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"united states ambassador" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
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Big Tech is emulating China with moves to suppress speech: Nikki Haley
"Audio clip Nikki Haley of former United States ambassador to the United Nations. And very interesting clip, she said. The suppression of information in China is very similar to what we are seeing with big tech in America. What big tech is doing to us in keeping information from us? Is very similar, in her estimation to what the Chinese government is doing to their own people, right.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Is you have people who speak oven in perfect union, but not one that is rabid against black people or people of Of Indian descent of Eastern Indian decent, None of this right There are imperfections in all societies, and they speak to that, but we have four years. If God willing, President Trump is reelected. We have four years to find the funders off this stuff Who is funding the street actions? Who's paying the Democrats to do this house? The money getting to these organizations? We have four years to find the organizer's to try them to put them on trial. For what? Well to me. It's domestic terrorism. And do you think that there is possibly some foreign influence to this? Do you think that there is just possible that since we know that foreign countries want Meddle in our elections polled by doing things that Russia financing anti fracking ads. Did you know that? Yes, Russia helps finance anti fracking and somehow that doesn't make it into the mainstream media discourse. Nikki Haley, speaking at the convention, described the thieves and murderers in the U. N and how they put out their hands for money from us while destroying us as well. It was an honor of a lifetime to serve as the United States ambassador to the United Nations. Now the U. N is not for the faint of heart. It's a place where dictators murderers than thes denounced America and then put their hands out. And demand that we pay their bills. Will President Trump put an end to all of that? With his leadership? We did what Barack Obama and Joe Biden refused to do. We stood up for America and we stood against our enemies. One of the most remarkable act, the propaganda of silence. This is a theory that I've developed that the propaganda of silence is the biggest, most potent tool that the usual suspects in the liberal media can use. They just don't report the big stories. For instance, the average American believes that 30 million Americans have died from Covina. That's what the average American beliefs the actual numbers about 170,000 people. Lives, lost another Barack Obama and Joe Biden and Susan Rice. They stopped in its tracks. The indictment of the Taliban and Hamas to separate cases the Taliban and Hamas. They stopped indictments for those terrorists running drugs into our country across and under and through our southern border. In conjunction with the same narco terrorists who have taken over portions of Mexico, where the the narco terrorist literally run portions of Mexico to the degree that it's not uncommon sadly to see mayor's beheaded in Mexico. This was called Project Cassandra. Those foreign entities were running drugs into our country to destabilize our country and to make money they were paying themselves to destabilize US and Barack Obama. Stopped the indictments, the political reported on this with named sources. Named intelligence sources. Do you think there's the slightest possibility that black lives matter? Incorporated? Which has nothing to do with saving black lives? Of course, black lives matter, Of course. It's morally objective. It's a fact. Which is why I cannot support the terrorist group. Black lives matter Incorporated. Do you think there's just a chance? This organization Antifa who is in the streets of BC, forcing people intimidating people into putting their hand up in the air to agree with this terrorist group? Black lives matter Incorporated. Do you think there's just a tiny chance? That's some of the thieves that Nikki Haley described isn't just trying to ruin us internationally, but its funding this year we have four years if God willing, we get President Trump reelected. We have four years to find out and begin the process of turning this around love to hear from you 800 to 82282. It's Todd Herman in for Rush Limbaugh on the You're listening to the I B Network..
"united states ambassador" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Biden's America the radical left get whatever they want, and you get to pay for it. They've already taken over Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. Don't let them take over America. Good evening. I'm Nikki Haley, and it's great to be back at the Republican National Convention. I'll start with a little story. It's about an American ambassador to the United Nations, and it's about a speech she gave to this convention. She called for the re election of the Republican president. She served and she called out his Democratic opponent. Former vice president from a failed administration. That Ambassador said, and I quote Democrats always blame America first. The year with 1980 for the president was Ronald Reagan and Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick's words are just as true today. Joe Biden and the Democrats are still blaming America first. Donald Trump has always put America first, and he has earned four more years as president. It was an honor of a lifetime to serve as the United States ambassador to the United Nations. Now the U. N is not for the faint of heart. It's a place where dictators, murderers and thieves denounce America. And then put their hands out and demand that we pay their bills. President Trump put an end to all of that..
Susan Rice, Biden's Potential VP, Divests From Netflix
"Places for personal gains and everything But she sold at three hundred thousand dollars stockholdings. Okay. So. Real. Quick. We got only got a few more minutes. We started a little bit late today guy. So we got a we're we're going to do a little bit more tiny bit more passing Levin. Okay if it is Susan Rice right. Let's talk about her a little bit. This talk about Susan Rice. Who is Susan Rice Who is Susan? Rice? Let's start at the very, very bare bare minimum starting at the very bottom. NETFLIX's director. NETFLIX's director. That's it. She's obviously female. Start their. American diplomat academic democratic policy adviser former public official has served as the twenty seven United States ambassador United Nations, two, thousand, nine, two, dozen thirteen. And the twenty four, th states national security advisor from two, thousand, thirteen to two, thousand seventeen. Now. Here it is. because. Some people are really excited about the possibility of it being Susan. Rice. Right. So what is? What is something? That's not good. You know what's what's the negative side was the negative things about what's the? What are the cons about Susan Rice Be something that people would have a problem with if he wants US Susan Rice Benghazi. is where she withdrew her consideration. For replacement of retiring US Secretary of State Clinton a dozen twelve Based on the contract dry controversy related two, thousand, twelve attack on the US diplomatic facility in Benghazi. So I, don't know if she's attached to that. Again next negatively to that you know. Something about Susan Rice enemy nation to said, Susan Rice will get crushed for her role for unmasking Michael Flynn. That's news to you. That's news to me but it made to may have been involved with that. I just saw to that Flynn was just back in the news to man, and because the government suggest attorney general bar had secret reasons for dropping Michael Flynn criminal case. So. I mean. Having Susan Rice I mean
"united states ambassador" Discussed on Newt's World
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Nikki Haley: "No One Is Going to Fight For You But You"
"Hey there it's Paula Farris and welcome to journeys of faith. Our next guest is widely expected to run for president in twenty twenty four. We're talking to Nikki. Haley former governor of South Carolina and United States Ambassador to the UN on this episode. Haley whose parents are from India talks about being raised in in a Sikh family in rural South Carolina. She reveals what she loves about the Sikh faith but also why she converted to Christianity Haley also dives lives into the confederate flag. Debate those rumors about her replacing Mike Pence on the ticket and she opens up like never before about a possible run for president. Here's Nikki Haley. Nikki Haley welcome into the studio for the journeys of Faith podcast. Last time I saw you on the sidelines of the National Championship Chip College Football Championship game. When Clemson was beating Alabama? Such a good time had an amazing program. I'm really three National Championships. UNSHIPPED four years. We're proud Davo. Were proud of that team or product. Schoon yeah you are and you went to Clemson just for all of those listening out there. You graduated from Clemson and I'm not GonNa date you and say when which are very young well I graduated from Clemson met my husband my first weekend at Clemson got engaged at Clemson and our daughter daughter is now at Clemson's who were a bit clemson obsessed what I really love about your history. Your faith history. You're raised in a seekonk so tell me uh-huh maybe some of the tenants the main tenants of the Sikh faith. Well you know it's interesting because we were the only Indian family in a small southern town probably less the one percent of the population in South Carolina's Indian. And then you go when you look at the Sikhs in the area I mean it was just small. Every third Sunday Sunday seek families would get together at someone's home in the state to have to have prayers and so it was probably no more than one hundred people people that we would get together with but the faith itself is a very kind peaceful faith. It's one that's all accepting mm-hmm they believe in one God and what was so interesting was even though I would go every third Sunday with my family somewhere My parents made us go to different churches. Methodist Baptist Catholic Yummy. You name it. They go so my mom would say I want you to respect everyone and how they do their prayers but you understand. There's one guide but everyone has has their own pathway. And as long as you have your relationship with God the new will be okay and so they just wanted us one to respect other religions but to to understand and see the relationship people have with God and so it was really important because I talk about how and why I converted converted when I would go to a good war or temple for prayers. I would feel it. I would feel God in the room but I couldn't understand understand it because I didn't I didn't know the religion I didn't know the language and so when I started dating my husband and we started going more and more to his church and he was methodist. I immediately could relate I immediately. You found a connection of a sudden there was not just the feeling but it was the words that I could relate to. That really meant something to me. And that was really when I knew if I wanted to grow deeper in my faith if I wanted to have a stronger relationship tip I needed to have something that spoke to me and so that was that was how it happened so your husband was methodist when you met him. Yeah you're seek and you had a multi-denominational wedding you celebrated the methodist traditions and the Sikh traditions girl my family obviously wanted to see me have an Indian ceremony so I did. So that was for all of their friends and family and then we had a Christian ceremony for Michael's friends and family so in the end we got married twice. Were doubly. Okay yes you're deli okay. I know you just touched on it. But what made you convert to Christianity from the Sikh faith a faith that your parents still adhere adhere to it really was when you grow your faith you have to be able to talk to God and you have to be able to go to a service service and feel it and if you don't understand the language you're not hearing it and it's harder and harder to feel it and so the the language that they're speaking is just to clarify Punjabi. Yes was what they were speaking at the time. But you know you have to have