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Law enforcement officials warn of new threat on US Capitol in Washington, DC
"Law enforcement across the board are keeping their eyes peeled for anything suspicious concerning security around the Capitol building. Capitol police warning that a militia group whom they did not identify, might be plotting the attack to attack the building tomorrow. Conspiracy theorists believe that tomorrow March 4th will be the day that Donald Trump is inaugurated and reinstalled is president's separately tonight the FBI and Homeland security issuing a new Bolton that was obtained by CBS News, It is urging local authorities to report any suspicious activity, warning that potential violence is most likely to be committed by lone offenders or small cells, using simple tactics and easy to acquire weapons. Because of all this, the House is canceling tomorrow's session. But the big question is whether Not anything will happen More from w. T O p National security correspondent J. J Green he wants intelligence and national security officials have been conducting daily calls with FBI, Metropolitan Police Secret Service and U S. Capitol police and they've been going on for about two weeks, led by the White House National Security Council every evening and, according to sources, what they talked about is what's the threat level? Is anyone seeing or aware of any threats? What's the general threat for the National Capital area and early this morning of joining? Diligence bulletin was sent out to all of the key players and, according to several sources, it was very general on. They mentioned threats that they've been aware of for more than a month, so there was no new threat information to be concerned
Fresh update on "national security council" discussed on Axios Today
"Welcome back to axios today this week. Fbi director christopher wray announced the bureau was looking into two thousand cases of domestic terrorism. We learned that during hearings about what went wrong during the capital insurrection on january six and now amid threats of violence at the capitol today the house of representatives has cancelled. It's thursday session. The senate is still meeting. How is the biden administration approaching all of this axios political editor. Glen johnson has been looking into that strategy for us. Glenn i wonder if we could start with these warnings from the fbi and the us capital about the threat level being raised. Today as i said the house has already not in session but how are they preparing differently this morning. Well first of all. They're already prepared in a much different way than they were on january sixth. The capitol is surrounded by an eight foot fence. Topped with razor wire. There's five thousand national guard troops still in the city. There's a huge perimeter created by that fence and those troops that didn't exist on january six. It's not that they're doing things differently for today is that they've been doing things differently. Since january six within weeks of the january six attack. I think within two weeks. White house spokeswoman jen psaki was talking about an entirely new direction for the government when it comes to domestic terrorism and. She said at the time that this was just a first step. Do we know how many steps have been taken since. Then the whole postures changed. I mean the president talked about this on january twenty second two days after he was inaugurated and they had the director of national intelligence. Averell hanes take charge of review would be conducted by the fbi and the department of homeland security. They also elevated it as an issue for the national security council and all of that is driven at trying to ensure that this problem doesn't rear its head on officials who are unsuspecting in expert warned that this was particularly dangerous in the national security sphere not just from threats facing the country from overseas but also homegrown threats arising in the form of domestic terrorism and so the administration has really worked actively to try and get its own footing about where things stand. And that's what all these reviews are pointing towards. Actually it's politics. Editor glen johnson more than one million parents have left the workforce because of childcare responsibilities during the pandemic this massive number has been a wakeup call for some employers about the type of benefits. They're providing for their workers who were also parents. Air capanna been reporting on this. She's a business reporter for axios than you may also know her as occasional guest host of this podcast erico. What kind of benefits are you. Finding now are really important for working parents during the pandemic so now it's really simple companies. Try to get really creative. And say we'll have an onsite daycare or will do a fund zoom for your kids but what parents really need is flexibility and cold hard cash. So the ones that are the forefront of this are saying you can adjust your our. You can even go to a four day work temporarily or they're saying we're going up our actual monetary contribution for childcare into your paycheck. How many more employers are actually doing this. The data is very clear. Care dot com. Which is a care. Provider did a survey and ninety eight percent of the hr departments. They surveyed across the country adding benefits. So it's really business so erica. Ninety percent is an amazing number. But do you think that there are industries where this is not possible right. It's ninety eight percent of a group that excludes ton of americans right. So we're talking about if you're in a central worker and if you have to show up to be a grocery clerk at eight a m you can't adjust that and you can't do that from home. You can't do that while you watch your kids. So if you're doing some of these frontline pandemic jobs. This flexibility isn't apply to you and those sectors haven't really figured out solutions for their working parents and that's a huge issue. Erica pandy writes the at work newsletter for axios.
Guantanamo Bay here to stay?
"I've said repeatedly that. I intend to close guantanamo and i will follow through on. It was one of the signature promises of barack obama's two thousand eight campaign for the us presidency. He would close america's post. Nine eleven improvised prison for suspected terrorists at the. Us navy base at guantanamo bay in cuba. He did not nor did his successor. Donald trump this morning. I watched president obama talking about gitmo vo. He never said he would indeed. He signed an executive order to keep it open. We also threatened to add to its population. And we'll get loaded up with some bad dudes politically. We'll get a loaded up. He did not. there were forty. One prisoners still held at guantanamo bay. When trump took office one of whom was released into the custody of saudi arabia forty remained many nearing. Two decades of incarceration it now falls to us. President joe biden who had a ringside view of obama's failure to decide what to do about it. The national security council has been directed to review the facility and consider its future.
Biden Administration Aims to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison
"The Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. They intend to have the prison shut down by the time President Biden leaves office. She explained. The National Security Council is reviewing the facility to assess the state of play. The current administration inherited a new round of stimulus checks
Walmart's use of TikTok will likely continue, even if deal with Oracle falls apart
"Well. I'm sure glad we wasted all of our time worrying about this a few months ago. Sources are saying that the trump administration plan to force the sale of tiktok to a group including oracle and walmart has been shelved indefinitely quoting the wall street journal. Discussions have continued between representatives of bytedance and us national security officials. The people said those discussions have centred on data security and ways to prevent the information tiktok collects on american users from being accessed by the chinese government. They said but no imminent decision on how to resolve the issues. Surrounding tiktok is expected as the biden administration determines its own response to the potential security risks posed by chinese tech companies collection of data quote. We plan to develop a comprehensive approach to securing. Us data that addresses the full range of threats. We face national. Security council spokeswoman. Emily this includes the risk posed by chinese apps and other software that operate in the us in the coming months we expect to review specific cases in light of ak- prehensile understanding of the risks. We face and quote so that definitely sounds like they're kind of sweeping under the rug. What i can't figure out from this whole mess is was it always kabuki theatre at least for the smart money like did everyone that mattered know that this was just gonna blow over eventually anyway and that's why you didn't see big players wanting to touch it with a ten foot pole. They basically just let the unlikely rubes of oracle and walmart. Step up to play the mark until the jig was up. It certainly seems like that was the case now. In retrospect
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to review US-Taliban agreement
"Says he'll review the agreement reached between the Trump administration and the Taliban in Afghanistan last year. NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports. Biden's national security advisor, has already spoken with his Afghan counterpart. According to the National Security Council, Jake Sullivan toe Afghan officials that the U. S remains committed to achieving a permanent cease fire. Sullivan said the Biden administration will look into whether the Taliban are abiding by their commitments to cut ties with terrorists and reduce violence. As President Donald Trump reduced the number of U. S troops stationed in Afghanistan to 2500, Biden's nominee for Secretary of state. Tony Blinken, told Congress at his confirmation hearing that by them wants to bring US forces home. But he also wants to make sure that gains against terrorism and writes for girls and women are not threatened. I saw Roscoe NPR news, the White House.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to review US-Taliban agreement
"President biden says he'll review the agreement reached between the trump administration and the taliban in afghanistan last year. Npr's showed roscoe reports biden's national security advisor has already spoken with his afghan counterpart according to the national security council. Jake sullivan toll. Afghan officials that the us remains committed to achieving a permanent ceasefire sullivan said the biden administration will look into whether the taliban are at biding by their commitments to cut ties with terrorists and reduce violence as president. Donald trump reduce the number of us troops stationed in afghanistan to two thousand five hundred bide his nominee for secretary of state. Tony blinken told congress at his confirmation hearing that biden wants to bring us forces home but he also wants to make sure that gains against terrorism and rights for girls and women are not threatened. Aisha roscoe npr news. The white house there continues to be a major gulf between how many covid nineteen vaccine dozes have been delivered to states and the number of people who actually got vaccinated the cdc reports only about fifty percent. The available shots have been given so far as wellstone reports. It's a confusing national picture with governors in some states like west. Virginia georgia new york clamoring for more supplies and many who oversee vaccine distribution say. They still don't know week to week exactly what they'll beginning. Meanwhile more than half of states have now opened a vaccine eligibility to people over sixty five. Jennifer nozoe is at johns hopkins university. Ryan have to shift at least in part away from this sort of slow stepwise work of trying to schedule a high priority individuals to more of a mass vaccination approach a recent national survey finds more than half of americans don't know exactly when or where they'll get vaccinated for npr news. I'm wellstone. Us corona virus infections have now surpassed twenty four million eight hundred thousand more than four hundred. Fourteen thousand people have died. This is npr. Pope francis has issued a warning on the danger of misinformation just days after he was the subject of a fake news report. Npr silvio pohjola reports. The pope praise journalists but also warned. News can be manipulated in his message for the catholic churches world. Communications day francis said the risk of misinformation being spread on social media is evident to everyone and manipulation of us and images is often prompted by sheer narcissism. He did not mention a false report that went viral earlier. This month that he had been arrested by italian police. Francis expressed words of gratitude for journalists who often risk their lives to report on the hardships endured by persecuted minorities in various parts of the world. But he added. Investigative reporting is often replaced by a tendentious narrative created in newsrooms and he urged journalists to hit the streets and verify situations firsthand. Super bowl jolie. Npr news rome. One of the best known television interviewers. Larry king has died. The peabody award winner is being remembered for interviewing literally thousands of people celebrities presidents philosophers literary figures even criminals over more than sixty years. He had said he was always engrossed in the conversation. Always listening to the answer. I'm always learning so. I guess i'm better every day at learning. Larry king died at a hospital in los angeles. This is npr.
Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in US
"Weeks after a violent mob stormed the U. S. capitol president Biden is directing his intelligence community to study the threat of domestic extremism White House press secretary Jen Psaki says there's no denying the problem the rise of domestic violence extremism is a serious and growing national security threat sake says the office of the director of national intelligence along with homeland security and the FBI will work with the National Security Council on a comprehensive threat assessment addressing evolving threats radicalization the role of social media opportunities to improve information sharing operational responses the involvement of the director of national intelligence and office created after the September eleventh attacks suggest American authorities are looking to pivot to more concerted focus on violence from radical extremists at home Jennifer king Washington
Senate Confirms Avril Haines As Director Of National Intelligence
"Avril Haines is director of National Intelligence 84 Senators voted to confirm Haynes 10 voted against all of them Republicans. Haynes was President Barack Obama's top lawyer on the National Security Council, from 2010 to 2013 and CIA deputy director from 2013 to 2015, where she authorized using drone strikes to carry out extrajudicial assassinations. Meanwhile, the House of
Why Didn't The FBI And DHS Produce A Threat Report Ahead of The Capitol Insurrection?
"Before most major protests are rallies, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. Usually produced a formal intelligence report explaining the possible threats, and then they send that report to local law enforcement to help them plan. DHS and the FBI did one of these threat assessment assessments ahead of the demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, after the killing of George Floyd last spring. He also did one before Black lives matter Marches in Washington in June, But there was no threat assessment done ahead of the deadly attack on the U. S Capital. NPR's Dina Temple Raston of our investigations team has been looking into this. Good morning, Dina. Good morning. I mean, all you had to do. Deena was look at social media for the weeks leading up to the January 6th rally. To know things could potentially get really bad at the Capitol. You didn't even need a formal threat assessment to tell you that did law enforcement Just not pick up on that. No, that was part of the raw intelligence that they were putting together like the New York Police Department scrapes social media, and they sent what they found A Washington There was sort of unverifiable threats, that sort of thing. Bond. There was more raw intelligence that came before that. Just a day after that, Just a day before the pro Trump rally, the Norfolk Field office in the FBI confirmed that They had found specific threats against members of Congress and exchange of maps of the tunnel system under the Capitol complex, and there were people online talking about gathering in Kentucky and Pennsylvania and South Carolina. To meet up before convoy Ng up to Washington and things. Norfolk report was first reported in the Washington Post a couple of days ago. So they were gathering this together then then what happened to where did that raw intelligence go? Well, that's the problem. It never made it much past that raw intelligence stage, so basically they might have picked up a thread or had a human source. Tell them something or that or say that they saw something, but it didn't go to the next step, where it's validated and analyzed and Put into a larger picture put into context. So when the FBI does that they put it in a report called an Intelligence bulletin. When DHS does some something like that they call it a threat assessment report. And then sometimes the two of them put out a report together and typically, then they would send that that finished product out to local law enforcement. So we're going to talk about why that didn't happen. But first, can you just explain? Why is that assessment so much more valuable than straight? Raw Intel? What's the difference? Local law enforcement sees threat assessment says actionable intelligence I mean the bulletins are considered finished right there a synthesis of validated and analyzed intelligence and that helps local law enforcement make informed decisions. So we talk to the former head of DHS Michael Chertoff and get into your point. He said that in this case, the threat was so out in the open. The threat assessment was almost beside the point. It was perfectly obvious. She read the newspaper that there was gonna be a big rally that the president was talking about being be wild and that the focus was going to be the capital. Where they were having a certification vote show. They didn't take rocket science to see if there was a realistic foreseeable risk to the Capitol, and you would enhance the security. I mean, but maybe they need the threat assessment to put the process in place to get troops on the ground or security forces on the ground. I mean, DHS and the FBI have issued intelligence bulletins for four as we mentioned Black lives matter. Protests what was different this time around? Why didn't they treat this the same way? Our reporting found that one of the reasons that they didn't treat it the same way may have been bias. We talk to someone named R P. Eddy and he used to be in the National Security Council. He's done a lot of counterterrorism work. He worked with the NYPD and the LAPD. And now he has his own intelligence consultancy, and he thinks It's something called the invisible obvious. Was it work and basically, that's things that sit right in front of us that we don't notice. It was very hard for these decision makers in these analysts to realize that people who look just like them could want to commit this kind of unconstitutional violence and get little he tried to and want to kill them. So in other words, in other words, this was supposed to be a pro trump rally, and then it wasn't and it was hard for these law and order people to see that this mob these people who were so pro Trump, who had bumper stickers, just like theirs on the back of their cars were going to commit violence. And by the time they figure that out, it was too late. And then it really begs the question. Did they not see it? Because they didn't want to see it. I mean, or they couldn't see it were their blind spots. Exactly And that and that, In fact, a lot of these people that they were seeing, right? I mean they were wearing pro Trump T shirts. They were there to support the president. When you think of those kinds of people. You you don't think about those being the people that you might have to worry will resort to violence and that was what went wrong. It wasn't you know something nefarious. It was just when you looked at it without the analysis. It seemed like this'll was just going to be another rally. And then it wasn't NPR's Dina Temple Raston of our investigations team. Thank you.
What to expect from NOAA under the Biden administration
"Focus on weather. Forecasting and climate science is likely to be a high priority under president biden and it begins with staffing at the top washington post capital weather gangs. Andrew friedman wrote about the possible scenarios for noah. Hi andrew welcome to climate cast off. Let's talk about the biden cabinet appointments so far one thing that jumps out at me andrew. There are so many with climate expertise and focused john. Kerry as climates are on the national security council. pete buttigieg at transportation jennifer granholm at energy. What do you make of these leaders. Strong climate focus. It doesn't look like an accident to me. Yeah no really. The administration is approaching an all hands on deck strategy for climate change rather than putting that just in the hands of the epa administrator and maybe the energy secretary they're putting that everywhere so you heard their nominee janet yellen for treasury secretary mentioned climate change in her interest speech Also the national economic council chair of brian niece has a significant climate experience. This is really going to cross pollinate the government agencies foreign wide. Honey you think. The new noah leadership will be substantially different than it. Is today you know. The noah leadership under president trump has been competent jacobs who has a phd and is a meteorologist by background. Really knows that issue in really knows the agency warehouse but he was hamstrung and didn't even have the ability to send an all hands email without running it by political appointees at the department of commerce. He wasn't able to pick his top staff including chief-of-staff so really what you're going to see is a administration that thinks the real while. Okay we're going to have this person as administrator what do they need to support them. In these other several roles that are politically appointed. How will climate change science and communications. Be different. i think there's going to be a much greater role They're gonna put more of an emphasis on the national climate assessment which has been something that the trump administration tried to walk away from and then has tried to interfere with. So it's gonna be much more of noah in the lead when it comes to scientific integrity andrew. We all remember sharpie gate. When president trump doctored a hurricane map how will the biden administration sharpie proof noah they need to make some changes to the scientific integrity policy. Because what happened was that episode was judged to have violated their scientific integrity policy but they were absolutely no consequences for it because it doesn't apply to the department of commerce. It applies only to noah so the department of commerce leadership told no they had issued a statement disavowing. they're actually accurate forecast and They weren't punished or so they're going to have to make some changes also though i think whoever is brought in noah leadership is going to come and on day one knowing that they have some morale issues and knowing that the half to reassure people about the scientific integrity of the agency on the premium placed on sound science andrew friedman with washington post capital weather. Gang for sharing your perspective on climate casts. Today thank you for having me.
