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The Week January 24-31

Chip Franklin

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• 37 mph winds succeeded where Democrats failed when Trump’s newly installed panels for the US border wall fell over Wednesday, landing on the Mexican side of the border. Since Mexico won’t pay for the wall, they might be on their own for the trees.

• According to a Morning Consult-Politico poll, an astonishing 49 percent of Republicans consider Russia an ally.

• Thru his attorney, Lev Parnas, procured tickets from the office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to attend the Senate trial, but he couldn’t get in. You see, because he was under house arrest, charged with campaign finance violations, Parnas was wearing an electronic monitoring device around his ankle and the metal detector went “Nope”.

• John Barrasso, the Senator from Wyoming said his constituents favored ending the Senate trial Friday with a quick acquittal of President Trump on the two charges of Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress. When pushed by reporters, Barrasso said his constituents, 19 farmers and a cow named Lenny, were behind him all the way.

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. Chip is also an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting. Chip has made numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN.

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