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Meadows Testimony, Impeachment Fears, Shutdown Looms, Drone Surge

Meadows Testimony, Impeachment Fears, Shutdown Looms, Drone Surge
GoFundMe puts independent media platform Grayzone in financial limbo while Washington consultants siphon Pentagon funds into their pockets.
Former US diplomat and former senior foreign policy advisor Jim Jatras joins Misfits hosts Michelle Witte and John Kiriakou to discuss the thinning of the GOP primary field ahead of a second debate, whether the former president’s legal woes create a ballot access headache for his campaign, the possibility of a new government shutdown, whether we’ll soon see impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden, whether a Daesh*-linked human traffickers at the southern border represent a national security threat, the goals of a US delegation to Syria, and what is going on within the Michigan Republican Party.
Canadian author and activist Yves Engler discusses more raids on protest camps trying to block the logging of old-growth forests, the special industry protection force within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, how an effort to regulate Canadian business abuses was turned into an anti-China propaganda mouthpiece, and how Canada and the EU are using the World Trade Organization to prevent Indonesia from updating its mining policies to better benefit the people of Indonesia.
Former Associate Deputy Attorney General and constitutional scholar Bruce Fein discusses Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows' testimony in Atlanta, what argument Meadows is using to get his case transferred to a federal court, Rudy Giuliani liquidating his assets as he musters up legal defense funds, the scheduling of former president Donald Trump’s federal trial, a new lawsuit facing Trump regarding campaign finance, and an update on Trump's New York State case related to forged business documents.
National Vice President of Veterans For Peace Michael Wong discusses whether we should be concerned about the Pentagon's new Replicator program, what dangers could arise from flooding the Pacific with autonomous weapons systems, why Taiwanese residents don’t want to be a part of a Washington’s proxy war on Beijing, and how the Ukrainian conflict is affecting the timeline and trajectory for conflict with China.
The Misfits also discuss hundreds of prisoners on hunger strike in Bahrain, a study that reveals millions of “missing Americans,” and the path of Hurricane Idalia as it approaches the Gulf Coast.
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*Daesh (ISIS/IS/ISIL) is an Islamist terrorist group that is outlawed in Russia and many other countries
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