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Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Is under active consideration If you're asking that part in my part of the discussion, Yes, I am. The conversations are taking place at the highly contagious Delta variant runs rampant in states with lower vaccination rates, although the number of coronavirus cases is still much lower than during the peak of the pandemic. The CBC reported last week that weekly cases had risen by 46% compared to the previous seven day period. Medical groups representing millions of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care workers. Are calling for mandatory vaccinations for all US healthcare personnel against Covid 19 Washington Post says that the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association and 55 other groups wrote in a joint statement. The health and safety of U. S Workers, Families, communities and the nation depends on it. They say it comes as new cases ripped through the nation that driven by the hyper transmissible delta variant healthcare facilities generally have hesitated to mandate coronavirus vaccines for their employees. He's noting the vaccines have not yet gotten full approval from the FDA, and they cite the threat of lawsuits. However, healthcare leaders say patience is wearing thin as frustration mounts over vaccine holdouts in the healthcare industry, especially as the country is seeing another surge. Health officials in Prince George's county continue efforts to get young people vaccinated against Covid 19. Starting today, Eligible students.
Virginia Governor Candidate Glenn Youngkin Has Our Vote but Needs to Step Up
"If you want to encourage people to really turn out and numbers and so forth. You have to give them a reason to not just the reason to vote against something but a reason to vote for something. So the fact that you've been relatively ambiguous on the Second Amendment. The fact that as best as I can tell so far, you've taken a strong position on critical race theory, which isn't exactly the most courageous thing to do. You don't need people advising you on what to think. Strategies. Yes, substance No. So you're gonna need to step up your game. Are you gonna lose? You got my vote. We invited Mr Young can on the show about a month ago gave two different dates. There was a conflict he had various events. We reached out to them. They've never reached out to us. Now. I don't say this from an ego perspective. But that's like the canary in the cave to me. Because they're afraid they'll be a Washington post article. Oh, my God. He he was honest Guy Lovin Show. It's not a good sign. We endorse a lot of candidates and a lot of them win. Including in
Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on Morning Drive with Casey and Elliot
"We'll hear more from President Trump from his dazzling performance in the desert Also, uh, we have Pelosi's January 6th Inquisition, which Trump another Republican, has been named to that panel. We'll start with a call left over from last hour. Marty is in Parkville. Marty. Good morning. Hey, Good morning, Sean. Yes, sir. Hey, Hogan wants to talk about how he won by 30% in the state of Maryland. But did he ever considered who he ran against? Yeah. That's over. That's a valid points. I mean, the Potomac Power brokers are the ones that put her over and over the top the traditionally support Democratic candidates and had it been For sure. In Baker, or even like Kevin cabinets, Hogan would have lost Yeah, That's it right now. The there was a path forward for Republicans in this state is when the Democrats nominate a really weak person, Uh, case in point, K. Katie and with Anthony Brown. Yeah, exactly. I mean, if you look at it, The Washington Post actually endorsed Hogan. That tells you how weak of a candidate jealous jealous didn't know what state he was running in. Yes, well, he's a jealous was a card carrying socialists. And they know that even that was is a tough sell in Roland. Although you know who knows. Maybe next election cycle will actually get one in I hope I hope not. But that's the direction the state is trending right now, Marty. Great point. Thanks so much for the call. Appreciate that. No. Why anybody would even vote for Larry hoping I mean, I would vote for the progressive Democrat over him because it's what I'm getting. Don't say that. But I understand your point. Appreciate the call, all right. President Trump and Phoenix again, packing them in a lot of people, thousands of people encircling the arena, trying to get in to see the president speak. He talked about what's at stake in 2022 beyond our nation is being destroyed..
Pelosi Defends Decision to Reject 2 GOP Lawmakers for Jan. 6 Committee
"Nancy pelosi put an end to the republican effort to disrupt the work of the select committee on january six. Today there's new reporting the speakers adding even more republicans to the already bipartisan investigation. Many hossan and katie hill are here to talk about at all next. You had hundreds of thousands of people i would venture to say. I think it was the largest crowd. I've ever spoken before. It went from that point which is almost at the white house to beyond the washington monument. It was an an wide and But if you could win was a loving crowd too by the way there was a lot of love. I've heard that from everybody. Many many people told me that was a loving gra correspond with president. Donald trump talking to washington post reporters carolina and philip rucker about the loving crowd at the january. Six rally. just before the insurrection. Now more than five hundred people from the said loving crowd who marched the capital and started a riot have been arrested as a massive investigation into what happened. That day continues the house. Select committee is now moving forward. Today speaker pelosi defended her decision to continue without any of the five republicans picked by house. Minority leader kevin mccarthy after she vetoed two of them and he pulled the three. Select committee is bipartisan. And it has a and it will do. The job it sets out to do. Is my responsibility as speaker of the house. To make sure we get to the truth on this and we will not let their antics stand in the way of that. One republican liz cheney wyoming remains on the committee. They're reportedly been discussions about speaker. Pelosi potentially adding others like congressman adam anger of illinois.
Fresh "washington post" from Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson
"95 in Virginia has a broken down tractor trailer. It's north beyond before 6 10 in the center of the roadway now from garage door repair, calm the W. M L store March seven forecast. We're headed into the low nineties again. Emotionally. Cloudy start will turn partly sunny this afternoon chances some isolated, strong to severe thunderstorms between three and 11. PM. Meanwhile, we've got two days They're going to be dry and just plain old hot Tuesday in Wednesday, expect the heat to peak, then 94 Tuesday 93 Wednesday 91 degrees. On Thursday. I'm seven news meteorologist Veronica Johnson in the storm at seven Weather Center right now it is 75 in Leesburg 74 in Rockville, 79. At Reagan National. W M. A L salutes our listeners in Woodbridge. Thanks for listening in Woodbridge and throughout the D M V. I'm John Matthews on 15.9 FM. Washington's mall. W M A L NOW from the W. M A. L win that studio O'Connor and company Let's go. 87 w We're Washington comes to talk. I'm Larry O'Connor and coming up in just 10 minutes at 8 15 macron skill of The Washington Post will give us the latest out of Tokyo with the Olympics on the U..
The Washington Post Reports Which World Leaders Were Tapped by Pegasus
"Of journalism, stunning that they do that once in a while, you know what you know what's weird gym. It happened when Jeff Bastos was up in space for 11 minutes. So Bezos left and all of a sudden, one of the reporters at The Washington Post decided to do a random act to journalism like we can't get in trouble now, Bastos is on the, uh phallus shaped aircraft headed to another universe. We've got 11 minutes to do some actual journalism. So they wrote a story about the Pegasus program, this malware program that can be put on a phone. And on this list of potential. I emphasize potential people who were Infected with this malware spyware program. Are a lot of World leaders, folks from countries around the world. Back to my global destabilization. If their phones macron from France was on there. Also leaders, according The Washington Post, The Washington Post story If you want the title is on the list, 10 prime ministers, three presidents and a king. The list is the list of phone numbers that may have been targeted by Pegasus. And yes, not the clash of the Titans horse. Not just macron from France. Number of officials in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, China, Congo, Egypt. The list goes on. Hungary, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait. Turkey, Togo, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the United States. How many People's phones, world leaders influential folks around the world how many of their phones were infected by this Pegasus program, and if they were infected with this Pegasus program, Where was the information they were taking going to that the gavels down? That's the $64 million question, isn't it? Then you made a big
Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson
"Leesburg, 72 in Frederick 78 at Reagan National. I'm John Matthews on 15.9 FM. Washington Tamal doubled, Um, a L now from the W. M A L win that studios O'Connor and company W MM. Alright, it's official. You can't hit that snooze button anymore. Let's go. It's Monday and you've got a country to save here in the nation's capital to plan outlet. I'm Larry O'Connor coming up at 8 15. We're going to check in with Washington Post sportswriter Matt Bones feel find out about the Olympics from him in at 8 35. He's running for governor in Virginia. He wants your vote so first he wants to talk to you right here. He's going young Liz Matori, former candidate for Congress. In fact, Liz Matori, thank you for being Here. Thanks for keeping this company and thank you for having me and it last week of July. You've got to make it work. That's right. I was jumping in here because I'm so excited about our next guest. He should had you won your congressional race for Congress in Maryland. Bethany Mandel would be one of your constituents. Instead, she is represented by the, uh, remarkable, Mr Raskin. Bethany Mandel..
Israel's Health Experts Warn ‘Long Months’ Ahead in Battling Delta Variant
"There on hewitt. Thank you for joining the hugh hewitt show. I'm joined by. Dr michael oren former israeli ambassador to the united states. He is now in israel. Hello doc orrin good morning. Good afternoon the morning hue to it. I've got two questions for you. The first half to do with the return of cova de israel. The delta variant is surging. California's got los angeles. That go back to mass mandate half of america is an got to vaccines or fully vaccinated with one john. Jay shot and therefore it's ravaging the unvaccinated india's got three million dead. What's the situation in. India and in israel and inter we have the highest level of action seems last march about fourteen hundred people per day. But the number of people actually hospitalized ventilate is very very low I think there's a fear among the health. Experts at this can get out of control very very fast. We don't clamp down now. We'll lose that control People very nervous You know we're finally getting back on our feet getting through recuperate from the losses of two thousand twenty one and twenty twenty and and here we are getting slapped down again and You know speaking berkeley out of my work as international airport open. Well you know it's interesting to me that i. I wrote a piece for the washington post this week. We don't know what the absolute variant will be very up to omega but it is entirely possible that one of them have aids the vaccines unless we shut it down now. It could go very bad on us. We're just sort of assuming the worst is behind us. That's a human sort of natural bias towards best case scenario but there is no best case scenario. There's only what's gonna happen. Michael do the israelis that we get it. But i think the defense. Here's because among young people. The young people paying the price for elderly people and that This is a new reality. Amer just going to have to live with it. And i hear that from young israeli after the youngest rarely And not just young people
Fresh update on "washington post" discussed on C-SPAN Programming
"It is not the tool that makes you a good money manager. It's your mind because you have decided I want to take control and then you just use the tool. It's just the plus. It's just a bonus. And so you don't Need any special app. You don't need a special program. Just the side that I want to have financial security. And these are the things that you need to do Budget. Keep your dad slow, saved help others That's really the secret to this sauce. And so now it doesn't change from decade to decade or crisis. The crisis you have referenced your work with your church and you have your biography in your book Talks about the Prosperity Partners Ministry you've established are the goals basic. What you've just described. They are and what's different. However, I modeled the program after a a alcoholic anonymous and there was a component of what they do that I try to transfer to helping people with their money. So in addition to teaching about all the things that I've talked about it have we have monthly workshops. We trained a core of people who just become people's money Accountability Partners. That's why it's called prosperity Partners. And so these are people, not financial experts now not accountants. These are regular folks who have gone through it. They may be racked up a bunch of dead, but then they paid it off. But they were always really good series and they just walk alongside people. We actually had a partner who is, um, shopping. She was a shopaholic, and she called a partner. She's like I'm in. I'm in the store and I know I just I need to buy this stuff and her partner talked it out of buying stuff that she didn't need and put it back and said Come out of that store, and so that's what we try to do. We want you to know that there's somebody there. That's going to help you. We're not judging you were not Fiset. You, though. Well, you know, try to get you on the right road but were there to walk alongside you to make sure you do the budget that when you do a debt payment plan that you stick with it that when it comes time to send your kids to college And let's say they done everything that they're supposed to do. They have the AIDS. They have all the sports and the actually curricular activities. And they want to go to their brand name school. And you just don't have the money. But you want to. You know, you're thinking about taking all these loans you're thinking about letting them take all their loans. And we talk you out of that. Because Guess what your kid is going to be OK. If they did all that stuff, they're already bright. They're gonna make it because they're motivated. Right? And I tell people I work at the washing. And post, which is like great. It's the top of my line right business and the guy who sat across me when I got to the post went to Harvard Love him to death. We were really good friends, but guess what? We both worked at The Washington Post. He went to Harvard and I went to a state school. I was abandoned by my parents. I was raised, um, a low income, but we both got to the post at the same time. And so that's the message. I was motivated enough to get there now. He wants to and but he had great. A pedigree, but we both ended up at the Washington Post. Your kid can do well without you taking on all that debt, and those are the kinds of stories and motivation. We get people in the program. There's also a prison component of the program. So we work my husband. I work, um with with prisons in Maryland to help inmates who are about to be released. Handle their money so that when they come out, they will be better money managers. Um and I just, You know, I believe in giving back and I love that work. I love the prison work. I love working with individuals to help them achieve their financial goals so they can half you know, financial freedom so that when that crisis happens, maybe they can't weather the whole storm, but they can weather it a little bit better. Well, we're just about out of time. I want to invite people who are watching and.
