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Porkins Policy Radio episode 153 Pakistan elections and James Wolfe, Ali Watkins Scandal with Kevin Gosztola

In the first hour I go solo and talk about the recent elections in Pakistan and Imran Khan’s rise to power. I talk about Khan’s political party and how they they were able to take 116 seats in Parliament and elevate Khan to Prime Minister. I discuss Khan’s colorful life as well. I also discuss my major takeaways from the election: why the military backed Khan, how Khan will interact with the Taliban going forward, and the complex relationship with China and their China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. I also address the question over whether Khan is Pakistan’s Donald Trump.

In the second hour Kevin Gosztola joins me to talk about the strange case of James A Wolfe who has been accused of lying to the FBI about conversations he had journalists. Kevin explains why the FBI is going after the former head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the larger implications behind this case. We discuss the indictment against him and the extreme measures the FBI has taken against journalist Ali Watkins. Kevin talks about Watkins career and the troubling fact that the FBI seized years worth of her phone, email, and text records. Later we talk about Watkins three year relationship with Wolfe and the nasty way in which the media has discussed this salacious aspect of the case.

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Show Notes:

Results: Pakistan elections 2018

Imran Khan says will take oath as premier on Aug 11

Pakistan election: Rival parties reject result and call for new poll

PML-N, PPP convince MMA to join parliament, form ‘grand opposition alliance’

Pims private ward where Nawaz is under treatment declared sub-jail

Imran Khan Is Pakistan’s Donald Trump. Here’s What That Means for Relations Between Their Countries

Impatient Trump drives U.S. push for peace talks in Afghanistan

What will Pakistan’s new leader Imran Khan deliver for China?

US vs James Wolfe Indictment

Picking Up Where Obama’s War On Leaks Left Off: Trump Justice Department Seizes Reporters’ Records

How an Affair Between a Reporter and a Security Aide Has Rattled Washington Media

Why the New York Times’ public shaming of Ali Watkins reeks of sexism

Border Agent Who Questioned Reporter Is Investigated for Computer Misuse

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