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The Trump White House is rife with apparent conflicts of interest. Only Congress or Special Counsel Robert Mueller can determine whether they’re real. What’s at stake for America’s national interest when foreign governments are trying to manipulate Jared Kushner?

Also: the infamous dossier by British spy Christopher Steele.

Conflicts of interest 36 MIN, 9 SEC

Alexander Hamilton warned about nepotism and conflicts of interest.  But, until the era of Donald Trump, they’ve been kept out of the White House. Now, Jared Kushner’s real estate empire needs money. Were foreign countries punished when they didn’t come up with the cash? Intelligence sources say foreign countries are taking advantage of Kushner’s inexperience--and his financial needs.

Guests:
Ryan Grim, Huffington Post (@ryangrim)
Kathleen Clark, Washington University (@clarkkathleen)
David Cay Johnston, Daily Beast / Investipedia / DC Report (@DavidCayJ)

Christopher Steele's dossier 19 MIN, 42 SEC

British spy Christopher Steele’s dossier led to Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian manipulation of last year’s election. But does Steele have conflicts of his own between his private clients and his duty to warn the US of possible danger?

Guests:
Tom Hamburger, Washington Post (@thamburger)

CREDITS

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Devan Schwartz

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