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Glenn Kirschner Believes Kellyanne Conway's Testimony Might Hurt Trump

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:03 min | 2 months ago

Glenn Kirschner Believes Kellyanne Conway's Testimony Might Hurt Trump

"Think you've said to us that you feel like this might be the first case up because it's so clear and there's so many documents, but what do you think of the J 6 committee as they wrap up? Are they going to make criminal referrals should they? Is it going to matter? Yeah, there really cramming for their final exam right now. They put Kellyanne Conway in the hot seat and she testified for 5 hours. Now, whether that was facts or alternative facts, we don't know. But let me just share a data point, then I'll go back to the overarching J 6 committee thing. What I always found really intriguing is that Donald Trump first announced on August 17th, 2020, if I lose the election will be rigged. And Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to the president of the United States promptly resigned. So we know what she did. Now we need to know why she did it. Yeah. Because I have a feeling those two data points are connected. And if she testified truthfully, I think it's going to hurt Trump.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:54 min | 3 months ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Could be downloaded at seafood RI dot com, and as a Bloomberg NJ IT stem report, Nathan. Something to know next time I'm there. Thank you, Karen. And we are live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios where it's just about 6 51 on Wall Street. Now it's time to check what's going on in D.C. or some of the top stories include former president Donald Trump dropping his strongest hint yet that he is running in 2024. Oprah Winfrey endorsing John fetterman over her former protege Doctor Oz in Pennsylvania. Carrie Lake's election denial in Arizona could potentially reshape 2024 and President Biden's hawkish tilt on China, storing worry of U.S. overreaction. Let's bring in Bloomberg government reporter Emily Wilkins for more on some of these stories. Emily, I think we heard the words from Michael Barr a few minutes ago from former president Trump very, very, very probably. Yep, you gotta get all three berries in. Yes. That is what Trump said during a rally in Iowa. It's just the strongest signal yet that he's going to run for president, but we have already seen multiple signals from the former president that he is considering another run. Trump's former senior counselor, Kellyanne Conway told reporters that they can expect Trump to announce soon and she gave him credit for holding off this long to the midterms, remember a lot of Republicans were worried that if Trump announced another run that he would sort of come back into the spotlight and that wouldn't be good for a number of Republicans who are running in more moderate swing districts where voters might have conservative values and support certain things about the Republican Party, but were really turned off by Trump. And so that'll be a really interesting dynamic of course with the midterms being on November 8th. We are expecting very soon after that for the race for 2024 to start. You've already heard Biden say that he's going to run again, we're expecting this announcement from Trump, certainly there will be others who will be angling to get into both potential fields, we're just on this never ending treadmill of elections at this point. And we're about to jump off 2022 and on to 2024. Yeah, and just about four days here. And as you allude to there, the president, the former president, has been hinting quite strongly for months now that he's probably going to make another run. What kind of impact is that having on the midterm race itself? The 2022 race. It hasn't had a ton of impact only because Trump has, you know, he's not a candidate yet. He hasn't said that he's going to run. And so that's allowed Republicans who are running in slightly more swing states and thinking about folks like David valdo, out in California. I'm thinking about some of the more moderate Republicans that were running in the northeast, be able to really put some distance between themselves and Trump. The kind of go back to the mainstream Republicans stances about cutting spending about returning to fiscal stability. They've been able to focus on things like inflation and the economy, which are really good issues for Republicans to discuss without being asked constantly, hey, Trump tweeted this. What do you think about it? Although it is interesting though, we've seen a number of Republican candidates across the country up and down the ballot sort of embracing the election denial strategy that former president Trump has put out there. And there's a really interesting story on the Bloomberg terminal this morning, honing in on Arizona gubernatorial candidate Carrie Lake as a pretty prominent example of that. Yeah, I think of all the election deniers of who are running this year, Kerry is certainly the most interesting to watch. The Republican nominee for Arizona's governor, she is centered her campaign on promoting the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, saying that if she had been governor, she would have not certified the election for Biden. And of course, Nathan, that that has real concerns for what that could mean in 2024. Lake is currently up in the polling. There's a good chance that she is going to become Arizona's next senator. And remember that state was so central to Trump's efforts to overturn the election. There were all of those recounts, including that controversial controversial recount by the private firm cyber ninjas that also found that that Biden won. But part of the charm of Kerry Lake is that she was a former TV anchor. She has a name ID outside of the Senate race and it's been much more difficult for Democrats to paint her as an extremist. And so it'll be very interesting to see what she will do as governor and I think there are lots of concerns being raised now across the country about what 2024 is going to look like. If folks like Lake and other election deniers get into office, what is going to happen with a legitimate election with how folks vote will that be tally, will that actually count to the result? Really, really a lot of concerns that are being raised two years out. I want to turn to this story on a geopolitical note as well. Some worry potentially coming out of Washington now about President Biden's pretty hawkish stance on China. Yeah, there are a lot of folks in Congress, Biden himself who are become very strong China hawks, especially as we've seen. Xi Jinping secure himself a third term, but there are some leading U.S. specialists on China who are skeptical of the logic behind the U.S. aggressive stance. They're not dovish on China per se, but they're just worried that by being so aggressive, that might lead to more aggression from China and that things might eventually escalate. Bonnie glasser, the director at Asia's program for the German Marshall fund of the United States called the U.S.'s approach sloppy and said it could end up provoking the war that we seek to deter. And that'll be very interesting to see how that stands continues. In Congress, where they've had a lot of these laws come out about China about how the U.S. and China relate, you've seen this really strong Biden partisan support for being aggressive about China. And it'll be interesting to see if there's any sort of breakthrough through some of these

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"senior counselor" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:55 min | 3 months ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"B, a director of the center for health security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of public health doctor inglesby good to have you with us here on a Bloomberg business week radio. The Bloomberg school of public health that is supported by Michael R Bloomberg founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg philanthropies. Let's now go to Washington D.C. for world and national news, standing by, we've got Nancy Lyons Hannah's. Thanks, Tim. Donald Trump's former senior counselor, Kellyanne Conway says she expects the president to announce a widely anticipated comeback bid for The White House? Very soon. Donald Trump feels I did it the first time I can do it again. And if he runs a binary choice election, he certainly can prevail. If he just reminds you of life under president Trump and life under President Biden and sticks to those binary contrast. Conway says she advised her former boss to delay launching another run until after the midterm elections as to not distract from Republican efforts to take control of Congress. As for those midterms, there may be a new sign of Russian interference. Nathan Hager explains. The Internet research agency, the same Russian affiliated group accused of meddling in prior elections, is using political cartoons to promote right-wing conspiracy theories that's according to research shared exclusively with Bloomberg news by the social media analysis firm graphica. One cartoon claims Democrat Tim Ryan would release drug traffickers from prison in Ohio, another show's Georgia senator Raphael Warnock threatening people who don't support Black Lives Matter. The cartoons are signed by someone named schmitz, graphica says it's unclear whether that's a real artist or a made up persona. In Washington, I'm Nathan Hager, Bloomberg radio. Today, President Biden said some 16 million applications for student debt relief will be approved. Almost 26 million people have applied for up to $20,000 in debt forgiveness since The White House launched the student loan forgiveness application. October 17th. Global news 24 hours a day on air and

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"senior counselor" Discussed on Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

