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A few big stories emerged from Tuesday’s primaries. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams became the first black woman nominated for governor in any state. In Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District, former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath beat a popular mayor for the democratic nomination. Guest host Susan Page talked to Alex Burns of The New York Times about what we’ve learned from the primaries so far.
Then, President Trump has taken to Twitter this week to lash out at former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper over the president’s claims that the FBI spied on his campaign. Clapper is in the midst of a book tour to promote his message that evidence shows Russia interfered in the 2016 election – meddling which he believes changed the results. Susan sat down with Clapper to ask about being the target of Trump’s attacks and why he’s worried about our democratic institutions.
- Alexander Burns National political correspondent, The New York Times
- James Clapper Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence (2010-2017); former Air Force lieutenant general
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