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"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:35 min | 2 weeks ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"U. S. Military officials today announced a further reduction in American troops in Iraq. Currently, the US has about 5200 troops there. That number is now expected to drop to 3000 by the end of the year. For more. We're joined by NPR, Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman and international correspondent Jane Arraf in Amman, Jordan, and Tom, Let's start with you. What is the significance of this news on the Defense Department side? You know, Social, it's not all that significant. The president campaigned on reducing troops, of course when he's been telegraphing troop cuts in Iraq for weeks, if not months, General Frank McKenzie, the top general overseeing operations in the region. Says. With that reduce number. The Americans can still train Iraqis and go after the remnants of Isis in both Iraq and Syria. By the way, we were told two years ago by Pentagon officials that they expected to keep 8000 troops in Iraq for sometime, maybe years. So it sounds like the president is taking that advice now. Of course, many will say this has more to do with an upcoming election than national security. But such a move by a president is really not that unusual. President Obama cut troops by more than 20,000 in Afghanistan in September 2012 when he was running for re election and Gene, Let's talk about the significance in Iraq. What can you tell us about what US troops are now doing there? And how this news might affect that? So I'm love those numbers. The 5000 is force protection because it takes a lot of military personnel to protect those advisors who are actually advising Iraqi forces and they're not doing so much training because most of that is being done by U. S Coalition partners. One of the things with this announcement. We're seeing countries including Germany, saying they'll also draw down since they rely on the U. S. And they've made pretty clear all along. They won't be able to stay in the numbers there right now, if the U. S draws down So a lot of the assistance there was that was US. Commanders, basically assisting and advising officer to officer with Iraqi officers, help them plan and execute anti Isis operations. So we should also keep in mind they've been consolidating for while moving out of bases, and they'll tell you that's because they're no longer needed there, but it's also because they've been attacked regularly by Iran backed militias. General Mackenzie, who announced drawdown refer to it, he said. Over the last few months, they've had to devote resources to self protection that they would otherwise to vote for the counter Isis fight, So that's pretty telling..

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White House Says Trump Didn't Know About Russia Bounty

Morning Edition

04:03 min | 3 months ago

White House Says Trump Didn't Know About Russia Bounty

"How much did the president know of reports that Russia offered bounties on U. S troops and how much should he have known? Both questions have become part of the debate over the reported program in Afghanistan. News reports have said the president was briefed long before the information became public. President. Trump denied that, and the White House has said the intelligence information was not fully confirmed. Former National security adviser Susan Rice writes this morning in The New York Times that that doesn't matter if she had known, she writes, she would have told the president and people in any previous administration would have done the same. So how does the process work? NPR National security correspondent Greg Meyer is on the line, Greg Good morning. Good morning, Steve. How would the various U. S intelligence agencies analyze information like this? Well from from what we're seeing. And then some of the reporting is that there were some Taliban members who were captured in a raid about six months ago and they were interrogated. A large pile of cash was uncovered and In Your times is reporting today that U S intelligence found evidence of financial transfers from Russia to a Taliban linked account. But the US intelligence community is still assessing, and there's no consensus and this is a classic problem for the intelligence community. You have to put together a puzzle with missing pieces, and I spoke about this with Dan Hoffman. He's a former CIA officer who was the Moscow station chief and also worked in the Middle East. I served, you know, three years in overseas combat zones, collecting this sort of tax bill in intelligence. It's not like fine wine getting better with age. You've got to get it out to the people at risk. That means our soldiers but also coalition forces. Does that mean you sometimes have to distribute intelligence information before everybody in the government agrees on what it means. Right, Exactly Steve and the CIA seems to be driving. This seems to be the agency that feels most strongly that this Russian bounty program Israel, But we seem very unusual development the past couple days where the defense secretary, the National Security Advisor, the director of National intelligence have all issued statements saying they can't confirm the bounty program at least at this point. Um And and Trump is, as you noted. It said he was never told about the program before it broke in the news, But we are seeing reports that he might have been briefed as early as February. Well again. Let's talk about what the standard processes is Susan Rice correct that in any administration, this kind of explosive information would be shared at the highest levels. Yeah. When I spoke with Dan Hoffman, the former CIA officer. He doesn't know the details in this case, But he said it was his experience that really critical explosive intelligence should and would reach the White House. Here he is again. My concern as an intelligence officer would be. I don't want the president or his national security advisor to be blindsided when Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Hey, about that reporting, we received that the Russians have a bounty out for our people in Afghanistan. You know, I wouldn't want the president not to be aware of that information. The reference there. Two reports that the British knew the UK was told of this U. S intelligence finding, however incomplete it may have been now let's take this information at face value. What does the report of this bounty program say about Russia's strategy in Afghanistan? You know, Steve, I thought back to 2001 and I was in Kabul right after the Americans drove the Taliban out. One of the most striking things I saw was Russia set up a field hospital to assist this US mission because at that time the U. S and Russia had a common interest in defeating Islamic extremism. But Russian President Vladimir Putin and now is consistently pursuing policies aimed at undermining the U. S. And Afghanistan is just one example. We got a hint of this four years ago, Actually, when our NPR colleague Tom Bowman was in Afghanistan and was told by the Afghan military that Russia was already providing arms and training to the

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Navy won't reinstate captain fired for raising coronavirus concerns

All Things Considered

01:01 min | 3 months ago

Navy won't reinstate captain fired for raising coronavirus concerns

"Top navy officials say captain Brad crozier will not be reinstated to command of the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt nor will he be assigned any other command coger wrote a scathing letter back in March saying the navy was not doing enough to protect crew from the corona virus NPR's Tom Bowman has that story I will Michael Gilday chief of naval operations had earlier recommended that captain Brad crozier be reinstated to the job he lost after this letter was leaked to the press but no Gilday says after further investigation he is a term that both crozier in his immediate supervisor reread will Stewart Baker fell well short of what is expected of those in command biggest promotion to a second store officer has been postponed Gilday says closure did not do enough soon enough to get sales up to five thousand crew carrier into quarantine he also says closures letter was unnecessary because navy action was already under way to deal with the virus that's sickened hundreds on the ship and led to one death Tom Bowman

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"tom bowman" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:20 min | 5 months ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KCRW

"They will go test all those folks until sometime this summer that's NPR's Tom Bowman thank you you're welcome ari you're listening to All Things Considered from NPR news to retake the Senate Democrats are focused on a handful of states including North Carolina first term Republican Thom Tillis is considered one of the most vulnerable GOP incumbents and the corona virus pandemic has upended the race Steve Harrison from member station WFAE has more even as the pandemic his spare North Carolina from the worst the state stay at home water continues hundreds of protesters like Gary Jez mug or having weekly marches in the state capitol rally against democratic governor Roy Cooper's public health mandates I've seen the damage has been done by the shut down and I think it's a very dangerous but Thom Tillis is taking a different path he's applauding Cooper's actions were moving in the right direction but we have not beaten this virus and the last thing we can do right now is let our guard down early in his term telescope attention for suggesting the government not require restaurant employees to wash their hands is a way to cut red tape today he's chiding north Carolinians for not taking the pandemic seriously enough now the concern that we still have to see the significant number of people in North Carolina who are not heeding the advice on social distancing I'm wearing facial coverings when I go out in a state that's been close in the last three presidential elections Tillis won his first race by one and a half percentage points in what was at the time the most expensive Senate race ever the democratic challenger cal Cunningham says Telesis praise of Cooper is all about November thank god we see once again a very transparent election year effort you off you grab a hold of what's popular Cunningham an attorney who served in the army jag corps in Iraq in Afghanistan says Tillis isn't doing enough to push the trump administration to send North Carolina more personal protective equipment first he says that the president is exercised decisive leadership but here we still don't have the testing and E. P. E. the governors calling for Tillis is campaign said in a statement that the senator is supporting a quote data driven by partisan approach to re opening fertilisation launching the president has been perilous he initially opposed the president's emergency declaration to pay for a wall between the U. S. and Mexico conservatives were furious and Tillis reverse himself but not before being booed at trump rallies trump has endorsed Tellis but hasn't forgotten here's the president in January we had a good relationship but we sort of disagree on a couple of minor policies and and that's okay course I won't put up with it for a long time tellers so far telus has backed the recommendations from the White House coronavirus task force but when asked about the president's suggestion that injecting disinfectant might kill the virus the Telecompaper not warn against that instead it said people who think they're sick should see their doctor as North Carolina moved to re open tell us will have to balance the caution from the state's liberal in harder hit regions like Charlotte and Raleigh Durham with rural conservative areas last week an eighty four year old retiree James rice told tell us by phone that he's worried the main street stores and his small city of Mount Airy will never re open tennis in a lot of money but yeah okay yeah this is a very serious serious situation otherwise you're going to come in on area north Carolina which was a lot of the little town and you don't find nothing six years ago Surry county home to Mount Airy gave tell us one of his biggest margins of victory in the state and the question for his reelection is whether voters there will accept his caution for NPR news I'm Steve Harrison in Charlotte you're listening to All Things Considered from NPR news I'm only saying NPR's Beijing correspondent when I first started reporting on the corona virus outbreak I realized pretty quickly that this was going to be.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:38 min | 5 months ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Tom Bowman NPR news tell timer Syria we call the man who scientific research made possible the N. ninety five mask considered the safest mask for the pandemic at the rate of the technology in nineteen ninety two Peter so I invented the special filters on the masks that block out viral particles might even when you know what to yes the four day in fear terror you suggested out of when he come when invasion now the very special invention the mosque is special though and hospitals are running out so sy came out of retirement researchers there they call me and sending me emails hundreds of emails says Janice her penny of the university of Tennessee who asked side to help solve the problem how did the mask be cleaned and sterilized and reused and ninety fives are designed for one time use you know you could not use alcohol to stay or ice that masks so size studying other ways to disinfectants technology to colleagues like my heart Krishnamoorthi he's a rock star I told Peter you seem to be the man of the hour and he said no I'm not at the minute not that size seeking attention I did not expect it to be to be popular yeah I just want to help people and I just do my job a job he still doing in this crisis.

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'Sailors do not need to die,' warns captain of coronavirus-hit U.S. aircraft carrier

Morning Edition

01:36 min | 6 months ago

'Sailors do not need to die,' warns captain of coronavirus-hit U.S. aircraft carrier

"We are not at war sale sailors do not need to die those are the words of the commander of an American nuclear aircraft carrier in a letter to his superior has dozens of sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt are sick after being infected with corona virus that's why captain Brad crozier wrote a plea for help he asked the Pentagon for permission to remove nearly all the crew from the ship so they could practice social distancing while the ship is disinfected our Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman joins us with more Tom I'm just tell us what we know right now about the situation on board the president will racial the carriers no doctor in Guam and as you say Brad crozier the captain wants to take all four thousand so sailors off the ship find lodging for them ashore and disinfect the ship the reports of more than dozens but anywhere from fifty to two hundred have already tested positive for the virus and he says the virus is accelerating that's his word now the top officer for the Pacific Fleet admiral John Ackley no spoke to reporters last night he declined to reveal any numbers about those infected and he clearly doesn't want to remove all four thousand sales at once as a captain once he says the ship has to be ready for any crisis he insisted he in the in the captain are all quote on the same sheet of music he said they would rotate sailors off the ship get them tested quarantine if necessary and he's still looking for a better lodging maybe hotels on Guam he didn't say how long all this would

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'We'll get through this': Mike Pence says 'no question' there will be more coronavirus cases, but 'we're ready'

Weekend Edition Sunday

07:17 min | 7 months ago

'We'll get through this': Mike Pence says 'no question' there will be more coronavirus cases, but 'we're ready'

"You it's been a dramatic few days of developments related to the corona virus Washington state announced several first yes date the first death of someone in the U. S. infected with the virus the first health worker to be infected and the first potential outbreak at a long term care facility outside Seattle more than fifty people are being tested for the corona virus the trump administration has also ramped up its response and here to bring us up to speed is NPR science reporter Selena Simmons Duffin high Selena hi Lisa so president trump held a press conference yesterday with members of the coronavirus task force what did we hear the president announced first of all that there had been the first U. S. death trump said the victim was a woman but authorities later confirmed it was actually a man in his fifties with underlying health conditions and he was in Kirkland Washington near Seattle vice president pence also announcing that press conference new travel restrictions in areas that have seen recent outbreaks are Ron and parts of South Korea and Italy up president trump also took a few questions and some of them referred to the fact that he used the word hoax in connection to corona virus on Friday he tried to clarify he was referring to Democrats criticism of the response not the virus itself so at the end of the week there were reports of a few positive cases that appear to be community spread in California Oregon meaning not connected to travel to Asia other affected areas the contracted rate here in the U. S. and now there are several more confirmed in Washington state potentially dozens more what's going on so the big change was that public health officials started looking for cases differently the medical director for infectious disease at the hospital evergreen health explained how it happened at a press conference yesterday he said that the guidelines about who should be tested changed last week you no longer need to travel history or close contact with somebody with corona virus so evergreen health looked at its patients and sought to with no travel history who are very sick with respiratory infections with the new guidelines they became candidates to test for crown of fight virus and both tested positive so one was the patient in his fifties who sadly died the other was a resident of this nursing home life care center in Kirkland local health officials realize that a health care worker from life care was sick as well she tested positive and that's what led officials to look into this possible outbreak so these might not be new cases then right exactly the remember the symptoms look a lot like the flu and it's flu season and health officials say most cases are mild so people might not be even going to the hospital for them so now that the new guidelines for food to test has changed and there are these new abilities for local labs around the country to do more testing we will likely see many more positive cases it's hard to know at this point how many more are out there a health official from Seattle king county said in yesterday's press briefing these newly confirmed cases are likely quote the tip of the iceberg but it's important to remember overall the risk to the American public is still low the important thing to do with the thoroughly washing your hands keeping away from sick people all of those method measures that you can take to protect yourself and prevent the spread the messages be vigilant but don't panic that's NPR's Selena Simmons Duffin thank you so much thank you the US has signed a deal with the Taliban that aims to end the eighteen year war in Afghanistan the longest in American history but there's already a glitch Afghan president Ashraf Ghani says he will free thousands of Taliban prisoners as yesterday's the deal called for joining us to talk about that is NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman he spent years in batting with US and Afghan forces good morning Tom Taylor so the agreement for less than a day old and there's already a problem how serious is it that on he says he won't release the prisoners well we don't know yet and I'm sure the U. S. and NATO officials will be reaching out quickly to Connie no the release of five thousand Taliban prisoners were supposed to be a precondition of the Taliban Afghan talks slate to begin soon Connie says he's not ready to release any prisoners before talks begin he said that prisoner release was not a promise the U. S. could make I I think it shows what many predicted the most difficult step was not a U. S. Taliban agreement but one between the Afghans and the Taliban so they're about twelve thousand US troops in Afghanistan what are they doing and and when will they begin to leave well right now they're training Afghan troops and also together with Afghan commandos going after terror groups like ISIS the U. S. troops will drop to eighty six hundred in the next several months but the military still says at that number the cans of both train Afghans in go after ISIS or other terrorist the agreement says all U. S. troops out in fourteen months no Layla that's faster told than some earlier plans to draw down in two years so either the Taliban pressed hard for a better deal or president trump just wanted the troops out faster so is it realistic than depends who you ask one official told me the time line is he called it optimistic and said the Taliban has to abide by the agreement to stop attacks break with al Qaeda and open talks with Afghan officials but here's the thing last September right when an earlier U. S. Taliban peace agreement was about to be signed the U. S. attacked in el Qaida cell in western Afghanistan and American officials told me when I was in Afghanistan at that time that the Taliban were also working with al Qaeda in the east near the Pakistan border so some question whether the Taliban will really break with al Qaeda so then how does the U. S. make sure that the Taliban is honoring the agreement well the U. S. in the Taliban will have some sort of a monitoring office in Qatar to make sure everyone abides by the agreement and yeah in in Afghanistan the U. S. and Taliban are communicating by phone or radio to report on what they're seeing on the ground the problem is U. S. troops are in small numbers in largely confined to bases and not out and about around the country like they were in past years you know patrolling with Afghans going into villages one retired general with years of experience in Afghanistan told me as a result there is no way the U. S. can effectively monitor this agreement on the ground or even witness if the Taliban are intimidating the population but the U. S. will stop the troop drawdown if the Taliban doesn't cooperate right that's what they said and it's likely even in the face of some television non compliance the U. S. will continue to draw down then military leaders have long said of course there's no military solution here only a political one resident trump wants to bring what he calls endless wars to a close no I'll be heading to Syria soon labels are check out the U. S. military mission against ISIS the president also is cutting back their their once about two thousand American soldiers in Syria now it's down to about five hundred or so that's NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman Tom

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What's Happening In Baghdad Following Iraqi Parliament Vote To Expel U.S. Forces

All Things Considered

01:43 min | 9 months ago

What's Happening In Baghdad Following Iraqi Parliament Vote To Expel U.S. Forces

"The US has informed the Iraqi government it is moving some forces in the country in line with the request from the Iraqi parliament our parliament has voted request US forces leave in the wake of the killing of an Iranian general in Baghdad Tom Bowman says there were no plans at the moment for US forces to leave entirely defense secretary markers for told a small group of reporters at the U. S. is not made a decision about withdrawing troops from Iraq there was a letter that went out for the American command in Baghdad that talked about re positioning troops within a rack but not actually leaving Iraq and then the general mark Millie the chairman joint chiefs of staff told us that letter was a mistake it should not have been sent out and clearly it cause some confusion NPR's Tom Bowman meanwhile general asper seem to suggest today contrary to comments on Twitter by president trump would be no US attack against Iran in cultural sites Ronnie leaders meanwhile are promising to avenge the U. S. killing of one of their top generals but the country does have other options that do not involve a direct attack on U. S. targets here's NPR's Greg wiry around his long sought to drive US military forces out of the region Trina Parsi of the Quincy institute says the Iranians have no prospect of doing that by force but now there's a potential political path to that goal with Iraq calling on U. S. forces to pack up and go if in the meantime the political situation in the rock leads to the U. S. leaving in may actually enable the values of the clear their little victory and not take any action against the last one Ronnie an attack remains a strong possibility analysts say the country is wary of an open ended military conflict with the U.

