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Fresh update on "putin" discussed on CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley
"This is Elizabeth. The Moscow Marathon brings out thousands of runners in one of the city's great fall. Richard Russians love a good race. So we asked some of them who they're picking in the U. S Presidential trump from it up. I think from so the people have a preference. What about the Kremlin in 2016? Russia meddled in the U. S election on the side of Donald Trump. Remember that troll factory in ST Petersburg. It all happened in that nondescript building behind me, which was the headquarters of the Internet Research agency, in fact, the nerve centre of a sustained and covert operation to influence the American election. On the Kremlin got what it thought it wanted. Presidents Putin and Trump went on to develop some personal chemistry. But it wasn't enough to warm relations between the two countries. In fact, just the opposite. Russia got hammered by U. S sanctions for everything from cyber attacks to corruption. And yet US intelligence says that Russia is trying to tip the scales in President Trump's favor. Again. Nikolai Petroff is a Russia expert with the London think tank Chatham House. The Kremlin is very much disappointed by how it was going on on the president Trump But there are no doubts that they would like him to stay in. The US is For one thing, Russia believes Republican.
Trump Vs. Biden: How Russia Sees The U.S. Election
"To move on to our next section, which is national security, and I do want to start with the security of our elections and some breaking news from overnight Just last night, Top intelligence officials confirmed again that both Russia and Iran are working to influence this election. Most countries have obtained us voter registration information, these officials say. And Iran sent intimidating messages to Florida voters. This question goes to you, Mr Vice President, What would you do to put an end to this threat? You have two minutes uninterrupted. I made it clear. I asked everyone else to take the pledge. I made it clear that any country no matter who it is that interferes in American elections will pay a price. They will pay a price. Has been overwhelmingly clear this election game get into the last one. This election that Russia has been involved. China has been involved in some degree, and now we learned that that that Iran is involved. They will pay a price. If I am elected. They're interfering with American sovereignty. That's what's going on. Right now. They're interfering with American sovereignty and the best of my knowledge. I don't think the president said anything to Putin about it. I don't think he's stalking them a lot. I don't think he said a word. I don't know why he hadn't said a word to Putin about it, and I don't know what he has recently said. If anything to the Iranians, my guess is he'd probably be more out spoken with regard to the Iranians. But the point is this folks were in a situation where we have foreign Company countries trying to interfere in the outcome of our election. His old Oh, National security advisor told him that what is happening with his buddy? Well, I will his buddy Rudy Giuliani. He's being used as a Russian pawn. He's being fed information that is Russian. That is not true. And then what happens? Nothing happens. And then you find out that everything is going on here about Russia is wanting to make sure that I do not get elected the next president states because they know I know them and they know me. I don't understand why this president is unwilling to take on Putin. When he's actually paying bounties to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan when he's engaged in activities that are trying to destabilize all of NATO. I don't know why he doesn't do it, but it's worth asking the question. Why is it that being done any country interferes with us will in fact, a price because they're affecting our sovereignty? President Trump. Same question to you. Let me let me ask the question. You have two minutes to respond for two elections in a row. Now there has been substantial interference from foreign adversaries. What would you do in your next term? To put an end to this two minutes? Let me respond to the first part as Joe answer, Joe got $3.5 million from Russia. And it came through Putin because he was very friendly with the former mayor of Moscow, and it was the mayor of Moscow's wife. And you got $3.5 million. Your family got $3.5 million in You know, someday you're gonna have to explain. Why did you get through to him? I never got any money from Russia. I don't get money from Russia. Now, about your thing last night. I knew all about that and threw John who is John Radcliffe was fantastic DNA, he said. The one thing that's common to both of them. They both want you to lose because there has been nobody tougher to Russia with between the sanctions, nobody tougher than me on Russia. Between the sanctions between all of what I've done with nature. You know, I've got the NATO countries to put up an extra 130 billion going to $420 billion a year. That's to guard against Russia. I sold while he was selling pillows and sheets. I sold tank busters to Ukraine. There has been nobody tougher. On Russia than Donald Trump. And I'll tell you they were so bad they took over the the submarine port. You remember that very well during your term during you and Barack Obama. They took over a big part of what should have been Ukraine. You handed it to him. But you were getting a lot of money from Russia. They were paying you a lot of money, and they probably still are. But now with what came out today, it's even worse. All of the e mails, the emails, the horrible e mails of the kind of money that you were raking in you and your family. And Joe you a vice president, when some of this was happening, and it should have never happened, And I think you owe an explanation to the American people. Why is it somebody just had a news conference a little while. Ago who was essentially supposed to work with you and your family. But what he said was damning. And regardless of me, I think you have to clean it up and talk to the American people. Maybe you could do it right now. Ice President Biden. You may respond visions and I don't want to follow up on the election security. I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life. We learn with this president. Paid 50 times The tax in China as a secret bank account with China does business in China and in fact is talking about me taking money? I have not taken a single penny from any country. What so ever ever number one number two This is a president. I have released all of my tax returns. 22 years go look at them. 22 years of my tax returns. You have not released a single solitary year of your tax returns. What are you hiding? Why are you on Willie? The foreign countries are paying you a lot. Russia is paying you a lot Chinese paying a lot on your hotels and all your businesses all around the country all around the world and China is building a new road to a new guy. Ah, a golf course you have overseas. So what's going on here? Why don't release your tax return to stop talking about corruption. President Trump you're
Fresh update on "putin" discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York Show
"Will Smith allowing the winning run to score Rays outfielder Kevin Care Meier when we had our backs against the wall and found ways to comeback throughout the whole season, you know nothing new for US game fives denied in Arlington. CeCe. That's the longest Taylor This's Bloomberg best. I'm Ed Baxter and I'm Denise Pellegrini says. We've been hearing John Mackey started the predecessor to Whole foods back in the late 19 seventies. Yeah, A lot of T shirts of moustache is back that if you look at the pictures, and we had a chance to hear from John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods about What he might do now, decades later, and David Rubenstein on the David Rubenstein show Peer to peer conversation starts here by asking Mackey about selling his company to Amazon and what's happening with the grocery chains, corporate culture now Whole foods cause a very healthy culture. We were named 100 Best Cos you work for for 20 consecutive years and our culture still very healthy. I will say Kobe, it is challenging the culture. For one thing. We can't get around and visit the store so easily right now. So Maura stores were kind of on their own than ever before and on wearing a mask everyday is stressful for people. And so there's a lot of fear. We're in urban areas, and there have been a lot of protests the summer It's a It's a restless world out there right now. You have been a CEO. This company for 42 years. Very few people are CEOs of publicly traded companies or companies as large as yours for that long is that your expectations? Do this another 5 10 15 years Or what else might you do? Would you go into government? Would you run for office would do what else would you do? I will not run for office and I will not going the government think about it this way. Whole food just like I don't have biological Children, so pull foods. Is like it's for me. It's equivalent of my child's kind of grown up now, right? It's it's not a baby anymore. But parents love their Children, their whole lives even when they're grown up. I will leave all foods sometime the next few years, But I had announced her retirement data and covert covert is A crisis like I'm dealing with the crisis here for that. And I I wish make this joke that this like whole, which is my daughter, and I literally married my daughter off to the richest man in the world. And I just kind of came along. T Make sure the marriage settled in well, and I'm still here. But I know that the time will come eventually for me to leave. It's just not yet And I'm not quite sure when it will be. So when I tell people all the time is the hardest thing in life is to be happy. Happiness is the most Illusive thing in life. And you seem like a very happy person. The secret to happiness is gratitude, right? You wrote that in your book? Yes, Gratitude. It was like you asked me that question earlier about you know, how do you feel? You could have made a lot more money as big as your corporation is other operas make more money. Any poisons, happiness? Gratitude is the key. I'm grateful for what? I have not envious for what? I don't have. I mean, I have good health. I have an amazing marriage have great friends like this amazing business, and I'm part of materially and financially everything I'll ever need. Like his blessing. It's I'm just so happy to be alive. It's amazing life is beautiful and amazing, and I'm just grateful every day and I get a happy to be alive and So there you have while you should bottle that and put that in your and your stores If I could bottle that I would be a billionaire, You been listened to John Mackey, CEO at Whole Foods on the David Rubenstein show Peer to peer conversations. All right, with the presidential election coming a lot of talk at about the U. S. And where things are compared to four years ago. Yeah, that's right, Danny. So we had a chance to hear from retired Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster. McMaster, of course, worked as national security adviser for President Trump until he resigned in 2018. He's out with a new book. Now battle grounds. The fight to defend the free World bloomers. Carol Master and Paul Sweeney caught up with McMaster and they they begin here by asking about the switch in American foreign policy from multilateralism to an America first perspective. Let's listen in battleground I described this is a lack of strategic Confidence. We lack confidence in our ability to implement a sustained reasonable and sustainable foreign policy and approached the national security. I don't think hopefully what we've learned from Cove in 19. Is that the gulf overseas a belt with early you know, Once they reached our shores, we could only cope with them at an exorbitant price. And of course, this was our experience in 9 11 as well in connection with the threat. Jihadist terrorism. But what I'm afraid of Paul is that we saw the 19 nineties as a period of of optimism over optimism, maybe even hubris and complacency about threats that we face. And then in the 2000 0. We suffered a serious of strategic shocks, 9 11 financial, state of length and difficulty. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 4009 financial crisis and our confidence now is shaken. And and I think what we need to do is restore our strategic competence. But your book also deals with, you know. Us approaches to some of the challenges on a global level that we have seen and you say specifically that resulted in missed opportunities that have left us at a strategic disadvantage on DH. You get into it. You know what have been our biggest missed opportunities in your view. Carol, these these air missed opportunities associated with indescribable strategic narcissism are Tennessee didn't find the world only relation to us and assume that what we decide to do or choose not to do is decisive, favorable outcomes and the problem with that is we don't acknowledge her our competition. We don't acknowledge that others rivals adversaries. Enemies also have authorship over the future. And so we defined the world as we like it to be in connection with China, For example, we assumed that China having been welcomed into the International community would play by the rules on as a prosper would liberalize its economy and then and then ultimate liberalizes form of governance. Well, tryingto under the Chinese Communist Party infusion. Ping is not doing that so quite the opposite. So we needed to shift our policy can cooperation engagement more competitive approach three administrations in a row harbored this illusion of a better relationship with Vladimir Putin. Andi. Just reaching out the bladder. Putin would would almost have the effect a Ziff You're the Grinch on Christmas Eve that his heart would grow two sizes larger that he would stop his campaign of sustained Political subversion against us. And of course, that's not the case. And I think the deficiency that's in common from China, Russia to Iran to North Korea to the problem of jihadist terrorism. Right is that we don't acknowledge the agency that others have, and we don't think enough. About the ideology, the emotions and aspirations. The driving strain. Who do you think is our biggest threat right now is that Russia is in China. Is it the Middle East? Who is it? It's it's with policies and actions of the Chinese Communist Party and a very sophisticated campaign of what I describe in the book is so option coercion and concealment. So we have to be much more effective. Most effective is defending against this campaign, but also strengthening our competitive advantages so we and the rest of the free world can compete more effectively. General I could just take a quick look at Russia. It's it's been, you know, how do you view their view of the world and how we should counter act? That's an extent we need to is it better to go against Russia with allies or Go one on one or two as this administration's trying to do to kind of, I guess. Curry some favor with this Russian leadership. But I think it's important understand what's driving Vladimir Putin because Vladimir Putin is Russia's policy right now and what Putin is driven by the sense of honor lost. Ah, but the break up of the Soviet Union and our victory free world's victory in the Cold War, and what Putin is determined to do is to restore Russia to national greatness. Will you know he doesn't have a lot of material to work with course, he has a huge Dangerous nuclear arsenal. But his economy is about the size of Texas is economy or Italy's economy, So his theory of victory is to drag everybody else down under the theory that he could be the last man standing and the way that he's doing that Is to polarize our societies with cyber enabled information warfare directed against us..
