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Ian Prior and Mark Levin Analyze Collusion Between AG Merrick Garland and NSBA
"Yeah again going back to Garland you know it was interesting when they asked him about this case and he said he didn't know about it but it sounds like a state issue No no what we're talking about is violating federal law title 9 perhaps more Meanwhile when we're talking about domestic terrorism what we're talking about is state law right State law things like trespass disorderly conduct Those are state issues The Department of Justice has its priorities all backwards because it's completely politicized by this administration And you worked at the department justice right I absolutely did Mark And I can tell you one thing that letter from the NSPA came out on September 29th and they were able to turn around and memo in two business days I mean those things take weeks You got to tell the U.S. attorneys You got to tell office of legal counsel obviously the policy You got to coordinate with other cabinets and departments that are involved Please that thing was done probably written well beforehand and given to the attorney general when it was convenient when they got that in FDA letter It's a complete inside job and the Republicans need to stay on this People by the way you can foia the United States Department of Justice and see the internally who wrote the memo who was responsible for the memo who signed off on the memo any other communications that took place too So I would just tell my audience you know hundreds and hundreds of you ought to pile on and file those frequent information act and fire them right into the Department of
Iran: US should lift sanctions to prove it wants talks
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting Iran wants the United States to lift sanctions to prove it once stalled nuclear talks to proceed Iran's president said Monday the United States should lift sanctions on Iran to prove it is serious about restarting stalled nuclear talks in Vienna Ebrahim Raisi made his comments in an interview with Iranian state TV but in Washington at a state department briefing spokesman that price we will continue to enforce them together with our allies and partners around the world until and unless a run chooses a path of diplomacy talks between Iran and the European signatories of the twenty fifty nuclear deal alongside Russia and China have been stalled since June president Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the accord in twenty eighteen Mike
Blinken praises Colin Powell as 'beloved' at State Department
"Colin Powell earned adoration as a history making military officer but his reputation later took a big hit Powell retired in nineteen ninety three as the first black joint chiefs of staff chairman I have never wanted to be anything but a soldier a decade later as America's top diplomat Saddam Hussein and his regime will stop at nothing until something stops him Powell's state department was dubious of military and intelligence claims that Saddam had what was developing weapons of mass destruction but he went before the U. N. security council to make the case for war against Iraq citing faulty information it was seen as a low point in Powell's legendary career in eighteen months later he acknowledged no stash was found the intelligence community
US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang
"U. S. officials are working to secure the release of seventeen missionaries including five children who were kidnapped over the weekend by a gang in Haiti that gang the four hundred mo also or caps almost so is notorious in eighty four kidnappings extortion and killings according to authorities the missionaries sixteen Americans and one Canadian are with the Ohio based Christian aid ministries and are in Haiti building an orphanage the US state department says it's working with Haitian officials and the welfare and safety of US citizens abroad as one of the highest priorities kidnappings there are prison since the country's president was assassinated and ransom demands range from a couple hundred to more than a million dollars I'm
US vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in drone strike
"The U. S. says it will pay relatives of Afghans killed in a drone strike in August Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement Friday the U. S. defense department will offer condolence payments to relatives of ten people killed in Afghanistan in an errant U. S. drone strike in Cabool on August twenty ninth the hellfire missile struck a car that it just pulled into a driveway of a family compound ten members of the family including seven children were killed the U. S. central command called the strike a tragic mistake Kirby says they're also working with the state department to help surviving family members relocate to the United States the U. S. military originally said it had targeted an Islamic state group facilitator but the Associated Press and other news organizations quickly reported that the driver of the targeted vehicle was a long time employee at a humanitarian organization Jennifer king Washington
US official: American, Taliban officials to talk on evacuees
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting a U. S. official says American and Taliban officials will meet to discuss evacuations from Afghanistan U. S. officials are meeting with senior Taliban officials in Doha Qatar this weekend a US official not authorized to speak by name about the meetings tells the Associated Press the talks will focus on holding the Taliban to commitments they made to allow Americans and other foreign nationals to leave Afghanistan I did ministration is facing questions about evacuations that have ground to a halt on Thursday state department spokesman Ned price said one hundred five U. S. citizens and ninety five green card holders have departed Afghanistan on U. S. facilitated flight since the end of August but that number has remained unchanged for more than a week Mike Rossio Washington
Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Intentionally Misled the Senate
"This is a shocking blockbuster story It'll be ignored by the corrupt media but it must not be ignored by anybody else In the American people need to understand That at the direction of the Biden White House an individual from the president's staff and individual from his domestic policy council And an additional individual In a senior political position in the United States Department of Justice civil rights division coordinating with others Set this entire thing up With a national school boards association I told you I smelled a rat Fink and there's rat finks everywhere You're two individuals who testified during the course of this week The Deputy Attorney General the assistant attorney general for civil rights both of whom knew what took place An intentionally misled the United States Senate The Senate Judiciary Committee Intentionally misled the United States Senate At no time did they explain to those senators That this memorandum was the product of a conspiracy between The White House and the United States Department of Justice That this national school board association letter Was a pretext a planned pretext to unleash the full power of the federal government unconstitutionally and illegally Against parents throughout America
A Letter by America First Legal Foundation to Inspector General Horowitz
"One one I want to read you a letter How off the presses From American first legal That was sent to the inspector general of the United States Department of Justice today Michael horwitz And when I get into the heart of the letter you'll see why this is important This is a letter that is written by or signed by re D rubinstein senior counselor director of oversight and investigations American first legal foundation This is important It reads as follows your inspector general Horowitz American first legal foundation is a national nonprofit organization I mentioned includes promoting government transparency and accountability by gathering official information analyzing it disseminating it through reports and so forth Whether the president and agencies direct including the U.S. Department of Justice respect citizens rights and faithfully execute the laws passed by Congress Our court AFL concerns The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized American parents as fundamental liberty interest in in constitutional right to control and direct the education of their children On this basis along the nationwide protest by parents against public school policies and practices regarding critical race theory indoctrination anti religious and anti family gender ideology and or forced online education and mass mandates are entitled to the most robust federal constitutional protection Instead the facts surrounding the attorney general's memorandum of October 4 2021 which we've discussed at length Suggest the department may be committing federal law enforcement resources to inappropriately prevent parents from exercising constitutionally protected rights and
Dozens of California Students Remain Trapped in Afghanistan
"And I want to get this in before the end of the program From our Friends at the daily wire Emily zanotti Dozens of California school children are still trapped in Afghanistan And the Biden State Department is mom At least 41 elementary school students from the San Juan unified school district remained trapped in Afghanistan the Sacramento bee reported And getting them out as proving an impossible task Though representative Daryl Issa Republican California says it is continually pressing the Biden administration and their State Department at apartment of Homeland Security to assist in their rescue 41 schoolchildren San Juan unified school district officials last week said 41 students were trapped in Afghanistan a sharp increase from the two dozen or so the district of previously identified The 41 kids three were evacuated over the weekend from the war torn country but remain overseas Sacramento said a unified officials last week said 8 students are straining in Afghanistan initially they identified just one family who the bee interviewed attendance records at the school has progressed showed more students were missing in staff trace their whereabouts to Afghanistan Officials of baker elementary school in the San Juan district say they're trying to cobble together a rescue mission As our officials are nearby sacrament why the hell is it the FBI involved in this Why is the hell isn't the Department of Justice involved in this They're worried about students
FOIA Requests Should Flood AG Garland Regarding Conflict of Interest With Panorama
"Federal freedom of information actually quest to be flooding into the United States Department of Justice demanding all kinds of texts emails records of any kind any communications of any kind between the attorney general of the United States And representatives of or the company panorama Legal insurrection website Mary Chastain attorney general Garland is weaponized the FBI and other Department of Justice departments Against parents protesting against critical race theory in the schools Garland mentioned threats harassment and intimidation but did not cite any real examples Flux like Garland is a conflict of interest His daughter Rebecca married xa N X and Tanner cofounder panorama In 2018 The group parents defending education PDE found out panorama has multi-million dollar contracts with school districts PDE that's the group Parents defending education previously flagged a $1.8 million contract for panorama to conduct social and emotional learning SEL monitoring and fairfax county public schools in Virginia This is the biggest county in the state Resulting in data on students Early in September that number was bumped up to more than $2 million as part of a contract edition What panorama Panoramas contract was part of a broader $78.8 million investment Of coronavirus relief that the fairfax county public schools directed towards a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for students Its website explains that the funding is intended to support equity professional development for school teams social emotional staff to work directly with departments and school based teams
US raises concern as China flies warplanes south of Taiwan
"China has flown sixteen warplanes south of Taiwan in what the United States according provocative military action the move follows several more planes on previous days inciting US state department spokesman Ned price to speak out in a statement points one China the Chinese military activity near Taiwan risks miscalculation and undermines regional peace and stability we as Beijing to seize its military diplomatic and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan the statement said China claims the self governing island as it signed at the since the nineteen forty nine civil war in which nationalist setup a government on Taiwan once communist took control of mainland China I'm Karen Thomas
These Republicans Better Push for Joe Biden's Impeachment
