News. Views. Hughes - January 28, 2019 (17:00 ET)
Bank of England Rejected Maduro’s Request to Withdraw Venezuelan Gold
The Bank of England blocked Venezuela’s attempts to retrieve $1.2 billion worth of gold stored as the nation’s foreign reserves in Britain. The self-declared and US-backed ‘president’ Juan Guaido, supports the alleged move. Meanwhile, the US has announced sanctions against Venezuela’s largest oil company, PDVSA. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca has the details. Then investigative journalist Ben Swann joins Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss, arguing that the US is trying to sway Venezuela’s military away from Nicolas Maduro by cutting his government off from the ability to pay them. He also decries the US’s ‘terrible track record’ of overthrowing governments and leaving nothing workable in their place.
Still no Wall? Trump Endorses Bible Literacy
President Trump has come under significant criticism from his base for apparently caving on his promised border wall after the longest government shutdown in US history. In an apparent gesture to placate his Evangelical base, Trump tweeted an endorsement of “Bible literacy.” A cheap distraction or a welcome development? Conservative talker Andrea Kaye and Democratic strategist Anthony Tall join Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss. They also make predictions for Trump’s State of the Union address, slated for February 5th.
Arrest of Roger Stone: A message to Trump-loyalists
Scottie Nell Hughes weighs in on the violent arrest of Roger Stone -- an example of naked intimidation to anyone daring to support President Trump. She thinks it’s especially effective considering Trump’s record of disloyalty to those who stick their neck out for him.