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E DEPARTMENT's BUDGET, WHICH I KNOW YOU CAN HANDLE.

IT - THE UNITED STATES AND OUR ALLIES AND PARTNERS CONTINUE TO FACE SERIOUS FOREIGN CHALLENGES THAT WILL TEST US FOR DECADES TO COME.
China UNDER THE RULE, THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY, IS OUR CHIEF COMPETITOR.
Russia TWO REMAINS A KEY ADVERSARY.

The EFFORTS OF THESE TWO NATIONS DISTRO DISCORD, RECAP ERIC AND UNDO THE FREE AND OPEN INTERNATIONAL ORDER UPON WHICH SHARED PROSPERITY AND SECURITY ARE BUILT, HAVE REACHED NEW HEIGHTS.
THEY'vE STEPPED UP THIS INFORMATION AND MISS AND MANIPULATED INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SUPPRESS THE VOICES OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY PROPPED Up PINAS DICTATORS COURSED AND INVADED THEIR NEIGHBORS AND DENIED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ACCESS TO LIFE, SAVING HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE.
We HAVE A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF US IN THIS NEW.

GREAT POWER COMPETITION.
We NEED SUSTAINED, GO WITH.
FIRE, NOT S.

On TOP OF ALL OF THIS, WE ARE CONFRONTED BY A NEW, AN ACUTE CHALLENGE, A BIOLOGICAL ANIMAL ENEMY THAT WE STILL DO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND AN ENEMY THAT, IN SIX SHORT MONTHS, HAS INFLICTED LEVELS OF PHYSICAL AND ECONOMIC HARM UPON THE WORLD THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN In MORE THAN A HUNDRED YEARS.
IN CHINA, ESPECIALLY, BUT ALSO RUSSIA, HAS PLAYED A DESTRUCTIVE ROLE.
FROM WITHHOLDING VITAL GLOBAL HEALTH DATA TO SPREADING DISINFORMATION AND ACTIVELY STEALING VACCINE RESEARCH.

China AND RUSSIA HAVE AGAIN CHOSEN TO BE AND PROVING THEMSELVES TO BE ADVERSARIES SEXUALLY BAD ACTORS WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH TO CONFRONT THESE AND OTHER CHALLENGES.
The DEPARTMENT WILL NEED TO RELY UPON A VAST ARRAY OF TOOLS AND RESOURCES.
Our DIPLOMATS MUST BE BACKED BY EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT ASSISTANCE, SO THEY CAN HELP PARTNERS HELP THEMSELVES AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE GROWTH OF HEALTHIER, MORE STABLE SOCIETIES.

We ARE EAGER TO SUPPORT A BUDGET THAT WILL ADVANCE THESE CRITICAL INTERESTS IT TO END SUPPORT THE STATE DEPARTMENT's MOST CRITICAL RESOURCES.
It's PEOPLE.
AS THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGE FROM CHINA AND XCELERATED ACROSS THE GLOBE.

You WERE FORCED TO PULL BACK THOUSANDS OF OUR DIPLOMATS AND THEIR FAMILIES, BUT YOU JUST YOU.
You DID N't JUST PACK UP AND GO WITHOUT A THOUGHT OF YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS INSTEAD.
The DEPARTMENT LAUNCHED AN UNPRECEDENTED MISSION TO HELP RETURN MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AMERICANS SAFELY.

Home ALL OF US WHO PARTICIPATED IN THAT ARE GREATLY APPRECIATE.
APPRECIATIVE OF THE- DEPARTMENTS WORK IN THAT REGARD.

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In SOME CASES, THIS INVOLVED CONVINCING COUNTRIES TO REOPEN THEIR AIRSPACE FOR FLIGHTS AND ROADS FOR TRANSPORT.

In OTHER PLACES, YOU EVEN CHARTERED PLANES TO GET OUR AMERICAN PEOPLE HOME.
There ARE LOTS OF FOLKS WHO MAY NEVER COME IN CONTACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT IT NOW MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AMERICANS.
WHO CAN PERSONALLY ATTEST TO THE TREMENDOUS WORK TO THE DEPARTMENT DOES FOR PEOPLE EVERY DAY.

AT THE CHALLENGES GET MORE NUMEROUS AND COMPLEX.

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We WANT TO SUPPORT A STATE DEPARTMENT THAT IS UP TO THE TASK, FULLY FUNDED, STAFFED AND EQUIPPED TO ADVANCE US NATIONAL INTERESTS ON ALL FRONTS.
AND AT ALL TIMES WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE THREATS THAT IMPEDE THIS BE AT HEALTH OR SECURITY.

But AS THE SAYING GOES, ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL.
Our ADVERSARIES UNDERSTAND THIS ALL TOO.
Well, WE NEED OUR DIPLOMATS TO BE LOCAL TO.

On A PERSONAL NOTE, IN CLOSING, LET ME SAY I WANT TO PUBLICLY THANK YOU.
, MR SECRETARY FOR A YEAR, ACCESSIBILITY THAT YOU'vE HAD AND SECRETARY.
As YOU KNOW, AN OPERATING THIS COMMITTEE, IT's ESSENTIAL.

THAT I HAVE IN ACCESS TO FACTS AND INFORMATION.
AND AT TIMES ONE HAVE N't BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT TO THE USUAL INTELLIGENCE CHANNELS.
You've ALWAYS MAKE YOURSELF INSTANTLY ACCESSIBLE.

, AND I SINCERELY APPRECIATE THAT WHEN I'm ASKED FOR ADVICE, FROM.
OTHER SECOND BRANCH ENTITY, INDIVIDUALS OR EVEN OUR ALLIES OF OURS, IT IS N't.
It IS ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THAT I HAVE THIS INFORMATION.

You ALWAYS PROVIDED THAT AND THAT WHEN YOU ANSWER THE PHONE, SOMETIMES I NEVER KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN A GLOBAL.
What TIME IT IS, BUT YOU'vE ALWAYS MADE IT HAPPEN.
, AND FOR THAT TO HAPPEN AND REMAIN VERY GRATEFUL.

We CAVATINA HEALTHIER SUNDERED FREE, AN OLD SINGLE INTERNATIONAL, ON THE TEACHER WHEN SHARED PROSPERITY, STORIES.
AND REACHING HARDSHIP ON.
THEY HAVE STEPPING UP IN DISTANCE.

AND MAY ON A VIRTUAL MODE.
WINNERS INSTITUTIONS.
Thank PRESS.

The VOICES OF JUST YOUNGER SENIOR PROPPED UP HERE, ETCETERA COURSE AT U.
PENDING.

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It IS EVERY DAY PERS.

That IS NOT WHAT I'm READING THESE CONNECTIONS ASCENTIAL TO LIFE.

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See THAT I HAVE REMAINED ACCESS IS TAX INFORMATION, LONG ROAD AHEAD ON THIS TIMES OR HAVE A GREAT.
GET HIGHLIGHTED, CONFUSION, TELLIGENT CHANNELS, YOU STATE ALWAYS MAILERS OF WINSTON THE EXCESSES CHALLENGES AND REQUIRE IDEA, SINCERELY APPRECIATE.

That.
INTOLERANT MASTERFUL ADVICE, YOU'rE CONFRONTED BY OTHERS, I CAN TRANSCEND TO DETERMINE MY LAW DEGREE IN ANIMAL ANIMAL ALLIES.

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Thirteen NOT FULLY UNDERSTANDS APPS IN EITHER EXHIBIT HARASSMENT MENTION THIS INFLATE YOUR LEVELS PROVIDED THAT ECONOMIC HARM HIM.

BOLTON, SOMETIMES DO NOT VERY HARD TO GLOBAL RIGHT HANDED HITTERS, BUT YOU ALWAYS HEAR GET CHINA, AS THAT HAPPENED WAS RUSSIA REMAINS BIDEN STRUCK, ROLL FROM THAT.
TITLED, SLOW, Health.
, THANK YOU SPREADER MEDICINE FOR ME, AND YOU FOR ACT US TO DO OF EX RESEARCH.

CHINA WELCOMES ABOUT YET ONE.
It SHOULD BE USED AS A PROVING HIMSELF HOURS.
Of-, YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, ACTUALLY BAD ACTORS.

, BUT IT PASSES.
President.
CONTRIBUTE ALSO LIKE TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK ON HOW MAJORITY OF OUR MINS SIDE REPRESENTED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

We ARE EAGER AND AMERICAN LITERATURE WORLDSTAGE.
HOUSE YEAR INTERESTS AND UNFORTUNATELY, THAT ENDS NOT ORDERED THE STATE DEPARTMENT LEASED.
Most CRITICAL RE HERE, WHY.

AND STATES HAS FACE AT FAST ACROSS.
VACCINE WORLD TRADE, EACH CELERY ON EVERYONE IN.
Your STATED ACT THOUSAND OF OUR- TODAY RIGHT THIS CLOSER.

, YOU LOOK BY YOU DID N't BACK LOT, ALL OVER.
A BY VACCINE PRESSURE DAY RON, HIS PARTNER, LAUNCHING ON.
IN JUST MISSED MIDDLE EAST, HELP RETURN MORE THAN ONE THE TONE, SEVEN TO NATIONAL SECURITY, STRATEGY.

Simply ABOUT.
Now, MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DRAWINGS FORCES FROM GERMANY WHO CAN PREVAILING TAKE ACTION WHEN EVIDENCE EMERGED, THAT RUSSIA.
IS BOUND.

TO KILL.
TROOPS AND AFGHAN ALLERGIES GET MORE NEW MINS, TWICE RIGHT.
Directing FLOODWATERS EUROPEAN STEERING PART INITIATIVE UP TO THE TASK OF PRESIDENT REFUNDED THE FULL STAFF.

YOU COULD INTO ADVANCED NATIONAL AND REGIONAL FOR TWENTY TWENTY ALL TIMES.

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Meanwhile, MILITARY THREATS THAT IMPEDE A CONFRONTATIONAL FLUSTERED AS CHINA HAS.
NOT SINGLED OFF CHINA's.

THIS, OUR IN HOUSE OR HOUSE AND- EXPRESSING WELL AND- ITS OWN PEOPLE ARE GET.
ON NORTH DIPLOMACY, WHICH ARE UNAWARE.
Nobody CALLS.

You HAVE A.
THANK YOU OUT TO YEARS AGO.
Mr SACK, HERE's TO HAVE LAW YOUR AT ALL CAN BE A LITTLE MORE.

You PAY DOES LIKELY YOUR AND BLUE OVER NOT.
This CAN OF AFTER THE STATE's WHAT HAPPENS IN THE GOT SANCTIONS.
For ME, AFTER ISSUE AFTER ISSUE, MOST RECENT.

GET ENGAGED LEARNING TELEVISION CHANNELS TO MANAGE ALWAYS SMILES HOURS EXCEPT THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE.
I ENTIRETY SERRANO PREACHING.
THAT SEEMS TO BE.

VICE IMMIGRANT AND BRING INTO THE ROLL GOT EVEN OUR INSTITUTE.

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Alot MOVES TO WITH THE ROOT CAMPS.
Have THIS IN THERE IS BY THE HOTELS BUT I.

HOUSE, WHEN YOU ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS, LET ME KNOW.
, IT IS, AND WE HAVE NATIONAL WILL EVEN SUPPORT SO THAT WE HELP EXILED.
GRATEFUL IT.

Even AS MR WITH THAT ALWAYS AFTER.
YOU POST HIM IN THE INTERNET.
Drug COSTS, AND ONCE TULSA.

CLIMATE ALLOWS YOU, AS YOU ARE GOING TO BE TOMORROW.
IS FOR FILLING SENATE ALL COMING APART.
Your PROSTITUTION RESPOND ACTIVELY UNDERMINING INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS TO PASS THIS.

President.
On THAT, YOU WERE GOING TO SEE.
You ARE ALREADY.

SOON, EUROPE IN ASIA, WHILE THE MIDDLE.
This IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY, ONCE YOU'rE OUT OF TOWN WITH THEIR STUNNING REALLY ILL CONCEIVED, UNDERCLASS.
AND ABOUT HIS HAD BEEN DOWNLOADED OF ALL PRESIDENTIAL POLICY.

Imported GREEN LIGHTING.
OF CONDOS WILL LIKELY TAKE A.
THE RESULT IS AN EXODUS OF EXPERTISE.

, 7 % OF THE DEPARTMENT STAFF LEFT IN THE FIRST YEAR AND A HALF OF THE ADMINISTRATION.
, AND WHILE I REALIZE THAT YOU WERE NOT AT THE DEPARTMENT DURING THAT TIME.
, THE DEPARTMENT Has CONTINUED TO SUFFER PERSISTENT VACANCIES.

WITHOUT SENATE CONFIRMED NOMINEES.
AND IN RESPONSE THE ADMINISTRATION's REPEATEDLY PUTS FORTH CANDIDATES.
WHO DO NOT POSSESS THE QUALIFICATIONS, THE DEMEANOR NOR THE TEMPERAMENT TO SERVE IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AND REPRESENT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABROAD.

When YOU SEND US QUALIFIED KEEP NOMINEES.
Mr SECRETARY, WE ACT.
, WE HAVE KERR MORE THAN A HUNDRED, AND NINETY NOMINEE IS AND DOZENS HAVE ADVANCED QUICKLY WITHOUT INCIDENTS.

Would YOU CONTINUOUSLY SO US NOMINEE WHO HAVE BEEN CONGRESS.
, MADE OFFENSIVE RACIST STATEMENTS WHO HAVE SEXUAL HARASSMENT, LAWSUITS AND ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THEM WHO HAVE SUPPORTED TORTURE AND WHOSE CONDUCT WOULD DISQUALIFY THEM FROM SERVICE IN ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION.
, THE ADMINISTRATION PROMISED US QUOTE THE BEST PEOPLE, THE VERY Best TERRIFIC TREMENDOUS.

, MR SECRETARY, THE BEST PEOPLE DO N't SEEM TO WANT TO WORK FOR YOU.

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Finally, LET ME JUST TOUCH ON A FEW OVER SIDE ISSUES WHICH I KNOW YOU WERE PASSIONATE ABOUT.

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As A FORMER MEMBER OF CONGRESS.

, YOUR DIRECTION, THE PRESIDENT RECENTLY REMOVED THE STATE DEPARTMENT's INSPECTOR GENERAL.
, WHO IS INVESTIGATING, PERHAPS AMONG OTHER THINGS, LAST YEAR's EMERGENCY DECLARATION OF ARMS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA.
, ABOUT WHICH I, ALONG WITH A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF COLLEAGUES, RAISE SERIOUS CONCERNS.

Additionally, WE HAVE LEARNED OF ALLEGATIONS OF YOU USING YOUR OFFICE TO PROMOTE YOUR OWN PERSONAL, DOMESTIC POLITICAL AGENDA.
, HOSTING LAVISH DINNERS AT THIS DEPARTMENT IN CREATING AT LEAST THE APPEARANCE OF USING TAXPAYER RESOURCES TO IMPRESS HIGH PROFILE POLITICAL DONORS.

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Well, THIS HEARING IS A STAND.

Simply- CONVENE FOR THE PRESIDENT's FY TWENTY ONE BUDGET REQUEST YOU AND I.
, AND EVERYBODY ON THIS DIET KNOWS THAT THE PRESIDENT's WISH TO COMPLETELY GOT OUR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BUDGET BY A SHOCKING.
Thirty FOUR PERCENT.

IS DEAD ON ARRIVAL.

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That SAID, I HAVE TO SAY, I MUST SAY, I'm I'm TEMPTED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A BUDGET REQUESTS AND SEE HOW YOU COULD ACTUALLY OPERATE UNDER IT.
, EVEN IF THIS BUDGET HEARING WERE NOT MONTHS AFTER THE FACT AND FOR TOO LATE IN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.

Let ME JUST SAY IS FUNDAMENTALLY MISGUIDED UNSUITED TO THE NEEDS OF SAFEGUARDING OUR NATION's SECURITY.
Now I RECOGNIZE YOU'lL TAKE ISSUE WITH MUCH OF WHAT I'vE SAID.
Mr SECRETARY.

, THE FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS.

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When YOU ENTER THE OFFICE, I OFFERED A HAND TO WORK WITH YOU IN AREAS WHERE WE COULD BUILD REAL AGENDAS WITH BIPARTISAN POLITICAL BIAS.
AND IS WHETHER IRAN, RUSSIA, CHINA, AND INDEED I'm DISAPPOINTED.

But AS I LOOK AT YOUR TENURE IN OFFICE AND AT THE TRACK RECORD OF THIS ADMINISTRATION.
, I'm DISAPPOINTED THAT, INSTEAD OF MAKING AMERICA FIRST AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD.
, YOU HAVE INSTEAD RELINQUISHED OUR LEADERSHIP TO THE APPLAUSE AND APPROVAL OF CHINA AND RUSSIA.


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That MAKES AMERICA LAST.
Thank YOU, MR.
, AS WE PROCEED FOR FIRST TIME, EXAM, USUALLY THOSE VIEWS OR THE VIEWS OF SEN MENENDEZ- INDIVIDUALLY, NOT THOSE OF THIS CHAIRMAN OF THE- MAJORITY OF THIS COMMITTEE- WE- FOR THE MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE.

We HAVE ELEVEN THIRTY HARD.
Stop THAT WILL GIVE US TIME FOR A- ROUND OF QUESTIONS IN TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH- AS USUAL- WE WOULD.
TO STICK WITH WHAT HAS BEEN A LONG STANDING COMMITMENT OF THIS COMMITTEE FOR CIVILITY AND- WHEN-.

The WITNESSES ASKED A QUESTION.
WE'rE GON NA GIVE THE WITNESS FULL OPPORTUNITY TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION AND NOT INTERRUPT HIS ANSWER SIMPLY BECAUSE HE's DOING SO WELL.
IN ANSWERING THE QUESTION, AND I WILL ALBUM FOR STATE's.

WITH FETA THE CENTER A SERVICE PUMPING.
GERMAN FIVE AM AT Parliamentary INQUIRY: YOU JUST DISCUSS THE PROCEDURAL PROCESS-.

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If WE'rE GOING TO HAVE ANSWERS THAT ARE FILIBUSTERS-.

I DO N't EXPECT THAT.
WE'rE GOING TO ALLOW THAT EITHER THERE ARE.
AT SEN MENENDEZ A- AROUND THE COMMITTEE.

AND I'lL DO IT DAY AND INDICATED WHEN I CAN INTERRUPT THE ANSWERS FROM THE MEDIA FROM THE- WITNESS WITH THAT SECRETARY POMPEO.
Thank YOU, CHAIRMAN REG RECOMMENDER MENENDEZ.
I HAVE A FULL STATEMENT- IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, I'lL JUST READ THE FIRST, APPROXIMATELY ONE.

Third OF THAT, IF I COULD.
GET YOU GOING TO PUT THE REST IN THE RECORD.
I APPRECIATE THAT WE'lL DO THAT.


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Mr SECULAR MUCH AT THEM HERE TO PRESENT THE- AND TESTIFY ABOUT THE PRESENT TWENTY TWENTY ONE BUDGET REQUESTS NEARLY FORTY ONE BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND U.
ID.
, ENABLING BOTH AGENCIES TO PROTECT US CITIZENS INCREASE AMERICAN PROSPERITY, ADVANCE THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES.

And CRITICALLY REFLECTS A COMMITMENT TO THE STRATEGIC, EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES TO PROVIDE BETTER RESULTS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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That's THE TOP LINE ANALYSIS, BUT I WAN NA MAKE A BROADER POINT THAT OUR DIPLOMATIC EXPENDITURES RISK REFLECT AMERICA's VALUES.
TWO WEEKS AGO IN PHILADELPHIA UNVEILED THE REPORT OF STATE DEPARTMENT, COMMISSION ON AND THEY'lL PULL RIGHTS.

My MESSAGE THAT DAY WAS SIMPLE.
The TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLACES OUR FOUNDING PRINCIPLES AT THE VERY CORE OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY.
THAT ATTACK ABOUT HOW WE'vE DONE THAT IN IN THREE AREAS FOR SECURING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE's FREEDOMS AGAINST AUTHORITARIAN THREATS.

SECURING AMERICAN LIVES DURING THE PANDEMIC.
In HELPING FRIENDS ACROSS THE WORLD SECURE THOSE VERY UNAVAILABLE, RIGHTS.
, AUTHORITARIAN THREATS, WE VALUE IN THE WORLD WITH THE SAME REALISM THAT THE AMERICAN FOUNDERS DID.

We SEE THIS ARTICLE PUBLIC AROUND FOR WHAT IS AN AGGRESSOR, NOT A VICTIM.
We've GONE FULL BORE ON OUR MAXIMUM PRESSURE CAMPAIGN SINCE MAY OF TWENTY EIGHTEEN, WHICH LACKS THE VITAL OIL REVENUES, THE REGION MUSES FOR TERRORISM.
AND ILLEGAL NUCLEAR ACTIVITIES BY 90 %.

We RALLY NATIONSTAR SIDE THROUGH DIPLOMACY.
When IS THE DESIGNATIONS OF HEZBOLLAH FROM EUROPEAN AND SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES.
, THEN WE BOLSTERED OUR MILITARY READINESS B.

TO B.
TEHRAN.
THERE's MORE WORK TO DO.


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The SECURITY COUNCIL MUST RENEW THE U.
AN ARMS EMBARGO AGAINST IRAN BEFORE IT EXPIRES ON OCTOBER EIGHTEENTH.
, AROUND ALREADY MINE SHIPS.

In THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ LAUNCHES MISSILES AT SAUDI OIL FACILITIES AND SHIPS, ARMS TO THE WHO THESE.
SHOULD THE SECURITY COUNCIL FAILS TO ACT AROUND WILL HAVE A FREER HAND TO SOW DESTRUCTION ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST, AND INDEED THE WORLD.
RUSSIA TO IS A DESTABILIZING AUTHORITARIAN FORCE.

In UKRAINE AND LIBYA AND SYRIA, AND INSIDE WESTERN DEMOCRACIES.
, THIS ADMINISTRATION's ACTED TO PROTECT OUR INTERESTS AND OUR FRIENDS.
WE'vE ISSUED THE CRIMEA DECLARATION, WHICH SUPPLIED UKRAINE WITH LETHAL MILITARY HARDWARE.

We SANCTIONED MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY RUSSIAN TARGETS FOR EVERYTHING FROM HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES TO SUPPORTING THE MURDEROUS ASSAD, REGIME.
, THE OPERATING MERCENARIES AND PROXY FORCES AROUND THE WORLD.
, THE STATE DEPARTMENT's FY, TWENTY TWENTY ONE REQUEST FOR THE GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT CENTER IS ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY.

Eight MILLION DOLLARS MORE THAN DOUBLE ITS CURRENT LEVEL.
We WO N't, TOLERATE DISINFORMATION AND OTHER PROPAGANDA DIRECTED BY THE KREMLIN OR ANY OF OUR OTHER ADVERSARIES.
FURTHER ON RUSSIA.

Two WEEKS AGO, THE STATE DEPARTMENT REMOVED NORTHRIDGE's EXEMPTION UNDER CATS A- AND IN DECEMBER, THE ADMINISTRATION's SWIFT DEMINT IMPLEMENTATION OF PIZZA, AN IMPORTANT BIPARTISAN ENDEAVOR.
, EFFECTIVELY HALTED CONSTRUCTION OF THE PIPELINE.
FOR THE TOUGHEST ADMINISTRATION EVER ON RUSSIA.

Most IMPORTANTLY, ON CHINA, WE SEE THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY ALSO FOR WHAT IS THE CENTRAL THREAT OF OUR TIMES.
Our VIGOROUS DIPLOMACY IS A LEADING INTERNATIONAL AWAKENING.
The THREAT OF THE CCP.

SENATORS, THE TIDES TURNING THIRTY PLUS COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES, HAVE BECOME FIVE G.
CLEAN COUNTRIES BANNING UNTRUSTED VENDORS FROM THEIR NETWORKS.
We TALKED ABOUT THIS SOME YEARS AGO.

That NUMBER WAS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS.
IN OUR HEMISPHERE.
Canada STOOD FIRM AGAINST THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY's SAKE.

Sticking ITS THREE MAJOR TELECOM CARRIERS HAVE ALSO BANNED UNTRUSTED BENDERS.
BELIEVES IN HAITI HAVE DENOUNCED BEIJING's NATIONAL SECURITY LAW TARGETING HONG KONG.
, DENMARK HAS REJECTED THE CCP's ATTEMPTED CENSORSHIP OF DANISH NEWSPAPERS.

SWEETNESS CLOSE, IT's CONFUCIUS's TO TIPS.
Let THE WHEN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES IDENTIFY CHINA AS A POLITICAL THREAT, POTENTIAL THREAT FOR THE FIRST TIME.
AND IN THE REGION, AND THEN THE PACIFIC AUSTRALIA COURSE JANICE OUT.

Tennessee CLAIMS UNLAWFUL AND ILLEGITIMATE.
AS HAVE WAY.
WE'rE PROUD OF STEPPED UP MARITIME MANEUVERS IN THE BODY WATER.

Alongside OUR FRIENDS FROM AUSTRALIA AND JAPAN.
, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM.
, INDIA HAS BEEN A HUNDRED AND SIX CHINESE APPLICATIONS THAT THREATENED ITS CITIZENS, PRIVACY AND SECURITY.

Our DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS ARE WORKING AND MOMENTUM IS BUILDING TO MITIGATE THE THREATS.
The CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY, PRESENTS.
ALL TEN ASEAN NATIONS, HAVE INSISTED THAT THE SOUTH CHINA SEA DISPUTES MUST BE SETTLED ON THE BASIS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, INCLUDING ON CLOSE.

TWO PM THAT THE G.
SEVEN COMBINATION OF CHINA's NATIONAL SECURITY LAW TARGETING HONG KONG.
, THE EU, CONDEMNED A LOT Too, AND ALSO DECLARED CHINA A SYSTEMIC RIVAL, JUST LAST YEAR.

, WE'vE AGREED TO START A DIALOGUE CHANNEL FOCUSED SOLELY ON CHINA.
At THE E.
's REQUEST.

, THE NATO SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG, IS CALLED TO MAKE CHINA A GREATER PART OF THAT ALLIANCE's FOCUS AS WELL.
We LET A MULTILATERAL EFFORT TO ENSURE THAT THE UNITED NATIONS WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION, ALECTA DIRECTOR FROM COUNTRY THAT ACTUALLY GIVE A DARN.
ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, RIGHTS.

AND A QUAD, THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, INDIA JAPAN.
, HAS BEEN REINVIGORATED.
We WORK HARD AT THIS.

Our DIPLOMATS HAVE DONE WONDERFUL WORK, I'm VERY PROUD OF THE PROGRESS WE ARE MAKING.
In ADDITION TO THESE MULTILATERAL EFFORTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS CRACKING DOWN ON CHINESE IP IP THREATS.
We SANCTION CHINESE LEADERS FOR THE BRUTALITY.

WITHOUT THE ENGINE JOHN IMPOSED EXPORT CONTROLS ON COMPANIES THAT SUPPORTED AND WARNED U.
BUSINESSES AGAINST USING SLAVE LABOR IN THEIR SUPPLY.
Chains.

WE'vE TERMINATED SPECIAL TREATMENT ROOMS WITH HONG KONG IN RESPONSE.
, THE CCP's ACTIONS TO DENY FREEDOM TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, AND WE CLOSED.
OUR CONSULATE IN HOUSTON BECAUSE IT WAS A DENTIST BUYS.

Our BUDGET REFLECTS SEPARATES THE REALITY ON THE GROUND.
WE REQUESTED NEARLY ONE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS FOR ASSISTANCE TO THE END OF PACIFIC REGION.
, A 20 % INCREASE FROM THE TWENTY TWENTY REQUEST.

We WANT THAT PART OF THE WORLD TO BE FREE, OPEN AND PROPER PROSPEROUS.
The WITH THAT MISTER CHAIRMAN I'lL CLOSE- AND- HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS.
Thank YOU, MR SECRETARY.

I APPRECIATE THAT- WE'rE GOING TO DO- QUESTIONING ON THE SENIORITY BASIS-, SINCE IT IS A SECRETARY CABINET LEVEL.
, AS OPPOSED TO THE-.
First, COME ROLL.

AND AGAIN I'd ASK EACH MEMBER TO BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHER MEMBERS AND STICK TO THE- FIVE MINUTES.
Your LADEN DOWN WITH SILICON AROUND WILL MAKE A DETERMINATION WHERE WE'rE GOING TO GO FROM THAT FROM THERE.
WITH AT SEN MENENDEZ.

DISTRICT.

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Mr MATTHEW, SEVEN MINUTES ON THE CLOCK IS THAT WHAT's GOING TO BE RICHER-, I INTENDED TO DO.
AND TEN TO FIVE.

We CAN DO LET's.
Let's DO A SEVEN, BECAUSE THAT WILL JUST ABOUT TAKE UP THE TIME, BUT WE'rE GON NA HAVE TO STICK RIGHT TO THE HEAD: SEVEN, BECAUSE OTHERWISE PEOPLE ARE GON NA GET A CHANCE.
Bankers WILL DO SEVEN.

THE SECRETARY AS OUTLINED IN MY OPENING STATEMENT, A LOT OF AIR POLLUTANTS, INVESTMENT IN DONALD TRUMP PRIOR TO THE TWENTY.

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Sixteen ELECTION.
CLEARLY CONTINUES TO PAY OFF HANDSOMELY.

WITHDRAWING TROOPS FROM GERMANY.
Troops IN GERMANY IS NOT ABOUT GERMANY.
Troops IN GERMANY IS ABOUT OUR OWN.

NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS, REDIRECTING FUNDS FROM THE EUROPEAN DETERRENCE INITIATIVE.

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That's IT INITIATIVE, AS YOU WELL KNOW, TO THE TERROR RUSSIA.
TO PAY FOR THE PRESIDENT, INEFFECTIVELY BALL.

AND REVIEW TO FALL.
CANCEL, BUT MOST SHOCKING.
You WHY WE HAVE ALL KNOWN SOME THAT RUSH HAS PROVIDED SO TO THE TALIBAN, BOTH ARMS AND RESOURCES.

Imposing BOUNTIES ON THE HEADS OF US SERVICE MEMBERS IS AN OUTRAGEOUS ESCALATION.

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President TRUMP AT MOM, AT ASTONISHINGLY AT MONT-, ADMITTED IN AN INTERVIEW ON TUESDAY.
That IS NEVER RAISE.

THE ISSUE.
WITH MR PUTIN, EVEN THOUGH IT's SPOKEN TO HIM ABOUT SEVEN TIMES THIS YEAR, ALONE.
THE SECRETARY, DO YOU CONSIDER HOW YOU WOULD REACT TO SUCH BEHAVIOR FROM A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT? If YOU WERE SITTING IN YOUR OLD HOUSE SEAT, WOULD YOU BE OKAY WITH THE PRESIDENT.

WHO ABANDON OUR TROOPS, BUT NOT EVEN RAISING THIS WITH THE CRIME.
MISTER CHAIRMAN, YOU, YOU ARE A RANKING MEMBER.
Are YOU BIDEN, FIGHT FOR- ITEMS? Were YOU CONCERNED ABOUT OUR ACTIONS WITH RESPECT TO RUSSIA LIKE TO ADDRESS EACH OF THEM.

? That's WHAT I THINK ABOUT IS THAT I ONLY ASK ONE QUESTION.

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Yes, I DO N't SPEND MUCH TIME THINKING ABOUT WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE, OR I STILL IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VERY FOCUSED ON MY JOB AS SECRETARY OF STATE TODAY.
Would YOU BE OKAY, ALL RIGHT, LET ME ASK YOU: THIS.

, HAVE YOU RAISE CONCERNS WITH RUSSIA.
AND ITS FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV WITH RESPECT TO RUSSIA, REPORTEDLY PLACING BOUNTIES.
ON THE HEADS OF SERVICE MEMBERS IN AFGHANISTAN.

? What I WANT TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT? What's A PUBLIC RECORD AND WHAT's INTELLIGENCE BASED BUT YES-, I CAN ASSURE YOU IN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EACH TIME I'vE SPOKEN WITH FOR MR LAVROV.
, I PLACED ALL THE ISSUES TO PUT.
ANY AMERICAN INTERESTS AT RISK, WHETHER IT's OUR SOLDIERS ON THE GROUND IN SYRIA.

SOLDIERS ON The GROUND IN AFGHANISTAN- THE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE TAKING PLACE IN LIBYA- THE ACTIONS IN UKRAINE, EACH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE THAT.
ATTENTIONAL THREATEN AMERICAN INTERESTS OR THINGS THAT I RAISED IN.
My CONVERSATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE IN LIBYA- THE ACTIONS IN UKRAINE, EACH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE THAT.

ATTENTIONAL THREATEN AMERICAN INTERESTS OR THINGS THAT I RAISED IN MY CONVERSATION BEFORE MR LAVROV AND I SPEAK WITH THEM WITH.
SOME FREQUENCY.
I APPRECIATE THAT ANSWER.

Ask YOU.
Specifically.
HAVE YOU RAISED? This IS IN THE PUBLIC's.

YEAH.
Last TIME I GOT THERE, I SENATOR.
Have YOU RAISED THEIR THE PUBLIC REPORTS VERY WELL, DOCUMENTED.

THAT THE RUSSIANS CRUCIAL PAY BOUNTIES TO KILL OUR SERVICE MEMBERS? Have YOU RAISED THAT ISSUE WITH A FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV.
SENATOR? I'm GOING TO BE MORE CAREFUL THAN YOU'rE BEING WITH RESPECT TO THE INTELLIGENCE.
, AND I'm GOING TO I'm GOING TO TELL YOU THAT.

Make NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT.
The PROPER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AWARE OF EVERY SINGLE THREAT TO OUR SOLDIERS ON THE GROUND IN AFGHANISTAN, WHETHER THAT WAS GENERAL MILLER FROM MY TEAM.
At THE EMBASSY THERE IN KABUL.

ANYTIME, THERE WAS A TACTICAL THREATEN THE LIVES FOR THE HEALTH OF THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OR OUR ASSETS IN PLACE.
We HAVE RAISED THIS WITH OUR RUSSIAN COUNTERPARTS, NOT ONLY AT MY LEVEL.
BUT HIM AMBASSADOR SOLOMON IN EVERYONE OF OUR TEAM THAT INTERACTS WITH THE RUSSIANS.

We MADE VERY CLEAR OUR EXPECTATIONS.
Let ME TURN TO THE REDNESS AND AFGHANISTAN.
Let ME TURN TO A FEW OTHER QUESTIONS-.

Maybe YOU CAN ANSWER THESE JUST SIMPLY YES OR NO, I THINK THEY'rE, JUST FACTUAL IN NATURE-.
Did TURKEY PURCHASE THE S.
FOUR HUNDRED SYSTEM FROM THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

? Yes, DID TURKEY PAY APPROXIMATELY TWO POINT, FIVE BILLION FOR THAT SYSTEM.
THAT AROUND I'm NOT AWARE OF THE AMOUNT OF THE TRANSACTION.
, BUT THEY DID N't PAY THEM WHATEVER THE AMOUNT IS RIGHT.

THERE UP.
I BELIEVE THAT's CORRECT JUST.
, ALTHOUGH SEVEN I'm JUST I APOLOGIZE.

, I AM NOT CERTAIN THAT THE- CATCHES BEEN EXCHANGED.
Does THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT CURRENTLY HAVE THE S.
FOUR HUNDRED AND ITS POSSESSION.

? It HAS AN S.
FOUR HUNDRED YES.
, THE TURKEY TEST, THE S.

FOUR HUNDRED RADAR IN AN AMERICAN BILL THAT SIXTEEN, THE PRESIDENT RAISED, THE S.
FOUR HUNDRED WITH PRESIDENT ERICA ONE.
I DO N't TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS ABOUT WITH FOREIGN COUNTERPARTS.

, THE WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS FREE TO DO THAT IF THEY CHOOSE, BUT I'm I'm NOT GON NA.
Let ME ASK YOU A SIMPLE QUESTION.
You SENT ME A RESPONSE JUST ON MONDAY.

SAYING THAT YOU TAKE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER KATZ IS SERIOUSLY THAT YOU FULLY INTEND TO COMPLY WITH THE LAW.
Well, ALL OF THESE ELEMENTS CLEARLY ARE IN VIOLATION OF CATS.
, SO I OVER YEAR.

, SINCE ALL OF THESE FACTS HAVE ATTACH.
When WILL THE ADMINISTRATION FOLLOW THE LAW AND IMPOSED CATS? Are SANCTIONS ON TURKEY.
THAT OUR RESPONSE TO THAT A TURKISH GOVERNMENT's ACQUISITION, THE S.

FOUR HUNDRED WE'vE TAKEN SIGNIFICANT ACTIONS OF THAT ABOUT A REAL IMPACT ON TURKEY.
We PULLED OUT A VERY SIGNIFICANT WEAPONS PROGRAM THAT THEY WERE BUILDING SIGNIFICANT PIECES UP INSIDE OF TURKEY.
The F.

THIRTY FIVE PROGRAM.
AND WE CONTINUE TO EVALUATE HOW TO APPLY SANCTIONS IN ORDER T.
BAR AND OBJECTIVE.


00:26:30
Our END OBJECTIVE IS N't A TO PUNISH IT's TO ENSURE THAT OUR NATO PARTNER.
ACTS IN A WAY.

00:26:36
That's CONSISTENT WITH AMERICAN NATIONAL SECURITY.

The SECURITY OF OUR NATO PARTNERS AS WELL.

00:26:40
Our DIPLOMATS AMBASSADOR SATTERFIELD A-, ARE WORKING TILL I HAD A VERY POINTED QUESTION.
I KNOW THAT YOU ARE A HARVARD GRADUATE WEST POINT GRADUATE.


00:26:49
You KNOW WHAT MY QUESTION WAS.
AS NOT ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE, IS ABOUT CATS- BUT-.
You DECIDED NOT TO ANSWER THAT.

So LET ME GO TO THE FINAL QUESTION.
UP.
You HAD THE INSPECTOR ROLE OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT MR LENTIC- ULTIMATELY FIRED.

Is THAT CORRECT- I RECOMMENDED TO THE PRESIDENT THAT HE BE TERMINATED YES.
AND YOU RECOMMENDED IT TO THE PRESIDENT.
He BE TERMINATED.

Why BECAUSE-? He WAS CONDUCTING INVESTIGATIONS THAT MAY AFFECT YOU.
THE CENTER.
At THE TIME I MADE THE RECOMMENDATION TO PRESIDENT.

I WAS UNAWARE OF ANY OF THE INVESTIGATIONS THAT ARE ONGOING, THAT HE HAD ON GOING AT THE TIME WITH ONE EXCEPTION.
I WAS AWARE OF AN INVESTIGATION THAT HE HAD ASKED ME TO- PROVIDE TESTIMONY.
I PROVIDED THAT TESTIMONY OTHER THAN THAT.


00:27:37
I WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY INVESTIGATION.
It's NOT REMOTELY.
The REASON.

WAS YOUR UNDERSECRETARY, MR BULLET TALE.
Wherein DID HE SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT IT.
? He DID NOT SPEAK TO ME ABOUT IT.

Well, YOU SAID THAT THE I.
WAS NOT PERFORMING IN THE WAY HE SHOULD HAVE- BECAUSE HE WAS N't FOLLOWING IN ESSENCE WHAT SHE WANTED.
To.

WELL INSPECTOR GENERALS ARE SUPPOSED TO FOLLOW WHAT THE DEPARTMENT HEAD WANTS.
To.
IS SUPPOSED TO BE INDEPENDENT IN PURSUIT OF THEIR MISSION.

Thank YOU, SENATE JOHNSON.
Mr SECRETARY WELCOME.
Thanks FOR YOUR SERVICE, I THINK WE ALL KNOWLEDGE THE WORLD SEE COMPLEX IN IN MESSY PLACE AS RANKING MEMBER SAID YOUR FAX OR STOP STRUGGLING THINGS AND THE MYSTERIES OF TRACK RECORDS.

I JUST A QUICK REVIEW.
You CAME INTO OFFICE.
Press IN TRUMP CAME INTO OFFICE.

The BIG MESS A LOT OF MESSES YOU HAD TO CLEAN UP.
, BUT LET ME JUST GO THROUGH LIBYA.
A FAILED STATE BECAUSE PRESIDENT OBAMA's ACTIONS, SYRIA HAD GONE FROM A FEW HUNDRED DAD OVER HIS ADMINISTRATION TO TREAT BUT BASICALLY GENOCIDE ABOUT A HALF MILLION PEOPLE KILLED IN Syria.

I, WHAT I CONSIDER IS ONE OF THE- HISTORIC BLUNDERS IN FOREIGN POLICY.
The REMOVAL OF TROOPS FROM FROM IRAQ, ALLOWED.
ISIS TO RISE FROM THE THROUGH TO.

, AT OF A KIND IN IRAQ.
THAT CRIMEA HAD BEEN ILLEGALLY ANNEXED.
Eastern UKRAINE.

INVADED AND PRESIDENT OBAMA DID NOT PROVIDE THE LETHAL DEFENSIVE WEAPONRY ON A UNANIMOUS SPACES.
A CONGRESS AUTHORIZED HIM TO DO.
North KOREA WAS RAMPANTLY TESTING MISSILES, AND- THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS IRAN, THROUGH THAT AGREEMENT, CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR FOR THE WORST IT IN BOLTON THEM AND OF COURSE.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, PRIMARILY FORM OF THE FAMILY UNITS, EXPLOITING LAWS, ONE BEING FORCE IN THIS COUNTRY WAS EXPLODING.
So PRESIDENT TRUMP CAME TO OFFICE WITH A LOT OF FOREIGN POLICY.

00:29:33
Masses-.

Probably LAST TIME I LOOKED.
THIS MINISTRATION, WE STARTED NO NEW WARS.
, WE DESTROYED THE PHYSICAL CALIPHATE OF ISIS.

GENOCEA AMANI EL BIG DADDY ARE OFF THE FIELD.
IN TRUMP ACTUALLY PROVIDED THOSE LETHAL DEFENSIVE WEAPONRY, THE JAVELINS WHICH HELPS STABILIZE SITUATION IN IRAN AND, QUITE HONESTLY, WE'vE Done PRETTY GOOD JOB AT REDUCING THAT OUT OF CONTROL, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION FROM SOUTHERN BORDER, BIDEN.
DIPLOMACY WITH GRANDMA's ONE OF ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OCCURRED THERE.

So I THINK WE HAVE TO PUT THOSE TRACK RECORDS AND COMPARE THEM AND TALK HONESTLY ABOUT THESE THINGS.
Now THE RANKING MEMBERS BEEN A PRETTY BRUTAL- REGARDING THE FIRING OF INSPECTOR GENERAL WINNICK, I WAS COPIED ON THE- LETTER THAT THE UNDERSECRETARY MANAGEMENT TO METALLO WROTE TO.
, MR HOROWITZ.

I WROTE IT IT's- SO PROMPTLY.
Try TO GIVE YOU AN OPTION TO TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN BY WAY I'm VERY SENSITIVE.
TO INSPECTOR GENERAL's TRUMP OR TRY TO PUSH INSPECTOR GENERALS TO INVESTIGATE THE LEAKS.

Are THESE DEPARTMENTS.
ARM THERE ARE HUNDRED TWENTY SIX WEEK, SEVEN! Do NATIONAL SECURITY IN THE FIRST ROUND? Twenty FIVE DAYS OF THIS ADMINISTRATION- THAT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED AND I'm NOT IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE LISA, YOU WERE CONCERNED ABOUT EXACTLY AISLE INSPECTOR GENERAL LINK DID N't HANDLE AFTER WE THOUGHT SHOULD BE HANDLED.
SURE.

But SO THANK YOU SENATOR JOHNSON.
Let ME JUST SAY I VALUE INSPECTOR's GENERAL's WELL, I HAD A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH INSPECTOR GENERAL AT THE CA.
When I WAS THERE, HE DID HIS JOB.

