INTELLIGENCE MATTERS - GLENN GAFFNEY INTERVIEW WITH GLENN GAFFNEY CORRESPONDENT: MICHAEL MORELL PRODUCER: OLIVIA GAZIS MICHAEL MORELL: Glenn, it is great to have you on the show. And most importantly, it is great to see you again. Being with you brings back many fond memories for me. GLENN GAFFNEY: As it does for me. It's great to be here. Thanks, Michael. MICHAEL MORELL: When I retired from the agency the gift that you representing the science and technology side of the agency gave me was a beautiful, lacquered box with a secret compartment. And I remain, to this day, the only person in the Morell family who knows how to get into that secret compartment. GLENN GAFFNEY: And that's the whole story. MICHAEL MORELL: So I got some special (LAUGH) stuff in that compartment. What I should say is that I'm really excited about having you on the show because we've had folks from the operational side of the agency. We've had folks from the analytic side of the agency. But we've never had … [Read more...] about Transcript: Glenn Gaffney talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters”
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MICHAEL MORELL: Bill, welcome to show. It is great to have you. I think our listeners are in for a very important discussion. Welcome. WILLIAM EVANINA: Thanks, Mike. Pleasure to be here. MICHAEL MORELL: Bill, I have not been to your headquarters in Maryland, but I'm told that there is a museum of sorts there called the Wall of Shame. What is that? WILLIAM EVANINA: Great question. And we have what I think is a really unique memento. It's about a 60-foot wall depicting the history of espionage and sabotage insider threats, and it's with little bios and graphical depictions of … [Read more...] about Transcript: William Evanina talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters” podcast, Sep. 4, 2018
On "Intelligence Matters" this week, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, talks with CBS News senior national security contributor and former Acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell. MICHAEL MORELL: Senator, welcome to the show. SENATOR MARK WARNER: Thank you, Mike. MICHAEL MORELL: It's great to have you, and, most importantly, it's great to see you again. SENATOR MARK WARNER: Great to see you. MICHAEL MORELL: You and I spent a lot of time together when I was acting director and deputy director and you were on the committee and I always enjoy talking with you, so I'm really looking forward to this. SENATOR MARK WARNER: Well, thank you for your service. MICHAEL MORELL: And that's where I'd love to start, actually, is Senator, your insights into the men and women of the intelligence community with whom you meet almost every day, both here on the Hill and when you visit them-- in their stations in the U.S. and their stations around the world. I want to ask you a few questions about … [Read more...] about Transcript: Sen. Mark Warner talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters” podcast, Aug. 28, 2018
BOSTON – It has never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers -- or something else entirely. For nine years, the secretive firm, which got its start with U.S. military funding, has unnerved people around the world with YouTube videos of experimental robots resembling animal predators. In one, a life-size robotic wildcat sprints across a parking lot at almost 20 miles an hour. In another, a small wheeled rover nicknamed SandFlea abruptly flings itself onto rooftops -- and back down again. A more recent effort features a slender dog-like robot that climbs stairs, holds its own in a tug-of-war with a human and opens a door to let another robot pass. Boston Dynamics has demonstrated little interest in elaborating on these glimpses into a possible future of fast, strong and sometimes intimidating robots. For months, the company and its parent, SoftBank, rebuffed numerous requests seeking information about its work. When a … [Read more...] about What’s this maker of scary robot animals really up to?
Former leftist Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains burrowed inside a union building after missing a deadline to hand himself over to the police so he can begin a 12-year prison sentence. Popularly known as "Lula", he said his prosecution is politically motivated and has been orchestrated to prevent him from running for president in October’s election, which he was favourite to win. The 72-year-old’s legal team lost a bid to stop him from going to prison, while he appeals his conviction, just minutes before the deadline for his arrest expired. Read more Brazil's former president Lula charged in Petrobras corruption scandal Judge Sergio Moro said Lula had to present himself on Friday evening. He was not to be handcuffed and would be given a special cell in the southern city of Curitiba, according to a court document. The union building in an industrial suburb of Sao Paulo where Lula began his career as a labour … [Read more...] about Ex-Brazilian president hides out with supporters and refuses to start prison sentence