14:43 min | 3 months ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

"Share with us. Just send us an email. Thanks again for listening and let's get back to the show. Turning to big picture news and speaking for myself, the way I like to do this show is to bring you the official narrative with a bit more context awareness and frankly well deserved snark, then the venerable outlets that we typically cover can seem to manage. Upton Sinclair once said, it's difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it, and that's an idea worth keeping in mind as we watch world events unfold, wondering why the supposedly best among us can't seem to see what we can see all around us. We start today with a Reuters story about an allegedly confusing phenomenon that, if you apply just a little common sense and historical context isn't very confusing at all. So let's get to it. A jump in U.S. monthly job openings has thrown the Federal Reserve another confounding bit of data for its policy meeting this week with more evidence that rapid interest rate increases have yet to bite hard in the real economy. New data released by the bureau of labor statistics yesterday showed firms had 10.7 million job openings at the end of September, a jump of about half a million from August, in a number that the fed expects to see move lower as demand in the economy slows. With the Central Bank widely expected to lift that rate yet again by three quarters of one percentage point at the end of its two day meeting later today, traders are now leaning to a 5th straight hike of this size at the fed's final meeting of the year in December, with the target policy rate exceeding 5% in March. Reuters has the details on a story that makes perfect sense, honestly, if you have any awareness of history, you know, like a newswire service that's been around since 1851, probably should have. Monetary policy changes of the scale we've seen over the last year are typically done very, very slowly because it takes time for the impacts to work their way through the system. It's a cruise ship essentially, not a rowboat. And so, as we mentioned off handedly during an episode late last month, the majority of monetary policy changes like this since records started being kept, saw the unemployment rate and other metrics attached to it, take more than a year to even start to weaken. If you think about it, it makes sense. This is supposedly all about taming inflation. And in the short term, those inflationary pressures push more people into taking jobs or staying in jobs that they might otherwise have not were costs not visibly rising so much. On the other hand, companies typically have longer term thinking. And unless something truly catastrophic happens, like government shutting down large portions of the economy by mandate, it takes them time to revise their strategy, reducing headcounts if for no other reason than it's hard to find good workers, and they think that things might not be as bad for as long. The challenge for all of us is that the U.S. Central Bank at its many cheerleaders act as if the data that we see today is an effective measure of monetary policy that they're conducting today. When we know that it's not, they've spun the steering wheel and started the term, but can't believe that they're not already pointed in the other direction, so they turn the wheel even harder, seemingly not realizing that the overcorrection could run the economy off the road. That's assuming good intentions. It's a sad state of affairs and a reminder that those who find themselves with power might be better connected and credentialed, but those realities don't often lead to better decisions for all of us. Moving on. Euro area manufacturing activity sunk to its lowest level since the first COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, as record inflation, and a weakening global economy at road demand for goods. In Britain, for example, the cost of fresh food in shops last month was 13.3% higher than a year earlier. And those are best case official numbers. It's the biggest annual increase in records going back to 2005, the British retail consortium said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, all of the European Union's biggest economies, except for Ireland, saw the downturn deep in October according to surveys of purchasing managers by S&P Global published this morning. Spain was the worst hit followed closely by Germany. The data, quote, are now clearly signaling that the manufacturing economy is in a recession, S&P Global economist Joe Hayes said in a statement, continuing factors that are likely to aggravate the downturn include inflation, which remains stubbornly elevated despite continued evidence that supply chain pressures are receding. Surveys in Asia this week showed factory activity slowing there too, having to evidence that the world economy is cooling. Bloomberg and Reuters have more on that one. Turning to international news, the monetary authority of Singapore said that it's starting two new pilot projects to explore the use of tokens and trade finance and wealth management, quote, by transforming trade assets into transferable instruments, we aim to improve the accessibility to an asset class, which is largely been the domain of banks with participation from a broader range of investors, so the global head of trade and working capital at standard chartered. Continuing not only can we potentially narrow the $1.7 trillion global trade finance gap, this also offers investors the option to balance their portfolio with a digital token that has traceable intrinsic value. The monetary authority of Singapore is also beginning to adopt the use of stablecoins for cross border and domestic payments. Stablecoin issuers circle has received an in principle license from the authority, allowing it to operate as a payments company in the country. Coin desk's Nick day and paddock sheet mishra have more. Turning to industry news, traditional payments for money gram has added a service to its mobile app, allowing nearly all U.S. customers to buy, sell, and hold Bitcoin, ether, and litecoin apparently. The company expects to expand those cryptocurrency selections over the coming year, pending global regulation, it says. The new functionality is being enabled by crypto exchange coin me, which money gram made a strategic minority investment into earlier this year. Coin desks Michael Belushi reports. In other news, the Twitter username Barack said a large swath of the Bitcoin based lightning network in the turmoil on Tuesday morning. When he allegedly created a non standard Bitcoin transaction that prevented users from opening new lightning channels, which are connections between lightning nodes. Lightning is a layer two network that enables cheaper and faster Bitcoin transactions, long in development and with some use, although not too much at this point. Barack's valid but non standard transaction caused Bitcoin nodes running and implementation of Bitcoin called BTC to suddenly stop creating new transaction blocks. This caused a corresponding glitch on all lightning network daemon D nodes. L and D nodes rely on information from the BTC D Bitcoin nodes, and the glitch cost much of the lightning network to reject all new channel opening requests. Burak shenanigans disrupted a good chunk of the Bitcoin and lightning ecosystems. But it's worth noting that the community's anti fragility was also on full display. Core lightning nodes that rely on Bitcoin core, the most popular implementation of Bitcoin were unaffected, although this seems to have been by design. Additionally, the bug that was exploited here was quickly patched. Coindesk Frederick manala has more. And finally, cryptocurrency options in future exchange Derrick has been hacked with 28 million drained from its hot wallet. The company tweeted that client assets have not been affected, we're performing ongoing security checks and have to halt withdrawals, including third party custodians, until we're confident all is safe to reopen. The company wrote on Twitter. Coin desk solid night reports. And in lighter news, here's Adrian blast. Thank you, Adam, what's good, everybody? Find satoshi lab, the parent company of the move to earn applications step in, is releasing Moore that spelled MO AR. A membership based multi chain non fungible token or NFT marketplace. The addition of a marketplace helps the company to develop its self sustaining ecosystem alongside the existing step in fitness app and do our that spelled DOO AR, a Solana based decentralized exchange or Dex. Not only will Muir users be able to purchase the sneakers necessary to use step in, which, by the way, currently traded a floor price of .98 soul or about $32 on magic Eden, but can additionally build and sell NFT collections on the platform. The goal is for the three apps to work, quote, in collaboration to actively support each other. The platform wrote in a press release. Notably, the platform is launching with zero platform piece, and no optional royalties. Over the past two months, NFT platforms X two Y two magic Eden and most recently looks rare, have all dropped the requirement to pay out royalties to creators when purchasing tokens. The COO of step in, mister mang henney, told coindesk the failing to support artists in the long term will be detrimental to the value of NFTs, and that Muir aims to fairly compensate creators. Quote, you can already see on some of the platforms that have started the 0% royalty fee that the downward trend on volumes is a sign of things to come. Said Meng honey. Continuing, this is why we're taking such a hard and strong stance that we want to stand by creators and we want to enforce this rule in the fee structure. Coin desks camp Thompson has more on that. And sticking with NFT news, another day, another buzzy NFT mint. This time for art gobblers, a collection created by television director and voice actor Justin roiland, with backing from web three venture firm, paradigm. Roiland, by the way, is the co creator of the animated comedy show Rick and Morty, which is especially popular among the crypto native crowd. The collection, which was free to mint, has so far seen over 9600 eth or around $15 million at today's prices in trade volume since minting started on Monday night. According to data from the new NFT marketplace, blur. Art gobblers stated goal is to create a decentralized art factory using a combination of NFTs, a gut token, and community collaboration. So here's how it works. Each of the collections 2000 NFTs are meant to function as on chain transferable art galleries. Owners of the NFTs can, quote, digest artwork created on the project's website to add to their art bellies, which become curated collections that are also transferable. Coin desks Eli tan has the story. Today's featured story is an opinion piece by Todd white and Ralph benco. The founder and a senior counselor to the American blockchain pack, respectively. Our piece today is entitled save billions by using the blockchain to distribute federal disaster relief money. Adele nazarian of the American blockchain pack and Alex a lair of the American blockchain initiative recently provided in the national interest tax land section ten substantive legislative proposals for the responsible development of digital assets. The fourth of these, keeping in mind that fraud and misappropriation of federal disaster relief funds are all too common, states that we would benefit greatly from creating a proof of stake blockchain platform to distribute federal disaster relief funds. How much would the blockchain save we taxpayers? Billions and billions with a half tip to Carl Sagan. The Washington Post has reported the U.S. Justice Department estimates more than $8 billion in alleged fraud, just in the federal government's coronavirus relief programs. Bolstering companies that did not actually exist or wholesale identity theft by transnational crime syndicates to file for fraudulent unemployment benefits. But the problem is almost certainly worse. The Washington Post, again, reported that 6 trillion in loans, grants, checks and emergency assistance created a quote unique and lasting strain and quote on ensuring the funds had been put to good use and that the money remains hard to track. The real culprit, though, is the federal government's archaic financial infrastructure. Most of us by now know that many roads and bridges, much of the electric grid, water, and wastewater systems are dilapidated. Less well known though, many of our public financial systems are antiquated too. Blockchain based enterprise platforms can be programmed to restrict disbursements to legitimate purposes, producing a tamper proof easily auditable record. So why hasn't this been already adopted? Consider sir Arthur C. Clarke's law, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. One of the authors of this article worked in the U.S. Department of Energy back in the mid 1980s and observed the procurement of the agency's first desktop computers. It felt somewhat like a scene from the 1951 movie, the day the earth stood still. That depicted the trepidation of earthling civilians and soldiers, surrounding the flying saucer that had landed on the national mall in Washington, D.C.. Back during the tech Cretaceous period, a speechwriter for president Ronald Reagan told the story of when the president's staff rolled in early PC into the Oval Office, primed to send the very first presidential email. The White House had put fittingly, red tape around the enter button to show the president where to press send. Reagan turned to them and said presidential predecessor Jimmy Carter, quote, told me not to push any Red Buttons. Reagan, understandably, declined to press the button. The pace of the federal government is reminiscent of that old speed bump cartoon of a wrinkled old snail telling a group of astonished young snails, then suddenly whoosh, the glacier came out of nowhere and overtook all but the speediest of your ancestors. Hilarious, but the joke is on us. Our financial infrastructure is not designed to distribute billions or even trillions of dollars of relief funds both fast and well. There is evidence that substantial bleed out occurs for all federal emergency disbursements, and it's reportedly worse for foreign aid. Disbursements, though, are right in the blockchain sweet spot, while it would not yet be as simple off the shelf purchase, a fraction of the lost $8 billion and much more devoted to R&D by such agencies as darpa, the NSF nist, the national labs, NASA, and other teched up agencies and procurements at scale by the Department of Defense, general services administration and others would surely conjure the magic of the free market to produce a great scalable blockchain platform. The return on investment for taxpayers in America would be immense. That's what happened with computer chips. NASA's biggest purchases of semiconductor chips drove the industry's cost dramatically down. Chips became so cheap they replaced vacuum tubes and printed circuits in everything from radios and TVs to computers, automobiles, airplanes, and, well, just about everything. So how immense? Consider that today's iPhone would have cost more than a $100 million to build in the year 1991. Now in a very real sense, there's a supercomputer in every pocket. Hope Reese, the author of the code, Silicon Valley, and the remaking of America, when interviewed by one zero, pointed out how quote the military spending and space program spending that started under president Dwight Eisenhower was the launch pad for Silicon Valley's rocket, and quote the federal government as a market leader, flunks the libertarian purity test. And yet, a question for Congress. Consider the massive savings for the taxpayer. Consider keeping America dominant on the commanding heights of one of the preeminent emerging technologies. And how do we do it? Put federal disaster relief distribution. On the blockchain. And that's our show for today. Thank you very much for listening this episode was edited by Adrian blust and we'll be back tomorrow with another news roundup and just a reminder that coin desk is a news source and does not provide investment advice.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

