Джаред Кушнер чрезвычайно сблизился с саудовской королевской верхушкой и в ближайшее время может “превратиться в представителя палестинцев”.
В Израиле вовсе не в восторге от коммерческих успехов Трампа. Юваль Штайниц заявил: “Это - проблема, которая должна нас по-настоящему беспокоить”
Зять и советник президента США Дональда Трампа Джаред Кушнер пытался добиться от американской оборонной корпорации Lockheed Martin скидки для Саудовской Аравии на приобретение противоракетного комплекса подвижного наземного базирования THAAD. Об этом в пятницу, 19 мая, сообщила на своем сайте американская телекомпания CNN со ссылкой на неназванный осведомленный источник.По его данным, Кушнер позвонил генеральному директору корпорации Мэрилин Хьюсон 1 мая - прямо во время визита в Вашингтон делегации Эр-Рияда. В ходе переговоров в Белом доме речь зашла о закупочной стоимости системы.Официально о сделке Трамп, как ожидается, объявит в Саудовской Аравии в ходе своего первого зарубежного визита в должности президента. Предполагается, что общая сумма контракта на продажу саудитам вооружений, включая истребители, корабли и танки американского производства, составит около 110 млрд долларов. Какие средства пойдут на приобретение THAAD, не уточняется. Также не сообщается, как на предложение Кушнера отреагировала гендиректор Lockheed Martin.В Эр-Рияде Дональд Трамп проведет переговоры с королем Сальманом Аль Саудом и другими членами королевской семьи, а также примет участие во встрече лидеров стран Персидского залива.(http://www.dw.com/ru/%D0%...)
Продолжая традиции Обамы по сотрудничеству с Саудовской Аравией для обеспечения безопасности на Ближнем Востоке, Дональд Трамп все же обозначил новый поворот. Стоимость контрактов теперь выросла и вместо официальных переговоров, в дело вступил зять Трампа, который предпочитает договариваться напрямую в обход традиционной дипломатии, отметила The New York Times.
Продолжая традиции Обамы по сотрудничеству с Саудовской Аравией для обеспечения безопасности на Ближнем Востоке, Дональд Трамп все же обозначил новый поворот. Стоимость контрактов теперь выросла и вместо официальных переговоров, в дело вступил зять Трампа, который предпочитает договариваться напрямую в обход традиционной дипломатии, отметила The New York Times.
Продолжая традиции Обамы по сотрудничеству с Саудовской Аравией для обеспечения безопасности на Ближнем Востоке, Дональд Трамп все же обозначил новый поворот. Стоимость контрактов теперь выросла и вместо официальных переговоров, в дело вступил зять Трампа, который предпочитает договариваться напрямую в обход традиционной дипломатии, отметила The New York Times. 1 мая зять и советник Трампа Джаред Кушнер приветствовал высокопоставленную делегацию из Саудовской Аравии в позолоченной приемной, когда бодрым голосом произнес: «Давайте сегодня сделаем это», - сообщила The New York Times со ссылкой на присутствующих при встрече чиновников Белого дома. Так Кушнер говорил о сделке по продаже саудовцам оружия стоимостью свыше 100 млрд долларов, которую администрация Белого Дома надеется заключить заранее, чтобы объявить об ней уже во время визита Трампа в королевство, намеченного на эти выходные. Стороны обсудили список закупок, который включал самолеты, корабли и бомбы с высокоточным управлением. Затем встал вопрос о покупке Саудовской Аравией сложной радиолокационной системы, предназначенной для сбивания баллистических ракет. Предчувствуя, что стоимость будет главной проблемой, Кушнер в присутствии саудовской делегации позвонил исполнительному директору Lockheed Martin Мэрилин Хьюсон, - именно эта компания занимается созданием системы, - и спросил ее, может ли она снизить цену. В ответ Хьюсон пообещала рассмотреть этот вопрос. Личное вмешательство Кушнера в сделку по продаже оружия - еще одно подтверждение того, что Трамп готов отказаться от традиционных переговоров в пользу неформального заключения соглашений. Это также дает представление о том, как администрация надеется изменить позицию США на Ближнем Востоке, подчеркивая жесткую власть и договариваясь в обход традиционной дипломатии. Соглашение на 110 млрд долларов, которое как ожидается, будет заключено в ближайшее время и станет доказательством приверженности США по-прежнему обеспечивать безопасность в Персидском заливе. Бывшие чиновники отмечают, что стоимость продаж оружия саудовцам экс-президентом Бараком Обамой за весь период его лидерства составил 115 млрд. долларов. Развитие этих отношений Обама только приветствует: «Обе стороны хотят объявить это как новую эру сотрудничества в Персидском заливе», - сказал изданию служивший помощником министра обороны по вопросам международной безопасности при Обаме Дерек Чоллет. «Я также рассматриваю это как преемственность», - подчеркнул он. Единственное, что изменилось, саудовская делегация контактирует непосредственно с членами семьи Трампа. «Для них вполне нормально сидеть с зятем президента и заключать сделку, даже более нормально, нежели это было с предыдущими администрациями», - резюмировал Чоллет.
Lockheed Martin Corporation Рекомендация Покупать Целевая цена: $ 300 Текущая цена: $ 270 Потенциал роста: 11% Инвестиционная идея Lockheed Martin Corporation – компания оборонного сектора, специализирующаяся в области авиастроения, авиакосмической техники, судостроения.