The Big Red Button
"I'm gabrielle. Sierra and this is why it matters today a look inside the rules for nuclear launch in the united states and the risks of giving one person so much power. Hey i'm alex bill and i name is abigail sto thurston. Bell and stow. Thurston are both experts at the center for arms control and non-proliferation an ngo that focuses on nuclear security. This means they spent every day thinking about how to prevent nuclear war. Okay so the only person that is in charge of launching a nuclear attack is the president. There's no stopgap. There's no other people he asked to consult. There's nothing else just his decision. Yes so there's no requirement that the president consult with anyone they can and our command and control system is designed so that he can get in contact with advisers that he wants to speak to but no requirement that he consult with anyone before we go any further. Let's get our terms straight. There are two kinds of nuclear strikes retaliation. And i use. The details are complex but both are essentially what they sound like. Retaliation involves responding to a nuclear attack with a nuclear attack. I use means being the first to use nuclear weapons in conflict. Neither of these scenarios requires the president to consult with experts. So if the scene with the big board and the president talking to all of his advisors doesn't need to happen. What actually does need to happen. The protocol for launching nuclear weapon is highly secretive but the main components are known. Could you walk me through. How a i use nuclear strike would go down. It basically starts with the president deciding that he wants to use a nuclear weapon. He can decide this because he feels like an attack is imminent on the united states. He can decide it because we're in a conflict and he wants to use a nuclear weapon to end the conflict you know basically escalate so far that the other side will back down or it could just decide. He wants to use a nuclear weapon their issues surrounding whether or not it would be a legal order. But i think in the heat of the moment you're not gonna have a bunch of lawyers running into the room saying i don't think this is legal. He actually has a direct line to the national military command center. This facility run by the pentagon is ready at any minute of the day to receive a launch order remember. The president is the commander in chief of the military. All he has to do is pick up the phone. Indicate the target and the number of weapons he would like to launch. He has something called biscuit which is a little card that has launch codes on them. Someone verifies that is in fact the president giving this order. The order goes out and within five minutes from the president deciding. I want to launch a nuke to nuke in the air. That's how easy it is terrifying short amount of time and terrifyingly easy today and you're relying on the person who has the authority to know and have thought through all of those consequences. We take it for granted that that person will have thought about that before they do it. There's no checker balance to make sure that that presidents in the right head space has thought through everything has talked with our allies. None of that's there and has it always been this way. So historically commanders did have the ability in the eisenhower administration at the beginning of the nuclear age to use nuclear weapons on their own authorities. Should they not be able to get into contact with the president and then it was in the kennedy administration that we really solidify the idea that it should be the president and the president alone that the consequences of nuclear use is so massive that it really should be a decision at the top level. The idea being that. The american public would always electa relational and straight thinking president and And so that's why. This sort of very undemocratic process develops was a bit of a nuclear monarchy. So the idea was that this one person who was elected by all these people would have the wherewithal to make the right decision in this situation. Yeah it was theorized that way but not everybody always agreed with it. In fact during the height of the cold war there was a lot of debate about whether or not this was a good structure and it kind of went to macab places at times where somebody was positing that. Actually you should have the launch codes in a pill inserted inside of the heart of military attache and the president would actually have to kill that military attache to get the codes and be able to kill hundreds of thousands of people. Obviously that was not an actionable plan by theorists at the time is sort of making the case about how much you're putting on the shoulders of one person and whether or not that's a good idea when it comes to a weapon that's capable of flattening cities and and beyond the stakes surrounding the decision to launch a nuclear first strike are as high as they get and since the attacks on hiroshima and nagasaki. No president has done so in an ideal world the president would think and hard and hear a wide range of opinions before undertaking a first strike but when it comes to the other nuclear scenario retaliation the president would not usually have the luxury of time for retaliation you have to be able to decide and execute the retaliation and a very short time. Lsu you risk being wiped out neutralize before you can do. so this is richard vets. He's the director of the saltzman institute of war and peace studies at columbia university. An adjunct senior fellow here at the council he's served on the senate select committee on intelligence the national security council and advised three cia director's. How short is that time. Well that depends on where you are between india and pakistan which right next to each other could be almost instantaneous. for the united states and russia the Time was generally thought to be once. The missile age began about twenty to twenty five minutes list for the united states depending on various technical details.
Fiona Hill Discusses Massive Cyberattack on Government Agencies
"Those were the words of Thomas Bossert, who advised both President George W. Bush and President Donald Trump on Homeland Security. Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney compared it to Russian bombers flying undetected over our entire country. Both men, Of course, we're talking about the massive cyber attack believed to have been perpetuated by Russia on scores of US government and private networks. The attack went undetected for months on let's bring in Fiona Hill. She has spent her career studying Russia. She served until last year as President Trump's most senior Russia advisor on the National Security Council field. Hell hey there! Welcome back. Thanks so much Mercury's thanks. Start with something you just heard me say that this breach is believed to have been perpetuated by Russia. Is there any reason to believe this was anyone other than Russia? No, I don't think so. I mean, given the number off private sector entities of other government entities who have attributed it to Russia. There's also you know, longstanding hallmarks of a Russian operation that many of them very familiar with me. People have bean on the lookout for these kinds of attacks, and obviously, you know they have discovered one and this is I've been able to do all the forensics, so I don't think there's any reason to question it. When you say there are hallmarks that seem familiar to the way Russian hackers do their work that's like that. Yes, suddenly having worked with Many of the people who've been looking at this a cybersecurity experts, you know they're very familiar with the telltale signs that Russians and other actors leave behind. You'll have seen President Trump's tweet raising the possibility that this was China. Is it possible this was China? Well, China's certainly done actions on this kind of scale. A few years ago, we had Chinese hack which, of course, export trade and all kinds of data out of U. S. Government systems, including the personal data of many of the people had filled out security clearances and full time. Part time employees of the government. But you're saying the signature on this one appears to be consistent with Russia. Exactly. So, I mean the fact that he's saying Well, China, you know, could have done this well. China could have done an operation on this scale, but I don't think there's any question that this is Russia. Someone who has advised President Trump. Why, In your view, is he so resistant to blaming Russia or confronting Russia? I'm afraid to say that there's a very personal element to this. President. Trump has been fixated on President Putin for some considerable period of time. It's President Putin style of governance, it says. Seemingly unchecked power. It's the word that he presents himself personally. Azad leader. I think that there's a lot that Trump admires in Putin style, and I think he finds it extraordinary hard because he was convinced that they had personal chemistry to think that Putin would do something like this on his watch. I mean, I think we've seen that President Trump is the same person private in public. Who takes everything very personally, who believes my mention his own personal question. His own personal role on he's become personally invested in Vladimir Putin as a result of thinking that they have a relationship and he's lost sight. Unfortunately, then of the national security perspective of all of us, I think that's one of the reasons why he's both in denial to himself has said very little about this. How did this happen? Understanding you're out of government now. But do you think the U. S was asleep at the wheel, distracted by the pandemic, the election? Other things? Look, I think all of these things and issues I think part of is also problem. When your team is getting undermined. Then we were also in the midst of an election. Of course. In which we were extraordinary worried about a repeat performance of 2016 a hack of the election, But I think as a result of that we put a lot of resource is onto this. I mean, I can't say for sure, because I mean, I know that we have a new awful lot of very technically capable, hard working people across the entire system. But it was certainly the case that we were being pushed to look in one particular area. On any other pointed as well that the president is actually undermined The intelligence community at every turn has bean you know, pitted against them, since you know very much the beginning of his presidency. On a date has bean you know, putting political loyalists in place essentially to investigate the intelligence community. He's also sacked s O money. Cabinet members and senior people in The key purses that one would want to see pulling together as a piece of team to tackle. This kind of issue on has been a odds with the branches of government. Congress haven't Bean pulling together without the executive branch of the Department of Agencies, either this it takes the whole of government effort on the whole of society effort. May I say I've interviewed you now. A number of times, Fiona Hill. I have never heard you speak so openly in such an openly critical way of the administration. You served has something changed. I think that really what we've heard is more of an accumulation of facts to basically point out to people. I know what I've been trying to do all along, including last year when I was testifying is trying not to politicize everything we talked about in the impeachment inquiry. This is actually part of our problem. When we politicize Russia on we get into parties and fights. This is exactly when we lay ourselves vulnerable on the whole message that I've been trying to get across is we need to pull together, you know, thinking a part of the problem for many of the people have been trying to speak out like myself in earlier times. Is gonna get painted His disgruntled employees as somebody with an agenda while speaking out is a political act doesn't have to be partisan. You have to speak out on behalf of the country on I think that this kind of stirred it should be inescapable to everyone about. You know our failure to tackle Cove in our failure to get ahead at this kind of hack. All failure, frankly, should be able to hand off the president. Seeing a smooth fashion President Trump is already talking about massive demonstrations on the streets of Washington, D. C on January 6th. I'm talking in the language of in another country. In another setting that people would say, Hey, he's trying to basically instigate a coup. So I mean, I think at this point if the larger population has not quite got the message that I feel like I've got to speak out a bit more strongly. It was Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution. She served his director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council in the Trump Administration. Great to speak with you as always. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you.