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Pentagon says it carried out strikes in Iraq and Syria against a militia blamed for attack that killed US contractor

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00:53 sec | 9 months ago

Pentagon says it carried out strikes in Iraq and Syria against a militia blamed for attack that killed US contractor

"The Pentagon says US military forces of carried out strikes in Iraq and Syria NPR's Tom Bowman says they targeted a militia that's blamed for an attack last week that killed a U. S. contractor in Kirkuk the Pentagon said among the targets in both Iraq in Syria include weapons storage facilities in command and control locations the Pentagon says the group kuttab his below used to execute attacks on US and coalition forces this is really been a long time coming the US has said Aronian backed militias have been mounting rocket and mortar strikes for months now including some against the outside your base in Iraq used by American forces but the Kerr cook attack last week was the first that led to the death of an American NPR's

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Turkey-Syria offensive continues; some US troops to stay

Here & Now

04:10 min | 1 year ago

Turkey-Syria offensive continues; some US troops to stay

"As the ceasefire in Syria runs out today there are reports of skirmishes Lean Kurds and Turkish forces but the trump administration may be partially reversing course on a complete withdrawal of troops from Syria defense secretary mark experts said yesterday Dan yet trump ordered the original withdrawal despite objections from world leaders and bipartisan lawmakers NPR Pentagon reporter. Tom Bowman joins us now and Tom US troops left Syria in a hurry but now some might stay how many will remain in wear we'll Tony it looks like maybe a couple of hundred will stay as you say to protect those oilfields Esper- talked about it and actually president trump echoed that at a cabinet meeting he said if troops day it will be to protect the oil now the oil fields as asper said they want to keep them out of the hands of Isis and other groups and it's interesting to note that it wasn't isis it tried to grab the oil of fields last year when I was over there it was Russian mercenaries and they were pushed back by withering US your strikes of the five hundred that tried to grab oilfield about half of them were killed in those airstrikes so it's not just isis in frankly the Russians probably have more firepower in in Moore's fighters could actually roll in there and grab the oilfields but it's a it's a big concern they want to protect oilfields and also kind of use him as leverage wjr against the Syrian government against Russia to come to some sort of agreement in the country okay what have Pentagon officials told you about these plans are they coming straight from the Department of Defense or has the White House had anything to do with them well it's always a mixture of both of the White House course has say we know president trump has said he wants to to remove troops from places like Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan the Pentagon says more needs to be done isis has not been defeated in this case and we still have to stay the course now it's interesting this is the third time that president trump has tried to pull all the troops out of Korea when I was there in February of two thousand eighteen he announced all would be leaving the Pentagon talked him out of it and again in December of two thousand eighteen he said all two thousand troops would come out there was a compromise and they kept one thousand here we are October two thousand nineteen and he said has all one thousand out and now they're people are dragging their feet on that and saying it looks like you know maybe a couple of hundred will stay in Iraq how did Iraqis feel about more military. US military in their country will wreck officials would not all that happy about it when Defense Secretary Esperer announced that he said these troops will be going to western Iraq to continue the fight against Isis from there and the Iraqi officials said wait a minute you haven't received permission to come in and with those extra troops so he is talking to Iraqi officials trying to smooth things over and as he has said they want to continue the Isis it from Iraq but that's going to be very difficult you need troops on the ground to mount ineffective fight what they can do from Iraq if they're allowed to is surveillance. flights maybe some air strikes across border raids perhaps but you really need folks on the ground to go after Isis and we know that President Air Don met today with with Putin and we're learning about the outcome of that meeting with the ceasefire coming to an end very quickly happens next well likely much more fighting between Kurdish fighters and these Turkish backed militias prisoner of Turkey said there are still thirteen hundred fighters left in that safe zone they're trying to create so we'll see what happens but US military officials I talked with say expect a lot more fighting NPR Pentagon reporter. Tom Bowman thank you

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Turkish artillery fire comes close to hitting U.S. outpost

All Things Considered

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Turkish artillery fire comes close to hitting U.S. outpost

"Turkish forces are stepping up their assault on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria amid Pentagon warnings to avoid areas where US forces are present is NPR's Tom Bowman reports an American outpost in the region came under fire yesterday but no US troops were injured the Kurdish fighters who the Turks C. as terrorists allied with militants Kurdish militants in Turkey are actually protecting some of these US bases so we don't know exactly what happened here were the Turks going after these Kurdish fighters that are protecting the U. S. at these bases it's it's again it's still a mystery but again the Pentagon is saying U. S. troops came under fire from Turkish artillery

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Pulling of U.S. Troops in Syria Could Aid Assad and ISIS

Morning Edition

04:43 min | 1 year ago

Pulling of U.S. Troops in Syria Could Aid Assad and ISIS

"President trump says quote I consulted with everybody as he defended his decision to pull US troops from the Turkish Syrian border but to US officials tell NPR that military leaders directly involved in countering ISIS were blind sided by the president's sudden policy shift the move is raising serious concerns that a Turkish invasion in northern Syria could endanger US allies the Kurds who've been fighting alongside the U. S. against the Islamic state even trump's closest friends in Congress say the move will undercut US foreign policy in the region here's Republican senator Lindsey Graham on fox news I expect Americans to do within our national security interest is never in our national security interest to abandon and analyzes help this fight ISIS this never nine national security interest to create conditions for the real American a fight that in a moment we're going to hear directly from the top commander of Kurdish forces in Syria the first I wanna bring it and peers Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman who's following all this hi Tom he Richard you spoke with these two US officials what did they tell you about the president's decision to take these US troops out of this this border area will be said this surprise and also worried in there are several concerns Rachel they fear the Turkey will launch this military operation into north east Syria and leave these American ally Kurdish forces alone to fight Turkey and they worry that those Kurdish forces will a ban and in the anti ISIS fight also the prisons where they're holding ISIS prisoners to focus on Turkey now president trump says he's defeated the caliphate that's true but what he's failed to say is isis is regrouping their slipping back into cities and towns mounting of assassinations and bombings one of the U. S. officials who spoke with NPR says this is reminiscent of last December remember when the president abruptly said he wanted all two thousand US troops out of Syria Pentagon officials convinced trump to keep about a thousand troops in northeast here is to continue to fight against ISIS and that's what you have now but a thousand and all we're talking about though is this troops specifically deployed to the border area and that we understand to be only a couple of dozen but never the less the Pentagon kat blindsided by this I mean what are USFL officials telling you did were they consulted at all well what they're saying is they knew that there was a phone conversation between president trump and president one of Turkey they didn't know what the president would say there was never any inter agency discussion about the way ahead about the policy so the president made his decision in the Pentagon was basically informed of his decision to remove troops there was never any discussion about the policy change what you want to do they were just informed which is the opposite of what president trump said about can all right all right stay with me Tom because I'm gonna play some tape for you earlier this morning we got in touch with the commander of the top commander of this year and democratic forces this is that the Kurdish forces for who have been allied with the US and Syria and the top commanders name is general monsoon Cavani OB R. D. and I want to play some excerpts of our conversation he was speaking through his own translator who was there on the ground with him and I asked the general what the consequences with would be if president trump follows through on this pledge to take these US troops away from the border of this is what he sat let's look because so far we do focus on ice and that most experienced troops off our in our ranks they are taking care of the count in the prisons and the most dangerous people that's we hold him you know what detention facilities attention recognition exhibit with the kings Michelle something case all the American withdrawal from the border areas and the invasion started and the two start their inclusion for sure that one a priority for us it will be to protecting all our areas and our families and that one more folks you ice is likely false it before I'm just repeating what he said we will not be focusing on ISIS as we were before he's talking about having his his troops abandon those post Tom that means ISIS those prisoners would just be released that's possible in their own racial more than ten thousand of these places prisoners and is he said some of his best fighters are guarding them so there's a real concern about if these Kurdish fighters were guarding the prisons move up to fight the Turks who will be guarding the prisons and there's really no answer to that right yeah but it's a very very huge concern among

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Trump says he 'consulted with everybody' on decision to withdraw troops from Syria