18:21 min | 4 months ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

"Spike down and then op was reportedly fueled by the unwinding of short or bearish trades in both traditional and crypto markets. In other words, traders were well positioned for bad news, profited from it, closed those bets on lower prices with gains and then prices spiked back up. All of this is brought back the rocket emojis on crypto Twitter, and he signed a renewed bullish sentiment among the twitterati. Industry experts, though, aren't exactly sure that the overnight recovery has legs, quote, I see no fundamental change in the state of the world to suggest a sustainable recovery just yet, a partner at tag is capital multi strategy front set, continuing both the macroeconomic and geopolitical outlook remain very unfavorable, and there are no signs that the fed might ease off tightening in the near term. End quote. Money markets now expect the U.S. Central Bank's ongoing interest rate hike cycle to peak near 5%, a significant upward revision from the expected rate of 4.65% from his recently as Wednesday. Since mid August, bulls in the world of Bitcoin have repeatedly failed to secure a foothold above the one hundred day simple moving average, which has been acting as a ceiling, and a much watched technical indicator known as the itchy moku cloud. Quote, resistance is defined by the daily cloud. And founder and managing partner at fairly strategy said in a recent email. So yesterday turned into a good day for short term traders, but it's likely still too early to say that we've bottomed out. Elsewhere, the quant networks token search by some 20%. But the big question is whether Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market can sustain this rebound. Today's crypto coverage comes courtesy of coin desk markets analysts, a little Ledesma and amkar good boy. Bitcoin is currently trying to get 19,677 bucks per token. That's up 7.3% over the last 24 hours, while either a shredding in $1333. That's up nearly 10% in the same time period, according to the coin desk price index. In traditional markets, U.S. star features wobble suggesting major indexes could be due for a day of choppy trading, while international indexes rallied on seemingly the same hedge for the worst dynamic that took U.S. risk assets higher late yesterday. Futures for the S&P 500 fell one tenth of 1% this morning, while those were the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded essentially flat. Contracts for the tech focused NASDAQ 100 lost two tenths of 1%. Earlier this morning, futures were looking better, but dipped lower and have been wavering between gains and losses. Overseas, European shares rose this morning. The regional stocks 600 added 1.4%, while in London, the FTSE 100 added 1.3%. In Germany, the Dax gained 1.1%. Continuing to the east, China Shanghai composite gained 1.8% while Japan's nikkei two two 5 gained about three and a quarter points. In Hong Kong, the hang seng index closed up 1.2%. Taking a quick look at the commodities market, Brent crew, that's a global benchmark for oil has been on a downward trend over the last two days, following about 1.8% in the last 24 hours. Currently training at just under $93 per barrel. Gold meanwhile is changing hands at $1660 per Troy ounce, just about where we saw it yesterday. Today's traditional markets coverage draws from The Wall Street Journal, the FT and market watch. Stay tuned for after the break, one will be back with a few quick headlines we're tracking today with links to the full articles in the show notes for this episode as always. Then after the headlines, the cost of state by state licensing can really add up. We'll be right back. Zengo crypto wallet is an unchained crypto wallet with no private key vulnerability. Leveraging advanced cryptography called NPC, which until now has only been available to multi-billion dollar institutions. Zengo is the most secure web three wallet, and the best place to keep your digital currency, NFTs, and assets secure. It's also fully recoverable using the wallet's biometric recovery kit. Get started at zen go dot com slash markets and use code markets to get $20 back on your first purchase of $200 or more. Terms and conditions apply, sea site for details. Turning to big picture news, U.S. consumer prices increased more than the professional class expected in September, as rent surged by the most since 1990 and the cost of food also rose reinforcing expectations that the U.S. Central Bank will deliver a fourth straight, three quarters of one percentage point rate increase next month. Yesterday's report from the Labor Department also showed a measure of underlying inflation posting its biggest annual increase in 40 years, as consumers also paid more for healthcare. The data followed on the heels of last week's so called strong employment report, which showed solid job gains in September and a drop in the official rate of unemployment to a pre-pandemic low of 3.5%. Food prices increased by 0.8% while the cost of food at home advanced by 0.7%. I mean it rises in all 6 major grocery store food groups. Owners equivalent rent and abstraction of the amount homeowners would pay to rent or would earn from wrenching their property, shot up by 0.8%, the largest increase in that metric since 1990. Reuters has more on this in the show notes. In related news, U.S. retail sales stalled last month as shoppers grew more guarded about discretionary purchases. I mean, the worst inflationary environment in decades and rising interest rates, at least outside of bank savings accounts. The value of overall retail purchases were a little changed in September. After an upwardly revised 0.4% gain in August, commerce department data showed on Friday. Excluding gasoline, retail sales were up 0.1%, and those figures aren't adjusted for inflation. According to the report, 7 of 13 retail categories declined last month, including a drop in receipts at auto dealers. Furniture outlets, sporting goods stores, and electronics merchants. The value of sales at gas stations fell by 1.4%, reflecting slightly lower fuel prices, but they're now climbing again. Bloomberg reports on this one. And as an aside, in a rare moment of candor, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, in an interview with 60 minutes, admitted that the U.S. Central Bank increased the money supply by maybe a bit too much. Simply flooded the system with money. Yes, we did. That's another way to think about it. We did. Where does it come from? Do you just print it? We print it digitally. Chairman Powell, of course, is actually not the problem. He's just doing what any modern central banker would do, which is exactly the problem with Central Bank managed money systems. And why having an alternative that takes the power out of the political class hands is so obviously an increasingly necessary. Turning to international news, Argentinian citizens facing an inflation rate set to top 100% this year are grappling to survive, turning to recycling from garbage and ups or lining up to trade their belongings in barter clubs. The South American country is set to post its sharpest rise in prices this year since a period of hyperinflation around 1990. An extreme case, even in a world widely battling to tame inflation. Quote, my income is no longer enough, said Sergio Omar, who spends 12 hours a day trawling through mountains of waste from a landfill, 40 miles outside the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires. In search of cardboard, plastic and metal, which she sells. A century ago, Argentina was one of the world's most affluent countries, but in recent years, it slid from one economic crisis to another, and the struggle to keep inflation in check. Now, prices are rising at their fastest since the 90s, with existing problems caused by money printing and a vicious cycle of price hikes by businesses. Now compounded by global increases in the cost of fertilizer for farming and gas imports. Reuters has more on this one too. Police in the furosemide district of India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh have announced an initiative that will put public complaints on a blockchain. The project is the first of its kind in India and is powered by polygon, a scaling tool looking to facilitate lower cost crypto transactions and uses the Ethereum blockchain. The portal called quote police complaint on a blockchain and, quote, will not charge users to file grievances or complaints and accommodates both Hindi and English languages. Complaints can check on the status of the case, know who the signed officer is and get alerts on the progress of a complaint. Quote, now once the complaint has been filed, it can not be removed or changed. It will be immutable. Said Ashish tiwari, senior superintendent of police for Roosevelt police, continuing we felt the need for this technology, police stations in the area will have QR codes to scan to complete the form to register a complaint. End quote. Coin desks, Amitabh Singh, reports. Turning to industry news, with its recent deal with Google, crypto exchange coinbase could be setting a precedent for other crypto based companies looking to work with traditional firms. That's according to Owen Lau, a senior analyst at investment firm Oppenheimer. He told coindesk TV that coinbase's partnership with the tech behemoth is also a sign of validation for the digital assets industry quote, many crypto native companies will go after these white labeling paths, which is to provide the backend crypto technology surfaces, to traditional players so that they can expand their total addressable market. He said during an appearance on coindesk TV is all about Bitcoin on Tuesday. The partnership, which is set to begin next year, we'll give users the option to pay for Google's cloud service via the use of select cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, ether, and even Dogecoin. Meanwhile, coinbase is cloud nodes will migrate its applications which primarily operate on Amazon Web Services over to Google Cloud. Oppenheimer has a buy and an outperform rating on coinbase's stock with a price target of $107. Coin desks for an Velasquez reports. A group of 7 democratic lawmakers in Washington D.C. led by senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are looking into energy usage and carbon emissions of the Bitcoin mining industry in Texas, as well as the impact on the grid of local consumers. In a letter Wednesday addressed by Pablo Vegas, the CEO of electric reliability council of Texas or ercot, the group expressed concerns that Bitcoin mining is enormous demand for energy in Texas is straining the state's grid, adversely impacting consumers in the U.S. climate goals. Ercot manages the Texas electricity grid, which operates independently from the rest of the country. Quote, crypto mining is adding significant demand to an already unreliable grid and contributing to the global climate crisis, claim the lawmakers who further assert miners are benefiting at the expense of consumers from, quote, huge ercot subsidies in the form of demand response agreements. End quote. So called demand response programs mean that when demand for energy across the grid is high, miners power down the operations in exchange for energy credits that they can use in the future, thus releasing power back to the struggling grid. About one gigawatt of mining power down this summer as heat waves swept across the state, which if some of you are a consensus in Austin, you might have felt those very heat waves. The democratic lawmakers see things differently though, quote, in simple terms, the Bitcoin miners make money from mining that produces major strains on the electricity grid, and during peak demand when the profitability of continuing to mine decreases, they then collect subsidies in the form of demand response payments when they shut off their mining operations and do nothing. Coin desks Eliza grizzy reports. And in other news, the stablecoin issuer tether has reduced its commercial paper holdings to zero, replacing those holdings with US Treasury bills, the company announced in a blog post Thursday. Quote, reducing commercial papers to zero demonstrates tethers commitment to backing its tokens with the most secure reserves in the market to the road. As of September 30th, the company's US Treasury holdings stood at 58.1% of its total portfolio, up from 43.5% at the end of June. Tether chief technology officer Paulo Arduino tweeted earlier this month. In the latest post, tether didn't specify what percentage of its current portfolio is held in U.S. treasuries. Coin desks, Nelson Wong reports. And in crypto culture news, the Europe based digital asset management platform coin shares released an experimental artificial intelligence bot on Thursday that might help determine traders a fair price for some non fungible tokens or NFTs. The experimental project called coin shares NFT AI, aggregates different sets of data to provide a user with what it determines to be a fair price for a rotating list of NFT collections on open sea the most popular NFT marketplace. To interact with the bot, you need to grab an open sea link for a particular NFT of interest and tweet it at the spot. In turn, the bot will respond with an estimated value. And if you're curious, according to the bot's research paper, the algorithm builds upon a hedonic model to construct a price index from quote thousands of NFT transaction records. It's data focuses on Ethereum NFTs and uses open seas official API to download the properties and pass sales of certain NFT collections. Coin desks Rosie pepper reports. And zooming out a bit at looking at crypto as a whole, October has become one of the worst ever month for crypto related crimes with over $718 million in overall losses, and that's with two more weeks to go before the month ends. Data pointed out by tin alysis on Thursday, noted the amount was stolen from several decentralized finance or DeFi protocols across 11 different attacks. This year, quote, will likely surpass 2021 as the biggest year for hacking on record to analysis researchers wrote, continuing so far hackers have grossed over $3 billion across 125 hacks. Wow. Jasper Lee and audit tech lead at crypto editing for him Soho said, quote, despite the current bear market, we're seeing a lot of activity among hackers, who are targeting various protocols. For those protocols are daps or decentralized applications, which have not been thoroughly audited, they make for easy and reliable short term profit, easy pickings for hackers. Lee added, coindesk Sharia mawa reports. Thanks very much for that Adrian. Today's featured story is an opinion piece from Todd white and Ralph Banco. Mister white is the founder of the American blockchain pack, and mister Banco is a senior counselor to it. Today's piece is entitled federal preemption of state money transmitter licensing would be great policy. Adele nazarian, CEO of the American blockchain pack, whose advisory board is led by Scott store nana, a physicist who was one of the inventors of blockchain technology and Alex aler, cofounder and CEO of the American blockchain initiative, recently published a federal legislative road map in the magazine national interests tech land. They compiled a list of ten legislative proposals to protect investors without inhibiting innovation in the emerging blockchain sector. One good way to protect the public without unduly burdening the blockchain sector would be to allow companies to elect to be regulated by the commodity futures trading commissions, digital commodity exchange regime. This was proposed by the Republican leader of the House agriculture committee, representative Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania. By reducing compliance costs without diluting consumer protection, it would provide a major boost to innovation. One of the balancing acts involved in good lawmaking is making a smart cost benefit analysis. Everyone agrees that we must protect the public. That doesn't mean that we should, though, station a physician at every intersection, which might save a few lives, but at exorbitant cost. It turns out that tech comes to the rescue. A stop sign or a traffic light will do. One of the greatest challenges for innovators is raising the seed capital to finance a startup. Typically this goes through three stages. Friends and family, angel investors, and venture capital. Founders typically work insane hours and live at a subsistence level to make every dollar count. At the friends and families and angel level, their seed capital would be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. But filing for money transmitter licenses in all of the states that require it would cost between one and $1.5 million and would take up to two years, according to a consulting firm. And that's a deal killer costing an order of magnitude or more greater than the standard tech startup legal fees. And it's preposterous. It's bureaucracy run amok, precluding innovation. These filings and compliance costs are wildly duplicative and insane tangle of red tape. And to add injury to insult this Byzantine regulatory scheme has failed to deter many, many fraudsters. The option of one stop shopping at the highly competent CFTC has proposed by Thompson, represents an active statecraft. It's heartening to see a convergence between smart Republicans like Thompson and Democrats like President Biden, who in his executive order on the responsible development of digital assets called for consumer protection and appropriate risk mitigation, stating the following. Quote, the United States has an interest in ensuring that it remains at the forefront of responsible development and design of digital assets and the technology that underpins new forms of payment and capital flows. In the international financial system, particularly in setting standards that promote democratic values, the rule of law, privacy, the protection of consumers, investors, and businesses, and interoperability with digital platforms, legacy architecture, and the international payment system. The United States derives significant economic and national security benefit from the central role that the U.S. dollar and the United States financial institutions and markets play in the global financial system. Continued the United States leadership in the global financial system. We'll sustain the United States financial power and promote United States economic interests. In a release by the Republicans on the House agriculture committee, Thompson said the following, because of its oversight of commodity markets, the House agriculture committee plays a critical role in the exciting future of digital commodities. We have an opportunity and a responsibility to be leaders in the digital asset space to protect consumers, foster innovation and reduce regulatory burdens. The digital commodity exchange act can tackle these challenges. And I'm asking for the feedback of stakeholders regulators and my colleagues in Congress to ensure we advance the best possible framework as American innovators build the next generation of digital infrastructure. We now observe a grand conjunction of great policy between The White House and the House of Representatives between the Democrats and the Republicans between those who prioritize vigilant protection of consumers, and those who champion keeping America at the forefront of technological innovation, and its attendant prosperity. We, along with our colleagues, consider Biden's executive order, the most important presidential policy statement on technology, since president John F. Kennedy's 1962 rice university speech, launching American astronauts to the moon. The federal government will have an extraordinary opportunity to make America great again, beginning in January, with a convening of the 118th Congress by introducing an omnibus bill enacting the policies most conducive to public protection and technological innovation. That legislation should include Thompson's proposal to allow tech companies to elect a federal money transmitter license that preempts redundant state regulation. And that's our show for today. Thank you very much for listening this episode was edited by Adrian blush and we'll be back tomorrow with your weekend story and just a reminder that coindesk is a new source and is not provide investment advice.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