"If you're going to lie about the fact that you were told your State Department was told I believe it was in June or July In a cable from State Department staff in Kabul That the situation was bad and that country and government could collapse You're gonna lie To the then president Afghanistan and tell him to lie to the American people in the world that the war is going okay when he's telling you they're getting whipped and they're under invasion from terrorists out of Pakistan and so forth And then you're gonna lie and say that your generals to a man Did not advise leaving even a small footprint That's for damn lies about a war And I expect Ben sasse and Mitt Romney and I expect Liz Cheney and Adam kings singer To demand the impeachment of this man I expect them to stand up What do you have a one standard for Trump and one standard for Biden for God's sakes Trump did nothing even close to what place here Nothing This guy Ben sasse and Mitt Romney Lisa Murkowski and the rest of them Liz Cheney is a fraud A fraud She says she supports national security Where is she Still chasing down Trump Adam kings are your where's that clown on CNN
American siblings return home after China lifts exit ban
"A pair of American siblings have returned home off to China lifted an exit bound following kind of this release of the top Chinese tech executive wanted in the US on fraud charges a state department spokesperson says Cynthia I'm Victor Lou returned to the U. S. on Sunday off to conserve the stop in Shanghai helped facilitate the departure a path of Canadians held in China of also being permitted to leave off the kind of the release well what executive among ones on Friday the spokeswoman adds the US opposes the use of coercive exit bans against people who not themselves charged with crimes and will continue to advocate on behalf of all American citizens in China subject to arbitrage detention and coercive exit plans I'm Charles de Ledesma
Top U.S. envoy to Haiti resigns over "inhumane" migrant expulsions
"I'm anthony davis the biden administration's special envoy to haiti has resigned in protest of inhumane large-scale expulsions of haitian migrants to their homeland as it is wracked by civil strife natural disaster. Us officials said on thursday. Daniel foot was appointed to the position. Only in july following the assassination of haiti's president juvenile moe's even before the migrant expulsions from the small texas border town of del rio. The korean diplomats was known to be deeply frustrated with what he considered a lack of urgency in washington and iglesia pace on efforts to improve conditions in haiti foot. Wrote to secretary of state antony blinken that he was stepping down immediately with deep disappointment at apologies. To those seeking crucial changes. I will not be associated with. The united states is inhumane counterproductive decision to deport thousands of haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to haiti a country where american officials are confined to secure compounds because of the danger posed by armed gangs to daily life. He wrote our policy approach to haiti remains deeply flawed and my policy recommendations have been ignored and dismissed when not edited to project to narrative different from my own the state department criticized foot for resigning at a critical juncture and pushed back against suggestions that his policy prescriptions were overlooked. This is a challenging moment that requires leadership spokesman. Net price said in a written statement. It's unfortunate that instead of participating in a solutions oriented policy process special. Envoy foot has both resigned and mischaracterized. The circumstances of his resignation criticism has been fueled by images that went viral this week of border patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics against the migrants democrats and many pro immigration groups say efforts to expel thousands of haitians without giving them a chance to seek asylum. Violates american principles the migrant camp has shrunk considerably since surpassing more than fourteen thousand people on saturday with many of them expelled and many
U.S. Spat With France Shows Challenge of Keeping Allies Unified
"I want you to put on the secretary of state hat. That many believe people believed you're going to wear. Should hillary clinton have won the two thousand sixteen election. And tell me what you would do if you were sitting on the seventh floor of the state department and this submarine controversy arose. And you might want to recap it for people who didn't listen to talk about it last week. You're on the air with me when the story broke. Yeah in in very short strokes. Australia signed up for france to build diesel electric submarines which are pretty good but over the last week or so they have done a one eighty and signed up with the united states in the united kingdom to build vastly better nuclear powered submarines. The french have lost a multi billion dollar contract. Their outrage what i would have done in retrospect was spend more time speaking with our allies. The french our oldest allies the first nation who came and fought alongside us in the revolutionary war. There are very fond of pointing that out as we subsequently fought a small war with them but such was the nineteenth century at the moment there still very strong allies within nato and so this came across to them as a very bad industrial policy. But also a real stab in the back to an ally. If i were sitting in tony blinken shoes right now and tony by the way. Interestingly is a franco phonic. He speaks beautiful. French lived in france for many years. I think he is and ought to be the point. Man on trying to rebuild this at the moment quite shaky set of relationships. And it's not just france hewitt's it's also with europe. Broadly we see particularly in the wake of brexit as the united kingdom pulls out. We now see france taking a lead in germany in working toward a much more independent eu policy. That'll bleed into our efforts to stand up to china. That's why this is important. I think secretary blinken that ought to be pretty much at the top of his chat list. Right now is working with his counterparts in paris.
Jen Psaki Uses Misleading Vaccination Rate to Curb COVID Treatment to Texas and Florida
"And I read your piece from national Review of all places. Isaac Sure. And he points out. White House press secretary Gen. P. Sake is using a misleading argument about Covid 19 vaccination rates and Florida and Texas to justify the Biden ministrations decision. To curb the supply, monoclonal antibodies and effective treatment option for covid 19 being distributed to these states. Now what he's done. Is all of a sudden without even communicating with these governors. He's cut the amount of mono monoclonal antibodies going to Florida by more than half. By more than half. The federal government has only recently decided to take over the distribution of anti body treatments. Which Florida Governor Ron Dissent is, was an early proponent of Abruptly, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services announced. It would be cutting the supply provided to Florida. The administration did not provide any indication of any upcoming limitation to supply during communications between the State Department the day prior, according to the scientists, as press secretary, Christina Pasha. Now think about that. Think about that. Think about a president of the United States who says he's a uniter. You're not Republicans and Democrats. This is a virus, but obviously This is a vile Appalling, unconscionable political
States learning how many Afghan evacuees coming their way
"States are learning how many Afghan evacuees are coming their way the binding ministration is notifying governors as well as state refugee coordinators there are about thirty seven thousand in the first group of evacuees state department data shows about five thousand of them will be going to California others are going to Texas Maryland and Virginia the administration has requested funding from Congress to help resettle sixty five thousand Afghans by the end of this month ninety five thousand by next year many of the new evacuees requested to be resettled in states where family is nearby each will go through a department of homeland security coordinated process of security vetting and health screening they'll receive about twelve hundred dollars to help with rent furniture and food and provide a small amount of pocket money at Donahue Washington
U.S. Reopens Immigration Program for Central American Children
"Mine administration is accepting new applications for recently reinstated program that helps them minors from central america to reunite with parents in the united states details from npr sprinkle or donas president biden restarted. The obama era program this spring that allows children from el salvador guatemala and honduras to apply to be reunited with apparent lawfully in the united states. The program was terminated by the trump administration after restarting the program the biden administration reopened fourteen hundred cases that had been closed by the previous administration then in july the biden's state department and homeland security department announced that it would expand eligibility to include legal guardians as well as parents in the united states. The white house says tens of thousands of families should be eligible for the program which is seen as a safer alternative to illegal means of
"us state department" Discussed on The CyberWire
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"us state department" Discussed on PRI's The World
"We are. The pandemic has hit small businesses. Hard especially ones. That were already struggling. Consider businesses for example the cater to marginalized groups like the lgbtq community. The world's bianca hillier reports on the uncertain future of queer bars. Erica rose remembers the first time she walked into the legendary manhattan bar. Cubbyhole i like to say how moving tape before i even did cubbyhole which is as small as its name suggests opened up in one thousand nine hundred four and then has been a safe space for queer women transgender rights and nonbinary people on air first visit. She was hooked. It was the first time it seemed clear woman now with each other being in such immediate and tangible way rid of all rain bill arms and i had our life at home there. That sentiment is widely shared within the queer community but access to that experience is slipping away. Lgbtq bars are disappearing in two thousand seven. There were nearly fifteen hundred lgbtq bars across the us. Now there's less than a thousand for bars catering to queer women. the plunge has been even steeper. The number went from thirty one bars to just fifteen compare that to sixty three thousand total bars in the us and the same trend to seen across the pond. We're studying things quite depressing quite difficult. Low marshall researches queer nightlife in london. Where since two thousand six fifty eight percent. Lgbtq venues have closed down when we working out the figure we saw took mine and so from the figures again and again and again thinking of pray. Drastic can't be that much but yeah it is like in the. Us bars for gay. Men have fared better than those for other members of the lgbtq community. Low says just one lesbian bar still stands in london but nailing down the reason for these global closures can be tough to start entrepreneurs who aren't men get a tiny fraction of investment money. So it's harder to open the doors in the first place. Plus queer people get paid sixteen percent less than six gender straight people. According to a study in the uk that means lgbtq people can have less disposable income to spend on a night out then there are the dating apps. Queer adults are twice as likely a straits to use them and therefore might not head to a bar to meet someone but low. Marshall says their research on queer nightlife points to something bigger. Lgbt chinese have open spaces that no one else wanted to occupy partly about accessibility. Party historically because of stigma and those kinds of spaces have gone Regenerated overcome become gentrified this year. Lgbtq bars in london have gotten extra help from the government but in other parts of the world. that's not a possibility. No no dr bose by open beauty. A queer bar in istanbul in two thousand eight after growing tired of facing harassment and judgmental looks in gay bars catering to men. I want to crate something for only roman because we have no space in tokyo lost facing stumble for ten years. Booty was the country's only bar for queer women but at our says it was hard to keep open. Please bothered her bar more than others. And although a dr often had a packed house sometimes spaghetti didn't bring in that much cash so a few years ago dr decided to open the bar up to the wider. Lgbtq community and has faced a bit of backlash from the original patrons. They ask are you. Change is not good three rows free. We must heavy power bar in turkey for people. Only be good for moment. Might you change this. After the switch odar did start making.
