Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn didn’t hang around the White House long enough to hear the words that made Donald Trump a reality TV star: “You’re fired!”. Flynn submitted his resignation last night as details emerged about a phone call he had with Russia’s U.S ambassador before Trump was sworn into office. That’s a potential violation of federal law. With calls for investigations coming from both sides of the aisle, there are more questions being asked about a chaotic atmosphere in the White House. Jim Braude (@jimbraude) is joined by two former chairs of the Massachusetts Republican Party, James Rappaport and Jennifer Nassour (@jennifernassour), and New York Times political reporter Farah Stockman (@fstockman).
Jim talks to outgoing Newton Mayor Setti Warren (@settiwarren) about his interest in running for governor.
In tonight’s “Greater Bostonian”, Stephanie Leydon (@stephanieleydon) introduces us to a woman who plans to bike from Seattle to Boston to raise money and awareness for a local charter school that has a unique mission.
President Trump is challenging conventional thinking on many fronts, including the way we shake hands. One visiting head of state was visibly baffled by the President’s approach to the hand to hand salutation. Jim weighs in on what he thinks is proper etiquette when it comes to this form of greeting one another.