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Partial travel ban will test executive power 22 MIN, 37 SEC


Trump protest at Los Angeles International Airport
Photo by Wilson Pumpernickel

The US Supreme Court reached a unanimous decision today – sort of. President Trump has the constitutional power to instigate a travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries. Parts of his order will be allowed to go forward, but there will still be hearings next October, after the summer recess.

Guests:
Chris Geidner, BuzzFeed News (@chrisgeidner)
Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law / Cato Institute (@JoshMBlackman)
Juliette Kayyem, Kayyem Solutions (@juliettekayyem)

More:
Geidner on SCOTUS decision, which partially allows Trump's travel ban against 6 Muslim countries
Blackman on America's need for closure on the travel ban

The US election: Russian money laundering and organized crime 33 MIN, 12 SEC

Up until now, President Trump and his staff have been bitterly critical about the consensus of all US intelligence agencies: that Russia tried to influence last year's election, with the goal of helping Mr. Trump win. Today on the cable show Fox and Friends, the President not only conceded the point -- but blamed the Obama Administration for not taking action. Many Democrats agree. But questions remain: what Russia was up to? Special Counsel Robert Mueller is trying to find out; he's reportedly focused on Russian money laundering and organized crime, especially in London. We look at the team Mueller's assembled and what their specialties reveal about his investigation.

Guests:
Scott Horton, Columbia Law School / Harper's (@ColumbiaLaw)
Luke Harding, Guardian (@lukeharding1968)
Anders Åslund, Atlantic Council (@anders_aslund)

More:
Harding on British spies being first to spot Trump team's links with Russia

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