Крупнейший в мире поставщик военной техники Lockheed Martin Corporation отчитался вчера, 25 апреля, о финансовых результатах за первый квартал. Так, выручка за рассматриваемый период поднялась на 6,6% с $10,37 млрд до $11,06 млрд, в то время как аналитики в среднем ожидали $11,26 млрд. Чистая прибыль в отчетном периоде упала с $898 млн или $2,91 на акцию годом ранее до $763 млн или $2,61 на акцию. Аналитики прогнозировали прибыль на акцию на уровне $2,79. Исполнительный директор Lockheed Martin Мэрилин Хьюсон сообщила, что на Ближнем Востоке сорвалось два контракта, что стоило компании $184 млн и впоследствии снизило прибыль на акцию в первом квартале на 39 центов. Помимо этого, Lockheed Martin пересмотрел прогноз по финансовым показателям на 2017 год. Так, выручка по итогам 2017 года ожидается в диапазоне $49,5-50,7 млрд, тогда как ранее коридор был $49,4-50,6 млрд.
Крупнейший в мире поставщик военной техники Lockheed Martin Corporation отчитался о финансовых результатах за первый квартал. Так, выручка за рассматриваемый период поднялась на 6,6% с $10,37 млрд до $11,06 млрд, в то время как аналитики в среднем ожидали $11,26 млрд. Чистая прибыль в отчетном периоде упала с $898 млн или $2,91 на акцию годом ранее до $763 млн или $2,61 на акцию. Аналитики прогнозировали прибыль на акцию на уровне $2,79. Исполнительный директор Lockheed Martin Мэрилин Хьюсон сообщила, что на Ближнем Востоке сорвалось два контракта, что стоило компании $184 млн и впоследствии снизило прибыль на акцию в первом квартале на 39 центов. Помимо этого, Lockheed Martin пересмотрел прогноз по финансовым показателям на 2017 год. Так, выручка по итогам 2017 года ожидается в диапазоне $49,5-50,7 млрд, тогда как ранее коридор был $49,4-50,6 млрд. В то же вре
Thomas Phippen Security, Asia Trump criticized the F-35 program in December, proclaiming on Twitter that the U.S. would open competition between the F-35, made by Lockheed Martin, and the F-18 Super Hornet, made by Boeing. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe personally thanked President Donald Trump for his role in bringing down the cost of the F-35 fighter jet, Trump told the Associated Press in an interview Friday. Trump pointed to the F-35 cost reduction as one of the successes of his first 100 days in office, touting the money he saved taxpayers and how much other countries will benefit from the decreased cost of production. “The first thing [Shinzo Abe] said to me, because it was right at the time I did it, he said, ‘Could I thank you?'” Trump told the AP. (This first appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation site here.) “You saved us $100 million,” Abe said, according to Trump. Japan potentially saved around $100 million on the 10 or 12 F-35 jets. The U.S. saved quite a bit more in its most recent contract for the jets. “I saved $725 million on the 90 planes. Just 90,” Trump said. (RELATED: New F-35 Contract Shows Exactly How Much Trump Saved Taxpayers) “General [Jim] Mattis, who had to sign the deal when it came to his office, said, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,'” Trump said. Trump criticized the F-35 program in December, proclaiming on Twitter that the U.S. would open competition between the F-35, made by Lockheed Martin, and the F-18 Super Hornet, made by Boeing. Lockheed apparently listened. Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed, said Trump’s involvement helped speed plans for reducing the cost of the jets. “[Trump] helped accelerate that along, and I think he put a sharper focus on price and how we drive the price down,” Hewson told reporters in March. “He absolutely did contribute to us getting to closure on that.” Read full article
Trump accused Germany of owing "vast sums" to the U.S. and NATO. He also claimed that Germany is enjoying the benefit of an expensive defense base at the cost of the U.S.
With respect to international business line, Lockheed Martin (LMT) has set a goal to expand sales growth rate to 30% in the next few years.
Oval Office 12:07 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much for being here. We have tremendous people standing behind me, and the biggest in the world in terms of manufacturing and business. Some of the people involved are Ken Fisher and Ken Frazier, Chairman and President, CEO of Merck. Alex Gorsky, Chairman, CEO of Johnson and Johnson. Marillyn Hewson -- and she has been very tough to deal with but that’s okay -- (laughter) -- she’s a very tough negotiator, President of Lockheed Martin. Gregory Hayes, Chairman and CEO, United Technology. Andrew Liveris, my friend Andrew, Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Company. Mario Longhi, the President, CEO, United States Steel Corporation. Juan Luciano, Chairman, President, CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company. Denise Morrison, President of Campbell’s Soup Company. Lee Styslinger III, Chairman and CEO of Altec, Inc. Mark Sutton, Chairman, CEO of International Paper. And Inge Thulin, Chairman, President of 3M Company. And we have made tremendous progress with these great business leaders -- amazing progress. They’re getting together in groups and they’re coming up with suggestions about their companies and how to bring jobs back to the United States. And I think it will be a fantastic day for the country. And we met yesterday, and -- I met with these folks and some more. Excessive regulation is killing jobs, driving companies out of our country like never before. Although, I must say, I think we’ve stopped it to a large part, Marillyn, right? MS. HEWSON: Right. THE PRESIDENT: Reducing wages and raising prices. I’ve listened to American companies and American workers. I’ve been listening to them for a long time. I’ve been listening to them complain for a long time. But today, this executive order directs each agency to establish a regulatory reform task force, which will ensure that every agency has a team of dedicated -- and a real team of dedicated people to research all regulations that are unnecessary, burdensome and harmful to the economy, and therefore harmful to the creation of jobs and business. Each task force will make recommendations to repeal or simplify existing regulations. The regulatory burden is for the people behind me and for the great companies of this