Should Military Members Have a Vaccine Mandate?
"Now congressman. I advance the proposition in the washington. Post yesterday. The military ought to require vaccinations for the virus of every member in uniform including every government employees. Did oh the national guard. I don't know if that's come up before haski yet. But i am concerned not about the dealt or even the epsilon variant but variants down the road that might be vaccine evading and even more very lynch and target young people etc. Has that been discussed. What do you think about that mandate because the military when you were marine. I'm sure they didn't ask for your permission to give vaccines. It has been discussed by the chairman. Adam smith and i believe if memory serves he sympathetic to your argument. I'm not there yet. upset couldn't be persuaded. I just i. I certainly think the vaccine should be readily available for every active duty service member in reservists. Who wants to get it but for me to be convinced that a twenty two year old in the prime of his health needs to be mandated to get the vaccine. I've just not there right now. But it's certainly something that's being debated on the armed services committee and certainly we don't want the delta variant to sweep through the armed services find his way on an aircraft carrier a fight his way onto a destroyer and make combat ineffective the already stressed naval force. We have out there at something. We absolutely need to be on guard against. I myself am vaccinated. I think the vaccine is a remarkable technology. I think it's a remarkable accomplishment of the trump administration. That's my choice That's the choice. My wife and i made a together. We feel very comfortable and safe with the whole thing. I've done my best to promote it. But at the end of the day. I get hesitant win. For example the left suggests we need to vaccinating children in schools. I thought dr. Marty mccarey made a very persuasive argument wall street journal this week. That the data just aren't there to suggest we need to now. I know that's a different issue. Hugh than the military being the accident. I don't want complete those two arguments. But i have a little bit of hesitancy when we start to talk about mandates for the vaccine at the same time i wanted to everything possible to promote the vaccine which again i think is a technology. That's not just gonna help us now. But it's going to unlock a ton of subsequent scientific
Israeli Spyware Maker Is in Spotlight Amid Reports of Wide Abuses
"New widespread investigation found hundreds of politicians. Journalists activists and lawyers around the world have been hacked. The politicians reportedly include francis president emmanuel macron and thirteen other heads of state the journalists worked for organizations like the ap reuters cnn wall street journal and more the washington post and sixteen other news organizations have been investigating the hack. They found evidence of prominent people's iphones were infected with military grade. Spyware from a private firm out of israel called. Nso group that software is able to activate cameras and microphones on phones. For real time surveillance it can also steal photos location records passwords end more however the firm that makes it has denied the reports. It says it spyware is only used to keep track of terrorists and other criminals locate missing children or find survivors of tragedies still the united nations human rights. Chief is calling the investigation. Extremely alarming and french prosecutors are now investigating the spyware for
Report Directly Links Joe Biden to Hunter Biden's International Dealings
"The Obama years to send information he was getting from the State Department is vice president. To his globetrotting foreign dealmaking son Hunter by now, If the Republicans control the house of the Senate, they'd be able to look into this. The Democrat Party is going to cover it up. CNN and MSNBC cover it up. The New York Times Washington Post. Don't give it. You know what? Neither do the networks. This corrupt Don't think poisonous American destroying administration. Messages sometimes signed Dad from the email account. Robin wear 456 at gmail dot com were found on Hunter Biden's laptops seized by the FBI in December, 2019. From a Delaware computer shop owner. Hey, don't touch Twitter. Don't tell Facebook. They don't want to hear it. Don't tell Joy Reid don't tell the view and the Yenta is there. They don't want to hear it. How about you, Jake? Fake tapper if you tapped out Yes, you have You know it. And what about angry and bitter, angry, and Mitchell went angry and make him Jeremy Bar where? Jeremy Bar, Mr Bodies. We heard from Jeremy Bar lately. Some questions. I would like this. Shut up, you pimple faced little puke. Where were we? Some of the messages from the vice president to his son obtained by jest. The news We're deeply personal. Others were political in nature. And still others clearly address business matters often fording information coming from senior officials in the White House, the State Department and other government agencies. Okay, is the U. S attorney's office who indicted Mr Barack Today. Are they now going to issue indictments against the Biden family? How about you chicks? Are you going to do it or not?
Jeff Bezos Thinks He's Clint Eastwood in 'Unforgiven'
"The BA Zoe's done. So listen, I don't care if you like the bazaar story producer gyms like Hey, it's the greatest story. Every man I love it. I love I want his autograph chip. He says he spoke Yeah. Yeah, he did. There is a brawl brewing in the studio because Mike agrees with now. Jim didn't say that he just like space our best negative. But Mike is with me. We just don't care so bikes and bike and jibber at each other at each other's throats in a W W e style wrestling match right now. I don't care about this story. I care about Americans being spied on. Mike's with me, 100%. I don't care. I don't care. I'm not interested in Jeff Bezos. The guy's got tension. Million dollars. He got bored on a week and he's like, Hey, I'm gonna go to space Gray. He's got a cowboy hat and take the cowboy. You're not a cowboy. You Jeff Bezos. That's for cowboys. It's not for you. Take the cowboy hat off. Just take it off. You look ridiculous. Take the cowboy hat off. Bezos. It is. It is too big for your right. Thank you, Jim. It is too big for him. Like a doofus. He thinks she's like Clint Eastwood and Unforgiven or something. I've killed just about everything that's walked or crawled at some point in my life will your money I'm William money. And you heard my friend Dude, you're Jeff Bezoza. You just take the hat off you dunce. Is that the good? The bad and the ugly? It's just the ugly. All right back to the Washington Post. P I get distracted. Easy. I'm sorry. I'm very sorry. I can't help it.
Follow the Money When It Comes to Pegasus Spyware
"I said to you yesterday when we Discuss the story about Pegasus No again, not the clash of the Titans horse. The malware program designed to infect phones and read everything you do and activate your microphone and activate your camera. I said yesterday that it probably was going to be the biggest story in America by Daddy. What I did not take into the calculus there. Was the follow the money effect. Shame on me. You know, you would think a story about a Really pernicious malware program that can get into your phone. That's been bought by state actors and others, according to this Guardian report, And, according to the report, used to track business executives, religious leaders and other things, you would think it would be the biggest story on planet Earth. But again, what I failed to factor in is the fact that the company According to some reporting, by which, by the way, it's with the Washington Post to take everything with a grain of salt, but by some reporting by the Washington Post, the company apparently has paid off some lobbyists from both sides of the political aisle in the United States to fix up it's broken reputation. Listen, I don't fault the company. The companies, you know, producing technology. That's how the world works. But selling that technology to people who could be you know, bad state actors. If they were in fact doing that I am I strongly object to that. They show yesterday. One nuclear. Thank you. We were one of the few people out there covering Pegasus because again, I insist right now, that is probably the biggest story in the country and I'm stunned. More people aren't picking it up.
Washington Post's Dana Priest on How Pegasus Spyware Targeted Journalists, Activists
"Software made by a private Israeli Company. That's according to an investigation by consortium of media organizations. Now it's called Pegasus. It tries to infect your phone. It will send you a message or an email. It will deceive you into clicking on that message or email and then send instructions to your phone and take over your phone and from then it can steal all of your phone's content. It can turn on your microphone as well as seeing all of your browsing history and contacts and videos I've been talking to don. At pre, She's a reporter at The Washington Post. That's just one of the publications. Has been covering the story she started off by telling me more about who is being targeted. We Discovered that it's being used against human rights activists. Against journalists and against politicians and government officials may be in the opposition in these countries, but also diplomats, military people, that sort of thing. Business executives. We found a couple cases of Arab royal family members who were targets of this And so it's really the people who make up civil society. In many of these, uh less than democratic countries or very wobbly democratic countries like India. Mexico and Hungary. But in addition, a lot of the monarchies in the Gulf region Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, those types of places as well as Mexico, which was we believe the first client and has we found 15,000 Mexican phone numbers and we identified some of those as you know who they belong to. Large number of them were opposition politicians again in a democratic system. And that's that's a huge number
Israeli Spyware Used to Target Phones of Journalists and Activists, Investigation Finds
"Golden fugitive car executive and, of course, Al Ross, with the support That's news Day. But let's start with this at international concern that governments have been using hacking software made by a private Israeli Company. That's according to an investigation by consortium of media organizations. Now it's called Pegasus. It tries to infect your phone. It will send you a message or an email. It will deceive you into clicking on that message or email and then send instructions to your phone and take over your phone and from then it can steal all of your phone's content. It can turn on your microphone as well as seeing all of your browsing history and context and videos. I've been talking to dine at priests is a reporter at The Washington Post. That's just one of the publications has been covering the story. She started off by telling me more about who is being targeted. We Discovered that it's being used against human rights activists. Against journalists and against politicians and government officials may be in the opposition in these countries, but also diplomats, military people, that sort of thing. Business executives, a couple we found a couple cases of Arab royal family members who were targets of this And so it's really the people who make up civil society in many of these, uh less than democratic countries or very wobbly democratic countries like India, Mexico and Hungary. But in addition, a lot of the Monarchies in the Gulf region. Saudi Arabia, you Bahrain, those types of places as well as Mexico, which was we believe the first client and have We found 15,000 Mexican
FT Editor Among 180 Journalists Identified by Clients of Spyware Firm
"He entered it as well, quite an achievement all on the way here on Tuesday. I'm Neil Nunes with the BBC News, A consortium of 16 media organizations has published what it says is evidence that software produced by an Israeli surveillance company, NSO. Is being used to spy on human rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the World. Gordon career has more details. An international investigative consortium, which includes the Guardian and the Washington Post, say they have a leaked list of 50,000 phone numbers. That they say were selected for possible surveillance. They alleged that among those affected are 180 journalists, including the current editor of the Financial
Facebook Suggests It's More Effective Than Biden on Vaccinations
"Criticism for President Biden about vaccine it misinformation President Biden Friday to reporters, citing misinformation about covid vaccines on social media. The only pandemics we have is among unvaccinated and not they're killing people. Facebook says in a written statement that over two billion people have viewed authoritative information about covid and vaccines on its platform, more than any other place on the Internet, it says in a Washington Post interview Friday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says Social media has an obligation to inform users about what is true and what is clearly false. And that's
We Have to Keep Talking About the Movement Behind 'American Marxism'
"These are two Washington Post reporters. It's another trash mouth smear job on Donald Trump. It's number one. Number three is a book called Landslide the final days of the Trump presidency. Another Attempt to smear President Trump by Michael Wolff, who was a hit man in my opinion. The book in between these two number two on Amazon is American Marxism. This is a book that many of you have already acquired. You may be scratching your head. Well, how is this other book number one Because this is what they do. It'll be a hot book for a month or two, and then I'll go away. The problem is they don't go away. That is the people who are doing this to this country. And so The overwhelming majority of you. Have posted. It have comment that you appreciate the fact. That this book was written that it that it fuses with all the events that are swirling around us. And so but But then there were a handful. Enough already enough already who just want to go by the numbers paint by the numbers and these are people who are not going to help save the country. These are people who expect everybody else to save the country for them. So I reject them. I ignore them. If I can spend 16 months of my life, writing this book in the last three months of my life talking about it. In the next several months of my life again. Trying to promote what's in the book. Then I think it's okay. That we go over some of these issues. Going a little section of the program. To try and convey What's going on? Wouldn't be weird if I wrote this book, and I didn't talk about what's in it and yet say Go form a movement. Gobi activists go to this re Chapter five. Well, What does that mean? It means nothing. It's idiotic.