that connection and when you're sitting thing in service and you feel it that's one it's so important you know I always say My faith has grown over time. Because you know I you have a faith because your appearance teach you to have a strong faith then you start to grow when you get married because you have faith together with your husband and then when you have children it takes you to a whole new level because Michael always said that our children if we could teach them a faith and a conscience everything else would be okay and so all of a sudden it gets deeper and then as I went through challenges in my life it just went to another level I mean obviously when we dealt with the Charleston shooting. I think that was a huge turning point for me because it was so painful and it was so hard that there was no one or nothing that was going to get me through that but God and I I mean that's when I started to believe in and just recite Joshua one nine be strong and be courageous. Do not be afraid you know or the Lord. Your God is with you wherever God with you wherever you go and I think that was you know when you when you feel that and you and it speaks to you you look more for how else it can speak to you and how you can grow your faith. Hey I want to touch on the Charleston shooting in just a moment which you write about in yearbook. That's out with all due respect it was released in two thousand nineteen but just going back to the Sikh faith. I know you have converted to Christianity. Your parents are still seek. Are there parts of the faith. The tradition practices that you still implement into to your daily life that you still hold dear. I think you know more than that. It's just respect for parents. Respect for family Love of all people MHM Respect for all people and you know in the Sikh faith it acknowledges other religions so it doesn't say you have to be secret nothing else. It acknowledges analogize other religions it acknowledges Jesus it acknowledges you know that Jesus was the son of God you and so there's different things that they had more than that what I take from it is the is the respect and the peaceful side of the Sikh faith which is respect everyone and in everything you do in your life should lead to peace and the best way to appreciate your blessings is to give back. Those were the things that I took away from what my parents parents taught us. And when the Sikh faith taught us and so then when I converted to Christianity those are all things that you can still go and build on and carry it forward right but I I you know. I can't give enough credit to my parents for how they raised us. And how much emphasis put on the respect of other religions and I think that's that's what made for me and easier transition and they have never had a problem with the fact that I've converted and I want to talk about your book. Yes called with all due respect out. Now congratulations thank you a lot of fun to write very therapeutic. I can imagine but in one of the sections. I know you talk about your faith in the book but in one of the sections you talk about the Charleston shooting which you just mentioned in how much you relied on your faith to get you through that you also made the decision to take down the confederate flag can at the State House grounds. And you said at the time that it because of the connection in the connotation to hatred and racism At I know recently you WanNa Glenn Back and you said that you caused a little controversy in that interview. You said that some saw the confederate flag is service and sacrifice and heritage. And that Dylann unroofed. The gunmen hijacked it. Some people felt that this was a reversal. Because in two thousand fifteen you say that it's deeply offensive symbol of brutally oppressive past. I was at a reversal. So telling of how toxic politics has gotten literally the same words I said in Glen on the Glenn Beck Show are the same words. I said in twenty-fifty if you go back and read my speech where I'm asking for the flag to come down. I talk about how some some people in the state saw the flag and related to service and heritage and talk about the other people in the state that saw all the flag and felt pain. And what I said was. We don't want anyone in our state to feel pain when they see that flag and I went on onto say not to judge either side as a governor. That's not your job. You Represent All people what it was was. I need all of you to come together. You can have respect for the confederate flag. But we're going to move it to a museum because it is a living breathing symbol. That does not represent. Is that all of the people in the state and went on to talk about. How if it causes any child pain when they passed that Nate House? There's something wrong and and we needed to pull it down. Had I gone and said that half the state was racist. That flag would never have come
Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador
"All of this information coming out about possible surveillance and alleged possible threats of a US ambassador to Ukraine. Where Eric is the secretary of State who was supposed to protect those ambassadors? Mike Pompeo as a member of congress was outraged endlessly about what happened to our ambassador Benghazi but he has nothing to say nothing to say in these last twenty four hours. Do you believe that part of the motivation to get rid of Ambassador to get her out of post was because She was in the way of this effort to get the government of Ukraine to announce investigations have Joe Biden. Those only motivation that was the only other. Donald Trump told the president of Ukraine in the phone. Call that got the president of the United States. Impeached that the American ambassador to Ukraine Marie amount of rich who donald trump had just removed was quote was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine. Were bad news so I just WanNa let you know. Oh that she's going to go through some things to donald trump on under surveillance through Guiliani and his associates including love partners. The evidence left handed over to the house. Intelligence Committee includes texts from trump contributor Robert. Hi to left harness. Yes that indicated Mr Hyde. How the ambassador under Surveillance Rachel? I love about that repeatedly. It appears to be giving you very specific information about the ambassadors movements about her location about her security situation calls the B word it over and over again. It's very hostile to her and seems to be monitoring her whereabouts. What why did those exchanges happen? What was he trying to tell you? I don't believe I think he was either drunk or he's was trying to make himself bigger than it was so I didn't take it seriously and I was trying to see. I didn't even respond to most of the time if I did it was like something. Lowell or okay or great or something like that just to because I wouldn't respond for a long time and then I didn't want him to get rowdy if I saw him next time and say well. Why didn't you type those texts? Were taken very seriously last night when they released last night by the diplomatic corps the United States all over the world. Dennis Schell Smith is a former career foreign service officer who served as ambassador to Qatar. In the Obama administration she held several positions in the State Department tours of duty posts around the world. She speaks Arabic Chinese Spanish and Hebrew and she knows the kinds of risks are ambassadors face including threats that she herself faced when serving as ambassador after the news broke last last night of the threatening language used in these newly revealed tax about embassador Ivanovich. Donna Shell Smith tweeted. Many ambassadors are used used to hearing about threats and various malign actors surveilling us. It's the fact that it was Americans plotting associates of the president put. That takes this just beyond January discussion. Now is former ambassador. Dennis Schell SMA. Thank you very much for joining US tonight. And I WANNA to get your reaction to the new evidence entering into this picture tonight of love partners saying oh no worry about it. That was all just a joke. Mr Hyde died is just a drunk and I didn't take him seriously. Mr Hyde himself appeared on another a network saying yeah I was drunk all joke. What is your reaction to that? It was is all a joke defense. Well thanks for having me Lawrence. I mean my reaction is that it needs to be investigated. I hope it was just a joke. I hope for that landscaper in Connecticut. who was drunk just happened to be texting about an ambassador in Ukraine and with very specific things like what her electronic devices were doing and the layout of the embassy buildings so yeah? I hope that was a joke but it really just does need to be investigated if we take it and think of it in a different context maybe from regions where I've served if you knew a group wanted you out of the way and then you saw that sort of text exchange change. I don't think anybody would be very relaxed about it. Can you imagine a in any previous administration a secretary of state being absolutely silent after the revelation of evidence like this Lawrence. I joined the Foreign Service when I was twenty one years old. I worked for eight secretaries of state. Five presidents I've seen leadership this is. It's unbelievable I know. I cannot imagine any secretary Terry. Having been absent every hour. That Secretary Peyot is silent or tweeting about other things is just. It's more unconscionable unsuitable and just a complete abdication of his leadership role or let's take a look at Rachel going at this issue again as I said she questioned about this repeatedly Let's listen to more of your questions about this questions about this. But the texts where he was supposedly reporting on the whereabouts of the ambassador went went on for a week. I mean it wasn't like one drunk night correspondent for seven days couldn't have been drunk the whole time of year old. He wakes up and is drunk he starts at six. I mean I've never seen him not drunk so you thought that this was him making it up. You didn't believe he actually had the ambassador under Alan. Absolutely so the defenses. It was a joke. He was drunk. But what you're calling for is an investigation. And I. I know if you were still an ambassador inservice. You couldn't be with us now. Having this conversation and calling for this investigation I have a sense that you are. We're speaking for ambassadors United States ambassadors around the world. Tonight they haven't asked me to. I may have the sense that I'm speaking for some of them as well. But I'm I'm here with my own opinion but I don't know how anybody could listen to that interview and not walk away and say there needs to be an investigation of the threat and of all of these surrounding issues You had an earlier guest talking about our foreign policy being hijacked by this group of people with no official role in no oversight. There's a whole host of issues that need to be investigated and I think anyone who cares about our national security feels that way and such an investigation would be under the jurisdiction of the Attorney General of the United States in the last hour in that interview. We just heard live police. Say The attorney. General William Bar is on the team. He was part of this entire endeavor of trying to influence Ukraine. How does that make you feel about the possibilities of investigation? Well I can't speculate on what might actually happen in an investigation. And I'm really grateful that Chairman Angle and the House Foreign Affairs Committee is is calling for an investigation as well and I believe planning to conduct one. But I will say having spent you know two and a half decades explaining blaming American institutions to foreign publics and talking about our justice system as the finest in the world and our system of checks and balances. It's heartbreaking heartbreaking actually to even contemplate that our system might not work and. I'm not talking about what the outcome is. I'm talking about an investigation and let the investigation happen and see where it leads. You investor Dan Shell Smith. Thank you for your service representing this country country around the world and thank you for joining us tonight really appreciate it thank
Ambassador Susan Rice: If you're not able to make the people who you're leading feel valued and feel like their input matters then you're going to lose them.
"You really have to recognize that the people around you have value to add and that you may be the person in charge you have the vision. You have the responsibility woody. But if you're not able to make the people who you're leading feel valued and feel like their input matters then you're gonNA lose them awesome. I'm Carly's Aken. I'm Danielle Weisberg. Welcome to skin from the couch. This podcast is where we go deep on career advice from women who have lifted from the good good stuff like hiring and growing a team to the rough stuff like negotiating your salary and giving or getting hard feedback. We started the skin from a couch. So what better at our place to talk it all out than where it began on a couch today. Hey we welcome ambassador. Susan Rice to skimmed from the couch ambassador. Rice was national security advisor to President Barack Obama before serving as national security the advisor. She was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations as well as a member of the cabinet. Prior to the Obama Administration at Basseterre Rice was a fellow fellow at the Brookings Institute and began her career in foreign policy under president. Bill Clinton so many questions also ambassador rice as has just published her book tough love the title references. Her parents approach to raising her which prepared her for career in world politics. And I'm guessing a lot more. The memoir has been called both highly personal and unflinchingly honest. It's landed her a spot on the New York Times Bestseller. Lists congratulations. We we are thrilled to get the opportunity to speak with her about her historic career ambassador rice. Welcome to the couch. Thanks so much. It's really great to be with you. Both very excited right okay. So let's jump into it first question we ask everybody. Skim your resume for us. Okay scholar written and published academic work on national security and foreign policy when I was at the Brookings Institution as a foreign policy scholar I've also been a management consultant diplomat. negotiator national security expert. That's the first time we've had those bullets on this show. What is not on your your wikipedia or login? Daniel dropped. Her microphone in a very important question was the literal mic. Drop in writing. Not On your official biography or Kapadia that we should know about you. Well I mean there's a lot but one of the most important things if not the most important things is that I'm a mom. I have two kids one in high school now in one in college and I'm a wife and I'm a proud daughter daughter of two parents who had phenomenal impact on me So family to me is hugely important. What is a typical day? Look like for you now now. It's well now when I'm not on book tour normally. Okay it's so much better comparatively like I can get up at seven you know as opposed to five thirty or six. I can work out and take my time doing it. Not being rushed I can put on my yoga pants I and my fleece and very leisurely eat my breakfast. which is usually like fruit and yogurt or something like that with a lot of coffee and then it depends on what my days as about? When I was writing the book? Sit Down and focus on that. I spend time at the School of International Service at American University. where I meant to our students I do some speaking. I do some travel. I'm on the board of Netflix. And I do some other private sector so depends on what the the the deal of the day is but for the most part the great thing is I'm in charge of my own schedule and I'll have to get dressed up except when I'm on book tour you said You can travel. I'm sure you have traveled so much watch but a lot of it has been in your professional life. Where's the last place? You traveled here for fun abroad or anywhere anywhere. The last foreign trip we took took was to Peru with the family in August which was really fun. 'cause it's been a while given that the kids have jobs in camp in whatever that we've actually been able to do to a cool foreign trip together. Is there a place you haven't gone. That's been on your bucket list. Oh Gosh lots. Let me do a short summer. Yeah I would think you've been everywhere. I've been a lot of places Che's but not everywhere and there's a lot of places I still WANNA go Thailand Morocco Sosa Czech Republic. Ah Norway I've been Ireland into the big places have been you know. China had been Russia into Japan. Indonesia I've been to many parts arts of Africa most of western Europe a good bit of South America but I still want to go to Chile. I WANNA go back to Argentina. Yeah I WANNA go back to Brazil. We should do do a little girls chalet you should. It's amazing you talk about family being really important to you. And that's obviously a huge inspiration from the book. The the title of the book is a nod to your parents parenting style. Tell us about your parents. Well I had to really wonderful parents both past unfortunately but my dad. I was born in segregated South Carolina around nineteen twenty. His grandfather. My grandfather had been a slave. He fought in the Union army in South Carolina during the civil war and then after the civil war my great grandfather rather miraculously got a primary education occasion became a teacher and then got his divinity degree Went to college and after college he An after his early professional career. He established a school in New Jersey. called the board in town school and from the late eighteen eighty s until nineteen fifty-five that school educated generations of African Americans both in vocational and technical skills and in college preparatory skills and Albert Einstein and Stein and Mary McLeod but Thune. Eleanor Roosevelt. All came to the school which was really quite extraordinary in that. Legacy of service of education was what my father was raised with but born in this oppression of segregation and Jim Crow. He really was struggling to figure out how he could fulfil his potential during World War. Two he served with the Tuskegee airman and in the segregated Army Air Force and he had the horrible experience of not being able elite in restaurants off of base but seeing German. POW is being served and so he knew that he wanted to become somebody. He was brilliant and after after college he decided in after the war lead the south. Go out to California. He got his PhD in economics at the University of California Berkeley and then he spent his professional fashion career. Working his way up he worked in the Treasury Department. He worked at the World Bank in a senior position. Ultimately he was a governor of the Federal Reserve. And I'll come back to him but I learned from my father just extraordinary perseverance and basically believing in yourself even when society and everybody around around you is telling you that you're not worthy or you can't. My mom came from a totally different background. She was the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica. That came came to Portland Maine of all places in nineteen twelve and my grandparents on her side. Had No education was agenda when was a maid and yet like so many immigrants immigrants. They came with the American dream in saved and worked very hard and sent all five of their kids to college. Two of my uncles became doctors. One a university president won an optometrist optometrist and then along came my mother the baby and she was Valedictorian of her high school class. She was debate champion. She she went on to Radcliffe College now. Part of Harvard and was president of the entire student body graduated magna cum laude and because she almost didn't get go to college because she was denied a scholarship because she was black but eventually because her principal enter debate coach went to bat on her behalf. She azazel receive another source of money. She made the fight to enable college to be affordable to low income Americans. Her life's passion and she. He was known as the mother of the Pell Grant Program because she was instrumental in establishing and sustaining this extraordinary program. That's allowed eighty million Americans to go to college. My mom was it was a bad ass in nineteen fifty when she graduated from high school as an African American woman. In a very white state of Maine She he went on through her career to be a pioneer. And so these two parents who were wonderful but had a horrible marriage which can come back to really taught me to fight and to be strong and to not be dismissed her diminished or discounted by others how his career talked about in your household growing up. I mean I. I had a working mom and a professional mother from the earliest days of my life and so on the one hand. It was an example in an expectation that you can work and have family at the same time. It was rare. Frankly at that time this has been the late sixties early seventies for the mothers of my classmates for for example to be working outside of the home in a professional capacity. So I had her example and I had my father's example of rising up in government and in private it's sector we were expected to excel. We were expected to work hard and do our best. We are also taught that you know we could be whatever we wanted to be. They weren't saying you gotta be this or you got to be that but the fundamental message was whatever you choose to be do your best at it and make it something. That's about somebody other than just yourself when I hear you talk about your parents and them as role models to you and your family I think about it two ways on one hand. I'm like that is incredible. crediple an amazing and they obviously created such a strong legacy in you. Second thing I think of is that's got to be a lot of pressure at times. Did you feel that growing up. Who is funny not really not in the sense of? I was scared that I wasn't going to meet their expectations and they were going to get mad at me. They had a really important saying that. Did they sort of banged into me. And my brother which was do your best and your best will be good enough and what they meant by that was you know. Don't be a slacker. Don't be fast but if you do your best and it's not you do badly that's okay. You are allowed to fail. You just not allowed not to try your best. And so they gave us a sort of confidence in safety net. They'll be behind us. We can take risks. We can do something thing that we may not be good at but just do your best. The message was you know. Don't be lame and that was kind of their version tough love. It doesn't mean that they expected us to always get as observe. Be The best person on the basketball team or whatever the the thing was but were they gave us a hard time was when we sort of cut corners fit in the Rom- of your imagination that you would have the jobs that you ended up having served in the way that you ended up serving the particular job that I had were not in the realm of imagination. Because I didn't know yeah. When I was young I was going to be interested in foreign policy and national security? I didn't know the field well enough to say. This is what I want to but I knew that I was likely to to do something and do it to the best of my abilities and that it would be an ambitious objective.
Full Trump Impeachment Transcripts Released For First Time
"And we begin with breaking news today the congressional impeachment probe is going public for the first time here is the scene in Washington is house. Investigators are releasing the first transcripts from their high stakes impeachment interviews showing the world what some witnesses witnesses testified about president trump's Ukraine cream clot you're looking at of course that House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff he was stepping out to the cameras here to recount damning testimony from the former ambassador to Ukraine and banned from Mike Pompeo's deputy at the State Department as one of the first witnesses to this irregular backchannel that the president establish with Rudy Giuliani the degree to which the apparatus of the State Department itself was being used to seek political information for a political local purpose by the President United States tomorrow we are scheduled to release the transcripts of Ambassador Volker earn a Bachelor Sunland and we will continue to release the transcripts in an orderly way Democrats say this orderly release ace of calls and transcripts and everything they have that is supporting the evidence will ultimately deal with the Republicans bluff and what they say are basically bad faith complaints about this probe and processed thus far democrats say that everyone will then see the same interviews the same allegations the same corroboration of trump Giuliani plot it's so concerned career diplomats army officers and other nonpartisan veterans now I'm going to go through right now just a few of the high points. Today's release provides four hundred seventy three pages of of new testimony and it paints a rebuttal to the emerging argument at trump's Ukraine mistake or plot with some sort of simple phone call or just an uncompleted request that's part of the defense that trump allies have lined up but here you have impeachment witnesses like a former ambassador saying Donald trump threatened her for her objections to that infamous July phone call recounting she was shocked and surprise trump would speak about me or any ambassador in that way to a foreign counterpart the point there is that this diplomat was concerned trump was acting more in concert with foreign interests in this shadow agenda then the State Department she details this by going on and showing how a now famous trump loyalist Mr Gordon Sunlen advisor to address these internal attacks on her by going political saying quote you need to go big or go home tweet out there that you support the president and then all these are lives and everything else well that is improper advice career diplomats do not go oh big on public political endorsements anymore than military leaders do both categories of service members steer clear of for example both parties political conventions engines that's just to avoid any perception that currently serving officials at the Pentagon or state are just political partisans then tonight we can also report report on new testimony about the intersection of this shadow foreign policy plot and the president's shadow communications arm because a Fox News anchor who shared a lawyer with the president whose name arose in the Mueller probe is back in the new transcript out tonight this ambassador details how Sean Hannity's attacks on her and his alleged support of aspects of Ukraine plot made it at the highest levels of the State Department where some officials called Hannity seeking any evidence to support basically these red hot allegations against her the testimony stating that these officials asked basically Fox News. Hey what's going on do you have any proof of these kinds of allegations or not and if you have proof tell me and if not stop press reporting can of course draw any kind of pushback or dialogue from the government that itself isn't automatically suspicious but impeachment investigators are probing the theory that this was part of the shadow foreign policy to hijack diplomacy for trump's reelection fox news itself as rebuked handy for for what you see on your screen his appearance at a trump rally which of course makes them look less like an independent reporter and more like trump surrogate so keep all that in mind when you go all the way back to march on Hannity's show which by the way doesn't usually delve into the names of individual ambassadors to all the different countries around the world but on that show they went in named named check this one you have a Novic and that looks especially interesting given what is coming out today that Giuliani and others were trying to oust her letter surfaced I from a senior member of Congress to Secretary Pompeo accusing the current US ambassador in Kiev a bad mouthing the trump administration we also now know that the current United States Ambassador Marie Ivanovich has bad mouth the president of the United States this woman needs to be called home to the idiots that's unhappy show that's trump's big booster lawyer Joe Digenova and that's what they were saying about the ambassador back in the spring we now know here's why I'm showing that tonight and why it came up in today's release testimony we know that wall does public attacks were occurring Fox News taking a sudden interest in a random ambassador Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukraine plot and that's not all that Fox News Larry just saw there to Geneva who's making that case with Hannity he legally Wrigley represents the conservative writer who was pushing the same Ukraine plot so that's the context for this ambassadors testimony about what looks like a coordinated smear campaign not not only the ouster but to get a bribe out of Ukraine to help trump win reelection now the other new transcript today comes from an aide to Secretary of State Pompeo who criticized the administration for using the State Department for this quote to procure negative political information for domestic purposes and when asked about efforts to quote us the State Department apartment to dig up dirt on political opponent Kinley responds in thirty seven years in the foreign service in different parts of the globe and working on controversial issues ten years back in Washington I had never a scene that I'm joined now by former Federal Prosecutor John Flannery Hawke a former White House and State Department official administration Good evening to both of you know what is the level of significance of these of these disclosures in your view and how unusual are they given your experience to have any of this going on inside the State Department and it's fascinating in a very period reading a political thriller Type Way and it's completely out of line line with how we usually run national security and diplomacy efforts what we're really seeing is how the president and a day by day basis was effectively extorting a foreign in government to be able to advance his own political interests renal damage was a was a career official who's doing her job as best as she knows how she's been trained to do and and Giuliani and his goons that are sick on her to try to make her bend to do the president's specific political bidding that's what we're seeing in the transcript I also find find very fascinating how trump's twitter account has really filtered down to the lowest and highest levels of diplomacy on the same day in which president trump trump there's accounts of how his staff was trying to do a fifteen minute delay and his twitter account suddenly the same day we see a transcript that says an ambassador has to tweet her loyalty and praise of the president is all about his own personal ego and not about the security walk us through what you're getting at there because obviously there are people people are welcome to go out and say whatever they want about great any politicians right people in public life in America the political arm the campaign arm you're saying ah we mentioned earlier in our reporting that the State Department like the Pentagon is supposed to be totally walled off from that and this is the part where we talk about country over party it's actually actually part of the service agreement that Foreign Service officers at the State Department who are the career diplomats military officers over at the Pentagon and the armed force who says they are supposed to be advancing the interests of the country and the policy there is a layer political appointees who tried to steer the ship and the direction that the president may want they're usually work together in concert and not against each other but at no point is it supposed to be praised the dear leader this is what we think it is about praising America America independent whoever holds the White House John Let's stipulate that these officials who many of them we've noted are are bipartisan experience. Say this is terrible terrible bad reform policy people might get fired over it that's all of the policy personnel side but this isn't just that level this is a higher level today these I transcript we've seen tonight ever in the impeachment probe do you see anything in here that hits the higher level of evidence of a high crime yes the thing thing that I was interested in that I didn't realize because I didn't focus at the time when Hannity referenced the Congressman He referenced Congressman Sessions from Texas You may remember that he was the target of the two associates of Rudy Giuliani to receive funds to write the letter attacking advantage so in a moment ago you were talking about kind of the the the rat's nest of how these people are all intertwined gentleman I don't think he said S. maybe I mean I was thinking when you were saying it but so what I see is a connection here and it goes back I like all compulsive lawyers here's I read at least the beginning of Ivanovich testimony and at the beginning of the Republicans who wanted to be in the room we're in the room and they did everything they could to be dilatory into the delay what was going on unsuccessfully but on top of that gave us a sense of what she was going through over there and how they were spreading word that she I was saying some people shouldn't be prosecuted which was ally and this goes back to November of eighteen and coming forward so this is a long campaign and Rudy Giuliani was in there from the beginning as we've learned from other witnesses so I think that th the pieces are here and people fairly read the transcripts all this they saying about could pro quo goes away and all we're faced with bribery and extortion and misconduct but by many more people just talk to John you're saying these transcripts alone we're not up to everyone who was on the call this isn't that part that's not the first hand account of the call the investigators investigators are saying they're releasing as they go but this part you're saying provides what part of the bribery plot well what it provides is we have to get out of the way somebody who would prevent ah rural rudy from doing when he wants to do which is to create the situation for the president to have an easy pass and the twenty twenty election having having them announcing bogus investigate only I'm only slowing you down because