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State Dept. Moves to Ease Restrictions on Meeting With Taiwan Officials
"The decision by the United States to listen long standing restrictions on contacts between US officials on that Taiwanese counterparts, the U. S secretary of state might compare said the rules were introduced decades ago to appease the communist regime in Beijing in his words, but we're no longer needed as Taiwan was a reliable partner, the time of his government's corded an end to decades of discrimination. China claims Taiwan is its own territory, and tensions over the island status have been rising recently. So how seriously is the announcement likely to be taken in Beijing? Victor Gala is a former diplomat and vice president of the Center for China and Globalization. In Beijing. I think the Chinese government and the Chinese people will be very angry about this decision made in the last 10 days, also off the Trump administration secretary off state Pompeo is really doing at this service to the American people because he should have done his homework. He should know that 41 years ago, the United States actually stationed the troops in Taiwan, the United States actually had a defense treaty with Taiwan. And the United States. Actually had that this diplomatic relations with Taiwan. It is not in order to appease the mainland Chinese government It is really out off the interest off establishing China US relations that the United States decided to sever. The diplomatic relations with Taiwan, withdrew all the American troops from Taiwan and negated the you as Taiwan Defense Treaty. This is the reality and all the U. S government's ever since then strictly abide by the commitments made under the normalization of relations between China and the United States now What Pompeo or the State Department or the Trump administration is doing right now is not going to work because they cannot have the cake and eat it. If they recognize the People's Republic of China as the sole legal representative of China, then they cannot have all these kind off official relations with Taiwan because otherwise they may push China beyond the point of no return, and China is ready to unify with Taiwan at any cost. Small means preferreds all by non peaceful means, If it is necessary, so you see, it is a deliberate provocation in the in the dying days of the Trump administration to you. Yes, I do see that, And also it's a deliberate setting up of a blockade for the Biden administration. Such attempt is not fair for the Biden administration because they are coming into the White House in about 10 Day is this kind of decision should be left for the new administration to think over rather than, for example, Pompeo and the State Department in the last 10 days, or the Trump Administration, which has revealed its true color as anti constitution on Typhoon. Lamento rule of law in the United States to play with fire doesn't make that much difference in practice them and it's hardly it's not exactly diplomatic recognition, is it? Well, I think Pompeo and Mr Alien warning Taiwan are keeping pushing the edge of the M robe in the wrong direction, and there will be a point off no return. And I think if China tolerates this, and if China turns a blind eye to this, they're more him or dangerous maneuvers may happen. Therefore, I think people will urge the Chinese government to declare Secretary Pompeo and Persona non grata before he leaves his position as the secretary of state. This will be the first time China ever will ever declare an incumbent secretary of state of the United States as a person a non grata, but at least it serves to convey the message that China cannot tolerate such one term. Willful violation of all the U. S government's commitments since the normalization of relations between China and the United States in 1979. The
US diplomats sign 'dissent cable' to protest Trump
"American diplomats have signed a dissent Cable to call on the State Department to censure President Trump for his false claims about election fraud and the violence on Capitol Hill. A. B C's Connor Finnegan covers the State Department. To send cables or rare a special way for diplomats to protest U. S policy directly the leadership. The cable called on the department to quote explicitly denounce President Trump's role in this violent attack on the U. S government. And added quote No one. Not even the president is above the law or immune from public criticism. Secretary of state. Pompeo condemned the violent mob on Wednesday but has not mentioned his boss. Connor Finnigan, ABC NEWS Washington
Secretary of State Pompeo says hack was 'pretty clearly' Russian
"Cyber attack that has struck at least seven government agencies. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was the first Trump administration official to publicly blame Moscow for the hack. He talked on the Mark Levin show. Significant effort to use a piece of third party software to essentially in bed. Code inside of US government systems and now appears systems of private companies and companies and governments across the world as well. This was a very significant effort on and I think it's the case, but now we can say pretty clearly. That was the Russians that engaged in this activity. The growing list of federal agencies compromised in the hack includes the State Department, Treasury, Homeland, Security, Energy and Commerce departments. As well as the National Institutes of Health. Where can you
"state pompeo" Discussed on AP News
"News I'm a Donahue president elect Joe Biden has picked former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete voted judge as transportation secretary, the first ever openly gay nominee to lead the Cabinet department. One of the youngest Cabinet members ever in Wilmington, Delaware. The president elect says he wants his Cabinet to be diverse. By the end of this process, This Cabinet will be the most representative. Any cabinet. In American history. Have more people of color than any Cabinet ever. More women than any cabinet ever well of a Cabinet of barrier breakers. Cabinet of First the president elect is also hopeful Congress can work out a new coronavirus economic relief bill. It looks like very, very close. On. It looks like there's going to be direct cash payments. But it's a down payment. Important down payment was gonna have to be done beginning end of January and February. A member of President Trump's Cabinet is under coronavirus restrictions. Here's the AP is Jennifer King. The State Department says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is quarantining after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for covert 19. The department says he tested negative for the virus but was being monitored. The announcement came as Pompeo in the department have been criticized for hosting holiday parties amid the Corona virus pandemic. Pompeo had Been expected to attend the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday and meet on Thursday with the nominee to succeed him. A fugitive widow of an Islamic state gunman and a man were convicted in Paris of terrorism charges and sentenced to 30 years in prison. In the trial of 14 people linked to the deadly 2015 attacks in Paris against a satirical Charlie have no newspaper and a kosher supermarket. Major league Baseball is reclassifying the Negro Leagues as a major league. It means the stats and records of 3400 black players will now be part of MLB history. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Before you drive the all new Nissan Rogue. You gotta ask yourself. How rogue are you going to go? We talk and be one with nature in the desert Rogue. Go snowshoeing in Alaska Rogue or take the long way home Just because kind of rogue just a question. But with five available drive modes, you're sure to find the answer. Go rogue in the all new fiercely reimagine 2021 Nissan Rogue. Now, with the most standard safety features in its class. The owner's manual for important safety information on a Pacific segmentation 2021 Nissan vote versus latest in market Competitors Base models compared department says Secretary of state Mike Pompeo is quarantining after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for covert 19. The department says he tested negative for the virus but was being monitored. The announcement came as Pompeo and the department had been criticized for hosting holiday parties amid the Corona virus pandemic. Pompeo had been expected to attend the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday and meet on Thursday with a nominee to succeed him. AP News I'm Ed Donahue, President elect Joe Biden has picked former presidential candidate.
Secretary of State Pompeo quarantines after virus exposure
"The State Department says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is quarantining after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for covert 19. The department says he tested negative for the virus but was being monitored. The announcement came as Pompeo in the department have been criticized for hosting holiday parties amid the Corona virus pandemic. Pompeo had Been expected to attend the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday and meet on Thursday with the nominee to succeed him.
Secretary of State Pompeo quarantines after virus exposure
"Today that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. The State Department says that Pompeo has tested negative so far. Not clear when or where the top diplomat came into contact with a person who tested positive. But CBS News is reporting that the quarantine comes after Pompeo hosted an indoor holiday party with his wife.
Pompeo becomes first top US diplomat to visit Israeli settlement, labels boycotts anti-Semitic
"Secretary of State Pompeo, visiting Israel says the U. S. Will regard the Palestinian led boycott movement is anti Semitic and will cut support to any organization taking part in the movement. BBC is your landed. Nell is in Jerusalem. It follows Mr Pompeo, saying last year that settlements weren't necessarily illegal under international law breaking from decades of U. S foreign policy. Palestinian leaders called the plan a provocation and said it would set a dangerous precedent that already been protests. It's also suggested that Mr Pompeo will go to the Israeli occupied Golan Heights. Which was officially recognized by Washington is part of Israel on his watch, and Pompeo is visited at Israeli West Bank settlement, becoming the first top
Democratic anger rises over Trump obstacles to Biden transition
"With sixty four days left his presidency. Donald trump's refusal to coordinate with the incoming biden administration is taking on new and serious national security implications tonight. Nbc news confirming the president alarming zone advisers has sought out military strike options against iran. Even he instructs the pentagon to start bringing troops home from iraq and afghanistan while president elect biden who could face the consequences of the decisions remain out of critical intelligence andrea. Mitchell has late details. President trump only weeks before he leaves office pushing for dramatic actions in iran iraq and afghanistan that could hamstring his successor's foreign policy before even letting the president-elect have intelligence briefings tonight nbc news confirming the president asked his national security cabinet about striking iran after un inspectors reported. Tehran was again stockpiling uranium. That could be used for nuclear weapons. According to two senior officials as first reported by the new york times but with iran's vast military power vice president pence joint chiefs chairman. Millie and even secretary of state pompeo and iran hard liner warning. It could quickly escalate into a wider war in his final days in office experts. Also alarmed where could they hit back. At american military forces in iraq at american naval and air assets in the in the gulf they try to kidnap or kill american citizens anywhere in the world. They've done that in the past military experts calling the president's suggestion reckless during a transition. It's highly irresponsible. For a sitting president in the waning days of an administration to take such dramatic steps and actions and the president also taking potentially irreversible steps by pushing the pentagon to withdraw thousands of troops from afghanistan after the fence secretary. Mark espera last week for objecting. The acting defense secretary announcing a rapid troop drawdown from both iraq and afghanistan by january fifteenth. Twenty twenty one our forces there size and afghantistan will be two thousand. Five hundred troops are four size in iraq will also be two thousand five hundred already tonight in baghdad iranian backed militias fired rockets near the green zone killing a child and wounded five civilians. The president's refusal to consulted successor on national security is unprecedented in modern times. Alarming experts at home and allies abroad.
