CN Live! Episode 18: Impeachment, Assange, Brazil and Bolivia

Watch the Season Finale of CN Live! in which we discussed Assange, Bolivia, Brazil and Trump’s impeachment with a great lineup of guests.

Saturday night was the Season Finale of CN Live! Scott Ritter, a former UN weapons inspector and U.S. counter-intelligence officer, spoke about the research he’s done for a coming Consortium News article on the so-called whistleblower at the heart of the Democrats’ drive to impeach President Donald Trump. Radio host Lee Stranahan discussed in depth the Ukraine angle of the impeachment process and its role in the 2016 election.

We then broadcast an address by WikiLeaks lawyer Jen Robinson given in Sydney on Friday night, in which she said that Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the Westminster chief magistrate embroiled in a conflict of interest, will no longer be presiding over the extradition proceedings of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.

The program then looked at the release from prison this week of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with veteran Brazilian journalist Pepe Escobar. Pepe also weighed in on the military coup in Bolivia and we went deeper into Bolivia with Gray Zone journalist Ben Norton.

Join your hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria for this blockbuster Episode 18, the final program of Season One of CN Live!, which will pick up again after the new year.

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10 comments for “CN Live! Episode 18: Impeachment, Assange, Brazil and Bolivia

  1. geeyp
    November 18, 2019 at 23:40

    I watched and enjoyed the guests getting the chance to speak and give their information to anyone who watched the show. Hoping the new year has more positive stories to share.

  2. Dosamuno
    November 18, 2019 at 14:00

    Escobar and Norton are among the few people who merit the title “journalist”.

  3. Lily
    November 18, 2019 at 04:56

    Thanks for Episode 18!

    What a farce this trial is. Literally each one on the accusing side represents the fascist force of the West, each one has its own dirty motives. It becomes clear to me only now why the UK spent millons and millons of taxpayer’s money to keep Assange a prisoner in the embassy. Bless you, Julian! Blessings to each single honest journalist and thank you all for your work!

  4. November 17, 2019 at 11:34

    I know you are likely short handed but it would be a good policy for you to make it easier for people to view your excellent weekly broadcast.

    There is a lot of fascinating and enlightening discussion here. I am listening over a few days or I would not be able to find the time or even to absorb it all. I sincerely request that you publish a breakdown of the separate interviews as segments or at least time stamps of when they begin for future episodes of your show if not for this one. When I want to share something from one of your shows, I have to do all the work myself to point to the interview I want to share, much less the segment of the interview I think someone might be interested in.

      November 17, 2019 at 16:40

      Judith since the very first show in July we have been publishing the individual segments on our YouTube channel.

    • oscar romero
      November 18, 2019 at 16:28

      I wholeheartedly agree.

  5. michael
    November 17, 2019 at 09:27

    While much of Scott Ritter’s commentary is speculative, it fits the evidence so much better than the Russiagate and Ukrainegate conspiracy propaganda that has been released for public dissemination.
    Other intelligence agents have claimed that ALL intelligence agents from ALL countries hack political groups among other sites and basically copy whatever they can get. However the point is to gather information to help make informed decisions; they generally don’t want the target to even know what they have or that they’ve been in the data. Government hackers don’t want to politically weaponize the obtained info in other countries, because in response the data will become much less accessible and more secure, and worst, the Internet (easily monitored by all governments) likely will be destroyed in most countries as legitimate targets.

    • Maricata
      November 17, 2019 at 20:14

      Ritter knows this is a CIA coup attempt

  6. bug1
    November 17, 2019 at 07:34

    One of the best episodes, Lee Stranahan is most impressive, connecting so many dots in ways that seem obvious.

  7. jmg
    November 16, 2019 at 06:50

    > CN Live! on Saturday night at 8 pm Eastern, in which we discuss Assange . . .


    SAT 16 NOV
    – London
    Trafalgar SQ
    – NewYork
    Washington Pk SQ
    – Washington DC
    WhiteHouse 1pm
    – Wellington
    Civic SQ
    – Glasgow
    Freedom SQ
    – Toronto
    100 Queen ST
    – Sydney
    Manly WHARF 10.30am

    27 NOV
    – Brisbane
    Parliamt 7pm
    – Berlin
    Reischtag 6pm

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