From day one, it was clear that Donald Trump was like no president this country had ever seen. Eight months into his term, we talk to Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith about the lasting impact Trump may have on the presidency, itself. Then, historian Dan Jones on the Knights Templar, the Medieval secret society that inspired "The Da Vinci Code".
Diane and her guests talk about the tactics of the CIA in the Vietnam era as reflected in recently released documents, and how they compare to what we know about U.S. intelligence tactics since 9/11.
- Malcolm Byrne Deputy director of the National Security Archive
- Michael Getler Ombudsman for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and former reporter for The Washington Post. Mr. Getler is also former ombudsman for The Washington Post.
- John McLaughlin Former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency; senior fellow at the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
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