Morning Edition

04:42 min | 1 year ago

Trump says he 'consulted with everybody' on decision to withdraw troops from Syria

"President trump says quote I consulted with everybody as he defended his decision to pull US troops from the Turkish Syrian border but to US officials tell NPR that military leaders directly involved in countering ISIS were blind sided by the president's sudden policy shift the move is raising serious concerns that a Turkish invasion in northern Syria could endanger US allies the Kurds who've been fighting alongside the U. S. against the Islamic state even trump's closest friends in Congress say the move will undercut US foreign policy in the region here's Republican senator Lindsey Graham on fox news I expect American to do within our national security interest is never in our national security interest to abandon and analyzes help this fight ISIS this never nine national security interest to create conditions for the real American a fight that in a moment we're going to hear directly from the top commander of Kurdish forces in Syria the first I want to bring it and peers Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman who's following all this hi Tom he Richard you spoke with these two US officials what did they tell you about the president's decision to take these US troops out of this this border area will be said this surprise and also worried in there were several concerns Rachel they fear the Turkey will launch this military operation into north east Syria and leave these American and allied Kurdish forces alone to fight Turkey and they worry that those Kurdish forces will abandon the anti ISIS fight also the prisons where they're holding ISIS prisoners to focus on Turkey now president trump says he's defeated the caliphate that's true but what he's failed to say is isis is regrouping their slipping back into cities and towns mounting assassinations and bombings one of the U. S. officials who spoke with NPR says this is reminiscent of last December remember when the president abruptly said he wanted all two thousand US troops out of Syria Pentagon officials convinced trump to keep about a thousand troops in north the series to continue to fight against ISIS and that's what you have now but a thousand and while we're talking about though is this troops specifically deployed to the border area and that we understand to be only a couple of dozen but never the less the Pentagon kat blindsided by this I mean what are USFL officials telling you did were they consulted at all well what they're saying is a you knew that there was a phone conversation between president trump and president one of Turkey they didn't know what the president would say there was never any inter agency discussion about the way ahead about the policy so the president made his decision in the Pentagon was basically informed of his decision to remove troops there was never any discussion about the policy change what you want to do they were just informed which is the opposite of what president trump said about can all right all right stay with me Tom because I'm in a place and date for you earlier this morning we got in touch with the commander of the top commander of this year and democratic forces this is that the Kurdish forces for who have been allied with the US and Syria and the top commanders name is general Muslim Cavani OB Addi and I want to play some excerpts of our conversation he was speaking through his own translator who was there on the ground with him and I asked the general with the consequences with would be if president trump follows through on this pledge to take these US troops away from the border this is what he sat you don't go away is because so far we see folks on ice and that most experienced troops off our in our ranks they are taking care of that comes in the prisons and the most dangerous people that's we hold him you know what detention facilities that's a negative seventy seven fifteen so in case of the American withdrawal from the border areas and the invasion started good to start their inclusion for sure that one a priority for us each will be to protecting all our areas and our families and let one more folks you when prices likely fox it before I'm just repeating what he said we will not be focusing on ISIS as we were before he's talking about having his his troops abandon those post Tom that means ISIS those prisoners would just be released that's possible in their ritual more than ten thousand of these places prisoners and is he said some of his best fighters are guarding them so there's a real concern about if these Kurdish fighters were guarding the prisons move up to fight the Turks who will be guarding the prisons and there's really no answer to that right yeah but it's a very very huge concern among

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Trump says he ‘consulted with everybody’ on decision to withdraw troops from Syria

Morning Edition

03:52 min | 1 year ago

Trump says he ‘consulted with everybody’ on decision to withdraw troops from Syria

"President trump says quote I consulted with everybody this is what he said as he defended his decision to pull US troops from the Turkish Syrian border but to US officials tell NPR that military leaders directly involved in countering ISIS were blind sided by the president's sudden policy shift the move is raising serious questions concerns that a Turkish invasion in northern Syria could endanger US allied Kurdish forces and strengthen the Islamic state even trump's closest friends in Congress say the move will undercut US foreign policy in the region here senator Lindsey Graham on fox news I expect Americans to do worse than our national security interest is never in our national security interest to abandon an ally who's helped us by doctors this never nine national security interest to create conditions for the re emergence of by that when I turn on and here's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman Tom you spoke with these two US officials what did they tell you about the president's choice to take these American troops out of the Syrian border well they're really stoned and also worried and Rachel there were several concerns the fear Turkey will launch a military operation into northeast area and leave these Kurdish forces aligned with America basically alone to fight Turkey and they worry these Kurdish forces will abandon the anti ISIS fight to focus on Turkey no the caliphate is no more as president trump says but what he failed to say is isis is regrouping slipping back into cities and towns and moaning assassinations and bombings and one of the US officials I spoke with the said this is all reminiscent of last December when the president abruptly said he wanted all two thousand US troops out of Syria Pentagon officials convinced trump to keep about one thousand troops in north east Syria to continue this fight against ISIS somehow that we were or that the then secretary of defense James Mattis actually resigned over that there was one of the reasons you left us right soul did they have a heads up I mean were they caught completely the Pentagon was the Pentagon caught flat footed by the presence decision I'm told a word that date nobody knew how this call was going to go I'm told it ended up being what they call a bad call in the Pentagon was basically informed that these troops will be pulled back there was never any inter agency discussion about the policy it was basically what I'm told a knee jerk from president trump in those troops were pulled out is there a scenario in which ISIS could get stronger because of illness absolutely in ice is still is a big threat it's regrouping into could gain even more strength as a result of this this what the of president trump pulling out these troops there are thousands of ISIS fighters who have gone to ground in Syria and Iraq US troops are working with these local forces to go after them so again the pullback of US forces in the possible military operation by Turkey could make all this work so we should just take a step back because the reason that there are these widespread concerns even among Republicans that Turkey could now attack our allies America's allies the Kurds is because the Turks see the Kurds as terrorists so what does that mean about America's future relationship with Turkey on the national security front I mean are the priorities online when the United States wants Turkey to help with ISIS but Turkey wants to attack the Kurds no turkeys to their their focus will be on attacking the Kurds night on ISIS so that's why you can make things a lot worse and also it could embolden other forces in the area Russian forces Iranian forces in Syrian forces to move into the breach as a result of that so it's really a lot of chaos is what's going on here dangerous kind of vacuum and peers Pentagon correspondent Tom

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Pompeo travels to Saudi Arabia after oil facility attack

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Pompeo travels to Saudi Arabia after oil facility attack

"The US secretary of state says Yemen's who the rebels were not behind last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities as they claimed my compare who's just landed in Saudi Arabia tells reporters the Intel so far points to E. run NPR's Tom Goldman has more on what Pentagon sources are telling him and told their satellite pictures of around gearing up the missiles in drones and launch sites in the case say that circumstantial evidence but also the scent of Pentagon forensics team to Saudi Arabia to look at remnants of these missiles at this Saudi facility to determine whether or not they are Iranian missiles and they say that if that's the case it will be clear and convincing evidence that this did come from around this attack in Paris Tom Bowman the Iranian government denies involvement it also warns that if any action is taken against its people it will retaliate president trump has tweeted that his. ministration plans to impose additional sanctions on

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Mike Pompeo blames Iran for Saudi Arabia oil attack

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Mike Pompeo blames Iran for Saudi Arabia oil attack

"The US secretary of state says Yemen's who the rebels were not behind last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities as they claimed Mike Pompeii who's just landed in Saudi Arabia tells reporters the Intel so far points to E. run in P. R. stumbled and has more on what Pentagon sources are telling him I'm told their satellite pictures of around gearing up the missiles in drones and launch sites indicate say that circumstantial evidence but also the center Pentagon forensics team to Saudi Arabia to look at remnants of these missiles at this Saudi facility to determine whether or not they are Iranian missiles and they say that if that's the case it will be clear and convincing evidence that this did come from around this attack in Paris Tom Bowman the Iranian government denies involvement it also warns that if any action is taken against its people it will retaliate president trump. Twitter that his administration plans to impose additional sanctions on

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U.S. intel shows cruise missiles fired at Saudi oil facility came from Iran, officials say

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01:03 min | 1 year ago

U.S. intel shows cruise missiles fired at Saudi oil facility came from Iran, officials say

"US officials say there are growing indications that Iran was in fact behind weekend drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities though they say intelligence is still being gathered NPR's Tom Bowman reports officials say there's no indication that the attacks came from either Yemen or rack in this growing evidence that the attacks came from Iran itself from running in soil and told their satellite pictures of Ron gearing up the missiles in drones and launch sites in NYC say that circumstantial evidence but also the center Pentagon forensics team to Saudi Arabia to look at remnants of these missiles at this Saudi facility to determine whether or not they are a runny and missiles and they say that if that's the case it will be clear and convincing evidence that this did come from around this attack Saudi Arabia's oil minister says half of the crude oil production interrupted by the attacks has been restored oil prices dropped yesterday following Monday's fifteen percent

