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Pentagon inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command from Colorado to Alabama
"A last minute decision about space command by the trump administration will be reviewed by the defense department's inspector general. The us space command was revived in two thousand nineteen after a seventeen year hiatus with former president trump initially placing the command at peterson air force base in colorado springs that was before incumbent republican colorado. Senator cory gardner lost in november and the colorado overwhelmingly voted for jill biden. The trump white house then announced on january thirteenth. A week before leaving office that the new space command headquarters would move to alabama a decidedly pro trump state. The space command runs the military's satellite-based navigation communication and missile warning systems and differs from new. Us space force launched in two thousand nineteen as a separate military
Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump's call to Raffensperger
"In addition to the events of january sixth. The article mentioned just one other specific event quote president. Trump's conduct on january six twenty twenty one followed his prior efforts to subvert and obstruct the certification of the results of the twenty twenty presidential election. Those prior efforts included a phone call on january second during which president trump urged the secretary of state of georgia. Brad ravensburger to find enough votes. To overturn georgia presidential election results. President trump threatened secretary burger if he failed to do so. I know that that thing in georgia that little episode of attempted election interference by donald trump has been swallowed up by history already. This phone call was eclipsed by the violent attack on the us capitol just four days later. It's like how the resignation of vice president. Spiro agnew got swallowed up in history because watergate forced the resignation of president nixon right after it and so when i wrote a podcast and wrote a book about spiro. Agnew people are like. Who's that guy. He wouldn't believe what a big scandal that was for a minute until a much bigger scandal eclipsed it and made us all forget the earlier one when really really life changing terrible thing happens. It tends to blot out the memory of other really bad stuff. That might have happened just before this and so it is with this georgia call. But there's a reason that this georgia called this january second phone call is the one other specific event that the author author the impeachment resolution decided to include in their charges against former president trump. Because it's because before the january sixth violent attack on the us capitol members of congress. Were already considering a second impeachment of president trump just for that goal because at that point before island attack on the us capitol. His hour-long phone call to georgia secretary of state pushing and threatening george official to try to get the election results overturned there before the attack on the capital that was president trump's most egregious and blatant act of trying to apparently criminally alter and mess with the election results to try to hold onto power. And he not only did it. It was all on tape. So what are we going to do here. But i only need eleven thousand votes found us. I need eleven thousand. Give me a break for you. Know what they did. And you're not reporting it. That's a that's a criminal. That's a criminal offense and you can't let that happen. That's that's a big risk to you and to ryan you lawyers. That's a big risk is not fair to take it away from us like this and it's got to be very costly in many ways and i think you have to say that you're gonna reexamine it and you can reexamine but reexamine it with people that wanna find answers not people that don't wanna find answers. You can't let it happen and you are letting it happen all you know i mean i'm notifying you. You're letting it happen. So all i wanna do is i just wanna find Eleven thousand seven hundred eighty loads. I want you to find exactly enough votes to declare me the winner of the election in your state. And if you don't that's a big risk to you. I'm notifying you all criminal offense by you say you have reexamined. Didn't i actually one or else. And when president trump made that call on january second four days before the attack on the capital he hit already called. Georgia's governor to pressure him. To overturn the state's election results to trump also personally called a level official in the georgia secretary of state's office. The guy in charge of elections investigations and spent a long time. Personally pressuring that guy to quote find the fraud that would result in overturning. The election results in georgia and declaring trump the winner while president trump was making all of these calls personally the top federal prosecutor in atlanta. Us attorney in atlanta resigns under direct pressure from the trump white house because trump felt and communicated to that the us attorney that he was not doing enough to find that non-existent fraud that would somehow allow the overthrowing of the election results. One of the things that made the series of escalating interventions georgia's election so remarkable. Was that it. It was just also blatantly illegal. Not just impeachable but illegal like go to jail illegal. It is against the law in georgia to solicit someone to commit election fraud state election officials to find you exactly the number of votes you need to turn the election result the other way threatening collections officials that they to change vote counts in your favor or else would surely seem to fall under that statute will now even as donald trump's second impeachment trial unfolds in the us senate and what a spectacle it is and that trial unfolds on an article of impeachment that specifically references trump's threatening call to george a secretary of state while nell a high profile state prosecutor in georgia district attorney the largest county in the state fulton county has now opened a criminal investigation that centers on that phone call district attorney. There has sent this letter to george secretary of state governor lieutenant governor and attorney general extracting them all to preserve any and all records related to the two thousand twenty election quote. This letter is notice that the fulton county district attorney has opened an investigation into attempts to influence the administration of the twenty twenty georgia general election. This investigation includes but is not limited to potential violations of georgia law prohibiting the solicitation of election fraud the making of false statements to state and local governmental bodies conspiracy racketeering violation of oath of office and any involvement in violence or threats related to the elections administration quote. This matter is of high importance. Excuse me the this matter is of high priority. The next fulton county grand jury is due to convene in march. This office will begin requesting grand jury subpoenas as necessary at that time
Trump Appointee, Michael Pack, Leaves Trail Of Shattered Careers At VOA
"Money wherever you listen to podcasts. There's been so much controversy. At the voice of america and its parent agency that it's easy to forget the human toll executives fired reporters investigated reputations shattered all part of an ideological civil war begun by former president trump's appointee to the agency. Npr's david folkenflik reports the us agency for global media overseas the voice of america and other federally funded international broadcasters. Last monday just two days before he resigned. Michael pack defended his record on fox news. I've been head of the agency for about seven months. And my only goal has been to get it to fulfil its legally mandated mission. Its charter which is present objective balanced comprehensive news. Tell america's story to the world others who worked under pack till npr a different story. It was actually one of the most surreal times of my career and federal government. That's dan handling a senior advisor to the ceo. When pack took office handling joined the trump white house team during the transition in two thousand sixteen and stayed throughout hanlin says he figured his loyalty to the administration would never be in doubt he was wrong. Pack decided almost immediately that hamlin and need weren't to be trusted and he banished them to the far corners of the agency. Headquarters found a foosball table. And since they weren't talking to us we would come in or nine o'clock and stamp out five o'clock and we play football day and we just sit there in common. About how absurd. This whole thing was hamlin's says it was a sign of worse to come. I don't think he had a plan other than to just blow the place up. Voice of america's top officials resigned. Pack fired the presidents of all the other networks back also suspended six top agency executives and paid private law firms millions of dollars to investigate them and the also refused to extend visas for any foreign employees implying they could be spies. Here's former general. Counsel david clergyman. He was among the executives suspended because he believed that we were disloyal to him. It perceived a us as being part of this cabal and it was. It was very troubling clicker. Men says pack embraced trump's fight against the media and against the professionalism of government employees one point even quoted leviticus to me some provisions at talked about bearing false witness clemson resigned in december after months in limbo. You have to stand up to bad actors like my colleagues. And i have done. And we've paid the price for pack pursuit investigations of journalists for perceived anti-trump bias on fox pack renewed allegations against a video segment on view as early language. Service was essentially a repackaged biden. ned It was not targeted as the deserves supposed to be to pakistan but really the michigan an appeal to michigan muslims to flip the state for biden via way. Staffers say packs. Charges are ridiculous. Very few people in the us consumer even know of its coverage social media. Promotions of valley are blocked here. Plus they're only about fifteen thousand michigander. We've speak urge do multimedia journalists benazir samah had her contract terminated diva fired because they thought it was you know against it was like biased towards trump view. Cut loose three colleagues to some odd came to the us from pakistan on a fulbright journalism fellowship. She went to work for the urge. You service in two thousand nineteen. She's now one of many who lost their jobs under pack. Who are seeking to get them back. It has threatened to turn my entire
Sarah Huckabee Sanders announces run for governor of Arkansas
"At the Trump White House, But now, Sarah Sanders says she's in today I announce my candidacy for governor of Arkansas. In a nearly eight minute long announcement on Twitter. She highlights her 10 years serving his White House press secretary under former president Trump Sanders, who's the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee says quote with the radical left now in control of Washington. Your governor is your last line of defense. As governor, I will defend your right to be free of socialism and tyranny. Your second Amendment right to keep your family safe and your freedom of speech and religious liberty. Matt Piper
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is Running For Governor Of Arkansas
"Sanders, former White House press secretary and the Trump White House today announced that she is running for governor of Arkansas. Your governor Will not be intimidated by the serious challenges we face. I will courageously lead. Sanders is the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. She will likely face a primary challenge A PSA Hutchinson, the current governor of Arkansas, also a Republican, is term limited.
