23 Burst results for "Yanukovych"
"yanukovych" Discussed on KGO 810
"After well leading up to Yanukovych and then his his departure and then this this whole push for I you know I get a I guess a push for a government that was transparent we hear about all the time right but it wasn't there was corruption right up until and including Lansky's ascension I and you know again if you don't know the full story you go back biting Biden's connection to Ukraine goes back to the nineties when he was a senator pushing Bill Clinton so you know to to be hard on on this this is part of the world that separated Eastern Europe or Europe in general from Russia at the time but then again the the Russian the Russian government you have to go almost back to the to the the end of the Cold War an eighty nine ninety and to see how soon as as soon as the wall went down and as soon as Brezhnev in those guys were Gorbachev in and and the whole the whole the misstatements stick of the USSR fell apart are you had all these openings in KGB stepped right in them and this is the thing that you have to remember all the old box at the time they saw put as a guy they thought they could control so they elevated Putin Putin's nobody they elevated him nearly did he turn on them and they have to pay him money or they would in some cases die disappear but so what I think what if if if Biden had a fault in my opinion it was that looking at the Ukraine as a way as a legacy for him to stop Russia to stop the growth of of of Russian imperialism the day I had always sought as the USSR now is Russia and you know when you go back to look at Pratt porridge Porsche Porsches go who is of the president elect of the in twenty fourteen I mean a lot of you guys going I know this this role right of my head to when I was reading about it but it's the end of the day what they're trying to do the Republicans are they're trying to say that trump wanted investigation in Ukraine odd because of the corruption he never said one word ever about that there's nothing recorded written that he sent anybody that he was interested in stopping corruption he wanted so Lansky to help him dig up dirt on Biden or he would withhold money that's a pure and simple if you have to explain this anybody they start talking about a hunter Biden who is it you know a messed up young guy withdrawal in addiction problems you've got this job let me just play a little bit of of the kind of of obfuscation that you get here Brian Karem is at the on Capitol Hill Ted Cruz walks by any just key does come out of the hearings and ask them a question about what this is a lesson.
What Bill Taylor's impeachment inquiry testimony tells us
"The impeachment inquiry got even more contentious today with some house. Republicans Walking in on a closed door hearing that's part of the investigation this after damning testimony yesterday from the top US diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor Taylor said that president trump may Obama and joins us now welcome thanks for having me and I of a what did you think of Taylor's testimony at least the part that we've seen the opening statement what stood out to you well I I wanna say in full disclosure that I've known Bill Taylor for twenty five years I found him to be an amazing diplomat in all the different jobs that he had that we enter acted with so I don't pretend to be a neutral observer when repeating is testimony but I founded devastating mostly because it was so Oh incredibly detailed and he just tied together all the little dots and is and Cross T.'s that you'd want to connect the quid pro quo the Holding of military aid and the holding of Oval Office visit in return for the investigation of this company Barista which hunter Biden Vice President sunsets and the investigation of alleged meddling of Ukrainian individuals in the two thousand sixteen election now the White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham released a statement after Taylor's testimony saying today was triple hearsay and there was no quid pro quo what do you make of that well I'm sorry I you know I can say I am six foot eight and that doesn't mean that I am six foot eight I mean I I just I find this defense just alarming to the intelligence of the people reading those statements I it's just clear as day to me whether or not the quid pro quo is an peachable offense that's another matter but the notion that they keep going back to there was no trade when the the evidence I think is just overwhelming and by the way that statement also I found to be really revolting triple hearsay number one but then to call ambassador Taylor as I recall and a radical unelected bureaucrat this is a person who served our country for Fifty Years Democrats and Republicans by the way was appointed US ambassador Ukraine by President Bush. I just find this attacking the Messenger Strategy also indicative that they don't have the facts on the side as you know the acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney was asked last week about a quid pro quo and he seemed to say that yes there was a quid pro quo and then he ended up walking that back but one of the things that he said in that press conference was we do that all the time with foreign policy as a former ambassador yourself did you ever see Oren policy as he said become political in any way so When I was in the government is her five years in the Obama Administration we did set up quid pro quos in fact even with Ukraine I was involved in some of those where we said there will not be a a meeting with President Obama for instance we did this in two thousand then I believe with President Yanukovych unless you do something to more secure your nuclear way straight that's called diplomacy t Tat's leverage that part is true what is not true is that I never remember a time when we did a quid pro quo to advance President Obama's personal interest or his reelection efforts that is the part that's radically at to my knowledge has never been done before okay when I ask you about the other big reason we wanted to talk to you which is what's going on in Syria and Russia has started patrolling parts of the Syrian border her in a deal reached with Turkey yesterday those two countries now working together in northeast Syria after the US pull out what do you make of that deal and the idea that Russia now has more control in that region is a great it's a giant victory for Vladimir Putin he's been working at the for years he wants to be the the king maker in the Middle East he wanted to support his dictator ally Mr Assad now he's achieved the results he wanted especially with our complete capitulation so now he's negotiating with Iran the Americans are not even at the table ask you one more thing as you look at Russia right now how is it possible that a country that has an economy that is less than one tenth the size of the United States having so many successes all over the world achieving its goals what Putin has you know small cards in his hands but he's not afraid to play them so I think part of it is due to the way that he is not afraid to break the rules of the game but if part Lee is also you know the trump administration president trump himself this is a capitulation knees pulling out of our of Syria and giving Putina a win Dan and getting nothing in return you know we were earlier talking about tit for tat sin quid pro quo there's none of that kind of set up with respect to Syria and I would say the same is true in Ukraine the big loser in all this scandal the trump involvement there and the privatization of our foreign policy there for his person donald gain is a weakening of our relationship with presidents Alinsky in the new government there that's all a win for Putin that his former US ambassador to Russia Michael mcfaul now director of the freemen spoke Lee Institute for International Studies at Stanford thank you so much for joining
