May 17, 2017: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's May 17, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Geoff Bennett joins us to talk about the response on Capitol Hill to news that President Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia. Also, Diana Henriques was the first reporter to interview disgraced financier Bernie Madoff after he'd gone to prison for orchestrating a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Now her book, "The Wizard of Lies," has been made into an HBO film. And a longtime civil rights attorney in Philadelphia won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in a seven-way race to become the city’s next district attorney. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on May 17, 2017.


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