The Rundown-Tues 4/10/18: Trump's lawyer raided; Syria decision?; Den Post

On Monday, President Trump reacted to the news that FBI agents had raided the home and office(s) of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen. News reports suggest that the raids were not directly part of the Mueller investigation but may have stemmed from a referral made by Mueller to the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York (who is a Trump appointee.) 

During that same meeting, the president noted that the apparent gas attack by Syrian dictator Bashar Assad on rebels in that country will be "met forcefully." This will be one of the most important and interesting decisions of the Trump presidency and I expect we'll know what it is by the time we wake up Thursday morning.

If I were Trump, I'd be beyond furious right now...and I think he is.

At 8:06 AM we'll talk with the fantastic Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, about this remarkable turn of events.

The Sunday "Perspective" section of the Denver Post was remarkable for its attack by Post employees and non-employee writers on the paper's owners, a hedge fund called Alden Global Capital (through a subsidiary called Digital First Media). The newspaper is a shadow of its former self in terms of number of employees and their ability to cover a wide range of local stories (both in topics and in geography.) Other newspapers noticed, including the NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/business/media/denver-post-opinion-owner.html

At 7:06 we'll talk with Denver Post Editorial Page Editor Chuck Plunkett, the man responsible for that Sunday section.

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A new lawsuit is challenging the validity of the signatures used by Congressman Doug Lamborn to get on the November ballot. The suit rests on whether the signature gatherers are actually Colorado residents as the law (strangely) requires. Adding to the interest of the suit is that some of these same signature gatherers were used to collect signatures for Walker Stapleton's candidacy for governor. 

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/lawsuit-claims-lamborn-campaign-used-out-of-state-workers-to-gather-signatures

At 7:48 we'll talk with Kyle Fisk of WickedThink Marketing who is handling the communications for the law firm bringing the suit. He will be at the court awaiting the first hearing in the case.

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday. Prior to those appearances he released a 7-page prepared statement that is a combination of mea culpa and "what we're doing now." I don't know that it will prevent "we have to do something" members of Congress from trying to regulate social media. 

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