"yanukovych" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Data. It's not adjust topline point data. It seems like there are a lot of internals that were passed along as well and <hes> manafort discuss. This is a peace plan in eastern ukraine that would take his old patron viktor yanukovych in exile in moscow and would plop him down in the eastern russian occupied part of ukraine. It would make him kind of the russian puppet leader leader of this part of the country <hes> in the question that hovers over overall. This is number one. Whoa did manafort act constantly like he had something to hide. Because after this meeting at the cigar club he engaged slip slip flip out of one door and clinic slips out of a separate door so they they're they're they're not he's actually acting like they have a meeting that they care for the rest of the world to learn about secondly. It's what was he really trying to get out of all of this. Why did he slipped this polling data to kalinic. Why was he talking about. This peace plan what what what was he was. He willing to a trade something in the trump campaign for results in another place. The muller report acknowledges that there are a lot of unanswered questions about about manafort's interactions with clinic because of questions about manafort credibility and our teams limited ability to gather evidence on what happened to the polling data after it was sent to kalinic the office could not assess what kalinic or others he may have given it to did with it. The office also also did not identify evidence of a connection between manafort's sharing polling data and russia's interference in the election which had already been reported boarded by u._s. Media outlets at the time of the august second meeting nor did the investigation established that manafort otherwise coordinated with the russian the government on its election interference efforts by the end of the summer twenty sixteen reports about metaphors ties to sketchy ukrainian oligarchs this fever pitch trump campaign paul manafort just two days after being demoted word that manafort has resigned from the trump campaign is stepping down. He was the campaign share starting to say the least manafort resigns from the campaign pain on august nineteenth twenty sixteen but he continues to advise campaign officials including jared kushner steve bannon and trump himself and manafort doesn't stop contact with clinic nor ceases efforts to leverage his relationship to the trump campaign not even after the election manafort told the office that in the wake of trump's victory he was not interested in an administration job manafort instead instead preferred to stay on the quote outside on quote and monetize his campaign position to generate business given his familiarity and relationship with trump trump and the incoming administration manafort appeared to follow that plan as he traveled to the middle east cuba south korea japan and china <hes> and was paid to explain what trump presidency would entail manafort's activities in early two thousand seventeen included meetings related to ukraine.
Ukraine's presidential vote pits comedian against incumbent
"Of course, now let's go to Ukraine, we heard about the start the imminent start voting there at the start of this hour round two of the presidential election. The race between the incumbent petro parish Anco and Vladimir Zilenski a comedian. He's only experience of politics is playing the press. In a hit comedy on television. Nevertheless, he pulled around twice as many votes as president Pora Shankar in round one the lead up. Today's vote has been extraordinary. It's or both men. Take blood tests for drugs and alcohol and televised debate in a stadium which is head of the final vote today. We're live in Ukraine is one of the country's most prominent novelist entry Kirk of known for his surreal nightmare stories about life in Ukraine, including death and the penguin and his latest is the bickford fuse Andre welcome to the program. Thank you. Thank you. We spoke to you before the first round what if anything has changed since then in your mind. In the country. A lot has changed because now we have to follow camps. Oh, really? Coralline because they're very into vote for different candidates, and everyone is considered the site crazy irresponsible. What has has emerged during the campaign with regards to specific issues policies plans from either side? The main issues that radian hell, no plans, and he changed several times people in his team. So it's not clear who will be working with him. Once he becomes president. In fact, actually yesterday was slight scandal. When one of his exit visors complained that kids said that she never met him. So I mean, we know that if for Shanta. Gets. Victory. The station will be probably the same. But I've been Persian has done new promises and promise to speed up the direction towards Europe and NATO. Alinsky in his few statements said that he will edit the. Discussed about Ukrainian language will have rights to Russian speakers. Hit accusers lovely all the political inversion Korean being completely corrupted unable to leave the country, peaceful solution with they separate. Territories. One nothing yesterday the debate he used quite a neutral positive word about separatists instead of usual description of them as terrorists and bandits or listens to bring my guests in hurricane to ask questions of you. Mark stevens. I was interested in this whole thing about Vladimir Zilin ski. And it seems to me from the reporting. We're seeing in London that many of the voters and politicians are seeing him as somebody who if elected will be easy to manipulate. What's your take on that? I think they are. Right. Because he doesn't have any firm views. He doesn't have. Well, Rick program. He was reading the debate the members of his team from paper like, you know, their names, and we know that actually he was created and financed by the only gar either moisture who cannot come back to Ukraine, while per cent is president because criminal cases against him. So I think it's quite possible. But also large part of the voters will vote for the landscape just because they are against for us because they may TV channels creative so negative picture of Shankar. And they were completely incredible accusations against on eager key ski TV show. Actually, there was a problem where person of organizing of his own rather. And his brother many years ago, I think was killed in car accident. No, you spent some time in Ukraine have new teaching journalism and journalism ethics. Yes. I was I was interested to run the basis of of that having having been out there and worked with journalists in the Ukraine who were thrown into the situation where they're reporting on quite different than anything that ever done before. And what was in other countries as well as the media, not necessarily really rising to the challenge of these these populist candidate? So I was wondering if you could explain about how you you touched on it just now, but the extent to which the media has been able to really get under the surface of what these candidates have about what's actually really happening in this action. So a question. Yes. The journalists and how they've been able to cover it. Several different camps, of course, maintain which. Most of different oligarchy so gentlemen, schoolwork in there. I'm complying with policies in us over the owners of the TV channels independent. Journalists are working mostly for either slow TV channels all like. Journalistic investigations bureaus and website, and they're the live receiver grants from different international foundations, and actually I think the reason for the new tech against Persian was an investigation by journalist whose name is Smith a nigga who did it for a small TV channel in his investigatory program, and he reveal to the corruption in the defense industry of Ukraine, just before the elections, which contribute, of course, think to better better ratings for the landscape and worse ratings for word finally on eastern Ukraine on you've traveled there in recent times. What's the view there of this election? Well, it's interesting people who are voting for Yanukovych in the into elections. They're going to vote for the landscape the same time people on the Ukrainian side of the done. They now quite at odds with people on the separatist science, but for economical reasons, but generally, I think south east, and yeah and part of central Ukraine. Landscape because he's also speaker, and because he sort of wise to his disagreement with the national Listrik Ukrainian policies which were supported by for Shankar who has now the major support from three major Ukrainian-speaking region in the west of
Comics relief? Ukraines presidential race
"In the hit Ukrainian comedy show. Servant of the people. I history teachers, expletive strewn anti corruption rant goes viral. And this man of the people winds up being elected president. But throw which but there's some fifteen. The comedian who plays him load. Amir's Alinsky is trying to turn fiction into reality voters head to the polls on Sunday for the first round of Ukraine's presidential elections and not only Mr. linski in the race. He's the front runner. Five years ago. Ukrainians took to the streets that overthrew their former president Viktor Yanukovych since then they faced a simmering war in the east of their country with Russia, which also annexed the Crimean peninsula. Noah Sneider is our Moscow correspondent, he recently visited Mr. Lansky onset in Kiev. They've seen their economy crash and come back from the brink. And they've seen many of the promises of the revolution unfulfilled, especially when it comes to fighting corruption that's opened a huge Gulf of distrust with the authorities and that has led to a strange situation where the front runner in. These elections is a comedian an actor with no political experience whatsoever riding this wave of anti-establishment sentiment and frustration towards a likely victory. And I understand that you you met Mr. linski recently. I did. So I went and saw him onset where he was filming latest season of his TV show serving the people. And the scene that was playing out was telling it showed the Lansky character taking the oath of office. He enters a sort of historical flashback a dialogue with a trio of important figures. Plato prince flood of Kiev, and the Slavic philosopher Grigory Scotto, the, and what ensues is sort of philosophical dialogue on the nature of power. And this, of course, has a double meaning since he may be taking that oath right soon. And so when you met him after he was filming how did he come across? Mr. charming mound. And actor who knows how to hold the room. But at the same time, he's had a hard time being very specific. At all about what he plans to do. Once he becomes president in part. It's a need campaign strategy it allows voters to see him as an empty vessel that they can fill with their hopes will what about his own hopes. Did he speak to you about why he wants to run for office? He talked about wanting to change things about wanting to make the country better. He came around eventually to answer that he summed up as I want my kids to be able to say that my dad was a normal guy. Great guy and these motivations for many voters raise questions because of his somewhat. Murky ties with color mois key, the guard who owns the TV channel on which Mr. Lansky show has aired the to maintain that they're not in cahoots and that there's nothing to their relationship beyond the business one. But missed his Lansky vague answers have fueled the suspicions about why he actually has decided to run then without prejudice to wear his platform might be coming from. What is he actually said he'll do first and foremost, he's promised to maintain Ukraine's course, towards western integration integration with the European Union. He's talked about fighting corruption and somewhat vaguely about ending the war about finding away to negotiate with mister Putin at the same time. His ideological stance is. Quite over the map, we talked to him about which world leaders, he admired which figures he associated himself with global politics, and he invoked to names in particular day able scenario the right wing populace, president of Brazil. And France's among well Macron. Mccall who's liberal technocrat the Gulf between their policies and their positions is enormous. And again, perhaps suggests that Mr. Lonski is is a bit unfamiliar with the territory he's wandering onto. And I guess that's particularly worrisome in the sense that he's up against a ladder Putin for a chunk of his country. Absolutely. Mr Putin has nineteen years of executive experience under his belt. He's a wily operator and will not miss the opportunity to use his opponent's inexperience to his advantage, and how did Mr. linski and up here. How comedian with no political experience leading the polls. I think the main reason is frustration frustration amongst ordinary Ukrainians with their post revolutionary leadership when they overthrew the previous president victory on the kovic in two thousand fourteen. There was a great deal of hope that the deeply corrupt. Oligarchy political system that has gripped Ukraine since the fall of the Soviet Union would finally change and that fundamental promise has been left unfulfilled. So although Ukraine has made some important reforms, although the country is moving closer to Europe citizens now enjoy visa-free travel to the U, for example. They don't feel like the system has fundamentally changed three quarters of Ukrainian say the country is headed in the wrong direction. Just nine percent have faith in their national government. That's the lowest figure of any country survey by Gallup polling agency. And you see that frustration spill out onto the streets quite regularly. They're anti corruption protests in Kiev in the same place often has where the revolution in two thousand fourteen began. And so who is Mr. linski running against are there more. Let's call them standard candidates. There's nearly forty candidates running for president. But the front runners are a pair of old faces from the old guard. There's the incumbent president petro parsh- Anco who came to office in two thousand fourteen in the wake the revolution promising to root out corruption and change this old system people largely feel that he's failed to do. So the second major challenger to mister Lonski is Hewlett Michenko. She's a former prime minister came to prominence after the orange revolution two thousand four and she's reinvented herself this time around as populous. Okay. So you've got two establishment candidates and one wildcard does that look like it's going to be a fair fight at least at the polls. That's big question. And it's the thing that people are most worried about in key, if these days, there are not only fears about the influence of oligarchy television. But also. Hello fears about straight up vote, rigging and vote-buying and vast majority of Ukrainians, in fact, don't believe that these will be free and fair elections, and that could be the most dangerous outcome of all. But let's suppose things are relatively clear cut and Mr. Dolinsky gets through the first round as expected. What do you reckon happens? Then the polling shows the in most cases, he would win head to head matchup with Mr. partial go and with Mr. machine go, but a lot of it depends on things like voter turnout misters Lonski basis, younger less reliable. So it's really hard to say. And if he were to win in the second round and become president he'd inherit the simmering war with Russia, which has massive implications for relations between Russia and the west he would inherit an economy that still struggling could benefit from further reform, and he would face a brutal fight over parliamentary elections in the fall.
