Episode 82: Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat, Mueller Statement & Walt Rogers

Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast host Shane Vander Hart discusses President Trump’s Mexico tariff threat, Robert Mueller’s statement, and speaks with Walt Rogers.

Robert Mueller Exits DOJ With First Statement About the Russia Investigation

Robert Mueller: “There were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election. That allegation deserves the attention of every American.”

Barr Addresses Concerns About Mueller Report Release

Attorney General William Barr said he anticipates the release of the Mueller report by mid-April and can testify before Congress in early May.

Two Major Findings From Mueller’s Report

The Mueller report said there was no collusion by the Trump Campaign with Russia, but did not reach a conclusion whether President Trump obstructed justice.

The Mueller Investigation Is Over, Now We Wait

Attorney General William Barr informed Senate and House Judiciary Committee leadership that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion is over.

Episode 71: Michael Cohen Goes to Jail, the Weekly Standard Closes

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss Michael Cohen’s plea deal and sentencing, the Russia investigation, Donald Trump, and the Weekly Standard.

Episode 58: Sarah Abdouch Discusses the Conv​entio​​n of States

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart has a conversation with Sarah Abdouch of the Convention of States Project. 

12 Russian Intelligence Officers Indicted in DCCC, DNC, and Clinton Campaign Hack

A grand jury convened as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation returned an indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers for their interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

Jeff Flake’s Faux Constitutional Crisis

Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said President Trump would cause a constitutional crisis if he fired Special Counsel Robert Mueller and then Congress would have no recourse but to impeach. Senator Flake has that backward, Congress would be the cause, not President Trump.

Can Donald Trump Obstruct Justice?

Shane Vander Hart: The claim that President Donald Trump is above obstruction of justice charges is ludicrous, but so is calling firing the FBI director obstruction.

Linked to Russia Investigation, Sam Clovis Withdraws Name for USDA Post

Linked to the Russia Investigation, Sam Clovis asks President Donald Trump to withdraw his name from consideration for a USDA appointment.

After Manafort Indictment, Trump Claims No Russia Collusion

President Trump says there is no Russian collusion after his former campaign chair Paul Manafort is indicted, Shane Vander Hart offers two takeaways.

Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman Turns Himself in to FBI

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were indicted on 12 different counts including conspiracy against the United States.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 8-5-17 (Paul Pate & Karen Effrem)

On Caffeinated Thoughts Radio, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate joins Shane Vander Hart, and Dr. Karen Effrem discusses Social-Emotional Learning.

President Trump is Responsible for Hillary Clinton Not Being Prosecuted

Adam Graham: President Trump either needs to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Secretary Clinton’s wrongdoing or stop using her as a defense.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 5-20-17 (Matt Whitaker & Jessica Dunker)

Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker and Jessica Dunker of the Iowa Resturant Association join Shane Vander Hart and Jenifer Bowen on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio.