Another Mass Shooting & A Mueller Investigation Update
This morning, Americans woke up to the news that another gunman walked into another crowded venue and started shooting, ultimately killing 12 people. This time, it was a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, just two weeks after a gunman murdered 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The tragic news was just one of the main headlines of the day, as it was reported that the investigation into possible Russian-Trump collusion is now being overseen by the new interim Attorney General, Matt Whitaker, a man who has called the probe a “witch hunt” in the past. But even as legal observers raise concerns about this case of the fox guarding the hen house, the Washington Post reports that Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from that investigation — and that those around him do not believe he would approve a subpoena of the president.
Jim Braude was joined by Virginia Buckingham, former Massport CEO, and Chief of Staff for governors Bill Weld and Paul Cellucci; and Michael Curry, former president of the Boston NAACP and current chair of the national NAACP Advocacy and Policy Committee.
Wayland Weighs New Gun Law
The increasing number of mass shootings in the country has sparked widespread political debate. In Massachusetts, the question of how best to regulate firearms has filtered down to the most local form of government. As Stephanie Leydon reports, at next week’s town meeting, Wayland residents will decide a measure that would add significant new gun restrictions.
Pete Souza on ‘SHADE: A Tale Of Two Presidents’
American presidents know that from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed, the lens of history is on them. For former President Barack Obama, that lens typically belonged to official White House photographer Pete Souza, who traveled just about everywhere with him. When the White House changed hands, Souza didn't stop telling Obama's story — but he started doing it in a very different way, using the photos he took on the job, to offer a silent commentary on President Trump via social media. He documents it all in his new book, "SHADE: A Tale Of Two Presidents." Jim Braude was joined by Pete Souza.
IMHO: Another Day, Another Mass Shooting
Jim Braude on the need for gun reform now.