05:00 min | 9 months ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"We had the first round, what was the Randall white? Who was that woman who just put things up? Anyway, they went Dan's what I discovered about government and it's gone with me the rest of my life is part of it is about business and real policy and that's meaningful, but also there's part of it's about showbiz. There's also part of it that is storytelling as you talk about in Hart's touch with fire. You also work for Ford. Now Jerry Ford, Jim Cavanaugh is the chairman of my board at the Nixon library. The chairman of the Ford board. And we've talked a lot about Nixon and Ford and their differences. Jerry Ford could never get elected president from the go. I mean, he could have won reelection. He could have won in 76, had things differently. What'd you do for porg? What did I do before? Well, I stuck around. During the next years, I had become, I was first hired by Ray Price, coming up his assistant ray was running a speech on the show. His speech writing and research. And I was his go to Gopher guy. I was very junior at the time. And anyway, I got promoted up through the ranks and then ray at one point said I'd like to be sort of a senior counselor. And I was asked by bob Paul the man if I would run this speech writing and research shop. So which I did. And for about a year, year and a half and through some pretty tough times as you recall. But any of that. By the time I was sort of in and when Ford came in, they named a replacement for me without asking. And so I immediately was looking around for a job and I called Bill Simon who was treasury secretary and become a friend. And he said, listen, come work for me. So I went over to the Treasury Department for about a year. And over there, they I tried to teach them about politics or at least at least the extent I understood it and they tried to teach me about economics. David, when I read Hart's touch with fire, it's kind of like a diary for me because the wonderful and great Ray Price brought me to San Clemente to be a ghost writer for folks. And then yeah, as mentors, as mentors. And this is a book about mentoring. And so I wanted to bring that up. But I also want people to know, I went to work in The White House as a young lawyer for Fred fielding in the Reagan years, but you were kind of higher in the chain of command. I'd see you in the mess, but I wouldn't talk to you because you didn't talk to the people here. Tell us, tell us what you did in the Reagan years. Well, in the 40 years, eventually, you know, let me tell you one little forge story. Please. You have time. Oh, yes. So Ford, as you recall, this is a real story about a stab, actually. As you recall, Ford was given, when I went back to I was invited by Ford to come back John rumsfeld and Dick Cheney reached out. So come on back to The White House under four, which I did. And I was sort of named, I don't know, some adviser to the president. I was still very fairly junior. And any event, the speechwriting process and there was excruciating because the way we would review for speech where the president was about to make was on Mondays, we would get together and we have all the speech that he was going to give that week. We'd have drafts. And we sit down and nobody had ever seen except in the speed train stat. Nobody ever seen the speeches until we got into that meeting, and then the way we critiqued his speech was we would everybody would go to page one of the speech and we'd read it for the first time. And then we would make comments about where what needed to be changed. Then we go to page two and page three. It was excruciating. I couldn't stand it because we never read the full speech. We had no idea where the speech was going. And it was like, and we wound up and giving a lot of speeches were sort of one syllable speeches. Dick and Jane, and so but anyway, after we left The White House after Ford was back into private life. About 6 or 8 months in. I got a call from his office. Saying, president of course, got a speech he needs to make. He's got a draft. Do you like the look at the draft? Can he call you at home tonight? I said, sure. So I got to speech. It was elegant. Elegant, three, four syllable words, well constructed, very persuasive. And so I thought it was a beautiful speech. The only problem is it's not a Ford speech. It's not see dick run. So he called me that night. And he said, well, what'd you think? And I could hear him puffing away on his pipe. And I said, well, mister president, it's very good speech, but it's not your speech. Do you want me to rewrite it in your hand in your way of thought? And he started chuckling as he had, and I said, well, what's happening? He said, actually, David, this is the first time I've had space in my life. For a number of years, I could really write my own speech. This is it. And I thought, oh my God, for the last 12 to 18 months, we've been having this guy give terrible speeches in our heads as they were way.

