Media Roundtable: The legacy of Jeff Sessions & the impacts of economic sanctions on Iran | KALW

Media Roundtable: The legacy of Jeff Sessions & the impacts of economic sanctions on Iran

Nov 15, 2018

On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Jeff Sessions’ tenure as Attorney General of the United States, and the future of Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. How did Sessions reshape the Justice Department?

This week, Propublica reported that just before he left, Sessions adopted a policy to limit the Justice Department’s ability to oversee abusive police departments. That same policy could also hamper the department’s role in environmental, voting-rights, and other cases. We’ll also discuss the impacts of economic sanctions on the lives of Iranians. Join the next Your Call, with Renee Kemp, and you.

Guests:

Ian MacDougall, senior reporting fellow at Propublica 

Craig Unger, contributing editor at Vanity Fair, and author of House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia 

Farnaz Fassihi, award winning senior writer for The Wall Street Journal 

Web Resources:

Propublica: Why Jeff Sessions’ Final Act Could Have More Impact Than Expected

The Wall Street Journal: Intensified Yemen Attacks Complicate U.S. Peace Plans

The Atlantic: Trump Fired His Most Effective Lieutenant

Newsweek: DO U.S. SANCTIONS HURT IRAN? YES, AND IT'S EVERYDAY PEOPLE WHO SUFFER MOST