"us state department" Discussed on PRI's The World
"I wanted him to know my name because if killed me. I wanted him to know the name of the person he'd killed just a note to that i got to the woman she was mentioning was eventually killed. The person that that young man was trying to kill was in the adjacent house were linda was staying in. It was in fact. The country's prime minister she faced death and not many people come face to face with death overseas in front of armed men from a different military. Her life could have been taken not only in that instance as she was in one of the league. Cars in convoy leading out of the country with american citizens and embassy employee's if confirmed ambassador. Thomas greenfield would have a lot of work to do to change minds of the un. The trump administration has cut its and contributions withdrawn from agencies and global treaties. What will be approached. You think. I think she will go about rebuilding ties with our closest allies. She will not be pushing an america alone agenda. She will be working on behalf of an administration that believes that america is and should be part of the responsible global community. There's no doubt in my mind that chill work. Hard to restore american dignity and commitment to the importance of the united nations as an instrument of helping to advance the global peace and security but also helping to advance a better world for everyone retired. Us ambassador. johnny. Carson was the assistant secretary state for african affairs as well as ambassador to kenya. Zimbabwe in uganda. He's been telling us about president. Elect joe biden's pick as us ambassador to the un. linda. Thomas greenfield ambassador. Thank you very much for your thoughts. Thank you another cabinet. Pick officially named. Today is john kerry. The former secretary of state will fill a new position created by biden the president's climate envoy for the first time ever he will be there will be a principal on the national security council who can make sure. Climate change is on the agenda in the situation room for the first time ever. We'll have a presidential envoy on climate. The world's environment correspondent carolyn bieler reports on the new high profile role topping. someone with john kerry's political resume is a signal that the us is doing a complete one eighty on climate policy. This just demonstrates the president-elect is taking this crisis incredibly seriously this is former us climate negotiator lawn street. The rest of the world is excited and relieved to see that after the last four years. Global leaders know kerry from his role as america's top diplomat during the negotiations leading up to the paris climate. Agreement his excellency. The secretary of state of the united states of america carry somewhat famously signed the pact with his young granddaughter on his lap longtime senator worked on climate change for decades including trying unsuccessfully to push through a sweeping climate bill in two thousand nine when kerry took over the state department and during the second obama term yuan straight says. Climate change was a top priority on day. One the first cable that he sent out to every ambassador in the world was about climate change. He is bringing a real commitment to this issue. And i don't think that ends with just entering. The paris freeman. Carey will also have a seat on the white house national security council a first for a climate adviser. It's a big step. Sherri goodman is a former deputy under of defense who's now with the center for climate insecurity. John kerry sitting at the national security council with the secretary of state defense national security adviser and intelligence officials will be able to weigh in on all major decisions everything from our policies toward china. Russia north korea iran policies in the arctic where sea ice melting is up northern sea route for trade and in the middle east and north africa. Were drought underlies conflicts in syria. And parts of this how we will now be able fully to mainstream climate security risks throughout our foreign policy and security. Planning last year kerry helped. Start a bipartisan. Group called world war zero. It taps celebrities and politicians to call attention to the climate crisis and an appearance on meet the press carry framed the issue as an international emergency way behind way behind the eight ball. And so we've got to treat this like a war. I mean it has to require decision making an organization and efforts that are just not taking place. That won't be easy. Don kerry now has to convince the world that the us can help lead on climate change. After four years of the trump administration distancing itself from efforts to cut carbon emissions to do that the biden administration will have to take domestic policy action to and quickly so carries success in part hinges on the success of yet to be named climate adviser focused on the us for the world. I'm caroline bieler. We'll be right back. You're listening to the world. i'm marco werman. You're with the world in egypt. There is again a crackdown on human rights. Activists the government's target this time is an organization called the egyptian initiative for personal rights or iae. Pr the group's executive director. Gus abell razek was arrested last week. One of three members of the organization recently detained. I'm magdi joins me to talk about what's going on. He's a researcher with human rights. Watch focusing on the middle east and north africa. I'm or how do you explain this latest. Crackdown why is all this happening. Now right so d- arrests seem indicted rightly ation for a meeting between the ib our staff and several of e u and u s diplomats and ambassadors in egypt. That's happened in era november. These meetings are very important. Because western officials and international groups need to know what's happening on the ground egypt and since two thousand sixteen at least the leading human rights activists in the country have been under travel ban the are disconnected from the outside world. The organization has been at the center of a relentless government track down instead society and independent groups. That has escalated so much. When he rose to power in twenty fourteen. I changed the mentality that governs the government. Perception of society is that it is a threat to the society. The government has pretty much managed to stifle or obliterate in-space space for independent beast full assembly or gathering and also killed the politic live and so the only thing that remained resistant this nationwide. Crackdown was the independent human rights groups. And that's why the government really wants to get rid of these brave defenders so as to that meeting on november third. How risky was it to have that meeting. Did the human rights activists know that they could face a strong crackdown in the wake of it. Well the organization has been at the center of the government shutdown more than sixty staff members of civil human rights organizations in egypt. Have been cold for integrations have also under continuous persecution. So it's not an exit raced into say december society in egypt has been facing an existential threat in the bus tears under the government of presidency. In that sense they are forty aware of the risks. However you try to maneuver retry to assist this oppression. This meeting with the western diplomats was not unique. These are meetings that happen frequently but definitely the message here that the government wants to send a stat. This is unacceptable and the international community cannot care for human rights in egypt and deuce defenders can also go to jail for doing their work if pr is at the center. This crackdown armor. Can you tell us more about abdul bill razzaq. Pr's executive director. How large figure is he and human rights organizing activities in egypt. i owned only non gasser for. I would say six years or so. But he's actually one of the urea generation of the human rights defenders in egypt from the nineteen nineties. He's a very well respected trigger. A has been running the for the past five years. So yes. Arrest is really shocking. His treatment in detention is even more shocking. They are keeping him and sorcery confinement in a kotel without enough clothes. He doesn't have a mattress to sleep on. He was not allowed to see his wife and kids on ten. Now do you wonder whether arresting abdul razzaq is a message to other human rights groups in egypt. And how are they reacting to this news. And what does it mean for. An accurate picture of how the government is attacking human rights. Going forward. absolutely..