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David Gergen, Author, on His New Book, "Hearts Touched With Fire"

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:59 min | 9 months ago

David Gergen, Author, on His New Book, "Hearts Touched With Fire"

"In Hart's touch with fire. You also work for Ford. Now Jerry Ford, Jim Cavanaugh is the chairman of my board at the Nixon library. The chairman of the Ford board. And we've talked a lot about Nixon and Ford and their differences. Jerry Ford could never get elected president from the go. I mean, he could have won reelection. He could have won in 76, had things differently. What'd you do for porg? What did I do before? Well, I stuck around. During the next years, I had become, I was first hired by Ray Price, coming up his assistant ray was running a speech on the show. His speech writing and research. And I was his go to Gopher guy. I was very junior at the time. And anyway, I got promoted up through the ranks and then ray at one point said I'd like to be sort of a senior counselor. And I was asked by bob Paul the man if I would run this speech writing and research shop. So which I did. And for about a year,

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"senior counselor" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on WGN Radio

"A federal judge has ruled against former president Trump's effort to keep documents secret from the January 6th committee Their investigating if Trump had a role in the riots the ruling will allow the national archives to send over 700 pages of sensitive documents by this Friday a judge wrote a scathing opinion saying quote presidents are not kings and the plaintiff is not president an appeal is expected A special counsel investigation found at least 13 former Trump administration officials violated election law during the 2020 campaign The report said senior Trump officials intentionally ignored the Hatch Act prohibiting federal employees from campaigning while still in an official capacity on the taxpayers dime The White House report says knew it and approved it anyway Among those cited Secretary of State Mike Pompeo senior counselor Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany New details coming out about Friday's deadly incident at Astor world music festival in Houston an operations plan for the festival detailed protocols for several dangerous scenarios but did not include plants in the events of a crowd search at least 20 lawsuits now have been filed in connection with the tragedy attorney CJ baker There's many videos of people being moved out of the crowd Sort of crowd surfed out of the crowd at their in cardiac arrest or in other states of distress That sounds like a pretty clear signal that there was inadequate monitoring of what was going on At least a dozen people were critically injured including 9 year old Ezra Blount who remains in a medically induced coma It seems a person's bedtime can have an impact on their health The study published in the European heart journal digital health suggests those who go to bed between ten and 11 p.m. have a reduced risk of heart disease Those findings are in comparison to those who went to.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"One one I want to read you a letter How off the presses From American first legal That was sent to the inspector general of the United States Department of Justice today Michael horwitz And when I get into the heart of the letter you'll see why this is important This is a letter that is written by or signed by re D rubinstein senior counselor director of oversight and investigations American first legal foundation This is important It reads as follows your inspector general Horowitz American first legal foundation is a national nonprofit organization I mentioned includes promoting government transparency and accountability by gathering official information analyzing it disseminating it through reports and so forth Whether the president and agencies direct including the U.S. Department of Justice respect citizens rights and faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress Our court AFL concerns The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized American parents as fundamental liberty interest in in constitutional right to control and direct the education of their children On this basis along the nationwide protest by parents against public school policies and practices regarding critical race theory indoctrination anti religious and anti family gender ideology and or forced online education and mass mandates are entitled to the most robust federal constitutional protection Instead the facts surrounding the attorney general's memorandum of October 4 2021 which we've discussed at length Suggest the department may be committing federal law enforcement resources to inappropriately prevent parents from exercising constitutionally protected rights and

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A Letter by America First Legal Foundation to Inspector General Horowitz

Mark Levin

02:01 min | 1 year ago

A Letter by America First Legal Foundation to Inspector General Horowitz

"One one I want to read you a letter How off the presses From American first legal That was sent to the inspector general of the United States Department of Justice today Michael horwitz And when I get into the heart of the letter you'll see why this is important This is a letter that is written by or signed by re D rubinstein senior counselor director of oversight and investigations American first legal foundation This is important It reads as follows your inspector general Horowitz American first legal foundation is a national nonprofit organization I mentioned includes promoting government transparency and accountability by gathering official information analyzing it disseminating it through reports and so forth Whether the president and agencies direct including the U.S. Department of Justice respect citizens rights and faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress Our court AFL concerns The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized American parents as fundamental liberty interest in in constitutional right to control and direct the education of their children On this basis along the nationwide protest by parents against public school policies and practices regarding critical race theory indoctrination anti religious and anti family gender ideology and or forced online education and mass mandates are entitled to the most robust federal constitutional protection Instead the facts surrounding the attorney general's memorandum of October 4 2021 which we've discussed at length Suggest the department may be committing federal law enforcement resources to inappropriately prevent parents from exercising constitutionally protected rights and

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"senior counselor" Discussed on CNN 5 Things

CNN 5 Things

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on CNN 5 Things

"Hello from cnn. I'm fez jimmy with the five things you need to know for thursday. September ninth. A source tells cnn the taliban have cleared around two hundred people to leave the country and a qatari flight. It's understood that americans are among those clear to leave. Although it's unclear how many earlier the taliban thanked qatar for its efforts and restarting flights out of the international airport in kabul cnn is trying to reach us officials and the taliban for comment. We'll have more for you on this story as it develops with children. Now representing one in four new cove. Nineteen infections president joe biden. Today's expected to outline his strategy to tackle the delta search. The president is expected to lay out a six point plan including increased testing and mask requirements and booster shots for the already vaccinated. Here's phil mattingly with more. There's almost a malays in the country right now. The light at the end of the tunnel that so many felt face saw in the early part of the summer has completely disappeared and with the president wants to convey is that there is a way out of the pandemic there there are policies to pursue to get them back to the point at the beginning of the summer and that things aren't hopeless resign or be dismissed. That's what the biden administration told. Eleven officials appointed to military service. Advisory boards according to a source familiar with the matter. It includes the likes of former press. Secretary sean spicer and kellyanne conway the former president senior counselor all appointed by former president donald trump. Here's what jen psaki had to say about this. I will let others evaluate whether they think kellyanne conway and sean spicer and others were qualified or not political to serve on these boards but The president's of qualification requirements or. Not your party registration They are whether you're qualified to serve. And whether you're aligned with the values of this administration conway posted a letter to biden on twitter calling the news petty and political saying she would not resign but biden should spicer responded publicly on his tv show on newsmax saying he joined others in fighting with a lawsuit he also had a targeted message for the current white house. Press secretary each of us chooses how we're going to serve this country. I won't ever question how anyone chooses to do that. I won't question how you choose to do that. Jen but don't you dare ever minimize or question my service to this nation. He got it. North korea held a midnight military parade in pyongyang early today. To mark the seventy third anniversary of its founding. The country state media showed a slimmer north. Korean leader kim jong un on a platform waving at the crowd supporting a state media report from june. That he had lost weight but as c. n. n.'s paula hancocks reports. It wasn't a military parade. The country typically holtz. It is the fed in a row that we've seen happen in the middle of the night but the last one back in january. They unveiled a significant new rate of of weaponry in october. Last year they unveiled what analysts believed to be the largest ballistic missile in the world. That this time runner there was a unit of those gas masks individuals and has matt suits and they were the the defense unit fighting against cova nineteen. It is believed. Experts doubt the country's claim it has not seen a single case of covert nineteen. And gimme award and the award. And i sell you call route of that word michael. Constantine best known as a patriarch in my big fat. Greek wedding has died. He was ninety four years old. His agent confirmed to cnn reports that he had been battling with an illness. Navarre delos who starred in the movie tweeted acting with him came with a rush of love and fund. We love you michael. You're up to.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on CNN 5 Things

CNN 5 Things

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on CNN 5 Things

"September six the data also shows more than fifty five thousand. Children have been hospitalized with cova since august. Twenty twenty many of whom had no known pre existing conditions while child cove nineteen deaths are still rare the numbers increasing with at least five hundred and twenty children having died. According to the cdc's data resign or be dismissed. That's what the biden administration told. Eleven officials pointed to military service. Advisory boards according to a source familiar with the matter. It includes the likes of former press. Secretary sean spicer and kellyanne conway the former president senior counselor all appointed by former president donald trump. Here's what jen psaki had say about this. I will let others evaluate they think kellyanne conway and sean spicer and others were qualified or not political to serve on these sports But the president's of qualification requirements or. Not your party registration They are whether you're qualified to serve. And whether you're aligned with the values of this administration conway posted a letter to biden on twitter calling the news petty and political saying she would not resign but biden should spicer responded publicly on his tv show in newsmax saying he joined others in fighting with the lawsuit he also had a targeted message for the current white house. Press secretary each of us chooses how we're going to serve this country. I won't ever question how anyone chooses to do that. I won't question how you choose to do that. Jen but don't you dare ever minimize or question my service to this nation. He got it. North korea held a midnight military parade in pyongyang early today. To mark the seventy third anniversary of its founding. The country state media showed a slimmer north. Korean leader kim jong un on a platform waving at the crowd supporting state media report from june that he had lost weight but as c. n. n.'s. Paula hancocks reports. It wasn't a military parade. The country typically holtz. It is the fed in a row that we've seen happen in the middle of the night but the last one back in january. They unveiled a significant new ray of of weaponry in october. Last year they unveiled what analysts believed to be the largest ballistic missile in the world. But this time round there was a unit of those gas masks individuals and has matt suits and they were the the frontline defense unit fighting against covert nineteen. It is believed. Experts doubt the country's claim it has not seen a single case of covert nineteen. China will provide almost thirty one million dollars worth of aid and covert nineteen vaccines to taliban controlled afghanistan. China's foreign ministry said the aid would include food winter weather supplies vaccines as well as other medicines. A spokesperson said the decision was announced at the first meeting of foreign ministers of afghanistan's neighboring countries adding it was for emergency use to the afghan people. At that meeting china's foreign ministry said the us and its allies were more obligated than any other country to provide assistance to afghans to country share fifty mile border. China's western xinjiang region and three people have been arrested in paris after twelve million dollar jewelry heist. Police caught the suspects after opening fire on their car as they made.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"Where the people who got rich off of the forever. War no right so this guy were profiting off of it. Were the ones who like. It's a disaster. We gotta go back for more content like nobody else they would have like somebody on inbetween like i like a couple of minutes who would like have an alternate point of view but it was basically wall to wall people who are like. This is a disaster because this is a quote. It hurts america's national honor and is a shameful display of american leadership. Just like the vegas shit and then like saying. They should have stayed until sometime next year but Number one number one stunner. This is jack. Keane whose former military brass and like many former military leaders had also been making a fuck loads of money from weapons and equipment manufacturers in this case he's an executive chairman of am general who had a four hundred fifty nine million dollar contract to provide two thousand humvees to the afghanistan. War through twenty twenty three Sits on the board of a company that makes chemical lights for the military So just you know and it's like we talked about. There's a whole region of the country in northern virginia. That just got very rich over the past twenty years by being like the facilitators of these forever wars God because i remember there was like wow you got all every- news channels like y'all got nothing but hawks on here to talk about this. The only fucking perspective is the hawk burst bore hockey. Just hawk ary so many hawks. I thought trae young and dominique wilkins. We're about to pull up and give their take on it too because everything was just about like does that. No not the barely was like yeah. I mean this was a failure that this form of trying to like bring democracy to a country is is just a fair terribly failed experiment. I hope we can move on rather than being like china. Now now they're going to be creeping in you know so just training in like public relations l. instead of like you know the massive disaster from day one that it was. Yeah like you said it was across the board. Cnn head leon panetta on withdrawal or the band pigs. He is the senior counselor for a defense consulting firm and a member of oracle's board of directors david portray portrays made the cable news round. Sheriff david portrayed caught a dunkirk moment and said biden should literally reverse his decision and he's on the board of cybersecurity firm that contracts with the department of defense and is a partner at a private equity firm with major stake in defense. Spending keen is the true goat before his current job. He was the director of weapons giant general dynamics and adviser to academy. By which is you might not know that name. But you probably know them by their former name blackwater. Oh yes forget. Yeah so and that's who was like the number one. Mvp for the week of the afghanistan withdrawal on cable news. This like that's like having if if there was like a. The prohibition debate was going on in this century and it's like okay and to give their take. Samuel adams is here to speak on this. It's between samuel adams. Mr jack daniels. And his cousin. Jim beam are here to tell you why they think this is a very dangerous road to go down. I'm just a local man from tennessee. I'm from kentucky and we just we just think this is a bad idea. Don't look into our past we're profiting directly off of this happening. So yeah yeah.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

