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Photo: US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Representative Devin Nunes walks out to brief reporters at the Capitol in Washington, March 24, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

 

Blame game at the White House after healthcare bill fiasco 6 MIN, 32 SEC

In the aftermath of Friday's Obamacare-repeal debacle, President Trump first blamed the Democrats, then tweeted angrily at the conservative Republican Freedom Caucus and the Heritage Foundation. Alex Isenstadt is following the action for Politico.

Guests:
Alex Isenstadt, Politico (@politicoalex)

The smoke thickens as investigators look for the fire 32 MIN, 43 SEC

Did Russians influence the outcome of last November's Presidential election? Did they get help from the Trump campaign? Just two months into the Trump Administration, investigations are underway by committees of the House and Senate and by the FBI. Elements include cyberbots that spread conspiracy theories during the presidential campaign coordinating with Breitbart and other far-Right news sites. Republican Chairman Devin Nunes may have compromised the integrity of the House Intelligence Committee. The probe of whether the Trump campaign helped Russia influence November's outcome stretches all the way from the White House to the Kremlin.

More:
Gordon on the FBI's Russian-influence probe including Breitbart, InfoWars news sites
Farkas on need for independent investigation into relationship between Trump, Russia
Weiss on Russian lawyer thrown from window being a witness for the US government
Washington Post on NSA's Richard Ledgett, need to stop Russian electoral interference

The LIBOR financial scandal gets the crime thriller treatment 10 MIN, 28 SEC

LIBOR stands for the London Interbank Offered Rate -- about as boring as any phrase could possibly sound, but it turns out that the LIBOR is often called "the world's most important number." It's the global benchmark used to price credit card debt, variable rate mortgages and virtually everything else in the world of finance.  It's the unlikely subject of a book by David Enrich, The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History.

Guests:
David Enrich, Wall Street Journal (@davidenrich)

The Spider Network

David Enrich

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