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Transnational Emergency

This week on Gaslit Nation we discuss the fake “national emergency” and the real crisis of Trump: that aspiring autocrats can pre-schedule a "national emergency" is the actual emergency. We discuss the ineffectiveness of both the Mueller probe and the FBI, and why (still unfairly fired) FBI officials like Andrew McCabe did not adequately respond to the threat of a transnational crime syndicate either before and immediately after the election. In early episodes of Gaslit Nation we discussed how Harry Reid begged Comey and the FBI to reveal to the public what they knew about Trump and his illicit ties to Russia. We don’t think he meant “Do it three years later, but on a book tour!”

We also take a look at what’s happening abroad – particularly in the UK, which is headed toward a disastrous no-deal Brexit and has yet to confront Russian attacks on its own soil. (In our Brexit update, we read from the word's of Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore). We break down decades of intertwined corruption in both the US and the UK and urge officials to seek actual accountability, because time is running out. Kleptocracy anywhere is kleptocracy everywhere, and it is ordinary citizens who pay the most painful price.

Finally we discuss the confirmation of William Barr as attorney general and the installation of his family members into the government. Barr’s daughter is about to work for the US Treasury, which, we note yet again, was infiltrated by Russia in 2015. (Yes, we are still talking about this and can’t believe no one else is!) Barr’s family is indicative of the broader problem of nepotism and corruption in this administration, and we once again discuss the dangers of Ivanka and Jared maintaining power. We also talk Flynn, Stone, Manafort, and more – just another week taking out the trash on Gaslit Nation!

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