Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey announced that the bureau would recommend to the Justice Department that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not be charged with a crime relating to her use of a private email server.  The announcement was the result of the fact that his investigators had found no clear evidence that Mrs. Clinton had intentionally broken the law.  However, Mr. Comey went a step further in his press conference than simple announcing the findings of an investigation, he went on to offer his opinion that that Sec. Clinton’s use of a private email server was “extremely careless”, which is causing some people to question whether or not he stepped over a line in doing so.  Joining me today to talk all about Director Comey’s press conference and whether or not he may have violated DOJ rules about disclosing information about ongoing investigations is Matthew Miller, a former Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the Department of Justice

Last week, Utah voters picked a historic, and largely unknown, Democratic candidate to challenge Sen. Mike Lee this November.  Misty K. Snow who campaigned and won on a progressive platform against a self-described conservative Democrat who sought to govern as a centrist, will be the first transgender nominee from a major party to run for a U.S. Senate seat and she joins me today on the show to talk all about her campaign and the upcoming election. 

Earlier this year the Zika virus started making front-page news after an alarming number of children in Brazil were born with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage. Since then, fear of this epidemic has been growing internationally, but it’s been hard to tell scientific fact from rumor. Joining me today in studio to demystify Zika is Donald McNeil Jr., The New York Times’ science reporter and the author of the new book Zika: The Emerging Epidemic. The book tells the gripping story of the origins of Zika, how the most recent outbreak was discovered, and assesses the very real threat it poses to the American public.

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