Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for May 11, 2020

Church Violations. The pastor of the Adams Square Baptist Church in Worcester, Massachusetts has held services for 3 Sundays in a row despite a state ban on large gatherings. Pastor Kris Casey has already received two warnings for violating the state order. Last week he was hit with a $300 civil fine for flouting the law and this week he may be hit with a “a fine up to $500 or term of imprisonment,” according to state guidelines. Is the pastor doing the right thing?

President Obama Weighs in on Flynn. In a conference call to 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association, former President Barack Obama, in reference to the Department of Justice dropping charges against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, said: “There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free.” Given the fact that Gen. Flynn was never charged with perjury, but plead guilty to a single count of lying to the FBI in a meeting at the White House that he was led to believe was a friendly chat among colleagues, is President Obama out of line? Author/reporter Byron York joins Dan to discuss the prosecution of General Flynn and what the White House knew and when they knew it...

Do You Trust the CDC? Last week at a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting, Dr. Deborah Birx and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had a disagreement over the CDC’s antiquated system for tracking virus data, which could be inflating some statistics — such as mortality rate and case count — by as much as 25 percent. Reportedly Dr. Birx said “There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust.” Is the CDC reliable?

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