Political Turmoil in Virginia as the Scandals Mount

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On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Lee Stranahan and Garland Nixon discuss the rapidly evolving political scandals in the state of Virginia which could see some of the state's top officials removed from office. Will Ralph Northam be able to hold on as Governor, and how does the Democratic Party leadership view these respective situations? Guests: Nicholas Wilson (aka Mr. Ethical) - Whistleblower and Campaigner Fighting Political & Financial Corruption | The Integrity Initiative and its HSBC Connection DC McAllister - Cultural and Political Commentator | Trump's 'State of the Union' & The Democratic 'Women in White' Elbert Guillory - Former State Senator from Louisiana | Ralph Northam, Blackface, and Virginia's Current Political Scandals Jamarl Thomas - Progressive Political Commentator | Traveling to Europe and the Middle East The suspicious nature of the 'Integrity Initiative' has exposed the willingness of the UK and other western media outlets to cover up for impropriety and fraud being perpetrated by political and financial elites. Former whistleblower Nicholas Wilson returns to Fault Lines to discuss his experience with the bank HSBC, its connection to the 'Integrity Initiative', and the role that shell companies play in furthering large scale financial fraud and criminal money laundering. During President Trump's 'State of the Union', the Democratic women in the House of Representatives all wore white outfits which was impossible not to notice and received a great deal of attention from the media. Cultural and political commentator DC McAllister joins the show to talk about the politics behind this move, the nature of modern feminism, and the current state of tribalism/identity politics in American politics. The state of Virginia is currently experiencing a great deal of political turmoil as three of its highest ranking members, including Governor Ralph Northam, are engulfed in scandals which could see them leave public office. Elbert Guillory, a former State Senator from Louisiana, returns to the program to give his take on these respective situations and the standards by which we should judge politicians when we look at their past words and actions. For the final hour of the show, Garland and Lee are in-studio with progressive political commentator Jamarl Thomas to discuss Jamarl's past few months traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East. What did he experience in the different places he visited, and how do views of the United States and American people vary from country to country?

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