Jeff Schapiro joins WCVE's Craig Carper for this week's political analysis. Topics discussed include the current poll results for Virginia's gubernatorial race, current Governor McAuliffe's executive order on control of carbon emissions, and Virginia Representative Bob Goodlatte's influence on the investigation into the Trump campaign.
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine says Donald Trump should respond to the allegations that he fired FBI Director James Comey for refusing to halt an inquiry into Russian matters.
“It’s getting very, very close to a classic obstruction of justice case.” That’s Kaine, joining a growing Congressional chorus, mostly Democrats, seeking a special prosecutor.
“We have to get to the bottom of it,” said Kaine.
The White House denies the allegations.
Virginia’s Senior U.S. Senator Mark Warner is responding to news of President Donald Trump revealing sensitive information in a meeting with Russian officials last week. The news of Trump’s disclosure of highly classified information was first reported by the Washington Post.
Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls Tom Perriello and Ralph Northam square off tonight (5/16) in a televised debate in Norfolk with no studio audience.
At a forum Saturday, dancing anti-natural-gas-pipeline protesters scolded Northam, shocking even Perriello supporters like Max Hamilton, who says, “I think it’s because of people like that Democrats lose elections.”
Northam said he has asked the DEQ to add scrutiny, even though the planned pipelines are federally regulated. “I have done all that I can as a Lieutenant Governor,” said Northam.
Craig Carper discusses the week in politics with Richmond Times Dispatch Columnist and WCVE Political Analyst Jeff Schapiro.
Topics include Virginia's role in the heath care vote, reaction to President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello's most recent Democratic primary debate for Governor, campaign ad season and Mark Warner's role in the Senate Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation.