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.

Trump’s Russia and Comey Troubles

President Donald Trump should welcome a thorough investigation into Russia’s involvement with 2016’s presidential race, but it is clear that he doesn’t.

The FBI Owns and Uses Drones for Domestic Surveillance

FBI Director Robert Mueller admited to lawmakers today that the Federal Bureau of Investigation owns and uses drones for domestic surveillance.