News with Ed - April 11, 2018

‘This could get extremely ugly’ - former US diplomat

President Donald Trump continues to provoke conflict between the United States and Russia. However, former US diplomat Jim Jatras tells RT America’s Ed Schultz that there are likely several ‘military to military backchannels’ between the two countries. Jatras continues to say it is likely that US military officials would take out Syrian President Bashar Assad if ordered to do so.

 

Conflict with Russia ‘could easily escalate’ – former Pentagon official

Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof tells RT America’s Ed Schultz that President Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric is backing Russian President Vladimir Putin into a corner. Maloof argues that by taking steps to strategically contain Putin from a strategic standpoint, the United States is risking a military standoff with China, Russia and Iran.


Panel: Paul Ryan retiring

House Speaker Paul Ryan is not seeking re-election. To debate the impact of this on the midterms and the broader implications for the Republican Party, Ed Schultz is joined by former Florida Democratic Party chairman Mitch Ceasar and conservative commentator Steve Malzberg.