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Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn's harrowing firsthand account of the January 6th insurrection
The Dworkin Report • By Dworkin Report • Jul 22
Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn's harrowing firsthand account of the January 6th insurrection
The Dworkin Report • By Dworkin Report • Jul 22
GOP Minority leader tries to censor Grant Stern and fails
Dworkin Report producer Grant Stern went to cover a press conference at the Brigade 2506 Museum in Miami with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy and a half dozen GOP members of the House about the movement in Cuba to liberate the island from government repression. Only hours before this podcast, Hialeah Gardens Police officers swooped in and assaulted Stern while he asked Minority Leader McCarthy a question. This is a contemporaneous interview Scott conducted with Grant about the incident which we recorded the afternoon after he was dragged out of the room by three police officers just for asking why McCarthy opposed the bipartisan January 6th Commission that his own negotiators requested.
October 14, 2021
Reporter reveals Facebook paid Eastern European troll farms and the sinister secrets behind its algorithm
Scott speaks with Karen Hao the senior Artificial Intelligence editor for MIT Technology Review whose groundbreaking work looking into Facebook just got validated in a massive way this week by whistleblower Francis Haugen's testimony to the U.S. Senate. Hao holds a mechanical engineering degree from MIT, which she took to outlets like Mother Jones and Quartz where she honed her craft as a data journalist before earning her current senior role and recently becoming a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. Her groundbreaking reporting spans from the murky world of Facebook’s reliance on artificial intelligence to create programs that make autonomous decisions about what people see and human networks that convert disinformation for hire into cold hard cash. Buzzfeed caught and exposed the Eastern European troll farms who polluted the 2016 election with pro-Trump disinformation, yet Karen reports that not only did Facebook allow people in those same countries to influence Americans with inauthentic content, but they paid them from the network's Instant Articles advertising platform.
October 10, 2021
Reality Winner’s mom calls on President Biden to grant her daughter clemency
Scott speaks with Billie Jean Winner-Davis, whose daughter Reality spent years in federal prison for revealing Russia’s cyberattack on America’s elections in 2016. Reality’s mom shared some of her frustrations, several of her hopes, shots of her wisdom, and situations she personally experienced through years marked by the most unexpected events, and recently punctuated by her reunion with her daughter. Billie’s daughter still remains under carceral control with an ankle bracelet and very active probation even though there’s a zero percent chance she will reoffend after spending one of the longest sentences ever served for leaking a public record. But she hasn’t given up hope on getting a presidential commutation or pardon of sentence even though the pardon attorney’s office is filled to the brim with other requests. And that’s why Billie Jean Winner-Davis made an impassioned plea to President Biden during our conversation.
October 8, 2021
Reality Winner’s sister talks about growing up with an American patriot
Scott speaks with Brittany Winner, whose sister Reality Winner just got out of federal prison after disclosing a classified record from the NSA revealing Russia’s attack on the 2016 election. Besides all of the many reasons why we would interview Brittany, there is one she raised that people might not be aware of; as she explains, her whistleblower sister Reality’s body is free, but she is still muzzled from speaking to the media by the rest of her sentence and court controls. She explained why her sister made the decision to leak records to The Intercept and what she was doing at the time she made that decision which might actually surprise you. She even explains precisely what spurred Reality Winner to engage in an act of selfless heroism in service of our country.
October 6, 2021
Reality Winner’s lawyer lays out the case for her freedom
Scott speaks with Alison Grinter Allen, a lawyer to some of America’s most politically persecuted people, including Reality Winner, whose bombshell NSA leak about Russia's attack on the 2016 election changed the course of our nation's politics. This is the first in a series of three interviews with Reality Winner's inner circle, the first such interviews her family has given since her release from federal prison earlier this year. Grinter Allen didn’t start her career as a civil rights lawyer. Still, she’s representing a Texas woman unjustly jailed for illegal voting and fighting hard for her client, Reality Winner, to earn a commutation of the rest of her sentence. Despite Winner earning an early release for good behavior, the federal parole conditions are an oppressive presence stifling her free speech and daily life. At the end of this interview, she asked President Biden to step in and take action to relieve her client's remaining burden of ankle monitors and three more years of court control just for telling Americans what their government already knew about our elections.
August 4, 2021
"Worst day ever." How a Capitol Police officer fought off the January 6th insurrection
Scott Dworkin speaks with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn (part 2). Officer Dunn will be one of the first officers called to testify in front of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection against Congress. We released part one of our interview with Officer Dunn last week, after the most-watched right-wing extremist Fox News opinion host mercilessly attacked him for having personal, political views so we advanced the release of this first part of a gripping two-part interview with Officer Dunn so the public can learn more about him as a person and as a cop. In the first half of our discussion, Officer Dunn told us about his background as a football player, who is close to earning his master’s degree and wanted to give back to his community by working in the field he’d always dreamed of pursuing: being a cop. We left off just after he told us about the start of what he calls his worst day as a police officer which he described succinctly as “the worst day ever.”
July 26, 2021
Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn's harrowing firsthand account of the January 6th insurrection
Scott Dworkin speaks with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn. Officer Dunn will be one of the first officers called to testify in front of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection against Congress. Last night, the most-watched right-wing extremist Fox News opinion host mercilessly attacked him for having personal, political views so we advanced the release of this first part of a gripping two-part interview with Officer Dunn so the public can learn more about him as a person and as a cop. This podcast is also what America needs to learn about the people who invaded the Capitol to end our country's unbroken chain of peaceful transitions of power by seditiously stopping the final electoral college vote from the officer's firsthand account of the nakedly open racism he had to endure. Here's an excerpt: "Politically, when you're out there doing that job, you don't think about anything except for doing your job effectively. I'll see congressmen who've made statements about January since then. I disagree with that at that moment. When I see them, I don't immediately think 'Oh, yo, you the one who's thinking?" "No, I'm just like, 'Hey Congressman, good to see you.' And then like afterward, I'd be like, 'wait a minute.' But my initial instinct is to do my job and make sure that everybody's good. I can have my political beliefs, you know, outside of doing my job but it doesn't affect me doing [the job they need and all. Like I said, I take pride in it and doing my job." "It's bigger than me, you know?"
July 22, 2021
Author reveals the story behind Obama calling Trump a "corrupt motherf**ker"
Scott speaks with award-winning journalist and author Edward-Isaac Dovere about his new book, “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump." Isaac spent the 2020 campaign on the road for The Atlantic after leaving his post as Chief Washington correspondent for Politico. The advance copy of his book made global news the moment it came out because he reported President Obama’s private thoughts about his successor. If you follow the news or Democratic politics, you’ll want to read his deeply detailed book about the start of the Biden-Harris ticket, the dramatic ups & downs of Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign, and how Democrats reacted to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss by building activist networks. Dovere also spoke with President Biden early in the first hundred days of his presidency and included that material in the book. “Battle for the Soul,” tells two stories. One, about President Biden, defined himself within the campaign and produced a winning ticket. Secondly, it is the story of why Joe Biden is operating the most progressive administration since LBJ. Disclosure: This post uses affiliate links.
July 16, 2021
DC statehood bill gets boost from 39 constitutional scholars support says Congresswoman
Scott speaks with Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, the House delegate from Washington, D.C. She is here to discuss the momentous drive for D.C. statehood to admit Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as a state, and her bill the DC Admission Act. It passed the House in a historic vote, only to meet with opposition on constitutional grounds, but her office just released a legal memo backed by 39 top law professors including Harvard’s Lawrence Tribe that sets the record straight, and she says puts the issue to rest. Rep. Norton says it’s going to require a national movement to admit the state. That’s where your help and help from The Resistance could be crucial in writing to your Senators across America to ask them to vote for DC statehood because residents of the District of Columbia don't have Senate representation so they need people across the country to contact their Senators today in support of her bill. They can call: (202) 224-3121.
May 28, 2021
Senator Hirono just shamed a Republican's lone vote to allow more hate crimes
Scott speaks with Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) about her new book "Heart of Fire: An immigrant daughter's story" which chronicles her humble beginnings that led to her five-decade career in public service. Her fight to protect the vulnerable recently culminated in getting the typically obstructed Senate to pass her bill making it illegal to commit hate crimes against persons of Asian-American and Pacific Island (AAPI) descent, like herself. Surprisingly, the senator from Hawai'i revealed that some of her Republican colleagues believed that her hate crimes legislation could have gone further in criminalizing racial violence, but she saved her clearest disdain for the junior senator from Missouri. But it's not unusual for the now-outspoken Sen. Hirono to express her true feelings after years of adapting to the fight against the Republican party's war against democracy. Disclosure: This post uses affiliate links.
May 17, 2021
Bestselling author explains how he was able to connect with millions of hard-to-flip voters
Scott speaks with novelist Gregg Hurwitz about his latest New York Times bestseller "Prodigal Son" his latest installment in the OrphanX series and his political activities that spanned the partisan divide, as well as his writing for The Bulwark. He even revealed for the first time how his own personal experiences partly inspired the creation of Evan Smoak, the heroic assassin from his book series. "I didn't want to just write within publications that are read by people who agree with us already, because a lot of what I was trying to do is figure out ways to make good faith arguments, to win them across," Hurwitz explained about his deep dive into political writing. "And to understand that the value set that we, that we hold as liberals can be talked about through conservative language and a conservative understanding that lets them then make a good faith choice whether we represent some of their interests and values better than Donald Trump and the Trump Republican party does." Disclosure: This post uses affiliate links.
May 12, 2021
Rep. Gomez just revealed why he’s filing the bill to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene
Scott speaks with Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) about his decision to file a bill to expel newly sworn Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) from Congress. The Representative was unsparing about his dismal opinion of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) whom he described as "owned by QAnon and the QAnon believers and the hard right." Additional video of Rep. Greene leaving the White House before the insurrection riot and then glorifying violence afterward has emerged since Gomez took action, adding weight to his push to remove the QAnon conspiracy theorist from the House. The Congressman from Los Angeles also explained how House Democrats plan to pass a Covid-19 relief package and get it to President Joe Biden's desk, and the importance of advancing his agenda early on. In this candid interview, Rep. Gomez finished with a message to Senate Republicans who are sitting in judgment of the upcoming trial to disqualify the disgraced ex-President Donald Trump on charges of inciting the Capitol insurrection on January 6th.
January 30, 2021
EMILY's List President just released a blueprint for activists who want to run for office
Scott speaks with Stephanie Schriock, the President of Emily's List about her new book "Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World," as well as the impact and repercussions of the disgraced ex-President's insurrection against the Capitol, which led to his historic second impeachment. Born in Minnesota, Schriock became a key member of a presidential campaign before leading two successful senatorial campaigns in the midwest which led to her elevation to guide America's top progressive political action committee dedicated to finding and supporting women in campaigns for public office. Stephanie shared her reaction to this year's violence in D.C. as someone who used to work in the building and with a historical perspective that every American should appreciate the threats looming against our democracy. Disclosure: This post uses affiliate links.
January 29, 2021
A Forbes journalist just exposed Jared Kushner's Qatar business ties. Congress is investigating
Scott presents an interview with Producer Grant Stern and Forbes editor and author Dan Alexander whose new book "White House Inc.: How Donald Trump turned the Presidency into a business" exposes the business ties that sent foreign cash directly into the hands of President Trump. While the Trump Administration is rife with apparent conflicts of interest, this interview focuses on the ties that Alexander uncovered exclusively between the gas-rich Persian Gulf nation of Qatar and the entire Trump family. He told us about Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner who consummated a billion-dollar "bailout" deal with Qatar for a Manhattan skyscraper that had massive debt problems by using indirect means. Congress just opened an investigation into Kushner's ties to Qatar and this interview with Dan Alexander doesn't just present some of his book's stunning conclusions, but it also explains why conflicts of interest in high-ranking government officials pose a danger to American interests. Read more at DworkinReport.com. Disclosure: This post uses affiliate ad links.
December 9, 2020
Speaker Pelosi reveals the plan for investigating Trump’s abuses of power
Scott speaks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) about what's next for the House's investigation of Donald Trump over his administration's failed coronavirus response has killed over 235,000 Americans. The Speaker also explained her plan to continue exposing Trump's abuses after the 2020 election. Our book Meet the Candidates 2020: Joe Biden is available at all major bookstores and online.
November 2, 2020
Pelosi: "Republicans want to take away your healthcare. Vote to save it!"
Scott talks with elected DNC member Christine Pelosi about the Trump Administration's failure to adequately respond to the pandemic. They spoke about the Heroes Act coronavirus relief package Speaker Pelosi passed in May which Senate Majority leader "Moscow" Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump refused to pass before the election. They also spoke about her book “The Nancy Pelosi Way." You can find the book at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. "Donald Trump's theory of the case is that he would be cruising to reelection," says Christine Pelosi. "As he told the people of Erie, Pennsylvania, he wouldn't have even been there campaigning asking them for their vote we're at not for COVID. So he says his theory is 'look, but for COVID I did a great job as president.' The facts say otherwise. Even, if you accept that theory, then you would have to say, 'Well, then. Why didn't you handle COVID better?'" "We learned from Bob Woodward's tapes and recordings with the president that the president said he played down the dangers of the virus publicly," explained Pelosi, "including the fact that it was airborne. Very early on because he didn't want to put the American people into a panic. He didn't want to risk the economy. As it turns out he was risking the economy and people's lives. And so the second thing we learned was that when Jared Kushner - who has no government experience and no public health experience and no public health advocacy experience - decided that he was going to be in charge." Disclosure: This post uses affiliate links.
October 28, 2020
Mary L. Trump blames her Uncle's "criminal" coronavirus response for 200,000+ American deaths
Scott talks with Mary L. Trump in this fascinating and wide-ranging interview. Mary told us about the details of her NY Times #1 bestselling book "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," including why she went public. We also asked Donald Trump's niece for her insights into his failed coronavirus response, which she calls "criminal," as well as NBC's decision to air a town hall last week when her Uncle backed out of the formal debate because as she says, he is a "coward." "When Mitt Romney got taken to the woodshed for saying to somebody he was debating, 'I bet you $10,000," because he was such an out of touch elitist," said Mary L. Trump about last week's dueling town hall debates. "And now here's Donald who probably doesn't have 10 bucks in the bank saying [owing] $410 million isn't a lot of money." "What I worried about and have thought for a long time is that the worst possible scenario would be if he got COVID-19, but either had a mild case or a moderate case from which he recovered quickly," says the President's niece about his recent illness that forced him to go to Walter Reed hospital for experimental medical treatment. "And that's exactly what happened. [T]he reason I thought that that was going to be disasters because of what he did afterward, telling people that they should not let COVID-19 dominate their lives. That." Disclosure: This post uses affiliate ad links. Simon & Schuster is the distributor for the Meet the Candidates 2020 Book Series written by this podcast's host and producer.
October 20, 2020
Meet the journalist who asked Trump if he "regrets all the lying" to the American people
Scott talks to S.V. Daté the world traveler who is now White House Correspondent for HuffPost. Daté is the author of a new book entitled, “The Useful Idiot: How Donald Trump Killed the Republican Party with Racism and the Rest of Us with Coronavirus.” Now only did S.V about what it's like to work in the White House as a journalist, he also diagnosed some of the problems that are plaguing American politics today and the GOP's failure to take responsibility for the security risk and governance problems Donald Trump causes. "Part of the problem [Trump] has is he just lies all the time, and just says random things that have bare no relationship to reality," the veteran White House correspondent told Scott. "And I've often thought if he just kept quiet, locked himself in the face, you know, for three years, his [approval] poll numbers would probably be at like 55%, you know, given the economy that he inherited. Instead, he never exceeded like 45%." "The Republican party, frankly, failed us," concluded Daté. "In a two-party system, each party has a responsibility to make sure that their nominee can do the job of commander-in-chief, and do the job of an emergency manager-in-chief, and they failed. And here we are." Find out more about our podcast at www.DworkinReport.com and please click the links to subscribe and donate today. Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
October 19, 2020
A WaPo journalist exposed Trump's selfish handling of Covid relief checks
Scott talks with Toluse Olorunnipa, who covers the White House for the Washington Post and is a political analyst for CNN who blew the lid off of Trump’s self-serving decision to stamp his name all over the last round of covid stimulus checks. Toluse told us how that all happened behind the scenes. Toluse also peels back the layers of how things are really working in DC. If you have wondered how professional journalists managed to keep the public informed during a global pandemic, then you need to listen to this entire interview. "The president is definitely known for liking to have his name on things. He considers himself a master brander and when he was informed that he was going to be signing this Cares Act... he tried to figure out a way he could capitalize on this and maybe get a little bit of a political benefit," says Olorunnipa. "He had support from the Treasury Department and Secretary Mnuchin, who essentially let the president know that while he couldn't sign the checks physically because there's sort of regulations that prevent political officials from signing payments to Americans, e could have his name in the memo line, and... associate himself with this money that Americans were getting due to this bill that was passed by Congress. And he was all on board with that. Our reporting shows that he was very well informed about the process. He enthusiastically supported it, and he liked the idea of being able to put his name on these checks and associate himself with these payments that Americans are getting to try to tie them over in the middle of this economic storm that the country is facing." Find out more about our podcast at www.DworkinReport.com and please click the links to subscribe and donate today.
October 18, 2020
"Rigged" author explains how Russia is interfering in the 2020 election today
Scott speaks with author David Shimer, whose new book "Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference" has received critical acclaim, including from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Shimer is a Yale fellow and associate of the Wilson Center think tank whose work has appeared in Foreign Affairs and the New York Times. "I show how the Soviet Union in the United States interfered in elections all over the world during the Cold War," Shimer told us. "[The book shows] how Russia is interfering in elections all over the world, in this century right now. It shows how Russia interfered in America's 2016 election and gets into both that operation and its aftermath." "What I'd like to emphasize to your audience is just not to fall for the temptation when something happens, like if emails are released or if a new tactic is introduced," David presciently explained two weeks ago, "I think that the daily media has a tendency to ring the alarm bells and induce almost, or provide a sense of panic." In light of the Russian election interference scheme we are witnessing President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani's conduct in real-time, it's a must-listen interview for anyone participating in the 2020 election. Find out more about our podcast at www.DworkinReport.com and please click the links to subscribe and donate today. Disclosure: This post uses affiliate links.
October 16, 2020
MoveOn.org's senior strategist just gave calming advice for the 2020 election
Scott talks with Reggie Hubbard, a senior political strategist at MoveOn.org and advisor to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. In addition to being one of DC's top political movers and shakers, Reggie is also a spiritual leader and certified yoga instructor. Hubbard wrote a thesis in his field entitled "Yoga and Spiritual Activism: Serving Humanity from a Sense of Devotion and Love," after completing his B.A. in philosophy from Yale University and an MBA in international strategy from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium. Find out what top progressive democrats are really discussing during this tumultuous election. Find out more about our podcast at www.DworkinReport.com and please click the links to subscribe and donate today.
October 15, 2020
Sophia Bush sees a brighter future ahead after these dark times
Scott talks to activist, actress, director, and producer Sophia Bush in two sittings. Their first conversation captures Bush's opinions of the state of America's political activism before the coronavirus hit, turning 2020 upside down. Part two is after the coronavirus crisis led to lockdowns all over the US this past spring. "We're supposed to have adults in the room," said Sophia about the Trump Administration's failure to adequately respond to the coronavirus. Please subscribe or donate today.
October 14, 2020
MLK III says we need leaders like Joe Biden & Kamala Harris in the White House
Scott talks with Martin Luther King, III who divulged details about his meeting with Donald Trump and spoke about a range of topics from the coronavirus' disparate impact on African-American communities to the police violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin. "We have to work for change. We have to pray for change. We have to be the change," said MLK III. "And if love is not yet won, then the victory is not yet over." This is a must-listen podcast about nonviolence in activism for anyone supporting the Black Lives Matter movement from marchers to organizers, and for anyone looking to learn more about the fight against structural racism and economic injustice in America. Visit DworkinReport.com for more information
October 7, 2020
"The President is responsible for my father's death"
Scott talks with Kristin Urquiza who told the Democratic National Convention her moving story of losing her father to Trumpism when he died of COVID-19. Kristen calls her father's support for Donald Trump and his trust of Arizona's Republican Governor Doug Ducey "a death sentence for him." She's starting a new organization called Marked By COVID whose goal is to elevate the stories of people who've lost the ones they love to the American epidemic within the coronavirus pandemic. Meet the Candidates 2020: Kamala Harris is available from Amazon and with free shipping from Barnes & Noble.
September 15, 2020
Florida man Rick Wilson reveals his secret to trolling Trump successfully
Scott speaks with Rick Wilson, the GOP strategist, and The Daily Beast Editor at Large whose new group The Lincoln Project has provoked an outsized reaction by Donald Trump. Not only did we delve into the inners of Lincoln Project strategy, Wilson even explained what really makes him a Florida man and how that colors his distinctive viewpoint about politics. This interview was conducted during the height of the Justice for George Floyd protests, and it really reveals Rick's inner thoughts about the most important issues of our day from racial justice to authoritarianism in America and even how to truthfully and politely avoid questions about Lincoln Project provocateur George Conway's wife. You'll laugh, you'll cry, but you'll DEFINITELY vote against Donald Trump after listening to this interview with Rick Wilson. Rick's latest book is Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump--and Democrats from Themselves. Meet the Candidates 2020: Kamala Harris is available from Amazon and with free shipping from Barnes & Noble.
August 12, 2020
A new book just exposed Stephen Miller's white nationalist strategy and its roots
Scott talks with Jean Guererro, who is an investigative journalist for NPR, the PBS Newshour, and the author of Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda. Jean’s new book explains all., and she took the approach of developing a deep biography of the advisor to understand his motivations which have become ever more influential over time within the White House. Guerrero writes that it was Stephen Miller's connections to federal law enforcement unions in 2016 that helped him sway national immigration policy from its prior status of having chronic problems both parties wanted to fix into a dystopian nightmare used as a racist cudgel by a sitting occupant of the Oval Office. You can buy a copy of Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda here. Our book Meet the Candidates 2020: Joe Biden is available at all major bookstores and online. Disclosure: This post uses affiliate ad links.
August 11, 2020
An epidemiologist just explained why Trump's Tulsa rally can be a deadly super-spreader event
Scott speaks with Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, a Harvard epidemiologist and health economist. Dr. Ding was the first American scientist to sound the alarm about coronavirus in a truly large way. It's not easy to achieve clarity in a crisis, even less so when the crisis is budding and hasn't yet become a full-on catastrophe. But that's what Dr. Ding achieved. Now, he's here speak with us and blow the whistle on Trump's Tulsa rally as a potential super spreader event. He even explained the differences between the massive Black Lives Matter protests across America and the Trump political event, and why it could be so much more dangerous for more than just those who attend, but their families and communities. You can follow Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding on Twitter @DrEricDing. Here's the transcript. Click here to buy our book about the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden.
June 20, 2020
Former Obama speechwriter's new book is a roadmap for rebuilding our democracy
Scott speaks with President Barack Obama's former speechwriter David Litt. He's the author of a new book that just hit bookshelves today entitled “Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think.” After starting work at the White House while 24-years-old, they gave David the privilege of authoring four of President Obama’s White House Correspondents dinner speeches, including the famous "drop the mic" speech that launched a thousand memes. After leaving public service, Litt went to Funny or Die! who made him their D.C. office’s head producer while he published his first book, “Thanks Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years.” Our wide-ranging interview includes inside details of David's new book and behind the scenes stories about his time with President Obama. It's a poignant picture of what an American president needs to do and what's missing from the White House today, in addition to a manual for how we can fix our democracy. Buy our book about the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden here. Read the entire transcript here.
June 17, 2020
PA Rep. slams Republicans for COVID cover-up as "height of grotesque partisanship"
Scott speaks with Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims who released an emotional video calling out repugnant Republican state legislators who exposed elected officials on both sides of the aisle to the deadly coronavirus and shockingly hid their COVID infections from the Democratic caucus, of which Sims is a member. Rep. Sims’ clarion call isn’t about politics or partisanship, it’s about life. He literally caught Pennsylvania’s House Republicans lying to their colleagues about being infected with coronavirus while doing their own contact tracing in their own caucus and then casting a vote to re-open Pennsylvania right now. Rep. Sims gave us an update on the status of those efforts and their absurdity. As a party, the actions Democrats have taken during the COVID19 epidemic in America show that they’ve claimed the true mantle of this country’s “pro-life party” Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims personifies the efforts of elected Democrats at all levels to protect the lives of all of their fellow Americans and his patriotism practically bleeds through the speakers of this evocative interview. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series featuring Joe Biden or at Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
May 30, 2020
Eve Levenson just slammed gun companies for provoking panic buying to convert COVID deaths into cash
Scott speaks with March For Our Lives spokesperson Eve Levenson about how we can all achieve a future with a safer America, with smarter gun laws. She's a George Washington College student who represents the national group in the halls of Congress when she's not pursuing a unique professional career and helping lead the organization that mounted America's largest-ever youth protest in 2017. Eve started with a stark admonition of the horrid behavior of the NRA and the gun sales lobby during the coronavirus crisis but left our listeners with a reason to keep being hopeful while our country fights a life or death struggle against a pandemic. "I think that one is that we really need to hold accountable the gun industry, which is taking advantage of this moment of crisis when people are getting killed to profit off of it," says Levenson. "You see, the NRA and other people affiliated with the gun industry are literally putting ads out there saying that 'you need a gun to keep yourself safe from the Coronavirus.' I think that the reality is that we know that the gun industry always profits off of moments like this. So we need to be holding them accountable. The other important thing is to acknowledge the fears that are leading individuals to want to go and get these guns." You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden here or at Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses affiliate links.
April 24, 2020
A whistleblower just connected Trump-like retaliation to coronavirus hospital shortages
Scott speaks with Professor Tim Bakken, a lawyer and Pentagon whistleblower who fought the system and won. His new book “The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military” recounts his personal experience exposing wrongdoing at the West Point Military Academy. Professor Bakken also explained to us how retaliation against whistleblowers harms us all, and why the age of retaliation is hurting our democracy in an era where the truth is under constant attack. Going beyond that, Tim makes a fascinating point about how secrecy fuels a lack of government accountability that ultimately affects our country’s biggest political decisions and connects the current hospital shortages to that secrecy. Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
April 22, 2020
WeedWeek's publisher just said Democrats need to take back the Senate if they want more legal weed
On today’s 420 day podcast, we’ve got Alex Halperin, a special guest from the left coast who is both the news publisher behind WeedWeek and the author of a new book “The Cannabis Dictionary.” You can find Alex’s prior journalism in Slate, the Washington Post, and New Yorker, more recently he’s been writing full time about weed and brings an interesting perspective to the many questions about marijuana during the coronavirus crisis, and it's future. Many states are declaring marijuana businesses to be essential during the coronavirus pandemic which is a milestone moment for the nascent industry. We also discussed racial equality in the marijuana industry, political currents surrounding legalization and a whole lot more. Partial Transcript Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
April 21, 2020
Two Princeton Professors explained the virulent roots of Trump's Republican Party
Scott presents an interview with Producer Grant Stern and Princeton Professors Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer, who are co-authors of the new book “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974," and explain how Trump's rise fits into decades of Republican party politics. Stern caught up with them at the Miami Book Fair this past December to talk about their book, and the sad state of American politics today and how we got here. Kruse and Zelizer are both political historians who used to teach a course based on this material at Princeton University where they both still teach today. This podcast traces the history of American politics, starting in 1974 and focusing on the rise of the far-right in the Republican party beginning with Ronald Reagan’s insurgency through today, they deliver the unique insights you'll usually find on MSNBC or CNN. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden here or at Barnes & Noble. Disclosures: This post uses paid affiliate links.
April 15, 2020
Fred Guttenberg just explained how to get through the "horrific" coronavirus plague
Scott talks with Fred Guttenberg, the Parkland dad who lost his beloved teenage daughter and redirected his life towards tireless activism with his nonprofit group Orange Ribbons for Jamie. Fred also recorded a public service announcement recently for The Masks Now Coalition (text masks to 50409) and shared his thoughts on the coronavirus crisis from the perspective of someone who has coped with multiple family tragedies, which ultimately propelled him towards activism. Our wide-ranging conversation touched on newsmaking events in Congress and what's going on in the drive for gun reforms. Fred Guttenberg didn't hold anything back in this interview. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden here or at Barnes & Noble. Disclosures: This ad uses paid affiliate links.
April 15, 2020
Lupus patient says it appears "Trump is selling drugs to fund his presidential campaign"
Scott speaks with patient advocate Peter Morley, who is a lupus patient taking the drug that Donald Trump is selling to the public at large as a coronavirus medication without any scientific data whatsoever, for which he was recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine. Morley is literally fighting for his own survival now that the bully pulpit is being used to sell drugs to the general public. His frightening story in the dystopian America of 2020 must be heard to be believed. Peter wrote an op-editorial in the New York Daily News about the importance of bolstering Social Security Insurance which he believes will be even more important after COVID19 victims suffer continuing respiratory difficulty in the wake of the lethal epidemic in America. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here, featuring Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders or at Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses affiliate ad links.
