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Fresh "Vladimir Putin" from PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:55 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh "Vladimir Putin" from PRI's The World

"A Lot for God became their guy largely because he was not Moscow's first choice. So when he got arrested last week, people felt like it was personal. National. This is a video posted by the activists Sergei gnome of it shows a group of protesters with these women saying they support the governor. They want Moscow to set him free. We're tired of living by Moscow's rules. She says we want to live by our rules. The rules of the Far East new leaning I Took when Zimmer at that Sergei again. He says he's never seen anything like these protests before, and definitely not in Russia's far. East inequity stage weekday inevitable nanomoles yet the only minute no move says people are protesting for their future and a lot of them. Tell him it's the first time they've ever done anything like this. The protests have been going on for four days straight, but the big question now is. Will this actually lead to real change? Managed to escape. Evolving Your Mood Gnome of tells me that the protests will probably not lead to the release of their governor anytime soon, but they are sending a strong message to Moscow. Colorado ski correct beating petroleum. Of tells me that Khabarovsk will never be the same. Things can get more dangerous from here on out. These protests so far have been peaceful. Almost no arrests gnome of says that if they do start arresting people, he may be one of the first to go i. mean it got so. Much for a seeing Mir of NATIONA. Evil Dream Israel he adds that Americans need to know something about Russia it's not a monolith, he says. Russia is not owned by Vladimir Putin his regime. It's a country full of smart and talented people. He says and they want to live in a free society. For the world I'm Daniel often. The ME, too. Movement is gaining momentum in Egypt last week. Dozens of women came forward with allegations of sexual assault by a student at the American University of Cairo. The story sparked outrage on social media and eventually led to the students arrest, and now beyond this one incident. More women are coming forward to share their stories. Muslin Haslem is the women's rights, activist and founder of the Organization Nostra for Feminist Studies. She's speaking to us from Egypt Muslim. Can you tell me more about the sexual assault case that started this? Week ago, many survivors from sexual violence have been gathering on instagram that link their horrifying testimony about this man, a one off the PVC students as they of courses. The American University of Cairo yes, yes, one of those survivor. She decided to go to the university and filed a case against him, and supposedly he was kicked out from university than we've the movement began. Muslin. Why do you think this particular case has inspired so many others to speak out about their experiences? What is it about this case that has has touched people honestly I think that this case is part of along standing movement began in Egypt specifically on the issue of sexual harassment, sexual assault and three. This is one of the waves may be people other so into social media these days, or maybe this is the work of the movement and Egyptian women. Its consequences that the issue of sexual violence has responded from the team that has from different institutions except Meghan University They have a bad response. What is this man accused of doing this student at the American University of Cairo? Because the. Law is so problematic. We have an article defining sexual harassment, but we don't have an article defining sexual violence, and the definition of free is so limited to the penetration, so other ways of a is not It's Golden. Arabic card which is effecting women purity based on that steam on his, he is accused of freight, rape, women, and a with a limitation of the legal system Egyptian coot. He has this charge of hurting women purity. The Egyptian government has been criticized in the past for jailing women who they stay, offend people morals like famous belly dancer. So in the past you know women are sort of accused of acting in purely or dressing inappropriately. Did it surprise you in this case that the student who's alleged to have sexually assaulted? All these women was arrested relatively quickly. Honestly, it is not the past Egyptian. Authority is doing all things at the same time. They are arresting this man. They have good optic rhetoric about sexual violence, but at the same time almost daily they are arresting Dicta, could women food hurting the values of the Egyptian family? And at the same time they are jailing women, human rights, defenders and activists, and accusing feminist like me as on banned from travelling one of the charges against me. Aside I am encouraging women to have irresponsible liberty. This is something about how the good women and Bedouin and also good women deserve our protections and other. They don't do this. Does it feel like the national conversation about sexual harassment and sexual assault in Egypt is changing I mean are you hopeful? I'm hopeful honestly I'm always proud to be out of this movement because in fifteen years. It wasn't this and now it's more because. Is and people are not static. I'm always proud to be an each.

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Fresh update on "vladimir putin" discussed on Tony Katz Today

Tony Katz Today

00:37 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "vladimir putin" discussed on Tony Katz Today

"I asked me how you gonna pass this or how are you going to pass that? I tell them we gotta win the Senate on the White House. That is our legislative strategy, or I'm getting the stuff past. I'm sorry. That was Acosta Cortez. My mistake. That wasn't China. I still have China things for you. Well, of course, that's a legislative strategy representative. Your legislative strategy is to win the set and win the White House. That's my legislative strategy, too. Fighting. The difference between us is that I'm in favor of good legislation. Tony Cats, Tony Cats today 833 Got Tony 8334688669 If I not made the technical bungle that all would have been a very seamless segment right there. No, this is China. I was going to get into the idea that China has put sanctions on Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, the senators from Texas and Florida respectively. This in response to U. S human rights penalties. Because the U. S has said they're not going to allow three different Communist party officials into the country. So China has responded saying that you know us action seriously interfere. In China's internal affairs seriously violate the basic norms of international relations and seriously damaged Sino US relations. You're dealing with communists and they must be dealt with. This is the kind of stuff that they say That doesn't mean anything. It's all trash. Understand that China is the enemy. Until you understand this. You have no hope. I tried to explain this to Christopher Han on Fox News last week. He didn't get it quite clear he's not ready for it. Can't understand that China is the enemy. Who's going to be able to deal with the enemy Trump or Joe Biden. There you go. Oh, that Donald Trump is always speaking so lovingly of President Xi Jinping. Yeah, he loves people up. That's what he does drives me crazy, too. In the meantime, look at what's happening. It'sa Deeds versus words. Conversation that deeds of Donald Trump with words of Donald Trump are different things. He's nice to Vladimir Putin, too. But the sanctions tell another story. The selling of Javelin See, Ukraine tells another story. The recognition was in Poland. He's talking about enemies to the south and to the East. Understanding exactly what Vladimir Putin and what Russia is today. The working on China regarding, for example, five g You'll notice how people are not talking about the UK is dropping wall way as their five G providers, something we've been talking about now for months. What they did recently was Ban WOL away from its five G network. First they were going to pull out. Now it's a full on ban. Operators will be required to wear about.

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Fresh update on "vladimir putin" discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:57 min | 11 hrs ago