country, and for small companies -- an impossible situation, we’re going to solve it very quickly. They will also have to really report every once in a while to us so we can report on the progress, and so we can come up with some even better solutions. This executive order is one of many ways we’re going to get real results when it comes to removing job-killing regulations and unleashing economic opportunity. We’ve already issued an order which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. So that in itself is going to be tremendous, but what we’re doing is much more than even that. Every regulation should have to pass a simple test: Does it make life better or safer for American workers or consumers? If the answer is no, we will be getting rid of it and getting rid of it quickly. We will stop punishing companies for doing business in the United States. It’s going to be absolutely just the opposite. They’re going to be incentivized for doing business in the United States. We’re working very hard to roll back the regulatory burdens so that coal miners, factory workers, small-business owners, and so many others can grow their businesses and thrive. We cannot allow government to be an obstacle to government opportunity. We are going to bring back jobs and create more opportunities to prosper, maybe more than ever before in our country. We’ve made tremendous strides over the last short period of time. This is -- I guess we’re four weeks into it. I think for four weeks I’ve done a good job, wouldn’t you say? (Laughter.) But again, I want to thank these great business leaders. Some of them are with us and the White House, and they’ve had tremendous success -- Reed and Jared and so many others -- in business. And they’re helping us sort out what’s going on, because really, for many years, even beyond -- long beyond Obama, President Obama -- I will say that it’s been disastrous for business. This is going to be a place for business to do well and to thrive. And so with the signing of this executive order, I would like to just congratulate everybody behind me. And, Andrew, I’d like to thank you for initially getting the group together. MR. LIVERIS: Thank you. Thank you, Mr. President. THE PRESIDENT: Really a fantastic job you’ve done. MR. LIVERIS: Thank you. (The executive order is signed.) THE PRESIDENT: Should I give this pen to Andrew? Dow Chemical. (Laughter.) I think maybe, right? (Applause.) MR LIVERIS: Thank you. THE PRESIDENT: That means a lot of jobs. Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much. END 12:12 P.M. EST
President Donald Trump on Friday ordered federal agencies to begin identifying rules for elimination — a move he presented as part of his larger assault on regulations he said damage the economy.Trump’s move may not have much immediate effect, but it continues an anti-regulatory push that began on the first day of his administration. The executive order he signed in the Oval Office Friday directs each federal agency to set up a "regulatory reform task force" to review an agency's existing regulations and search for rules to repeal or modify. The task forces in particular will be directed to "focus on eliminating costly and unnecessary regulations," according to a White House official.Trump previewed the move in a speech earlier in the day at the Conservative Political Action Conference.“We have begun a historic program to reduce the regulations that are crushing our economy — crushing,” Trump told the CPAC crowd at National Harbor, Md. “And not only our economy, crushing our jobs because companies can’t hire. We’re going to put the regulation industry out of work and out of business.”The president previously issued an order directing agencies to identify two regulations for repeal for every rule that is written, prompting outcries from environmentalists, labor unions and consumer advocates. Several groups have sued to block that order, although it is not yet clear they will have the standing in court until a regulation is repealed because of it.Trump's new regulatory review process likely will face similar opposition from those groups, but could prove much harder to challenge, so long as the government cites other evidence for the need to repeal each regulation.The orders come on top of one of the Trump administration’s first acts upon his inauguration issuing a blanket freeze on regulatory actions across the government, similar to the stoppage imposed when Barack Obama first took office.Trump said in his CPAC speech that he is not entirely against regulation.“I want to protect our environment. I want regulations for safety. I want all of the regulations we need, and I want them to be so strong and so tough,” he said. “But we don’t need 75 percent of the repetitive, horrible regulations that hurt companies, hurt jobs, make us noncompetitive overseas with other companies from other countries.”Trump’s critics promptly dismissed that statement.“Cognitive dissonance, thy name is Donald Trump,” Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said in a statement.The president is expected to issue further executive orders on more specific environmental regulations soon.That includes long-rumored orders directing EPA to begin the process of repealing key Obama-era EPA regulations curbing greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants as well as a contentious rule defining which waterways fall under federal jurisdiction.Lifting the Interior Department’s moratorium on new coal mining leases on federal land is also expected to be a priority once Ryan Zinke is confirmed to lead that department next week. The moratorium was imposed by a secretarial order and can be lifted easily, whereas the EPA rules will take up to a year or more to formally unwind through the federal regulatory process.Tara Palmeri and Nick Juliano contributed to this report.
Wilson, who left Congress in 2009 and went to work the same month for Lockheed subsidiary Sandia Corp., says she didn't lobby herself.
The evidence suggests the price reduction for the F-35 was planned long before Trump's Twitter criticism and personal involvement.
Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) has won a contract, worth $8.5 billion, from the Department of Defense ("DoD") for the production of 90 F-35 fighters.
