July 10 - The Mexican Government Uses Spyware to Scuttle Investigation Into 43 Missing Students; Donald Jr. and Jared Meet With Russian Lawyer With Blood-Soaked Hands; Organized Money Versus Organized People in 2018 and 2020

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We begin with the revelation that the Mexican government used sophisticated spyware to neutralize the work of a team of international investigators the Mexican government was forced to accept to solve the case of the missing 43 students whose disappearance in 2014 roiled the nation. Laura Carlsen, the Director of the Mexico-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy, joins us to discuss how the cyberweapon Pegasus, which can only be sold to governments on the condition it is used against terrorists and criminals, was used to stymie an investigation into one of Mexico’s most gruesome human rights atrocities which the Pena Nieto PRI government clearly does not want solved.

 

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Part 2

Then we look into who Donald Trump Junior, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort were meeting with in Trump Tower shortly after Trump became the Republican candidate for president. Bill Browder, who was the largest foreign investor in Russia until his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was murdered for uncovering government corruption, joins us to discuss who this disgusting, sleazy lawyer the Trump boys met with is. We examine the role of Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was not only Putin’s point person to go after the Magnitsky Act the congress passed to punish the murderers of Browder’s lawyer, but she defended the Kremlin-connected Russian gangsters who laundered the stolen $230 million of tax money meant for the Russian treasury.

Bill Browder

Part 3

Then finally we get an update on the state of the resistance and the Democratic opposition now that Vice President Mike Pence is beginning to raise campaign money as the Republicans gather a war chest to buy the 2018 and 2020 elections with overwhelming resources. The co-founder of Mother Jones, Richard Parker, who teaches Economics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, joins us to discuss how organized people with small donations can compete against the organized money of the Koch brothers network.

Richard Parker

 

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