The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman:'BradCast' 2/2/2018 (NothingBurger Memo Underscores GOP FISA Failure; Plus: The Cruelty of Donald Trump) 
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The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman  'BradCast' 2/2/2018 (NothingBurger Memo Underscores GOP FISA Failure; Plus: The Cruelty of Donald Trump)  Independent, investigative news, reporting, interviews and commentary 
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Brad Friedman  Daily Program  For non-profit use only. 
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That mighty "thud" you heard on Friday morning was the release of Donald Trumps and U.S. House Republicans much-ballyhooed, self-generated memo, which they promised would expose crimes "worse than Watergate" and wildly biased partisan activities by the FBI and DoJ in their investigation into whether Team Trump worked with Russia to undermine the 2016 Presidential election. The work of U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) and his staff, who may or may not have worked with White House on the effort, the newly declassified memo is ultimately does little to bolster their argument that Republican Robert Mueller's Special Counsel probe is in some way compromised by Democratic partisans. It does, however, underscore concerns about the manner in which Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants are obtained in the secret FISA Court, and raises the question as to why Nunes himself voted to extend and expand the controversial surveillance law without any reforms and why Trump signed it two weeks ago. While the cable news channels focus almost exclusively on political intrigue and food fights, Donald Trumps cruelty is permeating executive branch agencies, polices and behavior; we cover a number of the under-reported recent stories of how his hard-line immigration policies are hurting real people, right now. Finally, Diebold -- maker of ATMs and electronic voting machines and electronic tabulation and registration systems -- has issued a new warning that their ATMs are being hacked to spit out cash. But you needn't worry about the security of their systems used to cast and count our votes in our upcoming 2018 midterm elections, right? After all, neither Trump nor Nunes nor the rest of the Congressional Republicans appear to be too concerned about it...  Brad Friedman, Desi Doyen 
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  Host: Brad Friedman
Producer: Desi Doyen 
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Politics and Activism | National News | Governance / Law | Congress | Courts | Civil Liberties | Privacy | United States | Democrats | Republicans  
 
 
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