Amy Goodman (born April 13, 1957) is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Chevron Corporation's role in Nigeria.

Since 1996, Goodman has hosted Democracy Now!, an independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and the Internet.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Thomas Merton Award in 2004, a Right Livelihood Award in 2008, and an Izzy Award in 2009 for "special achievement in independent media".

In 2012, Goodman received the Gandhi Peace Award for a "significant contribution to the promotion of an enduring international peace". Goodman is the author of five books, including the 2012 The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope


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Debate: Trump’s Ties to Russia Dangerous Security Issue or Critics’ Fodder for New Red Scare?

DemocracyNow! lights up a debate on the Russian Trump Connections

The ongoing mystery of Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election took an unexpected turn early Saturday morning when President Trump took to Twitter, writing:

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

Trump offered no evidence, but within 24 hours he called on lawmakers to probe Obama’s actions.

The New York Times is reporting F.B.I. director James B. Comey has asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s assertion that Obama ordered the tapping of Trump’s phones. The Times described Comey’s request as a “remarkable rebuke of a sitting president.”

For more we host a debate between attorney Scott Horton, lecturer at Columbia Law School and a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine, and Robert Parry, veteran investigative journalist and editor of the website Consortiumnews.com.

Guests

Robert Parry

veteran investigative journalist and editor of the website Consortiumnews.com. His latest article is “The Politics Behind ‘Russia-gate’.”

Scott Horton

lecturer at Columbia Law School and a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine. He is the author of “Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare.

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