Background Briefing: November 4, 2021
Trump Appears to Have Failed to Block Documents For the 1/6 House Investigation
We begin with the hearing today before a federal judge in Washington DC on a challenge by former President Trump who is trying to prevent the National Archives from handing over 800 pages of White House documents requested by the House Select Committee investigating January 6. Joining us is Jacob Heilbrunn, the Editor of the National Interest, a columnist for The Spectator and the author of They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons. He joins us to discuss his latest article at The National Interest, “Is Trump-lite a Winning Formula for the GOP?” and his article at The New York Times, “The Inexorable Rise of Angela Merkel.” With the judge today appearing to want to expedite a decision in favor of the Biden administration to turn over the documents, we will assess Trump’s next moves as he employs his familiar delaying tactics and the significance of the arrest and indictment today of Igor Danchenko, who provided most of the material in the controversial Steele Dossier.
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