"yanukovych" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"How Manafort worked with Yanukovych the Ukrainian president, right? And part of that was the campaign against Moshenko against his opponents and the things he did against to Timoshenko into and to kill to kill mission crew afterwards all parallel what Manafort was doing for Hillary Clinton doing against down to choosing her punt like the locker up chant goes back Ukraine when Manafort was working for kovic. And so I suspect when the full story is told Muller wants to show that the twenty sixteen election is just a repeat for Manafort stuff. He did before. And so to the extent that Trump hired in bud into the way that metaphor Manafort was gonna run the campaigns. He bought into running campaign the same way that our Ukrainian Russian-backed all agog would which is what he is. He's rushing back. Alagar? Right. So that's the story that were eventually going to get. And so I think it was you know, like the biggest problem with the story. Like, I think you're right. Did did he think he was doing Russia favor? Did he think it was a gift from Russia? I think it's both. And I think that I think Muller certainly is moving towards conspiracy case where the terms of this deal are laid out. But but it's not a traditional said pro quo because they're both in bed to get. I mean, everyone's benefiting if you. Base American democracy. By running presidential campaign like Trump kit. Trump was willing to do it. But that's Trump is the Russians that was a win. Win win for the Russians intil Trump proved unable to to ditch the the legal investigation. Marcy wheeler. Always a pleasure. The blog is empty wheel dot net. Thank you so much for your time today. Fascinating stuff. Thanks, take care. Bye. Bye. Win win win win. So coming on now. That's fascinating. I never really occurred to me to look at it that way that it was like. Yeah. I get something to talk about this is win wind. Got you want me to weaken Hillary Clinton, and I had nothing to talk about during the election anyway. And now again Eanet ruin everybody. Except for Hillary. It's just like that time where those girls who love to p guys came over to came over to the hotel room. That was like, yeah, you can pay me view that you love to do. I want it. It's also like the guy called Hilary a dog. Who is just a great line. Who's working for who? Here. It doesn't matter. We're getting paid of own to renew it. Do what you love and you'll never.
"yanukovych" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The Podesta group the co founder of which was Tony Podesta. Who is of course, John Podesta's brother, the John Podesta being the chairman of the Hillary Clinton. Thing campaign. So the all the all the entities that have that were brought into this recruited by Manafort are now facing some degree of legal scrutiny themselves, or at least scrutiny more broadly, including from the press and some of them also legal scrutiny. And this story, you just touched on his pretty amazing that Tony Podesta one of the people who lobbied on behalf of Manafort and Yanukovych is the brother of John Podesta who managed Hillary Clinton's campaign and had his emails hacked by Russians and then made public through wyking leaks. So. The team that Tony Podesta is representing. Whether he is aware of it or not, you know is Russian-backed Ukrainians and the team that hacks, his brother, John Podesta's emails are the rations. It's crazy. Yeah. It really is. There's a lot of sort of Shakespearean elements here and the question of what Tony Podesta new, and what others that his firm and others at mercury public affairs. New is potentially a central legal question because those firms are now the subject of interest from prosecutors in the southern district of New York who were referred a lobbying far lobbying related case about their lobbying through Manafort by Muller. So what what what are the questions how much do these lobbying groups know about who is really paying them? Do they know that the European centre for a modern Ukraine was basically a front group for Paul Manafort is at the major question. Yeah. That is a central question and Muller's team released some internal emails from those two firms that pedestrian group and the Merck and mercury public affairs in which employees. Seem to be revealing that they knew that this European center for modern Ukraine was a front group. And so we had a correspondence in which Tony Podesta the co founder of the Badescu group told his team to operate on the understanding that Yana kovic was quote, the client while an employee at the other firm, mercury public affairs called the claim that the European centre for monitoring Ukraine was independent quote nonsense and compared it to Allison wonderland. And even there was a particularly funny. I thought Email that was quoted or correspondence that was quoted from unemployed that Podesta group who referred derisively to the center for modern Ukraine is quote, the European hotdog stand for a modern Ukraine. So you see internally whatever they were saying externally about whether this was a foreign lobbying job internally their own employees in some of their officials had some real doubts if not had completely concluded that this was a front group. My guest is New York Times reporter, Ken Vogel. We'll talk more about manafort's deceptive. Lob. Being practices after a break. I'm Terry gross. And this is fresh air. The.
"yanukovych" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"All right to the breaking news today is that Paul Manafort has apparently cut a deal with the federal government with the molar investigation. We don't know what that deal encompasses. We know that Paul that Paul Manafort had already been convicted on on several felony counts related to Bank and tax fraud charges. And then he was to move onto a second trial and he pled guilty in that trial to avoid a longer sentence apparently the Cording to the New York Times. Then it goes over a plea deal related to a separate set of seven charges, encompassing conspiracy obstruction of Justice, money laundering, false statements violations of a lobbying disclosure law. It's not clear exactly what Manafort might plead guilty to. Apparently he's pleading guilty to a bunch of charges having to do with failing to register as a foreign agent of Ukrainian government. Back when a schmuck named Yanukovych was was running the country. In any case, manafort's trial on the second set of charges was scheduled to get underway on Monday, but now he has pled guilty. He's going to turn over apparently enormous amounts of property of the federal government. What is more important? Because who cares about home for what's more important here is the poem Manafort is apparently working under cooperation agreement with the Muller investigation, which means that presumably is flipping maybe on President Trump, and this is the part where it starts to get real dicey for the Trump administration because nobody actually knows. What Manafort knows. Nobody knows exactly what Manafort was doing now. Again, there's no evidence that's actually been shown that Manafort was actively cooperating with the Russian government on behalf of Trump Trump could still say, listen, I just hired this guy Manafort because this guy Manafort has long standing high level RNC ties going back legitimately years years. I mean, ties to top members of our NC finance ties to top political members of the RNC going back election cycles. I mean, several election cycles and Trump could just say, listen, I was looking for a campaign manager. There wasn't a professional available. The NC suggested that I pick up Manafort because they knew I picked him up and whatever he did on the side. That's his business. But that doesn't mean that I personally knew anything. The problem is that Trump has made claims that the Trump campaign had nothing to do with Russia. If it turns out that Manafort as his campaign manager was messing about with Russia than that could lead to some pretty severe consequences..
