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Fresh "vladimir putin" from Don't Worry About The Government
"Trump is also very busy saying that taking money from Russia? China and other places is a bad thing. Here's an example that that responded those. Truth. About Russia. Ukraine China other countries Iraq if this is true, then he's a corrupt politician I refer all of you to the Supreme Court precedent from the early eighteen hundreds Pot v Kettle I don't make money from China you do I don't make money from Ukraine you do I don't make money from Russia he hosted the Miss Universe pageant in Russia. He was hoping it was going to give him an opportunity to meet Vladimir Putin that didn't occur and then while. He was running for president. He was actively pursuing the trump tower Moscow project with the original intended plan of doing a ribbon cutting ceremony. After he procured the nomination at the Republican National Convention that was the plan he does have business dealings with Russia you know that, but I need to say that all out loud for my sanity trump's attacks as I said, before verged into the vary online often throughout the course of this debate here's another example of trump being very online. You made three and a half million dollars. Joe. And your son gave you. They even have a statement that we have to give ten percent to the big man. You're the big man I think I don't know maybe not but you're the big man i. think you sense it. We have to give ten percent of the big. Joe, what's It all about? It's terrible. I WanNa, ask you both some questions about all of. Let you both respond very quickly. You said, you spoke to your couch potentially releasing your taxes did he tell you when you can release them? The order online for when you're. GonNa Release. He did worse than the tea party got traded traditionally the third presidential debate focuses on foreign policy and I think that Kristen Welker made a very strong choice in choosing to focus on covid nineteen and the corona virus during the opening portion of this debate and cove nineteen and the corona virus and the response to cope nineteen and the coronavirus really stretched. Well past the thirty minute mark we did eventually get into some foreign policy though I wouldn't say we got very deep into any foreign policy but insofar, as we did get deep into foreign policy, we discussed North Korea a little bit on the debate stage. I think that Joe Biden's answer here is lacking in terms of what would he do to bring North Korea to heal, and this is part of the problem with foreign policy debates can actually announce lawyer your plans to a national audience. 'cause it goes out all around the world and foreign governments, take notes and maybe adjust to you. So if you've got a plan where you've got a first move or something like that, you might want to keep that card to your chest. You might not wanNA show with a hand to the world. Shall we say then we're going to talk about North Korea now president trump you've met with north. Korean leader Kim, Jong three times you've talked about your beautiful letters with him. You've touted the fact that there hasn't been a war or a long range missile test and yet North Korea recently rolled out its biggest ever intercontinental ballistic missile and continues to develop its nuclear arsenal. Do you see that as a betrayal of the relationship hordes just thirty seconds here because we need to get onto the next row where I met with Barack Obama, we set in the White House right at the beginning had a great conversation was supposed to be fifteen minutes was well over an hour. He said the biggest problem we have with North is north? Korea. He indicated we will be in a war with North Korea guess what it would be a nuclear war and he does have plenty of nuclear capability. In the meantime I have a very good relationship with them different kind of a guy, but he probably thinks the same thing about me. We have a different kind of a relationship. We have a very good relationship and there's no. War. And you know about two months ago he broke into a certain area. They said, oh, there's going to be trouble. No, they're not because he's not GonNa do that vis disjointed I guess affirmative argument for trump's policy with regards to North Korea surged just as easily as a counter example to his whole goal for North Korea, just merely not having a war with North Korea. That's well short of denuclearizing North Korea, and that's part of the problem here. But the other part of the problem is that North Korea can do all sorts of bad things that are well south of having a war that are still undesirable things and I do not expect a presidential debate to be the appropriate form for a discussion of our policy in the Korean Peninsula with a seventy five years looking back perspective that takes into account the dynamics of the Korean War and how the United States and South Korea on one side of this equation and North Korea and China on the other side of this equation and have been for upwards of a century now. But trump clearly does not even know how to get to denuclearizing North Korea and it's not even entirely clear that he understands why North Korea needs to be denuclearized. So much as he's heard the phrase, we need to denuclearize North Korea. Look, instead of being a war where millions of people soul you know is twenty five miles away millions and millions thirty, two, million people, and so millions of people would be dead right now president we don't have. Vice President Biden to you North Korea conducted four nuclear tests under the Obama Administration. Why do you think you would be able to reign in this persistent threatening because I'd make it clear which we're making clear to China. They had to be part of the deal because here's the. I made it clear as spokesperson ministration when I went to China that they said, why you moving your missile defense up. So close, why are you moving more forces here why you continue to do? A military maneuvers with South Korea I said because North Korea is a problem and we're gonNA continue to do it. So we can control them. We're GONNA, make sure we can control them and make sure they cannot hurt us, and so if you want to do something about it, step up and help if not is going to continue what has he done? He's legitimized. North. Korea. He's talked about his good buddy WHO's a thug A. And he talks about how we're better off and they are have much more capable missiles. Able to reach US territory much more easily than ever did before let me follow up with you Vice President Biden, and you've said you wouldn't meet with Kim Jong on without preconditions. Are there any conditions under which you would meet with him on the condition that he would agree that he would be drawing down his nuclear capacity to get the the Korean Peninsula should be nuclear free zone Joe Biden is largely right here when he says that we keep calling this. North Korea problem when North Korea is very obviously a proxy state of China and there can be no deal with North Korea without some sort of involvement from China who's their immediate neighbor as well. I think he's right I don't know how you bring. China. The table I don't know why China would want to come to the table China likes this paradigm China loves having North Korea as the buffer state between them in the West.
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.
