FROM Wayne Barrett
Are New York FBI agents out to get Hillary Clinton? This year's campaign has been a field day for investigative reporters. We hear the latest: about the former Mayor of New York, the Manhattan office of the FBI and the Trump campaign. Two days before FBI Director James Comey rocked the presidential campaign with his vague announcement about reviewing more emails, Rudy Giuliani told Fox News the Trump campaign had a couple things "up our sleeves" to turn things around. Was he leaked information from the FBI? Wayne Barrett is author of Rudy: An Investigative Biography and Trump: the Deals and the Downfall . His latest story for the Daily Beast is headlined, "Meet Donald Trump’s Top FBI Fanboy."
Donald Trump: A Look at the Man behind the Message In the first months of campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination, Donald Trump has relied on sweeping generalities. That and similar promises are now familiar -- and Trump's failure to back them up with substantive detail has not eroded his base of support. But others want to know more about those deals made by "The Donald," as he's known in New York and about the depth of his Republican values. We talk with supporters and skeptics about Trump's record and his White House qualifications.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?