FULL SHOW: Russia says new nukes only for defense
As presumed US President-elect Joe Biden continues to announce potential members of his cabinet, one nominee, proposed Budget Director Neera Tanden, is making waves on social media. While she currently serves as the president of the Center for American Progress, Tanden has a long record of advising Democratic presidential campaigns. In 2011, she called for the people of Libya to reimburse the United States for its months of bombing before it overthrew Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Tanden also voiced support for unproven Russiagate theories. Meanwhile, her disdain for Senator Bernie Sanders is no secret. But now she has been found to be deleting hundreds of tweets, as many speculate Tanden is looking to cozy up to Republican senators because she knows she will need their vote for her confirmation. Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof weighs in. Plus, news that Russia successfully test-fired two of its newest missiles has caused a stir in the West. Many expressed concern Russia’s new types of weapons are capable of destroying space satellites and even US cities. Russia, in turn, says its weapons only are for defense. RT’s Yulia Shapovalova reports from Moscow.