Social Media Was Designed to Give Us Access That Biden's Now Censoring
"Social media was set up in the mid 19 nineties with protection for the big oligarchs. So that these platforms would be an open Communication avenue. For all of us. It's not the same thing as a news network. Or a newspaper. And so this is absurd. And what he's saying is what we're saying. What everybody is saying is except on the left, of course, is wait a minute. You're censoring people. People who previously And relatively free access. And can provide their opinions. They're not Klansmen. They're not Palestinian terrorists. They're not the Taliban. They're American citizens, Some of them who are experts in the field of infectious diseases and vaccines who want to provide different opinions. Look how wrong the media have been before. Look how wrong the Biden administration look how wrong our government has been. The whole point. Have a representative Republic with the Constitution and the bill of rights and free speech. Is to be able to do exactly this. So we don't have access to the New York Times and the Washington Post and those platforms, But we do or did to Facebook and Twitter and all the rest of it. What has nothing to do with the other. You know, we're always trying to provide information in the media. That's why we hate the media because they're a mouthpiece for you Creeps. We got that. But the new media is supposed to be different, and that's why they're protected differently than the old media. And yet they think they have a great talking. But you know, we're always trying to influence range of media outlet it as in a matter of influencing a range of media outlets. You're trying to band people who have access to this platform, including a former president, the United States and I'm now of the opinion that Democrats were involved in that decision.
Leftist Reporters Use the Same 'He-Said She-Said' Formula to Write Books
"But coming from the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. This other hitman this Michael Wolff. And so how many times are we going to go through this? Oh, we're shocked and shocked at what this one said. And that was not shocked anymore. We know that this is the problem. We got it. We understand it. We? We We've lived through this We have lived through this. Anyway. You won't find me. Helping these, these reporters sell books. Not going to happen. By pulling a Statement. This one side of that one said this this is the Sort of the prototypical book that has written by these left wing reporters. And this is how they enrich themselves. I don't mean to be preachy. I'm just explaining How do these books go so high up on the, uh, on the Amazon list, and so, uh, are are placed in front of the book starts because their hype Their hype.
Don't Fall for Reporters Writing Anti-Trump Books for Clout
"Let me Let me share this with you, folks, if you agree. Don't chase these books by Washington Post reporters by a Wall Street Journal reporter by this guy, Michael Wolf. They do this to us every time Maybe it's a Bob Woodward. Maybe it's the president's niece. That is Trump. They create this hype. They have this gossip. It gets us absolutely nowhere. Nowhere. This is Too many publishing houses today. This is how they operate. They do it through. Provocative press releases and headlines. They get him on CNN. They get him on The Washington Post. Don't fall for this. Don't fall for this. I know what they're doing. I know what they're doing. Step back and look what's taking place in your own lives. Look what's taking place in your own schools. Let's look what's taking place. With inflation. Look what's taking place. The attack on Our energy and our economic system and our border and all the rest of it. This is what stands in front of us. So all the hype Of these three books, three Trump hating books all at once, and they have all kinds of memos and quotes and this one hated that one. And this one said that and he's Hitler, folks. It doesn't get us anywhere.
Caller Inquires About Latest Marxist Censorship Tactics
"Right ahead, please. Hi, Mark. Thank you for taking my call. I just love your program. Thank you. I listened to you before I go to bed at night just to get a sense of balance against everything else I hear during the day. Thank you, but, um, uh, the censorship plans you were talking about earlier. Um, I was thinking, According to the marks, this leaning left belief in God is not an absolute Wouldn't that be considered disinformation and accordingly? What religious programming that confusing opiate their words of the great unlawful? Need to be strictly censored and regulated. I don't know. I just don't like going down this road and whatever they think they're going to do. We've got to slap this immediately. Slap it down. And as you told the call, screener. No, they have no standards on what they're doing here just to call something a health emergency and information moves too quickly and This. This this government is grabbing powers that it does not have a right to grab and it's grabbing them as fast as they can. They're trying to tear down all the barriers and our constitution. To a centralized, centralized power. They have the media on their side. The mouthpiece is out there. And people running around buying books trashing Donald Trump. That's what they think That's what they think is important. Three of them in the top five on amazon dot com. One of them is number one. Because it's being pushed hard by the Washington Post. These are the shiny objects of a society that is
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"It's truly making a difference for survivors like myself. In fact the grace it has afforded me has compelled me to pay it forward. It is the inspiration for my reaching out to you. Best to you carol. I learned you name that day. Carol Griffin what she would tell me. It would change the way. I. Looked at the story I just published and it would give new meaning to the system that failed in Clark. Soon. Carol would name the person she was implicating in that email. And it was a name I had heard before an might quote it in my first story. A name that was all over Jairo cruises case docket. Judge.
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"When you when you were speaking in court new gave your victim impact statement. And then you saw the outcome with what the judge decided to sentence cruise to like. The judge actually heard you understood what you were saying your words had any impact. Honestly I feel like when the judge asked Or said that he was going to take some time to like deliberate and think about what he had heard from my statement and from. Cruises statement He. rescheduled. You know his decision and I didn't go to that. The I felt like he didn't. Want to say to my face if I hadn't been there that day and made that statement I don't know what the judge. How he would have ruled. It's hard to think that like. It would have been. An. Even more. I guess reduced sentence that it would have been less jail time. and that you know going and saying what I said. I'm glad that I went I'm glad that I. mean. My statement I felt like the judge heard me I don't know if. It mattered enough. This episode of Post reports podcast is brought to you by facebook at facebook. We've taken critical steps to prepare for the US elections. We've more than tripled our safety and security teams implemented five-step AD verification, and launched a new voting information center. Learn more at facebook dot com slash about slash elections. A few years went by and Lauren tried to move on. Eventually, she began therapy. She was gripped by these panic attacks that really started to disrupt her work life and social life. She tried to channel the anger and disappointment into more positive. She turned to advocacy work. And she organized a march for other sexual assault survivors in DC. But it was hard to pretend like things were back to normal for Lauren. Especially because after the attacks cruises career kind of took off. He got a new job at led Zeppelin Matt, which was one of the hottest restaurants in town. And this restaurant happened to be just a few blocks away from Lawrence, Salon? He was unavoidable. She saw me at a bar. She saw him outside of her apartment. Once when she was cutting hair, she even saw him walk by the Salon Window. Wasn't okay with me like him being so close like. How am I supposed to live like? How am I supposed to like just live my life? She was terrified. She needed some feeling of security. Some reassurance that someone somewhere was watching him. He was supposed to be on supervised probation. So, she went to the court website. She found the case docket and she saw a note that there have been a recent hearing hearing in her case and no one had told her about it. which is actually a violation of her rights as a crime victim. And at that hearing the one that she wasn't therefore. Cruises, probation officer revealed that there have been a mistake. Over the past four years cruise was supposed to be getting treatment for his violent sexual tendencies. This was supposed to be a crucial part of his probation and rehabilitation. But it never happened. Instead of any meaningful attempts at rehabilitation, it seemed as if he monitored like a low level drug offender. Judge Morrison said that despite all of this failures, the chef have been on pretty good behavior and really didn't need to be monitored any longer. So he moved cruise to unsupervised probation. At. This point in the story, a lot of people would have just accepted this outcome. It had been years since the assault. What could learn really do? It got to the point where you know my wellbeing. had been sacrificed so many times that..
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"Time. Okay Thank you and try not to. Turn out to talk with your hands and like hit the table. If, you've been listening to post reports for a long time. You might remember a story we did almost two years ago. It was about a woman in DC who was sexually assaulted and how she took matters into her own hands after the justice system failed her. We'll you start with just saying who you are and what you do at the Post my name is Amy Britain and I'm an investigative reporter. After post reporting, she found out that the story didn't end where she thought. It did in fact, it started her and our producer Rena Florez on reporting journey that culminated in a whole new series it's called Canary The Washington Post investigates and all seven episodes are out today Just a warning, this episode contains explicit language and descriptions of sexual assault. One day back in June of two, thousand seventeen, a young woman walked up and down a bustling street in Washington DC. She was carrying with her a stack of paper flyers that she passed out in bars and restaurants and cafes. But these fliers they were unusual. They weren't advertisements were lost him film posters. Instead they had screen shots of something called a case docket. It's like a timeline of the major events of Criminal Court case, and it has the names of judges and lawyers and defendants. This docket showed that a man pleaded guilty to charges of sexual abuse. There were several photos of him and at the top of the fires and bright red capital letters it said. This man has assaulted six women in DC. These flyers were a warning? The woman who handed them out At the time, she didn't want her identity to be known. She was victim. But she was a lot more than that. And Her story started me on a reporting journey that has lasted for nearly three years. A story that has played out in the middle of a larger cultural reckoning..
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"Brad got a good one for you. This Week List Clark of the Washington Post on that breaking story last week about he toxic and harassment culture. At The Washington redskins. Yes, I call them that with the Washington football club with a soon to be new name. All the things that went on in that Liz and or a writer at the Washington Post will oxen. It's embraced reporting talked to many people in and out of the organization. About what happened with that culture was how young women treated there. Hopefully, we'll have changed ahead with. What's going on? With the lawyer being hired, trying to do an internal review, hopefully, some systematic change will go on, but there's a lot of discussion about what you reported Mayan sites talking a lot about Dan Snyder the owner of the Washington Redskins or The Washington football clubs soon to be a different name than redskins. We will talk about that in the minute I. The ran of the week when we are now at the precipice. The NFL in the NFL PA, or having these negotiations, I've said it for months. This was bound to happen in here. We are a replay. Of? What happened in baseball? Will put aside the overarching question whether we'll have football whether we can have a sport that requires the opposite of social distancing whether we can have a sport when the viruses raging in hotspots whether we have sport where they're not gonNA bubble where they're going to be multiple infections. We don't know they're gonNA, be infections that required quarantining of entire say offensive line's defense lines the whole team. How do you have competitive Balance Eddie have a team all of that, but putting aside that and it's related. We have this two part negotiation both at the same time that happened in baseball now is happening in football. Health and safety which protocols we have. A mass joined coordinated effort by stars the NFL. Saying what's going on, we don't have our protocols yet. We don't know what we can do. We don't have an infectious disease plan here we go. That's still being negotiated. Listen contentiousness that we're seeing on social media. And number two the money. We haven't even gotten there. We hear about the owners warning forty percent reduction mostly in this year or this year next year, the players wanted to smooth it out in years ahead. We hear about cap going down forty million dollars next year have about bat. This is going to be a problem. No question and that sort of goes away while we hear more about what's the plan. What's thousand safety plan? You combine all this that we have a three.