Fresh update on "vladimir putin" discussed on Commonwealth Club
"Taliban out out of power in November December of 4001, and so I think it's it's important for us to explain that to the American people, but our leaders aren't doing it right. Right. So, so we tend to look at the lack of popular support for these efforts overseas as immutable. Well, actually. If leaders were leading And explaining what's at stake and explaining what the strategy is. I think Americans are willing to sacrifice I know you are, you know are our former colleagues and the armed forces are if they understand how those sacrifices are contributing to a word, the outcome. Is your view that that you know you're clearly concerned about the sort of tendency of the Obama administration and the Trump administration on some level toe to pull out of or reduce our commitment in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan. There also seems to be a sort of instinct to withdraw from from Europe, a conflict with NATO allies. We didn't do the Tpp in Asia. How does this sort of instinct to withdraw manifest within the Trump administration? Because it seems like it's a different You know, we may get to a similar outcome, but it seems like it's a different instinct. What motivated the Obama administration or maybe that maybe that's wrong. I'm not sure there's a There's a point wish, you know, conservative kind of isolationism eats democratic, You know, liberal retrenchment, right? And I write about this in the conclusion of battle grounds. What is really the intellectual impetus behind Thiss movement investigator the argument for disengagement? And I think it's a combination on the on the left. Maybe you could say of of really kind of the dominance of the new left interpretation of history in which and for I'm oversimplifying here, and I don't mean to offend anybody, But I mean, essentially that all the of the world pride of 1945 colonialism, all the ills of the world after 1945 or due to Communist capitalist imperialism, and therefore we are the problem. And if we disengage from these complex here is the situation will get better, right? Now, Now, that is almost the same argument, right on the on the right. A cz. Well, you know, this would be you know, this would be the other so called realist school, right? Who? Who argue that the U. S efforts overseas have been in pursuit of liberal hegemony. Right? This is a strong man that they set up and this realist school is actually an ideological school because they see our disengagement from every problem as an unmitigated good because again We are the problem. And so it's not a partisan problem. I think it cuts across both political parties. And this is why you have you know you have your you have Ah, strange bedfellows of George Soros and Charles Coke right funding. Some of these kind of pseudo think tanks that are popping up that are making Thiss argument for disengagement, ahs an unmitigated good in your experience. I mean, you helped lay out these strategies and you and yet, you know you you reflect in the book that President Trump didn't always follow through on these on some of the this guidance. What's motivating President Trump in these engagements? You know, in Europe with potential allies on the Pacific Rim in South Asia around some of these larger, you know, geo political adversaries that you identify Russian shot. Yeah, There's the conventional wisdom because the president's languages often offensive to allies right and create strange alliances that the At the public level. The conventional wisdom is that there's you know, there's very little coordination or international effort ongoing to confront either Russian aggression in the form of cyber enabled information operations, really a sustained campaign of political subversion against Europe and the United States and against his own opposition figures. Idea is one of the world's receives the poisoning of Navalny and with China that there's a lack of international cooperation. They're actually that's not true. I don't think in reality, there's a very high degree of international cooperation on both. Problem sets Now. Both problem promises were different. The problem and challenge associated with the Chinese comes partying this aggressive actions much different from from the problem associated with with Putin and Russia. China has has real power, economic power military power that can rival the United States and help them pursue this goal. I think of establishing a school jerry areas of privacy across the Indo Pacific and then and then showers in the US globally, both from economic as well as from a security standpoint. Where's Russia just doesn't have those those resources available and therefore rather than then, you know, then then collapsed in the existing order and replacing it with the new one more favorable to Chinese interests. In the case of the Chinese Communist Party, Russia's just trying to drag everybody else tail, So if they can be stronger themselves there to drag everybody was down. So essentially about Vladimir Putin, this is the figure to the last man standing right in Europe. And and there is a high degree of international cooperation. I think ongoing now, especially especially after the recent serve aggressive actions by China's so if I could just go to sleep, go to China, and probably a lot of sorrow a lot of people's minds but would describe the books. I try to describe one of the emotions, the aspirations and the ideology driving constrain Chinese Communist Party leaders. This is an effort to really get a strategic empathy as You know, as a cure for strategic narcissism, right and and what I think today, at least just to bring it up to what you see in the news what people are talking about. Today There are three misunderstanding a san. It's about the nature of the competition with China. The first of these is you know, this is really just a U. S. China problem because your Trump administration so mean Right that she Jinping has to. You have to respond. Well, I mean, actually, I don't see that is the case at all. I think the onus on in terms of the and the blame for the duration you know in the relationship is on the Chinese Communist Party has everything to do with shifting in first fusion tells leadership with an especially she's jumping and and it's based really on the on the party's desire. It is desire to extend a tightness. Exclusive grip on power internally and to export is export export. It's ah You know, it's it's status. Authoritarian, mercantilist model, you know, X externally. And how could it be a us? You know China problem is, if it is China the you know the repression of the news of human human transmission For Kobe 19, the subversion of the World Health Organization, The Wolf Warrior diplomacy aimed Europe. United States added insult.
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
Fresh update on "vladimir putin" discussed on Commonwealth Club
"How that works. What motivated motivated person takes a variety of forms. I think when you look at President Trump what leaps to mind is his primary vulnerability are his financial entanglements, things that and I'm not talking about legitimate business interaction. I'm talking about allegations going back decades of dealing with Potentially laundering money, you know, allegedly working with Russian organized crime, money, Russian money connected to oligarchs. And, indeed potentially money. Michael Cohen a search something you know financial transactions that he assumed millions of dollars. In a real estate sale. That was a payment for Putin. But it's important to remember that that's sort of how you leverage somebody how you impact their behaviour takes a variety of forms. So certainly we've talked about the monetary examples that but they're things that go into that like ideology. And when you look at President Trump's affinity, you know in the recent Bob Woodward recordings where he's talking about how his affinity towards totalitarians like Putin. And you know Kim Jong, un and the ER one in Turkey and how he has naturally gets along with him. There's clearly an ideological affinity there that impacts his behavior. There also, course of things whether or not you know whether you believe again what Michael Cohen says about tapes in Las Vegas or what Moscow may have recorded earlier on. And then finally, ego things that people play in day in day out. And if you look at the Cali ahead with the Ukrainian leaders, Linsky clearly there is a sort of playing to that ego that resonates but all of these things together. Are the and particularly things that are hidden, and that's where the financial aspects is so important. Those are the types of leverage that could be proud to bear to influence his behaviour and I believe are being done today. I grappled with this reading, reading your book and limit and let me try to summarize the You know your point and my reaction to it, Which is that you've explained how he how you believe he is compromised And you've also described that for anyone to see His behavior that would suggest the actions of someone who is compromised his saying nice things about Putin in public while disparaging his own intelligence services, and that list goes on and on, and you document it very well. In the book. But in the in your book, at least, are in the in the public sphere by others. No one proves these points that he is due is in fact doing these things for a reason. And I find that sort of I don't know how to put it intellectually troubling. I don't know howto close that circle help. You know what I'm saying? So, so help me out there. Absolutely. And so I understand that's unsatisfying from an outside observer. You know, they're a couple of things that go into that, you know, certainly There's stuff this classified that is inappropriate for me to talk about. Nevertheless, things have come out. You know, the Miller report talks about, in example, I uses when Trump on the campaign trail in 2016 talks about to the assembled masses at a campaign stop. That is no financial involvement of any sort with Russia. And expands on that quite a bit, And, you know, makes it very