05:33 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"Welcome to the president's inbox a see if our podcast about the foreign policy challenges facing the united states. I'm jim wednesday director studies at the council on foreign relations. This week's topic is adapting to climate changed with me to discuss the steps of policymakers business leaders and others need to take to address. The changing. climate is alice hill. Alice's david m rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the council a lawyer by trade. She held several positions in the obama administration including serving as senior director for resilience policy on the staff of the national security council and also serving as senior counselor to the secretary of the department of homeland security where she led the formulation of. Dhs's i ever. Climate adaptation plan alice's new book. The fight for climate change after kofi nineteen is just hitting bookstore bookshelves alice. Congratulations on publication. The book in thanks for sitting down to chat with me. Thank you jim Join you alice. I thought we might start with the latest report. By the un's intergovernmental panel on climate change which summarize the current scientific consensus on climate. Change the picture. The ipc painted was grim. Things are worse than we thought in getting worse faster than we thought so much. So that u n secretary general antonio gutierrez said. The report presented a code red for humanity. Do you share that assessment. Yes it was a very important for. Of course the ipc that group of scientists that are sanctioned by the countries of the world one hundred ninety five members those scientists have been meeting since the nineteen nineties to tell the world what the climate change and this report was the clearest yet. We are in very serious trouble. The nation's on the planet need to act quickly to reduce the emissions that have already accumulated but also importantly to start adapting to what can no longer be avoided in terms of sea level rise. Wildfires drought extreme storms. We need to get this before we talk about. Mitigation and adaptation analysis. Could you sketch out for his in brief when we talk about climate change getting worse than it currently is. What's in store for us over. What period of time. Well we have a lot of heating ahead with heating. There are impacts which can have a devastating effect on lies livelihoods in the global economy..

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"senior counselor" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on The Young Turks

"That Potentially worked for them and own favors to go and support cuomo. Meanwhile he's conferring with cuomo on how to bury these women who cuomo sexually harassed and look a lot of these so-called women's groups. Lgbtq groups from time to time. They do great work. But they're also used by corporate democrats to attack progresses all the time so now in this case they're not attacking progressives protect attacking victims of sexual harassment. But it's the same machine it's built to attack and cuomo gives the orders. Okay you pretend they're anti-gay you pretend that they're sexist and misogynist while i actually do those things and then you're my -tarian guard and you protect me so that kind of power structure built up within the establishment. Democrats is grotesque and. This is not the only case of it happening. They protect their own a giant way. And unless the damage completely broken of course the third You know basically co-conspirator is a mainstream media now. The human rights campaign has decided to hire an independent investigator to look into David's role in all of this He has refused to step down. So unlike roberta kaplan he has decided to remain in his position pending this investigation. There are some board members within that organization who are trying to get him to step down but he's refusing to do so should also know one other thing 'cause it's important to know exactly what he's accused of doing. In the attorney general report The report also states that david was involved in discussions about calling and secretly recording a conversation between a former cuomo staffer another cuomo accuser named caitlin. Who is not provided her. Last name caitlyn claims that in two thousand sixteen. The governor grabbed her at a fundraiser and put her into a dance posed for photographers. She said the governor had his staff reach out to offer her job. Two days later so she's one of the women who cuomo's office was seeking to discredit apparently according to these allegations David the president of the human rights council campaign Wh- offered to help with that and so look we'll see how this investigation plays out. But if i were him. I wouldn't wait for the investigation. I would step down i. It's that attorney. General's report is pretty damning and if he's You know if they if they found through their investigation that he did this if he offered his assistance and discrediting victims of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. He has no no right to serve any position that claimed to protect human rights. Come on and david is gonna apparently fall back on the defensive. No i was a senior counselor to cuomo but he had no idea what was going on at any time. Now you okay. You say you didn't know that. He grabbed the the brass and the and the and the other private parts of these women. That might be true. Okay but you didn't know who cuomo was that. He uses power to intimidate others whether they deserved it or not. He look again. It's not just about political opponents as not even just about sexual harassment in the ronan farrow. Peace there are two women who are leading up investigation. The morlin commission that's about corruption and when they start to look into cuomo's donors cuomo uses the same exact network to crush them and and not just attack them in the press but to basically say i'm going to ruin your career if you expose my corruption so he's been doing this bullying and intimidating tactics thrown his whole career. Anybody who's a senior adviser to cuomo that pretend not to know. That is the biggest liar i've ever seen. Of course you knew that. That's his mo that's how he operates and probably loved it and participated in it especially. Was you know people who are actually trying to do good in the world that were anti corruption that were trying to fix things right. No you guys in power love how things are broken and a cow. It keeps you at the very top so of course now. He's pulling a cuomo and trying to stay where he is and by the way he if he stays in power who probably tack the powerless again and again and again because they think oh good i got away with it now. I'm going to seek vengeance against my opponents that were trying to seek out justice. No no we're not in favor of that anyway again. It's not even about david. A lot of these groups acting the same exact way so. Be careful you money to These these people basically work for corporate democrats will do anything to keep their power when we come back from the break. We'll give you an update on the bipartisan infrastructure. Bill which did pass in the senate. Today i remember when i went on late. Night with seth meyers..

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"senior counselor" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

06:00 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Joining me. Now is retired. army lieutenant. Colonel alexander ben ben. His new book is called here. Right matters in american story. it comes out tomorrow. Colonel veneman is an honor to have you here. Thank you for being with us. Thank you for having me ali. You said they're here right matter dead. I'll be okay. And then you were forced out of your job at the white house and then you were refused a promotion to full colonel end. You were forced to retire from the army said okay. It's not. But that's not why. I took actions i did. I took actions. I did because i saw that there was corruption and i had a duty to doesn't make a difference who it was. President of the united states are not by had a responsibility to make a correction to speak to the right people to see if we fix the issue. You knew immediately when that happened that you had to do something you you went directly to your brothers offers who also worked at the white house and you said to him if this gets out the president is going to be impeached. The sense of of weight and consequence come t with that time absolutely. I was aware of the import of that moment. I had no idea about how it was going to change my life. I knew that there was a significant amount of risk. I was taking on my shoulders. And i'd probably had jeopardize my position at the white house but i also knew that the situation was much much bigger than me and i had sworn in oath to uphold. Didn't tell pull that oath. I had to report. But i observed which brother tell you. He worked there too. He knew this was going to come down heavy he. He looked at me he. He's my twin brother. Knows me more than a just about anybody else in this world and he. He immediately recognized the severity of the moment I quickly told him that you know we. We need to go report this to the right authorities thinking was very straightforward that these officials had both duty like i did which they unfortunately failed to fulfill and access to the president to get him to recognize that he was engaging in a corrupt enterprise. And that's exactly what i did. So let's go back. You start your book with that that phone call but let's go back to before that late. Two thousand eighteen early two thousand nine hundred nine. The president's lawyer rudy giuliani had been floating this false narrative about ukraine. Having been responsible for hacking the two thousand sixteen election and trying to get ukraine to investigate. Joe biden you. Write this quote strange. Political scheme was unimaginably remote from anything. I was working on for high level global. Us strategy to use us in the policy community. Giuliani's mute moved chart to us in the policy community giuliani's moves were bewildering but also at first a lot more noise than signal. People who've read the retrospective reporting have a better sense of what was happening than i or my colleagues could have had the time or would have necessarily wanted to have. This was really weird. You're a policy expert. You know that part of the world you speak ukrainian you speak russian. This is what would you landing was talking about. Had nothing to do with anything. It was complete. Falsehood was a political errand to serve the interests of a corrupt president. A president that was seeking to tip the scales in favor in upcoming election and for me. I probably didn't calculate all that at at that very moment. What i did calculate is that this was wrong. This is not the way her system's supposed to work and the very foundation of our democracies based on free and fair elections and the president was looking to up in that and it was completely outlandish. Where you even worried because when guiliani started talking about this me with my limited sort of understanding of what goes on in that part of the world even. I knew that this was ridiculous. Right you just dismiss it as rantings of i did Early on but then ambassador. Arnovitz was removed from her position and it starts to interfere with the work that we're doing in the in the white house including canceling president. Pence device pence's participation. That trip is it was basically directly related to the fact that giuliani wasn't getting the the play he needed with the ukrainian government and the president president trump. Pull the plug to signal that this is where he wanted the ukrainian sacked. He wanted them involved missing investigation. You want another passage where you describe what happened after you. I told your brother and how you decided to report it up. The chain of command wants the responsible. People up the chain of command the people with the proper clearances and need to know. Learn the president's actions we in the broader policy community could act. We could figure out how to advise. The president and the gross error in judgement walk back and cancelled the his inappropriate demand and continue to move towards stabilising relationships and executing a cogent foreign policy. If it was my duty to report the president's misconduct that it was our collective duty to assess the damage manage the fallout. Have the wayward president's most senior counselors rain him in and get our jobs done. That was the process. I planned to start. That's exactly right. Didn't unfold that way entirely. It didn't culminated in something. Close to accountability. It culminated way outside of the scope of what i'd consider at the moment but it certainly unfolded where congress took action investigated. The president's wrongdoing impeached him in ultimately. The american public did hold the president accountable. Even though the republican leadership at the time didn't they failed in their responsibility failed to live up to their oath. But the american public did for that for that corruption for the ineffective management of pandemic that resulted in some six hundred thousand deaths for economic catastrophe. American public voted and held the president accountable. And i think that's that's an example of here right mattering There's a lot of stuff in this book. That's about what happened in that room and subsequently in the impeachment process. There's also a lot of stuff about you and who you are and how you were formed and your history and wanna talk about that when we come back. Our guest is retired army lieutenant. Colonel alexander vin men. His book here right matters comes out tomorrow. We'll be right back after this. It.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

