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Your Call: Robert Mercer & the dark money behind Donald Trump

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Stephen K. Bannon, left, President Trump's chief strategist, served as political adviser and business partner of Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah.

We’ll speak with the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer about Robert Mercer, the hedge-fund billionaire who made major investments to ensure Donald Trump’s victory.

In 2016, Mercer gave more that $22 million to the Republican party and invested tens of millions of dollars on right-wing organizations including Breitbart and the Media Research Center. What do we need to know about the big money influencing Donald Trump?

Guest:

Jane Mayer, award winning journalist, staff writer at the New Yorker, and author of  Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Web Resources:

The New Yorker: THE RECLUSIVE HEDGE-FUND TYCOON BEHIND THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.