Attorney, President Trump and Paul Manafort discussed on AM Tampa Bay
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"Get that came from working for the golden goose in Ukraine, former pro-putin president, Viktor Yanukovych, but manafort's lawyer's pushed back, blaming it on the Russian oligarchs who Manafort worked for saying they required him to pay through secret Bank accounts. California continues to deal with outbreaks of wildfires correspondent Nick watt across the state of California. Right now, we have seventeen thousand homes under threat from flames more than a dozen wildfires burning in the state out here in Shasta county, the car fire. This is now the worst far this has seen since records began way back in nineteen twenty three. The car fire has charred one hundred ten thousand acres in his twenty-seven percent contained six people died and twenty have been reported as missing no deaths have been reported after an arrow. Mexico plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the northern state of Durango, numerous people were injured including two critically on Wall Street. The Dow Jones, industrial average gained.
"yanukovych" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Overthrew yanukovych as being generated by the united states i don't agree with his view but again i think putin was was lashing out and ukraine in particular and then in our election because he actually thought that we were pressing russia not that we were withdrawing from around the world but now you mentioned in the election yeah because and the former cia chief who became defense secretary leon panetta even said about that i think when putin conducted the cyberattacks in the united states during the last election he felt he could get away with it without any kind of response again it's not criticism that actually there isn't a belief president obama was going to do anything well i actually the the fault i find in our response of the russian invention when we did make a public statement and a warning about it and we focus on the cyber attack you know that they hacked the dnc the democratic national committee they release these emails there was this massive information war taking place where they're creating and disseminating huge volumes of of fake news about hillary clinton that is flooding the social media feeds of tens of millions of americans potentially i don't think we gave enough of that context people i don't think it wasn't as much about you know punching russia back we did that we impose sanctions we expelled diplomats i actually think that where we could have done more was on conditioning the public for what russia was doing obama's view was essentially that the people consuming that type of news we're not inclined to listen to him that if you're reading stories hillary clinton and how corrupt she is she's not healthy that brock obama is not the person to tell you that's fake news and that's not what are you urging him to speak out about it yeah and i described in the book i say that that's exact change ahead with him i said look into we're we're warning people about the cyber piece of this but but we're not paying the picture of the of the fake news which i had seen in ukraine they developed this capability to generate fake news in the in the in the ukraine war context in obama would save me look if i say that we can become the chief of facebook we can say this is fake this isn't and trump will said's rigged that was his you but you go further in your book because you make the talk about what happened on january the fifth the leadership of the intelligence community founded the office is a couple of weeks ahead of the president trump's inauguration briefing on the report of russian meddling and that you say they painted a star doc picture of an authority decline relentless campaign waged by putin on behalf of trump yes yeah did they suggest to you that donald trump knew about that they did not in fact in the us government at least the way it used to function the fbi doesn't tell the white house about investigations of americans i actually was shocked to learn about the fact of fbi investigation in the trump campaign collusion with russia did that it started during our administration i learned about that in the press after we left the fbi piece of that was kind of walled off we knew about russian interference on behalf yes but in tom what were you told about.
"yanukovych" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Was just a few years ago so you mentioned yanukovych let let's turn to ukraine okay so that rebellion in essence and he fled for russia yeah talk about putin's response maybe went to the to the legislature and got permission to connect forces tell us what he did and what the world's response was yeah well let me back up the story of his logic because i think we have a tendency to think there's no rational reason to do that are no acceptable reason right share his his thinking as well so let me back up two steps because i think the context is really important the first time president obama met with prime minister putin it was july two thousand nine in moscow we went out to his dodger dot says a weird word giant compound it's not some like little thing it's a big compound where he lives but we went out to putin's house right we spent about three three and a half hours with them it was an extraordinary meeting and as we were chatting well as putin was lecturing is the right way to put it he went on for about fifty eight minutes without being interrupted by obama obama's very he's very patient listener way more patient than i am he went through a whole bunch of mistakes that the bush administration had made right by the way nato expansion was on that list then but the just kind of went through and he was laying out a theory that he had about american power when he said you know you guys you use your overt and covert force to overthrow regimes you don't like and by the way there's a lot of empirical data to support mr putin's hypothesis about american power over the last seventy years right so he was going through that kind of laying out this argument and they got to the iraq war he got to the iraq war and he went on about just how stupid it was crazy idea look at all the chaos that they've had ensued and president obama turned to him and said you're right what the hell are your the american i'm the russians if you've never heard an american ever say that remember he dealt with the bush administration the entire time and obama said you're right that was a huge mistake we're not going to be in the business of regime change and i remember that you know we walked up to the cars and putin was thinking well maybe he's a different kind of president but then there was two thousand eleven and then ukrainian i think it's important to remember what happened two thousand eleven because it sets up the the tragedy of ukraine so two thousand eleven to major events one was the arab spring where massive demonstrations were taking place in tunisia cairo egypt excuse me libya syria and we i was in the white house at the time and i was working on this this set of issues i actually spent most of two thousand level working on the middle east we were just responding to popular demonstrations we were not fomenting we were not funding but in putin's mind that was the americans again and especially libya because that's when we use force by the way medvedev acquiesced to that use of force i was in the meeting at the time when he said you're right we have to stop this genocide but putin was against it and when he voted he abstained on the security council resolutions that allowed that use of military force putin went on the record to criticize mineta for that so that's all two thousand eleven punctuated then with demonstrations in russia that he again blamed us for and then we get to ukraine two years later massive demonstrations again against his ally we're not near abroad in the near abroad that's his phrase not mine right next to him with his ally and i just want to underscore we were not trying to overthrow anybody we were actually trying to cut a deal between yanukovych and the opposition the vice president was assigned that that job biden he call them like a dozen times and on february twenty first two thousand fourteen we thought we had a deal i remember vividly i was in sochi at the olympics i was with bill burns i don't know if you remember him from your time the government but and it looked like we had a deal that was.
