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Indeed -- you Jonathan with the -- the former intelligence officer.
For the office of the secretary of defense Mike Barrett is here also former director of strategy for the White House homeland Security Council might -- afternoon.
They don't -- it would be weird to think that we did not try to recruit people who read information it would also be weird.
For -- to be carried around the blonde wig and about to sunglasses it just a lot of weird here.
It it did say.
-- you know.
It's her first album -- I'm not gonna go on any kind of the trade practice and things that they CIA and others -- whether or not used diplomatic posts in those sorts of things people can can gather plenty of that from reading up popular fiction.
I think they know what's really -- -- think you're actually is the political context.
We've been all reporting for the last few weeks about how Russia seems to be coming over -- -- secretary Kerry went over there and had a visit.
We have this sort of you know it is for the -- if you will where the US and in rusher being drawn closer together.
And then you have to say you know this is obviously very well stage managed from the Russian side so clearly -- making the decision.
That he wants to put a wedge between him in the US and is a couple reasons he might be doing that -- can you come up for those couple -- Yet there's still I mean one is what I call kind of the wishful thinking camp and I think that's the group that says look -- is you know it's a strong guy.
And what he's gonna do here is -- a little distance between himself and us so that when he eventually decides to change his mind about Syria and Horry Ron.
And sort of acquiesced to the US doing something more aggressive in that space.
That you know that then he won't be -- sort of a -- EU member famously that's and British prime minister for example was always accused of being too close to the US and couldn't -- certainly must make sure that's not happening.
Where this happening with anybody other than to do not think that would be a fair reading of the tea leaves but in this particular instance I mean -- just doesn't seem to care.
He kept the secretary of state waiting for three hours before they had their meeting.
He continually disrespect America -- any number of foreign policy issues so I think that actually what we're seeing here is.
A widening of that breach between the US and Russia.
That would just continue they're gonna continue to be on a different side of Syria -- where a lot of the US's.
And same thing of course with Iran it's always felt like this is what -- -- not not just in this state but in his previous stints.
Yeah exactly right I mean you know this -- -- he's a showman right I mean you think about his campaign -- where he's flying around in jets and he's.
Wrestling tigers and he scuba diving -- -- this guy's about show.
And he really wants to bring back this image of Russia in the KGB that the forerunner of the guys who found this alleged spot.
You know he's very big on Russia as a nationalist power and so I think you know he wants to maintain that image of him as tough.
And I think that you know the way that they handle this obviously in the in this in the spy game normally what you would do you uncover a -- is you track them.
You continue to looks like further information from them.
As opposed to making this kind of -- public spectacle out of it.
All right Mike -- it's good to see you as always thank you.
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