Friday, July 28, 2017

Sari Horwitz

Sari Horwitz, Justice Department reporter for The Washington Post, keeping us informed of all the juicy details at the White House. Horwitz recently reported on Donald Trump's public verbal attacks on AG Jeff Sessions. Most likely to get support from his base to turn on Sessions. The rumor regarding Trump's bizarre behavior is that Trump is planning to fire Sessions in an effort to derail the investigation into his collusion with Russia. Because Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation for lying under oath about his ties to Russia, Trump is anticipated to replace sessions with a different AG who is not recused from the investigation. In turn the new AG would be free to fire Robert Mueller, the head lawyer in the Russia probe.  Some experts have hinted that if Mueller is fired it could start a constitutional crisis the likes of which the U.S. has never seen. Meanwhile democrats have claimed they have a way to block any efforts by Trump to replace Sessions while the senate is in recess. Get your popcorn ready.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shane Ortega

Shane Ortega, retired U.S. Army and Marine veteran who now works as an advocate for transgender service members. Ortega spoke with Rachel Maddow after Donald Trump proclaimed on twitter that he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the military.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Wendy Sherman

Wendy Sherman, former under secretary of State for political affairs. Here Sherman talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump’s gutting of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. under Trump changing to benefit Russia’s interests and shifting towards Vladimir Putin’s worldview.

Friday, July 21, 2017

David Corn

By now everyone already knows about the Trump Jr. emails exposing his meeting with a Russian government lawyer to get dirt on Hillary Clinton during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. What people might not know is the timeline of events that led up to Trump Jr. posting the incriminating emails on his own twitter page. The New York Times was all set to run the explosive story and they contacted the White House and Trump Jr. to let them know. The White House asked them for more time and while the Times was waiting Trump Jr posted the emails on his twitter page presumably in an attempt to beat them to the punch. Mother Jones' David Corn wrote a comprehensive piece about the meeting detailing the players involved. Here Corn talks with Lawrence O’Donnell about the Trump Jr. emails and the news cycle that led up to Trump Jr’s damning confession. Since Trump Jr’s confession more news has been revealed about previously undisclosed people who were at the meeting. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Michael E. Mann

Climatologist, Yale Ph.D graduate, Dr. Michael Mann. Mann is known for his involvement in constructing the hockey stick graph which documents the temperature record of the past 1000 years. It was coined the "hockey stick graph" because of it's resemblance to a hockey stick. Here Mann lectures on the human influence of climate change at the University of Iceland, May 27th 2016.