The House Intelligence Committee today released the long-threatened memo that turned out to be not much of anything. At the top of the show, I spoke with former CIA agent Jack Rice about the dangers of releasing classified information, and the memo. I shared some of Jennifer Rubin's Washington Post column about the memo on the show. You can read the whole thing here. Then we turned to history with Joshua Zeitz, author of the new book, Building the Great Society Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House.
With Trump mis-tweeting on today's FISA vote, I reached out to Emptywheel's Marcy Wheeler to get the full explanation on FISA and what was voted on today. Then, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC, just back from vacation, joined in for his first Thursday appearance on the show of the new year.
After my opening comments about today's Senate hearings and other news (Eric Trump thinks we Dems are "not even human"), we checked in with Denis Campbell, aka @UKProgressive, to discuss tomorrow's special election in Britain, the recent terror attacks and their aftermath, and our relationship in the D'ump era.