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"west exac" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Top democrat on the senate. Judiciary committee feinstein faced intense backlash last month. After over her weak performance during the confirmation proceedings for justice amy coney barrett she has also drawn ire among climate activists after a widely circulated video in which she disparaged young children. Asking her to support the green new deal. The sunrise movement said in response to the news. That feinstein should not just step down but resigned to make way for progressive california lawmaker who supports the green new deal in immigration news. The us governments agree to temporarily stall the deportation of immigrant. Women who say they may have undergone invasive gynecological procedures including four sterilizations while imprisoned at the irwin detention center in georgia a letter by over one hundred democratic lawmakers issued earlier this month says at least six survivors reportedly been deported several others faced imminent deportation as dozens of people were complaining about what took place to watch our interview with jeremy on an enviro survivor. Who is deported to mexico. Go to democracy now dot org in related news. Immigration advocates are condemning officials in hudson county new jersey for approving new ten year jail contract with immigration and customs enforcement. More than seventy five people spoke out against the contract renewal at a ten hour public meeting tuesday. Despite overwhelming opposition the all democratic ward still approved the deal in montana to us citizens who are apprehended by customs and border protection for speaking spanish while grocery shopping have reached a settlement in their racial profiling lawsuit against the trump administration on a suda and marked are anandas. Were standing in line. The store when a cbp agent asked them where they were born and demanded to see identification after hearing them speak spanish. The two women who were born in texas and california showed their valid montana driver's licenses but were taken into custody anyway in more immigration news buzzfeed reports the trump administration deported thirty three unaccompanied children to tamala just minutes. After a judge last week blocked a policy that allowed immigration officials to quickly expel refugee children and asylum seekers without the due process by citing the coronavirus pandemic. Since i violated the judge's ruling the agency could be forced to bring the thirty three children back some thirteen thousand unaccompanied refugee. Children have been deported since march under the policy meanwhile a new federal court filings show. Cb held over sixty children including infants. The age of one had facilities at the us. Mexico border for over three days. In the past two months of violation of the florez agreement purdue pharma the maker of oxycontin pleaded guilty to criminal charges admitting responsibility for its role in fueling the devastating opioid epidemic. That's killed hundreds of thousands of people. The charges included offering illegal kickbacks to doctors and exchange for them. Writing more prescriptions purdue reached a plea deal with the justice department for over eight billion dollars last month but will likely pay out just a fraction of that is the companies in bankruptcy proceedings. Members of the billionaire sackler family who owned perdue have not been criminally charged and scotland's become the first country in the world to make menstrual products free and easy to access lawmakers approve the landmark bill tuesday which aims to end period poverty by insuring tampons and pads be available for free and schools and other public buildings. This is monica lennon. The lawmaker who introduced the bill speaking ahead of the vote of anyone having to go to fit bank for fix toiletries and essential periods coats remains unacceptable and we have huge what to do to address with unequality and our society. The impact of the covid nineteen pandemic on public health. Antoine income's only makes the case for best bo even stronger. Pd's shortstop for sunday mix and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the quarantine report. I'm amy goodman in new york with my co-host one kansallis new brunswick new jersey high. Juan hi amy and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. Well president-elect joe biden has introduced key members of his national security team without to re-embrace the world and a clear rejection of america of trump's america first foreign policy teammates. Moment this team behind me. They embody my core. Beliefs that america's strongest when it works with us allies. The president-elect spoke wednesday in wilmington delaware alongside several members of this future cabinet including secretary of state. nominee tony blinken national intelligence director nominee. Avril haines national security adviser nominee. Jake sullivan secretary of homeland. Security nominee alejandra. Marcus and un ambassador nominee. Linda thomas greenfield. We'll hear more about them in our next segment but first we turn to look at a member of biden's national security team who has not yet been announced. We don't know who has pick for. The secretary of defense will be several media outlets have reported biden plan to nominate michelle floor ny but progressives including some lawmakers are speaking out in opposition if nominated and confirmed florida would become the first woman in the post she served as undersecretary of defense for policy in the obama administration from two thousand nine to two thousand twelve after she left. She founded the consultancy firm. West exac advisors with tony blinken. Now the secretary of state nominee the secretive consulting firm with the motto bringing the situation room to the boardroom has many former obama administration officials on staff including former cia. Deputy director of real haines. Who helped design obama's drone program is now biden's pick for director of national intelligence california congress member ro khanna tweeted quote floor. Noise supported the war in iraq and libya criticized obama and syria and help craft the search and afghanistan. I want to support the president's picks but will flournoy commit to a full withdrawal from afghanistan and a ban on arms sales to the saudis to end the yemen war row kind of asked meanwhile code pink medina benjamin quote if biden. Put your name forward. Antiwar activision quickly launch an all out effort to block senate confirmation hashtag. Feminism militarism will medea. Benjamin joins us right. Now she is co founder of code pink author of a number of books including kingdom of the unjust behind the us saudi connection her latest book inside iran the real history in politics of the islamic republic of iran medina. Welcome back to democracy now. In a moment we're going to talk about president. Elect biden's picks. This is a person who has not yet been named extremely important position. The secretary of defense. Can you talk about your concerns. And what's going on behind the scenes both in the grassroots community and among progressive lawmakers.

