May 10, 2017

05/10/2017: What Comey’s firing will do to Trump’s policy agenda

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With a fight looming in Congress about replacing FBI director James Comey, we'll take a look at how the incident could translate into slower economic growth. Afterwards, we'll discuss another unsolved mystery in Washington that involves America's central bank. Jeffrey Lacker, the president of the Fed's regional bank in Virginia, retired early over allegedly confirming confidential information to a Wall Street analyst. 

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Trump's domestic agenda was moving slowly before Comey's firing

May 10, 2017
What effect will the FBI director's ouster really have on the president's plans for health care, infrastructure and tax reform?
The firing of FBI Director James Comey, above, was a "bombshell," says Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group. "But I don't think it has much impact on the markets."
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05/10/2017: Is a government shutdown coming soon?

May 10, 2017
President Trump's ouster of FBI Director James Comey could have big economic implications. We'll explore the obstacles the firing could have on budget negotiations; policies involving big money, like tax reform; and the markets.

With a fight looming in Congress about replacing FBI director James Comey, we’ll take a look at how the incident could translate into slower economic growth. Afterwards, we’ll discuss another unsolved mystery in Washington that involves America’s central bank. Jeffrey Lacker, the president of the Fed’s regional bank in Virginia, retired early over allegedly confirming confidential information to a Wall Street analyst. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC