Friday, March 29, 2019

THE PENDING RELEASE OF THE MUELLER REPORT

DICK HELTON, Morning News Anchor and Senior Political Correspondent of KNX in Los Angeles joins us.

HELTON anchors the KNX Morning News weekdays from 6 – 10 a.m. and has been at the heart of the station’s political coverage since he walked in the door more than a dozen years ago. During his lengthy career with CBS Radio beginning in Chicago, Dick has received numerous local, regional and national awards. Both of Dick’s parents were elected public officials so his interest in politics began at an early age. At an event, a few years ago, honoring broadcasters from throughout the United States, Dick was introduced as one of the “pioneers” of all-news radio. You can also Follow Dick on Twitter @KNXDickHelton

THE JESSE SMOLLETT CASE

OMAR QUDRAT, Attorney and Former Prosecutor weighs in on the matter as the FBI and DOJ may review why Chicago prosecutors dismissed all charges. Qudrat served as an official with the United States Department of Defense since 2010. Most recently, he served as a prosecutor in the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions where he supported war crimes prosecutions. Cases within the jurisdiction of his office include but are not limited to a capital case against the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing and a capital case against alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and four alleged co-conspirators. Omar was also detailed by the Defense Department to the State Department where he was responsible for developing foreign prosecutions of Guantanamo detainees and negotiating security agreements with foreign nations. Omar is a Captain in the U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corps.From 2011 – mid-2012 Omar served as a Department of Defense civilian in Afghanistan as an advisor to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military command. Omar worked on implementing the Counter Insurgency Strategy in Afghanistan as the coalition’s headquarters Deputy Chief of Rule of Law and Political Advisor to the NATO Ambassador. Omar worked with military and diplomatic officials of 50 ISAF nations with whom the United States worked side-by-side to pursue our political and military objectives in Afghanistan.Omar Qudrat was a Republican candidate for California’s 52nd Congressional District in the U.S. House. Qudrat lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on June 5, 2018.

THE GREEN NEW DEAL AND DIRECTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

ALFREDO ORTIZ is the president and CEO of the Job Creators Network, where he has led the defense of small businesses from the onslaught of bad government policies. Alfredo has testified before legislative committees about the impact of taxation and regulation on small business growth, and speaks frequently to business organizations across the nation about the need for job creators to seize responsibility for defending free enterprise. 

A LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH OPEC

EDWARD GOLDBERG is Professor of International Political Economy at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and Author.

WEBSITE: http://edwardgoldberg.info 

Goldberg is the author of “The Joint Ventured Nation: Why America Needs A New Foreign Policy” published by Skyhorse Publishing .His next book is “Why Globalization Works for America: How Nationalist Trade Policies Will Lead to Ruin” (to be published by Potomac Books this winter).

CLOSING THE BORDER

President Donald Trump says he will close the nation’s southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico does not immediately stop illegal immigration. This hour is dedicated to callers