April 10, 2020
Erin Brockovich just explained why Superman isn't coming, we all need to be activists
Scott talks with Erin Brockovich who told us the intensely personal story behind her story. Erin is one of America’s most successful activists, but also someone who is very busy duplicating her efforts for others to take up the mantle of environmental activism at CommunityHealthBook.com. She told us the story of what kept her going while juggling being a single mom, a legal professional staffer, and an activist and how you can use that in your every day lives. Erin Brockovich's new book "Superman's Not Coming" just hit store shelves in 2020, and you can see her in the documentary Last Call at The Oasis. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here, featuring Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders or at Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
April 4, 2020
An ER doctor just explained why you should NEVER listen to Trump’s medical advice
Scott talks with Dr. Rob Davidson, who an ER Doctor in Western Michigan on the front lines of the fight to save COVID19 patients and the Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Medicare, a national advocacy group to improve the health of every American. Dr. Davidson made national headlines by confronting Vice President Mike Pence about Republicans’ planned cuts to healthcare spending in a video recorded encounter from Iowa earlier this year, but nobody imagined his medical advice would become so urgently necessary as it is today. Now, we've got his exclusive medical advice on how every resister should deal with the coronavirus outbreak and even when kids will be able to see their grandparents again. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here, featuring Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders or online at Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
March 31, 2020
Kurt Bardella tells us the sinister truth behind Trump’s racist coronavirus propaganda
Scott speaks with Kurt Bardella who is a national columnist and television commentator who left the GOP to become a Democrat and is leading the fight against Donald Trump’s overt program of racial discrimination against Asian-Americans during the coronavirus crisis. His journey from being a Republican insider to becoming a Democrat has been publicly documented in his columns for USA Today where he's on the board of contributors and on MSNBC where he is a contributor. Kurt had the brilliant idea of discontinuing unfiltered coverage of Trump’s daily coronavirus misinformation press conferences and made it go viral on twitter before Rachel Maddow closed her emotional program last week by calling on the media to stop spreading his lies. Bardella is also the publisher of the Morning Hangover, a country music newsletter. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here, featuring Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders or online at Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
March 25, 2020
David Plouffe just explained how Democrats can generate a landslide to beat Trump
Scott presents an interview by producer Grant Stern with David Plouffe who is President Barack Obama’s former campaign manager and the author of a new book “A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump.” He guided both of President Obama's successful runs to the White House and this podcast is a detailed breakdown of his outlook for the 2020 general election. Plouffe explained his blueprint for every member of the Resistance to chip in and make a difference by fighting disinformation and informing their friends; it's easier than you might imagine. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here, featuring Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders or online at Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
March 18, 2020
Ebola research physician says "Trump can't spin death," recommends cities take drastic measures
Scott speaks with Dr. Dena Grayson is both a medical doctor and holds a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular cell biology, and a major critic of the Trump response to coronavirus who brings lots of facts to bear. She’s not only a scientist but also a former Democratic Congressional candidate in Florida with a vast following on Twitter. Dr. Grayson's particular expertise in biomedical research and her expert opinions on pandemics are widely sought by news networks around the world because they’re informed by her work fighting ebola. Grayson believes we need to adopt physical distancing over the popular term social distancing which she believes is causing mass anxiety during the viral outbreak which the Trump Administration allowed to grow wildly out of control. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here, featuring Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders or online at Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
March 17, 2020
Top psychiatrist explains why Trump's coronavirus response is worse than having no leader at all
Scott speaks with Yale professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee about Donald Trump's failed response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Lee is president of the World Mental Health Coalition and author of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump" which brings together the professional opinion of 37 mental health experts. Her diagnosis is that Trump's avoidance of reality is so dangerous, no leadership would be safer, but there is a lot more inside this interview that speaks to each individual listener about how they can cope with the national public health crisis roiling our stock markets and shutting down our country. Find out more at tonight's live-streamed webinar on March 13th at 9pm EDT which you can access at DangerousCase.org: "CAN DONALD TRUMP’S MENTAL IMPAIRMENT BE DEADLY FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES PATHOLOGICAL NARCISSISM, INFORMATION SUPPRESSION, AND A GLOBAL PANDEMIC." You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here, featuring Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders or at your local Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
March 13, 2020
Shannon Watts tells us about taking on the NRA—and winning
Scott speaks with Shannon Watts, who founded Mom's Demand Action to fight the gun manufacturer's lobby for sensible gun reforms who is also the author of “Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World” out on Harper-Collins books. Shannon's fascinating story is the topic of her book, which doubles as a manifesto and a memoir aimed at how-to instruction for people in every American city and town who might want to follow in her footsteps. Watts also delivered a detailed review of the gun reform legislation passed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the House Democrats, which resides in Sen. "Moscow" Mitch McConnell's legislative graveyard. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here, featuring Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders or at your local Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses paid affiliate links.
March 12, 2020
Karine Jean-Pierre explains why Trump will have an asterisk next to his presidency forever
Scott speaks with Karine Jean-Pierre, the national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org and NBC/MSNBC commentator whose new book "Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America" is an inspirational story that anyone who wants to get into politics needs to read. Karine's journey into politics started later in life but blossomed rapidly on the Obama campaigns, and into the White House giving her a font of wisdom for activists, knowledge which she shares with Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs as a lecturer. You can buy our new series of Meet The Candidates 2020 books about the top Democratic presidential candidates here on Amazon or at your local Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses Amazon Affiliate links.
March 10, 2020
Author Christine Pelosi praises resisters fighting Trump’s ongoing threats to democracy
Scott speaks with author and elected DNC member Christine Pelosi about her new book "The Nancy Pelosi Way" as well as about impeachment, about #TrumpsWar with Iran and about her personal story as a lifelong political activist. Our in-depth chat reveals new material you can't find in her hot-telling book and also Christine Pelosi's deep insight into the politics of war and peace during an interview we recorded after Trump's provocative decision to target and kill Iran's second-highest government official in Iraq, as well as her commentary on the impeached forever president. You can find the book at Barnes & Noble. Our political Meet the Candidates books are profiles of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Pete Buttigieg are the only place to find an objective comparison of the top four candidates and Scott's opinion on the politics of theirs campaign. Buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 books here.
February 4, 2020
Malcolm Nance just debunked GOP conspiracy theories and the Trump-Russia truthers who push them
Scott presents an interview with Malcolm Nance about his latest book, “The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security and How We Can Fix It” which made the prestigious New York Times Bestseller list by producer Grant Stern from his appearance at the Miami Book Fair. Nance is an MSNBC contributor who became the first person in the American mainstream media to uncover and expose Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election, which was the topic of his first book on the subject “The Plot to Hack America” which he released during the campaign. He explained in this interview how Russian intelligence uses disinformation and what America can do to fight back. You can buy our Meet The Candidates 2020 books here.
December 4, 2019
Juli Briskman just revealed how Trump’s brand damages Republicans in every election
Scott speaks with Juli Briskman about her journey from a morning bike ride with an unexpected interlocution by the President that led her eventually into an elected office. Supervisor-elect Briskman will be sworn in to represent the Algonkian District in Loudon County, Virginia where the Trump National Golf course is situated after flipping the bird at President Trump while he drove back to the White House from a golf outing. Briskman told us that there was a Trump effect even on the local level, which helped her flip her county commission blue. Most importantly, she stood up for what’s right by denouncing a demagogue, and in so doing set an example for every member of the resistance by getting involved. You can buy our new series of Meet The Candidates 2020 books about the top Democratic presidential candidates here on Amazon or at your local Barnes & Noble. Editor’s note: This post uses Amazon affiliate links to books.
November 27, 2019
Gale Anne Hurd just explained how you can help achieve pay equity in Hollywood
Scott talks with Gale Anne Hurd, the legendary Hollywood producer behind cultural touchstones like the Walking Dead franchise on television as well as the Terminator and Alien movies. Hurd told us about her impending launch of the third Walking Dead series in 2020, and about major developments in the Terminator franchise because a relatively new copyright law will give control back to her and James Cameron, its co-creators for the first time in decades. But her most poignant words had to do with the fight for gender equity in entertainment and empowering individuals, which is a central theme of her life’s work. You can buy our new series of Meet The Candidates 2020 books about the top Democratic presidential candidates here on Amazon or at your local Barnes & Noble. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "151075024X"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "eeef88074bbfc689c0ccf6168e9b0e4d"; Editor’s note: This post uses Amazon affiliate links to books. Gale Ann Hurd is a donor to the Democratic Coalition, which is Scott Dworkin’s employer.
November 26, 2019
Former Mattis Comms Chief just revealed which reckless Trump tweets caught the Pentagon “off guard”
Scott speaks with Navy Commander (ret.) Guy Snodgrass, whose new book “Holding the Line: Inside Trump’s Pentagon with Secretary Mattis” is a personal memoir of his eighteen-month tour of duty at the Pentagon as Chief of Communications and speechwriter for former Defense Secretary General James Mattis. Cmdr. Snodgrass wrote a nonpartisan account of his time working with Secretary Mattis but didn’t hold back in our interview about the harm to America’s allegiances being done by President Trump’s duplicitous public messaging, or on any other topic. He also revealed the serious complications of Trump’s tweets, for example when he canceled military exercises with our South Korean allies or falsely told the public that he consulted with the Pentagon before tweeting a ban on military service by transgendered persons. It’s a unique, insider’s account of the top of the Department of Defense and how they handled an arbitrary and unpredictable Commander-in-Chief. You can find his first-hand account inside the Pentagon during the Trump Administration on your local store’s bookshelves at Barnes and Noble. You can also buy our Meet The Candidates 2020 books here on Amazon or at your local Barnes & Noble. Editor’s note: This post uses Amazon affiliate links to books.
November 8, 2019
Peter Morley just revealed his vital campaign to stop Trump from harming our healthcare
Scott talks with healthcare activist Peter Morley about the start of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act on healthcare.gov today. Best known as Obamacare, the law’s provisions protecting people with “pre-existing conditions” from being dropped by private insurance companies are under constant attack from Republicans in Congress, the White House, and the courts. Morley is a cancer survivor who has visited hundreds of members of Congress — on both sides of the aisle — to share his story of fighting ten different pre-existing conditions and why the ACA helped save his life, to serve as a living example of why we need to keep improving our national healthcare system. Follow Peter on Twitter @morethanmySLE. You can buy our Meet The Candidates 2020 books here. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "151075024X"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "7d2f9679e70e13abf64f3ebc693705a7";
November 1, 2019
Top House Judiciary Dem just revealed Trump’s “Achilles Heel” in the impeachment inquiry
Scott speaks with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee overseeing an impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump. Rep. Raskin shared what he believes is one of the most likely, and likely provable impeachable offenses that he believes will find its way into Articles of Impeachment against Trump. He also explained why it’s finally time for Congress to dust off its powers of inherent contempt to punish Cory Lewandowski for refusing to answer questions about the President’s attempts to obstruct the Mueller Probe. Transcript You can buy our Meet The Candidates 2020 books here. Our last installment in the series, Meet the Candidates 2020: Cory Booker, is also at Barnes & Noble.