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"west exac" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

12:22 min | 1 year ago

"west exac" Discussed on PRI's The World

"School is out in more than one hundred fifty countries today as students take take to the streets and demand action on Climate Change Activists Davis in Hong Kong have grown bold a leader of the leaderless movement there says a quarter of the population in Hong Kong has taken to the streets just imagine that the US will the US administration keeps silence and now that's what happened in Hong Kong and recreating outer space in a cave in Slovenia buren astronauts. You don't often get toll dole to go out and search new life. Forms be can do that in a cave. Can you do that. I'm Carol Hills those stories and more ahead on the world. I'm Carol Hills. This is the world classrooms are empty across the world today. Millions of children are playing hooky and trying to push their leaders to act on climate change. Today's Global Day of action kicked off in the streets of Australia and Asia the movement followed the path of the sun spreading to Africa Europe and finally North and South America. Here's a mother and daughter at the protest us in Nairobi Kenya and these today's protests were inspired by sixteen year old Swedish activist Greta Tune Burke. She's been skipping school on Fridays right as for more than a year demonstrating to try and get Swedish leaders to act the world's environment correspondent Carolyn Bieler is covering the strike in New York activists. There are merging ahead of a key. UN Climate Summit that kicks off in New York next week Carolyn. What are you seeing out there carol. There is just a mass of humanity passing by me here on Center Street in Lower Manhattan walking toward Battery Park. I've been standing near the spot for more than our. There are a bunch of young people. Some of their parents holding protest signs walking down the street. You might hear some drugs in the background. The strike started here in New York in December and I spoke to an activist vist. She abyss data a high schooler been striking here since about March. Striking is a very very powerful tool for us because we are saying. How are you asking us to go to school for theaters that we might not be able to have striking last restored and we are using it because we are in an emergency and it's amazing to see that in Germany alone one point four million people people marched today and empowerment is amazing caroline? The topic is a serious one. So is the mood kind of serious or more festive. It's pretty exuberant is the word I would use people here. You know what they're calling for a serious they're calling for complete pivot away from fossil fuels and what people call a just transition sort of an equitable transition for folks who rely on fossil fuels to make their living and also help for folks in front line communities who are the most affected by climate change but but it's a bunch of kids skipping school so you know there's a lot of happiness here. There's a lot of like I said chanting and drums in the streets your some New York City's schoolkids reading reading their protest signs for me. Any fossils becoming fossils climate change make better. You're not silence. Clements strikes have become sort of an annual event. Dan I mean they've been happening every fall for at least a couple of years. Does this one feel different. There's definitely a different energy here. This one has been infused by you and these youth climate mistakes have made this a much higher profile topic that she a bus thiede who you just heard from spoke in front of Congress this week and she hopes that there's more sort of moral. Wait to this vestige right now because it's coming from this he sort of future generations. I know that it's different now because we have moral authority because now we don't have a hundred years are fifty years. Now we're living it and we are scared and we are angry and we want our politicians to listen to to the science and listen to our message. She sounds pretty passionate. It sounds like that kind of countdown feeling has really given this urgency. Yeah there is definitely the feeling Yup this countdown here. I also heard from Rebecca Shaab. None Who's speaking at the event on stage and says she's striking because of this eruption. We can't vote vote but by the time that we do. It's too late so we're striking so that future generations will have to so that we can have the future that we need. They're pretty impressive. It is Carolyn. You're not the only one to think so which they're hoping works to forward their message to people have power the world curling bieler on the streets of Manhattan will hear more from her or later in the show. Thanks a lot Karen. You're welcome carole. President trump has a lot on his plate. Today climate protests a potentially explosive new scandal title in the White House and the biggest question president can face war trump met today with his National Security Council to discuss military options against Iran a possible response to a massive attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities last weekend speaking today trump said striking. Iran was the easy option but added. I think the strong person's approach and the thing that does show strength would be showing a little bit of restraint Saudi Arabia says Iran was unquestionably responsible for the attack even though it's not yet clear from where the attack was launched. Iran denies any responsibility. Michelle Florina was under secretary of defense for policy under Barack Obama. She's now managing partner of the Strategic Advisory Firm. West exotic advisers what could the US do against Iran militarily militarily. What's the minimum option well. I think there are a number of options at the lower end of the spectrum in my understanding is