Former President Donald Trump expects to soon be indicted in Manhattan by District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The case alleges that a payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her signing a non-disclosure agreement during the 2016 presidential campaign would qualify as a criminal campaign finance violation. Defenders of President Trump have claimed this is a weaponization of the justice system, accusing Bragg of arbitrarily elevating the record-keeping error to a felony. Former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and FOX News Contributor Andy McCarthy joins the Rundown to discuss what charges the former President could face, the politics surrounding the issue, and what’s important to know about the ongoing investigations.
The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing today to discuss military recruitment challenges facing the country right now. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman McCaul has raised concerns over Russia’s war on Ukraine and the threat of China invading Taiwan and has advocated for the US to bolster its military preparedness. The United States has fought insurgencies in armed conflict in the past few decades, but experts are skeptical of how the nation would face a military challenge from adversaries like China and Russia. National security expert Dr. Rebecca Grant joins the podcast to break down the key factors hurting military recruitment numbers, the ways it has become easier for Americans to enlist, and why 2023 is going to be “the crunch year for military recruiting.”
Plus, commentary by the Executive Director of Fight for Schools and author of “Parents of the World, Unite!” Ian Prior.