in the meeting because he it's just not relating to the reality of it on the part of the president was a meltdown sad to say the white house denies this saying the president was and i quote measured factual and decisive as for majority leader mcconnell when asked about his perceptions of the meeting he merely said and i quote make any observations in the meeting i don't have any to make now well heap may not have made any observations but it is not noticeable and notable that the silence top ally in the senate is not trying to refute speaker pelosi's account the president's son decision of poll special forces troops from their positions in northern syria greenland the invasion by turkey killing of kurds the escape vices prisoners and a land grab by syria's dictator bashar al-assad and his backers russia and iran today the president continued to claim it was all part of his master plan so our view the situation on the turkish border with syria to be for the united states strategically brilliant strategically brilliant though if he really believes that it is hard to understand or he sent a turkey's president with whom he had that fateful phone call last week the letter was allegedly sent three days after the call ended up president trump warns not to do the very thing he had made possible by announcing immediate abandonment of the kurds quoting now from this letter to air to on quote let's work out a good deal you don't want to be responsible for hiring thousands of people and i don't wanna be responsible for destroying the turkish economy and i will the letter is dated the ninth of this month that is the same day that turkish troops went into northern area encourage began being slaughtered and shortly thereafter isis fighters began escaping kurdish custody the president was asked about all of that today even after all you have seen isis prisoners freed all the humanitarian disaster you don't have any regret forgiving early on the green light to to invade i didn't give them a green life well did you tell as you just you know when you make a statement like that so deceptive just the opposite of agreement the opposite of a green light would i guess it'd be a red light or a red line a stern warning not to invade perhaps or decision not to pull the small number of american troops who were holding back the turks from invading an attack the kurds are allies in the fight against isis but the president didn't draw a line in the sand red or otherwise in fact in that same press conference today he says he expected the works to invade now president or the ones decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time he's been building up troops on the the border with syria for a long time as you know so he expected the turks would invade he sees the troops building up on the border for long time and he decides to suddenly and without much warning remove the one obstacle to it US special forces who've been living with and fighting with and training the kurds doesn't that seem like a pretty clear example of a green light would look like that if this was all unexpected it this was all as expected i should say then why the threatening letter why the push for economic sanctions on what is after all a nato ally why send vice president and secretary of state to turkey tonight this is all going to plan and is strategically brilliant why the apparent rage the meeting this afternoon one answer is simple the president didn't see this coming or didn't care what happened there which seems to be the case if you listened to the way he describes our kurdish allies you have to say it nobody wants to say we're making the kurds look like they're angels we paid a lot of money to the kurds tremendous amounts of money we've given them massive russians and you know what it's wonderful they fought with us we paid a lot for them to fight with us they fought isis about eleven thousand awards were killed in that fight in addition to that on top of the casting the kurds inside the president also repeated his allegations that the kurds have intentionally released isis fighters from prisons an allegation he has offered no proof up just so you understand we were the ones that captured isis people let some go the opened a couple of doors to make us look is bad as possible claim has been called four falls by senior pentagon official who tells CNN the president quote falsely claiming that the SDS kerr words are letting isis prisoners out of prison is wrong because they're the people that defeated isis wrong because they are currently risking their lives to defend our forces wrong because they are fighting force that intends to eliminate their people because we greenlighted their operation earlier i spoke with senator bob menendez the ranking democrat on the senate foreign relations committee who was in that meeting with the president senator menendez you speaker pelosi said that the president had a quote meltdown down her words majority leader schumer said he was very nasty his word you yourself tweeted that listening to the president made you feel deeply concerned for the country can you talk about what happened in the meeting what you saw from the moment the president came in i would describe him as belligerent he's smackdown support of files on the table and said well you all asked for this meeting i reluctantly gave it to you and speaker pelosi say well with all due respect mr president i didn't ask for meeting with you we asked for a briefing on the secretaries of defense state intelligence to understand the consequences of the actions you took and then he said and let's end the meeting and she said well while i'm here as the speaker i have an obligation to tell you that the house just voted three hundred fifty some odd to i forget okay what the amount was but it was an overwhelming bipartisan vote to disapprove the actions that you took in syria and then he got that that devolved into that's nothing uh-huh hit job and the republicans and she said well many republicans joined us and then he called speaker pelosi a third rate politician he said that the kurds were nothing but communists and democrat all of us democrats who is seated there must be happy with that you know suggesting that we all subscribe to that view of being communists and then you know it just it was belligerent and and something i have never seen in twenty seven years here in congress and serving under four different presidents i've never seen a moment like this that's not how these meetings usually go no yeah well not with other presidents and i've had presidents from clinton to bush to obama and now trump i was in the white house with president bush and he is president we might have disagreements but one it was never disagreeable and always it was respectful and there was exchanges of views as i said to the president when i stayed after the speaker you're left and several others left there was president everybody here loves country nobody here loves it more than another but we can have a agreement as is evidenced by the fact that the house overwhelmingly with republicans voted disagree with you you're the commander in chief but i disagree with what you did and here's what i'm concerned about the consequences the reconstituting of isis i said i don't know if the military people tell you but there are you know you're inspector general at the department of defense says there's still fourteen to eighteen thousand isis fighters in syria if the ten thousand have been detained get unleashed and are freed you're talking about a potential fighting force about two thirty thousand that's a clear and present danger to the united states you've opened up a land bridge for iran to bring serious weaponry and to potentially attack our allies state of israel that's a huge risk and you know at the end of the day you've changed the political dynamics of the region with just one stroke said so and actions had on turkey had been absolutely nothing the turkish stock market went up the next day so you know this is this did he respond to that he he basically started saying that number one you know well we can destroy turkey's economy and but you don't wanna drive turkey into the russians which of course turkey's already been with the russians they've been buying the four hundred from the russians which is sanctionable on the US law he's also he's also just given russia a huge victory in syria they've been propping they've been supporting propping up the regime as well as iran to the point of view absolutely i mean look the the the big winners as as i said jessica the big winners are iran russia and and even turkey in this regard and so this letter that he handed out to all of us beginning which i if he hadn't handed it out himself i would have thought was not a real letter but basically a letter he wrote to air to one in turkey ah he wrote to urge to wanna turkey would you gave out to every member who is there basically strikes me as a letter to cover your backside because what he unleashed he now cannot recall and so you know i it's to try to respond to the incredible criticism it's an incredible letter the way it's written and believe me i'm reading about issues like that i've read it does not i mean it's not the kind of a letter thought he president united states would send to you know the president of turkey it it does not read as a i mean at one point i think it s sorta ends with you know don't be tough guy don't be a fool i'll call you later yeah that's how it ends and and it just is just it to me it was to be able to dock at first of all the letter is just an incredible letter the way it's it's it's dictate needed but it sounds like it's definitely dictated directly from him the way he thinks speaks and secondly it was to try to you know cover himself for what was unleashed with the turks going ahead and invading into northern syria and the consequences that flow thereafter i want to ask you about something else which sounds double we're we're told by a democratic source familiar with the meeting that senator schumer read a
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Who's the ranking member on the Senate foreign relations committee said he didn't know of any plans to hold talks with the Taliban at camp David I don't know how you bring the perpetrator of those who gave refuge to the perpetrator of September eleventh as we approach the eighteenth anniversary to camp David when they're in the midst of conducting attacks which recently created the death of an American. former South Carolina representative mark Sanford said he is running for the twenty twenty Republican presidential nomination joining at least two others looking to beat president trump the government in the mama says the death toll from hurricane Dorian has risen to forty four officials have warned that the number of deaths is likely to rise as team search devastated areas of the northern Bahamas more than five thousand passengers are stranded at Japan's everyday International Airport as highways were closed off after a powerful typhoon hit the nation's capital Bloomberg's Isabel Reynolds was in Tokyo hyphen facts I was wearing away from Japan on Monday after causing widespread destruction to commute is in Tokyo and cutting off power to about nine hundred thousand times train operators struggle to restore services over the course of the morning meeting many of the capital's millions of commuters stranded in the wake of one of the biggest stores to hit the region in recent yes in Tokyo is about rentals Bloomberg daybreak the US Coast Guard says rescuers have been hampered in their search for the remaining four crew members of a cargo ship overturned near a Georgia ports twenty others rescue global news twenty four hours a day all on air and a tick tock on Twitter.
