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The Scott Horton Show from The Libertarian Institute

The Scott Horton Show from The Libertarian Institute

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The Scott Horton Show from The Libertarian Institute

The Scott Horton Show from The Libertarian Institute

The Scott Horton Show from The Libertarian Institute

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5/22/20 James Bradley on the Growing Threat of War with China

Scott interviews James Bradley about the growing threat of war with China, evinced by political rhetoric, public sentiment, and media coverage. The thing is, Scott and Bradley agree, this threat has no real basis in any bellicosity on China's part. It is mainly the result of powerful interest groups who stand to gain from hostilities, and the rabble rousers who exploit a natural need in the American people to find a scapegoat for domestic problems. The problem, of course, is that an actual conflict with China would be nothing short of catastrophic for both countries, and likely for the rest of the world as well. Scott insists that there is simply no way to fight conventional wars between nuclear-armed countries. A small consolation is to be found in President Trump, who, despite his belligerent rhetoric, has actually not been as hawkish as his predecessors. Discussed on the show: "War With China?" (Accuracy.Org) Wilson's War: How Woodrow Wilson's Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II "What Happens to Hong Kong Now?" (The New York Times) "From Death Camp to Civilization" (LewRockwell) Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World "The Coming War on China (John Pilger)" (YouTube) The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner "America’s Pacific Century" (Foreign Policy) Agreed Framework James Bradley is the author of Flags of Our Fathers, Flyboys, The China Mirage, and many others. He hosts the podcast, Untold Pacific. Follow him on Twitter @jamesjbradley. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com. Donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh.

44 MIN7 h ago
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5/22/20 James Bradley on the Growing Threat of War with China

5/22/20 Gareth Porter Debunks Claims of Iranian-Al-Qaeda Alliance

Scott talks to Gareth Porter about the decades-long attempt by neoconservative war hawks in the U.S. to link the Iranian government to terrorist activities, most notably those of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. This was the supposed justification for the killing of Qasem Soleimani earlier this year, a claim that Porter says is totally unfounded. Allegations that Iran knew about and supported Al-Qaeda operatives during America's war on terror have always been tenuous at best, and a recent analysis of documents found in Osama bin Laden's home prove that clandestine operatives hiding in Iran were doing so without the knowledge of that country's government, and knowing that they would be captured if discovered. As usual, such claims are simply used by those who want war with Iran for their own purposes. Discussed on the show: "Washington’s tall tale of Iranian-Al Qaeda alliance based on questionably sourced book ‘The Exile’" (The Grayzone) The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state, and author ofManufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter@GarethPorterand listen to Gareth’sprevious appearanceson the Scott Horton Show. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com. Donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh.

40 MIN8 h ago
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5/22/20 Gareth Porter Debunks Claims of Iranian-Al-Qaeda Alliance

5/22/20 Braden Chapman on Australian Special Forces War Crimes in Afghanistan

Braden Chapman discusses his time serving in Afghanistan with Australia's SAS, a special forces unit that worked closely with American troops to go after high profile targets. Chapman has recently come forward with allegations of war crimes by some of his fellow soldiers, a pattern that many others have now supported. The Australian government has made some moves investigating conduct like this, but Chapman says this kind of malfeasance usually goes unpunished. Discussed on the show: "Killing Field: Explosive new allegations of Australian special forces war crimes" (YouTube) This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com. Donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh.