U.S. and Russia Appear to Edge Toward Extension of Nuclear Treaty
"On Tuesday I don't know if you saw this been Russia proposed extending the new start treaty for one year new start for listeners is an arms control treaty that was negotiated by President Obama. Limits the number of deployed nuclear warheads for the US and Russia was a big important piece of business There was real concern that trump is going to let it lapse in the. So you know the devil's in the details on these kinds of trees they get very technical when you're talking about counting warheads and bombers and blah blah blah. But this extension, it seems like at least keeps us from plunging into another. Arms race. So that's a good thing. What's frustrating is that this this so-called breakthrough is that the treaty allows the US Russia to just extend the agreement for five years. So that's been on the table. This whole time both Biden Putin said that they would extended the trump White House has been demanding I think China, participate in the talks with new measures. Ben, would you make this one year extension and maybe the timing is well. Well Look I. Think this will be a theme as we get to a couple of the subjects on the agenda for today where they're just seemingly trying to like create the the appearance of foreign policy breakthroughs and successes right before the election. That's not what this is I mean it's an Obama accomplishment arms control treaty. There was meticulously negotiated over the first year the Obama, administration that what they're going to be up for a year when they could've yep yep for more like just so they can go out and like spike the football and claimed that they had some big win just like they did with that ceremony with rain in. The UA in Israel, the White House. That's what's going on here and really if you if you trace the substance of what the trump people themselves said, they said, they didn't want to disrupt new start because they wanted to bring China into it and both Russia and China said, well, screw you. We're not gonNA, do that. So that's not happening. So to me, yeah, it's better to keep new starting place extending for years not as good as what you could have just done automatically through the existing treaty, and this shows just they don't care even about nuclear weapons. They just care about like the appearance of some win before the election when. It's like a metaphor for everything with trump like the only success he's had his president is when he's continued things in Bama, did like you know the economy for the first couple of years and then spikes to football.
Fresh "putin" from KCBS Radio Weekend News
"Bell push to ring for the servants, of course, just under $3000 on Vicki Barker, CBS News It's for 05 at the Bay Area's news station, KCBS Mostly cloudy this morning, Sonny this afternoon winds starting to pick up late in the day. Getting strong tonight in the mountains and hills, especially Now we bring you a reprieve of last week, CBS 60 Minutes Program on KCBS. Vladimir Putin's main political rival, is recovering from an assassination attempt by poisoning. We traveled to Germany, where he is under state protection. To find out who he thinks, did it And why I think for Putin why his using this chemical weapon to do both. Kill me and, you know, terrify others and Putin is enjoying it. You have said. You think that Mr Putin's responsible? I don't think I'm sure that he's responsible. Dr Anthony Fauci has received death threats and is now under the protection of federal agents. Wait, talk to him about that won the recent spike in Corona virus cases, prospects,.
U.S. charges Russian military hackers
"A story for you. May Two thousand seventeen voters in France went to the polls to elect a new French president just like in our election the before then Russian intelligence agencies in the Russian government played hard in the French election that year russian-owned websites pushing outlandish rumours about the centrist candidate Emmanuel macron. Those rumors were then processed into pieces Russian state media outlets. macron's rival was a far right candidate named Marine Le Pen she had inherited from her Holocaust denying Father Control of Francis Post. World War Two Fascist Party. So it was the neo-fascist party running against macron. Lapenne far-right neo-fascist campaign was explicitly bankrolled by a Russian state controlled bank. Marine Le Pen went to Moscow and met with Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin during the campaign. This was not subtle. But it was. Too much for Russia to pass up a divisive racist far right fascist candidate injecting chaos into the elections in a major. European. Democracy in twenty seventeen that's like catnip to Russia. Right? They want to undermine democracy everywhere. They will undermine Western countries in general however they can. But Russia's saved its boldest move for the eve of that French. Just two days before the vote. Russian. Hackers part of the same Russian military unit that had disseminated hacked democratic emails during the twenty, sixteen American election the before. They dumped tens of thousands of files, online, nine gigabytes of stolen emails and other information all hacked from Emmanuel Macron's campaign, and that might have become the dominant news story of the final weekend of that campaign. Before French voters went to the polls. It might have actually ended up upending that election if it were not for a quirk of French law, which imposes a media blackout on anything relating to the campaign for full day before voting starts all the way through until polls close on election day. That blackout period in French law precedes this whole scandal with Russia messing with the French election. But it ended up saving the day. The material that was hacked by Russian intelligence got posted online and France just hours before media blackout period began just minutes before the blackout began at midnight that night the macron campaign issued a statement warning that the hackers had inserted forged fake documents into the hack stolen material they pleaded with the media to not report on that junk. And the media didn't. They stuck to the rules. And in the end, Emmanuel macron beat the far-right neo-fascist Marine Le Pen by more than thirty points. And there's a couple of reasons for us be thinking about sort of relearning the story of that. Two thousand seventeen French election right now one is that the intelligence community is raising the alarm that Russian intelligence is executing an operation just like the one they did in France on us right now the supposedly Biden scandal that Rudy Giuliani has been shopping the scandal he. Managed to get printed in the New York Post which president trump has been gleefully promoting ever since including posing with a copy of that paper in the Oval Office that junk that Giuliani has been promoting is being actively investigated by federal investigators as potentially part of a hostile foreign influence operation illegally targeting our election and the intelligence community is investigating this Johnny on the spot. In part because they saw this coming in advance, this is in the New York Times last week quote, The Times reported last January the Ukrainian company were Hunter Biden was once on the Board respond had been hacked by the same Russian Intelligence Unit that hacked the Democratic National Committee in two thousand, sixteen last month US intelligence analysts contracted several people with knowledge of that hack. Asking them for further information because they picked up chatter that stolen burris, my emails would be leaked in the form of an October surprise among their chief concerns was that the burris material would be leaked alongside forged materials and it it's to hurt Biden's candidacy as Russian. Hackers did when they dumped real e mails alongside forgeries ahead of the French elections in two thousand seventeen. So that's what they did to Macron in two, thousand, seventeen they hacked all install all of this stuff from his campaign than they mixed it up with Ford stuffing dumped it right before the election. That's what the US intelligence community said. They believed was going to happen with Barista and sort of October surprise firm Rudy Giuliani. Thank right on time Rudy Giuliani shows up some emails from a mysterious source that are totally unverified and unverified able and only one Rupert Murdoch owned right wing tabloid will air that junk. Put it in their paper. So. That's one reason. The Russian operation in the two thousand, seventeen French election newly relevant to our lives right now, the Russians may be trying that exact same trick all over again except we don't have media blackout rules. The other reason that that two thousand seventeen Russian operation in France is newly relevant. Is that the guys who did it just got indicted by the US Justice Department today? Here they are the Russian military intelligence hackers who carried out that operation to interfere in the French election in two thousand seventeen the Justice Department says in the indictment today that these guys also launched major malware and hacking operations that shut down the power grid in Ukraine that hit the parliament in the nation of Georgia that chemical weapons investigators in the UK and Europe who were looking into the Russian poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei scruple who was poisoned with a Russian nerve agent on British territory they say, they also orchestrated hacks that hit hospitals in companies. In the United States. They also organize tax that hit the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics quite a list. And? Although. One of the Russian hacker that was indicted today was previously indicted by Robert Muller in two thousand eighteen for his role in the hacking operation against the twenty sixteen election here in the US, today's indictment of these Russian hackers doesn't include any charges related to American election interference this year. That said the election. The American election is two weeks from tomorrow. It's hard to look today's indictment without trying to understand how it relates to our own election and what the Justice Department is trying to signal here. Is that the right way to look at this. Joining us now is Jeremy Bash. He served as chief of staff at the CIA and at the Defense Department under President Obama Jeremy Nice to see. Thanks for making time. It, Rachel. So, this is a lot. Going on the surprise announcement today from the Justice Department about the indictment of these Russian hackers when you look at this with your background in intelligence and your understanding of what Russia has done to target our democracy and others. What do you think is most important here for people to understand. Well I think was most important is that the GRU this Russian military organization that was responsible for the two thousand Sixteen Hacking Dump Operation Against the Democrats that was responsible for the two thousand seventeen election appearance in France as you noted, and is responsible for these militias cyber attacks globally including, against us, hospitals and. They are very active. They're very capable and they are in fact probably behind this this Russian. Intelligence operation at least a looks and appears to be Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign. Last. Week Andrew Weisman, who is part of the Miller investigation wrote in Law Fair about the decision that was made by bill bar earlier this year this spring to drop criminal charges against Russian companies that had participated in the attack on our election in two thousand sixteen and that didn't actually get a lot of attention when it happened in March I think in part because the country was overwhelmed by what was starting to happen to us in terms of covid why spent makes the case that before may have acted essentially improperly in dismissing those charges essentially signaling to Russia that the. US Criminal Law wouldn't be used against them as a tool if they wanted to interfere in the election this year I'm wondering if this might be a signal in the other direction, if this might be some sort of signal to brushback rush intelligence ahead of what appears to be their ongoing efforts to boost trump in his reelection effort. Hartono, racial. But what we do know is that there are mixed signals being sent by the US government here. Today we have the Justice Department indicting Russian hackers, but you've got the president of the United States welcoming condoning what looks apparently like a Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign remember Rachel that Rudy Giuliani. In Kiev, with Andrei Dirk Catch Ukrainian lawmaker who has been assessed by US intelligence and announced by our Treasury Department to be a Russian asset for the last decade. Giuliani goes to Kiev meets with Dir cash and he comes back and low these many months later, Giuliani surfaces up with these a very mysterious emails. So every Intelligence Professional Rachel that I've talked to the last twenty four hours says that this walks like a Russian intelligence disinformation campaign this talks like a Russian intelligence to information campaign. This is most likely Russian intelligence is permission campaign against the Biden team.
Like Father, Like Son!
"It's time once again for America's favorite show, the radio adventures of Dr Fluid brought to you by Tech Floyd Dot Com this week starring Lesley Karrar Rudolph Chuck McCann as Dr Floyd's mother and father. We'll ask dot heroes they end returned to settle river city to the Floyd family home. They were summoned to the home by Dr Floyd's mother who had shocked the crew with the stunning news of the return of Dr Floyd's father. They were now standing at the front door of the house after just having knocked. Your. Putin. Putin Doug. Grant I'm in no mood. I'm blind mommy. Dr Grant is so good to see you. Brought your little puppy ships. Again to. What a good poppy speak come spray. She misses, Lloyd. Puppy hairs a puppy tree. Trust wonderful that your father is home. Sway Oh come on inside. Your father will be up from his nap soon he came all the way from the condos morning you know who he was Bush to. Feel show. You. Come on. He chips. Perpetually under the assumption that you're adult. Don't. Show neither need another one is biscuit shot into my speaker Snot. Thank you very much as our heroes go in to meet Dr Voids, let's check in on that evil mastermind Dr Steve Socks assistant featured who have just landed down the street from the Floyd family home. All right now here's the plan featured I put on this crudely-made deliveryman outfit. then. You're going to deliver this package to Dr Flowing. In when he reaches out for its, you'll push this button on the side. That's it. That's all you have to do. Really well, the box expands and captures anyone who's touching it in an escape proof prison on wheels. I. Got it from prisons in a box dot com. Really will then I will come and roll the prison back to the ship and take Dr Floyd back to my secret lair you will not be able to do anything after that point. Because, you'll be trapped in the box. Obviously look when you push the button, it's going to activate the box and whoever's touching. It gets trapped inside the prison that includes the person who pushed the button. Look. I don't have time to argue about this. We'll discuss it later when I, get you out of the box now get out there and put my pled into action. Dr Steve has enacted a bland to kidnap. Dr Floyd meanwhile are unsuspecting hero is currently sitting in the living room of his family home watching his mother's Pomeranian puppy Mr Bernie jains do. Say. Jay. Okay Comey. Yeah. The depth of his talent knows no bounds or after noon everyone. Your away. I feel like a million ducats and what a spectacular welcoming committee I have to welcome home. Hello there. Everyone I'm Dr Floor Jay Floyd senior. This is Dr Grant. It is a pleasure to meet you sir, the pleasures, all Puerto Laar. Out. Quite. A grip. You've got their Dr Floyd senior. Says Dr Grant Federal Puppy Chips yes I'm not actually a dog here. We treat. And where is my boy? Son Compare your father I'll gladly. Put me down no gene. Sudden Hey. I was just so excited to see you. That's all. It's been a while. Yeah long while. I'll get it you to keep talking book Florida I know I haven't been around a long time I'm sure you're upset about that but I wanNA make sure that we get caught up on this visit. All right. Really you mean. Shirt, do son I wanNA take it nice and slow I. Know You want every detail about how uncovered a lost city and hot a Condo when I'm done telling you about that in retirement for me head out on another adventure. Hey there's a crudely disguised delivery guy at the door with a package for Dr. Flowing As Mrs Floyd Dr Grant and chips into the kitchen to help make some lunch both Dr. Floyd and his father void senior head down the hallway to the front door. Both Dr Floyd's junior and senior reach out for the box. They touch it up the exact same moment and as they do the perplexed Fisher pushes the button on the side instantly engulfing the three of them in. Prison on wheels moments. Later, our villain Dr Steve is pushing the rolling prison down the street to ship. Can you hear me? Did we catch Dr Floyd? Father what do you mean father own wait? I, misunderstood you know it's not much farther. We're almost there in fact, steve is almost to a ship with our hero and his father diabolical plan could Dr Steve have in store for Dr Floyd. How will he react when he finds out that he not only has Dr Floyd Dr Floyd's father as well, and just how is bridget getting along with the doctors while trapped inside that box dishes figure. My good. Find out next time on the radio adventures Dr Flowing.