"us state department" Discussed on PRI's The World
"I'm marco werman. You're with the world. It is good to have you here. President elect joe biden today formally announced the first of his cabinet picks together. These public servants will restore america globally global leadership and its moral leadership that includes taxes lincoln as secretary of state and he will rebuild morale and trust in the state department or his career where his career government began. If confirmed blinken will lead a trouble department in need of a morale boost after it was devastated in many ways under president trump but many former foreign service officers say the problems began before trump. The world's rupa shenoy reports president trump promoted fewer state department career employees to ambassadorships than ever before harvard professor and former foreign service officer nick burns says professional staff warrant included in major policy. Decisions trump tried to cut the department's budget by a third many career professionals have left. Morale is low and burns says the state department is in profound crisis. So i do think. President trump bears a large share responsibility but not total responsibility because there are structural problems burns and his colleagues talked to two hundred former and current foreign service officers for a report that suggests ways to address those structural problems these amount to a call for radical change but almost a reimagining of or what diplomats need to do to protect the united states in the future. The report says congress should pass the first new foreign service act in forty years to overhaul the state department. It says legislators should redefine the department's mission revamp its personnel system to make it more transparent and based on merit create a mid level entry program reduce the number of political appointees and put career employees in more key positions. This is quite controversial. You can imagine that both political parties you know aren't happy to see people recommending a major change but we think major changes needed especially to reach. What many see as the most vital goal for the new state department diversity in all the ranks the lack of representation has been a weakness like when the state department had no connections inside muslim communities to help combat extremism says far upon death. We realized that we didn't have insights to the experience of how these young people were growing post. Nine eleven to help address that need secretary of state. Hillary clinton appointed pundit the first special representative to muslim communities. Pundit who's now also at harvard says there are many other cultural expertise gaps to fill. Where all the places that we don't have insight that we haven't asked questions that we haven't build programs and isn't it the time now to be able to look to that so that god forbid in a time of crisis that we have those connections. We have the insights we understand. We're not scrambling but people have been talking about the need to change and diversify the state department. Nearly as long as there's been a state department says chris richardson. He resigned from state in two thousand seventeen because he disagreed. With trump policies like the travel ban from several muslim-majority nations in june. Richardson wrote a new york times. Op ed titled the state department was designed to keep african americans out. We need to have that larger conversation about the historical context so that we have a better understanding of what is the culture of the state department that is allowing these things to continue and that maybe the cultural problem might be the fact that we talk a lot about this stuff and we make a bunch of papers about it but there is no intentional desire for change. Richardson says early on. In the state department's history officials found excuses through exams and security clearances to keep black people out. He says for the department to move forward that history has to be acknowledged and also the fact that the discrimination persists in recent years black representation has decreased slightly even as the black lives matter movement has touched off demonstrations and activism around the globe. Richardson says state department employees who represent the. Us need to be able to talk about issues like that. The countries abroad daimyo america's story. Let's be honest about our own faults. Our failures our country and that makes us more credible when we talk to other countries about their human rights abuses the biden administration might take the right steps. Richardson says he's always hopeful for real change. Tiana spears is a bit more skeptical. She resigned from the state department in january. I've been day. I really hope for change and i also know better. I'm very much waiting to see what happened. Before i get my hopes up spears had an assignment that required her to regularly cross back and forth between the us and mexico. She says she was racially. Profiled in harassed by customs and border patrol and she told her white superiors they did nothing spear says have color inside the state department have similar stories if wanna take polling upper management accountable for their actions. That's how you did change spears says if there are no repercussions for racism and discrimination. It will continue for the world. I'm rubbish annoy president-elect biden's pick to be. Us ambassador to the un did not take what might be considered a typical path to international diplomacy. Linda thomas greenfield grew up in segregated louisiana. Where the local. Kkk burn crosses in people's yards. Her father left school in third grade to help support his family. Her mother had an eighth grade education. Here's how thomas greenfield described her early days at louisiana state university in a recent ted talk. I was harassed and might amatori. I had world renowned historian used the n. word regularly in a classroom. One of my professors gave me an f. In a class and when i asked why given me the f. he said to me if you don't know the answer to that question you don't need to be here but what he didn't understand was that failure was not an option for me. Thomas greenfield went on to excel in the us foreign service and spent thirty five years. There she served as us ambassador to liberia and directed the bureau of african affairs. Thomas greenfield often cross paths with. Us ambassador johnny carson. He was the assistant secretary of state for african affairs as well as the us ambassador to kenya. Zimbabwe and uganda. Johnny carson is with me now ambassador carson. Thanks very much for being here. Why do you think president-elect. Biden's team chose linda. Thomas greenfield for this coveted position. She's capable collegial and she's politically savvy. She is deeply respected for views. On the hill both among democrats and republicans she will bring back a level of dignity and respect to the leadership at the un mission. And i think that many of our partners there will welcome her diplomatic prowess and skills her early years linda. Thomas greenfield early years. As i mentioned were full of adversity attending louisiana state university. When david duke who would go on to become the grand wizard of the kkk. He was a student there at the time. How did those years. Impact our worldview bashing linda. Thomas greenfield is not easily rattled and very difficult to push around. She maintains her values and her principles and is willing to stand up and speak out. When push the wrong way or in the face of adversity she was stationed in rwanda notably in nineteen ninety-four during the genocide. There and energetic talk. She describes how she was almost caught up in the killing their after being mistaken for a local rwandan. I was confronted by a glazed eyed young man who had been given instructions to kill a woman by the name of goth and he thought that i was a goth and interestingly i didn't panic i was afraid. Don't get me wrong. But i didn't panic and i looked at young man in the eyes and i asked him his name.
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"Restrictions closing off and tire areas even away from the epicenter of Wuhan BBC correspondent Stephen McDonell has the latest from who very province hutches to hit by province like scenes from an apocalyptic movie after two just skin can you pass these checkpoints the end will love love to travel what's more the lockdown is spreading we only like a normal roads out of the infections closed at least fifty six people have died all of that new corona virus there have been some two thousand cases in China a new ones are turning up the we'll slowly the latest in Singapore and South Korea the US state department plans to fly out its personnel from Wuhan China maybe a limited number of private US citizens to Dr Jennifer news of the Johns Hopkins University center for health security not a matter of whether or not China has sufficient expertise but I think this is an inherently global situation that will require a coordinated international response turning to the impeachment trial of president trump his attorneys took the floor during a short kind of preview session Saturday morning on the floor of the Senate they rejected democratic prosecution claims Mr trump held up appropriated aid to Ukraine to try to force an announcement of an investigation of Joe Biden and his son there the defense insisted there were on the reason for the whole into Barney generally was undergoing a review in twenty nineteen the president rightly had real concerns about whether European in other countries were contributing their fair share to ensuring Ukraine security those claims run counter to witness testimony was there a quid pro quo the answer is yes the defense suggested they were uninformed correspondent Nancy quarters this is CBS news obtains a long recording of a twenty eighteen dinner conversation about Ukraine involving the then ambassador also involving president trump and his friends of Rudy Giuliani's Mr trump claims not to know them the recording does have their laughing voices together it's an important win for the defense insisted there were on the reason for the whole now the quickly approaching democratic race in Iowa it's an important win for democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren in an important state get ready but change is coming fast the more you register newspapers endorsed her in the twenty twenty democratic presidential contest the latest polls have her fellow senator Bernie Sanders leading in the run up to next month's state caucuses correspondent Sam what's in your this is CBS news never miss a moment.
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"Happening overnight president trump's personal attorney Rudy guiliani admitting he forced out former US ambassador to Ukraine Maria von of age guiliani said give out of its was entering Hey is that Ukraine investigation guiliani telling fox news he needed Ivanovic out of the way and then when I interviewed witnesses not just Mister Lewis thank all four of the witnesses they told me that she was specifically holding up vis in order to obstruct the investigation of collusion in the Ukraine and specifically to obstruct the bite investigation I have that testimony under oath I gave it to the state department they never investigated a single witness when they say that she's innocent it's innocent without investigation yeah what they say it Rudy yeah what they say she although my entire hearing she was saying well I walked in and everyone else who knew her she was there fighting corruption he was just pushing the and also have tape recordings with Ukrainian officials including career prosecutors who say that during the Obama era the corruption in Ukraine became substantially worse and that she was a contributor to the corruption for example remember remember when she was asked at the end by Jim Jordan about how many things there a Ukrainian said done the statements that were made that he should be destroyed his campaign should be destroyed he was insane the the the the ambassador of from a I'm crazy U. S. criticized she she was asked did you ever go complain about that to the Ukrainian government this is far interference in our election right the answer was no also when she talks about show can be incorrect how come she doesn't talk about the candidate she supported pour a shakeup who stole everything they didn't move the reaction now coming into guiliani admitting he forced out you have a lot of its democratic senator Chris Murphy telling CNN the revelation is nothing but confirmation for Democrats I think it's just a restatement of what we already knew I I mean I'm glad he's making it clear on the record that he was going after you've out of it so that he could more likely push the US state department into pursuing investigations to politically benefit the president but for all of us that have followed you frame for years we knew exactly I truly on it was going up your bottom edge we knew the advantage who is not going to let her state department her embassy be turned into an appendage of the trump reelection campaign and so he needed to get you out of its out of there now unfortunately for Giuliani they installed bill Taylor who was no more enthusiastic about working for the president's political arm Ivanovic claims that she was ousted from a role due to the smear campaign by trump allies that's what she has to fight in front of Congress Sir in fact the tweets the president wrote about her were shown during her testimony in front of Congress you call them intimidating former trump campaign official Rick gates is set to be sentenced in Washington federal court today he'll learn how much is cooperation with the justice department is paid off when he goes before the judge gates is one of a half dozen associates of the president charged in special counsel Robert Muller is probing the ties between the campaign in Russia neither his lawyers nor prosecutors are seeking prison time the DOJ says gates provided extraordinary assistance since pleading guilty to crimes related to his lucrative consulting work in Ukraine the United Nations chief is urging the security council to authorize delivery of humanitarian aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for at least another year the aid goes a mainly to rebel held areas as secretary general Antonio Guterres as it has staved off an even larger humanitarian crisis inside Syria I he said in a report to the security council that over one million people receive cross border assistance every month there's no alternative to the convoys to reach people in conflict areas since twenty fourteen the security council within eight through four border crossings in Turkey Iraq and Jordan senator Lindsey Graham says president trump may announce a U. S. troop drawdown from Afghanistan in the coming weeks Graham says he would support such a drawdown which would likely begin next year I speaking in Kabul Monday the senator said America's withdrawal from Afghanistan has to be condition based in that the Taliban must keep promises they make during peace talks it needs to be clear that our presence in Afghanistan will continue and our goal is to withdraw our forces based on conditions born withdrawal those conditions are pretty clear to me we cannot withdraw into fashion to allow international terrorism to rear its ugly head again and Afghanistan the Taliban cannot be trusted to be allowable counter terrorism force it would be insane for America to rely on the Taliban to ensure that al queda nice is gay doesn't come back in a way to represent a threat to our allies in the American homeland Graham says the president may lower troop numbers down to eighty six hundred from the current twelve thousand Graham has been a vocal opponent of a full withdrawal of US troops of Pacific gas and electric laughter quickly over hall plan to address more than fifty billion dollars in wild fire claims that to get California governor Gavin Newsom on board it's racing to meet a make or break deadline for getting out of bankruptcy the sobering reality.
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"Are immoral. Let's tear down all the walls. According to Robert, Francis beta bozo. And we'll hit that at the bottom of this half hour, we'll have an update, but I want to draw your attention to a column which is blockbuster when you get to the heart and soul of it of John Solomon investigative reporter and executive vice president of the hill, because if you're call last week, we had the nine and a half minute press conference if you will, of Robert Muller, and all of a sudden, the Muller report, never delivered what the left was telling us he was going to deliver now. That's the fourth time now that investigations have come to the same conclusion, and that is no Russia conspiracy. No russia. Collusion of any type. No obstruction of Justice, and it was a huge massive letdown expose. But we've been saying it's nothing but fake news conspiracy theories frauds. The news media, that has been so lazy and fixated on being an extension of all, things extreme radical socialists democrat, you know, literally caught with their hands in the cookie jar running advance and advancing the lies advancing the hoax advancing, the conspiracy theory, anyway, so. Smaller gives us nine and a half minute speech and he says, well, we couldn't indict the president because of Justice department policy and the issue of whether a sitting president can or cannot be indicted, leaving a clear implication. Well, we might of. Well, we can't say, but there's a possibility yet when you look at the fact that those no underlying crime. The president was open in his criticisms of people like rod Rosenstein at times, and he fired Komi Komi deserved it, and he could have anytime have fired Robert Muller himself under article to legally. He had the legal authority to fire Muller, and there was severe conflicts of interest, the day before Muller became the special counsel, begging Donald Trump for the job as the FBI director, and then he got appointed by rod Rosenstein. That was this prize. They've had conflicts in the past the Gulf club. The president owned still. Loans, but as a private citizen, so it gives us nine and a half minute speech. It's like manna from heaven, heavily waters. Now been sent to every liberal news media mob organization, Democrats on Capitol Hill, but it only lasts a couple of hours because there were multiple times multiple witnesses that heard Robert Muller say, just the opposite. In other words, that was not a consideration for his decision. He was never gonna make a decision on obstruction. It is going to present as the law requires what his findings are to the attorney general, is not the old independent counsel statute, this is now the special counsel statute, and then it would be up to the attorney general, to make a determination of any laws were broken. And in very short order the attorney general bar, the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, and the office of legal counsel concluded no obstruction. Muller himself. No collusion. That was done quickly, Muller's, the Muller issue is dead. But he had to make a clarification. And frankly my interpretation of it was that attorney general bar threw him a lifeline by allowing the special counsel's office to team with the attorney general, and put out a statement that no no, no. This is what he really meant clarification because so many because he said the opposite. I got the feeling. He didn't even read the draft. It seemed like it was written by somebody else. Anyway. Now, the next step win out discovering, a lot of things in the so-called Mullah report are absolutely false. You know, it's literally breaking and his key is search ins in this document of his four hundred and forty eight pagers on that not accurate at all. You know, the, the report describes Paul manafort's Ukrainian business partner as a shady individual with ties to Russian intelligence. In other words, the Muller report wanted you to believe that the Trump campaign was essentially embed with a Russian spy, John Solomon, breaks the story and what do we find out that we knew it was total Bs and manafort's business. Partner was actually a sensitive intelligence source but for the US State Department, and how and why team Muller purposely deceived, the we the people is beyond my imagination. That's probably likely one of the reasons Muller doesn't dare want to go before Nadler's committee and face Jim Jordan, Mark meadows. In fact, in this case, the guy had visited the US twice in twenty sixteen to meet with State Department officials. He regularly met with the chief political officer inside the US embassy in Kiev and Muller had access to all that information, which means that they this was a premeditated line. And yet, he cast a dark shadow on this individual and. Present this person as an affair is actor tied to Russia. It wasn't true. And the very same plan, by the way, that was given to the Trump campaign in two thousand sixteen Ukrainian peace plan that was presented to the Obama administration. Well that context should have been in the Muller also because Muller's team knew it. So the another example of outright deception. And just the latest. What is pretty disturbing pattern? I mean, the separately, edited transcript from the former Trump attorney John down during a privilege routine call. Remember in the case that a joint defense agreement with general Flynn and Muller conveniently leaves out, John Dowd statement that his request is for communication was not only for the president before the country, and that he was not asking for any confidential information which was the exact opposite of what the mother team portrayed. And in other words, skull, Potosi evidence was ripped right out of it, which is classic. Andrew weissmann. If you're licensed, the lie by Sydney Powell, and it can't forget all that, and not come to a conclusion is that they purposely wrote this report, withholding knowledge altering knowledge they just to make it look as bad as they could John Solomon broke the stories with us now there's no way. They didn't know