Biden administration vows to improve coronavirus response
"Staff, Ron claim is pledging to ramp up covert 19 vaccine distribution, the process of getting that vaccine into arms. That's the hard process. That's where we're behind as a country and that's where we're focused in the Biden administration on getting that ramped up, speaking this morning on NBC's meet the press claims, said the administration is not necessarily starting from scratch. That the Trump White House did not have a distribution plan, especially outside of nursing homes and hospitals, A top
Anthony Fauci: I feel 'liberated' now Donald Trump has gone, says US Covid adviser
"Expert says the rise. In new cases of gerona virus may be hitting a plateau but dr anthony fauci warns the public to remain vigilant and to take precautions. Npr's i usua- rosco has more on faculties remarks. Since president biden on his administration's national strategy for combating the pandemic avenue is now president. Biden's chief medical adviser. He says the previous administration had some good ideas for boosting. Vaccinations biden's team can build on. But he acknowledged that at times he'd felt constrained by the trump white house. I can tell you. I take no pleasure at all in being in a situation of contradicting the president so it was really something that you didn't feel that you could actually say something and there wouldn't be any repercussions trump criticize dr fauci publicly and eventually sidelined him. The nation's top expert in infectious diseases says he now feels more liberated to speak on the science behind. The pandemic aisha roscoe. npr
President Trump pardons 73 people in 11th-hour clemency spree
"Morning, the president's pardon list. President Trump has now been released this morning 73 partners in all, including a man who's had an up and down relationship at best. With the Trump White House. Granted the pardon this morning, President Trump pardoning Steve Bannon, the former architect of his 2016 campaign, Washington Post reports. The pardon comes after Bennett was charged with ripping off donors to a private fundraising effort for building the Southern border wall. Batting was made the top White House strategist you'll remember before leaving in August of 2017. This is the latest example of President Trump using his pardon power against 73 Partners in all on Mr Trump's list. We will have more information. As this developing story comes our way and we get
Trump defender Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan to get presidential medal of freedom
"Donald Trump today gives out another presidential medal of freedom to one of his most vocal supporters. Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio correspondent Karen Travers says there will be another medal ceremony later this week. President Trump plans to present the Medal of Freedom to New England. Patriots football coach Bill Balance check on Thursday Ballot check supported the president during the 2016 campaign and has visited the Trump White House after the Patriots won the Super Bowl. One Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, said Monday morning. The Bella check should quote do The right thing and refuse the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, representative Jim McGovern said. Quote to accept it is
Trump to honor head coach of the New England Patriots with Presidential Medal of Freedom
"Of black residents in the day. Should correspondent Jim Chris Ola reporting Donald Trump today gives out another presidential medal of freedom to one of his most vocal supporters, this time Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio Correspondent Karen Travers says there will be another medal ceremony later this week. President Trump Plans to present the Medal of Freedom to New England Patriots football coach Bill Belichick on Thursday. Ballot check supported the president during the 2016 campaign and has visited the Trump White House after the Patriots won the Super Bowl. One Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, said Monday morning the Bella check should quote, do the right thing and refused the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Representative Jim McGovern said. Quote to
Trump White House staffers receive conflicting messages about their departure
"Some Trump Administration employees have already left their jobs. White House correspondent Steve importantly reports that others were told last night that they're going about 90 minutes before the White House put this video online. We won this election by a magnificent landslide, Trump aides received an email advising them of their final paycheck dates and expiring health care benefits. Advisory obtained by CBS News tells White House staffers to empty their desks, take home personal belongings and clean out fridges and microwaves. But this morning after CBS News reported the contents of the email, White House aides were told to disregard the memo. And wait for updated information.
Romney decries martial law discussion in Trump's White House
"A group of hard line Republicans meeting Monday that lasted several hours. They offered to mount a feudal challenge to contest the electoral college vote when it is presented to Congress on January 6th. Senator Mitt Romney is saying publicly what many other Republicans are saying Privately, the president's refusal to admit losing has become an embarrassment.
Fauci says to give COVID-19 vaccine to Biden, Harris, Trump, Pence
"He's 78 years old. He says he doesn't want to skip to the front of the vaccine line. But Willie and should he is the incoming president. How does this work? Well, it sort of depends on what we think of as skipping the head of the line, because, uh, if you were the president elect of the United States, there's a pretty short line in front of you. No matter what, Um Because there are seriously issues of continuity of government and I don't even think it was Inappropriate for the Trump administration, though they've since reversed it to say we should get vaccinated look continuity of government matters. Now, this trump White House could have taken much more precautions much more seriously, internally and externally and had fewer cases of coronavirus. True. Still for the maintenance and the effectiveness of government. I think the White House currently the incoming biting transition team, and every senior person on that should get back to making earlier rather than later. Because it matters that they're available and there to do the job at the highest levels of the American government, So I don't think it's a political matter. That should be one that is pointed at the Trump White House or the incoming Biden White House. I do think it's just a matter of Do we want people at the top of our government to be the healthiest they can be to handle this situation? I think the answer universally is yes. So Is there a line that super long in front of the President elect? No, there isn't so moving to the front of that. If you will doesn't seem to me to be a political issue, it seems ah good governance issue. I agree with you. Let me ask you about the line. Where do we draw the line? The vice president, members of Congress staff who helped them the Supreme Court. Local legislators. Where should the line be? It's an interesting and very valid question. Because look not everyone is equal. I would I would say this. I mean, this is this is a great question. I'm giving you the top of my head answer, clad, not burrow down. I don't know if there's any legal definitions that have to be dealt with, But I would say President, vice president and all senior staff Would say, every governor in every state of the union I would say the speaker of the house and the leadership in Congress and then You know, hold off a little bit, but Hold off for how much longer look Um Congress and state legislatures have equities and responsibilities. But are they Maurin important than Frontline? Health care workers? No. Are they more important than protecting those who have been? Most seriously affected and we're death rates proportionately have been very high nursing homes. No, so I think you get those populations first, and then you move to the upper echelons. Of the federal and the national Legislatures at the highest levels there. Reagan file members of the state Legislature, You got to wait a while You got to be like me. Yeah, Springtime summer time. So I guess I'm not vital. I'm not. I'm not, you know crucial to Ah, America's success where the Corona virus is concerned. I'm an ordinary Person like everyone else, and I want a lot of state legislatures right around my end of the line sometime this spring or summer. Hey, major, You're a baseball guy. Did
Who Might Joe Biden Select To Lead The Justice Department?
"And irony of ironies. Sally yates the former. Doj official who. I sounded the alarm to the trump white house about. Flynn said to be on biden. Shortlist for attorney general
Dow and S&P 500 hit new record highs
"Wall Street cheered the Trump White House, beginning the formal transition to a Biden administration with new records for the Dow and the S and P 500. Including the Dow closing above 30,000. For the first time on a gain of 455 points. The S and P finished it 36 35 again and 57 points and the NASDAQ not too far away from its own record high on a gain of 156 points. Consumer confidence is slipping as Corona virus cases search higher. The Conference Board's November consumer Confidence index came in with the reading of 96.1 more than five points lower than in October and below Economistsexpectations, the board's senior director of economic indicators, Lynn Franco. Says heading into 2021, consumers do not foresee the economy nor the labor market gaining strength. In addition, the resurgence of the virus is further increasing uncertainty and exacerbating concerns about the outlook on the money watched Jason Brooks KCBS.
The fight over gig worker status is going national
"Buber lift scored a big victory in california with proposition. Twenty two which shared that its drivers will remain classified as independent contractors taking the national. But is that a good thing. Roger chang and this is your daily charge as derek carr. Who covers the gig. Economy copies for cnn has been all over the story for the last year welcomed their hi. How's it going good. Well thanks for joining us so to properly set the scene for a listeners. Because everyone is date on california politics. Give us a quick refresher of what Twenty two is and what is going to do. Now that it's become law in california right so prop twenty. Two is a ballot measure that was authored and sponsored by five gig. Economy companies uber left. Door dash instacart postmates and it was a response to a law that california passed a year ago that would essentially make gig workers employees and so rather than comply with that law. The companies put forward the notion basically sidesteps that law would do uber lift and these other gay copies say is their argument for why they should be exempt from that earlier. California law. yeah. There's a bunch of reasons that they give One of them is that they can apply to them that their technology companies the on. They're not massive employers. A another one is they say their drivers in the gig. Workers don't wanna be employees so they're advocating on behalf of those people Another reason is that this making their drivers. Employees could really adversely affect the company's financial prospects. Which currently aren't good. Doordash uber lift aren't profitable and instacart has shown some profitability. But it's it's minimal you. What are the drivers. Say about this. You know it's all over the map and it's actually. It's pretty hard to get a clear answer. There hasn't been any Widespread unbiased polling of drivers so most of the surveys polls that we get had been funded by the companies and those that are independent. Don't tend to be scientifically based like they don't have the the methodology that you need a scientific poll. So you know. The driver's that wanted to be employees are very vocal. They're the ones who helped get the california law passed. They hold protests they have all sorts of networks on social media and a a strong presence on twitter and they really the driving force behind the the california law but uber left. Were very savvy in their messaging during the campaign put out all sorts of paid for studies and advertising by divers saying that they really don't wanna be pleased so as a common person. It's really hard to get a gauge. On what the answer is to that question. Yeah i've got a lot of friends and family who who live in california from there to talk to them about it just to get the pulse and most of them ended up voting for up to a lot of it was because they thought that was the that was the decision to make when you want to support drivers so the messaging alice clear. The these companies spent a fortune on the messaging for this effective because folk clearly thought they were helping drivers out when they were voting for To let's talk about your story. And the fact that even before the elections last november months before these companies were gearing up for a campaign to basically take this national. What what did you find right so this this kind of flew under the radar for quite a while because so much. Attention has been focused on california and california's kind of been seen as the template are like bellwether. What will happen nationwide. It's the fifth biggest economy in the world. You know what happens here can lay the groundwork for what happens the rest of the us but the companies were already thinking ahead Whether they win in california are not and had started to lay groundwork in other states. They are speaking with lawmakers and governors in various states. The companies won't Specify which states are working with but there's indications that they may be in talks with new york and maybe an illinois so it's Done a bunch of work along that front They've been emailing drivers in various states asking them to support their campaign. They have written white papers. They've done national polls to see what people think about keeping divers classified as independent contractors and then they kind of came public with this in march when the uber ceo wrote a letter to president. Donald trump laying out This plan for what she calls the third way it yet chuckled about the third way. Whigs xactly is this. Yes so the third way the way the companies say spin. It is that you know. Our labor laws are over one hundred years old. And there's it's time for an upgrade and this it's a classification of worker that is neither independent contractor nor employees so it's kind of a mix of the two It's those workers that just wanna work. Maybe one or two hours a week and not have to speak to a boss. But they shouldn't they won't get the same types of benefits. Employees have like healthcare sick leave. -cation time minimum wage guarantees all of that so essentially what was on twitter. The right yeah route. Twenty two is is one hundred percent this third way and what prop twenty two offers is it offers a an earnings guarantee that the company say is twenty one dollars per hour but a lot of economists thank after expenses are taken out and if the the amount of time drivers are working is really crunched that they're not going to be making minimum wage. So there's still a lot of discourse around us whether it's going to be good for drivers going national. It's obviously a much bigger deal than just doing this. Focusing on one. St in california they spent Ross or two hundred million dollars on five hundred five million dollars on pro-trade to go national. It's a much bigger deal. Tuggle that about the incoming president elect joe biden and vice president-elect come harris what their positions were appropriate to in just how much Sep of this take will be with incoming white house administration herber and left. The trump white house was very favorable to their position. The department of labor seemed to be heading in the way of saying gig. Workers should be cost-wise independent contractors and the biden win really throws that in a tailspin both biden and harris came out against prop twenty two. They said it on twitter. They urged voters to vote. No on prop twenty two saying decimated workers rights and they have released their plan for workers on their website called empower workers that has a whole section around gig workers and saying that they're being mis classified as independent contractors. So you know depending on how things go. The federal government could place a damper on uber lifts. Plance it's interesting. That harris take that steph. When she's from the valley she's i know she's you wrote about how comfortable she's got in terms of the relationships with silicon valley companies is that is that a surprise that just because democrat. That's democrats role with these In this position you know. I can't i can't speak for her. But this definitely workers rights has been a f- campaign point that bernie sanders and elizabeth. Warren have ran on ams. I think progressives were really hoping harris would and biden take that same torch and they definitely have and it is with harris particularly interesting because her brother in law who worked under the obama administration the head lawyer for uber and has been the kind of voice piece for keeping gig workers classified as independent contractors. And there's there's more That he will be getting a position in the biden harris white house. So you know things things could really be up in the air It's it's going to be really interesting to see how things play out over. The next few months desperately in federal route doesn't go their way. You've already started that. They're talking about other states. Do you think that the go state by state or is that zone strategy that spread themselves too thin. Yeah the experts. I spoke to kind of All over the map on that they the state by state. Now there's fifty states that's a lotta work. They had two hundred million into the california campaign. I mean theoretically not every state is gonna be as difficult as california highly progressive state. That's like berry union strong but other people say you know the state by state way is the only way they're really going to be able to get a handle on this
What's behind Trump's decision to withdraw troops abroad
"Announced yesterday that it will continue to withdraw U. S troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, leaving 2500 and each nation by January. 15th. Moved through bipartisan rebukes from lawmakers and some top military commanders who say the troop reduction is premature and could further destabilize Afghanistan. In particular. The announcement comes as President Trump continues to install loyalists at the Pentagon and a week after he fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Going to talk about what's behind the with the drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan and other foreign and military policy decisions that the Trump Administration is making in this lame duck period. And joining us is Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. His most recent book is The world. A brief introduction and welcome back to form Richard House. Good to have you Always good to be with you, Michael. And let's begin by talking about this pull back, and I should mention we're not only talking about Afghanistan and Iraq. We're also talking about Somalia. But this is being done at a time January 15th, which is just days before five days before The Biden administration will presumably be moving in now in limbo. And what does that mean in terms of national security that there's no transition yet? Well, there's no upside the fact that there's no transition Can only hurt whoever. Whenever Joe Biden does take over and let's just say January 20th, he's going to inherit an extraordinarily difficult in box. And the more time he and his team have to prepare for it, The better the country will be, so there's nothing to be gained by delaying the transition. The array of international challenges is Is extraordinary. In terms of what you began the show with you set it up exactly right. This is being determined not by local conditions unless by local you mean the trump White House. This is a political calendar rather than on the ground conditions in Afghanistan or Iraq or anywhere else. It's inappropriate. I would argue to do this during any transition. Again. What's what's driving this? I believe it's always dangerous toe project with my I believe it's Mr Trump's desire to make good. On certain promises he made. It's consistent with his world view, which tends to be relatively unilateralists, an isolationist, but it will not be good either for the situation in any of these countries or for America's long term efforts, among other things, against terrorism or for our reputation for reliability. Well, let's talk about some of those concerns because they are profound, and they're certainly deep in so many ways, And we should mention perhaps the fact that the president had promised to get troops up. My Christmas is just cutting them in half. But the last time there was a major pullout from Iraq, it led to the rise of the Islamic state there and in Syria, and there's great concern and understandably so about well the Taliban taking over as they did in 1996, possibly in Afghanistan, or for that matter, Afghanistan being a sanctuary for terrorism, not only because of Al Qaeda but because of Isis and, well, the Taliban itself. Look, all those concerns are warranted. I wish I could argue differently, but I can't. What's particularly ironic in Iraq is not only is this You know, we have some history to go by, as you suggest that weakens the ability to fight terrorism. What the administration is concerned about Iranian influence. This seems to me a page the way for increased Iranian influence in Iraq, so even by their own lights. This makes this makes no sense and Afghanistan is really bad. You know. They signed an agreement in February with the Taliban, They bypassed the government. Which in and of itself was bad. It's not a peace agreement that would claims to be. It really is an American withdrawal agreement. The Taliban did not have to give up their arms to not have to agree to. Ah, Ceasefire and they made rhetorical pledges about their relationship with terrorists. But you can't take any of those toe to the bank. Ah, this is really after all we've done in Afghanistan, including the stakes were, you know, I'm prepared to argue that the United States overreach there and trying to remake aspects of the country. But this is this is the opposite mistake. This is under reaching and I hate for that, but that the idea come that down the road, some future administration BIA, Joe Biden's or someone after him. They have to contemplate doing things in places like Iraq or Somalia or Afghanistan simply because the Trump Administration race to the exits and we should mention since you brought up Somalia that the timing on this is really terrible, because There's actually a parliamentary elections that you're coming up soon in about a month, and there's a concern that counterterrorism there of Shabaab led counterterrorism could He stalled working against you, Bob, but this was why getting back to Afghanistan from over. This is why Marcus for the secretary defense was fired. He was concerned about the effects of a rapid pullout on the troops and the remaining What That would mean in terms of our alliance is, but also there's ongoing peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government that are pretty crucial here, too. Are there There's negotiations going on. I'm skeptical about them. But even if you were a believer in these negotiations Can't think of a worse way to negotiate then to unilaterally make these kinds of reductions. I mean, Mr Trump is renowned for quote unquote. The art of the deal. Well, you'll get a deal here, but you won't get a deal That's worth the paper. It's written on. It won't last the Taliban will have no incentive. T meet its commitments and at this risk the moralizing and undermining the government. What we ought to be doing overtime is potentially reducing our presence. We ought to do it in a coordinated, coordinated way with the government with our NATO allies were also there on the ground. There ought to be done in conjunction with significant long term commitments of military aid, economic support intelligence sport. Essentially, it ought to be coordinated and it ought to be carried out on Lee in a context. In which stability and our interest could be protected. This is a textbook case of how not to go about it. And I'm struck also Richard by the fact that there have been attacks despite this agreement that was signed in February, this diplomatic agreement. On personnel. The coalition personnel even though it was signed, and there have also been let's go to Iraq for a moment rockets fired into the Green Zone in Baghdad near the US Embassy shortly after that withdrawal was announced, so A lot of this is pretty ominous in many ways, and certainly ought to be a great concern. I want also, look at this with you for a moment. From the political standpoint, you have a lot of President Trump's fellow Republicans who were balking at this, including Mitch McConnell. That to me is the only bright side of this. Is that it shows that there is a degree of bipartisan support for first serious foreign policy, which includes, Ah continued American presence in the world, one dimension of which is his military. So the fact that these Republicans on the hill are willing to stand up to President Trump, at least in this domain is welcome and also bodes well for the Biden foreign policy for the Biden administration. I'm not naive. I know how difficult it will be in many areas to forge a common policy path but a matters towards China on matters towards Russia on some aspects of American deployments abroad. This suggests to me that the Biden administration and are even if the Republicans keep the Senate after the Georgia votes. Suggests to me that at least in some areas, bipartisanship in foreign policy is is a real possibility nicely
