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What Bill Roggio Would Do to Protect Americans Against Terrorism
"The scenario is bill. Roggio is made the director of national intelligence. What is the first tasking order. What is it that america. Our allies aren't paying requisite attention to that. You would make them pay attention to to make us safe. What's the biggest gap in our knowledge. Yeah i i'm gonna keep this specific to the terrorism field. Because that's where i keep my focus but you know but i think these problem one of my big concerns. I think these again. What happens in afghanistan doesn't stay in afghanistan. The thought process that is used in. Afghanistan is used in other theaters. We need to clear house of the individuals who have come to the idea that we can negotiate with our enemies but the problem is they didn't view the we doing. The taliban is an enemy a decade ago. The we being the us if you have that type of thinking that the house needs to be clear we need to learn how to recognize our enemies. There was this was when i talk about the failure of the generalship. There was an individual named carter milk. As and he's he's been advisor to general dunford. He wrote an ad in the politico a couple of weeks ago. Maybe a couple of months ago where he says. And this again the visor general dunford as he was both commander in afghanistan and chairman of joint us to staff we didn't realize the taliban religiously motivated organization. Are you kidding kidding. No i'm not getting the all the name taliban there the students of islam
Pentagon Reverses Itself, Calls Deadly Kabul Strike an Error
"The Pentagon has reversed itself over a drone strike last month in Afghanistan that killed ten civilians days after the strike joint chiefs chairman mark Emily had said it was a valid attack against Islamic state extremists the right to strike but a Pentagon investigation now shows it was something different the strike was a tragic mistake general Frank McKenzie who heads U. S. Central Command says the military believed it struck a vehicle that posed an imminent threat to forces that Kabul's airport we now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS K. or were a direct threat to US forces it was the final strike of America's longest war and mackenzie says the U. S. is considering reparation payments to the victims families Sager mag ani Washington
Milley: Calls to China Were 'Perfectly' Within Scope of Job
"America's top military officer is defending the calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the trump administration's final stormy days joint chiefs chairman mark Millie's been a firestorm over reports he told Beijing's top officer the U. S. would not suddenly attacked China before trump left office some lawmakers say president Biden should flyer Millie for overstepping his authority trump calls Millie a complete nut job who may have committed treason but in his first public remarks about the calls is are perfectly within the duties and responsibilities of the chairman Millie says you'll go into any details lawmakers want when he testifies before Congress later this month Sager make ani Washington
House Jan. 6 Committee Seeking Records on Gen. Milley's China Calls
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting the house January sixth committee is seeking records on general mark believes China calls the select committee investigating the January sixth insurrection at the US capitol is seeking records related to calls from joint chiefs of staff chairman general mark Milley to his Chinese counterpart the calls were made in the final months of president Donald trump's administration according to a soon to be published book by Washington post journalist Bob Woodward and Robert Costa Millie told general lease Jeng he would warn him in the event of a pending US attack Republican representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois tells the Associated Press there's a lot that needs to be answered that could really change the story one way or another well he was appointed chairman of the joint chiefs by trump in twenty nineteen and he remains in that post Mike Rossi Washington
Boycott the Upcoming Bob Woodward and Robert Costa Book
"The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Based on revelations in the forthcoming book from Woodward and And cost. You should boycott this book. Because these two clowns, reporters Even if we assume the information is accurate. Sat on newsworthy information. This is what I've been saying for the last 72 hours. It's now being regurgitated by the geniuses are K V and radio. For months and months and months, which could have affected the outcome of Afghanistan. You have the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Who is rogue. According to their own writing. He's rogue. Now I'm going to predict that Woodward and or cost a will be on all the major Sunday shows, maybe 60 minutes. The Sunday morning shows hawking their book. This is what Woodward does he drop stuff the week before his books come out. He stirs the pot. Then they're pushed like hell by the news media. He has a lot of friends in the news, and then they pushed like hell on all the Sunday shows. I'm telling you the boycott it
Gen. Mark Milley to Nancy Pelosi: 'I Agree With You on Everything'
"Mike gallagher. Maranda devine weighs in on the general milley thing in the new york post and so honestly if you're radio interviews generals who say well. It's not that big a deal. I mean generals talked to generals all the time you know. I talked yesterday about nancy. Pelosi is involved and that's what she dives into let me quote from her article. I mean journal. Mark milley became so deranged that he cast himself allegedly as the hero of a seven days in may style fever dream in only he could save the nation from trump trump launching nuclear war with china to stay in office. It's an insane scenario. Left wing equivalent of the most far-fetched cunanan conspiracies. She writes but this is what is claimed in. The woodward cost of book entitled peril show alarmed was the tightly wound. General about what he imagined. Trump might do that. He made secret calls his counterpart in china. Promising to warn them if the president ordered an attack. It's clear that milly or people authorized by him leaked details of his delusional daring due to a number of authors. Because he's proud of his actions. His lack of shane bodes ill for the country if he remains the nation's highest ranking military officer as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff the botched withdrawal of troops from afghanistan over which he presided was bad enough. She writes what's next and the most disturbing part she writes of the mili- story is nancy. Pelosi's malign influence. The general seem to treat her as his commander in chief pelosi who was engaged in a blood feud with trump that sent her batty manipulated and bullied. Milly a transcript of a call with pelosi two days after the january six capital riot obtained by the payroll authors has her ranting at about trump's access to nuclear weapons pelosi said if they couldn't even stop him from an assault on the capital who even knows what else he may do and is there anybody in charge of the white house who is doing anything but kissing his fat but all over this. He's crazy you know he's crazy. He's been crazy for a long time so don't say you don't know what his state of mind is. Milly reportedly responded madam speaker. I agree with you on
Biden Backs Top General Milley After Reported 'Secret' Calls
"Milly With the chinese general both cavorting with each other wolf in sheafs clothing president biden and the joint chiefs chairman mark milley biden still is giving milly support despite the revelation that milley told chinese general legion jiang. He'd warned him of any plan. By president trump. Nothing to see here. All right let's not jump to conclusions. You know what this is about. We all know this is the establishment. This is what the beast was so terrified of when trump was elected. This is what they were so worried about. Because trump went in and said i'm anti-establishment. I don't like these coalitions. I don't like a war with no with no conclusion or no outcome plant. I don't like rhinos. Who are in cahoots with big tech. I mean he. He wanted to just upset the apple cart in a way that infuriated them. It's not about as tweets. It's not about his personality or his disposition. It's about the way he tried to up. End the establishment and he largely.