Putin rival Alexey Navalny speaks out about how he was poisoned with a nerve agent on 60 Minutes
"Leader Alexei Navalny is speaking to 60 minutes and his first U. S TV interviews since being poison this past summer Navalny It recalls how he learned he had been poisoned. They discovered another chalk this nerve agent in my blood inside of budget on my body and all this bottle from the hotel. So that's why we now we know that I was poisoned in the hotel. And you can hear correspondent Lesley Stahl's interview with election of Aulnay on 60 minutes coming up this Sunday night at 6 P.m. right here on news radio. The latest
Putin proposes yearlong extension of nuclear treaty with U.S.
"Each other's ideas on extending the last major treaty governing their nuclear arsenals, President Vladimir Putin said today he could accept a short term extension of the new start treaty. As was recently proposed by Washington. But he rejected the U. S insistence that this be coupled with a broader limit on nuclear warheads. Couple news time
US rejects Vladimir Putin's proposal to extend nuclear arms treaty
"US is rejecting a proposal from Russia's President Putin for a one year extension of an expiring Nuclear Arms Control Treaty National, security adviser Robert O'Brien calls the proposal a non starter because Putin wants no conditions attached. The US wants an extension that includes a freeze on stockpiles of nuclear
EU Sanctions Russian Officials Over Navalny Poisoning, Citing Chemical Weapons Use
"Imposed on Russia by some European countries for the suspected poisoning of a Russian opposition leader. European Union says it's imposed sanctions on six Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin on one of the country's state scientific research centers. The officials targeted include the director of Russia's FSB security service. The sanctions relate to the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in August. Germany says he was targeted with a nerve agent. Russia denies involvement on has warned the U. It may retaliate in
What we know about coronavirus reinfection from other diseases
"Hello I'm Alana Gordon I'm a reporter and producer at the world covering global health here at the world, we've been holding a regular series of Corona virus conversations presented jointly with the Forum at Harvard Chan School of Public Health, taking your questions to the experts. This discussion series is featured on our facebook page, but we wanted to share what we think are really valuable conversations with you right here in the world's podcast feed. This Week I spoke with William Hannich Associate Professor of epidemiology at Harvard. Teach Dance School of Public Health about the pandemic and the latest updates as we approach the holiday season. To start in the United States more than two hundred, thousand people have died of Covid nineteen. The number of new cases is growing by some fifty thousand each day it's a figure that's been rising for four weeks running and is up by more than a third since just a month ago, it's hard to believe. The fear is that this is just a preview of what the late fall and winter might hold cold weather sends people indoors. We could see much more dramatic rises in Cova cases with winter holidays coming, and that's also creating really difficult heart wrenching dilemmas for many families. Do you travel even places in communities where there are lots of infections or to and from So. To Begin William, where do you see us now in this progression of the pandemic? Where do you see it headed? When you write the that are increases happening at the moment. In fact, I think that seventeen states reported record highs in cases just last night However, it's not by on the states which occurred be saying the most activity mostly in the Midwest and these sparsely populated states the. However, the numbers that do add up. said the moment this is what we're seeing. We're seeing continued DHAMMIKA activity on low levels on which of experienced reasonable amount of it already, and then more intense activity especially in some of these small towns in the heartland and that's what we are. That's what's happening right now. It's a bit early I think to be saying that we are saying the stock what's going to happen before but we do anticipate that the more in the shifting indoors to places my transmissions more likely to the end and I think the we all seem impact, find some European conference. So not provides a little bit of a window into the future. So when you see these high numbers in cases being reported now more so than the past, are you saying that most of that were really seeing in some of these what mid Western states right now? Yes. At the moment it is it's also worth noting testing has got a lot better. So when we're watching these sort of epidemic lives increasing with action, we're seeing them way more detail we did not spring so. Ratio of can sort of cases to the actual amount of continued on the. It is now much more clearly defined cutting much more clear in science. What happens with mild ignition switches? And so are you seeing any sort of signs of as people move indoors or as holidays come up of what sorts of risks that poses and? How we might see this. PLOP. So I think the one thing that is really helpful to think of his. We. Can think about preventing pandemic transmission in particular preventing clusters of transmission because remember, this is the virus which tends to transmit and clusters intends to fact number of people up on time. Japan viane came up with this notion of the three C.'s which three CS which can be avoided if not consummation and those three C.'s aw. Close spaces. Close contacts and crowding. and. It's very easy to see how those three could easily be going to could easily come together when it comes to the holidays. So hold events late Indo spices are at risk for transmission. We also know that an furtherest transmission is easing. Now we have a report from a few weeks ago from CDC and declaring fatty clearly that people who'd be needing indoors in a restaurant in the last few weeks where you know that was associated testing positive. So putting all this together I'm afraid that you can see them the holidays to the you know they have the potential to be real serious problems at the salute transmission. And so I think the same time there's also people are experiencing fatigue with this going on for such a long period holidays may be seemed like time were just coming up. To be able to beat with up to ones and at the same time just in general when it comes to the ways that public health has really been stressing. From people like you about this kind of sees or about the mask wearing and things like that, how do you manage the fatigue of this continuing? And it seems like. Is there a shifts to? kind of people being more willing to just live with the risks and live this virus and what that means got I think that you can think you're right and I wanNA start but pointing out that, yeah, I, understand that nicotine. I feel myself I. was like good bunch not touching my face and by increasing touching my face. The thing is that I think what we needed. Was for people to be straight up about this since the pandemic it's of of coined, which is not really been seen in about one hundred years as the response to it will need to be coordinated and staying now. That doesn't mean that it has to be intense guy it's. One of the things which makes me and my colleagues tied is when you when we will saying Oh, we're talking about lockdown to accede. That's true. That's just simply not true. You need very strong interventions if you lose control of. That says attraction. So. What you actually want to do is to maintain a bunch of interventions of kind which described the thinking about the three CS thinking about mass killings thinking about reducing risk in a way that you can't sustain. Its doesn't mean you have to stay a home continuously what it means is you can come up with ways in which you are able to avoid losing control because losing. Control of the pandemic lasting anybody wants to happen because it's that, but then leads to a threat to healthcare and the soldier surges. We saw in the northeast in the spring and you know over the summer and the sun belt. So that's what the personal needs to me. The first goal needs to be avoiding surges and I think you can't invent provided you all prepackaged Putin modern inventions. Angel Athletic. But we have to remember. This is the start of a window which is likely to be really very difficult i. think we got through. I contributed to that it's not going to be fun. So, then how do you weigh those risks and think about that with the holidays approaching? That's very really really good question I. think that people are obvious laden decisions themselves. I think that it's helpful to remain the few things about the virus. Are you often hear that? Is You know either you know you hear that it's incredibly dangerous everybody were that it's not angel anybody neither a true. It is. Overwhelmingly clear that among youngest, the very youngest people beyond the twenty, they are much much less likely severe disease I mean. That's not zero I mean we know that there are now Austin Grimm's which if you rack and if you in fact enough peak on that ice cream, you will see them but then much less likely to something consequences disease. But
EU Sanctions Russian Officials Over Navalny Poisoning, Citing Chemical Weapons Use
"Europe has sanctioned Russia for the poisoning of an opposition leader. European Union says it's imposed sanctions on six Russian officials closed the president Ademir Putin on one of the country's state scientific research centers. The sanctions relate to the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in August. Germany says he was targeted with a nerve agent. Russia denied involvement and it won't be you. It may retaliate
Trump's Town Hall On NBC To Overlap With Biden's On ABC
"Town halls tonight with the two presidential candidates. Last night, Joe Biden delivered a brief pretaped remark as part of the Muslims making Change National Honors event. You see what happens when a president fans the flames? Hate crimes on the march more kids bullied in school, the rise of anti Muslim bigotry. This is not who we are. President Trump was in Des Moines, Iowa, where he prays some foreign leaders. One thing I've learned presidents she of China. He's 100% Putin of Russia, 100%. Kim Jang gun, By the way, Whatever happened to that war? We were supposed to be a Kim Jong un of North Korea. 100% thes people is sharp in this barn. ABC news chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl is with us this morning. Good morning. Good morning. This is an unusual situation with with these two competing town halls tonight. We've never seen anything like it. But then again, we've never seen anything like this campaign. You're gonna have both candidates at precisely the same time answering questions from voters on two different networks. Uh, it's it's a strange circumstance. This was supposed to be the second debate. Of course. Donald Trump dropped out of the second debate when the debate commission said it would be virtual do tow the outbreak at the White House. Ah, and you know, we've we've had this on the books and shortly after that, and NBC suddenly surprised everybody. By saying that they were going to do the same thing. But with Donald Trump in exactly the same time what we expect to hear from each of the candidates Well, I expect in terms of Joe Biden to hear him face some questions that he simply haven't answered, Uh, you know, he's a very unusual campaign because of the pandemic. Joe Biden has not taken a lot of questions for questions from actual voters. He hasn't taken really a lot of questions from journalists amazed on on some, but there are a lot of basic things he hasn't answered. I mean, most famously. What? What does he think about? Expanding the Supreme Court. What's his actual position on that? But also where exactly is he on the green New deal? We saw him kind of take two different positions during the last debate. Uh, where, you know, how is he going to work with Republicans? Is he going to put much of a priority and working with Republicans, as suggested in his convention, and in terms of Donald Trump is how does he turn his campaign around? You know, he's He's trailing, he's trailing. I mean, look, he was trailing in the polls four years ago, so we don't really know how this will play out. But there is far more than the polling on the state level this time around, and he does not have a lead in a single one of the top 12 battleground states in the recent polls. How is life changed for
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny calls on Trump to condemn poison used against him
"Navalny is speaking out as he recovers from a near fatal poisoning. Eight weeks ago. The Russian opposition leader is calling on President Trump to join other leaders in condemning a band nerve agent, which he says Russian President Vladimir Putin used on him have only spoke with Leslie Stall and his first US television interview since being poisoned with Chemical Nova, Chuck, I think for Putin why his using this chemical weapon to do both. Kill me and, you know, terrify others. It's something really scary with people just drop dead without Rondo gone. There are no shots, and in a couple of hours, you will be dead and without any traces on your body. It's something terrifying and Putin is enjoying it. The full
Putin says he has noted Joe Biden’s ‘sharp anti-Russian rhetoric’
"The world is watching the US election and that includes Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's noted what he calls shop anti Russian rhetoric from Joe Biden, saying the Democratic presidential candidate is using language which unfortunately we are used to, Although in an appearance on state TV, he did welcome an offer by Biden to extend an arms control treaty with Russia. Putin says Russia will work with any US leader. But he praises President Trump for saying he wants to
Putin sends a mixed message on US election, hedging his bets
"Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's noted what he calls shop anti Russian rhetoric from Joe Biden, saying the Democratic presidential candidate is using language which unfortunately we are used to Although in an appearance on state TV, he did welcome and offer by Biden to extend an arms control treaty with Russia. Putin says Russia will work with any US leader but he praises President Trump for saying he wants to improve relations
Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating ceasefire
"Fragile ceasefire has gone into effect in Nagorno Karabakh region disputed by the former Soviet Republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia. NPR's Lucy and Kim reports from Moscow that both sides already accusing each other of violating the cease fire. Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated talks in Moscow between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan. After more than 10 hours of negotiations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov appeared before reporters questions over the opponent. He announced a cease fire to allow the warring parties to collect the bodies of soldiers and exchange prisoners. Lavrov said more substantive talks under the auspices of Russia, the U. S and France would follow. Fierce fighting broke out in the garden car back, which saw bloody war in the early 19 nineties that left ethnic Armenians in charge of the region. Azerbaijan is now vowing to take it back. Lucien Kim. NPR News. Moscow Sir by Johns for a minister said today that the cease fire would only last for as long as it takes the Red Cross to arrange for the exchange of the debt.