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"Get your quote at Progressive Dot, com today we have been talking about the article that drop last night in the Washington Post regarding the culture of sexual harassment within the Washington Football Franchises Office There's been a lot of reaction to it. We were discussing how it almost was a letdown, and by no fault of the content or the women who have experienced these horrible things at their workplace, this hostile work environment, but because of the. The delay in the release of the article, and because of the way that the Washington football franchise has been in the news recently and all of the conversation, circulating around the racism and the sponsors, and all of that stuff people worked for speculating and their speculations were like net flicks, special type stuff like Dirtyjohn type stuff like unsolved mysteries craziness. What happened to ray type stuff? Right like I mean it's just people's brains. We're just going crazy. And so when the article was released talking about this culture of sexual harassment, there was a reaction that was like. Oh! That's it. That's what we got all worked out about worked up about and we feel like that's not fair. Because their story, obviously something that deserves to be talked about it is something that is whether you want to believe it or not rampant in the sports world, and probably elsewhere I can only speak for my personal experiences, but I've got stories Katie. I'm guessing you have stories as well. I don't know that they meant to have two women on the Dan Lebatardshow. The day after the Washington Post article about sexual harassment dropped I big. It was purely coincidence, but here we are so another question that people are talking about is what is Dan Snyder's culpability in all of this. Look as you mentioned Katie. He is not a likable character. He's not one of those people that you see when you're looking for. For, godparents of your kids go. You know who would be great Dan. Snyder signed him up for that job. Right I mean like people just traditionally don't like him, and the reputation is well earned. We could go on and on about the stuff that Snyder has done as his own team but we don't have time for that right now. My question to you is what is his role in what these women experienced. Yet that's a tricky question. Right and I don't know the inner workings of the Washington Redskins and how they have everything set up in house right, but I can speak to my experiences with the bucks. I worked for a team the Milwaukee Bucks for a year. And was one of the best years of my life. It was owned by four different owners. Join Owners. Okay. They did not work in the building. They didn't live in Milwaukee the team. A lot of them lived in New York. We saw them at plenty of home games. We saw them on the road. They came to so many road games, and so that's how I came to know the different owners for the bucks. What I'm saying is this they don't? See the day to day. The inner workings of what's happening. At the office, right, what's happening within cubicles or offices, or what's being said from employee to employee. That's on the shoulders of other people. Who they put in place right as an owner who you hire to be your president, who you hire to be your coo in your your C. Suites, your executives that's on you and and it seems that the executives that he hired. Drop the ball on many cases I will say in Reading The Washington Post Article Gen. My biggest concern is why don't they have a bigger? Hr Department like that's. That's a problem to me that the HR Department for the Washington Redskins an NFL team with a storied history only has one. One person that people can actually pick out of a crowd and say hey. I think that's our HR REP like if anything bad happens, I think. Maybe that's the person we should go to and I think that's the person I can talk to to me. That's a problem when I worked for the bucks, I picked out five people five people from the HR department, and that's an NBA team, and so for me I think that the structure of the organization is a problem and the culture. Obviously, that was allowed in in. Flourished there that they allow such inappropriate behavior was the problem and so yeah. I think that's where Daniel Snyder could be on. The Hook is the people that he put in place to make sure this stuff didn't happen and it did under. Their Watch! It's tricky. which is the very first thing you said? Because you don't want to be a hypocrite in this space, right, you don't want to condemn Daniel Snyder, because he's just not a likable guy, and then be okay with Mark Cuban to talk to about somebody in your NBA Space Katie who oversaw something very similar with the mavs, but kept his job. You know made what seemed to be a heartfelt apology about the culture that was beneath him and kind of took the took the position that. I didn't know any of this was going on, but if I had known any of this going on, there would have been swift repercussions, and that you know we would still like. It's hard to sit there and go well. We were okay with Mark Cuban keeping his job and keeping the team and saying that he was GonNa, do better going forward and not give Daniel Snyder. The same benefit of the doubt like that's tricky, right? The problem is Snyder has a longer. Rap Sheet for lack of a better term. Right like he's got all of these other. Perceived errors in Judgment Sharpeville, the least of which is not having a racist name for many many many years, and resisting and saying capital never will I change the name right so like he just doesn't get that benefit of the doubt that we have given to mark Cuban and I. Don't WanNa. Be a hypocrite in that space well. It's like think about the new. England patriots penalty their most recent penalty right like for filming the sideline the TV crew. That's not even on the football ops side when we all saw that penalty, where like a million dollars a third round. That's a big deal. For the charge, maybe not like is the crime worth the the punishment. Probably not, but this wasn't the Patriots first offense right, so it was. A different couple different instances where they told the line or cross the line, and now they're getting a really big consequence coming down for filming the sidelines like for me when I look at Daniel Snyder. He's wrapped up and a lot of different issues right now, negative headline after negative headline, and now this comes down. It looks made. Worse than if this was just a vacuum situation of hey, this culture is terrible. They need to fix it. He didn't know it was going on during his watch now he does, he's going to make the necessary changes and get the right people and restructure the HR department, whatever that would be better, but because to your point, this isn't in the vacuum and a lot of things have transpired under his ownership. It looks worse and it looks bad, and it looks like he is more likely to be on the hook for something like this and then. Then we haven't even gotten into the allegations, Riley. We've been talking about like the lead up to the release of the story. Daniel Snyder's culpability in the story. We haven't even I guess I assume that many people were able to like. Take ten minutes yesterday and read it because the anticipation was so big and everybody's like I wanNA. Know what it is I'm just assuming that a lot of people saw it I. Mean we could dive into some of these things, guys? They're nasty like they're. They're despicable, right? We're talking select cvs the taxi glass. That women had to be careful about walking down because men could literally be beneath them, looking up their skirts. Like the second grade to me like come on like these when you were all. Right, my school jumper, or whatever and you? Sophie shorts underneath to deter that like. How are women having to think about this in the workplace? It's twenty twenty. It's messed up man. For businesses around the world today isn't a restart. It's a rethink that's why they're partnering with IBM to Change How they from supply chains to customer service. Let's put smart to work visit.
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"To be involved in this, you're talking about one of the most like terrible people of the last, however long you to go last decade right as far as like what he was accused of, and now you're attaching that to this. All of that was like holy unfair, and again the merits of the article alone there there we need to talk about the systematic harassment, sexual harassment and sexism that exists in these spaces. Spaces but damn if they didn't mess up the process by letting people spin on it for a couple of days, and the reporters who put out like Yo Yo dog I'm hearing some stuff. It's not good like it really was problematic I know and I hate that part because I think twitter as great as it is can be a detriment. Social Media in general can be a detriment and I don't want to. Over hyped isn't the the proper word for it because that diminishes what happened to these women in this article, which is horrible, and they shouldn't have had to have dealt with that on a day to day basis, and they shouldn't be crying in the bathroom at lunch. Break with others who are going through the same thing, and they shouldn't have to be fending off sexual advance after sexual advance via text message. In fear of trying to keep their job, but at the same time you're point like you're reading things on twitter like is he actually a friend of Jeffrey Epstein? was he a part of that circle? That's crazy and that's unfair that so many people's name got dragged through the mud because people were just creating things to create it while we waited and that's that's the detriment of social media and I hate that for some people who yesterday and the day before probably were days of hell for them of wondering. What is this Washington? Post expose GONNA. Be About am I included. I have no idea I mean the whole thing I thought. Wasn't good. I didn't think it looked good from the optics I, thought that it was handled poorly to say the least and I think a lot of people were fueling the handling of it, just from spouting off on their twitter, and that to me was unfair for a lot of people, and it minimized ultimately and I. Don't think he asked intention at all in ended up minimizing the story, because it couldn't live up to the expectations that people had created in their mind. It's kind of like when you read a book and you picture who plays the main characters in your head, and then that gets turned into a movie and you're like no man that's. Like that's not how it went down in my head, and it can't ever live up to the story you created in your brain, and the problem is. This is already an issue Katie as I'm sure you well know as many of our female colleagues in this space know that already gets minimized or already told relax. You're no fun. Just go justin joke yeah. Don't rock the boat. Oh I thought you were. Were Cooler than that, and then you're sitting there, questioning your own judgment going and my being gaslight right now or maybe I am overly sensitive. Maybe this is just how it goes. Hey, I want to be accepted in the space. Maybe I do need to just go along and like if you think that that's not something happens regularly for women in the space. Just scroll through twitter man just scroll through twitter. Twenty four hours and look at all the women who have identified with what those fifteen women talked about in the Washington Post piece. We are going to be joined by Liz. Clark of the Washington Post, one of the two articles along with will hobson who put together this expose on the rampant sexual harassment in the Washington football franchise offices as Katie alluded to many of the people who have been singled out and named the peace have since been fired or left I believe the play by play guy that you mentioned announced yesterday that he was quote unquote retiring from the team. How convenient what it's been! A good run is what he said. What claiming I'm? Sure he's got many many other things that he'll be focusing his attention on now. So yeah we're going to talk more about this on the Dan Le Batard show. We have a lot of other things to get to ESPN released list of the best arena height music. and. We have some problems with it. We were I mean come on like come on, get it. If you get a chance, subscribe to ESPN daily. It was put out in the ESPN daily email. It's a great compilation, but come on Katie I know you were like. Oh, I. Know I actually wrote them down because I'm this invested in Georgia? Take any notes on the Washington Post article, but she has many many on the hype Music List Espn daily put out. Hello. This is your apartment. I need some favors from you. Your.
