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Dec 30, 2014 10:16pm EST
with his resignation. he testified before the senate judiciary committee investigating george w. bush's nsa warrantless wiretap program. he is a "new york times" best-selling author of blind vision conservatives without conscience. in his latest book "the nixon defense" what he knew and when he knew it dean connects the dots between what we have come to believe about watergate and what actually happened. in a "the nixon defense" dean draws on his transcripts of 1000 conversations a wealth of nixon's secretly recorded information and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the national archives in the nixon library to provide the definitive answer to questions what did president nixon know and when did he know it? and what will stand as the most authoritative account of one of america's worst political scandals "the nixon defense" shows how the disastrous mistakes of watergate could have been avoided and offers a cautionary tale for on time. i've been a big fan of john dean because their member does a kid during the watergate scandals arise on tv and my parents let me stay home f
Oct 1, 2016 1:00pm EDT
good information and good sources but remember people didn't believe it. nixon beat george mcgovern after we had written most of these stories, nixon beat mcgovern, it was a landslide. i think i sense the president was a criminal and would order and carry out all of these illegal and abusive actions that seem impossible. story after story, we wrote hundreds of stories in the end. the watergate committee, the house impeachment inquiry, watergate prosecutor who really dug into this and eventually developed the documentation, testimony and secret tape recordings. >> host: bob woodward, who is still alive from the nixon white house, the house judiciary committee etc.? >> guest: good question. alexander butterfield is one of the few. >> host: john dean. >> guest: john dean, nixon's council who testified so dramatically in 73 for days about his feelings about nixon and ties and coverups. the main aids are gone. henry kissinger is still alive. he is a figure in this book. i think there is still work to be done on the vietnam war. why nixon continued that war when he had the opportunity whe
Aug 29, 2015 4:15pm EDT
of the presidency of george w. bush, bush 43, started with al-qaeda spiking. so i think we already, you know, saw the dramatic change in the geopolitical arena. but, again, there was no yet strategy to understand how important is this change. still the way america and europe look at the map, it was like -- [inaudible] again. taliban, al-qaeda, afghanistan would go there. iraq is there. but in this interdependent world, it's like a big picture. you cannot do micromanagement because whatever you do with taliban in afghanistan, you eventually could can, you know, have effect and different effect, positive, often negative, in pakistan, maybe indonesia, the large muslim nation. the middle east. so every move on this giant geopolitical board has effect elsewhere. and again, bush 43, he didn't have any long-term strategic view of, you know, what is your plan. not an exit strategy. because i think the whole idea of conflict and exit strategy today is the fact that you can't exit from this planet. you know, you may criticize the invasion of -- [inaudible] but you should now look for 2015 an
May 31, 2015 3:00pm EDT
totally. it's like george orwell. freedom is slavery war is peace. white is black. they created a mechanism never seen before that pairlee liesed -- paralyzed the mine minds of millions of russians and they say quite a while before country can go back to normal. >> host: your mother is still live nothing moscow? >> guest: yes. she has sisters nephews nieces. so it's a big family, and difficult to move outside of the country we were born. we all were born -- but it was part of the former soviet union when the soviet union collapsed we moved to moscow, which is the capital of the state we were born. we grew up in the russian -- within the russian culture russian education russian history, and seeing the demolition of the greatness of the country the heritage, social and cultural, scientific areas, it's very painful because russia has a lot of bad things that happened throughout history, but also it has huge positive influence over culture and today it has been almost thrown away, and we can just only hope that one day rather sooner than later our country will start building its futu
Jan 27, 2017 1:30pm EST
that he has some differences of opinion on that matter. george in alabama. a republican caller. what did you think of the news conference today? >> caller: how is it going first of all? thank you for taking my call. >> host: good. >> caller: it was not really that exciting and it was brief. it was a bit longer. that's what you get when you watch a press conference when i thought i guess. i just want to say how fortunate that donald trump and theresa may are to have another. i heard donald trump taking a question and he kind of deferred to theresa may to take over the reins. she is much more eloquent than she is. somebody brought up how different they are. and in a way that kind of balance out each other. so i think they both think the Ãthey are both leading the country at the same time because Ãfor donald trump he has a partner in your that is the head of a country that we have a great military relationship with. she is going through the brexit process and they are both to confirm what is going on in their countries. and i mean that is really all i had to comment on. >> host:
Apr 14, 2015 10:00pm EDT
soviet union because we couldn't defeat them, too good, too strong. then back under the george bush administration, saddam hussein, you know, he had to go. he was a strong man, but when he was there, none of these problems existed because he crushed them. granted, yeah, he was brutal, but now that he's gone, there is a power vacuum there. it's created a multitude of problems, which we helped create. >> ambassador hill, do you want to pick up on that? your assessment of how much responsibility the u.s. has in the problems in iraq today. >> well, you know, if you live there, as i've lived there, and you see what saddam hussein did to that country and did to his people, you don't rue the day we got rid of hussein. he was a hideous character. at the same time you do have the impression that the u.s. didn't understand what we were dealing with that. we thought that somehow, if we got rid of saddam hussein, there was this sort of level of middle class and issues-based politics yearning to flourish in a democratic environment. in fact, when you get rid of governance, even bad governance, a
afternoon recognizing the former president george h.w. bush and his wife barbara and calling for prayers and thoughts on their behalf, the headline here, they are both in the hospital or were earlier this afternoon. the former president hospitalized in houston, and his wife under care. the former presidents in intensive care after being respiratoryan acute problem. barbara bush according to reports is in the hospital for some shortness of breath and other issues. we will keep you posted with any additional news that comes from houston from the bush family. here is joann on the independent line. caller: hi, thank you for taking my call. obama twice. for one thing i can say, i consider myself a very informed voter, informed about the issues. i cannot help but think about the difference between answers we got from this press conference and from the press conference that happened a couple of days ago with the incoming president, that seemed more like a circus than really a press conference. i hope people, independent, democrat and republican, press or whoever, holds him at countable
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