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"jonathan swan" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

01:47 min | 14 hrs ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"It's a five point avenge for but on the average in Wisconsin as I mentioned, it's a seven point North Carolina Basically dead. He Arizona three point advantage on the average for Arizona for Biden, but keep in mind to his training in the president's direction. So approaching this election with the president behind Conventional wisdom says he is We'll talk about the Supreme Court justice peace aside, and we'll talk about the taxes in details shortly, but on the debates specifically, I was watching some of Chris Wallace's murder debate about 45 minutes and it'll get through two hours tomorrow and give you more of an important insight. But I was just shocked. How tuned in the president Wass. Not saying he's not now. I mean, I watch him every day and we watch him every day. Go to the tarmac going in front of the press. Does it? Interviews with Jonathan Swan? Chris Wallace? Did she adjusted one here? Hostile, non hostile, insightful Mark Levin. Gotcha nonstop. The president's ready to go. And he's going to listen and he's gonna be much more prepared than he's letting on. He's telling everyone that I'd do a little bit preparing. Mostly, I just I lived this day. I do this job every day. That gets me ready. That's a big trap that sitting presidents make, and that's what they do. Traditionally so bad in the first debate, Felipe Raines is was a key aide to Hillary Clinton and was Donald Trump. For Hillary Clinton to play out how to debate someone so unconventional. Listen to how he described studying and preparing Hillary for Donald Trump cut 12. Something is very different about four years ago. Is that what was very tough about Donald Trump in what Hillary realized, too? She never thought he was easy was that within the kind of word salad?.

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Fresh update on "jonathan swan" discussed on Charlie Brennan

Charlie Brennan

00:49 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "jonathan swan" discussed on Charlie Brennan

"It's a five point avenge for but on the average in Wisconsin as I mentioned, it's a seven point North Carolina Basically dead. He Arizona three point advantage on the average for Arizona for Biden, but keep in mind to his training in the president's direction. So approaching this election with the president behind Conventional wisdom says he is We'll talk about the Supreme Court justice peace aside, and we'll talk about the taxes in details shortly, but on the debates specifically, I was watching some of Chris Wallace's murder debate about 45 minutes and it'll get through two hours tomorrow and give you more of an important insight. But I was just shocked. How tuned in the president Wass. Not saying he's not now. I mean, I watch him every day and we watch him every day. Go to the tarmac going in front of the press. Does it? Interviews with Jonathan Swan? Chris Wallace? Did she adjusted one here? Hostile, non hostile, insightful Mark Levin. Gotcha nonstop. The president's ready to go. And he's going to listen and he's gonna be much more prepared than he's letting on. He's telling everyone that I'd do a little bit preparing. Mostly, I just I lived this day. I do this job every day. That gets me ready. That's a big trap that sitting presidents make, and that's what they do. Traditionally so bad in the first debate, Felipe Raines is was a key aide to Hillary Clinton and was Donald Trump. For Hillary Clinton to play out how to debate someone so unconventional. Listen to how he described studying and preparing Hillary for Donald Trump cut 12. Something is very different about four years ago. Is that what was very tough about Donald Trump in what Hillary realized, too? She never thought he was easy was that within the kind of word salad?.

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Anthony Scaramucci bragged about the first time he took 'a huge s---' in the White House, according to Sarah Sanders' new book

Todd Schnitt

01:24 min | 3 weeks ago

Anthony Scaramucci bragged about the first time he took 'a huge s---' in the White House, according to Sarah Sanders' new book

"Is part of Sanders. Upcoming Book and Axios, Jonathan Swan, big name and political reporting. Axios got an excerpt from Sarah Sanders book and tweeted it out. And this is it while we were in the staff vans and route to the jamboree. This is a Boy Scout jamboree that Trump spoke out. Remember? While we were in the staff vans and round to the jamboree, Mooch announced. I'm proud to report I crossed a major item off my bucket list today. I assumed that he would say something like riding on Air Force One, but instead much said that he had taken Aah! Huge Blank. In the West Wing. The rest of us in the van. Sat there speechless as the what was that? Yeah, I guess I could use a sound effect. Yeah, yeah. Or you know Yeah, there it is of they sat there speechless. As the mooch proudly told us. They didn't immediately call this son afterward to share the big news. That's gross. That's flat out. That's pretty disgusting. So to West Wing and White House toilet stories now within just a couple of weeks,

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

08:04 min | Last month

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"Beth one thing we wanted to talk about this week is the Jonathan Swan interview with President Trump on axios for HBO was everywhere it was everywhere because of the president's performance was not awesome. Meanwhile I'm have been reading and finished Mary Trump's book too much never enough. So it felt like there was a lot of crossover including which I thought was really. An interesting choice because Mary, trump's a lot of time on her grandfather Fred Trump's dedication to norman peels the power of positive thinking and how that sort of infects the trump family becomes this this dedication. To a positive picture that probably doesn't exist in reality that's Jonathan swollen kicked off the interview. This idea of does your dedication a positively. Serve anyone in the middle of global pandemic I that was such a smart way to begin the interview. It might help for a second just talk about the purpose of watching an interview like this or reading a book like Mary Trump's. For me, I am something. A galaxy away from over. Trying to get into the psyche of the president or read about the palace intrigue amongst the people who work around him like I just am done with all of that because you were going to read the book and then you decide not to right I did I just I feel like I don't have any questions that can be answered by that stuff. Anymore I have my answers right I understand how he operates. I understand how the people left in the West Wing. Great, and I'm not going to get new information that changes any decisions for me from that kind of stuff and it just makes me feel depressed and annoyed, and it takes me back to some of the ugliest stuff that I've ever seen in my personal life. So then I get annoyed and depressed on a personal level and it's just not good for me. So the purpose for me in spending the thirty seven minutes or whatever with Jonathan. Swan interview was twofold one I saw such praise of the way. Jonathan Swan conducted the interview that I wanted to see that. And I do really like him. If you don't follow him on twitter, he someone who I find to be extremely credible and precise in the way that he reports. So I wanted to see him and secondly. I wanted if I could have it and I think I got this from this interview actually. Some help understanding where trump supporters are right now especially as it relates to Cova because I have heard over and over the will we only have more cases because we test more and have been baffled like mystify that sentence comes out of anyone's mouth ever and I felt like this interview. At least helped me understand what they're getting at what they think that means what I'm supposed to take from it. So I did get some useful information that informed some actual things in my life from watching that interview and I I would love to hear how you would summarize like the purpose of Reading Mary, Trump's book which I'm reading about halfway through. Well, I missed my calling I would have totally been a forensic psychologist I think why people do things that they do is Endlessly fascinating. Even someone we've all spent so much time with as the president. And in particular I've always wondered like. What happened with his mother as a mother myself you know I think that those kind of questions are really interesting to me. I'm also fascinated with the parents of Elizabeth homes and Billy McFarland like I just. How do you create someone like this? What choices were made in his parenting that led to this level of narcissism or this lack of empathy or this the compulsive line and? So I think that's interesting and I you know I learned a lot in this book and I think it left me with a lot of empathy for the President I. Know That is shocking and you know what some of these interviews leave me with empathy for the president. Let me explain how in Mary Trump's book she spends a lot of time on what happened with. Their grandmother also named Mary trump for extra confusion confusing layers here donald trump was the fourth of fifth children. and. Mother experienced really terrible complication from her youngest son's birth so that son was nine months. Donald was two years old and she these terrible she was bleeding. Complication she ended up with a radical hysterectomy, her estrogen bottomed out. Got Us Yo prosise, and she just struggled with like breaking bones and all the repercussions of that throughout the rest of her life. But during those particular complication, She just disappeared I don't think she was terribly great mother to begin with but then she was gone and he was two and the Father Fred Trump, is Ju-. Trump calls him a psychopath. He had no empathy he was cruel. He would put his children against each other. He was even like that sort of positivity with his wife everything's great ride everything's great writer. She's suffering from all these health complications. So you can just envision especially you know as a mother myself this two year old whose mother is gone has no support has no one to comfort him no one to tell him hits. Okay to be sad okay to be scared. Just gone and I and continue to be gone and still had no support, and still you know it was only looking for approval from somebody who? Only responded positively to the sort of quote unquote killer instinct and it broke my heart. It did it made me really really sad. You know part of my values a human being is I try to remember that everybody at some point was in baby in their mothers arms. and. Even him and it did it made me sad for him and I can't you know that doesn't obviously condone or excuse anything he's done but I don't WanNa lose my humanity by forgetting that. This man is human and at one point he was a child who was scared and there was no one there to comfort him. And so now he perpetuates that on children at the border and children who now have don't have parents because of covid and it just it's this vicious cycle, and so I think there's just a part of me. That's driven to think like what feeds this? Is there any way to disrupt it? If we can find out what happened? Can we prevent it from happening from somebody else to somebody else and the empathy and the interviews is just so much you here. And this goes with the book to you. They create these environments and when in when your field with you filled with latkes and yes man and you can hear his like sincere. Confusion like, and that's what he gets his little charts like no people are telling me what I wanna hear see like you can see it all over his face that he has been told that everything is going well. and. Now, that is his own fault without a doubt. He builds those teams. He fires people who are disloyal. He doesn't want to hear the truth and he creates a prison of his own making but like you can just see it in those interviews when Toronto's one was like, what people who, but like he just builds this this environment and you you want to be like, can you see how bad this is for you? Can you see how feet like perpetually confused and frustrated you are because you don't allow an iota of active truth into your world. It's just it's so so toxic in. So tragic and I, you know people are dying because of it and I. Just feel this drive to try to figure out the. Intricacies of that. I'm not sure if it's healthy or positive but. I did find the book interesting, and I saw so much of what she talks about in the book bubble up in that interview, I probably need your help. Creating cogent thought out of the things that are connecting in my brain right now, my therapist talks a lot recently about the overview effect where NASA and its astronauts describe how it just changes you fundamentally as a person look at Earth from space the Blue Dot?.