Pandemic dominates VP debate between Harris and Pence
"As the corona virus sweeps through the upper reaches of government Republican Vice President Mike Pence, and Democratic challenger Kamala. Harris, faced off on Wednesday night in a debate highlighting the party's sharply conflicting visions for a nation in crisis. The candidates separated by plexiglass barriers in an auditorium where any guest who refused to wear a face mask would be removed was an extraordinary backdrop for the only vice presidential debate of. Twenty twenty. Ultimately the primetime meeting is a chance for voters to decide whether pence or harass a US senator from California is ready to assume the duties of the presidency. Before the end of next time, it comes at a precarious moment for the Republicans in particular with growing concern, trump's position is weakening as two dozen senior officials across the White House the Pentagon and inside his campaign are infected with the virus or in quarantine. Trailing in the polls, trump and pence have no time to lose. Election Day is less than four weeks away and millions of Americans are already costing ballots. For Harris, said a word she made history by becoming the first black woman to stand on the vice presidential debate stage. The nights offered her. A prime opportunity to energize would be voters who have shown only modest excitement about Biden lifelong public servant with a mixed record on race and criminal justice particularly in his early years in the Senate. Harris a fifty, five year. Old Californian senator is the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother. She's also a former prosecutor who's pointed questioning of trump's appointees in court nominees helped make her a democratic star. Pence. Is a sixty one year old former Indiana governor and former radio host an evangelical pro-life Christian known for his Folksy Charm and unwavering loyalty to trump. Whilst he's trump's biggest public defender, the vice president does not share the president's Brash tone or undisciplined style. Kamala Harris attacked Mike Pence for the trump administration's handling of the corona virus. The American people have witnessed. What is the greatest? Failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country Harris said, as the debate began on Foreign Policy Harris said trump had embraced dictators around the world and signed it with Russia over American Intelligence America's intelligence community told US Russia interfered in the election in two thousand sixteen she said, Donald Trump prefers to take the word of Vladimir Putin over the word of the US intelligence community. Mike Pence repeated Donald Trump's talking points and double down on the misinformation that has dogged the White House. In recent years misinformation that could cost the Republicans the election.
What's the deal in Kyrgyzstan?
"The being few short remains for foreign observers of a given event to be clown themselves than by drawing convenient comparisons we should probably banish any suggestion that what is happening in Kingston has anything much in common with what has been happening in Belarus. There are granted superficial similarities, lodge crowds of citizens who aren't buying the result of a recent election and amount of violence between protesters and police but recent events in Belarus are actually pretty straightforward overstaying tyrant Riggs won election to many demonstrations and the present standoff ensue. Kingston. Is some several layers more complicated and seems poised for a more decisive and dramatic? K. Gaston voted in parliamentary election on Sunday. This was not necessarily predestined to be a Hollow Mockery K. Gaston previous parliamentary election in two thousand fifteen pretty decent reviews from international observers on Freeness and fairness fronts certainly by the generally would be gone standards of Central Asia. This is was different not least because this really doesn't happen. Often the governing party didn't turn up Kingston Social Democratic. Party was stunned by loyalties divided between Kingston's current President Surin by Jeenbekov and he's predecessor Almaz atom by of the two former have fallen out badly in recent years to the extent that last August automobile was arrested and this past June sentenced to eleven years in the clink on corruption charges. As of Monday morning Adam Beyer was a man thanks to the crowds which stormed the National Security Committee building in Bishkek with the former president was being held former Prime Minister John Toro Sati Baldev also on the hook on corruption charges will sprung in similar circumstances. According to official results only four parties of the sixteen contested Sunday's election past the threshold of seven percent necessary to take seats in Kigali stands parliament the Supreme Council three of these parties protesters could not help but notice enjoyed the favour of president. Jeenbekov, who was widely believed to have had his thumb on the scales protests on Monday morning started small and peaceful grew larger and Rowdier, and by Monday evening had taken the parliament building set bits of it on fire and set about redecorating the surrounding streets with ransacked documents. Giga Stan does have an amount of foam for this sort of thing in two thousand and five mass protests which eventually became known as the Tulip Revolution. Forced President Askar Akayev from office. He is now a mathematics professor at Moscow State University in two thousand and ten his successor. Kurmanbek Bakiyev also skipped the country with an angry mob at his heels he was lost heard of. In Minsk begin with breaking news in Kirghistan, the prime minister has resigned. Vert list of is leaders overthrown by popular acclaim. Now appears to have been joined by Prime Minister Cutback Borakove who resigned after the positive results of Sunday's election were annulled by electoral authorities nominated. Piece, in the country and stability in society is more important than any politicians mandates. Suggests that the central. Election Committee thoroughly investigate any violations during the election process. That's a no the result if necessary. I asked political leaders to calm the voters and ask them to take part in gathering. As, this explainer went to wear President Jeenbekov precise whereabouts on certain was also making these sort of statements of willingness to pass power along to responsible new leaders. That one issues is one shovels, the contents of the state treasury into one's Portman toes and frantically oldest one's pilot to fire up the engines and seek clearance for landing in some capital. Four, it's interesting extradition treaties. Possibly significantly President Jeenbekov found the time earlier today to convey birthday greetings to President Vladimir. Putin of Russia volunteering ernest appreciation of Putin's it says here, great contribution and constant attention to the consistent expansion and development of cages Russian multifaceted ties. Custodians Parliament has installed a new prime minister Saadia drop her off another politician who was in prison time last week, it very much remains to be seen how long he'll lost with the parliament buildings still occupied by protesters. Mr Japan was appointed at an emergency meeting in Bishkek hotel, which he had to leave virus service entrance. Once his presence became public knowledge the crowd still filling the streets and squares of Bishkek seen Kina until I talked to Gassiev, a businessman who trades in your shaped greenhouses and is also a representative of a younger generation of caregivers politicians. He is claiming the mantle of the head of government. As to what happens next, it may become important that to external players in particular will be hoping that what happens next? Little as possible Russia maintains a military airbase account in Gaston north China which borders Kingston to the south is a major trading partner. As, both will understand however, an as another cohort of caregivers politicians are presently learning the hard
Sen. Chris Coons believes John McCain and John Lewis each left us an urgent message
"Chris coons welcome back to the PODCAST. Great to be on with you again. Jonathan. Let's start with the debate between president trump and vice president biden in Cleveland. You were there in preparation for a column that I wrote about the debate was looking for pictures as saw a picture in our system of you sitting in the audience in a mask and the look on your face even in the mask told a story talk about what it was like being at that debate in also given what we know. Now, what was it like being at the debate? Look it was bad enough with what we knew at the time Chris Wallace is someone I respect as a tough interviewer as a capable moderator. Struck, that from the literal opening sentence president trump was bullying him was insulting the audience was razzing in her racing. The former vice president did not in any way at any moment recognize or respect the rules that he agreed to. For this debate, I've been an elected official. Twenty years have been active in politics thirty. I've been to my share of rough and tumble debates particularly at local campaigns and I've had my share of unconventional onus but that was unbelievable. It was simply awful to sit through the rush the raw force of the negative aggressive insulting interrupting. Energy directed by President Trump at former vice president, Biden and the audience and our country in the world. One of my sons immediately following the debate texted me. They must be cheering in Russia and China the team of us that were out there to do sort of post debate spin rapid response for the Biden campaign were just silent as a group for minutes. Afterwards, it was really hard to endure. So Joe Biden Dr Jill Biden former second lady Joe Biden was about ten feet to my left and Mark Meadows and Don Jr. about ten feet to my right. And it was striking that they all walked in unmasked and sat there without masks through the entire thing even as staff person, I think a staff physician from the Cleveland. Clinic. Came around and try to get them to wear masks and it was striking to me at the time just how sweaty. Read how angry trump seemed through the whole thing. Later, when we learned that he was infected with Covid, nineteen may well have been covered positive for that debate. It added a layer of the and seriousness to the fact that he was literally yelling at Joe Biden for ninety minutes from a few feet away. I. Got Tested twice actually once rapid s one. The PTR test both negative, and then waited and waited hoping in until we got a negative test confirmation for a joe and Joe Biden there's now a covid nineteen outbreak at the White House that has infected I think at last count twenty one people including senators, senior members of the president's team as well as president trump and first lady Melania trump staff. Of the White House reporters and they are still refusing to do even the most minimal contact tracing ordered to publicly embrace a relevant public health standards. So what was already a horrifying experience being in the room for that debate? Then over the next week has sort of turned into a slow rolling horror as the president has made his own covert infection into. A piece of political theater and is now being replayed on cable shows all day a proudly taking off his mask and recording. Then re recording his triumphant reentry still infected to the white. House. I I was gobsmacked at the visual of Marine One swooping in to MED EVAC the president of the United. States to a military hospital then three days later watching this. One swoop back in and take him back to the White House for this cinematic return even though he is infected even though once he climbed all those stairs, you can see him gasping for air you have been in public life for more than twenty years you are on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. You travel around the world and talk to world leaders in this statesman position that. You're in how do you even explain this to the world if you can well Jonathan I, you know, I, do think it's important that Joe. Biden Joe Biden and the whole Biden campaign team step back they took down attack ads. They publicly expressed their concern, their prayers for the president first. Lady and their health as did I as did most liberal leaders in our country president trump. Does. Get absolutely world class healthcare. He was whisked by Marine One helicopter from the fortress like White House to a dedicated wing at Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital. There is a dedicated presidential sort of sweet over there and he was treated with a cocktail of the most cutting edge treatments that your average American doesn't even have access to the combination of the widely used disappear with the. Less, widely used steroid that's commonly applied for those who are in some distress and a new monoclonal antibody treatment that's not yet approved for general use and he comes back saying several days later. Oh I feel better than I've ever felt better than twenty years before there's nothing to be afraid of don't let this virus room in your life. He even said that he thinks he's immune. I mean. He is the world's leading source of. About this pandemic and has inspired imitators from the president of Brazil to things said and done by Putin who declared that he had a effective vaccine before there was any stage three clinical trials, donner results released.
