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The World Asks: Where is Kim Jong Un?

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April 28, 2020 1:00 pm

The World Asks: Where is Kim Jong Un?

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April 28, 2020 1:00 pm

The World Asks: Where is Kim Jong Un? We discuss this and more on today's show.

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Jay Sekulow where very good idea, but I can talk about it. I just wish you well. I got a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Il and if I were President, you'd be in war you would've been in war with Korea would've been a war with North Korea.

If I was in President that I can tell you he expected that that I can tell you phone lines are open for your questions right now. Call 1-800-684-3110 we will see you probably be here in the not-too-distant future, and you just everybody will broadcast the waiver is that? Do you live in interesting aspect of this and that is there's another soundbite and I don't know what we have a reporter from Korea asked the question makes a statement that the Kim Jong-Il had a message for the President that he delivered on Saturday and the President had a quick response to that will do we have that that was in the press conference yesterday to complain a lot of the media will get that for everybody but he kinda tells you that there's a lot more to this than anybody knows, at least publicly, and academic repercussions.

I mean the whole situation with the Korean Peninsula is always a tense situation, but even more so when you got the leader unaccounted for. I think that's at least what you could say right now is that he is unaccounted for is also some news in Washington.

I want to go to Van Bennett on this right away because they were scheduled to come back Mayport of the House and Senate than what's happening there. Yes, May 4 was the comeback date for both the House and the Senate and leader McConnell announced several days ago that the Senate would indeed come back to start working on a number of things including the next response to the coronavirus as well as Jabber so you know this is a very important time for confirmations, not just for judges but also for the executive branch. You need executive branch officials to respond to a pandemic like this is very important.

I think the Senate to be here and leader McConnell announced her coming back but yesterday J after some delay leader Hoyer number two in charge in the house and announced that the house would be back next Monday, May 4 as well to beginning will begin working on the next coronavirus revealed that response built JD the response from Democrat members in Washington DC was very much opposed that when he announced it on the conference call.

They did not want to return back in and look some of this is understandable cases in the Washington DC area continue to rise at this point. Unlike some areas of the country. So here's the here's the news J they just announced that the house is not returning next week.

I think the next that they would look at would be the following Monday, which would be May 11 so as we sit right now the Senate is returning next Monday, May 4 to begin in person business, but the house J is not. Dave announced that they're gonna take at least one more week before they return to session which I think raises the point that we have to be cognizant of here and that is where is he, what is it me geopolitically and it was very telling that the President was asked this question by the reporter and in that question. The reporter said she had a message.

Sure there was a message for the President from Kim Jong-Il and on Saturday and the President said were trying to find a bite right now works this effect. I don't think that's correct, you don't have a message from Kim Jong-Il on Saturday. Trust me. So there's obviously something significantly at play were to be joined by our military experts on this broadcast is I want to explore this and get a real sense of will take your calls and questions as well. At 1-800-684-3110. That's 800-684-3110. Also, don't forget were in a matching challenge campaign here at the ACLJ where the last several days. Your support online. Especially now very difficult open a male as you can imagine with staff dispersed ACLJ.Morgan any amount you donate to the American Center for Law and Justice working at a matching grant for, and we encourage you to do that if you're able, only if you're able ACLJ.org. Now let me take something else were going to do on the last day of the match that they will be on Thursday. We're going to do a live while not live. It's like today. This was a best of concert series that we put together with the Jay Sekulow van with four new songs in it with John Snyder that we did see a couple of those two more. You haven't seen you bring out some of the ones with Lee Greenwood and Ricky Skaggs and others put a best of together so you know it will not look like social distancing. When the plays but we will. This was way before the pandemic that were going to want to play that if we have traditionally done on the last day of her matching challenge campaign will be back with more your calls animal is a critical time for our nation and our world with so many challenges facing our country. The work of the American Center for Law and Justice is never been more important during this time of uncertainty. There's no better way to support the ACLJ and through online giving ACLJ chief counsel Jay Sekulow we truly appreciate your financial support without it would be impossible to do our work here and around the globe in the best way to support our work is to make your financial gifts online@aclj.org online giving simple and secure, and by making an online gift.