08:15 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"The bitcoin universe don't even know they they've never spent. Bitcoin wouldn't know how to they needed to. They think it's this thing that goes up in price over time and it does tend to do that but it's so much more useful than just hold it and see if it goes up in value but nonetheless this guy is going to get into why he thinks it should be banned on the way. Not only does he not understand. He wants to stop the things he doesn't understand. It's free talk live. this is free. Talk law number. If you want to join in here you can bring up in the one. Six zero three two eight three sixty one sixty. Maybe you agree with this guy at the hill dot com who says that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies should be banned. Can they even be banned. That would be an amazing speed. Well if this person wants them to be banned. I suspect an order for them to accurately conveyed idea people. They should have some methodology by which they believe. Cryptocurrencies could be banned. Well let's get into it here by the way with you tonight. It's ian bonnie and aria and don't forget you can join us online anytime you want. Head over to freetalklive dot com. We've got the amp program which allows listeners like you to become supporters of the show become advertiser amplifiers stands for advertise market and promote. And you can do it for or five bucks a month. Like beast one. Oh one who is free talk live. Silver amplifier means to one. Zero one contributing. That five bucks a month you can do it either via pay pal debit card or credit card right there through amp dot freetalklive dot com and get some cool perks that's amp amp dot free. Talk live dot com so robert manning. The opinion contributor over at the hill dot. com doesn't understand. Why cryptocurrencies are worth anything. That's the first sentence in his article here where he's going to advocate for the banning of these cryptos which by the way right now according to coin market cap dot com has a global market cap. Which is the total value in denominated in dollars of all of the world crypto currencies or at least eleven thousand. Sixty four of them Is now one point. Four and change trillion dollars in value. That's amazing is tremendous and person wants to basically ban one point four trillion dollars in value. Well he doesn't understand how the governments will do it but he wants them to and you know when we were going out you characterize this in the in the best most accurate way possible. I don't understand this thing. The government should ban it. Well plus i don't understand this thing and scary things can happen. People get hurt. But that's not even the case and both the department of justice and i believe the f. b. i. have have admitted that the vast majority of crypto currency transactions are totally white market. Well he says. There's an epidemic of hugely disruptive ransomware attacks. In the recent months on foods major meat processor colonial pipelines are critical infrastructure. Can fix this problem. It companies can fix by. Actually having backups of a two percent foolproof way of defeating wrestlemania. Have offline backups daily causing gasoline shortages for weeks and on one thousand or more. Us businesses on july fourth highlights the enormous risks. Moreover hundreds of small towns hospital school districts and small businesses have been hit by the ransomware epidemic all enabled by crypto currencies. No ransom rent somewhere. I'm pretty sure existed before cryptocurrency betcha. It wasn't as large existed because then they would have to have like a bank account or something and you know international bank account in north korea or somewhere where they could. How how did they do. Like the e egypt sharon prince scam before crypto-currencies i mean international bank accounts would make it harder to recall the wire transfer from from what i understand but it's not impossible whether it's also prepaid debit cards and all sort of nonsense gift cards. Yeah you're right. I mean they definitely could have done these things but it was. I mean i'll give the point to him. Crypto-currencies have made ransomware a much easier process. Yes it can be fully automated. You pay the pay the ransom to the the respected address that they give you in the ransomware. Hits your computer. They can verify that the funds are there. Of course most crypto-currencies are irreversible. So there's no chance that the victim is going to be able to reverse those funds so it definitely you know. I'll give that to them but sure but it's still an easy to solve problems. Yes correct and it should not mean that those as you pointed out ninety nine point nine percent of legitimate transactions out there need to go away or become criminal Because it's already criminal to hack. Somebody's computer that's already a criminal act. Should how should governments respond. He says besieged with cyber attacks. The biden administration has been struggling with this question of cybersecurity with few clear answers. So if they can't get their own cyber security under control they have no business trying to regulate or stop or band cryptocurrency. Cyber offense still seems to beat cyber defense as the eminent economic analyst martin wolf outlined in a recent financial times essay the risks and chaos of a wild world of unstable private. Money is a libertarian fantasy. According to a recent federal reserve paper there are already some eight thousand cryptocurrencies. It's a new mom and pop cottage industry. How should governments respond wolf argues. Central banks like the federal reserve should create their own official digital currencies set called central bank digital currencies or cdc's and make crypto-currencies illegal. Look these cdc's they would certainly be popular among the masses. But if you have this this new technology developing and there's already eight thousand different versions of this technology out there. You are so far beyond the point of being able to ban it that you're wasting your time to even attempt it. Why would anybody think. Oh there's too many there's too much competition there's eight and we'll use more than eleven thousand eleven thousand different things and he just described the fact that there will you were actually describing the fact that they're very a good at what they do. You you're describing. Oh well they made. Ransomware is your but also means that they made you know buying something in another country is you're setting money to your family and other countries are so. He thinks that they should just get rid of all that. And have the government's make one. Why would anybody think that's the answer doesn't make any sense. Because he trust the government. Yes yeah. I don't know who this guy works for me. I suspect it's the banks or the government. Look here's a. Here's his bio. He's a senior fellow at the brent sakharov center for strategy insecurity at the atlantic council. He was a senior counselor to the under secretary of state for global affairs from two thousand one two thousand four a member of the us department of state policy planning staff from two thousand and four two thousand and eight and on the national intelligence council strategic futures group from two thousand eight to twenty twelve so basically. He's been working for government For his entire professional career. I will excuse the prior to two thousand ten ignorance bitcoin. But if you're if you're working in the government and i can't even begin to rattle off what you said. His most recent stunts in government was something about global intelligence. I don't remember but he should have known about bitcoin. This person has all of the right qualifications to have known about bitcoin earlier than anyone else and to be an expert on the subject and yet he's completely ignorant in fact. Here's a good. His current role had words security in it. So he doesn't know how he doesn't.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on Unsolicited Advice with Ashley and Taryne

Unsolicited Advice with Ashley and Taryne

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on Unsolicited Advice with Ashley and Taryne

"A- face i was all sweaty from the commotion and stupid tag game so my hair was stringy and my face was all shiny but i had to go back and see if the kid was okay. I went into the gym. But many of the counselors were weren't there so i checked the meeting room where there were maybe around twelve ish counselors. Remember all about my age sitting in a circle. I went in and they were talking about me of course and i was so embarrassed. I can see the judgmental circle even now the senior counselor leaders of the counselors like me. Were saying stuff like we need to be more aware of our surroundings. Like come on all these implements tomasa keep this from happening again and she writes it was incredibly embarrassing and looking like a sopping mess definitely did not help with the all of the attention that i was getting. The little sparse haired boy ended up being. Okay thank goodness and other counselor told me it was just a surface injury and you'd think i could start a speedy recovery from the humiliation but a few years later i was reminiscing about camp days with some of my fellow former counselors and one of them says. Hey remember that counselor that bit. The kids head responded with that was me and we stopped reminiscing about camp right away so then realized this was probably one of the biggest incidents of my life and i probably will never be able to easily forget it now a couple more years later. I'm alright i guess but thinking back really made me cringe. Thanks to reading you guys. Rock emily dang first of all everyone needs to take a freaking chill pill. I hate when i hear stories like that because it's like clearly an accident also like it's a funny situation and people take it so serious to make her feel like that embarrass like she shouldn't feel embarrassed. Actually it was a complete like act who actually bites a kid's head. Yeah during tag clearly. It wasn't intentional that you don't need a and you know but also like if you work with kids you understand like kids just get her and their uncoordinated and things happen like when i was cheaper bounce back. Yeah when i was teacher this kid dove onto my lap. And i went to catch him and my thumbnail went from the like inbetween his eyebrows. All the way up his forehead and like a massive scratch and i was so scared to tell his mom and mom was like honestly. I did that the other day looking crazy. But it's like everyone gets to take life. Yeah not as more intense and also is anonymous or does she say emily emily. What a great story. It's a great great story own. It be like yeah this one kid like. That's a fun fact about yourself. And i think i've told this story before but there is one time i literally got myself caught on the tetherball and like flung myself around the recess in circles. And it's just kids are dumb. It's just it's just it's life yeah. I think you should embrace that story. And it's one of my favorite store should be. You're like party checks chevy like. Oh yeah you did that once. I kid one kid yeah. So.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on Can He Do That?

