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A highlight from Growing Unease: Current Administrations Approach to Security and Travel with David Bellavia
"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
A highlight from President Biden's trip to NATO Summit 2023
"Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, to listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Morning, glory America, Bonjour, hi Canada. Good Wednesday to you. I'm Hugh Hewitt in the Studio North. President Biden went to bed. That's my lead story. And you say, why is that a lead story? There's a lot of news going on. Former President Trump is picking a fight with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. We got a lot of John Kerry audio for those of you who want to go back to sleep. We've got questions about the Hunter Biden plea deal and whether or not Judge Mary Ellen Norika is going to do right. Well, Joe Biden went to bed. That's the lead story in the Telegraph. Biden skips NATO leaders dinner to, quote, prepare for a big speech. So, presidents tuckered out. All right. He's got to go to bed at five o 'clock because he's up at 6 a .m., which is not true. I go to bed early. You know, I got to get up early. If I sleep in, it's 5 15 when I get up. If I get up at the normal time, it's 4 30. But either way, I'm always on the air somewhere at 6 a .m. in the morning. 9 a .m. other places, 10 a .m. other places, 1 a .m., 1 p .m. other place. But I have to get up early. So I understand going to bed early. But the president flies all the way to England, which is like a three hour flight, right? It's not like he's gone around the world as Japan. He's got jet lag. You went to England from Washington, D .C. It's actually less of a change to go from Washington, D .C. to Denver. So he goes over to England and he gets completely lost with the prince. He's wandering around. And then the reports Telegraph Joe Biden skipped a dinner with NATO leaders last night to head back to his hotel in Vilnius. I'm sorry, not in England. He went on from England over to Vilnius. He went to dinner back to his hotel in Vilnius to prepare for a, quote, big speech. U .S. official blamed the 80 year old president's busy schedule on his absence at the gathering of the NATO alliance's leaders. Mr. Biden has spent the weekend at the beach before arriving in Sunday Europe on night, had Anthony Blinken, the U .S. secretary of state, attend in his place. That's going to be thrilling to everyone. I like Tony Blinken. I mean, I'd love to go to dinner with Tony Blinken. Very got a lot of good stories. You got every head of state there. There's a war in the middle of Europe. It's like going to the Tehran summit with Churchill, FDR and Stalin and FDR saying, let me send over Henry Wallace. I actually, Cordell Hall, I don't know who it was. And the idea that the president of the United States cannot stay up for a NATO summit isn't about time we had a talk with the president about just showing your cards. You're not running for reelection. There's just no way. You're 80 years old and you're feeling it. But let's give a listen to what he had to say yesterday. Cut number one. President Biden has arrived in Lithuania for the NATO summit. And he doesn't know where he's going. He's looking around. And if you're watching on the Salem news channel, you can see it. Whoever is the president of Lithuania is taller. Now he's turning around and wants to go back on the plane. Then he shakes hand and he moves forward. OK, cut number two. President Biden, Jan Stoltenberg, who is the leader of NATO and has been since I was seven. Keep going. Cut number two. Mr. President, it's great to have you here at the NATO summit. It's good to be here and thank you for continuing to deliver. I am, as I've made no mistake, not at all surprised. I've been telling the fact that I think it's really important at this critical moment in the whole NATO issue that you continue to lead NATO. You're trusted. No one knows the situation that we're facing better than you do. And this historic moment, the adding of Finland and Sweden to NATO is consequential. And your leadership really matters. And we agree on the language that we've proposed. OK, he's really sold on this Finland and Sweden deal. He's got that committed to memory. Finland and Sweden are coming in. Cut number three. This is consequential. And your leadership really matters. And we agree on the language that you proposed relative to the future of Ukraine being able to join NATO. And we're looking forward to continuing to unite NATO. They've heard me say, my American president heard me say many times, I still think that President Putin thinks the way he succeeds is to break NATO. Not going to do that, especially when you listen to us. So thank you for the moment. I am reminded of A .T., my beloved grandfather lived 101 years old on his own wheels in his own house. And I love the guy so much, Gramps. And he was a fireman, so of course I looked up to him like a giant when I was three or four. But A .T., as he got older, was always a go get him kind of guy. Didn't really, not very good on the details. Where are you? Are you at Yale? Are you at Columbus? You go to Ohio State? Not real long on the details, but great on the love, right? That's what grandparents after A .T. do. Not long on the details. They're at the baseball game. They're not sure if you're supposed to steal second or not. They're not even sure if it's a baseball game, but they're there and they're cheering for you. And Grandpa Joe is just great. He's there for Jan Stoltenberg. But it gets a little bit worrisome when he tells the Lithuanian president cut number four. Our pledge to to be with you has not waited. It didn't take us long to get thousands of troops here to want Russia invaded the second time. So we'll be able to be assured that you're going to have all that you need. If you have sector defenses today, you can send him along. It's all kidding aside. All kidding aside, that's after he jokes about Russia invading Lithuania.
What Is Justice Good For?
"Justice? What is it good for? Justice sets a standard. Just this is more than punishment, justice is moral clarity. One of the worst things a person can do, one of the worst things a person can do is abuse collective power for their own personal opinion or objective. To use the FBI for a political purpose is evil. If you evil for Republican did it or a democratic, they're basically using taxpayer funded what is supposed to be neutral to go after a candidate they don't like. And they did it full court press. They went after it. They went from Pfizer warrants. And remember Chuck E. Schumer told us that this was coming. To Rachel maddow he said, if you go after the Intel agencies, they got 6 ways to Sunday to get back at you. So what happens when the government lies to you? Goes after political dissidents, covers it up, lies about it again. What happens? What is the consequence? Oh, I strongly worded report. The consequences, a 300 page detailed report. And yeah, it is a scathing report. Who is going to go to jail? And the answer, the clarion call to the unelected. To the fourth branch of government, the bureaucracy that Leviathan is you can get away with it. Ladies and gentlemen, let me make an argument for you right now. If John Durham or any one of these people would have went after Peter struck stroke smirk and even failed in court, I do not know if Tony blinken and those 50 Intel officials would have signed on to that fake letter with Hunter Biden's own enthusiastically. I don't know if these sort of games would have continued unchecked. You see, they're just going to do it again. What is going to prevent these people from doing this in 2024? What's going to prevent them from launching another investigation? When you do not have consequences, when you do not have a check and balance, when you do not have a stop it, time out, handcuffs, prison time. How about just the pension curtailment? I mean,
Sen. Ron Johnson on Blinken's Lies About Meeting With Hunter Biden
"Dive right into it. I see here new emails show Tony blinken line to the U.S. Senate under oath about meeting with Hunter Biden, senator tell us about it. Well, Charlie, well, what he lied about is that he said he didn't ever email Hunter Biden. Remember, center grass and I were investigating Hunter Biden late 2019, early 2020. Remember December 2019, the FBI took possession of his laptop to 2020 was COVID. It wasn't easy to do an investigation. People wouldn't come in for interviews, but a number of people from the State Department did come in for interviews. We actually had an interview scheduled with Anthony blinken. Remember, he was deputy Secretary of State. And at some point in time, he decided to cancel that. The election happens, and then lo and behold, because he wanted to become Secretary of State, he decided to come in for an interview. And so we transcribed in and if you ask them all kinds of questions, we are primarily concerned about the May 27th meeting that he had scheduled with hunter, which got canceled because bull Biden died, I think, three days later. But then the follow-up meeting, a launch immediately occurred in July of 20 21. Of 2020. And so we want to ask him, what did he and hunter talk about and what he told us? No, it's just golf and grandkids. It's going to be golf and grandkids, just like Lois Lerner, remember that not low sort of Loretta lynch with Bill Clinton. Just golf and grandkids. Right. So again, they talked about Boeing. So how can you really press them too hard on that when you're talking about the tragedy of losing a brother? But during that interview, we asked him point blank. What kind of communications do you have with hunter? I mean, did you talk to him on the phone? He said he really didn't. We asked him, well, do you communicate him through email and text? And he said, no, now what we've seen because of the Hunter Biden laptop is we have emails where Anthony blinken was emailing Hunter Biden and probably even worse. His wife, Evan Ryan, is her name. She worked for the State Department also under Obama.
Watergate on Steroids With Rep. Byron Donalds
"Let's play cut 77. Iris whistleblower saying the federal investigation a Hunter Biden has been marred by special treatment, not a shock, but we're finally getting evidence of what we already knew to be true. Play cut 77. Attorney Mark lytle's client is a supervisory special agent at the IRS. Who's prepared to tell Congress the investigation he's been working on has been hampered by what he thinks is special treatment. Lytle wouldn't talk in specifics declining to identify either his client or the target of the investigation, his client helped conduct. But CBS News has learned the investigation the whistleblower worked on is about Hunter Biden. Today, lytle sent this letter to Congress, claiming his client could provide information that would contradict sworn testimony by a senior political appointee. CBS News has learned, that was attorney general Merrick Garland. Again, this is, this is all about Merrick Garland. You could only imagine how many interference campaigns are currently being run by the Biden regime, right? How many different layers of interference are they running? It's a very courageous whistleblower here. So is this whistleblower going to get whistleblower protection? Yeah, we're going to do everything we can to protect him. Because Charlie, I really want to make this. This is important. This is not Republican Democrat politics. We have a serious problem where in my view this is obstruction. They are stopping investigations. They are suppressing information. We already know how they acted during the last presidential campaign, suppressing free speech. We found out in a congressional hearing that Tony blinken when he was an adviser to Joe Biden during the campaign. He's the one that went around and got those 51 national security experts to sign this letter about how the Hunter Biden laptop was just Russian disinformation. And that was a flat out lie. Tony blinken is now Secretary of State. And he's been a disaster. You have this entire apparatus around Joe Biden to protect Joe Biden so that the radical left agenda can move forward without a misstep.
