News with Ed -- January 4, 2018

Trump’s retaliation pushes book publication date up
Despite President Trump's cease and desist letter to the author and publisher of a new book detailing his first year in office, the book will be released even sooner. Publisher Henry Holt and Company say they will release "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" tomorrow. For more, RT America’s Manila Chan is joined by Republican grassroots strategist Scottie Nell Hughes and former Democratic Georgia State Representative LaDawn Jones.

Paul Manafort sues DOJ, Mueller over legitimacy of Russia probe
Donald Trump’s former campaign manager is alleging special counsel Robert Mueller has overstepped the probe’s boundaries and should restrict itself to exploring connections between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. Kimberly Wehle, law professor at the University of Baltimore and associate independent counsel in the Whitewater Investigation, joins RT America’s Manila Chan to explain.

US counterinsurgency operations continue to fuel resistance in Afghanistan
The Taliban control more of Afghanistan today than they have at any time since the US invasion in 2001, Nicholas J. Davis, author of ‘Blood on our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq,’ tells RT America’s Manila Chan.