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Russell chats to Adam Andrzejewski from 'Open The Books', a non-partisan organization who provides facts and data to help people find truth. Last year they filed 50,000 Freedom of Information Act requests and “captured nearly every dime taxed and spent at every level of government across America.” Adam shares how Trump's charges aren't unique to politics and how it's a bi-partisan issue. He tells "Mr Brand" about earmarks; a way to legally bribe members of Congress for their votes on big spending bills and why a prostate cancer drug is being sold at $190,000 despite legislation that could bring the price down.
Take a look at Adam's journalistic work, here: https://www.openthebooks.com/
Also, thanks to Newsnation National Correspondent, Robert Sherman who joined us in New York. You can follow him on Twitter: @RobertShermanTV
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