News With Ed -- October 23, 2017
Podesta’s brother in the Russiagate crosshairs
The ever-widening scope of Robert Mueller's Russia probe now includes Tony Podesta, brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, who may have violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by failing to disclose Ukraine connections in time. Meanwhile, hedge-fund manager Bill Browder, who renounced his US citizenship to avoid paying taxes, now claims to have had his visa revoked by the US and that Russia sought the help of INTERPOL channels in their criminal investigation against him.
Corporations ‘throwing a hissy fit’ over NAFTA changes – analyst
New NAFTA rules seek to eliminate incentives to outsourcing jobs and freeing member-countries to set their own policies on trade. Canada’s chief NAFTA negotiator told the US not to push too hard in renegotiating the agreement, likening Canada to “the girl next door” and easily taken for granted. Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, joins “News with Ed” to offer her insight.