Obama: US 'adversaries have seen us weakened'
"Barack Obama called Donald Trump at about three o'clock in the morning to congratulate him. Even though Mr Trump had lost the popular vote and took the electoral college by less than 1% in three states today, President Trump declines to accept the verdict of the voters despite losing by greater margins to President elect Joe Biden. Mr Obama hasn't spoken of the election standoff until today. We spoke to the 44th president on the release of his new book, A Promised Land, a memoir of his early years and first term. What is your advice in this moment for President Trump? Well, the president is A public servant. They are temporary occupants of the office by design. And When your time is up. Uh, Then it is your job, too. With the country first and thinking beyond your own ego and your own. Interests and your own disappointments. My advice to President Trump is if you want. At this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who could come country First. It's time for you to do the same thing. In your view, it is time for him to concede. Absolutely I will. I mean, I think it was time for him to concede. Probably the day after the election or at the latest two days after the election, I When you look at the numbers objectively, Joe Biden will have won handily. There is no scenario in which Any of those states would turn the other way, and certainly not enough to reverse be outcome of the election. More than the courtesy of a concession, the Trump White House is declining to free up the usual funds and facilities for the incoming administration. President elect Biden is not receiving secret national security briefings. As Mr Trump did when he was president elect. What In your estimation? Would our adversaries be thinking right now? Russia China about the fact that the transition is not moving forward. Well, I look, I think our adversaries Have seen US weakened not just as a consequence this election, but over the last Several years. We have these cleavages in the body politick. That They're convinced they can exploit. There's an old adage that partisan politics should stop at the water's edge right that. When it comes to Our foreign policy that it is the United States of America, not the divided states of America. We met the former president at a symbol of America's past divisions. The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery was a hospital in the civil war. Clara Barton and Walt Whitman cared for patients in the building where the 16th president consoled his wounded. We joined Mr Obama's peers in the gallery of the President's to talk about his book. I'm curious about the title. I think a lot of people feel that we are farther from a promised land. Well, I titled it the promised land. Because even though we may not get there in our lifetimes, even if we experience hardships and disappointments along the way That I Create a more perfect union, not a perfect union. But a more perfect union. You
"trump white house" Discussed on Words Matter
"Were done by this administration maybe we can do that again maybe maybe you'll consent, come back and and J- going us Maybe you can even have another couple of your colleagues who played a senior role in this administration, join us and we could do something longer form because he can't do that on Msnbc can't do that on other networks but you can on a podcast and I, think it would be great of a longer conversation about what is going to be in need of to use your term of your organization repair. it's going to be a big job of work regardless of what happens in the election to come you guys are are leading the way on that and we thank you for your time and I. strongly encourage everybody is listened to this to listen to other episodes that we've done this week we really have extraordinary week at looses article was discussed on Monday dealing with the upcoming constitutional crisis quite apart from any political lying factors like we've discussed here, waiter remarkable conversation with Tim, wigner and Jim Clapper and Laura Rosenberger about US Russia relationship which has cropped up in the news even today. With new stories of Russian interference in the election and we had this great conversation that we had today, which will be released a pot over the weekend with Susan Glasser and Peter Baker. About their book about James Baker. which ties into many of the themes again, that that miles in Olympia talked about here today and then this which I think is really the capper really extraordinary conversation. So go to the DSR NETWORK DOT COM for more information on those and seeing what we've got in store next week, which I have to admit will include a podcast devoted to my book which is coming out on Tuesday, and which had his at his at is GonNa host and is going to be interactive session. So people can. Call in, and if you go and you sign up at a website, you actually get a book I'll find the book and you can ask questions and they can be as as rude as as as you like we're just you know for me a compliment. I could use it anyway. Thank you everybody for joining and stay healthy out there by by. We hope you enjoyed this episode of deep state radio. Deep state radio hosted by David Rothkopf produces new episodes two three times per week and brings together top experts, policy makers and journalists from the national security foreign policy and political communities. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple spotify or wherever you get your podcast. If you become a member of the DSR network, you'll receive benefits such as Asbury, listening the private feed discounts to virtual events and deep state radio swag, and access to the member only slack community. This is one of the most closely followed podcasts among the people influencing the most important decisions in Washington and worldwide today. You can learn more by visiting the D. S. Art Network Dot Com. Listeners towards matter will receive twenty five percent off the regular membership price use code words matter at.
"trump white house" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"How would that actually work? I you know it would vary. That's the mystery of the century. There's no typical day in any White House but especially in the trump White House and so most days didn't end until close to midnight I would usually. Finish at the office and try to leave by seven o'clock. So I took my kids in bed and as soon as they went to sleep, I would be back at work on phone and email usually well into the evening fielding calls from reporters working stories before they hit print the next morning and then you know you try to get a few hours of sleep and wake up and do it all over again the next day you don't realize how tired you are until you leave, and then you know I talked to some of my predecessors who are like cake minute don't try to rush into anything you're going to need a couple of weeks maybe a month or two to. acclimate to the real world all over again and so I didn't realize that in take them serious as I should have until after I left the White House and you just Kinda rash because your body is so tired from the for May two and a half years of fifteen to twenty hour..
"trump white house" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thanks so much for being here. Thank you for having avenue great to be with you. My my goal is to ask harder questions here than you had at the white in the White House. Press poll well. I'm glad that this is a really quick interview. I'm going to walk away now before. He so the conservative base. Just adores you. You fought for the president who fought for our country so unbelievably affectively eloquently as White House. Press Secretary for the young people. Listen to our podcast. Let's start just with your career kind of trajectory. How did you end up as as White House press secretary always love hearing the stories honestly? I sort of kind of fell into the job. I've always been more on the behind the scenes side of campaign pain and consulting and I'd been running campaigns All over the country particularly my home state of Arkansas and I had been working for my dad's campaign for a while and when he got out of the race I was looking at the field and determined not only was Donald Trump the best person to beat Hillary Clinton but I liked a lot of the things he was saying so I'd gotten to know quite a few people in the campaign over the course of the primary and so I signed on with President Trump's campaign in February of two thousand sixteen so pretty early in the primary and one day I got a phone call and they said hey would you be willing to go on a TV tomorrow. And I said sure why not and so I did in my role. Oh morphed from kind of senior adviser to more of a surrogate I ended up spending the majority of my time on the trump campaign doing tv work and after that Became came the principal. Deputy Press Secretary Sean. Spicer and Shortly after the administration ended up as the press secretary. You always handled yourself so well I mean the the press is more dishonest. And I think we've ever seen in our nation's history they're committed towards destruction and activism. Not Actually telling the truth. Can you walk us through. What would a typical day in the White House be? I mean there would be probably not the typical day is no typical day but just scheduling. How early would you get in? I get these questions all the time from people. I don't really know. Well I think you nailed it right away. There is no typical day in the White House. But that's one of the things I loved about it And certainly with this president because he has such a unique and different style and he controls so much of the message. Not just for the White House but for the country He sort of sets the tone of what we're we're going to talk about for the day so sometimes you wake up in the morning and you think that the focus is going to be on one thing and by nine. Am It's on four different things that you never even saw coming But the usually we would probably get started morning producers for Marine show start calling anywhere around five. Am so you'd be up at forty forty five five am yeah. You didn't have to be in the office at that time. But they'll start emailing and calling. I mean one of the things that people I think don't understand. Is that the press secretary. Okay everybody sees kind of the behind the podium part but they don't realize that every reporter pretty much in the world has your email and cell phone number and so you're accessible twenty four hours a day day to thousands of reporters all over the place and they call they email and they're constantly looking for information or statement And we kind of try to divide some of it up but a lot of the morning show folks start calling pretty early in the morning Looking for guidance comments on something that may have happened last night or things that they're talking talking about making sure that they still have the administration's take on whatever is carrying the news that morning I try to be in the office by seven. Thirty and Pretty much off to the races from there then the president never sleeps. I mean so. You don't sleep if he doesn't sleep you don't sleep. He works until eleven or twelve every night right and as you know. He's up Brighton. Early and thirties. It's not a surprise to sometimes get a call from the president by you know six six thirty in the morning as well. I mean from people that have worked in other White House. They say this pace is unlike anything they've ever seen. Is that probably fair to say I think so. I mean you know. I've talked to quite a few reporters that have covered multiple pull administrations and a lot of them are going to be really board In about five years when Donald Trump is not president anymore because You know I don't think you could compare pair anything to the pace in the schedule that he I was talking with a reporter from some outlet and he asked me and I couldn't answer but you you could answer a better. He said why is it. Seemed like things are changing quicker under trump than any other president. I just there's so much not just policy but just differences of trajectory projector. And do you think it's obviously the team that president trump has around him. You being a part of it but it all starts with him rice lately. It's all driven by him. He is somebody who wants to get things done. He's a businessman who comes any says we have a problem. We'll let's fix it and he doesn't go the traditional route of let's figure out. Let's get seventeen committees to discuss it. And he's like we have a problem. We know how to fix it. Just go out and do it And that was one of the great things about working for him. He didn't care if you you were. You know the press secretary or whatever else if you were there and he thought you were capable. He'd be like Sarah Take it on. Go do it and I remember one day. He asked me to call the national security adviser and do this. He has Sarah. Can you make a phone call or not. Yes sir he goes then just get it done. It was like Yes sir. And he's is that way with everything he bureaucracy almost exactly and he's Sudbury refreshing thing for Washington something that Washington so desperately we needed was donald trump to come in shake things up and say you know. We don't have to make everything take years to happen. Let's get some stuff done and let's deliver on the promises that we made during the campaign and he does that every single day. So you'd be up at four forty five. Am You also raising kids right and they help get you up at five hundred tests. So you're dealing with all that you're in. You're in the office if you will the White House by seven thirty dealing with everything and your days could go 'til eight nine ten eleven so you're on four or five hours of sleet and if you say one thing wrong or one common misplaced. It's a story it's the end of the world and people have to realize though that you were the fatigue league right that sets in for any human being right. How did you deal with that? And that's what I you know. I we like to think that we you know work at a breakneck taste turning point but we're not running the White House and you know we do red eye flights and all this my heart goes out to you and Hogan I'm like you guys are under the gun and after after five or six days of this in a row or you only on three hours of sleep. I mean that's that's really really hard and just you have to continue to be precise what what inside can you share. Share to how. You're able to to work through that. Because I mean imagine how much harder it is for the president. He's literally the most powerful man in the world. And everything he says and does is so scrutinized That it's the stress on us is a lot but what he's carrying is unlike anything. Any of US could have imagined particularly given the amount of incoming coming that he takes the a constant barrage of attacks that he has to live under For the rest of us we love our country and we love the president. We love the results and the things that he's delivering on. And you know it was an honor and a privilege to get to play a small part report in what he was doing and I had an incredible incredible husband. who was patient enough to be supportive throughout that process and At the end of the day my faith is another huge part of what I think powers and and defines who we are and gives us the confidence we need to go in and face some of the toughest days In that building and you know those different jobs getting in shape is just about losing weight. It's about learning healthier habits and feeling.