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Every dollar makes a difference stand with the ACLJ today support our work online ACLJ or take your vote 100-684-3110 800-684-3110 two watching the Facebook or periscope over the website denotes a new microphone program brought this one over, try different ones as we are working remotely now. George and returning to the office to the studio next week so he will be in Studio City will have video of a boss will still be having our experts like about that Wes Smith calling in her coming and by Skype. Whatever the case may be because we have to work some of us have to still continue to work remotely. Let me go to West Smith that were taking her because of the situation with North Korea and other consummate after one 800 684 31 tenant Wes, you served as a Col. United States Army served in the crate on the Korean Peninsula. Give me your take of this.

What this is very bizarre. No sighting for two weeks the President made that statement, which was pretty.

I think pretty telling what your sense yeah you know there's so much we do not know about North Korea. And that's true of every nation in the world and even to some extent J for China which is north. What is our life. For example, you know North Korea report the other officials that they have had absolutely zero cochlear cases and we know that's not true that the world actually has absolutely no idea of how covert is impacted North Korea concerning him and his mysterious disappearance. It is very troubling him he could he be ill with Coke or did has some sources are speculating have a cardiac event but anyway no one outside of his inner circle knows he is reportedly in his mid-30s looks about that obesity is a heavy smoker. Some people say he's an adult diabetic.

I think the President you know because it is intelligence sources knows more than the rest of the snow and probably more than he could say, but if Kim is incapacitated, or if you were to die yet has potential national security ramifications for the United States as well as the rest of the world and I think this is for several reasons know first. There are two other family members that we know of who would probably be vying for power, his sister Kim know Don and his uncle Kim Jong-Il. But in addition to those two family members and by the way, Kim has an older brother, Kim Jong tool who was passed over by their father to be the leader of North Korea. He is something that I get to the flaky person. He deftly loves the last 11 Eric Clapton, for example, and that his father stable enough to go but that J there also powerful and influential military beakers who might use this opportunity to take control or even to else we can get into that in a moment because I gotta take a step back here and that is to put all of this in perspective why we got concerned about it now and you you know from your work in Washington and our work in Washington that the Korean Peninsula has always been viewed for the last 50 years as a hotbed of potential more than that actually close to 70 years. As a hotbed of of of danger because things can happen and we had the missile testings in the past we get into that this void of leadership means what's your sense in Washington as this is breaking them to play what the President said was an incredibly important region for number of of reasons. J obviously the alliance of South Korea.

The proximity to China. The trade relation are at the proximity to China for South Korea as well as what their relationship means to the United States. As West mentioned, when it comes to North Korea. J. One of the reasons that we probably need to pay a disproportionate amount of attention to them is because their nuclear power and we also just don't have as much confirmed data on the region. I agree with Wes. I think the President and the intelligence community in the United States probably has a quite a bit of information but the public doesn't have nearly as much information about that and per repressive regime, as most would so it's disproportionately important to monitor it. J what I think makes this situation unique, though, is this President has a relationship with Pres. Campbell. Unlike any other previous President has so and I know you are in a place and sound from the President. We don't know what direct conversations they have had. But I will tell you there is an existing relationship there between the two men that just has not existed before and I will tell you in this uncertain situation. I think that can only be viewed as a good thing. Is it because we trust Kim. No, absolutely not. It's the opposite J but when you can have dialogue and get as much information as you can with a potential hotbed like this day I don't know how they can be anything but a good thing, let's go ahead.

This was the press conference yesterday. Question came forward on Kim Jong-Il. Take a listen to the question and the President's comments, especially at the very end say anything last Saturday nobody nobody knows where he is, so he obviously couldn't have said it. If you have a this is breaking news Kim Jong-Il and make a statement on Saturday. I don't think so.

I made a website listen to that and knowing this President pretty well. And honestly they know information that none of us know it sounds like something significant at least has happened immediately. There's speculation in our apartment all the media speculating right now because this big ramifications will absolutely yet when you consider the fact that you mentioned that that North Korea has a nuclear arsenal know you do not want the entire Korean peninsula in that part of the world, destabilized by leadership change if you can avoid it for the devil you know is as opposed to the devil you don't know and if an even more hawkish are erratic person to control that debt that could be very very disconcerting. I think considering the President J unit United States are intelligence sources they know a lot more about the situation in North Korea. Generally speaking, and even now than they can say because they have to protect how they know that they have to protect their own sources and methods even though our sources and methods. By all accounts are very limited in North Korea.

We do have Intel that comes from there.

We do have some sources or methods apparently and I think the President's remark was very telling. I think the President and the intelligence community of the United States. They know a lot about what's going on but you're not going to comment about it not for now. I join story is not to as well to what your sense of this. This is obviously the President is work hard to get a least a speaking relationship with Kim Jong-Il and I think that's been important for the just for the well-being of our countries. I think it has brought some progress. It is stopped missile testing that was even more dangerous than what they are doing, but obviously something is happening now. Whether this is a political ploy.

We don't know what we do know, at least right now we know that something is off and Kim Jong-Il now for over two weeks has not been seen any missed his father's grandfather's birthday celebration celebration, which is almost like a holy day. There, that's right. It is only day there there seen his deity, so to miss that is a big deal. The only other option I could see in and picking up on the President's words, it seems like that's not the option. Is it Kim would be using this as a way to purge those who he does not trust by taking the step back and seeing how the kind of top branch of the North Korean leadership would react if they didn't know if he was alive or not and he comes back and ends up purging those even his own family members as he's done before, so that he obtained his control on power but I think now when you listen to the President's comments about this and say I don't think you heard from hip. I don't think you made a statement on Saturday. I don't think that's true think the President is giving us a hint that he knows a lot more about the situation.

Then he can share in the difference here would be for it for the world and for North Korea and for South Korea. Our ally is that unlike the transfer of power between two Kim Jong-Il from Kim Jong-Il and even from Kim ill song to Kim Jong-Il to Kim Jong-Il over planned transfers of power because they knew their health was fading. They knew there were near the end of their lives so they were able to smoothly kind of transition in North Korea terms in this case. This this puts kind of North Korea in chaos mode in a way that we really not seeing North Korea in since the founding by Kim ill some and I think that gives an opportunity to our allies like South Korea to potentially seize on this moment, if it is true that Kim Jong-Il is not coming back know it's interesting to me that that could be the case so Wes Doran really had a minute here West DD aspect of this that is something within their culture, but there has to be people within that culture that also resist his leadership right right and there are people probably in the upper echelons of Korean government that that secretly resist him already sent him so that possibly at play as well. But you are Jordan's corrected, they are they are viewed as deity.

They have a tradition that they are promulgated in 1950s that the family descended from a volcanic region of North Korea open the North Korean people first started eons ago and that the only people that can rule the country are the people that are from this family line. I'm sure not all of their leaders buy into that by and large that that if the party line.

In the beginning people to buy into that and asked Wes to stay with us for another segment were getting into. This is the analysis here on this topic that I would be ahead of the curve on this as we really do think something something is up.

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Make a difference today support the work of the ACLJ online at ACLJ, every dollar makes a difference today online ACLJ everyone, by the way we get back to this issue. This rating development; breaking news with TRICARE where this is actually leading. I do want to let you know that we have. Just follow the process of filing today. A brief with now, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that covers Tennessee en banc which is before the entire Sixth Circuit regarding Planned Parenthood and their attempted exemptions from the restrictions that in the put in place. They think that they can play by their own rules while other medical professionals cannot not look ultimately the there's heavy lifting on all of these restrictions as it relates to businesses over time they will be lifting and Planned Parenthood will be able to operate. Why did we go to court. We went to court and are going to court because once again, Planned Parenthood is taking the view that they should have a different set of standards and every other medical professional in the country and I met family members that are doctors and physicians and) that are that can't do certain procedures right now that would actually help people significantly but Planned Parenthood thinks they should get a passport and this is now.

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I pray that would not, but if we get back into the situation again nationwide in the fall like some predict or another pandemic down the road at some time in our history that we we are setting precedent around federal courts across the country when state governors decide not to allow elective procedures. Planned Parenthood isn't going to get the abortion distortion past. They're not going to be treated any differently than doctors who aren't able to do other screenings or other elective procedures like foot surgeries and and that there they're hurting economically because of that Planned Parenthood will not be treated differently so even as some of the states begin to expire. Not all of them, some that could be a long way down the road.

Itsy important precedent to set to save lives to make sure that Planned Parenthood isn't treated differently by our federal courts are and I asked if you were serving. If you observed in the Korean peninsula on the Korean Peninsula while in the military family members that had to give us a call at 1-800-684-3110 Bill from Tennessee has done just that had done just that bill the broadcasting first thank you for your service and welcome for your to the broadcast reporter, thank you so much and thank you guys may think I'm so appreciative about what you are and what you do on the I served as an officer in the second Battalion in the second division at Camp Casey, Korea, and that is a really really difficult place to be because was called an unaccompanied tour so your family was not there.

You spent really, 24 seven ready to go and you know support the North Koreans if they never came across since it was is a lot of lot of threat a lot of difficulty, but the culture and the people of South Korea are just amazing and so it was a pleasure quite honestly be able to engage with them and protect them and really establish some lasting relationships. There are so strong believe. Why was there and engage with people in the Christian faith. We know that South Korea has had an amazing transformation into Christ. So it was a pleasure to be there but yet extremely difficult because of the threat. So just that with Mike appreciate that the West, what was your experience, he served there as well. What was your experience much like Bill said it was a very interesting place to serve. You lived under a constant threat. I was with aviation unit as well and up but the Korean people are very, very loyal allies to United States. They realize that that their security depends on the relationship with the United States and North Korea has always been the aggressor, certainly in the war in the 1950s, but then other incidents since now they are aggressive. They are unpredictable and yet the Korean people are very very pro-United States the Christian community is huge there. The largest churches I have ever attended in my life were, and South Korea. But on the other hand, so Korea is an artillery range of the north so you live under that constant threat. Let me ask you this was my last question for you. And that's this house even if there is a transition will there be a power play with China as I think that someone and you got China to look at right guy. Japan has an interest United States has an interest in the course of United States interest aligns with South Korea. The South Koreans have been very cautious in what they're saying.

Will there be a regional power play.

No, I don't think so only because I think all of the countries that you just mentioned what they are interested in stability in that region and uncertainty is disconcerting because whenever you're dealing with a rogue nation that is steeped in secrecy and there is uncertainty that is a reason for concern.

I think that the rest of the region think they want the status quo to continue, except that they do want better relations with North Korea.

And of course they don't want North Korea to continue to be a nuclear power for the internal aspects of North Korea itself. You know they they really think back with when Kim Johnson's father died. He was dead for two or three days before it was ever announced it was completely secret which makes this whole episode in his absence. You know a little more suspicious and disconcerting, but I think most of the Korean leadership they're looking for the same things that Kim Jong-Il has been looking for with Pres. Troutman that if they want to be accepted as a nuclear power and they want the sanctions lifted so hopefully if if someone else does come to power, they will see the wisdom and and maintaining those goals and policies of Kim Jong-Il and that is to be accepted and also have the sanctions lifted, but I thank you for the region goes, they won't relationships to improve.