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

06:56 min | Last month

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Channel 33

"It's just like, oh. But you're right he he sort of he sort of walks up I love the swan dive especially for subject like trump who loves flattery and by the way just one other production of these. These interviews are really not about TV production. But the other thing they did besides showing Jonathan Swans Jim Halpern look was to whenever trump was trying to read one of these charts or graphs. They would just do this merciless close up on DONALD TRUMP's face. Any. squinting and trying to remember what he's supposed to say when he reads the chart that was a really effective, really effective piece of camera work as well by the way we also talk about I. Don't know I don't. I have no anyone what the deal is here. Trump seems to have an affinity for like really short legged chairs that he can just loom forward onto we talk about this. When they go. The other is like every time they went to the wide shot. It just seemed to be just implicitly embarrassing. sub-text like why is this man sitting on a baby's potty I don't really understand. And it's not a it's not just as interview I mean every time he does this sort of i. know he's a tall man and maybe it's just that's a tall man in a two hundred year old former sitting sitting room chair looks like I that could be it. But and then to show that but but it wasn't just that it wasn't just the weird the proportions of his own thing. It was trump lake leaning forward for like obviously for some effect in his chair while Jonathan Swan four feet away was just just lounging comfortably and seemingly like totally unaffected by whatever trump was trying to do. I, think that was sort of a metaphor I mean the metaphor for the entire interview, but also just the visual of it. Just kind of made trump I thought was pretty weak. It reminded me of when we go to our kids open house. School especially elementary school and the teachers like. Please, have a seat in your child's desk. Yeah, and you sit down and first of all, you're just afraid you're gonNA crush the chair. Yeah and then you just completely ridiculous sitting at this first or second graders desk Donald Trump look like that. We also got a note from a reader saying whenever there's a presidential TV interview why don't the chairs have arms? You notice this like how many how many times you ever sit in a chair that doesn't have arms. Yeah. But when you interview the President TV, the chair never has arms. Something to consider a deep thought to consider for next time I think I have an answer. please. So the everyone's blazer hangs correctly. ooh ooh. So it's kind of sartorial choice. Yeah. I like that part of this part of the swan method David his willingness to argue with the president. Just like Karen Bass saying I'm not a communist is not a normal thing that happens right before you get picked to run as the running mate. Arguing with the president over and over again is not that typically happens in a White House interview. Listen to a little bit. OF TRUMP VERSUS SWAN, they're talking about corona virus death metrics. Can't uses okay. And we have cases. Interesting thousand Americans died I understand I understand cases it's different nobody you're not reporting correctly Jonathan I. Think I am if you take a look at this other yard. Look this is our testing I believe this is the testing. Yeah. Yeah we do wait a minute. Don't we get credit for that and because we do more tests, we have more cases. Other words we test more. We have taken the top one. That's a good thing. Not a bad thing took the tough, Jonathan if hospital rates were going down in debt so we're going down I'd say terrific you deserve to be praised for testing, but they all go they very closely. Sixty thousand Americans are in Halsey. Thousand. Papers, they usually talk about new cases, new cases, new cases I'm talking death. Will you look up death? Is Way down from where it was? It's two thousand day. It was two thousand it went down to five hundred. Now it's going on, did excuse me where it was is much higher than where it is right network down. But now it's going down again it's going down in Arizona it's going down internationally slowing down in Texas. When up. And when? Yeah. I mean first of all. It goes maybe it goes without saying but I guess you should. Always be appreciative Jonzon had an utter control of the facts in this interview that. You really you rarely see. There was this conversation in particular was. Mind Boggling I mean not mind boggling I fully understand it. It's the existent that the the fact that trump got mind-blowing. The fact that trump was allowed in front of cameras with such little grasp of the one thing he seemingly wanted to talk about is mind boggling. We've seen this before with them when he just started a holding up the graphs and Ziang hair, you could tell he was on the on the verge of trying to save what they recite what the grassroots showing but instead it was just like here you just take the graphs. And then John immediately was just like. Oh you're counting deaths for. Per case, yeah I mean that's a totally different thing and and functionally meaningless and. He didn't say it, but it's worth pointing out that if a if trump got his way and we weren't tested, we would seems to be his way weren't testing nearly as much than those numbers would look way way way way worse but you know setting all that. Aside, they found the one set of charts that makes Eric, not look like the most I mean just to the worst faring country in the world when it comes to corona virus and. Yeah. At least John was pushing back on it because you know trump came prepared to bullshit one thing about these presidential interviews. There's usually this Elena politeness where when the politician lies or doesn't answer the question you get to push back like once yet maybe twice. Usually politeness prevents the interviewer from pushing back like ten times like we heard in that minute long clip. Nan it whether it's trump's diminish political standing where whether it's the fact that we think trump's GONNA lose most people think trump's gonNA. Lose you're not worried about offending him at this point but that was a lot of pushback and as you say a lot of very fact based pushback Nope nope that's not true. nope that's not true. nope. Nope it's up it's up. You're you're not you're not being honest. That was pretty striking. At the result of an extended sports metaphor to hear didn't trump feel like the heavyweight champ, the former heavyweight champ who stayed in the ring a little too long and came back and did all these fights at the end of his career now but every interview in his metaphor or whatever every interview here is the fight like he just should not be doing interviews at all it was well, yeah like Chris Wallace you know.