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Trump approves additional deployment to Mideast to counter Iran

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00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Trump approves additional deployment to Mideast to counter Iran

"Speer. The Trump administration is sending more troops to the Middle East to defend against what ficials say is an Iranian campaign to attack US troops in American allies, NPR's, Tom Bowman has more. The new deployments amount to some fifteen hundred troops include a fighter squadron, in a missile battery officials say the recent attacks in the region, including sabotage oil tankers, and a missile launch near the US embassy in Baghdad ordered by the highest levels of the Iranian government. Many Democrats are skeptical of the intelligence are asking, what is a policy objective of the Trump administration. Assistant Defense Secretary Katie wheel Berger, said the policy is to come up with a new nuclear agreement and stop some Orion behaviors such as supporting Hezbollah fighters our policy objectives remains to return Iran to the negotiating table to address more than just their nuclear. Program, but to address the range of their destabilizing behaviors

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02:27 min | 1 year ago

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"So things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelley Audie Cornish, coming up a space race against the Soviets nineteen fifty seven Soviets artificial satellite. It looked as though they were now the world's leader science and technology. We needed something big. We needed a big show of force, like nuking the moon. How close that came to happening after news? Live from NPR news in Culver City, California. I'm Dwayne Brown. The top American overseeing. The US mission in northeast Syria says he still working with Turkey for safe zone along its border ambassador, James Jeffrey outlined, the proposal to a house panel today as NPR's Tom Bowman reports. So one thousand American troops are expected to remain in Syria in work with their local partners, Syrian democratic force, or SPF to go after residual state fighters. That's anger Turkey, which she's largely Kurdish STF is no different than the Kurdish separatists in Turkey, Turkey, fears. He will mount attacks across the border. Jeffrey says he's negotiating with Turkey and the SPF to have a local police presence inside a safe zone of undetermined size which would also be monitored by both the US in Turkey. We do not have an agreement yet, but our position is that this is the only secure way for it all. All the people involved Jeffrey also said, he still hoping European troops will join the US and stabilizing northeast Syria. Tom Bowman NPR news Washington US, customs and border protection as reopened one of its largest migrant processing centers in south Texas intake was suspended after an outbreak of a flu related illness. It's the same facility where sixteen year old Guatemalan boy, became ill last week later died at another border patrol station during a hearing on Capitol Hill today, acting homeland security secretary, Kevin michelina defended the administration's policies after they were blamed for the deaths of migrant children. That's an accusation down our men and women fight hard to protect people in our custody every single day. We've asked for this resources three weeks ago and hasn't been responded to by congress, and we've ascertain authorities for the last three years, it would have prevented this from happening. The Trump administration has begun to transfer many migrants awaiting asylum hearings to so called sanctuary cities, citing its lack of resources. This is NPR. An industrial chemical damaging the earth's. Ozone layer.

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"tom bowman" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"NPR news in Culver City, California. I'm Dwayne Brown in a landmark federal racketeering case all five drug executives accused of bribing doctors to overprescribe their opioid painkiller have been found guilty as NPR's tovia Smith reports the guilty verdicts follow fifteen days of deliberation. And what's believed to be the first criminal trial pharmaceutical executive since the start of the opioid epidemic. Prosecutors accused the pharma bosses of brazen owed acetate bribing doctors to prescribe. They're highly addictive oral sentinel, spray meant for cancer patients to others who shouldn't have had it and then lying to insurance companies for reimbursement. Some patients ended up addicted. The US attorney says he'll continue to go after quote, reckless farm execs who are fueling the opioid epidemic. Just like he would street level drug dealers defense attorneys have argued other executives were running. The schemes insist founder John Kapoor's lawyer says the law. Long jury. Deliberation proves it was not an open and shut case and they'll appeal defendants face up to twenty years in prison. Tovia Smith NPR news, Boston, the US Marine Corps had the highest number of sexual assaults reported. An anonymous survey conducted by the Pentagon the report released today shows about twenty five percent of all women across the military experienced sexual harassment despite ongoing training and prevention programs to stem, the problem NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman has more on the sexual assault survey. The army saw an eighteen percent increase in two thousand eighteen over two thousand sixteen. The navy seven percent increase air force four percent increase in the Marine Corps. Had the biggest spike. Twenty three percent increase the marine commandant. General Robert Nelson, a statement is no room in the Marine Corps for sexual assault or harassment. He said, quote, we cannot truly be loyal to our nation without first being loyal to each other. That's Tom Bowman reporting.

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02:01 min | 1 year ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Correspondent Tom Bowman joins us now with the details of the investigation. Hey, Tom feels. So what exactly is the defense department's inspector general looking at here. Well, what they're investigating is whether she and Eoghan used his position to boost or prod the Pentagon to by the F fifteen x aircraft which is made by Boeing. He also sharply criticized another aircraft Navia Boeing competitor Lockheed Martin in a call for this investigation. Elza came from a watchdog group citizens for responsibility and ethics in Washington. Now Shanahan was asked by reporters back in January. Whether he was biased toward Boeing, it is official capacity. Here's what he said. I am. Biased towards performance. I am biased towards giving the taxpayer. Their money's worth. And the F thirty five unequivocally I can say has a lot of opportunity for more performance. But Shanahan's not the only one who's been criticizing the f thirty five right? So why is he the one getting investigated here? You're right. Pretty much every adult in Washington has criticized the thirty five it's way overpriced as many design problem. It's seen is not reliable vulnerable to cyber attacks. The problem for Shanahan is anonymous sources say he was putting the Pentagon to by the F fifteen x again made by Boeing the air force. Interestingly did not include that plane in its budget. The Pentagon now wants to buy as many as eighty of these aircraft over the coming years fewer of the f thirty five's so critics pointing to Shanahan for all this. But also Pentagon officials. I talk with say the decision to buy these Boeing f fifteen was not made by Shanahan, but by the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation office and then secretary, Jim. Madison recently, the Pentagon top officer general Joe done for a toll congress. The decision was made because the f fifteen is less expensive than the F thirty five in cheaper to operate over time. Now Boeing, of course has come under scrutiny for seven thirty seven. Max, that's a commercial airliner..

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"tom bowman" Discussed on KCRW

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03:20 min | 1 year ago

"tom bowman" Discussed on KCRW

"From NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. The woman accusing Virginia Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax of sexually assaulting her. Fifteen years ago has come forward with details of her account. Fairfax denies the assault and has issued his own statement, disputing his accusers version of events. We have more on this from NPR Serra mccamman Vanessa Tyson politics, professor from California says Justin Fairfax now Virginia's Lieutenant governor assaulted her in two thousand four when they were both attending the democratic national convention in Boston in a statement released through her legal team Tyson says, quote, what began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault. She says Fairfax used his physical strength to force her to perform oral sex Tyson. Also says she's coming forward with tremendous anguish in order to set the record straight. Fairfax put out his own statement calling Tyson's allegations surprising and hurtful in stating that the encounter was consensual fair. Fax also said it's important to quote, listen to women when they come forward with allegations of sexual assault or harassment. Sarah, mccamman, NPR news, Washington. The Pentagon is shifting two hundred fifty troops from Arizona to the Texas border with Mexico. The troops will shore up the border in anticipation of a caravan with some two thousand Central American migrants. NPR's Tom Bowman reports the troops were arriving in eagle pass Texas just up river from Laredo to assist border agents. The deployment includes military police, medical personnel and engineers border agents and riot gear already were stationed on the eagle pass international bridge in anticipation of the caravan. Mexican authorities reportedly escorted the migrants for their own protection from Zeta drug cartel members. Who control the area eagle pass is not as heavily protected by border barriers as are more urban areas such as San Diego in El Paso. The Pentagon has also announced deploying another thirty seven hundred active duty. The US troops to the border in the coming weeks. Tom Bowman NPR news Washington. President Trump says he expects a formal announcement probably next week that coalition forces have retaken one hundred percent of the territory held by ISIS. He addressed a gathering at the State Department a short time ago over the past two years, we have retaken more than twenty thousand square miles of land. We have secured one battlefield. We've had victory after victory after victory had retaken both Mozell and Raka. However, fears of a resurgence by ISIS in Syria persist is Trump moves ahead with plans to withdraw US forces from Syria his announcement in December drew protests from allies and let Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Madison's resignation before the close the Dow is down twenty one points to twenty five thousand three hundred ninety. This is NPR news. Good afternoon. It's one zero four I'm Eric Roy with California headlines from KCRW fire gutted a Buddhist temple in garden grove overnight, causing nearly half a million dollars damage, the converted wooden house on me street. Garden will fire captain Bill. Stone tells channel seven that burning candles on a front porch alter apparently sparked the blaze quite possible that prior.