"putin" Discussed on Skullduggery
"It have been sort of in the works we've seen from the president wanting to pull troops out of out of Germany and talking constantly about the need for possibly new look, inform after NATO going forward questioning and how much other countries or contributing. To the coalition, and then you know you're in the midst of a hasty deal with the peace deal with the Taliban and getting US troops removed from there, but I think and I think the biggest takeaway is actions speak louder than words, and in this, in this case, words have been right up there with the trump's with the president's actions. What he says is what he mean in in. He acts on it and brought him or Putin just has to look at the previous three years of the trump administration and time and time again publicly, and who knows what said behind closed doors. The president has. Has had decided with her Putin, overground intelligence agencies, but she's already done this time it just this weekend, but in the latest scandal beyond another Russia question I wanted to ask you. We just finished this week. A seven day, national plebiscite in Russia intended to keep Vladimir Putin in power to until at least twenty thirty six surprise surprise, three quarters of voters endorsed the constitutional changes that would allow Putin to remain in power. What do you make of this plebiscite? Look I I. Don't think the surprise any of us. It is unfortunate and very disappointing in the longer term history, and the Ark of Russia and. Towards what was a fledgling democracy? It had issues there was a lot of. Back when in Yeltsin was president, obviously, things took a dramatic change when a man by the name of the. Fridge and came to office in Nineteen Ninety Nine, and you look at where things stand now in the country. It's got an economy. That's smaller than that. Of Italy it has one natural resource. It's a resource based economy for the most part. It's not technologically advanced the way other world towers would be, but it is a world power nonetheless at the nuclear power and give in Vladimir Putin dominance on the global stage, and the still unanswered question of what is going on between. Between the relationship became and president trump, he has become and remained powerful force to be dealt with internally. He is not as popular as he was in Russia. But who was his running mate, who happened I? Mean is an opponent who happened his opponents over the past years. I can't name them because anybody that would speak up other than the volley. would be quelled and and many if his opponents have had worse fates right than just Clinton the fact that voters. Approve this by three quarters. Of those who voted? Is this was this a completely rigged election that opponents Putin just don't bother to show up which we make of them. It's a combination of many factors one. Is that in Putin's mind? He succeeded in accomplishing a monolithic sort of one man show and the vertical power structure that he has focused on and invested in over the past few years, and that is making sure that he is accountable and Amtra bowl to to all, and that there's not an equal coequal branch and the government there and the Russian government now whether or not, he's been able to pull that off successfully about the different argument You've seen many sloppy. whether it's natural disasters whether it infrastructures there whether the handling of the economy whether it's a handling Kobe none of that has been executed perfectly by any stretch with the imagination. He came into power, hoping to instill calm and order and respect for Russia around the world one could say that he's achieved some given his his global hand, and with the help of of the US we should add in his stretch in reaching the middle, east, but and and then. Then even Latin American and Venezuela, but domestically he's not very popular. The question is who, but for him right, and and and even that was sort of the campaign that his team and his party in Russia has been putting forward is who officer who else is there, but glad Putin well the country like this well, but if my math is right in twenty thirty six, he'll be eighty three years old. Let's hope he's not riding around on a Horse Shirtless Way He has in the past got gotta say I also wonder we don't need I. also wonder if Donald, trump is kind of stroking his Chin in meetings at the White House and asking about plebiscites, is that a possibility for me? Given the poll numbers What what President Trump doesn't realize? Is that a lot of this doesn't come from a place of strength, but a place of weakness Ladimir, Putin for you know for somebody who's been in office as long as he has. I think it's pretty fair to say when he first entered off, he couldn't imagine that he would still be here so many years later and the. The reason I say that because without his power without his title, he's a dead man, walking and a lot of people in the correct state that he's built around him. Depend on him being an office, he's place many of his cronies around him to run the country's largest companies and industry around him, and so without him he has no power and unlike other presidents. Presidents US presidents and other presidents around the world. He can't just go retire peacefully into the night or write books and give speeches and and open libraries, so he knows his fate, and that's why he realizes that he is best left to run the country as opposed to going quietly into retirement, so while a Putin is solidifying his grip on power and trump is. Is giving him a pass. It looks like the corona is not giving anybody a pass. We hit fifty thousand new cases this week on Thursday on Wednesday, that was a record and on Thursday as we taped this podcast, Florida is reporting ten thousand new cases. That's a record for them. It does seem like this virus which we all hoped was tampering itself down. A few weeks ago is doing precisely the opposite I think when you look at where the US sat around the world, as far as which country was best prepared for a pandemic, and where the US rank at number one I I think that that that graphic in that analysis will be sharply you know revisited because every single thing minus a vaccine minus therapeutics we've done the opposite of what other countries have done with other countries unsuccesfully I should add European countries in Asian countries, and you look at the there curbs, and where their numbers are versus where ours are, and it's sad and. And it's one of these situations was likely avoidable. You think about what we experienced here in the northeast those first few months, the hell on earth, and all of the other states that could've taken example from that and noted what to do, and what not to do, and learn lessons from our pain. That's not how things played out, and you look at states in obviously you know I think the greatest irony is when this first hit. Everyone thought. Okay, we'll look. There's no politics in this. This is the great equalizer and a pandemic knows no line and you know for masks on down to reopening to. That's not the case and you see states like Texas and Florida have reopened much sooner than their local officials would've liked. And now you're paying the price and we're all paying the price of the country and you're seeing hospitals fill up to capacity the used to combat to the I. Think the only positive that you could possibly make it. This said over time we'd come to treat this. The virus better and we've been able to extend life further longer, but you know we're still in the first wave and we have an administration that views this as Jeff and burst..
"putin" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Michael Gob, investigative correspondent for Yahoo News and I'm Dan Kleinman editor in chief of Yahoo News and we are joined by the aforementioned Bianca. Welcome back to skulduggery. Hey, guys! Last time we spoke it was pre- Corona and in the midst of impeachment news. Seems like another era, doesn't it? I so. Few, but anyways so much to talk about here and the White House is clearly trying to push back as hard as it can on the reporting about Russians paying these bounties for killing Americans beyond A. You've been watching this unfold over the last week What's your take? Trust me is that you mentioned the White House pushing back? If anything, it appears that given, you know their motive operation in the past with regards to news. That didn't benefit. In particular when it came to Russia, it seems like they're just trying to move on from this story and not even push back as much as a focus on other matters. They haven't denied the validity of the allegation itself right? It was their focused now on whether the president was briefed. Which is you know a headline in of itself and then the other administration, and also the validity of the? The information, but obviously given your background. We all know how national security matters work and intelligence works. It's rarely a slam dunk. I mean that's what intelligence is all about and do you have plenty of occasions including the bin Laden raid where intelligence was presented to the president. That wasn't necessarily a slam dunk. You have different intelligence agencies who may at times have different views as to On that intelligence is and how accurate it is, but these are all measures to be had in conversation to be had internally. Not You know something that you don't raise with the president you bring it to the forefront his attention, but there may be differing views on validity of the reporting and the intelligence, but it's nothing that goes unmentioned it. It's something that he is right. He is alerted to you and it's clearly something. They viewed as their enough. Enough to raise with our allies there in such a bind here, because as you point out beyond either the president was briefed, and they did essentially nothing about it I mean. The information goes back to February when it was put in the PD and then debated in the National Security Council in late March, and so if he was aware of it for months and months, they've done absolutely nothing when American service members may have been killed, but if he wasn't. Briefed about it, that is a dereliction of responsibility on such a level that it's almost impossible to fathom and you know pressure. Can I just add especially that? We know that starting at the end of March when this matter was raised to the national, Security Council trump had a half. A dozen phone calls over the next few weeks with Putin, in which they're talking about. All sorts of matters and one would think that knowing this. would be an important part of the presidential preparation for a phone call with with Putin, and let's not forget that the national security. Council is not an intelligence department, right? They're all focused on policy so for intelligence to reach them at that little once it's there. It's if for all intents and purposes valid right. It's a matter of how they act on it. That's National Intelligence Council focuses on and so when you have. Have the president in the national. Security Council focuses on so when you have, the president presented this and it. Typically, it's all a matter of policy going forward. Not a matter of do believe this or not, and you're absolutely right all the fact that the president spoke with Vladimir Putin Multiple Times after the fact, the fact that he had insisted shocking the world and our allies, but you know unfortunately not shocking to. For three years now, insisting once again, but Russia be readmitted to the G. Eight inviting Russia to the g seven. This is something bad would have been glaringly obvious to his advisors, and so for them, not to flag this and you had the national security adviser O'Brien go on national television once again throughout this period and tout that this president has been very fund brush. It would be jaw-dropping. I gotTA. Say Robert O'Brien's appearance on Fox in which he essentially through the CIA briefer under the bus for not bringing it up. It is kind of shocking. I mean the reality is that this was in the PD the national security advisor works with the briefers to make decisions about what to emphasize in the oral briefing with the president of the United States. So what that means is that Robert O'Brien would have discussed this issue with the Briefer, and made a decision himself that this was not worthy of a presidential briefing and I have to say I. Think There's going to. To be a lot of scrutiny of the people around the president, and why they didn't think it rose to the level of telling him about his, and to your point beyond a about what the threshold is for what gets briefed, and what doesn't get breached at the point where you're debating what the response ought to be, which is a response that would have to be made by a decision that would have to be by the United States. You would think it would rise to level of of actually briefing and so I I am still skeptical that he didn't know about this. I'm not sure. That I. Think the explanation is not that it didn't rise to the level, but they knew what the reaction was likely to be from the president himself. Whenever you bring him intelligence about Russia, we know he blows up immediately looks at it through the context of what he uses the Russia hoax in the Mueller investigation, and it's not anything he wants to hear about. He views all intelligence about Russian misbehavior as part of some sort of deep state plot to push on him intelligence that coming from the same. Same people who sort of put the taint on his election by playing up and reporting to him about Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election, and I agree with you. There's no way he did not know about this, and there's no way that it wasn't even PD and it's no way that it was brought to attention. The question is and this is where I don't think that like you said O'Brien or defense secretary mark. Casper should be let off the hook here. Because are they so? This is something that they've put in. One day and mentioned it only one time and never again, because there's so much focus on this one TV, be whether or not he was alerted when you've got a situation in allegation of serious, this amounts on the head that US troops for this not to come up time and time and time and time again is just on heard about would be a dereliction of duty to so this is i. think it's not just on the president, but on his advisors so beyond given your expertise on. Russia and Putin. We would be remiss not to ask you about that. Dimension of the story a what was in it for Putin and the Russians to pursue an operation like this, which on its face seem somewhat risky. Ever See the light of day as it now has well, you have possible deniability, and this is tactics that we've seen from the Russians for bladder you time and time again. The little green men and in Ukraine is a perfect example. They have been known to hire mercenaries in the Middle East as well and so. This is an example where you have Russians. That could say. We had nothing to do with this. These are Afghans. They clearly have an issue with us being there well. I'm the Taliban history so you have deniability. Deniability you have a president who much more of a tactician than strategy strategically of course, Vladimir Putin wants US ok off. He wants to drive discord and division amongst US allies and NATO coalition, and he wants US troops out of the region. So all about would be accomplish..