Fresh update on "vladimir putin" discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Four Russia has never been known as a nurturing haven of the free press and the rule of president. Vladimir Putin has been no exception to this rule to operate as an independent and or critical journalists in Russia in recent years, has been to run a considerable risk to one's own life or liberty. The latest reported to be made an example of Yvonne Safronov. safronov accused of state treason specifically that he passed military secrets to the Czech Republic if he's convicted, he faces twenty years in prison. He denies all charges on joined with more on this by unannymous over the daily. Beast's Moscow correspondent an before. We talk a bit about what Yvonne's Safronov is charged with Explain a bit about about who he is, and why he might have attracted the Kremlin's attention. Hello Yvonne Safronov as a journalist an independent John Lewis. WHO WORKED FOR MORE THAN DECADE? For the most respected newspapers the com- their sons and their the mystique. On his father also events front of. Was Economic Sand A reporter well known war John Lewis. The defense and Space News. His father died a very strange jess. Falling out of the window on the way home. Nobody believed that events in front of The senior committed suicide. He was bring our oranges home. He loved his family So he son, who was a young reporter at the corner, Sant- newspaper at the time to the father's flag, and carried it with dignity. He was covering the news of Russia. Literary are Russian space. Industry He had amazing sources, which he probably inherited some of them, from his father, built his own network of of a great first hand sources. Most of his articles were. Breaking news that events on the report personally and even the Kremlin spokesman. Mitri me this cough. said about front of you was the most professional respect to John as they knew. so all journalists in Russia including. The state newspapers are a shocked at the moment. So, what specifically is he being accused of? He's being accused of treason of stay trees on. The Ultimately serious crime. He's facing. He's been charged actually not just accused. He been charged He's facing up to twenty years of prison. Yvonne we don't know what evidence whatsoever for what sort of phone reasons. Officials Security Service have the investigators, but they accused him of. Passing some. Classified information to share governments worked agencies. nobody has seen. Any evidence of of of doing that so dozens and dozens of genres including the Kremlin Pool including the states number one or The other journalists spoke out in defense of of Ivanov in events. Front of inches support saying that on Sopron of ease. Addict? Patriots of Russia and very serious journalist who verified information double check every single detail. He reported so Nobody believes at the moment that he could commit such a serious crime, so if among his fellow journalists. There's not an awful lot of time for the official line here. What is the reason that people what do people seem is the real reason a that? He is being picked on like this. Ivanyuzhenkov himself thinks that. The reason could be a an article. He published. In the Corner Sun newspaper into back in two thousand seventeen. A. Russian jets being sold to Egypt and actually in the conclusion that the defense lawyers. Were presented from from from the from from investigators. It said that's they're talking about. Some classified information regarding a weapon sold to to to Egypt I have not seen the conclusion I just spoke with with the defense lawyer. BOGGLE! Even Pablo. WHO's one of the most respected defense? Lewis specialized on trees. On cases. We were extremely rare in Russia just a few years ago, but now Paul of says he's defending five people. On the trees on chargers at the same time, which is the the records he has never had as many clients accused on that series article I mean it's it's it's. It's only natural in quite proper that at moments like this a persecuted journalists, fellow journalists rally around them, but in Russia in particular cases like this and obviously he's not the first to find himself in a situation like this, in Russia, but to cases like this aroused much sympathy from the Russian public. they do. This is a unique case Just a few months ago. There was a beat. Go social unrest, the in support of of an outage. Generous than this tickets reporter Yvonne Gulf who was accused of Drug, possession and He insisted drugs had been planted in his backpack once again. Lots and lots of reporters were in the streets, protesting and demanding freedom for ev- uncle. We she will. was. Granted Benchley Yvonne is free answer. Those who planted on him are on the investigation, but in case of advanced thrown of of the charges are extremely serious and Sabrina is. Investigated by a by department, so fought it'll security service at the Lefortovo prison of. Where you might have heard about. Another prisoner of pull Willin an American citizen accused of spying Spanish so These are spyingarged trees on murder that the most serious crimes, so we're talking about probably a unique sears cassation against the John Journalist, who by the way did here threats before, and that's why he quit working for victims newspaper just a couple of months ago and started working for Roscosmos which is Russia's state federal. Space. Agency of So his editors told us that maybe he was trying to hide in the State Agency from from from whoever was threatening him. With the daily beast in Moscow?.

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Referendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:35 min | Last week

Referendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036

"The Kremlin said Russians had shown how much they trusted. President Vladimir Putin with a nationwide vote that gave him the right to run for two more times while people wondered on Thursday whether he really would stay on another sixteen years, announcing final results of the week long votes, officials said nearly seventy eight percent of voters had backed changes to the constitution, allowing Putin who's fourth term as president ends in twenty, twenty, four to run for two more back to back six year terms. This means the sixty seven year old former KGB officer, who has ruled Russia, over two decades as either. Either President or prime. Minister could be in power until he's eighty. Three go loss say non governmental organization that monitors elections said it had recorded numerous irregularities during the vote, including ballot, stuffing and widespread cases of employers, forcing staff to cost a ballot already the longest serving leader in modern Russian history since Joseph Stalin Putin has said he has yet to decide on his political future, but wanted officials to avoid getting distracted by the question of who one day might succeed him. Opposition activists have called the vote illegitimate and said it was designed to legalize a Putin presidency for life. Only, one of Russia's eighty-five regions, remote nenets was recorded as having voted against the constitutional changes amid discontent there over a plan to merge it with another region.

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Democrats say troop threats should be pursued 'relentlessly'

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last week

Democrats say troop threats should be pursued 'relentlessly'

"Intelligence leaders briefed congressional leaders on Russia bounties Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer was briefed on assessments Russia offered bounties to kill U. S. troops in Afghanistan I believe that the president is not close to tough enough on Vladimir Putin house speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the White House insistence president trump wasn't briefed because the assessments weren't verify the White House put on the con that if you don't have a hundred percent consensus on intelligence that we shouldn't be it shouldn't rise to a certain level secretary of state Mike Pompeii says this was handled incredibly well we took this seriously we handle it appropriately president trump is called news reports a hoax and Donahue Washington

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CIA did not verbally brief Trump on Russia report, says official

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:36 min | Last week

CIA did not verbally brief Trump on Russia report, says official

"The. National Security Adviser said the CIA. Tossed with briefing, the president decided not to tell him about reports that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers, because it was unverified intelligence. The claim from Robert, O'Brien came top members of the administration gave differing accounts on the status of intelligence reports on Russian bounty payments, and why trump had not taken action in response, but had repeatedly pressed to readmit. Russia to the g seven club of nations trump himself, continued to suggest that the allegations of Russia paying Taliban fighters to kill Americans were a hoax. It had been reported that the intelligence was included in the written presidential daily brief, given by the CIA O'Brien appeared to suggest it had not been included in verbal briefings given to trump who famously doesn't read written briefings. O'Brien was severely criticized for putting the blame for a major policy issue on a relatively junior CIA official. This is the same scapegoating play that the White House ran in the corona virus context, blaming trump's intelligence briefer for something that is chiefly in fundamentally a failing of the white. House staff said net price, a former CIA analyst and national security spokesman. He added. We now know the information was included in trump's written PD, which is how the intelligence community regularly flags items that the president needs to know meanwhile Mike Pompeo. The tree of state insisted that the Russian threat in Afghanistan was real and had been properly addressed, implying the president had been kept informed. A former senior US official confirmed that reports Russian. Russian bounties was circulating inside the White House before the summer of Twenty nineteen, but added it was likely that the president had ignored the news as it conflicted with his desire to cultivate good relations with Vladimir Putin. Some former officials said trump's resistance to intelligence warnings about Russia led his national security team, including those who delivered the PD be to brief him verbally less often on Russia. Related threats to the US a former, Taliban, spokesman Mulama Niyazi said the Taliban had been paid by Russian intelligence for attacks on US forces and on Isis Forces in Afghanistan from twenty fourteen. Right up to the present.

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Russian officials: 78% of voters back extending Putin's rule

Vickie Allen and Levon Putney

00:23 sec | Last week

Russian officials: 78% of voters back extending Putin's rule

"Have back constitutional changes that would allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule four years Alec Loon reports from Moscow. Russian authorities have said 71% voted for constitutional amendments. That would let Vladimir Putin remain president until 2036 but some electoral officials were filmed giving money to voters will others held raffles for cars and apartments.

