Chipping Away At Democracy, One Broken Norm At A Time | Connecticut Public Radio

Chipping Away At Democracy, One Broken Norm At A Time

Jun 17, 2019

The president suggests he can take information from a foreign adversary without reporting it to the FBI. Kellyanne Conway can violate the Hatch Act without repercussion. American allies aren't sure if they can believe Trump Administration claims about Iran aggression. The president now suggests his supporters may demand that he serve more than two terms. 

Amy Siskind has been documenting the erosion of democratic norms under President Trump almost since his inauguration. We spend some time with her. 

The state Supreme Court released a unanimous decision Friday ordering new trials for two men convicted of a 1989 murder in New Milford. The call for new trials stems from misleading testimony by the state police forensic laboratory, under the purview of forensic scientist Henry Lee. Lee spoke this morning. 

Lastly, we save time for your calls. 


  • Amy Siskind - President of The New Agenda and author of the book, The Weekly List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year and host of the The Weekly List podcast, which follows the Trump presidency beyond the first year. (@Amy_Siskind)
  • Lori Mack - Reporter who covers criminal justice issues for Connecticut Public Radio. 

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.