unequivocal that there is no relationship at the very same moment. Michael Cohen's in and working with Russians trying to set up a trump card Moscow that they want to give the entire top floor to Putin. Well, the minute Trump says that he's not telling the truth. Vladimir Putin knows he's not telling the truth and presumably having that truth come out. Trump knows full well that that would damage him. And Vladimir Putin knows if you're gonna make someone else but that Oh, hey, infact, I'm busy negotiating for Trump Tower. And when you just said was alive that would hurt Trump on the campaign trail. So there are things that are now in the public domain that air clear indicators on the one side that that potential is there. I'm going to come to viewer questions in just a moment. But you raise something that for me ah little bit ago, which is a burning question, which is, which is Trump's taxes. People speculate that if we saw his taxes, it might reveal some of the Allegedly illegal behavior that you talked about has been speculated on before and potentially things, including the Russians, so Why do that? The issue of his taxes either don't appear in your book or barely apparent. You're appear in your book and you address that. Yes, Two reasons. I mean one. I don't want to get a specific details about what individual item of financial information we may or may not have gotten. I also don't know what occurred after I left the special counsel's office. But I think looking at all this financial data that exists there it is clear that he is fighting tooth and nail at every step of the way asking for injunctive relief with the next higher level of whatever court. The decision is at to prevent that material from being released. It's not complicated. The answer is right there. He is not fighting this because he just has a deep seated belief in financial privacy of everybody. He's fighting it because he perceives a threat in there. I think he perceives a criminal threat in there. Setting that aside. I believe that that information also hides a great deal of information about involvement of illicit Russian money, whether to organized crime or directly tying to the government of Russia. That again is the sort of thing that because he doesn't want it known, creates leverage and an ability to influence his actions. All right, I'm going to read a question from our viewers in your book. You report that the Russians quote pulled some of their punches and quote in 2016. That is, they didn't do everything they could have done to help Trump. What were those punches. So I went as far as the bureau's prepublication review would let me in describing that and I'm glad that they were ableto. Let me say what I did. Many of those things are classified and appropriately so because if we think they're going to come at us again, we need to be able to prepare a defenses against that and blunt those attacks. If and when they come. I would say that there has been some reporting in the Microsoft just put out a recent report about some of the activity that.
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
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
National security experts describe a distracted and potentially vulnerable country
"Our president is hospitalized with a virus that he refused to treat as a grave threat. In the final weeks of an election whose results he will not pledge to accept as our nation confronts a struggling economy, an unyielding pandemic and significant reason unrest. The combination of these cascading crises has plunged the United States into a vortex of potential vulnerability that national security experts save probably without president. Current and former senior national security officials tell my colleagues, Greg Miller and currently on that they're worried worried that consumed by our own difficulties America is in a poor position to respond to provocations by adversaries advance its foreign policy interests with support from our allies or serve as a credible model. For. The world of what a functioning democracy is supposed to look like. Nick Rasmussen who served as director of the National Counterterrorism Center under trump and before that Barack Obama said he sees weakness and division. And above all. His word distracted nece. Rasmussen. Said any problem anywhere else is just a third or fourth order problem right now because we're so self absorbed inward-looking and consumed with our own toxicity and as he put it when you're distracted. You make mistakes. Current and former US officials say trump's infection is widely seen overseas as a direct consequence of his troubled handling the pandemic but also part of a broader disturbing pattern of perceived incompetence and turbulence. A former senior US intelligence official and frequent contact with counterparts at other intelligence services said he has been delude with emails all weekend asking what in the world is going on This intelligence official says trump's refusal to wear masks or abide by other protective measures has baffled foreign officials describing trump's symptoms as an extraordinary manifestation of the obtuseness. To the contagion. Now. It's worth contrasting trump's cavalier and reckless personal behavior to that of Vladimir Putin. The Russian president has spent the last six months in almost total isolation at a country estate outside Moscow running his government via videoconference. Those who visit Putin person must first quarantine for fourteen days and obtain a negative test result before they are allowed into the residence then they must pass through a disinfectant tunnel to get inside where strict social distancing is then maintained. Steve Hadley who was national security advisor under George W Bush says that if trump loses, he's most nervous about our enemies like Russia or China trying to come after us during
Avoiding war in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
"It wherever you listen to podcasts. The Armenia Azerbaijan fighting could spiral into a larger regional conflict by Ian Bremmer. Intense fighting has erupted nagorno-karabakh a small enclave in the southern Caucasus mountains setting the entire region on edge. This is a fight primarily between Armenia and Azerbaijan two former Soviet republics with long-held grievances over land. The volve of Russia Turkey and others raises the stakes for where a war might be headed. An essence, this is a story of a powerful. Changing history by drawing arbitrary lines on a map that would later spark conflict. The states of Armenia and Azerbaijan were pulled into Moscow or and became part of the Soviet Union in the nineteen twenties though nagorno-karabakh, a mountain region about the size of Delaware was dominated by Armenians. Matt makers made it part of the Jani Soviet republic for decades are Mian complaints about the region's status were ignored and in the final days of the USSR war erupted tens of thousands were killed and more than one million were forced from their homes. A Russian brokered system in nineteen, ninety, four left nagorno-karabakh as part of Azerbaijan but ethnic Armenians with backing from the Armenian government drove most Azerbaijanis from the territory and declared it an independent republic. Low level fighting has continued over the years and an eruption of violence in two thousand, sixteen killed at least two hundred people. There is no peace treaty and nothing has been resolved. In recent years, the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan have sent positive signals. Her budget president and Armenia's prime minister opened the first ever military hotline between the two countries and twenty eighteen and talks brokered by Russia France and the United States. Produced a joint statement and Twenty nineteen that appeared to set the stage for a treaty. But momentum was lost and an eruption of fighting this summer led to popular demand in both countries for a military reckoning. The likely never know who fired the shot that ignited these latest clashes, but dozens of soldiers and some civilians have been killed Armenia and Azerbaijan have each declared martial law outsiders are scrambling to put out the fire UN secretary general, Antonio Terrace as called for a ceasefire. The web of foreign ties in this story is complicated Turkey's president wretched type air to on eager for an opportunity to boost his popularity and shift. The subject from his country's struggling economy fully backs is fellow Turkic Muslims in Azerbaijan while others call for talks air to one insists that Azerbaijan must take matters into its own hands to Armenia occupation of the disputed region. Vladimir Putin's Russia has maintained relations with Azerbaijan and sold weapons to both countries but Russia has a military base in Armenia and is bound by treaty to defend Armenia in war. This means that as in Syria and in Libya is ongoing civil war Russia and NATO member Turkey have A. Interests here Iran which borders both Armenia and as her Badgen has offered to mediate politically active ethnic Armenian populations in both. France and the United States bring those governments into the push for negotiations. Adding to the sense of urgency to halt the fighting nagorno-karabakh is a corridor for pipelines that transport oil and gas from the Caspian. Sea to the international marketplace. If the current clashes explode into full blown war, the damage could be much greater than in the nineteen nineties. This war would be waged with twenty first century, heavy weapons provided by Russia and Turkey. Air To
Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Says Putin Is Behind His Poisoning
"Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, who's recovering in Germany, after being poisoned and Russia by a nerve agent, is accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin. Of being behind the attack, in his first interview since the attack of only told Germany's Der Spiegel magazine that he believes Putin was behind the assault. He said he didn't have any other versions of how the crime had been committed. A Kremlin called the charge against Putin absolutely groundless and unacceptable.
