State Dept. Veteran On Trump White House: There Are No Adults In The Room | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

State Dept. Veteran On Trump White House: There Are No Adults In The Room | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
State Dept. Veteran On Trump White House: There Are No Adults In The Room | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
Wall Street Journal has more on this Saga, currently overwhelming the Trump Administration, with a report of their has headlined in months before Trump call Ukraine official sweated Whitehouse pressure on the subject of delaying at military quote. Some Ukrainian officials surmise that there may have been evistr Trump text messages. The house Intel committee released late last night indicate the latter was the case in text with the aforementioned Kurt Volker are former Point man with Ukraine about trying to set up that meeting between Trump and the Ukraine. Our US ambassador to the EU, Gordon sondland, a trump donor in a meeting without some sort of concession from Ukraine would be. Staff meeting did not take place. The acting US ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor. Are we not saying the security assistance and white house meeting are conditioned on investigations for more? We welcome to the broadcast. Pj Crowley is a veteran of the state department serving as assistant secretary for public affairs and spokesman there under then Secretary of State. Hillary Clinton also happens to be the author of Redline American foreign policy in a time of fractured politics and failing State mr. Crowley. Thank you ever so much for coming on. You know the phrase, if you say something say something: have you been on that trip? Would you have said something? Of course I think what we have here is a is, among other things. National security policy depends on a reliable process where a present is is, is is presented with options that that have potential benefits and pitfalls. In this particular case, what surprised me about the text? Most of all is that this is not a Whimsical comment by the by the president on a call with the president of Ukraine. This was, in fact the White House policy. The other would try to leverage military aid to cry in return for a political favor and there weren’t. There are plenty of meetings leading up to the call, and there was plenty of action in the aftermath of try to get with the president wanted answer this question to sound trite. But how does it feel to you to co this an unsavoury side of a place? You probably worked in for a long time aired in public in this way. If you want to see the glass as half-full, then you’re, looking at like Bill, Taylor. Marie Evanovich we’re trying to to serve the national interest. If you see the the glass as potentially entirely empty you’re, seeing a president to what presents normally get reelected by advancing the national interest in this case is Trump, is turned upside down and he’s converted foreign policy in the service of his re-election campaign. Yeah. That’S that’s very distressing. I think we’re going to see if you indicated your more voices expressing their concerns about this secretary Pompeo has accused the Democrats of bullying his people. Do you think that is masking a deep down fear that his people and in this case sing a lot of career folks who are loyal to the United States and not any current state department or president we’re going to go before Congress and tell the truth? Why won’t Congress bully people? On the other hand, we now know he was on the call. You know where, where the Press United States trashes his own Ambassador he’ll to the president of Ukraine, the president State, he offered no objection he bribed a year ago. It was not bad and they are times where a White House Insider was saying y’all. There are adults in the room who are trying to create boundaries into how far the president can stray a year later. I think what we’re seeing is that there are no adults in the room and and the fact that that a potentially illegal activity can become policy of the United States of America through some sort of process. I think just tells us how. How not only has the process broken down, but now the Press, United States cannot differentiate the national interest from his personal interest. Hey there on Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on YouTube. If you want to keep up-to-date with the videos were putting out you, can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list, as he lots of other videos?
P.J. Crowley, a veteran of the State Department during the Obama presidency who served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, reacts to the Ukraine scandal embroiling the Trump White House and the Trump State Department. Aired on 10/04/19.
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