Posts Tagged ‘Ukraine’


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Special Report: Ukraine at War

Welcome to this special edition of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast Ukraine at War. My guest this week is Franz Sedelmayer, once a close friend and business partner of Vladimir Putin, until the friendship and business relationship met with the reality of the economic jiu jitsu of the newly-elected President Boris Yeltsin and the political and economic ambitions of Putin. Sedelmayer’s considerable assets were soon expropriated by the new government. Sedelmayer went to war with Putin to retrieve what was his and won, waging a 20-year campaign against the Kremlin and Putin, ultimately winning more than 100 court cases and foreclosing on Russian state property in Western Europe, becoming, for the record,  the only individual ever to collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Special Report: Ukraine at War

Franz knows Putin and understands Russia in ways others don’t. The discussion you are about to hear is brutally frank and in parts disturbing, as reality often is. President Biden, President Zelenskyy, Vladimir Putin, NATO, we scrutinize the performance of all the players. What have they done right? What have they done wrong? Where do we go from here. Let’s talk with Franz Sedelmayer.


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Impeachment full speed ahead. It is no longer whether to impeach or not to impeach, no, that is no longer the question. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Thursday that she was asking the House Judiciary Committee and chairmen of other committees to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying “the president leaves us no choice but to act.” Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli’s partner in politics former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, where  two old friends slice and dice all things politics and some days, Donald Trump. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and also available on all your favorite apps.

impeachment full speed ahead

Speaker Pelosi has spoken. Impeachment full speed ahead, here we go! That impeachment train started months ago has gone around many bends and is now on its way to the United States Senate. Still, there are a few more stops along the way but as Pelosi said, the facts of Trump’s alleged wrongdoing involving Ukraine “are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal, political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival.” Pelosi added that [Trump’s] actions “seriously violated the Constitution.”

Impeachment, full speed ahead. Are there any noble minds left in the Republican Party? Impeachment, NATO, Election 2020, and for good measure The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, when Halli and Matthew Cooper tackle all things politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Welcome to The Schiff Show, and oh what a show it is! A testament to be careful what you wish for, the Republicans now have the open impeachment hearings they wanted and uh oh Donald Trump, it is totally Schiff’s Show. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli’s partner in politics Matthew Cooper, get out the popcorn, because Halli and Matt slice and dice The Schiff Show opening and what an opening it was. Drama, comedy, horror, political intrigue it’s all there. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and is available on all your favorite apps.

The Schiff Show

How did we get here? Are you tired of hearing about a quid pro quo? Does bribery work better for you? Nancy Pelosi thinks it’s a more apt description of Donald Trump’s ‘transgressions.’ The Republicans are demanding to hear from the whistleblower, but at this point, why?

In some ways watching the hearing was like reading an Agatha Christie novel. What a cast of characters! Central casting couldn’t have picked a better man to play the role of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, with his bow tie and matching pocket square, a dapper man he is. And Ambassador Bill Taylor, currently the top US diplomat in Ukraine with the astonishing voice and courtly delivery. Compare the two diplomats to the undiplomatic Republican members of the committee: the uncouth, jacketless Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. John Ratcliffe, who never seems to measure up to his own hype, Rep. Mike Turner who has some morality issues not dissimilar to Trump’s, and the Republican’s moll with the big mouth, Rep. Elise Stefanik. And we’re just beginning.

Tune in for an informative and fun political podcast. This week, it’s The Schiff Show on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper this the podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Doris Kearns Goodwin, I have a question for you. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? As the impeachment train wends its way down the tracks these questions and more seem uniquely relevant. And it is the reason why I invited historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the author of LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES to discuss Donald Trump, leadership, and so much more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. And, as we do every week, my partner in politics former White House corespondent, Matthew Cooper and I will slice and dice all things politics.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

In her #1 New York Times bestseller, LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES, now out in paperback, Doris Kearns Goodwin combines her signature storytelling with essential lessons from four of our nation’s presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. She writes that no common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon adversity. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. And then there was Donald Trump. Are leadership and moral purpose a thing of the past? My good friend and Pulitzer Prize winning author and baseball aficionado, Doris Kearns Goodwin joins me on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Do tune in!

Doris Kearns Goodwin

And as always, my partner in politics, Matthew Cooper and I slice and dice all things politics, this week our focus on impeachment, and a whole lot more.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES, Donald Trump, impeachment, political news, Lindsey Graham, Ukraine, quid pro quo…we tackle it all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Are we barreling toward impeachment? It’s a whole new political world this week when we learned that the President of the United States admitted to using the powers of his office to target Joe Biden, his potential rival in Election 2020 and Biden’s son, by pressuring the Ukrainian government to fabricate a scandal. Top that with the revelation that a whistleblower had filed a complaint against the President Donald Trump. And then top that with the fact that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a seemingly reluctant warrior has announced there will be an official Impeachment Inquiry into Donald Trump. Joining me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper for an in-depth conversation.

Barreling Toward Impeachment

Roll at the barrel, yes we are on the impeachment roll and where all of this lands nobody quite knows. We are barreling toward impeachment. Here’s some of what we know: We do know that according to the whistleblower, the White House tried to “lock down” records of the Trump Ukraine call, the transcripts released to the public incriminating, to say the least. It appears that the President of the United States Trump used the power of his office to solicit foreign interference in Election 2020 and that Trump’s new fixer and private attorney, Rudy Giuliani, met an adviser to the Ukraine president in August and that the Acting DNI Chief Joseph Maguire, a Trump appointee, appeared to play games with the release of the whistleblower’s statement.

As the barrel rolls, we are in a whole new territory. The players include President Trump, an unidentified whistleblower, the Acting DNI Chief Maguire, Attorney General Bill Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff, Vice President Mike Pence and we’re just beginning. Strap yourselves in and roll out the barrel, we’re in for a barrel of fun on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast with Matthew Cooper!  


You can take The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with you wherever you go. Download the app and listen on the go on your mobile phone or any tablet. Get it here!