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"Want to you agenda very the best to Ryan Crocker joins us now from spokane Washington. He's diplomat in residence at Princeton University versity ambassador Crocker. Welcome back to the program. Thank you for having me so first of all that tape that we heard from you in two thousand sixteen. PUT IT in context. Why are you saying About about your earliest time there in Afghanistan that we didn't even know what the task was in two thousand two overall. I think the task was clear then. And it's clear now. Go to Iran Kate the capacity of al-Qaeda or anyone else operating from Afghan soil to do another attack like nine eleven. The challenge is how do you get there. And in this particular case The the argument debate going on that I could perceive from Kabul Do we simply consider mission accomplished. Because they'll see it as on the run or are we going to have to take steps to ensure that they never come back and that had to do with four levels missions and civilian component. So it wasn't we've we've always known We still know eighteen years later What this is about? It is preventing a resurgence in return to Afghanistan in friendly hands for al-Qaeda. Okay so the mission overall preventing a resurgence of al Qaeda data but Ambassador Crocker. Forgive me because I'm I'm a little confused I think in that two thousand sixteen Cigar interview. You say that whether it's a long term commitment or a minimal commitment is that was that the the confusion as early as two thousand two. Well let me put it this way. They the minimum commitment. Ah An economy of force operation which it certainly was to Take on al-Qaeda. Is that enough do we say we. We've done it and then pull back Or do we maintain a longer term presence to stabilize the Afghan state and to be sure that were in position to react immediately to anything that would look like a return of al Qaeda that that was the debate the Betas I saw it so ambassador Crocker. Give me your big picture. Take here what do you think is revealed in this six part Washington in post series about. US officials approach to the to the war. Our strategy What is your takeaway here? Well I it was an amazing effort by post over several years to accumulate. All of these papers through the Freedom of Information Act and that that is commendable I think though that They are sensationalizing to mark degree to try to produce the smoking gun and so forth that You know lying to the American people when I think the real story is to to to sift through all of those documents all of those interviews and to try to pull together. Some true lessons learned what worked. What didn't why What does this tell us about possible future engagements by the US In other countries ethically military engagement so Again A I I think the real meaning of these papers is yet to come when I for someone or someone some group to go through these meticulously And see what they tell us in toto and I don't think the inspector general all is is that should stop. I mean I think there should be a policy. Discussion and very much in the public is so I think the uh the real meaning of this will be when someone or someones takes it on a long-term mental physical project so ambassador Crocker agreed with you on that vast trove of documents like this. I think probably deserves many iterations of analysis but to your point about the the post sensationalizing this I mean John. Salko ahead of the very agency that conducted these interviews and you were one of the interviewees. Louie's he told Craig what he told the Post. The American people have constantly been lied to. I don't is. He is sopko sensationalizing analyzing his own agencies work. You have to go through And he would have to say Here's the life hi From from my perspective looking at a couple of the big issues out there like the collapse APPs of Kabul Bank In in two thousand ten Yes it was a huge mess. It was also broadly known Because it just remember this is this is Afghanistan no more Taliban government free press. They were correspondent all over Kabul and they were on these stories so I I just don't see the smoking gun and that's why I think the thrust of these papers should be. What does this tell us about what to do? And more importantly what not to do You know that's the story I'm looking for. That's the set of Afghan can papers that I think are really going to be worth reading. Okay so perhaps. There isn't any one I don't even know if there's anyone that's an out lie. But but the the issue is Were the was the. We're the American people misled about the The progress being made in Afghanistan over multiple administrations. I mean you mentioned the couple bank crisis which is a really interesting moment in this story. Right from two thousand ten then when the Kabul Bank collapsed under what billions of dollars of a billion dollars a fraudulent loans including some that were made to then President Hamid Karzai's family now now in the Washington Post story. The Post points out that Carl I can bury who was ambassador In Afghanistan just before you he was pressing Karzai to take action on the Kabul Bank problem alum but apparently they say that that changed when you replaced him in July two thousand eleven and let me just read a quote here from a couple of Treasury Department officials who are in the Afghanistan papers abors says they say it was a case study of how fragile and precarious. US policy can be literally literally overnight. Our entire policy change Crocker's attitude was is to make the issue go away buried as deep as possible and silence any voices within the embassy that wanted to make this an issue that's from Treasury Department officials. Now the reason why I raise this is because because again about the American people not being leveled with here is not an example of the self defeating nature of US Policy Policy Neff Ghanistan over many years because we know you cared deeply about corruption. You've talked about that for years. But here we have treasury officials saying you didn't want to alienate Hamad Karzai in push him on anti corruption efforts because of the US troops urge coming under President Obama. Almost at the exact same time respond to that it it wouldn't be a question of Pressing President Karzai. I'm I did that. I had multiple meetings with him Multiple meetings with other senior officials on this issue I think the real question out there is Should we have decided that couple bank and it's they know mom was You know the single issue should drive our presence that if they don't come clean on Kabul couple bank think we should pack up and go home No we should not So it's there's a big difference here between handling selene multiple items on it and gender and making your whole agenda The issue of corruption What President Obama asked me to do ninety sent me to Afghanistan? Those two things renewed the relationship with President Karzai which was in tatters at the time and to negotiate a long-term long-term bilateral agreement between Afghanistan and the US We did both and President Obama came to Kabul to sign that agreement so is corruption important. Of course it is it is it is utterly corrosive. Should it have driven every decision we made in which case we pulled out So that's that's the difference Well you know you. You have spoken a a lot about the problem. How big problem? Corruption was not not a uniform problem of course but a big one that was perhaps inadvertently only of the. US government's own making right. I mean in the in the Afghanistan papers you're quoted as saying our biggest single project sadly and inadvertently of course may have been the development of mass corruption. Once it gets to the level I saw when I was out there at somewhere between unbelievably hard outright impossible to fix but it was the. US pouring these hundreds hundreds of billions of dollars into an extremely fragile state right and even a believe humanitarian groups on the ground. Were saying there isn't the infrastructure. Sure here to be able to to soak up all that money in a legitimate fashion. So I'm wondering why do you think the White House or the Pentagon and why didn't they realize know or believe that that flood of money could be a source of flowering of corruption in Afghanistan. Well that's precisely the point. We need to remember that Afghanistan was new dimension for us at the time We didn't quite know what to expect after the Taliban were unseeded One one of those hard lessons painfully learned. I think is the just just to describe it to you. inability of A A a country status system To to manage these these kinds of inflows That that was all new Lewis. And that's why I think again. The lessons learnt part of this is so important. And that's what are those do- The major projects Early on because it's going to take you someplace you don't WanNa go. We didn't know it. Then we know what now I knew actually in very short so just two quick quick quick questions for unite appreciate your time But you said the inability of the sort of receiving nation that's just experienced. US military military action the inability of that nation to cope with all the money is one thing but are we also not talking about the unwillingness of Pentagon gone and White House officials to listen to their very own advisers on the ground right. I mean there is an example in the in the post story saying one contractor was saying he was doling out three million dollars a day for projects in one Afghanistan district where the infrastructure amounted to mud huts and no windows and there are people. Were saying. This is crazy but I'm getting a sense. That officials weren't listening whether is always that disconnect between headquarters and field ask any foreign foreign correspondent about the editorial staff back home As a field guy and that's a constant refrain. Listen to the folks in the field but again here I I said the one of the interviews. This is a glass half full for me Because I got to see what it was like in two thousand and two when there was nothing And it's very much that's the case that we have made a difference. Look there were one hundred thousand troopers in. US troopers in Afghanistan When I left in twenty twelve There were about ten thousand housing there now Casualties have dropped hugely. Think this And yet the Afghan government is staying. The course with this troop presence is one tenth. What used to be So is that winning well It has kept the Taliban from taking over the country again. They don't hold a single one. Thirty four provincial capitals with a now vastly reduced. US investment. I would say that's a pretty cheap insurance ENJ- policy to prevent another nine eleven. Well my final question to you ambassador and again I'm grateful for your time is look I just keep returning your point well taking but I still keep returning to the the the notion. That's what's shot through this. This investigative series is the American people weren't levelled with so I'm just wondering you know not just the American people but all the the members of the United States military who have served more than two thousand of them who gave their lives so to their families as well bill. Can you tell them that. They should trust the messaging given given to them by officials of the United States government when it comes to military action abroad should we trust what are officials. Say One of the great strengths of American society is that it is an open society citing We are allowed in this country. We are insured in this country that we can be out in question authority and we should always do that. I think it is very important At the same time I think that Those who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan Should also also take some comfort in the fact that Their their daughters and sons answered the call to duty Went forward into A real war and paid the ultimate price Is that sacrifice without me absolutely not it. It represents all that is good in this country So I think you can you you can handle both a a A sense of our right in our media the citizens to question authority but at the same time to to realize that these sacrifices were for the security of the United States. And I would tell anyone that as we sit here in twenty nineteen The fact that the Taleban has not been able to come back that al Qaeda is not able to get the time space and security to plan another nine eleven They have sacrificed for our national security and our security is better for it. We'll embassador Ryan Crocker served as US ambassador to Afghanistan from two thousand eleven to two thousand twelve. He was charged a fair in two thousand and two. He's a diplomat in residence at Princeton Princeton University. And he recently published an opinion piece in the Washington Post titled I served in Afghanistan. It's not another Vietnam. We have linked to that at one point. Radio DOT ORG Ambassador Walker. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me well Craig whitlock posts investigative reporter..
"washington post" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Says there's unmistakable evidence that. US officials knew the war had become unwinnable but may never have had a winning strategy in place to begin with and now members of the military who served in Afghanistan are reacting here. Shane Reynolds who served as an Army combat medic in Afghanistan in two thousand ten for all of us that went over there and worked so hard into our families through so much and there was never a strategy. We were just going through motions chasing ghosts through mounds. This hour point will dig deep into the Afghanistan papers and we'll speak with a former. US official WHO's quoted in them and joining us from Washington is Craig Whitlock. He's the investigative reporter Behind the series the Washington symbol series the Afghanistan papers and we have a link to his reporting at on point. Radio Dot Org Craig. Great to have you back. Thanks for having me so you know we wanted. We talk to you on the day that the first part of the series was published earlier this month and we wanted to have you back for a full hour because quite frankly in in this particular news cycle. I just thought that like in any other reality. We'd have your stories would be the big stories of the year and they risk getting a little buried. So let's let's let's spend some some significant time on this first of all for folks who haven't been able to read through the six part series just tells. What are the Afghanistan papers? Sure so these are interviews more than four hundred interviews that An Obscure Government Agency called the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan conducted with people who played a direct role in the war there. They range from generals and diplomats White House officials to aid workers or where troops in the field as well as Afghan and NATO officials. These interviews were conducted between twenty fourteen in two thousand eighteen as part of a lessons learned project to to discuss mistakes made during the war in the hopes that they wouldn't be repeated in any future conflicts We obtain them took three years and in two lawsuits under under the freedom of Information Act but it took us a long time to obtain them but the first time we've been able to make public these interviews and transcripts and notes in their entirety Birdie. Okay well let's listen back to a moment from two thousand one from October eleventh. Two thousand one just a few days. After the United States began bombing in Afghanistan and President George W Bush held a primetime press conference at the White House. Reporter asked him how he had planned to avoid being drawn into another Vietnam like quagmire quagmire. The president said we learned some very important lessons in Vietnam. You said rely on Special Forces not a big army and then here's what President Bush added people often ask me. How long will this last? This particular battlefront will last as long as it takes to bring al Qaeda justice it. It may happen tomorrow. It may happen a month from now. It may take a year or two but we will prevail and what the American people need to know what our allies no. I am determined to stay the course and we must do so. We must do so President George W Bush in October of two thousand one so quite a Resolved tone of voice there from the president early on Craig but what does what not the Afghanistan papers reveal about how quickly the United States realize that it was not going to be a straightforward military operation in Afghanistan. Oh I think it took a while at first the whole mission was to go over and retaliate for nine one one to capture and kill al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and in the first six months we accomplished most of that you know al Qaeda's leadership was was dead captured or had fled to places like Pakistan unlike Osama bin Laden did so we really accomplished the the main objective of the war early on but after those first six months that's when things started to drift and part of the the problem was of course of Bush administration got distracted by its planning to invade Iraq But we also the the objectives became mushy at that point became unclear. who were we fighting? Why were we continuing to fight What responsibility did we have for the government of Afghanistan to try and rebuild the country You the things got kind of mushy after that right so muddled strategy at best or no strategy at worst and how does that. So so the core of what your reporting shows here is is that truth is in great contrast to what officials were consistently telling the American people for years on end. So what are some of the things things that that The American people heard right so the talking points throughout the world have been pretty consistent you get a US military commanders and diplomats or people at the White House and they pretty much take the same line. They've said we're in a tough fight. There's a lot of challenges. We might have some setbacks but invariably they say we're making progress and it set phrase. We're making progress That has been repeated Month after month a year after year neff Ghanistan even when it has become apparent That we're not making progress. We're stuck in in a stalemate or a quagmire but what's interesting in the Afghanistan papers is not just as our the tone of things completely different people admitting there were real problems and the war or was was really suffering from a policy and strategic level but there are actually some interviews with individuals both military headquarters in Kabul and people people who worked at the White House who said there is a deliberate effort to distort to statistics or measurements to spin. The word to always make it seem like we're making progress when these people in fact knew we we were not winning a deliberate distortion. I mean that's the thing that I keep coming back to. That's a unveiled in each one of the pieces. Uses in your in your series Craig but about the not the consistent truth of the fact that the United States wasn't making progress in Afghanistan. I mean you've been here you in the Washington Post Since the series came out have been hearing from members of the military who served in the region and for example. Let me just play a bit of tape here from from the Post. This is Greg. Frost Romi served as an army intelligence officer over four deployments in Afghanistan from two thousand six to two thousand seventeen. And here's what he told you. There's a lot of years sex. You're just pushing the Rock Hill and you go home for six months and you come back and the rocks at the bottom of the hill. And you're like well now I'm GonNa start pushing it again. You know why so Craig. What kind of reaction are you? Hearing from members of the military I think enlisted members of the military or junior officers who served in Afghanistan particularly those who serve multiple errors. who were sent back it again and again? There's there's a real frustration Anger even the they feel like they put their lives on the line. They carried out Their orders and what they were told to do very tough assignments and I think for a lot in into reading the Afghanistan papers their commanders or senior officers in the US government who are now looking back. They're admitting that things were really screwed up. I think these these veterans are you know feeling a sense of betrayal. The why did you send us back. My friends died in the war. People I served with were killed. Shouldn't you have been more forthcoming all along about how this war was going and maybe we should have had this national conversation. Many years ago Well Shane Reynolds that Army combat medic that we played the tape from earlier in the show. He also said that we felt there was no plan. There was no strategy. There is no will to change anything about that. All of our leaders you saw them on television giving speeches on leadership and publishing their self help books or their leadership books on retirement. They had abandoned us. Abandoned abandoned US many of us before we even got there the war to them. It was a box to check something to do in their career. That's Shane Reynolds a an Army combat medic. What response has the Post Gotten Craig from From the from the ribbons and brass as Shane says from from the Pentagon well. They've been pretty quiet but I don't think there's much they can say in the sense that when you read the Afghanistan papers what's startling is that As set soldier just mentioned it felt like on the ground there is no strategy. But what's what's shocking artery these interviews with commanding generals who say the same thing There's an AH army general. Dan McNeill was a two-time military commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan. And he very bluntly said that you there was no strategy. said he was just told to go over there and and do good things and he asked Higher ups at NATO in Washington before he went to Afghanistan in two thousand seven he said you know I asked people to define for me what winning men and nobody could and he was far from alone. There is a British general who's in charge of NATO forces forces in Afghanistan General David Richards. And he bluntly said you know. We had a lot of of tactics but there was no coherent long-term strategy General Doug Lute who is the Afghan words are in the White House for Bush and Obama said you know we didn't have the foggiest idea of what we were undertaking in Afghanistan So these are the generals in charge easer the brass. There's they're not disputing their comments. But it's pretty startling to hear that kind of assessment. Come from the people the top well Craig got a minute and a half to go before the break when we come back from the break we're actually going to be talking with someone who's Quoted in the Afghanistan Papers Ambassador Ryan Crocker. So set up our conversation with him for us a little bit. Who who is he and why is he a key player in the Afghanistan story so Ryan Crocker is very well known and accomplished diplomat In the State Department he served as the top diplomat in Kabul twice twice both in two thousand and two which was just. After we reopen the embassy Afghanistan was really in a shambles at that point but he came back as ambassador. You're under President Obama during the surge Several years later so he he has a good view of the Afghan war from from different time perspectives. He also served as has. US Ambassador to Pakistan The neighboring country which is also a key player in the world so he has a lot of perspective in the war over time. We'll talk with Ambassador Ryan Crocker when we come back from the other side of this break and.
