Episode 43: Comey Lights the Fuse

News agencies were not short for content last week. In a single week: criticism against EPA Director Scott Pruitt grew, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress, Speaker Paul Ryan announced he was not going to run for reelection, snippets from Former FBI Director Jim Comey’s new book was released, the offices of President Trump’s personal attorney were raided by the FBI, and America launched a limited military strike against President Bashar Hafez al-Assad in response to a chemical  weapon attack in Syria. 

This week on Polilogue, we examine the last three topics and let Zuckerberg, Pruitt, and Ryan save their talking points for another day. Between Comey’s new book and the attorney-client privilege President Trump shares with Michael Cohen being challenged, President Trump seems more erratic and volatile than ever. Nonetheless, important foreign policy decisions in Syria are still demanded of him. 

How much can Trump handle at once? How will the media cover it? Listen to the latest episode of Polilogue to hear our take. You can also jump to any chapter of the shows by clicking any of the links below: 

  • Introduction
  • Highlight/Lowlight
  • Comey opens the floodgates
  • Closing in on Cohen 
  • Trumps responds to Syria 
  • Rankings
  • Closing

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