Russia Investigation

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Wednesday on First Coast Connect, in the wake of the federal indictments against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates - who were former aides to Donald Trump - and the guilty plea of former aide George Papadopoulos, we spoke with local attorney and former secret service agent Michael Stanski (01:12).  

Ahead of her appearance at the WJCT studios Wednesday evening, we talked to Turkish human rights activists reporter Sevgi Akarcesme (23:36).

We heard about the struggles of taking care of a loved one with long-term health problems while at the same time raising children with Jacksonville business owner Darlyn Finch Kuhn (36:37).  

We commemorated National Veterans Small Business Week with Natalie Hall,an economic development specialist with the Small Business Administration (46:00).  

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” University of North Florida political science Professor Matt Corrigan (01:03) talked about a local connection to the scandal involving Russia and the Trump administration. We spoke with author Ryan Cragun (21:47) ahead of his talk Monday night with the First Coast Freethought Society and Cole Pepper (38:19) brought us this week’s sports news.  

LIVE: James Comey To Testify In Senate Hearing On Russia

Jun 7, 2017
Rich Girard

Ousted FBI Director James Comey will testify Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee as part of its ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 elections.  

Comey’s testimony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.