China Takes Center Stage
"Latest in the war. French and Chinese leaders meet amid tensions, okay? So Macron has gone to Beijing. You know this is playing the center stage role here. General secretary Xi Jinping, because nobody wants to meet with Biden because the president is in firm. Saudi Iranian foreign ministers agreed to resume flights after Beijing meeting. Oh, great. What meaning is that? The one that's not being reported on because of this idiocy in Manhattan. Iran and Saudi foreign ministers meet in China. They've had a restore security and stability. I'm just a UAE, our strongest ally along with Israel in the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates, meeting with Iran. This is what happens with an infant president. It's your allies say how we can't count on this guy. We can't come on this team. Tony blinken and Jake Sullivan, nah, and they begin to make deals with the enemy. And Beijing emerges.
"tony blinken" Discussed on WTOP
"54 and Laurel 54°, some parts of the area down to the middle 30s, and now ten 40 on WTO. Money news at ten and 40 past the hour brought to you by pen fed credit union, great rates for everyone. Let's go to Jeff clay ball. Mortgage news daily says the average rate on a 30 year mortgage rose above 7% again at 7.1% that's a 20 year high. Ford's February sales were up 22% from a year ago, Burke and Herbert bank, D.C.'s oldest bank, dating back to 1852. Will this stock on the NASDAQ, though no date or price has been set yet? Without finished Thursday session up 342 points, that was a 1% gain. Death cable, WTO news, checking out the Asian markets, they're all hired tonight, doing the best is the nikkei index Tokyo stocks are up one and a half percent. But Hong Kong is up 1%, South Korea's cost pays up about half a percent and the same with Australia tonight. A jury convicts a disgraced South Carolina attorney accused of killing his wife and son. It's one of the big stories that we are following for you here on WTO and do stay close for all the latest throughout the rest of the evening into the morning hours. Other news after a brief meeting with Russia's foreign minister in India today, Secretary of State Tony blinken is moving on to the next item on his agenda, how to help Ukraine with the war. The meeting signaled that the two countries are at least talking after more than a year of mostly silence. There's no evidence that Russia is going to stop fighting anytime soon. As we hear from WTO national security correspondent JJ grace. So what does the intelligence say about what Russia's planning for Ukraine? We do think that the Russians are planning for more wider and deeper offensive operations when the weather starts to improve and the roads get better. Regardless of what they do in the spring. According to National Security Council, spokesman John Kirby, Russia's, in a sense, already been defeated. You heard the president talk about this when he was in Warsaw. Mister Putin has already failed. He's already lost in so many ways. Kirby said Russia wanted to absorb Ukraine. Decapitate its leadership. Take over its economic centers and strike deep inside the country. He's achieved none of those larger goals. Ukraine is still free. WTO PC national security correspondent JJ green. Well, we will bring you the latest on the Alec Murdoch verdicts tonight. Big news of the night, the murder convictions for the former South Carolina attorney. Stay close to WTO. It's about two
Why We Have to Support the Fight in Ukraine
"Former ambassador and national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, appeared on Fox with Mark McCallum yesterday to explain the American interest in the war in Ukraine. It's the best summary I found anywhere cut number 7. Well, Martha, here's what we've seen happen. The Chinese humiliated us with a track across the United States over multiple days with a spy balloon. And it stopped and lingered over our nuclear sites, our silos is soft and lingered over our the second leg of our triad, our air force bases with nuclear capable bombers. And then to stop by our sub pens to see what was going on with our submarine force. So it was an embarrassment. And that balloon should have been taken down forthwith as soon as we found out about it, probably as an Internet American waters. The Chinese got away with it. And the only consequence is that Tony blinken instead of meeting with his foreign counterpart in China in Beijing, he met with weighing in Berlin. All right, Munich. In Germany. So what was the consequence of the Chinese? So any wonder that they think they can get away with supply and lethal weapons to the Russians for their fight against Ukraine. And by the way, general Kellogg was absolutely right. We've got to win this thing in Ukraine and it's in America's interest to win it because China and Russia are unlimited partners. And if we can use the Ukrainians to totally degrade the Russian army, and show that we can win one of these wars, that will deter Xi Jinping from invading Taiwan. So this is a very important fight in Ukraine, and it has serious implications with our relationship with China and what happens in Taiwan.
Antony Blinken: Nord Stream Pipeline Bombing Is an Opportunity
"Here Jim play for me if you would cut three Here's our Secretary of State Tony blinken after the pipeline is bond's bomb saying it was a tremendous opportunity Take a look This is also a tremendous opportunity It's a tremendous opportunity to once and for all remove the dependence on Russian energy and thus to take away from a Vladimir Putin The weaponization of energy is a means of advancing his imperial designs That's very significant And that offers tremendous strategic opportunity for the years to come But meanwhile we're determined to do everything we possibly can to make sure that the consequences of all of this are not borne by citizens in our countries or for that matter around the world Do you realize how stupid you have to be as a journalist or as a human being to not put these puzzle pieces together This just goes to show you how embarrassing our hack goon Soviet clown media is in the United States
"tony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Like Visa that we find attractive. I know this is what your zombie movies. I feel exactly where you're heading. But I do wonder Rihanna, just to build on that because it is an important thing. It's an important point this sort of question of what's going to lead to the catharsis where you get capitulation by companies to be purchased at a discount from other companies. At what point you get some sort of washout. What are you looking for to signal? And I understand company specific, but on a broad level, are we there yet? How do you know? In terms of company risk-taking valuations in terms of the appetite of investors. Yeah, I don't think we're at total capitulation. I mean, we think we may have seen the bottom. We feel like we're in a range bound market, somewhere in the 3600 to 4000 in the next 6 to 12 months, and the S&P are base case is for an earnings decline that we have not yet seen factored into the market. Those bottom up earnings forecasts are just starting to come down. You're starting to see 22 come down four Q come down. 23 hasn't yet been touched. And that's because that visibility is so murky. Everybody's struggling with the ultimate fed question. But you're seeing companies starting to respond on cost management. That's going to play out on margins. And that bad news for peoples. Unfortunately, good news ultimately for the market and for earnings. Fundamental here is we now have a risk free rate. We now have finance somewhat back to what we are weaned on. And my great theme is the zombies of all flavors are going to be rolled up in 2023 Bernstein's heritage, the black books of Bernstein's heritage is studying that. Do you see combinations and transactions on fire next year? I don't think we've put out a forecast for M and a volume. Nobody's watching. Come on, help. We're continuing to see M and a volume B robust. I think what you're seeing here is financial conditions and risk-taking, obviously, have gone up recently. And I don't see a real change to that. I think companies are continuing to innovate and invest for the future. And if they can do that with rollups and mergers, then why not? But I think they're going to be opportunistic. We had a curve. Thank you so much. Greatly appreciate it. Thank you, private. Wealth management today. Lisa, there's a wow headline. If I've seen one. Yeah, there's just coming across there right now that blinken, Tony blinken is says that Biden asked him to travel to China early next year. That was really kind of building what we expected coming out of the Xi Jinping meeting was that Tony blinken is going to head over to China. What are they going to talk about? And I think this is important. Are they going to talk about the chip sector? Are they going to talk about Taiwan? Are they going to talk about how they deal with Russia? How do you rank your priorities at a time of some pretty serious red lines? But by quote early next year, we will have a much better framework of the slowdown of China or the stability of economic China or the recovery of economic China. Or the reopening of zero COVID. There's a lot of well, there's a lot of debates out there about China. That's, to me, it's the uncertainty in the next year. You know, there was something that happened overnight. The financial system. The PBOC warned that if there was some sort of reopening, it could cause an inflationary push that they weren't expecting. And it's going to affect their easing and how much they're willing to ease. It just speaks to a preparation, gaming out what this looks like is China clearly needs to reopen into the rest of the world. Well, it's going to be fascinating and Elizabeth economy now with secretary Armando. It commerce has just always said this is fragile. That's a new word. I like it. It's fragile than it. Looks. Futures deteriorate, negative 1.2% on standard and four is negative 47 points of vicks breaks out over 25, some fragility of the market into that important economic data. We'll see it 8 30. We look at FTX at 8 45. Stay with us on radio on television this is Bloomberg. Now the latest news from New York City and around the world, here's Michael Barr. Tom Lisa John
Antony Blinken Wants to Power the World for Only 11 Minutes
