New “Frontline” Episode “Trump’s Showdown” Slated for December 11 from PBS

PBS Distribution has announced the upcoming release of Frontline: Trump’s Showdown (DVD: $24.99), slated for December 11. For months, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s fury over it have dominated the news headlines. Now, it has grown to threaten Trump’s presidency. Underscoring several key moments and tracing the dramatic events that have led the White House and the nation to the brink of what could become a Constitutional crisis, this two-hour documentary begins with the president elect’s meeting with the leaders of the intelligence community just before his inauguration. In the meeting, senior officials warned Trump that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. At the end of the meeting, FBI Director James Comey privately shared with Trump details of a secret “dossier” of unverified and potentially compromising material–an encounter the President would come to see as a “shakedown” (according to J.D. Gordon, one of Trump’s closest campaign advisers). Trump’s Showdown draws on more than 60 in-depth interviews with former leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies, Trump advisers, attorneys, authors, and journalists.