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on KOMO
"That's eight six six eight four four seventy three forty four. Is this a confrontation in the making the White House is refusing to meet a deadline set by congress to provide lawmakers with a report on whether the administration has determined the Saudi Crown prince is directly responsible for the murder of journalist Jamaca Shoghi. There's bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for the administration to provide the report a senior administration official tells ABC news, quote, the president maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate Democrats in the Senate Foreign Relations committee fired back saying the president has no discretion on this issue and has to comply. Karen Travers, ABC news, the White House. The governor of Washington declares a state of emergency ahead of a winter storm. It's not often this region. Get snow, but this storm is expected to dump nearly a foot of it in the Seattle area. But meteorologist Scott cystic says that's not all there is another chance of snow Sunday night into Monday another event on Tuesday. And then potentially another event on Thursday night into Friday. Presidents have made a run on supplies is grocery stores are now running low on certain foods and other items. Jeff Pohjola, ABC news Seattle. A publicist says former Fleetwood MAC Qataris Lindsey Buckingham underwent open heart surgery that left him with damaged vocal cords. Buckingham wife. Kristen says it it's unclear if the damage is permanent Wall Street's major indexes ended mixed the Dow lower the NASDAQ higher the SNP almost flat. This is ABC news. Komo news time eight.
"senate foreign relations committee" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"When I hear that. I think of Washington, and Lincoln, and Jefferson and Roosevelt and Kennedy and Eisenhower, and I think if those qualities and while he spoke of that. And while that was my hope I don't think he's followed through on that front the way he's followed through on some of his other promises. A sung-min Kim. You know, Senator Romney also said he intends essentially to be voting for the president's priorities on Capitol Hill. What role is the former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney sketching out for himself as he as he joins congress. And why is he doing he's clearly there? There's clearly a vacuum of these prominent Trump critic voices because the two major or the three major Republicans. Senators who had filled that role in the last congress are no longer there. I'm senators. Bob, corker of Tennessee, and Jeff flake of Arizona have now retired and are no longer senators, and obviously Senator John McCain of Arizona passed away last year. So there is there's there's a space for someone to be that voice. And clearly Mitt Romney brings with him a platform that would national platform that was gained by his presidential run in two thousand twelve and that and his frequent his frequent criticisms of Trump, you know, throughout the campaign, but I found his op Ed and his subsequent comments on CNN and just how he's already embraced this anti-trump of voice. A pretty interesting because there has been kind of this tradition among high-profile, incoming freshmen senators in the past to kind of keep their head down and really focus on local issues are state issues and not kind of abuse the big a national platform that they have already at the outset. I'm thinking of four senators such as former senators such. Has Al Franken? And you'll reports that are Hillary Rodham Clinton herself because they do want to be seen as someone who tends to their states. So this is this tactic is certainly not that. So it'd be really interesting to see how the Senator Romney kind of balances and balances the critiques and also the deeds of his state versus the national versus kind of having to scale back and support the president's policies. And look the Senator Romney has been has a snag deceit on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, so that gives an even bigger platform to criticize the president on matters of foreign policy and national security where and those are the issues where we so often have seen these clashes between kind of these classic traditional Republicans on Capitol Hill and the Trump administration, obviously and the president himself particular to thinking of matters of Russia. So that'll be an interesting confrontation to watch in the coming two years..