U.S. Top General Milley Secretly Called China Over Fears Trump Could Spark War
"Was there anything unusual set to the chinese counterpart in the phone calls. As far as you understand again. I all i. All i've seen is the same reporting that you've seen jen i. I can't speak to the specifics of the conversation. A conversation that took place obviously before Before this administration took office. But i would add if i may again that it is not only a common. It's expected that chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would continue to have counterpart conversations. I mean he is basically the chief of defence for the united states. We don't call them that he has cobbler. Koby i've had enough. That's live footage from the pentagon. They are having to address the accusations block. Buster shocking tectonic accusations. The channel joint chiefs colluded with communist china with their general staff and cold them to ensure that china would not be attacked and that mark milley was interposing himself in the chain of command of the united states thus negating the principle of civilian control of our armed forces that we have had from the beginning of the establishment of our republic and the position of president chief. -secutive and commander in
Milley Defends Calls to Chinese as Effort to Avoid Conflict
"The nation's top military officer is defending phone calls to his Chinese counterpart during the trump administration's final days in upcoming book by The Washington Post Bob Woodward and Robert Costa describes joint chiefs chairman mark Emily as worried about what trump might do before leaving office and telling China's top officer he would warn Beijing in case of a U. S. attack Millie spokesman says the general was acting within his duties as the president's top uniformed adviser trump says Millie should be tried for treason if the reports true at the White House president Biden was asked if the joint chiefs chair did the right thing hi generally sadr mag ani Washington
Retired Officer Barry McCaffrey Tries Downplaying Gen. Mark Milley Incompetence
"You to listen to how this, uh, tier one level grifter Nicole Wallace, who when she, you know, she made a few bucks up the Republican party. Then that's right up because they realized she was incompetent. Then she decided she could drift off the left. She's doing that now on MSNBC. Watch this grifter, and when that dries up, she'll try to come back to the Republicans. Again. Here's the dreadful Nicole Wallace again gold medal winning grifter, setting up another general Barry McCaffrey, who again tries to defend Mark Milley and listen to the way this is all phrased in couch like it's no big deal. It's just a guard rail. There is no guardrail. The president is the commander in chief. Jim play Cut. Three. I wonder if you have any insights into Millie as a guard rail. The last one as as Mike's basically explaining, you know, Throughout this whole period, I had rather firsthand understanding of what was going on and go. And it scared me. I was convinced without question that we were on the edge of a ultimate constitutional crisis. I thought it was unlikely that Trump would use nuclear weapons, although he had all legal and constitutional authority in theory command that But there's wonderful bothered me the most. So he took her defenses and acting sect out Constitution says the Senate will be involved in approving senior answers of government. There was no deal left. So I think what General Milley was doing and by the way, routinely the chairman the service Chiefs, then joint combatant commanders routinely contract With their counterparts globally, part of the the occurrence of unwanted combat. Uh, I think he felt it important to not end up with the World War. One start of the war through miscalculation on the part of the Chinese
Was There a Conspiracy Between Democrats and China During Trump's Presidency?
"I told you, isn't it awfully coincidental that CNN puts out a tweet on January 8th of 2021 the same day Mark Milley is alleged to have called a Chinese Communist Party general are nuclear powered enemies. CNN puts out a tweet the same day saying how Nancy Pelosi is quote been assured. That there are safeguards in place against a president Trump nuclear launch. I want to know immediately immediately like today, any lawmaker listening in D. C. We need answers to this right now. Was there a conspiracy between the Chinese Communist Party Democrat leadership, notably Nancy Pelosi and the Joint Chiefs Chairman and whoever else in the military was involved with this? To engage in a coup. To destroy the constitutional powers of the president, United States Donald Trump at the time, that is the question right now.
Nancy Pelosi Was Commiserating and Colluding With Gen. Milley
"Joe biden has any honor whatsoever he would be condemning. Mark milley if this if this report is is true if joe biden had a shred of integrity or honor he would put this country i and he would be able to say what alexander vignon said. It doesn't matter. What your political beliefs are you. You have got to stand up to a treasonous. Act with the chairman of the joint chiefs reassuring. The chinese communist general the communist party would get a heads up if trump launched attack during his final months of his presidency. And pay close attention to nancy pelosi's role in this in this reporting in this woodward book called peril. Nancy pelosi was commiserating and colluding with general milley. She's every bit as disgraceful and treasonous as millie. You wanna go down the list of people committing treason. You better look at the speaker of the house below. She has some serious explaining to do a lot more important than why she got her hair done in the middle of the pandemic she is reprehensible and this reporting suggests. She's in it up to her eyeballs to. She's up to her botox eyeballs to right there with milly
Where Does Gen. Mark Milley Allegedly Conspiring With China Rank in Biden Disasters?
"It's really hard to rank which Biden disaster is the greatest and I mean worse, this disaster of all But I would have to say coddling a joint Chiefs of staff chairman who now in a new book. Bob Woodward book is alleged. To have basically committed treason in the book. Bye. Conspiring with the Chinese Communist Party. To defend a straight. Donald Trump is the commander in chief. I don't know where that ranks up there. Jim 12 and three It's I don't know It's tough. It It's got to be one Jim say he's got to be what? I don't. I don't I don't know. I'm having to believe in our people behind. No Southern border. Economy exploding vaccine mandates. This is close. If there is a 1234 and five they're only said separated by decimal points. Folks. The story is about as deeply disturbing as I've ever heard. And here's an irony. I didn't mention during the podcast this morning, but I thought if during the break there Remember Stuart Sheller from the Marine Corps member Stuart Sheller. He was, uh, he put out a tape demanding our tape. Excuse me, a video fashion aging myself a video demanding accountability for the disaster. The military disaster in Afghanistan, you know, demanding accountability like a qualified military leader should do. And Stewart Scheller was relieved of his command member. That story about the Marine seems to have exited the headlines because Biden does so much terrible stuff. Um, the headlines evaporate so fast here. But it's It's really odd how he was relieved of command, and they've been targeting him Stewart Scheller, and yet it's alleged that Mark Milley was conspiring with a nuclear powered communist enemy of the United States. And yet the leftist media celebrating I'm No, I'm not kidding. I've got the, uh I've got the audio to prove it.
Accusations of Treason Swirl Around Gen. Mark Milley
"Sean hannity during his monologue last night talked about milly either being he should be absolutely fired and tried for treason. If of course the account of bob woodward and bob costas book is correct. Accusations of treason are now swirling around the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. That would be general mark milley. According to an explosive upcoming book from bob woodward millions accused of conspiring behind the scenes with communist chinese to undermine president trump in the fall of twenty twenty as the washington post details quote in the books account. Millie went so far as to pledge that he would alert his counterpart in the event of the us attack is counterpart being in china. The communist chinese. The book claims that millie had his chinese counterpart quote. Generally you and i have known each other for five years now. And if we're going to attack. I wanna call you ahead of time. It's not going to be a surprise. Okay so what they can attack us. I if this is true general milley would be traded to this country if true he should be fired and tried portrays an immediately given america's enemies heads up before an attack. Well that's the worst possible offense that are member of our military ever commit and there's more according to the same upcoming book and that is the general milley also conspired behind the scenes to neuter the commander in chiefs ability taken duct his constitutional role as commander in chief and conduct military operations. Now this this shouldn't be a right left talking point. I should be able to say to every democrat listening to the show every trumpeter if the chair of the joint chiefs was giving our enemies a heads up in the event of an attack. How is that not treason.
Gen. Mark Milley's Treasonous Calls With China
"You know what's not political. You know what shouldn't be political. The reporting that suggests that the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff reassured the chinese communist parties liberal army general that he would give the communist country a heads up if president trump launched an attack on china in the final months of his presidency. This was done. Apparently in a series of reported phone calls with general milley reassuring china. The we give them a heads up if we were going to attack him now. First of all the idea that trump would have ever considered an attack on. China is beyond preposterous. It's a complete bald-faced brazen effort to continue to make people try to hate trump as my friend mark davis in dallas points out trump hatred erodes the brain. It it it just. It does it. Just it eats at your brain. People who trump turn into irrational kooks kooks sit around and say art and donald trump was going to new china. General milley is a kook if this is true. Now i don't know it's bob woodward and robert kosters reporting in with in secret phone calls. According to bob woodward's book the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff wanted to assure china that we would not strike. He was he was literally committing treason. According to the book again. I would always do that. Caveat according to the book if the book is true if the book is correct you got the chairman of the joint chiefs acting like a trader.
