Intercepted Podcast: The Distraction in Chief
Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. As the Trump/Russia reality show continues to consume endless hours of media coverage, the U.S. is backing the genocidal scorched earth bombing of Yemen. Trump has granted the CIA and military sweeping authorities to conduct lethal operations. All while laughing it up with the murderous despot, Rodrigo Duterte. This week on Intercepted, Rami Khouri breaks down the Saudi agenda in the Middle East, its destruction of Yemen and the bizarre case of the exiled Lebanese prime minister. Despite what you may have heard, the CIA and U.S. military are quite content with the Trump presidency. Aram Roston of Buzzfeed, Spencer Ackerman of the Daily Beast, and The Intercept’s Matthew Cole join Jeremy for a discussion on Trump’s new covert action czar on the National Security Council and his past work for Blackwater’s Erik Prince on the CIA assassination program. They also discuss Ackerman’s report that the mysterious death of a Green Beret in Mali came after the soldier allegedly discovered Navy SEALs were stealing money. Wikileaks slid into Donald Trump Jr.’s DMs. The media went crazy. Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy analyze what the messages actually say and how they have been portrayed in the media. Glenn also blasts the Justice Department’s order that the Russian-funded news organization, RT, registers as a foreign agent. And we talk to two newly elected Democrats who stunningly upset red seats in Virginia’s elections. Former Marine Lee Carter campaigned as a Democratic Socialist and Elizabeth Guzman, a Peruvian immigrant, is one of the first Latina women elected to the state legislature. Donald Trump stars in American Beauty. Transcript coming soon. The post Intercepted Podcast: The Distraction in Chief appeared first on The Intercept.
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