32 MIN1 d ago
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5/22/20 Braden Chapman on Australian Special Forces War Crimes in Afghanistan

5/22/20 Brett Wilkins on America’s Secret Bioweapons Programs

Scott talks to Brett Wilkins about Project SHAD, a Cold War era bioweapons test program that exposed thousands of American sailors to chemical and biological weapons. These veterans have been seeking redress for a slew of ailments allegedly caused by exposure to these weapons, but the government continues to evade culpability. Sadly, SHAD is only one of many incidents where the U.S. government deliberately tested dangerous substances on its soldiers, and even on its civilians. On top of such programs, the American military has left behind a wake of chronic health problems and generations of birth defects in places like Vietnam, Iraq, and Pakistan because of the toxic chemicals and heavy metals used to wage its wars. Discussed on the show: "Veterans Exposed in Cold War Bioweapons Testing Still Awaiting Answers — and Help" (CounterPunch.org) Project 112/Project SHAD Unit 731 MK-Ultra "Wormwood (TV Mini-Series 2017)" (IMDb) War is a Racket Brett Wilkins is the editor-at-large for US n...

30 MIN1 d ago
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5/22/20 Brett Wilkins on America’s Secret Bioweapons Programs

5/18/20 Trevor Timm on FISA, the Patriot Act, Chelsea Manning, and Julian Assange

Scott interviews Trevor Timm about a recent U.S. senate vote that would grant the government access to Americans' browser history without a warrant. This shameful vote is surprising to those who thought that even Washington insiders would have stood up to a civil liberties violation this egregious. Timm and Scott also discuss Julian Assange's extradition case, which has the potential to set a dangerous precedent not just for iconoclasts exposing scandalous government secrets, but for anyone who does investigative journalism as we know it. Discussed on the show: "The US Senate voted to let Trump spy on your search history. But all is not lost" (The Guardian) "State Department Cables" (WikiLeaks) "Iraq War Logs" (WikiLeaks) The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a journalist, activist, and lawyer whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guard...

37 MIN4 d ago
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5/18/20 Trevor Timm on FISA, the Patriot Act, Chelsea Manning, and Julian Assange

5/15/20 Mike Maharrey on the Federal Erosion of Constitutional Rights

Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center discusses a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that overturns a Kansas Supreme Court decision concerning a potentially unconstitutional traffic stop. The police officer in the incident in question pulled a car over because his computer showed that the owner had a suspended driver's license. This was seen as probable cause, even though it's obviously quite possible that someone other than the owner was driving the car. The Supreme Court ultimately ruled that the officer's actions did not violate the Fourth Amendment, overturning the Kansas court's decision that the stop had been unconstitutional. Maharrey laments the tendency, even among some libertarians, to turn to the federal government as a safeguard of liberty. The pattern, he says, is clear: the more you centralize power, the more it will erode our rights. Discussed on the show: "Supreme Court Rules Against Fourth Amendment" (The Libertarian Institute) Mike Maharrey is National Communicat...

34 MIN5 d ago
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5/15/20 Mike Maharrey on the Federal Erosion of Constitutional Rights

5/15/20 John Kiriakou on What Could Have Prevented 9/11

John Kiriakou discusses his time at the CIA during the lead up to and aftermath of 9/11, given the recent revelations about the identity of a Saudi official connected with the attack. This is the first time the American people have seen any concrete evidence tying the Saudi government to the hijackers, which Kiriakou finds ridiculous. The families of the victims have been seeking justice for almost two decades, and ought to be allowed to know the truth. He also recounts some of the reasons why America's intelligence apparatus should have seen the 9/11 attacks coming, and the dysfunction that let them through. Discussed on the show: "In court filing, FBI accidentally reveals name of Saudi official suspected of directing support for 9/11 hijackers" (Yahoo News) The 28 Pages "The '28 Pages' Explained" (Antiwar.com Original) "Press for Truth (2006)" (IMDb) The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America "Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)" (IMDb) John Kiriakou is a for...