Pompeo calls for respecting elections abroad while ignoring Biden victory
"Tuesday. The office of management and budget said it was proceeding with president. Trump's budget request for next fiscal year and trump's top cabinet member secretary of state. Mike pompeo said he's preparing for a second. trump term. pompeo was questioned by reporters at the state department tuesday. The state department currently preparing to engage with the biden transition team. And if not what point does it delay hamper a smooth transition pose a risk to national security there will be a smooth transition to a second trump administration. We're ready and official with joe biden's transition team told. Cbs news the congratulatory phone calls. President elect joe biden is receiving from world leaders or happening without the help of the state department secretary of state pompeo was asked to compare the trump administration's response to biden's victory with overseas elections were defeated candidates cling to power this department frequently funds out statements encouraging free and fair elections abroad for losers of those elections. To fact the results doesn't president trump's refusal to concede discredit those efforts. That's ridiculous it's ridiculous and you asked it because it's ridiculous
Does The Hatch Act Apply To The President & His Admin?
"Pence, and speaks at the Republican we might learn National something. Convention And you tonight. know, if you or Last just a couple night, of people First do Lady get Melania these notifications, Trump broke with I'm sure other speakers you'll and acknowledged The racial strife in the country as well as deaths from the Corona virus. I want to acknowledge the fact that since smart our lives have changed drastically, the invisible enemy called 19 swept across our beautiful country and impacted all of us. My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are suffering. Joining us now is NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith tend the first lady spoke from the White House Rose Garden, which is unusual, and President Trump's staged a naturalization ceremony in the White House last night for this convention. He also gave a surprise pardon to a convicted bank robber who's Turned his life around, Tell us about the unprecedented use of the White House and presidential power in a very political convention. Yeah, there is a complete and total blurring of the official and the political. You had the White House at the White House. The president conducting This naturalization ceremony yesterday. A CZ we understand it during the day in the White House, posted the video to the White House YouTube page. That video was then picked up and aired as part of the RNC convention. It is unusual. It is unheard of. There is a law called the Hatch Act that is meant to prevent the blurring of these lines and prevent Public officials from doing electoral politics on on government time and and using government resource is the White House is trying to skirt around these rules on and we should just say that President Trump and his staff have have been accused of violating the Hatch Act many times before during his administration on and they've largely just brushed it off. Well and on that note, By the way, there was another speech last night that's raising some red flags. Democrats in Congress say they will investigate Secretary of State Mike Pompeo forgiving a political speech to the convention from an official diplomatic mission overseas. Listen I'm speaking to you from beautiful Jerusalem Looking out over the old city. I have a big job as Susan's husband and Nick's dad. Susan and Nick are more safe and their freedoms more secure because President Trump has put his America first vision into action who may not have made unpopular in every foreign capital. But it's worked. Tamara Secretaries of state don't speak at political conventions typically, do they they purposely avoided they sometimes goto other parts of the world to be nowhere near the convention. Of course, secretary of State Pompeo was in Jerusalem. On, and the State Department has said that no official re sources were used for that video on and as you heard there, he said, My job is to be Susan's husband and Nick's dad. Wink wink nod nod. A Ziff to say no, I'm not here is the secretary of state. I'm just here is a guy you know it. This is just yet another example of the blurring of these lines and you know there's a reason why Secretary of State have have avoided this, Which is that you know politics is supposed to stop at the water's edge. There's you know, the The the The State Department frequently tells other countries that they shouldn't have this sort of use of the apparatus of government for politics, and yet here it was happening.
"state pompeo" Discussed on WTOP
"We can see him with a visually interesting backdrop behind him and Mitch. It's It sounds innocent enough. But the Democrats, especially, But many observers, and critics say there's something wrong with what Pompeo is doing, right, right. This is one of these moments that has just never happened at a political convention before the secretary of state getting deeply involved in a political convention, usually the secretary of state, whether it's the Republican or damage. Crack steps aside and stays out of the partisan politics of the moment. This is clearly not happening right now. Secretary of State Pompeo speaking from Jerusalem, I have some of the comments that he is making right now in front of me, and among the many things that he's talking about, is basically saying that President Trump has made the world safer for Americans and he's citing Of course, the recent deal in the Middle East as well as the situation with Iran going after terrorism, But the reason that the Democrats are so upset about this, as I said, it's it's really unprecedented. And Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, not long ago sent a cable to his own employees, reminding him that they cannot get involved in political activities like this, like the convention, yet he has somehow through Ah, legal loopholes, or at least Is challenging them got his own, carve out if you will, and decided to go ahead and make this speech. Democrats say that he is doing this number one to flout the rules, but number two because he probably wants to run for president Somewhere down the line. Let's listen to a little more of Pompeii, this radical Islamic terrorists and beheaded Americans..
Pompeo: Chinese threat may be worse than a 'Cold War 2.0'
"US Secretary of state might compare has bill named middle of Oprah this week you warning that the threat from China good welby worse than that posed by the Soviet Union at the height of the cold. War Mr Pompeo's visits is taking in the Czech Republic Austria, Poland, and Slovenia. This is what he said yesterday. The contrast between free and unfree society has never been clear. Free nations must work together to confront authoritarian threats. Chief among those threats is the Chinese Communist Party and its drive to control people and information at our economies. When a Balkans correspondent guided Loni has been following his journey. Welcome back to the program guy good to have you with us. I wipe out the with Slovenia with no disrespect obviously to the nation itself. I think far enough I mean it's only two million people live here. So it's not exactly huge, but it is a NATO member and there is a family connection of course, Emma and Mr. Pompeo made that point in his opening remarks saying that he brought greetings for Melania trump who is noticeably absent from her homeland. She was born in San Nitsa as Melania canals and she doesn't come back here very often. But Mr Pompey's said she was very envious about him visiting nurse Levin in particular Lake bled where he was doing his news conference but. The rather factors as well. So Slovenia is at at the moment and this is I wouldn't say was out of character, but it's just a matter of where how the political winds blowing here at the moment at the moment in the Prime Minister's office you've got somebody who thinks Mr trump is rather smashing fallow where prime, minister. Yannis Yansha uses twitter almost as enthusiastically as MR trump and spends quite a lot of that time. Enthusiastically, retweeting Mr Trump's tweets. So if you're going to have a friendly audience in Europe at the moment of your representative of the trump administration then Slovenia's an office place to stop off so more than simply passing on greetings from floaters and enjoying a slap up lunch at Lake bled we've just heard there a clip from Secretary of State Pompeo. Making China the real focus of his visit. He really did, and you only speak for about three or four minutes yesterday bend and I think at least two and a half of those minutes were spent really having a good old dig on against China before that. He was speaking about well, he was actually signing a declaration with the Foreign Minister of Slovenia about five G. Security, and this is all part of pushing what the trump administration calls. They're clean network program, and this is an attack on Chinese. Telecom. Companies Chinese tech companies hallway in particular Zeti threatening for the Balkan they've both been very high profile targets of the trump administration and leave you signing up to this five of this clean network program. You'll basically making a commitment, you'll knocking to use any untrustworthy. Vendors in your five G. Systems and the United States is saying it wouldn't have any of these vendors anywhere near any of its embassies went allowed anywhere near any of this State Department. Systems. A lot of come countries, of course are not signing up to this, but Slovenia has and it's got its five G. Network installed by. As of last month, take that way well has replied China Chinese commentators of wounded central and eastern Europe shouldn't be fooled. What would describes Mike pompeo embracing an entirely entirely cold war mindset it is. It is a dangerous thing. Isn't it when you start going into the likes of the Czech, Republic and Poland and Slovenia, and START TALKING ABOUT IDEOLOGICAL THREATS Yes I'm you know he really has gone the full evil empire on? Am You when you talk about Cold War rhetoric either way that he's he's talking really as I mean, as you heard in the clip there, it sounds like something from the nineteen eighties a talks again chief among these threats as the. Chinese. Communist. Party. It's drive to control people and. Information and our economies, and it's it's again talking about freedom loving people and becoming a five G. Clean country as Slovenia has done today as solidifies staff position. In this fight, the tide is turning against the Chinese Communist Party in its efforts to restrict freedom for all of us and I think what's interesting guys of course he's not saying China he's specifically saying. The Chinese Communist, party so he's criticizing the the system of government and control rather than country and the people itself, and that's I suppose the GATT out card But this is the way that the trump administration is going I recommend everyone to have a a good read of the clean network program just to see what they're saying in that and. Quite apart from anything else it does make it clear and not that it's part of the trump administration's drive and it's very interesting phrasing not the United States, not the State Department but the trump administration. So a spot of electioneering perhaps
Pompeo Aide Who Pushed Saudi Arms Sale Said to Have Pressured Inspector General
"The state department's independent watchdog whom president Donald Trump fired says top department officials tried to bully him in his office and the ending a probe into the administration's Saudi Arabia's arm deal both inspector general Steve linac former inspector general Steve Lim told congressional investigators last week the two officials tried to stop the inquiry that's according to a transcript of Lennix testimony that Democrats made public today the Saudi arms deal was controversial because secretary of state Mike Pompeii invective the rarely used emergency declaration to approve it over the objections of Congress Lennix said lawmakers asked that his office review the matter in the transcript Lennix says when he was fired he was probing five separate claims of wrongdoing by the state department today secretary of state Pompeo dismissed linac as a bad actor Steve when it was a bad actor in the Spektr general office here he he didn't take on the mission of the state department to make us better that's what inspector generals are supposed to do they work for the agency had that's me and they're supposed to deliver and help make that organization better it's not what Mr clinic in when it is one of several independent watchdogs that the trump administration has purged from its executive officers since April trump was also booted inspectors general at the health and Human Services agency depending on the intelligence committee and the transportation
Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China
"With it secretary of state Pompeo is certified Hong Kong no longer warrant special treatment by the U. S. restore spotted Kylie Atwood we are set here to expect some really drastic changes with how the U. S. treats Hong Kong because of the actions that secretary Pompeii is saying China has undertaken in not allowing Hong Kong to operate how it should in a
State Department watchdog was investigating arms sales; Pompeo denies retaliation
"The State Department's Inspector General. I thought to be fired for investigating. The Secretary of State for assigning personal tasks to a department staffer also was investigating the approval of arms sale to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval officials from different congressional committees told NBC News. They believe Inspector General. Steve Clinic was fired in part for investigating Saudi arms sales that Congress had previously rejected house foreign affairs. Committee member Eliot Engel of New York. Confirm that investigation by late Monday. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are demanding a more complete explanation for Lennox firing according to the hill. Senator Chuck Grassley Republican of Iowa sent a letter to the president on Monday. Senator Grassley reminded president trump. The law requires detailed explanations for dismissing departmental watchdog to ensure that inspectors. General are not removed for political reasons. President Trump said the claims the secretary of state potentially misuse of government resources are overblown and seeing to consider them acceptable. Even if they are true look he's a high quality person. Mike is very high quality Zuri brilliant guy and now I have you telling me about dog walk in washing dishes and you know what I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leader. Then have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there or his kids are you know. What are you telling me it's terrible. It's so stupid you know stupid. That sounds to the world unbelievable head to wash dishes because his wife wasn't there. The president also confirmed Monday. That secretary of State pompeo requested the dismissal of idealistic but did not directly address the issue of retaliation. President isn't there. At least an appearance of a conflict of interest of secretary. Pompeo is asking you to fire inspector. General's I don't I don't think so. I think maybe he thinks he's being treated unfairly again. He wanted to. He asked me if that would be possible. I said I'll do that. Your I think it should have been done a long time ago. Frankly and this is a man that has had some controversy. This inspector general but So again I don't know anything. I haven't even read much about him. I see that it's a little bit of a story not much of a story. 'cause everybody agrees that. I have the absolute right to fire. The Inspector General's secretary pay later dismissed the idea that his requests for the firing was in retaliation for links investigations into arms deals. And those errands saying quote. Because I simply don't know I'm not briefed on it. I usually see these investigations and final draft form. Twenty four hours forty eight hours before the is prepared to release them. So it's simply not possible for this to be an act of retaliation end of story says Secretary Pompeo the State Department's under-secretary for management told the Post that concern over linen had grown because of a quote pattern of unauthorized disclosures. Leaks to the news media about investigations. That were an early draft form. He added officials had no evidence. Linac was personally responsible for the leak so Casey Hud. There's a lot to unpack there. Let's go back to the arm sale though this was a year ago in. May when the president and secretary pompeo declared an emergency bypassing congress to sell about eight billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE and it drew condemnation by the way from Republicans not just from Democrats but there was bipartisan. Condemnation of this move and now it appears that inspector general was looking into that declaration of emergency. Yes that's what. Nbc News learned late yesterday when Chairman Angle confirmed that this investigation was going on that they were angry that essentially he had the president and Pompeo tried to circumvent Congress on this arm sales question this was something that there are a lot of. Republicans as you point out who are very invested in what was going on in that particular situation. And who opposed this move by the administration but let's not forget to put the firing of this inspector general in to kind of the broader context in pattern that we're seeing going on here. This is not the first time something like this has happened and the administration has already ignored the rules that they are supposed to follow when something like this happens in the case of Michael Atkinson in the intelligence community by not explaining to Congress within thirty days why they did it and so I think there's a question here as to whether the administration will do it in the case of the State Department. This has been something that has drawn as you pointed out. Bipartisan condemnation chuck. Grassley though senator from Iowa has been particularly focused on this but the reality is Congress's relatively toothless in this regard they can make these demands asking for more information but the laws are not necessarily written in a position. That's strong enough to let them make a real difference here. And what we're left with is kind of a government that is increasingly. Not being held accountable. Now how that lines up with the president's campaign promise to drain the swamp I will let our viewers decide but they seem to be at odds. Donald Trump talked about how incredibly stupid thing sounded at his press conference. And I agree Casey. I want you to listen to this clip. One more time and let's focus on the part where Donald Trump says that he doesn't want Mike Palm. Oh doing dishes if his wife isn't there take a look. Look he's a high quality person. Mike is a very high quality his brilliant guy and now I have you tell me about dog walking washing dishes and you know what I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leader than have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there or his kids are you know. What are you telling me it's terrible. It's so stupid stupid. That sounds to the world. Unbelievable quoting the president of the United States to you know Mr President how stupid that sounds to the world that in twenty twenty you say he needs State Department officials to washes dishes in case his wife. Isn't there
Chinese Ambassador to Israel Found Dead in His Home
"The sudden death of China's ambassador to Israel is under investigation the diplomats body was found today in his home north of Tel Aviv during a stop in Israel a couple of days ago secretary of state Pompeo criticized China's handling of the corona virus
Despite coronavirus pandemic, US Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Kabul to jumpstart flagging Afghan peace process
"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii has arrived in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward to U. S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban since the signing of the deal the peace progress has that process has become stalled amid political turmoil in Afghanistan with the country's leaders are squabbling over who was elected
"state pompeo" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Food to some of the animals who have lost their homes I'm Doug prisoner Bloomberg world headquarters in New York let's check this hour's top business stories and the markets in the week ahead the US and China are expected to sign the phase one trade deal today U. S. treasury secretary Stephen Yushin told fox news China's commitments were not change during a lengthy translation process and will be released this week right now the offshore Chinese you want has strengthened past six point nine against the dollar for the first time since July trading at six spot eighty nine eighty nine with a gain of more than two tenths of one percent Goldman Sachs is planning to double its head count in China over the next five years that's provided the country continues down the path of opening up its financial markets we are told the ambition to raise staffing to six hundred is part of a five year plan drawn up by executives at the New York based investment bank secretary of state Mike Pompeii always planning to attend a private dinner on Monday with tech leaders including oracle's Larry Ellison we're told the dinner will be held in San Francisco the hope is to drum up support for the trump administration in Silicon Valley south Korea's chip exports showed signs of revival after more than a year long slump semiconductor shipments south Korea's biggest source of income rose twelve percent during the first ten days of January from last year that news has strengthened the Korean won against the dollar right now gaining six tenths of one percent and in the equity market in Seoul the cost be is higher by eight tenths of one percent in the Philippines financial markets are closed due to the eruption of a volcano south of Manila it's a holiday in Japan so no trading in Japanese equities or in U. S. sovereign debt the ten year treasury was last quoted with the yield of one point eight one percent right now in Sydney ASX two hundred down a half of one percent in Hong Kong hang sang higher by eight tenths of one percent and the Shanghai composite is ahead one tenth of one percent global news twenty four hours a day on air and on quick take by Bloomberg powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts this is Bloomberg this.
"state pompeo" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Them honest tonight. After week consequences following the killing the top running general the administration is still unable or unwilling to say without any clarity or evidence to back up what it was that drove the need to kill this Terroristic leader right right now and many in congress including several Republicans. Say They haven't been shown any evidence either in closed door briefings General Qassem Soleimani for all the lives he. He has taken the people he has killed or per enabled to be killed. Hundreds of American troops in Iraq included the general was someone whose demise Mayes was seen by other presidents is not worth the potential blowback it might cause just a week since the US drone strike that ended his life. We've certainly seen plenty already including a trip to the brink of war with with Iran at the height of the crisis the appearance shoot down an airliner with loss of one hundred and seventy-six lives yet with all of that behind us. And who knows what else ahead we still haven't been told Y was necessary now we have heard again and again is administration officials most notably Secretary of state pompeo talking about the imminent threat. That souleymane is killing averted without being told hold what was or when. Except you'll see. The president is starting to get specific about the presumed target or targets though again without providing any evidence to show that he's also being truthful here secretary of State pompeo talking vaguely about imminent threats on Fox last night. There is no doubt that there were a series of imminent attacks tax. That were being plotted by Qassams money. We don't know precisely when and we don't know precisely where but it was real didn't know when didn't know where his fuzziness lead. CNN's Kaelin Collins Day to ask him today what he thinks the word imminent actually means..