Nation's Top General Reportedly Held Secret Meeting to Cut off Trump From Nukes
"So bob woodward's out with a brand new book is he is Roughly weekly this one includes some amazing claims about general milley. The chairman of joint chiefs going outside the chain of command making clandestine contacts with china around the time of the election and the january sixth fracas. Also nancy. Pelosi going not sinned. In the claiming trump was insane and the nuclear codes needed to be taken away from him. Jen griffin did a terrific job. Is she always does on fox news encapsulating some of it. Let's let's go ahead and hit clip. Sixty one multiple pentagon officials tell me that some of the characterizations in the woodward and cost book are quote. Nonsense there was no secret meeting over nuclear procedures or attempt to undermine the president's authority. Here's what we do know. Two days after the capital riot house. Speaker nancy pelosi revealed she called general milley about taking the nuclear football away from president trump to prevent quote an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike pentagon officials pushing back on suggestions in the new woodward and cost a book that general milley put himself in the chain of command. I can report from my own conversations at the time with senior military sources. That during that phone call speaker pelosi was distraught following the events in the capital that day and was screaming demanded that general milley take the nuclear football away from the president. Those privy to the phone call told me at the time that general milley tried to reassure her and pushed back and repeatedly said madam speaker. You know i can't do that. You know milley told pelosi. There are lots of checks in the system to trump from going rogue pelosi then told me he's crazy you know he's crazy and remember. This is like right after the capital thing had happened. So she's you know all worked up he's crazy and what he did. Yesterday is further evidence of his craziness policy added referring to the capitol right. According to the book. Miller responded i agree with you on everything
Book: Top US officer feared Trump could order China strike
"A new book about the trump White House is the top US military officer called his counterpart in China to assure him the U. S. would not suddenly attack according to the book peril written by Bob Woodward and Robert constant joint chiefs chairman mark Bailey was so concerned about Donald Trump in the final weeks of his presidency he reportedly called the top Chinese commander in January of this year to reassure him the U. S. was stable after the capital incursion and said the two nations would not suddenly go to war a senior defense official confirms that report officials say Millie believe the president suffered a mental decline after he lost the election a view shared by house speaker Nancy Pelosi Donald Trump has responded denying he ever considered attacking China and saying if Millie went behind his back as reported the general should be tried for treason Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden Places Wreath at Shanksville 9/11 Memorial
"Defense secretary Lloyd Austin says we must ensure that fellow Americans know and understand what happened on nine eleven Austin spoke at a Pentagon ceremony marking the twentieth anniversary of the nine eleven attacks he noted that almost a quarter of the U. S. population was born after nine eleven he said that it's two years March on it's important that all Americans understand the significance of that day it is our responsibility to remember it is our duty to defend democracy joint chiefs chairman mark Milley also spoke at the Pentagon saying those who died on nine eleven believed in the idea of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness their legacy lives on in the idea that is America and no terrorist anywhere on earth can ever destroying that idea one hundred eighty four people died at the Pentagon on nine eleven my camp in Washington
"chairman" Discussed on The World Next Week
"On the road meeting with different countries. But i don't know if you want to perhaps even talk a bit about just dumb that congressional proposal to raise the two percent default recap absolutely so obviously first and foremost. We're about protecting the taxpayer and for the critic of the bank. I i wanna be sure. They know that time when we when we do underwriting We have very strict standards that that speaks to our very low default rate as it is in in so Right now is point. Eight percents uptick the little bit because of covid nineteen but but for the majority of my time here and it's been under under five percents Point five percents Which i'm told when i ask every bank joyce's is is a point. Eight percent default. Right pretty good. I make all the bankers laugh at us companies. That's so but but but in and of course so congress's imposed default rate cap of two percents. That what is happening when you hit pencils down and you stopped doing what you do until you bring bring that down and and i appreciate that because we're all about the taxpayer and the foreign purchasers who default shame on them so we do a pretty good job of it and we can repossess planes if we ever need to. So but that that we're really good about that. We also charge interest and fees on each of our earn loans and we give that money millions and millions of dollars or report operational to the treasury We're our job is not to make money for the government but when we're fully operational were self sustaining agency but as you look at something like covid nineteen and this Hearing loud and clear this is when we are needed most were just as we were needed right after the a financial crisis in so he hit that two percent cap That at maybe defeats the purpose of of when. Xm as needed marched. And so if we would ever get near that. I'm gonna be up on. The hill immediately was congress to let them know About that. I think they understand that In congressman andy bar A wonderful member of the house financial services committee who also is on Something called the china. As china task force he's introduced legislation. to allow xm taina program to raise that that default cap To five percents in that is because think about the law says match the right terms and conditions of china and At to be able to give deals in winston united states so maybe we will have more risky appetite in a chinese who are probably watching today and we love the chinese people. It's the people's republic of china and chinese communist party that aunt i'm talking about here But i was asked flat out How are you gonna risk with this. And so we're still going to be about the at protecting the tax payer doing our due diligence. it's always a standard of reasonable assurance of repayment. So these things but but but we will be Were aggressive so we'll see where that legislation goes of course end of the congress of bills have to be Reintroduced in hopefully were laying. Good rent. get round. Work here for The future future work By the congress. And i wanted to say how much i appreciate my authorizer chairwoman maxine waters ranking member. Patrick henry chairman mike crepeau in a ranking member. Senator sherrod brown I feel that we've worked really hard to to put this bank in a in a in a good place for for the future though. Thank you so much chairman reed so we now at this time i would like to invite members of the Membership to join the audience from the conversation with their questions and a reminder that this meeting is on the record the operator will remind you on how you can join the cash question you ladies and gentlemen as a reminder to ask a question please click on the raise hand icon on your zoom window when you were called on please accept the anew now button state your affiliation before proceeding with your question to the roster of see if our members registered for this meeting please click on the link zoom chat box. We'll take the first question from ron shop. Summarize help because of the pandemic. i've resorted being austin. It's documentary filmmaker. I realized it's really very new in your regime. You might say already working on or done. A deal actually involve financial help for china. And secondly could you name a couple of really significant significant ones. You're done are working none with manned so obviously as we look at Supply chains in what goes into that china china's an issue in congress in their reauthorization of axiom has put in Standards for us to notify congress if we ever deal with the with the with the transaction. The board considered transaction where where china might be part of that That has not happened to date under my tenure here But i would say that we've worked hard to make sure that we are Using her china program It's been hard until we did the change that we just did this morning by but i will say that We approve the largest deland. Xm's distri an ideal. That's going to be transferred. Transformational for the Country of mozambique. We approved a four point. Seven billion dollar transaction in this is four point seven billion dollars of us goods and services. And i touched them by a company called air products to be sent to mozambique to help them develop their Ellen g capability and.
