Episode 138: “That’s Nobody’s Business But the Turks”

October 9, 2019

In addition to quoting They Might Be Giants lyrics, this week’s episode features cohosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck taking on three big issues:

  1. The Impeachment Inquiry & the White House Counsel’s Letter on Non-Cooperation
  2. President Trump’s decision to abandon America’s Kurdish allies and thus set in motion the potential release of thousands of Islamic State fighters
  3. A set of newly-declassified decisions by the FISC (and FISC-R) involving the latest round of Section 702 certification, including a finding that compliance problems at FBI (with respect to running US person queries of the 702 database) amounted, in the totality of the circumstances, to a Fourth Amendment violation.

As for frivolity: the world of sportsball meshed with foreign relations as the NBA quivered in the face of a Beijing backlash, all triggered by a tweet from the Rockets’ GM.  “It is time for us all to decide who we are…”


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