what they were doing John because this was this was easily found out by them. Listen, what I have is actually a section of the mother teams files either, actually Robert Muller's file include FBI interviews. The Robert mother team did with State Department officials who in, in worked on a daily basis with this metaphor partner named Constantine clinic, I have the cables in the emails in which State Department officials on a daily basis relay valuable intelligence, they came in from Mr. clinic to the embassador at the State Department, at the Ukraine, embassy in, in Cav to officials in Washington, among themselves, and I have all the emails that, that Mr. clinic sent to his handlers at the State Department and he wasn't just dealing with any old person at the State Department. He dealt with the deputy chief of mission, and the two chief political officers for the embassy. So he was such a valued asset that he was handled at the highest levels of State Department, and one of the things that are in the documents really clear, the State Department officials told the F B I they made a conscious effort. Never put Mr. clinics name in any cables for fear that WikiLeaks, we get a hold of and his identity is a secret source of the United States, government would be compromised. So that was all sitting in Muller's files, no doubt about it confirmed by interviews by the markings on the documents, Robert Muller had that side of Constantine, committed life nail down and for reasons that I don't understand, and I have not been able to ascertain reporting, Robert Muller chose to portray concentrating communiqu as a Russian sympathies, somebody who had connections to the Russian intelligence group and the Russian intelligence services, without telling this entire other story, and I think that it deserves the public if goals Muller report was to get transparency the failure to mention this vast body of evidence portrays clinic, and a very different light trusted, by the United States, government giving valuable doesn't same thing exists. Now we know that. Carter page was an American asset that he worked for the community. It's not. I mean I asked them straight up and he said, well, it's out there. Yeah. I was working for our side when that was in March of sixteen as recently as March twenty sixteen just as he was joining the Trump campaign. It is now been verified by the FBI documents. I obtained and others that Carter page was working to help the FBI bring a case against Russian mobsters. So all of these missing elements, always have a common pattern the common pattern. Is they make the person close to Trump look, dirty or kosher to rush more problematic than the actual evidence. And let me give you one example, from the Constantine committed documents that just gives a sense of how misleading by omission. The mullahs report is the mother report does a big makes a big deal out of the fact that Constantine committed in August of twenty sixteen came to New York. That's the sign. He's not a Russian spy because he was a Russian spy, we wouldn't have given them a visa. He gets in the country. He drops off a peace plan to try to settle the Russia Ukraine crisis in Crimea. And the Muller says, oh my gosh. This is an example of him doing the Russians bidding, and he was trying to influence Trump and Trump involved in this matter. There's only one problem with that story. If you go to the FBI documents and the and the cables, and the State Department memos that, Bob, mother possessed and is ins come in, I the peace plan to the Obama administration four months before he gave it to Trump. So he gave it to both parties and how to bomb administration, reactive State Department official thank and things very valuable information where noodling it over, if you have that part of the report all of, and you knew that part of constant communiqu you'd go, why am I worried about the contact with Donald Trump? It sounds like he was trying to get everybody aboard in, in solving the crisis all of that. So mid, and it's always omitted to the negativity of the Trump campaign, the portrayal of the negative of the Trump campaign is always more negative, when there's an omission here. I think the American. I have to ask why. Well, I mean, you, you literally looked at hundreds of pages of government documents that we know that Robert Mueller possess since twenty eighteen and they knew the, the demarcation, they knew the sensitive intelligence source that guy Camilla and, you know, they know they're aware that he worked for the State Department and informed on matters involving Ukraine and Russia, and it was such an incomplete and deceptive portrayal of, of such an important person in and they use it in his overall narrative. Right. And to me, there's only one conclusion is they wanted it to be interpreted the wrong way, and they purposely wrote it to be interpreted the wrong way. And I honestly think it just shows. And by the way, there's a poll out that confirms this half of Americans now, believe the Trump was a wick victim of a witch-hunt and, and also confirms my belief that Robert. Muller does not wanna testify, and I don't think he will testify because I don't think he can sustain the questioning of Jim Jordan. Morton meadows and company, but it'll be I think came star said on your show last night, it would be a travesty for the American public if mother got away and didn't answer these very seminal questions that go to the credibility of his investigation, the credibility of his findings on the honesty of the work that he said, I remember something can said last night. I just said, on your show, it was very important said, when Bob Muller made that nine point statement, he emphasized that this investigation was built on the integrity of good people who work with him that integrity is now in question that work is now in question, why wouldn't Bob mother coming answer the questions that would allow us to ascend? Can't can't answer. Why hired these people? He can't answered when he knew those no collusion. He can't answer. Why such a bias team? He can't answer questions. Like why did you have time for taxi medallions and? Farah violations, but not Hillary's dirty Russian dossier. All right. Stay right there. John Solomon investigative reporter executive vice president for the hill. He wrote another column with ten questions for Hillary. We'll get to that as we continue and. Yeah down at the border. This is real and will get an update on that situation. Also this hour as we continue..
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"And says, hey, Michael Cohen went to Prague. We know that happened. It's inter- notes. We know she's doing some travel records checks because she sends notes to the FBI later saying, I checked travel records for this guy and this guy, and then there's a redaction I highly suspect that redaction is Miscavige from the State Department checking Michael Cohen's passport records, finding out immediately Joe that Michael Coen's never been a prop. How devastating the scandal would this be if the US State Department was checking sensitive records? Then giving that information back to steal heya. Chris. Coin's never been apprach. You may want to change that story a little bit. At eight days later Adagietto memo, magically appears, hey, we're kind of on sure about where this Coen, Prague meeting happened really because you just said, so. Now, we have US government officials in the State Department working in conjunction with the F B I, we know cavalier was sending emails to the FBI about this meeting. Potentially exchanging information with a paid political source so he can alter it to make it fit. In narrative that doesn't exist and be by truck. Oh, that would be paying, oh, you wanna talk about a kidney punch a liver shot, folks. I again being candid with you. I did not consider that third possibility. And I'm thinking last night, as we're going through cuts to use for the show today. And I'm watching mud, why is mud in such a panic other than the obvious? They know the allied steals gonna pass the hot potato the FBI. Imagine if the real scandal is still telling the I g Michael Horowitz during this interview Joe. Hey, Chris, why did you change your story about Cohen going to Prague and in an adagio eight days later? So you didn't know where Cohen went oh. Because the State Department told me Cohen never been deployed. Oh, they did. Oh, that's fascinating. So the State Department's dealing with a pay political operative for Hillary Clinton to alter and change his story to fit in BI narrative to spy on the Trump team folks with the quip toothbrush Bank. On. Here we go from a listener. Joe? Air is back listeners semi the red flag. You're the best red flag. Don't do the hood for review. Bet you didn't consider that. What either? No. No. Never never thought it's on the laundry on the field folks. This larger as my brother says. Folks, if this was a two way information exchange and other information superhighway like we had as I suggest that an episode of six twenty eight between Bruce or and steel, and then cavalier would steal. And there was an exchange of information with a former foreign spy to correct. His false narrative to make him appear more credible than he was, ladies and gentlemen. We have a really really big problem. Market. Thirtysomething minutes into the show. All right. That's a big one. Yeah. Speaking of deep state lunatics, you know, every time you talk about the, the deep state, you have these, these lunatics on the left. Do stay doesn't exist. You guys are all conspiracy whatever. Listen, the only conspiracy theory, so you nut jobs, promoting the collusion. Hoax had been completely discredited, but a real Liber -tarian, rand Paul. I'm like, fake libertarian just in a mosh who I admire greatly. Rampal Rampal came out. We covered this up on Gino dot.
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"The death toll and Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka is rising thirties. Now say at least two hundred ninety people are dead and hundreds more injured the bombings went off in churches and luxury hotels across the country. Police arrested over a dozen people in connection with the bombings. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet. The US State Department says several Americans are among the dead. Meantime, the NYPD has beefed up a trolls around city churches after the Easter day, Sri, Lankan bombings. The NYPD says there's no direct threat against any church in the city, but gun toting cops can be seen outside places like Saint Patrick's cathedral and churchgoers say. That makes them feel a whole lot safer to base a mind. Go smile on Facebook after his out in the cardinal. Timothy Dolan says he's shocked and saddened by the bombing Christians. Sri Lanka will give us hope to think that they were at mass this morning on Easter Sunday. Even though there were threats Dolan says he's praying for those injured in the attack. No, one Laden W O R news flex in France. And around the world pay tribute to the firefighters who fought to save Notre Dame cathedral in a destructive fire last week at Easter mass yesterday, the archbishop of Paris led a prayer for the quick restoration of the eight hundred fifty year old church. Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed an eighty nine year old woman in Staten Island. Anthony, it a Seco was in the area when it happened. He says he can't believe the driver would just leave the elderly woman in the road. It's excuse me. Just keep going. Eighty.