Russia denies involvement in hack of U.S. government agencies
"U. security officials had been preparing for Russian interference in the U. S election. They say that kind of attack never came. The main disinformation instead came from the departing president, but it does appear that Russia was busy. Elsewhere. Itwas allegedly hacking US government agencies that were not directly involved in the election. NPR National security correspondent Greg My areas covering this story, Greg Good morning. Good morning stated what was hacked. Well, um it looks like it was the Treasury and Commerce Department's The leading suspect is the Russian foreign Intelligence Service, known as the SVR is sort of the equivalent of the CIA in Russia. Russia has issued a statement denying this. But according to two American authorities, it seems to have been going on for months and was only recently uncovered. We don't have many details at this point, but both the National Security Council and the Department of Homeland Security have acknowledged that a breach took place and they say they're working to sort it out. I'm trying to think through these couple of agencies. The Commerce Department supports American business, especially overseas. They oversee a variety of other things like the census. The Treasury Department, of course, is deeply involved in the economy and the operations of the government. Is it understood what kind of information may have been stolen from those agencies? Well, we don't know precisely. We do know the email systems were hacked. But as you note was, it's just routine office email. Or was this some more valuable? Important classified information with business and financial information. That would would be quite important on Ben. There's the larger concern where other government departments hacked as well. We don't have an answer to that right now. Is it just random, The treasury and commerce would be targeted. We don't know that you know, They certainly have their own value if they were hacked, But there's certainly the expectation that other parts of the government would have been targeted as well. If the Russians or whoever was able to get in to those departments they would look elsewhere. The Russians were responsible for a major breach back in 2014 and 2015. Which included the White House and the State Department, right, one of the thing how if it all does this connect with other news from just a few days ago off another suspected Russian hack? Well that the previous report involved the cyber security firm Fireeye, a major firm that said it lost some of its valuable tools that it uses to look for security, and when it checks out the networks of clients. The company said they believed it was a state sponsored attack and they didn't name Russia. But analysts that was clearly the implication. And they are looking for links between these two attacks. One possibility seems to be that the hack was carried out through software updates that are widely used both in the U. S governments and in many private companies, So that seems to be what they're checking again. It speaks to Russia's ability to go after very hard, well defended targets. Great. Thanks very much. My pleasure.
U.S. Commerce Department confirms security "breach"
"Keep control of the Senate. ABC is Rachel Scott. Sources confirmed to ABC News that the Treasury and Commerce departments were hacked. A company providing software to the government agencies calls the cyber breach a highly sophisticated attack. Unclear what if anything, was taken. Our sources are telling us that Russian government is being looked at as the possible culprit. Authorities are aggressively investigating to figure out how this happened to make sure it can't continue into the future. We also are being told that the National Security Council has been advised and are aware FBI and Department of Homeland Security and other
Hackers Broke Into Federal Agencies, U.S. Officials Suspect
"Hackers got into computers of Treasure Department and possibly other federal agencies. Government cyber security agencies investigating, says a spokesman for the president's National Security Council.
US investigating computer hacks of government agencies
"Got into computers at the U. S. Treasury Department. Possibly other federal agencies, touching off a government response involving the National Security Council. You're taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues. Reuters reported Sunday that a group backed by a foreign government These the ones he really got to watch out for. We call him nation state actors. They have re sources and capabilities far beyond that of the Independent rogue hacker. Reuters reported Sunday that a group backed by a foreign government stole information from Treasury and a Commerce Department agency. Responsible for deciding Internet and telecommunications policy. Intelligence agencies are reportedly concerned that other agencies were hacked using similar tools. And that's all we know right now.
Top nuclear scientist killed by remote-controlled gun, Iran says
"Security official is accusing Israel of using electronic devices that's a quote to remotely kill. A top military nuclear scientist. Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council made the comment to state television at the funeral for that scientist. Iranian leaders initially said that on Friday a truck exploded and then gunman opened fire. Israel, which has been suspected of killing numerous Iranian nuclear scientists over the past decade, has repeatedly declined comment about Friday's attack. The
Iran holds funeral for slain military nuclear scientist
"A top Iranian security official says Israel used electronic devices to remotely kill a minute treat nuclear scientists last week the remark from the sixty three of the country's supreme National Security Council drastically changes the story of the Friday slaying of the nuclear scientist authorities initially said the truck exploded and then gunman opened fire a state TV Arabic language channel claims the weapons used were controlled by satellite a claim also made Sunday by the semi official Fars news agency none of the outlets immediately offered any evidence supporting the claims Israel has declined to comment on the attack I'm Charles de Ledesma
"national security council" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Will be part of the National Security Council team and a member of the community College District will be part of the Department of Agriculture. 7 35 on a K annex and more debate over whether to make a mail in balloting. Permanent. That story coming up in four minutes. Right now, traffic and weather together every 10 minutes on the fives. Here is today's Fondo. We've got three sig alerts. Now. The first is the one that's been with us all afternoon and our evening drive Now on the 605 south cast wittier. We had a fuel spill and it looks it looks like we still have a big cleanup happening there. I've got lanes blocked. Three right lanes are closed and you've gotta back up. So if you want to take Rose, meet that will work for us. Your alternate. The other Sigalert is the medical emergency we had listed now. This is in Woodland Hills on the one on one westbound. At Topanga, where you've got several lanes closed, and it looks like the four right lanes are closed with this one. And you've gotta back up on that West found side that begins that I see the red light starting before DeSoto. The other Sigalert is the 90 in Culver City. The eastbound connector to the four or five north is closed until further notice. And that is for some police activity. No details on what's happening with that one. We've got an injury crash in Long Beach. It's on your 91. If you're headed east, this is right at the paramount off ramp. Looks like a single car wreck there and 57 North bound a little south of Covina. We've got a new crash reported, and it looks like the other two car right there in the center divider of the roadway. Next report at 7 45 more traffic reports more often on Denise Ponder in the S T c c u 24 Hour Traffic Center K Next 10 70 NewsRadio. My brings US fair skies lows in the forties and fifties, you know tomorrow another bright, sunny day, keeping things mild in the sixties those temperatures.
"national security council" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Two years earlier, Suzanne's brother and two in laws were murdered in North Carolina in an anti Muslim hate crime at UNC. So when she learned her cousin's Holland, Aruba have been murdered. She wanted answers. She fired up her e mail, and she started making calls. Holding the phone with one arm and a new baby with the other. And I basically cold emailed H. R. McMaster and requested a meeting with him concerning the murder of my American cousin, American journalist. Who was killed in Istanbul, and no one seemed to care. Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster was president Trump's national security advisor. Yet the power to shape the agenda on the National Security Council and a C for short His responses. Keep a responded and B It was a very courteous response and said that he would have the directors of Syria and Turkey available and Cary was meeting with Tennessee members with my baby in the room. I met up with Suzanne and her baby in Washington, and she just come from the State Department. They put Suzanne in touch with the FBI agents stationed in Turkey. She told me The agent there said that they needed turkeys permission to intervene. Xan, being a doctor wanted to see the Turkish autopsy reports and she also wanted updates on the case proceeded. The FBI agent agreed to help. I had received those reassurances, however, that agent had quickly cycled out and the next group that came on was pretty tight lipped, and I haven't heard much since. So you really haven't heard anything new or from anybody in a year or less. That's a long time a very long time. Our team learned later that the FBI did not open a case for Holla source inside the bureau. It tried to look up Hollis case in the FBI computer system and found nothing back in Istanbul reporter Fariba Nowa wanted to know how the Turkish prosecutor Built the murder case against Hollis cousin Ahmed Barakat, But the case was a black box. In Turkey. Court files aren't public like they are in the US, So I tried to interview people inside the investigation. I tried everyone from the prosecutor to the gold Rolex wearing homicide detective. Nobody would talk. But then, surprisingly, they let me talk to this guy. He was the court appointed Arabic interpreter. Thank you Met there. Cut speaks Arabic and the investigation and trial were in Turkish. Funny enough. The translator is named Ahmed Ahmed Way need outside a cafe in Istanbul's famous tax seems square. He's originally from Iraq but now a proud Turkish citizen. Is a warm smile and a firm handshake. He starts by telling me about the police interrogation of Ahmed, but I caught leading up to the trial by then a TTE the beginning we asked him Were you at Aruba's house that day? And he said No, I wasn't. Did you call her? No, I did not call if you find him. Okay. Then, he says they showed Ahmed Bear caught some security camera footage taken near Holland Aruba's apartment. Yeah, Yeah, and I showed him.
"national security council" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Required extraordinary we cannot and will not voluntarily take patients from other hospitals the creation and intentional release of the clade X. virus the impact of not doing something has lots of consequences we can't retreat from the rest of the world vermin here cannot be overestimated working on this scale is unprecedented the question everywhere when will there be a vaccine we have to engage the private sector they know that we don't have a vaccine yet they want vaccines to be prioritized I would not want to pull those people back then we need on the ground to be able to set a shore protection of our first responders this is a nonstarter need these people I got this feeling and a whole lot of other places more than forty countries or reporting outbreaks and many more are suspected of having cases leadership requires doing things that are often times on popular this issue has the amazing capacity to be number eleven on anybody's list of ten worst most important we have been unbelievably we can apply this crisis what will look like when it's done it's still very uncertain advisers who were basically engaging in some National Security Council meetings to resolve other issues we call it disease acts but that may change the way which made it even more intriguing this is reality what we'll be doing here for those of you that don't know will be a year old experiment now is your last chance to gather by the southeast regional domestic security task force these exercises are taking place.