I I don't think even China would be looking for power play there. I could be wrong. Hi Carla Smith, we appreciate will be doing later in the broadcast by Col. Basch also served on the creepiness of the picture calls also. Especially if you served on the Korean Peninsula. We would sure love to hear from you wanted to get your experience, 1-800-684-3110 is 800-684-3110 now as we are all working remotely.

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Give a gift today online LJ live from Washington DC. Jay Sekulow, counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice Jay Sekulow where is Kim Jong-Il. Where is the leader of North Korea is been absent for two weeks hasn't been seen in all kind of speculation, a question came up of the press conference yesterday want to play it for you but listen very carefully to the President's response, especially at the end of his answer. Take a listen to say anything less and nobody nobody knows where he is, so he obviously couldn't have said it. If you have a this is breaking news Kim Jong-Il and make a statement on Saturday. I don't think so. Yeah, answer is I don't think so which the present hasn't told us everything he knows.

I understand that national security reasons, but it sure seems Jordan and another thing Jordan first, that something is definitely up here absolutely Emmy for the President to say that to get that kind of question I well did he make that statement and didn't he didn't he make a comment in the present said no I don't think so. Again, the present knows more than we do. He's being briefed by the national security team and this is more than bizarre in these these types of situations where you have a strong man, a dictator almost a deity like figures we discussed earlier in the broadcast to not show up at major public events to make no official appearances for this long period of time it one, it can create very unstable situations quickly and power grab moves, but to it is, it is again.

It it leaves the world kind of in limbo, and especially that region of the world in limbo. So I think at a time when you could almost be fully focused on covert, 19 this is something for national security purposes have to we have to keep an eye out because it is getting more and more suspicious as the days go on, let's go to Jeff in Texas. He's calling on line 1. Jeff, go ahead, thank you for everything you do and my grandfather served and Korean War out of the 73 division out of court or California and he would just share stories about how they were under constant threat, he really thought it was going to be a long drawn out war. The time spent there. He started to sprinkle our military and related serving Dan and now well human time of transition, which may be what there and we don't know that the shortage of restaurants to figure out what exactly this all means you have to be concerned about where this goes in your in the conflict in Korea they call the police action may be joined by Skip past next week and talk about that was initially a police action that's having to find it, but it's important Peninsula.

It's one that we're hoping they do not nuclear eyes nuclear weapons that would create a whole different Peninsula situation for the world and the geopolitical aspects of their significant black male civil about going by Skip in a moment I Col. Ashley joining his polemical backup watching the first abandonment Congress not coming back Mayport which I could when I heard about what was being said by the house physician and members of the house. It seems likely to me that they were not in combat. What actually happened there in a minute if you can sure J look at a leader. Hoyer announced that they were to come back.

He made that announcement yesterday and his members objected to that very strongly J and so I day later today. This morning he announced that they would not be coming back on Monday and look I think it makes some sense. There's only 100 members of the United States Senate. It's a lot easier to conduct business with social distancing 450 members of the United States house day and I think the American people are probably interested in getting them back to work as soon as possible but that's a very real logistical concern 450 members of Congress inside one chamber and you can take one more week to figure it out in my guess is by May 11 will be back. I also think Jake is probably gonna be a voting proxy voting proposal on the table. I don't know if it be good or bad, but I think there will be one on the table will be looking at it to determine if it's good or bad, but I understand the desire to want to do that. Look at the situation therein, and you see that and you say okay I get it anyways were taking a break.

Combat capacities joining us were talking about the situation in North Korea South Korea. It's very complicated right now. Take your calls and comments. If you serve a family member that served on the rim Peninsula call us at 800-684-3110. That's 800-684-3110 pack with normal is a critical time for our nation and our world with so many challenges facing our country.

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We joined by Skip Ash in a moment during first absolutely major geopolitical concerns because in the past. The way that North Korea has been able to kind of keep this type of leadership there. This type hold on power and on their people is by propping one in kind of with propaganda.

