FROM Dan Cassino
The influence of Fox News over the Trump White House New National Security Advisor Bolton has been a Fox News commentator since 2007. On Monday, Trump’s legal team hired former prosecutor Joseph diGenova, who has also appeared on Fox quite a bit, where he promoted the idea that the FBI and DOJ conspired against Trump. Incoming economic advisor Larry Kudlow has had a long career hosting shows and pontificating on the business channel CNBC.
Black Santa and the politicization of Christmas President Trump has been saying repeatedly, since 2015, that he’s going to make Christmas great again, as if the holiday has been under attack. He promised to restore saying Merry Christmas. How did this War on Christmas narrative start anyway?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."