Michael Wolff psychoanalyzes Trump, and Steve Bannon commits a strangely dishonorable form of seppuku. Our interview with national political commentator Jennifer Kerns. What was Bannon thinking? And why does the ghoulish Wolff suppose his book will bring about the end of the Trump Presidency? Meanwhile, Bandy Lee, a deeply unprofessional Yale Psychiatrist, describes her bizarre plans to physically "contain" Trump and force him to submit to "an evaluation." Although the Media seems in favor, some voices of sanity are responding. Alan Dershowitz compares such psychiatric schemes to the darkest days of the USSR and Mao's China, and CNN's Michael Smercornish adds context with Lincoln, Churchill and Goldwater. Also, we review a list of Deep Staters recently "reassigned" and suggest many more are soon to follow. Plus, a discussion of the real reasons why the Establishment hates Trump. It's not the faux vulgarity -- but rather because he owes them nothing. They can't control the man. With Listener Calls & Music via Johnny Cash, R.E.M., Van Morrison, the Eagles, Dream Academy and The Beatles.
Opening Monologue. Sifting through the Media's gross distractions pertaining to Trump's intelligence and mental health. We marvel at how such monstrous chaff can be rendered with such curious hysteria. While the Media obsesses over the ghastly Michael Wolff's new book, we note they're already seeking distance from its dubious content. Even Maggie Haberman, of the New York Times, describes Wolff's work as partly "flat-out false" and partly "notionally accurate." Notionally? Meanwhile, President Trump describes himself as a "very stable genius" -- and the Media responds, using the words over and again. Also, Senators Grassley and Graham request a criminal investigation into spy Christopher Steele, and the Deep State coughs up 'the whole furball' of information requested by Rep. Devin Nunes. Plus, we review the explosive Stephen Miller interview with Jake Tapper on CNN this morning. Excellent political combat, as Tapper taps out. Coda: The Fall of Steve Bannon. With Listener Calls & Music via Greta Van Fleet, Bobby Darin, Pearl Jam and Social Distortion.
Deconstructing James Clapper, Quinessence of Deep State Physiognamy. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. We survey Clapper's latest CNN commentary, his defense of "career civil servants" and his lectures on "what this country is all about." Alas, America's Founders would have zero regard for Clapper's bogus theorizing. Curiously, however, Clapper throws cold water on the Papadopoulos Ploy. Meanwhile, Sen. Grassley responds sharply to Fusion GPS. Toobin trots out another "authoritarian" canard. And We Ask: Is the Mueller character comparable to "The Wolf" in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction? A Cleaner? How far is the Ruling Class willing to push America in order to retain power? Also, we discuss building "the wall, the wall, the wall" in 2018. Now or never? Rush Limbaugh describes border security as America's most pressing task for survival over the next thirty years. Vignettes on Thomas Jefferson and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. With Listener Calls & Music via Louane and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Devin Nunes Deadline Is Today. Will Deep State stop stonewalling and cough up the goods about Trump Dossier and "full trove" of Peter Strzok texts? Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. The Wall Street Journal calls it a time for "contempt." Rep. DeSantis says today is the "last straw." Meanwhile, squeezed by the deadline, Democrats and Media have scattered away from the Dossier. Losing control of centralized narrative? Each Deep Stater now for himself? On the Run: CNN, Fusion GPS, Rep. Jim Himes and the New York Times. We consider the preposterous George Papadopolous trial balloon. A Maltese flourish? Paul Callan summarizes Peter Strzok's precarious position. Sen. Lindsey Graham applies pressure, calls for new Special Counsel to investigate DOJ's handling of Dossier. Getting Good Here Folks. With Listener Calls & Music via Helene Fischer and Junior Brown.
Bannon v. Trump. Drudge Report fades? Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. We explore the latest controversy over Steve Bannon and survey President Trump's prompt rebuke. Real or Fake? We consider the recent history of the Drudge Report, and opine that something's amiss. Why the change in tone? Fire in Chappaqua, at the Clinton residence. Grounds for suspicion? Manafort sues DOJ, Mueller, Rosenstein. Democrats and Media running away from Trump Dossier, all of a sudden. And fast. Nunes' deadline hits today. Looming contempt? Plus, vignettes on Idi Amin Dada, former dictator of Uganda. With Listener Calls & Music via Billy Preston and Heart.
Making Sense of the Deep State. An Explainer, From 2016 to the Present. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. Fraudulent FISA Warrants, spying on Trump, and the real task of Robert Mueller. The New York Times drops the Trump Dossier, brings George Papadopoulos in for the rescue. We sample brutal responses to the NYT from Andrew McCarthy, Byron York and the Conservative Treehouse. Meanwhile, mysterious "Sanctuary State" signs appear in California, and Michelle Malkin says she wants "the wall, the wall, the wall" for 2018. Establishmentarian Matthew Dowd frets over what he sees as America's "loss of moral authority" in the world. David Brock and Lisa Bloom pay women to accuse Trump. And Kim Jong Un receives a tweet from the American President. The Wolf Moon. With Listener Calls & Music via Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Foo Fighters.
Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. Interview with Finn Murphy, author of "The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road." With Listener Calls & Music via Junior Brown & Red Simpson.
A Guided Tour Through the Deep State. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Dan Caplis Show. Al Franken finally resigns from the Senate, and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch announces he will not seek re-election. Door open to Mitt Romney? Meanwhile, a rattled New York Times "moves the goalposts" on the Trump Dossier story. Their "anonymous sources" struggle to sustain their "collusion" meme, even as it continues to crumble. Rep. Ron DeSantis notes there is no evidence of collusion, and that if there was, we'd have all heard about it long ago. Also, Robbie Mook now says the Russian investigation is "not a winning message" for Democrats. Deep State On The Run. With Listener Calls & Music via Greta Van Fleet, the Black Crowes and the theme music from Jaws.