Aid to Yemen/Trump Above the Law?
Ralph talks to Hassan El-Tayyab, from the Friends Committee on National Legislation, about how the US urgently needs to resume food and medical aid to Yemen in order to avert an even more serious humanitarian tragedy. And James Zirin, author of “Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits” comes back to update us on the status of Trump’s legal issues, and why they are taking so long to resolve.
Hassan El-Tayyab is the lead lobbyist on Middle East policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Previously, he was co-director of the national advocacy group Just Foreign Policy, where he led their lobbying work to advance a more progressive foreign policy in the Middle East and Latin America. He played a major role in the successful passage of the War Powers Resolution to end US military aid to the Saudi-UAE coalition’s war in Yemen.
“The U.S. has been directly involved in the destruction of Yemen’s healthcare system. And it’s unconscionable for us to back away now and not give them the support they need. And not work to end our military support for the war.”
Hassan El-Tayyab, lead lobbyist for the Friends Committee on National Legislation
James Zirin is an accomplished lawyer and the former Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He is the host and producer of the talk show, “Conversations with Jim Zirin,” which discusses politics, foreign relations, national security, and culture. He has written multiple books, including Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3500 Lawsuits.
“[Donald Trump] is immune, the Justice Department would say, from criminal prosecution while he’s president. I guess it remains open that they might indict him afterwards.”
James Zirin, author of “Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3500 Lawsuits”
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