Interviews

Author reveals how Peter Thiel helped Trump cut a deal with Facebook to evade fact checking

 Scott talks with author and journalist Max Chafkin, who is a features editor and a tech reporter at Bloomberg Businessweek. Max is the author of “The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power,” a biography about the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker Peter Thiel who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech business and politics. …

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Reporter reveals Facebook paid Eastern European troll farms and the sinister secrets behind its algorithm

  Scott speaks with Karen Hao the senior Artificial Intelligence editor for MIT Technology Review whose groundbreaking work looking into Facebook just got validated in a massive way this week by whistleblower Francis Haugen’s testimony to the U.S. Senate. Hao holds a mechanical engineering degree from MIT, which she took to outlets like Mother Jones and Quartz where she honed …

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Reality Winner’s mom calls on President Biden to grant her daughter clemency

Scott speaks with Billie Jean Winner-Davis, whose daughter Reality spent years in federal prison for revealing Russia’s cyberattack on America’s elections in 2016. Reality’s mom shared some of her frustrations, several of her hopes, shots of her wisdom, and situations she personally experienced through years marked by the most unexpected events, and recently punctuated by her reunion with her daughter. …

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Reality Winner’s lawyer lays out the case for her freedom

Right: lawyer Alison Grinter, Left: Reality Winner with mother Billy Jean Winner Davis

  Scott speaks with Alison Grinter, a lawyer to some of America’s most politically persecuted people, including Reality Winner, whose bombshell NSA leak about Russia’s attack on the 2016 election changed the course of our nation’s politics. This is the first in a series of three interviews with Reality Winner’s inner circle, the first such interviews her family has given …

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“Worst day ever.” How a Capitol Police officer fought off the January 6th insurrection

Scott Dworkin speaks with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn (part 2). Officer Dunn will be one of the first officers called to testify in front of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection against Congress. We released part one of our interview with Officer Dunn last week, after the most-watched right-wing extremist Fox News opinion host mercilessly attacked …

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Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn’s harrowing firsthand account of the January 6th insurrection

  Scott Dworkin speaks with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn. Officer Dunn will be one of the first officers called to testify in front of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection against Congress. Here is Part 2. Last night, the most-watched right-wing extremist Fox News opinion host mercilessly attacked him for having personal, political views so we …

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Author reveals the story behind Obama calling Trump a “corrupt motherf**ker”

  Scott speaks with award-winning journalist and author Edward-Isaac Dovere about his new book, “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump.” Isaac spent the 2020 campaign on the road for The Atlantic after leaving his post as Chief Washington correspondent for Politico. If you follow the news or Democratic politics, you’ll want to read his deeply …

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DC statehood bill gets boost from 39 constitutional scholars support says Congresswoman

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is the top proponent of DC statehood.

Scott speaks with Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, the House delegate from Washington, D.C. She is here to discuss the momentous drive for D.C. statehood to admit Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as a state, and her bill the DC Admission Act. It passed the House in a historic vote, only to meet with opposition on constitutional grounds, but her office just released …

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