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast

Quick News Daily Podcast

02:04 min | Last month

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast

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Trump casts doubt on mail voting while his campaign promotes it

Axios Today

03:00 min | Last month

Trump casts doubt on mail voting while his campaign promotes it

"So we have a new phenomena. It's called mail in voting. We you send your. Zillow wall terms of the kind of millions and millions of ballots I'd never. Big? Issue the. Bigger, massively, bigger voting by mail has become a huge issue for president trump's reelection campaign president, trump talks about his lack of confidence in the system all the time, even though his own campaign is encouraging voting by mail that came up in his axios, on HBO interview, with Cheap Political correspondent Jonathan Swan, honestly don't understand this topic with regard. The Republican Party has an extremely well-funded vote by mail program. You'll campaign puts out emails telling people to vote. By Mauro, daughter-in-law, lower trump. She'd row causing California saying it's safe and secure mail inviting. Margaret Talev is our White House in politics editor. She's been studying this issue of what Americans including the president think about and votes. The President is certainly trying to whip up concerns that say absentee or mail and opportunities are rife with fraud. There's really no evidence to suggest that that's true. But what are the rest of Americans thinking one important thing to start with will overwhelmingly people want vote by mail or they at least one absentee voting across party lines Republicans as well. Support Absentee voting. But again, there are some states where you need a reason to. To cast the absentee ballot, there are some states where mail in voting is not an option, and so it's really a mixed bag. Here's the second thing you need to know the most recent axios Ipsos poll comes out today in in it. Americans are sharply divided on whether or not. They think voting in person is dangerous and a pandemic we found the Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to worry about voting in person. That's like going to the voting booth on election day casting a ballot, nearly two thirds of Democrats saying that they think it's It's a larger moderate risk independence or not far behind their right up there with them. Instead that leads us to the third thing. You need to know about this issue, just because many Democrats and independents say they're worried about voting doesn't mean they won't vote the recent protests are good example of how this could play out. That's absolutely what we saw in the demonstrations earlier in the spring, we saw the very same people were out demonstrating, telling us in the poll much more. So than everyone else that they thought that it was risky to protest so. So the question is, do you think it's worthwhile? Is it worth the risk that you're taking and another question is, do you feel that you can protect yourselves with things like a mask and gloves in the case of those protests over the killing of George Floyd we disproportionally those demonstrators say they were masking up? So if people are motivated to vote and they believe that their vote is worth taking a risk and they believe that they can mitigate their risk with the mask and gloves or with going in person early, they're much more likely to vote.

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:36 min | 7 months ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Fresh air trump's deep state hit list that's the headline of an article by our guests Jonathan swan national political reporter at Axios he explains how the trump White House and its allies assembled list of disloyal government officials to oust and lists of loyalists to replace them the less explain some recent personnel changes join us fresher coming up with a conversation at one o'clock today and again at seven on members supported KQ weedy public radio nearly one million women alive today reported being shot for shot at by an intimate partner he did say no one will believe you and I understood the system at that time and that no one would guns escalate the danger in any domestic violence situation all week we've been talking about guns and domestic violence on the show today will conclude our series by talking to some solutions to the problem of gun violence in intimate partner settings by hearing from two states were taking particularly aggressive approaches Texas has had a difficult time combating domestic violence by gone due to the state's lax gun laws so the US attorney for the Northern District of Texas decided to step in and help meanwhile Colorado like a number of other states has put a law in place to give the family member household member or law enforcement officer the ability to petition the court to temporarily remove someone's access to firearms if they pose a risk of committing violence states across the country.

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The Impeachment Inquiry This Week in 2 Major Developments