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Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms

WBZ Afternoon News

00:27 sec | Last week

Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms

"Russian officials, election officials say voters are massively approving of constitutional amendments that would allow President Vladimir Putin to run for another two terms. This would potentially extend Putin's rule. 2036 the Central Elections Commission says. With most of the nation's polls closed in 20% of precincts counted, 72% of voters have approved that amendment package. The election is not without its share of critics, reports of pressure on voters and concern early voting. Not be monitored

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Russia votes on referendum to allow Putin to stay president until 2036

Here & Now

03:02 min | Last week

Russia votes on referendum to allow Putin to stay president until 2036

"Russians are donning mast today to cast their votes in a nationwide referendum that will determine whether Russian President Vladimir Putin can stay in power until 2036. While many Russians are growing tired of Putin one recent polls showed his approval rating at a record low of 59%. Early voting shows, 76% of Russians have voted yes, on today's raft of constitutional amendments that will, among other things, allow Putin to stay in any event. The new constitution has been printed and is already on sale. For more. We have Sarah rains for BBC Moscow correspondent who joins us from Moscow via Skype, Sarah. I said they're donning masks are then are they turning out in numbers? What's the scene there? They're definitely putting massive Sonia and in fact people come without master handed masks and gloves. They get a temperature check is well at the entrance to the polling stations that we've seen on the inside or the election. Officials have got on protective clothing as well, because obviously this is taking place in the midst of a pandemic. But it's also clear. I think that the criminal really wants to push ahead with this. You mentioned I suppose his approval ratings being falling. I think people don't expect things here to get an easier politically or economically. So certainly I think criminal wanted this vote in the bag and it is very much I think about that opportunity for Vladimir Putin if he chooses when this current Monday runs out in 2020 for running for president two more times if he wants That's something that thing is really dividing the voters here in Moscow, which is quite interesting. What is that showing up there, because, as we said the constitution's already been printed, it's on sale, 76%. Of Russians in the early voting. Voted Yes. Is there a sense that this is a free and fair election? While the opposition would say no, Certainly a prominent opposition figures of voices have been calling this a fast right from the beginning. In fact, running is a constitutional coup. They've been publishing photos for the past week. This vote spread out over a week showing people pop up polling stations, voting in parks and adventures and even at a car trunk on one occasion. So this thing you know, this is not a proper vote, And in fact, the interesting thing is, yes, The Constitution has already been published. It's already been approved by Parliament. In actual fact, this popular votes didn't have to happen. But Vladimir Putin himself that he wanted it because he wants, I think social backing popular backing for these reforms, a whole package of reforms, which kind of encapsulate his vision of Russia, socially conservative. Patriotic, nationalistic Russia. But also, of course, has that key clause in it, which would allow him to run a game staying power 2036 But I was saying you know about the mood of the polling station is interesting. I polled 20 or so people here More people were voting against them for is about 12 against eight in favor. Eight or real Patriots Real Poo. Tonight's 12 of them. Some of them are saying, This is a sad day for democracy. They've had enough of Vladimir Putin. I don't want him to stay in power. So this is Moscow. It's different to the rest of Russia is more progressive. Perhaps more liberal on opinion here seems to be at least this polling station against the

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Russia Wraps Up Vote on Constitutional Amendments

WBZ Midday News

00:21 sec | Last week

Russia Wraps Up Vote on Constitutional Amendments

"Story developing out of Russia. Russian voters reportedly Have overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments today that would allow President Vladimir Putin to run for another two terms and potentially extend his rule until 2036.

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White House Says Trump Didn't Know About Russia Bounty

Morning Edition

04:03 min | Last week

White House Says Trump Didn't Know About Russia Bounty

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

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Trump denies knowledge of Russia bounty plot

Red Eye Radio

00:19 sec | Last week

Trump denies knowledge of Russia bounty plot

"Reporters and Trump is coming. Under growing pressure from lawmakers to respond to allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan. Democrats are accusing Trump of our deferring rather to Russian President Vladimir Putin there demanding more answers about U. S intelligence. He says he never

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House Democrats frustrated by White House briefing on Russia intel

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:35 sec | 2 weeks ago

House Democrats frustrated by White House briefing on Russia intel

"Washington Questions about who knew what when, as it relates to reports of Russia offering bounties to kill U. S troops following a briefing at the White House on Tuesday, House Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff took aim at President Trump over his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many of us do not understand his affinity for that autocratic ruler who means our nation ill. House Democrats were briefed about reports that U. S intelligence determined Russia offered bounties to the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan and a highly unusual move the White House brief to the party's. Separately they hosted a small group of House Democrats, followed by a group of Senate Republicans.

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White House says Trump was not briefed on Russian bounty intelligence

Up First

03:48 min | 2 weeks ago

White House says Trump was not briefed on Russian bounty intelligence

"Okay, so, what did President Trump? No, and what should he have known about allegations that? Russia offered bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan House. Democrats are going to the White House to ask today the New York. Times first reported on the bounties. The Times said intelligence about the Russian offers. A payment made it into president trump's daily brief months ago now the presidential daily brief is. Is almost like a classified newspaper for one very important reader NPR another reported over the years that this president does not usually read it. Despite various news reports about when the president was told, the White House said the information did not reach him NPR congressional reporter cloudy Gra has been following this one. Hey, Claudia, hi, there! What's going to happen at today's meeting at the White House? This will be led by House majority leader. Steny hoyer the white. House says they requested this meeting with Democrats and Democrats. Interns say they have a lot of questions related to these intelligence reports the group joining Hoyer at this meeting includes the chairs and members of several congressional committees with jurisdiction over this matter that includes House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. He's raised a series of concerns including if the president. President wasn't briefed to. Was it a result of his relationship with Russian president. Vladimir Putin. I spoke to him yesterday about this. Let's take a listen watch. Concern that there's a unwillingness to confront the president with the evidence of Russia's Melania activity because he doesn't here. And this was a running theme. When it came to most Democrats, I spoke to yesterday. who were headed to the White House today. The White House briefed some congressional Republicans yesterday. Why was there meeting the Republican meeting a day earlier and what happened in that meeting? You know it's unclear why it was organized. This way in terms of just Republicans going in yesterday. However, they quickly followed that meeting. Saying Democrats are invited to. They're just coming tomorrow. Of the Republicans, who did go? They echoed the White House's narrative that the intelligence community is conflicted on what actually happened and they didn't think necessarily the trump should have been briefed, but they also expressed concerns. If the reports turn out to be true, I spoke to representative Adam. King's Inger of Illinois. He's a combat veteran. Let's take a listen. I think as we get more answers Then we'll know what the response needs to be, but I don't think built up to any kind of internal scandal, but it is definitely concerned by way of you know what role. Role is Russia Planning Afghantistan NPR also spoke with Michael McCall another house. Republican, who attended yesterday's meeting? He's the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and he said these allegations are very serious, and if true, he thinks the US needs to take swift and severe action against Putin and his mercenaries, another Senate member Senator Ben Sasse, said he's been hearing from military families this weekend. They're livid and right to be livid. They're looking for people in the city to be looking out for their kids safety because quote, they're on the frontlines of freedom fighting for us. Are there people who have been left out of today's briefing that surprise you that you would expect to have been invited most definitely. This includes members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. This includes congressional leaders among them House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She's called for the full House to be briefed and she and Hoyer say these briefings at the White House fall short of what's demanded here. They want the director of National Intelligence, the CIA to personally brief all house. Members at the Capitol and the story continues to evolve for example last night. The DNA and C. Director said they'll to investigate, and they'll brief the president and congressional members at the appropriate

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Russia referendum: All you need to know on the vote that could see Putin stay in power until 2036

Inside Europe

02:49 min | 2 weeks ago

Russia referendum: All you need to know on the vote that could see Putin stay in power until 2036

