Herman Cain: The Fed needs to be more aggressive


YEARS BELOW THE 10-YEAR, JOHN, I WILL GET TO YOU IN A SECOND, I WANT TO GET TO HERMAN CAIN, HERMAN, YOU’RE A BUSINESSMAN, YOU WERE AT LEAST — YOUR FLAME WAS BEING THROWN OUT THERE AS BEING ON THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS MARKET AND THE ECONOMY AT THIS POINT?>>FIRST OF ALL, GLOBAL ECONOMY IS COMPLEX AND I DON’T RECOMMEND ANYONE REACTING TO ONE SINGLE METRIC, BUT WHAT I BELIEVE THAT ALL OF THESE METRICS AND ALL OF THE MOVEMENT AND THIS INVERSION IT SUGGESTS THAT THE FEDERAL RESERVE SHOULD ACT SOONER RATHER THAN LATER, THEY HAVE A HISTORY OF ACTING LATER THAN SOONER, BEFORE THINGS GET REALLY, REALLY BAD I BELIEVE THAT THEY SHOULD BE MORE AGGRESSIVE, THAT’S WHAT IT SAYS TO ME AND IF I WERE ON THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD, THIS IS WHAT I WOULD BE SCREAMING TO THE REST OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD GOVERNORS.>>HERMAN, THIS IS KRISTIN ANDERSON FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER, YOU KNOW, IN ADDITION TO THE ISSUES REGARDING INTEREST RATES AND WHAT THE FED SHOULD DO, YOU ALSO HAVE THE ISSUE OF TRADE MOVING OUT THERE WITH EVEN WITH TODAY, LOOK, WE ARE GOING TO SUSPEND SOME OF THE TARIFFS ON CHINA FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS STILL TRADE DISPUTE WITH CHINA IN PLACE AS WELL AS QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER USMCA WILL GET PASSED. WHAT IS YOUR OUTLOOK FOR WHETHER THIS ECONOMY A YEAR FROM NOW WILL, YOU KNOW, WE KNOW THAT THE PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW DOES PRETTY WELL IN POLLS WHEN ASKED ABOUT HOW THE ECONOMY IS DOING, WHAT’S YOUR OUTLOOK FOR POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR ALL OF THIS LOOKING FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD?>>I DON’T BELIEVE WE WILL BE IN A RECESSION A AREA FROM NOW, I REALLY DON’T, SECONDLY, WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING IS NEGOTIATING WITH CHINA, CHINA HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT FOR YEARS, THEY HAVE GONE BACK ON SOME OF THEIR AGREEMENTS, BUT CHAOS, WE HAVE SEEN IN HONG KONG, IT’S NOT ABOUT AIRPLANES, IT’S ABOUT A 1997 AGREEMENT WITH THE CHINESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT THAT THEY MADE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THAT CHINESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT WENT BACK AND BROKE IT. THAT’S WHAT THE DEMONSTRATIONS ARE ALL ABOUT AND WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING, HE’S DEMONSTRATING THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN. WE PREVIOUSLY HAD HAD TOO MANY PRESIDENTS AND TOO MANY ADMINISTRATIONS THAT WOULD JUST ROLL OVER WHENEVER CHINA WANTED TO DO SOMETHING, HERE IS ONE OTHER POINT, BUSINESS PEOPLE WILL ADJUST TO THESE VARIATIONS AND PRICES WHETHER THEY ABROAD OR HERE AT HOME. THAT’S WHAT THEY DO, THEY ADJUST, I’M NOT THAT CONCERNED THAT THIS WILL SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL. DAGEN: POLITICALLY HERMAN, YOU RAN FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION, THE PRESIDENT IS IN A TOUGH SPOT AND I WANT TO BRING KRISTIN BACK IN HERE BECAUSE, AGAIN, THE AMERICAN VIEW OF CHINA HAS — HAS WORSENED, 60% OF AMERICANS HOLD NEGATIVE VIEW ON CHINA AT THIS POINT UNFAVORABLE OPINIONS HITTING 14-YEAR HIGH, THEY SEEM TO BE BASED ON THE PEW RESEARCH POLL WITH THE PRESIDENT, BUT IF THE ECONOMY WEAKENS GOING INTO A PRESIDENTIAL YEAR, THAT LEAVES HIM IN A VICE?>>I THINK IT WILL LEAVE HIM IN A VICE BUT HERE IS THE THING, I BELIEVE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REFLECTING THE STATISTICS YOU GAVE ABOUT BEING MORE UNFAVORABLE TO CHINA, THEY ARE FIGURING CHINA’S MODUS OPERENDI, WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING LEVERAGE TRADE TALKS MAYBE TO GET 3, 6 OR 12 MONTHS FROM NOW, THAT I BELIEVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SEE WHAT’S GOING ON AND THEY ARE ON HIS SIDE, MANY OF THEM KNOW THAT HE HAS TO PLAY HARDBALL WITH CHINA IF WE ARE EVER GOING TO GET ANYTHING AND IN THE PAST WE’VE NEVER GOT ANYTHING SUBSTANTIVELY. DAGEN: HERMAN, I WANT TO BRING KRISTIN, KRISTIN IN HERE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT HAS — HE HE IS A MASTER AT COMMUNICATION, LIKE IT OR NOT, AND THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SINCE LAST YEAR REALLY SETTING UP JAY POWELL AT FAULT, DOES THAT WORK?>>OVERALL PRESIDENTIAL JOB APPROVAL NUMBERS ARE BY THE STRONG ECONOMY, IF WE GET TO A YEAR FROM NOW AND THE ECONOMY IS NOT DOING AS WELL, WHAT IMPACT DOES IT HAVE ON HIS REELECT AND BY BEING ABLE TO SAY, LOOK, PEOPLE ALWAYS GIVE PRESIDENTS MORE CREDIT AND MORE BLAME FOR THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY THAN PROBABLY WARRANTED BUT BY BEING ABLE TO SAY, LOOK, IT’S THE FAULT OF CHINA, IT’S THE FAULT OF CONGRESS, IT’S THE FAULT OF THE FED THAT THE ECONOMY IS NOT DOING WHAT IT SHOULD BE, DON’T LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT THEM, HE’S TRYING SET UP A SITUATION WHERE HE CAN DIVERT BLAME FOR SOME BAD ECONOMIC NEWS IF THAT’S WHAT WE ARE LOOKING, 12, 18 MONTHS FROM NOW. DAGEN: HERMAN, YEAH, CONTINUE.>>I WANTED TO ADD ONE OTHER POINT TO WHAT SHE JUST SAID. DAGEN: YES, SIR.>>POLITICALLY, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN BEAT UP, CHALLENGED, LIED ON IN EVERY WHICH WAY YOU CAN FROM A POLITICAL STANDPOINT BUT HERE IS WHY I BELIEVE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE HANGING IN WITH THE PRESIDENT, HE JUST CONTINUES TO DO HIS JOB AND PEOPLE SEE THAT. I BELIEVE THAT THAT’S ONE OF HIS GREATEST ASSETS, HE IS NOT DETERRED OR SLOWED DOWN BY ALL OF THIS RHETORIC AND ALL OF THESE ATTACKS THAT ARE COMING FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRATIC WANNA-BES AS WELL AS ELECTED DEMOCRATS. DAGEN: I WANT TO ASK YOU THIS HERMAN, THE NFL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, THE NFL HAS — IS BRINGING ON JAY Z TO SMOOTH OVER ISSUES REGARDING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EXPAND THE NFL’S ENTERTAINMENT OFFERINGS LIKE MAKING THE HALF-TIME SHOW BETTER, I WOULD SUGGEST NEVER, EVER HAVE MAROON 5 BACK, THAT’S COMING AFTER THE ANTHEM PROTESTS FROM COLIN KAEPERNICK, WHERE DOES THIS GO FROM HERE, YOU THINK?>>I THINK THAT YOU HAVE TWO DIFFERENT CULTURES, YOU HAVE THE CULTURE OF THE NFL ORGANIZATIONS AND THE PLAYERS THAT MAY BRING TENSIONS THAT MOST OF US DON’T EVEN KNOW ABOUT, THEN YOU HAVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WE DON’T SEE ALL OF THIS STUFF THAT MAYBE THEY ARE FEELING AND SEEING OTHER THAN SEEING PEOPLE THAT WANT TO KNEEL DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, SO JAY Z’S IMPACT, I CAN’T PREDICT WHETHER IT’S GOING TO BE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE AND FOR THE NFL ORGANIZATIONS AND NFL TO SAY THAT WE WANT TO DO A BETTER JOB AT HALF TIME SHOWS AND ENTERTAINMENT AND ALL OF THAT, SOBEIT, YOU KNOW, IT DOESN’T IMPACT THE GENERAL PUBLIC, THE GENERAL PUBLIC STILL WANTS TO KEEP POLITICS OUT OF SPORTS, THAT’S HOW WE RELAX, THEY WANT TO JUST KEEP IT OUT. HERE IS AN IMPACT I REALLY CAN’T