Trump was reportedly given a 'menu' of options for the Iran strike that included ships, missile facilities, and militia groups
"Have woken up to a more dangerous work. That is what a French government official told The Washington Post about president. Trump's trump's choice of the most extreme option presented to him to deal with Iran's aggressions in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East that extreme option was of course the killing of Iran's top military commander journal Sulejmani last week a team of New York Times reports using sources inside the trump administration reported on on the options presented to the president. This way the options included strikes on Iranian ships or missile facilities or against iranian-backed militia groups in Iraq the Pentagon also oh tacked on the choice of targeting General Sulamani mainly to make other options seem reasonable when Mr Trump chose the option of killing killing General Sulamani top military officials flabbergasted. Were immediately alarmed about the prospect of Iranian retaliatory strikes on American troops in the region The Times reports that the execution of the plan to kill the general depended entirely on who might greet the general when he arrived at Baghdad or airport. If General Sulejmani had been met by an Iraqi government official or someone else who the United States was unwilling to kill General Sulejmani would be alive today. Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo was not one of the trump administration officials who was flabbergasted. By the President's decision to kill General Sulejmani The Washington Post reports that Mike Pompeo had been urging the president to kill General Sulejmani for months. Sanitary Pompeo did a victory lap. On Sunday morning. Television television saying quote we took a bad guy off the battlefield. We made the right decision. I'm proud of the effort that president trump undertook. Someone else who wasn't wasn't flabbergasted is Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton. He tweeted his congratulations. Congratulations on the killing of General Selemani. But unlike Mike Pompeo John Bolton refused to name president trump as the person responsible for the killing John. Bolton's tweet simply said congratulations to all involved in eliminating some Sola money. Hope this is the first step in regime change in Tehran. Warhawks hawks like John Bolton frequently. Try to avoid the real language of what they advocate so they like to use words like eliminating when they mean killing and regime change when they mean all out war. No one is more aggressive toward Iran than John Bolton and it may be the John Bolton is now so confident that Donald Donald Trump has now put the United States on an irreversible path to all war with Iran the John Bolton no longer needs Donald trump in the White House especially with the Washington Post reporting that Vice President Mike Pence was also urging the killing of General Sulejmani along with Secretary the State Pompeo because today of all days as the situation got worse and worse for the United States in Iraq with the Iraqi parliament having voted one hundred seventy two zero to expel the American military and American government officials from Iraq. Today of all days is the day that John Bolton decided added to publicly announce in writing on his website that he is ready willing and able to testify in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the United States set quote. I have concluded that if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony I am prepared to testify now. You can believe in in coincidence cements. We've all seen instances of it in our own lives. John Bolton doesn't do coincidence John Bolton does calculation and John Bolton calculated the worst thing he could possibly do to Donald Trump. Today is say I am prepared to testify and John Bolton and did that no one has dreamed of war with Iran and regime change in Iran more fervently John Bolton and the reward the the John Bolton gave the present today who has brought us closer to that war than any previous president was the announcement. I am prepared to testify testify in the impeachment trial of that president. Does that mean now. That war with Iran is simmering. John Bolton wants the steady steady your hand of Mike Pence at the controls John Bolton doesn't want a rerun of the time when president trump called off an attack on Iran ten minutes before scheduled. It'll take place. John Bolton doesn't WanNa President tweeting that he will commit war crimes by bombing non military sites in Iran including cultural sites. John Bolton wants war with with Iran done right. If it's going to be done he wants it. Done Pompeo and pence style and the Obama White House. Susan Rice was the president's National National Security Adviser the same job John Bolton hat and the trump White House and op ed piece for the New York Times. She writes Donald. Trump's action against around quote now locks our two countries in dangerous escalatory cycle but will likely lead to wider warfare. Americans are not safer. American citizens are at greater risk of attack across a far wider battlefield than before. It's hard to envision how this ends ends short of war leading off our discussion tonight. Is Susan Rice. Who served as President Obama's national security advisor after serving as President Alabama's ambassador to the United Nations? She used the author of tough love. My story of things worth fighting for Susan Rice. Thank you very much for joining us. Really appreciate it it I want to go first of all to this tweet. That the president put out where he basically said basically committed the United States committing war-crimes attacking cultural sites saying there are fifty two targets and that number was chosen simply for symbolic purposes Not necessarily military tactical purposes of your in. Mike Pompeo now trying to walk that back and say we won't do that. Administration officials saying. We won't do that. The commander in chief has said we will well Lawrence. It's very disconcerting to say the least when the president of the United States is publicly and recklessly threatening to commit war crimes and I should hope that saying our heads would prevail that in in the State Department certainly in the Defense Department that they understand what the laws of war are what our domestic law also requires and and would refuse to execute an order that was in stark violation of international and domestic law. War So I'm mm is hard as it is to swallow some of the the rank craziness that comes out of the president's twitter feed their. At least I think it would be a very difficult thing for the president to execute assuming that the leadership that that is even now in the Pentagon has its its own. Say What would you be looking for. I know the OP ed piece. You wrote is not autumn optimistic one But if you were looking for signs of that. The trump administration is capable of steering away from war. Here her. What would you need to see them do? Well I think. In the first instance we would need actually to see efforts by the administration ministration to de-escalate you had mike pompeo blanket. The Sunday shows and claim that this was all about deescalation. And you had the president earlier. You're saying this was about stopping the war. And in the same moment the president you know issues as extraordinary threat to retaliate against fifty two sites including cultural sites. He's now threatened Iraq with sanctions which is even more mind. Boggling in some ways because the Iraqis are threatening to throw the United States out of Iraqi territory and so frankly eh you know. It's very hard to understand what to expect out of this This crew I want to go to the announcement that Iran made aide about the nuclear deal. What they're what they now intend to do in that arena? It seems a little more complicated than is generally being recorded. I want to read the the near the Washington Post text on this says Iran announced over the weekend that it would no longer respect limits set. On how many centrifuges it can use to enrich uranium Iranian. Foreign Minister said the move was a remedial step but taken within the framework of the nuclear deal and he said that it could and be reversed I heard of commenters on the BBC Today. Also being more optimistic British observers more. We're optimistic about the possibility of salvaging the deal of especially for example if a new president is inaugurated a year from now. Well I'm not L.. optimimistic I think this really might have been the the last blow to the Iran nuclear deal but it was an interestingly crafted statement on the part of the Iranians Arabians. It said they would no longer be constrained by any of the restrictions that they adhered to in the context of the nuclear program and that can be interpreted win and then a number of ways and they said that would sanctions be removed and the United States come back into compliance that they would be prepared themselves to come back into compliance so that could be construed as a potential off ramp but given everything else. That's going on given president. Trump's extraordinary INARI disdain for the nuclear deal given the crippling sanctions that have been imposed in now this latest escalation by killing Sulamani. It's it's hard hard to see how that happens in the near term of course is very hard to in this world. Is You know to have any prediction about where we'll be a year from now and so I'm not I'm not gonNA jump off that cliff of the New York Times kind of backstage reporting at the White House indicates that the options that were given the president in this case case included the options of killing the general only to make the other options. Look better and look more reasonable. Did you present options is to President Obama that way and include one that you firmly believed should not be an option but did it just to steer him in another direction no lawrence. I didn't and I don't believe the Pentagon did you know.
