A White House in Crisis, Inside Immigration Detention, Love Letters to Africa

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Coming up on today's show:

  • A new report from our partners at The New York Times alleges that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down the federal investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia. Michael Schmidt, the New York Times reporter who broke this story, gives us the details on this memo. Byron Tau, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal covering Congress, oversight, investigations and ethics, explains how Congress may respond.
  • Reports now show that the sensitive intelligence on ISIS that President Trump shared with the Russians came from Israel. How are Israelis responding to the news that the president leaked classified information to Russian officials? Dr. Einat Wilf, a former member of the Israeli Knesset and a former Israeli intelligence official, weighs in. 
  • Authorities in Yemen have declared a state of emergency after at least 180 people in the country died from a cholera outbreak. Aid workers estimate that more than 11,000 may be infected. Jamie McGoldrick, a United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, has the details. 
  • This week, The Takeaway is exploring how immigration detention transformed into a shadow prison system. Today, we go inside one of these facilities, and hear from two detainees: Ralph Alhassani, a detainee at the Bergen County Jail in New Jersey, and Yanet Candelario Salazar is a 39-year-old with dual Canadian-Cuban citizenship. Sally Pillay, the director of First Friends, which has set up a free hotline for people in immigration detention seeking support, also weighs in. 
  • A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past 20 years, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo. For the past decade, he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for our partners at The New York Times, and in his new book, "Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival," he discusses his relationship with the African continent.