June 7 - Top Intel Officials Stonewall; The Trump/ Russia Scandal Worse Than Watergate; Comey's Testimony Indicates Obstruction of Justice

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Part 1

We begin with the high drama on Capitol Hill with a contentious hearing today involving top intelligence officials who appeared to be stonewalling saying they could not talk about their conversations with the president without saying why and without denying that the conversations took place, all of which are documented in great detail on the front page of today's Washington Post. Congressman Ted Lieu who serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joins us to discuss the anticipation gripping Washington D.C. ahead of tomorrow’s testimony by the recently-fired former head of the FBI, James Comey. We examine the disconnect between an open press and a closed government as the public waits for clarity on one of the most important issues of our time and that is whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians in the last elections which we know the Russians meddled in to help elect Trump.

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Part 2

Then we speak with a leading intelligence historian and expert on the NSA who attended today’s hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Matthew Aid, the author of “Intel Wars: The Secret History of the Fight Against Terror” and “The Secret Sentry”. He joins us to discuss the remarks by the former Director of National Intelligence that the Watergate scandal pales in comparison to the Trump/Russia situation we are confronting now and whether witnesses who clammed up today will be more forthcoming in closed hearings.

Part 3

Then finally we look into the tomorrow’s testimony by James Comey and discuss his opening statement that was released today by the Senate intelligence Committee with Scott Horton a professor at Columbia Law School and a contributing editor at Harpers in legal affairs and national security. He joins us to assess the explosive nature of Comey’s notes on meetings he had with Trump that some legal scholars already see as evidence of obstruction of justice and discuss the fate of the young woman charged with espionage for what appears to be blowing the whistle on Russian attempts to hack our election.  

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