Links to today’s show transcripts:
The Case Against Donald Trump: Rep. Al Green Says President Must Resign or Face Impeachment
As fallout from President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen’s plea deal and former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s guilty verdict continues to grow, could President Trump be next? Democratic Congressmember Al Green, who introduced articles of impeachment against Trump last year, and Ron Fein, legal director at Free Speech for People, speak about the possibility of impeachment. Fein is the co-author of the book “The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump.”
NC’s Sole Black Woman Historical Commissioner: Confederate Statues Don’t Belong at State Capitol
Just two days after protesters tore down the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue at the state’s flagship school, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the state’s Historical Commission voted 9 to 2 to keep Confederate monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol. Valerie Johnson dissented in the vote to keep the three Confederate monuments in place at the state Capitol. She also voted against adding historical context to the monuments. Johnson is one of only two black members of the North Carolina Historical Commission and the only black woman. She is a professor of women’s studies and the director of Africana Women’s Studies at Greensboro’s Bennett College. She is also the chair of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission.
White Nationalism in the White House: Administration Faces New Revelations About Ties to Far Right
Multiple people close to Donald Trump have direct ties to white supremacists. Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, has admitted he recently hosted white nationalist publisher, Peter Brimelow, at a birthday celebration at his home. Brimelow founded the anti-immigrant website VDARE.com. Meanwhile, Trump’s speechwriter Darren Beattie was fired last Friday as revelations surfaced that he had spoken at a conference alongside prominent white nationalists, including Brimelow, in 2016. Beattie was a panelist at the H.L. Mencken Club conference, an event the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a gathering of “white nationalists and pseudo-academic and academic racists.”