In “Lies, Politics and Democracy,” FRONTLINE examines how officials fed the public lies about the 2020 presidential election and embraced rhetoric that led to political violence.
An epic examination of former President Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican Party, the documentary presents startling details from GOP insiders on how the indulgence of Trump’s authoritarian impulses and embrace of his rhetoric enabled his power over the American political system, leading the nation to a precarious moment in which most Republican voters now believe the lie that the 2020 election was stolen.
Told in part through the perspectives of key Republican players and party leaders, the two-hour special provides first-person accounts from those who sounded the alarm about Trump, and those whose warnings were minimized or silenced all along the way.
“Lies, Politics and Democracy” is supported by The WNET Group’s Preserving Democracy, a public media initiative. The film is a FRONTLINE production with the Kirk Documentary Group. The director is Michael Kirk. The producers are Michael Kirk, Mike Wiser and Vanessa Fica. The writers are Michael Kirk and Mike Wiser. The reporters are Vanessa Fica, Tim Alberta and Jelani Cobb. The editor-in-chief and executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.
The UN atomic watchdog agency urged Russia and Ukraine to create a nuclear safety and protection zone around the Zaporizhzhia power plant to prevent a Chornobyl-level disaster after inspectors found shelling has damaged six different areas in the plant — some close to reactor buildings.
The IAEA called for the immediate establishment of a security zone around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in a much-awaited report released Tuesday. As Russia and Ukraine traded accusations of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear plant, the IAEA said a security zone was necessary to enable the UN agency to monitor the situation at the plant. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).
In this excerpt of the interview, Col. Richard Black, former head of the Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon and Virginia senator, points out that the “deep state” and “military-industrial complex” in the U.S. created an illusion of “Russian and Chinese aggression.” Having an “external enemy” is the perfect excuse for the U.S. to continue manufacturing weapons and thus accumulate wealth.
Black has become one of the few voices speaking out about the U.S.’s illegitimate involvement in Syria, and the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Compared to China’s non-interventional diplomacy and pursuit of mutual economic benefit, he believes countries that follow the U.S.’s pattern of inciting and fighting in wars across the globe are the real aggressors.
A judge grants Trump’s request for a special master to review documents seized by federal agents from Mar-A-Lago. Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal tells MSNBC’s Ari Melber it is a “real mistake” and believes the “Justice Department has to appeal.” Katyal also invoked Former Attorney General Bill Barr, agreeing with his take that Trump’s request for a special master was “a crock of (expletive).”
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell analyzes a new legal filing from Judge Aileen Cannon that appoints a special master to review the government documents seized from Donald Trump’s Florida home in order to prevent “reputational harm” to the former president.
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell speaks to Washington Post reporter Devlin Barrett about his new reporting that some of the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago by the FBI in August dealt with a foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities and were intended to be viewed officials at or near the Cabinet level.
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