March 30 - Trump is Ignorant of His Own Ignorance; Tortured Denials of White House Collusion With Nunes; Senate Testimony That Trump is Fed Russian Fake News

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Part 1

We will begin with the warning about high-level decision making by former Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld that there are “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns”, and discuss the current decision maker-in-chief who does not know what he knows and does not know what he doesn’t know. Steven Nadler a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, joins us to discuss the scary fact that Donald Trump is ignorant of his own ignorance. We examine the ignorance of not just Trump but also of his supporters who he once proudly complimented saying “I love the poorly educated”, and the change in American politics since the arrival of Sarah Palin as a candidate for high office to assess the extent to which any kind of meritocracy is at play anymore in our politics or do people vote for someone they want to have a beer with rather than someone who is competent, knowledgeable and experienced.

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Part 2

Then we look into today’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee and speak with Jacob Heilbrunn, a Senior Editor at The National Interest and author of “They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons”. He joins us to discuss the White House’s increasingly tortured denials about their collusion with Devon Nunes, the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee to effectively drive the House investigation into a ditch and whether the Senate investigation will be able to pick up the pieces.

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Part 3

Then finally we speak with national security reporter Ali Watkins who covers the Senate Intelligence Committee for BuzzFeed News about today's surprising testimony of Clinton Watts, a senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University who testified that Russian hacking and fake news is still influencing our politics and that Trump parroted Russian fake news and was susceptible to being fed fake news.

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