Wed, 9 December 2020
2483 - How Dozens of Trump’s Political Appointees Will Stay in Government After Biden Takes Over w/ Lydia DePillis
Sam hosts ProPublica reporter Lydia DePillis (@lydiadepillis) to discuss her recent story on burrowing efforts by the Trump campaign, "How Dozens of Trump’s Political Appointees Will Stay in Government After Biden Takes Over."
On today's show: Bernie shares frustration that Washington always has money for Pentagon and Wall St. but never hungry kids.
Sam hosts ProPublica reporter Lydia DePillis (@lydiadepillis) to discuss her recent story on burrowing efforts by the Trump campaign, "How Dozens of Trump’s Political Appointees Will Stay in Government After Biden Takes Over." In this piece, she explains how political appointees become permanent civil servants and how Trump's appointees, in particular, could stick around doing damage. Also: What Joe Biden could do to get rid of them.
On the fun half: Kayleigh campaign secretary says lawsuit shows chances Biden would win after initial vote reporting was infintesimally small. Trump upset he got so many votes and lost, wants GOP electors to have courage to do the right thing, tells general "good luck" on distribution. Asked about WH holiday parties, Trump corrects journalist, "they're Christmas parties" and they've reduced numbers. Rudy Giuliani tells Don Imus he's "doing fine" with Covid. Texas AG explains he's suing on behalf of other states (GA, WI, AZ, NV) because it's a national election. Matt Walsh says woke Santa is anti-male and feminizes boys, says male tendency towards violence is good. DailyWire Christmas ornaments. Katie Porter Twitter thread says Mitch McConnell is the one holding up bipartisan Covid relief. Protestors force police to leave eviction site in Portland. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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