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"shane harris" Discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily
"Lined up at an arco station in San Diego, where volunteers pumped up to $50 in free gas for each vehicle. Drivers also got a 15 pound box of food, courtesy of the San Diego food bank. In all donors who backed this effort, gave away $15,000 worth of gasoline this generosity was organized by the reverend Shane Harris, who is a national civil rights leader, and the founder of the nonprofit, peoples association of justice advocates. He calls gas prices and emergency for people with low incomes and the working middle class. State politicians are debating how to bring relief. But they have yet to act. And so he did. I prayed and I just went straight to work. He told me, in a phone interview, he contacted friends in business, people at nonprofits, and others in the community. In less than two days, he had a gas station and donors lined up. Californians pay the highest gas taxes in the country, and the highest gas prices. On the day of the gas me up campaign, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in San Diego county was $5 and 76 cents. That's a dollar 44 higher than the national average that day. Mister Harris group collected data from people who registered for the event. Most of them earned less than $30,000. Manning the pumps, he heard stories about folks having to choose between medicine and gasoline. Or facing impractical long trips on public transportation. Several states are considering suspending gas taxes. California lawmakers nixed that idea. Partly because they weren't sure the savings would get passed on to consumers. Now some lawmakers are pushing a $400 rebate for all California taxpayers. Mister Harris supports a bigger stimulus check that's targeted at low and middle earners who have cars. It's not clear how California and other states will react. But mister Harris is not waiting to find out. He's already organizing gas me up two. And fielding calls from people in other parts of the state who want to follow his lead. Now, on to today's stories. Our first story, prominent Republican voices have risen in support of Ukraine. But the party's voters in Ohio reveal an American mindset that far predates Trump ism, awareness of engaging in foreign conflicts. JD Vance, the bestselling author of hillbilly elegy, who is running to fill an open U.S. Senate seat from Ohio, has staked out a largely hands off position on the Russia What should the federal government be doing in Ukraine? He asked an audience of Republican primary voters in Mansfield, Ohio. I think the answer is not a whole lot. The next day, at a campaign event in canton, rival candidate and businessman might gibbons takes a very different stance. He supports arming Ukrainians to the teeth. The diametrically different views reflect a larger split playing out within the Republican Party over Ukraine, and more generally, over American leadership abroad. As the world confronts the greatest threat to the global order in decades, the GOP is seeing a sharp resurgence of its traditional hawkish wing, even as its populous base ascended during the Trump years continues a more isolationist emphasis on putting America first. An aversion to boots on the ground conflict is nothing new for Americans, says John Muller, an expert on public opinion in war at the Ohio State university, typically he says it takes an attack on American soil. Think Pearl Harbor or 9 11 to shift public opinion. This story was reported by story hinckley in Mansfield, Ohio for the monitor. Ukraine's resilience in the face of Russia's military onslaught has caught Syrian attention. They recall.
"shane harris" Discussed on KOMO
"As early as next year Russia could begin a military offensive in Ukraine That's according to interviews and a U.S. intelligence document obtained by The Washington Post Shane Harris is covering it for the post and spoke with como's tailor van syce Shane Russia regularly positions their forces for political gains but Ukraine knows well that Russia is willing to use force and capture territory like we saw on the Crimean Peninsula or some years earlier in Georgia What are Russia's intentions this time Do we know Well the intentions appear to be that vitamin Putin according to officials we've spoken to is definitely setting the stage for an invasion of Ukraine Should he choose to do it That doesn't mean that he's determined to do it And administration officials have been very public about saying they don't know if he's made that decision But he's putting all of those pieces in place The troops plans to swell up about a 100,000 reservists according to U.S. intelligence and pre positioning tanks artillery and other equipment really kind of setting the stage for an invasion which he could do effectively at a moment's notice Ukraine is not yet a member of NATO the U.S. and other member nations then would not be obligated to defend Ukraine What could be done to persuade Russia to back off I think what the administration has in mind right now are sanctions both targeting individuals close to Vladimir Putin But importantly Russia's access to the international financial system The most punishing sanction that the U.S. could take would be in concert with allies to kick Russia out of what's known as the swift system This is the international transaction system used for moving money all over the world That would almost be effectively like financially blockading Russia And they have some Putin has said that he would view that as perhaps one of the most aggressive things that the U.S. could do So that would be kind of at the high end But we're not really talking I think about a military response here And I think Vladimir Putin understands that there is very little appetite certainly for the U.S. to become military and engaged Should he push into Ukraine That does not mean he won't meet resistance from Ukraine of course and they have a formidable armed forces But you're not going to see I think European I was peeping into then go fight with Russia And we're talking about this a day before President Biden is expected to have a video call with Vladimir Putin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken has already met with his Russian counterpart has The White House said if mister Biden will address this with Putin He absolutely has they have said that We expect that the president is going to deliver a very forceful message to Vladimir Putin on Tuesday But I think that there is room here for negotiation as well The White House has been signaling that to two leaders get together not merely for the purpose of the president threatening Vladimir Putin He is there to see what accommodations I think they might be able to make That's going to be a long and tough process They plan they've said for a very detailed long call tomorrow I expect we'll see some signs If there are any signs of progress they will be quick to put them out But they don't think that Biden is there necessarily to deliver only ultimatums although I think he needs to get the point across as his aides have been that U.S. would consider an invasion of Ukraine to be a red line that would meet with significant consequences Shane Harris with us on news from The Washington Post where he's a national security reporter and covering the latest U.S. intelligence assessment of Russia's troop buildup on the border with Ukraine You can read more online at Washington Post dot com Shane thanks so much for taking time with us today That's como's Taylor van zeiss A new poll is showing a majority of Americans oppose overturning roe versus wade According to a new Harvard caps Harris poll 54% of those polled say they opposed leaving abortion laws to the states the results come less than a week after the Supreme Court listened to arguments in Dobbs versus Jackson women's health organization That case involves a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy posing one of the biggest threats to roe V wade in many years The survey of nearly 2000 registered voters was conducted from November 30th through December 2nd Your money at 20 and 50 passed the hour on como news And now your como propel insurance money update Early signs that the omicron coronavirus variant is causing milder illnesses than initially feared gave U.S. stocks a big lift today Blue chips pacing the solid advance the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 1.9% 647 points to be exact while the broader S&P 500 leads 1.2% Travel related to stocks like airlines and cruise companies posted sharp gains also Expedia sword 6 and three quarter percent and Boeing leap 3.7% The U.S..
"shane harris" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"The computer was right that it may not have locked onto an enemy targets. There might be more there that maybe they should wait. And you had this situation where the human beings on the ship literally turn to each other and said well the computers best so follow the computers direction at that point. That is effectively autonomous system. At that point humans have essentially taken themselves out of the loop and said all right you. Just you know what to do. Well it's actually a cyborg which the computerized component of the system dominated tenure there. So i think that. I don't think that problem's going away at all. How could it. Ironically the better the technology gets the more trusting in it we will be land and the the less our instinct to second guess it. Maybe we'll take for instance Look at targeted killing in the context of pakistan right. We know that there are checklists that the cia has to go through before some someone gives the ordered fire missile A lot of the information. That's being gathered to compile. Those checklists is coming from sensors. Let's see the picture. We have an electronic intercept. do we have thermal-imaging. What else do we have. What is the computer telling us all The question of is that target. Who we think he is and of course. You're gonna listen. I mean by design. Now the checklist necessitates listening to the computer. There's nobody on the ground until tell you. Otherwise bottom line you describe humans being out of the loop in relative near-term as inevitable. What the circumstances if any in which you're comfortable with that one of the flashpoints red lights on which you're uncomfortable was that uncomfortable when it comes to arming them. Both because i think that from a policy and a legal and moral and ethical perspective. It's just better if we have some human being in the loop. And i know i'm starting to sound like these. You know air force. People that ridiculed his fools but kind of sympathized with them right. I wanna have just one foot at least inside that loop. I would be actually quite comfortable. Getting on an airplane didn't have a human pilot at it. I would do that. And i didn't feel that way when i started working on this story but now i feel like if we got to the point where he faa was going to allow. The industry felt comfortable building these things and inviting people to get onto them. I do improbably. Probably would feel actually given what i know about air-crashes which is weird sideline fixation of mine. I think all be safer for it. So there are a lot of the civilian contexts in which i could imagine being okay with that. What about a car. That did not have a human driver driving in traffic. I think they're actually less. I would be less so it's a little too. Crowded drones could fly at a place where there Out from the other planes. But at the same time i think the myself you know head. Wb flip about this. Roy i say this now but it's going to be one day when i'm sixty five of flying out to los angeles the unmanned plane when suddenly you know delta net become self aware and crashes me into a mountain and. I'll feel like. I shouldn't have done this but the yeah i don't think it's it's it's an all or nothing proposition. But generally the thing that sends up the red flag Don't arm them. Don't create these autonomous approaching self aware machines that half things that they can use to kill you or other people. that's that should be a pretty hard line ethic. Thanks very much stopping by by pleasure. Thank you for listening to the law. Fair podcast a project of the harvard law school brookings project on law and security. Our music was performed by sophia yan. Everyone is saying it's time to return to normal. But what if. I don't wanna return to normal. What if i want to return better than ever anytime. Fitness is the only jim that gives you twenty four seven access to support their expert. Coaches are there for everything from fitness and nutrition to recovery. So don't just return to normal. Anyone can do that. Return stronger everyone. It's jenna from the pd podcast era. We're excited to tell you about dr atkins advanced retinol nightly renewal moisturizer. Which gives you all the.
"shane harris" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"You know we've we've read stuff about it. But i've never actually seen any kind of a demonstration a report of a demonstration of actual swarm behavior by miniature robots. Is this still a speculative thing or is it a sort of ambition thing or is it or is it going on in fact in reality biggest more ambition Do we have small drones the size of humming birds or dragonflies. Yes have we created a swarm now but if you look at the air force's sort of forty year long plan there's grand strategic plan that looks to twenty forty seven swarm as they call. It is exactly that that is the stage. They've identified as where they want to go so lots of tiny drums working together gathering information kind of directing one another But again i mean. I think he's the right word. It's more of an ambition than speculation because technologically speaking. We can build these small towns. Now i don't think it's that much of a challenge than low technology onto them. You can autopilot that right now. That whether they would go out and crash into each other's other question but the difference between going out and not crashing into each other and going out and all working in tandem. Kind of communal insect like way is a pretty big difference. Actually i mean you can get a bunch of model aircraft together and fly them in a big swarm. But that's not very helpful. The swarm concept is really a concept in incredible miniature ization and communal insect like properties of behavior. And i i i haven't. I don't doubt that that's coming. But i don't have a sense of it as here yet. I don't think it is and again going back to the air force. They say by twenty forty seven. They want this. So the bright minds at the air force are estimating right that with between now and the year twenty forty seven. it should be awesome You know which is fairly good metric. At the rate of the rate of change of these systems was very impressive. I mean you just. I think of the thing to keep in mind is that demand will drive innovation. There has been a demand for predators and reapers weapons bearing drones that can also do very sophisticates surveillance and reconnaissance in pakistan iraq afghanistan that has directly fueled the proliferation of new systems. More accurate systems better cameras in a fairly short period of time. Yup you know the funny relationship here. Between sort of moore's law and the dreams of the movement on the one hand we've all lived through this incredible explosion of technological capability and things have developed much much faster than anybody expected them to And your initial discussion. Targeting precision is a case in point of that's really fundamentally about computing power as well as other types of guidance systems. But one thing that has not developed faster than people expected it to was general purpose. I and you know. I the gold standard i would imagine of. These unmanned autonomous systems is at some level going to be how smart they can be. You're right and i. I wonder you know on the one hand. Everything seems to develop faster than we expected it to on the other hand machine still don't seem very bright in a human judgment sense. Which is you know what you want in warfare is good judgment and so i'm wondering do you have the sense of these systems as having developed faster than the air force expected them to less fast or about as fast. Which is another way of asking when you hear that. Twenty forty seven day. You read that as well if they're saying twenty forty seven. It'll be a long time before that or it'll be it'll take a lot longer than that or that's probably a pretty good guess. I think it's happened faster than anyone thought. I mean just talking especially to two people in the technology field building systems and building systems. That control the drowns dig at the sense that the time line has accelerated if you like in my my hunch my instinct tells me that the air force is twenty forty seven date is probably too far in the future and again this is this is. This is getting into the realm of speculation. Exertive invest gas. But you raise the question of artificial intelligence in. I found it in this in another research too. you know. there's there's a lot of disagreement over what what does that term. Even me right if we're talking about intelligence and i- using the air quotes when it comes to. Let's say you know swarm droughts that are met for combat purposes. What i guess you could program withdrawn to do a lot of things at a lot of things on. Its own to make a lot of decisions. An account for circumstances that it can't protect and that might be called intelligent now. Can you visit look like data or something like this. Who does it look like a robot. Weiner activists will probably know and. I don't know whether that's that's comparing apples to oranges. I mean i don't know whether the idea artificial intelligence is necessarily the the right construct to apply to what the drones are going to be doing. I mean they could be relatively dumb systems but that are very good at doing what their programs to do. I think the question then becomes. Do they start learning in that narrow environment about other tasks that they could be doing. There's also the question For me is. Is there some point at which the reach this point at which things out of control and the machine starts to learn just enough to be dangerous and then making bad decisions and that doesn't really mean it's artificial intelligence. Although maybe a different maybe you know it creates an achieves intelligence on its own completely apart from us right. Although you know there's another question right which is the there is some point at which it achieves intelligence enough that you don't feel right about using it in what is effectively slavery right. I i mean th there. Is this this point at which you know if you really hypothesized machine consciousness people will get kind of anxious about the way we use it and one of the the way we used these machines and one of the reasons that we don't get anxious about that is that we don't look at them and see ourselves but one of the issues that you're raising is how long before that's true both for us but also for them you end with this question of is should robots have guns in their hands. But there's a self you know. How do they see those guns. It's part of part of the answer to that question. And one of the things that the sort of fascinating visit. And i'm thinking about this. I guess now as we talk about it but if you look at the drones that are being built in the robots being built none of them are cute. They all look menacing. They look like wasps. They look like panthers. They look like scary airplanes. None of them look like you know. Kittens and puppies I wonder if i don't know this conscious from the engineer's standpoint. But you know if these things look menacing to us we might be more likely to really come down hard on them and try and control them more and being duped by them. Because you know well you know the crop drone has feelings to you. Look at it you know. It looks like a scorpion or it looks like a vulture. Can't have feelings i just. I wonder if there's some sort of subtle human design at play in all of this that because these things look for the ticket threaten us helps us keep them in check out of the safest actually wonder if that's also the influence science fiction dan. You know sky nets robots were really menacing looking right even if one of them did become the governor california. The one exception you know basically. They're all scary looking machine and none of them are cute and i wonder if there is a element of life imitating art here so talk a little bit about the civilian uses the dominant theme of your papers. The future of weaponry but There are these references scattered throughout it to crop. Dusting swat teams Civilian aircraft you know at at how much of this is being driven by the military uses. And what is the short term in medium-term bleed into civilian life gonna live life. I think that the military has been the main driver of this. But now with the end of the war in iraq and the draw down in afghanistan putting aside the predators that we have presumably will have for awhile and pakistan the sort of special operations contexts of them drone makers. If i could broadly call them that in the united states have been watching this very carefully and really eagerly waiting for the faa to lift airspace restrictions or modifier space regulation. Such that people could start flying and under certain circumstances unmanned drones for civilian use so you named few of them the ones that people point to as the most obvious in the near term with the agriculture so you would have drones out hurting cattle and spring crops and men and managing crops by taking temperatures and looking at yields looking at you know the fields from above and finding out where the diseases were all things that people do right now.
