"Treasonous" is a word President Donald Trump is now using to describe claims that he or those in his orbit conspired with Russian officials during the 2016 election. His re-election campaign is urging television news outlets to have second thoughts about booking some of the president's harshest critics, including Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
It's all part of the counterattack by Trump and his allies now that special counsel Robert Mueller, as reported by Attorney General William Barr, has concluded his investigation without finding that "the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia."
This week, we debate whether the president's outrage is by any means justified. Blumenthal certainly doesn't think so.
And as state lawmakers consider legalizing recreational marijuana, how much are they worrying about how cities will grapple with a potentially greater demand for more addiction treatment and other services? Live from our New Haven studio, we ponder that as well.
- Colin McEnroe - Host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR (@colinmcenroe)
- Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean - Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University (@KBDPHD)
- Dr. Jonathan Wharton - Assistant Professor of Political Science and Urban Affairs at Southern Connecticut State University (@PreppyProf)