"chairman" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"But when we're fully operational were self sustaining agency but as you look at something like covid nineteen and this Hearing loud and clear this is when we are needed most just as we were needed right after the a financial crisis in so he hit that two percent cap That at maybe defeats the purpose of of when axiom as needed marched. And so if we would ever get near that. I'm gonna be up on. The hill immediately was congress to let them know About that i think they understand that In congressman andy bar A wonderful member of the house financial services committee who also is on Something called the china china task force. He's introduced legislation to allow. Xm with our china program to raise that that default cap To five percents in that is because think about the law says match the right terms and conditions of china and At to be able to give deals in winston united states so maybe we will have more risky appetite in a chinese who are probably watching today and we love the chinese people. It's the people's republic of china and chinese communist party that an aunt that i'm talking about here but i was asked flat out How are you gonna approach risk with this and so we're still going to be about the at protecting the tax payer doing our due diligence. It's always a standard of reasonable assurance of repayment. So these things but but but we will be Were aggressive so we'll see where that legislation goes of course end of the congress of bills have to be Reintroduced in hopefully were laying. Good rent. get round. Work here for The future future work By the congress. And i wanted to say how much i appreciate my authorizer chairwoman maxine waters ranking member. Patrick henry chairman mike crepeau in a ranking member. Senator sherrod brown I feel that we've worked really hard to to put this bank in a in a in a good place for for the future though. Thank you so much chairman reed so we now at this time i would like to invite members of the membership to join the audience from the conversation with their questions and a reminder that this meeting is on the record. The operator will remind you on how you can join the cash question ladies and gentlemen as a reminder to ask a question please click on the raise hand icon on your zoom window when.
"chairman" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Thank you so much. And welcome to today's council on foreign relations meeting with kimberly reed president and chairman of the board of directors of the export import bank. I'm joyce chang cherif global research. Jp morgan my held the true pleasure and honour of presiding over. Today's discussion. We have more than two hundred and fifty participants registered for this virtual meeting and we will do our best to get through as many questions as possible during the question and answer period so again. This record is this on record. In addition to the council on foreign relations member invited members of the press also present. So i i wanna provide you with some that ground on chairman reed and her incredible journey at the eximbank to frame the discussion. Xm is an independent federal agency that has supported nearly one point five million jobs in all fifty states over the past my facilitating the export of us goods and services. It is note that chairman reed is the first woman in the xm banks eighty six year history to be the battle and she assumed this position in may of two thousand and nineteen affixing leadership roles for twenty five years prior on job creation trade economic development food and agriculture and at an end before measures. She served under in colson and john snow. She was the president of the international food. Information council and she also served as counsel to three separate committees in the house of representatives. But what some of you may not know about. The history of the eximbank is the bank had been shut for four years when congressional authorization for the bank had lapsed in two thousand fifteen and so when chairman reed took over. She was confronted with this challenge. And so that's really the first question. I have a true. Welcome to you chairman reed. Can you discuss the xm's mission and how it execute its mission support. Us jobs and tell us a bit about how you went about reopening agency that had been closed for four years and about. I'm just what steps are being taken to ensure the sustainability and the mandate for the xm l. Thank you very much choice. And hello to everyone and i believe that my predecessor fred. Hochberg also is joining us today. I sent greetings from The eximbank headquarters which is on the northeast corner of lafayette park overlooking the white house. Right now and and i want to say For all the reporters listening today. We just made big news so we just came out of a of a board meeting And so happy to discuss What we adjusted which is chain our content policy joyce before before we go into the discussion on. Let me just read to you. What we justed working on the press. Release as we speak. I'm very pleased to announce here at the council on foreign relations that for the first time in a generation and a half the accident board established targeted domestic content policy pretend export sectors key to us prosperity and security accent board. This morning took a tailored approach and voted unanimously to establish the projects or procurements involving tanking freshly mandated. Transformational export sectors will qualify for xm financing if the proposed transaction needs fifty percent of us content threshold in of certain other requirements are met in addition if certain requirements are met which i can go into a xm will be able to approve a transaction if even if it does not meet the fifty percent threshold a wide range of stakeholders in the private and public sector support from the change with many representing us. Exports face strong competition from the people's republic of china. And i will say also that joining me in the board meeting today. Our my fellow board members spencer bacchus in judas prior as well as our ex-officio member. Us secretary of commerce wilbur. Ross up under secretary of state keith. crack provided comments from under secretary of the treasury Macintosh in also to set the stage for today. Senator kevin kramer north dakota and i published an op ed in The hill appeared online. So but we can talk more about This when you're ready. But i just hot off the presses. Nine my it's been a long a long a great journey since may of twenty nineteen. We'll consumer chairman reed because that is really breaking news for all the our members to view the first the here and it seems like that really brings us much more in line with some of the other countries like china and germany but but about your journey and the mission of the eximbank. If you can just lay out exactly how you do execute this mission. Well my dream. He's been amazing Choice laid out my background When president trump was elected was on the treasury Transition team or the winning team going into the treasury department and had very productive discussions with the alabama political appointees and career staff since i spent Where the three years at the agency and love the agency and when presidential personnel Asked me What they thought. I should be doing in government service They suggested xm in. I'd really not thought about accent before And i considered it because when you're asked to serve you in the upper said Isn't that a the bank of crony capitalism in that isn't that That place shutdown in other comments like that and but they're like no president has changed his mind. He wants to reopen the bank even though during the campaign He supported Not reopening it. He changed his mind after talking to businesses in hearing a- for santa that the united states was missing out and so i didn't even appreciate that that happened and so i looked at my background. A tying treasury i worked briefly lehman brothers In also in the world of food and ag helping with our us companies to export around the world And and. I said you know what i guess. This makes sense in so i went on a journey that took two and a half years of my life and and And again it's an issue that democrats as support I had one hundred percent democrat. Yes vote on my confirmation In his free market conservatives who are not fans in the bank in so As a as a republican. I really wanted to help bridge that divide in listen. Listen to at their points in a coming out of that I committed to Some key reforms with senator pat toomey of pennsylvania such as increasing transparency. Holding bad actors accountable. In as i tell every financial institution that i meet with We won't compete with you. You want to supplement in do all we can't route through our mission so i was finally confirmed On may eighth. Twenty nineteen seventy nine to seventeen in that which is a very good vote and And again hundred percent democrat. Yes vote on me but working really hard to Transform our agency so Normally i was told it once. A senate photon you. It takes about two weeks for the paperwork to go through the process before you can go in and take your oath of office and start your chop and so The day after confirmation I'm at my kitchen table on the morning of may ninth in my nike on drinking my coffee and emailing Lots of people that i was so thrilled to be taking on the charge and i call from the white house and they said kim. We've never seen this before. The president united states immediately signed your paperwork. You have an hour to get to get to work and take your house and so i. I called my dad who lives in west virginia. Been looking into this event toll life and for me to do something rarely the biggest thing in my career and said you're gonna miss it dad and got in my car right at my speech and That.