"national security council" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Ladies and gentlemen leave an individual who's been plotting to take down the president now for some time he was a holdover from the Obama National Security Council he was a CI a operative detailed to the National Security Council by the CIA Brandon in a close relationship with the vice president then Joe Biden his two former colleagues who also left the embassy in the joint Adam Schiff staff one of whom he was particularly close this fellow Sean Miska and it's miss go it's believed that he met with about two weeks prior to filing his so called whistle blower complaint which had no first hand knowledge which was the set up to this entire impeachment spectacle the idea Eric Chapman Rolla's name cannot be mention C. I. A. R. A. M. E. L. L. Hey in the course of an effort to impeach achievement to remove the present the United States and that the Chief Justice of the United States that's the title not the Chief Justice of the Supreme what it's in the constitution that the Chief Justice of the United States declined to read the question is submitted because he is self censor I mean she's in effect doing the work of the Democrats in this regard and the Democratic Party press there was absolutely nothing wrong with rand Paul's question and as a matter of fact it was a good question a very good question with the Senate is trying to get to the bottom of how this thing began no they what witnesses they say they were witnesses or to cover up it's not fair the idea thank even the name of the CIA operative who triggered this in collusion with shipping a staff that this cannot be pursued well they want to pursue every ninety conspiracy theory and imagined conspiracy theory they can come up with is not acceptable to me I believe the Chief Justice of the United States was way Adeline way Adeline I'm not for this self censorship on the floor of the Senate doesn't the president at least have a right to know who's making an accusation against them every other defendant does no one the defendant in the world would have to deal with this so here was the question again are you aware that house intelligence committee staffers Sean Mezco had a close relationship with Eric Karabell and Mister chairman what I have said this repeatedly I've said it to your lawyer who is apparently gone underground with you you're welcome to come on the program and deny that you are the so called whistle blower and I will publicly withdraw my comments and apologize to I said it over and over again and his lawyer mark what is the date he's going to we don't hear from them anymore and now by the way rand Paul's being trashed by the Democrats so who's been trashed by the door rand Paul's being trashed by the Democrats Alan Dershowitz is being trashed by the demand by the Democrats I mean the media to are you aware that house intelligence committee staffer Sean Mezco had a close relationship with Eric Carmella while at the National Security Council together and are you aware and how do you respond to reports the chaparral and Mr may have worked together to plot impeaching the president before there were formal house impeachment proceedings that question is right on you're trying to use the Chief Justice to go through the back door to expose the whistleblower who's in grave danger he does a great danger the president you know what's in grave danger the Republic we have an impeachment trial going on and we're not even allowed the name the individual on the floor of the Senate who triggered it in order to protect his conspiring in order to protect the people he conspired with in order to protect the chief house manager and his conspiring that's really the one thing that's off the table you see the one thing that's off the table at all these media outlets self censorship why why do you think they have no real standards I'm a barrister say they have no real standards and they have group thank in the end the groups thank in the end they really are all alike the news rooms are all really all like so I wanted you to know the question the rand Paul wanted to ask and I want you know I feel quite strongly he was right and the Chief Justice was way Adeline way Adeline there's no law being violated to reveal this Amarillas name it's been in the public press some of it not much of it but it's out this whole thing that went on is out there but in many ways John Roberts he's become your quintessential Washington judge strongly influenced but the pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post they are strongly influenced by the way I wanted you to know something this Sunday before the Superbowl my wife and I well my wife and I are going to try to find out as much as we possibly can possibly can about where watch the Superbowl in a public setting Mister bridges but what I'm going to a bar or anything like that I have to go in the skies the gun this guy's maybe I should dress up like Adam Schiff that's almost impossible the all right.
"national security council" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The National Security Council was being kind of kept out of the loop she said she realized that someone actually did have the the sign off of all the senior officials acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney secretary of state Mike Pompeii with the president himself were all tuned into what's on what was doing let's listen to that it struck me one yesterday when you put up on the screen ambassador someone's emails on who was all these emails and he said these that people need to know that he was absolutely right because he was being involved in a domestic political errant and we were being involved in national security foreign policy on those two things that just a first and therefore so what is the consequence of that why is that important well these are these are the two channels you have the irregular channel which is a domestic political Erin for the president which is pursuing the president's own personal political interests where is the regular channel the channel that doctor hill was working with that was pursuing US national interest in that's where you get this diversion it does a good speed to part of the Republican argument though is that they have said well the president can an active farm policy anyway he sees fit and your help me the point where she said sure he can but all the people entrusted with an acting that foreign policy had no one yeah we're at that what was going on so the primary reason David Holmes was called to testify was because he over heard this now famous phone call between Gordon song one of the E. U. ambassador and president trump so let's listen to his actual description of that phone call in his testimony today this was a very distinctive experience in my I've seen him standing like this my foreign service career of someone at a lunch in a restaurant making a call on a cell phone to the present mistakes be able to hear his voice three distinct personalities you know seen on television very colorful language was used they were directly addressing something that I had been wondering about working on for weeks and even months a topic that has led to the recall of my former boss the former ambassador so with so much talk during these hearings of hearsay this is the person who actually heard the president's voice heard the president's words heard the conversation what is this add to our understanding of the narrative will it undermine one of the core defenses on it from the White House and from Republicans in that no one could get inside the president's head you're inferring what he was trying to do with these things and David Holmes is the only person who testified that he heard the president directly ask for these investigations now we did hear Republicans pushed back against homes on this saying that well you're saying that you overheard a conversation you do you weren't on the phone directly it was not on speaker phone and we have to trust your recollection of this that's how they try to push back and let's listen to part of the Republican push back here which generally is nothing actually happens the aid to Ukraine ultimately got through the the interview on CNN never happened this is the top Republican on the committee Devin newness of California Democrats have tried to solve this dilemma with a simple slogan he got caught president trump we are to believe was just about to do something wrong and getting caught was the only reason he backed down from whatever nefarious fought crime the Democrats are accusing him of almost two committee so you've talked to a lot of Republicans on the hill have they found this to be an effective argument I think it's the best argument they can land on at the end of all of this testimony because they have a point the investigations did never were never launch the aid was released and the president did meet with presidents Lynskey although it was in New York it was not in the oval office as as he requested in that meeting still is not happen but that is the defense that Republicans are going to continue to use is that you can't impeach someone for actions that never took place I want to and with two short clips the first from a Republican than from a Democrat let's first listen to Jim Jordan who was brought in just to support the president in these hearings speaking outside of the chamber get.
"national security council" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"National Security Council aide to Morrison testified a colleague warn him of Simon Simon was a problem to the problems animals frisky right now in Jersey is dear mating season so drivers that keep eyes on the sides of the roads to England ridge police killed a fox that attacked several people Friday but record university police you get the cast the coyote that bit to people on the Livingston campus and three Connecticut state democratic legislative leaders are suggesting if governor net Lamont really wants to told someone you should reconsider told and just big trucks instead of fourteen bridges he proposed it's ten sixteen PM New York state is now suing the cigarette maker jul labs for deceptive and misleading marketing Attorney General James says the suit alleges jewel failed to warn consumers its products contain nicotine and jul glamorized vaping and you'll violated New York state law by repeatedly repeatedly targeting teenagers through it's a vast advertising campaigns East Hampton New York high school principal Adam fine tool now claims to have made a mistake never intending to market their poison to my students I invite the co founders of jul to come to my high school I try to defend that light or better yet present your excuses to the sixteen year old kid who was once a star athlete on the honor roll and now I was in tears and desperation because he can't quit the Attorney General says the lawsuit intends to disgorge all of jewel's profits in lower Manhattan rich wham WCBS newsradio eight eight negotiations have broken down again between the MTA and its biggest union over a new contract New York state law prohibits any strikes or slowdowns by transit workers nonetheless transport workers union head John Samuelson says anything can happen when morale is this low among the rank and file who were both in the company the post reports workers may be looking to leverage the busy travel days ahead one idea reportedly being floated is to strictly adhere to various work rules that would likely result in slower service in a grocery Samuelson says union heads walked out of talks last week after what he calls a lowball offer from the MTA bargaining can resume where PID confident table with a realistic proposal to settle his contract and right now nothing that they've done it in the realm of reality DMCA in a statement says it expects workers to follow the law which expressly bars slowdowns or other types of interruptions Steve burns WCBS newsradio eight eighty a new report from the New York state comptroller's office finds the Long Island Rail Road maybe losing about thirty three point four million dollars a year because the agency is not doing a good enough job collecting fares the audit looked at how fares were taken up on sixty eight different L. I. double our trips between last December in this past may found it was done wrong about a third of the time well the L. I. double ours internal estimate is that they're losing about twenty million a year in uncollected fares only CBS news time is ten eighteen traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the aids it's Kelly deliver and leave a let's start with the southern state parkway on the eastbound side approaching exit thirteen Central Avenue in Hempstead two lanes currently down with a broken down car so we do of bumper to bumper and delays through that spot eastbound Jackie right by Cypress Hill Street got a crash working there and jamming things up a bit the Brooklyn bound to a Brooklyn Bridge were now busy again and the north and Henry Hudson parkway bumper to bumper delays between the George and Riverside Drive with this crash now better news in the east and cross Bronx the accident by Jerome Avenue cleared away east Mandalay's easing up but once found we now have construction work setting up approaching Jerome Avenue to the left hand side and getting pretty busy George Washington bridge not looking too bad and built the Lincoln and Holland tunnels they're nice and quiet our next traffic update in less than ten minutes on W. C. P. S. of the five day forecast in cal Elliott partly to mostly cloudy tonight with a few areas of fog late low forty in the city but dipping into the low to mid thirties and some outlying areas.