Russia's Navalny accuses Putin of being behind poisoning
"Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny continues to recuperate in Germany. He was poisoned in Siberia, Russia during August and was flown to Berlin for treatment. Speaking to a German publication, Navalny says he blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for the poisoning attack of only also says he intends to return to Russia after he has rehabilitated because he wants to show people he is not afraid.
Alexei Navalny blames Vladimir Putin for poisoning him
"After being poisons by and often deadly nerve agent is pointing Finger of blame squarely at Russian President Vladimir Putin. In his first interview since the incident, Navalny says Putin was behind the attack and that he didn't have any other versions of how the crime could be committed. The Kremlin has denied any involvement. In the poisoning attack. First day of October. Yeah, right. And that usually means peak
Trump and Biden's Diverging Visions for American Foreign Policy
"In our ongoing election coverage were taking a deep look at how president trump and democratic. Presidential nominee Joe Biden differ on major policy issues. Today, we're going examine foreign affairs mark. Stewart spoke with the journals national, security reporter Warren Strobel. A lot of attention in recent days to the Middle East obviously president trump is touting success with peace accords with Israel. Let's talk about the trump approach versus the biden approach. Yeah I mean in the waning weeks of the campaign here Mr Trump has secured really historic agreements from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to make peace with Israel and recognize it diplomatically big achievement. No. Matter how you count it. I think most people would agree but there are fundamental differences between the Republican Democratic candidates particularly when it comes to Saudi Arabia Mr Biden has said that he would review relations with Saudi Arabia, which is probably the most important US ally in the Middle East that he would consider stopping arms sales he's been very critical of their killing of the journalist dissident. Jamal Kashogi Mr Trump on the other hand has declined to put pressure on Saudi Arabia. Really. In any significant way he sort of dismissed defining by the CIA that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman probably ordered the killing of Mr. Kashogi and he has vetoed congressional moves to limit arms sales to Riyadh. Saudi Arabia obviously issues in the Middle East but also Iran. Let's talk about the different approaches there. Yeah. Here again, that's quite a stark difference Mr Trump. Two thousand seventeen withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on. He has launched a campaign of maximum pressure designed to limit Iran's ability to cause trouble in the region and try to force it back into talks. He's also by the way in recent days Mr Trump has said get reelected around will come to the table and we can make a deal real quickly. Mr Biden has said he would go back into the nuclear agreement. He would get the United States back into that agreement if Iran also returns to compliance. So again, Joe Biden is tough on Iran but he is much more. I think looking at diplomatic track to try and halt their nuclear program. Another region of interest is certainly Europe. Obviously there are economic issues, their political as well as military issues. When we look at Europe, how big of a role does the relationship with NATO play in this discussion? You know I think it plays a significant role. NATO's the probably the most important and one of the longest standing alliances that the United States has. Important economically in terms of the trade between the United States and Europe, and important strategically given its role in sort of countering Russia Russia intervention in places like Ukraine Belarus. Again there's differences here though Mr Trump has been pretty critical of NATO. He demanded that all the countries live up to. A promise they made to spend two percent of their GDP. Self. Defense, and there have been rumors that he might withdraw from NATO entirely or want to. This is Chris from Mr Biden who again stressing the importance of good alliances with Europe and other parts of the world. You. Briefly mentioned Russia, where are the distinctions in viewpoint and policy between the two candidates? That's a good question. I think the trump administration has been in terms of my reporting and analysis sort of a weird bee's when it comes to Russia Mr Trump himself. No has been quite friendly with and trying to strike a good relationship with Vladimir Putin, but the people in the middle and. Upper levels of US government agencies are taking much more dim view, Mr Putin, and actually you know the US has done a lot of sanctions and other actions against Putin during Mr Trump's terms. So there's sort of a kind of a bipolar aspect to his administration's dealings with Russia Mr. Biden. I think has been more critical. Putin personally and has said he would stand up to Mr Putin on things such as election interference the Russian incursion into Ukraine and other things like that.
Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Discharged From Berlin Hospital
"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin, where he was being treated for poisoning. The valley spent 32 days in treatment in Berlin's Sherry Tae hospital. 24 of which were in intensive care before doctors deemed his condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care, medics say. Based on the Valentine's progress so far, they believe that complete recovery is possible. It adds that it remains too early to gauge the potential long term effects of his severe poisoning. Navalny, the most visible opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was flown to Germany two days after falling ill on August 20 on a domestic flight in Russia. I'm Charles Duluth, asthma.
Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days
"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital treating him in Berlin the only spent thirty two days in treatment in Berlin's sherry teh hospital twenty four of which were in intensive care before doctors deemed his condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from an acute in patient care medics say based on the values progress so far they believe that complete recovery is possible but adds that it remains too early to gauge the potential long term effects of these severe poisoning with only the most visible opponent of Russian president Vladimir Putin was flown to Germany two days after falling ill on August twenty on a domestic flight in Russia I'm Charles the look as much
"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Signal
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"vladimir 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..