"shane harris" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Much less. Expens- can not target all those civilians and actually destroyed the target with only one Or more than one target with with with a single plane and pilot and with much less risk to forces Why is this not simply a good thing or is it a good thing with dangers Wise shouldn't we be simple enthusiasts of robotics in warfare. I think it largely is a good thing. Everything that you set up you know. As he describes for the narrative maria agree and i think that the right way to look at the advances in technology to this point or that it saving lives both on our side and on the ground. It's it's it's it's allows you to be in much stricter compliance with the law firm conflict. That's all for the good. The question though becomes what is the next stage in this evolution from the military's perspective and just looking at their own stated plans. The next stage is all right. We've forgotten now. One pilot controlling a fleet of drowns by controlling. Don't mean sitting syrian a cock that we mean sitting at a computer terminal and telling five or six rounds. Were to go okay. Even more efficient. Well one person can't control fifteen rounds earliest. We think there's generally point which we figure one person can't control these so you have to start giving some of the control over to the aircraft's themselves and that's where i think you start stepping into this dangerous territory the closer you get to the edge of the blue because when you start creating systems that are thinking for themselves. What are the value judgments that they're using right. I mean what what are the criteria that these aircraft or these swarms of very tiny flying insect like robots the military wants to create the criteria. They're using for what to come back home when to go attack. Something else when they think something is attacking it and you can answer that question by saying well we will code into the software exactly what the criteria are but this is where you get out of the realm of science fiction right and i mean how much can we anticipate every eventuality with lines of software code and at some point you want to build in autonomy to the system that it knows what to do if it encounters set of circumstances for which it has no programming. Now maybe the programming's exist fly home but you know there's or stop what you're doing and hold in place until we can get more orders to you but it just seems to meet at the more you create the more you had down this road of leading the machine decide for itself what it's going to do when it's out there. You run the risk of doing something really would prefer it not do. Having football dance. Science.
"shane harris" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"And then where is it going. Five ten fifteen twenty years from now and in the idea too was. Does it get to a point where we just don't have any role in this anymore that we build these things to go. Fight our battles for us throughout in the title of the paper. It's in its least route. This is the concern in its lease throughout a lot of haters singers Book as well. This concern this almost like mantra light concern human beings. Stay in the loop title here. Paper is out of the loop Talk about that a little. Why is it so matter of such anxiety to air force people into tap planners that human beings be in the loop and wide. You seem to be arguing that that's actually not a sustainable position. I think they worry about because they fear answer. The classic fi context of building these systems that they can no longer control and that either go off and do damage in the world or even rebel against them. I mean people who are technologists. I think probably derive a lot of inspiration from science fiction and the people. I talked to particular amir force. Definitely fall into this category. They never want to think about. War is being something that they don't control they don't have the say over up to the point of firing the weapon they did. Human beings decided to kill that machines and at the same time this taking the airforce than even the technology planters in the air force there fascinated and clearly driving towards an outcome in which human beings are out of the loop. They use this phrase called on the loop there. Which is this point between being in the loop and completely out of the loop. The air force has a grand strategic plan where they talk about the phases over the next forty years of moving from in the loop on lou. And when i talked to people at a policy level in event at operational level. They like to tell them so. We will always stay on. The lowest have one level of involvement are sort of one foot inside of it and that will be we decide who to kill. We decided to give the order to fire. And they've sort of comforted themselves with the notion. I think that as long as you've got that final say so even if you sort of offload all the rest of the decision making and the gathering information and the preparation the battlefield to machines making automated as long as human being still has that one space over who fires missile. The missile that year involving the conduct of war in what became came to me was now that the further you gradually step away from this and you are sees other tasks to a machine and wide. We suppose that we're going to if you're on the loop making the decision of when to fire the weapon of the drone is already done all the work for you. Why do you think that that decision is gonna look exactly as would in the context of being in the. Why is the decision logic going to be the same decision making process going to be the same for that. Why do you think that it will be as easy a call or not to fire the weapon if you haven't all the groundwork and they don't really answer that question it's just you know. The technology is moving to a point where it'll be more automated more self sufficient but we'll be making the tough call the end and that's all we really need to concern ourselves with and i just don't that didn't seem that seemed like you're kidding themselves tonight and so at the very beginning of the essay. You have a series of very striking data. Which actually i'd like you need You know starting starting with your Comments about in world war two. Okay success in world war two. It took a fleet of one thousand b seventeen bombers flow navigated in manned by a crew of ten thousand men to destroy one access ground target american bombs were so imprecise that on average only one in five fell within one thousand feet of where they were aimed aerial bombing was a clumsy affair utterly dependent on the extraordinary labor of human beings just one generation later that was no longer true and the vietnam war took thirty four fighter-bombers each flown navigated by only two men to destroy target. That was ninety. Nine point four percent reduction in manpower. the precision of the attack was also greatly enhanced by the first widespread use of laser-guided munitions. After vietnam humans connection to air war became more attenuated less relevant and the gulf war. One pilot flying one plane could hit targets. Effectiveness of the human machine pairing was breathtaking. A single smart bomb could do the work of one thousand planes dropping more than nine thousand bombs in world war two by the time. The united states went to war in afghanistan and iraq. One pilot in one plane could destroy six targets. Their weapons were guided by global positioning satellites orbiting thousands of miles above the surface of the earth and increasingly. The pilots weren't actually inside their planes anymore. So when i read that my reaction is my initial reaction is. This is spectacular. You know both on grounds of military effectiveness and on grounds of whether you call it human rights or civilian protection or You've gone from a world in which you had to kill a huge number of innocent people in order to destroy one target and spend a great deal of money and manaf power to do it to a world in which you.
