Giuliani in Trouble and Putin Under Threat From Hardliners At Home
We begin with growing legal pressure on Rudy Giuliani as federal investigators scrutinize his electronic devices and assess whether he might turn on Trump who cut him loose after refusing to pay his exorbitant legal bills. With the investigation focusing on Rudy’s activities in Ukraine where he was either a witting or unwitting conduit for Russian election meddling to hurt Biden and help Trump, we speak with a former KGB officer who was a classmate of Vladimir Putin and worked in Washington D.C. recruiting spies to work against the U.S. He later became disillusioned with the KGB and testified against the KGB assassins who poisoned his friend Litvinenko with radioactive Polonium. Yuri Shvets joins us along with Craig Unger, the author of the new book American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery, to discuss how the KGB lost its worldly and intellectual cadre during the collapse of the Soviet Union and that Russia’s intelligence ranks are now dominated by thugs and thieves and that Putin himself is being challenged by hardliners like Nikolai Patrushev who are angling to take over a more aggressive Russia.
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