"washington post" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"How did the Washington imposed obtain the Afghanistan papers? What can we all learn from these secret interviews about the war? What are we all need to know about what's happened in Our Name? I'm your host Brian stelter and as you know this weekly podcast is our chance to go. In depth with media leaders and newsmakers was talking about how the news is made how the media works. And this week we've seen an incredible example of the news media at its best a project. Three years is in the making from the Washington Post by investigative reporter Craig Whitlock and a team of dozens of people who helped honor these secret interviews about the Afghan war a major investigation by the Washington Post major revelations about the nearly two decade long war and Afghanistan top. US officials officials repeatedly misled the American public to conceal doubts about the likelihood of success in Afghanistan. This is deeply deeply disturbing being alarming and it should be for for the American people a campaign of lies. The Afghanistan papers project was published by post on Monday morning. Now it's Friday morning and I'm thrilled to be joined and by Craig Whitlock. Who led this project? Craig thank you so much for joining me. Thanks for having me. You've been working on this in secret for very long time. Take me back to the beginning gene when you start to think that there was something the public needed to see. That was being kept secret so I we didn't know in the beginning it was August twenty. Sixteen this all started with an old fashioned tip. We got a tip. That Michael Flynn the retired army. General had given unpublished interview with Thin Obscure Government Agency about the war in Afghanistan. And you have to remember back in August. Two Thousand Sixteen Michael Flynn was becoming well known maybe even notorious he is for his supportive of then candidate trump dislike of Hillary Clinton but when he was in the military Flynn was known as A pretty straight shooter and someone who wasn't afraid to criticize how things were going within the ranks. So we're very curious what he said in this interview and we put in a public records records request under the freedom of Information Act and we thought we get our hands on this pretty soon but the long and short of it is it turned into a three year legal battle and you discovered there were many many more interviews. How many interviews? With other people what we didn't know it I we I just requested the the Flint interview but later we found out that that this was part of a bigger project where they had interviewed hundreds of people and even at that time we didn't know how many hundreds but ultimately turns out they've interviewed more than six six hundred people who played some kind of role in the war from generals or military commanders to diplomats to White House officials but all the way down the the the ranks to aid workers people in the field. We managed to finally get our hands after three years on more than four hundred of the interviews. And we're still fighting thing for the rest and these interviews were conducted by this agency is Edson Obscure Agency the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction or were. Is it SEGALLA. How do they pronounce Cigar Cigar and this organization? Did you even know it existed when you were starting out. Did he covered national security issues and had covered. The Pentagon has a beat for several years. And so this agency. Their job is to investigate. Waste and abuse in Afghantistan and make sure money's being spent properly like you would expect from an inspector general but they did something different With these interviews back in two thousand fourteen fourteen. They decided to start a program called lessons learned where they would interview people involved in the war to see what mistakes were made in the hopes that they could avoid making these mistakes again if we got stuck in another war like it but the context again was interesting back in two thousand fourteen. Everybody assumed the war was finally coming to an end. President Obama had promised to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the time he left office and he had in fact declared an end to combat operations. Even though in fact we were still fighting over there but at that time people thought the war was was over was ending and so they were perhaps talking a little more freely than they would've otherwise. I think it's so interesting that it starts with a single tip about a single interview and and then snowballs you never know when a single tip is going to lead to too well and this one. We didn't know because we were just pulling on the string and we kept pulling but it was hard. We kept getting doors slammed on us. We thought it was a pretty straightforward public records request. This interview is not classified. This agency in fact doesn't even have classification authority when you deal with the military a lot of times the immediately invoked national security reasons. We're not giving information but this agency didn't I didn't have that same with authority but again we thought we would get this in in short order but once Flynn was named National Security Advisor for trump This agency finally denied us and we had to go to court to fight to get it and we did win but it took awhile and you mentioned. They're still more. You're fighting for in court tussle tussle but more about that you know the the journalistic and legal background to a story like this when we say you're fighting in court. This means multiple lawyers right multiple court sessions. This is not sheep for the Washington Post. It's very expensive. Unfortunately we have a terrific in-house counsel who deals with these issues. But once you go to court you need to hiring outside counsel and we did in this case again very good lawyers you WanNa make sure you put your best foot forward in federal court case but the court cases take a long on time and what's unusual in this instance as we actually had to sue twice we sued I for the Flint interview and we won that and we thought that would essentially they serve as a test case that surely this agency the Inspector General. After we won the first time they would cough up the rest but they kept dragging their feet. We need to take them to the court a second time which you know we were sort of banging our heads against the wall. But that's what it took to pry loose all four hundred interviews. And why do you believe that this was worth doing. What was the I think I think I can understand? Why but articulate what the the motivation is something like this? Well if if you go back in time there's really never been a public accounting for what happened in Afghanistan. There is no nine one one when that happened. AH The government created the nine one one commission to try and get some answers to figure out the lessons of how that could have happened and even in Iraq there have been attempts to do lessons. Learned Programs Army did a big like two thousand page history of what went wrong in Iraq and later declassified that but nothing like that's ever happened happened with Afghanistan. There have been some congressional hearings but hardly any in recent years. Nobody's really done a top to bottom review of what went wrong so we thought maybe this this would be a way to get into it and once we got the Flynn interview He was really forthright and he was in fact pretty blistering in his criticism of how the word been portrayed to the public. He said time after time by the time the public messaging was given to the American people. They're always told we're making progress. We're doing better. We're winning. And yet he said that intelligence reports from the ground made cleared the complete opposite that we were losing and he said it was almost a crime. What had happened happened out? The American people were misled about the nature of the war. Once we saw that we were like well. We want to see the other four hundred interviews. We want to see what the other other people said. We knew. Then I think that this was a potentially very important story. I used to think during the height of the Iraq war that when we're we're covering. US military claims government claims come with a warning label a warning sticker that says governments often lied during wartime and yet we. Don't I believe that sometime deep down inside and we hope history doesn't repeat itself every single time but you're saying it's pretty clear from his interviews. History did repeat itself again. Country was lied to for years. They were certainly misled. And that's the power of these Afghanistan papers is I think I mean we knew and had reported that the war wasn't wasn't going. Well just the fact the war that takes eighteen years by definition that were not going very well certainly. Many of the problems have been reported on on on all sorts of news media for many years but was different about these papers. It was the people who are in charge of the war. The people running the show so to speak they had had these grave misgivings and doubts about the strategy about the mission about how things were being portrayed and they were just enormously blunt about about it in these interviews and that I think gives them the power of the contrast between what the American people were being told in public and what these same people felt in private There's been some criticism however of the way the posts characterize this for example Dartmouth Professor Jason Lisle Road Analysis for the post website. WHO said If you're surprised by what's in the Afghan papers you haven't been paying attention He's citing the scores of quote rich accounts from journalists about election fraud corruption. Human rights abuses mucis battlefield setbacks and failed reconstruction. What do you say to that? Well he's right in the sense that that's been well reported. The posters reported this CNN CNN is reported this. I mean who. WHO hasn't we've had correspondence air for eighteen years reporting these very same issues and certainly You know scholars like Dr Lyle. I'll have been studying these issues but again I don't think anybody has ever uncovered statements in black and white hundreds of interviews of people involved in the war for admitting that it was a disaster. intones that are frankly pretty stunning i. I haven't seen that anywhere and I think that's why these reports in our coverage bridge of it has resonated. We've entered enormous response from my readers. And it's been very gratifying. I think we finally broken through with the truth about the war. And that's something that seems so hard to do To get sustained focused attention on what's going on in the conflict folks zones that America finds itself in Afghanistan chief among them but other other conflict zones where they are drone strikes and other accident went on all the time and pretty pretty easy to look the other way. If you're just going about your day to day life consuming the news did you feel you how to desire or motivation to break through that. Well we were going to try. I mean I knew going into this. One of the things was going to happen once. We published either. It would sink like a stone and nobody nobody would pay attention because everybody is obsessed with politics at the moment or perhaps it would grab people the way I thought you know why the way it had grabbed me when I read these documents and we spend a lot of time not just preparing these documents so he could show them to our readers we went to great lengths so that when people read these quotations -tations and the articles e could actually see the experts from the documents themselves. We'd audio excerpts of people like Michael Flynn and Ambassador Ryan Crocker telling these kind of blood-curdling stories almost about what did go on during the war. We thought if we could present it in the right way again we hoped it would would strike a chord with readers and I think it worked out. I think it was incredible the way the post rolled this out on Monday morning with All of your articles in a.