"vladimir putin" Discussed on First Person
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"vladimir putin" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"On trump space force created I'm bored Russian president Vladimir Putin called president trump's impeachment a continuation of domestic political infighting as he spoke to reporters it is anymore press conference in Moscow Fred play can reporting in Moscow says the move by the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani to travel to Ukraine to find your own Joe Biden didn't go over well in Washington have played very well on Russian TV Democrats and even some Republicans were shocked when guiliani recently went on a so called fact finding mission to Ukraine afterwards appearing on the vast right wing pro trump network A. N. on Kremlin control TV in Russia a very different told the host and most analysts often praising Giuliani and tearing them all president trump delivery remarks to joint base Andrews in Maryland before signing the national defense authorization act for fiscal year twenty twenty he also said a brand new American military service is being created with my signature today you will witness the birth of the space force and that will be now officially the six the branch of the United States armed forces that is something police surveillance planes will fly above Baltimore next year Maryland's largest city will be monitored by surveillance airplanes for up to six months next year under a pilot program that is aimed at helping law enforcement investigate violent crime the flights which civil liberty groups oppose will start in may and gather fords during the hours when the city experiences high rates of crime before you planes will fly simultaneously covering about ninety percent of the city the resolution of the footage will be sharp enough for officers to identify faces which should help them track movement and action the city's police commissioners of Baltimore's the first city in the country to use the technology I'm Joe Ramsey major indexes closed broadly higher on Wall Street Friday giving the S. and P. five hundred index its tenth winning week in the last eleven this program is sponsored by radiosurgery New York the views expressed by the following program are those of the sponsor and are not necessarily the opinions of seventy seven W. ABC or cumulus media not to get a leading man he was saying that leaving guide you think you could do something for me I say yeah you goal for him we see many people with cancer in whom standard radiation chemo or surgery just doesn't work back to get a house radiosurgery different radio surgery is highly precise non invasive treatment that usually works even if standard radiation came or surgery didn't work or isn't tolerated radio show tree I'm not going to be crashing like after chemotherapy usually register is very well tolerated and the alternative to going under the knife yes there's often non invasive options like radiosurgery this is Curtis Lee what Dr Gil leading man is the go to guy when ever it is an issue involving cancer I know so because I've gone from my father other family members so put yourself.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on Post Reports
"Democracy are gone now the Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the former White House chief of staff John Kelly and so so in the absence of those voices the ability of people like Putin or bond to influence trump have been heightened we have fewer people around him who were who are countervailing voices arguing against what the leaders of places like Russia are telling him and it's worth pointing out that this has been the case when it comes to other stuff tier rate that especially when it comes to Vladimir Putin that there have been other issues where president trump has basically I listened to Putin or heard from Putin on something and then acted in accordance with what Putin wanted well let's start with twenty sixteen right I mean so trump to this day review uses to acknowledge that Russia interfered in the election he won and he has repeatedly cited with Putin who has denied that Russia did this US intelligence has uh evidence on the table on top of evidence and trump dismisses it and sides with Putin there have been other cases to like Russia's attempted assassination of factors in the UK you're more go which you know all of Western Europe decided was a basically a Russian assassination attempt at didn't succeed trump was very skeptical of that again kind of sided with Putin's point of view you need to prove that he did this you need to prove Russia did this in a way that was astonishing to a lot of also sellers so has this impeachment inquiry continues is your sense that we're going to hear more about specifically how Putin n- or bond and other foreign leaders might have influenced the president when it comes to you what he did on these potentially impeachable offenses. Yeah I think we're GONNA learn continue to learn a lot about the environment around trump how this happens I think we're GONNA learn a lot more this week we have important new witnesses were appearing before the committee including today Bill Taylor who is the acting ambassador in Ukraine and he is super important because he is there in in Kiev and he is correspond wanding with other diplomats and it's his expressions of deep concern that we read about in the text exchanges with the EU ambassador. Gordon Sunland and a special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker so we've already seen glimpses of Bill Taylor's real concern about what what they were doing and whether trump was trying to make aid Ukraine contingent on cooperating and political affairs and then we have other State Department officials including Phil Reeker who Zeno closely involved in the removal of the ambassador there and of this this whole process it's important to remember the other thing we've learned through the impeachment inquiry so far is there were a lot of people working directly with and for Donald Trump who saw troubling developments on Ukraine way back in the spring there were people in the White House who were freaked out about this for a long time and we are we are still learning more about the extent of their concern and dismay Greg Miller is a national security correspondent for the post on Tuesday Acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor testified in that closed door here hang on Capitol Hill Taylor said that he was told the release of military aid to Ukraine had a stipulation it was contingent on Ukrainian officials publicly declaring that they would investigate the Biden's and the two thousand sixteen election that testimony directly contradicts the president who has insisted that there was no quid pro.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on Front Burner
"Kris. Hello Hello Jamie. It's such a pleasure to have you on the podcast. I've been wanting to spend some time with the story for weeks now particularly after the municipal elections but I keep getting distracted by the Canadian election election so I'm so glad that we have here today to dig into it well. Let's just put it this week. Canadian elections are a lot more competitive other lot freer and there are a lot more unpredictable predictable in terms of WHO's going to win here in Russia a little bit more open. I'm so so let's let's talk about these elections. That just happened in Russia these local elections and Vladimir on Mir Putin's party. They didn't do so well right. They didn't do so well. You know depending on which way you look at it. It's a glass half full half empty kind of analogy. What's significant about it is that the level of opposition going into these elections was higher than perhaps what the Kremlin expected and I think the outcome was worse than what they expected. pro-kremlin politicians have lost eight third of the seats in Russia's capital disappointing school for the ruling party and its allies who previously occupied thirty eight out the forty-five feet. Let's be clear these are not particularly powerful jobs that that people were running for but what really seemed to galvanized things and what motivated people and motivated the protesters was that they weren't fair obvious. It was rigged from the start. Yes mean fuck. Doc Me is furious together with thousands of others she signed her name in support of a social liberal candidate in Moscow's upcoming local elections but then the electoral commission decreed that the candidate was not allowed to stand DVD's. We weren't given an explanation. They just said that's not your signature that was it and and that gave opponents sort of a common cause to rally around it got people out in the streets and and it posed a whole bunch of problems in terms of how you deal with this kind of There's a word for it here. It's called non systemic opposition and I. It sounds sounds a bit heavy but it's significant because you have two kinds of opposition in Russia. You have the kind that sits in the Duma. That's effectively allowed by Crumlin. They have parameters that they can behave within. They can propose legislation. They can do some things but what they cannot do. They can't go right after the president. They can't criticize Putin Tin and they have to color within the line and then you have the folks out in the street. They're the non systemic opposition and they're the ones that that the government is quite worried about opposition fig. Alex Vanni encouraged tactical voting in the Moscow vote telling his supporters to pick anyone but Putin backed politician in general we can say that the tactical vote worked and it's worked much better than we had expected and you mentioned before that it became clear that these elections were rigged on this might seem like an obvious question but how so well just in terms of who could run I mean they set the bar very high. If you want to challenge for a seat there's is forty some odd seats in Moscow City Hall for example you had to go out and get thousands of signatures