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"So I really appreciate your reason the profiled, the issue we are focused on it Intel Committee. And and want to bring about legislative reform. But I realized that that doesn't deal with the most immediate threat the the final thing that I would I would make on this. Is. One of the reasons why we have we have seen such destruction. Of our democratic institutions over the last three and a half four years is not just because of don trump. It also because we have had a GOP majority in Congress utterly unwilling to constrain him unwilling to defend its own institution let alone other institutions. Very. Low. This would be possible by the president acting on his own or even acting in the face of a Republican resistance. But that acquiescence that complete debasement, the the the remaking of the GOP in Congress into a cult of personality around the president means that you have basically one house trying to constrain this president. And that's very difficult for one house to do that job. On, an issue PhD's if we had a normal congress that was untethered to this cult we might be able to pass that legislation standalone legislation to require disclosure to put a place safeguards, but we can't do that on her own one house only and so investigation oversight that we can do are doing. Prospective performs which will enjoy bipartisan support when this president has gone that we are doing a that still leaves the country vulnerable during the interim. Thank you for gracefully answering not only question that was just put you but mine as well. About what Congress at Congress? Here next question. Right our next question will come from. Nicholas Shipren. Experience. Much chairman for doing this wondered if I could pick up on Mary Louise Questions about what is happening in the news and wondered if you could comment on whether you believe. That the director CIA age in a hassle and pull. Nakasone. The head of National Security Agency both objected to ratcliffe releasing his letter to Senator Graham and if so what does that say? About the entire Ratcliffe and then to ask larger China Question Administration has tried to create a kind of digital Berlin Wall around the world is trying to create one with a clean path initiative trying to separate five G.. Chinese five G. from Western five G. whether if you think that's an effective way to combat the threat of Chinese Technology X.. Thank you. You know in terms of weather, other agencies descended. From the conduct of the deny ratcliffe and just the to declassify us. We're trying to find out. I would hope that they did and I would hope that we can get a straight answer to those questions. I would like to think that other agencies are resisting this over politicisation that Mr Ratcliffe engaged him. So, we're trying to get the answer those questions. I do think that some of the elements of the icy had been better at resisting being drawn into. The corruption of their enterprise by the president by his administration than others.
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"Thank you good evening, everybody. Happy Wednesday. Welcome to today's Council on Foreign Relations Meeting I'm Mary Louise Kelley. I will be presiding and we are fortunate tonight to hear from have the chance to question Adam Schiff as many of you. Now, he is chair of the House Intelligence Committee Longtime Congressman Democrat from California. He led the House inquiry at that resulted in. The impeachment of president trump last December and then led the prosecution when that case made its way into the Senate and they held their impeachment trial earlier this year here with us tonight to talk about among other things, China how much US intelligence news about China how US intelligence should perhaps reorganize itself to learn more about China's ambitions and plans and motives. and. Congressman I know you have some opening thoughts. So let me welcome you to the council to this meeting and threw over to you, and then we'll get into some questions after you're done. Well, thank you very much. Really appreciate the opportunity to speak to the council and at. Thank you for moderated the discussion. Two years ago we began an intensive look at China. The challenge posed by this rising power? With the one fundamental question in mind that was is the intelligence community posture to deal with the challenge posed by this nation across every field or domain. So are we poised to be able to? Analyze the challenge in space in the seas on land through. Development. Assistance foreign policy technological innovation. The challenge ideologically as we see, uplift ration- of Authoritarianism or China's case totalitarianism. Driven by technology by C. C. TV cameras and facial recognition software and the integration of big data analytics are we prepared? After decades of focus on the war on terror to deal with these hard targets and significant state a near peer competitors. And the answer is no we were not posture. In the way we need to be We had such a long focus on the threat of terror. I. N that was necessary and I think we were largely successful until Pensacola. In preventing major of Foreign Terrorist Attacks on. US soil. But as a result, our capacity vis-a-vis some important nation states like China and Russia. Atrophied and give a China's rise in Russia's decline it was. Apparent that we need to put a strong focus on what it will take to compete. To give policymakers the information that we need that the president. Needs. In order to meet this rising challenge And so let's we did. Our report is critical of where we are now. But not alarmist. There is time to reorient the aircraft carrier that is our intelligence community and Change Direction. And meet this challenge. It means we need to invest in our people. And make sure that we have the expertise, the language skills. But we also deployed those people. Across the different domains, it's not enough simply a stovepipe focus on China but realize that there's a Chinese piece to so many different threats and challenges we face. And the pandemic, and we'll talk about the pandemic during the discussion is a perfect illustration of how. It's not enough to have a focused on a single nation, but we need to look at the cross cutting series threats. And challenges that can. Emerge. From that nation or others we, we also need to make sure. That we are prioritizing. Our intelligence posture, we're not able to do everything..
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"And it's been such A. It's such an interesting challenge to say the least I there's. You know historians GonNa be writing about this period of our history. I think for a long long time. There's no way to. There's no one word that sort of sums it up, but you know. Something I I know. You talked about in a recent column of yours. was that you know typically when there's when there's sort of. A natural disaster, hurricane or something like that. You know we see a members coming together and <hes>. You know they're going to band together and start flying relief supplies and things like that. There's there's some action that can be taken. Any a ears are always. Right there front and center to do it and we we do know of of some cases like this and the pandemic, but really when the action. that. Everybody has to take is sort of hunkered down at home. It becomes a very strange thing I think for our culture. It really is. It's <hes>. It's not how. It as you say, it's exactly. Against what our culture's all about which is gathering celebrating and Having good Komo, Camaraderie, so it's it's so so against that when we when we finally got into. The decision. We had to make the beginning of May then. It was spending the rest of May. Unraveling all the efforts that we had moving forward to have the event, and starting to look at what the rest of the year was going to look like, so it's been it's beginning down to what I would say, normal work pace, <hes> not the frantic one that we had again. <hes> I've been been. In headquarters it's it's a very different place when we've asked people to continue to work at home. And wear masks and having the proper. Distancing insanity. You just lose that. Excitement feel that we all have. We come to work together because I think one thing about our team is. Everybody enjoys being a part of the mission working for the members in the. Not there, it's very empty.
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"The chairman at mainstream middle health dot org and we're looking at the suicide rate among the police in this country which again tragic circumstances for anybody but especially those whose job it is to protect the rest of us this is skip in Burlington Vermont good evening skip which you can do on talking is go to your computer and type in suicide jockey and that's a term that was given to us as charger truly drivers who will we're doing Rhodesia Regala gasoline and you know those type of products and it was very it was very dangerous and I'm still suffering from posttraumatic stress syndrome how did your mom quick example hello in general hello you know I'm sure you're aware the hoses on my truck we're hitting my back window and I turned around and I had about a seven to eight years seen in the world broken and I had gasoline coming out this was just typical you know the the the the me that was an accident right well it was a malfunction of war the Clinton movies Acleris are say an accident in the woods I mean I'm not sure how that that directly relates to the subject of accidents happen as tragic as they can be about sure since we're talking about deliberate actions against oneself here I'm not sure how that that fits in here skip maybe you can explain it your old because you suffer from previous posttraumatic stress right then you try to unity it through our frontier days you all call right well again obviously we can well I'm sure we can put the hazardous material drivers under the the category of those I suppose Dr Huber susceptible to the kind of stress that leads to increased suicide rate absolutely any others different factors all the way across I mean there's there's an increased risk for example for Dennis I mean how would you like to go to work and everyone your client doesn't want to be there and they're angry and in pain you know I mean it's it's it's a reality that different jobs half of the eighties and yeah you know it's it's interesting when college students would come to me and they're looking Hey what you know I don't know what I want to be when I grow up and I'm like you know I don't either I'm trying to but you know yes I certainly do we the the bigger radio broadcasters probably the older but of Peter Pan career this is Greg in Decatur Illinois to join us tonight hello Greg good evening Gammon good evening doctor this topic it's very close to my heart I'm retired police officer premier indicator I and thank you for your service Sir well thank listen thank you for years because I you and I grew up together on the old dark thirty ship back when you were relieving Larry King on the weekend yeah for him so so we were together every night we yeah what what I'd like to offer on this the the the officer called in earlier was talking about the stigma of of the dress and issues mental health issues and in the fact that the other one tried to keep it quiet listen toward the latter part of my ship I'm sorry let a part of my days on the job I was getting to the point after twenty seven twenty eight years ago you know I it was getting so much and my big thing with anxiety and final end up going to doctors that look not ninety something for the anxiety and it basically I I called in my mind leveling pills why I went back to work and I shared that with people I was in a position of command and I've been around the block so I knew they were going to fire me and I knew and they knew they were going to do anything I'm talking about the higher ups in a position of command and I could relate that to the mud the guys to work for me and we would make jokes about it Hey Sarge you never get a hold of sars still two hours in this you have because you know his mind Levellers are working and then you call in people people with guys and talk to me about it and they say what is your so I should I use that I share that information Tillman if I'd never offered me anything more you know throughout my years on the job I wasn't afraid to address the issue and say look I said go to your doctor don't be afraid of it and in in you're going to be okay and I know what to this day I I hope I hope people took advantage of that I know there's guys out here working right now listening to you and I'm telling all those folks if you're needing help and then you're having issues address it yeah please please do not do not try to hide it do not avoid it absolutely Dr Huber well and and he he said it exactly right it's got to come from the higher ups from the top now I'm not like our mayors in our governors are politicians but with in those forces themselves the police force the fire department like that it's got to come from the top with in the internal structure because yeah the the man below the need to know that this is okay and politicians though and they're just going to let it go in one ear out the other yeah thanks Greg.
