FBI, spy agencies probe Trump campaign contacts with Russia

Hosted by

Last night, it was reported that Trump aides were in constant contact with senior Russian officials during last year's campaign. That's what anonymous intelligence officials are telling reporters. Yesterday, President Trump reportedly fired Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor because of "an erosion of trust." At his news conference today, the President blamed the media. "People are trying to cover up for the devastating loss by the Democrats under Hillary Clinton. I think it's very, very unfair how General Flynn was treated and by the documents and papers that are being illegally leaked – and I stress illegally leaked – it's very, very unfair."

TrumpFlynn.jpg

Daniel Benjamin was coordinator of counter-terrorism during President Obama's firs term. He's now director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. Benjamin says we should stop focusing on Flynn's resignation, and focus on the mystery of Trump’s Russia ties.

Credits

Guest:
Daniel Benjamin - Dartmouth College - @dartmouthdickey

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Luke Vander Ploeg, Katie Cooper, Jenny Hamel