there's so much happening here Before I got another lawyer I'm going to bring in with you as if my first lawyer you're saying basically if the briefcase briefcase bribe is getting the Biden investigation some of these diplomats were hearing from now where people in the room who would say don't do that we don't do that and so we're seeing the part of the conspiracy tonight according to these transcripts were first those people had to be cleared out of the room then you bring in abroad yes that's and it looks like they were they were working on parallel tracks but she was always a danger because she was a straight shooter and they he didn't want a straight shooter and they wanted to be rumbling around behind the Green Curtain doing what they were doing both for apparently Rudy's own personal bank account but also oh to help the president get this dirt on Biden and that became especially true in July when he was polling better Biden with polling better in the Democratic Democratic primary opponent both these stay with me as promise I wanNA bring in another lawyer in one with tremendous experience Roberts General Counsel at the NSA senior roles at CIA and Defense Department good evening to you sir a good evening Sir I put the same question to you and without profiling you too much a part of your job is to look at this from the perspective of the Intelligence and security agencies to give you know the tie would go to them typically on your day job right give them a benign nine view of or at least a defense of what happened given your experience in that and you look at what we're seeing in these new transcripts do you see a way that this breaks towards the trump administration or does this look well over the line to me this looks well over the line as a lawyer whenever I hear about a complicated case I always try to put myself in the position of defense counsel what is it that I would argue and I don't see it here and you know the people have objected to to the quid pro quo perhaps because it's Latin a much easier good old Anglo Saxon word is bribery and it's actually mentioned in article two section the three as one of the high crimes and misdemeanors this was an attempt at bribery. Do me a favor and I'll give you four hundred million dollars in military sorry aid yeah you laid out congresswoman Speier who's on the Intelligence Committee making a similar point that you raise their the idea that we are we are looking working potentially here at the allegations of a bribe here's what she said I think that you could make a case for bribery now and I think that discussion needs to be seriously developed and considered because there was an effort to to try to get something of value from misters Alinsky the president of Ukraine Robert how important is it if the Democrats are moving towards making that case and she is on the key committee here that's releasing these transcripts to show that this was a larger plot that there was a premeditated strategy as John and I were just discussing to get anyone who might object out of the room and then
"united states ambassador" Discussed on The Daily
"A pretty strong reaction within the State Department well at the embassy in Kiev the officials who are left there are said to be seething Maria Vich I learned the seating that the president has ordered her dismissal from her post as the United States ambassador to Ukraine as a result of her activities there which were complained of by congressman session she shares are we understand at this point that secretary of state Pompeo has told the president that he thinks Ivanovich should go and that that would suggest that the information pompeo has received from this Republican congressman and from this packet of information from Giuliani that this was effective so we don't know whether Pompeo told the president that she should go it could be that the president told Pam Pale she should go we do know rudy wanted her to go so maybe rudy is the key adviser maybe he tells the president this is somebody who's disloyal to you and the President Tells Pompeo get rid of her it could have been that way too so we know is that the president removes her from this job right and we know that the State Department said that they were under pressure from the president to remove her for more than a year earlier and what happens after she's removed from this job so about two months after she's removed from the job the president and Linski the new Ukrainian president have this now famous phone call July twenty fifth and she comes up yes and the president says the former ambassador from the United States the woman was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad news so I just wanted to let you know that and then Dolinsky agrees with trump and says it was great that you were the first one who told me she was about ambassador because I agree with you one percent and then president trump says well she's going to go through some things so sounds quite ominous so whether the fact that president got rid of the ambassador to Ukraine before turning up the pressure on Ukraine is kind of an open question we know it isn't open by it happened to months before this pivotal phone call right which makes you wonder was somebody trying to get her out of the way would just don't know right he doesn't know I don't think.
Trump's Ukraine diplomat provides smoking gun text message: 'Crazy' to withhold aid for political reasons
"Kirk Volcker was giving over nine hours of under oath testimony three House committees working on the impeachment of the president. It was a deposition behind closed doors but some elements of Kurt Poker's testimony have found their way into the New York Times tonight. Kirk Fokker resigned last tweak as the State Department's Special Envoy to Ukraine. It's not at all clear why this State Department needed an envoy to Ukraine when we already had an ambassador to Ukraine but it seems one of Kurt volkers missions was to translate trump to the new Ukrainian president that means current Volcker was in frequent contact with Bill Taylor who became became in effect the Acting Ambassador in Ukraine Donald Trump removed an ambassador who Giuliani did not find to be cooperative enough in his Ukraine's games that were designed designed to force Ukraine to help the trump campaign by investigating Joe Biden Times reports this smoking gun incurred volkers under oath testimony today he disclosed closed set of texts in September in which Bill Taylor the top American diplomat and Ukraine alluded to Mr Trump's decision earlier in the summer to freeze as a military aid package to the country he told Mister Sunland and Mr Volcker. I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. That is a very smoky gun in writing a member of the trump administration's diplomatic core. The highest highest ranking diplomat in Ukraine puts the trump crime in writing in a text. I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance assistance for help with a political campaign. It's all their everything you need is right there in that text secretary of state. Mike pompeo is blocking King Orden Sunland who was the other person was on that text from testifying under oath to the House on is the United States ambassador to the European Union. Now we know why Mike pompeo is blocking his testimony. Gordon Sunland is in possession of at least one text in which America's top diplomat in Ukraine says I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. It's all right there in that text. That's why I'm repeating it. Withhold withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. Mike Pompeo didn't want you to know that those words were ever were written by one of the ambassadors in Ukraine. How many more smoking guns are there in the State Department text messages in their email records and documents that Mike pompeo is now refusing to hand over to the House representatives. The New York Times is reporting tonight that Kurt Volker Gordon Sunland Co wrote a statement the President of Ukraine to make about investigating Joe Biden Times reports the statement would have committed Ukraine to investigating the energy company Burri SMO- smell which had employed hunter biden the younger son of former Vice President Joseph R Biden junior and it would have called for the Ukrainian government to look into what Mr Trump trump and his allies believe was interference by Ukrainians and they twenty sixteen election in the United States to benefit Hillary Clinton the president of Ukraine never ever delivered that statement that was written for him by the trump administration and leading off our discussion tonight or Evelyn Farkas. She's a former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Obama administration she served on the professional staff on the Senate Armed Services Committee and is now an MSNBC national security analysts also joining us John Holum National National Affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He is co host and executive producer of showtime's the Circus Evelyn. I want to start with you and where we are on this Ukraine in case you know some of the players in this case you know Kirk Bulker. What do you make of his testimony today. And what more do you think we're going to be learning about it right so as you say Lawrence I know ambassador. Avon rich who also testified or I guess she. She's the one who was removed by Donald Trump from I know her. I know her deputy. He's also being held back by pompeo and I know Kurt Volker and I happen to know from a source close to the investigation a bit of what happened today and a bit of the context I guess again this is second hand at least but essentially it seems that what Volker occur was trying to do and I've known him for a long time so I'm giving him. A lot of benefit of the doubt was to try to maneuver the situation so that he can get president the trump to meet with presidents. Alinsky the new Ukrainian president he thought that Giuliani was feeding a bunch of garbage that he had heard from some Ukrainians and one Ukrainian in particular earlier to president trump and that he needed to get the truth from zone Linski. The problem here is that Kurt volkers the envoy the president's onboard the president should be listening to Kurt Volker. WHO's a longtime never mind that he was appointed by trump. He's also a longtime foreign service officer for many years before he got out and started to work for the McCain Institute so President Trump should've been listening to him but he was listening to her to Guiliani and so- Kurtz trying to maneuver it so that he can inoculate trump and maybe convince convince Giuliani somewhere along the way that there's no problem with Ukraine under this new president and maybe steer him away from the investigation now. I can't speak to what what Kurt knew what what these guys knew clearly the new acting ambassador Bill Taylor relatively new. We'll see how long you laugh. I knew him as well. You know he was also point out to them what they were doing and they shouldn't be doing in the document that the New York Times has is a draft and apparently both Kurt and the Ukrainian go between the same guy that that Giuliani message the statement they wanted the president