"shane harris" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Welcome to the law fair. Podcast i'm benjamin wittes. This is the first of what we hope will be a regular series of podcasts covering a range of audio content related to law and security events interviews roundtable discussions and other types of material. We probably haven't thought of yet. Today's subject is a remarkable new article by journalists. Shane harris entitled out of the loop. The human free future of unmanned aerial vehicles. The essay is part of the emerging threats series published by the hoover. Institution's correct toby task force on national security and law. Of which i jack goldsmith and ken anderson are all members. Shane is a senior writer at washingtonian magazine and the author of the book. The watchers which is a lively history of data mining. He stopped by the brookings institution recently to chat about his latest article. I wanna start by asking you. How much of. This essay is real. How much is science fiction. How much you're sure is real how much you think might be real. I assume none of it. Your shore is fictitious. was potently less fiction in it than you might think the fictitious aspects of it or we do not today have autonomous drones. That go out and proud the skies looking for bad guys to blow up in making the decision on their own to to drop a bomb. The fire missile. We don't have that kind of autonomous drones but we could have very easily. Technology is not the obstacle to building a system like that policy is the obstacle to building system like that so for example technologically. Speaking there's no reason that any of the drones orbiting over pakistan right now and keeping video surveillance of terrorist training camps keeping tabs on. Who goes where logging who those people are by the way they walk by their thermal signatures by eavesdropping whatever. There's no reason why you couldn't train that drone is already watching that camp to at an opportune moment. Take out the person who you say is target number one at that camp. That's just a matter of programming. The drums do that politically and policy-wise speaking that's a fiction right. That's we don't have that right now. The other sort of fictitious aspect of this next to start the with it is you know. I don't think that we're on the verge of autonomous drowns becoming self aware and taking over the world allying themselves with each other in overthrowing their courageous creators allow the terminator movies. But when i found really impressive and compelling was that every time i interviewed somebody about this somebody who is a technology expert worked unmanned systems. And you sort of go in that direction when you talked about autonomy will. How autonomous could they get. Everybody would joke by saying. Oh yes then. We've created sky net. Which is the reference to the terminator movie right. And they're serious about that. I mean they laugh about it almost as a way of alleviating the tension and pretending if we maybe if we just mentioned laughing wait will actually happen they do. I think look as an outcome that could be real business science fiction and that is something that probably most people i talked to would like to avoid. But you know it's definitely outcome that they're aware of that would be the science fiction element but it you know it's more real than you might think issue and and how in your judgment close are we to a world in which we could make self aware systems whether armed or not twenty years. I guess if you if you wanted to say self-aware to the degree that you could not just pre-programme drowned to go out and do a certain mission and then fly back which would be a fairly simple set of tasks to actually you know decide when to take off decide how to go into formation decide when to strike you're talking about striking but those are all operational decisions i mean self-awareness is actually something a little bit deeper than that right. Self-awareness is the drone or the robot. Where the being has a sense of itself and its own ambitions desires And i think the the anxiety that underlies your piece is the concern that we're creating these systems that over time may have their own agendas and i and i guess the. That's that's the sort of futuristic aspect of it that you may have that maybe fiction. But i'm but i'm i'm wondering what the timeframe in which you see that being reality looks like i would say twenty to thirty years and i mean you could safely if you just look through the evolution of you know processor speed with how far we've come in in the time we've come so far with unmanned systems. Tom systems church one to save. If i'm wrong if it's twenty thirty two and we're five years away. We'll let you know pretty amazingly predictive on my part. I think part of the answer that though is i don't know that we've built anything in a robotic sense that is completely self-awareness sense of what we think of. Being aware of surroundings trying to heal itself. But if you look at Information networks cyber networks which are largely automated right now for defending against things like viruses and then attrition attempts in that kind of thing the network architecture is if you like use that analogy self-healing and you can set of a network. That knows when to shut off a piece of the network to deny a virus or intruder entry through a particular port system in that is an effect self-healing and then can update itself with antivirus patches. In the like. I don't think it's that much of a stretch to think about in ten years. Networks computer networks. That essentially functioned largely on their own and in that sense is the network aware of a threat against it as the networking You know cyber traffic jams is something that he has to route around. And and and you know. Is it interpreting. Other malware as as enemies that needs to defend against other by sort of putting up electronic barriers or even sending out m- our of its own to counter it. I think in computer network architecture. That seems so like something that people were trying to do. Right now.
"shane harris" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"For the ceremonial wreath way. Veterans Day today, 11 11. Think your average college grad knows anything about that. Probably not also this Washington Post story where they're threatening, with their intelligence community officials directing them. To prosecute and jail the president of the United States on imaginary future crimes that he may commit after he leaves office and then the Washington Post readership calling for the president to be shot and killed. You know, sort of the usual stuff. This is Democrats. The Washington Post piece says. Not only does Trump have a history of disclosures Name one, he checks the boxes of a classic counterintelligence risk colon. They love their Coghlan's. He's deeply in debt and angry at the U. S government was his based on the illegally obtained New York Times tax records. 400 million in debt, which he explained to 60 minutes quite completely, particularly what he describes as the deep state conspiracy that he believes tried to stop him from winning the White House in 2016. And what he falsely claims is an illegal effort to rob him of re election now. I gotta tell you, you know the falsely claims that's in the future. That's that is a process that is ongoing. And you can't say authoritatively that he falsely claims. There's any illegal effort. You should wait for the news to happen and then revealed as with a deep state, Shane Harris, you're one of the stooges that the deep state has on a string like David Ignatius. You're being used by the intelligence community to advance an agenda. That's too complex for you to understand. Shane Harris at the Washington Post. Amazing Amazing stuff on the deep state conspiracy. You're still being used in this article. This is.
"shane harris" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"And doors that several businesses downtown, including Ralph CVS pharmacy to banks and others, While San Diego police say there's no credible information suggesting any post election on rest. Businesses aren't taking any chances amid a polarizing election, Reverend Shane Harris urging civility on Twitter, adding to his recent launch of the pledge civil movement as a 28 year old millennial. I am not going to take the inappropriate round. I am not going to take the route that some of my millennial colleagues are taking Paris, a community activist with the People's Alliance for Justice, saying that he stands with businesses and calling for peace. No matter who wins the election. Joshua Lipton Kogo News, one of the most heated races in San Diego, this election season, has been the battle to win the vacant 50th congressional district seat. A recent U T 10 News poll found Democrat Amar Capitals are trailing former congressman Darrell Issa by 11 points. And because Democrats dominated early voting, those early returns could show false hope for capitals are things gonna look good from our company's jarred by 8058 15. The next set of returns that come in are going to be the one starting nine between nine and 10 30 will come in from Poland places. The seat last held by Duncan Hunter is the last Republican stronghold in the county. Your traffic and weather next Coco News time. 11 0 too helpful. San Diego Hyundai dealers Traffic Center East 94 wreck clear to the right shoulder before the 805 and road work downtown on the south five as the two right lanes blocked off just before front. Sport, sponsored by unbound dot org's right Now there are young people across the world facing a tough choice continue their dream of educational dropout to help their family put food on the table. You could help change the future in a single moment. So far your support Khun gohan unbound dot org's Um, I can cock with Kogo sexual time Traffic update at 11 22. You know it is fall. It's been a little chilly these past couple of days and nights. And you know what? You can extend your swim season..
"shane harris" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Businesses downtown, including Ralph CVS pharmacy to banks and others, While San Diego police say there's no credible information suggesting any post election on rest. Businesses aren't taking any chances amid a polarizing election, Reverend Shane Harris urging civility on Twitter, adding to his recent launch of the pledge civil movement as a 28 year old millennial. I am not going to take the inappropriate round. I am not going to take the route that some of my millennial colleagues are taking Paris, a community activist with the People's Alliance for Justice, saying that he stands with businesses and calling for peace no matter who wins the election. Joshua Lipton Kogo News Faith leaders in community. Eliezer leaders also calling for gangs to agree to a season of peace being no shootings between Thanksgiving and New Year's Bishop Cornelius Bowser says the pandemic has made things worse. We want tryto get ahead of that really changed conversation. Give people start looking at alternate the way the handle in some of that anger and get them to understand that, you know, before you feel anger, you thinking so you controlled your thinking. You control how you feel, and you control your outcome, and hopefully we believing that will have less. Part of the homicide As we get the message out about peace, the bishop says things are worse during the pandemic, because people are more desperate because those in the community trying to help cannot get to the people that need help is easily as before. Speaking of the pandemic Election day, scammers yes, they are out there targeting you. I'm gonna have to. We're gonna have a live report on what you need to know what you need to look for. Alright Realty. I'm traffic. Updated. Weather three minutes away. Code used time. 5 37 Marilyn Hiders Corona virus. Daily Report, Agena Bioscience announced its diagnostic system for detection of the virus days. 8:23 A.m. and 6 23 PM has received emergency use authorization from the FDA news radio 600 kogo. Balance of nature's fruits and vegetables in a capsule changing the world one life at a time, major help every single person, no matter if their athletic no matter if they're young, and they're old and for me after retiring, I taken balance of nature and I've never felt better in my life, and I've been trying to make myself feel good for 40 years now. Sales of nature is not a supplement. It's not in addition to our health, it's the foundation to our health. It's the foundation to your life. Tohave 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every.
