In This Episode
Tommy talks with Jake Sullivan and Ben Rhodes about their new organization to oppose Trump’s foreign policy and promote a progressive vision of American leadership. Then they discuss what it means for Jared Kushner to have his security clearance downgraded, the status of the Iran deal, and the NSA Director’s plea for a directive to combat Russian hacking.
Ben Rhodes is former Deputy National Security Advisor during the Barack Obama administration and Jake Sullivan is Hillary Clinton’s former chief policy advisor. They are Co-Chairs of a new organization called National Security Action.
- McClatchy DC Bureau: It’s time to shine harsh light on Trump’s leadership failures
- Washington Post: Democrats marshal strike force to counter Trump on national security in 2018, 2020 elections
- Politico: Obama alums form group to target ‘reckless’ Trump foreign policy
- The Hill: Former Obama officials launch advocacy group aimed at Trump’s foreign policy
- Daily Caller: Architects Of Iran Nuclear Deal And Libya Intervention Form Group To Oppose Trump’s ‘Reckless’ Foreign Policy
Jake Sullivan- Recent Clips:
- Foreign Affairs: The World After Trump- How the System Can Endure
- Politico Magazine: Turkey Is Out of Control. Time for the U.S. to Say So.
- Foreign Policy: I Was Hillary Clinton’s Chief Foreign-Policy Advisor. And I Have a #MeToo Mea Culpa.
- Washington Post: The Iranian protests are an opportunity for Trump — just not the one he wants
Ben Rhodes- Recent Clips:
- New York Times: Trump tries to shift blame to Obama for not countering Russian meddling
- Washington Post: The Obama administration ended a year ago, why does it feel like ancient history?
- Politico Magazine: What worries Ben Rhodes about Donald Trump
- Penguin Books: The World As It Is By Ben Rhodes
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