Episode #766: Into His Own Foot
First Broadcast: 5/22/17
On Monday, May 15, 2017, The Washington Post published a story that said, in part:
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.Then, on Tuesday, The New York Times published this:
President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.
“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.
The reactions within the White House were, well, about what you'd expect by this point:
Report: Trump presidency plunges White House staff into confusionSure, maybe we've already moved on to the next crisis, but who knows if that will replaced by another one next week? (I'm guessing the odds are pretty good...)
White House on edge: 'We are kind of helpless'
"WH comms staffers just put the TVs on super loud after we could hear yelling coming from room w/ Bannon, Spicer, Sanders"
So, what is Free New York anyway? The simple answer is that it's a
this neat little
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Manhattan Neighborhood Network which I co-produce with the
tremendous help of my camerawoman/editor/everything else,
Kim. The complicated answer
is that it's a project of mine to broadcast opinions and events which
don't always appear within "the mainstream media" (like The New York Times,
the major networks, local radio, etc.), and so far I think it's been working.
If you think I'm doing a good job--or not--and you feel
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You can also email me at email@example.com, which should get to me a lot faster than the snail mail.
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last updated May 22, 2017
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