56 MIN5 d ago
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5/15/20 John Kiriakou on What Could Have Prevented 9/11

5/15/20 Ben Freeman on the Qatar Lobby in Washington

Scott interviews Ben Freeman about his report, "The Qatar Lobby in Washington D.C." Freeman goes over the recent history of Qatar's efforts to influence U.S. policy, including their apparent success in winning over the Trump administration to their side in a dispute with Saudi Arabia. In this case and in others, Freeman is astounded by how easy it is for lobbyists representing foreign governments to buy off American politicians. Small campaign donations of a few thousand dollars can be enough to buy a senator's vote. Equally shocking, this is perfectly legal. Discussed on the show: "Report: The Qatar Lobby in Washington" (Center for International Policy) "Report: Foreign Funding of Think Tanks in America" (Center for International Policy) Ben Freeman is director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative with the Center for International Policy. Read his work atAntiWar.comand follow him on Twitter@BenFreemanDC. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps...

26 MIN5 d ago
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5/15/20 Ben Freeman on the Qatar Lobby in Washington

5/15/20 Aaron Maté on the OPCW’s Douma Cover-up and the Latest ‘Russiagate’ Revelations

Scott talks to Aaron Maté about the latest developments in the apparent OPCW cover-up of their investigation into the alleged Douma chemical attack. It is now clear, based on recently leaked documents, that OPCW leadership lied about expert analyst Ian Henderson, who has since become the leading whistleblower in the story of their cover-up. They claim that he was a low-level team member without anything important to say; in reality, he was the leader of the Douma team and one of the organization's most reliable experts. His findings contradicted what became the official narrative, upon which U.S. retaliation against the Assad government was based. He has been working tirelessly to correct these lies. Scott and Maté also discuss the crumbling "Russiagate" narrative, and the mainstream media's near-total silence on the scandal. Discussed on the show: "Exclusive: OPCW chief made false claims to denigrate Douma whistleblower, documents reveal" (The Grayzone) "5/1/20 Aaron Maté on the...

29 MIN6 d ago
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5/15/20 Aaron Maté on the OPCW’s Douma Cover-up and the Latest ‘Russiagate’ Revelations

5/15/20 Dave Smith Interviews Scott About Obamagate

Listen to Scott's latest appearance on Dave Smith's Part of the Problem, where they discuss Mike Flynn, "Russiagate," "Obamagate," and other recent political developments.

99 MIN6 d ago
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5/15/20 Dave Smith Interviews Scott About Obamagate

Latest Episodes

5/22/20 James Bradley on the Growing Threat of War with China

Scott interviews James Bradley about the growing threat of war with China, evinced by political rhetoric, public sentiment, and media coverage. The thing is, Scott and Bradley agree, this threat has no real basis in any bellicosity on China's part. It is mainly the result of powerful interest groups who stand to gain from hostilities, and the rabble rousers who exploit a natural need in the American people to find a scapegoat for domestic problems. The problem, of course, is that an actual conflict with China would be nothing short of catastrophic for both countries, and likely for the rest of the world as well. Scott insists that there is simply no way to fight conventional wars between nuclear-armed countries. A small consolation is to be found in President Trump, who, despite his belligerent rhetoric, has actually not been as hawkish as his predecessors. Discussed on the show: "War With China?" (Accuracy.Org) Wilson's War: How Woodrow Wilson's Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II "What Happens to Hong Kong Now?" (The New York Times) "From Death Camp to Civilization" (LewRockwell) Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World "The Coming War on China (John Pilger)" (YouTube) The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner "America’s Pacific Century" (Foreign Policy) Agreed Framework James Bradley is the author of Flags of Our Fathers, Flyboys, The China Mirage, and many others. He hosts the podcast, Untold Pacific. Follow him on Twitter @jamesjbradley. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com. Donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh.