"shane harris" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"In our region, has joined this pledge and vice pastor Miles McPherson has committed in this effort of the third option, which he has talked a lot about it is really, really, really important. That we realize it doesn't have to be this option or this option. It could be a third option. We come together. The good Reverend. Yeah, I didn't know what I guess. The first option is that the left would torch down the city's The second option is that the right would torch down the city's know The second thing is Biden winds. I think it's better. I don't think I don't think it I think there's a DEA sane. I see. Oh, no, no way towards the cities, or there's a third option that we come together. That's right, and that we call come together and biting wins invited throw. So, basically, that's what Harris is saying. But the point I'm making is he's presenting it as though there's actually two options that have been proffered by both sides. The left has said they're going to burn down the city's well, Thank you, Shane for letting us know that the lefts point of view is that they're going to burn down and become disruptive. And then he's saying the second option is the right has proffered that they're going to be burning down cities and, you know, wait, wait. Hold on a second. Oh, right. Hasn't done that. Who the hell are you? Quoting? What is your evidence of that? No, no, no. The right hasn't been doing that. The right didn't go out there and decide. You know, T put lawn signs up in people's homes and yards of anyone with Biden signs that basically say that these people are You know, you know, I don't know, baby killers, You know, Boom, we're goingto signing. This person wants kids to die. Nope. That didn't happen. But in Coronado People with Trump signs had professionally printed campaign material put into their yard that said that they were a racist, right. I mean, so nobody about no ones. There is no civil unrest toward a Biden voter. You know, Republican voters don't even really care about Biden voters. That's not their focus. Their focus is turning out as many drum voters as we can. So look the notion that the media is giving Shane Harris a platform To talk about civility pledge without any context without only, you know, reality check of Okay. This guy has spent years Fanning the flames of hate and racial division, and now he comes out after presiding over several months of looting and violent protests. In San Diego as well as you know, supporting it nationally. Now he comes out and says it's time for civility. Well, that's fine. If you want to make that announcement that your side ain't gonna do this bad stuff anymore. Great will cover it. But don't Pretend that what you're doing is saying all right, everyone put down their weapons. It's timeto. No, that's literally like blaming the shop owners in La Mesa for the fire, you know, you know, you should have been, you know, Let your your store on fire. I didn't like my store on fire. The hoodlums in the street dead. Well, how about we have this? No burning down pledge. Would you sign this, please? And you're looking at them like What planet are you on? And then along comes the media Know how we got? We're out here right now, And the good news is Reverend Shane Harris has proposed that the shop owner won't burn down their own shopping. As a result, Shane Harris and his team won't burn down that shop back to you in the studio, where unicorns herb of sprouting from trees, and then Shane Harris becomes, you know the peacemaker. He's the Blessed is the peacemaker that I don't have to be a real hero. He's the Arsonist, Firefighter, Okay, That's what he is. He lit the fire that he said looking here. I got a bucket of water. I'm gonna put out the fire. Can you call me a hero? And can you give me Ah Ah prize a cash reward or something? No, We're not that dumb. Shane what? All some people in the media are dumb because they fell for it today, but no, not us. It's not necessary for us to say we will sign some civility pledge. On and you know, I kind of wonder what the heck is up with the rock church? How did they get snookered into this one? I mean, it's like someone saying, Hey, I want you to join me and say that violence is bad. Sure, but you're the violent one. Why don't you step forward and do that, And I will applaud you for it. Okay. How about that? I haven't been violent. I don't need to join you at the platform. I don't need to sign the peace accord because I wasn't part of the four rocks at cops s O. I have never thrown anything at a cop in my life. It's never There's never been an issue that I needed the felt the need to go throw on break windshield of a police unit. S o. I'm good. I don't need to sign anything again. Shane Here's step forward on his own accord and said, Hey, you know what? Violence is bad. I'm calling on everyone not to protest not to do the violence. We could do this peaceably. We can go to City Council meetings. We could go to county board meetings. That's the form. That's the Democratic approach. I would say. You know what? I'm glad to see a refreshing change of tune from someone who was in the past has been inciting so much. Unrest, but no, that's not what he did. He dressed it up and he's not being honest. So we're calling him out. Quick break. We're back. The Trump campaign is on fire. They're hitting. Talk about barnstorming. We'll talk with his director of strategic communication Up next on the damn I'll report but first traffic and Laura King Hi guys from your helpful San Diego Honda Dealers Traffic Center on south I'm.
"shane harris" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And from the Emcee Foundation at the CMC Foundation. Let's get back to the Friday News round up with Jane Coast in senior politics reporter at Fox, Shane Harris Intelligence and National Security reporter at The Washington Post, and Kimberly Adams, host and correspondent for Marketplace. Well. Facebook made news this week about what it plans to do or not do with new political ads in the week before the presidential election. Kimberly tell us more well, Facebook is basically saying that they're goingto stop those ads. But Facebook has been under so much pressure for not only sort of enabling some of these disinformation campaigns that we talked about a little bit earlier, but also just That it's still ongoing that they may not be doing enough to intervene. All of the major tech and social media platforms are trying to do something. But many of the people who watch this especially it's been a big conversation by our tech team over marketplace. It's too little too late. I mean, North Carolina's sending out its mail in ballots today. Other states air starting early voting in the next couple of weeks. The election Has started, it has begun. The voting process is already underway, so limiting disinformation or trying to ramp up your efforts to stop those things in the week before the election. During election when we're seeing unprecedented numbers of people voting earlier, voting remote, remotely probably doesn't matter all that much Well. On Thursday, Gayle King on CBS spoke with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about his plans to stop misinformation ahead of the election, and she pressed him on what this might mean for the president who's made repeated false claims about voter fraud. I certainly think that anyone who is saying that the election is going to be fraudulent. I know that's problematic, and I think additional contacts needs to be added to that. This is not just anyone. It's not just a regular Joe. It's the president of the United States. Yes, this will definitely apply to the president wants this policy goes into place and will apply to everyone equally. Shane How does that statement jive with Facebook's actions up until now? I mean, I think that Facebook has had a fairly hands off approach. Overall, when it comes to flagging a lot of the problematic media on and fake posts that have gone up. I think Twitter is arguably been much more aggressive, particularly in blocking tweets by the president and actually Sort of half blocked a couple of them This week, you had to click through a warning signal to read them. First. Facebook has been under tremendous pressure, not only just because of what happened to 2016 elections with a lot of their platform being infiltrated by foreign sources, but getting pressure from both sides conservatives who feel they're unfair to conservatives and liberals of fear that they Are trying to cater to more of a conservative base with a lot of their divisive content. Facebook's strategy has always been about growth and not trying to alienate. People are terrible happens on its platform, and I think that's just becoming politically an untenable position for the company, which, despite I think its claims, arguably operates much like a publisher. Of information and I think is coming to grips with the fact that it's gonna have to start taking more responsibility for what Isay spread on its platform. Well, Jane, there's plenty of new polling out this week. Anything stand out for you. I think it's interesting that we saw some pulling that showed that for one. Wow. Unrest in Wisconsin and elsewhere across the country has not increased popularity on that on those particular issues. It's also not been a boon for Trump. You saw during the Republican National Convention. A lot of emphasis on the idea at Trump would somehow be the person who could you stem the tide of violence while by you would be looking at Biden's America, which always seems like a strange argument to make if you're the incumbent, but you have seen that I think that there was some really writing and New York magazine over the last couple of days. That you're a notion that a sitting president could mount a comeback by arguing that America is descending into anarchy, and his watch was a little counterintuitive. And what you saw from morning consul is that voters trust Biden over Trump on the issue of public safety by 47 to 39% margin, And while Trump still is very well on the economy, I think that How that is fitting in with the overall context of what's taking place with the economy, namely that it's to paraphrase it's the Corona virus, Stupid, and Trump's handling of Corona virus still gets very poor march from American voters. I think that We're going to start seeing a lot of police questions about the quote, shy trump voter or a lot of pulling that asking about what happened in 2016. But I think that especially on national polls, which are now over waiting on education, which was an issue in 2016, I think that the polls show that button's lead is there. It's some tightening, but not nearly enough to make either side really changed their tactics in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, can really Joe Biden announced a record breaking fundraising haul this week. What are we seeing in terms of money in this race? As you said, record breaking ever since the election, and the campaign started, we've been seeing record halls just about every month if you compared to previous campaigns, But the convention certainly helped the Biden campaign. Announcing Kamala Harris as his running mate certainly helped the campaign. The other thing about keeping in mind with money in politics, especially in this election is that 364 and a half million dollars that the campaign is talking about is not all the money you have to think about the super PACs and the dark money and the people who go through jump through all sorts of hoops on both sides of this race to not reveal who their donors are. There's way more money in this campaign than we could ever imagine. What we found out this week who will be moderating the presidential and vice presidential debates, and the first one will be moderated by Donald Trump's least favorite Fox News anchor. Are you suggesting that you might not accept the results of the lie that I have to say? Hillary Clinton asked me the same thing? No, I asked you the something of the debate. She is the one That never accepted a great She never accepted her loss. And it looks like when you give up. Can you give a direct answer? You will accept the election to see Jane. The president has some history with Chris Wallace. But how important is this first debate? I think it's extremely important, because I think that the president and the Trump campaign have done have set the bar for Joe Biden extraordinarily low. And so you've seen repeatedly.