"Make great backing singer from Miley SARS, but anyway I my name is. Is Keith Walker at to Russia next where polling stations opened on Thursday for voting on a constitutional referendum. It's on whether to less President Vladimir Putin run for re-election twice more and potentially remain in the post for the next sixteen years Dwi's <hes> at correspondent. Emily. Sherwin is on the line from Moscow Emily. I. Tell us a little bit more about the referendum. What's at stake here? Well this referendum is actually more of a vote because it doesn't have the legal status of a referendum, but the vote on amendments it covers really a whole range of measures. It's a big mix, so there's one amendment for example that states that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Politicians can't have dual citizenship. There's an amendment guaranteeing accessible medical care. Environmental protection is on that <hes> on the bill as well. And there are banners all over Moscow advertising these rather some of these rather populist measures I would say, but one amendment, of course the seen as particularly important, and that is the amendment that will reset the clock on Nevada. Mir Putin's presidential term, so what it means is that he isn't actually abolishing term limits for future politicians, but he is abolishing his term limit, so he can run again in twenty twenty four and that would mean he could be in power. Power for two more terms if he runs again if people vote for him, is this referendum likely to go and Putin's favor? Well, it's a bit of a strange one. Because the constant constitutional amendments have already actually passed in the Duma, so the lawmakers here in Russia have already voted in favor of it <hes> but the president this week as well has emphasized again that it will only pass if people vote for these amendments that these amendments will only pass. Pass if people vote for them, essentially, this vote is seen as kind of almost referendum on Putin himself and trust in the president has been falling for months. It's clear now that the the authorities though will try to make sure that the turnout is high and they're trying to really set the mood. They have been trying to really set the mood ahead of the vote. They've made it really easy to vote. People can even vote in Moscow. They can vote. Vote Online <hes> they've had the victory day parade this week to kind of set a patriotic mood and this week as well <hes> Putin announced some <hes> additional economic support measures for people in the corona virus crisis, but people that I spoke to. I mean admittedly in Moscow which is traditionally kind of more <hes>, more critical of the authorities than the rest of the country, but people were surprisingly negative <hes>. They said you know why vote, it's all been decided. Anyway and the authorities should really spend this

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Russia stages grand WWII parade ahead of vote on Putin Reforms

Ron St. Pierre

02:26 min | 2 weeks ago

Russia stages grand WWII parade ahead of vote on Putin Reforms

"Russia stages a grand World War two parade and it comes ahead of a vote on a Vladimir Putin that could extend his rule for quite a long time and joining us now with details to some unknown fox news morning salmon morning run yes a baby a few days for about a minute to ten at the moment these are two really big events in the Russian calendar that would pose a spoon from as early as this year because of the corona virus outbreak first that parade yesterday which took place on the same day Russia's coronavirus case numbers past the six hundred thousand mark that imitated insisted that it was still the right time to host this parade there's barely a facemask insight is fourteen thousand soldiers troops across at red square in Moscow a spectacular at parade but striking for seemingly a lack of social distancing and coronavirus proportions taking place at this parade he didn't hailed the state union victory over the **** in nineteen forty five this is something that is celebrated every year in Russia the huge national holiday and this is the seventy fifth anniversary date a big round number the market and Putin told about how the Red Army stepped up and came to the world's defense in World War two he said it's impossible to imagine what would happen to the world if the Soviet Union hadn't been back to defend it that is something essential at the pigeon has tried to restate hi many game during his time in office yesterday said we must pass this on to our children grandchildren and great grandchildren so I shot of national pride one day before voting began this morning in the national referendum on reforming the constitution that the package of measures that Russians are being asked to vote on that taking the mole in one on one of these measures is to reset the clock on president Putin's time in office he's currently required to step down in twenty twenty four well this would mean if this passes in the next week or so he'll be allowed to stand and run for the two tabs and if he wins and didn't think anyone would will ask he would have ruled Russia thirty six years the time twenty thirty six comes and then the next step is to ten X. by the voting starts today spread over seven days to try and avoid crowds at the polling center the game because of the pandemic the main banking days next says that and can expect results shortly after that

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Russia votes: Amendments could keep Putin in power til 2036

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:16 sec | 2 weeks ago

Russia votes: Amendments could keep Putin in power til 2036

"Putin for life voting underway in Russia today on constitutional amendments that will enable president Vladimir Putin to stay in office until twenty thirty six authorities offering prizes including cars and apartments to lure voters to the

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Bolton book says Trump asked Chinese president for reelection help

Here & Now

04:07 min | 3 weeks ago

Bolton book says Trump asked Chinese president for reelection help

"Yesterday there was that anvil of a tell all book from former trump national security adviser John Bolton dropping in media reports including an interview on ABC ABC's political director Rick Klein is here and Rick start with the court rulings a president who presumably planned to boast to supporters in the upcoming rally an election that he fill the courts with conservatives but two big losses your thoughts yeah it's a strange it's a strange situation for him because on one level you're right this could demoralize supporters have been so proud of these pics I and it's kind of strange for the president to have these blows dealt to him I basically citing him for a lack of confidence governance company governance among other things on the other hand did he really want to deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants that that existed dreamers right before the election he really want to get people to lobby fired he doesn't I think personally care that much about the social issues in it maybe the Dodge some legislative and legal bullets here and he can now turn this into a rallying cry he's at he's tweeting this just this morning as I'm sure you've seen that Todd maybe the courts have it out against Donald Trump and eventually turned into a different rallying cry at the rally tomorrow yeah well an apparently everybody has it out for him including John Bolton and let's take that up the president is also threatening legal action to prevent his former national security adviser John Bolton from publishing that tell all book the room where it happened it's supposed to be released to the public Tuesday but the cat way out of the bag with interviews he characterizes the president as ill informed driven almost exclusively by his desire for reelection easily influenced by dictators here's your colleague Martha Raddatz add the full interview is going to air Sunday night how would you describe trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin I think Putin thinks he can plan like a fiddle I think Putin is smart tough I think he sees that he's not faced with a serious adversary here I don't think he's worried about Donald Trump well I think they did this kind of judgment from former national security adviser is almost without precedent while the president is still in office to say that he is unfit for office at the catalog confirmation in essence of the charges that brought the impeachment inquiry and a roughly similar situation regarding China it is damning it is devastating I look president has weathered plenty of books before by people like James call me all the way through Arosa but what makes this may be different is the the timing and to have this now dove tail with Joe Biden's messaging about the president of being unprepared for crises as played out with over nineteen and this tense moment around race relations it challenges the president in a fundamental way and he is out there tarring John Bolton I'm saying he's a liar and and it made things often is is out for profit motives but he's going to have to answer for lots of specifics here as well as the general sense that a growing number of Republicans will say that this president just doesn't know what he's doing will ease some of the allegations the president didn't know that Finland isn't part of Russia but you mentioned China it barely according to Bolton trump pleaded with Chinese leader xi to help him win reelection by buying lots of stuff from American farmers and this is from a president who was impeached although not removed from office but impeached for inappropriate relationship with a foreign leader but the well Rick didn't matter to his base or fervent Republican backers like Jim Jordan are you hearing that any of this matters I don't think it's surprising the people that were inclined to to not believe the president a way I think where it has a greater impact is in how the cumulative efforts of of so many folks have to draw on the shortcomings of this White House and you have a Republican group out there that's been a trolling the president with ads in Washington and elsewhere questioning his fitness for office I don't think that John Bolton or really anyone is capable of of of a mass defection among the trump base but for lots of orders you might have questions about his is ready yes or maybe just be weary of the drama surrounding Donald Trump I'm John Bolton it offers an important piece of evidence from someone who literally was in that room when it happened

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Trump administration sues over new Bolton book, claiming it contains classified information

WBZ Midday News

01:01 min | 3 weeks ago

Trump administration sues over new Bolton book, claiming it contains classified information

"The trump administration is trying to stop the publication of former national security adviser John Bolton's new book telling the judge it contains classified information the president has been slamming Bolton and the book calling it pure fiction ABC's Karen Travers is in Washington in one of the more explosive claims in his new book John Bolton says Russian president Vladimir Putin could not wait to get in a room alone with president trump the former trump national security adviser telling ABC's Martha Raddatz in an exclusive interview I think Putin thanks you can plan like a fiddle I think Putin is smart tough I think he sees that he's not faced with a serious adversary here I don't think he's worried about Donald Trump president trump's meetings with Putin have sparked controversy after one sit down Mr trump seemed to accept Putin's denial of Russia's interference in the two thousand sixteen election contradicting U. S. intelligence agencies Karen Travers ABC news