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"I think that would be a good part of the package and then finally i wanted to point out that many democrats and not just those on the quote far left have been talking more and more more about unions right they <hes> <hes> better work as come out in favor of ouija boards buddha judge who may or may not be a moderate but he's he came came up with very strong union package and this is about helping to ensure better distributed growth obviously vice president biden is also a big labor supporter quarter and is supported by labor so i think going back to the union argument in china to wages is something that i'm seeing across the <hes> you know the rain democrats rich which aside from the the one very obvious suggestion for republicans in congress to make which is stop the trade war. Stop causing unnecessary disruptions in the global trading system. What what is there for republicans. Who aren't the president's proposal because i feel like this is this is always a problem for ideological conservatives at a time when the economy is starting to look weak that they have this idea that you know the government's government's not supposed to manage the economy <hes> they periodically indicate skepticism about the idea that fiscal stimulus even works to support the economy so what what should republicans be saying. We should do if people are nervous. Besides don't cause more problems with china. I think in general you should advocate policies good for economic growth in the long term rather going for a sugar high <hes> in a downturn in real crisis situation which we were an o._a. And oh nine but obviously the the trade war is the the major problem here and problem is the presence not going to back down from it anytime soon and <hes> the chinese are sensing weakness which which is why the what would have been seen by some points views conciliatory move and putting off these <hes> consumer oriented tariffs that we're gonna come on. I was read by the chinese not illegitimately as a sign of weakness an assigned that trump realized that the tariffs is supposed to be hurting china also hurting here at a time when our economy may be slowing down so he lost leverage in the chinese are exploiting that at the moment i still think there is chance of some minimalist deal <hes> what kind of paper over these differences going into twenty twenty <hes> but maybe it's just gonna be contention all the way through. There's another big economic story that i want to address. It's also an environmental policy story which the trump administration has proposed to partly rollback auto emissions rules that had been imposed under the obama administration. Those rules were set to require automakers to gradually but very significantly unle increase fuel economy through two thousand twenty five ultimately they were supposed to reach an average of fifty seven and a half miles to the gallon across car and truck fleets instead the trump says they will freeze the guideline at just thirty seven miles to the gallon and they're proposing to take away states power to impose their own more stringent rules which california has done for decades. Now california says stripping stripping them of that power is illegal. They're fighting trump's rule in court and there's a coalition of automakers. That's really upset about the uncertainty. This creates about what regulations they're going to operate under whether they're gonna have to sell vehicles for two different internal markets in the u._s. So they've reached an agreement with california to essentially follow the rolled back obama rule even though trump says they don't have have to that's honda ford volkswagen b._m._w. Mercedes benz is also about to sign up to this coalition. According to the new york times on the times also reports. The president is outraged about this he. I believe this plan is going to grow the economy. Although consumer reports estimates that his approach with lower fuel economy would actually cost consumers thousands of dollars over the life of their cars due to higher fuel consumption and <hes> tony..
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"But for businesses who are making planning decisions on hiring investing and <hes> you know the the idea that they that companies can just sort out the new supply chains that have been built up over decades <hes> that they can do that in in a short period of time is not at all realistic and so it it is <hes> causing <hes> adjust adjustments and very likely <hes> you know source of instability for <hes> for <hes> for the economy so so on q. after chairman's powell speech <hes> president was out with strong criticism of power and adding to that uncertainty once again in <music> <hes> in ways that now. I suppose we should expect it now. I think you know we we treat trade. Even pow in his speech today talked about trade need a variable factor things that will go up and down and change and i think we should maybe rethink that that <hes> uncertainty <hes> in the trade situation should now be considered a constant and probably should be considered a constant by the the f._o._m._c. felicia. Is there an opportunity here for democrats to sort of seize the narrative on on the the economy. I don't i don't mean the sort of long-term restructuring the economy stuff. I mean to come out right now and say yes. The economy is at risk of recession because of irresponsible things. The president santa's doing here is our package of things that we believe will help stabilize the economy. Let's do it infrastructure package now. They could propose some sort of tax rebate which i assume they would prefer over a payroll tax cut that would be a rehashing the fight that we had ten years ago in the last rescue basically being out there and saying here we have a short term plan for what we're going to do to stop trump recession from happening happening and you get one of two things either the president would ignore them and then they can go out on the campaign trail and say we have a plan even though he doesn't have a plan or he gets desperate. Maybe maybe he actually takes them up on it and they can work out. You know can finally be infrastructure week. It seems like either way that goes that would be a win for democrats right and i do think that <hes> democrats are actually really moving in that direction. Let me just point out one thing about the fundamentals before we think about what democrats might do in the short-to-medium term. We say a lot that wage growth is up especially ashley at the bottom of the incandescent island that is actually true and that is good but that basically has only gotten us back to neutral given where we would have been without the two thousand eight two thousand has nine financial crisis and i think you can't overestimate that when you look at our our larger politics with respect to what you know democrats could proposed oppose now. I do think some kind of tax rebate. <hes> would be popular in the medium term ultimately though i think the democrats are already on board award with higher taxes especially relative to the two thousand seventeen law so i do think that is and that obviously tate's legislation but that is where <hes> i think the entire party hardy is going to go. I do think that with respect to public spending on some kind of infrastructure that could get us some way towards you know <hes> green a a green new deal..
