Nicole Sandler welcomes Professor and author Harvey J. Kaye back to the show at a time when things seem so dire to remind us of what this nation is capable of with a look back at FDR's Four Freedoms. Kaye will be hosting a night of films in that theme on TCM Monday 5/21, and tells us all about it.
From the Iran deal pullout to the Michael Cohen payments to Gina Haspell's confirmation hearings and more, it's a busy Wednesday. Dave Johnson, former senior fellow at the Campaign for America's Future who blogs at Seeing the Forest joins Nicole to wade through the swamp. National security journalist Marcy Wheeler joins in at the start of the show to talk about the Gina Haspell hearing too. She wrote about it on her blog at emptywheel.net. By the way, if you're looking for the Michael Avenalli executive summary of the money Michael Cohen's LLC took in, you can find it here.