in order to mount a challenge if you weren't with one of the authorized parties days and you bring in your signatures and they get scrutinized and the chief electoral person says Sewri all of these signatures or at least hundreds news one thousand of them. We don't believe them think they're fake stalked by. Swin they say to the opposition was not allowed into the polls. This is not true about half of this group is allowed and will participate in the elections. We've asked for the rest. We carefully examined the documents. We wanted to register them but unfortunately there were a number of violations the law that did not allow us to do this is this is what happened not just in one or two or three or four cases but in dozens of cases and really only to so-called independent candidates notably people that were associated with Alexina Valmy who is an anti corruption crusader here. He's the best known foe of Ladimir Putin and the Kremlin hates him hates them so much. You can't even hear his name on state television. I want to talk about state television with you in a moment but this idea that the bar was so high hi to be able to run in the first place the fact that the outcome was worse than what the Kremlin wanted. Does that say something to you about what's happening there. I think it has been discernible for the last eighteen months at least that something has been brewing in Russian society. There's a tension in there and it's a tension between the people and the government and it's manifested itself in a number of ways after the World Cup came that was a great eight high moment for Russians. A few snapped invitations haven't stopped Putin from scoring points off the soccer pitches. Well countries like Italy and Austria have cozied up to it for now at least focuses on football not the international violations which formed much of this country's recent history and it Kinda camouflaged some of the angst that was going on on over a cut in pension as soon as the World Cup ended you just saw Putin's popularity ratings dropped Russia's widely unpopular pension reform bill would raise the retirement age for men from sixty to sixty five and from fifty five to sixty for women business people pensioners almost list of Russian society ten out for this protest and so this was seen as as a rebuke to the ruling class and that has been you know the Political Michael Tremor that has been rippling through this country and I think it very much worry the Kremlin they they look at St Revolutions Arab spring now what happened in my Don in Ukraine in two thousand fourteen triggered the break up of Ukraine days do not art like large crowds totake protests and they do everything they can to to stop them out and can you tell me what they've been doing to stop them because there there have been tens of thousands of people in the street throughout the summer well. I mean in some cases. Some people got horrific terrible jail sentences one guy who went up and you know confronted a cop and then as he was leaving he turned around and saw a tweet the guys visor he got thrown in jail for for three years wow yeah and then in another another case someone else who had gone to these a number of these protests got thrown in jail for four warriors again for breaking a law that says you can't go to multiple unauthorized protests because then you'd be so we saw people carted off by their arms and legs by the hundreds. Most of them were released in what what what they've decided to do since then is to make an example of just a few and I understand there have been further crackdowns even after these elections on the weekend yeah we we've just seen in the last forty eight hours. You know one of the largest police operations for years in Russia's when my daughter called me and said the police came to search the apartment. Actually they cheated their way into the apartment because she opened the door for a neighbor a thousand police officers according to opposition figures going to thirty six different cities either you know searching people's homes or going into their offices seizing laptops seizing notebook notebook seizing phones. Everyone connected to Alexina Valmy. What she seems little says the only this time he got really upset because of the technical voting eighteen as his offspring he's sweet child. I would say the United Russia party has been busted in Moscow and seriously beaten in the regions so this this has been sort of the post election crackdown that the security services have done. Do you think that Putin hold on power is actually being threatened here. If if you look at the response of the security services to the protests over the summer you look at the follow up response now that tells else me that there is concern okay but how deeply worried you know that's that's a very very tricky thing thing we know in the past that in terms of people who are rivals to Vladimir Putin there are very few in Russia. They've either all been driven coach of Russia or in some cases most notably Boris Nemtsov assassinated shot in the back four times just before midnight Moscow time tonight. President Putin condemned the killing but many will believe this was the work of assassins close to the government. I WanNa talk with you a little bit today about how it is is possible. The Vladimir Putin has managed to stay in power in one form or another for two decades. You know my my understanding is that when he took power in late nineteen nineteen ninety s he wasn't expected to stay on as president of Russia. He was kind of like a stopgap measure well. He certainly was unexpected. I mean he he had no He didn't really have much of a national profile. He had briefly headed the secret. Police had jobs in a senior jobs in Saint Petersburg but really the it kind of came out of the Blue Vladimir Putin the career spy talks about establishing what he calls a dictatorship of the law fight corrupt bureaucrats crats and strengthen the central government. I think you know when we talk about Vladimir Putin. He's he's such an interesting figure because there's diametrically opposed ways of seeing him. I'm in the West and in Russia here. There's a great many Russians who have a ton of respect for all that he's done and they see someone who came into an extremely difficult job in an extremely difficult situation and fixed a country that was essentially broken. Its economy wasn't working. Its institutions. Institutions weren't functioning the greatness that had sustained in the psyche of a lot of Russians throughout the Cold War that was gone and Putin came in and he he kind of fixed it and and that kind of continued to a point and then it stopped and I think this is this is sort of where we pick up the story now now and a lot of Russia's economy is built on on oil prices and in natural gas and when those prices kind of collapse Russia's economy really suffers and then you have the sanctions that the western nations put on as well and and so you sort of had a perfect storm that kind of began developing read around you know twenty fourteen two thousand fifteen and that's kind of what's led to a lot of his problems now but he has a great residual sense of almost almost goodwill from the modifications even people that don't really like respective.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Has it as Vladimir Putin the godfather to his adult daughter will Oliver Stone isn't bag to begin with Oliver Stone who feel an Oscar winning director was doing an interview with Vladimir Putin Oliver Stone is doing some kind of a show time documentary series on Vladimir Putin and in the sit down actually asks who if you would be father to his adult daughter folks I don't even know what to say about this pretty nutty a lot of stuff left on the table here on the whole law radio interview of folks this is such an easy explanation but the media's going crazy on that I'll get to that tomorrow and a whole lot more folks have a great night it go I was a first responder struggling to make ends meet and I was in major debt with a wife and three girls defeat then I develop my flipping houses formula and now I'm financially free as a first responder I protected countless lives and now I protect financial lives and I want to help you too for a limited time I'd like to give anyone the calls a free copy of my house flipping one a one kid in this kit I'll show you how to flip one house in the Providence area with my proven formula you won't need cash or credit you'll just need access to my massive network of real estate investors looking.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Tonight on all in breaking news, the White House has announced on Twitter. That bladder Putin is coming to the White House in the fall. The president invites Vladimir Putin to Washington, getting along with Russia's a positive as he leaves his own officials in the dark. I don't know what happened in that meeting tonight. New reporting on what the president promised to Putin and what to expect in their second meeting. Plus the Republican response to democratic measures to rein in the President Trump derangement syndrome has officially come to the Senate. My interview with the Putin critic, the president considered turning over the Russia. I think that's an incredible and breaking news on the numbers of children, separated from their families by the Trump administration when all in starts now. Good evening from New York. I'm Ali Vel she in for Chris Hayes, the president's summit with Ladimir Putin. Earlier this week went so well. He wants to do it again only this time. He wants to do it in Washington, and he wants to do it this fall right before midterm elections. All of that was news to the president's own director of national intelligence who happened to be in the middle of a live interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell. When the White House announced the president's invitation, we have some breaking news. The White House has announced on Twitter. That vitamin Putin is coming to the White House in the fall. Say again..