"yanukovych" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"So the international consulting firm was doing work to help former ukrainian president viktor yanukovych and his party the party of regions which is a very pro russia party if you think about ukraine there is a sector of ukrainians who want to be part of the european union and part of the western world and see themselves you know really moving in the direction of being at a table like the g seven and then there are ukrainians who see themselves as part of the former soviet union and wanna keep a closer connection with russia and i've gone through a lot of history on patriots about what's happened in ukraine and why victory ana kovic was basically banished from ukraine and residing in russia and so manafort's firm was retained to sort of help repair the image of ukraine on the world stage and specifically to do that in a way that was suitable to the pro russian party kalinic helped manafort orchestrate this group called the habsburg group which is a group of unnamed highlevel former european politicians he would offer their quote independent assessments of issues related to ukraine in ways that were favorable to ukraine but these people were actually being paid a lot of money by manafort's firm to affectively lobby members of congress on on ukraine's behalf they're a payment in the indictment mentioned in the amount of like two million euros went out to these people and they they are not named in the indictment i don't know how many of them there are there suspicion that one of them is a former chancellor of austria and i'm going to put a link to a washington post piece about that in the show notes from february anyway a group of additional lobbyists were retained to coordinate with that habsburg group and the indictment refers to those lobbyists as company d and persons d one and d to what is new in this indictment is the addition of kalim nick and the addition of counts for conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice because according to muller manafort and kalim nick tried to knowingly and intentionally corruptly persuade persons d one and d two with intent to influence delay and prevent the testimony of those persons in official proceedings so this is why you're hearing stories about witness tampering paul manafort's lawyers say he's entitled to talk to whomever he wants to put his own spin on things and vehemently disagree with team muller's characterization of the events discussed in the indictments and this is all much about nothing and an attempt by the muller team to prejudice a jury pool against manafort so that is what happened this weekend that investigation also i just think as we dive deeper into this manafort all but spy novel mean constant kalinic sounds like a spy villain for sure to really get named for that right a great name and it's just we get so deep and all this illegal activity in just a friendly reminder this was donald trump's campaign manager i mean what the heck while the the key detail to me is this is donald trump's former campaign manager who did not charge for that service this indictment contains pages upon pages of tables showing payments going in and out of manafort companies this is not a man who does things for free and and that to me is what is so weird about this whole thing now i ultimately doubt that donald trump understands a tenth of what manafort was doing i really don't think that he was a willing mastermind or even a ticipant in most of this i do think that manafort saw a mark and took it i that's the developing theory for me i think that's unreasonable next up it is my turn to do the pride month moment i have picked by reston as my person to highlight i think that he's having a moment right now generally in history he recently received posthumously from president obama the presidential medal of freedom does one of the highest awards we can get to civilians in the united states and i think he deserves it he was one of the co organizers of.
"yanukovych" Discussed on Skullduggery
"A political boss in georgia who was a rival to the then us back president of georgia and in the administration in which you served shirley you remember a barista holdings ukrainian gas company owned by a oligarch tied to yanukovych with whom hundred biden be joined as a member of the board of directors while his father the vice president was flying back and forth to ukraine trying to work out a political settlement there was hunter biden a princeling and the examples that you give both with respect under biden the rodham boys billy carter that's twenty four hours in the life of the trump administration mike we'll get the flow of these horn mas my point we've my point is of course you've seen isolated episodes i might quibble with you about the details of some of those examples my point is a different one and by the way in each of those cases there were strong and voice difference defenses that were made the same as here well between trump doing and what the family members of past presidents at have engaged in overseas business this sheer volume at some point the quantitative becomes qualitative and the sheer volume the magnitude of the dollars the direct timing connection as we've pointed out to critical decisions of foreign policy the fact that these are happening in the hottest of the hot spots around the world look at the china situation that we wrote about on yahoo news you you have major us trade negotiations which by the way this week now we're back on a trade war footing these are going to have impacts on hundreds of thousands maybe million millions of american jobs you have the north korea situation which impacts american lives i mean last year we.
"yanukovych" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"We we created a privatized voting system in the united states we have had it now for what fifteen years sixteen years since two thousand two it has produced something called redshift google sometime voting and redshift r e d dash s h i f t like i said you know hit hit dr goal or google with it and you will see what i'm talking about where state after state after state controlled by republicans suddenly the exit polls which were the gold standard for the world for years and years to define whether an election was cleaner not when the when the ukrainian election went for yanukovych and we went in and said you know the exit polls are four percent different from the election results actually i think it was more than four percent but there's a difference between the election polls the election the election result and the exit polls and therefore we're declaring we're declaring the ukrainian election null and void right it was illegitimate it needs to be redone we did that based on exit polls but here in the united states you're getting six and seven percent exit polls showing democrats winning in states where the election machines said republicans were winning and we're gone no big deal carolyn o is tweeting new in the senate intelligence committee released its preliminary findings into russian targeting of election infrastructure during the two thousand sixteen election and this is where i'm getting into this why is it that we look at our nose and nothing beyond this let as i read the rest of this to you let me just posit this one simple thing if the russians can hack our elections so can the saudis so can the israelis so can the iranians soak in the north koreans soak in the french so can the germans so can the republican party so can the billionaires if russia can hack our elections anybody could hack our elections if given that they've got the resources to do it and all of those entities that i just named have the resources to do it so why the hell do we have an insecure election system.