LEAKED DOC: GOP’s 2017 deadlines -- EXEC ORDER WATCH: Dodd-Frank rollback -- THIEL looking for an asst. -- 1ST IN PLAYBOOK: LOPACH to Subject Matter, UELAND back to budget
Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2koyvQz … Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay … Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51JnfBULLETIN -- BREAKING EARLY THIS MORNING -- AP/PARIS: “French soldier shoots man who attacked them outside Louvre”: “A French soldier shot and seriously wounded a man in a shopping mall beneath the Louvre Museum on Friday after he tried to attack them and shouted ‘Allahu akbar,’ officials said. The man was carrying two backpacks, and he had two machetes, and when soldiers and police officers on patrol told the man that he could not come in with his bags, he attacked, said Yves Lefebvre, a police union official. ‘That's when he got the knife out and that’s when he tried to stab the soldier,’ he said. A soldier opened fire and the man was struck five times, once in the stomach, Paris police chief Michel Cadot said. The backpacks didn’t contain any explosives, he said. One of the soldiers was slightly wounded on the scalp.” http://apne.ws/2l3Q3Ao ... AND HERE'S WHAT TRUMP IS TWEETING -- @realDonaldTrump at 6:24 a.m.: "Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger did a really bad job as Governor of California and even worse on the Apprentice...but at least he tried hard!" ... at 6:28 a.m.: "Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how 'kind' President Obama was to them. Not me!" ... at 6:34 a.m. "Thank you to Prime Minister of Australia for telling the truth about our very civil conversation that FAKE NEWS media lied about. Very nice!"WHAT TRUMP IS WAKING UP TO -- NYT -- four of 5 A1 stories are Trump related -- http://nyti.ms/2kwlaYM … WaPo takes the same tack as the Times on A1 http://bit.ly/2k8F1MA … N.Y. POST -- “THE PREZINATOR: Trump vs. Arnold, Berkeley, Iran, Australia…” http://nyp.st/2kzMDZp HAPPENING TODAY -- “Donald Trump Plans to Undo Dodd-Frank Law, Fiduciary Rule: White House adviser Gary Cohn says banks burdened by rules added after financial crisis,” by WSJ’s Michael Bender and Damian Paletta: “President Donald Trump on Friday plans to sign an executive action to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law, in a sweeping plan to dismantle much of the regulatory system put in place after the financial crisis. Mr. Trump also plans another executive action aimed at rolling back a controversial regulation scheduled to take effect in April that critics have said would upend the retirement-account advisory business.“‘Americans are going to have better choices and Americans are going to have better products because we’re not going to burden the banks with literally hundreds of billions of dollars of regulatory costs every year,’ White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. ‘The banks are going to be able to price product more efficiently and more effectively to consumers.’ Mr. Trump will use a memorandum to ask the labor secretary to consider rescinding a rule set to go into effect in April that orders retirement advisers, overseeing about $3 trillion in assets, to act in the best interest of their clients, Mr. Cohn said in the White House interview. He said the rule limits consumer choice. Mr. Trump also will sign an executive order that directs the Treasury secretary and financial regulators to come up with a plan to revise rules the Dodd-Frank law put in place.” http://on.wsj.com/2l2d3Rs -- JUST SOME NOTES: This is WAY beyond what Republicans said they were comfortable with when it comes to executive orders. And the guy who spoke on the record here to discuss easing financial regulations is Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs, which is tricky optically for Trump.FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- LEAKED DOCUMENT -- INSIDE THE GOP’S 2017 PLANS -- House Republicans are beginning to get specific on what they need to do -- and by when -- in this new Congress. Here is a detailed cheat sheet -- distributed by House GOP leadership in a closed-door session Thursday morning -- about the 14 key deadlines in 2017. The document provides a skeleton for what needs to happen over the next year. Read the memo: http://bit.ly/2kxtHKG -- ACCORDING TO SOURCES who were in the Republican meeting, there has been no clear guidance from the White House about an infrastructure package, which is why it’s left out for now. We expect late-year action on that. HEALTH CARE AND TAX ARE TIED TOGETHER, IN A SENSE. Republicans can’t start tax reform until health care is done. On health care, there is a “three-bucket strategy.” Once Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) is confirmed as HHS secretary, he plans to begin to unravel Obamacare administratively. The second plan focuses on a repeal and replace strategy -- under reconciliation. And a third bill would be a health care package with various other elements.IMPORTANT STORY -- “Trump warns Israel that new settlements ‘may not help’ achieve Middle East peace,” by WaPo’s Abby Phillips and Karen DeYoung: “The White House on Thursday gently warned Israel that new or expanded settlements in the West Bank ‘may not be helpful’ in achieving a Middle East peace, while insisting it has no ‘official position on settlement activity.’ A statement issued by press secretary Sean Spicer said that although the administration does not believe settlements are ‘an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal.’