that is what the Pentagon is focused on on at the moment they could be clandestine such as using cyber operations to impact various Iranian facilities they they could be limited. Connecticut attacks on Iranian assets that are not on Iranian soil with Kinetic Attack Connecticut tag is using using a a missile or drown or some cut or an aircraft to conduct some kind of strike of with a physical impact and I think that again they'd be looking to to minimize any casualties and ensure that you're not setting the stage for dramatic escalation because the other big question on the table all is you know we're not doing this. Vacuum Ron gets vote so how will Iran likely respond and here. I think you see a lot of concern on the part of Saudi Arabia to be very measured in first attributing the attack making sure we ever facts straight and second thinking through not just what the US response response would be but how within the Iranians respond to that because I think they probably fear that they could be the target of additional Iranian attacks. We also also have to remember we have US personnel on the ground in Iraq which is right next door. Iran has a number of proxy groups operating in Iraq and and you could imagine a situation where they decide in retaliation to target U S personnel. Let's ratchet it up one notch. What would be next after the minimum option well. I think you could imagine striking targets in Iran such as their missile launch sites or drum launch sites is there storage facilities basis where they operate and so you could walk up the ladder that way but I think once you get into anything thing but the most limited strikes on Iranian territory you are starting. You're starting to walk up the esscalation letter. How much of this military talk is really part of diplomacy will certainly discussion a military options or any coercive measures including the threat for additional economic sanctions you oh can be used as leverage in trying to make here diplomacy more effective in in bringing a reluctant party to the table but you also have to take care that when you do appear to make military threats that you don't repeatedly not follow through on that because then over time you damage your own credibility ability in there is some indications from what I've seen that the Iranian leadership was started to question president trump's seriousness answer seeing him a little a bit as a as a paper tiger so it's it's a very delicate dance but no-one should be putting threats on the table that they don't intend to carry out particularly the the United States of America Michelle Florina was Under Secretary of defense for policy under Barack Obama. She's now managing partner of the Strategic Advisory Firm West EXAC DOC and visors. Thanks a lot Michelle thank you. The photos of Canada's leader Justin Trudeau dressed in black face in his younger years were shocking. It got people up. North talking a lot about identity and discrimination our next story focuses on both in the province of Quebec School is back in session for the first time since the passage the new law banning teachers from wearing religious symbols items like headscarfs. Ama- Jacobs reports on the questions raised for teachers. It's not a complete ban. Dan To start with the bill included a grandfather clause for teachers already on the job so Maha Cossacks returned to the classroom wearing her headscarf. She's working getting three days. A week at a french-language Elementary School in the Montreal region is always the first two weeks you just feel like you've been run over by truck but Kosev on her couch watching her three-year-old play at the end of a long day says she also feels extra stress this year over the new law thus the area that I don't know where I the rules are so new. She has question she can answer like whether she's definitely protected by the grandfather clause as substitute teacher moving between schools also the law bars her from future promotions if she won't remove her head scarf so my forever going to be a substitute the teacher going from one part time contract to the next her mother was a principal at a private school cost of who has taught in Quebec and Ontario since two thousand six wanted to eventually get trained as a principal to from me it kind of dashes a lot of the things that I had prepared for myself. The legislation passed by a wide margin in the provincial legislature. It's focused on visible. Religious dress comes from a combination of historical and political influences. That's according to salons lefevere a professor at the Institute for Religious Studies at the University of Montreal. You find a certain allergy chew shoe religious visibility french-speaking Quebec and France which has similar legislation both have an anti clerical streak that emerged in response to pass US domination by the Catholic Church. They were among many places where distrust of immigrants and Islam rose since the two thousands but in Quebec in France nonsense some other countries it takes the form of especially this Muslim women wearing a hijab or the cab aboard Burqa the opposes the bill because she thinks it stigmatizes religious minorities but she noted supporters include some recent immigrants from Muslim Ozlem majority countries in North Africa now yet. Elma Brooke came to Canada from Tunisia has two children in the public schools and testified in support of the religious assembles bill. I know actually I know. Send you a monkey exotic. was these mobile issue. We need to assure children in education without religious proselytizing sizing and religious symbols aren't neutral. They transmit messages that are not neutral. She also recently signed a letter supporting appearance right to have their child moved out of a class plus. If a teacher is still wearing job clever mark two-seat law stipulates clearly that every citizen has a right to.

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"west exac" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

02:42 min | 2 years ago

"west exac" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Just went back and forth three or four times. And Finally, I said, you don't believe a word you're saying he says, I do but go ahead. And the reason I tell that story in the book is it was an important moment for both of us because I do think there's a part of Donald Trump's personality as president and certainly long before it that's always testing everything is always a test. Every human interaction is a test of strength back and forth. And in that interaction. He was trying to figure out if I knew I was there and knew what I was supposed to do. And what I was supposed to do is get him to answer my questions and stand my ground, which I did and he respected that and we got the interview and that's a microcosm of interactions with Donald. And by the way, when you quote, somebody you quote, their name, you don't say senior administration official. You don't say anonymous source, you use people's names attached to those quotes, right? There's three hundred sixteen pages this book. There's one quote that doesn't have a name attached to one everyone else's named everything else. Forbade them. Everything else is. And no one has objected to what has been published in the book. The White House has had this book for going on four and a half weeks. Not a peep. Why is that because they know what's real? We'll go to a quick story if we can. And I thought it was one of the most interesting when Jeff Sessions the attorney general resigns he goes into the parking lot gets in his SUV and is ready to depart. And then what happens the chief of staff Reince Priebus finds out about it and runs in a panic through the White House out the driveway, which is called west exac, west executive avenue, whether waiting SUV was and he climbs in and he says to Jeff Sessions, you cannot resign. Why was he saying that will generally didn't want him to resign? But quite specifically that same afternoon. Robert Muller had been appointed special counsel and Ryan specific veteran of politics. New those two stories would be really bad on the same. Day. They're never good on any day. Those two stories on the exact same day would fall into the really really bad category. And so it was a White House structual at administration structural imperative and without question a political imperative to achieve what he did over time which was to get Jeff Sessions out of the SUV to walk back into the White House. Nocco see the president. But have the chief of staff essentially say unresolved, which he did unbelievable. I hadn't heard that till reading Mr. Trump's wild ride with our guests. Major Garrett the pride of Missouri Mizzou university of Missouri and.

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"west exac" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