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"Man a former un aid workers survive a sexual assault then she decided that the way the un response to cases like hers needs to change said that it's not this cowboy mentality of oh yeah you should be able to return to work and if you want to be doing humanitarian work understand that this might happen and it can't take it go home that still ahead you're on the world bbc news with marion marshall president trump has formally set in motion controversial plans the steep new tariffs on imported steel and aluminium into the us he signed two symbolic declarations at a ceremony in the white house defying widespread fears of a trade war mr trump said you as industries have been ravaged by aggressive foreign trade practices for years initially canada and mexico would be exempt president trump's former campaign manager paul manafort has pleaded not guilty to new criminal charges stemming from the investigation into russian interference in the 2016 election he's accused of bank tax fraud in relation to lobbying work he carried out for the russiabacked former ukrainian president viktor yanukovych all civilians in three towns in the rebelheld syrian and type of eastern coup to sir are reported to have fled from their homes as fierce fighting continues a un official said he believed about fifty thousand people have been driven further into rebelcontrolled territory as government forces advanced the authorities in eritrea or accused of imprisoning dozens of people who were arrested at the funeral of an elderly political prisoner ninety three year old man died in custody after being detained last year for opposing government regulations at a school where he was a board member the presidential candidate for the farc movement in colombia rodrigue alone donio is dropping out of the may election because of illhealth he had a heart operation on wednesday and new scientific study has concluded that bones discovered on a pacific island in nineteen forty unlikely to be those of the famed it amelia earhart she disappeared without trace in 1937 along with a plane and navigator many theories of sought to explain have disappearance but a new study claims that these bones prove she died as an island cost away scientists had originally concluded the bones belonged to a man bbc news what.
"yanukovych" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"That's the kind of thing that used to happen to opposition figures who made a nuisance of themselves in ukraine particularly someone promising and charismatic like yuschenko who in two thousand four was running really well against viktor yanukovych viktor yanukovych is the pro russian ukrainian dictator who paul manafort worked for a for a decade before he ever became donald trump's campaign chair man of what was hired in two thousand four to work on that presidential campaign the one where this is what happened to the guy who was running against manafort client a poison is not the only respite opposition candidates have faced in ukraine you might remember at the republican national convention in 2016 manafort were still running the trump campaign then they pulled out the lock her up signs for the rnc and mike flynn soon to be trump national security advisor led the lock her up chants from the podium member that before the donald trump for president campaign the lock her up idea for for a campaign that was something foreign to mainstream american politics but even though that sentiment was new to our politics here in the united states before the trim trump campaign there are places around the world plenty of them were that really is the way campaigns work that really is the way politics operates so getting manafort sky in ukraine was yanukovych one of vienna cove which is presidential rivals was dispatched with dioxin poisoning but another one of his presidential rivals a few years later they won aheadon locked her up her name was yulia timoshenko she was a major figure in the opposition.
"yanukovych" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A political career and manafort ends up taking on this task and it's a really attractive situation for manafort because you have a bunch of all garcs who have compiled these massive fortunes who are willing to spend exorbitant sums in order to try to protect their fortunes and so manafort ends up taking on this case and what would have been maybe a passing fancy for him become something like the overriding obsession of his career and he made a fortune representing anna covic you say he built his clients in ukraine outrageous sums so to making all this money through the oligarchy through ukraine a what point if things go really bad for him so in two thousand fourteen there's another revolution in ukraine so his longstanding client viktor yanukovych gets elected president in two thousand ten and he takes the real four terry in turn and in two thousand fourteen there's a revolution in yanukovych response the revolution by essentially firing bullets into the crowd and fighting a bit of a war with the demonstrators there there are a hundred people who end up dying in the streets and yanukovych ends up having to flee for his life taking exile in moscow now metaphor it's a much lower profile figure he doesn't need to run for his life and he manages to reconnect with some of the old binion's of victory on makovich who are trying to find a way to continue their political party in new form but his new clients don't really wanna pay for him and so the extent of manafort relationship with yana coverage in these investment in ukraine was highly the personal he would go swimming naked with yanukovych in his bagna he would play tennis with the guy and after having observed that behavior of all these ukrainian oligarchs in some ways he tried to become one himself and so he brought rick gates over to kiev and he tried to set up his own private equity fund in ukraine where he would take you would do just like all the the ukrainian oligarchy observed he would try to by small firms that had been privatized and he would try to swoosh them together into major national powerhouses and it in a way manafort began to overestimate his own powers because manafort wasn't trained to be a businessman even though he add pretty great instincts about how to build a business in washington but he.
"yanukovych" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Was as deposed in the orange revolution he'd wine he'd won a rig election and if you remember as was an election where he was accused of poisoning his main opponent and so you add all of these ukrainians taking to the street complaining about the unfairness of these results and he was deposed in deir pasqua sees what's happening he's worried he dispatches manafort to kiev to try to figure things out and manafort ends up insinuating himself with the corrupt elites who backed viktor yanukovych and yana coverage at this stage get sent into selfimposed exile in the czech republic for a brief time and he comes back to the country and he's basically toxic he's a radio active figure who's got no political base as he's worried about his supporters getting arrested by the new democratic government and he's looking to try to figure out some sort of way to rehabilitate his political career and so he turns to manafort and the all the elites who are backing him turned to manafort nissay is there any way that you can revive this kind of corpse of a political career and manafort ends up taking on this task and it's a really attractive situation for manafort because you have a bunch of oligarchs who have compiled these massive fortunes who are willing to spend exorbitant psalms in order to try to protect their fortunes and so manafort ends up taking on this case and what would have been in may be a passing fancy for him become something like the overriding obsession of his career and he made a fortune representing anna coverage and you say he built his clients in ukraine outrageous sums so metaphor to making all this money through the oligarchy through ukraine a what point to things go really bad for him so in two thousand fourteen there's another revolution in ukraine so his longstanding quiet viktor yanukovych gets elected president in 2010 and he takes the real four terry in turn and in two thousand fourteen there's a revolution in yanukovych response the revolution by essentially firing bullets into the crowd in fighting a bit of a war with the demonstrators there there are a hundred people who end up.