"national security council" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"National Security Council said he had concerns as he listened in to president trump's July phone call to Ukraine's leader who is improper for the president to demand an investigation into a political opponent opponent especially a foreign power where there is at best dubious believe that this would be a completely impartial investigation Veneman declined to answer some questions from Republican Devin newness democratic chairman Adam Schiff interjected if the witness as a good faith belief that this may reveal the identity of the whistleblower that is not the purpose that we are here for state department official Jennifer Williams said the phone call was unlike any she had heard involving presidents over her career CBS news special report I'm Steve K. for your listening to newsradio nine fifty in Detroit we have thirty seven degrees in clouds for the rest of the day WWJ news time is eleven thirty two following a story this morning on W. J. Ali man role two police officers three covering up the hospital after being in a shoot out with an armed suspect the live and local details with the W. WJW this run this happened at the Washington arms apartments around nine thirty this morning that's just south of the downtown Monroe area now Jody eggs in the city director of communications as the suspects and the officers exchanged gunfire and the two officers were hit in the legs the women are not expected or we don't anticipate from what we've heard that their life threatening at this point the suspect that they engaged with we shot multiple times I do know that his wounds were a little more serious than the than the police officers that were shot in the leg I'm not quite sure what that entailed which is that they were more serious wounds now she says they haven't yet released a reason why police were originally called to the scene and she does say the nearby Monroe middle school was placed on lockdown for short time as a precaution reporting live a local Dan Jenkins WWJ newsradio nine fifty one state lawmakers return from their hunting at thanksgiving break they're expected to override the state D. N. R. to open the door on dear baiting W. W. jail Lansing bureau chief ten screw back on what's turned out to be a logic birth that emotion debate on how to hunt debate or not to be that's the issue here is the Michigan house is poised to overrule the DNR which says scientifically we should not bait for dear because of diseases that are out there Dan Kimball says that's right they will help us control chronic.
"national security council" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Way well kind of yeah we just had fifteen minutes of you know photo ops and now do Mr Schiff is delivering his opening statement then I guess Nunez's next is out of the way as it goes yes then they finally get around asking people questions yes by the way those people are Jennifer Williams in the morning session Jennifer Williams state department official advising vice president pants and lieutenant colonel Alexander van to mine Hey M. S. C. that stands for National Security Council staffer this afternoon Kurt Volcker former US special representative Ukraine and Jim Morrison a nother National Security Council staffer can't wait it to miss it what you did not miss well you may have missed it but you're about to find out we told you earlier big news of the day was the announcement by Gronkowski coming this morning at eight o'clock is he going to announce did he announced that he is going back to the New England Patriots before November thirtieth then the answer is no and it's not another to be the Oilers are you know yeah I'd sponsorship of another business now hi is getting paid big time though he's hosting a party at Miami the day before the Superbowl I'm not sure he's getting paid the monster energy is sponsoring a it doesn't mean they're paying him taking a person somebody get paid well yeah probably the NFL the day before the Super Bowl writes the big game as he calls it flag football on the beach here grog beach big game weekend scantily clad women of course okay well I mean it is wrong I have a little go so once you buy tickets this Thursday one hundred forty nine ninety nine it gets into the party is on the beach or playing volleyball he's got dip below Rick Ross casket del all kinds people performance coach said he had all kinds of people performing you also you lost me a dip below his buddy okay last night the chiefs beat the Chargers twenty four seventeen in Mexico City that wrap up week number eleven of course we began a week number eleven this past Thursday night in case you forgot.
"national security council" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"And Eurasia on the National Security Council we're gonna take a brief station break and we're back discussing the coincidence that the director of national intelligence Dan coats and these deputies so golden were fired by trump three days after his infamous phone call with Ukraine's president. welcome back I media monsters in this is background briefing available twenty four seven a background briefing dot org and joining us now is Katrina Mulligan who is the managing director for national security and international policy at the center for American progress she previously served as an attorney advised and directed for preparedness and response in the national security division of the US department of justice where she represented the department on a wide range of dash good counsel policy committees and prior to joining the founder justice Mulligan said on the Nash could counsel staff is the director for disclosure response which you develop strategy and policy in response to unauthorized disclosures of classified information she also said in several roles within the office of the director of national intelligence including as associate director for strategic communications initiative special adviser for detainee affairs and chief of the mission management group welcome to background briefing Katrina morality here well thank you and your resume indicate you've been at the heart of pretty much everything's exploding in the headlines as we speak the trainer but when you talk about dealing with an authorized lakes and director full disclosure response did you ever think that it would be the president of the United States who would be guilty of unauthorized leaks. well no I mean I work for a very different president when we were when we were doing that work you know I I do think that it's important to draw on and pretty significant distinction between the activities of the whistleblower here who is not leaking classified information but instead of going through quite meticulously I might add that that's designed to prevent leaks of classified information and distinguished back from what we saw for example with with the unauthorized disclosures by Edward Snowden who went to the crash and didn't follow the legal process that and laid out now I do think that there are some concerns about the way the the workable our process had unfolded in that case but a lot of that stems from the fact that as you point out nobody expected including the doctors at those rule that that be wrong do you are in that would be being expelled by a whistleblower would in fact be depressing United state. in the process of the particles and whistleblowers followed in this particular whistleblower did follow those particles because they were they were stymied by the DOJ in the day and night with the acting the and I but the point is I guess that if you didn't have that process and if if people inside the government who witness wrongdoing didn't have that Avenue they were there for a leak to the press. well aid exactly and I think one of the questions that a lot of people in Washington are rating right now in the wake of how this is unfolded is that how that set a very good example for future whistleblowers I mean in this heat you have somebody who did absolutely everything right to deny and the acting the United patrimony this week confirmed that that this person is followed every wool every step of the way and still came up against you know pretty formidable odds in getting this information to the Congress and and ultimately to the American public but but again the reason that that's the case then the reason that the DOJ and the B. and I were so flummoxed by what you do here because the the world were written. with the assumption that has turned out not to be the case that the president of the United States would never be a bad actor in this case the president the bad actor and nobody quite knows what to do about it. well you can add to that list of bad actors the Attorney General of the United States. at least it looks that way. absolutely the Attorney General I mean there are actually quite a long list at this point and of individuals and officials within the US government who have a lot of explaining to do the Attorney General obviously is at the top of that list but I would throw out a few others in the neck I think that secretary palm pale had been explaining to do Walker who resigned Jeff yesterday had some explaining to do I think the senior director for intelligence programs inside and the National Security Council staff who oversees the classified extends into which the call transcripts and were improperly house had some explaining to do so I mean the list goes on. and again I'm speaking with Christian American and managing director for national security and international policy at the center for American progress you preview said as an attorney advisor director for preparedness and response at the national security division of the US department of justice and prior to that said on the National Security Council staff and director full disclosure response which you develop strategies and policies in response to unauthorized disclosures of classified information so speaking of which back in at twenty seventeen not too far into his tenure president Donald Trump told Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador in Kissimmee act that he thought that Russia's interference in the twenty sixteen election was unimportant and everybody does it and he also in the course of that conversation which by the way no the members of the American press we'll give an access only the Russian press that's the only way we know about basically except from apparently somebody that was and I take it that that he also gave away very very highly sensitive and intelligence information about isis that put in jeopardy an Israeli intelligence asset so that was pretty extraordinary. so what was your what what's your sense of what happened to the staff here when they saw this in the particular with pride of that of course he had that angry phone call with the Australian prime minister who is essentially an ally and so there are two issues here one. I guess the stuff figured well if the word gets out that every well later that trump talk to gets attacked in. and yelled at nobody's gonna want to talk to him its owner was do you think they were acting in order to put all of this material on the secret seven were they doing this to protect from from himself or were they actively involved in a cover up. I don't think that those two things are mutually exclusive and I think as we you know and pack what happened here I think what we're going to find it there are more than one motivation for certain things that makes them no lack wrong so what you have here if you have a president who behaves in ways that are in there thank you himself when when it gets in the public domain the way that he talked to people the things that he said it and parenting to him the American people that people work for him so on the one hand you might say well it's natural that he's trying to limit the distribution of these these types of calls because they either American or their sensitive about on the other hand the people the process is there a place the routine practices for handling presidential level phone calls with foreign leaders already incredibly thick here date you know in the Obama administration I can hardly remember an example and the type of you know call their transcripts being improperly leader disclosed it just didn't happen they're handled on you know already classified systems they're you know they're already limited distribution with extraordinary here is that the people who he is trying to you know the president and his advisers are trying to protect his information from are the people who worked at the White House who have a reason to to have access to these calls in the course of their duties they're trying to do limit the distribution. to the people who are authorized to have that information which is truly extraordinary and it really does yeah this wasn't about preventing leaks in preventing it from getting out the public domain it would actually to prevent people who are not the political operators in the White House but the but the career civil servant from seeing just