This week, Behind Enemy Lines landed a HUGE exclusive interview with one of the men in the eye of the hurricane that is the claim of Russian interference in the 2016 Elections - political iconoclast Roger Stone. Gene and special co-host Gerald Gross talk to Roger about his new book, The Making of the President 2016, the upcoming Netflix documentary "Get Me Roger Stone" and the latest on the Congressional investigation into his alleged involvement in the alleged Russian election hacking scandal. Expect nothing but Stone Cold Truth.
That, plus Gene discusses America's re-emergence onto the world scene with President Trump's proportional response in Syria, position on North Korea and more.
This week, Behind Enemy Lines takes on a lot of heavy issues with a common thread - a look at emerging local, national and international "enemies" and what government can do to combat them.
First, a discussion of "sanctuary cities" in light of AG Jeff Sessions emphatic statement. We flash back to our interview with Rep. Lou Barletta from the past summer, which is a primer for those unfamiliar with the issue.
Then, we welcome back one of our most popular guests, national security expert, and former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy Van Hipp, who has some novel ideas on how to shut down leaks coming from the "enemies" in the intelligence community.
Finally, we check in with BEL contributor, Lobby Correspondent for the Observer, Andre Walker, with a discussion of the Westminster terror attacks of the past week.
And hang around for the show's final thought where our friend Jack Buckby explains, in his own words, the personal "enemies" he and his fiance are battling in the Anti-Fascist movement, and how you can help.
We're happy to welcome two amazing guests this week on Behind Enemy Lines! First, we talk to Culture Correspondent for the Daily Wire - and Amazon No. 1 Best Seller Author - Michael J. Knowles, as we delve DEEP into his best-seller "Reasons to Vote For Democrats" - it's a real page turner! Then, BEL is honored to welcome Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, as we discuss his efforts in leading the Louisiana GOP outreach to improve educational opportunity and economic re-birth.
All that, plus Gene talks about how proud he is to be a lawyer listening to the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch.
This week, we are very lucky to have our good friend John Preston, who not only talks a little politics with us, but also gets real personal about his new album and its first single, Superman Falls, a song dedicated to the memory of his brother, a veteran and police officer who committed suicide. This is one powerful interview.
John Preston is a Pacific Records recording artist and full-time firefighter. Preston was a Marine Corps field wireman from 2000 to 2004 achieving the rank of Sergeant in his 4 years of service and with Second Battalion Seventh Marines (2/7) served as a mission squad leader for 2/7 H&S running over 100 combat missions while in theater. He has shared his work with us in the past, and we have always enjoyed sharing John's work
Then, Gene brings up his first grievance with the Trump administration - the firing of Asst. US Attorney Preet Bharara. Has Gene gone full RINO? Listen as he airs his complaints and how he believes Trump may have just created the Democrats' latest matinee idol.
This week, Behind Enemy Lines delves deep into a lot of BIG topics. First, Gene explains how to prepare someone for answering questions under oath and how Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not only truth in answering questions during his confirmation hearing, but how he has legally and ethically gone above and beyond the call of the legal profession in his response to the faux outrage over his testimony about his interaction with Russian government officials.
Gene then goes through what we know about the growing wiretapping controversy involving allegations by President Trump against then-President Obama wiretapping Trump Tower.
And at the end of the show, Gene brings back Buffoon of the Week! Can you guess who won that dubious distinction? Tune in to find out!
It's time to go Behind Enemy (Head)Lines to discuss the escalation of hostilities between the Trump Administration and the mainstream media. Who started it? Who escalated it? Did the Trump Administration waste political capital in fighting too many small battles? What is the motivation for the media to take down Trump? Dan Gainor from Media Research Center / NewsBusters has some answers for us.
Plus, we take a look at the litany of fake news stories that the media has conjured up against Trump since election day. Is this an organized effort? Or is it general incompetence?
All that, and Gene predicts the outcome of the 9th Circuit's (forthcoming) decision on the travel ban.
Behind Enemy Lines delves deeply into President Trump's nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch. What is his background? What does he believe in? What is his judicial philosophy? All this, plus we examine the political battle setting up in the Senate over his confirmation.
Then, Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin compares and contrasts the protests against President Trump and the tea party movement, and how the tea party movement sprang to protest liberal policies, while the recent protests are clearly aimed at the President himself, rather than any concrete policy. Martin also touches on the qualities of the ideal tea party Supreme Court Justice.
Then, Attorney Cynthia Garrett, Co-President of Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE), and Board President of Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), the devestating impact of "Kangaroo Courts" on college campuses the sprouted out of the Obama Administration's DOE, and what a Trump administration can do to balance between supporting the rights of the wrongfully accused and encouraging credible reporting of misconduct.
All that, plus Gene is really ticked off by a meme!