Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Clare Lopez, Phil Haney, Michael Rubin, Morton Klein and Gordon Chang

May 22nd, 2017

CLARE LOPEZ, Vice President for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA clandestine officer:

  • The President’s Riyadh speech
  • Trump’s plans for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

PHIL HANEY, Retired Homeland Security Officer, Author with Art Moore of See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad:

  • What Trump’s Riyadh speech means for law enforcement policy
  • Conflict between the Constitution and Sharia law

MICHAEL RUBIN, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute:

  • Outlook for U.S.-Saudi partnership
  • Turkey, Qatar and Pakistan – largest state supporters of terrorism
  • The Iranian threat to U.S. national security

MORTON KLEIN, President of the Zionist Organization of America:

  • Why past Israeli-Palestinian peace processes have failed
  • Abbas’ “culture of peace”
  • The issues Israel can’t compromise on

GORDON CHANG, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World:

  • North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test
  • The most important thing that China provides North Korea
  • South Korea’s behavior in light of increased North Korean aggression
  • A China policy that works for America

With Ken Timmerman, Ambassador Yoram Ettinger, Bill Gertz and Fred Fleitz

May 19th, 2017

KEN TIMMERMAN, President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran:

  • The Iranian elections –and how a winner is actually decided
  • Iranian polling stations in the United States 

AMBASSADOR YORAM ETTINGER, Head of “Second Thought: a U.S.-Israel Initiative:”

  • The current state of U.S.-Israel relations
  • President Trump’s commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
  • Israel’s intelligence sharing with the U.S.

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Threat posed from North Korea at the moment
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s visit to South Korea
  • Allegations that Trump ‘leaked’ intelligence to Russia

FRED FLEITZ, former CIA analyst, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • The real scandal behind Trump’s ‘Russia leak’
  • Former Senator Joe Liberman as a possible replacement for James Comey
  • Is regime change possible in North Korea?

With Diana West, Dr. Stephen Blank, Harold Rhode, Daniel Horowitz, Dorius Liu

May 17th, 2017

STEPHEN BLANK, Senior Fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Trump’s intelligence sharing with the Russians
  • Militarization of the Arctic
  • Is Russia at war with Europe?

DIANA WEST, Author of Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • Leakology – the swamp’s weapon of choice
  • Axios media newsletter
  • Who is undermining the President within the Oval office? 

HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute:

  • Meeting between Donald Trump and Turkey’s President Erdogan
  • President Trump’s upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at Conservative Review, Author of Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop Unelected Judges from Transforming America:

  • Erdogan’s visit to the White House
  • Disconnect between President Trump’s campaign promises and his current actions
  • Evolving Trump position on Israel

DORIS LIU, Producer, Director and Writer of “In the Name of Confucius”:

  • The influence of Confucius Institutes on Western society
  • CSIS finding that Confucius Institutes are the main soft power tool used by Beijing

With Michael Daughtery, Ned May, Patrick Poole and Kevin Freeman

May 16th, 2017

MICHAEL DAUGHTERY, Author of Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the Government’s Surveillance and Overreach Into Cyber-security, Medicine and Small Business:

  • ‘Wannacry’ ransomware global attack
  • Vulnerabilities exposed by the cyber attack
  • Market incentives for cyber security 

NED MAY, Co-Proprietor of the Gates of Vienna blog:

  • Expropriation of housing for refugees in Hamburg
  • Private property laws in Germany
  • Role of NGOS in the European migrant crisis 

PATRICK POOLE, National Security and Terrorism reporter at PJ Media:

  • Former Egyptian Official Exposes the Muslim Brotherhood’s terror networks
  • Former DHS Adviser Mohammed Elibiary’s comment about ISIS killing Christians 

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on The Blaze:

  • Was North Korea behind the ransomware attack?
  • How Pyonyang could take down the U.S. economy

With Gordon Chang, Michael Cutler, Benjamin Weingarten and Megan Oprea 

May 15th, 2017

GORDON CHANG, columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, The Daily Beast Contributor:

  • Another North Korean missile test
  • How China could solve the North Korean nuclear problem

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services:

  • Why illegal immigration is far worse than we know
  • Refuting the argument that sanctuary cities are safer 

BENJAMIN WEINGARTEN, Founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media LLC:

  • Where democracy is dying around the world
  • Media hypocrisy on Turkey
  • Hamas’ ‘new’ principles 

MEGAN OPREA, Senior Contributor at the Federalist, Editor of INBOUND:

  • Deteriorating security in Afghanistan
  • Baltic states look to US and NATO for military presence

