Links to today’s show transcripts:
Marcy Wheeler Says Indictments in Russia Probe Further Incriminate Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Donald Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates surrendered to the FBI, after being indicted on charges that include money laundering, acting as unregistered agents of Ukraine’s former pro-Russian government and conspiracy against the United States. The White House said the indictments have nothing to do with the president’s 2016 campaign. However, Trump stopped tweeting yesterday after his former campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Condemns “Indefensible” Whitefish Contract & Calls for PREPA Chief’s Firing
Democracy Now! goes to Puerto Rico, where the FBI is investigating the $300 million contract between Puerto Rico’s electric power company and the tiny Montana-based company Whitefish, named for the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. “It truly is unnerving that people can just swindle, swindle an entire population when they are at their most vulnerable,” says San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Trump, Shock Doctrine & “Disaster Capitalism” in Puerto Rico
United Nations experts are warning of “alarming” conditions in Puerto Rico, now more than five weeks after Hurricane Maria. This weekend, the Democracy Now! team traveled to the island, and on Friday afternoon Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz gave an extended interview about how Hurricane Maria had changed Puerto Rico since it struck the island on September 20, Trump’s attacks and her vision for the future.