"So I played that cut of our Secretary of State Tony blinken who is a crazy person Saying that the bombing of the Nord stream pipeline presents a strategic opportunity And of course he goes right to the Green New Deal cow farting crowd Like wow look at this we could get off natural gas and move to a green energy future It doesn't exist Remember that article by beyond Lombard that we had chatted about on this show if you're one of our P one regular listeners you probably remember it Industry term for the real loyalists out there And I saw this there are a few statistics that really stick out to me One of them is the Jason Riley public school one About just 2000 of 20,000 public high schools produce half the dropouts That was stunning to me But the beyond Lombard piece about the Green New Deal cow farting crowd that we only have battery capacity on the entire globe right now to fuel less than ten minutes of our energy needs Far less I think it's actually like 11 seconds now and if everything goes as planned and even the multi $1 trillion cow farting agenda and the Green New Deal people get their way by 2030 we'll be able to power the world for I think it was something like 11 minutes That's bananas That's crazy That's suicide So these people saying that the bombing of the Nord stream pipeline the attack on a natural gas pipeline is a strategic opportunity It is for global and isolation in World War three Folks these people are crazy
"tony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"In part to pay his personal expenses. He was pardoned by Donald Trump. On his last day as president. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Joe Matthew. This is Bloomberg. Thank you so much, Joe. Well, we heard from the ECB and madam Lagarde earlier today as they raise their interest rate by 75 basis points and said they weren't done yet. And in part, in large part, perhaps it's because of the energy crisis that has been precipitated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. To take us through both the economy and Europe, but also the dispute in the fight and Ukraine. We turned out Ian bremmer. He's founder and president of the Eurasia group and GZERO media. So Ian great to have you back. It's back to school time here. So take us into the European economy and just how bad their situation is right now because they said there's going to be more inflation and less growth. Look, the Europeans are getting hit a lot harder than the Americans and the reason for that is because they have a hell of a lot more direct exposure in terms of trade with Russia, particularly on the energy front. The gas front, the oil front, those flows are dramatically diminished from where they were. And the expectation, the working expectation among European leaders, which I share is that the Russians are likely to shut that down completely by the time we get to winter because this is the very narrow window of leverage that the Russians have. Next year will be too late. Next year, the most of the European countries will already be functionally decoupled from Russian energy flows. In many ways, Putin made a mistake by not cutting them off at the beginning when he would have had more leverage and when they wouldn't have had chance to prepare. Now they have and that has kept the Europeans together. The most, I mean, the extraordinary story here, it's not just that the Europeans are likely to have a relatively significant recession, a contraction of, say, two or 3% on the back of this winter's economic trauma, but even more importantly that the Europeans have held so strongly together through all of this and are very likely to continue to. This is bad news for the Russian president. There's no question. Certainly, if president Putin wanted to interfere with NATO, he doesn't seem to achieve his ends. At the same time, he's been on vat of also, because you know this week saying, you know what? Those sanctions haven't hurt him at all. Do we believe him? We don't believe him. But then again, we didn't believe him when he said that he wasn't going to go into Ukraine. I mean, he lied to the face of the American president, the German Chancellor of the French president said those were trading exercises, those 130,000 troops on the Ukrainian border. We don't believe what the Russian president or the Kremlin is saying to us for anything other than propagandistic purposes. But what we know is that Russian energy prices, even though the output has been lower, the prices have been high. And as a consequence, they have been able to keep their economy humming more effectively than they might have been thought to be able. I mean, the contraction we're going to see this year is probably going to be about 5 to 6% at the beginning of the year, the IMF once the sanctions hit the war started, thought that contraction would be more like 10%. So the Russians are not yet really in the soup, having said that, Russia is not just an economy about producing commodities. There are manufacturing economy. Well, David, they're on a motive production right now is 3% of what it was a year ago. There are a military producer that the second largest military export and defense exporter in the world after the United States. And they've now been diminished to using shells from the 1950s and 60s in their storage and going to the Iranians for drones that don't work very well in the North Koreans for ammunition and shells. This is a disaster for Russia. And over time, the impact that's going to have on the Russian economy is going to be massive. What is the effect on the war itself? What is going on with the war we saw there's I guess a counter offensive that started in the south and the east by the Ukrainians. Do we have a sense of how that's going? And by the way, what do you make of the Secretary of State Tony blinken's visit over there? Both his visit as well as the announcement from the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin that there's yet more military aid going to the Ukrainians. The Europeans are doing an awful lot of lifting to in terms of the economic pain that they're taking and holding together. The Americans are doing most of the lifting in terms of the military support for Ukraine. And that continues apace with today's visit by Tony blinken to Ukraine. So there's no question that, first of all, no matter how hard the Europeans take it, the Ukrainians are going to continue to have a massive amount of military support for the near to medium term future from the Americans that will matter immensely. That's the first point. The second point is there have been counter offensives a limited amount of territory has been retaken by the Ukrainians in recent days. That's a big deal for morale for the Ukrainian troops that are badly stretched on the ground right now. But the Russians have not yet moved towards a general mobilization at all. And in part that shows that despite Putin taking his war plans in the teeth
The Insulting Incompetence of Kamala Harris
"Just touch a little bit more on this Kamala Harris situation and then we'll move on. But in a country that is so wealthy, so sophisticated with so much talent to send someone like Kamala Harris to represent us. I mean, that's how shallow the benches of our government, that's the best offer that we have. And it really kind of shows this trajectory of the west. So we go from Maggie Thatcher, we go from the iron lady to the cackling clown in just two generations. How is that possible? Well, you look and I'm just talking about female leaders here. Let alone the male leaders that were sending abroad, like Tony blinken and Pete Buttigieg, who just physically embody weakness and a tepid nature, not strength or clarity or precision. And it really kind of goes to show you have someone like Maggie Thatcher who was an honorable strong and courageous woman who led the United Kingdom in tandem with Ronald Reagan and did such a phenomenal job protecting western values in western civilization to very quickly almost like in two generations someone like Kamala Harris, who not just as unqualified, but she distinctly should be disqualified from doing this type of work. From the iron lady to the cackling clown. It's the position that the west is in. So I
Jon Finer Didn't Initially Admit Russia Was Invading Ukraine
"So now here we have the press and the administration in a semantic debate and I want to announce to you now there's more news that tanks are now moving in to Ukraine Really no surprise there but it's awful Obviously the Ukrainians provoked them Because they live and they exist But Aaron Burnett heard Bernie question is isn't this an invasion So here we have CNN which nobody watches Debating John finer who nobody listens to Is this an invasion The reason John finer couldn't just flat out say yes like we did last evening on this program is because the orders came on from down high even though they were gurgled And spittle and incoherent he read between the lines Don't use the word invasion Maybe we can pull Putin back And then later in the course of the morning the Biden White House uses the term invasion Go ahead So what president Putin has done already today is something that we are appalled by but not surprised by the entire spectacle that unfolded in Moscow was more or less predicted publicly by President Biden and some of his comments by Secretary of State Tony blinken and his comments to the UN Security Council And something we were prepared to respond to and do you already have responded to through an executive order that this administration put out tonight We have also said that we plan to take additional actions tomorrow in terms of what is actually happening on the ground in the Donbass region of Ukraine We have seen reports but we are basing our actions on what Russia actually does not the statements that Russia makes We're going to continue to assess overnight Any steps that Russia takes and we will be prepared with a significant response tomorrow Does it sound like you answered the question
"tony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Business out and at Bloomberg quick take This is a Bloomberg business launch Home Bloomberg world Hank waters I'm Charlie Powell we begin with a developing story tonight out of California the state has announced a plan to shift to the endemic phase of the pandemic Governor Newsom calling for vigilance over mandates Stocks lower traders seeking safety and bonds and other haven assets today tenure yield 1.96% S&P down 94 down 2.1% the Dow down 622 down 1.8% Aztec down 2.9% Spock gold 1898 the Alps Now back to sound on with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg radio I am here today Not to start a war But to prevent one there is a credible prospect that a Russian military action would take place even before the end of the Olympics Tensions with Russia over its intentions in Ukraine continue to escalate with President Biden this morning saying that the probability of an invasion is quote very high and secular state Tony blinken appearing before the UN Security Council to lay out U.S. intelligence Russia has amassed more than a 150,000 troops around Ukraine's borders In Russia occupied Crimea Russia says it's growing down those forces We do not see that happening on the ground Russia invaded us in 2014 Russia invaded Crimea Russia invaded the parts of the United Kingdom's territories and for the past 8 years we have been leaving and the aggression from Russia Our.