"washington post" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Showing you again folks how I believe the FBI. I was duped into initiating a bad investigation which they continued shamefully later knowing the information was garbage Lisa page. FBI lawyer who's appeared in the news. Obviously yesterday we covered her on our show who is just playing victim now and one of the most pathetic things I've ever seen in my life here's lead. FBI lawyer and the biggest political spying scandal in US history. I'm sorry you know we offended you by calling you out on it. I mean seriously but I do you believe Lisa page was being genuine when she went up to Capitol Hill and she gave some testimony. She was asked very specifically by Mark Meadows about where the FBI and the CIA where they got their information from and who their sources are remember the central tenant of what we're discussing. I have to continue to harp on. There's as you understand this. Is the scandal the FBI stories been. We got the information from Downer. And that the information we may have got from the CIA. That was from different sources. They didn't know anything. Anything about the dossier. Why because Brennan just told you we didn't know about the dossier and steal really put up her testimony? I want to read this again. So Mark Meadows. He tells excellent Congressman from North Carolina Tells Lisa page in this testimony. Hey We know there are multiple sources paid says. I know that I know all the information found. Its Way to a lot of different places certainly in October. Two Thousand Sixteen but if the CIA is early as August in fact had those same reports thus steel. I'm not aware that I'm not aware of that. And redacted meadow says so you say our source is your source arse was he working for you page says well no sir. Well I mean how could he be exclusively your source. I believe they're talking about steel. Oh potentially helper paid. Says I don't know if the CIA had Mr Steele Open as a source. I would not know that folks. Listen I don't l.. Trust Lisa page as far as I can throw. I can't throw anybody very far. No what I want to. I'm simply suggesting to you that I don't believe she's lying here. I believe she is telling doing truth. Do you get what she's saying. She is still under the impression that the F. B. I.. Open their massive spying investigation at the Donald Trump because they believe the information they were getting from the intelligence community and the CIA in the East See. The electronic communication was coming from verified separate separate sources folks. The information was likely coming from steele the exact same source they were using and they don't know it. It's not verified defied. It's the same thing she goes on. It gets good here. Lisa page says yes sir because with all due honesty if director Brennan so we got that information from our source right. I'm just reading this directly the FBI got this information from our source if the CIA had another source of that information. I am neither aware of that nor did this EAE provided to us. If if they did. Because the first time we meadows interrupts we do know there are multiple sources page comes back. I do know that. And then she goes on to where we were talking about before. It's a backwards but it's important. We put it that way. You get where I'm going with this. The the bureau was involved in massive malfeasance for continuing a spy investigation. Continuing an investigation. They knew was was predicated by the latest January of two thousand seventeen when they're interviewing steel sources on bogus information and they kept swearing in any way I'm telling you the malfeasance how feasible is rife. We are only discussing the initiation phase initiation phase now the disagreement out in the Washington Post piece. We're talking about right now between borrowed hearts is based only on that. And I believe Horowitz if if I'm not trying to get ahead of this but I wanna discuss this piece because it's in the news and you need to know about it if Horowitz's conclusion Russian on the report coming out this Monday. If his conclusion the inspector general is they opened up the investigation properly. This is not an out for the deep state. Why Joe and please tell me? This makes sense. Because Horowitz doesn't know so what the. CIA is not lying about and if the FBI produces a file saying hey this is the information we got from Brennan. Of course we were going to spy. I on the trump team Brennan told us there was a massive scandal. Then Horowitz may be right makes sense and bar may be right to how can they both be right. The FBI investigation was properly opened the FBI investigation. Wasn't there saying different things. No they're not. No they're not Lindsey. Graham Kinda hinted at this last night. Everybody take a big fat juicy timeout. We don't know what's in the report if Horowitz's report says yes. It was opened based on information they got from the Intel community and then dorms report coming out hopefully weeks or maybe a month or so later. We haven't seen dorms report. Says that information they got was based on lies from John Brennan who didn't tell the FBI he was using the same sources. Folks this is not aww pass for the deep state at all everybody chill. We don't know yet joe. Please tell me that made sense. Yeah good we don't know yet shares rebounding could be right right it does not give up the media of course is jumping to paint this as no the FBI did nothing wrong. They were investigating based on solid information. Bar saying you all don't know where the information in Cambridge yet right. Now take away number two from this Washington Post piece last night. They kind of throw this in at the end. This a throwaway now to reset where we are on this because this is important. The Post is saying well Horowitz's suggesting you know this was properly predicated. What is the FBI FBI officials story about what it was predicated on? I already told you the officials stories. We open the investigation. Because I'm a diplomat. told us they talked to his trump campaign member popadopoulos palace who told them about dirt on Hillary who popadopoulos heard from Russia age. That's the official left the story and the FBI story to how. How do we know that? Because he's the only person refers to Mifsud who talked to popadopoulos initially by the dirt on Hillary allegedly cozy only one who refers to Miss Sudas of Russian Asia. No no one else. Not even muller not branding. Either I would call me say that because co me. I told you is going to stick to the script that hey the Intel we were fed from Brennan and the Intel Community said a Russian agent was talking Popadopoulos. That's what we were told told you. Get the official version of events relies entirely on Serbian Russian agent so Devlin Barrett throws this little throwaway Away in at the end from the Washington Post piece came out yesterday in the.
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Here's John Brennan in a Congressional Congressional hearing chatting with tray gouty when he was still in Congress we'll call that chatting and gouty s McKee question. 'CAUSE gowdy knows the whole story at the time and says to him. Hey John when did you learn about the dossier that Ben let me just say that the FBI already acknowledged was the central core four of their warrant to spy on the trump he. When did you learn about that and listen to Brennan Shady shifty answer this guy such a liar? Check this out you. You know who commissioned the steele dossier. I don't rely on no one because we we did. It wasn't part of the Corpus of intelligence Information that we had. It was not in any way used as a basis. This is for the intelligence community assessment. That was done. You sure about that. Do you want to revise that answer. Now remember John Durum keep in mind the players here folks. This is like a big elaborate play. You have to keep in mind the actors in this player the protagonist in the antagonise bill bar. Obviously the attorney general you know that John on Durham is his United States attorney bars in the United States attorney. Hours the Department of Justice we pay who is investigating this it is clear he is either interviewed or is looking to interview Brennan. Brennan's answer. You already saw it as on the record you just start. We didn't manipulate that. That's a full cut only again cut for time to fit into into the show. Brennan is already on the record and Congress saying I did not see the dossier. I didn't know anything about it. It had no role ever and Joe Sadness foreshadowing element the beginning of the show. It was not part of the Corpus Diligence we used we got we clear on that John. Brennan CIA yea. We knew nothing about nothing about nothing about this dossier ladies and gentlemen really. Let's go back to an older piece by our good friend. Lee Smith who has a terrific book out now called the plot against the president. Lee Smith wrote this piece. In December of two thousand seventeen lease been read in on this case for a long time. This piece will be up in the show notes and the benefit of our Bongino report in the show notes is we include older articles as well that are now relevant again today the title of the piece. It's a must read even though it's older. Did President Obama read the steele dossier in the White House last August. Wow that's not possible. Joe Because is this primary intelligence guy. John Brennan didn't see the dossier he didn't know anything about the dossier to win December. So someone that's what he told. Chuck Todd let's go to Lisa a little screen shot from the peace and take a look at least this is a little longer but this is important. You hear this because remember what Brennan said. He hasn't seen the dossier till December this case with the FBI. Joe Started because of Downer Popadopoulos. Not The CIA right waken and on. Here's Lee Smith from that piece in contrast to the FBI. According to Jacoby Mary Jacoby Glenn Simpson from Fusion. GPS as wife who hired to dig up dirt on trump by the way according to Jacoby the CIA quote hop to and immediately worked to verify this dossier by August of two thousand sixteen by August of Two Thousand Sixteen folks remember the by the CIA had verified the key finding the dossier yea to the point that the Washington Post revealed it was having is only top secret meetings with Obama. That's not possible folks. How is is any of this possible? How is the CIA? But by August not in August in other words they verified before for liberals listening by August. How is the CIA verify dossier that's already been debunked and John Brennan? WHO said he hasn't even seen? How is this? How is this happening happening? How is this happening? Let's go back to the lead Smith piece. I gotTa Tell You Paul. You're on fire after a rough start. You are on fire with the pieces today. Nice work just giving me that. Look these MRS wife former CIA director. John Brennan testified in front of the House Intel Committee. This may that the dossier gay quote wasn't part of the Corpus of intelligence information we had. It was not used in any way as a basis but Mary Jacoby Obi Glenn Simpson says he brought it to Baba it seems that Glenn Simpson wife may be correct again. In April. The New York Times reported that last Summer Brennan was so concerned about Russian efforts to help trump remember that only exists in the dossier because it's fake that he briefed top lawmakers including Harry Reid in the August briefing for Mystery Times reports. Mr Brennan indicated that the the CIA focused on foreign intelligence was limited in its legal ability to investigate possible connections to trump. It goes on this is critical. The briefing talking about branding briefing read August about these Russian connections. which only exist in the dossier unprompted Harry Reid to write a public letter to the agency responsible for collecting domestic intelligence on August? Twenty Ninth Harry. Reid wrote to Director Comey. FBI that the threat of Russian interference is more extensive than widely known and may include the attempt to falsify official election results in recent classified briefings from officials in an interview have left them. Fearful that President Putin is goal is to tamper with the election by August. So by August the CIA verify the dossier John Brennan claimed he hadn't seen by August there. Briefing Harry read about information and the dossier about Russian interference. It's clearly fake Harry Reid because John Brennan can't domestic domestically investigate. PBS No law enforcement powers into running an Intel operation at the CIA. John Brennan Pushes Harry Reid to write a letter to the FBI to start investigating rating trump folks based on a dossier Brennan. seen this Lee Smith piece peacecorps pieces of gym. This is one of those evergreen pieces. You should keep up on your iphone. It is so so worth your time. Keep in mind. This is all being written. Keep in mind. The actors protagonists antagonists on out there being written put out there in the social media ecosystem by Glenn Simpson the fusion. GPS TONER WHO's paid by Hillary. This be written by his wife. Leigh Smith goes on in the piece. It gets worse. Believe it or not in in this piece. He's discussing here. Keep this on June twenty third. Apparently June twenty third of two thousand seventeen some bombshell arrives at the White House writes the Washington Post. Someone hand delivers a bombshell document to the White House. Lee Smith reports. This is from the Washington Post he says inside was an intelligence bombshell rights. Greg Miller L. Nakashima Adam Antonio so the Washington Post they right in the Washington Post a report tron from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detail Putin's direct involvement in a cyber campaign disrupting disrupt and discredit the US presidential race. That's what's in the envelope but went further Joe. The intelligence captured Putin specific instructions to the operations nations objectives defeat or damage the Democratic nominee. Hillary Clinton and help elect her opponent. Donald Trump you. No one wants Simpson's wife. Mary Jacoby writes that Facebook Post. About how the CIA had verified that you know the date on that. It's the date after that Washington Post piece I thought see. I hadn't seen the dossier till until December so. How is it that the Washington Post is reporting that an envelope which ladies and gentlemen I assure you contain some information from likely even how how or steel that made its way into the dossier made its way to the White House? But Brendan's saying he hasn't and seen any of this yet. Mary Jacoby the day after the Washington. Post report Brennan his seen some of this and actually delivered it to Baba. Clint Clinton Simpson's wife who's reading on this whole thing because they're running this Intel operations fusion. GPS is writing about on facebook. And then deleting the post accordingly Smith two questions here. Don't forget where we came in. Remember Pink Floyd. The Wall is where we came it. Don't forget where we came in the leaks to the Washington Post about this earlier. The about to say this case was predicated. Fine fine no big deal the FBI had great information started bill bar time out. Pump the brakes ABS. You don't have to pump the brakes anymore. We may have some information from the intelligence community inspector general. You don't have remember remember the official. FBI story is. We didn't start this investigation. Based on information from the CIA Brennan. We started it because Australian diplomat down or told us about Popadopoulos so now I've led you down the path. What are the two questions we still have open the envelope? Lee Smits writing about that June of two thousand seventeen. That's delivered to the White House. Ladies and Gentlemen God forbid a bit in that envelope was information from stealing helper because then we would know conclusively with a period exclamation Asian point at the end of that sentence. Both we would know conclusively that John Brennan was lying that John Brennan lied lied under oath was familiar with the steal. Information that made its way into the dossier. Don't get confused with whether it's in the dossier or not. It was steals information if steele was getting the information from Stefan however a spy. Who if you listen to yesterday's show was undoubtedly being paid by the US government spying spying slush fund the office of net assessments? Then Ladies and gentlemen I'm telling you we blowing the doors off this thing and it explains exactly why the leaks leaks coming out the leaks. Don't worry the FBI's investigation was properly predicated and done why. It's based on an incomplete data. Set because Horowitz doesn't have the authority to go investigate the intelligence community. He's the Inspector General for Justice the FBI the FBI is going to say what I've been telling telling you the whole time we were due. It does not give them a pass. They continue the investigation. Knowing the dossier was garbage garbage that may be even worse than the Intel community. But get ready be prepared mark this show today cab this information at your fingertips protests because the liberal narrative with their media pals which the Washington Post Endeavour Barrett is preparing for. Now.