03:18 min | 2 years ago

"west exac" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"So he said on Twitter that I was a agenda reporter dishonest something like that I didn't respond on Twitter. But my obviously my Twitter feed kind of got riled up for a period of time. I just ignored it. And I wasn't exactly sure what to expect the next time. I saw him. And it was in the post debate round up where he would come along the imperative as I say in the book is to get a quote from candidate Trump after the debate. And he says to me what you just said. And I said you don't mean that. No, I do. And I said, no, you don't. And he said, no, we just went back and forth three or four times. And Finally, I said, you don't believe a word you're saying he says, I do but go ahead. And the reason I tell that story in the book is it was an important moment for both of us because I do think there's a part of Donald Trump's personality as president and certainly long before it that's always testing everything is always a test in every human interaction is a test of strength back and forth and tonight interaction he was trying to figure out if I knew I was there and knew what I was supposed to do what I was supposed to do is get him to answer my questions and stand my ground, which I did and he respected that and we got the interview and that's a microcosm of interactions with Donald. And by the way, when you quote, somebody you quote, their name, you don't say senior administration official. You don't say anonymous source, you use people's names attached to those quotes, right? There's three hundred sixteen pages this book. There's one quote that doesn't have a name attached to it one everyone else's named everything else's forbade them. Everything else is. And no one has objected to what has been published in the book. The White House has had this book for going on four and a half weeks. Not a peep. Why is that because they know what's real? We'll go to a quick story. If we can enter thought, it was one of the most interesting when Jeff Sessions, the attorney general resigns, he goes into the parking lot gets in his SUV and is ready to depart. And then what happens the chief of staff Reince Priebus finds out about it and runs in a panic through the White House out the driveway, which is called west exac, west executive avenue, whether waiting SUV was and he climbs in and he says to Jeff Sessions, you cannot resign. Why was he saying that will in general he didn't want him to resign? But quite specifically that same afternoon. Robert Muller had been appointed special counsel and spree Priebus of veteran of politics. New those stories would be really bad. On the same day. They're never good on any day. Those two stories on the exact same day would fall into the really really bad category. And so it was a White House structual at administration structural imperative and without question a political imperative to achieve what he did over time which was to get Jeff Sessions out of the SUV to walk back into the White House. Nocco see the president, but have their chief of staff essentially say unresolved which he did unbelievable. I hadn't heard that till reading Mr. Trump's wild ride with our guests. Major Garrett the pride of Missouri Mizzou university.

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"west exac" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