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An Angry Trump Pushes Back Against His Own ‘Naive’ Intelligence Officials

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03:54 min | 1 year ago

An Angry Trump Pushes Back Against His Own ‘Naive’ Intelligence Officials

"And lots of other bad things. Tom Bowman the Intel chiefs made a point in public in front of the Senate, the annual threat assessment to say that Iran is not violating the deal. The president says this is all wrong and basically spent the day at odds with his Intel chase before gathering them around himself for a photo op to show that everything's all. Right. I think all you can say is that it's bizarre. Anybody who watched? It was quite clear what the intelligence folks were saying that Iran is not pursuing a nuclear weap-. That North Korea will unlikely give up its nuclear weapons they were quite clear in that prison said it was mischaracterized by the press called it fake news. But anybody watching that could see what they were saying it was quite clear there was no nuance there. They were quite blunt in the contradicted their boss, president United States Corning. Yeah. I mean, it's it's no surprise that the president disagrees with icy on these three things that have gotten the most attention on this the first North Korea the idea that they are no longer a nuclear threat. We've had consistent reporting for months and months and months, they are in fact, continuing to pursue their nuclear program continuing to their ballistic, missile development, and everything they aren't testing on ISIS. The fact that Trump said that is is defeated. Just not true. They're close to their physical caliphate is close to being defeated in Syria. But they're still thousands of fighters that exist and finally on Iran. You know, they are in technical compliance as know hospital said, but there's you know, the icy has been against him on this idea that they are in violation of JCP away for months. Now. So that's not the surprise to have it all packaged in one hearing the way that it was an on camera with the leaders of the intelligence community that was the part that got so much attention that was very jarring. And then of course, you know, we had the next day President Trump gathering as you said in the Oval Office and saying, oh, it was fake news. They all told me it was fake news. And he told everyone that they should read the transcript from the hearing. I would recommend the president read it as well because he would see that. In fact, it was actually reported exactly the way that his icy chiefs. Also, nothing. They said was all that spellbinding. Everybody agrees that everything they said every adult in Washington would agree with what they said. And none of the senators were shocked. They asked questions to issue because they wanted to marry now Courtney who've been to Syria, we talked to the military over there. They'll tell you quite bluntly that ISIS has been defeated. And there are thousands of ISIS fighters running around, and they will likely come back. They're already coming back and places that had been clear like man, bitch and Raka. This is no surprise. Now. Take a listen here to former secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She went on CNN to talk about the president's assessment of the national threat assessment and blows my mind, frankly, and I worked for presidents that actually were interested in knowing what was going on and knew what the role of the intelligence community is and was and so I am stunned by this. And I think it only proves something that troubles me deeply is that this president is. Is someone that doesn't wanna learn? The former secretary of state says she stunned Paul wrote to us on Facebook. Wow, staffers contradicted, the president question Mark exclamation point little sarcasm there from Paul who is not stunned. Emily Tamken some surprise from former staffers, but but Intel chiefs have to manage these relationships now, right? I mean, first of all I think I would agree with Paul on Facebook and say that who at in two thousand nineteen is stunned that the president would contradict his intelligence officials or indeed anybody who tells him something that he didn't wanna hear. Yes. The intelligence chiefs do need to manage relationships. But I think when they were testifying. You know, they weren't necessarily saying anything new or that hasn't already been reported for months with stunning to me is that the president decided to pick a fight over these issues. Right. Like all he had to say on Iran was okay. While you Ron may have been in technical compliance with JCP away.

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DHS to ask Pentagon for more troops on the border

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00:47 sec | 1 year ago

DHS to ask Pentagon for more troops on the border

"The department of homeland security is asking the Pentagon for more systems to shore up the border with Mexico is NPR's. Tom Bowman explains one request is to construct or refurbish some one hundred sixty miles of fencing. Pentagon sources say the effort could include more troops at least several months to construct. The fencing other assistance is expected to include military, medical units, and surveillance aircraft. There are now some twenty three hundred active duty troops on the border in the deployment is scheduled to run out at the end of the month. They're also more than two thousand national guard troops on the border one senior. Pentagon officials said defensing is expected to be constructed along the California and Arizona border the requests from homeland security. He comes as President Trump is negotiating with congress over funding a border wall. Trump said before if he doesn't get the money he'll have the

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Nancy Pelosi on Record Number of Women in Congress

"Under a partial shutdown. She called on members to respect each other and the truth in dealing with one another Don gonyea, NPR news, Washington. Members of the US. Congress are a largely religious group, or at least claimed to have a faith NPR's. Tom gjelten says about nine and ten say they're Christian with Catholics the most popular denomination. Among the members the religious profile of congress comes from the Pew Research Center based on how members describe themselves across congress, just one member democratic Senator Kirsten cinema Zona reports having no particular faith, among all US adults one in force has that one explanation for that disconnect. Maybe that candidates think voters won't approve of someone who's unchurched. So they're reluctant to describe themselves that way, no matter their actual beliefs. Thirty percent of members say their Catholic of the Protestant members Baptists have. The largest share more than six percent identifies. Jewish three times the share of Jews in the US adult population. Tom Chilton NPR news, Washington, Mexico's foreign affairs ministry says it's calling on the US government through its embassy to investigate a January first incident in which US agents fired tear gas into Mexico agents said they were attempting to disperse a group of rock throwers in the first hours of new year about one hundred and fifty migrants attempted to breach a border fence in Tijuana was financial markets plunged again in the second trading day of the new year all three of the major US stock market indices closing down more than two percent stock market jitters were prompted by Apple's warning showdown in China admitted escalating trade war between the US and China. Arthur Dong is a professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown's McDonough school of business overall, the United States economies far less dependent on exports. We are very heavily diversified service based economy, and so on that respect the United States. You know, is is I think sitting. In a in a better position overall. But it certainly will be some some repercussions felt apple stock dropped almost ten percent today racing more than seventy four billion dollars in market valuation. The Dow was down six hundred and sixty points. This is NPR and you're listening to WNYC. I'm Jamie Floyd. A federal judge is blocking implementation of a New York City law that would have regulated Airbnb home hotel business. The law would require Airbnb and other short term rental platforms to divulge the names of hosts and addresses of rentals. But the court said the amount of information amounts to unreasonable search and seizure. The law was to go into effect early next month will now be put on hold while the lawsuit moves forward, mayor de Blasio had championed the law saying it would it make sure the city's precious housing supply could be devoted to New Yorkers rather than tourists. A special election for New York City. Public advocate is set for February twenty six it's the first citywide especially election since nineteen fifty and WNYC's bridge Bergen reports the rules are unique for this race. You won't see anyone running as a democrat or Republican to actually appear on the ballot candidates must create their own party name. And collect nearly four thousand signatures from registered voters. And there's another quirk, Melissa Mark Viverito. Former city council speaker running on the fixed the MTA party line explains. The other interesting thing is that unlike a primary here whoever files I their petitions is first on the ballot Merck. Marito is vying for that top spot. Among nearly two dozen declared candidates turning in her petitions just one day after candidates were allowed to start collecting them. New Jersey is one of the state's least affected by the partial shutdown of the federal government. That's according to a new study, which says the Garden State will be hard hit by delays in process. Messing federally financed mortgages, but less so in other categories, New Jersey ranked forty four th out of fifty states and the district of Columbia the study by the financial website, wallet hub, ranks state based on the number of federal jobs contracts, real estate activity, national parks, and percentage of families receiving food assistance. New York ranked thirty fifth on the list in part because New York is among the five states, receiving the least money in federal contracts. The district of Columbia, not surprisingly is most affected by the shutdown. Currently forty two degrees. Partly cloudy at six oh, six support for NPR comes from the Walton family foundation where opportunity takes root more information is available at Walton family foundation dot org. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish, and Mary Louise Kelley the government shutdown grinds on over funding for President Trump's border wall. But meanwhile, the Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to construct or upgrade border fencing, some one hundred sixty miles along the Arizona and California borders with Mexico, active duty military will take up the task here to tell us more is NPR's Pentagon. Reporter Tom Bowman and Tom what exactly is the task with? What is the Pentagon going to be doing? Well, I'm told this fencing said likely combat engineers for the fencing portion of this effort, but it goes beyond that homeland security's requesting medical units, of course, two children died along the border with in the custody of US officials at the centers they need additional help for the migrants coming through and also told aviation units would be part of this as well. They provide surveillance along the border to help customs and border protection, monitor any movements. And again, this is so. Support for that effort. Active-duty troops can't get involved in any arrest or detention of any migrants, it's against the law and to be clear. This is something new. This is on top of the existing troops already deployed to the border. Right. So this is new this is just coming out. Now this request was made from homeland security. How many more we talking? Well, we don't know at this point. I heard some one official said maybe thousands of troops and other said, well, the existing truce might be able to help. There are now twenty three hundred act of troops there on the border along with twenty one hundred guard forces they could provide some of this effort, but clearly they're going to send additional troops. They could change them out or some could be extended but acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan hinted about more support at a cabinet meeting at the White House yesterday. Let's listen restoration of the fences building out and additional mileage from the law. The army Corp. Engineers is dialed in on doing this cost-effectively quickly on the right amount of urgency as to where we built additional stand up walls quickly get after the threat. The threat is real. And he goes on to say that he'll provide assistance to homeland security secretary Kirsten Nielsen who's making the request to the Pentagon anytime line on how long these duty troops might be there. No idea. I was told it could be months to construct the fencing or shore up existing fencing, you know, we're talking one hundred and sixty miles or so now fencing right act of troops were supposed to end their deployment, by the way at the end of the month. So some could be extended maybe other units could take their place. But what we don't know. Right. Will the Pentagon is working on the specific? So we don't have a lot of detail at this point. Let me insertive skeptical question here, the president has said if he doesn't get money for a wall from congress. He might just order the military to build it is that what is going on here. The president doing something of an end run around the border standoff. That's quite possible. At this point, the talks with congress, the Democrats in particular appear to be going nowhere. The Pentagon the president wants five billion dollars for the wall. The Democrats saying that's far too much. In the standoff continues the government shutdown. But of course, a Pentagon has not shut down. And they're ready to take orders from the commander in chief. Thank you. You're welcome NPR's. Tom Bowman one person. And we'll be looking at the Trump administration's immigration policies is the new chairman of the House Judiciary committee, New York, Democrat Jerrold Nadler, welcome to the program. Thank you. Now. Your committee has oversight over many key areas. Right Justice department, voting rights and an immigration as we mentioned on that last issue. You told CBS that the zero tolerance policy that led to the separation of migrant families on the border was a deliberate creation of the White House that they're trying to make things as miserable as possible. In quote, if kids die there apparently willing to have that. Yes. To investigate the deaths of those two migrant children. Yes, we are. We're going to investigate the deaths of those two migrant children and the entire family separation policy. And there are a lot of questions. How could they for example, deport parents to foreign countries? He's making no provision to give the kids back I or even to figure out identification for the kids. So we have kids now months later that may never find your parents again. State-sanctioned kidnapping. Does it feel like investigative actions and oversight? That's really the only recourse. Democrats have right now. Does it feel like you have no real ability to change Trump administration policies? No doesn't feel that way. At all. And you can't talk about that the first day of democratic control, and the new congress, we have a we have leverage investigation, and, publicity, and and oversight is a major constitutional responsibility. And ability that we have the number to the power of the purse, you can't pass a budget without the house as well as the Senate, and we can put requirements in that budget. We can put limitations on the use of funds we can put requirements for the use of funds and so forth. So even if you cannot pass. Subject matter Bill through both houses of the president would veto it. They can't pass a budget without the house consent. So we have considerable leverage. You've also on another topic. You've sponsored a Bill that would protect the special counsel office. Robert Muller was investigating interference in the two thousand sixteen election introduce that Bill today, and you've also threatened to subpoena acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker what do you hope to learn from him? We are very concerned about a massive fraud. And the American people by the president by his campaign in order to obtain office through fraudulent means hush money payments to women Michael Cohen working with the Russians plus obstruction of Justice in the investigation of that we have to look into all of that. And the special counsel is looking into that or into some of it insofar as they may be crimes, but we have to look into all of that to protect the integrity of our elections and the integrity of our democratic system and to protect the American people from being defrauded by by the Trump campaign Ovalles future campaigns for that matter. So that is the prime thing that we have to do we have to put an end to Republican efforts over the last two years to interfere with an undermine the special counsel's investigation. If the Muller investigation uncovers evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors are you prepared to pursue impeachment? And even if it's politically unpopular it's too early. To talk about impeachment. But what is important at this point is to follow all the facts where they lead to make sure that those facts are public and to make sure that they're not interfered with by the Trump administration. So if a special counsel issues report, we have to make sure that that report is is it becomes public. If necessary we'll subpoena it necessarily will quote Muller to testify in front of the committee about it. We have to make sure that it's not varied by the Trump administration. Bye bye Whitaker or by bar. The President Trump has been implicated and campaign law violations. As part of Michael Collins plea, something like that an impeachable offense. It could be that. I don't wanna get into impeachment now. 'cause it when we're not prepared for that. At this point. The some of what he's been accused of could be impeachable. Offenses. But the real question now is to find out what happened to find out. What frauds were committed but frauds against American democracy. And to make sure the public knows that the public can judge, and we can judge in the judiciary committee instead of where we should go from there whether to be impeachment whether it should be protective legislation for the future. Whatever it may be. And you were earlier you were speaking about William bar, the White House nominee for attorney general. Yes. And and the acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker is it possible that you will overplay your hand.

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"You're welcome the un's regional coordinator for syria said today that syria is witnessing some of the worst fighting of the sevenyearold conflict over the weekend israel attacked serious air defense system after one of its fighter jets was shot down by a syrian missile joining us now is npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman he's in washington now but just back from syria hi tom hey good to be with your good to have you and what is this isreaeli military action say about the state of the conflict in syria right now while other what it says is were going from proxy forces around the country to actual powers of a large powers actually moving in the israelis hit a base and pell myra were the iranians were based in a course in the north we have turkey going after the kurdish fighters supported by the us and then a farther to the east of south southeast we have uh russianbacked forces syrian regime progeria sarazin forces moving on a us supported rebels and the us mounting airstrikes horrific air strikes that killed a hundred of those forces so it's all the main forces sort of moving in now it's a it's much more different than it was just a few weeks ago but one of the forces that we hadn't heard much about before this is is israel how involved are they in syria at them they don't have any troops on the ground they do not in their concern is the iranian big base militias starting moved toward israel there was a drone israel said that was moving into their territory and the israeli struck back and then one of their fighter aircraft actually crashed as a result of this fighting going on and i told who was the first crash of an israeli warplanes since 1982 so you're just back from syria yourself of first of all where did you go and what did you see well we went to.

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"You're welcome the un's regional coordinator for syria said today that syria is witnessing some of the worst fighting of the sevenyearold conflict over the weekend israel attacked serious air defense system after one of its fighter jets was shot down by a syrian missile joining us now is npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman he's in washington now but just back from syria hi tom hey good to be with your good to have you and what is this isreaeli military action say about the state of the conflict in syria right now while other what it says is were going from proxy forces around the country to actual powers of a large powers actually moving in the israelis hit a base and pell myra were the iranians were based in a course in the north we have turkey going after the kurdish fighters supported by the us and then a farther to the east of south southeast we have uh russianbacked forces syrian regime progeria sarazin forces moving on a us supported rebels and the us mounting airstrikes horrific air strikes that killed a hundred of those forces so it's all the main forces sort of moving in now it's a it's much more different than it was just a few weeks ago but one of the forces that we hadn't heard much about before this is is israel how involved are they in syria at them they don't have any troops on the ground they do not in their concern is the iranian big base militias starting moved toward israel there was a drone israel said that was moving into their territory and the israeli struck back and then one of their fighter aircraft actually crashed as a result of this fighting going on and i told who was the first crash of an israeli warplanes since 1982 so you're just back from syria yourself of first of all where did you go and what did you see well we went to.

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"You're welcome the un's regional coordinator for syria said today that syria is witnessing some of the worst fighting of the sevenyearold conflict over the weekend israel attacked serious air defense system after one of its fighter jets was shot down by a syrian missile joining us now is npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman he's in washington now but just back from syria hi tom hey good to be with your good to have you and what is this isreaeli military action say about the state of the conflict in syria right now while other what it says is were going from proxy forces around the country to actual powers of a large powers actually moving in the israelis hit a base and pell myra were the iranians were based in a course in the north we have turkey going after the kurdish fighters supported by the us and then a farther to the east of south southeast we have uh russianbacked forces syrian regime progeria sarazin forces moving on a us supported rebels and the us mounting airstrikes horrific air strikes that killed a hundred of those forces so it's all the main forces sort of moving in now it's a it's much more different than it was just a few weeks ago but one of the forces that we hadn't heard much about before this is is israel how involved are they in syria at them they don't have any troops on the ground they do not in their concern is the iranian big base militias starting moved toward israel there was a drone israel said that was moving into their territory and the israeli struck back and then one of their fighter aircraft actually crashed as a result of this fighting going on and i told who was the first crash of an israeli warplanes since 1982 so you're just back from syria yourself of first of all where did you go and what did you see well we went to.