"washington post" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"There's a lot of podcasts out there and only small number get large audiences digitally podcasts and a few others. But how do you get? I mean, the brand of the post means that it's going to get a gigantic boost. Yeah. But how do you build an audience? I'm sure you get a lot of people ask this. Yeah. How do you do it? I mean, we we are lucky that we have a strong brand. And one of the things that we have thought a lot about is how we leverage that brand to grow the potential audience for a podcast. And this is something that actually the daily has been very smart about as well, you know, we know that there is a group of people who are avid podcast listeners and research shows that people who love podcasts love podcast, they listened to many multiple podcasts in a week many hours of podcasts in a week. And then there is a larger group of people who never listen to podcasts. Maybe don't know what they are certainly don't know how to open the app on their phone, and that's a huge opportunity. And it's something that because we have a strong brand already. We can make a lot of efforts to try to reach out to those people and to give alternate ways to listen to podcasts that were making. And so I won't say that we've solved it, but we're working on it a lot using our ability to reach people through our website thinking about how we might deliver a podcast to someone who doesn't know what it means when you say go, right and review this in podcasts, and the more that we can play with sort of that strength that we have in audience and reach the better off. We are podcasts. What is going to expand the the podcasts audience because I feel like yes, there is a small passionate and growing podcast off. Audience. But for the number of podcasts, it's you know, the Pakistani and says very well served. I feel. Yeah. I so I think the answer is that the podcast ecosystem is going to have to develop this sort of. You know, it's very apple podcasts Centric right now. There's a very small percentage of the listens to the post podcasts happened through apple. And some we have pretty similar to everyone else, which is majority coming through. The apple podcasts platform we also promote heavily to apple podcast, Google podcasts. Sure. The sort of par sweet Spotify. Iheartradio. Jeff mention all those. I'm just going with the ones I mentioned. So you know, we we make it try to make it as clear as we can to people sort of where you can get these things and what app to click on on your phone. But I do think the next step in podcasting. If we're going to solve this problem of sort of glut of material most of which is very hard to to find. If you don't know what you're looking for is going to have to be some sort of professionalization some development around the way that people get their podcasts. And there's some, you know, new apps that are developing right now to try to solve some of these discover ability problems, it's something people have been working on for a couple of years. I don't know that the answer is up there yet. But the question is very much out there. And that's at least that's at least if I step, and and like, I said, you have people like us can have thinking about what are the other ways that we can make sure that we're exposing people to this kind of material. So if somebody doesn't know. What to do with the word podcast? They can at least still understand. Here's an audio product. And what you do is click here and listen to it. How do you make money adds we base? That's. We we do you'll hear ads on some of our podcasts right now, we are really focused mostly on developing as a department and kind of figuring out what the Washington Post is in podcasting. So we're we're we're focusing on sort of audience growth, and you don't need to make enough money off the squarespace adds to support the nine people. Just yet isn't that what we're looking at to justify whether or not this department exists. Yeah. Okay. That's good. Good for Jeff Bezos..
"washington post" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"I think what the daily did was highlight in a way that people hadn't realized before how much of a market there was for news on in the podcast ecosystem and not to say that. There wasn't news before right NPR and other public radio stations of always put their news out onto onto podcast platforms. But this idea that you could cross something that felt really podcast native. It didn't feel like as being repurpose from a radio broadcast, and that people would be really excited about that. Yet. I how different is it doing a daily podcast versus a weekly podcasts. Faster. If did even more of them. Five times. Like every single week. You know, the principle is the same. Good audio is good audio. The reason why you're telling the stories you're telling doesn't change the staffing, certainly quite different, right? We have to have more people working on our daily show than like, how many people are separate now is nine so executive producer hosts and seven producers, and that's you know, we felt really strongly when we were thinking about doing daily, and we thought about it, forever Snapchat. Discover channel for that. We have not discoveries. I know, but I'm just saying it takes nine people. Yeah. I mean, that's like the of them. I don't know that much I set discovered, but we felt we've really strongly about if we were gonna do a daily, and like I was saying we thought about it for really long time that if we were going to do it. We didn't want to do it just to do it. We wanted to do something that felt like it was going to add something into that ecosystem, and it was going to represent. What we want the Washington Post to be in audio. And so we didn't do it until we were kind of shore that that was the investment that we wanted to me subconsciously or consciously re like it has to be different from the daily. Come on pianist. No. I mean, of course, the daily it's, you know, it's it's there you can't ignore that. It's there, but we did. And I and I don't say this as sort of like. And people wrote about it. We wrote about it. Yeah. The daily is going to be like in like paragraph three maybe Fagor for your might be imperative for one. Yeah. But I mean, yes, we always we certainly knew that comparison was going to be there. Of course, you know, we we listen to the daily. So it was in our minds. But it it's not rewriting history to say that we made the choice to do a daily news podcasts sort of air not saying we're going to intentionally go a different way than the daily or even saying we're going to do this because the daily exists. It really came out of what do we want the Washington Post to be doing an audio? When people say you should listen to the Washington Post. What does that mean? And I think it it just so happened. I think in in a really lovely way that a lot of the things that we felt like we could bring our core assets of the Washington Post led to us differentiating ourselves. From the daily to create a program that runs in the afternoon, and is sort of a not summer ization of the way of the day, but taking that kind of step back from the the just headline kind of kind of news. We knew that one of the assets that we wanted to highlight about the Washington Post was the breadth of our coverage that news is so much broader than that one kyron just politics. Not just politics. We people think about Washington Post, and they think politics. Yeah. And we're super proud of our politics coverage. I would put our reporters up again anybody in the world for our politics coverage. But our newsroom we cover everything. We cover culture we cover the economy. We cover the environment. We cover weather. We have a restaurant critic we have arts critics, you know, our our idea of what the news is much broader than politics. And we couldn't have believed that most. People's interests are much broader than politics that we could offer something that will kind of speak to the greater variety of human interest. And that led us to wanting to create something that was multi segment instead of something that was just one story over the whole episode. And so those two things they're different from the daily, but they're not different from the daily..
"washington post" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"We are really really glad that they're excited about what we're doing. And it is a great opportunity to teach them more about. Okay. So what do the reporters then get wrong about? What makes for a good podcast compelling podcast. So there's two there's two things typically, and it's more. It's not about what makes a great podcast as much as it is about what makes for a great Washington Post podcasts things that fit into what we're trying to accomplish. So what we're trying to do. The Washington Post is reflect the best reporting and storytelling that our newsroom has to offer highlight our personalities highlight this incredible kind of depth of experience that we have in our newsroom, and so all of our programs are oriented towards that we really focus on high quality reporting, high quality storytelling, and we're pushing into. To that Rome much more than that, kind of talk discussion kinds of podcasts that are proliferating out there. So when we hear an idea that's not going to be for us. A lot of times it is. Hey me, and my friend half these great conversations, and we should sit down and record them. And first of all just me, and my friend have great conversations is usually not a good podcast, they do exit require editing and pre thought, but they're certainly not in the direction of what we're trying to do at the post, which is this more polished approach to helping people understand their world through the depth of experience that we have in our room. So give me give me an example of a post podcasts. Like it. Not just a good podcast, but a good Washington Post podcast. So I think, you know, post reports which is our latest launch is a really really great example. It is just highlights the complete ethos of the Washington Post every single day you. You can go to that podcast. You hear three different stories everything from politics to tech to culture and using the voices of our reporting to to explain why those stories are happening. What they mean give you a peek behind the scenes of how they got reported and done. So in a way that feels really polished that uses music and sound in a really integrated way to create something that feels like a experience while you're listening to it. I think another great example, there's a podcast we did we last year year and a bit ago called letters from war. And this was a collaboration. We worked for almost a year with our military reporter, Dan Lemouth, he had gotten access to this trove of letters that were written back and forth by one family during World War Two. And it was these four brothers. They wrote almost every single day. And it's you read these letters, and it's just the most incredible story. They all served in the Pacific. Of the war, and between them had sort of every experience, you could have in World War Two one of them fought in one of the very first battles and was injured in came home with PTSD and suffered PTSD their as-as life. Another one came home sort of a massive war hero from two of the biggest battles of the Pacific front. Another one was an airplane mechanic and ended up serving on the island from which they were launching the attacks, and ultimately, the the bombs onto Japan. So just you read it, and it's like this incredible story and right from the very beginning of that reporting..
"washington post" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"What if the reason they cannot agree on a date anyone for the at this point who was involved in the spy gate scandal on trump what if the reason they can't agree on the date is because nobody really knows that they why do people keep saying if you listen yesterday show that all things started happening around late spring of two thousand sixteen the reason they don't want to agree on a date is because certain things happened in this investigation where's the recruitment of spy to this guy how her to interact with trump team members trying to attract them and probe information now joe the reason that date is up in the air on this is because traditionally the way federal investigations work and what i really can't stand media media people just stop talking if you don't know what i'm serious if you don't know what you're talking about about how these cases work and you're not willing to do the homework you're not helping philip bump at the washington post has an unbelievably stupid piece in the washington post yesterday about how spy gate isn't about spies that is so dumb i lost probably twenty i q points reading it you don't you just don't know what you was doing spy you can't even do journalism now you're doing spy operations he clearly shows no interest at all in the actual operational mechanics of either intelligence or law enforcement operate none but they write about it so with ornate of ly.
"washington post" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Our current president also hates the press he likes to talk about how much she hates cnn and the new york times and and he seems particularly to hate the washington post president has latched on personally to washington post owner jeff bezos who also founded and runs amazon dot com jeff basis literally the richest man on earth right now the president for months has been publicly attacking the washington post and the connection between the washington post and amazon through the paper's owner jeff bezos the president has been blunt about this in his own online statements and within the last few weeks it has felt like maybe this was starting to tip over into enemies list territory this was the wall street journal last month quote in the past week the president has turned what we're sporadic and often private criticisms of amazon dot com into a sustained volley against the company often causing stock market fluctuations with his tweets against amazon fuelling mr trump's iras not so much amazon but the company's ceo jeff bezos who also owns the washington post according to people close to the white house mr trump says mr bazo says hand in newspaper coverage he dislikes and he's lashing out at amazon as a proxy these people said the president's most recent flurry of tweets targeting amazon has coincided with publication of washington post stories that he dislikes what's not clear is whether mr trump will take actions that will harm amazon's business interests all street journal last month there was also this around the same time for vanity fair quote the president is focusing ever more closely on his perceived enemies and obsessions amazon whose owner jeff bezos also owns the washington post is currently his main target according to four sources close to the white house trump is discussing ways to escalate attacks on amazon to further damage the company quote he's off the hook on this it's war one sorts of told me he gets obsessed with something and now he's obsessed with basis set another source trump is like how can i.