AP sources: Secretary of State Pompeo won't run for Senate
"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii will not be running for an open US Senate seat from Kansas in the twenty twenty election according to two people close to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the two people tell the Associated Press Pompeii indicated he will not run in a conversation with McArdle Monday afternoon Pompey was a former US congressman from Kansas and his frequent travel to the state in recent months sparked speculation he would be a candidate the seat is being vacated by eighty three year old Republican Pat Roberts who served in the Senate since nineteen ninety seven Mike Rossio Washington
"state pompeo" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"And now he's got an economic juggernaut of good news behind him whether you give him credit for that or not and he's got this fundraising for not behind him. This time it's going to be a different race. And it's an interesting thing to have to contend with so he raised a lot more than any individual Democrat. But here's an interesting. Take on this from Dave Weigel. The Washington Post. He says the forty six dollars trump rates in the fourth quarter. The Democratic field is easily gonNA double it when you combine all of them and that's really really unusual weigel notes. The two thousand twelve Republican field did not do that against Obama and the two thousand four Democratic field field did not do that with George W Bush well and also. Let's not forget all that outside money right. Well we're talking about right now is the money. That's being reported by these candidates. Were not including getting the money that Bloomberg has put in not necessarily just to his campaign but to voter registration and to going after Donald Trump. So I think once we get to a general election I suspect the money will be there because again the imperative among Democrats beat Donald Trump is so strong that there will be all kinds of outside groups and super pacs and you name name it going against Donald Checking. The question is when will they consolidate because especially going back to sanders numbers now. He has the money to stay in this race or a very long time. Even it becomes clear that he's not the nominee so I think Democrats are bracing for a very long primary. We should pour one out for holding on caster withdrew from the race today. Why you know on paper? He looked looked like a strong talent. He was good at the debates but his his disapproval when took a real hit after he went after Joe Biden at that one day and I think that the loss of WHO Leon Castro Comma Harris before it raises real questions for Democrats. I mean this was a or this was one of the most diverse feels that they have have and what you see is that that diversity is quickly kind of fading away And and so. I think that that kind of raises some questions about the way that this was handled the way the Democrats handled their their primaries. And whether this was the right way to go about it or whether that's support is actually there for this diversity adversity that they say and the public says they want but the top four Democrats right now according to polls are all White Biden Sanders warn. Buddha judge stick around got more to talk about House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi just responded to emails directly tying president trump to the hold on military aid to Ukraine what that might mean for the impeachment trial in the Senate. That's next day with us. The politics lead now amidst the presidential impeachment involving withheld White House meeting for the President of Ukraine Secretary of State. Mike pompeo cancelled his planned trip to Ukraine bear. He would have met with Ukrainian Presidents Alinsky. The State Department saying Pompeo did so so in order to monitor the violence surrounding Iraqi embassy. This news comes as new reporting from the website just security showing us. What's behind some of those black lines James? In the redacted emails the trump administration was forced to hand over to those requesting it which include warnings from the Pentagon that the hold on military Ukraine rain broke the law and that the decision withhold the aid came right from the top. CNN Sara Murray reports in the face of mornings from the Pentagon on that holding nearly four hundred million dollars in Ukraine could be illegal. A top budget official made it clear. The orders were coming directly from the President Clear Direction from Port Chris to continue to hold Michael Duffy. Atop Office of Management and budget official wrote in an email to Defense Department Comptroller Elaine mccusker on August thirtieth national security focused website just security reviewed the unredacted emails which had previously been released by the trump administration with heavier reductions. The emails reportedly show that weeks. Earlier mccusker flagged concerns that if the hold wasn't lifted soon the Pentagon couldn't guarantee all of the money would reach Ukraine and time. The emails highlight the finger pointing between Owen. Be and the Defense Department over the freeze on Ukraine funds today no MB. Spokesperson said. There was agreement every step of the way between Dod and lawyers who are responsible eligible for working out the details of the hold in line with the president's priorities Defense Department officials disagreed. One said we were always concerned about the ramifications sins of holding the military assistance to Ukraine the new details come as the impeachment proceedings remain in limbo White House. Aides were in touch with Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell's office over the holidays. But when the Senate returns tomorrow McConnell plans to continue business as usual until Nancy Pelosi officially transmits the articles of impeachment. Each mint your house. Democrats seem to be suggesting they'd prefer never to transmit the articles Democratic lawmakers including Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are already seizing on these emails pointing to them as evidence that any kind of fair trial in the Senate is going to need to include documents documents and witnesses from the trump administration. Jake all right Sara Murray. Thanks so much and this is how Nancy Pelosi just responded to these new emails on a tweet trump engaged in unprecedented resonated total obstruction of congress hiding these emails all other documents and his top aides from the American people. His excuse was a phony complain about the house process. What's the excuse now? Why won't trump McConnell allow a fair trial? What do you make that argument Asia? What it is something that they're going to really drill down on these unredacted emails? They really do raise questions because you had ownby general counsel has sent a letter to the GAO so Basically saying that that they had held up this money and that the reason why they held up this money that but it didn't really make a big difference. That dod was telling them that there was no risk that this money wouldn't go out but what you see in. These emails is the direct opposite of what will be said that there was a risk that this money was going to be held up and there was a legal concern and this goes to the heart of what kind of Republicans have been saying that this was just people. This was just the deep state. They just disagreed with policy but the concern that we're being raised. Were not about policy. They were about legal issues. People in the Dod thought that this was illegal that they were withholding this money. I and here's this. One unredacted email from August thirtieth of last year from Michael Duffy. He's Office of Management and budget official to Elaine mccusker. She's a Pentagon comptroller. Roller mentions the quote clear direction from Potus President of the United States to continue to hold this obviously flies right in the face of those who are saying. There's nothing meantime president trump to this and. I don't think that many people actually believed that the number of Publicans elected officials the real people people the the the number who think it was a perfect call and there was nothing here is fairly low. The question is again whether that rises to the point point they want him removed. And that's a real open question. I'm not real sure what we're doing at this point. Are we going to transmit the articles of impeachment. Are we going to Redo the thing in the house because as we have more information or they just asking to be in control of the Senate rules and all of that sounds like Gobbledygook. That's what it sounds like to normal people as well and it will continue to sound like that which is y this is sort of stagnant and has been for quite some time and that part matters one of these I would say yes and no right if Democrats keep it very simple which is the president of the United States should tell the truth. Why are you blocking material evidence because every time in the last couple of weeks we've got new information? It undermines the president so it looks like he's using his power or to protect himself. And why won't you let these people come forward and testify now when we went through the house proceedings. Republicans kept saying well. These people don't have direct knowledge. Okay so now now Schumer saying we want people with direct knowledge. This report gives us more information from security. That gives an actually the New York Times even earlier. This week gives us more information of exactly. What kind of direct knowledge these individuals hat and their participation so I think if Democrat now that they're in this phase of negotiating? I'm sure tomorrow is going to be full of lots of bluster on the Senate floor. That'll be great. However I think this gives Schumer and Pelosi some leverage? It's not just about Mitch McConnell. It's about those senators who are vulnerable honorable right that doesn't move those needle move Nina with those enough Republicans. Four Republican senators. What would be needed for anything at the end of the day? Fifty one votes wins. I haven't seen that yet collins and Murkowski who expressed concerns but then they also say we're concerned with the democratic process or in case she said I'm open to waiting on the witnesses until after the case so if they're not willing to get behind Democrats in this push for firsthand witnesses and documents. It's just not going to happen. Would you look like you're about to say yeah. I'm just. I'm just skeptical. That there's enough enthusiasm to on this issue on the issue of witnesses inside a Senate trial among Americans wants to put enough pressure on a couple of senators for them to go. Oh Yeah we're GONNA change the way we do this. I can hardly and buck McConnell. It's very hard to imagine a president venting about a lot of things on twitter today as want quoted a conservative commentator from the NOCCO saying quote. It seems the Democrats have shot themselves in the foot in one one more way and this president is being persecuted over three years with one investigation after another and and that really plays to his base. It's it's an argument to me because I mean things are not clear cut here. We had the impeachment proceeding. And then it's just kind of as Mayor Catherine some points on hold and we're not really sure what's going to happen and the country is divided right like even though some polls have shown that the majority of the country thinks that he did something wrong that the president president did something wrong. They are divided on what happens next And so I think probably what you're having now is a Democrat trying to decide. What are they what type of pressure they can really put on president trump? He was saying that he wanted a trial but in the past few days. He's kind of been hinting that maybe he doesn't care what happens. I think he wants to be vindicated. I I think he's GonNa want some type of trial but it's not clear how much the Democrats are really going to be able to dictate that. Are they putting the Democrats putting enough pressure directly on Susan Collins. Lisa Murkowski Mitt Romney any other vulnerable Republican with ads with democratic grassroots activists. I mean I haven't seen that I agree with you. I haven't seen enough of it. I think there have been some efforts. It was a little bit challenging. I think during the holidays now that we're back in January. I think it'll be a lot easier and again as long as as they keep it simple. I think there is a very fair argument to be made about the facts and the truth. Everyone's Tacoma got more to talk about and we do have some breaking news on the Hannukah's including an update on one of the victims victims Who is fighting for his life? Stay with us. We have some breaking news for you in. Our national lead heightened security on display across across New York City and the surrounding area after the fifteenth anti-semitic attack was reported just yesterday one of the victims of Saturday's Hanukkah stabbing spree in Muncie. New York. Mark suffered severe brain damage today. Joseph Newman's family said it's possible that the seventy two year old may never regain consciousness in N.. National correspondent Brynn. GINGRAS joins us now live from Rockland. County New York officials just wrapped a news conference and BRYN UPDATE US on Mr Newman's condition. It was a pretty emotional news. This conference from this family The Joseph Newman essentially. They said that he underwent surgery. This morning To help him eat and breathe but he has never regained consciousness since this. This attack happened on Saturday. And they don't think he will or at least has doctors are telling him at this point. We're telling the family rather I WANNA show you a picture. Though of his condition in the hospital I want to warn you also though that this picture is is very graphic but the family released it and and that's why we're showing it to you. They say they want people to see this picture because they want everyone to see the the extent of his injuries You can see how horrific In the condition he is right now and they say it's important to know what happened here in their community. I want you to also so take.