September 21, 2019
A new book just revealed how women are changing the face of politics in America
Scott speaks with author Caitlin Moscatello, whose new book “See Jane Win: The inspiring story of women changing American politics” documents the #BlueWave 2018 election, introducing readers to a diverse group of women who became first-time candidates in the wake of the Women’s March, that ultimately marched all the way into elected office. Moscatello took the time to share her key takeaways from her two-year journey following the four first-time candidates who are now better known as Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), New York State Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz, Florida State Rep. Ana Eskamani and Tennesee State Rep. London Lamar. You can find her first-hand account on your local store’s bookshelves at Barnes and Noble. You can buy our Meet The Candidates 2020 books here. Our last installment in the series, Meet the Candidates 2020: Cory Booker, is also at Barnes & Noble. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "151075024X"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "7d2f9679e70e13abf64f3ebc693705a7"; Editor’s note: This post uses Amazon affiliate links to books.
September 17, 2019
Peter Frampton just announced four new albums while he’s “on top of his game”
Scott talks with rock legend Peter Frampton about his Finale – the Farewell Tour, as well as his new album All Blues. During the interview, Frampton explained that he’s got four albums ready to roll, is still on the top of his game and that we should expect a lot more new music from him, even though he won’t be touring anymore. He also gave some poignant advice for new musicians looking to become the next iconic recording artist. Buy our Meet The Candidates 2020 books here. Our final installment in the series, Meet the Candidates 2020: Cory Booker, just got released last week and is also available on your local store shelves at Barnes & Noble. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "151075024X"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d7f77bee02782865d038fee13fcd6cb8"; Editor’s note: This post uses Amazon affiliate links.
September 2, 2019
Green Shirt Guy just revealed a new way to defeat Trump’s racist immigration policies
Scott talks with Alex Kack, the political activist best known as Green Shirt Guy after he went viral at a Tucson, Arizona public meeting at City Hall. Alex revealed that the group he’s a part of, the People’s Defense Initiative, just placed the first-ever citizen’s ballot initiative to declare Tuscon a sanctuary city. Sanctuary city laws invoke the Constitution’s 10th Amendment to limit the cooperation of local officials with the federal government’s immigration laws. His viral video happened at the City Council meeting in Tucson where the ballot initiative got approved. We also found out a lot more about Alex’s personal story, what motivates him and why the stage was set that fateful evening in Arizona for one man’s laughter to penetrate the national consciousness. Buy our Meet The Candidates 2020 books here. Our newest installment in the series, Meet the Candidates 2020: Cory Booker, just got released today and is also on your local store shelves at Barnes & Noble. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "1510750274"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "3a9a6105c194f993c55783ec117d920b"; Editor’s note: This post uses Amazon affiliate links to books.
August 28, 2019
Actor Kirk Acevedo just told us why he’s leading the Equinox gym boycott
Scott speaks with actor Kirk Acevedo, whose viral tweet helped spark a national movement to boycott the Equinox gym after its majority owner held a massive high-dollar fundraiser for racist politician Donald Trump. He also told us about what led him into a career in acting, where he has been featured in HBO’s Oz and Band of Brothers, as well as Syfy’s 12 Monkeys and NYPD Blue. Acevedo is an early member of The Resistance against Trump. Our next book is Meet the Candidates 2020: Corey Booker, which will hit store shelves on August 27th, but you can pre-order today. Buy all our Meet the Candidates 2020 books here. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "1510750274"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "e8b784de72e6ccdcb70744f69c7b49de";
August 14, 2019
E. Jean Carroll just told us everything.
Scott speaks with E. Jean Carroll, whose Elle Magazine column “Ask E. Jean” is the longest-running magazine column in America. She told us about the events in her new book “What do we need men for? A modest proposal” without any limits or boundaries, and recounted the details of two terrible encounters with powerful men, including a real estate developer who would go on to leave the Democratic Party and run for president, Donald J. Trump. This unfiltered, barely edited forty-minutes-long interview lays bare Carroll’s unique view of the state of gender relations in America. Buy our Meet The Candidates 202 books here. Editor’s note: This post uses affiliate links.
August 7, 2019
Journalist who first exposed Jeffrey Epstein just laughed at Acosta’s Trump-like lies
Scott speaks with investigative journalist Vicky P.J. Ward. Not only was she the first major journalist to thoroughly investigate Jeffrey Epstein, but she talked with us extensively about her recently released a New York Times bestseller book entitled “Kushner, Inc.” which exposes the Trump inner circle’s self-delusion and greed. It was Ward’s recent reporting in The Daily Beast about billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein caused a ruckus yesterday when an AP reporter asked Trump’s embattled Labor Secretary about it in a nationally televised press conference. Ward tried to warn us about the sleazy billionaire in 2003, but Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter cut the allegations of underage sex crimes that she uncovered, and now, other former writers for the magazine report similar problems happening. Buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 books here. Editor’s note: This post uses Amazon affiliate links to books.
July 12, 2019
Jennifer Rubin just told us who is NOT going to win the Democratic primary
Scott speaks with Jennifer Rubin, a columnist at the Washington Post and MSNBC contributor who left the GOP in 2016 after the rise of Trump. We discuss what Dems need to win in 2020, as well as on a variety of topics including America’s newly close relationship with toxic Saudi Arabia, and a lot more. Rubin also shared her opinion is on impeachment, and on that issue she offered a novel idea, but one that depends on winning in 2020. Buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 books here. Editor’s note: The featured photo is not meant to imply support or disparagement of any of the candidates on stage.
July 3, 2019
Emily Hampshire from Schitt’s Creek talks about being proud of who you truly are
Scott talks with Emily Hampshire about her lead role on the hit Canadian television series, Schitt’s Creek, available on the Netflix streaming service. They talk about the final days of taping on the set, how she got the gig in the first place and being true to one’s self. It’s a powerful interview, it inspired me. I hope it does the same for you. Buy our new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here. Our next installment about Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) just hit the shelves this week. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "1510750266"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "500a583ce05761738fda227e0851e652";
June 22, 2019
Brian Karem just asked why it took Trump’s “propaganda artist” so long to leave
Scott interviews White House correspondent Brian Karem who works for Playboy and is also a CNN contributor. He explains what’s really going on behind the scenes at the White House, and why they’ve canceled the regular press briefings Americans have been accustomed to for decades, and why that matters. Karem famously confronted outgoing WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the administration’s horrifying policies to separate children from families at the border and more recently caused a stir when his relentless questioning irritated Donald Trump during one of his chaotic media appearances. Buy our new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here. Disclosure; This page uses affiliate links.
June 17, 2019
Trump’s Impeachment Trial Just Started, Even Though It’s Not “Official” (News Analysis)
Scott presents a news analysis of House Democrats efforts to hold President Trump accountable for attempting to influence the Mueller probe. Today’s agreement by the Department of Justice and the House Judiciary Committee for the former to turn over to the latter, the concrete evidence of President Trump’s transgressions, is a major milestone. Combined with public hearings, Trump’s impeachment trial is just beginning. Transcript. My new book series Meet The Candidates 2020 is out! amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "1510750258"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "5776a7f212c8bf6419250410d0512218";
June 11, 2019
Alec Baldwin just told us Don Jr. will have plenty of time to watch SNL from jail
Scott interviews world-famous actor Alec Baldwin about his parody of Donald Trump on SNL and why he is concerned for his family’s safety after the President’s latest incendiary remarks. Baldwin provides depth to his performances by explaining of Trump calls to emotion amongst his base and his own podcast’s findings of Russia’s attack on America’s elections. He also shared his complicated views on the awards he has won and the difficulty of playing the world’s most hated man. Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
February 20, 2019
Mitch McConnell just helped his major donor by lifting Russian sanctions
Just last night, the Trump Administration formally dropped sanctions on RusAl, EN+ and one other company owned by his top Russian-American donor’s business partner. GOP Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and his Senate allies voted against a resolution that overwhelmingly passed the House, which would have kept those sanctions in force. To make matters worse, Donald Trump has some pretty obvious kompromat over leader McConnell by virtue of his wife’s position in his Cabinet. Scott first revealed in February 2017 shortly after Donald Trump’s inauguration in tweets about one of the Senate majority leader’s major political donors sparked reporters across the country to document the flows of Russian-linked cash to high ranking Republicans. Read the complete transcript here. Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
January 28, 2019
Rob Reiner just predicted how Trump’s “corrupt and criminal” presidency will end
Scott talks with Director Rob Reiner who leads the Committee to Investigate Russia and has become a leading critic of the Trump Administration. Reiner has become an outspoken voice in the political arena since the rise of Putin’s preferred presidential candidate and explained the scenarios he believes will lead to Donald Trump’s early exit from the Oval Office. “There’s no question about it. This is the most corrupt and criminal presidency that we’ve ever seen,” says Reiner who hopes Trump will resign, “Not only corrupt and criminal. He’s inept. He’s not qualified, and he’s incredibly stupid.” Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
January 5, 2019
Key House Judiciary Dem just explained the roadmap to end Trump’s corruption
Scott speaks with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) who is a key member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Steve Cohen from Tennessee, who will become the Chairman of its Subcommittee on the Constitution & Civil Rights after Democrats behind Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi reclaim the House tomorrow. Rep. Cohen explained that leadership will decide when to file new Articles of Impeachment, but the House Judiciary Democrats plan to hold investigatory hearings right away over Donald Trump’s violations of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which is why he says the President “continues to exhibit the need to be impeached.” He also explained the real political reason behind the Trump Shutdown. Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
January 2, 2019
Exclusive: Congresswoman is first US Rep. to demand Trump’s resignation
Scott speaks with Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) about her call this for President Trump to resign, making her the first member of Congress to do so when she tweeted her call with the #TrumpResign hashtag. Rep. Moore also explained her efforts to combat childhood lead poisoning in Milwaukee and Flint, and her fight to keep voters engaged in the face of extreme Republican gerrymandering, as well as the crucial role that the Affordable Care Act plays in keeping her district healthy. “Some of this money for the doggone wall, I wish they would put into places like Flint and Milwaukee,” says Rep. Moore who helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars to remove lead from America’s water infrastructure. Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
December 24, 2018
North Carolina Dem leader just explained what’s next in the election fraud scandal
Scott walks with Wayne Goodwin, the state Democratic Party Chairman from North Carolina, about the stunning turn of events that led Democrat Dan McReady, a solar energy entrepreneur and former Marine to retract his concession in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional district in a Twitter video that has over a million views in just under a day. He’s leading the charge to seek a non-partisan resolution of election fraud charges so serious, that they implicate both the GOP candidate, Pastor Mark Harris, and local Republican parties, both of which paid a convicted fraudster during this election, even after their political fixer revealed his absentee ballot crimes on national radio to “This American Life” nearly two years ago. Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
December 7, 2018
Rob Goldstone just told us everything about the Trump Tower meeting
Scott interviews Rob Goldstone about his testimony to Special Counsel Mueller’s grand jury and Congressional investigators where he talks about his email to Donald Trump Jr. whose revelation changed the face of American politics. Goldstone wrote a book entitled, “Pop Stars, Pageants & Presidents: How An Email Trumped My Life,” about himself and his time as a professional publicist for Russian pop star Emin Agalarov, whose father brought Trump’s Miss Universe Pageant to Moscow in 2013 and who was the ultimate source of the request for a meeting at Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election. Rob Goldstone answered every question we asked him, and he had no prompting of what we would ask; one of our questions left him speechless. Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report. Disclosure: We use Amazon affiliate links.