08:16 min | 2 years ago

"west exac" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Money for the wall. Apparently, that's the thing. We're talking about border security. There's no amount of persuasion can do to say we want you to do something that is not effective billions of dollars. That sends the wrong message about who we are as a country, but she doesn't want the war. So you can be safe. But what does she want? Well, according to the Washington Examiner. She wants to promote a death culture. Not just here in America but abroad, there is already already during the government shutdown a spending Bill proposal from the Democrats to counter, President Trump's Mexico City policy whereby they wished to do what they want to fund organizations like international Planned Parenthood mother domestic one, but the international version of Planned Parenthood to promote abortion abroad, the culture of death. They want to raise the funding through the UN. Also of international death culture projects from five million. Listen to this thirty seven point five million dollars of your money, ladies and gentlemen. Here. I want to quote Marjorie down in fell's, a true warrior for the unknown. Who said of this recent development fresh this is the third day of the year. According to Marjorie, a strong majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion. I think she's right. But she continued the repeal of President Trump's policy would make payers complicit in the exportation of abortion, and the destruction of countless unborn children around the world. It's not bad enough that they're killing millions of people since Roe v. Wade here children, especially from the African American community targeting the most vulnerable now they want to spend more on doing that with your money abroad. Incredible Asari the boards lit up with your calls, please. If you want to express your opinion on any of the topics of the day, it is eight three three three three Gorka. That's G O R K A, otherwise that's eight three three three three four six seven five. Four Veda waiting very very patiently. Let's go to line one Mark in Ohio. Are you still with us? I'm still here. Hi. Hi, mark. What do you want to share? Talk to you. Dr. Personally could care less if the government shutdown for any length of time, we might as well. The rest of it down to that. You had mentioned you mentioned that the one thing that I'm not sure that you're wherever you are. But your listeners may not be in that is that go sped up are not getting paid during the shutdown. I think the president did something about that. Didn't he? The president took some action. So they got paid for the last paycheck is twenty eight teen my daughter in the coast guard and and visiting with them in Maine right now. But so they were able to get paid their last paycheck of plenty eighteen and nothing that's been done about the nineteen twenty nineteen Patek that do probably in about a week and a half. Right. Well, hang on January the third, and if the president's stood up for the Coasties, he's already you know, that he's got your back. Look what he did on Christmas day flying through Iraq. So the coast guard allegedly the oldest service in America. According to the coast guard. The debate with know. Yeah. I having worked at Quantico for two and a half years. I know there's a bit of debate as to who came first. Why this let me tell you a little story. Let me tell you this story. Second week of the administration. Second month of the administration, and we had a group of about twenty of soon to be green berets. Visit the national council some briefings. And I decided it'd be great idea to have. Mark are you in combat? What is going on mock study on steady on okay? What's your six? We had eighteen or twenty future. Green braves. Visit the White House and I decided to get in to see the president. And I've told this story before, but I haven't told the end of it. After he met them in the Roosevelt room. Then took them into the Oval Office to give each one of them the opportunity to take a professional White House official photograph standing next to the commander in chief by the resolute desk, which of course, blew them all away these are guys with just going to finish the Q course, and qualifying get get beret and their badge at Fort Bragg afterwards, we find it after building the president's blown his calendar for the day because he was supposed to meet them for fifty minutes. And by the end of it. He dedicated almost an hour to these birth bullfighters withstanding on west exac, west executives that the secured road that separates. The Eisenhower executive office building from the west wing. We're standing there is beaming. Everybody's so excited and the the former senior NCO who's a civilian who runs the the alpha. So it's the special forces. Officer course, qualification course at Swick special warfare center schooler for brag he doesn't do this in front of the guys in the one gallon and telephone he comes up to me privately and he whispers in my and he says. That was very meaningful. But I need you to know that in the last eight years, we weren't even allowed into the building. Think about that. So Mark thank you for your call. Don't worry. Whether it's a Coasties whether it's the marines where it's whether it's the green berets 'em. And with us, sailors. He has your back man woman front line support service. Whatever it is. I've seen it. I've flown with the president Air Force One wherever he lands at a base if there's military there, and if there's if there's law enforcement officers, you we always had outright if so we'd have the con- I get off the plane, and then he'd get into the beast, and they'd be the long convoy SUV's calms vehicles, I eight and then all of the staff in our own vehicles before we got into our vehicles before he got into the beast. What would Donald Trump no cameras because you're inside the military base? Nobody's watching this isn't some kind of press opportunity to to have a photo op. He would go down the line and shake the hand of every single Laura. Officer who was there to escort us to wherever we were going. It doesn't have to do that. He didn't have to do that. And what do we have instead with Obama you've seen the photographs? He used the marines to hold his umbrella for him while he's giving a speech. It's chalk and cheese. You just could not see such a massive disparity. There's a reason why my book why we fight has the subtitle defeating America's enemies with no apologies. This is a president. Who's not going to apologize for who we are? He is proud of what America stands for of our history of our today. Oh, Christian culture, and he's especially proud of our warfighters whichever service there. They are in an whichever service is the oldest. That's Donald J Trump the man,.

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"west exac" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"west exac" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Said on Twitter that I was a agenda reporter dishonest something like that I didn't respond on Twitter. But my obviously my Twitter feed kind of got riled up for a period of time. I just ignored it. And I wasn't exactly sure what to expect the next time. I saw him. And it was in the post debate round up where he would come along imperative as I say in the book is to get a quote from Canada Trump after the debate. And he says to me what you just said. And I said you don't mean that. No, I do. And I said, no, you don't. And he said, no, you're just went back and forth three or four times. And Finally, I said, you don't believe a word you're saying he says, I do but go ahead. And the reason I tell that story in the book is it was an important moment for both of us because I do think there's a part of Donald Trump's personality as president and certainly long before it that's always testing. Everything's always a test in every human interaction is a test of strength back and forth. And in that interaction he was trying to figure out if I knew I was there and knew what I was supposed to do. And what I was supposed to do is get him to answer my questions and stand my ground, which I did and he respected that and we got the interview, and that's a microcosm of interactions with Donald k and by the way when you quote, somebody you quote, their name, you don't say senior administration official. You don't say anonymous source, you use people's names attached to those quotes, right? There's three hundred sixteen pages this book. There's one quote that doesn't have a name attachment one everyone else's named everything else is verbatim. Everything else is. And no one has objected to what has been published in the book. The White House has had this book for going on four and a half weeks. Not a peep. Why is that because they know what's real? We'll go to a quick story if we can. And I thought it was one of the most interesting when Jeff Sessions the attorney general resigns he goes into the parking lot gets in his SUV and is ready to depart. And then what happens the chief of staff Reince Priebus finds out about it and runs in a panic through the White House out the driveway, which is called west exac. West executive avenue where the waiting SUV was and he climbs in and he says to Jeff Sessions, you cannot resign. Why was he saying that will in generally didn't want him to resign? But quite specifically that same afternoon. Robert Muller had been appointed special counsel and Ryan spree veteran of politics new those two stories would be really bad on the same day. They're never good on any day. Those stories on the exact same day would fall into the really really bad category. And so it was a White House structual administration structural imperative and without question a political imperative to achieve what he did over time which was to get Jeff Sessions out of the SUV to walk back into the White House. Not go see the president. But have the chief of staff essentially say unresolved, which he did unbelievable. I I hadn't heard that till reading Mr. Trump's wild ride guests major Garrett the pride of Missouri Mizzou. University of.