This family up in the leaders that are chosen. There've only been three as deity like figure. So, almost like godlike figures that are worshiped, so you've got Kim ill, so and then you got Kim Jong Boone and and you got the situation now with the sun. I mean this is again a situation that is unprecedented for North Korea. If a six if there is no chosen successor right now by Kim. Then there would be a power struggle and that's something that North Korea hasn't gone through in decades, decades and decades of this family leadership where the family has made the decision now, as you heard from West. You have competing family members. You could be dividing up the military who is choosing what sides and of course it gives an opening into the world potentially to exploit what could be a chaotic situation in North Korea for the first time in for the first time and in decades where they have a go to skin a grip on the people that let me go to Skip Ash, Col. United States Army served in Korea. Skip we talked about this last week.

Let's read look at this again were now a week later, no sign of Kim Jong-Il and you heard the President's comment when asked about the statement of Kim Jong-Il and initially made or allegedly made about on Saturday and the present said trust me you didn't hear from your breaking news here because you did not hear from Kim Jong-Il on Saturday. What is your sense of knowing that there is something really serious going on up there that the that is ill or an incapacitated in some type of measure on the the public television. North Korea announced that the message from him to these workers, but there were no pictures involved. It was just words that were given so that could happen at any time, and I think what that was trying to do was to placate the common Korean two are quite short. Remember, there are stakeholders in this kingdom so to speak, and each of them has a measure of power and they want those who are in charge want to keep stay in charge, so if if right now there is something that is really serious with Kim Jong-Il here either is passed away, or is incapacitated and may not come back to power right now there's a jockeying for power and trying to help establish who is going to be in charge at the the end of this once announced what really is happening and that's one of those things where they're actually doing some bargaining and people are saying okay now this is what I want for support and so forth.

And I think that's what's going on.

They want to have everything set before they announce it so that they're in charge and they had control before they let the public know Skip, let me ask you this question listen is broadcast once is TV right now and say why does this matter to me. Why does this matter to the United States. What is the geopolitical significance of Korea and why does it matter to the United States. Korea is one of the most destabilizing North Koreans on mostly stabilizing states in the world. It is a failed state is a hermit kingdom.

It is a state that normally it cannot support itself at this concept from Kamil song called to J that self-reliance concept which has utterly failed.

Their economy is a basket case so they need help from outside. They normally need help from outside. They begin to rattle sabers or something to get everybody upset so we give them food and aid and things like that to placate them, but when you're in a situation like this where they are so paranoid about those outside they are so protective of their society. They may lash out irrationally because they may say if we are perceived to be weak, then people may come in to try to take us over. Remember the every radio producer North Korea every television only gets one channel and only get the state channels they made so they can only hear what the North Korean regime on something here so they are very suspicious about South Korea about China about Japan about the United States and they so we are not sure what they will do if they miss read what's going on outside.

I will take your calls at 1-800-684-3110 is 1-800-684-3110 skip mass Col. United States Army retired is with the CC accounts for the ACLJ heads up our international law group in a law of armed conflict. Let's go to Frank employees calling online one again if you want to talk to us.

1-800-684-3110 Franco had drawn the target update. One of the things I would point out was always over there from 78 79 we got spirit. We had carpal curfew on the collage might remember that, I'm not that curfew for you online on the street between chicks at my kitchen a morning that you are on official military maneuvers with the point that I would make geopolitical and so that is.

There's a lot of hardliner generals in the North Korean army and military don't want no nothing to do with the unification of South Korea and that because of being pulled by China because China does not want to unify Korea with with a Western type of culture sit right on the border and I think that's one of the things that North Korea and in it Kim Jong-Il with her ill now would want to make a maneuver. Try to unify Korea and have more of a prelaw country. China doesn't want that and the hardliners will beat me against him on that appreciate you calling if I can think of your service to me ask you this question. Is there any political movement inside of North Korea, or is it a lost cause. In that regard.