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"The corporate forms should have pro growth effect over time all things being equal. All things are equal a little hard to <hes> <hes> determine the specific effect of that and at the same time. There's this big tax cut. Their tax increases is in the form of tariffs and the effect of the tariff seems to be <hes> pretty severe and the options here aren't great. I mean they talking about <hes>. <hes> unilaterally indexing capital gains not clear what the economic effect how big the economic effect of that would be or importantly if it's legal treasury lawyers lawyers i understand say it's not legal wouldn't stand up in court and you. Are you really going to get the house. You know to pass a big payroll tax. Cut <hes> you know you you can't hang getting another corporate tax cut through this congress and even if the republican congress doing it again going to that well second time would be really hard so you're left with the fed and <hes> jawboning the fed rates is tony points out of really <hes> quite already quite low so you'd be kind of a quantitative easing situation and i don't don't think we're there yet i mean it's clear that the the there's some disturbing numbers in the economy but incomes are still growing and that should <hes> keep us out of recession but but it might not keep us out of a slowing of growth that makes what would have seen this presidents major political selling point in two thousand twenty a little assailant tony. What did you make of what happened on friday. We're basically the the federal reserve has its annual conference out in jackson hole where people get together and they talk about monetary policy and other other things. The fed is up to in jay. Powell chairman gave this anticipated speech that i basically went as expected where he described things that are similar to what he said. After the last fed meeting that we're the notes from that meeting that there are various things that are weakening the global economic outlook including the increased tensions about trade globally and those are factors is that sort of pushed toward <hes> a a reason for the fed to think about maybe accommodating some more doing what he keeps describing as a mid cycle adjustment <hes> they did this a couple of times in the nineteen ninety s where were they cut rates three times even though the economy wasn't going into recession so that seemed like about as expected la things in line with what he said in the past and the president freaked out and said said well. You know who's our bigger enemy. Is it jay powell or is it chairman she and then the president announced another round of retaliation towards china knocking hundreds of points off the stock market. We started the segment talking about well. The president has control over trade. He wants economic outlook to look better. The best thing he can do is try to back off on the trade war but it looks like when when he gets upset his instinct instinct to escalate their yeah that seems to be the direction that he'll <hes> just instinctively go and and <hes> i don't know who <hes> <hes> set expectations for the president which powell speech but it seemed the from his tweets before <hes> pile speech that he had some anticipation that maybe powell's gonna announced some kind of <hes> <hes> plan to <hes> to accelerate the <hes> the the mid cycle adjustment and even you know indicate <hes> <hes> <hes> <music> <hes> bigger cuts to come in in the future so i don't know if that was his own expectations or if one of his economic advisors led him to believe that powell is going to be there but his reaction was was was pretty volatile clearly did not read <hes> you know what what palestine and was was trying to say when you know one very clear quote in powell speech speech was where he notes that there are no recent precedents to guide any policy response to the current <hes> situation he's referring to the the uncertainty and volatility in the trade situation and how that that is a drag on the economy is creating enormous uncertainty for not just for investors offers.
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"About. There have been these public comments events about you know maybe a cut in payroll taxes and the president keeps changing his mind about whether that's something he's interested in or not <hes> other ideas. The post says have been floated inside. The white house are further reduction. The corporate income tax rate to fifteen percent of the tax law from from the end of two thousand seventeen cut that rate from thirty five down to twenty one. They've been talking about somehow having a rotating instructor for board members on the federal reserve so that they wouldn't <hes> all get to vote on rates every time which is not a thing the president can just do and i can think of some reasons why you wouldn't do that through legislation. They've been talking about a tax on currency transactions that would aim to weaken the u._s. dollar so it's sort of you know. It seems like the the white house perceives it. There's a problem here they. They're not even to the point of figuring out what kind of policies they want. Let alone a legislative strategy but a lot of these ideas especially the corporate tax rate cut. It's like they haven't. They haven't rocked the idea that there's a democratic majority in the house of representatives. It seems completely different from the policy conversation. She might have if you thought you know we might need a fiscal stimulus stimulus soon. What can we come up with an zone of agreement between democrats and republicans to get that done right exactly with respect to the corporate tax they clearly have not learned their lessons either either politically or with respect to policy. You know you just mentioned this. Josh we already saw a cut from the mid thirties to twenty one and while we've seen some kind of sugar high most of that money has been actually used to finance share buybacks. We haven't done anything real in corporate taxes which would include taking measures to bring some money money that is currently <hes> offshore back to the united states some some corporate tax revenues but i also wanted to add something further. Which is that a lot of the conversation number season right. Now in the media suggests that you know the economy's fundamentals are actually strong but it's both it's just trump's erratic international behavior and or the trade trade war driving these recession fears but i would argue that that's not quite right. The economic fundamentals seem strong but there's actually a lot of reason to worry. I mean growth is weaker than anyone on in either party might like second quarter growth plummeted to close to two percent. We would argue at the roosevelt institute. Did that's because of weak demand. <hes> you know average hours worked in manufacturing in july. Were at the lowest level since twenty eleven monopoly concentration is up business investment is down. There is a lot of reason to really worry about this economy and you're right josh that i think you could get a lot of bipartisan agreement on some kind of stimulus. I just don't think you're gonna see leadership on that. From this white house i mean rich to fleece point one problem with for the president going out there and talking about the need for policy property economy is that we just had this tax cut and one of the arguments the tax cut was supposed to be there was going to boost the economy and even even the sugar high that felicia references we got a a revision in statistics from the bureau of labor statistics which sounds like a walkie dolphin l. thing but basically knocking about thirty thousand jobs a month off job growth for the last couple of years so that's still shows significantly positive job growth but it no longer looks like job growth even necessarily got any better in the aftermath of the tax cut so if they're going to go back and say we have to cut taxes again. It's basically an admission that this thing we said would boost growth hasn't done anything for growth. I think a lot of the the tax cut at least the on personal side doesn't really have a big growth effect..
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"And you know the the conundrum for <hes> <hes> spokespeople at the white house at treasury in even the fed is to not <hes> you know inspire <hes> market participants to pull back in and not make economic decisions because you could could be self-fulfilling so i've bhai sympathies with having to answer the question of you know do you are you concerned about a recession coming and if <hes> if the white house answers that question of course we're concerned about a recession and we're we're paying attention to it. That's the headline all across the country if not the world and <hes> if they say wh-what recession we're not you know there's no recession on the horizon then they just look aloof and they have a hard time making the case for maybe the kinds of policy changes they would need to try to mitigate <hes> an economic downturn. So what should they be proposing to do right now. I mean you have the president <hes> out there. Just on friday escalating the trade war china announced new tariffs. The president said that he would be announcing a response to it. He said he's ordering u._s. Companies to find alternatives to china china. The market fell hundreds of points on that statement from the president. It seems like the one policy area most directly in his control is trade policy <hes> where the signals from the the market or negative and the comments from fed chairman jay powell or that the global trading situation is a drag on the economy <hes>. It seems like he would start there. It is the trade is the is the one area where he can make a have a real policy impact and you know he's he's taken to mostly job owning the fed into being looser on <hes> on on <hes> monetary policy although we should put this in historical perspective the fed has been you know the the interest rates are incredibly low. <hes> historically really speaking they still are accommodative relatively relative to where the economy is right now <hes> but he'd like to see more action from <hes> from the fed <hes> <hes> it is entirely in his hands to do more on the trade front in fact actually even just encouraging words. We've seen over the past few months if he indicates a a <hes> <hes> a softening with <hes> with the chinese or the willingness to meet and talk the market reacts in a very positive way so it is very much in his hands to to do that <hes> and to come to some kind of process movement with <hes> with the chinese i think would be very welcome by <hes> by <hes> financial markets and businesses also who have been holding back investment decisions the other thing is you can do actually other policy changes can propose policies <hes>. He's tried to do some of that in the past last week but it's clearly these are clearly things that have not been very well thought out things like the payroll tax or indexing capital gains <hes> they're very long legislative trains on on those possibilities and it's congress's probably not <hes> in a mind to move tax legislation right now. The one great great irony in this of course is that before the midterm elections. The president announced that we know it wasn't really true at the time but he announced that they were working on a ten percent tax cuts. If if they had actually been working on a ten percent middle class tax cut as he as he announced they might have something ready to go right now that they could <hes> that they could move forward but that's sort of evaporated raided yeah felicia to tony's point about sort of half baked policy brainstorming in the white house the the the washington post had an interesting story this week about what they're talking about..