"putin" Discussed on Pro Rata
"But first this AXIOS chief technology correspondent enough free shares breaking news and analysis on the most consequential companies players intact from the valley to DC. Subscribe to get smarter. Faster at sign-up dot axios Dot Com and now back to the program to podcast. We're joined now by actress. World editor. David David Lawler. You wrote recently about how after Putin originally took power he focused a lot on controlling information. TV networks but didn't focus until much later on on the Internet on the side of the Internet. What has he done so far to kind of control? The flow of information inside of Russia the ARC basically Putin came to power twenty years ago in his first first couple of years basically he managed to bring all of the independent TV networks in Russia under his control. More or less if you're watching. TV TV in Russia you're more or less seeing Kremlin approved. Programming it's happened in print. Media is well. There's a lot of self censorship but the Internet again is obviously a place where information flowed freely. The Russian Internet evolved sort of in the same way as the American Internet it was kind of a free wheeling system and after Putin Return to power in twenty twelve. They were big big protests against him. He was looking at for the roots of how that you know dissent built up and basically realize the Internet was where people were mobilizing against him in. That's kind kind of where it began in terms of cracking down on information on the Internet as well so in terms of domestic giants Russia has its own big web platforms its own versions of facebook book. Google basically the yen is a Russian search engine if you search for something related to Putin the first results on there at least according to Andrei low shack. WHO's the journalist sort of guided me through this? He says you'll see stuff that you know is basically the Kremlin line. I you have to look harder. In order to find descent and critical coverage edge index while company is actually traded in New York on the Nasdaq as a part of that. Explain to me a little bit and not to get too much into the weeds but I remember when the Iranian protests it happened last year there arraigning government essentially shut off the Internet internally. Not a site. They basically shut off the Internet. Just Putin have the ability inside of Russia to do that or is is it much more like the. US system whereby it's much more distributed so Putin is building himself essentially an off switch for the global Internet. This would be an intranet. Basically a domestic Internet where everything that you are seeing is you know domestically created or at least domestically approved. That is the really kind of scary situation situation. That's happening in Russia right now and we haven't seen outages we haven't seen them. Protest happened in Moscow. Boom we're GONNA shut off the Internet in Moscow ten. He now in other words you you say it's being built or he is building it. Do we know is it built. Or is this like the death star which is a half-built if not legally he has authority to do it and they're testing this this system. But you know I I mean I certainly don't have the technical know-how or the insight into the Kremlin to know how far along in the process it is. It's one of those things where you know so basically Putin now legally will have the power to say. Basically we're going to shut off. The Internet is going to be North Korea style basically the outside world is gone and he says this is on national security already grounds if there is a you know attack of some sort they can control information. I assume that he doesn't have that off. Switch today because we would probably be hearing warnings from from people who know better than I do you but this is all pretty murky. I don't think they're gonNA tell you. Step by step. How close they're getting to this capability in so this is the lever that he can kind of hold out there and say if this censorship were trying trying doesn't work we're going to have this bigger better tool one of the big things? Putin hasn't gone after get on. The Internet is Youtube. Why not so youtube? Basically evolved as far as we can tell outside of Putin's knowledge I don't think he was tracking it at this time into an alternative to TV. Basically people under thirty thirty five. We are going to youtube for entertainment for news. This is a really key platform. And it's one of the most visited websites in Russia. And this is not content that the Kremlin Kremlin approves of so basically now the question is Putin has put pressure on the domestic giants. He sent warnings to Google and facebook about the kinds of of you know the what he wants them to implement in terms of keeping their data in Russia etc but youtube obviously is is part of the Google Empire but is really the most influential influential news outlet if you can call it that that is completely uncensored by Russia at this point google slash. Youtube have not responded positively to Putin's request no so the most recently in twenty nineteen there were these protests in Moscow. Youtube was a big mobilizer for this. The opposition is very active on YouTube. Russia actually sent a letter warning youtube that they had sent push alerts that related to these protests that were unsanctioned and they said if you keep this sort of thing up there will be repercussions here. Sure but no. Youtube has basically gone the way of these domestic giants in terms of taking content down and things but they do face this kind of ominous threat from Putin the idea of Shutting down the Internet and particularly when it comes to youtube taking youtube away particularly for under thirty under thirty five year olds in Russia. How does he balance his desire to censor it his desire potentially to take it down if he feels the need arises with what could be the severe backlash from people who as you say rely upon it for news but also for music and other forms of entertainment so this this journalist Andrei Lucia who made a documentary about the development of the Russian Internet? He basically framed it as if he gets rid of Youtube. He Loses Russians under thirty. I don't think it's quite that simple doesn't matter if a consensual in autocrat loses Russia's under thirty Putin's empire rests on two big things he needs the elites in Russia to continue to support him he needs needs to build this inner circle but he clearly does think he needs the support of the people in every time there's protests there a response in Moscow is if it's a threat to the regime mm-hmm it seems crazy to us this far away Putin having been in power for twenty years to think you know if a bunch of young people start to mass in the streets and expressed discontent that that's a real threat right to Putin but you know change can happen fast particularly in Russia and he is certainly not keen to lose the support of of all Russians overnight. They question for you when it comes to Google and Youtube. They're not as you say not censoring youtube videos in Russia. They have however been more willing say in China to alter search results I it Cetera. Is that simply math. Calculation Elation Russia's not as important to market. We also have seen you know China's censorship of the Internet. You know there's sort of the gold standard in terms of how far they've gone and what pressure. They've been willing to exert Putin Putin. These these levers are still being implemented and so I think that's what people in Russia worry about. They look at what's happened in China and say if that happens here you know the last avenues we have to get information formation. That is not signed. Off on by the Kremlin will go away and so maybe it's either scale or it's just that we haven't gotten there yet. They lawler editor of access world. which you can get it? Sign Up. AXIOS AXIOS DOT COM. Thanks for joining us. Thanks my final two right after this there is more news out there than ever before but these days it's harder than ever to find it and to know what to trust axioms. AM takes the effort out of getting smart by synthesizing. 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Harry's now holly Republican first-termer from Missouri is apparently frustrated with the FTC's oversight or lack of oversight of big tech saying that lacks teeth and believes there's too much regulatory overlap between it and doj the bottom line according to access Margaret Harding McGill is while the FTC has come under bi partisan pressures as it is a very tall order to basically reimagined agency created over one hundred years ago and finally Netflix. Now own Hollywood but it still doesn't own the Oscar's the streaming giant came into last night's Academy Awards ceremony with twenty two nominations but only took home two statuettes one for marriage story supporting actress. Laura dern and another for the documentary American factory. While the matters is that while the Oscars don't translate directly into subscribers. They do help. 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"putin" Discussed on Planet Money
"This message comes from NPR sponsor. American Express Save More with a high yield personal savings account from American Express earner rate. That's over ten times the National AP WI with no minimum balance open an online account. Today Ed Personal Savings Dot com terms apply. The indicator is a little show that tells big stories about the economy in just ten minutes. We tackle tackled important. Topics like unemployment housing market and how Justin Bieber seve the Icelandic economy that happened. NPR's the indicator from planet money. Listen now part to Putin wags the dog. The year is nineteen ninety nine. Boris Yeltsin has been ruling over Russia for the last seven years or so but his health is failing. He's just barely won. Reelection recently faced impeachment treatment and he's alienated his parliament and government. He realizes he can't hold onto power for long but he also knows just how much government has stolen from the Russian people and he's worried that the next president will try to hold him and his quote unquote family accountable so he needs to find a successor Sir who he can trust and who better than a guy who just a few years earlier took extreme measures to cover up for his boss and so- Yeltsin picks Putin out of relative obscurity eighty to be Russia's next prime minister hoping that if all goes according to plan and that's a big if he might become the next president Putin was really. I think the last desperate throwing the dice by the Yeltsin family because they were facing impeachments. The Duma the Russian parliament was ready. Eighty fed up with the way the country be wrong and the corruption of the Yeltsin inner circle again Edward Lucas. Several really going off to him. They tasted blood already. And so I think what happened. Was that the Yeltsin family turned to Puccini former. KGB Guy and say can you fix this but they still had a problem problem. Russia was a democracy and so Putin had to be legitimately elected as president and at that point pretty much no one inside Russia or outside Russia Psalm home as a potential world leader. I mean people in the. US State Department could barely believe yet even been chosen as prime minister in the first place. I remember getting a call in the early morning being From the State Department telling me that this had been the President Yeltsin's choice and you know I. I laughed out loud. I I mean the idea that this seeming nobody could be appointed. Prime Minister of the Russian Federation was astonishing to me and my colleagues but one thing we were pretty sure of was. This guy wasn't GonNa last at this point that skepticism meet sense for outsiders. Putin's rise came out of nowhere anywhere and it didn't seem like he'd last cease Asana. Mitch told us about the first time he met WHO and when he was working in the State Department during the Clinton years he was then very renew on the job. He was very unsure of himself hesitant but ingratiating he obviously wanted to make a good impression on the president. The United States He was clearly very conscious of being not only a newcomer to high politics but much shorter than bill. Bill Clinton and you could tell just the physical presence of Clinton made him somewhat uncomfortable. And what did Clinton think of him I mean Clinton Clinton afterwards said he liked him. He said he's so Russian. I remember being a little surprised by this because I could tell what Putin was trying to do was not seem Russian. He was trying to seem German competent impressive professional. In contrast to Yeltsin. Listen whom Clinton was used to dealing with. I also told Madeleine Albright after the meeting that he seemed to me a little rodent like you know a small animal with a big nervous beating the next time. We saw him the next time they saw him. Well we'll get to that. Let's just say he doesn't seem vote. It like for long. See The thing that most people didn't realize the time was that Yeltsin and Putin were willing to do anything to get him elected. It's a devastating scene. The whole mid section of the building is gone. All that's left. After some apartments are decorative rugs on there has been much speculation that the explosion was not an accident but was deliberate city terrorist attack back and brush security for searching all suspects. Your plan story out the bottom southern Amish. Such a series of bombs go off in apartment Armand buildings across Moscow then symbols apartment. Boom is a couple of seats but of course wall score was the most important one with us else Two hundred plus people were killed and more than a thousand were injured. Yes Sky This Sui I'm a historian I was born in. Russia moved to the United States and year. He was immediately suspicious. The Russian government's explanation about who was behind the bombings. No the government claims as this was done by Chechen terrorists What tools very easy for people to believe because because it wouldn't have been the first time just a few years earlier? Chechens declared independence and Russia invaded. Chechnya Nia in response in what became the first Chechen war. The result hundreds of thousands of Chechens were either killed or leftists place but after the one thousand nine hundred nine bombings take place. It wasn't as easy to blame. Chechens because something strange in the town not not far from Moscow. Tourists were arrested. Wednesday will try to foot explosive. cintos abasement all Glon of the apartment houses and this was emitted the broadcast by all mation. You stations is in Russia and when militia tried to investigate who those people are they found out that the author of the FSB and Exert Mormon the central FSB office in Moscow made a statement mindset as those people not terrorists and indeed. This was an exercise conducted by the government. It's the same day. Twenty set of September the Russian government started to bomb Grozny and actually started the second Chechen was the same day day and at that point. You're he had seen enough so we hopped on a plane to Russia to start investigating in person. Well still not a single bilsel knew about this. I downs Completely alone in absolute secrecy. And I'm met many different people Some of them them happen to be a former KGB officers. He started to suspect that something big was going on that maybe Yeltsin and Putin saw political opportunity. All this his theory was that Yeltsin Putin. FSB were all conspiring to get Putin elected by manufacturing a war because remember it was going to be really difficult to get Putin elected acted and so they needed a way to make them look heroic in presidential so Yuri thought that it was the FSBA who planted the bombs in those apartment buildings and that Yeltsin and Putin used use the fallout as an excuse to start a second war with the Chechens. Yuri eventually concluded that the FSBA had perpetrated more than one terror attack in Russia under nerve. Ladimir Putin's direct orders. All of this is detailed in the book. He Co authored caught blowing up Russia and we should be clear. There is some experts who dispute some of the specifics of Putin's alleged role in the bombings. But what's also true is that Putin has never denied any of the claims in the book and the fact remains is that in the spring of two thousand Putin was elected to his first turn as president of Russia..
