Podcast: A Beginner’s Guide to Trump-Russia and the Nunes Memo

Donald Trump and his former foreign policy advisor --- and suspected Russian agent --- Carter Page

I joined Alexis Conran and former MP Lembit Öpik on talkRADIO to discuss the latest developments around Donald Trump.

The 15-minute discussion begins with a walkthrough of the Trump-Russia investigation and the attempt to disrupt it with the Nunes Memo, explaining the effort is, well, “we have a word for it in the South and it has to do with cattle and manure”.

Then it’s a comparison with the greatest crisis in US political history since 1945 before this one, Watergate. In the 1970s case, honorable GOP legislators helped bring about a resolution whereas now most Republicans are co-dependents of Trump and will try to prop him up in office.

The chat also takes apart Trump’s supposed appeal to millions of Americans facing economic difficulties.

Listen to Discussion from 14:41 in 1630-1700 Segment

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.


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