44 MIN7 h ago
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5/22/20 James Bradley on the Growing Threat of War with China

5/22/20 Gareth Porter Debunks Claims of Iranian-Al-Qaeda Alliance

Scott talks to Gareth Porter about the decades-long attempt by neoconservative war hawks in the U.S. to link the Iranian government to terrorist activities, most notably those of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. This was the supposed justification for the killing of Qasem Soleimani earlier this year, a claim that Porter says is totally unfounded. Allegations that Iran knew about and supported Al-Qaeda operatives during America's war on terror have always been tenuous at best, and a recent analysis of documents found in Osama bin Laden's home prove that clandestine operatives hiding in Iran were doing so without the knowledge of that country's government, and knowing that they would be captured if discovered. As usual, such claims are simply used by those who want war with Iran for their own purposes. Discussed on the show: "Washington’s tall tale of Iranian-Al Qaeda alliance based on questionably sourced book ‘The Exile’" (The Grayzone) The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state, and author ofManufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter@GarethPorterand listen to Gareth’sprevious appearanceson the Scott Horton Show. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com. Donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh.

40 MIN8 h ago
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5/22/20 Gareth Porter Debunks Claims of Iranian-Al-Qaeda Alliance

5/22/20 Braden Chapman on Australian Special Forces War Crimes in Afghanistan

Braden Chapman discusses his time serving in Afghanistan with Australia's SAS, a special forces unit that worked closely with American troops to go after high profile targets. Chapman has recently come forward with allegations of war crimes by some of his fellow soldiers, a pattern that many others have now supported. The Australian government has made some moves investigating conduct like this, but Chapman says this kind of malfeasance usually goes unpunished. Discussed on the show: "Killing Field: Explosive new allegations of Australian special forces war crimes" (YouTube) This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com. Donate to the show through Patreon, PayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh.

32 MIN1 d ago
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5/22/20 Braden Chapman on Australian Special Forces War Crimes in Afghanistan

5/22/20 Brett Wilkins on America’s Secret Bioweapons Programs

Scott talks to Brett Wilkins about Project SHAD, a Cold War era bioweapons test program that exposed thousands of American sailors to chemical and biological weapons. These veterans have been seeking redress for a slew of ailments allegedly caused by exposure to these weapons, but the government continues to evade culpability. Sadly, SHAD is only one of many incidents where the U.S. government deliberately tested dangerous substances on its soldiers, and even on its civilians. On top of such programs, the American military has left behind a wake of chronic health problems and generations of birth defects in places like Vietnam, Iraq, and Pakistan because of the toxic chemicals and heavy metals used to wage its wars. Discussed on the show: "Veterans Exposed in Cold War Bioweapons Testing Still Awaiting Answers — and Help" (CounterPunch.org) Project 112/Project SHAD Unit 731 MK-Ultra "Wormwood (TV Mini-Series 2017)" (IMDb) War is a Racket Brett Wilkins is the editor-at-large for US n...

30 MIN1 d ago
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5/22/20 Brett Wilkins on America’s Secret Bioweapons Programs

5/18/20 Trevor Timm on FISA, the Patriot Act, Chelsea Manning, and Julian Assange

Scott interviews Trevor Timm about a recent U.S. senate vote that would grant the government access to Americans' browser history without a warrant. This shameful vote is surprising to those who thought that even Washington insiders would have stood up to a civil liberties violation this egregious. Timm and Scott also discuss Julian Assange's extradition case, which has the potential to set a dangerous precedent not just for iconoclasts exposing scandalous government secrets, but for anyone who does investigative journalism as we know it. Discussed on the show: "The US Senate voted to let Trump spy on your search history. But all is not lost" (The Guardian) "State Department Cables" (WikiLeaks) "Iraq War Logs" (WikiLeaks) The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a journalist, activist, and lawyer whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guard...

37 MIN4 d ago
Comments
5/18/20 Trevor Timm on FISA, the Patriot Act, Chelsea Manning, and Julian Assange

5/15/20 Mike Maharrey on the Federal Erosion of Constitutional Rights

Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center discusses a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that overturns a Kansas Supreme Court decision concerning a potentially unconstitutional traffic stop. The police officer in the incident in question pulled a car over because his computer showed that the owner had a suspended driver's license. This was seen as probable cause, even though it's obviously quite possible that someone other than the owner was driving the car. The Supreme Court ultimately ruled that the officer's actions did not violate the Fourth Amendment, overturning the Kansas court's decision that the stop had been unconstitutional. Maharrey laments the tendency, even among some libertarians, to turn to the federal government as a safeguard of liberty. The pattern, he says, is clear: the more you centralize power, the more it will erode our rights. Discussed on the show: "Supreme Court Rules Against Fourth Amendment" (The Libertarian Institute) Mike Maharrey is National Communicat...