TO CARE THE TEAM.
He WAS CRITICAL OF THE AGENCY WHEN WE GOT IT WRONG.
I KNOW WHAT I KNOW.

What A GOOD IDEA YOU CAN DO- INSPECTOR GENERAL AND IT WAS N't THAT.
THE INSTITUTE YOU'rE REFERRING TO IS THAT WE HAD A VERY SENSITIVE- INSPECTOR GENERAL PORT- WHEN THAT FINAL DRAFT WAS PREPARED-, IT LATE- THE POLITICAL REPORTER, I THINK SAID IT CAME FROM TWO PEOPLE CLOSE To THE INVESTIGATION THAT POINT.
WAS BASICALLY THE IG's OFFICE AND A COUPLE OTHERS THAT ACTUALLY KNEW ABOUT IT.

THE FULL REPORT, WHICH HAD A REAL IMPACT ON SENIOR FACED, A DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS LIVES.
When WE ARE CONFRONTED THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.
He WAS DEFENSIVE.

WITH THE NASCENT UNDERTAKE A PROCESS.

00:31:52
He IGNORED THAT REQUEST TO INSPECT.
That WOULD HAVE A SEPARATE I.

COMMON INVESTIGATE.
It IF.
GET ABOUT SET TO.

THAT HE DID N't COMPLY WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT HOW WE FELT THAT THEY NEEDED TO BE INVESTIGATED.
The WEEK AN INDEPENDENT, INSTIGATED IT.
, AND THEN IT WAS N't ABOUT THAT PROCESS EITHER HE DID N't ACT WITH INTEGRITY THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

In A WAY THAT- INSPECTOR GENERALS HAVE TO BE COUNTED ON.
TO BE A-.
Well, I HAD MY OWN ISSUES.

Inspections LINK, ONE TO GO.
Right NOW, I'm BEING FIVE.
SENATE GRASSLEY ARE BEING FALSELY ACCUSED OF ABOUT.

IN RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION OF BECAUSE OF- ACTING DOES.
DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE CANALS EFFORTS TO DECLASSIFY FOR FOOTNOTES IN THE MICHAEL HOROWITZ's IG REPORT.
We NOW KNOW THE RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THE TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN CAMPAIGN WAS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THE DNC.

The CLINTON CAMPAIGN WAS IN CONTAINED IN THE STEELE DOSSIER.
THAT THAT BETTERS THE TRUTH, THAT IS, THE RUSSIA DECEMBER.
I've HEARD NO OUTRAGE.

I'm PART OF OUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEGE ABOUT THAT RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION.
, BUT WE ARE STRONG STILL UNDER UNDERGOING OUR INVESTIGATION AND WE'rE TRYING TO SEE DOCUMENTS OUT STATE DEPARTMENT.
INVOLVING THAT STEELE DOSSIER.


00:33:12
And LET ME JUST ASK YOU SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.
After OVER TWO THOUSAND, SIXTEEN FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT, OFFICIAL JONATHAN WINER, ARRANGE FOR CHRISTOPHER STEELE TO PROVIDE OTHER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS, THE ANTI TRUMP DOSSIER HE COMPILED FOR THE DNC AND THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN.
That SAME MONTH, MR WINER GAVE MR STEELE INFORMATION COLLECTED BY CLINT SUPPORTERS SUPPORTERS, WHICH MR STEELE THEN PASSED ON THE FBI.

This CONDUCT RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS UNDER THE HATCH ACT, FEDERAL RECORDS ACT ON THE PART AND POLICIES ALTHOUGH.
, ALTHOUGH VAN I.
LINNEKIN DALLAS CONDUCTING REVIEW THIS CONDUCT HE's NOT PUBLISHED ANY OF HIS FINDINGS AND ADMITTED THAT THE O.

DID NOT INTERVIEW ANY OF THE KEY Players.
, ARE YOU AWARE OF THESE ISSUES, AND CAN YOU COMMIT TO THE TO THE- TO COMMIT THAT THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE RESPONSIVE, TO.
, OUR REQUESTS FROM SENATE GRASSLEY MYSELF? We NEED THESE DOCUMENTS SENATE WITH WE'lL WE'lL DO OUR BEST TO BE RESPONSIVE WITH WINDOWS.

Ten, THE REQUESTS WERE WORKING THROUGH IT- AND YES, I'm I'm FAMILIAR WITH THE INFORMATION THAT YOU.
SET FORTH THERE WITH RESPECT TO THE BEHAVIOR THAT TOOK PLACE IN OCTOBER TWENTY SIXTEEN, THE STATE DEPARTMENT.
WERE THERE ANY OTHER SPECIFIC INSTANCE OF COST YOU TO ACTUALLY MOVE OF INSPECTOR General LENNIX.

, YES, THERE WERE, THERE WERE SEVERAL.
Look AT THE END.
It's ABOUT THE CORE MISSION ACCOMPLISHING THE CORE FUNCTION.

We ONE OF THE CENTRAL FUNCTIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN REPRESENT TO YOU ALL THAT THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS ACCURATE.
, BUT WE HAVE AN AUDIT TEAM TO DO.

00:34:35
That.

AFTER MONEY GREW THAT UP ALL READ FROM THE INVESTIGATIVE.
THAT OVERSIGHT BY THE O.
WAS DEMONSTRABLY INEFFECTIVE.

, ULTIMATELY PLACING THE DEPARTMENT's INFORMATION, AS WELL AS THE REPUTATION.
HUMAN CAPITAL AND OPERATIONS AT CONSIDERABLE AND UNNECESSARY RISK.
That's AN ENORMOUS VALUE FOR ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TASK THAT THE IG's OFFICE DOES CONDUCT THE AUDIT.

OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT's BOOKS.
UP THERE THERE's A HANDFUL OF OTHERS.
IF HE REFUSED TO TAKE CARE OF HIS TEAM IN IMPORTANT WAYS-, EITHER 10 %.

Fewer.
AUDITS OF OUR POSTS AROUND THE WORLD, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS ASIDE FROM THE ODD IT IS TO.
TRAVEL AROUND POST IN CONDUCT AUDITS TO MAKE SURE THERE.

THE CONDUCTING BUSINESS BROKER.
We WERE DOWN ABOUT TEN PERCENT.
, BUT I MUST TELL YOU MORALE INSIDE THE IG's OFFICE.

OF ALL.

00:35:14
We HAVE THIRTY EIGHT ASSISTANT SECRETARY LEVEL LEVEL, BUREAUS- THE IG's OFFICE WAS-, THE WORST SURVEY, RESULTS.
OF ANY OF THOSE THIRTY EIGHT.

He DID N't TAKE CARE OF HIS PEOPLE.
Either.
, HE ALSO DID NOT INVESTIGATE THE IMPROPER USE OF PERSONAL EMAILS AND STATE DEPARTMENT, WHICH WAS RAMPANT UNDER THE PRIEST.

Mr SERRATION.
, THANK YOU SANCTIONS.
, SIR GARDNER.

AUTHOR, YOU, MR CHAIRMAN SECRETARY, THANK FOR BEING.
, SIR.
America's STRENGTH IS IN OUR VALUES.

We ARE THE GLOBAL LEADER FOR DEMOCRATIC VALUES.
We HAVE BEEN SO RECKON.
We've WORKED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF AND AS THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD.

WITH OTHER COUNTRIES THAT SHARE OUR VALUES.
, AND WE LET IN THAT NIGHT ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES WAS THE PASSAGE OF THE MAGNITSKY SANCTIONS, THE GLOBAL MAGNITSKY, WHICH WAS.
NOT JUST BY COURSE, And IT WAS.

MUCH UNIVERSAL HERE IN SUPPORTING-, PROMOTING U.
VALUES, SUBS GLAD TO WORK WITH THE LATE SENATOR MCCAIN.
ON THE PASSAGE OF THAT LEGISLATION AND NOW CANADA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, ALL FOLLOWING OUR LEADERSHIP.

TO ENFORCE UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED DEMOCRATIC VALUES.
So WHEN THE UNITED STATES ISOLATES HIMSELF FROM OUR TRADITIONAL ALLIES.
, IT AFFECTS OUR CREDIBILITY AS A GLOBAL LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD.


00:36:33
You PROMOTING DEMOCRATIC VALUES.
So WHEN WE PULLED OUT OF THE CLIMB IN AGREEMENT WHEN WE ISOLATE OURSELVES ON IRAN-, WHEN OUR TRADE POLICIES HAVE BEEN MORE BILATERAL RATHER THAN WORKING WITH OTHER COUNTRIES IN ORDER TO TRY.
TO ADVANCE OUR CAUSES AGAINST NON MARKET, ECONOMIES ARE GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED ECONOMIES.

All THAT AFFECTS AMERICA's CREDIBILITY.

00:36:56
So WHEN I LOOK AT YOUR BUDGET.
, I SEE A DECLINE OF 35 % IN DEMOCRACY.

Finds.
TO ME.
I DO N't UNDERSTAND THAT CAUGHT.

35 %, IF WE'rE GON NA, BE A LEADER AND DEMOCRATIC VALUES.
, BUT THEN I WAS PLEASED TO HEAR YOU MENTION AS THE FIRST ORDER OF YOURS YOUR REMARKS TODAY.
Human RIGHTS AND VALUES AMERICAN VALUES.

But I WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU USE THE COMMISSION ON THE OTHER BALL RIGHTS AS THE EXAMPLE.
, AND I SAY THAT BECAUSE IN MY CONVERSATIONS WITH HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES NOT JUST HERE BUT GLOBALLY.
, THEY LOOK AT THE UNITED STATES PRIME TO PROMOTE A POLITICAL AGENDA.

All RIGHTS, RATHER THAN WORKING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, THE FREE WORLD ON DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN RIGHTS.
So TELL ME HOW THIS COMMISSION HAS ENGAGED THE ACTIVISTS GLOBALLY THAT ARE FIGHTING EVERY DAY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.
WHEN IT IS VERY MUCH TIED TOWARDS A PARTICULAR POLITICAL VIEW.

Rather THAN A UNIVERSAL VIEW ON HUMAN RIGHTS.
SENATE APPRECIATE THE ANSWER TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE COMMISSION AND THE OBJECTIVE I SET OUT NOW, JUST OVER A YEAR AGO WITH RESPECTED, I DOJ EVERYONE TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT READ.
I THINK THEY DID PHENOMENAL WORK.

I DO N't AGREE WITH EVERYTHING.
That's IN THERE.
I DO N't THINK ANY OF THE TEN MEMBERS THAT CAME FROM BROAD RELIGIOUS BACKGROUNDS BLOCKED BROAD POLITICAL BACKERS OF THE GUINEA.

The TEN OF THEM AGREE WITH JUST EVERYTHING IN THERE-, BUT WHAT IT SET OUT TO DO WAS TAKE ON WHAT IS AN ENORMOUS CRISIS.
IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.
Human RIGHTS PRIZE, ONE A REALLY BAD PLACE ALL AROUND THE WORLD, AND IT WAS MY VIEW AS I WATCH THE STATE DEPARTMENT PART R.

