RT America -- January 30, 2018
Opioid Wars: China accused of pushing drugs on American addicts
Lawmakers are clamoring to address the distribution of dangerous opioids through international mail. After a year-long probe, Senate investigators traced opioid-related deaths to drugs purchased from Chinese sellers and manufactured in China. The sellers prefer the United States Postal Service over private carriers, as the drugs are far less likely to be discovered and seized, RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports.
’No more excuses’: Did Russia violate N. Korea sanctions?
The US has accused Russia of violating the UN-imposed sanctions against North Korea, just as relations between the divided peninsula’s regimes began to thaw. RT America’s Anya Parampil has the details.
Releasing the memo: Transparency vs. security
The House Intelligence Committee has voted to publish the controversial GOP memo detailing FISA abuses under the Obama administration, composed by Chair Devin Nunes (R-California). President Donald Trump now has until the end of the week to publish or block the memo. Conservative commentator Rory Riley-Topping and political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson join “News with Ed” to discuss.