"tony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"People all around the world are retooling Here in America Do you think Ford Motor Company and General Motors which have completely retooled an RV tooling their factories to build electric You think they're suddenly they'll say no electric's not the future Electric is the future for automobiles all around the world The John Kerry the former Secretary of State a most interesting gentleman and of course the U.S. special envoy for climate I did a panel Thank you Bank of America mister moynihan was secretary Kerry in Davos on climate and I was thunderstruck at how statistically well informed the senator was I'm sorry folks It's Massachusetts I still call him the senator how the senator was informed legitimately on climate whatever your beliefs in the topic Of course peer to peer conversations with David Rubenstein and it'll be most interesting as well I was thunderstruck how this guy did not mail it in on climate Is that what you observed He knows this stuff called This is the job he wanted Most people when they finish being Secretary of State never want to go back into government because any position will be less significant than the one they had He's so interested in this subject He came back in effect is a subordinate to the Secretary of State He's not subordinate but he's not as significant as a Secretary of State who used to be his deputy Tony blinken used to be the deputy John Kerry Now Tony blinken's Secretary of State and John Kerry is in the State Department but not as significant in position as he once had But he wanted to do this because he really cares about climate change David because of news flow of other topics but one more question this morning on John Kerry He's big time frustrated over where we are right now Headlines today I think water water leases going to rise two or three feet Baltimore's Camden yards is going to be flooded I mean climate change is going the wrong way right now for John Kerry We've had a lot of problems with climate change And I think people recognize that he said in this interview that it's here it's something we have to do something about But the truth is it's nothing we can do overnight That's going to change the situation It's going to take years That's why when we talk about standards we're talking about things we can do by the year 2050 There's a goal by many people to be net zero in terms of emissions by 2050 but that's going to take some time to get there Lisa the secretary secretary blinken speaking with Joe over at MSNBC no evidence of a rush of pullback Yeah and I know that John Kerry did want to talk about the climate change issues He was though a former Secretary of State and Tony blinken was his disciple which leads us to really understand perhaps some of the framework as to how they have grappled with the situation David to the degree that we've gotten some rhetoric out of Tony blinken really giving a threat that if this region of Ukraine gets recognized as independent by Russia as a game changer a necessitates a response How do you think about that in terms of gaming out the potential for an escalation or deescalation I think this is reminiscent of what George Herbert walker Bush did in the Kuwait war He got a coalition together put together very effectively by Jim baker his Secretary of State And in the end the allies were so strong that there was no chance for Saddam Hussein to prevail in Kuwait Right now the allies are so united that I don't think there's any chance that Putin can move forward and not realize there's going to be a big big problem for him So at this point my view is he's looking for a way out a graceful way out And diplomacy now should focus on two things How can we give him a graceful way out And how can we not brag about what happened We want to do what George Herbert walker Bush did after the Berlin Wall fell He didn't go over and trumpet what he'd done Right Right He was very graceful He didn't want to do the kind of things that people wanted to do because he gave a face saving way out for Gorbachev That's what you need to do here with Putin David Rubenstein my father told me they hid the newspapers from me during the Cuban missile crisis dean rusk and the team there off of the crisis had to allow khrushchev to save face What did we learn then that we can apply now While we did give him way out because we actually gave him something We gave him missiles in turkey We said we'd pull them out And we didn't really need those missiles anyway So it was a face saving way for him He also we didn't brag about it in the way that I think we have to we have to do it in the future as well We shouldn't be saying to people We just beat Putin we beat him We trumpeted We don't want to do that What you really want to do is to say look we have an agreement now It's good and both sides won That's what he needs to really do as president of the United States And I think that's what Joe Biden is doing From an executive perspective David and as the cofounder of Carlisle I wonder what your experience has been with these rising geopolitical tensions in terms of how to prepare for possible sanctions how to prepare for a shift in the regulatory landscape Well no one can really prepare completely for these kind of things because sometimes the regulatory landscape changes so quickly in the private equivalent you tend to be in a longer term investor But there's no doubt that firms like ours do have shorter term investments And we have publicly traded securities as well There's no perfect way to do it But at any time you do a long-term investment or a short term investment you now increasingly look at geopolitical risks in the United States as well as abroad And this particular risk is one that people are taking strong look at Now we not recognize that it's likely that energy prices will go up if Putin were to invade and the markets have reflected that But energy prices should come down if in fact we can come up with a peaceful resolution of this The news flow today has been dramatic And I do want to bring you this headline that The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Justice Department is pursuing a wide ranging probe of short sellers including with Carson block a prominent short seller who received a subpoena I had an F by FBI search warrant from your perspective David with your legal prowess What's your view on some of the regulatory crackdown that we're seeing right now from this administration I wouldn't use the word crackdown I would say the chairman of the SEC Gary gensler thinks there should be more disclosure of hedge fund fees and private equity fees And no doubt they'll be comments about that Something will move forward But I think it's important that everybody who invests in these kind of funds do have that does have very good information and fees should be disclosed And I don't think anybody's against that The devil is in the details but I think it can be worked out to everybody satisfaction Let me bring it back to your conversation with secretary Kerry Here's a guy who's devoted years and years of public service He now he's dealing with something that appears from all intents and intractable as well What's the carry agenda to get something done in the coming quarters and years While John Kerry is somebody who's 78 years old He's not somebody who is at the beginning of his career Why at this age does he want to go back and work on this issue It's because he really seriously cares about it and thinks he can make a difference Everybody wants to have a legacy when they're in public policy And he thinks his legacy will probably be something related to climate change if he can get some agreements here that more than we've already had I'm running out of time but what can you with all of your advantages in your firm Carlyle do to assist in water or the broader scope and scale of drought management Do you have meetings on that at Carlyle We have.
"tony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is in Qatar negotiating over the release of more U. S citizens and others from Afghanistan. For an update on the situation. Welcome now. Hagar Shamali, host of Oh, my world on YouTube. Miss Shomali earlier served as Ambassador Samantha Powers spokesperson for the U. S mission to the United Nations. And also it's a former National Security Council director for Syria and Lebanon. So hunger Thank you so much for being back with us. We have Tony Blinken. Now in Qatar. What can he accomplish there? Well, so the purpose of his goal is to focus on the immediate needs of the U. S government, which is the evacuation of remaining Americans in Afghanistan, of which there are said to be 100. That is what he said. He said that the US government is in touch with them and that four American specifically have been released since the U. S military withdrawal And the reason that's so important, even though it sounds like a small number is that the Taliban knew of their release. They knew they were travelling by land outside of Afghan Stand and they didnt impede or get in the way And so one aspect is to ensure that the U. S. Can maintain this line of communication with the Taliban to ensure the safe passage of Americans out who want to get out. But also the key here and this is going to be a really tricky point. Here is the Afghans who worked with the U. S government. They are obviously going to be targeted by the Taliban and the U. S. Is behind the number of Afghans who helped the U. S who remain in Afghanistan who weren't able to get out is unclear. And the problem is we don't have a U. S consulate anymore to vet them and work through their paperwork, especially when you have families who are Afghan but who have a family member who is an American citizen right for immediate families. So this is what Secretary Blinken has said he's working with the Taliban to achieve so the Taliban has said, as I understand it that they really want to be part of the world ordered. Unlike the last time they were in charge, they don't want to be a rent. The gate country. How much will depend on whether in fact they left us. I believe it's six commercial airliners at Mazar e Sharif up in the north out because we have U. S citizens and others that are ready to leave flying out of Mazar e Sharif. Right. So the first thing I would note is that I wouldn't expect any. I would tell everybody not to expect the Taliban to change its behavior or how it views itself in terms of the international world stage that I've heard many people say that. Oh, you know, we're gonna wait and see how they how they act. And now they have a country and they have a lot more to lose. But the fact is, that was the case in the 19 nineties as well. So most experts, especially counterterrorism experts, none of us expect the Taliban to change its behavior at all when it comes to an nefarious activity, allowing Afghanistan to become a breeding ground for terrorism, and certainly it's regard for human rights and women's rights. Um so that's the first. But when it comes to allowing certain commercial flights to leave their it's not. It doesn't go totally against their interests if they allowed Certain commercial flights to depart. I don't think that one necessarily means that they are going to change their attitude toward being some kind of player on the international world stage. And to that point, I don't expect the U. S government and a number of other governments to recognize the Taliban as the official government other than countries like China and Russia and pick you can stand in Iran, for example, so hot car One thing you said, really caught my attention, which is the possibility of Afghanistan once again. Being a base from which terrorist attacks relaunching the United States. That's why we went in 20 years ago. Originally, do you think that the Taliban will tolerate either Al Qaeda or Islamic state launching terrorist attacks from their territory? Well, there's certainly against Islamic state. Right. There's an organizing, and it sounds so much an option but a chapter if you will of Isis in the areas in the area. It's called Isis harsh on into the area that they that they oversee if you will, and so we call it. Isis came right and they are directly against the Taliban, so the Taliban are against them, but I have no faith. In the Taliban's ability to really prevent the terrorist attacks. I think that they then you go after some of them, they may try and capture some of them. But when it comes to actually ensuring security inside Afghanistan to prevent attacks like that I have zero faith. It's why Turkey and Qatar have proposed handling the security of the airport because we certainly can't leave it to the Taliban. Um, that also, by the way, it doesn't mean that it's great a security but it is a vast improvement. From what the Taliban could offer. So in one regard, Yes, there against the Isis that pretends conflict on the ground right? It pretends that you're going to have fighting on the ground in that regard. But that doesn't mean that you're not going to have foreign fighters flocked to Afghanistan regardless because Afghanistan is an enormous country, the border between Afghanistan Pakistan is extremely porous. And as you had in the 19 nineties, where Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda was able to flourish, I absolutely expect Terrorist groups of these kinds to flourish again in Afghanistan. So final question Cigar. How confident are you of U s ability to do? I guess it's called over the horizon attacks against terrorists inside of Afghanistan. We were not based there. I am confident and the reason for that is I've been on the other side and we have without going into detail. We have really excellent intelligence. We have been able to use drone strikes to target terrorist leaders in Yemen in Iraq and Syria, including in areas that we aren't Physically present in on the ground. And and that's because of the strength of our U. S intelligence, our military intelligence, and so I do expect that that will continue. And I do want to make one point here when the United States says that they would coordinate with the Taliban. That doesn't mean actual working together, a coordination that literally means a heads up. Said. Hey, we're about to go strike this guy in 30 seconds And so you know, I do expect us to be strong in this regard. I just I don't have, uh, Strong or positive hope for Afghanistan that it's going to be stable anytime soon. This is very helpful. Hager Thank you so much. For that time I got Shamali. She's host of all my world on YouTube. Coming up a coup in Guinea drives up the price of Alcoa. It is our stock of the hour is coming up next on balance Power, Bloomberg television and on radio. Asset managers who sees chain.
"tony blinken" Discussed on 990 The Answer
"And also into the psychology of the people in charge. I have been asked numerous times, Charlie, How is it that we have people this incompetent? This void of wisdom running our institutions. I said, Well, makes perfect sense if you've been to a college campus lately. College campuses are the incubators. Where wisdom goes to die, and arrogance is bread. Deceitfulness is inculcated. And treachery is encouraged. The leaders of our institutions. Prime example. Number one, Tony Blinken. Have never actually Ever had to be held accountable for anything consequential. Tony Blinken. Said this and cut 31. He said. A new chapter of America's engagement with Afghanistan has begun. It's one in which we will lead with our diplomacy. The military mission is over. A new diplomatic mission has begun. Mind you before we play this tape. How do you have a diplomatic mission without an embassy? How do you have a diplomatic mission when you had to close your embassy at a fears? That your own citizens would have to be killed where we had to bring the flag down. How exactly does diplomacy work with that? Tony Blinken? You see, One of the great misnomers is that diplomacy can solve everything when it comes down to a diplomacy is only effective when you have a bigger sword and a stick than the person across the table from you. If you're going to rely solely on diplomacy with evil people. Got a book by Neville Chamberlain to sell you. But 31 U. S military flights have ended in our troops have departed Afghanistan. A new chapter of America's engagement with Afghanistan has begun. It's one in which we will lead with our diplomacy. The military mission is over. A new diplomatic mission has begun. The diplomatic mission that we don't have an embassy and we have no way to actually executed. Do you notice how They are experts not at governing, but at deflecting and dodging. One thing that Blinken is very good at Is changing words. Yet not necessarily always changing definitions but changing the essence of what is being said. Great example is when he was asked the other day. I think we have this tape. We played it earlier, but it's worth playing again. Do you have the one where he was asked by truck Todd about the list to the Taliban? Remember that one. I think we mentioned it. We'll find it. When they said, Well, did you give list to the Taliban? He said. No, No, I didn't give lists. We gave over manifests. But isn't a manifesto list? No, I know, but we gave a row manifest. You asked if I gave over lists. We didn't give a list. We call it a manifest. Therefore, it's not a list play tape. The idea that we shared lists of Americans or others with the Taliban is simply wrong. What was shared in specifically so in specific instances when you're trying to get a bus or a group of people through, uh and you need to show a manifest to do that, because particularly in cases where people don't have The necessary credentials on the more documents on them, then, uh, you will. You'll share names of the list on people of us that they can be assured that those are people that we're looking to bring in. So again, we call them manifest, not a list. So, therefore finalist So it's not a disaster. It's a transition. It's not that Marines died. No, they sacrificed It's not that we abandoned Americans in Kabul there on vacation there in Ju, they're enjoying the weather. It's beautiful. This time you're in Kabul. Hiking is nice. You're always on the move. It's not that we're in a struggle with the Taliban. There are partners. We didn't know Americans are stranded. It's their choice to be there. They want to go start a new life of opportunity. You've never heard of the Afghanistan dream. I mean, come on. You can work hard and marry a 14 year old and blow up a store. If you want to see Afghanistan dream Didn't strand them. They want to be there. You see part of the strategy for Tony Blinken as if they think they adjust the word and use a sit in. In other words, you'll just stop asking questions. And Chuck Todd Demon ask a follow up like, Hold on. This is all you have to do. Tony Blinken. Hold on. You said we don't have lists. You just called it a manifest. What the heck is a manifest? And you have to do some well manifest is a piece of paper with a bunch of names on it. Right, So it's a list. Just because you use a synonym of the word and you're asked about the word doesn't make it any less true. Tony Blinken speech. It became very clear. That the type of leader this regime Is focused on supporting and implementing. Is one that has never had to or want to take responsibility for their actions. You see leadership. Is not just about the perks and the benefits. It's not just about the state dinners. Chauffeured cars. The staff at your beck and call. People bowing at your absurd title, like Oh, yes, Mr Secretary. It's not just about the aura of your unearned self importance. Leadership. Is also and truly about the stuff our rulers actually detest the most. It's about sleepless nights. Flag draped coffins. Unpredictable circumstances. Terror bombings Press briefings. And hopefully the willingness to non ideologically be honest and take responsibility for your actions and have some sort of sense of duty. Not deflection. This class of unelected czars of Millie and Kirby and Blinken and Austin. This sounds like a bad law firm from breaking bad. They want the lifestyle. Of being a leader. They want the cars..
Biden Lied to the World About the Crisis in Afghanistan
"Joe biden said this. I need you to tell the perception around the world and in parts of afghanistan i believe is that things are going well in terms of fighting against the taliban and there is a need whether it's true or not there is a need to project. A different picture biden said that will change perception. That will change an awful lot. I think now. What's so incredible about the statement from biden is that it is. It's another example that this regime and the way that democrats view government is not about actually implementing things that are objectively real. It's about whether or not they can persuade you on television. That what they're saying is actually happening. I want you to read. I want you to listen to this carefully. Joe biden said agani and again this is a leaked call from the national security apparatus and there is a need whether it's true or not hold on here that joe biden saying it doesn't matter if it's actually true we the way we do things in america. Let me give you a little bit of a one on one here gani. I know you're new to the whole corrupt ruler thing but the way we do stuff in america it's called mirage. We just give everyone a nice impression that we're doing a good job. When in reality were plundering their future and deteriorating their currency and keeping the border is open. I need you to lie. Ghani why are you such a bad liar. That's what this whole phone call was about. Biden was saying that. I know the taliban is gonna take over. But why don't you lie better now. This this this this really reveals two things number one. It reveals how your leaders actually view their role as running the country as play actors but number two it also reveals that the big. Lie that lloyd. Austin and mark milley and john kirby and tony blinken have been telling the big lie that they had no idea that kabul was going to fall was is pathologically untrue.
Tony Blinken Puts a Spin on America’s Successful Surrender to the Taliban
"How do you have a diplomatic mission without an embassy. How do you have a diplomatic mission when you had to close your embassy at a fears that your own citizens would have to be killed where we had to bring the flag down. How exactly does diplomacy work with that. Tony blinken you see. One of the great misnomers is that diplomacy can solve everything when it comes down to diplomacy is only effective when you have a big sword and a stick than the person across the table from you if you're going to rely solely on diplomacy with evil people. I got a book by neville chamberlain to sell you. Cut thirty one. Us military flights and ended in our troops department afghanistan. A new chapter of america's engagement with afghanistan has begun. It's one in which we will lead with our diplomacy. The military missions over a new diplomatic mission has begun the diplomatic mission that we don't have an embassy and we have no way to actually execute it now. Do you notice how they are. Experts not governing but at deflecting and dodging one thing. That blinken is very good. At is changing words get not necessarily always changing definitions but changing the essence of what is being set. A great example is when he was asked the other day. I think we have this tape. We played it earlier. But it's worth playing again when they said well. Did you give this to the taliban he said i didn't give lists. We gave over manifests but isn't a manifesto list. I know but we gave her a manifest. You asked if i gave over lists. We didn't give a list. We call it a manifest. therefore it's not a list play. Take the idea that we shared lists of of americans or others with the taliban is simply wrong. What was share in specific so in specific. Instances when you're trying to get a bus or a group of people through End you need to show a manifest to do that because particularly in cases where people don't have the necessary credentials on the documents on them Then you you'll share names of the list on people who busted. They can be assured that those were people that we're we're looking to bring. Yeah so again. We call manifest ladder listed in list.
Tony Blinken Thinks the American Public Is Stupid
"If you actually wanted to tell the audience where are we. Who's in charge. What are their motivations. There is no better example than the tony blinken speech last night from how it was written how it was delivered the arrogance the deceitfulness of which the entire speech was presented. The you would use the term orwellian. But i struggle to even say that because orwell in his characters around airstrip one they had more commitment of truth to truth then tony blinken cut thirty four more than one hundred twenty. Three thousand people have been safely. Flown out of afghanistan that includes about six thousand american citizens. This has been a massive military diplomatic and humanitarian undertake. One of the most difficult in our nation's history and extraordinary feat of logistics and coordination under some of the most challenging circumstances imaginable. One hundred and twenty. Three thousand people have been flown. I've afghanistan only six thousand of them american citizens less than five percent. This is what he calls one of the most difficult diplomatic humanitarian undertakings anywhere. However he thinks you're stupid.
Joe Biden Wants the Taliban To Enter the International Community
"Joe biden is not declaring war on the taliban he wants the taliban come into the international community fact we have that tape. Somewhere where gen pa- sacchi says. Will we really hope that. The taliban will come into the international community cut. Twenty two is close to this. Tony blinken if the taliban sustained the basic rights of the afghan people we wouldn't legitimize their government already talking like they've taken over the entire country and before we play. That tape. do want to say this. If you go into the interview with george stephanopoulos. Joe biden said. This country would fall apart and less than six months. He's like oh yeah. we knew. By the end of the year the taliban would be in control so there wasn't inevitability that the taliban would take over. Why did he lie about that. Someone has to start holding this man accountable. And the people around him and the cartel and the cobb all that he represents. 'cause yeah it's all fun and games while he's destroying the keystone excel pipeline and keeping the border open. Now that american blood is about to be spilled because of him. There needs to be check and balance on that joe biden and his administration are more worried about rhonda santa's and the taliban what does tell you about the state of our country and the current regime. The biden regime is spending more time slamming. Rhonda santa's and greg abbott. Then people that have put. Americans lives at stake in jeopardy and still are doing that right now.
Kabul Evacuation Draws Comparison to Saigon in 1975
"The cobbled evacuation is drawing comparisons to the Vietnam War sands Saigon nineteen seventy five helicopters lifted thousands of Americans and Vietnamese allies out of the city in in in during symbol of U. S. defeat forty six years later a similar scenes unfolding in Kabul but secretary of state Tony Blinken rejects the comparison saying this is manifestly not Saigon GOP congressman Adam Kinzinger and Afghan war vet agrees this is gonna make Saigon look like Disney world in comparison noting thousands of Afghan civilians crowding the airport tarmac psalms so desperate to escape the Taliban they held on to a military jet as it took off and fell to their deaths Sager mag ani Washington
Vladimir Putin's Peacock Move Before Meeting With Joe Biden
"Putin did something this morning. It was a total peacocking chest, puffing move. I know he did it on purpose, and he did it to stick it to Biden. And I think he did it to stick it to Biden. Right before they sit down. They're little spray their photos spray in the beginning to try to let him know I'm in charge here. I'm you know, I'm Vladimir Putin. I'll do what I want. There's nothing you can do about it. Well, what happened? They popped in this room for this photo spray this opportunity sitting down if you saw it was earlier this morning, it was Joe Biden and Tony Blinken. And Vladimir Putin and I believe Lavrov. So it was just each principal +14 people in the room. At these little sit downs. In the beginning, They typically allowed the press the press to come in. They allow them to come in to get photos and those photos and then spread around around the world called the press pool. They take those pictures they get spread around to media entities. Um, who's in the press pool can change by the day. You know Reuters AP Photo photographers from each one, whatever it may be. They take those pictures because everybody wants to see the pictures in the video. Well, I don't know if you caught it. But earlier this morning Putin and again a big peacock chest puffing move. Putin's Russian security folks. Tried to elbow out the American press out of the room. While letting the Russian press in there to take the photos. Now you may say to yourself well, what's the big deal? Of course, that's what the Russians do. Well, folks, they don't typically do that. They did it. To let Biden no early on who was going to be in charge. Hear what Joe Biden has to say about this meeting later. How
Blinken Signals No Immediate US Press for Mideast Cease-Fire
"Secretary of state Tony Blinken is signaling that the US will not press for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas the rulers of Gaza democratic lawmakers and a key Republican are calling on the president to pressure both sides to stop the fighting senator Todd young of Indiana is the senior Republican on the foreign relations subcommittee for the region but secretary blank and says it is up to the parties to make clear that they want to pursue a cease fire any ceasefire would be by definition that between them but we are ready to engage support in fighting in the past week has killed hundreds most of them Palestinians in Gaza I'm Rita Foley
"tony blinken" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Up on our hits here. I told you I'm not all that A lot of things going on in politics right now that I'm sorry. I'm bored by them. So I want to talk about other things. We'll let the parties are you among themselves. About who they are. Both Democrats and Republicans or the Democrats are trying to figure out are they center left or are they able? See Bernie? And Biden administration is looking like they're going the AOC Bernie Round and on the right there trying to figure out is Donald Trump the leader, or is there a center right Republican party? Led by Liz Cheney. And so they're arguing all of that, and This goes back to an old theory. I've I've mentioned it over the years about the fact that the parties Are not Strong anymore that they used to be very strong. And they did not allow Wacko birds to be candidates in their party. So the party's of basically just given up and gone. If you can raise money than that's all we care about you raise my wallet. You raise a lot of money. We don't care how wacky you are the same for the Democrats with a O. C and the right with Marjorie Taylor Green, the other They raised a couple million bucks and people on the right will go. Well. Look at that. Isn't that good? So I don't get Don't get jazzed about all that stuff that some people I know. Maybe maybe you think that's the best thing to talk about. But I find it kind of boring. I wanted. I want to talk about Afghanistan. I've got them on my list. I know Afghanistan of all things. Remember what President Biden said? Remember President Trump that everybody out? By May 1st. And so well. He didn't get reelected. So troops are there buying comes along and had to do something before the maid first deadline and said Okay, Okay, okay. We'll do it before we'll get them all out before 9 11. So we've got four months. He's got four months to get everybody out, and apparently they are working on it Right now they are packing up. Over in Afghanistan. And we've got a round and round on this business about Afghanistan. Is it time to let them fight on their own? They're corrupt there A corrupt government. What is the U s interest? I know that the U s interested is explained to was is if I'll tell you what they're going to start. Planning for another attack on America. That's what they did before. We leave the Taliban. Is going to take over control. If I was a woman, or I had, uh, if I was married and a daughter Get the heck out of Dodge Man because the Taliban takes over. Those women are going back to the Middle Ages. Just all of this so President Biden asked his advisers. About Should we get out of Afghanistan? What should I do? I told you yesterday it is. Bob Gates is just one of the people. The former defense secretary, former CIA director Highly regarded and Democrat and Republican circles. And he has said on more than one occasion Joe Biden. This is before he became president, but just before and he said it years ago, I you're interviewed him for five years ago when he said it then. Joe Biden. He's never met Anybody who's been Maura wrong on foreign policy than Joe Biden. And what I discovered over the weekend was Tony Blinken, our secretary of state. Has been with Joe Biden through his vice presidency, and he was with him for many, many years when he was the head of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate. So the guy that's giving him bad advice about what to do. That turned out to be absolutely the wrong thing to do. Is now our secretary of state Tony Blinken. So, Tony Blinken. Says. You know what? Cut 31, He says. We need to get out of the Middle East. We've been engaged in Afghanistan for 20 years and we sometimes forget why we went there in the first place. And that was to deal with the people who attacked us on 9 11 on we did just because our troops are coming home doesn't mean we're leaving. We're not Our embassy staying to support that we're getting to Afghanistan when it comes to economic support development, humanitarian that that remains, and not only from us. From partners and allies. Yeah. Oh, no, We're not leaving. No, no, no. We're moving our troops out there, Packing up there putting everything on the plains of getting to know we're not leaving. I don't know is he does he? Does he hear that? He sounds like he's delusional. We are leaving. But I guess as far as hey thinks as long as we keep writing checks Well, the corrupt government. Afghanistan is getting our money and they're going to be pleased to just find get out of our hair and just keep sending the money and I'll keep cash in it. But the Taliban is not going to put up with that for very long. I mean, the Taliban is dark ages type stuff, but they are not going to put up with Payoffs. To the government of Afghanistan. They are going to be the government. They're negotiating skills. All right? Yeah. Talk about the art of the deal. You know what they're doing? We're not negotiating. But we are we need to sit down and come up with a peace agreement. We're not going to do it. Well, you have to have Ah, conference here. We got to sit down on the table. We gotta have a meeting. We're not going to do it. But you have to.
"tony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"State. He is Tony Blinken on only one representative the Supreme Court. It will be Chief Justice John Roberts, who were watching to come in. And once again it's the hall. But boy, it's a lot emptier than it normally is. At this point professor. One of the question I wanted to ask was enforcement and audits. One of the proposals coming out his $80 billion The higher auditors. Is it true that that money would re repeat returned several fold in terms of receipts received and how long a delay with their because audits look at President Trump for president Trump started, it still isn't done. So how long's it take to get that money? I'm glad you asked. I asked the leading of economists on this very issue he had to research this And the answer was $1 spent on enforcement will yield $4 in revenue, You know, so it's a wonderful ratio. It's a good investment. That's a big return on guy. Think it takes a couple of years so again that 15 year Promise by the White House That hasn't really been scored yet, but it's it's pretty much accepted that this is a good investment. Whether or not that number $700 billion are going to come from just enforcement may or may not may be inflated. I want to add one point, David and you you get this we've talked before is that Biden is bargaining. Right now, hey, does have a thin He doesn't have a kind of support that Roosevelt had he has to bargain. So of course you're first. Your first position is very, very big. I expect a lot of horse trading and a lot of bargaining in the next couple of weeks. We'll continue to watch the floor here for our radio audience is we just Chuck Schumer as well as Dick Durbin. The second ranking Democrat in the Senate, down on the floor. Right now we're seeing Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris behind up on the dais as Nancy Pelosi is calling the whole house to order once again. We're looking at a start time of something like nine o'clock my 5th 14 minutes from right now, So thank you so much really appreciate you being with us Professor That's Teresa Ghilarducci, She's professor of economics at the new school. And now we want to talk. So what? The politics what can really get done up on Capitol Hill? For that? We welcome our Bloomberg Govern reporter Emily Wilkens. Still with me, of course, are Bloomberg contributors? Jeannie Chan's A. No. And Rick Davis. So Emily, actually, professor already pointed in this direction, how much of this can get done? There's a good chance the Democrats can get something done. They certainly want to get something done. The question is, what can they get done keeping all 50 Democrats on board? I mean, let's just be real here at this point, this tax proposal that's coming out tonight. Republicans have already said that there's no way that they're going to touch it. Maybe they'll do something with the infrastructure component, but not the part that Biden's going to be focusing on tonight. We've already heard complaints from Democrats across the spectrum, Senator Joe Manchin of more moderate Democrat from West Virginia, He said that the amount of spending in this bill made him uncomfortable. He's already come out, saying that the proposed corporate tax rate that President Biden has put forward that 20% that that's too high from him. Then, on the other side of Congress as well, You hear a myriad of individuals who want more things in the bill. Powerful appropriations chair Rosa to Laurel wants that. Childcare tax credit to be permanent, not just extended for five years like the president has Progressives. They want to see Medicare expanded, They want to see lowering prescription drug prices. Don't forget all those New York and New Jersey House members who said that they want to see the end of that cap on state and local tax deductions. So President Biden certainly what he says tonight is gonna be taken very seriously by the lawmakers in that chamber and the ones who aren't able to make it. Remember, it's Congress. Who's going to be the one to write this legislation, And when they get ahold of this bill, they already have a number of changes that they want to make you said Joe Manchin for Western, You will be key, a bit of color here from our colleague Billy House. Who's there says that? Actually, Joe mentioned didn't get a seat on the floor. He's up in the gallery along with Mitt Romney. So it shows who didn't get to see Joe mentions of pretty important senator. Right, Jeannie? Yeah, that that's not the Joe you want to put up in the gallery tonight. Emily, you just hit on something I want to ask you about me I had to do with the Medicare expansion. We understand that Bernie Sanders was one of many Democrats on the progressive wing, frustrated by the fact that it looks like in this American families proposal that the Biden administration is not going to take on Big Pharma or the health care industry. At least not on this point, do you? Are you hearing anything from the progressives in terms of what's happening on health care? I think the progressives are really disappointed. Both Senator Sanders as well as progressives who I've spoken to in the house who were really pushing for health care to be a part of this particular component, But we've heard Senator Sanders say that he doesn't think this is over. Yet he's going to continue to try and push to get some sort. Of Medicare expansion into the final product of the bill that's expected to pass through budget reconciliation. So of course, the big question there. Can it pass the Senate Parliament, Terry and test isn't going to be one of the requisites of spending enough money and having a significant enough impact on the budget. Actually get through the process, so I'd expect to continue to see Senator standards push on that. Remember, I mean, Senator Sanders, He's now head of the Budget Budget Committee. It's a powerful spot to be on any certainly has some sway within the halls of Congress. Okay, only thanks so much. Please stay with us. When we come back to you through the evening to reset here. We're waiting for an escort. President by Biden into the hall. We have Nancy Pelosi to speak of the house and we have come on her. It's the vice president up on the dais, and we're seeing various people of the select who get made. We just saw the two Massachusetts senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, talking with one another again..
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"Of the day, and we'll discuss policy issues that impact you coming up Thursday morning. We'll talk about the debate over reopening schools during the covert 19 pandemic. With National Education Association president Becky Pringle, then a discussion on the future of the GOP and President Biden's executive order on racial equality with Republican National Committee senior adviser for Black Media Affairs PARIS Denard Watch. C SPAN's Washington Journal Live at seven Eastern Thursday morning and be sure to join the discussion with your phone calls. Facebook comments, text messages and tweets newly confirmed Secretary of State Tony Blinken held a news conference today at the State Department building questions from reporters on Several topics. Good afternoon. Welcome back to the briefing room. So your briefing room I will be spending quite a bit of time together starting very shortly, and I very much look forward to that. But today first I have the privilege of introducing for the first time to this room. The 71st secretary of state Mr Tony Blinken, so with no further ado turnover jump That introduction by mid price, the State Department spokesman. Thank you. Good afternoon. Um, let me start by saying that my first ambition is to be known as the man who brought net price to the State Department briefing room and that at least this mission accomplished. Uh, And in all seriousness thanks everyone for joining me here today. Um, this is my first full day on the job as Soko state and, uh, to restate what I said before. It is a deep honor to be in this job, And I'm gratified that President seen fit to trust me this responsibility and I'm incredibly excited about the work ahead. Um, especially working with them. And in women of the state Department to try to serve the American people and represent our country to the world. I want to spend a few minutes with with all of you today to make it clear right from the start. How important I see the work that each and every one of you does s some of you may know that I started my career. A zoo journalist? Obviously, I didn't didn't succeed, but it was something that I took. Tremendous pride and pleasure in on DSA something I have deep respect for the result of my own experience being on both sides of the of the enterprise. You keep the American people in the world informed about what we do here. That's key to our mission as well. And you hold us accountable, ask tough questions, and that really does make us better. More broadly, and it is never more important to restated. A free press is a cornerstone of our democracy. And this is a critical moment for protecting and defending democracy, including right here at home. So here's what you can count on coming from me and coming from us. We're resuming The Daily Press briefing starting next week on Tuesday, uh, that's an essential part of the day and we're bringing it back. President Biden has said that he wants truth and transparency back in the White House briefing room that fully applies in this room as well on you'll be seeing me with a little bit of frequency, too, including on our travels together When hopefully we can get back to those travels. Justice. You'll have an opportunity here from many Policy experts in this in this building. I know we're not always going to see I That's not the point of the enterprise sometimes will be frustrating to you. I imagine there a few times when you'll be frustrating to us, but that's to be expected. That's exactly in some ways the point But you can count on me. You can count on us to treat all of you with the immense respect you deserve. And to give you what you need to do The jobs that you're doing that is so important to our country and to our democracy, and I will be forthright whether it's behind this podium on the plane, or hopefully, eventually some distant part of the world. So it Zen adventure. I am really, really glad that we're in together. S O Welcome back to the press room. As that said, This is your press room. And with that, Let me take a few questions. Thank you. Welcome back, Mr Secretary to the building. Thank you. Thank you for your kind words about our profession earlier. I'll try to be as brief as possible. In the last couple of months of the previous administration. Several policies were rolled out and enacted that attracted a bunch of with were contentious to say the least, or attack attracted a bunch of criticism. I realize that a lot of almost everything is under review right now is your less than 24 hours in, but among those things that were enacted in the last several months Which are your priorities to Fort to complete the review to possibly reverse, rescind or roll back and similarly within the building apart from policy, But in terms of personnel, what exactly do you intend to change if anything about that approach The previous administration took to the Foreign service and people work in this building. Thanks. Yes, you're right. We are reviewing a number of steps that were taking taken late in the last administration. We want to make sure we understand In each case, the basis for the decisions that were made, I will tell you that I'm particularly focused on the question of sanctions on the Ruthie's. I think you all know very well that the houthis committed an act of significant aggression in, uh Taking over synods some years ago, moving through the country committing acts of aggression against our partners, Saudi Arabia committing human rights abuses and other atrocities, creating an environment in which we've seen extremist groups fill some of the vacuums that that were created. But at the same time we've seen a campaign, led by Saudi Arabia that has also contributed to what is by many estimates is the worst. Humanitarian crisis in the world today, and that's saying something on so it's vitally important even in the midst of this crisis that we do everything we can to get humanitarian assistance to the people of Yemen who are in desperate need and what we want to make sure is that any steps we're taking do not get in the way of providing that that assistance. The Houthi is controlled territory that I believe, um, could Chains about 80% of Yemen's population..
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"News. Diplomacy and multilateralism are back. That is the message from the newly confirmed secretary of state Tony Blinken. On his first full day on the job, the nominee to become ambassador to the U. N had a similar message in her confirmation hearing today, NPR's Michele Kelemen has more Usually, state Department officials pack the main lobby to welcome a new secretary of state in this time of a pandemic, though only a few were on hand to greet him outside with elbow bumps. Good to see you. Thank you. Morning. There's never quite been a moment like this, Blinken said in his opening remarks to a mostly empty entrance hall and the world, he said, is watching. I want to see whether we will lead with the power of our example. It will put a premium on diplomacy with our allies and partners to meet the great challenges of our time, like the pandemic climate change the economic crisis as he was getting down to work. Another Cabinet nominee, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, was telling senators that if confirmed as ambassador to the United Nations, she will restore America's leading role there. And our leadership is needed at the table. We know that when we cede our leadership There's jump in very quickly to fill the void. China, she says, has been doing just that. The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Jim Risch, wanted to know how the Biden administration will deal with the more assertive China, which has made inroads at the U. N. The result is U N that can be used by the CCP to silence Chinese political dissent. Advance its foreign policy aims, promote its own authoritarian values and even said technical standards and norms that will define the technologies of the future. Linda Thomas Greenfield said she'll work with partners to push back. Other Republicans on the committee, though, blasted her for a paid speech he made in 2019, sponsored by China's Confucius Institute. Thomas Greenfield said she regrets accepting that invitation, though it was at Savannah State University and historically black college where she and African American has spoken before, and I came away from the experience, frankly alarmed. The way the Confucius Institute We're engaging with the black community and Georgia. It reminded me of what I'd seen in Africa. The Chinese government going after those in need. Thomas Greenfield has served as ambassador to Liberia and assistant Secretary of State for Africa. So she seen China's debt traps up close. But she says the U. S often wasn't there to offer an alternative Africans still prefer, if at all possible to work with the United States. And we need to take advantage of that cinema and be more proactive in our engagements on the African continent when they have a choice, they choose us. While China dominated the hearing, some senators raise doubts about the rush back into multilateral institutions before their reformed Thomas Greenfield was also questioned about her 35 year career as a foreign service officer. She was pushed into retirement early in the Trump administration. Now the new secretary of state, Tony Blinken, is vowing to rebuild the department and listen to the public servants who work across administrations. Seek out the sending views. And listen to the experts because that's how the best decisions are made. And I will have your back. That may have been an applause line if not for a global pandemic that kept most State Department officials far away from greeting their new boss in person. Michele.
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"Covert briefing by pointing out that infection numbers across the city have been going down so high too high from what we wear. We want to be right now, but the numbers are definitely going in the right direction a bit here. That's why he announced that starting next week, some businesses that are closed now will be able to reopen in phase three Step one at that point all businesses in activities that are allowed to operate In Phase three. Step one can re open with the capacity limits in place. But as that happens, he urged everyone to stay vigilant where the mask do social distancing keep up the fight against the virus. Girl, Steven stop BBC Boston's news radio among the businesses that could start to reopen some of those gyms. Maybe you want to get in shape because the Boston Athletic Association says if road races are allowed to take place in Massachusetts. 125th Boston Marathon will be held Monday, October 11th organized to say they are announcing the 2021 date with cautious optimism. They'll continue. They say the work with state and local officials. If the race can happen, October, organizers say safety for the participants, volunteers, Spectators and communities will be their top priority. Virtual race option Is salsa going to be offered to celebrate 125th anniversary of the marathon on Capitol Hill, another member of President Biden's Cabinet was confirmed today Find and Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken confirmed with the final vote of 78 to 22 several Republican leaders, including Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and gibberish, the outgoing GOP chair of this Foreign Relations Committee voting in favor. Rich writing quote. Mr Blinken has a long and distinguished history when it comes to statecraft and foreign relations matter. Certainly, he is very qualified for this job and quote rising stars in the Republican Party like Josh Holly and Tom Cotton voted against his nomination in ASDA Liquid Terry ABC News Washington President Biden's nominee for Commerce secretary, Rhode Island Governor Genera Mondo face the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee this morning. A full Senate vote on her confirmation could happen soon. 5 33 traffic.
