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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.