Trump’s Corporate America

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During a confirmation hearing for Scott Pruitt, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) questioned Pruitt's connections to energy and fossil fuel companies. January 18, 2017

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who has served as a federal and state prosecutor, environmental advocate, government reformer, and now author of Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy (The New Press, 2017), talks about how federal agencies responsible for regulating industries are becoming tools of the companies they’re supposed to oversee.