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"Our Twitter handle is at K Q E D forum. We do welcome your involvement and again Philippian here in studio is. Director and chief operating officers. The plush ploughshares fund and also former vice president of the Asia foundation and senior former senior policy advisor at the US State Department. Well, at this point, we're not only talking about really United States relations with Saudi Arabia. What we're talking about? What may be just interested in the factory sampling? We've got an election going on in Israel next week. And we've got the a lot of steak there is real and Saudi Arabia now seem to be pretty much allies against Iran, and that's taking Israel is a nuclear power. So if Saudi Arabia becomes a nuclear power or of this helps at least move Saudi Arabia toward becoming a nuclear power. We're talking about a whole reconfiguration in the Middle East possibly and an arms race as I said before a nuclear arms race. I think that's absolutely right. And that's why what we do with respect to Saudi Arabia at my hope is that we if we decide we want to share nuclear technology. We have what's called the gold standard, which is an agreement that we. Did with the United Arab Emirates where they specifically renounced the ability to reprocess and enrich the stuff that you know, to to make the fuel that's necessary. And you know, if you don't do something like that what you're doing is as you know, the Iran deal, the United States, basically withdrew in reneged on the Iran deal. I think essentially the Iranians for the most part have held Pat because I think they're hoping that Donald Trump loses reelection, and then we can go back to the status quo, ante where the deal is basically in place. So they've been you know, despite their domestic political pressures. They've steps stood firm with this. If in fact, the one two three the that Saudi Arabia has that capability that increases more pressure on Iran for them to basically, you know, not adhere to the Iran nuclear deal, and then you're off to the races. Let's go to our callers with find out. What you our listeners have to say or asking we begin Peter with you. Good morning. You're on the air. Thank you. Thank you for this opportunity and for your. Your guest whose work is so important. I'm just wanting to struggle up publicly here with the the difficulty of looking at the fundamental hypocrisy. I believe in the present established nuclear clubs saying we're right in your wrong to new nuclear power. There may be some possibility of concession or some humility some. You know, some relief of sanctions some measure of goodwill actually as a as a mode of defense. And and shouldn't there possibly be a greater more public dialog involving North Korea? And and the public in a global discussion. How did totally denuclearize the entire world. Question is really about diplomacy, and how diplomacy might work in either of these cases, but more toward North Korea Philippine? Yes. So there's a one of our Graentiz I can international campaign against nuclear weapons has been talking about the notion of completely banning all of these weapons. And so that is a dialogue that is ongoing right now. And in fact, I can receive the Nobel peace prize two thousand seventeen for their work. I mean, there's just a small group of people in Europe, and they've had a huge impact of creating a new norm here, the two main powers United States, and what used to be the Soviet Union now Russia under Putin are moving forward with more new. That's that's that's essentially what you're what. I think your your listener has been talking about is the hypocrisy that's involved in this. I mean as part of the non-proliferation treaty nuclear non-proliferation treaty, the ones who have recognized and said they have nuclear weapons so that they eventually are going to get rid of these things, but we have yet to do. So. And the problem right now is as you as you mentioned, the United States is on par to predict to believe it's something to trillion dollars over the next thirty years to renew our nuclear weapons capabilities. I mean, it's it's really outrageous. And in this time where you know, there's so many more needs for that money..
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"President Trump today announced a major unexpected policy change. In regards to Israel. Let's get more from ABC's. Lana Zak Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the middle of a tough reelection campaign. But he was just handed a major victory by President Trump recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Disputed undisputed region was claimed by Israel after the six day war with Syria in nineteen sixty seven previously the US State Department referred to the disputed territory as Isreaeli occupied. But now it has been instructed to call the Golan Israel controlled Lana, Zak ABC news, Washington. The Israeli Prime Minister is scheduled to appear next week at the annual American Israel Public affairs committees conference in DC and now several democratic candidates for president or refusing to attend. They include Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, the liberal advocacy group known as move on called on the Democrats to skip this year's policy conference. Meantime, former vice president Joe Biden is. Reportedly considering naming Stacey APM Abrahams as his running mate if he decides to enter the two thousand twenty race. We're still waiting for him to make it official or not. Back to the scandal involving colleges nationwide a USC student is speaking out about recruiting tactics us, she's spoke with CBS Carter Evans, knowing everything. I know now I just think thank God. Because that could have been me in the midst of her college application process, this twenty one year old says her mother got a call from Rick singer. He asked her what migrates were he asked her what my SAT score was she told him, and he said, oh, those aren't getting her into Ivy leagues. She says singer told her mom, he knew how to guarantee admission industry, and for he goes, oh, you know, is she athletically involved in any way is she a star athlete, and my mom says this girl can't play anything. She's terrible at Affleck's. He Canada's said, oh, it won't be a problem. And Hollywood actress Laurie Glenn will join Felicity Huffman in court here in Boston on April third. Both actresses are being charged in the scandal. Accused of bribing their kids way. Into Ivy league schools now Laughlin as we've been reporting had originally asked for a delay for her court appearance. She requested the day p moved to patriot's day, April fifteenth the six anniversary of the marathon bombings. We will continue to follow.
"us state department" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"News and information five seventy KLIF. Just a couple of minutes. Good heavens voices getting getting worse. I guess the morning goes on coming up in just a couple of minutes. The woman attacked by a Jaguar is talking. And she's saying I was not taking a selfie. Tell you what she does say. She was doing in just a moment. First up. The US State Department has a warning for Americans planning to visit Mexico for spring break. In the warning is leave your dope, including medical marijuana at home and Clayton Neville tells us. That's no joke. You've got to be cautious when heading to Mexico different levels of caution. If issued by the State Department at the US embassy in Mexico is saying people going to some of these resort towns in Mexico need to be aware of increased levels of crime. There are several different warning levels level four, according to the State Department means do not travel, they recommended no travel to that particular area. And there is one pretty popular destination on that list not travel being recommended to Arca poco right now. And this list has several different reasons for these levels of concern, those are sexual assault increased numbers of sexual assault increased crime across the board. Also medical insurance in a lot of these places medical insurance is extremely high. They asked people to be aware of what is covering. What is not before you leave? Those are some of the concerns that they have in these places. You go also unregulated alcohol. People are putting methanol inside alcohol which caused people to blackout after just one or two drinks. Those are some of the concerns that are going on right now in Mexico level to warning is just use extreme caution of increased crime, Kabul. San Lucas is on that list Cancun right now is on a level two as well. So the State Department is asking people that do go to some of these towns in Mexico to always go to the bars or the restaurants in groups, never go out alone. What is dark and things like that pretty serious warnings here. And it's coming right in the midst of spring break, and you can always check out the State Department's website. They always have these travel warnings for various countries, right? Yeah. That's right. You just hop on there. And you'll see we'll be able to break it down as you which Mexican states are under which level of the thirty one states. It'll tell you which one is under a level two three level or getting that level four is do not travel. The level two is travel with extreme caution. In a lot of those resort towns. Right now are under a level two. All right. Thanks, jim. There's KLIF Jim Roope. It's eight forty four. The woman who who was attacked by a Jaguar is talking about talking about her encounter. Her name is leeann we don't have her last name. She did an interview with easy family dot com. And she says she was at the zoo in Arizona, and she admits she said she was in the wrong. She should not have been leaning over a barrier. But she said I never crossed the barrier. I was not trying to get a selfie. If I was trying to get a selfie. I think the injuries would be in a different place, and she has a point there because she was injured in the arm primarily, and and probably if she was she had her back turned into the cage and the Jaguar her injuries would have been under butter back or something like that. However, she says I was never in the enclosure. I never passed. The barrier, but I do admit to leaning over the barrier. And she said she was just surprised as a Jaguar was able to reach through the tape. She's trying to get a picture of how close do you want that picture to be? You're trying to shoot up its nostrils. If you're close enough for the Jaguar to reach out and grab ya. You too close, right? Wildlife world zoo in Litchfield park has said nothing is going to happen to the Jaguar because the Jaguar did nothing wrong. Thank you very much coming up on KLIF power to the people the old people.
