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

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We’ll revisit our conversation with investigative journalist Jane Mayer. We'll speak to Mayer about her piece in the New Yorker on Robert Mercer, the hedge-fund tycoon 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 in 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

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.