KQED Newsroom

12:45 min | 1 year ago

The Impeachment Inquiry This Week in 2 Major Developments

"Good evening the house impeachment inquiry that has gripped Washington was jolted this week by two major developments essentially to do cross currents that could affect the debate for weeks to come first America's top diplomat in Ukraine ambassador William Taylor gave damaging testimony behind closed doors testifying at the White House did threaten to withdraw military aid and less Ukraine announced probes that would politically benefit president trump the testimony by Taylor an army veteran and respected diplomat undermine president trump's insistence that there was no quid pro quo then late Thursday came reports that Attorney General William Barr has opened a criminal investigation of the F. B. I.'s conduct during the twenty sixteen campaign even as the DOJ inspector general is wrapping up his own investigation of related issues those proceedings have been cheered by the president and by Republicans who see them as a counterweight to the house impeachment probe house democratic chairman Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler released a statement in response quote if the department of justice may be used as a tool for political retribution or help the president with a political narrative for the next election the rule of law will suffer new an air repairable damage joining me tonight card the margin compression on national security reporter for The Washington Post Catherine Lucey White House reporter for the Wall Street journal I'm none of us national correspondent for the PBS newshour in Jonathan swan national political reporter for axioms corn you've been following this impeachment inquiry all week at the capitol but for the DOJ to now be opening a criminal investigation what's the significance of that development I need all the other impeachment news for the timing has to be pleasing the president because it presents a counter narrative for what's been going on you have he he's been investigation which we know right now looking at that the Ukraine connections and you have the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe which Russia Ukraine are not that separable let's say that given the president something to focus on something that he can now double down on as the focus is heating up on impeachment look that Durham has been a criminal prosecutor who's been in in charge of this investigation for a while in a way he is always had because of the role he plays the ability of the panel grand jury or to you you know issue indictments against individuals we don't know that he's actually taken those steps yet so the actual significance of what this means does this actually end up pulling in career investigators from the FBI or elsewhere for some sort of felt form of malfeasance or does this just end up being you know a political give to the president at a time at which he's feeling like people aren't really behind him and he wants his troops to rally around him what's the significance of the Attorney General being involved in this kind of investigation doesn't raise questions about the independence of the DOJ I think president trump has always been pretty clear about the role that he thinks the traditionally independent department of justice should play which is that he should be able to direct the work that they're doing and by extension the work that the Attorney General is doing we know Attorney General Barr is involved in this investigation that's being led by John Durham is the US attorney in Connecticut and so they're obvious questions there about what exactly was the motivation for opening this investigation in the first place but bar message of this very very early on right he said before Congress I do believe spying occurred on the trump campaign I would be willing to explore the origins of the Russian investigation and he's also been part of some of the efforts to protect the president politically is pushed back on the subpoena efforts to try to get at the president's tax returns as well so this fits perfectly in line with that raising it to a criminal probe now ups the ante right it kind of turbochargers and it kicks it up a notch I don't have any other medical as Kerr mentioned gives them all of those powers now we don't know what evidence led to that you can't just in the department of justice they were suddenly going to make this a criminal investigation some piece of evidence had to lead to that we don't know what that we usually don't understand Jonathan there's the DOJ probe led by the Attorney General investigating the origins of the Russia pro and then you have the inspector general also within DOJ doing his own report how did they align if at all we don't know we don't know what the IG reports going to say we don't know when it's going to come out and I think we should be very cautious about saying that this is counter programming in terms of when when learning about this criminal investigation of being elevated a grotesque issue number one we don't know when they made that decision when he said okay it's pasta threshold way I believe is that their crimes could have been committed dharma is a serious prosecutor sincerest guy with a serious reputation he's not seen as a partisan hack he has a storied career now in terms of the white it kind of program will would mean the Adam called in okay better than New York times we used in this sort of way and I bet two of the best justice department reporters so I think it's quite possible this could have been opened we don't know when it was opened could be up and you know weeks ago and it could be as simple as a leak investigation we know there was so much classified information leaked in the early if the Russia investigation Sir this is all just to say there's so much we don't know and people are going to spend this in the ways that they want to do you know they can be hysterical about it but I think that it could it could be as simple as by doing what trump wants to do and and our own following the facts and keeping the family up in mind Catherine let's take a stroll down from the DOJ on Pennsylvania Avenue to the capital and you had ambassador Taylor behind closed doors give this damaging testimony about a quid pro quo arrangement inside the trump administration how is the White House reacting is this something that they see as a major turning point well this is a significant moment in in this process this is the most detailed some of the detail of bay has money we've seen so far was a fifteen page opening statement really laying out the cinematic terms it was give me I think that the loss was beautifully written the the way that the Taylors and takes us into taking the job it reminded me of movies where someone is brought into a different world like saying like Goodfellas or I recently saw hustlers forgive someone to take it into a totally different world and they sent me Sir to realize what's going on and we're trying to figure it out and he comes to realize there's two different farm policies going on and and and then of this beat into his explanation of what he understands to be happening with the president's engagement on Ukraine the White House is continuing with a messaging that is a lot focus on process they are attacking of the the process on the hill they are and they are also trying to discredit all the witnesses so you heard the present today criticizing Taylor you know and we'll see if that sticks this is a decades long your career diplomats in came forward and who is hired by this by this administration and you're standing outside notebook in hand of the skiff the secure area inside of the house well all these people testified but a **** Taylor in particular we heard there is a reporter take me inside the room what were you hearing from members about how it went and why it matters and investors tellers testimony has had the most impact of any of the people have come and thus far in this impeachment pro and it's because of the details of his testimony it's also because he names names and connects dots in other ways that people have not he even when he was in the room he was in touch with the people who were in the room and he lays out a narrative exactly how the Giuliani campaign led to strategist at the group on the crane policy start to diverge from the more traditional roots how when you had the secretaries of state and defense and CIA and the national security adviser all saying week we should be sending that aid there you then had the Maldini camping like maybe not and he actually has a timeline also of when the freeze on the funding came when to him it seemed like there was a quid pro quo going on here when he was told specifically by people in the administration that yes the money is being leveraged in order to secure a promise from Ukrainian president to conduct investigations into the energy company that Joe Biden's son was on the board of and this twenty sixteen to hack this conspiracy theory around the DNC server that was hacked in twenty sixteen the theory says that it's somehow ended up in Ukraine and if it were found it would prove the Ukraine interfere in the twenty sixteen election is not Russia that's been widely debunked already the fact that there was so powerful though his is is I think the reason why you saw at a direction of political action the next day let's talk about that right that political Russian because you you're there covering it and you see the testimony itself it is a game changer for the house Democrats as they build their case against the president but his current setting house Republicans decided to take matters into their own hands trump loyalists forced their way into a secure in a room view room on Capitol Hill blocking witness testimony for hours we're going to go in there today and demand we get our rights remembers of Congress what what what what was it like when they actually stop the testimony from happening well I mean a delay the testimony for about five and a half five five and half hours from starting that was the day that Deputy Assistant secretary of defense lawyer Cooper who eventually talked about kind of the nuts and bolts of how the Ukraine military aid works on there are a lot of interesting parts of this it was certainly a display that we we we watched as as they stormed into that room there's nothing that actually prevents those lawmakers from walking into the skiff this gift is not like a locked box members of Congress have enough security clearance to go in also about a dozen of the people who were storming into that skip already had the right to be there because they are members of these three panels and just finally I should make the point that you know a lot of the argument that that has been about processes captain was referring to the Republicans are a part of this process they have the right to ask questions in these interviews they are getting equal time they don't like the fact that this is happening but they're not being iced out the way that claimed that they were it's also worth pointing out that entire spectacle took place the day after president trump is calling on Republicans to take off the gloves and show up and fight for him he wants to know that members of his own party are actually showing up in on his side of this fight and this was one the one way they could display that it's also worth pointing out the obvious hypocrisy because a few years ago when Republican Trey Gowdy was leading closed door investigative sessions into the U. S. attack that the attacks on U. S. facilities in Benghazi he argued they should be closed door for a reason those reasons are that if there's national security interest I play and also it gives witnesses a chance to be open and honest about their testimony was pause for a second talk about the house Republicans and Republicans in general making process the issue Jonathan is that because they don't feel like they're able to engage on the substance of the testimony they rather make it about the process there are some house Republicans I think of a small group that would be quite happy to fight on the substance but a small group and where there is no that that types to fight on the substances in the Senate noun so the backstory to this resolution that Lindsey Graham you know I'm sold you say that was actually very tame it was really just what was it was a process occupant it was a very soberly rescind tame argument against the process no substantive defense of Donald Trump the backstories that was Lindsey Graham wanted to write a letter to pelo see that was actually fairly bombastic and yet this is a sham at citrus address he pitched the lead out to the Republicans that they launched last week and the response was not good and the reason I did want to do it even people who support trump two reasons number one you write a letter like that anyone who doesn't sign on you've created an enemies list for trump's immediately number two you don't get many signatures it's very embarrassing he looks weak so what ends up happening Instagram shifts to a resolution he writes this resolution it's still a little too hot Mitch McConnell cools it down and you get this very milquetoast document that everyone can agree on but it's a very clear sign of what's going on in the Senate why this matters is Republican senators to not want to defend Donald Trump on the substance and the most they're willing to go is this sort of finicky process argument to say that you know they should change the way

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Donald Trump, Jonathan Swan Axios And Florida discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

01:17 min | 1 year ago

Donald Trump, Jonathan Swan Axios And Florida discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Breaking news at this hour about tropical storm dorian which could strike a puerto rico as a hurricane on tuesday by the weekend southeastern florida could feel some of the effects of the lingering tropical system. Donald trump has property interests in southeastern florida and he has very strong interests in hurricanes reporting indicates that donald trump thinks he he knows how to stop storms like dorian in their storm tracks that is next in tonight's episode of trump talk doc in. I'm like a really smart person. In today's episode of trump talk nuking hurricanes hurricanes and trump talk. We examined things that donald trump has said that we have never heard from another president of the united states and we bring in someone who even trump voters will agree knows more about that subject and donald trump to objectively evaluate trump talk jonathan swan axios is reporting that president trump has repeatedly heatedly asked experts about using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes axios reports during one hurricane briefing at the white house. Trump said i got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them.

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Jared Kushner won't say if he thinks Trump is racist

Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane

01:38 min | 1 year ago

Jared Kushner won't say if he thinks Trump is racist

"Some awkward moments for presidential son-in-law, Jared Kushner on the axios series on HBO last night, Jonathan swan doing the interview we ask Kushner about Democrats, like congresswoman Alexandria, Cossio, Cortez, calling President Trump is father, a racist, and whether he had seen the president, say or do anything, that would be described as racist or bigoted dancers. No absolutely not. You can't not be racist for six nine years and run for president beer racist. What I'll say is that when a lot of the Democrats call the president racist. I think they're doing a disservice to people who suffer because of real racism in this country. There is a racist. Look, I wasn't really involved in. I know you what was it racist? Like I said, I, I wasn't involved in that I know you want, who's it racist? look i know who the president is and i've not seen anything in him that is racist so again i was not involved in that did you wish he didn't do that like i said i was not involved in that that was a long time ago the other issue that often gets brought up in this conversation is that he campaigned on banning muslims would you describe that is religiously bigoted look i think that the president did his campaign the way he did his campaign and i think he wish he didn't jewish you didn't make that speech i think he's here today and i think he's doing a lot of great things for the country and that's what i'm proud of kushner also told axios that he doesn't know whether he called the f._b._i. if he were to find an email like the one before the come to the trump tower meeting in his inbox which had the subject line re russia clinton private and confidential he doesn't know whether he would call the f._b._i. if that came

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What are conservatives saying about Joe Biden's new video?

Joe Walsh

09:14 min | 1 year ago

What are conservatives saying about Joe Biden's new video?