"us state department" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
"I looked at a map of Austin. And then I picked you know, like central eastside up north. And then you drew it in the shape of a hot any lettuce in. Here's your options Milady Milady. That's what I said. All right. Johnny take you to plans round ties. A we know he has three things. Gabby plans yet Dinh's you need. We're going to see it. When I want to be there. Are you going to the place that you love that? I love to that we go through sometimes not no, okay, different place. I got a great dinner coming tonight. I thought it was going to have excuse to eat home slice tonight. But I'm not going to get home slice. So unless my son JD my son JD past his driver's exam. Try. Now, it's so actually took a good driver's license photo first person ever in my family to be able to do that short their bud. Throw it on the dot. To put your personal identification. It's just she. My my my last one was better. That's the problem. I've got everyone. You're you're it's like the passport photos. Always shitty. God, you're never prepared. My passport photos awful awful. It will we'll send it recently to somebody for verification, those unit international thing, and as I don't want to send them this hate my pass, the same as Canadian passport photos, when you're you can't show any emotion, and you have to have like all your facial features displays so every Canadian passport photosynthesis. So you gotta live the photo Jason Bourne wherever he goes on the run is we can smile and ours, and my hair was like flake one of the stages where I was trying to grow it out, and that's just from nightmare. Yeah. The I know what you're talking about though. Because when I go to Gatwick or flying to Toronto when you go through customs, and they take a photo of you. If your natural inclinations smile. No, do not smile. Oak w a neutral face neutral face the opposite apprec- person's problem. Also, what not just to be frowning Othon fucking years. It now two dozen nineteen. How far behind are is the printing technology at the US State Department where I go to CVS they pulled on the little white curtain. I. Take a photo film. Boop. Take a photo send it to them. And it comes back, and it looks like a watercolor impression of whatever. The fuck. I sent them how hard can it beat of urge assure like four shades darker they used to but the photo in there is laminated over the top of it. But I guess that was not secure enough. You know, they actually a photo what guess on on the British ones. The photo of you on the possible is made up of a bunch of like security ship. Oh, like, the lines are printed in like co numbers and dollar Bill. I think all of your information makes up you'll picture I didn't a forms of identification with like the person's face superimpose as well as the regular photo. Like, the just they went above and beyond to make sure. Well, coached Canadian passport read it. No. It's it's like a navy blue may the US UK. I think North America blue cry and then like different regions dealings the best one what colors black refund goal Ovalles. Oh, it's got the. Yeah. So what he's dead the leaf. At the olive branch. But I don't know what that is. It looks cool. I want to get tattooed remind All Blacks f logo. What's that little leaf is the leaf Google gonna leave air there was there was some dude who is in New Zealand posted a photo and read it it was you know, that read suburb old school cool. So it was a photo of his dad like graduating from some kind of military thing. And he said here's my dad thirty years ago posing with three of his twenty four siblings has a coal God that poor mother. How is that even possible? Josh she just must be like stress as a medically. It can work that out loose threats kids. Everything is probably just loose yet. A kitty year do that or more. Yeah. Probably like started getting that you give birth you're pregnant again. Yeah. You said like ten at once she gets e order, Sean. So that's cool. That's cool. Dude. That's cool. All right. Well, thank. You for joining us on this podcast. Don't forget gametime his back..
"us state department" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"We need to do is make sure we have an agreed position we know will come on the support of the feature trading arrangements, and we can go to that with the the maze. People again, saying Brexit is the will of the British people top North Korean officials set to meet with US President Donald Trump and secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Washington later this week Bloomberg sources saying this could signal a second summit between the two countries. And that it could happen soon. Kim Yong shoal will be in Washington Friday, the official line from the US State Department is there are no meetings to announce November meetings were cancelled US Pentagon has confirmed the death of five military fighters by an explosion near a patrol and Syria. Islamic state has claimed responsibility now shortly after that announcement vice. President Mike Pence addressing an audience at the State Department. We are bringing our troops hall. The caliphate has crumbled, an ISIS has been defeated. But Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham says this is dangerous my concern by the statements made by President Trump is it should set in motion enthusiasm by the enemy were fighting. You make people were trying to help wonder about us. He says the president needs to look long hard before he withdraws from Syria. And even though is trying to improve exchanges with North Korea. South Korean officials say they've stopped businessmen from bringing North Korean painting south that have been covered under the UN. Sanctions. It says even now permits are required in San Francisco. I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg. Bryan, sir. Edward oh. Thank you very much in Singapore. Olivier dossier head of applied research at Exuma Asia's our guest Olivia. I'm it's great to have you with us on the program. We have some concerns in the Mark. This morning, but likely already discounted by all the selling that we saw back in December. And so the markets are advancing. But my question to you is should we actually wait for the Chinese stimulus to kick in to buy China? Or should we get out in front and go do it? Now. Well, that's a good question. And it actually depends. You know, if you're an international investor or if you're a domestic local investor right now, China's still has a lot of work to do it has to rebalance if the economy it has to deal with the the huge amount of leverage in its in its financial system, and it has his trade war going on with the US. So what what it needs right now is really stability while it deals with some of these problems. So I think you're likely to get a stimulus for that. But that's only going to be designed to provide liquidity enough liquidity ahead of the Chinese New Year period to have financial stability, and you're not gonna be able to change the fundamentals that it has to deal with your kicking the can down the road on the leverage issue or the de leveraging issue, but you're not going to be able to change the fact that the global economy slowing that investors last quarter have kind of changed their mind about how strong the economy really is. And actually how weak. It could be and that's going to be a headwind that you can't prevent with just a stimulus package. Yes. Certainly does seem at least what happened yesterday kicking the can down the road. What about in terms of some of the other stimulus points? They've seen the couple of weeks ago that triple I caught Ben earlier this week as well vowing logic tax cuts today. Just more of a I guess papering, the overall issues are they gonna help longer Tim? I think again. Yeah, they they're designed to help the banking system says prevent any kind of run on the Bank so to speak. If there is a for some reason a negative risk event. That happens you have Chinese New Year coming in with a huge demand for cash at this time of year by by retailers. So they're going to the Bank anyway to to to to withdraw cash so banks really have a an equity shortage ran this time of year. So that's really designed to help with that. And what really the government there is trying to do is is they have to organize a soft landing of their economy. They have to prevent any kind of run on the Bank or financial crisis from the debt load that they have and they have to deal with the trade war. So they really need to have everything as calm as possible. Even that time, we're not used to focusing on cracks in the Chinese economy. But the auto sector really cracked last year in two thousand eighteen and if that happens in the housing sector this year. Well, look out below right? That's right. That's right. So they are all these potential cracks that are in the system. A lot of the loans that the banks have are related to property. A lot of the the the that that's out there is related to properties. Obviously, this is a crack that everybody's watching.
"us state department" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"I didn't know what came from stolen shit. Sorry. They're seizing all assets for the movie I'll proceed sorry. Proceeds assets. Well, they are I guess assets. Jostling to Capri owes proceeds no the movie made money. Right. So they're taking the hell do they even do that logistically that's like 'cause it goes to so many different people in places. Yeah. I don't take what they can. I guess. Yeah. Like any other kind of what do you call it when they repo us, take whatever they can get I guess. Like seize royalties from this point moving forward that wouldn't be too hard. But are they like going back and taking people's money? I doubt that okay? I doubt that they're probably just if there's any kind of. You know net profits from the movie, they seize those because it was funded with laundered money, right? But wolf of Wall Street. Yeah. What Meyer you right? Take the movie is a documentary now. And it kinda was and the food is involved and Leo weird. Crazy. He was a weird guy is an interesting clicking cares about the environment. Weird sort of way. Impressed. Also, Cambridge Analytica popped up in the news Friday, we with an update to the story about our US State Department, awarding the parent company of Cambridge Analytica called SEAL a no bid five hundred thousand dollar contract to counter ISIS terrorist propaganda. That means they awarded this contract without opening bidding to the public. They just gave it to them are US State Department under Trump. So we'll keep our eyes on that story for you. And what we're Republicans calling big news this week. A video of Alexandria, Qaiseer Cortez surfaced, showing her dancing when she was in college and Republicans lost their minds aerial. I cannot let this dance happen. Ren McCormack made a lot of people stop and think I object to that kind of music. I think you know, why? Because people fork eight two so Republicans hate dancing, and this is a scandal to them the video shows AOC doing a dance challenge where people would reenact dances for movies, and she chose to do the breakfast club weed smoking dance, which is actually a better scandal. But Republicans aren't cool enough to know that they were all stoned in that scene. So they had all my dupage. So let's see if I have this straight. Rod dogging porn stars. While your wife is a home with your new baby. Paying a woman one point six million dollars to get an abortion grabbing people by the pussy, all cool, but dancing, dancing is bad. God there dancing. We are going up to my room right now by Dr shook house. Take me play. I don't know guys. This is right up there with that tan suit grey Poupon the war on Christmas. Hillary's emails. It's it's mustard mustard. It's so sad to watch. And try to fabricate scandals out of FinnAir, apparently all we have to do to trigger Trump supporters as dance..