Ep73: Starting Line Updates & National Trends

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard updates you on where Starting Line is headed for the rest of 2018, and we recount a recent forum with national reporters at ISU, discussing their takes on identity politics voting, the new Democratic Party and the future of the Iowa Caucus.

The Whitaker/Clovis Connection Demands A Recusal

There has been a chorus of criticism demanding that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker recuse himself from the Mueller investigation. It’s primarily based on Whitaker’s previous statements referring to the Mueller investigation as a witch hunt and his loyal support for President Trump’s push-back on the probe. That combined with Whitaker’s previous statements on ways to starve the Mueller investigation of funding has been cited as evidence that demands he recuse himself. However, Whitaker’s close friendship with Sam Clovis, a key witness in the Mueller probe, strongly suggests Whitaker can’t be impartial. Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the […]