Secretary of State Pompeo's role examined in impeachment inquiry
"News an Under Secretary of state is the first one to show up this week to talk to house Democrats in private in their impeachment inquiry David Hale who isn't being deposed by the intelligence committee right now is the number three official at the state department it's a hugely influential role he's got daily access to secretary of state Mike Pompeii L. N. really direct first hand knowledge of how the trump administration has been managing policy towards Ukraine as fox's Gillian Turner their capital six other officials refused to testify this week and three more are expected to not show today including energy secretary Rick Perry Democrats say it's continued obstruction as they allege president trump violated his oath of office holding up military aid to Ukraine for an investigation of the bidens now the president claims there was no quid pro quo when he did nothing
"state pompeo" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Coulter. With growing international outrage over the disappearance of US resident and Washington Post columnist President Trump is acknowledging Jamal kashogi visit to a Saudi consulate did not end well departing Washington for a three day campaign swing. The president was asked if Jamal kashogi is in fact, dead. It certainly looks that way to me. It's very sad. Mr. Trump promised very severe consequences for Saudi Arabia. If it's leaders are found to be responsible to save very strong safer, but we're waiting for the results of about three different investigations that we should be able to get to the bottom fairly soon. Secretary of state Pompeo says the Saudi should be given a few more days to complete their review. Steven Portnoy, CBS news, the White House. Federal prosecutors had issued subpoenas to Roman Catholic leaders in Pennsylvania demanding. Secret church files in a probe of clergy sex abuse child, advocate Marci. Hamilton is the first time that the federal government has become involved in looking at the system and not just looking at say, an individual case immigration is a hot button issue, even among the president's advisors. Sources say chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton got into a heated argument outside the Oval Office over how to handle illegal immigration CBS's Bill Rakoff says the issues on the president's mind. The president tweeted this morning that what he called the assault on our country at our southern border is far more important to him than trade in a series of blistering tweets. Mr. Trump went after everyone from the leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico to Democrats for failing to stop the flow of immigrants into this country and the president threatened to take military action at the border to stop immigrants from coming into the country illegally. Bill Rakoff CBS news, Washington, thousands of San Francisco Bay area residents. Fled their homes after a fire. Started in an underground natural gas storage area, danika Khanna, leaner, five children among them. Very scary. The.
"state pompeo" Discussed on KOMO
"President Trump is in Iowa tonight for a campaign style rally to help energize voters to support voluble Republican House members in a critical midwest battleground state for more on the president's travels. We say Hello to ABC's Andy Field. He joins us from Washington. Hey, Andy, do we have any idea how many rallies deploy president plans on having between now and what just about four weeks from now for the midterm elections virtually non-stop a few weeks ago, and that's what he's been doing. He's averaged about two to three rallies a week cramming in in between all the other things he does is president here. The president today, though, has really been focused a lot on Nikki Haley, you couldn't help it. With her surprise announcement. They've known about it since October third. What what are you taking away from his reaction to this? Well, again, not a surprise to the president is surprise to the rest of us, including his own national security staff and his chief in Basseterre who's the secretary of state Pompeo and his national security adviser Bolton both seem to be blindsided by this. It appears that the president when he got the notice for Mickey Haley what she wanted to resign. This was happening in the midst of the cabin administration in on a on a day that he had publicly gone after judge Kavanagh's accuser. Dr Ford didn't want this bad news to come out as well. In fact, most of these resignations we've seen even the president firing people in a tweet or announcing they're leaving in a tweet. It's been a long string of them. So the president wanted to put a good face on this which he and Nikki Haley, did I it does seem odd that she would just kind of subtly say I'm going to leave especially when she's had a string of successes. In the UN also today. Sarah Sanders announced that the president and Jared Kushner will be meeting with wait for it..
"state pompeo" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"By getting acclimated to the world as we see it and hear it. And no, it Canepa horn is here to exchange thoughts, and ideas and Victoria Keelan. Likewise, cat cat. Oh. The power is as just looking at a new Caterpillar diesel loader and it says on the logo on the side says cat power. And for some reason, I was translating that to carry power is about to say CARA, power and cat came out. So carry your the power behind the throne here with all rose dials and switches the lights and things in the control studio at our originating network radio America in Washington now, he head to Los Angeles. Jennifer, Warren has our first trending story. I do have the first training story, and it's a big one. And because of the current climate hasn't gotten a lot of attention. So that's our job secretary of state, Mike Pompeo announced this week that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim, John thune again, you say when where well where will it happen? Well, Pyongyang is the place and Sunday is the day. This'll be part of his trip to Asia which begins later in the week. According to the. The State Department. He's going to be visiting Japan, South Korea and China as part of his trip and the State Department also announced that it will be his fourth visit to North Korea. He's expected to attempt to set up a second summit between Kim and President Trump. They previously met face to face in Singapore this past June. There is some moving forward than there was some moving back. Now, it seems that the path is is moving forward. Once again, President Trump had made an announcement a couple of weeks ago that he would be meeting face to face with Kim. I think he made those comments when he was at the United Nations. So again, we seem to be headed on the right path. But Kim Jong is one of those world leaders that you can't trust. So you proceed with with veiled with guarded optimism. How about that? All right. So there's good and there's bad to this Jennifer as there is a lot of stuff. It seems the north and South Koreans removing landmines that have been scattered along. Their border trying to ease the tensions between the two countries. The removal operation started this week at two sites inside the DMZ the joint security area as it's called known as Arrowhead ill is where they're working. I they're removing all the land mines in this joint security area over the next twenty days. So they say this is part of the agreement. The leaders reached during their summit first step in efforts to build trust between these nations. So that comes out that's on the left hand. Okay. Over on the right hand is a story today about the North Koreans having sixty nukes. So they're the land mines are dangerous to be sure South Korea's unification minister told the country's lawmakers that the North Koreans could have as many as sixty. Nuclear bombs at their disposal. The first time of South Korean government official has spoken publicly about the size of the weapons stockpile in the north. They've been secretive as one might expect. Although they they certainly rattle the saber enough last year set up enough of those missiles, and they said we've got we got these nukes. And maybe so now, they do apparently the reports from South Korea say that the estimate of the North's weapons is on par with some other estimates that they have. So they've they're corroborating information. So on one hand, they're removing the land mines to calm things down. But they're still acknowledging that there are sixty nukes up. There one wonders where they came from. How did the North Koreans? Get nukes. They get it from Iran. They figure it out on their own. I think most people think. They came from Iran. Right. Isn't that what they convincing Rhadamanthus, right? Even though. Iran says, oh, we don't have any of those. But yeah, that's what people think baloney. All right. So what do we think? What's the right approach that our country should have to the situation in Korea victorious star with you? What do you think is the right approach? What should we be doing? What you people who are listening right now be thinking about or should they be thinking about this at all? Should they be thinking about what they're having for breakfast? Well, I think it's I don't I don't know how many people to be honest. I don't know how many people really think about this on a sort of daily basis. I I don't know what the right answer is. It's why it's not it's way above my pay grade. So I don't know how we should handle him except with a lot of caution. That would be the only thing I would always insist on I was not a big fan of him getting an audience that quickly with the president. But you know, if if you're nukes are around and people feel safer, then fine. You know, I'm for for getting rid of as many nukes. No matter how you do it as we can their way too many of them. There are thousands and thousands of nuclear bombs and Arsenal's not only in our country in China and Russia, but smaller countries have them Israel got a ton of them. That just sitting somehow I trust Israel, like, I'm okay with Israel having that as opposed to North Korea. You mean, of course. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I don't think there's too disagreement there. So anyway, Jennifer, your take on this. My take is that we are in even though Kim Jong UN is a wildcard. And that's the understatement of the year. We're in a better place than we were a few years ago. If you remember when President Trump was going into office, and he was sitting it's very famous scene that was burned into my mind. He was having a meeting with president then President Obama who was kind of whispering back and forth and the two of them were talking and Trump has since said the greatest concern that Obama had was going to war with North Korea that he was very close to going to war with North Korea. Absolutely. And so the fact that we are in a position where we're actually having conversation, and where ballistic missiles are not being tested and flown over Japan and flown in the direction of the United States. I think that's a positive now. Do I trust this person? No, do ultimately regime does ultimately regime change make sense to me. Well, maybe maybe it does that as victorious that is beyond my pay grade. But I think if we can get in an appeal to the sensibilities of Kim Jong it is far more advantageous for us to have a relationship where we can talk to him write letters like he likes to do rather than have him be left to his own devices trying to make a name for himself. I think you have to show him how he can bring in western culture, how he can make money how he can get flashing lights and pretty things in his country, and that becomes the motivation for Kim Jong UN and jen's totally shiny objects guy. He is. A hundred percent they have, you know, this is a couple of going back to a couple of years ago before we really, you know, before I personally thought that North Korea was turning into a really big problem, which it has. But you know, I used to just sort of in a fascination way read about a lot of the stuff that that that he does he built that extravagant waterpark that never opened and they stage it, and then he the ski lift he has a ski resort that day opened. And then they just hire people like Saddam building the Flintstones weird. Yeah. It's so I mean, but to build an entire waterpark and then to have children they're just staged for a day. And then it just sits empty, and I understand they don't have the money to run it. But it's such a weird display of what he considers to be opulence. It's very odd job wack job. He's a wack job. All right in a moment. Who knew there was an American Association for nude recreation. We're going to dig into that association after these important announcements. Hang.
