Jan 13, 2017

01/13/2017: Business conflicts? Trump has a few

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We're going long and short on private prisons and President Barack Obama's legacy as a job creator with Marketplace's Lewis Wallace and The Atlantic's Gillian White. Then, UCLA law professor Jon Michaels talks us through President-elect Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest and Russia expert Matt Rojansky explains the economic and political relationship between the U.S. and Russia. Plus, "A Prairie Home Companion" host Chris Thile takes the Marketplace Quiz.

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The changing balance of US-Russia relations

Jan 13, 2017
What could the relationship between Russia and the United States look like during the Trump administration?
Director James Comey (2nd R) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a classified briefing on Russia for all members of the House of Representatives January 13, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The internal Office of the Inspector General at the Justice Department announced yesterday that it is conducting a review on the handling of FBI and DOJ's investigation into the Hillary Clinton private e-mail server case. 
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New plans for Trump trust raise new questions about conflicts of interest

Jan 13, 2017
A look at the legal guidelines involved in balancing business and country.
Jared Kushner with wife Ivanka Trump.
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Chris Thile fell in love with the mandolin when he was just two years old.
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We’re going long and short on private prisons and President Barack Obama’s legacy as a job creator with Marketplace’s Lewis Wallace and The Atlantic’s Gillian White. Then, UCLA law professor Jon Michaels talks us through President-elect Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest and Russia expert Matt Rojansky explains the economic and political relationship between the U.S. and Russia. Plus, “A Prairie Home Companion” host Chris Thile takes the Marketplace Quiz.