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"Late Monday into Tuesday. I'm ABC. 7 M only just brought into Johnson and this one. Might seven Weather center 30 degrees in the nation's capital is 5 46 on W E mail. I mean, who is really happy yesterday with President Trump leaving Washington, D, C and Joe Biden ascending the throne. Joe Biden is really good friends, the Chinese super happy The Chinese is Jin want news agency, which is there the Communist Party's hard news outlet they're allowed on Twitter. The people of China are not allowed on Twitter. But a lot of Americans, including President Trump are not allowed on Twitter. But the Chinese Communist Party's hard news outlet is allowed on Twitter. So they treated at a picture the capital and they were good riddance, Donald Trump. Hi. And of course, that's allowed. They have since deleted that post. I'm not quite sure why. But they did. Um, Is it a problem that the Chinese are indistinguishable from the American left? Yeah, it depends on who's paying you. I think it's too whether that's a problem or not. They celebrated the departure with with that graphic, and they also linked an article published last week that predicted that the anti China policy of the current U. S administration will only end in failure. So they're very, very happy that they're there, buddy. Joe Biden is in power. You know, Trump imposed tariffs on the Chinese and his last day in office, the president you're working up until the very, very end trying to do as much as he can. He he had the administration declared genocide, the genocide on the Muslim leaguers in China. He now declared that an official Genocide. The Chinese Foreign Ministry responded to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declaring that genocide, calling him a clown and claiming that the genocide of leaders and other Muslims and western Zhejiang Province was a conspiracy of evil politicians like Pompeo, and it's not reality at all. So they're they're cautiously optimistic that Biden will return to the Obama era status quo of policies towards China. Yeah, I mean, I guess we'll wait to see, although I will say I just to give you a little sign of optimism. Tony Blinken, who's the incoming secretary of state, had a his confirmation hearing two days ago now and when he was asked about whether or not he is agrees with Mike Pompeo is assessment that this is a genocide going on in China, he said, Yes. He does agree. And then he also suggested that he thinks the trump posture towards China was definitely an improvement and a good turn in terms of the way. America thinks of, um, the Communist Party in China, So you know there's we've got AH lot of runway ahead of us in terms of how the bike administration deals with China. The Chinese seem to be very pleased your binds in office. Probably for good reason. I wouldn't be surprised if I see pictures of Hunter Biden on Chinese state media accounts. Congratulations, Hunter. You made it, But it is, And I thought the Tony Blinken remarks this week. We're at least a little bit encouraging. Well, it flies, and it's probably gonna fly in the face of the official administration's policy. So it's gonna be interesting because they're overturning anything. President Trump did so if President Trump declared that a genocide is gonna be interesting to see if they overturned that and how long, Tony? Blinken last. Then in the Biden Obama administration. Oh, sorry. Did I say that? Pardon me. The Biden administration is gonna be interesting to see how long he lasts. China In response to this. After President Biden was sworn into office, the Chinese Communist Party announced sanctions on former Trump administration officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Former national security adviser Robert O'Brien. Peter Navarro, the former deputy national security advisor, Matthew Pottenger. Alex, A's are former U. S ambassador to the U. N. Kelly Craft. David Stillwell, who's a former assistant secretary for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and on and on John Bolton and Steve Bannon also were sanctioned as well. This means that those people in their immediate family members are not allowed to enter mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau, and any individual individuals and companies and institutions they're associated with will also be restricted from doing business with China. So I guess that means that they can't shop at a lot of our stores now because they're not allowed to do business with China so they can't buy anything made in China, right? Which Okay I understand that this is, of course, a provocation. And it's one that the that the American left should respond to. You know, one of the things that we saw yesterday when this was announced that the Chinese are sanctioning all these outgoing Trump officials, you know, it's just so pathetic. I saw all these lefties tweeting like good. They deserve it. They're idiots and like All of us in celebrating Ah Chinese escalation. Designed to hurt American citizens and see this is where elements of the American left have completely lost The thread. Just like this is supposed to be about our country. And what you're doing is allowing your loathing of Donald Trump to totally corrupt your brain here and let China to continue to exploit the United States. So China comes along and punishes all these. The trump people. What do you think That's really about? It's not about the trump people. It's about warning Biden people to stay in line. It's a warning shot that if you're gonna be a part of the bind administration, and if you won't have if you want to have a future wearing you can engage with China economically, boy, You better be careful right now. Because we don't wanna have to sanction you on your way out the door when you leave the Biden administration. Yeah, they're just so it just goes back to the Trump Derangement syndrome through just so crazy about Donald Trump that anything If they see is negative towards the Trump campaign on his four years in the in the Oval Office, they just celebrate, and they don't think there's because they're running on emotion. And we've known that for four years. They're not running on intellect and fax and you know and analyzing the situation. They're just running on orange man bad and even if that means that I'll I align with red Chinese to get the orange man then so be it. It just doesn't even enter their brains right. This is so hopped up on emotion. This was where they're absolutely have to be adults within the Biden administration who can put Packed push past that psychosis because it this moment there. This is a warning shot directly at Biden. Stay in line. Stay in line on, so this is an opportunity for them. Tol D respond if they if they have America's interests at heart, they will. We'll be joined at 6 35 by Congressman James Coma. He is unhappy about America rejoining the World Health Organization because they helped cover for China when it came to covet, So we'll talk to him or about that coming up. 6 35. It is now. 5 53 years old.
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"Wilmington. For a black man to pick me up. On our way to Washington, where we were sworn in. As president and vice president of the United States of America. Here we are today. My family and I about to return to Washington. Meet a black woman South Asian descent. To be sworn in as president and vice president. Of the United States. Biden Cabinet confirmation hearing sudden Capitol Hill today and Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken telling the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. There's no doubt China poses the most significant challenge in terms of U. S interests and the interests of the American people. Investments is necessary in our military to make sure that we can deter Any aggression. All of these things are fully within our control, and if we come together and do them, I think we can then deal with the specific challenges that China poses from that position of strength. Not a position of weakness. Blinken also saying Taiwan should play a larger role in international organizations. Global News 24 hours a day on Erin on Bloomberg Quick take powered by more than 2700, journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Denise Pellegrini. This is Bloomberg. Doug. All right, We go to global sports. Next Dan Schwartz Mons with us Real Madrid on the verge of acquiring a top defenders. That's so dog, it seems that way. At least, Marcin Spain is reporting that round. Madrid and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba have had have a four year deal in place. €11 million per year. Report says The 28 year old is already undergone a physical, but sport one is saying the deal is not finalized. Both Liverpool and Barcelona still trying to sign the Austria International. Byron has offered Oliva a new deal three times but are now resigned to losing the defender. Leicester City moves one point clear top the Premier League table that to know whatever Chelsea King Power Stadium As they get first half scores from NBD and Madison, also the Premier League West Ham United, They move up to seventh in the table. The home 2 to 1 win over West prom as Mikhail Antonio scores a winner in the 66th.
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"I'm Daria Aldinger president elect, Biden admits It's expensive and it's ambitious. But he says his America rescue plan is what the nation needs to put the covert 19 pandemic behind it. One big part of the covert plan, making sure millions who lost their jobs don't lose their homes. We don't act now. Will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months. President elect Biden saying is nearly $2 trillion plan will add RENT assistance in Vic Shin moratoriums money to speed vaccines. School openings the rest of that promised $2000 check and unemployment extension till next fall. Andy FIELD. ABC NEWS Washington The president elect will release more details of his vaccination plan tomorrow. Confirmation hearings will begin tomorrow for the Bite administration nominees. Five key Senate panels have now confirmed that they will hold confirmation. Hearings for Biden's top national security officials before inauguration day. Although it remains unlikely most of his pigs will be confirmed into their roles on day 1 April Haynes will have her hearing on Friday to be director of national intelligence, while four others will have theirs on Tuesday. January 19 Tony Blinken for Secretary of state, Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary and Alejandro My orcas for Homeland Security secretary. As delicate. Terra ABC NEWS Washington The Justice Department says more than 100 people have been arrested in connection with last week's deadly attack on the capital, including a former Pennsylvania fireman, who was accused of fatally injuring Capitol police officer and the FBI says it's still looking for over 200 suspects. Vice President Pence got an update on inauguration security today from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Guard and then he made an unannounced visit to National Guard members who are protecting the capital nature. Thanks for stepping up makes a real difference. They'll be joined by 21,000 additional guard troops heading into the inauguration. You're listening to ABC news. Now here's what's happening around.
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"The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit against vice president Pence filed by Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert and a group of electric from Arizona. It seems to throw out the 18 87 law spelling out how Congress counts electoral votes and give the vice president the power overturned results in states. President elect Biden's Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen, made more than $7 million in speaking fees the last two years, many paid by big finance and tech companies like Facebook City and Goldman Sachs. The disclosures informed submitted by the Biden transition and made public by the Office of Government Ethics. Also filed forms for secretary of state nominee Tony Blinken and several Haynes, the president elect's choice to service national intelligence director A little boy in Ohio's home. A three year old boy, identified only as Tony has been reunited with his father and his dog after police say he was abandoned at a cemetery just two days before Christmas authorities in Hinkley, a suburb of Cleveland. Say the child's mother had been undergoing treatment at a local medical facility and may face charges. The father is not accused of any wrongdoing. Ah, witness saw the child at the cemetery running after a car. A dog was also chasing the vehicle. The child was placed with a foster family before a relative saw his picture in news reports. Pam Puso Fox News College football semi finals are today top ranked Alabama will look to remain undefeated on the season against number four, Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl, relocated a TNT stadium in Dallas from Pasadena, California due to covert 19 restrictions out West. That game will kick off at 4 P.m., Eastern winner of that one, will face the winner of the Sugar Bowl between second seed Clinton and number three Ohio State in the college football playoff championship on January. 11th. Clinton will be without offensive coordinator Tony Elliott for today's game after he tested positive for the coronavirus, Miss Tony Means does Wonderful job for us, and it always has Tiger's head coach Dabo Swinney, The Sugar Bowl kicks off at 8 P.m. Eastern boxes..