December 2, 2018
Two journalists just revealed how they helped expose the Trump Russia affair
Producer Grant Stern interviews Miami Book Fair presenters and co-authors David Corn and Michael Isikoff, about their book Russian Roulette and their role as two of the journalists who played a pivotal role in exposing the FBI’s investigation into the Trump Campaign for President during the 2016 election. Corn and Isikoff shared the early origins of their reporting into Russian influence over Donald Trump and explain how their Cold War experience helped them crack a massive modern spying case centered around agents of influence. Isikoff’s story in Yahoo! News about Trump Campaign advisor Carter Page in September 2016 and Corn’s report in Mother Jones about former MI-6 agent Christopher Steele’s Trump-Russia dossier which arrived just one week before our last Presidential election, are two of the seminal journalistic stories which ultimately led to Special Counsel Mueller’s current investigation. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "1538728753"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "5b9b1cf31249f4d4fa032e958bf71622"; Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
November 21, 2018
Mueller’s former intel briefer just wrote the book on how to remove a president
Scott interviews former CIA officer David Priess about his new book, How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives. It’s Priess’ second book and his first solo effort, which deep dives all of the many times that Americans have sought to remove a sitting President before the end of his term, most of which have failed miserably. His study of the crash landings and his evaluation of the exceedingly rare successes like Richard Nixon highlights the founders intent that Presidents should be removed at the ballot box above all other methods, and why that’s relevant during present times. You can find the book on Amazon here: Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report. Disclosure: We use Amazon affiliate ad links.
November 15, 2018
A national expert just explained how you can keep an eye on election integrity during the midterms
Scott interviews election integrity expert Jennifer Cohn whose story “Voting Machines: What could go wrong?” in The New York Review of Books. Cohn is a lawyer, and she explained how any member of #TheResistance could help after tomorrow’s Midterm Elections are tabulated in their precincts on our podcast and here on her website ProtectOurVotes.com. Anyone with a cell phone camera can participate at your local voting precinct by photographing the precinct results tapes and comparing them to their local elections supervisor’s central tallies. Click here to sign up. You can follow Jennifer Cohn on Twitter @jennycohn1. Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
November 6, 2018
Ex-GOP Congressman from Florida just explained why everyone must vote for Dem Andrew Gillum
Scott speaks with former GOP Congressman David Jolly who lives full time in Florida and made the case why voters of all affiliations need to choose Democrat Andrew Gillum’s “message of hope” in this year’s midterm elections. Jolly is an MSNBC contributor who just started his brand new talk radio program in Tampa this week. He specifically cited Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate DeSantis’ pandering to Trump voters by using his small children as props as one of the main reasons he repudiated the GOP nominee. Everyone should listen to David Jolly’s keen insight into Florida’s complex politics and advice why even registered Republicans need to vote for Democrats this year to #BringitHome. Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
November 3, 2018
Journalist Judd Legum just revealed the GOP’s voter suppression plan for 2018
Scott speaks with Judd Legum, who founded of ThinkProgress and is now the publisher of Popular Information, a new subscription-based newsletter website which summarizes the most important stories four days each week, without a corporate perspective like Axios or Politico. Legum described the way that Republican voter suppression programs work, his fight to expose and de-fund racist Iowa GOP Congressman Steve King. He also explained how a stable of rogue Republican Secretaries of State is engaged in a powerplay seeking higher office that reeks of the appearance of impropriety, and how voters can fight back. Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
November 2, 2018
A journalist from Yemen just explained why Trump enables Saudi war crimes in his home country
Scott interviews Yemeni TV news anchor Khatab al-Rawhani, who explained the ongoing war in his home country and how his personal acquaintance Jamal Kashoggi’s murder and coverup are tied to Donald Trump’s support for American involvement in that war. Al-Rawhani was forced into exile in America after his station was shelled by government military forces in 2011 and then a few years ago, all media outlets were shuttered. Now, both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are fighting a bloody war for control of Yemen with logistical support and arms sold to them from the United States, but Congress never declared war and the American people have been kept largely in the dark. Click here to donate to the Dworkin Report.
October 31, 2018
Cheri Jacobus just explained why Special Counsel Mueller is investigating her email hacking case
Scott interviews former GOP staffer and pundit Cheri Jacobus. She rose from humble Midwestern roots to become a high ranking staffer on The Hill, but she’s an independent now after rebuffing the Trump campaign’s overtures early on. Their misogynistic response to her rejection and later, her honest comments about an illegal Trump PAC led to their continued escalation of dirty tricks until the FBI was called in, to investigate an email hack against her before the 2016 election. This month, Special Counsel Mueller got called in. She explains why. Click here to contribute to the Dworkin Report.
October 23, 2018
We just released a new report revealing Lindsey Graham’s Russia-linked donations
Scott reveals the Democratic Coalition’s latest report (embedded below) about Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) Russian-linked donors and his role in accepting illegal foreign campaign donations funneled into his senatorial campaigns by the CEO of a virology research company who is now serving more than seven years in federal prison for the scheme. Graham helped the CEO obtain $19.6 million in spending earmarks, but the company has since folded after wasting millions on lobbying expenses and a real estate deal instead of research. Script
October 3, 2018
Two new shocking sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh should end his nomination
Scott explains the pair of shocking new allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer released a report revealing a sex assault in public by Kavanaugh at Yale, and new allegations from lawyer Michael Avenatti on behalf of one of his clients are even worse. This podcast also reveals that Senate Republicans knew about Ramirez’s new allegations last week when they put the screws to Judge Kavanaugh’s first accuser Dr. Blasey Ford in a desperate attempt to confirm him before the New Yorker’s reporting could be published. Transcript amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "1501145258"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "eccce6d9611056ba22ed617b09700e19";
September 24, 2018
J.D. Scholten is fighting to save Iowa’s farms from tariffs and their healthcare from the GOP
Scott interviews J.D. Scholten, a first-time Democratic candidate for Congress in northwest Iowa’s 4th District which includes Sioux City, stretching from Interstate 35 to Interstate 29 in the farm belt, which includes his family farm. He is fighting to unseat long-time incumbent GOP legislator Steve King who’s best known outside the district for his white nationalist views. Tariffs are just taxes Republicans raised on middle-class Americans, and they are strangling the farmers in Scholten’s district, which he says is threatening to harm his state’s thriving agri-business sector for years if not for decades to follow, and he wants to join the House of Representatives to end the White House’s damaging trade war. Find out more on J.D. Scholten’s website.
September 19, 2018
National security expert says Trump just carried out one of Nixon’s impeachable offenses
Grant Stern interviews national security lawyer Bradley P. Moss, whose Washington, D.C. practice includes representing news organizations seeking the release of federal public records, whistleblowers and navigating the government’s security clearance process. Moss says that Trump’s announcement yesterday of a very selective declassification of the DOJ, FBI investigatory records of the Russia probe directly echoes the kind of abuse of power drawn up against President Nixon for Watergate.
September 18, 2018
A pardon won’t let Manafort escape Mueller’s plea deal, says former federal prosecutor
Scott interviews former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, who explained both that Mueller has means at his disposal to ensure Manafort’s testimony is “locked in” to be used against Trump even if he is pardoned and what will happen to the $46 million that Trump’s former campaign manager forfeited to the government if he’s later pardoned. Mariotti graduated from Yale Law School, then spent a nearly decade prosecuting crime families and white-collar criminals in Chicago at the Northern Illinois US Attorney’s office and is now a legal analyst for CNN We also discussed if and how Trump’s tweets could be used in a court of law and much more. You can follow Renato Mariotti here on Twitter and listen to his new weekly podcast On Topic with Renato Mariotti on iTunes.
September 17, 2018
This is what you need to do today to #PostponeTheVote on Kavanaugh
Scott calls for direct action from The Resistance to oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination by targeting key GOP Senators for phone calls and sharing Tweets with the hashtag #PostponeTheVote. Read the letter from California professor Christine Blasey Ford laying out the sexual assault she suffered at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh when they were both students.
September 17, 2018
Paul Manafort just flipped. Trump and Putin must be furious.
Scott explains the finer points of Paul Manafort’s plea agreement to flip on Trump and cooperate with Special Counsel Mueller, something which doesn’t surprise the Dworkin Report team since we started sounding the alarm about Russian influence before the votes were cast. Forget the White House’s denials, we already know that Paul Manafort’s illegal conduct reaches into Trump’s inner circle from emails released in his Virginia mortgage fraud trial that implicate Jared Kushner in a serious crime of office.
September 14, 2018
This is why we just filed a criminal complaint against Brett Kavanaugh
Scott Dworkin explains why he and the Democratic Coalition filed a criminal complaint to the US Department of Justice against Judge Brett Kavanaugh with the legal counsel of Massachusetts lawyer J. Whitfield Larrabee. Scott and Jon Cooper, who is the Chairman of the Democratic Coalition, both joined the complaint individually. A parallel judicial ethics complaint will be filed with the Clerk of the DC Circuit Court for Chief Judge Merrick Garland to review on Monday morning. Transcript Disclosure: Scott Dowrkin is a paid advisor of the Democratic Coalition, a SuperPAC.