Hong Kong rally spokesperson: we are fighting the Communist party


SUSAN: YEAH. OKAY. WE HAD THOUSANDS GATHERING HERE AT THE FINANCIAL HEART OF HONG KONG, EXTENDING THE RALLIES AND PROTESTS INTO THE 11th STRAIGHT WEEK. ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS IS A STUDENT LEADER AS WELL IN THIS ONGOING BATTLE FOR YOUR RIGHTS. TELL ME WHY YOU’RE DOING THIS. MAYBE OUR AMERICAN AUDIENCE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT EXACTLY THESE PROTESTS ARE ABOUT.>>WE ARE FIGHTING THE COMMUNIST PARTY. WE ARE FIGHTING MAINLAND CHINA. WE ARE TRYING TO GAIN ATTENTION AND TRYING TO SEEK HELP. WE WANT THE U.S. CONGRESS TO TRY TO PASS THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY ACT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND TO SANCTION THOSE OFFICIALS WHO OPPOSE HONG KONG PEOPLE’S FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY. SUSAN: WHAT ABOUT THOSE LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO SAY IT’S AN ISSUE FOR CHINA TO DEAL WITH?>>I BELIEVE THAT HONG KONG AND AMERICA HAS A LOT OF INTEREST IN HONG KONG AND THAT’S WHY I BELIEVE AMERICANS SHOULD STAND WITH US TO SUPPORT HONG KONG, TRY TO CONTAIN CHINA. CHINA IS NOW RISING AND I BELIEVE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND MANY CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS IN CONGRESS ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT. THAT’S WHY YOU SHOULD STAND WITH HONG KONG PEOPLE. SUSAN: ALSO, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE HOPES THAT PRESIDENT XI OF CHINA WILL DEAL WITH THE HONG KONG PROTESTS HUMANELY BECAUSE A NUMBER OF TIMES YESTERDAY, ARE YOU CONCERNED OF ANY HEAVY-HANDED TACTICS BY BEIJING?>>ACTUALLY, WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE COMMUNIST PARTY. THE COMMUNIST PARTY IS WICKED AND EVIL. THAT’S WHY WE WON’T NEGOTIATE OR TRY TO HAVE A DIPLOMATIC SITUATION WITH THE PARTY. WE DON’T HAVE FAITH WITH THEM. BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENED IN TIANANMEN SQUARE IN 1989. THE COMMUNIST PARTY JUST TRIED TO SLAUGHTER AND SUPPRESS. SUSAN: THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE HAVE BIG PROTESTS AND RALLIES PLANNED FOR THIS WEEKEND AS WELL. WE ARE LOOKING FOR CLOSE TO 100,000 OR SO ON SATURDAY NIGHT. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR MAYBE DOUBLE, THREE TIMES THAT AMOUNT IN THE CENTRAL PART OF HONG KONG ONCE AGAIN WITH THE RALLY BEING CALLED ON SUNDAY EVENING. WE WILL KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON IT. BACK TO YOU. STUART: THAT WAS A REMARKABLY DIRECT YOUNG MAN, SPELLING IT OUT VERY PRECISELY.

Border Patrol agents appreciate Trump: Council President


LOU: NEW YORK CITY SOCIALIST MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO AND NYPD LEADERSHIP ARE BLOCKING IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT FROM I ENFORCEMENT FROM DOING THEIR JOB. NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT REJECTING ALL OF I.C.E.’S ALMOST 3,000 DETAINER REQUESTS. A NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SAID, THE NYPD DOES NOT CONDUCT CIVIL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT. WELL, THAT WAS A RATHER HAUGHTY RESPONSE. MEXICO SENDING 30,000 CENTRAL AMERICANS BACK SOUTH, WHILE THEY WAIT FOR THEIR NEXT ASYLUM COURT DATE IN U.S., MEMBERSHIP, BUSSED 750 MILES FROM TEXAS BORDER TO AN AREA NORTH OF GUATEMALA, BY END OF JUNE MORE THAN 11 HUB00 REMAIN IN MEXICO ASYLUM CASES WERE DECIDED BY A JUDGE WITH NO ONE GRANTED ASYLUM. JOINING US, PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL, BRANDON JUDD, GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US. THIS IS A VERY ENCOURAGES SIGN OF MEXICO’S COOPERATION AND COMMITMENT. YOUR THOUGHTS?>>I WAS — FIRST START IN ON BILL DECK DE BILL DE B DE BILL DE BLAE BILL DE BLASIO SAY HOW UNINTELLIGENT THIS INDIVIDUAL IS AND HOW BAD HE IS FOR AMERICA. BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT, SO LET’S GET TO THE GOOD STUFF. LOU: YOU KNOW IT BEARS UNDERMINING, HIS POLICE DEPUTY IS NI DE NI DEPAI DEPARTMENT — POLICE DEPARTMENT.>>IT IS POLICIES LIKE THAT, THAT INVITE PEOPLE TO COME HERE AND VIOLATE OR IMMIGRATION LAWS TO CROSS OUR BORDERS ILLEGALLY. BUT GETTING TO GOOD NEWS IN 3 MONTHS WE’RE ON PACE TO DROP APPREHENSIONS BY NEARLY 100,000 ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSERS, WE HAD THIS CONVERSATION REGULARLY, WHEN WILL WE SECURE THE BORDER. I TELL YOU IT IS COMING, IT IS HERE. WE’RE DROPPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, AND THIS IS STRICTLY DUE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SECURING A DEAL WITH A COUNTRY THAT NONE OF HIS PREDECESSORS WERE ABLE TO GET, OBAMA WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE HAD THIS DEAL, BUSH WOULD HAVE LOVED IT DEAL, CLINTON WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS DEAL, THEY ALL WOULD HAVE. IT WAS PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT WAS ABLE TO GET THIS DEAL, BECAUSE OF THIS DEAL, REMAIN IN NEXT MEXICO TOGETHER WE’RE SEEING NUMBERS DROP EXPONENTIALLY AND GETTING CONTROL BACK AT THE BORDER AS WE NEEDED. LOU: THIS A TERRIFIC MESSAGE. AND TERRIFIC IT IS OCCURRING, AND TERRIFIC THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS ONLY ONE AMONGST THOSE PRESIDENTS YOU MENTIONED WHO HAD FIRST OF ALL THE INSPIRATION TO THREATEN TARIFFS AGAINST MEXICO UNLESS THEY BEGAN BEHAVING LIKE A MATURE, RESPONSIBLE PARTNER IN THE REY PREJOHN, AND LOPE — IN THE REGION, AND LOPEZ OBRADOR HAS MADE THAT CHOICE.>>HE WAS VILIFIED FOR TAKING THE NECESSARY WITH MEXICO, HE DOES THINGS IN AN UNCONVENTIONAL WAY BUT HE GETS THE RESULTS THAT AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE DEMANDED.>>WHAT IS UNCONVENTIONAL, IS THEY THEY ARE EFFECTIVE, THEY WORK AND THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL, THAT IS UNCONVENTIONAL, THERE ARE A TRAIL OF TEARS AND FAILURES OVER DECADES OF U.S. PRESIDENTS, CONGRESS AND SENATE THAT IS DISGUSTING. BACK TO 1986, IMMIGRATION REFORM AMNESTY OF RONALD REAGAN. WHAT HAS TRAN SPIRED SINCE THEN HAS BEEN A BLUNDER AND DISASTER AND FAILURE UNTIL THIS PRESIDENT.>>GETTING RESULTS IN WASHINGTON D.C. IS UNCONVENTIONAL. WE LIKE TO SAY COMMON SENSE, BUT IN REALITY IN WASHINGTON D.C., IT IS UNCOMMON SENSE, UNLESS YOU THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX AND DO THINGS THAT NOBODY ELSE WAS WILLING TO DO, YOU DON’T GET THOSE RESULTS, OUR BORDER PATROL AGENTS ARE APPRECIATIVE OF PRESIDENT PUSHING HARD TO GIVE US REASON OF THINGS WE NEED TOO SECURE THE BORDER. LOU: WHERE DO WE STAND WITH SHUTTING DOWN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. WILL WE HAVE TO TAKE ON THE CARTELS OURSELVES TO GET IT DONE.>>RIGHT NOW, WE DO HAVE TO TAKE ON THE CARTELS OURSELVES. I DON’T SEE WHY THE DEMOCRATS DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THE WALL WORKS. IF WE CAN CONTROL THAT FLOW, WE CAN BE A LOT MORE SUCCESSFUL, WE CAN SAVE A LOT MORE AMERICAN’S LIVES, THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TO GET IN LINE, AND SAY, BORDER SECURITY IS AN ISSUE OF THE SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY, WE HAVE TO PROTECT THOSE CITIZENS.>>AND LISTEN TO LINDSEY GRAHAM. IF I MAY, OUR AUDIENCE, LISTEN TO THE SENATOR WHO IS ALSO A WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE PRESIDENT. HE IS MOON LIGHTING.>>THEY ARE PLAYING THE SYSTEM TO MY DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES, I WILL WORK WITH YOU ON DACA, DO THINGS THAT YOU TOP DO INVEST IN CENTRAL MARK TO MAKE LIFE BETTER, BUT YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH US TO CHANGE YOUR LAWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RIGHT ABOUT THIS. LOU: YOU GET LAST WORD ON THE SENATOR.>>FIRST, THAT WAS A VERY SCARY OPENING. TO SAY THIS IS WHAT I’M GOING TO COMMENT ON. THIS IS SCARY WHEN LINDSEY GRAHAM IS GOING OUT THERE AND MOON LIGHTING AND NOT FOLLOWING WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WOULD HAVE HIM DO. I WOULD HOPE THAT HE IS IN BETTER COMMUNICATIONS AND FALLING IN LINE WITH WHAT AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT, AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT A SECURE BORDER, THEY WANT A LEGAL IMMIGRATION