“‘The American desire for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians has remained unchanged for 50 years,’ Spicer’s statement said, a reference to President Trump’s insistence that a return to the Middle East negotiating table is a goal he hopes to achieve. While the statement carefully parsed it words, it marked a step away from what some Trump officials -- and the president’s designated new ambassador to Israel -- have said in favor of settlements. Trump’s first foreign call as president was to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and he has been sharply critical of former president Barack Obama, whom he characterized as weak on Israel.” http://wapo.st/2jKt0tr -- A NOTE: Since taking office, the Trump White House has been noncommittal on moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as they said they would during the campaign. And now they appear that they’re trying to get Israel to pump the breaks on settlement building and expansion. Sounds not all too different from Barack Obama’s policies. GREAT DETAILS – “Distrust in Trump’s White House spurs leaks, confusion: ‘Trying to nail down who the leakers are is like trying to count the cockroaches under the couch,’ one longtime Trump adviser says,” by Josh Dawsey, Tara Palmeri, Eli Stokols and Shane Goldmacher: “Anthony Scaramucci, a Trump fundraiser who was expected to join the White House but now is unlikely to do so, has aligned himself with Bannon. ... While he was in New York, Omarosa Manigault, another Trump aide, sought to take his office with a better view of the Washington Monument, according to people familiar with her move. Manigault now may get the office, since Scaramucci is now not expected to join the administration.” http://politi.co/2l3PxCE WHAT LANGLEY IS READING -- NYT A10, “New C.I.A. Deputy Director Had Leading Role in Torture of Detainees,” by Matt Rosenberg: “As a clandestine officer at the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002, Gina Haspel oversaw the torture of two terrorism suspects and later took part in an order to destroy videotapes documenting their brutal interrogations at a secret prison in Thailand. On Thursday, Ms. Haspel was named the deputy director of the C.I.A. The elevation of Ms. Haspel, a veteran widely respected among her colleagues, to the No. 2 job at the C.I.A. was a rare public signal of how, under the Trump administration, the agency is being led by officials who appear to take a far kinder view of one of its darker chapters than their immediate predecessors.” http://nyti.ms/2kzqquwPOLL DU JOUR – CBS News poll off-embargo at 7 a.m.: Its new poll finds more Americans disapprove than approve (51 percent to 45 percent) of Trump’s executive order temporarily banning foreigners from seven majority Muslim countries. 85 percent of Republicans support the action while an identical 85 percent of Democrats oppose it. The poll also found Trump’s approval rating at 40 percent, the weakest number for any president right after his first inauguration since the Gallup Poll started tracking these numbers in 1953 – 48 percent disapprove of Trump’s performance.THE JUICE … -- HOT JOB: ASST. TO PETER THIEL -- “Thiel Capital is looking for versatile, energetic, and proactive Personal Assistant to support its President, Peter Thiel. If you’re organized, enjoy juggling many different responsibilities at once, and thrive in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, this is the role for you. The role requires a proactive, positive, can-do attitude with a special focus on internal customer service. Attention to detail, the ability to multitask without letting anything slip, a willingness to travel, and a focus on personal tasks are essential. You must exhibit a demonstrated ability to perform duties with a polished level of professionalism, tact, discretion, and judgement. While we expect a high level of accuracy, professionalism, and integrity, we also embrace light-heartedness, humor, and fun in our employees.” Some of the responsibilities: “Available 24/7 by cell phone and email … Available for extensive and last minute travel with our President … Organizing, stocking and managing our president’s closet and personal-care supplies … Handling medical logistical responsibilities … Tracking and reminding executive of family obligations … Packing, unpacking, and acting as a valet for President when he is traveling”. Apply on LinkedIn http://bit.ly/2k8Hp60 -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- TOM LOPACH IS JOINING SUBJECT MATTER. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee executive director and veteran Capitol Hill aide will work primarily with the firm’s government relations team. The former chief of staff to Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester has also worked as senior vice president of congressional affairs for the Export-Import Bank and as an aide to then-Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.). http://politi.co/2k2R8bE-- ERIC UELAND RETURNS -- The veteran Capitol Hill staffer, who most recently has been working on the Trump transition effort and helped prep Trump’s cabinet picks, is resuming his position as Republican staff director on the Budget Committee.-- SCOOP: HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY named JOHN LEGANSKI as his next floor director. He’s replacing Ben Howard, who is doing legislative outreach to the Hill for the White House. Leganski went to Stanford and is from Chicago. -- SCOOP: DIANNE FEINSTEIN, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is slated to meet with SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday at 4 p.m. The meeting will be key for Gorsuch and could help determine how aggressively the California Democrat takes on Trump’s pick in the upcoming hearings.-- THE JUDICIAL CRISIS NETWORK is launching a pro-Gorsuch ad in Missouri, Indiana, North Dakota, Colorado and D.C. The ad is part of an initial $2 million ad buy that kicked off Tuesday. Here’s the ad http://bit.ly/2k2ON0zSCOOP -- LAST NIGHT IN KALORAMA -- “Ivanka Trump’s dinner party diplomacy,” by Annie Karni: “On Thursday night, President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter hosted a dinner party with a group of CEOs at her new Kalorama home -- the stated purpose ... was for Ivanka Trump to solicit ideas on how to promote women in the workforce and fight for issues like paid maternity leave. ... Thursday night’s dinner marked Ivanka Trump’s first foray into politics on her own, since moving to Washington, D.C. Attending the Thursday night dinner was Walmart CEO Doug McMillon; General Motors CEO Mary Barra; Ernst & Young CEO Mark Weinberger; Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky; investment banker Adebayo Ogunlesi; JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon; Trump’s head of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn; and Dina Powell, the former Goldman Sachs partner who recently joined the administration to advise Ivanka Trump and Kushner.” http://politi.co/2jEOA7J SHOT -- “Trump’s Ex-Campaign Manager Said to Aid Lockheed in F-35 Dispute,” by Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli: “Lockheed Martin Corp. turned to Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and his lobbying firm to help them navigate a