I went to Washington to speak with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the leading House Democrat on the committee investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian government. We discussed President Trump, Susan Rice, Jared Kushner, North Korea, and the Russian investigation.
I spoke with Rep. Adam Schiff (D- Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Rep. Devin Nunes’s revelations to the press and White House staff, and more.
Senator Tim Kaine told me about the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as the revelations from Rep. Devon Nunes about alleged communications collection of President Trump prior to the inauguration.
Who is Russian President Vladimir Putin? I take a look at the rise of the Russian leader who has dominated Russian politics for over a decade.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., discussed the growing number of his Democratic colleagues calling for a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. He said, “We should have an up or down vote.” Manchin, who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also discussed the latest in the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, along with the president’s comments to Time magazine on his credibility.
Former Clinton administration defense secretary — and Republican senator — William Cohen joined me on Yahoo News to talk about the sweeping changes President Trump is proposing to foreign and defense policy. We discussed the revised immigration ban, relations with Russia, the nuclear challenge from North Korea, the president’s governing style, and the administration’s proposed defense build-up and diplomatic cutbacks.
I spoke with Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., about rising concerns among Democrats and GOP alike over campaign advisors to Donald Trump having repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., joined me in New York to discuss her continued support of Donald Trump’s campaign for president.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, leader of the minority Democrats, told me that he believes his Republican colleagues are concerned but “afraid” to speak out against President Trump. Schumer also discussed his meeting with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, his reaction to the removal of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., from the House floor, and why he thinks top Trump adviser Steve Bannon should leave the White House.
I was joined by Bo Copley, an out of work coal miner, who got the attention of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail when he pressed her on her policies concerning coal mining jobs. We discussed President Trump’s new executive order that unwinds former President Obama’s policies to curb carbon emissions that contribute to climate change and his thoughts on the future of the coal mining industry as renewable energy and automation are on the rise.
With Election Day only one day away, I talked to Zerlina Maxwell, director of progressive media at Hillary for America, about the state of the race. Tom Bevan, co-founder and publisher of RealClearPolitics, and Yahoo News Political Consultant Brian Goldsmith joined me to explain the electoral map and the votes needed for a presidential victory. Dan Klaidman, Yahoo News Deputy Editor, discussed Hillary Clinton campaign’s response to the FBI’s decision not to bring criminal charges over new emails related to Clinton’s use of a private email server.
In an exclusive interview in Russia, I spoke with Edward Snowden, the fugitive former NSA contractor who leaked information about U.S. surveillance activities, talks about Putin, life in Russia with his longtime girlfriend and the possibility of returning to the U.S. to face justice in a Trump administration.
I was joined by Richard Cohen, president and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center, to talk about Donald Trump selecting Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist and the rise of the alt-right movement.