All eyes on Syria — how will President Trump respond to an alleged chemical attack there? FBI raid on Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer. Paul Ryan’s surprise exit. The weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Nancy Cordes, chief congressional correspondent, CBS News. (@nancycordes)
Yochi Dreazen, deputy managing editor and foreign editor for Vox. (@yochidreazen)
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.
From The Reading List:
CBS News: Apologetic Zuckerberg offers apology — "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his long-awaited appearance before Congress and apologized for the privacy scandal that has rocked the social media giant. Investors liked his testimony — Facebook's stock soared, making the billionaire even wealthier.
Zuckerberg was being questioned by more than 40 senators, some of whom don't buy his note of contrition."
Vox: Michael Cohen and the FBI raid, explained — "Michael Cohen — Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and business associate, whom the FBI raided and seized documents from on Monday — doesn’t mince words.
'I’m the guy who protects the president and the family. I’m the guy who would take a bullet for the president.”"
NPR: Chemical Weapons Team On Its Way To Syria, Watchdog Group Says — "A fact-finding team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is now on its way to Syria and will begin working there by Saturday, OPCW spokesperson Johan de Wittlaan said on Thursday."
As we go to air, no bombs yet in Syria – instead, tough talk from the White House, wary planning at the Pentagon. James Comey says President Trump asked him to prove that he didn’t cavort with prostitutes in Moscow. Trump calls a raid on his lawyer an attack on the nation. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg gets a grilling. And House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s getting out of there…
This hour, On Point: our news roundtable makes sense of a turbulent week.
This program aired on April 13, 2018.