"So I looked at what Ed Morrissey had written about Russia. Hangover muller. Hangover said, hey, let's talk about that. But now knowing Ed knowing hot air knowing what he's doing. I just offer the curve ball of front and safe. Hi, welcome. It first of all have you caught the Joe Biden video this morning. I've got some of it. I just I I was kind of ripping through it right before I came on the air with we would probably come out interesting. Probably one of the more effective campaign videos that I've seen so far the ones that I've seen from other democratic candidates were sort of all over the place. At least one thing Trump. I, you know, and I'm just so disappointed, and I'm probably naive to be. I mean, I've I've tried to be a head of the curve on a lot of things and not be surprised by so many things. But I thought we would see Joe come in at his likable best with with some things to say about Trump, and we need to sort of point things in a different direction. And I've got a different view of immigration and a different view in the environment. And I just welcomed the opportunity to become your nominee, blah, blah, blah. I did not expect Trump is Hitler America is Germany in the nineteen thirties under him and only I can save you. And my shallow analysis is to be disappointed. I hate this. I wanted better. But I think you might be honest you called effective. And it probably is for exactly the audience that he's pitching to today's democrat party. Remember what he's probably got the centrist ready enhanced. Right. That's the analysis. That's what he's got to be looking at is that there isn't a lot of competition for the traditional Joe Biden democratic voters there. Everybody's pushing to the progressive so biting I think thinking I got those people just by jumping into the race. What I've got to do is be able to compete for the progressive activists against Kemba Harris, you know? Elizabeth Warren along with a lot of other zero percenters in yield. And so so that's tailoring. The message to to hit those progressive activists to to to take those voters away from that into claims sort of a consensus among all the sides of the Democratic Party. So I see the strategy there. I'm with you on that. I kind of thought that he'd be killer uncle Joe coming out of the gate to. But it doesn't surprise me that that he's seeing as the has the activist blood of the party at the moment. And that's what he's going for. Because the the danger is that by being the likable of jeweler guy that he gets tagged as being weak gets tagged as being unfit for the fight. And he's gotta show that he's willing to throw the sharp elbows. I don't know if it so much that or if it's just the fact that he's got to overcome the fact that. He's an old white guy. I think that's really the big issue. Right now is politics Democratic Party. And he's got to find a way to cut through that. And the one way to do that is to go after Trump. Listen, heavy mentioned identity politics on wanna get to your wonderful piece at the week dot com called the Muller war rages on I've got you and the gift of a little bit of time since identity politics does want so much of the democrat party a lot. A lot of women are having a lot of impact Coppola Harris has the the the double dip of women of color, which is such a shameful thing. Because she is is a smart and talented Makamba person. And yet in today's Democratic Party. It's all about the kind of of identity stuff that you mentioned. But here sitting here in Texas. I'm watching beta meltdown, but the more at least as interesting story is how unaccomplished Hispanic man like on Castro has crickets and tumbleweeds. Have you noticed? He is he conspicuous by his absence in any kind of discussion of. Early buzz. I actually a little surprised about that too. Because this is a name that's been popping up for quite a while. I mean, the Castro both Castro brothers have been talked about for at least three or four years maybe longer than that about being the the the index comers in the Democratic Party. And I'm wondering if. I'm wondering if it's just an issue of. Platform. I mean camera Harris comes from California, California's very blue state. It's very large state very important state in in the democratic primaries now because it comes early in the primaries it didn't use to come early in the primaries. I'm wondering if that if it is media situation when you're in the Senate, it's easier to get media attention to when you're in the house, or when you're mayor of a city in Texas. So the Castro brothers haven't really been. Media dominant, right? See them around the media. Has something to do with it. And then again, you get Kirstin Jill, right? Who also comes from it, very important democratic state, very blue state, highly popular state and she's zero percent to. So it's see I think that's the very good analysis. Right. Let's go to what I actually wanted you on the show for but in today's fast moving world. Let's not part company before we talked about your piece, headlined, the Muller war rages on what is your basic feces there on how Democrats are living in post Muller, America. I think that they can't let it go. And I think that they're going to find the more that they can't let go the more. They're gonna disconnect from voters on this. But clearly what they wanna do is they want to reconstitute the mullahs report under their own steam. And and so they're going to try to do what you especially when it comes to obstruction of Justice. I think that they've given up on the Russia collusion thing. Adam Schiff aside? I think that kind of given up on the Russia collusion. Hardly anything about that really since bars report. But certainly since the mullahs report came out, and so I think it's going to focus on instruction as an impeachable offense. And what they wanna do is. They wanna drag all the different witnesses that Muller talked to during the investigation and Adam testify before congress, so they can try their own conclusions rather than Muller's conclusions are William bars conclusions. I I don't think the administration's gonna sit for that second work. And Secondly, I don't think people really care as much as Democrats things they do about. This is something that I think most people felt the Miller report settled and without the without an underlying crime of Russian collusion that really concerned about whether or not Donald Trump head temper tantrums over this looks something else and how it will play than the next chapter of President Trump's combativeness well seem to be to resist every subpoena that comes his way in order to pile on impost Muller, America. Everybody knows my dog knows that these are punitive subpoenas because they can't let it goes you've described. But there's something about resisting subpoenas that have. It's it's it's dicey. It's risky has that gonna play. You're right about this. And in fact, I think is Jonathan swan Mike Allen, it actually has a pretty decent piece about this today is that you can the White House can simply stall this thing forever by refusing cooperate with subpoenas and congress can issue citations all day. But the Justice department isn't going to force that, and if you wanna get example of just look at Eric Holder with fast and furious. They stonewalled it over executive privilege. The Obama technically wasn't even involved in this discussions, and they didn't settle it until Donald Trump came into office where they Eric Holder. Finally turned over some of the documents that they've been looking for so, yeah, you can still this thing forever. And the question of whether does your political damage, it it certainly didn't with Obama Obama got reelected, even though Eric Holder was found in contempt over operation fast and furious, and he was very popular throughout his presidency. Even though he was stolen that investigation. And in this case. Factor for both sides is that they waived executive privilege for more. So Muller is interviewing all these people. Executive privilege now Democrats are arguing look that the precedent. That means that you that. It's it's waved forever. And that's a legal question. It's certainly going to be. Have to be nailed down. However, the Trump administration can turn around and say, look, we cooperated with the independent counsel cooperated with the guy that we didn't like, and we all these people already talked to investigators, and they have a report a full report that tells them exactly what they found reductions part of the report, and I think that's Trump administration. Can't successfully argue that they cooperated so much during the special counsel investigation that it is illegitimate attempt at congress to try to reconstitute that into a kangaroo court, and they're simply not going to cooperate with necessarily gonna hurt

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

"But, but it did get me thinking about what what the collective we get right and Maung about the orcs of coverage, and this administration is there anything what do you think it is that we the the larger? We don't get quite right about this administration. Well, I think mock vich read a very amusing pace recently about the mood piece. The Trump mood piece presidential. Neutering prison, and you know, the the privately fuming, according to the people familiar with the private fumes the guy. Written a privately leave written, Sean. Right, right. I've looked so. So I don't think that he is in his constant state of steam coming out of Zia's at all. In fact, the city. He's actually very like when I talk to people who have spent time with him in the private dining room. He's usually very relaxed all and can be very charming list. Of course. Yeah. Yeah. And, you know, sometimes those pieces just way way overdone and create a sense of the other like. Is sort of chaos in the west wing genre. Because. It creates a sense that people are running around with the hair on fire. It's actually this very sort of pretty sedate place with these unless you in that socal around Trump in the room with Trump when he's like in the room on the outer row or in the outer oval. I remember someone telling me that when Trump fide combing, and this is like someone who is in the in the west wing of the time, they went that far from the oval and Trump, you know, FIS Komi, and they just they just seen him just before it and everything kind of seems kind of normal, and they go back to the digital TV that says Kobi fired and this was going wait this happened like twenty feet from me. And and everyone was just sort of sitting there going. Oh, okay. I guess we have to respond to this. Now. So chaos in a ways is is correct. Because there isn't normal processes and process normal processes, totally in voted by the president. But I guess. The sense of chaos is not always there. People sort of sitting around going. Oh, mostly just not even knowing what's going on. I think he is very good at compartmentalizing his own stuff. And. Yeah. Other people perhaps can't compartmentalize at the same right? And just get used to the I I think the other thing that is sort of like, what are they saying in the west wing about Russia? They don't talk about that is that is one hundred percent. I mean, the idea there was sitting around go who is metaphor going to like that's just not something that is discussed. We don't have much time left. So I just want to talk a bit about how you do your current job. You described yourself earlier as a mediocre writer. Mitch was either admirable candor or being incredibly hard on yourself. But since I don't see Iraq, Hoppy, I don't know. But one of the things that axios specializes in obviously is what you guys describe as smart remedy. Do you ever want to write longer pieces? You miss writing longer pieces, which the hill is known for. I want to write much low the paces, but not just magazine paces ultimately books and really deep reporting again, like I there's a lot of liberation to writing short and incense circumstances where you don't need to put in paragraphs of Philo with commodity quotes from nameless. Congressman you could just cut to the chase. But there are some stories that deserve much much longer treatment..