Israeli ambassador to UN calls on Dems, GOP to condemn Omar, Tlaib


OCCUPIED. DAVID: WELL NOW THE CONGRESSWOMAN WANT TO BOYCOTT MA HER, SO ARE THEY GAINING OR LOSING SUPPORT FOR THEIR CAUSE?>> HOPEFULLY, LOSING. LOOK I HAD NO IDEA ANTI-SEMITISM CAN DO STANDUP COMEDY. THE FIRST TIME I WENT TO ISRAEL, SEVEN OUT OF THE 10 DAYS I WAS THERE, WE HAD ROCKETS GOING OVERHEAD, WE HAD TO RUN OUT OF THE MARKET BECAUSE OF IT AND THAT WAS COMING FROM THE PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP JUST NEXT DOOR. THAT’S WHAT’S CAUSING THE PROBLEMS THERE. THEY PLUNDER ALL OF THE ASSETS, ALL OF THE MONEY THEY KEEP THEIR PEOPLE DOWN, ISRAEL IS ONE OF THE GREATEST PLACES ON EARTH. WE HAVE MUSLIMS, JEWS, CHRISTIANS, EVERY RACE, CREED, COLOR, GENDER, LIVE, PLAY, AND WORK SIDE BY SIDE. THIS WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOKE AND I’M AT HOPES THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SAYS NO TO THIS BUT I’M NOT SO SURE.>> I MEAN IT’S ALMOST BEWILDERING GARY TO YOUR POINT ISRAEL IS THE MOST OPEN PLURALISTIC PROTECTIVE OF FREE SPEECH, THE PROPERTY, CAPITALISM , IN THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST. THEIR NEIGHBORS ARE THE ONES WHO STONE ADULTERS AND THROW HOMOSEXUALS OFF BUILDINGS. THEY ARE SAVAGE AND TRIBAL AND TO YOUR POINT MAYBE THE BEST THING WOULD HAVE BEEN TO LET THESE CONGRESS PEOPLE VISIT THE MIDDLE EAST AND VISIT ISRAEL. EVERYONE SHOULD VISIT ISRAEL AND JUST SEE WHAT A LITTLE BIT OF FREEDOM AND CAPITALISM CAN DO WITH IT REALLY UGLINESS. DAVID: THERE IS ANOTHER LAYER TO ALL OF THIS. THERE ARE NEW REPORTS OUT SOME SENIOR HOUSE DEMOCRATS MAY BE WEIGHING LEGISLATIVE ACTION AGAINST U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL DAVID FRIEDMAN AND ISRAEL ‘S AMBASSADOR TO WASHINGTON, RON DERMER, AS RETALIATION AGAINST ISRAEL’S BAND LET’S BRING IN THE AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS , DANNY DANNON FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. SO HOW WOULD ISRAEL RESPOND TO SOME KIND OF CONGRESSIONAL SANCTION?>> WELL WE’RE VERY PROUD OF IT. WE WELCOME EVERY AMERICAN TO COME AND VISIT ISRAEL AND BY THE WAY LAST WEEK WE HAD MORE THAN 70 COMMON WHO CAME IN WITH A BIPARTISAN DELEGATION, BUT WHAT HAPPENED HERE WE SAW TWO REPRESENTATIVES AND I WOULD CALL THEM SANTA FE I SEMITES AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HISTORY, THE TWEET, THEY ARE ANTI-SEMITES. THEY TRIED TO COME TO ISRAEL TO INSTIGATE, TO CREATE PROVOCATION AND WE CAN SAY NO. THE U.S. WOULD BE THE SAME IN THE PAST WHEN YOU ADD OTHER LEADERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES WANTED TO COME AND CREATE PROVOCATION IN THE U.S. SO WE ARE SAYING IT’S NOT ABOUT DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICANS. THOSE TWO REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE ISOLATED. SHOULD BE CONDEMNED BY DEMOCRATS , AND REPUBLICANS, AND IF YOU TALK ABOUT DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, WE VALUE THE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT OF BOTH PARTIES. DAVID: BUT AMBASSADOR VERY QUICKLY YOU DIDN’T ANSWER MY QUESTION. IF THERE IS A SANCTION BY THE U.S. CONGRESS AGAINST ISRAEL HOW WOULD YOU DEAL WITH THAT?>> I’M WORRIED ABOUT THAT WE HAVE MANY FRIENDS AND SUPPORT IN CONGRESS AND IN THE DEMOCRATIC POLICY AND I DON’T AGREE WITH WHAT THOSE CONGRESSWOMAN ARE SAYING, WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THIS IS NOT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THIS IS AN EXTREME RADICAL CONGRESSWOMAN AND THEY SHOULD BE ISOLATED.>> AMBASSADOR ONE OF THE REASONS THEY WERE NOT LET IN PRESUMABLY IS BECAUSE THE MEETINGS THEY WERE NOT GOING TO BE ATTENDING THE MEETINGS WITH ISRAELI OFFICIALS. AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT WE’VE READ IS THAT THE CASE THAT BASICALLY THEY HAD SORT OF LAID OUT A TRIP THAT WAS GOING TO BE VERY SORT OF POLITICALLY CHARGED?>> ABSOLUTELY AND LOOK WHO INVITED THEM. AN ORGANIZATION INVITED THEM TO COME TO A RADICAL EXTREMIST ORGANIZATION ANTI-SEMITISM I’D AND CONNECTION TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, SO ONCE WE LEARN ABOUT WHO IS INVITING THEM WE SAW THE ITINERARY AND WANTED TO CREATE IT THERE AND WE SAID NO THANK YOU. YOU CAN DO THE PROVOCATION HERE IN THE U.S. , BUT NOT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.>> AMBASSADOR YOU’RE BRINGING UP HARSH WORDS FURTHER ADDING TO THIS POLARIZATION AND IF WE TAKE POLITICS OUT OF THE GAME BOTH GARY AND JONATHAN BROUGHT IT UP ABOUT FREE SPEECH AND BEING A DEMOCRACY. ISN’T THIS JUST TAKING AWAY FROM YOUR IMAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE?>> SO THERE WAS A DEBATE IN ISRAEL. MANY PEOPLE SAY WE SHOULD HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO COME IN, MEET THE PEOPLE, LOOK AT THE HISTORY, MAYBE THEY WILL LEARN SOMETHING BECAUSE YOU CAN TELL THEY DON’T KNOW THE HISTORY, WITH TWEETS AND FACEBOOK PAGES.>> A FEW TWEETS I DON’T THINK YOU CAN COME TO THAT CONCLUSION.>> WELL YOU SEE WHAT THEY SAY I DON’T THINK THEY ARE THAT KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST. THEY ARE INCITING AGAINST ISRAEL , ABOUT THE JEWS IN THE U.S. , SO YES, SOME PEOPLE ALLOWED THEM TO COME IN IN ISRAEL BUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE PROVOCATION WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF WE CREATE PROVOCATION IN ISRAEL, WE DECIDED NOT TO ALLOW THEM TO COME IN AND IT WAS NOT AN EASY DECISION FOR US, BECAUSE TODAY EVERY AMERICAN CAN FLY TO ISRAEL AND WE WELCOME EVERYBODY TO COME.>> CAN I JUST ADD ONE THING? I NOTICE THAT THESE TWO WOMEN TODAY DID NOT MENTION THAT THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY BANNED LGBTQ ACTIVITIES IN THE WEST BANK BECAUSE IT SAYS IT HURTS THEIR WHATEVER THEY DO OVER THERE. SO ALL THIS TALK ABOUT ISRAEL AND YOU’VE BEEN RIGHT, THEY MAY NEED TO LOOK INTO THEIR OWN HOUSE BEFORE THEY START COMMENTING ON OTHERS AT THIS POINT IN TIME.>> YES.>> AMBASSADOR HOW IS THIS BEING PLAYED OUT IN TERMS OF THE ELECTION COMING UP IN ISRAEL?>> IT’S NOT A MAJOR ISSUE IN ISRAEL. TO THOSE REPRESENTATIVES, AND PEOPLE COMING AGAINST US, TAKE ENGLAND FOR EXAMPLE. YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING ON THE OPPOSITION, WHO IS ALSO AN ANTI-SEMITISM I’D WHO SPEAKS TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL, SO WE ARE UNFORTUNATELY WE’RE USED TO IT. IT’S UNFORTUNATE THAT IT’S COMING NOW TO THE U.S.. WE SAW IT IN EUROPE FOR MANY YEARS AND NOW UNFORTUNATELY WE SIGH IT ALSO COMING HERE. DAVID: JONATHAN GO AHEAD.>> QUICKLY AMBASSADOR THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. WHETHER OR NOT THESE PEOPLE WERE LET IN HOW SHOULD AMERICANS WHO WANT TO FIGHT BDS APPROACH IT? HOW SHOULD THEY ADDRESS IT AND FIGHT THESE IDEAS HERE AT HOME?>> SO I THINK WE DO HAVE THE SUPPORT AND WE SPOKE ABOUT THE CONGRESS AND THE CONGRESS PASSED LEGISLATION, CONDEMNING BDS, SO I THINK THE MORE WE SEE THE DEFLATION AT THE STATE LEVEL THE MORE WE HAVE THE BOYCOTT ISRAEL, THE U.S. WILL BOYCOTT THE BOYCOTTERS THAT IS VERY EFFECTIVE AND WE DO HAVE THE SUPPORT IN THE U.S.. DAVID: BY THE WAY BDS WANTS A PALESTINIAN STATE FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA. ANYBODY WHOSE SEEN A MAP KNOWS THAT THAT COMPLETELY EXCLUDES ISRAEL. WHAT HAPPENS TO ISRAEL IF THEY GET THEIR WISH?>> WE ARE NOT HERE TO TRY IT. WE HAVE WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVEMENT WE ARE HERE TO STAY AND WHEN WE HAVE A DIALOGUE WITH MUSLIM LEADERS AND WE SPEAK ABOUT THE FUTURE AND NOT THESE

Epstein signed a will two days before suicide: Report


KENNEDY: WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY TO DENY YOUR VICTIM’S JUSTICE, THAT SEEMED TO BE EPSTEIN’S THINKING, “NEW YORK POST” THAT HE FILED A WILL IN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE REPORTEDLY HANGING HIMSELF. DOCUMENT LEAVES ALL BILLIONAIRE’S PROPERTY TO UNNAMED MEMBERS OF A TRUST FUND THAT COULD MAKE IT HARDER FOR HIS VICTIMS TO SUE FOR RESTITUTION. EPSTEIN’S LAST MINUTE LEGAL LEG WORK WAS REVEALED ON SAME DAILY FEMALE ACCUSER TOLD REPORTERS HE SHOULD HAVE FACED JUSTICE OVER 20 YEARS AGO. SO WHY DIDN’T HE GO TO JAIL THEN? HOW WILL HIS VICTIMS EVER SEE RESTITUTION NOW? WITH ME TO DISCUSS CRIMINAL DEFENSE PARENT. FORMER PROSECUTOR, RANDY ZELLIN IS HERE.>>THANK YOU. KENNEDY: ALL I KEEP THINKING ABOUT IS HE HAD A LOT OF MONEY, A LOT OF VICTIMS. NO KIDS, ONE BROTHER HE WAS ESTRANGED FROM. HOW CAN YOU TAKE THAT MONEY HE HAD, GIVE IT TO THE VICTIMS WHOSE LIVES HE RUINED.>>IT MAY BE THAT MONEY HAS TO FIRST COME BACK, YOU TALKED ABOUT WHERE THERE IS A ILL — WILL, STRONGER ARGUMENT NOW IS WHERE THERE IS NOT A WILL THERE WAS A TRUST. KENNEDY: WHAT DOES THAT DO?>>THE TRUST, IF IRREVOCE>>THE TRUST, IF IRRE-OCE>>THE TRUST, IF IRRE–CE REVOCABLE IT SAYS IT IS NOT MICHAEL COHEN ANY MOCHAEL COHEN ANY MONEAEL COHEN ANY MONEYEL COHEN ANY MONEY M COHEN ANY MONEY MYCOHEN ANY MONEY MY MHEN ANY MONEY MY MONN ANY MONEY MY MONEYANY MONEY MY MONEY AY MONEY MY MONEY ANY MORE. ASSUMING IT WAS PUT IN ANGER — IR-REVOCABLE TRUST, A FANCY WAY OF SAYING I TOOK MY ASSETS BUT IF I FORGOT ANYTHING, WHEN I DIE ALL THAT STUFF I FORGOT POURS IN TO THAT TRUST. A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE MR. EPSTEIN PUNCHED OUT HIS OWN TICKET, HE MADE HIMSELF ASSET-PROOF. KENNEDY: SO LAME. HE MUST HAVE SEEN THE WRITING ON THE WALL WHAT LAWSUIT STARTED PILING UP. THAT THERE WERE VICTIMS WHO WERE VERY BELIEVABLE, AND SOME OF THEM HELPED KIND OF PUT HIM AWAY. 10 YEARS AGO WHEN HE HAD THAT HORRIBLE DEAL WITH ACOSTA. BUT SO MANY MORE YOUNG WOMEN HAVE COME FORWARD, AND SAID, HE DID THE SAME THING TO ME.>>HAVE YOU SO MANY THINGS GOING ON, YOU HAVE A NOTION OF HE PROBABLY WAS NOT BEING OVERLY GENEROUS AND HAD PANGS OF LET ME TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY. I’M NOT A PSYCHIATRIST, BUT I THINK HE DID NOT HAVE A LAST MINUTE, I THINK I’M GOING TO HANG MYSELF TODAY. IT WAS PROBABLY NOT A COINCIDENCE. YOU HAVE TO MAKE THAT DISAPPEAR. KENNEDY: SO, IF HE TALKED TO HIS LAWYERS AND CREATED THIS WILL, WAS IT A WAY FOR HIM TO GET OUT OF ANY SORT OF RESPONSIBILITY THAT HE WOULD HAVE — I’M TRYING TO THINK OF A WAY OF REPHRASING THIS. BECAUSE, HE KNEW HE WAS GOING TO HANG HIMSELF, HIS LAWYERS SAY HE WAS KILLED. IF HE WAS KILLED, IS THERE SOME WAY HIS ASSETS ARE DISPERSED DIFFERENTLY.>>I DON’T THINK IT NECESSARILY MATTERS, I THINK THAT WILL HAPPEN, THE REAL INTERESTING QUESTION, WHERE WILL IT BE LITIGATED? THE POUR OVER WILL, TRUST DOCUMENTS IN VIRGIN ISLANDS, FOR PRIVACY PURPOSES. NOW IF THE ARGUMENT IS IT WILL BE LITIGATED, CREDITORS HAVE TO GET NOTICE THEY ARE ENTITLED TO FILE CLAIMS AGAIN THE ESTATE, DO THEY DO THAT IN VIRGIN ISLANDS. KENNEDY: IF HE WAS KILLED RATHER THAN HANGED HIMSELF DOES THAT MATTER.>>IF WE TALK ABOUT SUICIDE, SECOND MOST PERSUASIVE PROOF OF CONSCIOUSNESS OF GUILT, IF HE WERE KILLED IT WOULD MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE CREDITORS TO PULLBACK IN HIS ASSETS BECAUSE THE ARGUMENT WOULD BE HE –>>THAT IS WHY HIS LAWYERS ARE DOING THAT? THAT IS WHY KNOW THEY MAYBE JEFFREY EPSTEIN CRAFTED HIS OPEN DEATH IN A CERTAIN WAY TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR HIS VICTIMS TO SEE THEIR DAY IN COURT AND GET RESTITUTION, IF THEY CAN CLAIM A CLAIM, THIS IS SO WEIRD, HE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN GUILTY, IT JUST MYERS THE WHOLE THING AND CREATES ANOTHER — –>>BY THE SAME TOKEN, IF HE WANTED TO TAKE CARE OF TRUSTEES AND BENEFICIARIES, THEY WOULD

Democrats act like money grows on trees: Grover Norquist


FILLED. LIZ: THE 2020 DEMOCRATS FAILED TO MAKE THE CASE THAT BIGGER GOVERNMENT RAISES PEOPLE’S INCOMES. IT DOESN’T. IT RAISES TAXES FOR THEIR POLICIES.>>WE HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE. IN 1984 WALTER MONDALE RAN A CAMPAIGN DURING THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF REAGAN AND THEIR CAMPAIGN WAS THIS IS A BICOASTAL RECOVERY. ONLY A FEW PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING AND ALL OF MIDDLE AMERICA IS SUFFERING. IN POINT OF FACT YOU SAW WAGE INCREASES, 4 MILLION JOBS CREATED IN ONE YEAR. AND WITH JOB CREATION, HIGHER WAGES AND THE ECONOMY DOING WELL, AND YOU SEE THIS FROM BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUAL. OPTIMISM ABOUT THE FUTURE. THE DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE, ME OR YOUR LYING EYES, YOUR OWN PAYCHECK. YOUR OWN JOB. THIS IS A TOUGH SELL. AND MONDALE CARRIED ONE STATE. LI THE NEAR UNANIMOUS VERDICT FROM THE MEDIA THE DEMOCRATS MOVED SO FAR LEFT THEY COULD LOSE TO TRUMP NEXT YEAR. “THE WASHINGTON POST,” I AM LEFT WITH THE FEELING THAT THE CAMPAIGN MAY LEAVE US ESPECIALLY ILL-INFORMED. THE NUMBER THEY USED ABOUT INCOME INCOME INEQUALITY LEAVES OUT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICAID AND MEDICARE.>>THIS HAS BEEN A WEAK SERIES OF PROPOSALS. THEY ACT AS THOUGH MONEY CAME FROM TREE. AND THEY ARE JEFF GOING TO SPEND IT WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT WHERE THEY RAY IT. THEY SAY IN A THROWAWAY LINE WE ARE GOING TO REPEAL THE REPUBLICAN TRUMP TAX CUTS. THAT MEANS EVERY AMERICAN CAN LOOK AT THEIR TAX RETURNS FROM ’18 AND ’18 AND CALCULATE, HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST THEM. AVERAGE $2,000 SAVED BECAUSE OF REPUBLICAN TAX CUTS. LI THE AMERICAN VOTER ONCE ASPIRATIONAL OPTIMISTIC POLICY. THAT’S WHAT THE VOTER IS LOOKING FOR. THE BIG POINT THE NEXT CAMPAIGN WHEN THEY ARE RAISING THEIR HAND

Facebook implements livestream restrictions, some say it’s not enough


TIGHTENING LIVE STREAMING RULES SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT ANNOUNCING ONE STRIKE POLICY, VOWING TO TEMPORARILY RESTRICT USERS BREAKING COMPANY GUIDELINES IN RESPONSE, TO — THE LIVE STREAMING OF THE CHRIST CHURCH MASSACRE IN NEW ZEALAND AUTHOR OF WAKING UP TO THE FACEBOOK ABOUT CATASTROPHIC ROGER McNAMEE EARLY INVESTOR IN FACEBOOK BECOME LAST TWO YEARS MUCH MORE ACTIVE, AND CAUTIOUS ON THIS IF ANY GREAT TO SEE YOU.>>MARIA ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US WHAT ABOUT THIS TIGHTENING OF THE RULES AT FACEBOOK IS THIS ENOUGH DOES THIS ADDRESS YOUR CONCERNS.>>IT DOES NOT. WHAT I LOVE AND I REALLY I REALLY SUPPORT MARK IN HIS ENGAGEMENT IN THE ISSUES REALLY DOES UNDERSTAND THERE IS NO PLACE TO HIDE ANY LONGER. BUT THEY ARE DOING CLASSIC PUBLIC RELATIONS CONCEDING THINGS THAT DON’T MATTER THAT WOULDN’T CHANGE THE OUTCOME TO TRY TO PROTECT THE BUSINESS MODEL THAT IS REALLY WHAT IS AT THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM. MARIA: WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO I MEAN HOW — THAT IS THE BUSINESS MODEL RIGHT.>>I MEAN THE BUSINESS MODEL DEPENDENT ON GETTING PEOPLE’S MANY ENGAGEMENT PROMOTING STUFF PEOPLE GAGE WITH NATURALLY PROMOTING HATE SPEECH DISINFORMATION CONSPIRACY THEORIES THEY MAKE A LOT OF MONEY BECAUSE OF PROMOTING THAT STUFF. SO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO IS FIND A WAY TO MAKE THE PR PROBABLO PROBLEM GO AWAY WITHOUT ACTUALLY HAVING TO GET RID OF THE CONTENT THAT CAUSES THE PROBLEM IN THE FIRST PLACE, IN THIS CASE, YOU KNOW, THE NOTION THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE ABLE TO POLICE THIS GET IT DONE BEFORE HARM DONE IS RIGHTS YOU HAV HARM DONE IS RIDITS YOU HAV HARM DONE IS RIDICU YOU HAV HARM DONE IS RIDICULOOU HAV HARM DONE IS RIDICULOUS HAV HARM DONE IS RIDICULOUS IAV HARM DONE IS RIDICULOUS ITV HARM DONE IS RIDICULOUS IT IS ALL ABOUT STATUS WHAT PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR, SO EXTREMISTS TERRORISTS LOOKING TO USE FACEBOOK TO GET STATUS BY PROMOTING THEIR ACT OF TERROR ONLINE IT IS THE FACT THAT YOU CAN DO IT THAT IS THE PROBLEM. MARIA: THE BIGGER ISSUE I GUESS COMPANY HAS NORMAL AMOUNT OF POWER MORE THAN AT A LOT OF PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD, SAME WITH GOOGLE, THIS IS WHY CHRIS HUGHES ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE COMPANY WRITES A PIECE IN THE “NEW YORK TIMES” LASTLY WEEK GOT A LOT OF PLAY CONVERSATION ABOUT IT, THAT IT IS TIME TO BREAK UP FACEBOOK.>>CHRIS MAKES AN ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIALLY POINT ABOUT THE POWER SITUATION BECAUSE FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE ARE NOT ELECTED THEY HAVE MORE IMPACT ON OUR DEMOCRACY THAN ANYTHING HAS EVER HAD IN THE PAST, THEY HAVE MORE IMPACT ON PUBLIC HEALTH ON PRIVACY FRANKLY ON THE ECONOMY, AND THE CORE ISSUE HERE IS WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO HANDLE THAT, I WANT TO USE ANTITRUST TO CREATE OPPORTUNITY FOR COMPETITIVE MODELS BACK TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP YOU AND I HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER A LONGTIME WITH SILICON VALLEY WAS SMALL COMPANIONS DOING AMAZING THINGS NOW TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON MONOPOLISTS, YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER THAT MODEL GET COMPANIES OUT OF THE WORLD OF BASICALLY USING SURVEILLANCE PURCHASING DATA TRADING DATA TO GET TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT US MAKE DIGITAL VOODOO DOLLS OF EACH EVERY ONE OF US WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH DATA THEY HAVE WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE DOING WITH IT, AND, WE ARE SO DEPENDENT ON PRODUCTS WITHOUT REVISING THAT THEY ARE MINUTEIN MINUTE N MANIPULATING OUR BEHAVIOR THAT IS NOT AMERICAN THAT IS CHINESE WAY OF DOING THINGS I DON’T WANT TO SEE US GOING DOWN THAT PATH.>>WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD BACK IN RESPONSE TO HE CRITICISM YOU WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT ZUC.K. INCREDIBLE PLAY.>>I GIVE MARK A LOT OF CREDIT HE IS ENGAGING IN THE CONVERSATION BUT HE HAS REALLY GOOD PR HANDLERS SAYING MARK, MAKE THIS LITTLE CONCESSION HERE IT WILL GO AWAY MAKE THAT LITTLE CONCESSION THERE IT WILL GO AWAY THE FLOW OF NEWS SO INTENSE THAT PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN SATISFIED WITH A LITTLE MOVES THEY’VE MADE UNLIKE GOOGLE AT LEAST IN THE CONVERSATION GOOGLE TRYING TO PRETENDED NONE OF THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH US COMPLETE NONSENSE I LOOK AT THIS AS — AS — YOU KNOW, IN THEIR SHOES, PROBABLY A LOT OF CEOS WOULD HANDLE THE SAME WAY THEY ARE DOING IT BUT I WITH A WILL NOT THEM TO SIT THERE REALIZE, THEY SUCCEEDED BEYOND WILDEST DREAMS OPPORTUNITY FOR MARK TO BE HERO OF HIS STORE.>>YOU HAVE BEEN SORT OF CAUTIOUS NEGATIVE SPEAKING OUT ABOUT ISSUES AROUND THE COMPANY YOU HAVE NOT SOLD MUCH IS TO BEING.>>I CONTINUE TO HAVE CONTINUES FARL BY FAR LARGEST POSITION THE KEY THING I DON’T THINK THIS IS ABOUT, THE PEOPLE, I AM NOT CRITICAL OF MARK NOT CRITICAL OF CHERYL OR LARRY –>>IT IS ABOUT THE CULTURE ABOUT NOTION THAT SOMEHOW THEY ARE ENTITLED TO ESSENTIALLY CONVERT EVERYBODY’S HUMAN EXPERIENCING INTO DATA USE THAT TO MANAGE OUR LIVES WE GO TO THEM FOR INFORMATION WHAT WE DON’T REALIZE THEY ARE USING THEIR CONTROL OF THE MENU, TO CONTROL THE CHOICES AVAILABLE THOUS, THAT IS NOT A GOOD TO US.>>WE TALK CHINA HOW CHINA IS TRACKING CITIZENS, FACIAL TECHNOLOGY, ALL THIS DATA ON EVERYBODY, THE CLOSEST THING TO CHINA IN THIS COUNTRY –>>IS GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK MY POINT IS THEY SAY YOU CAN’T REGULATE US WE HAVE TO COMPLETE WITH CHINA I GO WHY DO WE WANT TO XOO EITHER WITH CHAIN IN BEHAVIORAL MANIPULATION WE DON’T WE WANT A.I. TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE HUMANITY BETTER OFF.>>WHAT IS FARE AROUND A.I.>>LEGITIMATE FARES COMING TWO DIFFERENT AREAS ONE IS THAT — YOU TRAIN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WITH DEDICATE FROM REAL WORLD IF YOU ARE NOT REALLY CAREFUL, YOU REPRODUCE ALL PROBLEMS OF THE REAL WORLD WITHOUT A HUMAN BEING TO COMPLAIN TO, SO IF YOU SIT THERE THINK ABOUT THIS WE’VE HAD HUGE ISSUES IN — IN ARE CORPORATIONS FOR RECRUITING WITH RECESS MAY APPLICATIONS, THAT RETAIN THE REAL WORLD BIASES AGAINST WOMEN OLDER.>>BIAS RIGHT IN THERE.>>EXACTLY MY POINT IS YOU HAVE OCTOBER REALLY CAREFUL THE OTHER PROBLEM WITH A.I., THEY ARE ALMOST INSCRUTABLE IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL WHEN YOU START AT BEGINNING WHAT IS COMING OUT AT END YOU CAN SAY WE CAN GET A.I. DRIVE A CAR I AM SAYING HANG ON DRIVING CARS WITH HUMANS ON ROAD IS COMPLICATED, WE CANNOT COUNT ON THESE THINGS TO GET IT RIGHT, WITHOUT AN AWFUL LOT OF TESTS.>>I DON’T THINK WE ARE GOING TO SEE DRIVERLESS CAR ON ROAD FOR A DECADE I KNOW WHAT ELON MUSK IS SAYING I AM NOT BUYING IT.>>I HOPE WE DON’T IF WE DO IT WILL BE VERY, VERY DANGEROUS.>>MICROSOFT SOUNDING ARM WARNING OF A MONSTER COMPUTER BUG WOULD BE USED AS CYBERWEAPON WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS HOW DO THESE PROPS KEEP POPPING UP.>>THE ISSUE WITH MICROSOFT WEBBING PLAVMDZ THEY ARE SO HUGE HAVE SO MUCH OUT THERE INEVITABLY THINGS FALL THROUGH CRACKS MICROSOFT PATCHING UPGRADING BUSINESSES FOREVER THIS IS ABOUT OLDER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS THE SAD PART GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND CORPORATIONS THAT DON’T UPGRADE REGULARLY ARE THE ONES VICTIMIZED BY THIS IT IS IN THE WORST POSSIBLE PLACES, AND NOW THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS THE BUG IS THERE, THERE IS A REAL RISK WITH SUPER IMPORTANT, THAT ANYONE WHO HAS THOSE OLD VERSIONS OF BUSINESSES UP AID IMMEDIATELY BUT PATCH IN PLACE, AND, YOU KNOW, THE THING WITH COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IS IT IS FAR MORE RISKY THAN WE’VE ALLOWED FOR WE HAVE TO BUDGET BOTH EXPENSE, AND THE ENERGY TO KEEP THESE THINGS CURRENT AND PROTECT.>>WE REPORTED ON THIS A LOT STEVE BALLMER CAME ON THE SHOW TOLD ME CONFIRMED TO ME THAT 90% OF THE CAMPAIGNS IN CHINA USE THE MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEM ONE PERCENT PAY FOR IT, IT IS A LOSS OF TEN BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR MICROSOFT WHEN IT COMES TO CHINA IP THEFT, YOU KNOW THIS IS THE BIG ISSUE.>>IT IS A HUGE ISSUE. MARIA: THE PRESIDENT PUSHING BACK USING — SORT OF POINT OUT THAT APRIL RETAIL SALES WORSE THAN EXPECTED WAS DOWN 2/10 OF A PERCENT EXPECTING SALES UP 2/10 OF A PERCENT CHINA FIGHT ONE THING PEOPLE ARE WALKING ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT GOING TO IMPACT THE ECONOMY KEY DON’T KNOW APRIL RETAIL SALES DOWN 2/10 OF A PERCENT FOR MONTH THAT IS A WORST THAN EXPECTED NUMBER MARKETS ARE DOWN THIS MORNING THEY WERE DOWN GOING INTO IT THE BIG ISSUE HERE, THE PRESIDENT USING TARIFFS, THE REAL ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM AS YOU KNOW IP THEFT FORCED TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY? MY MIND NOT JUST IP THEFT THE FORWARD LOOKING RISK IS NOTION THEY BRING THEIR BEHAVIORAL MANIPULATION THEIR WHAT THEY CALL SOCIAL CREDIT APPLICATION INTO OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING UNITED STATES I DON’T THINK WE WANT TO ALLOW THAT SO I BELIEVE, THAT HAVING A BETTER RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA REQUIRES HOLDING TO MUCH HIGHER STANDARD ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND KT REALISTICALLY WE HAVE BUILT OUR ECONOMY AROUND BUYING STUFF FROM CHINA WE NEED TO GET BACK TO I CAN MAKING A LOT MORE STUFF THEY ARE GET BACK TO INVESTING IN MORE CONSUMING LESS I DON’T KNOW COUNTRY IS EMOTIONALLY PREPARED TO CONSUME LESS BUT IF YOU WORRIED ABOUT CHINA THAT HAS GOT TO BE A BIG PART OF THE ANSWER RIGHT NOW YOU GO INTO A RETAIL STORE WHAT IS IT WALMART 90% WHAT IS THERE — IS MADE IN CHINA?>>CHINA’S ECONOMY GETS IMPACTED MORE THAN U.S. ECONOMY FROM THIS FIGHT.>>80 DOES WE BOTH GET HURT NEEDLESS. MARIA: AGAIN, RETAIL SALES ARE DOWN TWO-TENTHS OF A %

The Future of Farming & Agriculture


Over the next two decades, a technological
wave will revolutionize the efficiency of farms all over the world. It can’t come
soon enough. By the year 2050 the human population will be nearly 10 billion—which means we’ll
need to have doubled the amount of food we now produce. This is an examination of the agricultural
innovations coming down the pipeline that will help get us there. The industry has undergone major developments
over the last century. 100 years ago, farming looked like this. Today, it looks like this.
And tomorrow, it will look something like this. These changes have allowed many of us
to do other things with our lives. In 1900, 10.9 million agricultural workers produced
the food for 76 million people. Today, just 6.5 million workers feed 321.4 million Americans. Two factors were most responsible for this
surge in productivity: engines and the widespread availability of electricity. Today, the innovations on our immediate horizon
include autonomous pickers—UK researchers have already created one that gathers strawberries
twice as fast as humans, the challenge will be creating robotic pickers that can switch
between all kinds of crops; Robots or drones that can precisely remove
weeds or shoot them with a targeted spritz of pesticide, using 90% less chemicals than
a conventional blanket sprayer. For the organic farmer, they could zap the
weeds with a laser instead. This could have a big impact, the UN estimates that each year,
between 20 and 40% of global crop yields are destroyed by pests and disease.
Tiny sensors and cameras will monitor crop growth and alert farmers on their smartphones
if there’s a problem, or when it’s the best time to harvest;
The BoniRob can take a soil sample, liquidize it, then analyze its pH and phosphorous levels—all
in real time; As a proof-of-concept for all this autonomous
farming technology, researchers at Harper Adams in the UK plan to grow and harvest an
entire hectare of Barley without humans ever entering the field.
Companies like Agribotix have already commercialized software that analyzes drone-captured infrared
images to spot unhealthy vegetation. Then, like a real life game of “Sim-Farmer,”
the grower is alerted on their device when a troubled area is identified. Machine learning
will regularly improve the system’s ability to differentiate between varieties of crops
and the weeds that threaten them. Not to be left out, a company called Mavrx
contracts 100 pilots to fly light-aircraft that are outfitted with multispectral cameras
on data-gathering missions over large farms throughout the country;
For an even wider view, PlanetLabs operates a fleet of CubeSats that take weekly images
of entire farms from space to help monitor crops;
Other companies are creating analytics software to act as farm-management systems, allowing
growers of all sizes to deal with this new tsunami of data;
And The Farmer’s Business Network combines data from many farms into one giant pool to
give its members the power of macro-level insights that have traditionally only been
available to corporate mega-farms; Vertical farms are essentially warehouses
with stacks of hydroponic systems to grow leafy greens. They’re sprouting up in cities
all over the world where fresh produce — and land — is scarce. The key obstacle here
is the cost of energy, and the toll using a lot of it takes on the environment. The
upside is that artificial lights and climate controlled buildings allow crops to grow day
and night, year-round, producing a significantly higher yield per square foot than an outdoor
farm. For now though, only expensive, leafy greens like lettuce — or herbs like basil
— have proven profitable in the vertical system. And the jury is definitely still out
on whether this is truly and environmentally-friendly technique;
One possible solution is to use blue and red light wavelengths to optimize photosynthesis
and turbo-boost growth—a technique tested by researchers at project Growing Underground,
an experimental farm operating in old World War II bomb shelters underneath London;
Another advancement in indoor farming is the Open Agriculture Initiative, which aims to
create a “catalogue of climates” so temperature and humidity can be set to recreate the perfect
conditions for growing crops that would normally come from all over the world, locally instead.
This is an attempt to tackle the “food miles” issue. When produce is shipped around the
world it creates unnecessary CO2 emissions. Just look at a where a few of the items you
eat today were cultivated to understand how big of a problem this is.
The millions of people entering the middle class every year in developing countries are
demanding tens of millions of pounds of additional meat. These ideas aim to get the most from
every animal. Who would’ve thought Fitbits could be for
livestock too? Cows are being fitted with smart collars that monitor if they’re sick
or, if they’re moving around more, which is a sign of fertility;
Researchers at Scotland’s Rural College are analyzing cow breath. Exhaled ketones
and sulfides reveal potential problems with an animal’s diet;
Thermal imaging cameras spot inflamed udders to provide earlier treatment to combat a bacterial
infection known as mastitis, one of the costliest setbacks in the dairy industry;
3-D cameras that quickly measure the weight and muscle mass of cattle so they’re sold
at their beefiest; Companies have even begun positioning microphones
above pig pens to detect caughs, giving sick animals the treatment they need a full 12
days earlier than before. Less antibiotics are used if fewer animals become ill for shorter
lengths of time; And a system of just three cameras, developed
by researchers in Belgium, tracks the movements of thousands of chickens to analyze their
behavior and spot over 90% of possible problems; Here’s a stat that I found eye-opening:
consumption of farmed fish has now surpassed our consumption of beef. Researchers are working
to increase the types of fish that are raised. Aquaculturists at the Institute of Marine
and Environmental Technology in Baltimore are developing an artificial ecosystem that
mimics ocean conditions so that saltwater fish farms can be built inland. This would
allow millions of landlocked people to be able to enjoy fresh fish, instead of consuming
frozen fish grown or caught on the coast that have to be shipped thousands of miles in refrigerated
trucks that use a lot of energy. The most exciting thing about this experimental
fish farm is that it’s actually a closed system that creatively uses three sets of
bacteria in different ways to so it doesn’t produce any waste and even powers itself.
[Dr. Yonathan Zohar]: “This is the world’s most sustainably produced fish. The system
is completely and fully contained. There is zero interaction with the environment. There
is no waste. Zero waste goes back to the environment, which is the big problem with aquaculture
today.” This revolutionary technique could be critical
for saving species in the wild, like rapidly depleting bluefin tuna populations, without
curbing the appetites of sushi lovers like me; Another ingenious approach from a company
in California are proteinaceous fish food pellets made from the bodies of a bacteria
that grow by consuming a combination of methane, oxygen, and nitrogen. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization
estimates that 2 billion people consume insects as part of their diet. [Insect eater]: “I eat insects like this
because they provide nutrition. The nourish the body, they are not too fatty but have
lots of good ingredients. If you eat these all the time, you will get sick very rarely.” Bugs are among the cheapest, most nutritious,
environmentally-friendly sources of protein. So there’s a growing movement to find new
ways to incorporate them into food products that can be marketed in a way that doesn’t
gross people out. Some examples are protein powder and insect
flour. But even if insects never make it onto many of our plates, they can still help us
a lot as animal feed; On the other end of the alternative protein
spectrum is lab grown meat. In 2013 the first hamburger was made from muscle cells grown
in a lab in the Netherlands, followed by a meatball grown by a California company called
Memphis Meats. These grabbed headlines, but production costs need to come way down before
we’ll be buying synthetic meats in significant quantities. [Dr. Mark Post]: “So it’s better for the
environment. And we need much less resources to actually produce it so that we can produce
much more meat with much less resources so that we can feed the entire planet. And we’ll
probably look back at this time as sort of barbaric, that we still killed animals and
used animals to such a degree for our meat consumption.” Human survival on earth has, by necessity,
driven us to use–and change–the world around us. Some of our most powerful innovations
are aimed at solving problems we ourselves create. As climate patterns change and human
population rises, the prospect of a global food shortage becomes increasingly dire–it’s
a threat that even the deployment of millions of autonomous farmer-bots would be unlikely
to solve. But where man-made machines may fall short, bacterial machines may very well
prevail…bringing me to the technology that can continue to deliver the biggest increases
in crop yield: genetic modification. Scientific breakthroughs like CRISPR, genomic selection,
and SNP’s now allow single letters within a gene to be precisely edited. Unlike older
methods of genetic manipulation, like transgenic modifications that made uncontrolled alterations
to large regions of DNA, CRISPR — a gene editing system repurposed
from bacteria — more closely mimics the process of random mutation. This process is
critical for environmental adaptation, Darwinian natural selection, and — ultimately — evolution.
While this fact alone may not placate the most passionate anti-GMO advocate, highly
precise techniques, like CRISPR should help ease the legitimate health and environmental
concerns that have thus far curbed significant commercial investments. But not everyone is
sitting on the sidelines. Two large agricultural companies, DuPont and
Syngenta, have used genome selection to develop two new, drought-tolerant strains of corn
called AQUAmax and Artesian. Then there’s the NextGen Cassava project
led by Cornell University, in partnership with research institutes all over Africa,
that aims to “significantly increase the rate of genetic improvement in cassava breeding
to unlock the full potential of this staple crop that’s central to food security and
livelihoods across Africa.” Genetically improving the cultivation of other
crops that haven’t been modified yet could additionally lead to huge yield increases
for millet and yams, for example; Rice, one of the world’s most important
crops, has seen its yield plateau—meaning that, for years now, the maximum amount that
can be grow on, say, an acre of land has not increased.
The C4 Rice Project — a massive global collaboration between 18 biology labs spread across four
continents — is trying to change that. Their goal is to genetically engineer a new strain
of rice so that its photosynthetic process works more like maize, which would — theoretically
— turbo boost its yield by 50%. And, of course, it’s not just crops, pig
lines are being altered to make them immune to an illness that costs American farmers
$600m a year. While it is hard to predict which of these
developments will have the greatest impact on food production, we should be pursuing
all of them. The use of genetic technologies will, inevitably, prove essential for tackling
what would likely be an insurmountable challenge, sustainably doubling our global food supply.
The good news is that some of the world’s most creative scientists, engineers, farmers,
and innovators are working on solutions for this problem, even as you watch this video. This piece was based on articles that recently
appeared in the The Economist and the journal Nature. And our recent video on India’s highway
megaproject led some of you to suggest other projects for us to look into. Your suggestions
for video topics are always appreciated. Thanks for watching. Until next time, for
TDC, I’m Bryce Plank.

Dan Bongino: Comey’s legacy is a stain on the FBI


BAGS AND TAKING DEEP BREATHS, INDEED. JOINING US NOW, FORMER SECRET SERVICE DAN BONGINO. COULD YOU BELIEVE THE ARROGANCE OF THAT PERSON? HE DOESN’T REALIZE WE KNOW WHAT HE DID, AND WE KNOW WHEN HE DID IT?>>YEAH. LOU, THE EUPHEMISMS GAME, SPYING, SURVEILLANCE, YOU KNOW, UNAUTHORIZED, UNDOCUMENTED VIEWING OF PEOPLE, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, IS A MAGIC ACT FOR IDIOTS. AND COMEY LIKES TO PLAY THAT LITTLE GAME WITH PEOPLE. EVERYBODY’S CALLED THIS SPYING, LOU. SPYING AS BILL BARR SAID APPROPRIATELY IS A FINE ENGLISH WORD THAT DESCRIBES EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED. AND LET’S JUST WITH CLEAR HERE, LOU, THE EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING THAT JIM COMEY’S A LIAR. THEY USED NATIONAL SECURITY LETTERS, USED FOREIGN SPIES TO GATHER INTELLIGENCE ON TRUMP. THAT’S ALREADY BEEN REPORTED ON OTHER OUTLETS, BY THE WAY, LEFT-LEANING OUTLETS, RIGHT? THEY USED A FISA COURT — LOU: WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT’S BEEN REPORTED ON LEFT-LEANING OUTLETS? IT’S BEEN REPORTED ON THIS OUTLET –>>I’M JUST TALKING ABOUT THE FOREIGN SPIES. I MEAN, EVERYONE FROM “THE NEW YORK TIMES” ON. “THE GUARDIAN” AND CNN HAVE ALREADY REPORTED A YEAR AGO ON THE FACT THAT FOREIGN SPIES, YES, SPIES, LOU, WERE FEEDING INFORMATION TO SPIES IN THE UNITED STATES ABOUT THE TRUMP PEOPLE. I MEAN, I CAN PULL THE ARTICLE UP ON MY PHONE RIGHT NOW AND SHOW IT TO YOU. IT’S OUT THERE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE. NOT TO MENTION ONE FINAL POINT, THEY USED AN ACTUAL SPY ALREADY REPORTED ON BY “THE NEW YORK TIMES.” I DON’T KNOW WHAT COMEY’S DOING. HIS LEGACY ‘S ALREADY A STAIN ON THE FBI. LOU: [INAUDIBLE] BECAUSE HE’S DOING THE SAME THING.>>WHAT’S THAT? LOU: HE IS SITTING THERE SPEWING NONSENSE TALKING ABOUT WE INVESTIGATE, AND THEN YOU HEAR COMEY PARROTING ALL HE SAID BEFORE THE COMMITTEE YESTERDAY, YOU KNOW, DEBATING THE SEMANTICS, THE ETYMOLOGY OF ALL OF THIS. THESE PEOPLE ARE OUT OF THEIR MINDS. WHO DO THEY THINK THEY’RE KIDDING? AND — [INAUDIBLE CONVERSATIONS] WHEN BILL BARR SAID PERFECTLY GOOD ANGLO-SAXON WORD, I WANTED TO CHEER BECAUSE HE’S SPEAKING PLAINLY, DIRECTLY. BECAUSE HE HAS A HIGH IQ AND THE ABILITY TO DO SO. THESE IDIOTS WHO RUN AROUND SPEWING LATIN DERIVATIVES ARE USUALLY JUST THAT. I WON’T REPEAT THE WORD THAT I JUST USED.>>YEAH. [LAUGHTER] THE SHAME OF THIS WHOLE THING, LOU, AND I’M WITH YOU 100%, AND I’M GLAD YOU BROUGHT UP CHRISTOPHER WRAY YESTERDAY. HE SOLD US OUT. THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO PLAY THIS GAME. CHRISTOPHER WRAY IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS IN THE COSMOS. HE HAD THE ABILITY YESTERDAY TO REESTABLISH FAITH IN THE FBI AND COME OUT AND SAY, LISTEN, A VERY SIMPLE ANSWER, LOU. ALL HE HAD TO SAY THERE’S AN INVESTIGATION GOING ON RIGHT NOW INTO SPYING, YES, SPYING. WE’RE LOOKING INTO IT, AND MS. SHAHEEN, WHO HE WAS TALKING TO, THE DEMOCRAT SENATOR, WHEN I GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT, I WILL BE BACK HERE AND HAPPILY TALK ABOUT IT. WHAT DOES HE DO? I WOULDN’T USE THE WORD SPYING. THEY WERE PERFECTLY CONTENT WITH USING THE WORD SPYING WHEN THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE PATRIOT ACT WITH GEORGE BUSH. IT’S RIDICULOUS. LOU: SO WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CADILLAC ARE MEMORANDUM AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND THEY SEALED IT, CHRISTOPHER WRAY TOOK RESPONSIBILITY FOR SEALING IT TWO WEEKS AGO, AND INSTEAD OF SHARING THE DOCUMENTED KNOWLEDGE, FIRSTHAND, OF THE FACT THAT THE STEELE DOSSIER HAD A POLITICAL MOTIVATION — OH AND, YES, A DEADLINE OF NOVEMBER 6TH I BELIEVE IT WAS, 2016. ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN SEALED FOR 25 YEARS BY THAT SAME FBI THAT WAS ENGAGED IN SPYING.>>YEAH. NO WORRIES, LOU. CHRISTOPHER WRAY SAID WE COULD SEE THE MEMO IN 2041. I COULD BE DEAD BY THEN, GOD FORBID. 2041. THE MEMO, SO THE AUDIENCE TOTALLY UNDERSTANDS AND COMPLETELY GETS WHAT THIS IS, THIS IS PROOF POSITIVE THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT KNEW CHRISTOPHER STEELE’S INFORMATION USED TO SPY ON DONALD TRUMP WAS POLITICAL INFORMATION. IT WAS NOT LEGITIMATE INTELLIGENCE. THEY KNEW IT BEFORE THE FISA WAS ISSUED. AND NOW LISA PAGE’S TESTIMONY, THE FBI LAWYER WHO WAS WORKING ON THIS, MAKES A WORLD OF SENSE WHEN SHE SEEMS GENUINELY SURPRISED UNDER OATH IN CONGRESS THAT THE SAME SOURCE THEY WERE USING, STEELE, WAS ALSO REPORTING TO PLACES LIKE THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND, I BELIEVE, TO THE CIA TOO. JOHN BRENNAN WAS THE PUPPET MASTER OF THIS WHOLE THING, AND I BELIEVE HE PLAYED THE FBI FOR FOOLS, AND COMEY BOUGHT INTO IT. LOU: YOU KNOW, AND I HAVEN’T RULED OUT A STRONG ROLE FOR THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT YET EITHER. AND MY GUESS IS YOU HAVEN’T EITHER.>>NO, LOU, BUT THAT’S NOT EVEN IN DISPUTE. I DON’T KNOW WHY — WHY WOULD YOU EVEN RULE THAT OUT? “THE GUARDIAN” AND CNN OF ALL PLACES HAVE ALREADY REPORTED ON THIS. YOU KNOW, THE FACT THAT THE BRITISH FED INTEL TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ABOUT THE TRUMP TEAM IS NOT IN DISPUTE. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY THIS IS CONTROVERSIAL. CNN — [INAUDIBLE CONVERSATIONS] LOU: JUST WANTED TO SEE YOU GO BANANAS.>>YES, YOU GOT ME TO GO BANANAS. [LAUGHTER] IT DRIVES ME CRAZY E WHEN HOSTS, YOU KNOW, OUT THERE WHO ARE AFRAID TO TOUCH THIS STUFF. IT’S ALREADY BEEN REPORTED ON THAT THE BRITISH INTEL SPIED ON TRUMP. THIS IS NOT CONTROVERSIAL. YOU GOT ME GOOD ON THAT ONE, WELL DONE. LOU: I THOUGHT I WAS DISGUISING MY QUIVERING, TREMBLING HANDS –>>I’M GLAD IT’S STILL EARLY AND I DON’T HAVE TO GO TO BED AFTER THAT. I’M ALL EXCITED NOW. [LAUGHTER] LOU: KEEP IT THERE. I’M GLAD YOU TOOK IT PERSONALLY. THAT 25 YEARS UNDER SEAL, YOU’LL MAKE IT, DAN, YOU’LL MAKE IT.