September 8, 2018
Former federal prosecutor just said no set rule prevents indictment of Trump in office with DOJ permission
Scott asks Mimi Rocah how federal prosecutions of mob bosses and crime families really work, and she should know as the former Chief of organized crime prosecutions for the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. Can Special Counsel Mueller issue an indictment of Trump without impeachment? What do Rudy Giuliani’s protestations of a deadline mean? She answered those questions and more. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B07H39Y8XK"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "5169ec603b813d510c82eb64848d1b39";
September 7, 2018
A new documentary just revealed the money trail from Trump to Putin and the Russian mob
Scott interviews two of the documentary filmmakers behind Active Measures, director/writer Jack Bryan and his co-writer Marley Clements who told him about the making of the movie, the threats that began early last year, their interview with Sen. John McCain and their conclusions after spending 18 months investigating the links between Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian mob boss Semion Mogilevich. You can watch Active Measures on Amazon right now. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B07H39Y8XK"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "7211ee2b681f8b96ae0f1f8114d3816d"; Disclosure: We use a Amazon affiliate link in this page.
September 5, 2018
Investigating Donald Trump Jr. Part 2: The Hundred Million Dollar House and the Russian Oligarch
Part two of The Trump Jr. Files series exposes the potential link between Don Jr.’s keynote speech at a Russian real estate conference in June 2008 as the world’s financial markets were tumbling, and his father’s unusual sale of a $100 million dollar single family home in Palm Beach, Florida. We also discussed how close Trump Jr. and his sister Ivanka came to being prosecuted for a lie-filled sales pitch for the Trump SoHo Hotel-condo units in Manhattan, and how a major loan default with Deutsche Bank on the Chicago Trump Tower all happened in the second half of 2008, all potentially involving offshore cash and Russian money.
September 4, 2018
Tom Arnold just revealed the one thing Felix Sater doesn’t want you knowing about Russia – Part 3 of 3
Scott’s interview with Tom Arnold explains the one thing Trump’s former business partner Felix Sater does not want to be known about him, reveals the gaping holes in Michael Cohen’s alibi and explains why this story is probably going to wind up on the Rachel Maddow show this coming Tuesday, unless the news cycle intervenes. Arnold’s insider view of the Trump crime family will be featured in the upcoming television program “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold” which will premiere on Viceland this September 18th. Listen to Part 1 of our interview with Tom Arnold here and Part 2 here.
August 31, 2018
Investigating Donald Trump Jr. Part 1: His Russian Real Estate Conference
Part one of The Trump Jr. Files series exposes the Russian real estate conference Don Jr. was paid to attend as a keynote speaker in June 2008 as the world’s financial markets were tumbling. Scott found the images and web links to the high-end business conference while leading the Democratic Coalition’s investigation and provided them to producer Grant Stern who joins the conversation to explain why he broke the story in the Huffington Post.
August 29, 2018
Investigator reveals Trump’s billion-dollar Russian money laundering secret
Grant Stern interviews investigative journalist and author Craig Unger about his findings of a billion dollars worth of laundered money from the Russian mafia through Trump properties dating back to over thirty years ago. Unger’s new book House of Trump, House of Putin is available today. During the interview, they discussed Stern’s interview with Roger Stone last year, and you can find it here. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "washington023-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asins = "152474350X"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "219e5aba5aba6539bb94b3aae7ee117e"; Disclosure: We use Amazon affiliate links.
August 27, 2018
Former CIA officer just told us what it’s like to work with Robert Mueller
Scott interviews former CIA officer David Priess delivered the President’s Daily Brief to Special Counsel Robert Mueller when he was the FBI Director and got to know him over the course of a year working closely with him. Priess signed an open letter this past week opposing the President’s politicization of the top secret clearances held by former top-ranking intelligence officers and agency directors. He told Scott why that was such a corrosive decision, and gave him his opinion of the Mueller probe based on his extensive experience in the highest ranks of American intelligence. Priess’ first book was co-authored with President George H. W. Bush named the President’s Book of Secrets and has a new book coming out on November 13th entitled How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives. Disclosure: We use Amazon affiliate links.
August 24, 2018
Tom Arnold just revealed he knows who sent Russian hookers to Trump’s Moscow hotel room during Miss Universe – Part 2 of 3
Scott’s interview with Tom Arnold reveals the identity of the Russian movie producer who delivered hookers to Donald Trump’s hotel room at the Ritz Carlton in 2013 during the Miss Universe Moscow pageant, along with his 30-year history working in showbiz with the man nobody thought would become President. His television program “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold” will premiere on Viceland this September 18th. This is part 2 of 3. Listen to Part 1 here.
August 23, 2018
A constitutional lawyer just laid out the case for Trump’s impeachment
Scott interviews Ron Fein, a former EPA attorney, constitutional lawyer and the director of Free Speech For People, who wrote an entire book entitled, “The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump” which came out just last week containing eight reasons with legal arguments, for Congress to impeach President Trump, but only two of those have to do with Special Counsel Mueller. Disclosure: We use Amazon affiliate links.
August 22, 2018
Tom Arnold just revealed the inside story of Michael Cohen flipping on Trump – 1 of 3
Scott interviews Tom Arnold about his new Viceland TV series where he burrows deep inside the nexus between Donald Trump and the entertainment world. In part one of the Dworkin Report’s three-part interview with Arnold, he shares the story of how he booked a room at the Regency Hotel in New York City this past June, along with his TV crew and spent a significant amount of time there with Michael Cohen during the pivotal time when Trump’s former personal lawyer decided to flip on the President. This podcast is that story. The Viceland show “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold” will have its premiere broadcast with a double episode on September 18th at 8:30 p.m and a run of eight episodes.
August 21, 2018
Heather Heyer’s mom just told us how she wants her daughter to be remembered
Scott interviews Susan Bro, whose daughter Heather Heyer was a tireless activist that wasn’t politically involved for the attention or recognition, but because she wished to serve. Susan revealed to us how she wants the world to remember her daughter who perished at the hands of a white supremacist on the streets of Charlottesville. Bro also told us something that no other interviewer has asked her about the lessons that everyone in The Resistance should all learn from Heather’s life and how we should remember her.
August 16, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Pelosi just revealed the Democrats’ plan to win back the House
Scott interviews House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi about the party’s plan to win back Congress for the people this November from the grassroots to the issues. Leader Pelosi shared her candid thoughts about this year’s mid-term election, about the President and why this year’s election isn’t about him; it’s about us. She even revealed what Republicans fear the most in this year’s elections and the top three issues that will propel American voters to flip the House of Representatives blue.
August 12, 2018
Former judge slams GOP Rep for posting photo with his alt-right Trump supporter
Scott interviews former judge Mary Barzee-Flores who is the Democratic candidate in Florida’s 25th Congressional district in Miami about her Republican opponent Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who posted a photo of himself on his official government Twitter account with an alt-right Trump supporter wearing a”Proud Boys” t-shirt. They are listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and one of the Proud Boys’ most offensive members helped organize last year’s Tiki Torch Nazi Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia where Heather Heyer was murdered in cold blood by a neo-Nazi plowing his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. Today, Jerry Iannelli at the Miami New Times caught the fifth-year Congressman sharing the offensive image on his official account from a rally against Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega.
August 10, 2018
Maddow just uncovered Devin Nunes and the House GOP’s plot to foil Mueller’s Trump Russia probe
Scott explains why the tapes Rachel Maddow broke on MSNBC with Rep. Devin Nunes are the new 47% moment. Nunes ripped the mask of the GOP’s diabolical plan to put Donald Trump’s presidency completely above the law and the lengths to which his party will go to retain raw power at all costs, because the alternative is a lot of Republicans under arrest. Transcript
August 9, 2018
House Republican just arrested for committing a felony on the White House lawn
House Republican Rep. Chris Collins conspired with friends and family to break insider trading laws, warning them of an impending stock price collapse in the public drug company which he served as a Board Member and major shareholder, to help them save $768,000 in losses. Collins did it all from the White House lawn under the literal gaze of President Trump according to SDNY prosecutors’ indictment. Washington Post reporter Emily Heil posted a picture of the crime-scene onto Twitter last year. Rep. Collins was on Trump’s transition team and helped get another Republican shareholder in the same company, Tom Price, named to head HHS which oversees the Food and Drug Administration. Transcript. You can buy our Meet the Candidates 2020 book series here, featuring Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders or online at Barnes & Noble. Disclosure: This post uses affiliate links.
August 8, 2018
Celebrate Robert Mueller’s 74th Birthday with 74 reasons to Impeach Trump
Scott celebrates Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 74th Birthday today by counting down the first 74 impeachable offenses that we could think of, which President Trump has committed while in office for the last 564 days. Fittingly, Robert Mueller’s birthday falls on national Purple Heart Day, a solemn award that he won for his service to the United States as a soldier on the battlefields of Vietnam.
August 7, 2018
Rosie O’Donnell just slammed Trump for giving fascism a foothold in America
Scott asked Rosie O’Donnell why she’s bussing 55 Broadway stars to Washington, D.C. for tonight’s protest at the Kremlin Annex, formerly known as the White House. They plan to perform songs for protesters demanding the President’s resignation, to remind them why America is worth fighting for because “there will be a long healing process after the next election.” Her wise words explain why #TheResistance needs to make a massive showing at the polls in November, and why Americans who’ve been abused and lied to by Trump need to be given another chance to embrace democracy.
August 6, 2018
This House Republican just used his infant daughter to push Trump’s racist lies
Scott is stunned that a GOP Representative from north Florida just used his daughter in a horrible political campaign ad to push Trump’s racist wall and the lies that Republicans sell to their gullible base. Despite his insane campaign ad, Rep. Ron DeSantis is actually leading the GOP primary for Governor in Florida by double digits. But as we broke exclusively late last year, DeSantis is well known to the Russian oligarchs who donated big bucks to Trump’s presidential run, inauguration and legal defense fund.