With Fred Fleitz, Daniel Horowitz, Andrew Arthur, Michel Gurfinkiel and Itamar Marcus

May 12th, 2017

FRED FLEITZ, former CIA analyst, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Why did Trump choose now to fire FBI Director James Comey?
  • Morale at the FBI
  • Concerns about acting Director McCabe

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at Conservative Review:

  • The FBI’s role in the counter-jihad
  • Legislative and Executive authority outsourced to the Judiciary branch

ANDREW ARTHUR, Resident Fellow in Law and Policy for the Center for Immigration Studies:

  • Legal and Constitutional authority behind Trump’s immigration order
  • Fraud in the “Credible Fear” process

MICHEL GURFINKIEL, Founder and President of Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute:

  • French President-elect Emmanuel Macron’s appeal to conservative Republicans
  • Macron’s positions on Europe Union and Islamism

ITAMAR MARCUS, Director of Palestinian Media Watch:

  • President Trump’s focus on Palestinian incitement
  • Abbas’ claim that he is raising children toward peace
  • Trump’s approach to an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

With Joe diGenova, Faith McDonnell, Diana West, Riki Ellison

May 10th, 2017

JOE dIGENOVA, Former U.S. Attorney, District of Colombia, Former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Rules Committee:

  • FBI Director James Comey fired by President Trump
  • How Comey’s departure will affect current investigations
  • Democrats seeking special counsel to investigate Russia election involvement 

FAITH MCDONNELL, Director of Religious Liberty Programs at the Institute of Religion and Democracy:

  • History of the South Sudan
  • Obama’s failed policy on South Sudan
  • Genocide in the Nuba Mountains 

DIANA WEST, Author of Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • Reasons behind James Comey’s firing
  • Comey’s testimony about Huma Abedin forwarding classified e-mails to Anthony Weiner
  • Need for serious investigation of Russian subversion across the board

RIKI ELLISON, Chairman and Founder of Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance:

  • Nuclear threat from North Korea
  • THADD missile defense system
  • Impediments to operationalizing a missile defense system in Hawaii

With Andy McCarthy, Shae Armstrong, Douglas Murray and Kevin Freeman

May 10th, 2017

With Andy McCarthy, Shae Armstrong, Douglas Murray and Kevin Freeman

ANDY MCCARTHY, Contributing Editor of National Review, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York:

  • Senate hearing on Russian involvement in the Presidential election
  • FBI Director James Comey
  • Jared Kushner’s family exploiting influence

SHAE ARMSTRONG, Principal of Law Office of Shae Armstrong, PLLC, an EB-5 consulting and private practice law firm in Dallas, Texas:

  • EB-5 Visa Program
  • Nicole Kushner Meyer’s promotion of One Journal Square
  • National Security concerns on the EB-5 Visa

DOUGLAS MURRAY, Author of The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam:

  • Western civilization’s suicide
  • French election

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, host of Economic War Room on The Blaze:

  • SWIFT and CIPs – international payment systems
  • Confucius Institutes

With Gordon Chang, Peter Huessy, Michael Waller and Michael Cutler 

May 9th, 2017

GORDON CHANG, columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger:

  • Jared Kushner’s sister courting Chinese investors
  • Chinese urging U.S. to fire Pacific Command chief Harris

PETER HUESSY, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institution for Aerospace Studies:

  • Evaluating Iran and U.S. interests
  • Tehran’s ambitions in Yemen
  • Should President Trump be trying to meet with Kim Jong Un?

MICHAEL WALLER, Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Were the Russians really trying to get Donald Trump elected?
  • Ted Kennedy’s collaboration with the Soviets
  • Congressional fund to counter Russian propaganda

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services:

  • How labor unions have undermined U.S. national immigration policies
  • Evaluation of the Trump administration’s record on immigration thus far

With Nonie Darwish, Rowan Scarborough, Russ Dallen and Bill Gertz

May 5th, 2017

NONIE DARWISH, Founder of Arabs for Israel, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt
  • Is FGM just a cultural problem?
  • Difference between FGM and ‘female circumcision’

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, National Security Reporter at The Washington Times:

  • British spy responsible for Trump Buzzfeed dossier admits charges are unverified
  • Deployment of THADD missile battery to South Korea
  • Mark Green – next Trump pick for Army Secretary 

RUSS DALLEN, President and Editor in Chief at the Latin American Herald Tribune:

  • Corey Lewandowski leaves lobby firm after reports of lobbying for CITGO
  • Venezuelan Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act 

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • Chinese supercomputers surpassing U.S. capabilities
  • Politicized security clearance process
  • MEMRI study about countering online jihad