March 9 - The Senate Intelligence Committee Could Exonerate Trump; Will the New EPA Head Move From Climate Change Denial to a Cover-Up?; Should the GOP Be Called the "Grab Our Pussy" Party?

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Part 1

We begin with the growing possibility that the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia may not produce the smoking gun revelation that some hope could be grounds for the impeachment and removal of Donald Trump. Ali Watkins, a Washington D.C. based journalist who covers national security for BuzzFeed News joins us to discuss her latest article at BuzzFeed News “Inside the Senate’s Russia Investigation”. We look into whether by focusing on the Trump campaign’s Russia-connected bottom-feeders like Paul Manafort and Carter Page, the press and partisan Democrats have lost sight of the original charges of Russian interference that came in a consensus from the Intelligence Community that Russia meddled in our election and that orders to do so came from Putin. And if it turns out that Trump is exonerated, the earlier findings by the U.S. Intelligence Community will be all but forgotten.


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Part 2

Then we speak with Robert Stavins, a professor and director of the environmental economics program at the Harvard Kennedy School who is a lead author of three reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  He joins us to discuss the remarks by the new head of the EPA on CNBC where Scott Pruitt stated that “I would not agree that (human activity) is a primary contributor to the global warming we see”. We examine the likelihood that Pruitt will escalate from global warming denial to global warming cover-up and that he will act on his belief that the U.S. should pull out of the international Paris climate agreement.

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Part 3

Then finally we look into the Trump administration’s latest travel ban, otherwise known as a Muslim ban, which already the states of Hawaii, Washington, New York and Massachusetts are challenging in court, and speak with Christine Fair, a Professor at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program who is a specialist in South Asia security issues. She joins us to discuss the reaction to the latest Muslim ban in Muslim countries and how the Republicans are complicit in covering up Trump’s misogyny to the point that the GOP should be called the “Grab Our Pussy” party. 

C. Christine Fair and canine associate, Ms. Oppenheimer