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The Curtain Rises on Dossier Scandal: The Role of Clinton, DNC and FBI

The Curtain Rises on Dossier Scandal: The Role of Clinton, DNC and FBI
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by international affairs and security analyst Mark Sleboda.

Yet another twist has emerged in the "Steele dossier" prepared by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS — it turns out that the Clinton campaign and the DNC were financial backers of the report.

The battle between Donald Trump and Republicans in the Senate continues, as the high profile feud with Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee escalates. What next in the Republican Party civil war? Eugene Puryear, the host of Radio Sputnik's By Any Means Necessary, and Bob Schlehuber, the producer of By Any Means Necessary, join the show for that discussion.

After the expiration of its 120-day prohibition on refugee resettlement, the Trump administration has now come out with a new order banning refugees from 11 countries from coming into the United States for another 90 days. Anoa Changa, host of the weekly radio show The Way With Anoa, joins Brian and John.

Following large scale Iraqi military maneuvers, the Kurdistan Regional Government has now offered to suspend the results of the referendum on Kurdish independence and has signaled its openness to negotiations. Ali Musawi, war correspondent based in Iraq, joins the show along with Kani Xulam, director of the American Kurdish Information Network.

The final batch of documents relating to the 1963 assassination of president John Kennedy are about to be released, but some are calling for key pieces of information to be withheld. Congressman Walter Jones joins the show.

Finally, the U.S. government's attack on civil liberties didn't begin with Donald Trump, but he certainly hasn't made it any better. In this segment, we'll take a look at the mass arrests and felony prosecutions of protesters at Trump's inauguration. Chip Gibbons, policy and legislative counsel for Defending Rights & Dissent, joins Brian and John along with Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund.

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