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Today (5/16) The Lid Radio Show will have two great guests; Fred Fleitz, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs with the Center for Security Policy; and  Kurt Schlichter, twitter royalty, conservative columnist, U.S. Army Veteran, attorney, and inventor of the hashtag #caring.

So be sure to tune in at 2pm Eastern by clicking on these SHR Media network or High Plains Talk Radio links.


Our first guest will be Fred Fleitz, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs with the Center for Security Policy; Mr. Fleitz served in U.S. national security positions for 25 years at the CIA, DIA, Department of State and the House Intelligence Committee staff.  During the administration of President George W. Bush, Mr. Fleitz was chief of staff to John Bolton, then Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.  During his tenure with the House Intelligence Committee, he was the staff expert on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs and briefed key National Intelligence Estimates on these issues to committee members.  After he left government in 2011, he founded and served as Director of the Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET), Newsmax Media’s global intelligence and forecasting service.  Fleitz is a regular commentator on Secure Freedom radio and has appeared on the Fox News Channel.

I was lucky enough to work with Fred at Iran Truth which was part of  Center for Security Policy. He was my “go to guy” when I didn’t understand what was happening with the Iran deal and it’s implications.  That’s where I learned if you truly want to understand the news and implications of American foreign and security policy, Fred’s columns should be a regular read.

Mr. Fleitz is the author of Peacekeeping Fiascoes of the 1990s (Praeger) and is working on books on intelligence reform and the Iranian nuclear program. You can follow Fred on twitter:@FredFleitz, Facebook and you can read columns by clicking here.

We are going to talk to Fred about the Iran deal and the fall out resulting from Ben Rhode’s interview with the NY Times which exposed how the adminstration misled the news media and the public about the Iran deal.

81aBesides being the inventor of the hashtag #caring, Kurt Schlichter is a trial lawyer based in the Los Angeles area representing companies and individuals in matters ranging from routine business cases to confidential Hollywood and entertainment industry disputes and transactions.  He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which recognizes attorneys who have won trial verdicts in excess of $1 million. He was personally recruited to write conservative commentary by Andrew Breitbart and now writes a weekly column at on political, cultural and military issues. His freelance writing been published in major papers like the New York Post, the Washington Examiner, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Washington Times, the Army Times, and the San Francisco Examiner. If you do not read Kurt’s columns at Town Hall and elsewhere you are doing yourself a disservice. He makes points you wish you made yourself, and he does not know the meaning of politically correct (Thank God!)

Amongst his other accomplishments, Kurt put his arse on the line to protect all of us. He retired as a colonel United States Army, deploying to Operation Desert Storm and, after 9/11, to Operation Enduring Freedom in Kosovo.  He holds a masters of Strategic Studies degree from the United States Army War College. He loves military history, red meat and the Second Amendment.

We are going to talk to Kurt about the #neverTrump movement and his recent column, I Am Going To Vote For Trump Though It Makes Me Want To Projectile Vomit, and his column released today on the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton, Clinton’s Crimes and Comey’s Choice.

Kurt is married to Irina, has two children, and lives in the Los Angeles area.

Schlichter’s latest book Conservative Insurgency: The Struggle to Take America Back  was released last  July!  His must read tweets have earned him a devoted following of over 63,700 on Twitter  @KurtSchlichter (If you don’t follow him you should). And after you follow Kurt on twitter make sure to follow him on Facebook also.


Today’s show at 2PM EDT on Monday is going to GREAT, so make sure to listen clicking on the SHR Media network link.  And while I’m interviewing Fred and Kurt, come into the chat room and ask questions or comment.

Oh and along with every Monday on SHR Media and High Plains Talk Radio, I can be followed at @yidwithlid on twitter, on Facebook, here at The Lid,and 5x a week on

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