Did the US ask New Zealand to help look into Russia?

07/12/2017

Every Wednesday night after the 11pm news, Mitch Harris talks with Paul Buchanan, director at 36th Parallel, on the latest news in the USA. 

On the agenda tonight:
- Paul talks to us from Tuscon, Arizona - one of the states that borders with Mexico.
- What's it like at the US-Mexico border? How many people try to cross it illegally?
- US President Donald Trump wants to move the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. What could be the repercussions of this in the Middle East?
- Did President Trump know that Mike Flynn lied to the FBI? A tweet from Trump's account acknowledges this, but Trump says it was his lawyer that tweeted that. Does anyone believe that Trump's lawyer tweets from the US President's account?
- Why did Mike Flynn 'flip'? Did he do it to defend his son?
- Trump and his associates face more questions about the President's links with Russia. What role does his son-in-law Jared Kushner have in this? Did Trump use his son-in-law as an intermediary?
- Would Trump throw Kushner under the bus to save his Presidency? What about Donald Trump Jr?
- Is there a New Zealand link regarding Jared Kushner and his Russian ties? Was our GCSB involved in looking into Russia at the end of Barack Obama's Presidency?
- What did America ask New Zealand to do after signing the Five Eyes (FVEY) agreement?
- How long will the Robert Mueller investigation take?