PG100: Special Counsel, Trump’s Trip, NAFTA Renegotiation

This week, Mike is joined by Trey, filling in for Jay. They start the show with an overview of a tumultuous week for President Trump, featuring the president revealing classified information to Russia, allegations that Trump asked then FBI Director Comey to drop the investigation against Mike Flynn, and the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to head the investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Then, Mike and Trey take a look at Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as president, where he’ll be visiting the Middle East and Europe. They discuss why those countries were chosen and what, if anything, is likely to come out of the trip.

After that it’s a look at NAFTA, in the wake of the Trump administration formally notifying Congress that it will be renegotiating the treaty. Mike and Trey discuss whether NAFTA is really as bad as President Trump has said it is, who’s won and who’s lost under the agreement, and the strange political alliances it’s forged.

What Mike’s Reading
GOP Senator Ben Sasse on NPR’s Morning Edition
American Greatness

What Trey’s Reading
– James Madison: A Biography. Ralph Ketcham
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. Brad Stone

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