"putin" Discussed on Planet Money
"This is kind of strange right like what I would Yeltsin. Choose to hire the guy who was his rival subjects per day. Whether a couple of things I mean one is it didn't matter the Yeltsin was behind the campaign To doom him the fact that Putin came riding in on the white horse to rescue is what resonated allowed us in Yeltsin's mind. They think maybe he'll do this for me one day. Because you know Yeltsin's government was super corrupt. He was quickly making enemies losing popularity yeah. There's no question that everyone at the time remembering the sub shop rescue and at the same time Yeltsin not only physically infirm but all kinds of legal questions surrounding his own own regime The threat not just of kind of a legal nightmare haunting Yeltsin but even maybe something worse something like a coup against him. mm-hmm clearly premium was on loyalty and Putin was the man who had that greatest experience showing loyalty and way he was just kind of in the right right place at the right time. I mean doesn't even feel like he's a main character in his own story of this is like an accident of history or something like his former mentor happened. To become the mayor of Saint Petersburg he happened to appoint him deputy mayor of Saint Petersburg and ironically when subject fled. Yeltsin took an interest in him and he's lucky. Lucky that Yeltsin reacted that way. In fact things keep getting better for Putin not long after Putin makes it to Moscow. He's appointed the head of the new intelligence service in Russia. The the F. S. B. also known as Federal Nyah Sloughs by Belva Nasty Rossio Square Feraluzi the. FSB's roll well it's not all that different from the KGB which remember Putin had been a part of for a long time so he was returning to very familiar territory and as the head of the F. S. Putin began his stunning a set.
"putin" Discussed on Planet Money
"This is planet money from NPR. Last week Vladimir Putin was on stage giving his his annual state of the Nation Address he proposed a few constitutional changes give lots of new powers to a previously minor. State Council give more power to parliament to choose cabinet ministers close the loop hole that allows a president to serve for more than two terms as long as they're not consecutive and each of these proposals on their own might might sound fairly moderate but the Russian prime minister who was once actually a close Putin ally immediately resigned taking his entire cabinet with him. And that's shocking news even for Russia. That's because these proposals taken together are not moderate tweaks. They actually pave away for Vladimir Putin to continue to run the country maybe for life so we at planet money thought now would be an excellent time to rebroadcast episode on the early years of Ladimir. Putin it's by our friends at NPR's history podcast through line here. It is okay. We're going to take you back to two thousand nine for a minute to a meeting. Between President President Vladimir Putin and a bunch of wealthy Russian factory owners which were introduced nugatory which moves us it now just imagine the scene who and whose voice rehearing sue sitting at the head of a long rectangular conference table. He's got on jeans and a windbreaker. Our guys in suits are sitting around that table hanging on his every word and the Russian press is there to capture it. All Putin is asking the group. Why haven't you fix this labor dispute yet? You were running around and high quote like cockroaches before I came Corpus and it's no accident that he's dragging them through the mud in front of the Russian press. This is a publicity stunt after scolding them like children who makes them all sign a contract ordering them to reopen factories and he picks out one particular factory owner owner who again no action is a prominent Russian billionaire whose name by the way has come up several times in the investigation. Oleg Der Pao Ska to do that but did everyone signed this unusual to have have you signed. Yes I have signed still Putin makes therapist get up out of his seat. Walk all the way around the table and sign the contract again and der Pao SCO walks away says could give me back my pen and makes therapath Ska walk all the way back over to hand it to him. Hey I'm Ron Louis and on this episode decoding the power of Vladimir Putin.
"putin" Discussed on First Person
"Legal last last term as president and in this context he is his putting in motion very very slow moving mechanism that That is designed to ensure that he will not even have to face the possibility of challenge right right and I'm talking about it in Chicago loop way because I think that normal language that we use to describe political processes is always based on assumptions. Is that don't apply to Russia right. Like people have tried to say. Maybe you know it's a cool well. It's a cool if if you can perpetrate a coup against yourself. Putin is the only person with power in Russia and he's staging a coup against You know it breaks down. It's constitutional reform reform even that is misleading because it suggests the Constitution has wait that. There's maybe judiciary that can make independent decisions or anything right so also people say consolidation of power which is like the most difficult one to sort of say no. That's wrong I mean you can't consolidate holiday power and you further it would be a miracle physics. It's already consolidated fully right. So what is what is happening. He he is he's parent. He sees the possibility of a challenge to his power. Where none exists this? This is not without precedent in the history of dictators and in fact. That's what makes dictators most stable dictators fall when they become overconfident when they think that they're truly so beloved by the population that they will for example call an election like Milosevic did and Bingo he falls. Putin is not like that. Putin has paranoid like for example stolen right so he kept sending people to jail or to death for what was in his imagination. The possibility of a challenge to his legitimacy when in fact there was not and Sullen stay in power Until he died in Russia ruled the Soviet Union for thirty years put that style of parent. What his protecting himself against doesn't actually exist and let me just explain? The process is so he has. He gave us very strange very muddy speech attention you know. Most of his speeches are very muddy because they can be interpreted in any way possible. That's part of the way that sort of reality makes is made mushy under Putin But he has created. Ah Commission seventy-five percent commission to propose reforms to the constitution which will then be brought to a popular vote but as a package hatch right. So it's going to be kind of a you know. Yes we're for Putin and his reforms or nowhere against Bush in his report so we know what the outcome of that vote is going to be. People are not actually is going to be able to vote on substantively but the seventy five percent commission consists in part of legislators and jurors which just what you would expect but it also includes theater directors film directors the heads of the two most important museums. Russia The heads of two medical clinics the heads of some charities so what these people have in common is that they're very well known and much loved and their work depends entirely on Putin's goodwill and presidential funding and so it falls to these people to say please we want want to change the constitution to allow you to stay in office for life and also to forever possible Masha. I WanNa thank you so much for joining us today thank you. That was Masha Gessen. She is a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of the man with a face. The Unlikely Rise of Ladimir Putin first person is produced by me. Sair Wiedeman along with help from Dan. Haggerty our editors Rob Sachs and our executive editor for news and PODCASTS. Is Dan Ephron. If you liked this episode hit subscribe on your podcast APP. Then come back next week. We'll have a new upset. Thanks for listening..
"putin" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"I think that was the intent was to show that democracy, isn't some shine was. Yeah. It's it's flawed as any other systems. So who are you Americans to tell us that our system is wrong. And and I think there was a sense of personal vengeance in it because of the way in his view Clinton and the United States the above administration broadly discredited, his triumphant return to the presidency personal. I think interesting how it's Obama taunting Trump at the White House correspondence to leverage his his presidency. And so bombing taunting Putin, the leverages Putin to aid Trump, but I want to ask you in the way leaders in this country often model themselves after someone else they'll say, someone's a Kennedy democrat or a Reagan Republican in Russian history Putin model himself after anybody's whereas you can say. That's an excellent question. People will say, you know, he's a new stolen. They'll say he's a new Gorbachev because he's reform-minded Andropov. I mean, people have made comparisons the one obvious one. And it was the reason I titled the book the way I did is he's clearly reaching back to some sort of imperial greatness. You know, people say oh, Putin's trying to recreate communism Soviet Union. He's not. I mean, he he's been saying that for years, you know, he obviously sees and saw the failures of the Soviet system. End of communism. What he wants to recreate his sense of greatness of his country pride in his country. Which when he was a young boy was putting a man in space the first country put a man in space. It was defeating the Nazis in World War Two and that resonates in Russia much more than more to does in our country for the obvious reason than lost the scale of loss, twenty seven million people, and the destruction. On the homeland in a way that we didn't experience except for Pearl Harbor. But I often think that he's not modeling himself to be Peter the great or, you know, czar nNcholas, but I think he he looks at history is a sort of Schwartz board. You know, a buffet where he will dabble a little bit depending on his mood. You know, what his taste is that any given day. What the situation is. So he might need a little Soviet nostalgia. Which you whip up with the the war in particular? Maybe a little bit of the imperial greatness. The restoration of the church, you know, Russia's exceptional place in world history. As the third Rome, he like professes to be a believer and practices though, somewhat loosely. It seems but he wants to be seen as a religious believer. He wants to be a tough guy, and you know, with the military greatness, you know, which can evoke, you know, Borodino and the war of eighteen. Twelve or were too. So he picks and chooses as as is necessary. But they come a nation is what makes him so intriguing because I think that there's this cartoon version of Putin as the super villain. But in fact, it's a more complicated history there, and I think that he believes that he's created this this new Russia. They really came out of this. You know, horrible experience. I mean, what he called the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the twentieth century the collapse of the Soviet Union. They always say Russia's up offer knees. You know, there was a sense that she was down and he's made her great again make Russia. Great again, exactly. And it's the same. When you're looking at at rising, China and a more aggressive to you know, a country that's willing to project power. How do you deal with that mistake in the China is more anxious to protect their power than the Russians? No, I don't think that's true. I mean, I think that the Chinese are are very anxious to project power. In the areas that really matter to them, which is Taiwan and the South China Sea, though, they have opened a base in Djibouti their first overseas base..
"putin" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"We have a team of forensic investigators here that I manage, and we've been doing this rate Naff years when I when I find the money, we filed very detailed criminal complaints with the law enforcement agencies of those countries. We try to convince those countries to open criminal investigations to freeze the money into prosecute the people benefited from it. And since we started that process, we've found the money, I would say more or less. We found all the money we've traced to about twenty six different countries. There are now fifteen live investigations going on around the world and not only does this expose the the crime that Sergei Magnitsky was killed over, but we've effectively exposed the entire Putin money laundering pipe to the west and a lot of other illicit funds of through those pipes. And to the extent that Putin is mad at me. He's probably equally mad about the Magnitsky act and the fact that there are now fifteen live investigations going on about his dirty money around the world, right when bladder Putin rails against the Magnitsky act and you know hollers about it and invokes you does that actually help your all. It may not be personally pleasant for you end up backfiring on him and helping your cause big time, big time. And so people haven't asked me well, so like who's the best advocate for your cause in the world? And my answer's simple as Latimer Putin. So he's, I mean, I think we've established that he's a at least some people think he's a clever guy in strategically and tactically smart. Why does he do it? Well, I think you're, you're overestimating him a bit, or people are overestimating him a bit. He's not stupid for sure, but is not strategic. He's very tactical and he's also very emotional and very reflexive. And so there's a thing that goes on in Russia, which is like, if you do something, they have to do something back to you just like nobody can like wait quietly for their next move. And so everything we do, our provokes a reaction and every reaction that we provoke ends up creating more sympathy for the cause more awareness of the cause. I mean, after Putin mentioned me in Helsinki at started, getting phone calls from politicians in European countries that I've been working on all saying Putin showed his cards. We now know how much he cares about this to the extent that anyone was questioning the efficacy of the Magnitsky act. If he's bringing you up and he's bringing up Magnitsky than then, it's obviously good thing. How do we get moving on this thing? No, I think when you mentioned on the show last time that it gets under Putin skin, I'm sure that some listeners were skeptical and thought, well, it sounds very self important on routers part. How'd you know he's a powerful person. He leads a decent sized country as you have said, he has twenty billion dollars potentially in holdings around the world. So how can this get under skin? And then when he affirms that and makes it obviously true gives you a lot of credibility. I tell you something really funny is that I got a lot of a lot of phone calls from journalists before the summit kind of coming to me as a person who knows Putin. Well, as a Russian expert commentator, you know, asking me questions and so on sort of couple days before the summit..