of Ukraine to make exactly draft three to drop it would not mention Ukrainians got nervous. They didn't want to mention Biden. I don't even know if they wanted to mention prisma the oil company and ultimately both Kurt and the Ukrainian decided. Let's drop this. Kurt didn't didn't get what he wanted though either because he wanted a separate meeting with President Trump and presidents Alinsky not on the sidelines of the UN meeting because it would have been a bigger deal to have it at the White House John Heilemann the by the way this isn't available reading of the evidence when you look at all this evidence you you can look at at at Volker for example and say this is either a guy who as as the text says is part of this scheme to withhold old aid for a for a political campaign favorite you could see him as part of that or you could see him as someone who is struggling under the burden of that desire liar created by Rudy Giuliani Donald trump and he's trying to get to the right place and he's trying to get Ukraine to the right place and he's saying look just say this. Let let trump here. When you say this and then everything will be okay? I want to express any lack of interest in that topic because Volcker and there's a lot of psychoanalysis that's involved in that. I just go back to the beginning of what's what happened today. which is the? United States went out and and not has already confessed to this crime but then kind of doubled golden tripled down on the crime to your point Lawrence. He does seem to think that he understands. I think now that their facts in contention here and given that is now been explained to him that since there are no facts in dispute you could argue process right you can say. Democrats are in league with the whistle blower. Somehow shifts shifty. You can say all that stuff but on the facts facts of it the only way out for him. Now is basically say yes. I did this thing because it's clear I did and it's okay and and to make the point that it's okay is the best way to make that is just do it again and do it as publicly as possible in the most flaming gratuitous way as you can and watching this thing happened today. I will say I arrived in Washington today from having been on a west coast making the circus for this this this week and came here looking for a Republican any Republican any Republican who would come on camera to talk to me about what's going on to maybe the worst day in the history of my life. Try to book a Republican in Washington to talk about Donald Trump because there's no one who wants to get within a mile of a camera on this day. That's how bad this day was. Donald trump that even his most stalwart defenders are like no thank you. I don't really early. Wa WanNa get near the camera. That's how bad what happened. This morning was for trump in terms of just the way the politics of shaping
Why Ambassadors Still Matter
"Listening to the foreign desk. Still with me are John Everard and Chas Freeman jazz to start the second part of the show. I wanted to go back to one of the points at which we came in which was the role of ambassador during moments of great crisis or great tension. You were the United States ambassador to Saudi Arabia at the time of desert shield and Desert Storm how much does your job change at a moment. Like that. When history is being made around you. Well, one becomes a crisis manager, I was conducting relationships with elements of the Saudi establishment and indeed other governments with members of the coalition with Philo envoys to reality of a sort that I never would have had the war not occurred. So you're a manager not only internally of your diplomatic mission, which contains of course, many different agencies and lots of complicated people who have tendency to act unpredictably under stress, but you're also the manager of. Of relationships with the host country government and with the resident diplomatic community, and you are the mayor of your nationalities local community, they look to you for protection for advise, and I all these functions come into play very very sharply. When a crisis occurs Jomo mutt. Thought of the the ambasaador as actor, especially at a moment of crisis or tension. What was your perception of at moments like that what the stakes actually were as they applied to your particular job? Like how badly can one person damage or I guess how much how vastly can one person improve relations between to entire nations depending on where you are the onset can be a really quite a lot. I mean, very often and work in countries where you may be the only member of the sending nation that these guys are gonna come across. So yes, you can shape events. Really quite considerably and the calls you make under stress come effect history. I mean, maybe not the broad thrust of wilt history. The history for that nation, and the we affects its place in the world. Yes that can happen. Just follow that up. John were the can you recall any particular moments from your own service? I guess especially probably as ambassador to North Korea, which it really struck. You about a given situation that I really don't want to get this one wrong. I remember very clearly after north Chris I nuclear test frenetic meetings of the European Union busters with various of them calling for really soft line on North Korea. And some of us manage to persuade the European Union. Just to hold five for forty eight hours. Just to see what the North Korean said how they explained what they had done which turned out. We'll get into the degree to here was a good thing. Because the North Koreans explains. Their action in ways that nobody had expected them to those another one in Europe. Guar. I was there when something like a decade and a half a right wing government collapsed and the left took power. Now, do you relations with Uruguay up probably not going to affect the broad sweep of well developments? But the acquit lots of people around who was saying that we ought to give you guys the chill, these whistle. Put a communist, and we ought to coach them, and I was able to say, no, no, these are actually reasonable respectable people. You you can agree or disagree with the political tenants. But these are not criminals, and they deserve a fair hearing, and we won chose to put a I guess a similar question to you. How often did you find yourself making decisions or filing reports or having conversations that you felt like they were considerable stakes riding on. This was something you needed to get right? That you need to be. Absolutely sure that you're communicating what you had learnt clearly and Thornton deeply, otherwise things might go, terribly terribly wrong. We'll I was fortunate in my career to be. In a fairly central position on several occasions in the opening of relations with China and as investor to Saudi Arabia during the war to liberate Kuwait I had to make decisions and to recommend decisions that really had great consequences, sometimes just preventing Washington for making foolish mistakes, for example, shortly after the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein and his forces in the United States, suddenly sent me from a relatively low level an instruction to go to the king of Saudi Arabia and asked for bed down of beef, fifty two's in Jeddah. We'll the only place they could have been bedded down was in the hedge terminal I thought this was a dreadful idea one photo when we would be dead in the Islamic world. And I said so and made other arguments and suggestions for how to avoid the need for such a thing. I got a reply ordering me to do it from a higher level at finally several more interruptions, it ended up with a personal. Message from the president in each case. I replied, you know, I wonder if you have seen the arguments against this. Let me reiterate them if you have considered those and rejected them, of course, I will execute the instruction. And I never heard anything in the end except the president when he came out and thanked me for standing my ground in voiding error, the impetus behind this was a desire by the US air force to demonstrate the continuing utility of the fifty two for budgetary reasons. I think an an anecdote like that demonstrates both the value of ambassadors in an and the satisfaction that must come from doing the job. But as we are regrettably nearing the end developed time did want to ask you, both internal I'll start with you, John. What was the one thing you really disliked about the job? The one thing you kind of glad to not have to do again. Once you've lifted being nice to lofty people is not in my nature. You know, be long enough to know that I tend to speak my mind fairly readily. And not being able to do that includes circumstances created the Yuli when I was in Bosnia having to shake the hands and green happily at Serb mass, murderers, I really didn't like doing. So the actually having to be diplomatic part of being a diplomat was the part that grated. Yes. I mean, some of my colleagues disa- just that I was one of business less likely diplomats. What about you? Are there any parts of the job in the foreign service that you really not Cain to go back to? We'll I agree completely with John. But I would add I really disliked being kissed by men with beards and bad breath. And also just finally because I think at monocle generally, we'd like to encourage the idea of ambassadors and of a country to have a a professional foreign service. We think it's a good thing. I I did also want to ask you both for one encouraging example from history as it were. And again, I'll start with you, John. If if if you have this is a great local radio question, this, do you have a favorite ambassador. Listen, but the the actually ambassador and minister to London in the first World War. The man who argued an argue with the Kaiser an almost stopped the war happening where my heroes and chess. What about you know, I would think of our envoy to France who when presented with the Louisiana purchase from Napoleon as opposed to -bility seize the opportunity without instructions to buy it that more than double the size of the United States, right man in the right spot. You can't argue with that is a good day's work. Chas
"united states ambassador" Discussed on The Rusty Humphries Rebellion
"Yeah that's what looked like to me to do incompetent fluky says you can occasionally win an argument against intelligent personal you'll never win an argument with the fool in their mind would that's why you gotta get my book seven ways to win liberal debates your liberal family and friends and still keep them as as family and friends i'm telling you it's good book and it's a lot fun and i suggest the audio version what else out there all the good video i may have shown this before but i showed again because i love pointing out how all these presidents lie lila oh bill clinton is he beloved oh barack obama's he beloved and oh george bush he was a big supporter of israel nobody you're right down to it they never really did what they said they were going to do down trump did watch this video see what i'm talking about if you missed it accessible as soon as that take office i will begin the process of moving the united states ambassador to the city israel and chosen as i continue to say that jerusalem will be the capital of israel and i have said that before and i will say it again jerusalem will remain the capital of israel and must remain we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of the jewish people jerusalem.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on 1A