I think there are probably individuals. A number of years ago they were reporting on CD in certain parts of Korea against the regime that really spoke the regime and they went after them with great vigor to stamp that out so I think there probably is but it's very small if it's not well organized. Because of the police state nature of things. You're never quite sure who's reporting on you, but it I guess the danger is that there is a power vacuum who does know that the South Koreans probably would like reunification, but it would be very very expensive because they would have to be absorbing a complete basketcase and people who have no clue how to live in a Western type society. If you look at some of the those who have defected not to South Korea taken years for them to adapt and to be able to function in Western society, even East Germany. When the Germans were united had problems trying to accommodate and to adapt into the Western society. So it is awful. Plus there were even China is concerned about this vacuum again the jump on the right.

They don't want.

I Western nation on their border South Korea but they don't want an influx of millions of refugees, either from a country that can't feed. I get to stay with us for the last segment were to take your calls as well. At 1-800-684-3110 is on the line hang on the life let me go to the inventor for an update as we close the segment out for an update in Washington. What is the latest. Looks like Congress again.

People may be joining us just now. Plan looks like Congress may not be coming back yet Congress is been out for the last several weeks in sort of the first date that they had looked at her return was next Monday, May 4 J.

Looks like the Senate will return to focus on mostly executive nominations got some places inside the administration, the need for losses and judicial nominations and start drafting the next stimulus response which it sure sounds like might include an infrastructure component J but the house is not to return next week and end the reason the Speaker Pelosi and Leader Hoyer give is that the next stack at cares point to package is not quite ready to JI will I would just tell you it's it's pretty well known here in town that really what happened is when Leader Hoyer announced that they were to come back both the attending physician and the members of his own caucus. The Democrat member said I look we don't think it's quite time to come back. We want to give it another week. Hopefully cases will decline in the in the area during that time Oscar J when they do come back.

I anticipate it will probably be May 11, but at least not before then, I think you will see action on another stimulus package probably including an infrastructure component J. I also think you will see a proxy voting proposal on the table. Hopefully that will be bipartisan.

We haven't seen that yet he needs to be bipartisan if it's good to be successful. So the pandemic in DC seems to not have reached a peak to plan what it was a situation up there yes or cases, both reported and deaths are continuing to climb have not yet plateaued, it does look like maybe the curve is starting to plateau, but both those numbers are continued to increase their J the most recent is that Gov. North and North and Gov. Hogan and then Mayor Bowser have said that they are going to try to work together on a timeline right now the timelines for reopening are not synced, but those three local leaders to try to work together come up with a unified timeline to begin reopening but right now J the first. He stated role end of the stay-at-home order is May 15 in Washington DC think that the very earliest you will start to see anything relaxing in Virginia.

Still, I think June 10 the first week of June 7.

I would come back starts to pass with those awful thoughts and politics with Jordan. I will take your calls well at one 800 684 31 Ted Lessig calls on any topic.

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The biggest issue right now for the for the present, politically, is one he's got it candidate is running against is basically in his home bunker and that still not communicating very well that the President is, is this election is for the President to win or lose, it will not be because Joe Biden beat Pres. Trump. It will be because of the response to covert, 19 these openings that are happening right now across the country on very small scale. By the way you know when the media reports this I'm in one of states that has an opening right on the line coming up. If you actually read through what is allowed in most of the counties where the major cities are is basically where we were still immature. Three weeks ago.

It's it it is still more months away until you're talking about. Even a restaurant. Being it more than 50% capacity and even weeks away from the restaurant actually being able to serve patrons in the restaurant at a lower capacity so even the way that the openings have been described in some states, that is very minimal in others. It's been more extreme, and I think again that's really up to the governors but but that still I think the President ultimately the box the buck stopped at his desk, and in that's going to be the big issue how the economy recovers.

And do we get to that point yet even by November or we still dealing with the covert, 19 seriously in our country.