"vladimir putin" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"The men and women in uniform and a dictator that's invaded two countries in the decade shut down a passenger airliner poisoned and killed a mother in england and has committed one atrocity after another atrocity over the past decade and yet donald trump continues to play straight out of flooding putin's pocket dan balz in the washington post wrote this morning that the president refused to stand for the country he was elected to represent and protect time and time again certainly was obvious for republicans and democrats alike for trump supporters and trump antagonists yesterday they who saw vladimir putin owned the american president heidi we did hear some criticism from republicans on capitol hill but the question is what is next do they continue criticizing him what about the republicans who seem to be doing putin's bidding who are desperate to stop robert muller and the justice department's investigation which is uncovering which russian spies which russian agents which russian agencies are still trying to subvert american democracy does yesterday shameful performance change any dynamics on capitol hill john brennan i think had the most compelling question for these same members of congress when he said republican patriots where are you and it was in within.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"In on this but we all know that vladimir putin is holding something over donald trump we do not know what it is but we know it must be something extraordinary because no rational politician no rational president would act this way if he weren't being blackmailed on some level well that may be true and we have to entertain that possibility now the other part of it is with john alluded to is the vanity question which is that any implication or any suggestion or any evidence that shows that president trump's election in two thousand sixteen was anything other than legitimate is a blow to the president's ego and he can't stand that and he's willing to stand next to the president of russia and say i tell your word over that of my intel committee so it doesn't undermine my election right but willie here's the thing it wasn't just about the two thousand sixteen election we i hear on more inning joe in the december in december of two thousand fifteen year before the results of that election were called into question we asked him repeatedly why he said vladimir putin was a strong leader i said he is sas innate s journalists he assassinates politicians he assassinates others donald trump's defensive ladimir putin was well american soldiers in iraq killed a lot of people too so even before the election was called into question he was a scare like a scared child of 'fraid to criticize ladimir putin that was three years ago yeah there's no question about it in the context of yesterday's press conference though asking about that i think again he can't say anything that makes his election anything other than legitimate because it's about his ego and i wanna be clear for our viewers again joe what exactly the intelligence community assessments stated it was dated january six two thousand seventeen this is what the president says he does not believe quote we assess russian president vladimir putin ordered an influence campaign in two thousand sixteen aimed at the us presidential election plain and simple so yesterday denied director of national intelligence dan coats had to put out another statement of his own after what the president said reiterating that the intel community believes that russia interferes and has evidence that russia interferes in elections and specifically interviewed in the two thousand sixteen presidential election so the evidence is all there the president united states chooses not to believe it and said so joe yesterday well you know willie the thing is this is and we also saw it when the intel chiefs went to capitol hill and i know i know that even donald trump supporters know by this point that flat amir putin has something over trump i know they know that they may try some of them tried to maybe trying to deny not many but what's so telling is while everybody while let's just say the last holdouts are talking about the deep state here it was donald trump's intel chiefs that donald trump appointed himself threat drew that conclusion on the hill it was the fbi director that donald trump appointed himself it was the director of national intelligence that donald trump appointed himself it was then cia director that donald trump appointed himself mike palm peyot it was you name it all of the intel chiefs that drew this conclusion they were all appointed by donald trump and they were all confirmed by republicans in the united states senate there is no doubt there is no question especially after friday's indictment that the russians tried to subvert american democracy and we have all of the evidence forget about csi new york this is csi moscow and we have all of the dna and it's all over vladimir putin's bloody hands and by the way denied dan coats said all this on friday before the summit hoping to avoid what we saw yesterday he said the red lights are flashing their blinking we know what's happening russia continues to interfere in our elections let's bring in our panel joe we've got msnbc contributor mike barnicle washington anchor for bbc world news america katty kay the president of the council on foreign relations and author of the book a world in disarray richard haass calmness and associate editor for the washington post david ignatius and nbc news national political reporter heidi pris bila richard let me just get your initial reaction to what we saw i think a lot of people ambassador mcfaul who's the us ambassador russia's said he went over.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"The notion that vladimir putin purge things and stuff maybe vladimir putin got into bird stuff and they just don't wanna tell us but the the county that runs the elections they say they goofed and purged one hundred twelve thousand seventeen thousand people from the voter lists they showed up and hey i'm not on the voter lists and they were given a provisional ballot and i believe i believe the reflexive or roll the reflexive progressive the reflexive democratic view is to start making excuses for government start making apologies for it start explaining it away and i think that's totally wrong approach we need to hold everybody accountable one standard applied to all evenhandedly and that means when government screws up we have to say you really need to not screw up here's why people already hate government people are already looking to destroy government don't give them more reasons to do and so when government screws up something as basic as an election and i recall not too long ago in chicago when they had the primary there was a problem there too this is very very bad and those of us who believe the government is not optional and it's kind of mandatory and we really need to kind of make it work and make it he fishing and give tax payers value for their dollar and promise them the government is going to be competent when they laugh in our face right because they say i can you tell me government's going to be competent it can't do anything right and that is a responsibility for those in government to do stuff right and to not have egg on your face and be embarrassed you gotta take responsibility you can't expect people to to pay all this money in taxes that they're paying and.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Keep on talking we've let me put in and that's something that's he was always keen to do even during the crisis that was triggered by discreet paul he always said that he's going to russia would not be cancelled because of that because he wanted to talk to everyone and wanted to be able to say everything to everyone as in being able to do that in russia whereas not sure because they haven't brushed ballot subject of this cripple poisoning so that that's that's the question mongla staying but yes they did bone they did called themselves you know d of ladimir and he's kind of thing because the idea is that is that real mccall wants no there is one thing that has to be so says salvage is the iran deal and russia of course is a great actor in terms of trying to celebrate his deal i mean russia being the great actor here vladimir putin wants absolutely no alteration to the terms of the iran deal a tool does he yes that's that's that's the difference between me and my in my call and putin vladimir putin wants to keep the deal as it is whereas mccaw wants to have it changed a bit who wants four points added basically one in particular is basically negotiating what's going to happen after twenty twentyfive there's a lot of closes india deal that basically are going to kind of disappear after twenty twenty five let's say and he wants to make sure that everything is being taken care of when we arrive at the end of this of this period sarah something that mccoy's very much you know is is is very much into to do this this room for negotiation on that of course i mean it's diplomacy at its in best form so that's exactly what they wanna do you talking about a moment ago emmanuel macron saying everything's everybody in a little while ago when a lot of people so him cozing.