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"You're welcome the un's regional coordinator for syria said today that syria is witnessing some of the worst fighting of the sevenyearold conflict over the weekend israel attacked serious air defense system after one of its fighter jets was shot down by a syrian missile joining us now is npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman he's in washington now but just back from syria hi tom hey good to be with your good to have you and what is this isreaeli military action say about the state of the conflict in syria right now while other what it says is were going from proxy forces around the country to actual powers of a large powers actually moving in the israelis hit a base and pell myra were the iranians were based in a course in the north we have turkey going after the kurdish fighters supported by the us and then a farther to the east of south southeast we have uh russianbacked forces syrian regime progeria sarazin forces moving on a us supported rebels and the us mounting airstrikes horrific air strikes that killed a hundred of those forces so it's all the main forces sort of moving in now it's a it's much more different than it was just a few weeks ago but one of the forces that we hadn't heard much about before this is is israel how involved are they in syria at them they don't have any troops on the ground they do not in their concern is the iranian big base militias starting moved toward israel there was a drone israel said that was moving into their territory and the israeli struck back and then one of their fighter aircraft actually crashed as a result of this fighting going on and i told who was the first crash of an israeli warplanes since 1982 so you're just back from syria yourself of first of all where did you go and what did you see well we went to.

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"You're welcome the un's regional coordinator for syria said today that syria is witnessing some of the worst fighting of the sevenyearold conflict over the weekend israel attacked serious air defense system after one of its fighter jets was shot down by a syrian missile joining us now is npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman he's in washington now but just back from syria hi tom hey good to be with your good to have you and what is this isreaeli military action say about the state of the conflict in syria right now while other what it says is were going from proxy forces around the country to actual powers of a large powers actually moving in the israelis hit a base and pell myra were the iranians were based in a course in the north we have turkey going after the kurdish fighters supported by the us and then a farther to the east of south southeast we have uh russianbacked forces syrian regime progeria sarazin forces moving on a us supported rebels and the us mounting airstrikes horrific air strikes that killed a hundred of those forces so it's all the main forces sort of moving in now it's a it's much more different than it was just a few weeks ago but one of the forces that we hadn't heard much about before this is is israel how involved are they in syria at them they don't have any troops on the ground they do not in their concern is the iranian big base militias starting moved toward israel there was a drone israel said that was moving into their territory and the israeli struck back and then one of their fighter aircraft actually crashed as a result of this fighting going on and i told who was the first crash of an israeli warplanes since 1982 so you're just back from syria yourself of first of all where did you go and what did you see well we went to.

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"You're welcome the un's regional coordinator for syria said today that syria is witnessing some of the worst fighting of the sevenyearold conflict over the weekend israel attacked serious air defense system after one of its fighter jets was shot down by a syrian missile joining us now is npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman he's in washington now but just back from syria hi tom hey good to be with your good to have you and what is this isreaeli military action say about the state of the conflict in syria right now while other what it says is were going from proxy forces around the country to actual powers of a large powers actually moving in the israelis hit a base and pell myra were the iranians were based in a course in the north we have turkey going after the kurdish fighters supported by the us and then a farther to the east of south southeast we have uh russianbacked forces syrian regime progeria sarazin forces moving on a us supported rebels and the us mounting airstrikes horrific air strikes that killed a hundred of those forces so it's all the main forces sort of moving in now it's a it's much more different than it was just a few weeks ago but one of the forces that we hadn't heard much about before this is is israel how involved are they in syria at them they don't have any troops on the ground they do not in their concern is the iranian big base militias starting moved toward israel there was a drone israel said that was moving into their territory and the israeli struck back and then one of their fighter aircraft actually crashed as a result of this fighting going on and i told who was the first crash of an israeli warplanes since 1982 so you're just back from syria yourself of first of all where did you go and what did you see well we went to.

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"You're welcome the un's regional coordinator for syria said today that syria is witnessing some of the worst fighting of the sevenyearold conflict over the weekend israel attacked serious air defense system after one of its fighter jets was shot down by a syrian missile joining us now is npr pentagon correspondent tom bowman he's in washington now but just back from syria hi tom hey good to be with your good to have you and what is this isreaeli military action say about the state of the conflict in syria right now while other what it says is were going from proxy forces around the country to actual powers of a large powers actually moving in the israelis hit a base and pell myra were the iranians were based in a course in the north we have turkey going after the kurdish fighters supported by the us and then a farther to the east of south southeast we have uh russianbacked forces syrian regime progeria sarazin forces moving on a us supported rebels and the us mounting airstrikes horrific air strikes that killed a hundred of those forces so it's all the main forces sort of moving in now it's a it's much more different than it was just a few weeks ago but one of the forces that we hadn't heard much about before this is is israel how involved are they in syria at them they don't have any troops on the ground they do not in their concern is the iranian big base militias starting moved toward israel there was a drone israel said that was moving into their territory and the israeli struck back and then one of their fighter aircraft actually crashed as a result of this fighting going on and i told who was the first crash of an israeli warplanes since 1982 so you're just back from syria yourself of first of all where did you go and what did you see well we went to.

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"It's morning edition from npr news i'm rachel martin and i'm david greene there may still be terrorist attacks carried out in its name but the state of islamic state is really no more isis is down to a handful of enclaves but there are still hundreds of us forces fighting isis in syria and the pentagon says they are sticking around nature pentagon correspondent tom bowman near state department corresponding michelle komen of both here to talk is through what's happening the country hillary both it'd take any time i want to start with you because the trump administration came in talking about no foreign entanglements america first no nation building so why does the us still have troops in syria well they have troops in syria to deal with isis and they consider isis a threat to the united states that's why the us forces are there advising the local troops sir soon the arabs and kurds and the caliphate is quickly coming to an end but they're still little fighting along the border with iraq now defense secretary james mattis told reporters this week that us troops inside syria will remain fighting isis quote as long as they want to fight now most of the americans are advisors working with kurdish and arab forces as i said in madison says that american troops can stay and set the conditions for a political settlement he said were not going to just walk away where does that leave what has been this civil war that we've been following for for so many years if if isis is now do i mean you have our ally said who seems to be ready to win this civil war right michelle so these groups in theory that the united states was backing are the very future for them there's not much of fema cater them what the us is helping us to get them i'm around the table with they sheryl assets government and talk about a future constitution future government the political settlement ussama talking about without bachar alassad there there's been a big question though hanging over what they called process and that is will russia and iran deliver but shara lhasa to negotiations meant to pave the way opposed off said syria that doesn't look likely in.

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"New revelation from facebook about selling ads to russian interest groups aligned and with russian interest in the 2016 election what can you tell us about the death threat this is something that the investigatory can committees on capitol hill are very interested in it turns out that facebook sold adds to russian interests the big question is when the russian interests bought these ads how did they know which facebook feeds to put them in how did they know which voters to target them too so they're interested in finding out if there was any kind of coordination or assistance from any american interests like the trump campaign telling these russians where and how to target these ads what algorithms to use for instance since and that's what that is the new line of inquiry on capitol hill and speaking of capitol hill more testimony expected happened there on the rush investigations today more testimony expected to happen donald trump jr is going to be interviewed today behind closed doors by senate judiciary committee staff members they're interested in talking to him because of his involve parliament in setting up that june 2016 meeting at trump tower with a russian lawyer so the russia investigation continues as all of this other stuff is roiling the relationship between the president and his own party on capitol hill lots of stuff npr's mara liasson thanks so much moral thank you the navy is still investigating four accidents involving ships in the pacific a share accidents that led to the deaths of seventeen sailors sand untold millions of dollars in repairs so what happened some naval experts are pointing to overworked cruz santa the stress of frequent deployments because of two hugh ships but as npr's tom bowman reports others point to a simpler reason lack of training when brian regrowth lift colleges a navy anson beck and.

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"Oh jerry off we question air force general helped orchestrate the air campaign enroll so i'm steve inskeep and i'm rachel martin the pentagon could cut a program that gives immigrants serving in the military a shortcut to citizenship npr's tom bowman explains we look back fifty years to the why it's in newark new jersey the left dozens dead it all started with a rumer monochrome killing the black plus defending the right to smile in brazil it's wednesday july twelve human rights activist malala yousafzai won't years old the news is next my from npr news in washington i'm chorba coleman the senate judiciary committee has open confirmation hearings for christopher ray he is president trump's choice to be fbi director senators on the panel have expressed concern that a new director may come under political pressure raise says if he's confirmed to lead the fbi hi he will be independent from the president i believe to my core but there's only one way to do this job and that is with strict independece by the book playing it straight faithful to the constitution faithful to our laws and faithful to the best practices of the institution ray says he is loyalty is to the us constitution raise nomination as fbi director has one bipartisan support from several former us attorneys that includes former attorney general eric holder who served under president obama president trump has turned to his favorite method of communicating with the public to praise his son as npr's tambur keith report it's donald trump jr has been at the center of a storm since he disclosed emails suggesting the russian government was working to help his father's campaign in a statement on twitter president trump turned in a positive review of his sons performance in an interview with support of host sean hannity on fox news.

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