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Trump administration sues over new Bolton book, claiming it contains classified information

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:57 sec | 3 weeks ago

Trump administration sues over new Bolton book, claiming it contains classified information

"Former national security adviser John Bolton as you were discussing writing in a new book that president trump asked for assistance from Chinese leader xi Jinping to buy more US farm products to help him win reelection Bolden tells ABC news the relationship between president trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin puts the U. S. in a difficult position I think Putin thinks he can plan like a fiddle I think Putin is smart tough I think he sees that he's not faced with a serious adversary here I don't think he's worried about Donald Trump trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh tells Bloomberg television the allegations are absurd but I think what folks need to know about John Bolton is that he is now a disgruntled former employee and then in order to get this book deal that he's tally he had to agree to include classified information that he had access to when he was working in the administration at the White House is suing to stop the book's

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'I think Putin thinks he can play [Trump] like a fiddle': Former national security adviser John Bolton in exclusive interview

Red Eye Radio

00:36 sec | 3 weeks ago

'I think Putin thinks he can play [Trump] like a fiddle': Former national security adviser John Bolton in exclusive interview

"Set the justice department is going to court to stop publication of former national security adviser John Bolton's book in the room where it happened the White House memoir last night Bolton told ABC news about the relationship between president trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin I think Putin thinks he can plan like a fiddle I think Putin is smart tough I think he sees that he's not faced with a serious adversary here I don't think he's worried about Donald Trump concerning the Bolton book trump told fox news's Sean Hannity is highly classified information that he did not have

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Signal

The Signal

04:00 min | Last month

"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Signal

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on First Person

First Person

04:18 min | 6 months ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on First Person

"Legal last last term as president and in this context he is his putting in motion very very slow moving mechanism that That is designed to ensure that he will not even have to face the possibility of challenge right right and I'm talking about it in Chicago loop way because I think that normal language that we use to describe political processes is always based on assumptions. Is that don't apply to Russia right. Like people have tried to say. Maybe you know it's a cool well. It's a cool if if you can perpetrate a coup against yourself. Putin is the only person with power in Russia and he's staging a coup against You know it breaks down. It's constitutional reform reform even that is misleading because it suggests the Constitution has wait that. There's maybe judiciary that can make independent decisions or anything right so also people say consolidation of power which is like the most difficult one to sort of say no. That's wrong I mean you can't consolidate holiday power and you further it would be a miracle physics. It's already consolidated fully right. So what is what is happening. He he is he's parent. He sees the possibility of a challenge to his power. Where none exists this? This is not without precedent in the history of dictators and in fact. That's what makes dictators most stable dictators fall when they become overconfident when they think that they're truly so beloved by the population that they will for example call an election like Milosevic did and Bingo he falls. Putin is not like that. Putin has paranoid like for example stolen right so he kept sending people to jail or to death for what was in his imagination. The possibility of a challenge to his legitimacy when in fact there was not and Sullen stay in power Until he died in Russia ruled the Soviet Union for thirty years put that style of parent. What his protecting himself against doesn't actually exist and let me just explain? The process is so he has. He gave us very strange very muddy speech attention you know. Most of his speeches are very muddy because they can be interpreted in any way possible. That's part of the way that sort of reality makes is made mushy under Putin But he has created. Ah Commission seventy-five percent commission to propose reforms to the constitution which will then be brought to a popular vote but as a package hatch right. So it's going to be kind of a you know. Yes we're for Putin and his reforms or nowhere against Bush in his report so we know what the outcome of that vote is going to be. People are not actually is going to be able to vote on substantively but the seventy five percent commission consists in part of legislators and jurors which just what you would expect but it also includes theater directors film directors the heads of the two most important museums. Russia The heads of two medical clinics the heads of some charities so what these people have in common is that they're very well known and much loved and their work depends entirely on Putin's goodwill and presidential funding and so it falls to these people to say please we want want to change the constitution to allow you to stay in office for life and also to forever possible Masha. I WanNa thank you so much for joining us today thank you. That was Masha Gessen. She is a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of the man with a face. The Unlikely Rise of Ladimir Putin first person is produced by me. Sair Wiedeman along with help from Dan. Haggerty our editors Rob Sachs and our executive editor for news and PODCASTS. Is Dan Ephron. If you liked this episode hit subscribe on your podcast APP. Then come back next week. We'll have a new upset. Thanks for listening..

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on First Person

First Person

02:32 min | 6 months ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on First Person

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:57 min | 7 months ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"On trump space force created I'm bored Russian president Vladimir Putin called president trump's impeachment a continuation of domestic political infighting as he spoke to reporters it is anymore press conference in Moscow Fred play can reporting in Moscow says the move by the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani to travel to Ukraine to find your own Joe Biden didn't go over well in Washington have played very well on Russian TV Democrats and even some Republicans were shocked when guiliani recently went on a so called fact finding mission to Ukraine afterwards appearing on the vast right wing pro trump network A. N. on Kremlin control TV in Russia a very different told the host and most analysts often praising Giuliani and tearing them all president trump delivery remarks to joint base Andrews in Maryland before signing the national defense authorization act for fiscal year twenty twenty he also said a brand new American military service is being created with my signature today you will witness the birth of the space force and that will be now officially the six the branch of the United States armed forces that is something police surveillance planes will fly above Baltimore next year Maryland's largest city will be monitored by surveillance airplanes for up to six months next year under a pilot program that is aimed at helping law enforcement investigate violent crime the flights which civil liberty groups oppose will start in may and gather fords during the hours when the city experiences high rates of crime before you planes will fly simultaneously covering about ninety percent of the city the resolution of the footage will be sharp enough for officers to identify faces which should help them track movement and action the city's police commissioners of Baltimore's the first city in the country to use the technology I'm Joe Ramsey major indexes closed broadly higher on Wall Street Friday giving the S. and P. five hundred index its tenth winning week in the last eleven this program is sponsored by radiosurgery New York the views expressed by the following program are those of the sponsor and are not necessarily the opinions of seventy seven W. ABC or cumulus media not to get a leading man he was saying that leaving guide you think you could do something for me I say yeah you goal for him we see many people with cancer in whom standard radiation chemo or surgery just doesn't work back to get a house radiosurgery different radio surgery is highly precise non invasive treatment that usually works even if standard radiation came or surgery didn't work or isn't tolerated radio show tree I'm not going to be crashing like after chemotherapy usually register is very well tolerated and the alternative to going under the knife yes there's often non invasive options like radiosurgery this is Curtis Lee what Dr Gil leading man is the go to guy when ever it is an issue involving cancer I know so because I've gone from my father other family members so put yourself.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

03:44 min | 9 months ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on Post Reports