UP ALL THE FOLKS WHO WORK IN THE STORE, GREAT AND AMAZING.
OUT ARE AS THEY THEY WERE ON MORE.
They DID N't SOUND SOMEWHAT BACK AND TALK ABOUT WE AMERICAN FOREIGN IN AMERICAN HIM RIGHTS POLICY, TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED, AND SO THAT's WHAT THE COMMISSION HAS TO DO.

What WHAT? What DO? I GUESS? What I DO N't UNDERSTAND IS WHAT WE TRYING WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM THAT YOU'rE TRYING TO SOLVE? Yes, THERE's EVEN THERE BEEN A GREAT DEAL.
OF THE DAY, YES IN ESTABLISHED UNIVERSAL VALUES OF HUMAN RIGHTS, YES, WHICH IS BEEN THE CORE FOR DEMOCRATIC STATES.
, AND NOW ALL THE SUDDEN WE'rE PICKING WAY, HONORS AND LOSERS.

It LOOKS IT's DONE A POLITICAL BASIS.
Let MOVE TO.
SUB OF I'm ON A SALE.

We HAVE A PROUD TRADITION.
OF MAKING SURE THAT WE SUPPLY ARMS TO OTHER COUNTRIES THAT THEY'rE NOT USED AGAINST.
Our HUMAN RIGHTS VALUES.

WILL BE SEEN IN RECENT YEARS THAT ARMS.
PROVIDED BY THE UNITED STATES IS ENDED UP IN THE HANDS OF ACTORS THAT WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE, GET THOSE ARMS.
What OVERSIGHT ARE YOU DEPLOYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ARMS THAT WE MAKE AVAILABLE TO OTHER COUNTRIES.

ARE USED FOR THE INTENDED PURPOSE AND DO NOT END UP.
IN THE WRONG.
FOR THE WRONG USE.

? There WE HAVE AN ELABORATE.
PROCESS TO DO OUR BEST TO VERIFY THAT THAT DOES N't HAPPEN.
It's NOT THAT WE DON't.

THAT WE DO N't HAVE SKATES THAT THERE ARE FAILURES.

00:39:56
It's CERTAINLY THE CASE THAT's-.
How THAT's BEEN TRUE FOR AN AWFULLY LONG TIME, BUT WE HAVE AN ELABORATE PROCESS: TO.

VALIDATE AND VERIFY-.
We REQUIRE REPRESENTATIONS.
We DO VERIFICATION, IT's BETTER.

, THE TEAM IN OUR BOLTON, MULTIPLE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR DOING THEIR BEST TO ENSURE THAT AMERICAN WEAPONS SYSTEMS ARE USED FOR THEIR INTENDED PURPOSE AND WE SELL THEM.
OR PROVIDE THEM TO OUR PARTNERS AND ALLIES AROUND THE WORLD.
Let ME MAKE THIS OFFER.

I THINK THIS COMMITTEE CAN HELP YOU IN THAT REGARD TO THE- THE JURISDICTIONAL BATTLE.

00:40:22
Between.
, DEFENSE AND STATE SOMETIMES.

PRESENTS CHALLENGES, STATES.
It HAS THE PRINCIPAL ROLE FOR GOOD REASON.
, THERE's A LEGISLATION THAT I'vE AUTHORED THAT WOULD HELP IN THAT REGARD.


00:40:35
I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU WOULD ENGAGE US TO GIVE YOU THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO TAKE ON IT SOMETIMES.
THE MILITARY ASPECTS OF THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT THAT MAY NOT BE A SENSITIVE TO THESE VALUES THAT.
CENTER.

I APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH.
I DO THINK THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS THE PROPER PLACE.
TO LODGE THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT ACTIVITY.

So I WELCOME YOUR- EFFORTS.
There.
THE GAO RECENTLY ISSUED A REPORT THAT I HAD REQUESTED- IN REGARDS TO DIVERSITY- AND THE REPORT's TITLE STATE DEPARTMENT.


00:41:05
Additional STEPS ARE NEEDED TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL BARRIERS TO DIVERSITY.
AND THEY POINT OUT THAT FOR THE PERIOD FROM TWO THOUSAND TWO WELL BEFORE YOUR TIME TO TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN.
, WE'vE SEEN A DECLINE OF MINORITIES- IN- POSITIONS WITHIN THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND IT's PARTICULARLY PRONOUNCED WITHIN THE HIGHER Ranks WHAT STEPS ARE YOU TAKING TO IMPLEMENT THE GAO.

CONCERNS, SO THERE I'vE SEEN THAT YEAR REPORT US IN THE INTERNAL WORK WE'vE DONE.
I WOULD CHARACTERIZE IT OVER THE LAST THAT YOU WILL DIE.
FROM THOUSAND OVER THE LAST DECADE, REPLACE BLACK.

THAT THAT's NOT GOOD ENOUGH-, THAT THAT's POLITICAL PARTIES IS NOT PART OF SENATE BILL.
One WAN NA GET THIS RIGHT.
WE'vE TAKEN.

We HAVE A OUT OF.
TODAY I.
OUR WE'vE DEVELOPED PICKING RENTAL PROGRAM TO BRING MORE THAN WE HAD DOUBLE THE APPLICATIONS.


00:41:58
This YEAR WE HAVE A BIG TEAM THAT WORKS ON DIVERSITY.

00:42:00
Inclusion WERE ALMOST FINISHED WITH A MAJOR STUDY THAT WAS BEGUN NOW.
I THINK, THIRTEEN MONTHS AGO RUN BY CAROL PRESS OR DJ CHARK TO LOOK AT TO LOOK AT WHAT THE FACED A LOT OF MONEY AND EFFORT ON DIVERSITY.


00:42:13
Inclusion OVER THIS LAST DECADE, WITH THE POINT OF RELATIVELY GOOD OUTCOMES FOR ACQUISITION OF NEW, TALENTED PEOPLE-.
But LESS SO AT THE SENIOR LEVELS BIDEN, IF I WIFE WHY WE HAVEN't.
WE DO N't WORK TOGETHER ON THAT LAST POINT, JUST THE POINT WESTERN HEMISPHERE ON THE RANKING.

I WOULD JUST URGE YOU TO EVALUATE WORKING WITH THE ON THE EIGHT, THE NORTHERN, TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE THE HELP FROM THE UNITED STATES TO DEAL WITH THE ECONOMIC ISSUES WHICH TAKES AWAY THE PRESSURE, A MIGRATION FROM THE NORTHERN TRIANGLE.
I THANK MS GERMS.
Thank YOU SENATE GUARD CENTER GUARD THE TECHNICIAN GERMAN.


00:42:48
Thank YOU SECRETARY FOR YOUR SERVICE AND BEING HERE TODAY OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS ON THE ASIA SUBCOMMITTEE, WE'vE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER ON THIS COMMITTEE TO SHAPE A NEW POLICY TOWARD THE INDO PACIFIC.
REGION.

00:42:58
Obviously, IS BURGEONING POPULATION PROMISING COMMERCIAL GROWTH AND IT's CRITICAL FOR GLOBAL SECURITY AND ECONOMIC STABILITY, BUT NORTH KOREA CONTINUES TO SEEK THEIR WEAPONS AND TO THREATEN ITS NEIGHBORS.


00:43:11
China IS URGING IS AN EMERGING GLOBAL, BUT IT's INTO ITS NEIGHBORS, BRUTALLY SUPPRESSED ON C.
INTENDING TO REMAKE WORLD ORDER IN ITS OWN IMAGE.
It MOTHER BILL TERROR, COMMITTING GRIEVOUS RIGHTS OF THIS.

Against THE MIND, THE POPULATION.
THAT PORTER THE STATE NEEDS A NEW PERSONAL.
FOR BUSINESSES AND CREATE JOBS THROUGH TRADE PROMOTION AND OPPORTUNITIES AND PROJECT AMERICAN VALUES OF RESPECT FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM IN THE INDO.

Pacific REGION INCLUDES COUNTERING CHINA's GROWING MILITARIZATION OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEAS AND INCREASING MALIGN INFLUENCE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, AS WELL AS ENSURING THAT COMPLETE, VERIFIED, IRREVERSIBLE DENUCLEARIZATION IS ACHIEVED ON THE CREEK.
HELLO AS BIDEN US LAW.
United STATES HAS ALWAYS BEEN, AND WILL ALWAYS REMAIN, A PACIFIC POWER AND LEGISLATION LIKE MY ASIA REASSURANCE INITIATIVE, ACTOR ARIA.

Insurers OF THE U.
GOVERNMENT WILL SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE TO REASSURE OUR ALLIES AND DETER OUR ADVERSARIES IN THE INDO PACIFIC REGION.
AT TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN YEARS SUBCOMMITTEE HELD THREE PART HEARING SERIES THAT WE TALKED ABOUT THE DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW-.

We FOUND THAT MASS CONCENTRATION CAMPS, FOR WE ARE MUSLIMS NECESSITATED APSARAS RESPONSE OF THE U.
AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT CRACKDOWNS IN THE TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION ARE INTENSIFYING.
Will BEIJING CONTINUES TO REFUSE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE CENTRAL TIBETAN ADMINISTRATION THAT HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND CHINA.

ROUTINELY KILLED AND TORTURED? I WAS OBVIOUSLY PLEASED TO SEE THE SEVERAL CHINESE OFFICIALS WERE SANCTIONED FOR MUSIC.
Here's A NEW IN THE- CHINESE, THESE IMPLICATED IN ABUSES ADDED THE COMMERCE INSTALLATION.
What IS THE ADMINISTRATION DOING.

ADDRESS FOR A GLOBAL TECHNICIAN? Thank AND OTHER.
THE REMEDIES THESE ABUSES.
, SO SEN, GARDNER UP THERE AND WHAT WERE FROM I'm FAMILIAR WITH AREA? It's GREAT WE'rE - AND I WANT THANK THIS - CAN AND FOR BENFICA BROADER GROUP OF SENATORS, THE BIPOLAR.

LEGISLATION THAT WE HAD WITH RESPECT TO THE UIGHURS IN RESPECT TO HONG KONG DEMOCRACY AS WELL.
VERY POWERFUL.
When I CAN TALK TO MY COUNTERPARTS AROUND THE WORLD TO SAY THAT I HAVE THAT ONLY THE SUPPORT OF CONGRESS BUT- VOTERS IN ALMOST UNANIMOUS SUPPORT.

ON OUR POLICY WITH RESPECT TO SECURING FREEDOM.
AGAINST THE THREATS THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS PRESENTING.
As FOR WHAT WILL CONTINUE TO DO- IN WESTERN CHINA WITH RESPECT TO-, THE- HORRIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE, AGAINST.

THE ETHNIC MINORITIES THERE, I DO N't WANT TO GET IN FRONT OF THE FINAL DECISIONS, BUT YOU CAN REST ASSURED THAT THERE ARE.
A FURTHER Actions INCLUDING FURTHER ACTIONS WITH RESPECT TO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS THAT THE DEPARTMENT STATE DEPARTMENT TREASURE ARE WORKING TO COMPLETE.
THE SECRETARY YESTERDAY I DO N't KNOW IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO SEE SOME OF THE HEARING IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING SOME OF THE TECH COMPANIES- Operating THAT STATES AND- I'lL, READ YOU SOME OF THE COMMENTS THEY MADE WHEN ASKED WHETHER OR NOT CHINA- IS- STEALING.