"shane harris" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Florida dot org's Back now to the news round up with Jane Coast of Ox, Shane Harris of The Washington Post and Lisa Desjardin with PBS NewsHour This week, California surpassed New York as the state with the most reported covert 19 cases. Now has more than 413,000 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. Governor Gavin Newsom address the surge on Wednesday were state again size of 21 states combined s so it's not surprising now, In some respects as we've begun to reopen key sectors of our economy, people continue to mix on. People continue to come in contact close contact with others that may Have contract this disease that our numbers would start to go up in total, now the highest in the nation, not highest per capita, not highest, in that respect, but nonetheless a sober reminder of why we're taking Things as seriously as we are. Jane outlined some of the measures Governor Newsome is putting in place right now to slow the spread. So he announced the deal to provide for 124 120 million more masks, and they also said they're trying to get more manufacturing of such equipment to California and he talked about expanding. They knew that there was going to be a Expansion of cases as testing was expanded, but they have to sustain their virus response and, in his words were not going to let off in our day to day monitoring and in our technical assistance, And so he thinks that because California was so early toe, put in place to stay at home order and expand hospital capacity that he may have bought California sometime But it does seem clear that numerous localities in California and in other places are returning to ST home orders that may have that were helpful at the beginning of the pandemic, but kind of disregarded by some who believe that the economy quote unquote needed to open up a soon as possible. Will. You know, Lisa like we're seeing with many states around the U. S. California, Serge A stain set their began effort started to reopen part of its economy. But what else do we know about the cause of the search? Well, I think as you spoke to you earlier about Jane is we know that it's not related to testing and I think we're still trying to get our hands around exactly what is driving a surge in the different places. One of the things that has probably changed the carcass of the White House is that we've seen these increases, especially in Red states, where you know this is about polling as Shane and Jane talked about, but it's also about Lawmakers in those states who know this president or who can reach out to those around him like Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi places that are seeing surges that are red states saying to him, This is a real problem for our people. And we need to do something more about it. And that's why I think right now it seems the biggest topic of conversation is increasing mask mandates everywhere in some states are doing it. Some are not. The president is talking about it more about asking people to wear masks, But you even look at what I think is probably one of the More tricky. Next. This point of the virus, which is the U. S Capitol itself, where lawmakers from all 50 states come every week around each other. There is still no mask requirement. They're not. Every lawmaker is wearing them. So we know that that is something that can help. But it's not something our leaders are fully pulling the trigger on yet well. Ohio, Indiana and Minnesota have joined the growing list of states now requiring masks to be worn in public knew nearly were about 2/3 of states have adopted the mandate. So far. We're hearing from lots of you about masks in your state, Jenny and Indiana writes. I was surprised that Governor Holcomb issued a mask order very happy. He did, But people immediately went absolutely nuts. Of course. We also heard from David on Facebook, he says. Minnesota has decreed a $100 civil infraction if caught, not wearing a mask, but you can't force someone to give their name. So how are you going to issue a ticket? A ticket? Just like a politician to come up with a crime with no way to enforce it. Shane and how How much does that question play into these mask?.
"shane harris" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The new twenty twenty presidential contender Bernie Sanders got word from US officials that Russia is working to help the Vermont senator become president Washington post journalist Shane Harris says the report is telling I think this helps us now is that you're going to see a different posture from the intelligence community of being much more proactive and going out and telling campaigns when they think they've developed information that that campaign need to know the nation's largest bus company greyhound said today that they will stop allowing border patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks well the media's new streaming service is going to be debuting with some extra friends the company announced today that the entire original friends cast will reunite for an unscripted special that will be available on HBO Max with the service debuts in may sap and I'm Charlie published at Bloomberg world headquarters U. S. stocks and their first down week in three because of coronavirus fears Laurie hi Anil is deputy chief investment officer at State Street global advisors so our view would be that bonds are more over done then equities here again a lot can happen now certainly the comparisons to sars would suggest that we're having a little bit of a bump in the road and then coronavirus will dissipate and that will provide certain momentum into the economy but you know given that we haven't yet seen the peak in the new cases it's hard to know but if we were to put our money where our mouth is we are still favoring risk assets including equities and Steve sever owners portfolio manager at federated global investment management I think the issue with corona virus way we think about it is similar to how we would think about a government shutdown or natural disaster hits in most cases demand delayed not demand destroyed and speaking of demand industry data shows sales of previously owned homes in the U..
"shane harris" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Reported in the weeks before the twenty seventeen presidential inauguration Lawrence stories of Mr trump cavorting with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room have now been deemed ridiculous at best and Russian disinformation a worst after the inspector general nouns findings that the F. P. S. misused to steal does CA has office took a victory lap that is Grassley's other Twitter accounts joined the push for accountability one account by the name techno five blasted reporters from NBC CNN and Reuters political in The Washington Post where reporter Shane Harris insisted last year they called the does he was not used as the basis for a FISA warrant carted day John crow but in fact the inspector general found the does he was the critical tipping point that persuaded the FBI which previously blocked a FISA application to move ahead with one left wing media watchdog so called media matters meanwhile used its website the blast fox news for an on air claim that suggests the still does he was the basis for the entire FBI investigation into Mr trump in fact the inspector general said that investigation was opened before the does he it was in the bureau's hands was based on allegations against a different trump staffer than the one from the FBI obtained the FISA warrant media matters did not respond to requests for comment from the times this is crucially important now the media had been caught the media and the Democrat party Mister producer serve as koliko proc colleges one for the other and I want to get into this in more detail will be right back van it's time to check the roads in that Kate on traffic center drive a sponsored by lows fifteen north found a record Charleston we've got one of Maryland parkway just sitting there on Friday windmill crash on Charleston Grand Central parkway collusion westbound gallery at ninety five at a record Sammy Davis junior just south of desert in prose.