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"You've got close to sixty percent wanting a ban on the sale of semi automatic assault guns so this this is something that i think with the exception of the base and the n._r._a. Would be good politically as well as good policy rich. What do you you make the complaints about the president's use of the word invasion. I had so word i probably use myself in the past. Try to avoid it because i think it speaks to a hostile tent intent. That's not present <hes> among these migrants <hes> there is word a lot of restriction est are people who wanna border wall have have have used i think drawing connection from that to you know a random shooting at a a a walmart random but a shooting at targets <hes> people just happen to be shopping at a walmart is i just don't see the connection at all i do. I don't know what to say about that and it. Yes it is about the shooting but it's also about a general feeling of fear in very many communities in this country so i guess we can say this that we agree that the word invasion in this context given that we're talking about migrant and mostly people who are escaping some kind of economic or gang persecution like we shouldn't be saying this <hes>. I feel like people have lost. This ability to have conversations about prudential concerns about one shooter shouldn't say it's not like you know we have a law aw you can't describe immigration patterns that you don't like as an invasion but i think people react so quickly to the idea whenever anyone complains about any piece of rhetoric like you're stifling me or you're trying to make it impossible for me to discuss the policy position that i want and i think there have occasionally been elements like that where people are trying to use language language complaints in order to avoid having underlying policy debates but i think people should be little more open to the idea that the way they talk about things matters and that often we can find ways to talk about things things that are better than the other ways that we might talk about things that lead to less <hes> less social cohesion in the worst case lead to people to be so enraged that they end up being driven to violence. They filed acts that they might not otherwise have committed. Let's take a break. I'll be back with rich lowry of national review and felicia along with the roosevelt institute to talk about the economy and how angry the president is at two different chairman. There wasn't enough right and center. What do you think share your thoughts on. Today's show on our facebook spoke page or tweet us at l. r._c. K._c._r._w. and download the k._c._r._w. App to listen to left right and center on demand.
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"They've had this this group that was going to bring the omar and retreated to leave on that trip to to the west bank. <hes> isn't this isn't that something that we're now seeing on the republican side as well as the president buys into a lot of these things things that you're really not supposed to think or say i think our guest characterize him as kind of filo semitic stereotypes so they're not meant maliciously but if you follow follow the the string down they take you to a bad place and first of all obviously president should not be talking about in these terms about anyone any group in any circumstance and and it was just his way of saying the democrat party is swinging the wrong way on these issues that toledo in omar away out there which they are but he put it in a disturbing terms fleischer. Well you know i think he's also trying to the president is also trying to use this as a wedge issue. You and i think it's fundamentally misguided. I mean the idea that american jews don't have a range of interest in addition to israel climate may many any jews i know are concerned about rising white nationalism anti-semitism so the whole effort seems ludicrous and i'd also point out that american jews voted seventy one percent for hillary rick linton and in the midterms that number went up almost ten points. It was closer to eighty percent so if what trump thinks he's doing here is trying to peel off jewish voters. I think it's going to be really tough sledding. It reminds me of the way the president talks about black voters which is to say it's it's making a judgment about what a particular voter group ought to care about ought to vote on when he talked about black voters was he goes out and talks about you. Know unemployment is so low at so low for african americans. I've done all these things for you. You should support me because of that or i brought a sap rocky back from sweden aiden and at least the implications you should vote for me because of that similarly..
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"This is josh barrow and welcome to left right and center. You're civilized yet. Provocative antidote to the self contained opinion bubbles that dominate political debate. It's still august and it's probably going to be august forever this week. The president was told he can't buy greenland. The danish prime minister called the idea absurd and the president got mad and cancelled a state visit to denmark because because he thought it was so disrespectful of her to say that his idea to bipartisan country was absurd. Trump is still heading to europe though for the g seven meeting of leaders of industrialized nations and he doesn't get along great with those people either. There had been an effort to keep the most controversial topics off the agenda. They're not even going to produce a communique at the end of the conference saying what they agree on but now french president has an annual mccoll says he wants to at least talk about the damaging fires in the brazilian amazon as a key focus which means the president will again be fighting with foreign leaders over climate change later in today's show will discuss that and also the disjointed white house response to increasing concerns over the state of the global economy. President trump said on twitter on friday. He wants to know who's the bigger enemy chairman she she or german powell yikes former bush administration economic spokesman tony fratto will help us walk through those stories in a bit but now let's bring in our left right and center panel as always <music>. I'm your center and i'm joined by rich lowry editor of national review on the right and on the left felicia wong president and ceo of the roosevelt institute. Hello i dash josh rich. What what have you been watching this week. Well the numbers of democrats supporting an impeachment inquiry is steadily taking up has passed the halfway mark. I always a pre. I think prediction. The beginning of the year is that democrats crab walk their way into impeachment. This would be consistent with that but i think the pace is too slow. Oh <hes> at at this rate though impeach him you know and in july of twenty twenty and unless there's a real damn break and that you pass them event horizon. We're just i all democrats say okay. We're going to do this and most importantly nancy. Pelosi says we're gonna do this. I think it's a drip drip probably lean to nowhere felicia..
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"To pivot because uber threatened our advertisers and we saw very clearly there there was just road kill killing our future if we did not go directly to our users because as we were torn between the giants of the tech community who are paying our bills and the everyday people who are reading our site and we had to align it and we had to make our readers our customers same thing with chairman mom it was such a clear beautiful business model once we got there and it was just clean and simple and you just don't have this conflict but one of those amazing things i learned my the chairman of my board andrew anchor at pando who was amazing for the first year after our pivot kept saying to me you're still thinking like you're running an ad based business you're still thinking and i was like no i'm not you don't understand what i'm saying he's like you keep thinking you need to do more of all you knew more articles new do and i'm like yeah because people are paying for us now we have to give them more and he's like that's not how subscription works he's like think about netflix do you need to like every original they produce or do you need to find one or two shows that you like and that justifies the cost and it was like when he explained it like that it was like a light bulb went off over my head i mean i don't even know of hulu offers anything other than the handmaid's tale because that is the only reason i paid for it and once we watch this season finale we will not go back to again until the handmaid's tale is back and yet we're thrilled to pay for it every day and that is subscription and we notice this with pando the more we cut down our volume and went deeper and deeper and deeper on stories the higher retention got the more people wanted to pay for it because all they care about is those two to three stories a month that really matter and when you think about it in terms of value that's where the shift is we don't need women to come to chairman mom constantly we need to give them five dollars a month the value so how do you measure that value i'm curious both at pando and at chairman mom i mean churn is the best way like when you're talking about subscription based businesses.