dispute with the new president over the cost of its F-35 fighter plane ... Trump criticized the company for ‘out-of-control’ costs for the stealth fighter in a series of tweets in December, startling top executives at the firm. The company’s shares fell, and an initial meeting on Dec. 21 between Trump and Lockheed’s chief executive officer, Marillyn Hewson, to discuss the matter did not go well … Lockheed engaged Lewandowski and his firm, Avenue Strategies, after Hewson’s first meeting with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.” http://bloom.bg/2kweDgYCHASER -- FROM POLITICO’S MORNING DEFENSE’s Gregory Hellman and Jeremy Herb: “‘We did not hire Lewandowski or his firm,’ Lockheed spokesman Bill Phelps said. Lockheed declined, however, to answer follow-up questions about whether the contractor had any interactions with Lewandowski.”BY THE NUMBERS -- “Trump’s Mar-a-Lago getaway could cost taxpayers more than $3 million,” by Matt Nussbaum: “President Donald Trump’s trip to his luxury resort in Mar-a-Lago this weekend could saddle taxpayers with a bill upwards of $3 million and is already drawing the type of scrutiny Trump and other Republicans regularly heaped upon former President Barack Obama.” http://politi.co/2l3Ox19TRUMP'S DAY -- Trump has a strategy meeting with CEOs, will sign executive orders, meet with Michael Flynn and then will leave for Palm Beach.HAPPENING TOMORROW -- “Sources: Donald and Melania Trump will be at Red Cross Ball,” by Palm Beach Daily News’ Shannon Donnelly: “The first couple will be joined by 700 others, some of whom paid as much as $50,000 for premium placement. Six ambassadors will be at the ball, representing Switzerland, Italy, Colombia, Afghanistan, Peru, and Jordan. Mexico is not sending an ambassador. Neither is Australia.” http://bit.ly/2jEL3Gh-- HOT TICKET – “Diamond Centennial -- Vienna to Versailles -- International Red Cross Ball” at Mar-A-Lago: “7:00 p.m. Cocktails ... 8:00 p.m. Fireworks ... 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Dancing ... White Tie and Decorations Preferred”. See the invite http://politi.co/2kwnoHA-- AWKWARD -- “The American Red Cross, when requested by local authorities, will provide basic support to stranded travelers affected by the recent executive order on immigration, including providing food and water at ports of entry; blankets, toiletries and other aid; and health, mental health and spiritual care services. Our ‘Restoring Family Links’ services are also available to help detainees and stranded travelers who have been separated internationally to reconnect with their loved ones.” http://rdcrss.org/2l48TY6JOHN HARRIS AND DANIEL LIPPMAN in POLITICO Magazine on “Trump’s Enemies Within: The president has awakened the slumbering beast that felled presidents before him: the federal bureaucracy”: “How on earth is all this stuff getting in the newspapers? Bob Haldeman told Richard Nixon that he had uncovered the culprit: Mark Felt, a top official at the FBI. ‘Now why the hell would he do that?’ asked Nixon, who was secretly recording the exchange. Cracking down on Felt directly was out of the question, the two men agreed. … Donald Trump, a self-professed Nixon admirer, is learning this history lesson about the presidency in real time: His most dangerous enemies are people who ostensibly work for him. Modern presidents always feel hectored by the news media and harried by opposition legislators. But mortal threats to their power typically come from hostile forces inside the executive branch. The phenomenon has rarely been on more vivid display, with Trump buffeted by an unprecedented barrage of leaks about his decision-making and direct challenges to the decisions themselves—a new example coming almost daily—from within the permanent bureaucracy of government.” With cameos by Leon Panetta, Jack Quinn, Roger Stone, David Gergen and Bart Gellman http://politi.co/2knjVsGPOLITICO MAGAZINE FRIDAY COVER -- ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN PROFILE -- “Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?” by David Freedlander: New York Attorney General Eric “Schneiderman has emerged as perhaps the lefty media’s favorite lawyer, tangling with mortgage bankers, ExxonMobil, and national retailers like Abercrombie & Fitch, J Crew and The Gap. And on November 9, he was handed what might become his largest target when Donald Trump, his longtime nemesis, was elected president. … If Governor Eliot Spitzer became known as the ‘sheriff of Wall Street,’ and Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to clean up Albany and become the ‘sheriff of State Street,’ Schneiderman could very much become the next sheriff of Pennsylvania Avenue.” http://politi.co/2k2KfHATOP-ED -- “Trump wants health ‘insurance for everybody.’ Here’s how the GOP can make it happen,” by Lanhee Chen and Tevi Troy in WaPo. http://wapo.st/2l2p498 TRUMP’S WORLD -- NYT A13, “For Europe, There’s a New Threat in Town: The U.S.,” by Steven Erlanger: “Like much of the world, the European Union is struggling to decipher a President Trump who seems every day to be picking a new fight with a new nation, whether friend or foe. Hopes among European leaders that Mr. Trump’s bombastic tone as a candidate would somehow smooth into a more temperate one as commander in chief are dissipating, replaced by a mounting sense of anxiety and puzzlement over how to proceed.” http://nyti.ms/2jELlwN NOW YOU KNOW – “The Anonymous Pro-Trump ‘Decius’ Now Works Inside The White House,” by The Weekly Standard’s Michael Warren: “The writer is a senior national-security official in the Trump White House, nearly a decade after serving in a similar role for George W. Bush. ... The enigmatic writer’s real name is Michael Anton, and he’s a fast-talking 47-year-old intellectual who, unlike most of his colleagues, can readily quote Roman histories and Renaissance thinkers. But readers knew him throughout 2016 as Publius Decius Mus, first at a now-defunct website called the Journal of American Greatness and later in the online pages of the Claremont Review of Books.” http://tws.io/2kYKk37 #THISTOWN – “New Yorker and Vanity Fair Pull Out of Correspondents Dinner Parties,” by NYT’s Mike Grynbaum and Katie Rogers: “The New Yorker is canceling the kickoff party that it usually holds at the W Hotel ... Vanity Fair is pulling out of co-sponsoring the dinner’s most exclusive after-party, a celebrity-studded affair most