Ari Melber: How Did We Get Here? Because of ‘Weaponized’ Propaganda from John Solomon
"Donald don't trump sufficiently closer to impeachment ever on the eve of these first public hearings which will probe into the scandal that has paralyzed his presidency for now and we turn to our special report report beginning with a question. How did we get here? The answer begins with a country that was rarely in the news. And when the first reports of the whistle blower emerged in the Washington Post long long before we ever saw that complaint we were all waiting and wondering and trying to figure out. What does this have to do with Ukraine by by far the biggest news of the day? Which is this whistle blows store whistle blower story which is now going officially nuts? Shane Harris in the Washington. Post tonight is reporting that the whistleblower complaint has something to do with Ukraine something to do with Ukraine but what would be scandalous about Ukraine policy. Most people had not heard enough about trump's policies towards that country to even guess at the time and if you were learning about this story from the Washington Post The Times or or most national news in September when Rachel was reporting that out it was all new. Yeah but if you happen to read conservative articles in the opinion section of the hill back in March you'd see the seeds of this Trumpian conspiracy theory. Here's a headline quoting. A foreign officials unsupported allegation that the Obama Administration demanded Ukraine simply. Avoid prosecuting certain people a pretty silly article. Here's another from April in the same basic format a single Ukrainian source claiming the. US didn't want evidence on Democrats. Now you can see where this is going again. This was back in April before any of this blew up but around that same time. Here is the Cherry on top of this conspiracy theory Sunday quote Joe Biden Haydn's twenty twenty Ukrainian nightmare a closed probe is revived the second part of that clause. This was back in April is just not nothing yet. Close pros close pro revived hadn't happened now. America at that time in April was waiting for the release of the Miller report. It was three weeks away. There's a lot of other news but this writer over the hill was speculating about this fight and nightmare that virtually no one was losing sleep book. This is important. What's going to happen tomorrow? Because at that time there'd be no way to distinguish distinguish this from thousand other headlines for websites outlets varying credibility but those three articles. I mentioned they all have something crucial in common. They're all oh by John. Solomon a conservative writer. who used to be at the right wing Washington Times and also is an analyst at Fox News and has links to top conservative operatives Columbia Journalism Review is referred to him has been basically a history of bending the truth and distorting facts? You should know that up front if you haven't heard much about Solomon well you may be about to hear a lot more about him in the impeachment hearings Mr Solomon and president trump also the same taste in lawyers Solomon hired Joe Digenova a lawyer that trump tried to hire and like some other politically aggressive lawyers that donald trump favors these days. Agenda Does more than litigate he pushes political agendas. Agenda's goes on Fox News and that's where he dramatically previewed his disturbing material that would come from his now climate. Solomon this was back in March. There are some very disturbing details about it. There are about to come out and reporting by John Solomon and I think once those details come out. I think there's he's going to have to be a full-fledged criminal investigation wow full-fledged sounds like he has the inside scoop on what his own client is writing. That Fox News segment was touting the piece I just mentioned that Oh so understated headline which reads Info Wars Fan fiction. The one about the Ukrainian any a nightmare and the reviving of Appro. Step one. Have your lawyer hype the piece on Handy. Like they're some independent interest in it step to well obviously go on Hannity. The yourself here was John Solomon citing his mysterious Ukrainian sources for then obscure story now the story behind the story a full report investigative reporter the hills. John Solomon is with us. There's a pattern here of hundred Biden being in the countries where the vice president has a foreign policy portfolio folio and somehow mocking awesome. Nice paydays. And they're telling me tonight Sean that they've been trying to get this information to the US Justice Department for more than six months well if there was a US government conspiracy by the Justice Department or State Department. That would sound bad right but of course that lasts six months that would implicate the trump administration degenerate and hannity support trump. Obviously the other thing here is that the top people involve all say what you just heard from Solomon is false. In fact Solomon's angle has been backfiring in two ways one as political propaganda mission to help trump. This has of course now brought trump closer to impeachment than ever to as a conspiracy theory that Ukraine allegation got really big too big and it blew up in Solomon's face sparking investigation that has now publicly shredded. His claims aims you original whistleblower. Complaint says in March Twenty nine thousand nine hundred of these series of articles in the hill quoting several Ukrainian officials and those allegations citing Solomon's work and that's part of what trump in so much hot water. Then there's the trump officials and diplomats who fact check Solomon again. I WANNA be clear. We only know about this because it backfired it because of the pro but now I can tell you. Three different officials who served in the trump administration say when it came to Solomon's Ukraine writing all the key elements were false. I former army officer vitamin another saying Solomon pedals baseless conspiracy theories and other diplomat. George Kent will hear from publicly tomorrow was blasting testing Solomon's fabrications as utter nonsense but that's not just a big rebuttal. Let's testimony from people speaking under oath under the threat of perjury. Legally that obviously carries more weight potentially more legal peril than what you say Sean Hannity Segment.
Trump escalates impeachment fight, barring envoy's testimony
"We're into week three of the house. Impeachment inquiry into president trump here are some developments to keep you updated a new Washington Post sharp a poll published Tuesday shows public opinion has shifted quickly against trump a majority of Americans say they endorse the decision by House Democrats to begin impeachment Monday that House Democrats are considering as to allow the original whistle blower the person who I flagged the trump's Alinsky call a formal complaint to testify while still remaining anonymous the steps under consideration include having a whistle blower testify from a remote location and obscuring the individuals appearance and voice the Democrats are hoping to prevent trump allies in Congress from exposing the whistle blowers identity. Meanwhile senator Lindsey Graham said he would invite trump's all attorney Rudy Giuliani to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about quote corruption and other improprieties involving Ukraine Senate Democrats have said they would welcome testimony from Giuliani yet one moment from the hill so far this week stood out as of Monday night the US author the European Union Gordon Farmland was scheduled to appear in a closed door hearing Tuesday that changed Tuesday morning when the trump administration told SOM- lynn that he would not be able to testify since the inquiry began Salman has emerged as a central player in the trump administration's efforts to sure Ukraine to launch investigations of the President's political rivals and Samland had been willing to testify before he was blocked that's sudden change of plans raised questions about the escalating tug of war between Congress and the trump administration tug of war that escalated even further Tuesday when in a letter to house leaders the White House counsel said it will not cooperate with the house impeachment inquiry so how much power does the executive branch have to stop up witnesses from testifying what means of recourse does Congress have to fight back what are witnesses obligations and what does it mean for the impeachment inquiry going forward if you hearings actually happen this is can he do that. A podcast explores the powers and limitations of the American press let's see I'm Alison Michaels for answers I turned to intelligence and national security reporter Shane Harris chains been covering developments in the impeachment inquiry asked him to start with a rundown on who ambassador Gordon Samland is and how he ended up in tangled in the US relationship with Ukraine Gordon Sunland is the US ambassador to the European Union so he is our primary emissary to that group he does not have a background in foreign policy he has a background in I'm developing luxury hotels in the Pacific northwest and was kind of a mega donor for president trump he donated through a series of shell companies about a million dollars to trump's inaugural fund so kind of big dollar heavy hitter who seems to have developed a fairly close relationship to the president but is relatively unknown US foreign policy circles okay and you say Ambassador to the EU but Ukraine is not in the European Union so what is it connection to this impeachment inquiry into president trump will he appears to have inserted himself into US Ukraine policy and you correctly said the Ukraine is not in the portfolio of the European Union he comes into the picture as a kind of a key person and what is emerging as this kind of organized effort by him and by at least one diplomat to pressure the government of Ukraine to open investigations into the political rivals of the president and apparently based on communications that have been coming out doing so as a condition for receiving military aid and support from the trump administration's let me gets on Linden is but nevertheless it appears ample evidence to suggest it happen okay so why did the Democrats ceased online is an important witness giving us important because he can basically tell them whether there was a quid pro quo between the administration and Ukraine if