"state pompeo" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Has been aggressive. Russia has tried to meddle in our election. Russia under Vladimir Putin remains. Bully we need to push back and constrain them where we can. But longer term if you're looking at the things that threaten American livelihoods that put America truly at risk of its continued economic growth. China prevents the presents the far greater threat to the United States. Who does secretary of state Pompeo sound like they're folks, I'm just I'm just saying give your ma'am, you spend your time with me here who is he sound like who's been saying that for last six months really last year that China is way more important national security and economic threat than Russia, and it's not even close. Now, this is becoming more apparent because we are not in the grips of quite the same degree of Russia, collusion, fever because the media. I may find out the remade this whole thing to do. So they've laid off it a little bit. But this is for our foreign policy going forward, the focus needs to be on China and really thinking of North Korea as part of the China problem set the same way that any solution in Afghanistan where I would note we have no solution really insight, but this solution would have to include Pakistan and really India along with it. A solution for our problems with China are going to involve North Korea and vice versa. So you should think of those as a connected problem set and the Russia versus China comparison is one that we should remember because it also goes to show you that the foreign policy elites in the media have been so happy to tout Putin as this major threat. I mean, the Russian economies like a like a fraction of a tenth of the American economy. It's it's barely a blip on the radar Chhaya. Got a big gun audit stuff going on there. And then also I asked President Trump on during our interview about the deep sea. He said he doesn't like the term because it's to'real. But then you have this video that came out with James O'Keefe talking about or not talking about playing audio. We've played on the show some of it of these different people that federal agencies who are taking it upon themselves to be hashtag resistance fighters inside of Iraq Crecy. Here's a state departments are particularly egregious place for this folks. Here's what secretary of state Pompeo set about eighteen rest assured.
"state pompeo" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"We're one by one today. Senior administration officials spoke up and denied being these senior administration official. The one who wrote these words for the opinion pages of the New York Times, quote, the dilemma which he meeting the president does not fully grasp is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations I would know I'm one of them that declaration which rock this town when it hit has lost none of its power since then along with reporting in Bob Woodward's new book, it has certainly shaken any remaining notion that this White House runs in any way as the president has repeatedly said it does. We do everything scrape. We do everything by the book, keeping them on not sure what book he's talking about, but there's nothing in most books on governance that reflect what seems to be going on inside this White House or anything. This anonymous official describes the president as you might imagine. It said to be volcanic over it, but he said nothing about it this afternoon as he departed for trip out to Montana where he's going to be speaking late tonight, what? How per sector? Sarah Sanders weighed in attacking what she called quote, gutless loser as well as the times being quote complicit in this deceitful act shelter tweeted the times phone numbers. So people call an ask who the author of the letter is the president has called on the time to name the senior officials or a Sanders called on him or her to come forward and resign no-take or so far. These are all the senior administration officials up to an including the vice president who have denied writing the peace Defense, Secretary Mattis secretary of state Pompeo, Dan Coats, the director of national the attorney general more than two dozen top officials and all. However, there's one exception press significantly, perhaps not chief of staff. John Kelly is traveling with the president, see issue a denial. In any case, it's not just the White House demanding anonymous official. Come forward or number of Democrats say that this kind of nameless attack is no way to handle serious problem. If senior administration officials think that the president of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the twenty fifth amendment. The constitution provides for a procedure whenever the vice president and senior officials think that the president can't do his job. It does not provide that senior officials go around the president, Paul documents office desk, right? Anonymous, op-eds, and leaked to Bob Woodward. So far. However, that's what we've got a remarkable window into an extraordinarily out of the ordinary administration. And the dilemma seems to be that someone is trying to keep the president check and hold them accountable without being accountable him or herself. Again, President Trump is due to speak in a little bit later tonight or Jim Acosta's traveling with the president is just weighed in on this. He joins us now from billings, Montana. So what, what? What do we know more about the denials? The president's getting from this close to door. Boy Anderson. We understand that the president is intensely concerned and interested in those denials. They've been handing to of all day long and they've been coming in all day long Anderson. I could tell you from talking to one of the station official of the White House wanted to have a coordinated response to all of this earlier this morning. And then as they were trying to plan some kind of response for all of these statements coming out of the woodwork and various cabinet officials and people who work under those cabinet officials, and it did take the White House by surprise. It did not seem to be sure footed in handling all of this. And according to this one administration official I spoke with this was disorganized to say the least ragged tell you Anderson in this rally right now, billings, Montana, the presence misspeaking here in a few moments. He has already issued a tweet on all of those asking whether or not the journalists of New York Times..
"state pompeo" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Like what? What is this person who says they want to save the country from Trump's worst instincts actually trying to accomplish? Was it just that they were so moved by John McCain's funeral that they wanted to say it where they try to stick a thumb in Trump's I and say, we're here putting it out to the newspaper that Trump loves and hates the most with the biggest platform in The the. entire country. What is the point? You know, what is it that this person's trying to accomplish? Couldn't it just sort of make Trump even more? You know, a motive is intended to provoke him. I wonder. Yeah. And you know, one of the theories was that it's a message to Republicans. Don't worry. You don't have to abandon ship. We've got the mad king under control. You're still going to get your tax cuts in your conservative judges. It's this, we don't know the person's motives. I think that what we can't say is that this makes President Trump's management style, whatever it is something's not working right, not when you when you have people talking to Bob Woodward about taking documents off desks. When you have someone writing an op at saying, you're immoral and you don't know who it is. So the president of the United States you're supposed to be, you know, leaving the executive branch and the the department of defense, and you're supposed to be able to track down terrorists and do all these, and you have people in your own ranks who you don't know what they're writing their talk. Whether they're working against you, is that the quote that writes Priebus had in this Woodward book when you put a snake in a rat and a falcon in rabbit and ashore seal in a zoo without walls, things start getting nasty and bloodied, but what happens to the snake and the falcon and the shark in round two. That's what I wanna know. That's the the question is, what happens after this, where we're, where do we go from here and how can president if they don't find out soon who this person is? How do you function knowing that someone within your ranks was able to do this and get away with it and doesn't Imboden other people within the administration who may feel like they can undermine the president to do more stuff like this. I have one last thing I want to flag, and then I have one last question for Mara on all this. But I think this, this kind of funny outcome of this is that it's almost like a who's who in Washington now of not just guessing, but people feeling the need to say, you know, it wasn't me. That was definitely headline today. The headline today was it wasn't me, and I think if you try, yes. If you look at the list, CNN has compiled the list of people who issued statements saying it wasn't them. Dan Coats vice president Pence, secretary of state Pompeo Jim Madison, Ben Carson, Steve Mnuchin, Nikki Haley. I mean, it goes on and on as Harry Perry Perdue we'll might Might be. be enough unit hooking wasn't me. Well, the. Oh. But also do we know that those people are telling the truth. Now your, if you were the rider, wouldn't, would you admit it to that person should be fired? You shouldn't even be part of the station anymore. They're coward and this administration has leaked very badly. So this has been an administration where people are known for stabbing each other in the back and going after each other. So so this is kind of par for that course. So Mara, Mara, here's the question I had for you. You've covered several administrations that have been knocked on their heels by Bob Woodward book. You know, certainly the details in this one are beyond some of the previous details, but have you ever covered anything like this? No, but you can say that every single day in the truth. This is a good question though. He's timing happens. No, no. And as a matter of fact, today, I felt that the White House was pretty tencent unhappy, but it's often that way, and there is a kind of battle-weariness where people were saying, look, this might be. She knew form, but this kind of thing has been covered by anonymous quotes in ten or fifteen New York Times article..
"state pompeo" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Blower unemployment but also slower hiring I'm Dave Anthony Fox News that's in the July jobs reports the, unemployment rate take down to three point nine percent or we. Created one hundred and fifty seven. Thousand jobs hawks business network's Edward Laurance it's less. Than expected. Hiring. Right you can't focus on a monthly. Number that's White. House economic. Adviser Larry cudlow he. Says the trends are good. The past. Three months on Wall Street the Dow, is up fifty five. Points now. That we had the best economy in the history of our country This is the time to straighten out the worst trade deals ever made President. Trump at a rally, last night in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania where he railed against fake fake disgusting news and again said he'd shut the government down if he doesn't get improve border. Security but when. It comes to trade the gap showing much more than we import the next board got worse in June growing seven percent more than forty six, billion dollars two months after President Trump summit with Kim Jong. Hoon secretary of state Pompeo is. Not so optimistic at an Asian security, forum saying that North Korea is behaving in a manner this. Is a quote, inconsistent with its commitment on denuclearization saying, that the country and other quote is still a, ways to, go before it gets rid of its, nuclear weapons fast FOX's, Greg palkot the controversy. Of her separating families coming, here? Illegally has simmered down with an eighteen. Hundred kids separated have been. Back with. Their parents, or sponsors but many. More children are still waiting a federal. Judge ordered the reunions wants an update today FOX's Tanya j powers has more live Dave as of Wednesday about Four hundred and ten kids were still in health and human services custody now the Trump administration and the ACLU are at odds over how. To reunite them. With parents many of those parents have now been deported the Trump administration wants the ACLU to use its resources to find the parents the ACLU, which sued on behalf of the.