August 1, 2018
Michael Cohen’s secret tape of Trump just got released and it’s damning
Scott reveals the first of Michael Cohen’s secretly recorded #TrumpTapes which caught Republican candidate Trump discussing a felony scheme to evade federal campaign finance laws to funnel hush money to his former mistress, Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal through the National Enquirer tabloid. CNN’s Chris Cuomo broke the Cohen tape exclusively on his new 9 pm nightly program Cuomo Prime Time. The Washington Post has created an annotated transcript of the tape here.
July 25, 2018
Bill Browder just revealed a big secret about Putin and the Russian oligarchs
Scott interviews Bill Browder, the man who Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin called out in a global press conference in Helsinki at the Treason Summit with Donald Trump this week. The discussion explains why Putin is terrified of Browder, and the key role played by Russian Railways in the massive corruption scheme leading to his drive for justice after the Russian state but him on trial in absentia and murdered Sergei Magnitsky following a year of torture. Bill Browder revealed the true the inner workings of Russia’s oligarchy and how the Russian dictator uses the wealthy men who stash his stolen cash, which is why his anti-corruption activism is so effective against the dictator.
July 22, 2018
Donald Trump just invited Putin to Washington in an insane criminal defense strategy
Scott explains how Donald Trump’s completely improper invitation of Putin to Washington is actually a desperate criminal defense strategy. Trump hijacked the news cycle yesterday by embarrassing DNI Coates to make the invite with a proposal to bring the Russian president to the White House when accused Russian spy Paul Manafort – his former Campaign Manager – is on trial in Washington, D.C., right in the middle of the mid-term elections in September.
July 20, 2018
Avenatti leading massive DC protest against our “cruel and unusual President”
Scott interviews Michael Avenatti about the protest he’s leading in Washington, D.C. tonight right in front of the White House at Lafayette Park in the wake of yesterday’s #TreasonSummit. It starts at 7 pm. Check out #OccupyLafayettePark for details.
July 17, 2018
Donald Trump is a traitor and should be removed NOW
Scott talks about the fact Congress needs to impeach trump now.
July 16, 2018
Watergate 2.0 just landed with a thunderous crash
Scott talks about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s damning indictment against 12 Russian GRU officers that will surely spread across the Trump Administration, campaign and universe.
July 13, 2018
Devin Nunes just got nailed with a complaint for his winery’s high-seas underage sex party scandal
Scott slams the California Republican who has been working overtime to derail Mueller’s Russia probe to help Trump. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is back defending himself in another House Ethics investigation, based on the winery business relationship that we exposed with the Democratic Coalition last year. The House GOP Intel chairman Nunes materially omitted another one of his company holdings entirely off his financial disclosure forms. A Congressional ethics watchdog just filed a new complaint against the House Republican for that omission, and because of the tawny Napa winery which he part-owns has done a lot more than just the one business deal with Russia which it has adamantly stated was solely a one-off transaction. The Nunes complaint asks Congress to investigate the Alpha Omega Winery’s high-seas sex party with underage girls on a large yacht off the California coast.
July 12, 2018
Pre-med student just exposed Trump’s lice-infested ICE detention camps are far worse than we feared
Scott interviews Ashtyn Tayler, who provides first aid to refugees on the Southern Border of the United States. She described the squalid conditions there, with recent immigrants suffering from unchecked head and body lice infestations, having gone more than 10 days without bathing in Trump’s camps, where they were forced to eat, defecate and sleep in the same confined spaces. Ashtyn’s shocking and detailed description of their lives inside ICE detention exposes the havoc that Trump’s zero-tolerance policy of contempt and neglect for civil undocumented immigration offenses is inflicting upon immigrants. Ashtyn Tayler’s story raises the specter that we are witnessing in Trump’s crackdown America’s single worst violation of the 8th Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. This is Part 2 of her story.
July 11, 2018
A Texas pre-med student just revealed Trump’s ICE agents threatening refugees who need medical help
Scott interviews Ashtyn Taylor is a pre-med student at the University of Texas who lives in Dallas and she used the internet to find an ICE detention center in McAllen, Texas called “Ursula.” Ashtyn volunteered and give first aid to refugees nearby that center and she told the Dworkin Report about detainee’s stories of ICE’s abuse of detained immigrants. She details the squalid conditions and her personal experience comforting a child with a serious case of the chicken pox, that caused panic among all involved that it could spread. This is Part 1 of her story.
July 10, 2018
Meet the teacher who told EPA head Scott Pruitt to resign in a viral video. Days later, he did.
Scott interviewed Kristin Mink, the schoolteacher who had the guts to ask Trump’s former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign, in person, for all of his corruption scandals. She went to the Newseum with her family and posted the video. The video of their conversation went viral. Days later, Pruitt resigned.
July 7, 2018
Trump’s 2020 campaign just started its nazi outreach program
Scott breaks down the Trump 2020 campaign manager joining a white supremacist social network and exposes the Republican party’s top Nazi politicians. Trump’s campaign manager bragged about it in a tweet.
July 6, 2018
A psychologist just revealed the horrifying truth about Trump’s malignant narcissism
Scott interviewed A Duty to Warn psychologist and founder Dr. John Gartner who is leading the charge to warn America about the malignant narcissist that Republicans put into the Oval Office with a minority of the popular vote. To help these psychologists, donations are welcome at www.unfitcrowdfund.com. You can also buy our Meet The Candidates 2020 books here on Amazon or at your local Barnes & Noble.
July 3, 2018
Investigative reporter Wendy Siegelman just revealed the Trump campaign’s $94 million mystery payments
Scott talks with investigative journalist Wendy Siegelman just revealed what she considers the top mystery surrounding the Trump campaign’s digital operations. The campaign refused to pay its Campaign Managers but delivered $93 million to an inexperienced small-time website designer, who had help from Cambridge Analytica. Recently, Wendy’s follow the money charts and investigations exposed Emerdata and killed the company’s plan to link the Mercer family – Trump’s biggest backers – and Cambridge Analytica’s CEO Alexander Nix the blackmailer with Blackwater founder Erik Prince.
July 2, 2018
Special Report: Mass Arrest in Capital Just Swept Up 500+ Protesters
The Capitol Police just arrested 575 protesters and one Democratic Congresswoman who demonstrated against Trump’s policy of separating families at the border inside the Hart Senate Building.
June 28, 2018
Trump is guilty as hell, so he might as well collude with Putin in public now
Scott Dworkin talks about Trump’s upcoming meeting with Putin.
June 28, 2018
Rick Smith calls on labor unions to protest
Scott Dworkin talks to Rick Smith about what labor unions need to do next, following today’s Supreme Court decision.
June 27, 2018
The Supreme Court Might As Well Wear Red Hats
Scott Dworkin talks about the terrible SCOTUS decision today.
June 26, 2018
Michael Rapaport says we’ll be stuck cleaning up Trump’s s*** for years
Scott Dworkin talks to Michael Rapaport about Trump’s racism, Jared Kushner’s shame as the grandchild of Holocaust survivors, and his next projects as an actor and podcaster. Michael also has a message for Trump.
June 26, 2018
President Obama returns to the political arena
Scott talks about President Obama heading back on to the campaign trail.
June 25, 2018
Alyssa Milano just demanded Trump’s resignation for separating refugee families
Scott Dworkin interviews Alyssa Milano about the familiesbelongtogether.org march, her leadership role in #TheResistance and the origins of her public activism.
June 21, 2018
Michael Avenatti says the fight is just beginning to reunite families Trump’s policy separated
Scott Dworkin interviews attorney Michael Avenatti about his pro bono work to reunite families seeking asylum separated by Trump’s zero tolerance policy to separate refugee families.
June 20, 2018
TRUMP: STOP KIDNAPPING CHILDREN
Scott Dworkin talks about Trump’s separation of immigrant families at the border on this new episode of the podcast.
June 18, 2018
Michael Avenatti just told us what Trump’s lawyers tried to suppress
“I think the odds are 75% that we will get a deposition of the President under oath,” says attorney Michael Avenatti who just defeated Trump’s personal lawyer in court after Michael Cohen begged a judge to issue an emergency gag order to keep him out of the media.
June 15, 2018
GOP Sources Claim Hannity, Nunes and Rohrabacher Are Under Federal Investigation
Multiple GOP sources told Scott Dworkin that Sean Hannity, Devin Nunes and Dana Rohrabacher are under federal investigation. Scott talks about it in this new episode of The Dworkin Report podcast.
June 13, 2018
Trump Attacks Allies and Cuddles With Dictators [PODCAST]
Scott Dworkin talks about Trump’s love of dictators, and his attacks on our allies.
June 12, 2018
Paul Manafort ran a campaign about locking people up. Now, he’s facing jailtime
The post Paul Manafort ran a campaign about locking people up. Now, he’s facing jailtime appeared first on The Dworkin Report.
June 8, 2018
BOOM! Mueller Indicts Manafort For Witness Tampering and Obstruction
Scott Dworkin talks about Mueller's new indictment of Paul Manafort for obstruction of justice and witness tampering.
June 8, 2018
Trump’s ambassador to Germany just supported nazis. It caused an international incident.
Scott Dworkin talks about German politicians calling on Trump's Ambassador to be expelled, for vocally supporting a political party founded by the nazis.
June 6, 2018
Fox News Just Attacked the Eagles for Praying to God Instead of Trump
Scott Dworkin talks about the Fox News attack on the Eagles. They used images of them kneeling in prayer, and acted like they were kneeling for the anthem. They weren't.
June 5, 2018
FULL STOP. The President is NOT above the law.
Scott talks about King Benedict Donald potentially pardoning himself.
June 4, 2018
Trump’s Bad Puerto Rico Response Left Americans Dead
Scott talks about the devastation in Puerto Rico and the true death toll.
May 30, 2018
Roseanne Was Fired, Congress Should Fire Trump [PODCAST]
Scott talks about Roseanne's racism.
May 29, 2018
Cohen Payment To Ukraine Proven False (UPDATED)
Scott talks about the newest scandal surrounding Cohen
May 23, 2018
Interview with Lilly Ledbetter
Lilly Ledbetter became famous when President Obama enacted a gender pay equality law named after her life’s story working in America’s heartland, doing the same job as men, but for less pay. Now, she’s released a book, Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond, and this podcast interview is about her landmark Supreme Court case, the 2009 Fair Pay Act, her experiences with President Obama, and her thoughts on the current occupant of the Oval Office.
May 3, 2018