Geraldo catches up on the latest Russia Gate news. After lengthy vacation that included skiing in Colorado and a visit with 98-years-young- mom in Sarasota he looks at the latest breaking developments including General Michael Flynn’s request for immunity. As Donald Trump said in the past about HRC "if you’re not guilty of a
crime why would you ask for immunity?" Now the shoe is on the other foot. What does the request for immunity from prosecution mean? Did Flynn lie to the FBI? And what is the story with Devon Nunes? Is he investigating Russian meddling in the Presidential elections or is does he think his job is to defend Trumps White House. Does the House Intel committee have any credibility? That and more on this episode.
Geraldo discusses MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow's hype over President Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns. Rachel Maddow takes over the mantle of Al Capone's vault with empty claims of a block buster reveal. We compare Maddow's critique of Geraldo's Coverage during the leaked "open mic" scandal with Access Hollywood's Bill Bush.
Geraldo talks about defeating NYC gridlock with his bike, Broadway play Sunday In The Park with George and how the White House press briefing has become must see TV. As Press Secretary Sean Spicer navigates Russia-Gate, he evolves and even self mocks, channeling Melissa McCarthy's SNL skit threatening to chase reporters with his podium when they critique President Trumps tweet boasting 230,000 new jobs. Things get testy though when he defends not properly vetting General Flynn as proof emerges he was a Foreign Agent for Turkey, a country with questionable loyalty to the US. Geraldo updates on the latest immigration news, the rising economy and repealing ObamaCare.
Geraldo examines Obamacare. Are the Republicans in a jam? Is their idea of repeal and replace too slanted toward helping folks who don’t need it? And what about the new Travel ban? Will the new version pass the smell test about banning Muslims? WikiLeaks is preparing their largest dump ever. Who’s looking at you through your smart devices? Finally, if Trump’s phones were tapped who ordered it? The intel community denies they were listening. Can Geraldo go on Trump Thumb Patrol?
Geraldo praises 45’s remarkable speech to Congress as his best to date in terms of manner, tone and substance. It was the speech he should have given at his inauguration. Geraldo speaks about the mission in which Ryan Owens lost his life, has a beef with it called Highly successful considering civilian casualties, the loss of a $75 million dollar aircraft not to mention Ryan’s life, and compares the impact of that mission to Operation Eagle Claw, the failed rescue mission during the Carter administration handling of the Iran Hostage crisis. Geraldo says it is time for the press to stop obsessing over the President, but given the latest revelation that AG Jeff Sessions failed to mention to the Senate Judiciary Committee a meeting with a Russian diplomat, that is unlikely.