"Just the sheer insult of saying she got confused and what that shows you kind of whitehouse's function and sort of white house character and personality tension the the process issue in the policy issue is very troubling in of itself ron elving why would the president reverse course on this what possible reason could there be we don't know let's be very clear that we do not know what's in the president's mind but we are told that he was watching when haley said this that he was watching the program on television and we know he does watch a great deal of television news and reacts to it immediately and became angry because he did not believe that that was a decision that he had already taken now in addition to all the people that that yuki mentioned that had gotten the word on this particular policy jon huntsman the united states ambassador to russia had been speaking to people in moscow telling them this was coming and so he clearly was on the same page as nikki haley and yet the president on sunday morning was under the impression that he hadn't made this decision yet or that he had not communicated to people or that it was not the policy of his administration and so he became angry at that particular point and set in motion all these things that we have seen since it's it's it's quite remarkable that there should be this much disunity within the highest levels of the president's decision making process or that people could have gotten such a missing pression of where the decision making was in its succession and also that you have these people now at odds saying very different things about where we're going when supposedly the president had really been onboard now for another view of russia not like when after he i took office he suspended immediately the sanctions on russia that the obama administration had tried to put in place in reaction to their meddling in the two thousand sixteen election shawna's there possibly something political behind this is this an effort to to peel to the president's base i i guess i'm just trying to figure out what the response to this has been like and whether that response tells us something about why the president might.
President Trump Has Signed an Executive Order Pushing Work Requirements in Return for Welfare
"A remote updates planned for the software on the european space agency's mars express probe to ensure it remains stable the probe arrived at mars in late two thousand three four two year mission but almost fifteen years later it's still operating the agencies has four of mars expresses six gyroscopes used to measure the probes rotation are failing which would end the mission in two thousand nineteen so engineers decided to rewrite the spacecraft's computer code so it can orient itself using pictures of surrounding stars most of the time the code was uploaded last sunday and a reboots planned for monday the un security council is deadlocked again on a response to suspected syrian chemical attacks ap correspondent mike rossier reports on the efforts defeated by the council to resolutions to determine responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in syria were defeated at the united nations yesterday one resolution was put forth by russia the other by the united states ambassador nikki haley blamed russia for blocking meaningful action by the international community history will record on this day russia chose protecting a monster over the lives of the syrian people syrian president bush our assads government continues to insist no chemical attack took place in douma just outside of damascus i mike rossier president trump wants work requirements for people on public welfare programs ap correspondent jackie quinn reports on the executive order he signed tuesday the president's order signed with no fanfare promotes commonsense reforms to reduce dependency on government programs gms it focuses on exploring new requirements for benefits like food stamps cash and housing assistance the administration's already allowing states to push medicaid recipients and those on the snap food program to work in some capacity and is looking to raise the age at which recipients would be exempt advocates say imposing strict work requirements on people who are already vulnerable could have dire consequences for them jackie quinn washington thank you for listening to the ap radio network did you know that you can purchase.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"The trump administration is doubling down on its denunciation of pakistan yesterday president trump kicked off the new year with a tweet accusing his supposed ally of lies and deceit pakistan's foreign minister tried to dismiss the tweet as being quote of no importance but this afternoon nikki haley the united states ambassador to the un raise the issue again pakistan had played a double game for years they work with us at times and they also harbour the terrace that attack our troops in afghanistan that game is not acceptable to this administration we expect far more cooperation from pakistan in the fight against terrorism the president is willing to go to great lengths to stop all funding from pakistan as they continue to harbour and support terrorism nikki haley the united states and bastard to the united nations speaking earlier today in new york tariq as even con is pakistan's high commissioner to canada we reached him in ottawa high commissioner you you just heard ambassador haley a speak of pakistan playing a double game a donald trump is accusing your country of lies and deceit how do you respond no heat hill when she talked about the will of gambles unreadable you into a country's interact with each other there's a game richer sometime over interest interests coincide and there's going to be one single game underway ztrim country lydia phone game we have to look after our interests or us look up to us interests we cannot be you know like gandhi's for somebody else and so are you suggesting that you're in says stunk coincide at this point at the moment to we we we have sacrificed telephone lot all seventy three thousand civilians dead it tells us security personel dead and has that been recognised no.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Heavy fighting with the taliban all over the country so again some changes there part of this strategy president vice president pence also meeting with afghan leaders an attempt the ball so the government's all part of the trump administration strategy in afghanistan in america's longest war everyone stick around we have a busy day to cover including most of the world voting against the us decision to move the us embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem is the state department already walking back part of president trump's threats against countries that voted against the us stick around the right sheets can take your sleep and you're style to the next level with boll branch the upgrade has never been more affordable every set is crafted from one hundred percent organic cotton they get softer and softer over time that's why they have thousands of five star reviews and even three us presidents have boll branch sheets try them for thirty nights if you don't love them send them back for a full refund go to bollandbranchcom today for fifty dollars off your first set of sheets plus free us shipping with promo code cnn to spelled b o l l andbranchcom that's boll branch dot com promo code cnn too we're back with the world lead remember yesterday how united states ambassador to the united nations nikki haley said the us would be taking names of countries that supported a resolution critical of the trump administration's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital well let's hope haley brought a lot of pens and paper because one hundred twenty eight countries voted against the united states today many of them us allies only nine countries voted with the us there were thirty five abstentions among the one hundred twenty eight countries that voted to condemn the us on this issue where some countries with some rather questionable records of their own take venezuela's representative today.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Now the united states ambassador to the un nikki haley has presented what she called concrete evidence of iran's weapons proliferation at a military base in washington dc let's have equipped listen to some of what she's had to say in this warehouse is concrete evidence of a legal iranian weapons proliferation gathered from direct military attacks on our partners in the region behind me is an example of one of these attacks these are the recovered pieces of a missile fired by who think militants from yemen into saudi arabia the missiles intended target with the civilian airport in riyadh through which tens of thousands of passengers travel each day just imagine if this missile had been launched at dulles airport or jfk or the airports in paris london or berlin nikki haley that well let's come on this report rojas he's a professor of peace studies at bradford university and an expert on the middle east pull what did you make of we had a little snapshot of what nikki haley spent saying what what was your what's your reaction to that was very high profile zones is designed to get as much media interest as possible ben it's part of this sort of longterm trends within the trump administration a really to label iran is so enormous the epitome of the axis of evil it's a coming at a time obviously bring many european states are really concerned about the risk that the nuclear deal the two bomber of faction fashions very kathy of some years might come apart and as far as europeans are concerned they want to remain maintain better elections with iran they certainly do not want that sir.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on No Agenda
"The way it was chris matthews in they're saying is it a radic decision he was promising this since the beginning of his campaign and he did it houses erratic and since you brought it up this is a a video the president tweeted the other day with his proof that he's the only one that follows through on his campaign promises subaru's alum is still the capital of israel and must remain undivided city accessible oil as soon as that take office i will begin the process of moving the united states ambassador to the city israel as an ethics a scout count continued disfavored uh jerusalem will be the capital of israel and i have said that before and i will say it again jerusalem will remain the capital of israel and it must remain on the body we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of the jewish people jerusalem uh yeah every with dogs a big game and then again dende chris matthews comes up with it's erotic erotica so i guess the ideas just promise it and that don't do what we we are a bunch of deuce bags man the can't believe the to the we promise that for what is that now sixteen years twenty years more yes while clinton that goes back to the 90s yet twenty years so let's play the cbs jerusalem update no a uh you mean jerusalem update cbs arab ministers met in egypt today to discuss their response to president trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as a capital of israel the proposed us embassy move announced wednesday has set up a wave of anger in the palestinian territories set the tone is in jerusalem.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on Louder With Crowder