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"west exac" Discussed on The Takeout

The Takeout

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"west exac" Discussed on The Takeout

"You're listening to the takeout from CBS News Radio, and I'm Stephen Portnoy from CBS News Radio, the White House correspondent who sits right behind major Garrett in the briefing room as major Garrett is the author of the new book. Mr. Trump's wild ride. A fantastic book had takes you inside some of the crazier twists and turns of the last eighteen months and and the ones that were stand the test of time, you know, ones that are history, and if I could say something semen on behalf of both of us, I just want to thank our audience on CBS early podcast adopters and on more than forty radio stations around the country. You get the vibe of the show. The show does not pander to you, ideologically allows you and requires you to listen to people on the right on the left and the centre, and I just wanna thank you for picking up on what this show tries to do. And if you have a modicum of respect or appreciation for what this tro to show strives to be. It's all in the book what the show strives to be replicated in the book. And that's the best advertiser not give work. Well, I'll second all this points. One of the things we were talking about for the break that I learned that I didn't know now is that in may of twenty seventeen around the time that Robert Mueller was appointed as a special very day the very day Jeff Sessions, the attorney general who so aggravated the president by his decision, recuse himself from the rest of education actually submitted his resignation and wound up in a car in the west executive draw Choubey black SUV that all government officials ride around in Washington. You call the chapter ten days in may. I dare say it's the wildest turn and Mr. Trump's wild Rivage agree with that. It was certainly the ten days I remember most vividly and I felt most overwrought at the end of begin so much exhaustion, physical exhaustion, emotional trauma because I never seen it before. And part of that is. So Ryan sprees, the chief of staff is informed that a special counsel Robert Muller has been named Robert Muller who had been interviewed the day before by the president as a possible. New FBI director is name special counsel and Jeff Sessions submits his resignation. His real live written resignation to the president and then leaves the White House and writes, previous the cheapest finds out about it and starts looking for Jeff Sessions. Reinsch previous at this moment, hearing that the sitting attorney general has just quit at is roaming the grounds of the White House yet stop. Where is he? Where is he? Where is he? And he runs out to west exac, which is the small driveway. From which many people who enter the White House. Do. So it's ripe between the executive, whether the west wing and the old executive office building right across the west, any fines, Jeff Sessions inside his SUV and implores him to come back inside so they can have a conversation. And essentially as I relate in the book, the chief of staff talks Jeff Sessions off this resignation. Ledge, one of the many eye-popping revelations that will have readers of your new book really bewildered by that story has been told before in a book by Chris Whipple who writes about chiefs of staff, but more details in my book. I don't want to suggest that everything is a revelation. I don't want to oversell who I am or what I've done. I want credit those who have been there before, but I am one hundred percent confident in this rendering and that it was a significant moment in the history of the Trump president and example of fairness in full disclosure that readers will find in your new book. But you mentioned Ryan spree is one of the several officials who spoke to you on. The record in this book every others and household names at that you spoke at Tycom John Dowd, Jared, Kushner, Jared, Kushner, Mick Mulvaney, Mark short, Mitch, McConnell nights. Previous I mentioned John Kelly was Lou douse today bossy. Lots of people who respected me as a professional as someone who was curious and rigorous..

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