Iran threatens to surpass nuclear deal limits in 10 days


NEIL: ALL RIGHT. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MOMENTS WHERE IRAN ALWAYS ARGUED WE DON’T HAVE ANY NUCLEAR PRODUCTION GOING ON BUT THEY ARE ALREADY PROMISING TO RAMP IT UP NOW THAT WE RIPPED UP THE DEAL. YOU DO THAT THINK BUT YOU SAID YOU DIDN’T HAVE NUCLEAR — I KNOW. NOI. I’M DONE. WE HAVE THE HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE MEMBER, OHIO REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN MIKE TURNER HERE IN THE FLESH. GOOD TO HAVE YOU, SIR.>>THANK YOU. NEIL: THEY ARE BRAGGING ABOUT WE ARE GOING TO EXCEED THE LIMITS, BREAK THIS DEAL. THAT’S ALL BUT A GIVEN. WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>WELL, I JUST RECENTLY MET WITH THE LEAD INSPECTOR WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY THAT’S OVER THE DEAL WITH IRAN. IRAN HAS BEEN DOING A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT ARE APPROACHING OR PREPARING FOR BREAKING THE DEAL, ALL IN DIRECT OBSERVATION OF THE IAEA. IT’S SOMEWHAT BEEN ANTICIPATED THEY WERE GOING TO BE GOING DOWN THIS PATH. AS YOU KNOW, THE DEAL ITSELF HAD THREE MAJOR FLAWS. IT WAS LIMITED IN ITS TIME PERIOD, MEANING THERE WERE THINGS THEY WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO ANYWAY IN TEN YEARS WHEN THE DEAL HAD BEEN CONSTRUCTED, IT DID NOT INCLUDE MISSILES, DID NOT INCLUDE MALIGN ACTIVITIES THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT AND IT ALSO HAD A VERY LIMITED INSPECTION REGIME. THAT’S WHY THE ADMINISTRATION THROUGH A MAXIMUM PRESSURE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN TRYING TO BRING IRAN BACK TO THE TABLE TO RENEGOTIATE THIS DEAL. CLEARLY, AS IRAN CONTINUES TO ESCALATE ITS ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA, IT’S BRINGING IT CLOSER AND CLOSER TO EVERYONE REALIZING THE DEAL IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE RENEGOTIATED AND CONSEQUENTLY — NEIL: THEY RAMP IT UP. ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT WAIT A MINUTE, FAULTY OR PROBLEMATIC AS THE DEAL WAS, AT LEAST SOMETHING HELD IT TOGETHER. NOW THERE’S NO SWISS CHEESE, NOTHING.>>WELL, IRAN CLAIMED THEY WERE GOING TO COMPLY WITH THE DEAL AS LONG AS THE EUROPEANS COMPLIED WITH THE DEAL. THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME EXPLAINING TO DO AS TO WHY THEY WOULD BE NOW BREAKING A DEAL THEY HAD COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO. BUT THE DEAL ITSELF IS FLAWED. THEY WOULD HAVE HAD A PATH THAT WOULD HAVE — WE WOULD HAVE BEEN FACING A NUCLEAR IRAN SO IT’S VERY TIMELY THAT WE BRING THIS FORWARD AND WITH POMPEO AND THE ADMINISTRATION’S MAXIMUM PRESSURE CAMPAIGN. I DO THINK THERE’S OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALLIES OF THE UNITED STATES AND IRAN TO COME TO THE TABLE. IT MAY GET NOISY FOR AWHILE BUT I THINK IF OUR ALLIES COME TO THE TABLE WITH US, IRAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO COME TO THE TABLE. NLT NEIL: ON THAT FRONT, YOU DON’T DOUBT THE EVIDENCE OUT THERE THAT IRAN WAS AND IS BEHIND THESE TANKER ATTACKS AND OTHER THINGS? I MEAN, SOME OF OUR ALLIES APPARENTLY WANT MORE PROOF. WHAT IS IT?>>I DON’T. I THINK, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF IS WHO ELSE IN THE AREA WOULD HAVE BEEN DOING IT AND WHO ELSE IN THE AREA HAS THE MEANS TO DO IT. NEIL: THE CYNICAL VIEW IS SOMEONE COULD SET IT UP TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEM.>>THESE ARE FAIRLY SOPHISTICATED ATTACKS. NEIL: WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT? WHY RISK OUR WRATH?>>THEY WERE ALREADY DOING COVERT MALIGN ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY ARE SORT OF SURFACING AS BEING EVIDENCED, AS DOING THESE ACTIVITIES, A CLEAR DOTTED LINE. I THINK IT’S CLEARLY TO SHOW THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT THEY DO INTEND TO THROUGH AGGRESSION AND ATTACKS IN THE AREA, CALL ATTENTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, THEIR DISPLEASURE THAT THEIR ECONOMY IS TANKING, IT’S NOT GROWING AS A RESULT OF U.S. SANCTIONS. THEY ARE HAVING GREAT DIFFICULTY IN CONVINCING ANYBODY TO INVEST IN IRAN. THEY ARE NOT A VERY GOOD BUSINESS PARTNER. NEIL: CHINA COZYING UP TO RUSSIA, I KNOW MIKE POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE, IS SAYING THE ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING A FULL RANGE OF OPTIONS ON IRAN. DO YOU KNOW WHETHER AN OUTRIGHT ATTACK IS AMONG THEM?>>YOU KNOW, I THINK THE SECRETARY HAS RIGHTLY SAID MILITARY OPTIONS WILL BE PRESERVED BUT AT THE SAME TIME — NEIL: NOT MILITARY OPTIONS ALONE.>>RIGHT. IF YOU ONLY LOOK AT THE ISSUES OF IF IRAN SHOULD ATTACK OUR ALLIES, OR ATTACK THE UNITED STATES, WE JUST RECENTLY IN THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE HAD A DEBATE, THE DEMOCRATS BROUGHT FORWARD AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD HAVE PROHIBITED ANY MILITARY ACTION OR RESPONSE TO IRAN. THIS WOULDN’T EVEN ALLOW US TO PROTECT ISRAEL OR TO PROTECT OUR NATO ALLIES. I THINK — NEIL: THEY PULLED THAT.>>RO KHANNA FROM CALIFORNIA. NEIL: SOMEONE MUST HAVE GOTTEN IT.>>ONCE WE BEGAN HAVING THE DEBATE AND THE CHAIRMAN SAW THE DIFFICULTIES THIS AMENDMENT WOULD HAVE PROHIBITED OPTIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES, TOOK IT OFF THE TABLE. WE WILL HAVE THAT DEBATE AGAIN AS IT COMES, AS THE BILL COMES TO THE HOUSE FLOOR. BUT I THINK POMPEO THROUGH HIS MAXIMUM PRESSURE CAMPAIGN IS USING ALL OPTIONS OF SANCTIONS, WORKING WITH ALLIES, WORKING WITH OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS TO PLACE PRESSURE ON IRAN AND THAT’S CERTAINLY THE WAY TO GO. NEIL: SANCTIONS IS THE WAY TO GO RIGHT NOW.>>AT THIS POINT, EVEN THE SANCTIONS ARE INCREASING, TIGHTENING, AND THAT I THINK