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The vladimir putin is not backing down he's doubling down and it's going to take a unified national response from our nuclear posture review from our relationship with ukraine from our relationship with the sanctions that you brought up together i think the trump administration has done a very good job of taking our foreign policy unifying it around themes backing up our allies being more aggressive towards russia but clearly there's more that we need to do to make clear that election meddling it's not something that will go to tolerate your shaking your head congresswoman i i i think it happens the trump administration has no coherent world strategy and i don't think phnom administration did either but now is the time our election is very vulnerable in 2018 is so are europe's elections and targeted sanctions that hit individuals and prevent them from travelling and prevent them from using international banks would make a huge difference in russia and i think trump missed an opportunity by just putting out there the fortune 500 list and not doing anything i think that was a strategic blunder i think this is something that democrats and republicans are gonna have to come together and say on this one we need to be unified i mean if you look at the nuclear posture review what president trump put out in two thousand eighteen is very different from what president obama put out in two thousand ten but it's not really that different from what he was doing at the end of his administration i think that there is more bipartisan consensus that we need to come together onto some of those issues jagland me bring you in because there's been almost silence from this administration after a very provocative speech by vladimir putin the president said nothing the white house basically said not that has been no response from this administration well look i think there's an unfortunate reality here which is that the debate about the 2016 election which is consumed this conversation about russia is probably something if you could do what you just jessop put it in a box and get on to.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on AM 870 The Answer
"The vladimir putin is not backing down he's doubling down and it's going to take a unified national response from our nuclear posture review from our relationship with ukraine from our relationship with the sanctions that you brought up the i think the trump administration has done a very good job of taking our foreign policy unifying it around themes backing up our allies being more aggressive towards russia but clearly there's more that we need to do to me make it clear that election meddling it's not something that will go to tolerate your shaking your head congresswoman i i i think that the trump administration has no coherent world strategy and i don't think the obama administration did either but now is the time our election is very vulnerable in 2018 and so are europe's elections and targeted sanctions that hit individuals and prevent them from travelling and prevent them from using international banks would make a huge difference in russia and i think trump missed an opportunity by just putting out there the fortune500 list and not doing anything i think that was a huge strategic blunder i think this is something the democrats and republicans are gonna have to come together and say on this one we needed a unified i mean if you look at the nuclear posture review what president trump put out in two thousand eighteen is very different from what president obama put on two thousand ten but it's not really that different from what he was doing at the end of his administration i think that there is more bipartisan consensus that we need to come together onto somebody who's issues let me bring you because there's been almost silence from this administration after a very provocative speech by vladimir putin the president said nothing the white house basically said nothing has been no response from this administration well look i think there's an unfortunate reality here which is that the debate about the 2016 election which is consumed this conversation about russia is probably something if you could do what you just suggests a put it in a box and.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"Not how putin would have liked it in fact putin was shocked and appalled when george w bush claimed he was going to counter the terrorist threat with quote an effort to spread democracy spread democracy that's what we love to do well putin was like folk that protest case iran heaven awesomeness the new yorker vladimir putin watched as an american president with whom he had some sort of fragile repore embarked on a foreign policy adventure that the united states had not done in decades and we turned it against a single man saddam hussein tomahawk missiles targeting iraqi leaders and possibly saddam hussein himself all right now look we all know of course in hindsight that this was a terrible decision in iraq had rump virtually nothing to do with nine eleven not virtually they had absolutely nothing to do with nine eleven but the point here is this response scared putin think about it in his eyes if we it americans will go after a tyrant like saddam hussein if we'll go after a single man an individual in order to quotes spread democracy than what was going to what was to stop us from going after a tyrant like him the whole thing reminded putin away too much of the fall of the soviet union he suddenly remembered that we america we were the enemy we were the ones responsible for the fall of the soviet union and we use that same excuse spreading democracy evading saw.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"Take russia into the future and lead it into a free democracy vladimir putin he wants none of that and it was boris yeltsin who willingly who voluntarily resign the presidency of in russia and handed things over two without a mere hutu who has never ever ever renege that power if anything he has grabbed onto would even tighter he has made sure that it was solidified and had no one could touch it he even made it so that when he had to step down as president for a few years he put someone in there as a placeholder he put himself back at the prime ministership in when the time came ban he was back in that office vladimir putin has never been elected president in russia never he was appointed prime minister by boris yeltsin boris yeltsin than resign making him the president endeavour since then he's made sure that he stays in that position tonight we're gonna look hardcore we're going to take a deep dive into who this son of a bitch why he was then says more than he can possibly stand why you wondered donald trump to win in 2016 and how he went about making sure that happen he didn't just he didn't just want donald trump to win he took actions nfc started years ago to make sure it happen and guess what folks more than wanting donald trump to win in 2016 he wanted hillary clinton to lose he hates hillary clinton and he wanted to see her go down.
"vladimir putin" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Government and also by uh vladimir putin soninlaw russia again russia again russia is is is like up a vein that runs through both the panama papers and the paradise papers on russian there an unheard of the trump administration and part of the trump administration yes do you think that some part be cut because the russian oligarchy have like so much money and arson with so much criminal activity in russia anna a criminal activity inside the world of those oligarchy i think part of it is is the fact that the the russians have been offshoring for a long time uh the but it's important to go back to the fall of the soviet union where there was this mad rush for state assets cause everything was sort of owned by the state and the people who ended up with a lot of these state assets were former kgb officers people like vladimir putin and the and the and criminals in a mafia people and you had these sort of all of our oligarchs being created uh almost overnight and a lot of this money had already been hidden offshore you know but it was state money it was the the party's money or the kgb is money and and so they just sort of took it over but these guys have been using this secrecy world i mean since the cold war they're very good at it and and so it's not surprising that they show up in these leaks.