Week In The News: Trump Travels Abroad, Russia Investigation At Home, Attack In ManchesterPlay
With guest host Jessica Yellin.
President Trump abroad. Manchester terror attack. Russia probe intensifies. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
The Russia investigation steps inside the White House. The president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is now under scrutiny. Traveling abroad, President Trump dances with the Saudis, jostles with NATO leaders and is rebuked on intelligence leaks. In Manchester, a horrifying suicide bomb attack. Closer to home, the Trump budget is revealed. His travel ban denied — again. This hour On Point: the weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. -- Jessica Yellin
Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post. (@ktumulty)
Jeff Pegues, justice and homeland security correspondent for CBS News. (@jeffpeguescbs)
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst. (@JackBeattyNPR)
From The Reading List
POLITICO: Russia looms over Trump's meetings with European leaders — "European officials are straining to make sense of an administration in which some top officials talk tough about Putin, while Trump banters in the Oval Office with senior Russian diplomats and releases statements stressing the prospect of cooperation with Moscow. Russia won't likely be a top agenda item when Trump visits, but it will loom over his meetings, nonetheless."
New York Times: Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer — "American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the intelligence."
The Guardian: Manchester bombing: more people linked to attack may be at large — "Investigators believe there may be more people at large who are part of a terror network linked to the Manchester Arena attack, and that more bomb-making materials have still to be found. The investigation into the bombing on Monday continued into a third day with police saying progress had been made. Concern among officials is still so high that Britain remains on its highest terrorism alert level."
This program aired on May 26, 2017.