INFORMATION FROM THEM.
APPLE, CEO TIM COOK SAID HE HAD NO PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CHINESE TECHNOLOGY.
Theft- JEFF BEZOS.

, NO, AT FIRST HAND.
EX YOUR KNOCKOFF.
GOOGLE, CEO.

As SAID THAT-, THEY DID N't HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE LATER AT HAD CLARIFIED THAT REMARK.
Can YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT.
THE TECH IN CHINA AND WHAT YOU SEE WHAT's HAPPENING? Is IT TRUE THAT THERE's NO CHINESE TECHNOLOGY THEFT OF US COMPANIES.

WHAT THEY NEED TO GET OUT MORE.
? I MEAN THERE's A LONG HISTORY DECADES LONG HISTORY OF CHINESE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THREAT, INCLUDING AGAINST- TECHNOLOGIES, AND I HEAR IT-.
It's SOMETIMES THE CASE HERE: PRIVATELY-, BECAUSE THERE's CONTINUED THREATS MADE AGAINST THEIR BUSINESSES THAT ARE OPERATING NOT ONLY IN CHINA-, BUT THREATS THE TO BUSINESS, SO THEY'rE-, ACTUALLY WORKING IN OTHER PARTS, OF.

, ASIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA AS WELL-.
The CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS.

02:43:32
COMPLETELY WILLING.

THE BALL INTO THREATEN TO GET COMPANIES TO DO YOU WORK WITH THESE TECH COMPANIES OF STATE DEPARTMENT ON THE ELECTION PROJECT THAT CYBER ATTACK THOSE KINDS OF THINGS WE DO.
We WORK CLOSELY WITH A MAN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ON THE SIDE OF PROTECTING CYBER WE'vE, ACTUALLY HAD SOME GOOD WORK WHERE WE WORK ALONGSIDE EACH OTHER, ON IMPORTANT PROJECTS WHERE WE HAVE REDUCED RISK.
, AND SO I THANK THEM FOR THAT.

But BUT THE IDEA THAT ANYONE IN THE TECH SPACE COULD NOT KNOW OF WHAT THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS.
, ATTEMPTING TO STEAL IN THE CYBERATTACKS THERE MAKING.
SEEMS INCREDULOUS TO IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR- AS RELATED TO SOME CHINESE MISINFORMATION.

And- THE SPREAD DISSEMINATION OF MISINFORMATION WHEN IT CAME TO- THE COVER NINETEEN- PROPAGANDA, CHINA, IT WAS SPREADING.
I SUGGESTED THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SET UP A TASK FORCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO COUNTER THAT.
DICK INFORMATION.

OTHER TECH COMPANIES DOING ENOUGH TO COMBAT CHINESE.
INFORMATION.
At.

ALWAYS DO THERE's MORE.
We CAN DO AS WELL.
On THAT PARTICULAR FRONT, I MUST SAY I ACTUALLY THINK THE WORLD MOUNTED A VERY EFFECTIVE COUNTER CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE CHINESE DISINFORMATION AS I AS I'vE TRAVELED.

As I SPOKE TO MY COUNTERPARTS, I THINK THE WORLD UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS VIRUS EMANATED FROM CHINA FROM ONE IN PARTICULAR, AND I THINK THE WORLD UNDERSTANDS THAT THE CHINESE COMMERCE PARTY SHOWED UP WITH PP THAT DID N't WORK AND COVERED UP WHAT THEY KNEW ABOUT THAT WHEN They COULD HAVE PREVENTED THE SPREAD, SO I THINK I THINK THE CHINESE EFFORTS TO DISINFORMATION ACTUALLY FAILED IN THIS CASE.
, THE TAIWAN SITUATION.
I WANTED TO JUST ASK A QUESTION: ABOUT- BILATERAL TRADE, AGREEMENTS.

AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR TWICE.
I ONE YESTERDAY SENT A LETTER TO.
TRADE, REPRESENTATIVE, LIGHTHIZER AND THAT's WHITE HOUSE ARE ASKING FOR THE U.

TO BEGIN ENGAGING IN A BY.
TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THAT TAIWAN.
Can YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE MINISTRATIONS PURSUIT OF SUCH AN AGREEMENT.

SENATE GARDNER? I'd PREFER TO LEAVE THAT TO M.
AMBASSADOR LIGHTHIZER.
To TALK ABOUT THAT WERE WERE AWARE THAT THERE's GREAT INTEREST IN THIS-, THE STATE DEPARTMENT WILL HAVE ITS PART IN THAT-, BUT OUR OUR PRIMARY WORK WITH RESPECT TO TAIWAN IS.

IS DIFFERENT FROM THE TRADE PIECE OF THIS WE'vE.

00:49:17
We've BEEN DILIGENT ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT WE HONOR THE COMMITMENTS THAT WE HAVE MADE TO THE PEOPLE OF TAIWAN.

00:49:23
Including.

APPROVING ARMS SALES THEY'rE IMPORTANT THAT THE TAIWANESE CAN ENGAGE THE ACTIVITIES THAT THEY NEED TO DO.
, SO THEY CAN PROTECT THEIR DEMOCRACY AND THE ADMINISTRATION's GOAL OF COMPLETE VERIFIABLE, IRREVERSIBLE DENUCLEARIZATION OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA.

00:49:36
Remains.

IT DOES.
THREE.
Thank YOU SENATOR SIR SHE-.

Thank YOU.
Mister CHAIRMAN AND THANK YOU, MR SECRETARY FOR BEING HERE TODAY.
, WERE YOU INVOLVED IN THE DECISION TO WITHDRAW TROOPS FROM GERMANY YES.

ACCORDING TO SECRETARY ESPER, SIXTY FOUR HUNDRED OF THOSE TROOPS, SO OVER HALF OF THOSE WHO WILL BE REMOVED FROM GERMANY, WE'lL BE COMING BACK TO The UNITED STATES THEY'rE NOT GON NA, BE GOING TO- PART REP TO DETER RUSSIA TO PARTS OF ASIA TO HER CHINA.
AND THE ONLY.
This LIKELY, SOME THE- OF U.

TROOPS FROM GERMANY.
TO DATE, HAS BEEN RUSSIA.
So CAN YOU SHARE WITH US WHETHER, ON THE IMPACT OF THIS DECISION ON OUR EFFORTS TO COUNTER CHINA AND RUSSIA WAS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT, AND-? Was THERE ANY SORT OF STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT DONE TO SUPPORT THIS DECISION.

SENATE? Eight? Thanks FOR THE QUESTION, OF COURSE, THERE WAS, AND WE WERE VERY INVOLVED AT THE STRATEGIC LEVEL, OBVIOUSLY- THE TROOP LEVEL DECISIONS AND, LIKE OUR PRIMARY DEPARTMENT, OFFENSE IN THE PRESIDENT's ROLL.
UP.
You CHARACTERIZE THE FOLKS WHO WERE COMING BACK TO THE UNITED STATES- AS SOMEHOW BEING OFF THE OFF THE FIELD.

That's NOT THE CASE-.
These UNITS WILL PARTICIPATE IN ROTATIONAL ACTIVITY, THEY'lL BE FORWARD DEPLOYED-.
They WO N't, BE STATION TO GARRISONED-, BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT.

They WILL BE FULLY AVAILABLE.
TO SURE CAN PROP.
UP PRICE.

THE JOE WE HAVE FROM THE- GLOBAL POWERS.
, MR SECRETARY, I ASSUME THAT ALL OF OUR TROOPS WHO ARE.
IN THE UNITED STATES ARE AVAILABLE TO BE FORWARD DEPLOYED.

Now I RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN TRAINING THAT NEEDS.
TO BE PART OF THEM BEFORE THEY ARE DEPLOYED BUT-.
But I GUESS I JUST I DO N't UNDERSTAND.

AND WAS THE- EFFECTIVE, DIPLOMATICALLY ALIENATING GERMANY, WHO IS THE- LARGEST AND WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE E.
WHO HAS BEEN.
AT SINCE HISTORIC STRATEGIC? Our WAS THAT ALSO TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.

? Maybe NOT.
This IS PERSONAL FOR ME.
I FOUGHT ON THE BORDER EAST GERMAN.

When I WAS A YOUNG SOLDIER.
I WAS STATE YES, I'm AWARE OF THAT YEAH AND YOUR UNIT IS COMING BACK.
TO THE-.

I IT BEEN BACK ONCE BEFORE TO FOR POLL.
They WENT BACK TO GERMANY.
I WOULD I WAS THERE.

There WERE SIX FIGURES OF SOLDIERS THERE TO ADDRESS BECAUSE A LOT OF FRONT FINDS.
I ASKED FOR AND PRODUCED EFFORT.
SECTORS.


00:52:07
Barking.
NATO COMMANDER WAS VERY MUCH IN THE PROCESS OF HELPING US THINK THIS THROUGH.
I SAW COMMENTS OUT OF RUSSIA THIS MORNING THAT ARE.

DIFFERENT THAN YOU DESCRIBED THE VIEW, THE ACTIONS THAT WE TOOK AS THREATENING.
, BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE SOME SOLDIERS THAT ARE DEPLOYED CLOSER TO THE RUSSIAN BORDER.
Yes, WITH THIS WAS EIGHT WHOLE PROCESS.

The MILITARY PIECE OF THIS RUN OUT OF THE PENTAGON.
BUT SAID WHAT WILL IT AND IN THE TWO DICK BASES OF THAT.
, AND I'm VERY CONFIDENT THAT OUR- HEAD TO RUSSIA THE PUSHING THE TO RUSSIA.

? We ARE STILL FULLY CAPABLE OF EXECUTING.
THE PRESS, NUMBER.
THOUSAND ABOUT.

BIRDS, UP.
WAS THERE.
CONDITIONS OF CHANGED THE WORLD, A PERSON's NAME TO BE RE POSITION.

FOR PROBABLY FUNDED AS CHALLENGES.
THREE BLOOM.
That QUOTE.

ME TOO.
Who IS THAT PRESS SECRETARY FOR FLAT PUTIN WHO SAYS THAT? And I QUOTE, YOU WERE SOLDIERS ON THE EUROPE CONTINENT.
The COMMERCE IS, IN YOUR HAS SAID, ANSWERING A QUESTION PLANNED U.

, TRUE REDUCTIONS IN GERMANY- THAT DOES N't SOUND TO ME LIKE THEY THINK THAT THIS INCREASES THE THREAT FROM RUSSIA.
But I I'd LIKE TO GO ON TO ANOTHER- ISSUE, BECAUSE I'm A FOLLOW UP ON THE QUESTION THAT SECRETARY MENENDEZ RAISED- SENATE MENENDEZ RAISED ABOUT- THE- REPORTS.
ON BOUNTIES THAT RUSSIA HAS PUT ON OUR TROOPS IN.

AFGHANISTAN BY THE TALIBAN AND-.

00:53:39
But I DO THERE WAS A REPORT LAST NIGHT THAT SAID THAT STATE OFFICIALS HAVE SINCE.
SECRETLY WARNED RUSSIA AGAINST BOUNTIES ON OUR TROOPS AGAINST KILLING OUR TROOPS.

What MORE DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD BE DOING TO ADDRESS THAT TO PREVENT.
ON THE TALIBAN AND RUSSIA FROM.
? I AM TEMPTED MURDER OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN.

, SO THERE ARE MANY THINGS AND WE'vE BEEN ENGAGING THEM.
Consistently-, THERE's INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION SO THAT, IF IT HAPPENS, WE CAN IDENTIFY STOP IT MAKE SURE THAT THE ACTUAL TACTICAL EVENT DOES N't TAKE PLACE-.
That's THE TASK: NOT NOT ONLY DOD INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, BUT- OUR BROADER INTELLIGENCE, SERVICES.

, OUR DIPLOMATS TO VERY ERIC PATIENTS AND SET A SET OF RED LINES, AND THEN WE HAVE A LARGER AFGHANISTAN POLICY.
It's NOT JUST RUSSIA THAT HIS WEAPON DURING THE TALIBAN's SHEARS.
I KNOW AN AWFUL FOCUS ON IN THIS DOWN ABILITY.

State DEPARTMENT WERE WORRIED ABOUT A- PORT.
ABOUT CALLED COMING.
The TALIBAN WE- BELIEVE WITH THAT WORKING DOJ AGAINST EVERY ONE OF THOSE THREATS BUT DIPLOMATS.

AND FROM A SECURE PRESS TO PROTECT SOLDIERS AND THEN FINALLY.
TO PROTECT OUR SOLDIERS.
Furler WE'vE BEEN WORKING DIPLOMATICALLY, GET PEACE AND RECONCILIATION, AFGHANISTAN.

We HAVE A CEASEFIRE THAT BEGAN AT THE START OF YOU KNOW.
Hada.
WE'vE NOW HAD A SIGNIFICANT PRESERVE CHANGE.

Since FEBRUARY TWENTY NINTH, THE AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO WE HAVE N't, HAD A SINGLE ATTACK AGAINST AN AMERICAN SOLDIER.
This IS THE- BEST IN AMERICAN DIPLOMACY AND I'm INCREDIBLY PROUD.
OF WHAT MY ONE IS, THAT MIGHT STATE DEPARTMENT TEAM IS.

TO PROTECT CONSULTORES.
So DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO.
TALK VLADIMIR PUNE.

AND TELL HIM THAT.
? He NEEDS TO BACK OFF.
In TERMS OF.

PAINTED THE TALIBAN TO KILL AMERICAN TROOPS CLOSELY TO THE PRESIDENT, WHAT HE WANTS TO SAY TO OTHER LEADERS.
I DO N't THINK THERE's ANY DOUBT IN THE MIND OF EVERY RUSSIAN LEADER, INCLUDING VLADIMIR PUTIN, ABOUT THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, NOT TO KILL AMERICANS.
, AND I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT THE THREE QUESTIONS TO SYRIA AND WHO TOOK ACTION THE THREAT.

Okay, WHO ARE THERE ON THIS.
, STAND THAT TO.
WHEN YOU WERE HERE.

LAST TIME WE TALKED ABOUT THE- POTENTIAL FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN.
That WAS BEFORE AN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND THERE WAS AN EXCHANGE THAT YOU AND I HAD ABOUT THE ROLE OF AFGHAN WOMEN IN ANY TALKS WITH THE TALIBAN.
, AND YOU SAID THAT AFGHAN WOMEN SHOULD FEND FOR THEMSELVES.

Well, WE'vE SEEN THE OUTCOME OF OUR RETICENCE.
To.
SUPPORT AFGHAN WOMEN.

The AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE US AND THE TALIBAN FAILED TO MENTION THE RIGHTS OF AFGHAN WOMEN, AND IT CONTAINS NO GUARANTEES FOR THEIR CONTINUED CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION.
Is THE POLICY TO HAVE AFGHAN WOMEN FEND FOR THEMSELVES CONSISTENT? Do YOU BELIEVE, WITH THE LEGAL MANDATE FOR THE U.
, TO SUPPORT THEM, AND I QUOTE THE MEANINGFUL INCLUSION OF WOMEN.

IN PEACE TALKS AS DIRECTED BY THE WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY ACT THAT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.
BOOK? They WOULD EX.
WAIT WHAT WE'rE DOING LEVEL TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROTECT EVERY AFGHAN MALE AND FEMALE, AND I HAVE SEEN.

THE AT LEAST TENTATIVE COMPOSITION OF THE AFGHAN NEGOTIATING TEAM.
AND I THINK YOU'lL BE PLEASED WITH IT-.
Well, I'm OUT OF TIME, BUT THE FEND FOR THEMSELVES AS AN EXACT QUOTE FROM YOUR- STATEMENT.

WHEN YOU WERE BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE.
Thank YOU, MR CHAIRMAN.
Thank YOU.

Searching.
ABOUT IS SECRETARY.
Have PEOPLE SAY ACTION SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.

Do YOU THINK THE SPECIFIC ACTION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TOOK AGAINST GENERAL SOLEIMANI SEND A MESSAGE TO EVERY COUNTRY ON THIS PLANET OF WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO PEOPLE WHO- TARGETED, UNITED STATES.
ON THE BATTLE THEY DO.
ARE RUNNING.

? Do YOU, MR SECRETARY, IT's A PLEASURE TO SEE YOU AND APPRECIATE YOU APPEARING BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE.

00:57:47
I'm I'm ONE OF MANY WHO APPLAUD YOUR RECENT DRESSES WITH REGARDS TO CHINA.
In THESE YOU HAVE CALLED OUT THEIR PREDATORY, BEHAVIOR-, ECONOMIC.

MILITARY GEOPOLITICAL GEOPOLITICAL AT, AND YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO CONFRONT CHINA WITH OUR FRIENDS AND ALLIES IF WE'rE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN DIVERTING THEM FROM THEIR COURSE TO PREDATION-.

00:58:11
It's A VERY WELCOME ASSESSMENT, A VERY CLEAR EYED-, IT ACTUATION OF CHINA INTENT AND THEIR ACTIONS.
AND DAY- A STATEMENT OF WHAT OUR MISSION MUST BE WITH REGARDS TO CHINA.

It's ALSO A WELCOME DEPARTURE FROM THE PRESIDENCY.
AWNING RACE IN PAY AND RATIONS NUMBER MET SAID AT IT HAS ENTERED.
It's ALSO MY VIEW AGAINST SISTER, WITH ACTION WE'vE CAN THAT AFFECT BALANCE.

AT A TIME WE NEED TO BE DRAWN THEM.
Closer.
AT ONE SOURCE, IS.

ELEMENT TERRACE A OUR FOR IN OUR THAT I.
MISSED.
I WOULD RATHER FOCUS OUR ENTIRE AMMUNITION ON- THAT CHINA- THE OTHER COURSES MOST RECENTLY AS AS SENATOR SHE.

He JUST INDICATED THE WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM GERMANY- AND DOING SO, WHILE IT PRESS.
AND AN ATTEMPT TO PUNISH- IN GERMANY FOR THE FACT THAT THEY SPEND APPROXIMATELY ONE AND A HALF PERCENT OF THE GDP ON THE MILITARY AS OPPOSED TO THE 2 % NATO.
Even THE INDICATED THAT THERE ON TRACK TO GET TO THE 2 % NUMBER.

, I HAVE HEARD FROM HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT THAT THIS IS SEEN BY THEM AS AN INSULT.
TO GERMANY.
, AND I CA N't.

Imagine AT A TIME WHEN WE NEED TO BE DRAWING IN OUR FRIENDS AND ALLIES SO THAT WE CAN.
You COULD COLLECTIVELY CONFIRMED CHINA.
, HOWEVER, WHICH THIS WEEK.

GRETCHEN.
Will THE ADMINISTRATION TAKE TO READ TO BRING OUR ALLIES TOGETHER IN A WAY THAT's DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE'vE DONE TO PASS? I MEAN I KNOW THAT WEEK AS ALWAYS: LOTS OF TALK GOING ON IN ANY ADMINISTRATION TO TALK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HAPPENING, BUT- WHAT WE COULD DO, THAT.
THANKS.

It's DIFFERENT.
This DRAMATIC BRING THE NATIONS THAT FOLLOW THE LAW TOGETHER.
SO THAT WE CAN HOPEFULLY REACH SOME KIND OF A COMMON APPROACH.

Your COMMENTS.
THE DEAL WITH CHINA, ECONOMICALLY MILITARILY GEOPOLITICALLY.
AND THEN.

, COLLECTIVELY CONFRONT THEM WITH THE INTENT OF DISSUADING THEM.
FROM PURSUING THE COURSE THAT THEY'rE ON.
, WE OBVIOUSLY DO N't WANT TO.

, GO TO WAR ECONOMICALLY, MILITARILY OR OTHERWISE, BUT WE DO WANT TO DISSUADE THEM, AND I Think THAT CAN ONLY HAPPEN.
WHEN WE ARE AT AND, AS YOU POINTED OUT WHAT WE CAN DO THAT WITH OTHERS.
I WOULD NOTICE SOMETHING YOU.

AT THE THAT SAID AT THE NIXON.
Are YOU SAYING MAYBE IT's TIME.
FOR NEW GROUPING LIKE MINDED NATIONS, A NEW ALLIANCE OF DEMOCRACIES.

AND I THINK THAT's A GOOD IDEA, BUT I MEAN.
WHAT WHAT.
OF NEW AND DRAMATIC NATURE ARE YOU CONSIDERING, OR ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH.

THE OBJECTIVE You JUST.
THIS.
It IS ABSENT THE CASE, THE THAT CONFRONT THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY's GON NA TAKING A GLOBAL EFFORT-.

That's ABSOLUTE TRUTH! Why TALKED ABOUT THIS IDEA? Perhaps.
OF A OF A NEW ALLIANCE OF DEMOCRACIES? What SHAPE THAT WOULD TAKE-? There's LOTS OF DISCUSSION ABOUT.
Had MANY CONVERSATIONS, WITH.

FRIENDS IN THE REGION.
STEP, ONE SEN, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.
- HAS BEEN TO AWAKEN THE WORLD TO THIS THREAT FOR AN AWFUL LONG TIME, NOT JUST THE UNITED STATES, BUT THE WHOLE WORLD SOB THERE WERE LUCRATIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA.

And- IS THAT WHAT.
PLAY FOR.
MUCH OF YOUR HOUSE THAT JOBS THE BILL SUPPLY CHAIN SO.

AT MY FOR YEAR AND CHANGE TRAVELED THE WORLD TRYING TO.
RAISE AWARENESS OF THE THREAT- SO THAT I THINK THAT's NEW AND DIFFERENT.
You MAY SAY IT's NOT ENOUGH-, BUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE- AND I WENT THROUGH THE LIST OF THINGS THAT HAVE BEGUN TO TURN THE TIDE.

I WILL SAY THERE ARE STILL NATIONS WHO UNDERSTAND THIS THREAT, BUT DO N't FEEL LIKE THEY ARE EMPOWERED THAT THEY'rE IN A POSITION WHERE THEY CAN WITHSTAND THE THREATS THAT COME FROM THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT's PARTY.
So WE ARE WORKING.
A DIPLOMAT TRYING TO BUILD OUT A SET OF RELATIONSHIPS, WHETHER THAT's PART OF A FORMAL ORGANIZATION OR NOT.


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