"trump white house" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Mr Giuliani president trump secretary pump. HEO Secretary Perry Chief of Staff Mulvaney a lot of senior officials. Everyone was in the loop. Trump's ambassador famously implicating everyone in this Ukraine plot which trump impeached and yet all those people are still hiding from testifying. Bolton pompeo Giuliani Mulvaney. Who actually blames trump boss for his own silence? President trump has said that he'd like to see you in secretary pump testify in the Senate. Well part of me really wants to. We'll do whatever the president they want us to do is what it comes down to. So if the Senate decides to take live witnesses and the president's directs us to do it we will if drexel we won't whatever he directs and congressional Republicans relied on that defiance complaining in the House about the lack of fact witnesses and now of course pushing for a Senate trial notice this without any fact witnesses and more than any other issue Democrats quarter man for trump trial now boils down to something. Marvin Gaye asked so long ago. Can I get a witness or as the rolling stones put it. Can I get a witness or as the Canadian singer Song. Real put it in his two thousand sixteen song. Can I get a witness a at one point here is clearly people. Ask for witnesses a lot. And if you don't usually see trials without them that may remind you that this is a basic part of any fair trial but tonight we want to dig into another piece of this which is for most of these trump officials testifying before congress as a witness trial or not only important for fact finding it is a job requirement literally tape. Mike pompeo's said was in the loop who has defied these probes. He is of course secretary of state. Stay so remember like all people in both parties have held this job. He has a constitutional duty to face. Congress as a witness even on matters far less important important than this new trial potentially remove the president from office in fact we checked on Peyot himself testified at least six times already as secretary Tariam state. Thank you MR chairman. Thank you Senator Menendez. Well appreciate you having here today. I look forward to our conversation. I thank you for the opportunity. It'd be with you today. Thanks for the discuss. The administration's twenty twenty budget. I WanNa just walked through now. Two Years Administration. I'm now nine days short of one year my time the secretary of state. Thank you senator. Gordon thank you Senator Feinstein. Thanks for the opportunity to be here. I'm I'm really happy to be. This is an important issue happy to do it as you can see. He does the regular testifying on routine matters like there the budget or oversight of national security but then zero times zero times has he ever as you see testified about this Ukraine impeachment scandal. What you're looking at the screen are the inverted priorities of this trump state State Department and Democrats? Say what you are looking at is in that big zero circumstantial evidence of Palm Peyot in on the cover and some of this may have gotten lost all of the impeachment fighting but Congress is a CO equal branch cabinet officials. Have a duty to testify. They could be forced to which is part of why I so. Many trump officials have face congress even as the president talks up defiance and maybe it looks a little guilty for the administration to argue. They could testify under oath on everything else but doc the conduct that got him impeached. Now this fight let me be clear is not over. The issue of these officials testimony will come up in the Senate trial because senators have the power to request witnesses. Right in the middle. In fact in Clinton's trial there was a vote to make these three people come back and testify again. Today's argument would be stronger for witnesses. This is who never testified in the first place. Take Attorney General Bar. He's faced Congress on other issues just like pompeo needs face. The press publicly denying he talked about anything relating to the Biden's or his son with trump call notes showed trump pledged bar would help out the president ask you to publicly that thin in him regarding that Ukraine call. And it's so I.
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"And then you're back at the White House the next day at five AM. But by were six AM. So you you live the news. I mean, that is your life and frankly, it's not just your life. It's your entire family's life, right? If you if you happen to have one, how to deal with it, what do I have a wife who used to work in the business? So she understand we never had to have a conversation about the kind of sacrifice this takes because she knows it and thank God. She does. Yeah. But you know, it's it's tough. We have a young son who's starting to realize underplay the cutest hit in the world. I can't even begin to describe how does he know six. Okay. Yes. So he he's starting to realize that I'm not around on the weekends and stuff, but you, you know, it's it's a sacrifice, but it's the greatest job in the world. Do you miss big things like firstly, a school? So we time shift alarm start getting. So we, we time shift the holidays couch if we have to work. On thanksgiving, and this is true for anywhere. This happened when I worked at NPR too. If you have to work on thanksgiving, you celebrate thanksgiving. The next Thursday, Saturday, whatever. So this latest go round. I had to work on his first day of school. So I took him ended up taking him to school on his second day of school, and I pretended as if his second day of school was actually his first. What is it that we took all the pictures, you know, made a big deal of walking up to the front door and you know he was kids as long as they're loved. They don't carry, you know, it's, it's, it's good to go. What about you Katie? I don't have a six year old or. I just have a husband. I saw this morning while running. I know he told me what your hours like. I mean, I just I don't even think of our. I mean, I guess today, for instance, we're emailing as early as like six, forty, five, you know, just talking to sources talking to each other about like what we think we want to do like what we think is going on and then you just work through the day you the other night when I had, I did a McCain story and the other story on NAFTA. I think I was there through nine PM delight. Shut off. I was there and I was like, we trying to get the lights back on. Yeah, so and then like tomorrow, for instance, I fly to Evansville than Charlotte the next day and then fly back on Friday night to cover the funeral at the federal for John McCain on Saturday. So it's like that is all work and you take downtime when you can get it, you really see. Like if it's a slower day, you know. Yesterday, I think was felt slower, and sometimes it feels torturous. 'cause like what there's nothing like you learned your metabolism completely changes, and I'm sure you're the same way like I've always wanted to cover the biggest story in the world. And right now, this is the biggest story in the world. I am not always. When I was I was last year I think I came here like my first week on the job which was crazy talk. I was like, they first time on the show was that we got the correspondence. It wasn't my first time because last year when I was a feature writer and that was like amazing, like writing Washington in the Trump. Covering writing about like Saudi princes and all this fun night and the Trump hotel Trump. Yeah. Like Trump hotel at night. So, I mean, I'd I'd always gravitated toward features and profiles, and it's just not something I ever thought I would do, and they asked me to do it after Glenn. Thrush was taken off the beat like a few weeks later, they asked me completely. I thought out of the blue. They actually Elizabeth you Miller bureau chief. I had bronchitis and I was like trying to recover. I was really sick and she calls me into office and she's like, you're a good reporter. So you know what this is about. No. Like a great way to start off the conversation. Yeah. You have, you know, at the says that I have no idea. Yes. Like, are you covering the White House? And I think I said something like you couldn't think of anybody else like hesitation. I mean, no, I was..