you open up investigations for president trump into the Biden's and into this kind of conspiracy theory that Ukraine was somehow meddling in the two thousand sixteen elections you get military aid you get a meeting with President trump which is something that the Ukrainian presence Lynn ski desperately wanted so he and his Communications Democrats think can have an help answer that basic question was there a quid pro quo at play with the trump administration's deals with Ukraine can you tell me what we know at this point about his communications what we know right now we know from the text messages that were over by a man named Kurt Volker Incur Volker is the US envoy to Ukraine who sort of they're trying to deal with issues related to Ukraine Russia which of course is the primary adversary Voelker who is no longer in his post. Turn those text messages over to the committee's running the impeachment inquiry in the house those text messages show the back and fourth where these diplomats as well as a third person who is sort of primary diplomat and Kiev are talking about what appears to be this quid pro quo how regan had the Ukrainians to come out with a public message that shows are going to start these investigations and when they do that we can set up a meeting with the president that's kind of the essence like the the the illustration of quid pro contained in those texts and Sean is one of the people who is primarily figuring in those messages and importantly comes in at one point where he seems to be trying to get people to stop texting about this kind of seems to be aware that the information is being put in these messages is going to become part of the permanent record I will do things like tell people to call him rather than putting it in a text message and it's ours we know there may be more communications right we think there are actually because the Democrat the House of referred to texts and emails that Sauna and had on a personal device and they have said that they're going to issue a subpoena to get those because he turned them over to the State Department and and not to the congressional committees okay so he was scheduled to testify on Tuesday in front of Several House Committee and ultimately he didn't because the State Department which he works for stopped him at this point do we know why they stopped him what reasoning they gave they've given a lot of reasons and that's not surprising in the sense that this administration does have a pattern of signed to stop people who've worked executive branch from coming up to Congress and giving them information that could be detrimental to the president the real reason essentially come down to what Mike Pompeo has articulated in a letter that he sent to the Democratic Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee he said that you've only sent a letter this isn't really a subpoena you said you've given us an inadequate amount of time to prepare these witnesses there's been some question about whether they can have State Department Council participating in them these Haitians as he calls them that were sent to Sunland and others appear to be personal would require them to produce a huge documents you're not giving enough time so pompeo the throwing the kitchen sink at it it's not clear on Tuesday what the rationale was for the administration blocking him with Democrats said is that up until Monday night we're in discussions with lawyers at the State Department and it seemed like this testimony was gonna be a go about twelve thirty am the Democrats say the State Department called uh-huh lawyers leaving a voicemail saying do not testify silence then it's important to point out issued a statement saying I am more than ready to testify I flew in from Brussels for the occasion and what he seems to be doing I think if you read between the lines a bit could be perceived as sort of saying to Pompeo in the White House like don't put this on me I am ready to testify if you're going to block me from testifying that's on you I wanted to be known that I'm here willing to talk what are the Democrats that in response to those reasons from the the State Department and from the executive branch as to why didn't testify they have called it an obstruction they're saying this is this is the executive branch the White House the State Department obstructing an impeachment inquiry and have suggested that that could become another article of impeachment itself so sort of throwing another log on the impeachment fire what they've said is they are now going to subpoena Sunland for for his testimony for his records and I think that they are while they have described essentially as an effort by the president as they see it to hide the facts about what he was doing and how he was pressuring Ukraine and how he was using this diplomat and others to do that but to be clear who decides what amounts to obstructing congressional investing. online from testifying
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"House Democrats say they know moving forward with an impeachment inquiry against the president could hurt them representative only Loria it could very well cost me my seat in Congress but you know I like my colleagues you know we have to be able to look ourselves in American say we did the right thing at the end of this they decided to get the ball rolling on impeachment after a whistle blower alleged Mr trump bass the Ukrainian president to look into former vice president Joe Biden's sons business dealings with that country Mr trump tweets this morning quote presidential harassment and quote can you imagine if these do nothing Democrats savages people like Nadler chef AOC plus three and many more had a Republican Party who would have done for Bhama with the do nothings are doing to me well maybe next time and quote meanwhile the president told Russian leaders the country's interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election wasn't of grave concern because it's something that's equal to what he thinks the US does to try to influence politics around the world that according to The Washington Post reporter Shane Harris these comments alarm senior White House officials for a number of reasons one of which was that they feared that Russia could perceive that the president was essentially saying you have a green light to do this in other countries the White House did not respond to the papers requests for
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"Is being questioned by Kentucky state police for bringing a gun on a school bus according to police the fourteen year old was hiding a hand gun in his backpack when he boarded the school bus another student notice the weapon and contacted school officials once the bus reach north Washington elementary school the teenager was apprehended by police and the gun was confiscated it's not clear if the student will face any charges Kelly Hansen reporting congressional Democrats are calling for an investigation after a Washington post report alleges the office of the director on national intelligence blocked a whistle blower report from reaching Congress Washington post reporter Shane Harris told ABC a whistle blower at an intelligence agency reported concerns over a conversation between president trump and a foreign leader the Congress it's important to know still doesn't know exactly what this was a blower is alleging but now we found out it involves the president and a conversation he had with a foreign leader and some promise that was troubling enough and disturbing enough to make this official go Intel higher authorities so could be investigated president trump says he's been harassed by the story he tweeted that he's aware people may be listening in on those calls an added is anybody dumb enough to believe I would say something inappropriate more Kentucky inns were unemployed last month Paul miles has a look at the numbers Kentucky's jobless rate in August was four point four percent up from four point three percent in July. that's despite an increase in the civilian labor force the state says workers enter the forced at a faster rate than they were finding jobs that push the August unemployment rate up even though more people worked in August that in July the sectors losing the most jobs last month for durable.
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"Canada and downtown Toronto. For the first time in history, the NBA finals will open in candidate in the league's first international championship around Toronto will host the two time defending champion, Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Todd ant, ABC news. Thanks for, including KOMO news is part of your Memorial Day weekend, we're found on AM one thousand also FM ninety seven seven. I'm Mark Christopher with another KOMO extra. I'm Tom hutler. Does Iran pose an imminent threat to the US? Well, that's what members of congress are trying to figure out. They were briefed by the Trump administration this week. Shane Harris national security reporter for the Washington Post talked about what intelligence congressional members received this week. They were basically the evidence that the administration has accumulated that they think shows that Iran, maybe planning to attack us, military or diplomatic personnel in the Middle East. We know it some of that intelligent had involved including photographs of the Iranian loading rockets or missiles onto small boats in the Persian Gulf, how bad is the threat level? While Shane says that depends on which side of the aisle, you sit striking. Lawmakers came out. They were pretty much clearly divided along partisan lines with the Democrats believing this did not show an imminent threat, and they weren't particularly impressed. It was very new or even revealing intelligence and the Republicans coming out on the other side that seems show. Escalating tensions in the region. Impossibly possibly preparing to strike secretary of state. Mike Pompeo's, trying to convince European allies of the threat to Brussels last week. Appearance at a meeting of European ministers, and wanted to convey to them that they should try until Iran channels, that we don't escalate, but you're not hearing any of the Europeans or the British come out and say. Intelligence, the same way, the administration seems to national security. Reporter Shane Harris of the Washington Post. Tom hutler. Komo news. Is it turned up quitting your burgers on the copy table..