recently hosted at the French ambassador’s residence that is considered the capital’s hottest ticket of the year. Vanity Fair’s co-sponsor, Bloomberg L.P., is proceeding with its plans for the party, but no final decision has been made on the event ... Mr. Carter, who has feuded with Mr. Trump for decades, was asked whether he had a particular reason for canceling this year’s festivities. ‘Trump,’ Mr. Carter replied, ‘and the fish.’” With cameos by Jeff Mason, Kate Nocera and Ed Chen http://nyti.ms/2kwp5VG K STREET WATCH -- “Vitter heads to K Street,” by new Politico Influence author Theo Meyer: “Former Sen. David Vitter is joining one of Washington’s largest lobbying firms. The Louisiana Republican, who spent six years in the House and 12 in the Senate, this week joined Mercury LLC, whose clients range from corporate titans like Visa and NBCUniversal to the governments of Nigeria and Qatar. Vitter, whose title will be co-chairman, gives the firm a veteran lawmaker with deep relationships with top members of the Trump administration, including Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions, Vitter’s longtime Senate colleague. … The firm is also adding Al Simpson, who spent the past six years as chief of staff for Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), whom Trump tapped to be his Office of Management and Budget director. Simpson expects to engage Mulvaney on infrastructure, tax and defense issues. Mercury has also added Brent Thompson, the former head of government affairs for Expedia, as a managing director.” http://politi.co/2k8q2Cr … Subscribe to PI http://politi.co/1Oianoy-- "Ryan starts 2017 with fundraising bang," by Rachael Bade. http://politi.co/2l46Fbs WEST COAST WATCH -- “California lawmakers can’t figure out what to do with Airbnb. Here’s why,” by LA Times’ Liam Dillon: “The lack of action is in sharp contrast to the scores of regulations passed in cities and states across the country, but also to the way California legislators have responded with fervor in tackling other issues surrounding the so-called sharing economy, including Uber and Lyft and the booming ride-hailing industry. … Short-term rental legislation has failed in Sacramento for multiple reasons, those on all sides of the issue said, including cities’ reluctance to let the state involve itself in local tax collection and the relative political strengths of both Airbnb and labor unions, which are typically the industry’s most powerful adversaries.” http://lat.ms/2k2P97nHOT ON THE LEFT -- Princeton President Chris Eisgruber and 47 other American college and university presidents have sent a letter to President Trump, urging him to “rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country’s borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world. ... If left in place, the order threatens both American higher education and the defining principles of our country … The order specifically prevents talented, law-abiding students and scholars from the affected regions from reaching our campuses.” Full letter http://bit.ly/2jK1BIk -- FROM LUFTHANSA: “Due to a decision (Temporary Restraint Order) by the District Court in Massachusetts, the [immigration executive order] is suspended on flights to [Boston Logan Airport] for the time being until February 5th, 2017. All passengers with valid travel documents are eligible to board on LH-flights to BOS.” OBAMA ALUMNI -- GENE SPERLING’s Atlantic debut -- Sperling has started as a contributing editor for The Atlantic. His first piece looks at the question of whether we will be able to trust economic data coming out of this administration. “On the eve of the release of the first jobs report during Trump's presidency, this leads to a pressing question: Will he revive the Nixonian tradition of interfering with federal economic agencies if they announce numbers that do not please him?” http://theatln.tc/2kokguV HAPPENING TODAY – The American Enterprise Institute is hosting a panel discussion from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. called “Lost In Translation: The Unsung War Heroes Of Iraq And Afghanistan” with former Gen. David Petraeus and Paul Wolfowitz. Retired Army Captain Matt Zeller of the group No One Left Behind and two former translators will also join and share their experiences from the front lines. Livestream http://bit.ly/2kwq2xjIVANKA/JARED WATCH -- Ivanka went to the Chinese embassy’s New Year’s party – pic http://bit.ly/2jH1ehF ... The big panda cake at the party: http://bit.ly/2kX8BmX SPOTTED: Jason Miller at the bar at Capital Grille … former Rep. Henry Waxman and colleagues from his firm, Waxman Strategies at Corduroy for dinner ... Wolf Blitzer at the newest Penn Quarter hotspot, The Smith, after the Wizards/Lakers game. ... former VP Joe Biden, wearing his standard aviators, at the Chevy Chase Brooks Brothers yesterday “several customers and staff greeted him and he was friendly and generous with his time” ... Kellyanne Conway dining with Ari Fleischer on Wednesday night at DBGB.WELCOME TO THE WORLD -- Travis Hall, comms director at the Republican Study Committee, and Gretchen Hall, reentry advocate at Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services, welcomed Thomas Michael Hall last Friday at 1:14 a.m. “Thomas couldn’t wait another month and joined the world in his 36th week. Mom is doing well. Thomas’s condition continues to improve, and he is on target to be a reliable reliever for the Nats.” Pic http://bit.ly/2l2atum SUNDAY SO FAR -- NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)--“Fox News Sunday,” live from NRG Stadium in Houston -- home to Super Bowl LI: Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), Robert Kraft. FOX NFL Sunday Panel: Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson--CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Vice President Mike Pence, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie ... Demaurice Smith of the National Football League Players Association ... James Brown. Panel: Amy Walter, Ramesh Ponnuru, Ruth Marcus, Michael Duffy.--CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Panel: Bakari Sellers, Neera Tanden, Sarah Isgur Flores, Rep. Jason Lewis (R-Minn.).-- ABC’s “This Week”: Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.), Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), Matthew Dowd, Sara Fagen, Jen Palmieri.