News With Ed -- May 18, 2017

‘Trump surrounded by hostile staff’ – ex-Pentagon official 

Leaks from within the government and especially within the intelligence community have plagued the Trump administration since the start of his presidency. A recent count has revealed that as much as 60 percent of the National Security Council is composed of holdovers from the Obama administration. Some in Trump’s circle believe this may be the root of his problems in implementing his policies, even calling the situation “a soft coup.” RT America’s Manila Chan reports. Then, presidential historian and biographer Doug Wead joins “News with Ed” to discuss Trump’s embattled presidency, the appalling media bias defining our era and the corporate interests which, he argues, don’t accept the outcome of the election and are desperate to reverse it by any means possible.

DEBATE: How much did Trump know about Flynn? 

President Trump has responded to his critics by emphatically denying any impropriety in his campaign and administration, against accusations of communications with foreign powers and obstruction of justice. Former US Congressman Bob Barr (R-Georgia), an important player in the movement to impeach President Bill Clinton during the 1990s, joins “News with Ed” to offer his advice and insight.