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"So I mean, it's hard to it's hard to really hard to address that criticism because I don't know, like some of it's just like, yeah, he doesn't want to ignore John McCain. He clearly doesn't like the guy and the feeling was mutual. So it's, I guess it's hard to. I don't know. I don't know. It's hard. It's hard to know in the moment because the flag thing, I mean, that was the most visual evidence of his contempt of the president's contempt for John McCain. And then after the fact it's like, are we giving this too much too much oxygen and not really focusing more on the life and legacy of the Senator. In the moment, it's it's hard to it's hard to know. You know, how do you deal with internally? Like, do you have the questions you ask yourself, but if you're doing this right or wrong? No, I mean, I think that I don't know. I'm still new to the the White House beat I didn't cover and other administration, but sometimes you're dealing with with people. And I guess that goes back to the point about, like who tells you what? And why, where you're just like, you know, like you have to, you have to build relationships with people who are just, you know, they lie ninety eight percent of the time, and you know, it's like, that's, that's that has been in. It always has been, but that for me has been the toughest part of its Howard is White House. Yeah, solving relationships with people who will isn't. I don't have any transactional relationships in my personal life, my professional life with sources, what's hard. It's almost entirely transactional to you. Do you Do know you that know that I I. sometimes, yeah, but I but the thing is like I'm not a fake person, so it's hard hard to let people into your life regardless of whether it's professional personal who exists now on that on that plane. And when you're giving them, you know these, sometimes your relationship is based on sharing information about yourself with people or just being like, well, I have veterans in my family to, or I'm from, you know, XYZ kind of community to like I am a human being and I understand this. So can you please drown like not it? Yeah, trust me. But also like you can tell me your perspective and I'm going to understand it and like giving that any of that up about yourself to people who can weaponize information and it's it's kind of uncomfortable. And I think that those are the internal things that I deal with in terms of like the people you meet on this playing field hours, like do you just work incessantly. Like the rest of us. I mean, we work a lot. I mean, there are yesterday was, I guess, slow in the sense that I got to pay attention to the bee's warm in Times Square for like twenty minutes and like have fun on her for twenty minutes. And that that happens like once every few months we're going to have fun on during the day or laugh at something. All right time for break. We're back in a second with Jeff Bennett from NBC news and Katie Rogers from the New York Times talking about what it's like to cover the White House right now you're listening to. It's been a minute from NPR..
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"I mean, there's just, I mean, I guess I shouldn't have answered quickly. There's just discussion over how to handle it. I think that there are White House correspondents who've been covering administration's on our teams since like Clinton, I think go that far back and you know, applying sort of historical context to how to interact is important. But there's also an acknowledgement that this is different president and a different White House. They they, they've, they eat the trust pieces. You know, they don't play chess. They eat the board, you know? And it's and it's hard to deal. You know, it's hard to strategize for that. And I think you know when people see somebody yelling at Sarah, I think all of us are just like God, you know, like this is not helpful. It's not, you know, but then there's also an acknowledgement that, like maybe if if she's doing those strategic thing, like you're talking about, you know how, how do we deal with that? Or when they're tried to hold like off the records with fifty reporters? Like, why are we agreeing to this? Do we take ourselves out of this? Or do we go, you know? So those are not easy things to address our answer. How do you address them internally are like, do you have conflict inside of yourself in? I always, I feel like the tenants of good journalism are solid, no matter what no matter who is occupying the White House. And so I just try to stick to that even if you have a president who eats all the chess pieces, right? Like if you, if you. Been taught the rules of chess you have to play differently, but then if you get sucked in, I feel like if you get sucked in and you start to compromise what you know to be good journalism to deal with the current environment, then that's how you. Yeah, get tripped up. So you guys here all of the critique of the White House press corps coming from the left and the right in the middle in up and down. What is the one critique of White House coverage that rings truest to you, and how do you try to address equity in your work? I always say journalism in education or the two professions where people who've never worked in them, think they knew how to do the job. Yeah, right. Like I've never been a teacher, but I'm sure I've been like if I was a teacher, I would tell you. Yeah, I do think sometimes we we cast about on stories that don't necessarily matter in a true sense, but that matter in the moment because they're interesting in an entertaining and they might drive ratings, give me an example of one of those stories like the tweet did your and yes, sometimes we dissect a tweet and we, you know, don't still cover the fact that there are some five hundred plus children who are still separated from their parents. You know what I mean? Who are still being detained by the government because that story we know already. And yeah, how do you combat that impetus in your newsroom or can you you're part of a newsroom? Sometimes can't sometimes, you know, sometimes you can't, and sometimes you might find a hook and be able to bring that story back into your reporting. Yeah, and make it resonant and salient. Again, Katie criticism of White House coverage rings true for you. That he plays us that he baits us and we knew it. Yeah, really? Oh, yeah. I mean, I agree, but I don't know that what the answer to that is like, I I, I don't know. I think I briefly thought about it with the flag stuff. The other day with McCain, where it's just like other presidents have been criticized before for their time line of consult their condolence timely. Unlike Obama was criticized for not issuing a proclamation after a mass shooting in Chattanooga, and he did it after there was sort of an outcry from veterans, and you know, we, we tend to like jump on this White House. You know, when we see things rising on social media, like viral photos of the flag up and it's like you have to be really careful to write the story in a way that's not at a to'real ising siding with everyone else saying, this is you know, deeply inappropriate, but then you report and you know that his aides tried to like be appropriate and he's like, no. So..
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"News. Who did that for the about to the to the Obama? Is it always the TV guess more often than not because it doesn't try that kind of the kind of interaction doesn't translate bakers. Got, I think Peter's gotten yelled out or the time span yelled at and Peter just like thank you and just like imprint people are a little bit more like, all right, you know, because we're so it's it's a, it's a personal decision on behalf of that reporter that correspondent and on behalf of that of that news organization of, you know, as a how to handle it. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. I just think that there is, you know, when we're in the briefing room, though, I do think it's important when we're trying to get an answer on something that is meaningful and the White House has learned to your stonewall and play us against each other. I mean, they knew I White House aides have told me like we're a team as opposed to you guys, you know? Yeah, totally. And I just mean when Jordan Fabian he works at the hill kind of gave Halley Jackson, the floor or yeah, Sarah tried to move on. I forget what the question was, but Jordan, he didn't do any grandstanding like I'm seating my question. All he did was say, go ahead if you want. You know, it's like those are very small gestures that make us look less petty, and it wouldn't be nice to see that kind of unity just like low key. Yeah, live unity. Are there unified answers to these kind of questions within your newsrooms? Are there disarmament and argh. Sorry. Tell me more. What do you go you? You know. Unified answers to questions about like how to how to deal with the president, that kind of thing in the like in these big questions about how the White House press corps and White House correspondents deal with this press environment. Is there a unified front or stance or point of view on that inside your newsroom. Sort of in the sense that like we NBC have all more or less agreed that the story is primary rank west, right? Not to make ourselves. The center of the story goes both in how we report it and how we conduct ourselves in the briefing room, how we conduct ourselves and interactions both on and off camera with White House officials. But there are no sort of like marching orders that we've received from on high about about how to deal with this administration. You know, day in and day out, very diplomatic answer. I mean, but what's interesting though is that if people watch the briefing, you can see how Sarah will strategize, you know how she's going to give her answers who she called on she, how they delay the briefings. So say for instance, debriefing, it's supposed to start at two o'clock. Yeah. And the president has an event on a schedule that starts three and he doesn't want till two thirty or to get so many many has fifteen minutes and so she'll she often will call on the front row because it's the wire services. It's the TV correspondent. Who need that interaction for their nightly news piece. But if she wants to change the subject, she'll call on a business reporter in the back of the room, she'll call on a international reporter because she knows they don't care about Michael Cohen or store. They wanna know about trade or whatever. The whatever topic. Yeah, and so that's and that's how sometimes she will hit the release pal youth tension in the room. She'll call on someone she knows doesn't isn't asking the same question. Yeah, Katie, these arguments about, you know what the stance of White House correspondent should be. You said there's no unified front and your neutral Mita..
