While I have huge issues with Glenn Greenwald of the intercept, especially lately, I still hang on Jeremy scahill, Interceps’ Co-founder with Glenn G., and his up-and-coming podcast INTERCEPTED. I haven’t found a hole in it yet but I find some pretty good reporting, so until one of those two things changes to the negative I’m going to stick with it because I think it’s pretty good – what do you think?
Journalists Ryan Grim, Aura Bogado, Micah Lee, and activists Carmen Trotta and Martha Hennessy are this week’s guests on the Intercepted podcast.
THE PURGE CONTINUES within the Trump administration over border and immigration policy as Trump floats getting rid of asylum judges. This week on Intercepted: Ryan Grim, the Washington, D.C., bureau chief of The Intercept, discusses the departure of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the historic War Powers Resolution vote that just passed Congress. It would cut off all funds to Saudi Arabia for the scorched-earth bombing campaign in Yemen. Also, Ryan and Jeremy Scahill discuss the pending release of some version of the Mueller report and what it might contain. Investigative reporter Aura Bogado, of Reveal, discusses the Trump administration’s current immigration policies, the ongoing family separations, and Bernie Sanders rejection of the concept of “open borders.” The Intercept’s Micah Lee discusses the bizarre case of the Chinese national who talked her way onto Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort with a bunch of cash, USB drives with malware, and some countersurveillance equipment. Lee reviews some of the possible scenarios as to what she could have done if she was not caught. Two Catholic Worker peace activists explain why they snuck onto a U.S. military base, poured their own blood, and attempted to deliver an indictment of President Trump. Carmen Trotta of the New York Catholic Worker and Martha Hennessy, the granddaughter of Dorothy Day, discuss their legal strategy, why they acted, and the history of the Plowshares movement. They and their five co-defendants could face up to 25 years in prison. Jeremy talks about his time at the Catholic Worker in the 1990s and his family connections to that movement.