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May 18, 2017

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–On the Show:

–The conclusion to our interview with Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine, a New York Times bestselling author, and monthly columnist for Scientific American, who joins David to discuss the seemingly appealing logic of religious apologists and why conspiracy theories catch on

–The Justice Department and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein succumb to pressure and appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special council to facilitate the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia

–A 2016 audio tape leaks of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) saying he suspects Vladimir Putin pays Donald Trump, followed by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) urging everyone to keep McCarthy’s comment private

–Current and former US officials tell Reuters that Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least eighteen calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race

–Notable discussions from The David Pakman Show Reddit

–NATO tells heads of state who will be addressing President Trump at their upcoming summit to keep their speeches between two to four minutes in order to keep his attention

–The Senate Intelligence Committee accepts former FBI Director James Comey’s offer to testify as a private citizen on the Trump-Russia scandal

–The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reverses the process of banning the extremely toxic pesticide known as chlorpyrifos

–Founder and former CEO of Fox News Channel Roger Ailes dies at 77

–Voicemail requesting a segment on the BDSM community

–On the Bonus Show: Chelsea Manning free from prison, astronomers discover a “puffy” planet, Chris Cornell dead at 52, and much more…

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