"putin" Discussed on The Energy Gang
"This week, Donald Trump is back stateside after his impolitic trip to the NATO summit in his warm embrace with Ladimir Putin with Trump kicking dirt, all over Europe and nuzzling Putin, Putin chin. You might have missed his comments on energy during that trip, we'll discuss the Trump infused energy geopolitics, tying Europe, Russia in America together. Then on -tario is facing its own political shakeup new premier. Doug Ford is cancelling wind contracts, ending cap and trade and rowing out the CEO and board of the province's biggest utility, but he may have a rude awakening going to be complicated going forward. We'll talk about the policy shift there and Ontario. Finally, apple is making it easier for its suppliers to invest in solar and other renewables, what does it tell us about the power that big corporations wheeled in the renewables transition, Catherine, Hamilton, jigger shower with me from Washington, DC Catherine's, the chair, thirty eight north solutions. Hey, there. Hello? How are you? I'm great. Jigger is the president of generate capital. Hello? Jigger. So let's talk geopolitics. A lot is happening outside of the United States directly influenced by the morass here in the United States. So the world watched in shock this week as Donald Trump stood side by side with Vladimir Putin and said, he trusted Russia more than his own US intelligence agencies when it comes to interference of the twenty sixteen election days before Trump went to Brussels for the NATO summit and there he repeated his disdain for the alliance and called the European Union America's fo. He used that exact word fo- energy was also on the agenda. Although it got buried Trump made a few comments about natural gas that tell us Alah about America's evolving relationship with Russia and Europe, and they speak to this bigger issue going on in Europe around energy security, which is a really fascinating discussion. So I want to use this opera -tunities to address it. So just a bit more background here in the lead up to the NATO summit Trump had been critical of a plan..
"putin" Discussed on Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton
"A relationship with putin right he had a relationship with putin through through the sport and he he came up for this by the way he was a pr guy and he worked for like watchmakers and things like that and then he gets hired because of the coca cola involvement in fee needs a man who's gonna be the middleman between cocacola in fee and they hire him so he's really like a product of the printing of soccer and sport and he comes up for you organization through that he's elected president of one of launch retires nine hundred ninety eight and holds power since then until two thousand fifteen when he's forced out of the support in shame and he builds a relationship with putin for many years and there's many photos them together and they have a relationship and they're real buddy buddy so he is known for supporting russia's bid for the walkup backing ten so going back to that that that that bid for the world cup from russia those an amazing story in the book about how of course england really should have won that russia's presentation even their powerpoint keeps crashing it's just not they shouldn't have won what kind of corruption went into them winning yeah right so that's right they have is doing presentations it's like a clown show i can't get the powerpoint to launch they can't it's flat there's no starpower it's sort of like it's as if they were still in the like the soviet era and it was like some terrible crap he you know movie they made to promote like you know buddhist architecture in this union or something and and so it seems on the surface like there's no chance but this is what christie was seeing that bribing people or they peer to be bribing people that they're having their a high level making oil and gas deals with other countries that have votes you know so they were trading them you know they're saying we'll buy more oil will will bite a different rates gas pipeline we'll but like build a look natural gas system you know with you and maybe you'll vote for us i kind of thing there they gazprom the big company doesn't big marketing deal with fee and another one that's really suspicious this guy in rome on but i'm on who is the who's a oligarch billionaire and a very close friend of putin's and a very private figure who's known best for owning the chelsea club in london chelsea f c he's very private never goes on public isn't seen doesn't talk to the press suddenly he's out there on the campaign trail lobbying the heck out of precious bid this is very strange people like christos yvette is very bad red flag because i never does anything and suddenly he's out there putting on a suit lobbying for the bid so everything looks like the fix is in into this is when christopher steele calls the fbi guy again and he says come back to london i got i got to tell you something else and so the the agent flies back to london with a couple of other guys another agent at doj guy lawyer and they meet with him one of the first things deal shows agent is a picture of this this guy taiwan check we talked about before with at bladder they're enjoying a cocktail you know in some russian nightclub righty says remember that guy taiwan check well you should know about this ball guy sat bladder to and then he tells them the story of the how corrupt fee phase and how russia is is apparently trying to steal the world cup at the fbi agent takes is fascinating has never heard of it doesn't know anything about it is a guy whose like old school new yorker who was like new york giants and new york yankees fan and no knowledge of soccer he flies back to new york thinks he might have something doesn't think it's going to be the biggest case ever just thinks it's interesting and he finds a prosecutor in brooklyn eastern district new york which is famous for busting mafia right so there's two districts in new york there's other district there's eastern district southern district is there really famous one it's the one where all the really high profile cases happen bernie madoff that kind of stuff eastern district scrappy earlier and it's known for busting talion mafia mainly he goes.
"putin" Discussed on Kickass News
"That can never be the goal that has to be a means to an end yeah now could putin step down from power if he wanted to or are the too many people depending on him staying in office at this point i don't know the answer to that obviously but my guess is that he can't step down they are just too many people we mentioned eager such an earlier writer ceo of rosneft his property rights are not guaranteed by the rule of law or some courts his property rights are guaranteed by putin and so putin is not in the kremlin he's got a lot of trouble and there are lots of people like that and therefore they have a vested interest in putin staying and i think it would be very difficult for him to retire at this point so if he just wanted to lead a normal life and live in his dock and not take on a political role he would either perhaps end up dead or in prison or could mean already hard and the needs to be reminded of what he did last time he was hired yet job so remember yeltsin picked him out of obscurity and his one job that was guaranteed was to not mess around with yeltsin and his family and the oligarchy that were connected to him and putin kept his word with respect to yeltsin and his family you've never heard about them being arrested they they're protected right but the business people around him one of them the one who is the most responsible for putin becoming president better saskia was his name he's he committed suicide allegedly in london just months after putin took over he went after him and bears oh ski was in exile another allegoric goosen sqi same thing and then hardcore ski in two thousand three the richest man in russia at the time putin put him in jail seized his oil company and eventually ended up in ear sessions hand that is a story that he did and he has to worry that somebody might do the same thing to him should he yeah yeah rather be a poor man in america than rich man and russia tell you that that's a great phrase well again the book is called from cold war too hot piece an american ambassador and putin's russia michael mcfaul thanks so much for talking with yeah thanks for having me thanks again to.
"putin" Discussed on Kickass News
"When putin decided to run for president again and switch places with majid of how did president obama react to that decision did it surprise anyone because i remember at the time there were still rumors or the idea that maybe magid of was going to actually run for reelection and that he was going to continue this progressive agenda that's right which didn't turn out to be the case right did anyone take that seriously while med yet of certainly did anyone in the administration concered though i mean he generally i mean right up until the time that it was announced september twenty fourth two thousand eleven was the date they announced that putin is running i'm convinced that medina thought he was running second term and you know we used to see him and talk to them pretty frequently i saw him just a couple of months after that in of all strange places honolulu hawaii we were there for a multilateral meeting and i happened to bump into him eat yesterday called out to me i was out on the beach and he called out to me he was sitting with a couple of aids with his hawaiian shirts on and jeans and sunglasses nobody knew who they were and you know is in that conversation that i heard bitterness in his voice like he definitely wanted to be relevant again where we know i i mean i you know my job as a as the senior russia guy at the national security council was to assess probabilities and you know in january i wrote a memo saying we should expect that putin's coming back and therefore are we should try to do as much as possible before he does come back did we would have been better for america that madeta food to stay probably but we were always at least i was i can't speak for everybody at least i always was ticipant that putin was coming back the perception even early on was that method of was essentially just a figure head and vladimir putin was the one who was really pulling the strings did you find that to be the case early on or did putin give him some degree of atonomy at least well that most certainly was our assumption initially in two thousand nine in.
"putin" Discussed on Worldly
"Presents himself as the bulwark against the creeping sharia if you like the kind of muslim immigration but also like the eu and nato it's recruiting not to get back to russia to strongly here but there is a common thread through all of these parties and we talked about it and like you said our previous episode we talked about the italian elections russia and putin specifically has made contact with every one of these parties has in some cases gave money to marine le pen to the front national has intervened in elections and they also present that narrative of like we are the christian white civilizational bulwark against these hordes of unwashed muslim immigrants it's like the civilizational battle and it's just really creepy to hear all these different people including someone who is a former senior official in the white house make same exact claims we will end there and this has been a fun week it's been a newsy week we had the final departure of vox favorite and wurley favorite mitchell charisma rex tillerson we had a special episode of worldly that went up this week because of it if you have listened to it please do we wanna thank as always our producer jane weinberger engineer griffin tanner social media manager julie bogan if you like what you heard come tell us you like it at worldly vox dot com hashtag will the podcast on twitter rate review subscribe we'd like to help grow the audience like to hear from all of you we will be with all the next week.
"putin" Discussed on Worldly
"For the point about russian responsibilities since like everyone who is in a paid kremlin chill believes that the russians that it at this point so the bigger questions are why and what can possibly be done to prevent them from doing this again and my view is the wisest deterrent thing i mentioned at the beginning putin specifically wants to show that he can get anybody anywhere and there's another side of it too which is that this is how he exercises influence internationally the russians don't a lot of friends in the rest of the world's there aren't a lot of countries that really find the russian political model tractive or seve ladimir putin as a longterm stable ally so is attempt to wield influence comes through fear the russia analyst mark galliotti calls the dark power and this kind of dark power through sas nations intimidation and invasions shadow invasions really this is this is russia's calling card and this is putin doubling down on what he's good at so i'm gonna put an just a little bit because i think they're two aspects too the why i mean one is putin has particular hatred for double agents for people who are one spies like he was and then turned on their own country recently as he's preparing for what will be amazingly fake elections put was asked about who could forgive what he could forgive he said he couldn't forgive almost anything except for betrayal by what she meant double agents and that was sort of building on something chilling that he'd said in two thousand ten he described russian spies quote people lay their whole lives on the altar of the fatherland and then said those who were double agents like scrawl as pigs whose fate will be so miserable they would regret a thousand times their treachery so his about double agents like scrape hall are not subtle parfitt also is that he's continually testing the west he continued push his improv and see how far can i go before they do something serious so can i invade georgia a neighbor face and annex part of their country will they do anything no not really.
"putin" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Syria to the to the russians when president trump announced that he recognizes jerusalem as the undivided capital of israel a lot of people in the region freaked out and putin was right there with a middle east tour couple of days later saying where steady were not going to pull crazy should on you like this argument with uh we're not we're not going to pull crazy stance on you like this you can count on us we're not we don't just talk about values and then do nothing we will we actually stand by our allies look what we did for the charlot saad so you know i don't think it was a coincidence that when jared kushner landed in tel aviv a couple months ago bibi netanyahu was a moscow meeting with putin you make a really great metaphor you recover here's another great quote from europeist julia now you do talk about you say put people ask whether putin's playing chess her checkers but he's actually playing blackjack in terms of the risk he's willing to take on you just to bring this back home a little bit when you think of trump's character i mean trump may not be a master manipulator but he is a manipulator any is willing to take on a fairly high amount of risk do you see any common threads connecting them in terms of that sort of um embrace of risk and kind of governing by the gut if you will definitely i would say though that putin's more careful has been added longer and you know he's really evolved in power he knows he's become a much better speaker than our president and then he used to be when he first came to power he uh is much more subtle about how he balances and he's also dealing dealing with a different landscape and he has more power than trump so he in some ways he's the blackjack player and the blackjack dealer i'm so sorry that have all metaphor half is going to kill me.
"putin" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Well i don't think there's been any announcement is to how long the meeting is supposed to last but this will presumably be at a large conference site there will be some room set aside away from the main at plenary gatherings where the two delegations will meet and the question initial question will be when trump and putin get there does one of them say to the other mr president i'd like to have a few words with you privately if i may staffs hate that uh they want to be able to go ahead with what i understand is the agreed format of the meeting which is a table with two groups on each side i don't think this was agreed until recently but the the idea is you're going to have putin and trump on opposite sides the table flanked by their principal advisers but a practical question putin is not her often speaking but he understands english if trump came to him and said a few sentencing she'd on you'd get just what trump is time yeah i'm not gonna vouch for that uh w every so often putin throws a few words into an an interview with an english speaking journalist as he did most recently with megan kelly and he famously sang blueberry hill e e you can no blueberry hill cold and not really be able to do a diplomat at kenner in her hunger points a okay so if they do have a private meeting he will almost certainly have translators there to silted a discussion absolutely when i note ticker when you you raise a very important point jim when i was at the november 1985 meeting between reagan and gorbachev of their first meeting.