We hope not all Americans hope we are not, but if we are that will deftly plant election do you change horses in the middle of a crisis not usually in our country that is not been the case, I'm going to get back to our phones but I got a question were getting a lot of calls: create complicate hundred 684 31 Ted but other topics will skip initially, the war in Korea was called a police action. Why police action primarily because the Pres. Truman at the time did not want to declare war. We were war weary, we adjust the mobilized our forces from World War II were now out of World War II, probably two or three years from demobilization and all the sudden we have another crisis that could be a war so he he tried to do it without calling it a war. Remember to declare war.

There are certain laws of the United States is automatically going to to being automatically owing to the fact that in and they don't necessarily go to. In fact, if you are involved in a military action, short of war. So what he was trying to do was to what LBJ did during the Vietnam war you want to have both guns and butter. He want to have the civilian economy began to take off but he also had the deal with this military problem in on the Korean Peninsula. So I was called the police action with the idea so they didn't implicate some of the constitutional provisions on warmaking line 3 which is calling ritual broadcaster on their thank you for taking my call and oligopoly less color. I saw circulated to enjoin you team spirit. Anastacia Clark Air Force Base in 20 go and see the place and a lot of fun in the Philippines. I Was only when Tomahawk missiles pointers ignore and how disappointed they lived under even back then and 82 and it was a conflict quite an eye-opener to see at all the people living there.

Very nice. Everybody spoke English pretty much in the Philippines and if you render somebody solar at the bases that spoke English things when other way. This kind of friend you talk to Sosa as a different, different time. Additional rock him. It was like now will appreciate your service was a hotbed that it's a hotbed now and now with some additional instability because of the unknown of Kim Jong-Il and Russ is calling from Virginia he's online to rest on the broadcast on their thank you very much commander of a small VFW post here in Virginia but I served in Korea two years 1966 through 67 and Korea was a very primitive still a very primitive place.

At that time, but 66 to 69 is actually called the second Korean conflict called the second I've heard that before the second green complicate.

It started on in November 1966 they came across the border and actually killed six of our GIs that the UN compound on November 2, 1966, but there were a lot of small skirmishes where they came across the border disc. But attacking our guys and if it was a pretty Skype place from 66 through 69. I can say I was there two years, 66, 67, I was in the signal Corps. I was actually stationed in young son, but I traveled all over the country, which is actually a beautiful country. But then call you and appreciate your service to the country skip where did you serve, you were to take the Italian right well my first time I was with the divisional cavalry squadron and the second time I was there with a divisional of the tank battalion. I was up just south of the demilitarized zone.

The second entry division was stationed between the developed zone and soul so that was the major route of attack for North Vietnamese land attack, so the US forces were there so that they were before the trigger. As soon as the war started.

United States would be involved because US casualties would have been taken on the first day, so I was stationed twice, just south the demilitarized zone for your service and thanks for coming to broadcast able to go to the last question which is unrelated. This is a loss and it wasn't Marion from California. Go ahead and on the American hi thanks for everything ACLJ guys and I'll say thanks for taking my call. Question is what is to present prevent Adams shift from destroying any or the documents that he doesn't want to release the documents that were the underlying transcripts of the interviews during the Russ approach and I'll go to.

I'll do it first and Jordan they could quickly speak to others having so he can't do that when he's trying to fight right now is the release of those documents even though Jordan.

He voted to release them but he can't describe them as a bipartisan vote taken to release these closed-door depositions.

Once everything was over. The rush of pro Bob Moeller over impeachment over and now there were 53. These were people who by the way, did not testify publicly either, so they were necessarily the people you see on TV during the intelligence committee hearings so 53 high level people take James Klapper, Susan Rice, Samantha Powers having the list goes on and on in this 53 of them now.

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He sent over to the director of national intelligence to have two go to the declassification process and they did. They came back and they could be released right now he will not release them. There are 10 dad that he is holding onto will not even send over to the DNI have declassification process.

Those 10 I believe are the key because they probably undermine shift noted his higher last would have spent trying to take down our duly elected President. I don't forget to support the work of the ACLJ. If you're able.

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