--CNN’s “Inside Politics,” hosted by John King: Julie Pace, Ed O’Keefe, Ashley Parker, Manu RajuTRANSITIONS -- Lambda Legal has hired Sharon McGowan, a top attorney in the civil rights division of the Department of Justice, as the group’s new director of strategy. http://politi.co/2kwpRBO BUSH ALUMNI – PETE SEAT has been named the Indiana Republican Party’s executive director of strategic comms and talent development. “Seat most recently was communications director for Eric Holcomb for Indiana ... senior project manager at Hathaway Strategies ... and served in the George W. Bush White House." http://bit.ly/2kZ1PjU BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Robin GilchristBIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Jose Antonio Vargas, founder/CEO of Define American and a WaPo alum, is 36 -- he’s celebrating by taking some friends and co-workers to watch “I Am Not Your Negro,” the Oscar-nominated documentary on James Baldwin -- read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2jEXsKp BIRTHDAYS: J-E-T-S fan Matt Rhoades, founder of Definers Public Affairs and chairman of America Rising, is 42, celebrating by “chilling” (hat tip: Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, whose nickname for Matt is “Rhodesia”) ... Arthur Levitt, the longest-serving SEC Chairman, is a sprightly 86 (h/t Chris Ullman) ... Seth Lavin ... Virginia Boney, former appropriations director to Sen. Lindsey Graham, now in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs (h/t Tommy) … Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, an OMB alum and Twizzlers fan, is 59 (h/t Anne Schroeder) ... Josh Lipsky, the pride of Greenbelt, Md., former policy adviser and speechwriter to Rick Stengel at State, is 31 (h/t Herbie Ziskend) ... former Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.) is 84 ... Kathryn Lyons, managing editor at FamousDC (h/t Amos Snead) ... Fred Hochberg, former chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank, who celebrated with an NYT op-ed calling for Trump to renew the Ex-Im charter: http://nyti.ms/2jKgvxY (h/ts Hilary Rosen and Matt Bevens) … Amy Chapman … Mark Webster ... Billy Shore, founder and CEO of Share Our Strength, is 62 ... Anne Muscarella, director of comms at OZY ... Marianna Delafield ... Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is 74 ... Adriana Brizuela, MBA candidate at Georgetown McDonough, celebrating her 29th in NY with friends (h/t fiancee Gindy) ... Amy Chapman (h/t Sean Johnson) ... John Hendren, an LAT, NPR and ABC alum ... Mike Ryan, former senior advisor to Steve Israel and superfan of the Packers …SKDK’s Justine Turner (h/t Philippa Martinez-Berrier) ... Romen Borsellino, former special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior and Obama 2008/2012 campaign alum, is 27 ... Kyle Tharp of NGP VAN (h/t his fave ex-work wife Dawn Le) ...… James Holm, executive producer of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” is 45 ... ABC’s MaryAlice Parks (h/t Arlette Saenz) ... Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) is 58 ... Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) is 47 ... Columbia 2L Janet Kanzawa, a Simpson Thacher & Bartlett alum (h/t Colby Bermel) ... RALLY principal/office volleyball captain Latia Curry and senior account executive and Mayor Villaraigosa alum Lys Mendez (h/ts Sam Garrett-Pate) ... Fox News contributor and fellow country music fan Lisa Marie Boothe, also president of High Noon Strategies (h/t Kurt Bardella) ... Rebecca Mark, a Cathy McMorris-Rodgers alum who just started as head of gov’t relations for Cruise Automation … Dana Thomas, former WaPo, Newsweek, and WSJ reporter, who recently made a state visit and was spotted at Cafe Milano (h/t Ben Chang) … Neal Carruth, GM of podcasting at NPR, is 41 ... Politico’s Lisa Francis (h/t Rachel Schindler) ... Jonathan Lachman, former associate director for national security programs at OMB and a DOD alum ... CAP alum Tara Kutz, now a production coordinator at C41 Media Corp … Virginia Boney … Chris DeRose ... Al Shofe … Lawrence Kluttz, comms. director for Rep. David Price ... Dennis Cariello, shareholder and education group co-chairman at Hogan, Marren, Babbo & Rose and a DLA Piper alum ... Alex Boian, VP of gov’t affairs at the Outdoor Industry Association ... Ruth Axton, daughter of Jeanne Cummings ... Diana Hartstein Beinart, deputy commissioner and general counsel of NYC’s Dept. of Finance and an Obama WH alum ... Marianne Delafield ... Kim Sneed, assignment manager at NBC Universal ... Al Shofe ... Zaida Hill Ricker ... Clay Hollis, senior LA for Rep. Tom Rooney ... Jessica Ann Levandowski, digital director for House OGR ... Bradley Solyan, LA for Rep. Lois Frankel (h/ts Legistorm) ... Playbooker Morgan Fairchild is 67 … Blythe Danner is 74 ... human rights activist Amal Alamuddin Clooney is 39 (h/ts AP)
Один из самых амбициозных американских проектов последних лет вновь стал темой самых активных обсуждений на разном уровне. Новое военное и политическое руководство Соединенных Штатов намерено изучить текущее положение дел с проектом перспективного истребителя F-35 и сделать соответствующие выводы. Главной целью планируемых работ и возможных будущих решений будет сокращение стоимости программы, которая уже успела установить несколько рекордов.
Andrew Davies, James Mugg Security, In one word: cost. The new US President has taken a very hands-on approach to defense procurement, particularly in the case of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. On December 21, then-President-elect Trump met with the CEO of Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson, after a casual tweet wiped billions off the company’s stock market value. Days later, Trump again took to Twitter to announce that he’d asked Boeing to propose a ‘comparable’ Super Hornet-based alternative to the F-35 (though analysts were quick to point out that the term was an oxymoron), and Lockheed’s share price suffered again—as did defense analysts worldwide. President Trump’s latest claim is that he’s managed to shave US$600 million off the price of the next batch of F-35s; LRIP-10, or the tenth ‘low rate initial production’ order of F-35s. And for a program that only a month ago was being described as being "out of control" and "not very good", mirabile dictu, apparently the F-35’s now "a great plane" and the program is "in good shape". If only that sort of program management skill could be bottled. Read full article