Dueling Memos

Dueling Memos

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have written a memo alleging abuses by the FBI and DOJ in obtaining FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign during the presidential election.  Democrats have written their own memo in response.  What should we really be focusing on in the midst of all the heated rhetoric?  We attempt to answer in today’s episode.

The Story Beyond the Shutdown

The Story Beyond the Shutdown

Congress Shutdown for three days last week.  The stated reason was a fight over the DACA program.  But with both Republicans and Democrats willing to find a solution to the program, why was it necessary to shut the government down over it?  We discuss in today’s episode. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/The_Story_Beyond_the_Shutdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

DACA Showdown

DACA Showdown

Congress and the White House have been locked in fierce negotiations over the DACA program.  Some of the president’s recent comments may have imperiled the negotiations.  And both Republicans and Democrats are playing their versions of hardball.  We discuss in today’s episode.   http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/DACA_Showdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Revelations of Obstruction

Revelations of Obstruction

A recent release of an anti-Trump book has revealed fascinating details about the Trump campaign and early days of the Trump administration.  But in this episode, we discuss the most consequential revelation in the book that may be getting overlooked. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Revelations_of_Obstruction.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

It’s Only Week 1

It’s Only Week 1

The President began the New Year by tweeting criticisms of Pakistan and then North Korea.  And the week ended with a firestorm surrounding comments made by former top Trump strategist Steve Bannon.  We recap a hectic week one of the New Year in today’s episode.   http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/It_s_Only_Week_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Mueller Time

Mueller Time

A chorus calling for the disbanding of the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling has been growing.  There have been allegations that members of the special counsel’s team are not independent enough and may be biased against the President.  Recent revelations seem to corroborate those allegations.  We discuss the allegations and where the true damage in this issue may be being done in today’s episode. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Mueller_Time.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Forests and Trees

Forests and Trees

Republicans have passed a tax reform package through the Congress.  But controversy surrounds the law as studies have shown that many in the middle and lower classes will wind up paying more in taxes over time.  Was this an oversight by Republicans or was it by design?  We discuss in today’s episode. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Forests_and_Trees.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Missteps

Missteps

Two consequential developments have taken place in the last couple of weeks that illustrate just how perilous presidential decision making can be.  Just how big are the consequences of these two events?  We attempt to answer in today’s episode. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Missteps.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Coming into Focus

Coming into Focus

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in a stunning development.  What new light does the plea shed on what we already know about the events of the Russia scandal?  We discuss in today’s episode. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Coming_into_Focus.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Tribes, Nations and Pages

Tribes, Nations and Pages

Former Trump foreign advisor Carter Page testified recently before the House Intelligence Committee about his role in the Trump Campaign and his dealings with Russia.  What does his testimony tell us about the now infamous Steele Dossier and the Trump Campaign’s dealings with Russia?  We discuss in today’s episode. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Tribes_Nations_and_Pages.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download