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"So what will you create? Hey tamra, hey, Dominica all week long. Red Cavanaugh will face his Senate confirmation hearings. Yeah, he's President Trump's nominee for the supreme court, and there are going to be a lot of questions about how he could transform the supreme court for generation. The NPR politics podcast will be following those hearings and we'll hop in the studio every day to break down what you need to know. So you are obviously the heel for the president in your now, part of his narrative and part of his storyline, right? How does that affect you in your work? Knowing that you are a character in this plot arc as well? I mean, I think for a lot of us it's uncomfortable. I mean, it's weird to even talk about it right now. It's just instinctive like you don't want to talk about it as if our character. But when he does things like called individual reporters or institutions, you have no choice. He's the president and he's dragged you into it. And you know, I think a lot of reporters and like I haven't always been perfect about it to like, we will tweet things that will say, well, look at this. You know, the flags are up at the White House, but they're down at the monument. Wow, this is jarring. And you know, that's people in the White House watch that. And they take that as at a to'real ising and you know, I, I do think to be perfectly honest and transparent. Like reporters are humans too, and like sometimes they cross the line in the White House pays really close attention to that, and and they, it builds their argument that we. Are willing to be characters and crossed the line before. Do I think I have on Twitter, maybe. I think there was one time I I I did and it was something about reproductive rights. I think just to be honest, I think I just re tweeted something and I was just, I was like, I'm I, I think what I did was I said something about, I'm from a rural area. My high school had a daycare. We had absence only education. I worry about the women and children in those communities having access to education and services. And you've got some blowback. Yeah, it's just kinda like it. People watch you so close. It's hard to do. We do in this era where the president has made to pursuit of truth a partisan enterprise. Do you know what I mean? So I think now more than ever it's really incumbent upon reporters Katie saying to not let yourself be come part of the story when they're yourself, be baited, like, don't let they, and that's something he understands to is the art of the bait and the. Visors who helped him write as tweets or get like they all understand that. And it's really easy for them to get. I mean, there are a lot of reporters in Washington covering the White House and not everybody is perfect all day long. And you know what? I try not to do anymore on air. I try not to in this really, really fix broadcast. I don't read the tweets anymore. I try not to the full tweets stuff that isn't part pertinent the Trump tweets. Because in the beginning, you know, cable news, it's another tweet from the president. Let me read all four, four of them. And so now filled with untruths, the stuff that's not edifying or true, I don't try. I don't try to give voice to. I only try to stick to the pertinent stuff, and that is my way of trying to stick to what is real, what is true and to not get baited into whatever. Yeah. I mean when he drags throughout the lacrosse strategy such like it's like, okay, you know back to work, you know, you know, speaking about like not being baited as members of the press because they wanna bait, I think so long and hard about one particular White House correspondent at. CNN Jim Acosta who was taken up this enemy of the press back and forth as his cause. I in my heart of journalistic cards, think that's not the right way to handle it. Are there conversations about the right way to handle the enemy of the press stuff and how much you should be in that storyline amongst the White House press corps. You know, every every administration seems to have that reporter who is sort of known as being the thorn in its side, right?.
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"And I think that with certain people, there are certain themes so like you can sense why they talk about what they wanna talk about, you know, and who they don't like, who doesn't like them be an example without saying names. I. I can tell you that a lot of people, if you are thinking of somebody like John Kelly, like you know who to reach out to in the White House, who will offer you a word in defense of him, and also word, not so defensive. I mean, you just, you know who to go to. Yeah, certain years that are laid off. You can't just take it from one person. Oh, this, you know, it's just you have to do comparative. I love the stories I'll have when it's like in talking with thirty seven thousand sources. Let's the thing journalism went done wells, a team sport, right? And so the New York Times has a team. We'd NBC team. We have five producers, five correspondents. And so you know, as we're working on these stories that we bounce sourcing off of each other and leads off of each other, and that's how we get a good sense of what's actually happening. Yeah, you're right. And then some people talk, you know, favor reporters over others have longer relationships and subtypes short, early ship is helpful. I have no other option. So that's why it drives me crazy. When the president suggests that we just take anonymous sources and basically, you know report things that are fiction as he puts it because it takes. So yeah, that's right. This morning, it takes so much time to get it right. I mean, that is that is at the core of what we do and also don't be mad at y'all be mad at the folks on your White House that are leaking stuff like I don't be. He, he's the master at being an anonymous source. He would call New York tabloids. He would make different any John barren loved automous are seeing. I mean, he helped, you know, he created a media climate and helped you know engender a lot of this. I don't know hatred toward sore anonymous sources when he was married. Again, most media's caller what's scary though that his that fake news stuff that he does on the trail that line lands every time as with every kind of crowd. I'm talking like members of the military in collar workers in West Virginia establishment Republicans in in in Florida, Brandon, Ohio doesn't matter where it is at this point when he goes like they news media look at them all back there and he points at us, you know, in in the pen that was. That was campaigns. So weird that line works every time for him and it's it's sad, but it's also a little scary. It's like being at prof. I think I keep thinking of professional wrestling with the president who she because he needs to heal and the press is easier in some ways than the democrat learn. So much of it is so performance and it's like theater. All right time for a quick break. When we come back, how Jeff and Katie handled doing their job as White House reporters when the president makes them part of the story b. r. b...
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"And then I just say it like as of this moment, here's what we know this could change, but you know things in this White House. Things are true until they aren't true. How much is that? How different is that from the last administration? Oh, it's night and day. I mean, I remember during the Obama administration, you would get a. Sense of how the week was going to play out on a Sunday. They would get well, not the whole schedule, but you'd get a good road map. Yeah, they would use the Sunday shows to message. You know what they wanted to talk about that week where the agenda was headed, and I'm there was some White House staffers in the Obama administration who would apologize for last minute changes to the schedule. I'm very sorry to have to do. Yeah, exactly. And that's just not the way in granted every White House takes on sort of the personality of the president. And so we know the president enjoys chaos. And so this White House in just the way to operate is chaotic and that it becomes. Staffers don't. Oh, for sure. I don't. I think that they have learned to live in it. Do they ever tell you off the record or indicate or show any emotion that would indicate that they aren't happy? Are deflated are tired? Our weary that they, I don't. I don't get that feeling a lot. I get the feeling that they feel like they're entrenched warfare, and I feel like they really believe that the president has accomplished a lot on behalf of the people who voted for him. Okay. You know, they can live with tax cuts. They like that. They like the relocation of the embassy to Jerusalem oughta folks like the two economy's doing well, yeah, a lot of people do, but a lot of people are also going to be hurt by that. So you know what he hasn't delivered is this wall that he largely, you know, ran on and whatnot. So I think that those staffers feel as they reflect the president's grievance that the press has not given him enough credit and that's energizing for them. I think. And you know what's different about that versus other administrations, because every White House has staffers that feel beat down just by the car. It's different though in having talked to people who worked for George W Bush in president, former President Obama is that those two men, I think, engendered loyalty and inspired. There's Daf in a way that Donald Trump does not. So whereas I feel like a lot of the people in the current White House are driven to a certain degree like by the kind of grievance you talk about and by some of the president's policies, I don't necessarily at least in my conversations, get the sense that they are driven to do their best work on behalf of the man in who sits knee Oval Office in the same way that people who worked for President Bush no vomited will part of point. This is part of a strategy that right, like he is someone from his reality TV days in real estate days. He likes to have competing factions and interests. Yeah, working for him. And so like if you're doing that, you're actually aren't trying to inspire loyalty your. Trying to inspire competitiveness and that dick like another source in question. Like when you get leaks from sources, are you saying to yourself? Well, how is this faction of the White House trying to attack this other faction like the humor sent questioned sourcing, how do you work through that?.
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Believe after the confirmation of break Cavanaugh, the supreme court nominee, but now the president is Katie mentions in real time is confirming. Reporting, so like, okay, this is one example of how different out of the ordinary. This administration is usually when a departure you hear buzz about it. I and it's confirmed. And then there's like an official statement. This was just a tweet, and this happens a lot. A lot of times what happens is the president will say something, he'll tweet something. And so what happens is you have the White House staff trying to make the reality on the ground reflect mayor has said or tweeted about, and then sometimes you'll catch Sarah Sanders out there doing the world's hardest job trying to keep up with the show. And so for instance, with this issue, this Mcgann forthcoming resignation this morning, Sarah said, when we have an announcement will let you know suggesting that they were working through the process of coming up with an announcement. Sure. There was a plan to get in front of this, but yet the president, it appears cut it all off. Well, personnel stuff. He, he keeps things really close to his chest a lot to he knows that stuff leaks. And with the marchers or hires or appointments, you often have little visibility into it because he understands like to your point about knowing where the cameras are. I mean, the man is like the foremost meat, like media scholar, generation of anybody's done. I mean. He knows how the big reveal works. He knows that in like he's hone that skill over three, four decades. He knows how to kick start a new cycle. He knows how to barrel. Fourth, when things are not looking good, like the McCain flag thing feels like that happened in April. You know, he Cohen and metaphor fill, right? You happen to twelve and I think we like just don't really. I don't know what the most interesting thing about covering this president is going to rallies. I've covered morale. Remember in watching him work through a message and the start. I remember him doing this with the NFL stuff to where he would attack the players for the for the silent protests and he would he would say align and if it didn't get the right kind of applause, he would. He would switch up Cindy. Say it again and let it land always said he was like comic trying out new before the comedy special? Yeah, like the comic that goes to the dingy comedy club on Monday night and just tries aligns out and he fancies himself that he's not a politician, but he, he's discourse. You audition. And like all good politicians. He knows exactly where his base is exactly what motivates them. And that's one of the reasons why he says what he does about immigration about the NFL he is, you know, he's trying to position himself as a as a nationalistic culture warrior. Yeah, and hasn't really moved beyond the skills if you want to call them that that made him successful as a candidate because his supporters haven't required anything other from heckling. Exactly. So just thinking about this news today with Mcgann and talking about how a lot of times Trump staffers are trying to keep up with Trump, how does that affect sourcing? Like is it harder to talk? I wanna know what's what? Knowing that things are changing. Things are true until they aren't, and it took me a while to be able to figure out how to say that on television..
