The Current

The Current for February 21, 2019

Today on The Current: We speak to former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe about working with U.S. President Donald Trump, right up until he fired him; plus, we explore the effect climate change is having on winter sports; and we look at whether a summit at the Vatican can help the Catholic Church find a path away from sexual abuse.
Anna Maria Tremonti hosts The Current's 17th season. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

  • When Andrew McCabe was fired as deputy director of the FBI, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that it was "a great day for the hard-working men and women" of the bureau. But while the president may believe McCabe was part of a conspiracy to remove him from office, for others he was a high-level casualty in the administration's war against investigations into Trump's alleged relationship with the Kremlin. McCabe speaks to Anna Maria Tremonti about his new book The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.
  • Winter sports may be the latest casualty of climate change, as advocates say winters are getting shorter, and certain sports are becoming less viable.
  • Pope Francis has summoned bishops to an unprecedented summit designed to tackle sexual abuse in the priesthood, a persisting problem that has shaken the faith of Catholics globally. We look at policies recently enacted in Canada, which are being discussed at the summit as a way to tackle what the Pope has called "the urgent challenge of our time."