"Democracy are gone now the Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the former White House chief of staff John Kelly and so so in the absence of those voices the ability of people like Putin or bond to influence trump have been heightened we have fewer people around him who were who are countervailing voices arguing against what the leaders of places like Russia are telling him and it's worth pointing out that this has been the case when it comes to other stuff tier rate that especially when it comes to Vladimir Putin that there have been other issues where president trump has basically I listened to Putin or heard from Putin on something and then acted in accordance with what Putin wanted well let's start with twenty sixteen right I mean so trump to this day review uses to acknowledge that Russia interfered in the election he won and he has repeatedly cited with Putin who has denied that Russia did this US intelligence has uh evidence on the table on top of evidence and trump dismisses it and sides with Putin there have been other cases to like Russia's attempted assassination of factors in the UK you're more go which you know all of Western Europe decided was a basically a Russian assassination attempt at didn't succeed trump was very skeptical of that again kind of sided with Putin's point of view you need to prove that he did this you need to prove Russia did this in a way that was astonishing to a lot of also sellers so has this impeachment inquiry continues is your sense that we're going to hear more about specifically how Putin n- or bond and other foreign leaders might have influenced the president when it comes to you what he did on these potentially impeachable offenses. Yeah I think we're GONNA learn continue to learn a lot about the environment around trump how this happens I think we're GONNA learn a lot more this week we have important new witnesses were appearing before the committee including today Bill Taylor who is the acting ambassador in Ukraine and he is super important because he is there in in Kiev and he is correspond wanding with other diplomats and it's his expressions of deep concern that we read about in the text exchanges with the EU ambassador. Gordon Sunland and a special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker so we've already seen glimpses of Bill Taylor's real concern about what what they were doing and whether trump was trying to make aid Ukraine contingent on cooperating and political affairs and then we have other State Department officials including Phil Reeker who Zeno closely involved in the removal of the ambassador there and of this this whole process it's important to remember the other thing we've learned through the impeachment inquiry so far is there were a lot of people working directly with and for Donald Trump who saw troubling developments on Ukraine way back in the spring there were people in the White House who were freaked out about this for a long time and we are we are still learning more about the extent of their concern and dismay Greg Miller is a national security correspondent for the post on Tuesday Acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor testified in that closed door here hang on Capitol Hill Taylor said that he was told the release of military aid to Ukraine had a stipulation it was contingent on Ukrainian officials publicly declaring that they would investigate the Biden's and the two thousand sixteen election that testimony directly contradicts the president who has insisted that there was no quid pro.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on Front Burner

Front Burner

11:13 min | 10 months ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on Front Burner

"Kris. Hello Hello Jamie. It's such a pleasure to have you on the podcast. I've been wanting to spend some time with the story for weeks now particularly after the municipal elections but I keep getting distracted by the Canadian election election so I'm so glad that we have here today to dig into it well. Let's just put it this week. Canadian elections are a lot more competitive other lot freer and there are a lot more unpredictable predictable in terms of WHO's going to win here in Russia a little bit more open. I'm so so let's let's talk about these elections. That just happened in Russia these local elections and Vladimir on Mir Putin's party. They didn't do so well right. They didn't do so well. You know depending on which way you look at it. It's a glass half full half empty kind of analogy. What's significant about it is that the level of opposition going into these elections was higher than perhaps what the Kremlin expected and I think the outcome was worse than what they expected. pro-kremlin politicians have lost eight third of the seats in Russia's capital disappointing school for the ruling party and its allies who previously occupied thirty eight out the forty-five feet. Let's be clear these are not particularly powerful jobs that that people were running for but what really seemed to galvanized things and what motivated people and motivated the protesters was that they weren't fair obvious. It was rigged from the start. Yes mean fuck. Doc Me is furious together with thousands of others she signed her name in support of a social liberal candidate in Moscow's upcoming local elections but then the electoral commission decreed that the candidate was not allowed to stand DVD's. We weren't given an explanation. They just said that's not your signature that was it and and that gave opponents sort of a common cause to rally around it got people out in the streets and and it posed a whole bunch of problems in terms of how you deal with this kind of There's a word for it here. It's called non systemic opposition and I. It sounds sounds a bit heavy but it's significant because you have two kinds of opposition in Russia. You have the kind that sits in the Duma. That's effectively allowed by Crumlin. They have parameters that they can behave within. They can propose legislation. They can do some things but what they cannot do. They can't go right after the president. They can't criticize Putin Tin and they have to color within the line and then you have the folks out in the street. They're the non systemic opposition and they're the ones that that the government is quite worried about opposition fig. Alex Vanni encouraged tactical voting in the Moscow vote telling his supporters to pick anyone but Putin backed politician in general we can say that the tactical vote worked and it's worked much better than we had expected and you mentioned before that it became clear that these elections were rigged on this might seem like an obvious question but how so well just in terms of who could run I mean they set the bar very high. If you want to challenge for a seat there's is forty some odd seats in Moscow City Hall for example you had to go out and get thousands of signatures in order to mount a challenge if you weren't with one of the authorized parties days and you bring in your signatures and they get scrutinized and the chief electoral person says Sewri all of these signatures or at least hundreds news one thousand of them. We don't believe them think they're fake stalked by. Swin they say to the opposition was not allowed into the polls. This is not true about half of this group is allowed and will participate in the elections. We've asked for the rest. We carefully examined the documents. We wanted to register them but unfortunately there were a number of violations the law that did not allow us to do this is this is what happened not just in one or two or three or four cases but in dozens of cases and really only to so-called independent candidates notably people that were associated with Alexina Valmy who is an anti corruption crusader here. He's the best known foe of Ladimir Putin and the Kremlin hates him hates them so much. You can't even hear his name on state television. I want to talk about state television with you in a moment but this idea that the bar was so high hi to be able to run in the first place the fact that the outcome was worse than what the Kremlin wanted. Does that say something to you about what's happening there. I think it has been discernible for the last eighteen months at least that something has been brewing in Russian society. There's a tension in there and it's a tension between the people and the government and it's manifested itself in a number of ways after the World Cup came that was a great eight high moment for Russians. A few snapped invitations haven't stopped Putin from scoring points off the soccer pitches. Well countries like Italy and Austria have cozied up to it for now at least focuses on football not the international violations which formed much of this country's recent history and it Kinda camouflaged some of the angst that was going on on over a cut in pension as soon as the World Cup ended you just saw Putin's popularity ratings dropped Russia's widely unpopular pension reform bill would raise the retirement age for men from sixty to sixty five and from fifty five to sixty for women business people pensioners almost list of Russian society ten out for this protest and so this was seen as as a rebuke to the ruling class and that has been you know the Political Michael Tremor that has been rippling through this country and I think it very much worry the Kremlin they they look at St Revolutions Arab spring now what happened in my Don in Ukraine in two thousand fourteen triggered the break up of Ukraine days do not art like large crowds totake protests and they do everything they can to to stop them out and can you tell me what they've been doing to stop them because there there have been tens of thousands of people in the street throughout the summer well. I mean in some cases. Some people got horrific terrible jail sentences one guy who went up and you know confronted a cop and then as he was leaving he turned around and saw a tweet the guys visor he got thrown in jail for for three years wow yeah and then in another another case someone else who had gone to these a number of these protests got thrown in jail for four warriors again for breaking a law that says you can't go to multiple unauthorized protests because then you'd be so we saw people carted off by their arms and legs by the hundreds. Most of them were released in what what what they've decided to do since then is to make an example of just a few and I understand there have been further crackdowns even after these elections on the weekend yeah we we've just seen in the last forty eight hours. You know one of the largest police operations for years in Russia's when my daughter called me and said the police came to search the apartment. Actually they cheated their way into the apartment because she opened the door for a neighbor a thousand police officers according to opposition figures going to thirty six different cities either you know searching people's homes or going into their offices seizing laptops seizing notebook notebook seizing phones. Everyone connected to Alexina Valmy. What she seems little says the only this time he got really upset because of the technical voting eighteen as his offspring he's sweet child. I would say the United Russia party has been busted in Moscow and seriously beaten in the regions so this this has been sort of the post election crackdown that the security services have done. Do you think that Putin hold on power is actually being threatened here. If if you look at the response of the security services to the protests over the summer you look at the follow up response now that tells else me that there is concern okay but how deeply worried you know that's that's a very very tricky thing thing we know in the past that in terms of people who are rivals to Vladimir Putin there are very few in Russia. They've either all been driven coach of Russia or in some cases most notably Boris Nemtsov assassinated shot in the back four times just before midnight Moscow time tonight. President Putin condemned the killing but many will believe this was the work of assassins close to the government. I WanNa talk with you a little bit today about how it is is possible. The Vladimir Putin has managed to stay in power in one form or another for two decades. You know my my understanding is that when he took power in late nineteen nineteen ninety s he wasn't expected to stay on as president of Russia. He was kind of like a stopgap measure well. He certainly was unexpected. I mean he he had no He didn't really have much of a national profile. He had briefly headed the secret. Police had jobs in a senior jobs in Saint Petersburg but really the it kind of came out of the Blue Vladimir Putin the career spy talks about establishing what he calls a dictatorship of the law fight corrupt bureaucrats crats and strengthen the central government. I think you know when we talk about Vladimir Putin. He's he's such an interesting figure because there's diametrically opposed ways of seeing him. I'm in the West and in Russia here. There's a great many Russians who have a ton of respect for all that he's done and they see someone who came into an extremely difficult job in an extremely difficult situation and fixed a country that was essentially broken. Its economy wasn't working. Its institutions. Institutions weren't functioning the greatness that had sustained in the psyche of a lot of Russians throughout the Cold War that was gone and Putin came in and he he kind of fixed it and and that kind of continued to a point and then it stopped and I think this is this is sort of where we pick up the story now now and a lot of Russia's economy is built on on oil prices and in natural gas and when those prices kind of collapse Russia's economy really suffers and then you have the sanctions that the western nations put on as well and and so you sort of had a perfect storm that kind of began developing read around you know twenty fourteen two thousand fifteen and that's kind of what's led to a lot of his problems now but he has a great residual sense of almost almost goodwill from the modifications even people that don't really like respective.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Has it as Vladimir Putin the godfather to his adult daughter will Oliver Stone isn't bag to begin with Oliver Stone who feel an Oscar winning director was doing an interview with Vladimir Putin Oliver Stone is doing some kind of a show time documentary series on Vladimir Putin and in the sit down actually asks who if you would be father to his adult daughter folks I don't even know what to say about this pretty nutty a lot of stuff left on the table here on the whole law radio interview of folks this is such an easy explanation but the media's going crazy on that I'll get to that tomorrow and a whole lot more folks have a great night it go I was a first responder struggling to make ends meet and I was in major debt with a wife and three girls defeat then I develop my flipping houses formula and now I'm financially free as a first responder I protected countless lives and now I protect financial lives and I want to help you too for a limited time I'd like to give anyone the calls a free copy of my house flipping one a one kid in this kit I'll show you how to flip one house in the Providence area with my proven formula you won't need cash or credit you'll just need access to my massive network of real estate investors looking.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Tonight on all in breaking news, the White House has announced on Twitter. That bladder Putin is coming to the White House in the fall. The president invites Vladimir Putin to Washington, getting along with Russia's a positive as he leaves his own officials in the dark. I don't know what happened in that meeting tonight. New reporting on what the president promised to Putin and what to expect in their second meeting. Plus the Republican response to democratic measures to rein in the President Trump derangement syndrome has officially come to the Senate. My interview with the Putin critic, the president considered turning over the Russia. I think that's an incredible and breaking news on the numbers of children, separated from their families by the Trump administration when all in starts now. Good evening from New York. I'm Ali Vel she in for Chris Hayes, the president's summit with Ladimir Putin. Earlier this week went so well. He wants to do it again only this time. He wants to do it in Washington, and he wants to do it this fall right before midterm elections. All of that was news to the president's own director of national intelligence who happened to be in the middle of a live interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell. When the White House announced the president's invitation, we have some breaking news. The White House has announced on Twitter. That vitamin Putin is coming to the White House in the fall. Say again..