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Almost change. The photographers are in charge of the movies, so I don't. It's like turnovers get really possessive territorial. They're not like they'll pull pranks on each other. When we were in the Europe trip, they put like a big bottle of lotion on somebody like, well, he was sleeping in van there. You had really careful. There's a lot of downtime. So they come up with creative ways. Interesting. Yeah, that's true. And you have to always it's like it's like being at a slumber party. When you're eleven years old, put your hand in warm water if you fall asleep up through the fourth estate. Exactly. So that's, oh, sorry. What's? Oh. And it can be reported out or just like a behind the scenes. This is a behind the scenes story that isn't necessarily crazy, but at the time told me so much about who Donald Trump is. So it was my first encounter with them because I didn't cover the campaign on the road. But when he came to Washington for Ted Cruz is stopped the Iran deal rally. Oh, I was. It was just that was in the campaign or do it was during the campaign cover that? Yes, there were two. There are two episodes there that I think were really kind of phenomenal, and because he wasn't the the nominee you could get r- relatively close to him. He had security, but you could go up to them and ask him questions, right? And so we all did. And so there was a big crush of reporters and photographers, and we were all asking questions and he wanted to answer this one question from a reporter from one of the cable news networks. But because of the way we were sort of organized around him all in a big circle. The reporter was separated from her photographer. And he sort of instinctively knew that because he, he knew that the network. So he gets the question and before he answers it, he says, where's your camera? And she points points in direction of the camera, and he turned his body and answers questions so that the sight line of the camera was just right, and he knew where the light was from the sun and so that the shot on television was perfect. Why? And I saw that, and I thought. So he gives a speech and as he's leaving, he has to because this is outside of the capitol, and there was like this and Bank meant that he had to walk over and they put these fake stairs as he was walking over these temporary stairs to get to the car. He stops at the top and turns around like Eva Peron from Evita and wave all of these people really. But nobody was waving at him. It was just for the cameras. And so I guess he wanted to have this vision of himself really to these adoring fans. So talk about the reality of this job right now president just tweeted announcing that Don mcgann's leaving his job this fall in the middle of conversation. Can you remain an axiom scoop from this morning? And now I'm panicking silently, and of course we knew that dumb again was gonna leave after this is the White House counsel. The White House counsel who has reported threatened to quit when the president ordered him to fire Jeff Sessions, the White House counsel who apparently, you know, spoke at length with the special counsel. So we knew that he was I- exits and would probably..
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"Katie Rogers, White House correspondent from New York Times. Thanks for being here. Oh, you're welcome. Jeff Bennett. White House correspondent for NBC news. Thank you for being here. It's a privilege. Fun fact. I worked with you both before and gosh, our paths diverged. But we're all living our best law. Yeah. So I was worried for the last two weeks about this conversation because I said, well, they cover the White House. And something happens. They gotta go. And then I was like, would I be able to do that thing? Or you know, when you're at dinner and someone's like, all right, everyone iphones on the table face down the first person to pick it up, pays for dinner. It was like, what's the radio of that? Well, for me, this is my day off. Oh. So I have to leave, which is why this data Katie is on full duty right now. I'll let you I had to take a few calls in the lobby on the way on the way up. You know, my phone rings, I might have to put us on speaker phone with with somebody source for that. But luckily just shout out to Michael shear, my colleague who's babysitting right now. Thanks, Michael. Yeah, in my absence. Yeah. How long have you both been covering the White House now? I've only been covering it since January. What? Yeah. Crazy crazy. So less than a year? Yeah, less than a year. I've been covering the White House for a few years. So I covered the end of the Obama administration for New York one, which is a well-known stationing dark line. And then when I came to NPR, was I a producer, but then a reporter I covered the White House for NPR for a few months and then jump. He's literally literally for a few months and then jumped to NBC news and I've been at NBC for eight months. Okay. Wow. So then my next question for you. Both is you've been covering the Trump administration, Jeff, since the start Katie for a few months in your time covering the Trump White House, what is the wacky craziest report. Story you guys can tell me without getting in trouble the story that you tell your friends at bars when they ask how crazy the job is. Oh. I had a story a couple of weeks ago that sort of illustrated to me how involve the president is in coverage about him, which is not unusual presidents care about how the media covers them, but I was on the Europe. Did you go on the uptrend? So I was on the Europe trip in. I got a heads up from a source at the White House who just had this Email that showed that he got on the plane at some point during the Helsinki Trump and freaked out because the first lady's TV was tuned to CNN and Lang threw a fit and now in got the military office involved like to make standard operating procedure, Fox News on all the TV's going forward. I mean, pause you real quick. You're saying Donald Trump was so mad that his wife was watching a network other than FOX that he changed the protocol. Yes. What I'm not clear on whether she was sitting in her area watching it was tuned to it was on and he flipped his lid. And I came in possession of a string of emails saying, oh, that story. Yeah, I just standard operating procedure going forward in the hotel suites, and that was actually confirmation at they sleep in different rooms to like first lady. Sweet sweet. I guess the wildest in the press cabin on Air Force One. It's all you can watch his Fox News..
"trump white house" Discussed on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
"From NPR. I'm Sam Sanders. It's been amid today. We are talking politics because the midterms are coming up because it's always a good time to talk politics, but also because I am here in DC for a few weeks. So why not? In this episode I'm asking to very smart people. One very big question. What's it like the cover the White House in the age of Donald Trump. I asked that question and a lot of other ones to my two guests Katie Rogers and Jeff Bennett Katya White House correspondent for the New York Times. We worked together years ago at the Washington Post. You have heard on this show before and Jeff is the White House correspondent for NBC news. He's an old friend from our days together on the PR politics team. So I'm going to be honest here and just say, I love this conversation not just because I think the two of them are really swell, but because they told me so much more than I thought they would. They talked about their work. They talked about their lives outside of work. They talked about how. How those two things never stopped colliding. The also told me what it feels like for the White House press corps to be a character in the president's ongoing reality show, and they talked very openly about what they think the White House press corps is getting wrong. I went into this conversation thinking that I had a pretty good understanding of what it means to cover a White House. I did not, but I learned a lot in this chat and I think you will to all right, let's get to it. But just one more note, we tape this conversation last Wednesday, August twenty. Ninth. And because President Trump, you will hear some news break during our chat. All right here I am talking with Katie and Jeff in Washington DC..
"trump white house" Discussed on AM Joy
"You know it feels so me for looking at the at the trump white house and what it looks like is that donald trump who didn't think he would be president then opened the doors and said everyone come on it and it's a feast for everyone is sort of a smorgasbord of selfenrichment you who are a coal iranian or your coal executive come on in and run the coal industry for your own benefit then carcinoma was like why would he be they hit a putt all his wife and son are both in the in the development and real estate business will now it makes everything feels like it was pecuniary then it was about self deleon selfenrichment at some point your party the republican party has to have seen that are figure that out have they figured it out and do they plan to do anything about it or at first i want to exclude james mattis who's probably a great defense secretary and is there for the right reasons because he wants to protect the country but i think that the republicans we know that he was not a good businessmen look at what he did this week these bankruptcies and being like the 17th greatest developer new york city i think there are my nephews have better developments with their legos than donald trump but when you see that and he goes up new announces the tariffs on a whim without doing any of the groundwork to play them out you don't do that as a businessman if you're in agribusiness deal so donald trump at the end of the day isn't being well wellserved by himself and republicans understand that's what i don't get politically is why he would impose these tariffs when we're already facing strong headwinds in 2018 and the economy is revenue rubric a pretty good but with these headwinds you're going to actually destroy it and make it harder power why are we making it live to win and 2018 he said at rallies that he do it it's like the wall he said he do it and he says according to his tweet it's easy.
"trump white house" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"On to people who have dubious ethical records or you have to frantically searched for people outside of your own ecosystem and the one of the problems at trump white house has that the president doesn't want to hire anyone who has been previously critical of him in that eliminates a lot of prominent republican professionals in washington dc and so there is a real staffing projects such as a shortage it's a hiring problem that they're having in it's really coming to the forefront right now in the report situation peter baker you write about the corridors of the old executive office building since renamed the eisenhower building next to the white house usually bustling teaming buzzing with activity not so much cricket some days look you know stand is exactly right by the way i think this is one of the this is the blinder's that they had on about rapporter he seem very mature professional reliable and they had a posse of people in the white house that they knew they could depend on if you're john kelly you're not anxious to go after people who are doing their jobs while you're anxious to go after people you felt are not and he obviously spent a lot of time these last two hundred days using that count just showed you know trying to purge the white house the people he thought were problematic steve bannon scaramucci you know ali rose a the apprentice star all sorts of people that he has kind of nudged out and he's still having some you know struggled even with some of the people who are still there so those were his priorities and and sort of you know we don't know how much information he was given by the fbi but if it wasn't a particularly detailed it's it's not a hundred percent surprising he would try to find some way of moving on and and and painted something else given all things are on his plate obviously a mistake obviously he didn't choose to look more deeply at what he was being told because it didn't take very much information to discover just how compelling these charges really are please note it was the guy from la times who name checked omarosa until nights for natural.