"Any nationality observed it it is true this goes back to ninety five bible it just it was not executive lee enforce which is why every single modern president has claimed that they would they've all just been to pens of fide to an actual to actually enforce it executive lui there's this alone is still the cat and mouse remain an undivided city article the process of moving the united states ambassador to distant israel shows has his cap it is very but uh jerusalem will be the capital of israel and i have said that before and i will say it again jerusalem remain the capital of israel and it must remain on the body we will the american embassy to the eternal capital of the jewish people jerusalem a couple of things that are important to note their homes who think it's consistent there had a couple of things that important to note here before we wrap this up twenty percent or ted cruz the views the trump people quite a bit and i matters because the jewish people at the that's one thing that historically has long been recognised that there is no palestinian people they don't really exists the distinctive they're just air muslims who want to take over israel i actually can't put any better than their mouths and head of the the plo i'm not going to get these new rights i'm not going to try to get stupid picture on the driver's license because as you say it is meant to do that the pal this is him the palestinian people does not exist the creation of a palestinian state is only means for continuing our struggle against the state of israel for arab unity in reality today there is no difference between jordanians palestinians syrians and the lebanese there is no palestinian people palestine has never been a country and if you're gonna talk about some listen there are a lot of issues with president donald trump on which i disagree but you know i'm glad he finally got something done and i'm unapologetic about this the reversal of the reversal of the mexico city policy that was a good thing and this is a good thing and here's here's even a few absolutely cannot stand trump you've gotta give him some respect you've got to humans.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on The CSIS Podcast
"Welcome to the csis podcast on column quinn this week donald trump delivered on a campaign promise that had eluded his predescessors jerusalem is still the capital of israel and must remain undivided city accessible all as soon as that take office i'm begin the process of moving the united states ambassador to the city israel katherine jerusalem will remain the capital of israel must remain undivided therefore i have determined that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel it's a move that was roundly condemned by america's enemies and allies except of course for israel itself so why did president trump do this and what kind of strategic gains to see united states made from all of this i talked to anthony cordesman are burke churn strategy to find a thick we always need to be very careful about signing motives when it requires you to read the mind the president may not be for the president obama tons to reflect your own preconceptions press reporting indicates that he was heavily influenced by what are relatively conservative american jews by the sort of politics of being able to take a personal stand to lead in a way that singled emma self out as a figure of importance he was able to keep a campaign promise and he seems to have seriously believed that taking this step might resolve a longstanding issue and actually have created the situation would make a peace more likely now this was done again if one looks at media reporting over the contrary advice of his secretary of state and as secretary of defense most outside experts in the us certainly our european allies and objections by virtually every arab state cluding saudi arabia and by other moslem states like afghanistan and turkey so it.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"But with time to spare so i just go quickly through the trump saying that he's going to announce he may have already he may be doing it while i speak that jerusalem is the capital of israel everybody's going nuts about this but you know both partners on both parties platforms the senate voted to affirm it like ninety two nothing this year presidents have been promising to do that we have a clip this was played on fox last night there's a clip of three presidents in a row promising this going to happen as soon as i take office i'm began the process of moving the united states ambassador to the failure jerusalem will remain the capital of israel must remain undivided we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of the jewish people jerusalem and we will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between america and our most reliable ally the state of israel it was a little wouldn't when obama was speaking it was a little hard for the jews to hear him with the knife he was plunging into their back but what trump is going to what trump has went the way it works is by law our ambassador has to be in jerusalem but every couple of years whatever it is i every few months they have th the president signs a weaver sit saying okay well we're not going to do it yet and trump signed the waiver when he first took office an anti came up around again and he said you know i promised that i was going to do this on tired of signing this waiver so he's going to sign it but he's giving them notice that this is going this there's going to be a move it could take years they say could take up to four years to actually move the embassy because of the security and the argument that the deal oh is making is don't do that will kill you.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"Whatever the the the the a pressure was he's got a great memory yeah he's he's made that claim before and yet he forgets the find details of any number of issues but most importantly wolf again the problem in that case is that sergeant johnson's widow he should have he's the present the united states he's the commander find a way to patch it up don't put it on anybody art everybody standby there's more news coming into the situation room the united states ambassador to the united nations nikki haley forced to leave a refugee camp amid intense protests we'll have details of her terror warning that's coming up next the just weeks after a deadly isis ambush on us forces of these year president trump's the united nations ambassadors trying to prevent terror from spreading to other vulnerable african countries cnn global affairs correspondent lease lab at his traveling with ambassador nikki haley right now at least there were some pretty tense moments during her visit to a refugee camp in south sudan that's right well well nikki haley had a cut her visit short clip that camp for displaced persons when hundreds of roudy protesters south sudanese were protesting their president celtic here on the key how he had a similar message for president clear that not only is violence against his people creating humanitarian disaster it also could create a vacuum that extremists could exploit now us ambassador to the un nikki haley getting a first hand look on the ground in south sudan tried to prevent africa's next safe haven for terrorists.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"About ten million dollars a year from those parking lots well it maize remember too that he won in a landslide the divorce case with jamie his as now exwife jamie was arguing that the dodgers we're going to get a multibillion dollar tv deal frank mcchord argued that's not part of of joint property mcchord one i think he he jamie like two hundred million and then spectrum came in and you know the dodgers get sold for two point two billion mcchord has landed on his feet and then some byways amy jamie i think is the ambassador to ireland now for the united states even under trump under trump because he used to be the owner of this steelers member a new president appoints all in on a lotta gases appoints all new ambassadors i never never had problems with jamie show he's joining a lot of money now the charities ad i mean i'm here's the thing that i'll say about prank dreaming i never had a problem of either one of them i mean terminally grateful they no longer on the dodgers it's a it's like the old line mace divorce is so hard because he wa worth it we have right by the way trump if nominated former dodgers colder jamie mcchord as ambassador to ireland and she got it yeah no into in august second two thousand seventeen she trump withdrew her nomination instead dominate her as united states ambassador to france and united states ambassador to monaco and is that still pending does it sound like that's the best that i see okay august if they all free okay think of it this way.
"united states ambassador" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Is not yet sure how it is going to contain iran it has the top line mission of doing so it committed itself to that riyadh but how to do this as somebody who is involved in this at several points how to deal with iran is very very complicated because a man ran his powerful it is determined it has a very very hard core leadership minute has lots of ways to make you hurt so they're still working their way through the the problem is the series of confrontations generated by the syrians which means ultimately the iranians against us interest in syria and the last month culminating in this apparent readiness to launch chemical weapons is an indication that the syrians and the iranians are going on the offensive they want to drive uh the united states in the anti isis coalition out of syria out of iraq and out of the region given all of that then if we do see and other chemical weapons attack in syria what are you going to be looking for president trump to do well president trump will strike that's not the question the issue is what will he do whether you do it in such a way that the syrians will never contemplate that again that requires more than hitting ten or twelve obsolescent airplanes that requires going after key strategic targets in damascus we'll see if he's ready to do that i think the reason for the very unusual oral wanting to put aside and put the world on notice that this time it's gonna be really hush ambassador jeffrey thank you thank you nothing seems jeffries a former united states ambassador to turkey and iraq served also as deputy national security adviser to president george w bush we reached him in washington.