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"The men and women in uniform and a dictator that's invaded two countries in the decade shut down a passenger airliner poisoned and killed a mother in england and has committed one atrocity after another atrocity over the past decade and yet donald trump continues to play straight out of flooding putin's pocket dan balz in the washington post wrote this morning that the president refused to stand for the country he was elected to represent and protect time and time again certainly was obvious for republicans and democrats alike for trump supporters and trump antagonists yesterday they who saw vladimir putin owned the american president heidi we did hear some criticism from republicans on capitol hill but the question is what is next do they continue criticizing him what about the republicans who seem to be doing putin's bidding who are desperate to stop robert muller and the justice department's investigation which is uncovering which russian spies which russian agents which russian agencies are still trying to subvert american democracy does yesterday shameful performance change any dynamics on capitol hill john brennan i think had the most compelling question for these same members of congress when he said republican patriots where are you and it was in within.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

04:56 min | 2 years ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"In on this but we all know that vladimir putin is holding something over donald trump we do not know what it is but we know it must be something extraordinary because no rational politician no rational president would act this way if he weren't being blackmailed on some level well that may be true and we have to entertain that possibility now the other part of it is with john alluded to is the vanity question which is that any implication or any suggestion or any evidence that shows that president trump's election in two thousand sixteen was anything other than legitimate is a blow to the president's ego and he can't stand that and he's willing to stand next to the president of russia and say i tell your word over that of my intel committee so it doesn't undermine my election right but willie here's the thing it wasn't just about the two thousand sixteen election we i hear on more inning joe in the december in december of two thousand fifteen year before the results of that election were called into question we asked him repeatedly why he said vladimir putin was a strong leader i said he is sas innate s journalists he assassinates politicians he assassinates others donald trump's defensive ladimir putin was well american soldiers in iraq killed a lot of people too so even before the election was called into question he was a scare like a scared child of 'fraid to criticize ladimir putin that was three years ago yeah there's no question about it in the context of yesterday's press conference though asking about that i think again he can't say anything that makes his election anything other than legitimate because it's about his ego and i wanna be clear for our viewers again joe what exactly the intelligence community assessments stated it was dated january six two thousand seventeen this is what the president says he does not believe quote we assess russian president vladimir putin ordered an influence campaign in two thousand sixteen aimed at the us presidential election plain and simple so yesterday denied director of national intelligence dan coats had to put out another statement of his own after what the president said reiterating that the intel community believes that russia interferes and has evidence that russia interferes in elections and specifically interviewed in the two thousand sixteen presidential election so the evidence is all there the president united states chooses not to believe it and said so joe yesterday well you know willie the thing is this is and we also saw it when the intel chiefs went to capitol hill and i know i know that even donald trump supporters know by this point that flat amir putin has something over trump i know they know that they may try some of them tried to maybe trying to deny not many but what's so telling is while everybody while let's just say the last holdouts are talking about the deep state here it was donald trump's intel chiefs that donald trump appointed himself threat drew that conclusion on the hill it was the fbi director that donald trump appointed himself it was the director of national intelligence that donald trump appointed himself it was then cia director that donald trump appointed himself mike palm peyot it was you name it all of the intel chiefs that drew this conclusion they were all appointed by donald trump and they were all confirmed by republicans in the united states senate there is no doubt there is no question especially after friday's indictment that the russians tried to subvert american democracy and we have all of the evidence forget about csi new york this is csi moscow and we have all of the dna and it's all over vladimir putin's bloody hands and by the way denied dan coats said all this on friday before the summit hoping to avoid what we saw yesterday he said the red lights are flashing their blinking we know what's happening russia continues to interfere in our elections let's bring in our panel joe we've got msnbc contributor mike barnicle washington anchor for bbc world news america katty kay the president of the council on foreign relations and author of the book a world in disarray richard haass calmness and associate editor for the washington post david ignatius and nbc news national political reporter heidi pris bila richard let me just get your initial reaction to what we saw i think a lot of people ambassador mcfaul who's the us ambassador russia's said he went over.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"The notion that vladimir putin purge things and stuff maybe vladimir putin got into bird stuff and they just don't wanna tell us but the the county that runs the elections they say they goofed and purged one hundred twelve thousand seventeen thousand people from the voter lists they showed up and hey i'm not on the voter lists and they were given a provisional ballot and i believe i believe the reflexive or roll the reflexive progressive the reflexive democratic view is to start making excuses for government start making apologies for it start explaining it away and i think that's totally wrong approach we need to hold everybody accountable one standard applied to all evenhandedly and that means when government screws up we have to say you really need to not screw up here's why people already hate government people are already looking to destroy government don't give them more reasons to do and so when government screws up something as basic as an election and i recall not too long ago in chicago when they had the primary there was a problem there too this is very very bad and those of us who believe the government is not optional and it's kind of mandatory and we really need to kind of make it work and make it he fishing and give tax payers value for their dollar and promise them the government is going to be competent when they laugh in our face right because they say i can you tell me government's going to be competent it can't do anything right and that is a responsibility for those in government to do stuff right and to not have egg on your face and be embarrassed you gotta take responsibility you can't expect people to to pay all this money in taxes that they're paying and.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Keep on talking we've let me put in and that's something that's he was always keen to do even during the crisis that was triggered by discreet paul he always said that he's going to russia would not be cancelled because of that because he wanted to talk to everyone and wanted to be able to say everything to everyone as in being able to do that in russia whereas not sure because they haven't brushed ballot subject of this cripple poisoning so that that's that's the question mongla staying but yes they did bone they did called themselves you know d of ladimir and he's kind of thing because the idea is that is that real mccall wants no there is one thing that has to be so says salvage is the iran deal and russia of course is a great actor in terms of trying to celebrate his deal i mean russia being the great actor here vladimir putin wants absolutely no alteration to the terms of the iran deal a tool does he yes that's that's that's the difference between me and my in my call and putin vladimir putin wants to keep the deal as it is whereas mccaw wants to have it changed a bit who wants four points added basically one in particular is basically negotiating what's going to happen after twenty twentyfive there's a lot of closes india deal that basically are going to kind of disappear after twenty twenty five let's say and he wants to make sure that everything is being taken care of when we arrive at the end of this of this period sarah something that mccoy's very much you know is is is very much into to do this this room for negotiation on that of course i mean it's diplomacy at its in best form so that's exactly what they wanna do you talking about a moment ago emmanuel macron saying everything's everybody in a little while ago when a lot of people so him cozing.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"The vladimir putin is not backing down he's doubling down and it's going to take a unified national response from our nuclear posture review from our relationship with ukraine from our relationship with the sanctions that you brought up together i think the trump administration has done a very good job of taking our foreign policy unifying it around themes backing up our allies being more aggressive towards russia but clearly there's more that we need to do to make clear that election meddling it's not something that will go to tolerate your shaking your head congresswoman i i i think it happens the trump administration has no coherent world strategy and i don't think phnom administration did either but now is the time our election is very vulnerable in 2018 is so are europe's elections and targeted sanctions that hit individuals and prevent them from travelling and prevent them from using international banks would make a huge difference in russia and i think trump missed an opportunity by just putting out there the fortune 500 list and not doing anything i think that was a strategic blunder i think this is something that democrats and republicans are gonna have to come together and say on this one we need to be unified i mean if you look at the nuclear posture review what president trump put out in two thousand eighteen is very different from what president obama put out in two thousand ten but it's not really that different from what he was doing at the end of his administration i think that there is more bipartisan consensus that we need to come together onto some of those issues jagland me bring you in because there's been almost silence from this administration after a very provocative speech by vladimir putin the president said nothing the white house basically said not that has been no response from this administration well look i think there's an unfortunate reality here which is that the debate about the 2016 election which is consumed this conversation about russia is probably something if you could do what you just jessop put it in a box and get on to.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on AM 870 The Answer