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

"And we're back with Jonathan swan. I want to pick up on something that you were saying before the break, you were talking about the importance of the news you made in that interview. And you made news on a few fronts, but one of which was about how he was a possibly going to end birthright citizenship with an executive order. We haven't heard him talk about this since given that is there anything that could have been done differently on your end. How does that advise you going forward in terms of how you deal with news? No. So look the way that the threat thing came about was Trump, actually, I think about July the Washington Post published a pace by Michael Anton, who's a former administration officials and the Washington Post op-ed by Anton lays out this pretty fringy legal argument that's held by a few people on the right that you can get rid of both right citizenship without a constitutional amendment. You can actually do it by an executive or not and the president reads it. It and thinks that it's the best thing he's ever seen. He starts talking about it internally not only to policy stuff, but also to some people who have legal authority. He was told that this is not something that he could do people were very concerned about it and often we broke that story. I've got a couple of phone calls from people saying in saying, I really wish you hadn't asked that question because it's not actually helpful to us. They would try to shore up suburban seats. You know, he'd already gone pretty hot on the caravan. That was just another notch that kind of took it over the edge. So again, I see the criticism that you know, this was president trying to, you know, say something inflammatory mitchum's. But the reality is he was talking about it privately sporadically for months. The fact that people don't think he can do it. And he's been stymied is obviously relevant. And I think the mistake we made the mistake. Quique knowledge, which is a headline sucked. It was like Trump to terminate whatever we should've said, you You know. made very clear in the headline that this was very very legally dubious, and we should have had a which we added Lleida a correction to his comment that America's the only country in the world to do this because there are thirty other countries that do it. So like, we we did we did a pretty shitty job on our. I take that story. And we've acknowledged that. But I don't regret asking him the question. I don't regret breaking news. And it was something that he was talking about privately, and there's no even to go like not even going to bother dignifying sort of conspiracy theories that were run by people who should know better way. That was saying, oh, this was you know, all castrated between me, I mean, like it's just laughable for anyone who knows anything about how this White House works and how he works that like I'd set down with Bill shine and cook this I mean Trump like it's like truly absurd. Pre planning is not their strong suit among other. There's no load of forty chess Cesco twenty twenty checkers to that end. We've talked about what we have respectively gotten, right and wrong. And I've there's plenty of the wrong as well over time. But it's interesting one of the complaints that I hear about the administration late from the administration lately is that increasingly sort of the tenor of coverage about what is going on internally doesn't always actually match how they're experiencing it. And so it's gotten me thinking about well, I think some of that is because you know, Trump has this effect on people where they are sort of the the frog boiling in the water. And they don't really notice it until that the mortar temperature has changed..

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

"So I use that to get to know donors, and then I sort of ended up covering Trump. And you know, why did you end up covering Trump just because I didn't feel like well. I had a lot of freedom that will great they've kind. There was no we'll like you have to come a person, and I was more covering Republicans. So migrate towards Trump. This is before he was the nominee them. Do amazing work just sort of very incremental. Okay. But part of it was also because I saw on the other side on the Clinton side that they will report is known the Clintons fill like in some cases, like twenty years. And it just seemed like fortress Clinton was impenetrable and fortress Trump you could just walk in the front door. And like, you know, the guards had gone off duty all batted. Fighting with each other. It wasn't even a moat just like, basically crews in so, and as you know, there's that many people you have to know to really, you know, certainly on that campaign. It was a small campaign. I mean, ten people you could talk to and you'd have a very good idea of what was going on. So in some ways, it was also just ACO had you ever covered. Anyone like him before covering him? The only person who I could even put in the same universe as him. As is an Australian politician called Clive Palmer, who is this eccentric, coal billionaire who went into politics and started his own party. I think it was called the Palmer United potty. And was you know, very outrageous and populist, very very populous and used to use some of the same tactics in terms of beating up on the media and same cetera. So but not really. We're going to take a quick break..

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

04:29 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

"I've now hedging in a way that is almost comical. So like, I recently broke the story that Trump had settled on Patsy bologna White House counsel. And when I wrote that story, I think published on a Saturday afternoon. I knew the Pat simple only the fact I had was that Pat sip baloney had started filling out his paperwork. So I didn't write my late sentence. Wasn't. You know, I could pull it up now. But it wasn't Donald Trump has decided it was I literally wrote Pat simple Ernie has begun filling out his paperwork, but you know, because I knew that that was a fat guy. The sentence. Donald Trump has decided I made a big mistake early on. It was my story was crap. I the story that he was pulling out of the Paris climate. But I made the mistake of saying Donald Trump has decided because. Yes. You know, he told people he decided, but then after I published my story he spoke to a White House official at he said, what do you think I should do? And it doesn't mean he hasn't made up his mind. He's just always polling people. Even I knew that they had they were scheduling the event for the next day. The speech was written. They were calling surrogate all of these things were happening in the afternoon. So it it wasn't correct. To say he's on the fence. But you need to find you language, because there is no such thing as Donald Trump has decided it's not a it's not a verb. You can almost use what this guy because he loves to create misdirection he loves to keep flexibility open, and he loves to reverse himself. So it's very very challenging another recent example, like a burqa story about Nikki Haley resigning as as UNM Bassett off. And I knew that it was right? I knew like incredibly good sourcing on it. And I knew it was. Happening. I still felt this little thing in my stomach when we published was like shit. Maybe this guy's going to screw me. You know, maybe he's going to like pull the rug out and say, guess what? It's not happening. She's you know, UN ambassador for live full something. So it's nerve wracking. And I've started to like find ways hedge that I would probably never do in any normal circumstance. Should we all be approaching reporting him differently you, and I both know that this is the case in terms of what he does to our stories to the fact that was you left out one thing that he likes to do to. It's not just misdirection. He also likes to embarrass reporter. Oh, yeah. He likes to create relations where he can say you got it wrong dot do. We all have an obligation to present this differently or don't we? But do you. You know, we we have looked I have received intense criticism overseas and ten criticism. Do you think that some of that criticism is valid and. We all have a responsibility to be different in our approach. I do to some extent, I think the basics of reporting don't change. But I think when you have a situation where like I literally don't think you can write a sentence. Donald Trump has decided that by by definition is is a different type of approach. I also think that when he does try to he does try to report is against each other. There's no doubt about that. One thing I like to do as a sort of because it does create destroy all exacerbates, distrust, the media what he does is that when there is a report that he says at the time is fake news. And then turns out to be one hundred percent accurate. I do like to point that out to remind people like I remember one that stands out was you wrote a pace about Michael Cohen that actually, you know, this was not the cosy most puffing. Relationship that's ever existed. At the time. Trump was like complete fake news trying to beat him against him. And now Michael Cohen poses probably one of the biggest threats to his presidency, and feels a sense of personal betrayal and vengeance. So I mean, we need to both coal it out when we see it. But then also remind people when the reporting stands up, and and he's initial comments about it, folks. I appreciate you reminding people on that specific specific story, and yes, I think we all need to sometimes remind people what has what has held up..

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

03:46 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Somebody in his corner in his pocket to do things that he wanted to do that maybe weren't on the up and up, but let me we're running out of time and I wanted to ask you about something that you wrote recently and maybe have you predicted to the future of where you think you know this turmoil in the White House is going will lead to you. You wrote recently about sort of shift in the sentiments of the people who are around the president you wrote for the first time. I'm hearing real fear and concern in the voices of Trump allies. What what is what does that mean? Are people more concerned than they were before about where Trump is heading and where the country is heading. That was very specific to when that crazy insane day which you did it actually great podcast on it when you absorbing it in real time that. Today when when Manafort was convicted and Michael Cohen pled guilty that day. I mean, just think about it from their perspective. Some of these people note many now, but, but certainly the ones who left on the campaign, they worked with metaphor and they know Cohen komo's around anyone who's been in Trump's old. But through the campaign knows Michael Cohen. They both going to jail. They both going to jail. So like you know, whereas before, yeah, it's bad and there's all this media scrutiny and we have to lawyer up and God knows it costs a lot of money, too high lawyers and stuff. People are under stress from that investigation. Gets really real. When when when you find out that two people that you worked in close proximity with going to prison, so yeah, it did and it's not like they have any great for knowledge. I'm still yet to speak to anyone privately who worked on the campaign or in the White House who actually thinks that they're going to find the smoking gun where Trump has a line to Putin and cetera, et cetera. But they're worried enough just based on what's been found. I mean, the metaphor stuff is stuff from his business career, same as Cohen. So there's always been a concern that they'll go into Trump's personal finances and just just proximity to this kind of thing is scary for these people. So what do you think happens next? How do you think this all ends predict what's going to happen every day for the next. Sixty days. Do you think? Do you think Mullah when do you think he's going to put out this report? Is the look. I think that's something that people don't fully appreciate is that the the sixty day unwritten rule trumpets Olsen on about so the the issue on him. It's clearly true that you have to be most careful about bringing some significant enforcement action against a particular person who is himself or herself on a ballot in the immediate future because you would affect that election most dramatically and directly. You also want to be concerned generally about the calendar in about perceptions, and I think the mother is that way. So I tend to think that the likelihood of a dramatic action being taken or closure and something happening diminishes every day. We get closer to the midterm elections, but that doesn't mean that things won't happen. I mean, you can see, you know, more charges against associated Trump and others. I don't think there's anything that prevents, you know, hypothetically, Roger stone from being charged, you know, in October, although if you can wait till after the election and there's no harm than maybe wait. I mean, these are these conversations we would have in my office. Also, but I, I think people are overstating, you know, the halt that writing is coming, right, Jonathan swan. Thank you so much for being on the show as often happens in the sixty hours or so between now and when the pod drops on Thursday morning, who knows what will have been rendered moot or more poignant. And I'm sure that lots of uses unfolded the in the forty five minutes. We've been talking. I wanna thank you very much. People.

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Needs ten thousand words of Jonathan swan. I'm no gay talese, but I'm good at sauce building. Well, let's talk about one of your scoops that I think is really interesting in the current climate and that is the Don Mcgann, the White House counsel with planning to leave the White House. And there's, there's all this reporting that you have pushed into other people have written about as well. The Don Mcgann through his lawyer, Bill Burke, who are you? Should. You know, put on the record is a personal friend of mine who's in the news a lot lately. We're fellow colleagues in this other district of New York together, how he cooperated extensively with the Muller probe to a degree that maybe the president did not appreciate Satra thirty hours of interviews. What what do you think was going on with Don Mcgann in terms of his self protection versus protection of the president versus protection of the presidency? What? What do you make of this whole Don Mcgann, White House counsel business? Well, a stick to what I know. So I know that both Don Mcgann and his lawyer Bill book. Surprised is a mild word that tie called John Dowd were willing to make them available to Mola and to encourage the level of open corporations that they did. I believe that they thought it was insane that they would do that. Is that a is that a direct quote is definitely no direct quote. Okay. Effing insane. So that is one part of it. I don't know with a level of precision how Trump reacted to that New York Times base because I just don't have an account from somebody that I trust who was first hand, but I will tell you the relationship between Donald Trump and Don Mcgann is terrible and has been pretty bad for some time. The president has been very, very frustrated with him, has chewed him out in front of other people to in excruciating way in vice versa, is that is that frustration is the reciprocal of based on what Don has said to his colleagues at different times? Yeah. I mean, the defensive dome again by his allies is that he was working for a man who would ask him fairly regularly to do things that were self harmful to the president and legally problematic, and that he was doing the best he could. To put a God rail around around this president. But from Trump's point of view, and again, he has not been shy about this to people who've worked for him. And other people is that dome again, was always slow to react to his demands looking for a way to say no, not a way to say, yes, cetera, et cetera. Trump is, as you know, very litigious and is used to work. He doesn't distinguish between lawyers in some ways. It's all my people defense lawyer. It doesn't matter whether he thinks he thinks his Justice department is there to does represent him. He he wants ROY Cohn as the attorney general like, it doesn't matter. They his Justice department, the Trump Justice department there, his lawyers who work for him day by day become more convinced that the reason he was trying to develop relationship with me and calling me on the side without the attorney general was for this very purpose to have. You know..

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

04:23 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Republic and given what's at stake in the basis on which capital may have been picked that he should represent that he would recuse himself, but he's not going to do that because he doesn't have to and he's on the court, whatever arguments people might make that he should step aside from a fraud question like that, it's it's fine for people to think that, but no one should get their hopes up that brick cabinet is going to recuse himself from anything sensitive relating to this president because he doesn't have to this. Next question comes from an Email from Chris Welton who writes, Bonjour, pre I'm faithful listener in Paris, France, not Texas. Otherwise I would have opened with Howdy pred-. And your podcast is easily one of my favorites. Thanks for all you do. We'll thank you in one of the questions from Chris Welton is, can Mr. Muller submit an interim report of his investigation's findings. The logic being that if you were about to be fired by the Trump administration, at least some of his findings would be released into the public domain. Yeah, that's a good question. I think the Muller basically has a fairly open playbook. He can wait till every part of the investigation is done and submitted to deputy general Rosenstein since there's no statutory requirement that a report be done in fuller in parts. I suppose that Bob Muller could easily decide if he's closed the books on a particular aspect of the investigation like obstruction or collusion or some other money laundering investigation. He could do it. You know, peace. By piece. The other question though, that's implied by what you ask is will what's going to happen and win. So here we are after Labor Day a little over sixty days from the election, and there's been a lot of talk, and I discussed this a little bit with Jonathan swan. In the interview you listened to in a moment, there's been a lot of talk about, you know, some supposed Justice department rule that no actions can take place within sixty days of an election, and you know, there's a general sentiment about that. And the general guideline in in prudential principal surrounding the idea that prosecutors and we had this issue, you know, from time to time in our office, also the prosecutors don't take any undue action overtly that could upset or put some on the scale on one side or another election to be clear the written guidance. That's very explicit about what prosecutors should refrain from doing is bringing a case and enforcement action and making an arrest in connection with an election crime because at bear. Most directly on the election. So the rule that's explicit does not say, you know, with respect to a politician, you can't charge him with bribery or you can't charge him with fraud or you can't charge him with homicide. It's a question of whether or not the Justice department is weighing in on how the election itself has been conducted because that most directly than looks like you're putting the thumb on the scale of one side or another. Generally speaking, though prosecutors were supposed to exercise discretion in discharge, their jobs with wisdom and are not supposed to be an interfering in any way. Keep it very, very keen eye on the calendar. So the bottom line is, I think we shouldn't expect some bombshell action or finding in the weeks leading up to the midterm election, even though Trump is not on the ballot, but we should also not expect that the folks are sort of taking vacation this fall and not continue to interview people, not continuing to issue, subpoenas, not continuing to do searches when they think it's necessary and appropriate. To further investigation because you know to take a two month vacation from an ongoing investigation that a lot of people would like to have wrapped up, doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Notwithstanding what people's interpretation of the DOJ guidance is in one last point about this whole business of supposed sixty day rule. Again, fundamentally prosecutors should be wise and smart and balanced and not interfere and things. And we thought about that all the time because we had sense of investigations of politicians, democrat and Republican in our office the entire time I was there, but it is a little rich for people like we do Guiliani and Trump and his lawyers to be raising their hand and clamoring about, you know, the norm of making sure that no action is taken close to an election when every other regard this president.