34 MIN5 d ago
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5/15/20 Mike Maharrey on the Federal Erosion of Constitutional Rights

5/15/20 John Kiriakou on What Could Have Prevented 9/11

John Kiriakou discusses his time at the CIA during the lead up to and aftermath of 9/11, given the recent revelations about the identity of a Saudi official connected with the attack. This is the first time the American people have seen any concrete evidence tying the Saudi government to the hijackers, which Kiriakou finds ridiculous. The families of the victims have been seeking justice for almost two decades, and ought to be allowed to know the truth. He also recounts some of the reasons why America's intelligence apparatus should have seen the 9/11 attacks coming, and the dysfunction that let them through. Discussed on the show: "In court filing, FBI accidentally reveals name of Saudi official suspected of directing support for 9/11 hijackers" (Yahoo News) The 28 Pages "The '28 Pages' Explained" (Antiwar.com Original) "Press for Truth (2006)" (IMDb) The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America "Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)" (IMDb) John Kiriakou is a for...

56 MIN5 d ago
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5/15/20 John Kiriakou on What Could Have Prevented 9/11

5/15/20 Ben Freeman on the Qatar Lobby in Washington

Scott interviews Ben Freeman about his report, "The Qatar Lobby in Washington D.C." Freeman goes over the recent history of Qatar's efforts to influence U.S. policy, including their apparent success in winning over the Trump administration to their side in a dispute with Saudi Arabia. In this case and in others, Freeman is astounded by how easy it is for lobbyists representing foreign governments to buy off American politicians. Small campaign donations of a few thousand dollars can be enough to buy a senator's vote. Equally shocking, this is perfectly legal. Discussed on the show: "Report: The Qatar Lobby in Washington" (Center for International Policy) "Report: Foreign Funding of Think Tanks in America" (Center for International Policy) Ben Freeman is director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative with the Center for International Policy. Read his work atAntiWar.comand follow him on Twitter@BenFreemanDC. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps...

26 MIN5 d ago
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5/15/20 Ben Freeman on the Qatar Lobby in Washington

5/15/20 Aaron Maté on the OPCW’s Douma Cover-up and the Latest ‘Russiagate’ Revelations

Scott talks to Aaron Maté about the latest developments in the apparent OPCW cover-up of their investigation into the alleged Douma chemical attack. It is now clear, based on recently leaked documents, that OPCW leadership lied about expert analyst Ian Henderson, who has since become the leading whistleblower in the story of their cover-up. They claim that he was a low-level team member without anything important to say; in reality, he was the leader of the Douma team and one of the organization's most reliable experts. His findings contradicted what became the official narrative, upon which U.S. retaliation against the Assad government was based. He has been working tirelessly to correct these lies. Scott and Maté also discuss the crumbling "Russiagate" narrative, and the mainstream media's near-total silence on the scandal. Discussed on the show: "Exclusive: OPCW chief made false claims to denigrate Douma whistleblower, documents reveal" (The Grayzone) "5/1/20 Aaron Maté on the...

29 MIN6 d ago
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5/15/20 Aaron Maté on the OPCW’s Douma Cover-up and the Latest ‘Russiagate’ Revelations

5/15/20 Dave Smith Interviews Scott About Obamagate

Listen to Scott's latest appearance on Dave Smith's Part of the Problem, where they discuss Mike Flynn, "Russiagate," "Obamagate," and other recent political developments.

99 MIN6 d ago
Comments
5/15/20 Dave Smith Interviews Scott About Obamagate
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