"state pompeo" Discussed on Bill O'Reilly's Free Podcast
"The secretary of state Pompeo. Testifying in front of the Senate Foreign Relations committee about foreign policy, primarily Russian Putin, and all that Pao's smart guy much more than Rex Tillerson. The other secretary of state with all due respect point Paolino's the Intel because he was former CIA chief needs combining it with foreign policy. Any can handle these senators. Really, really. Well, I'll give you one important example, the chairman, Bob corker Republic from Tennessee, despises Trump. So corker immediately cast aspersions on the president, right? And his opening remarks. And then he throws it over to Mendez Menendez the democratic Senator from New Jersey, to guy who got all kinds of trouble ethically who doesn't like Trump either. So you got a one to Trump's in idiot on foreign policy. Pompeo sitting there going, look. Our policies are strong. They're working. And we're correcting the mistakes of the Obama administration. That's what Pompeii was going to say to anything. All right. After five minutes, I said, I got it. They kept hammering what what was said in the Putin Trump meeting the private meeting what was said, what was said, you know what we said and Pompeii. Oh, said, yeah, I know because I had a discussion with President Trump. Well, what was it in Papa goes, I'm going to tell you that was a private conversation between the president and his secretary of state which president is That allowed. I, the president wants to tell you what happened. He can tell you, I'm not going to do it because that would be speaking out of school to use a cliche brilliant..
"state pompeo" Discussed on The 45th
"I just want to wrap up our talk about Iran because of one thing that might have not caught people's radar is the fact that just last week, secretary state Pompeo met with a and I don't know who these people are, but a group of Iranian Americans in California. I know there's a huge community of Persian Americans there, and he announced a new US effort to basically, you know, kind of undermined the government and and just really blast our messaging. So what they're gonna do is lawn to round the clock Persian language broadcast channel. They're also going to do like put a lot of money effort into social media messaging. Although, again, dirt on Twitter, but there's obviously other ways to get around that. So there's like a kind of a concerted effort right now to, you know, to focus on Iran, he's moved off from rocket man, and is now Rony and I don't know if it has come up with the nickname for Rihanna yet. Probably Probably some some of of the. the. Turbans rag head like, like what you say reckless Rouhani. No, he wanted reckless. Tonight's, we'll call him rag Hedera Honey. I can just, I almost guarantee it with the air abyss that he does, but also your listeners. I think this is a really troubling development because you have warhawks surrounding Donald Trump and you have an entire industry in Washington DC with think tanks. Scholars were paid by Saudi Arabia and others who have been actively going for regime change in Iran, and specifically in the Middle East. You have this regional war and sectarian war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. So if we got forbid attack Ron, it's going to be ten times worse than it does. Now you're involving Hezbollah in Lebanon? Yeah, you have Saudi Arabia involve Israel involved. You have Yemen already. Russia is involved. Sure. Russia's in evolve, Syria is going to be involved. Then you see sectarian violence and extremism in Bacchus Don against Shias and you. You know, for a fact that people use an abuse attorney and religion. To further their political agenda. So the entire region will it's like pouring gasoline on a raging fire, and he does his on behalf of Saudi Arabia Israel and his warhawks, but it will make them to Gulf Arab states to, right? Yeah. And the irony is the people who go to fight are his base from the rust belt. They'll be the young men and women who go to fight for an unnecessary bloody war. But of course, make-america-great-again well, you know the the Syrian question is is pretty complicated here because what's really happening in Syria as you have Russia and Iran, and the United States, like kind of all fighting sometimes in concert together. And so you know, military leaders have said that, you know this kind of conflict and this kind of escalating aggression towards each other can also put us troops were in Syria at risk because you have Iranian troops also stationed there. But also they're kind of working towards the same thing now which is to keep Assad in power. Just don't understand. How they can fight a war kind of together and kind of not. I mean, Israel's also in the mix, it's just really complicated while the Ronnie government this morning said that you know that the Trump is trying to wage psychological warfare, which may be giving him too much credit, but also has threatened to block the strait of hormones, which is a very important waterway because about thirty percent of the world's oil tanker traffic goes through that waterway. So I also wonder this by the way, I wonder if this is the rocket man thing where he escalates like for posturing and says, peace summit. I am the prince of peace. I, I think you're right. It could also be that he, you know, tweets, and fire and fury, and then he'll do a a meeting with Ronnie probably at a neutral site and then he'll come out saying, look, I, I'm the peace monger, I am the diplomat, but the reason why still has about that. For reasons we've already mentioned is the hardcore anti Iran animus in DC and the administration. So if he does do that will also risks alliances with Saudi Arabia Israel, and also the war hawks such as Bolton and others very good points points..
"state pompeo" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"States position as enunciated repeatedly by sector state pompeo is that there must be complete verifiable irreversible denuclearization the statement issued by the president and kim jong un omitted the words verifiable and irreversible indeed it was not a new statement it referred simply to the statement made months ago in april by kim jong un that they would agree to denuclearization so as of now the two parties have different interpretations of what does denuclearization means that must be to go shade it out and hopefully administration will insist on the american definition being accepted the second major point to be negotiated is the pace of change the president has said it's going to happen variously jews words immediately right away fast quickly kim jong un has said it is a process that will take a long time and that it should be phased out over a long period of time i think that the president's words in this respect are somewhat overoptimistic i think it is going to take time but the question is how much time and how will it be verified how can we know for certain they're doing what they say they're doing keep in mind that no north korean not kim jong on any other has ever used the word words verifiable and irreversible coming up we continue our conversation with senator george mitchell discussing sitting on corporate boards in his post government career you're listening to masters in business with barry ritholtz on bloomberg radio hi i'm dan patrick watching my nieces grow play and learn is amazing but not every child gets to be carefree one in six kids in.
"state pompeo" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"President trump and north korean leader kim jong un are meeting right now in singapore there awaiting what comes next along with us a working lunch where the two leaders will be joined by top advisors from both nations works petting to go live to that location when they sit down welcome cameras in perhaps they'll be some brief remarks we'll bring them to you live the delegation as you see there include secretary of state pompeo chief of staff john kelly and the national security adviser john bolton we have two terrific gentlemen to talk about this tonight with us here in new york richard haass diplomat under president george w bush with experience working for both the pentagon and the state department currently serves as president of the council on foreign relations and author of a world in disarray american foreign policy and the crisis of the old order also with us from seattle retired fourstar us army general barry mccaffrey a decorated combat veteran of vietnam and former battlefield commander in the persian gulf his global portfolio includes the korean peninsula think i got my george bush wrong george herbert walker bush actually worked for both of them work for both bushes well if you're gonna have that on your resume i guess you're doing well too mister awesome going to quote you back to you for the you said this on twitter today the unraveling of g seven summit works in north korea's favor as the real donald trump will not wanna bust up two summits in a row less people conclude he is the problem increases incentive for kim to up his asks and limit his compromises and for trump to do the opposite hardly the ideal context i wasn't planning on asking you about our our new effort to bottle canada's nonstop aggression but there is that there was the g seven before there was singapore absolutely normally you would see allies as.
"state pompeo" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Of this magnitude and those people are going to be sitting in a room together tomorrow peyot will not say whether trump would consider withdrawing us troops from the korean peninsula now toward the end of that news conference secretary of state mike pompeo was asked about president trump going after leaders of the g seven summit and ordering his people not to sign that g seven communique that leaders had agreed to president trump said that canada's leader blindsided the us and that's one reason president trump has decided not to sign that communique that he agreed to and if north korea should look toward that as an example of the us not following through on its agreements and secretary of state pompeo said the us would not be where it's at in singapore without its ally some of those allies in the g seven getting together with kim jong un at this summit so very diplomatic response from the secretary of state and he says that the relationship between the us and the allies remained strong republican congressman louie gohmert continues lobby lobbying allegations of waste and partisanship special counsel robert muller gohmert says house package a house passage i should say of a bill to audit the special counsel should provide some clarity into the special counsel is least something but robert muller has done more damage during his twelve years as fbi director than any other all probably all directors put together and then he comes in he is the only special counsel we've ever had in history absolutely did not care about not only the appearance of impropriety by his committee he actively went out and sought people that hated the very person that they were going to be investigated no other special counsel had been so blatant but that just shows the damaging aspect of justice of more himself so absolutely the least we can do is start looking at all the ways he is absolutely blown taxpayer dollars it just very quickly on this topic because i have another one i to get to but that is their seventeen million in roughly ten months what will what will you be legislation do that will give us a month by month a tracking opportunity to see where this money's going well she just going through autumn bottom what he's been spending money on he is wasted money right and left he's an amazingly he's hard people like weisman that worked with him and rosenstein investigating.