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"Out who they are actually us reporter jonathan swan characterizes the white house response this way once you've worked for trump for awhile you know that the worst thing you can do the biggest show of weakness is to apologize so staff knows that if they publicly apologize there actually more likely to incur trump's wrath than if they just move on joining our conversation tonight peter baker chief white house correspondent for the new york times we've asked jonathan lemere to stick around and join us as well so peter it has been five days and based on your knowledge of this institution and this president provided you don't have direct knowledge does this kind of order come from the top because some days it feels like nothing else would explain the lack of an apology to john mccain yeah no i think that's exactly right it's been five days you say and in five days it'll be ten and ten after that will be twenty i don't think we should expect that change i think that this is the presence made very clear long before becoming president that he doesn't believe in apologies he thinks that apologizing is a sign of weakness he particularly doesn't favor of the idea of apologizing given what he and other republicans have seen have said it was president obama's habit of apologizing too much so i think that he's made it very clear to the staff that that's not something that they should do even though there are of course members of his staff who think that if he simply had done it on day one or the white house has done it on day one the story would be over it's very frustrating i think for people who work on the staff right now because they don't think this is a story that has to be dragged on as long as it has that they could've put an end to it but they are they do serve the president and they follow his wishes peter your first rodeo this is not you've covered a number of white houses in your time is this the leakiest you've ever seen it certainly has moments where it is sure of course maybe more so i think in the first few months of this administration less so in the last six months but it's still leaks of course and every white house leaks.

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on WSB-AM

"He is a less abrasive style i get that then the president he does everything the french would like sirmo newly this president does everything the opposite which makes people uncomfortable cut twenty four about the relationship between the leaders i think we have as i should because both of us are probably the maverick of the systems on both sides i think prison trump's election was unexpected a new country and probably my election wasn't expected in my country and we are not part of the classical political system so the problem that some see is that mccrone was going lapenne who was way to the right and they say well mccrone is gonna look to be with trudeau he's gonna see eye to eye with merckel he's going to be against theresa may and brexit instead you have a president they hit it off to the degree in which he invited over for bastille day they talked about other issues it matter because this guy understands they both have their own objectives the not looking for new playmates they're looking for people they can work together with now theresa may hasn't worked out she's just too different from the president the people of britain don't like this president people have germany don't like this president angler miracle and donald trump don't like each other so one thing i guess donald trump according to jonathan swan of of axios when when trump saw a merkley says hey we have something in common brock obama spot on both of us thought it was a pretty good line to kind of take the pressure out of the room because he did remember anglo mirko was spied on by president obama and he had to call and apologize well got no laugh and that really ticked off trump he's like listen i tried to break the ice pretty funny joke doesn't laugh i don't know if i'm gonna like this girl woman excuse me so she wins reelection barely does not have the support she had her her syrian policies been a boston put their own people endanger her immigration stance or comical they took a great country a just a firebrand of an economy and now all of a sudden they're struggling and for some reason they.

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Digiday Podcast

Digiday Podcast

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Digiday Podcast

"Mm business in culture and you don't see a wear out effect of that in my own head in the come on i see i see no i see no evidence whatsoever that interest is waning people are captivated by him for better or worse we obviously have the added advantage that we have mike allen and jonathan swan and a lot of people pay attention to mikey who is a genius but jonathan swan is a bionic reporter who is he said go into a laboratory build a reporter who can own this moment in own journalism today covering the white house you'd bill jonathan swan right and it's because he has an appreciation for history and politics and he can work sources and he can move quickly and he has impeccable news judgment and so we've been able to break more news than most new companies typically would on one of the most important beats in the world so yes that's that's had a big uptick forest but i think that would have worked either way because we're seeing similar penetration in bedia or techn analogy or business where we're able to work but i wonder if hilary clinton was president or if it was just a more normal presidency if the people who thought donald trump would become a captive to the normalities of the white house would it i mean it just it's a remarkable moment i guess it seems to me it is but then are you remember remember editorial theory and this is not a political publication about twenty twenty five percent of our content is political our theory is is that over the next five to ten years that if you're a smart professional you need to get a hell of a lot smarter a hell of a lot quicker on media meaning how do you consume in disseminate information technology business science in politics and it's usually the collision of those topics that are going to create conflict new businesses new ideas that's the editorial proposition that would have been the same force hillary clinton and in some ways i think people would have started to think more broadly about more topics listen what's about to hit us with robotics and ai what alon must said itself by south west that this is something the country the world is just not gotten a tattoo around that there's going to be changes to jobs into.

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on KELO

KELO

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on KELO

"Service jonathan swan national political reporter for axios and fox news correspondent gillian turner guys i miss you we are in the dark over here all right let me start jonathan people are going to disagree obviously they are about the substance of the house republican memo what a shows or what a dozen show that to a certain degree haven't the president and republicans already succeeded to the degree that they have raised doubts about the fbi playing politics an an and to that extent have they undermine the credibility of the special counsel investigation who there's no question about that i mean we've we saw some polling we did some polling with so they monkey overnight on friday which showed that support for the fbi republican voters has plummeted significantly in the space of a year and donald trump can move public opinion particularly among the republican voting block like nobody else he saw what he did the nfl so there's no question that the view of the fbi is changing and there's no question that there's been a general muddying the waters among the electric it's not just conservative media we're seeing it in the mainstream media as well so if you get someone like congressman steward who said at the beginning of the program the republican congressmen and house intel hey look this was a separate issue i just want the investigation to continue amtrak has said the same thing are they being a bit disingenuous i i can't speak for them personally but the idea that this can be medically sealed and that's a completely different issue i mean paul ryan was trying to have it both ways he came out and said you know that that i support releasing the memo but it has nothing to do with undermining the leadership of the department of justice the fbi oh this investigation the price of the united states has explicitly said this so you're the tribune if the republican party is out there the guy with the biggest megaphone explicitly touring that linked so whether i can speak to members as individual motivations but the fact is that's exactly what's being done here supported by the president's boosters in the media to give you a sense of the.

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"jonathan swan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan swan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Very legally murky here how trump would do it i love a special council is not actually a law it's just regulation so there's some people said jess that trump could simply rescind the regulation on his own authority just get rid of this special council rig malaysian altogether it's also possible he might have to keep firing people down into the justice department until he found some sort of iron in this area night mask under nixon it will almost certainly end up in the courts by eight is probably seen from what i read murky enough that donald trump can do it and then it'll be fought out in the in the courts and he will bat republicans as they have have on almost everything else will ultimately enough of them stand by him trump actually has a good record of essentially creating facts on the ground he just does things right and there were times during the campaign where republicans said we think this is awful member when he went after judge curiel ranked paul ryan basically called a racist but you can actually do any he didn't do anything that actually block trump's path i think the question would be beyond simply saying we disagree with this we think muller was a good guy what are they actually willing to do in conjunction with can they do right well presume they could try to point they could maybe tarp pass a law to appoint muller again for instance but i think the question is what a conventional act rather than a presidential at right lance jonathan swan of axios and peter binder heart of the atlantic can cnn coming up a conversation on health care this is charlie rose on bloomberg radio.

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