In hour one of Here & Now's April 9, 2018 full broadcast, the Assad regime is suspected of carrying out a chemical attack on a rebel held town over the weekend, a charge Syria says is fabricated. We discuss the latest developments and the Trump administration's possible response with the BBC's Lina Sinjab. Also, why did Robert Mercer — the influential donor in conservative politics who helped President Trump get elected, and the New York billionaire behind Cambridge Analytica — become a volunteer member of a police force in a tiny New Mexico town? And we preview Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's much-anticipated testimony before Congress this week with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.
This program aired on April 9, 2018.