how corrupt the president's activities were and and impact blowing the whistle. well I think the bigger picture here is of course and I've often argued that if you could get a camera into the oval office and film trump and the way he is this incredibly insecure ammeter Adam is death come flying about just usually in a screaming and ranting nobody around nobody much likes working for him but the people who voted for him who absolutely almost like a cold you can't break that spell but my sense is if you can actually get a camera in there and lets the the people who voted for him understand what they've done I mean that that seems to be the heart of this thing is that we keep **** footing around the fact that we have this. reckless ignorant dangerous and disgraceful person in the oval office in I guess we've sort of crossed the Rubicon intensive impeachment bed too do you think at the end of the day. papal letter witnessed this amateurism well I mean it seems like at least one person of conscience the whistle blower had had enough. you know. I are you from I hesitate and the reason I hesitate is actually because I've been tremendously disappointed as the last sort of seventy two hours of the folder that we haven't seen more resignation and more condemnation and more whistleblowers conform forward I would have expected that we would see more about by now now that's not the day that as as back in circumstances and pull that you are going to start to see that as that I think that we need all grace ourselves that next week could prove more shocking and and under games and then lastly wise but but I think one of the big questions that I'm gonna continue to have it why so many men and women allowed themselves to be part of that for as long as they do so that's that's a serious question but your other point to press the United States has basically home being called his his public service responsibilities and his private interest in in in in in a couple ways he's done that in ways that have already been in the public domain for example bringing it you know his his under qualified friends and family members and installing them as White House operator I'm clear mandate but he's done not now we know in private lately is that are you know known to the public yet and I have no question in my mind that if the present United stated is openly campaign for foreign governments to interfere in our Alexian and is is withholding you know federally appropriated find it for you know in order to put additional pressure on foreign leaders did you to take a kind of action that there's more that we don't know and I want to know what's in there the transcripts of is called with Saudi Arabia with leaders with with. and I and I suspect that what we'll find is even more wrong doing even more learning of the line between his role in the public trust and his role as as a candidate for office. well even what's been released down that was released by the White House in the transcript of the phone call with presents a landscape view crane which of course is started this latest scandal it does seem to be an incomplete transcript so it wasn't a half hour conversation and I'm told that he also in that conversation among other things that have been redacted or with held in carriages a landscape to make this dreadful deal that with the with Putin this presence what with the cranes had to hand over one of the Russians involved in the shoot down of the Malaysian airline in which they still she didn't want to do but that was sort of in house sold him as a pre condition for getting any cooperation from America but at some point or other maybe do you think we'll get into that server will get into there's there's notes because obviously there's series executive. which they had been on the other hand the questions and you just erased you know the conversation that trump had within the ash shortly after the crash again madam who had to be incriminating holds likely to be incriminating and all of his conversations with potent might well be incriminating so will that damn ever be breached. well I certainly hope so as a as a where myself I would I would argue that the executive privilege doesn't stand kit to covering up crime certainly you know it's there to protect information that is in the routine course and as you know professional do need this this administration has stretched it beyond all recognition but I think even they will have a hard time arguing that they can hide behind executive privilege in order to prevent the disclosure and clearly criminal activity so what I think we're gonna end up with here is I think I think that the the house has a real responsibility to to reach as far as they possibly can in in try to get this information but one of the most important actors in the federal government he's gonna have the most to say about whether you know that that ultimately occurred or not is actually in a be denied and whether that remain acting United on the wire or whoever is installed and this Congress have to be absolutely and dedicated to ensuring that is somebody with experience and integrity. so let's focus in on the day and I just in the last few minutes him and in in particular on how Jeff three days after the phone conversation between trump and the landscape that's we now have gotten a partial transcript of trump's find Dan coats on the twenty eighth of July and he also insisted that the.
"national security council" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"It's very face of it break ficials secrets act, and that is a crime, and therefore that should paps be involved investigated, which is what the name of Haji is saying they're saying what if is is a crime the police have to be brought in. And I think it is because it is such a senior body and such a confidential buddy that they couldn't just say. Well, it doesn't matter. Even if what they're talking about isn't really a life or death issue for Britain's security. The point is the the opposition is being made. Is that by not bringing in the police there is this risk of double standards because civil servants have been prosecuted for breaking the official secrets accelere is dole springs to mind. She actually photocopy some very sensitive material which was which went to the guardian newspaper. They're getting right back down to about nine thousand thousand nine but she was jailed if a civil servants had an elite this this meeting, they themselves would probably face prosecution, but administer the next minister is somehow going to be shielded that doesn't sit very well. Does it it? Sure doesn't think it's very important to make a point here that there is no immunity for ministers are higher officials as opposed to lower officials, and Theresa May she's really sincere with accusation and really thinks that it is based on facts. And it was indeed defense minister who leaked information, regardless of how important it is. It is as Michael said about this to status that comes with the national Security Council meant that no information whatsoever should be leaked so. If may series, she should allow an investigation police or whatever body to look into that the same way would be treated where it somebody else who committed that alleged crime in the end. So as long as she she does not allow that. It's looking pretty bad. Okay. Find a wilderness, Michael. Because look let's assume that some sort of an inquiry does happen and gathering Williamson is exonerated. You could say look he's been libeled by the prime minister. So is sorry going to be not only has he been liable to the leaker somebody who potentially use endangered national security. His career is basically in ruins he can't really recover from not even if he's blameless verb of groups comer. Yes about the question of people live lean each other and cabinet. This seems to go all the time. Now, I mean, it has such a dysfunctional cabinet and people are calling the. Liable in the letter. Yes. Technically, if he is exonerated, and she actually said in a letter that he did it would have to go to a court of law. He would have to sue reliable. Interesting. I mean, I think she just doesn't want all the cathedral. This would cause that's why she just wants to turnover move on and say, let's stop it. Now. I don't think it's going to be possible. But I can see why in the middle of his endless breaks it negotiation. She doesn't want that distraction absolutely Plum afraid by the by the sounds of it it looks as if this distraction is going to follow her around into all today today's as well, we've got the local governments elections in Britain. Let's move on to Kazakhstan because over there. Police arrested around eighty people on Wednesday in a rare public protests against the upcoming election..
"national security council" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Com slash jazz. Let's start the show. Lots of military news in this week. Our news that really affects the military with the D H S secretary step down her understood second down, we still don't have a secretary defense. This is the longest that. We haven't had a secretary of defense than actual Senate confirmed secretary of defense since that position was established. I think today actually reporting early marks one hundred days without a Senate confirmed nomination as the department of defense. No DHS secretary active while we have a national emergency declared things are running amok all of us. That's that's kinda crazy when you consider all the things that are going on around the world, the fact that we just don't have that secretary either the secretaries in place is really just mind blowing. I just do you think that's on the docket every day or they just keep pushing down the list like either intentional. Honestly, I think it's an intentional thing that they're not doing. So they don't have to get somebody Senate confirmed or using loopholes and they fired the head of the secret service to saw. That all three months, but something is a foot Chem trails, and I want to also mention the Iranian guard. I love the fact that whenever we said that they were a terrorist organization. They're like, no your Terence's organization. I I just think that every if you're conflicting military might across the world just declare everybody a terrorist organization. I mean, it's one way around it. I love that internationally. No, you are is the thing. Yeah. The old rubber glue of. From sixteen to Iran pizzas. In one thing though. I mentioned this on hard factor show out was on there. They name their national Security Council's are just the national Security Council. You wanna know what? Theirs is what is it? Tell me the supreme national Security Council. We have no adjectives at all in ours. It's just a straight up. Now. I feel like that makes there's better than ours because we just have a regular on like, no, no where the supreme national Security Council in. We say you guys are the terrorists. Like, it makes me look in the mirror might sock. We got she prima such good adjective to it is we shouldn't you know, we should name our national Security Council the metal limit national Security Council. Great that would work. I kicked supreme out of the mine out of there. You know, what like how are we not the the four of us? How are we not a think tank in Washington yet? I think mostly because we're not that smart. Speak for yourself out. The president to supreme leader. Yikes. Right. Let's. To the actual topics. Koreans earplug thirty to top producer, the producer of our soon. Coming militia casts that we're going to have right? The AARP's gear. Yeah. They are fifteenth. Still a great name American radio. Fifteen minutes. Out there. The topics right themselves. I wish I would have joked around a little bit more when I name this one zero blog thirty with Zad even mean. I will say, you know, I I love I love this the show. I love you guys. But whenever I tell people that name though, like wait what no one ever really gets it. I think people get it. Come on guys come on team camman bug thirty eight. I should know what Kate name. That's for. Sure. All right. Let's go with round number one. Kate. You wanna introduce us to what's going on with that? Aloha there guys. I'll make the story quicks we touched on army last week. But this week yet another print is having a weird sexual awareness month, a sexual assault awareness month. Maybe always has a weird sexual this month sexual assault pays different story that head of navy sexual assault prevention programs had family vacations to Hawaii covered by the government. Even though she only worked at total of eight hours there Joe so Bill the government for personal travel to New Orleans Japan New York Spain you've little her staff and retired abruptly after investigators demanded answers, according findings from the Pentagon, Jill Loftus, the former head of maybe sexual assault prevention and response denied the allegations saying she had engaged in oversight activities on her trips and worked hundreds of hours on top of normal workweek, the best part in one of the things,.
"national security council" Discussed on American Scandal
"Well, let's talk about Oliver North perhaps one of the most well-known figures of of this incident. He was one of who you took to trial military aid to the national Security Council. He was found guilty on three counts, including obstruction of Justice. And destroying documents. Those convictions were overturned, though, a judge saying that the witnesses against north may have been tainted by his hearings that was widely televised. When did you make of that? Well, we were very disappointed with the court of appeals decision. We think and we thought at the time, and I still think it was the wrong decision. It was a political decision. And I don't say that lightly about an appellate court decision. We had done everything possible to screen ourselves from any exposure to the United testimony. Both Lieutenant Colonel north and Admiral Poindexter head provide. Ded testimony to the congress under grants of immunity, which means that none of their testimony can be used against them. And no leads that came indirectly from their testimony could be used against them. So the members of the staff who are on staff at the time did literally everything they possibly could to shield themselves from the immune is testimony for me. For example. I was riding the metro the subway in the mornings and people had newspapers with headlines about the testimony, and I took off my glasses. So I couldn't see them. I would I would be in a in an elevator. And I would hear people start to talk about north testimony or point extra testimony. And I'd ask them to be quiet that I couldn't be exposed to. It was awkward to do it. But I knew that we had to do in order to preserve the purity of the investigation and to do everything we possibly could to avoid exposure to the immune. His testimony in the end the court of appeals. Well, that's not good enough because the witnesses you called during the case didn't shield themselves from the United testimony. They watched it, and therefore it became part of what was in their heads. And there's no way they can surgically remove what they learned from the United testimony from pre existing memories that they had we think that was the wrong standard. We think that witnesses are only able they're only in legal language competent to testify about what they saw what they heard what they did. And that that wasn't going to be affected by what they heard somebody else say. And so our view was that we did everything we possibly could the trial judge, very distinguished trudge. Judge Gerhard gazelle agreed with us and thought that we had taken all necessary precautions. And that therefore Lieutenant Colonel north had received a fair trial. I think that was the right decision..
"national security council" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Two of the panning in the pom again's is high this morning one of the control of an armed militia calling itself will be held hostage was on his are feared dead with emergency services unable the called americans didn't realize how fragile the man the national security council and the members of my have i made them when weapons of mass destruction things are now not to be true i expected the american people who've rise they didn't when young prompt torture surface than it was revealed that our government participated in rendition of a practice where we give them over to regimes who specializes in torture i wish that the american people we stood view thousands of socalled terrorist suspects correct finding the proper and users you would never sent now it's been discovery has been conducting mass you'll hill six surveillance on its own and i am these myself all of this country has in the with home i'm quite lewis you are listening the ground zero the numbers called than i triple eight hundred three thirty seven hundred that's triple eight.
"national security council" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"The national security council and or the state department and these aren't the first instances remember of the leaks coming out of the administration other conversations with other world leaders also were league not the full transcript early on in the administration will go back and remind you of all of that so it is a downtrend now can't pick up the phone and call somebody of presidency is that he can't pick up the phone a because he knows he picks up the phone there's always going to be someone who keeps a transcript 'cause that's what you do you always want to go back and say nice i said this him but that's all that's all within the executive branch zone of confidentiality you have to be able to have conversations with world leaders that are private unless i mean i guess unless all of these individuals won all their personal emails put on the front page of the washington post i i'd love to see some of the personal emails and tax from the call me associates i'm sure there are some juicy ones in there that the way they want to be treated the only difference differences that would be mail probably wouldn't be a felony these are felonies being committed these are these are people man telling you ben rhodes susan arise all these on the people did all the unmasking gave this congress has better they better do a thorough investigation into the unmasking requests the the hundreds of people who who were whose identities were unmasked and it looks like improperly requested to be unmasked and you know what that means i someone is calling from outside the country who is a person of interest to the national security complex and call someone inside the country that conversation can be monitored by you did the the identity of the america an american and less absolutely relevant to an ongoing national security investigation should never be unmasked as you don't eat the you don't you don't have the legal permission to do that you only have the the foreign intelligence surveillance act a permission visavis the foreigner not vert dot the american american person is not under any type of criminal investigation or national security investigation that's just an incidental sweep of the actual phone number but you also to unmask the person less it's relevant to an ongoing national security investigation but this these leaks.
"national security council" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Looking at the comparative history of empires in the modern age going back five hundred years the thing that distinguishes the us empire from almost any other is the reliance upon covert methods and it's a result of an historical moment the us empire coincided with the decolonization the dissolution of half a dozen european empires that produced a hundred new nations more than half the independent nations on the planet today and so us hegemony was being exercised not over colonies whose sovereignty was compromised but over independent nation states who had sovereignty so how do you exercise the gemini in an non had demonic world you have to do it covertly and in nineteen fortyseven president harry truman right after world war two and congress passed the national security act that laid down the bureaucratic apparatus for the us national security state that national security act created the defense department the us air force the cia and the national security council the key instruments of the us exercise of global power and then when the next administration came in under president dwight eisenhower what he did is he realized that you know uh that there were nations are becoming independent across the world and that he had to be intervening in these independent nations and so the only way could do it was through plausible deniability you had to intervene away that could not be seen you had to do it covertly and so is now our turn to the cia created by harry truman and he transformed it from an organization the richly the tried to penetrate the iron curtain to send agents in operatives inside the iron curtain it was a complete disaster of the operatives were captured they were used to uncover the nets of opposition inside the soviet union it it was absolutely counterproductive is now our turn the cia away from that misbegotten mission of penetrated the iron curtain instead a sign them the mission of penetrating and controlling the three quarters of the globe that was on the us side of the iron curtain the free world.
"national security council" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is more than what he's he's actually pecking out in his his tweets on that talking and and i pitcher reaction to stay ben in as his presence on the national security council or an executive order not an executive order specifically that's but that and and order that puts him on accounts but before you know has the tradition of not having somebody who works in politically strategy with the president on that particular counsell because it's making decisions across government policy particularly and times when the nation is under threat yeah it's really organization of the national security committee and it give us a ban on a post on the national security committee not just as a member of the committee but as a principle on the committee which means that he would have access to all of its meetings and at the same time it kind of sidelines both defense secretary matt us and and i'm colon security at the buzzer kelly by st that they would be needed only at those meetings of fantasy when the subject is relevant to to that up the assumption always was before but that you're always have the these people present at these meetings i'm sorry it it it wasn't it wasn't kelly it was it was mike compete with the see i director you know and the dreaded is national hell does he has who has yet to be confirm its then coats who's has been nominated for this but yeah the the d and i and and the defense secretary are are two figures who have been attending these these meetings without any questioning of of that may happen until now up and and the elevation of down on to this position is putting somebody who's primary function is that a political advisor to the president and previous precedents have have been very scrupulous about trying to keep politics apart.
"national security council" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Three ninety three you're not only are people worried about is executive or not worried about easy thing is we should think that just because i'm people been protesting some people may getting loud that the nation's really a post but there's also been a conversation about how i'm dan trump well steve brannon was a advisor on the national security council people very upset about that comes with his own level of controversy man who they called advice a medical i never experienced it from the man ever once in my life he will be part of those of those meetings of the national security council was done via presidential memo random this is got people crazy known didn't bother when valid yard to part knees meetings that it wasn't dumba presidential numb around them then that's the that's what makes it okay i'm not okay you tell me you tell me how that supposed to work it seems like it's very much of a case of not okay when you deal but okay when i do it kind of thing i assume that this all goes to the kind of style chum pass which is to say sit on the me let me know what happened advice here's something i want no more know more about i'll go on last questions right it i think and that's what's happening here because when i first read it that band in a was going to have a season these meetings of the right that's that's saudi man i took a look in oh maybe it's not as as we think maybe.