"yanukovych" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Belgians agencies about russian interference in the us election last year yes sir could be the case and mr putin pointed i certain concrete things for instance the allegations that were made recently about the links between the alleged links between the commerce secretary wilbur ross and russian companies putin pointed that will this guy was in doing business he had an ownership it up and the shipping company that was operating globally and it had some contracts with people in russia what's what's that assay said there's nothing to nothing to talk about quite frankly because it was just a normal business relationship and he said he didn't even know the name of the commerce secretary in the same vein when he talked about reputed links between trump's information campaign manager paul manafort he said a metaphor had some links to ukraine and i've worked with president viktor yanukovych the former president of ukraine what's that to do with russia so putin sees it as an in an internal matter of the americans little wisconsin slanging is going on and and he said it's nothing to do with us have against him now to boston we're watching behind a banner protesters chant pugh jamal for president as they express their support for the sacked catalan leader who's in brussels of the spanish government removed his countrymen government from par hundreds of thousands of catalans took to the streets in the latest demonstration calling for the release of pro independence politicians activists who been detained by the spanish courts eta's sacked former ministers from the regional government who are being investigated for alleged rebellion and sedition i spoke to our correspondent in barcelona james reynolds who was at the protest really shows the pro independence movement repeated ability to get people out onto the streets to mobilize in particular as i was walking towards the demonstration i could see a lines and lines of coaches and buses by the side of the road they brought in people from towns and villages give you an indication of the movement's overall reach in catalonia and it looked peaceful though.
"yanukovych" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And of course the irony here couldn't be richer you add viktor yanukovych using a lobbying firm that was founded by hillary clinton his campaign chairman and at the same time using a political operative paul manafort you went on to run donald trump's campaign yanukovych was in sort of this amazing spot of of being able to hire lobbying firms associated with one of the most powerful republicans and wash washington and one of the most powerful democrats in washington when it came to making significant sums of money to try to influence the media and politicians on capitol hill partisan divides vanished and republicans and democrats were happy to work together so when when politic russian say we can't work with republicans we can't work with democrats on issues like tax reform and immigration policy and healthcare it's important for our listeners to remember that wild those issues might have partisan divides that policy makers claim are just insurmountable and if thawra terry it'll leader of of other proputin party in ukraine was able to gget washington insiders to ignore their partisan divides that might be something that would put pressure on policy makers to potentially show a similar level of cars shin beth you adrift with the daily beast betsy always a pleasure thank you.
"yanukovych" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM
"Uh and pressure people to go against higherups you get them or whatever you can get gore so uh nothing nothing unusual or inherently improper about this on the part of muller's team on the other hand you quite out nothing that directly relate to uh why he was appointed first place between at least two thousand six in 2015 manafort and gates accurate as unregistered agents for the government of ukraine the party of regions which is a political party whose leader viktor yanukovych was president from 24 2010 to 2014 jackovich the opposition bloc et cetera manafort in gates generated tens of millions of dollars in income as a result of their ukraine work in order to hide ukraine payments from us authorities from approximately two thousand six through at least 2016 manafort engaged law under the money through scores of us and foreign corporations partnerships and bank accounts and so they funneled the millions of dollars into foreign nominee companies and open them up and open buy them and their accomplices and nominee names in various foreign countries they list some of the uh some of the com countries that were involved all sol uh and they hit the existence of foreign companies and bank accounts falsely and repeatedly reporting to their tax preparers and to the united states that they had no foreign bank accounts all right so that but one of the core vick a example ed alleged tax fraud and tax fraud is failing to report a foreign account shell people hard money course she presumed innocent until proven guilty and this is a classic whitecollar indictment but again uh from what you're telling me know oh connection to uh no connection to any you know conspiracy are alleged conspiracy between the trump campaign and russia dopamine dopamine that it's wrong promoter to of indicted him reload without side muller's authority just means but it it really doesn't speak to a reality since against trump now an or.
"yanukovych" Discussed on WTMA
"And richard w gates the third got all kinds of criminal us codes eighteen usc with lots of parenthetical things and and the pageone letsie page do has no reference to russia page three has two references to russia and page four as one reference to russian i'll let me share with you real quickly and then i'm going to move on from a much of this what the references are to russia defendants paul j monitor manafort and richard w gates served for years as political consultants and lobbyists between two thousand six and two thousand fifteen these are years that predates the candidacy of president trump so they're trying to snared them uc manafort and gates acted as unregistered agents of the government of ukraine ukraine see that's not russia and this is this in our is on the wrong side of obama on this one i guess kazo i think obama was on the other side and they point out that the uh the party of regions as it's called the ukrainian party whose leader viktor yanukovych was president from two thousand ten to two thousand fourteen aniko vientiane the opposition bloc a successor to the party of regions that formed in two thousand fourteen when yana coverage fled to russia that's the first mention of russia yakubovitch fled to russia that's page one jumping two page three now relevant individuals and entities they make the note in two thousand five now this is 2005 again what your as it now this is twelve years ago not during the trump campaign manafort and another partner created davis manafort partners inc to engage principally in political consulting the firm had staff in the united states ukraine and russia that's it that's the second reference next reference the party of regions that's in ukraine was a pro russia political party in ukraine that's the reference right there and the last reference in two thousand fourteen yana cove which fled ukraine for russia we already said that that's it those are all dimensions of russian okay all right now i i don't know if this leads to all kinds of bedwetting or uh or excitement and the elation by the left left was getting revved up over the weekend because of.