AM 870 The Answer

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on AM 870 The Answer

"The vladimir putin is not backing down he's doubling down and it's going to take a unified national response from our nuclear posture review from our relationship with ukraine from our relationship with the sanctions that you brought up the i think the trump administration has done a very good job of taking our foreign policy unifying it around themes backing up our allies being more aggressive towards russia but clearly there's more that we need to do to me make it clear that election meddling it's not something that will go to tolerate your shaking your head congresswoman i i i think that the trump administration has no coherent world strategy and i don't think the obama administration did either but now is the time our election is very vulnerable in 2018 and so are europe's elections and targeted sanctions that hit individuals and prevent them from travelling and prevent them from using international banks would make a huge difference in russia and i think trump missed an opportunity by just putting out there the fortune500 list and not doing anything i think that was a huge strategic blunder i think this is something the democrats and republicans are gonna have to come together and say on this one we needed a unified i mean if you look at the nuclear posture review what president trump put out in two thousand eighteen is very different from what president obama put on two thousand ten but it's not really that different from what he was doing at the end of his administration i think that there is more bipartisan consensus that we need to come together onto somebody who's issues let me bring you because there's been almost silence from this administration after a very provocative speech by vladimir putin the president said nothing the white house basically said nothing has been no response from this administration well look i think there's an unfortunate reality here which is that the debate about the 2016 election which is consumed this conversation about russia is probably something if you could do what you just suggests a put it in a box and.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Next Best Thing

"Not how putin would have liked it in fact putin was shocked and appalled when george w bush claimed he was going to counter the terrorist threat with quote an effort to spread democracy spread democracy that's what we love to do well putin was like folk that protest case iran heaven awesomeness the new yorker vladimir putin watched as an american president with whom he had some sort of fragile repore embarked on a foreign policy adventure that the united states had not done in decades and we turned it against a single man saddam hussein tomahawk missiles targeting iraqi leaders and possibly saddam hussein himself all right now look we all know of course in hindsight that this was a terrible decision in iraq had rump virtually nothing to do with nine eleven not virtually they had absolutely nothing to do with nine eleven but the point here is this response scared putin think about it in his eyes if we it americans will go after a tyrant like saddam hussein if we'll go after a single man an individual in order to quotes spread democracy than what was going to what was to stop us from going after a tyrant like him the whole thing reminded putin away too much of the fall of the soviet union he suddenly remembered that we america we were the enemy we were the ones responsible for the fall of the soviet union and we use that same excuse spreading democracy evading saw.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Next Best Thing

"Take russia into the future and lead it into a free democracy vladimir putin he wants none of that and it was boris yeltsin who willingly who voluntarily resign the presidency of in russia and handed things over two without a mere hutu who has never ever ever renege that power if anything he has grabbed onto would even tighter he has made sure that it was solidified and had no one could touch it he even made it so that when he had to step down as president for a few years he put someone in there as a placeholder he put himself back at the prime ministership in when the time came ban he was back in that office vladimir putin has never been elected president in russia never he was appointed prime minister by boris yeltsin boris yeltsin than resign making him the president endeavour since then he's made sure that he stays in that position tonight we're gonna look hardcore we're going to take a deep dive into who this son of a bitch why he was then says more than he can possibly stand why you wondered donald trump to win in 2016 and how he went about making sure that happen he didn't just he didn't just want donald trump to win he took actions nfc started years ago to make sure it happen and guess what folks more than wanting donald trump to win in 2016 he wanted hillary clinton to lose he hates hillary clinton and he wanted to see her go down.

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"vladimir putin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"vladimir putin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Government and also by uh vladimir putin soninlaw russia again russia again russia is is is like up a vein that runs through both the panama papers and the paradise papers on russian there an unheard of the trump administration and part of the trump administration yes do you think that some part be cut because the russian oligarchy have like so much money and arson with so much criminal activity in russia anna a criminal activity inside the world of those oligarchy i think part of it is is the fact that the the russians have been offshoring for a long time uh the but it's important to go back to the fall of the soviet union where there was this mad rush for state assets cause everything was sort of owned by the state and the people who ended up with a lot of these state assets were former kgb officers people like vladimir putin and the and the and criminals in a mafia people and you had these sort of all of our oligarchs being created uh almost overnight and a lot of this money had already been hidden offshore you know but it was state money it was the the party's money or the kgb is money and and so they just sort of took it over but these guys have been using this secrecy world i mean since the cold war they're very good at it and and so it's not surprising that they show up in these leaks.

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