Can He Do That?

07:57 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on Can He Do That?

"My name's michael. Sheriff national political reporter for the washington post. Michael has been covering the story of the brothers for the post. I asked him to start with the basics. Who is this steve. ricciardi guy. So steve is a longtime democratic hand. Both on the lobbying side in washington and on the white house site he served as a deputy chief of staff during the clinton administration remained close to senator biden and then vice president biden and in twenty twelve came into the then obama white house senior adviser to vice president biden and he was the chairman of biden's campaign last year and after biden one he came in is a senior counselor at the white house is without a doubt one of the three or four closest advisors to the president right now is history. He also dabbled in lobbying as well. He did so at the end of the clinton years in the late. Nineteen ninety s. His brother jeff was a lobbyist. who was logging. The clinton white house while he was deputy chief of staff and then after the clinton administration ended. Jeff and steve opened a lobbying firm together that was quite successful for the two thousand during the bush administration and that continued until about two thousand nine. Stephen shetty stopped registering himself as a lobbyist because the obama administration at that time had a pretty strict rule about not any lobbyists work in the white house and then in two thousand twelve. He left the firm that he'd worked at with his brother but his brother continued as a lobbyist and continues to this day as a lobbyist given that jefferson had shetty works as a lobbyist lobbying be administration and his brother. Steve works in the administration. Can you describe the big conflicts of interest that have arisen or the ones that have been brought to the attention of the white house ethics team. So this gets into legal technicality. And it's important to note here that there's a difference between what someone might think of as a conflict of interest and what the law and white house policy considers a conflict of interest on the ladder with the white house. Counsel has said is that it is a conflict of interest if jeff shetty is lobbying the executive office of the president on a specific party matter. And that's a technical legal term for one of his companies in those circumstances. The white house's stephen shetty to recuse himself from any discussion of those issues now. Specific party matter under this definition is something that really only is affecting that particular company so in this circumstance. Jaffer shetty has four. Corporate clients lobbies. The executive office of the president did last quarter three pharmaceutical companies. One energy company that works on the keystone xl pipeline. General pharmaceutical issues would not apply here. Stephen shed he can still generally work on pharmaceutical issues. But if jeffrey shetty was lobbying on a particular drug for instance steven shetty recused himself from those conversations now that still leaves an enormous amount that both brothers can work on simultaneously both because of the definition a specific party matter is and because in the first quarter jeff had twelve clients. Four of them were lobbying the white house. The other clients are often lobbying on legislation up on capitol hill. That steve for shetty's also involved in or jeff for shetty. The lobbyists is lobbying the commerce department or the treasury department on something and steve for shetty might be involved in those issues as well and those are not considered technical conflicts of interest by the white house that require refusal and so the most obvious example of this is that right now jefferson. He is hired by general motors to lobby on pushing for more. Federal funds for electric charging stations for the next generation of electric vehicles by ministrations proposed fifteen billion dollars in funding. It's quite a lot of money in the infrastructure package. He is lobbying. The commerce department who is also been involved with steve rashidi negotiations on capitol hill about this infrastructure bill. Because he's not loving the white house because electric charging stations are something that apply industry-wide to the car industry and not specifically to general motors that has triggered a technical finding of a conflict of interest. Even though steve rish he is lobbying senators on behalf of the white house and his brother is lobbying members of congress. On behalf of gm would probably object to the lobbying steve as steve is involved deeply in the negotiations with republicans and democrats on capitol hill about what goes into this infrastructure bill and at the same time. Jeff is lobbying possibly those same offices definitely the house the senate and the commerce department according to his filings on those same issues so is interesting as you pointed out there is this legal definition and then there's what you've said are sort of what the american public might perceive as a conflict of interest so how is perhaps perceived conflict of interests like the one you just outlined how has that created potential problems for the biden administration. I think we'll have to see. The biden campaign was very clear and spoke in very broad terms about restoring ethics in washington. He campaigned as someone who's going to turn the page on. The trump era among the many concerns of the trump era was the lobbyists. Were just too deeply woven into the white house that were other examples during the trump years where the husband for instance of a white house official was lobbying the executive office of the president that was seen as problematic in practice. Though biden's own voluntary rules have been a little more circumstance back than the serve broad claims that i will take care of all of these issues for instance. He has said very clearly that none of his family members will be involved in lobbying or working with his government in any way and he's basically put out a public statement that says his brothers and his son hunter and other people in families should not be contacting. The white house should not be involved. That voluntary step has not been extended to his senior staff. So you have a circumstances like this by that you mean. His senior staff can then have family members. Working in different agencies of the government is more about the senior staff can have people on the outside who are contacting his government ethics concern. Here is if. I called the white house as michael shear they might take. My caller may not take my call. But if my name is michael shetty they might want to take my call because they recognize that. I'm related to their boss more or less. Whoever i'm calling and so the concern is that someone would trade on the name or the relationship in a way that would give them more access. Or i mean what what seems to be happening. In the case of jeffrey shetty that companies on the outside would come to someone. Like jeffrey shady. And say hey. Your brother is now the big cheese at the white house. We're going to pay you. A significant amount of money jeffers shedding the first three months of the year. Build more than eight hundred thousand dollars in lobbying fees from these companies. That's quite a lot of money to make in three months and it's five times what he made. In the first three months of last year so clearly the fact that the biden administration has come in has been very good for jefferson his business during the trump years he was not in the business of lobbying. The trump administration has lobbying with relatively minor dealt with house and senate but now he's got an expanded business. And so that's the concern. It's the concern that came up during the biden campaign where there was lots of reporting the showed over. the course of biden's career members of his family had been involved working for industries that he regulated as a senator in the case of his son hunter. He was put on the board of ukrainian energy company. He had some board experience but it was rather odd timing given that his father at that time was sort of leading foreign policy efforts from the obama administration towards ukraine and he was paid quite a lot of money for that role and that created an apparent conflict of interest apparent. Look of impropriety not illegal. One this podcast is supported by qualcomm.

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"senior counselor" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"senior counselor" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Jason Elliot is Newsom's senior counselor on housing, So we're talking about a fraction of the time and we're talking about a fraction of the cost. But when you look at the costs, there's a catch. Almost half of the projects will be used as temporary shelters first before they convert to permanent housing. And to do that, many will need more money. Andrea as good as the vice president of real estate development and Eden housing, her group will be turning that office building in Marin County into apartments. You know, we have to do is make upgrades 88 stuff. So grades to make sure that we're compliant with wheelchair access. And all of that. They also need to put up walls and add bathrooms and kitchenettes. So Eden will be applying for $24 million in state and federal funds on top of what it got from home Key. It brings the total per unit cost to more than $750,000 almost as much as buying a single family home. In some parts of California. This project's costs are probably on the high end. A lot of the others are hotel conversions that won't need much more than kitchenettes. Still, Osgood says the real benefit of home key is its speed. He might even be able to start construction next spring, which is lightning fast, so compared to our Other projects in downtown San Rafael. Um we've been working on that one for about seven or so years, she says. Just getting the site approved for housing broke through some of the biggest barriers, these projects face like permitting and neighborhood opposition. And advocates say that until these sites can be turned into permanent housing, they can be used as a jumping off point. Tico Nica Glover. She's already moved on to another transitional housing program in Marin County, which she really likes. Was a library and a garden there and a lot of supportive services. Sometimes when I go out for the day, I can't wait to get back because I feel like I'm coming home. You know, even though it's not my home I just feel safe. Newsom is proposing a massive expansion of home key to acquire 46,000 more units over the next two years. Dr. Margo Crucial, is a physician and researcher on homelessness at the University of California in San Francisco. She welcomes all of this new housing, but she has questions about home keys. Future. I think I have the same question that many others in the fields have, which is works is sustainable source of funding. These sites provide supportive services, which means they have.

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Hope Hicks Exhausted After Day of In-Person Meetings

The Topical

00:30 sec | 2 years ago

Hope Hicks Exhausted After Day of In-Person Meetings

"House senior counselor. Hope Hicks was reportedly exhausted after yet another day packed full of meetings on Monday. X was said to be pretty worn down after a hectic day filled with in-person Gatherings that included white house chief of staff Mark Meadows treasury secretary Steve mnuchin as well as Senator Lindsey Graham and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Hicks was hopeful that she be able to get a good night's rest after a long and eventful day as she scheduled to visit a large group of six veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center later today and

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Kellyanne Conway leaving White House to focus on family; George Conway stepping away from Lincoln Project

All Things Considered

00:18 sec | 2 years ago

Kellyanne Conway leaving White House to focus on family; George Conway stepping away from Lincoln Project

"In Washington, the senior counselor to President Trump is leaving the White House at the end of the month. Kellyanne Conway says she's stepping away to focus on her family as her four Children began school remotely her husband. George Conway is also stepping away from the anti trump effort called the Lincoln Project. He cites the same reason

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Senior Counselor, Pell And George discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

00:19 sec | 4 years ago

Senior Counselor, Pell And George discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

"Good morning, Nara. The most senior counselor to be convicted of child sex abuse will be sentenced to prison in Australia tomorrow. The landmark case has polarized observers. Some say the publication is proof that church is no longer above the law. While other suspect cardinal, George. Pell has been made escape goat for the

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