Iran's lies; Mueller's questions; The Feather Thief - The Rundown 5/1/18

At 6:47, after a few false starts yesterday, we'll talk with Matt Schlapp who, along with his wife, Mercy, and their kids, was the subject of an interesting piece at Axios this morning:
https://www.axios.com/matt-mercedes-schlapp-washington-white-house-trump-gop-0f1f87b9-0538-4e14-8651-03f84710c773.html

And at 7:06, we'll be joined by Kirk Wallace Johnson, author of the fascinating new book "THE FEATHER THIEF: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century" which chronicles one of the most bizarre and shocking crimes of the 21st century. A gripping story—global, scientific, and historical in scope—of a museum heist and of one man’s relentless pursuit of justice that will assuredly appeal to fans of evolutionary biology and science, birding, fly-fishing, true crime, and history.
https://www.amazon.com/Feather-Thief-Obsession-Natural-History/dp/110198161X

At 8:06, David Harsanyi joins us to talk about the Iran deal and whether what we learned yesterday (more on that below) changes his view of the deal. Here's his great article, "The Short And Ugly History Of The Disastrous Iran Deal"

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared a summary of a massive trove of Iranian documents acquired by Israeli intelligence outlining Iran's former nuclear weapons program, Project Amad, which, during the negotiations over the "nuclear deal", Iran denied had ever existed. Bibi is clearly trying to get Trump to pull out of the Iran deal. At this point, there are arguments on both sides of that debate as Iran appears to be complying with the terms of the deal.

 

The New York Times reported a list of questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Trump. I think Trump should refuse to answer, and particularly he should refuse to answer anything regarding Jim Comey or "obstruction". If he answers anything, it should only be directly about what he knows about contacts between his team and Russia/Russians. I wonder who leaked this list. I'm guessing it was actually someone on Trump's team rather than on Mueller's. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/us/politics/questions-mueller-wants-to-ask-trump-russia.html

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Here in Colorado, a bill creating "Extreme Risk Protection Orders" has come to the state legislature. The president of the State Senate, Kevin Grantham, takes a dim view of the bill, but it has the support of DA George Brauchler. Those guys are usually on the same side of issues...

http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb18-1436

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/04/30/firearms-mentally-unstable-support

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And finally, all good things must come to an end for the drug-addicted and homeless, at least in terms of a city willing to put up with the public nuisance they cause when policies attract them by the thousands. 

http://www.kcra.com/article/tolerant-san-francisco-fed-up-with-dirty-smelly-streets/20106300

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Meanwhile, here's what motivates liberals today. (Click on the pic and read the comments.) My comment: Yep, that's a pretty dress. And for $20? Great job!

 
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