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Episode 7

Whitehouse on the White House

In this very special bonus episode of Unconventional Threat, hosts Jonathan Winer and Peter Eisner sit down with Senate Judiciary Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse. Sen. Whitehouse discusses the corrosive effects of Dark Money on the integrity of our elections, the effect of the tilt in the makeup of the Supreme Court, and the dangers of misinformation that is so prevalent in our culture today.

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Episode 6

The Perils of the Interregnum

Donald Trump and his supporters have filed nearly a dozen lawsuits in state and federal courts  since Election Day in an attempt to legitimize unproven claims of voting fraud.

The time between now and Inauguration Day, the Interregnum, provides malicious forces opportunities to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power, which had been a hallmark of our democracy for over two centuries.

In this episode, we will enumerate the unconventional threats that may be looming as we await the swearing of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden.

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Episode 5

Defend Our Democracy with a Citizens’ Firewall

Experts and analysts on both sides of the election have predicted a protracted period of vote counting, civic turmoil, and protests in response to what may prove to be the biggest election in American History

With record numbers of early votes being cast, states are scrambling to assemble enough warm bodies to count them. The delay in getting the results of the Presidential election is expected to ignite a fire storm of protests and counter-protests across the country.

The path to a peaceful outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election is a citizens firewall to protect the integrity of our democracy from the heat and smoke of partisan forces trying to sway the results in their favor.

in this podcast, we convene a plenary of citizen activists who are committed to a safe and just outcome to the election, whoever is the lawful winner.

You will hear from:

  • The Executive Director of Defending Rights and Dissent Sue Udry,
  • Director of the program on nonviolent action at the U.S. Institute of Peace Maria Stephan,
  • Mourning into Unity‘s Amy Sommers and Mary Claude Foster, and
  • The voter protection organization Lawyers and Collars‘ the Rev. Jim Wallis
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Episode 4

Too Big to Rig

President Trump on mail-in ballots: “A whole big scam.”

Vice-President Joe Biden on claims of voter fraud: “He’s trying to undermine the election.”

Unless we see a massive victory by either one of the candidates, both campaigns have signaled they will fight for what they believe to be the right outcome.

What Americans need to know is how this battle for ballots could create an unprecedented outcome with the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, being sworn in as President of the United States on Inauguration Day.

How is that even possible?

Republican and Democratic scholars and advisors lead us on a Constitutional journey from November 3rd to January 20th, pointing out the legal tripwires and dates certain that may likely determine our next President.

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Episode 3

Donald Trump Has a Secret

President Trump has a secret that is also held by Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and every President going all the way back to Eisenhower.

In Washington DC, a city riddled with leaks where the main currency is the exchange of information, how is it possible this secret has been kept for 64 years?

In this episode of Unconventional Threat, we are going to explore what we know—and what we don’t know—about PEADs, Presidential Emergency Action Documents.

Few Americans know that a state of emergency allows the President to exercise powers contained in secret Presidential Emergency Action Documents. More troubling, even fewer leaders of our federal government–in all three branches– know what authorities, documented in the PEAD’s, can be claimed by the President.

The question to be answered is “How do we safeguard our electoral process in a state of emergency, when the President is wielding unknown – and potentially unprecedented – uses of Presidential powers?”

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Episode 2

Your Right, Your Voice, Your Vote

As Election Day nears, Americans are facing extreme challenges in being able to cast their votes in the 2020 election.

Voter suppression is in our history’s DNA and is the foundation upon which decades and centuries of systemic American racism and misogyny have been built. Now, in the 21st Century, we are seeing the manifestations of our shameful legacy play out once again in fulsome fashion during the 2020 presidential election.

Voter intimidation and suppression are rooted in the founding of our country. In the 21st Century, opportunists are embracing the tactics of the past and overlaying them with the tools and technology of the present in order to cement their supremacy in the future.

In this episode of Unconventional Threat, we expose and examine the bad actors who are undermining the democratic principles that we need to Keep Our Republic secure for future generations.

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Episode 1

Threats Foreign and Domestic

In Episode One of Unconventional Threat, we identify and examine a range of threats, both foreign and domestic, that are endangering the integrity of our democracy. You will hear from:

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff,

Congressional leaders Rep. Jim McGovern and Sen Bob Menendez,

Counter-intelligence experts Asha Rangappa and Malcolm Nance,

Former Cybersecurity Czar Richard Clarke, and

a host of leading policy experts as they explore and dissect the perils we face as a nation.

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