January 3 - Trump's Fury at His Former Chief of Staff; The Republican Cover-Up of Testimony by Fusion GPS; Pakistan's Former Ambassador to the US on Trump's Threatening Tweets

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Part 1

We begin with the scorching criticism of Trump and his family by Steve Bannon in a new book that has provoked an angry and dismissive response from Donald Trump who goes so far as to say that Bannon has lost his mind. David Graham, a staff writer at The Atlantic where he has an article “Why Trump Turned on Steve Bannon”, joins us to discuss the growing number of top senior officials from the Trump campaign and the Trump White House who, after being indicted, charged or fired, suddenly become junior insignificant nobodies. We assess how much Trump’s fury at Bannon was aroused by his former Chief White House strategist and campaign CEO’s criticism of Ivanka, Jared Kushner and Donald Junior, not to mention Bannon’s portrait of a leader of the free world who is out of touch, borderline illiterate, disrespected by his own close advisors and apparently horrified that he won the election.


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Part 2

Then we look further into the vengeful and petty man in the Oval Office and how much he operates out of his mentor Roy Cohn’s playbook and speak with Andy Wright, a Professor at Savannah Law School who served in the White House as Associate Counsel to President Barack Obama and worked in Congress conducting oversight of U.S. National Security matters. He joins us to discuss Trump’s war on the Department of Justice and his efforts in conjunction with the White House propaganda arm, Fox News, to discredit the FBI and the Mueller investigation, as well as the Republican cover-up underway of the 21 hours of testimony to three Republican-controlled committees by the heads of Fusion GPS which refutes the White House and Fox’s case against Mueller and the FBI inquiry into Trump and the Russians.

Part 3

Then finally we speak with Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani about Trump’s threatening tweets accusing Pakistan of giving the U.S. in exchange for $33 billion in aid, “nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leader as fools”. We will examine this souring relationship from the inside and analyze the differing strategic goals of the U.S. and Pakistan as well as the growing importance of China’s role in investment and infrastructure in Pakistan.

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