David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
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- Dr. Richard Besser acting director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Dr. Anthony Fauci Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH
- Dr. Sanjay Gupta Practicing neurosurgeon and Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and Assistant Professor at Emory University in Atlanta. He is a columnist for Time magazine and Chief Medical Correspondent at C.N.N. He is the author of 'Chasing Life' and the recently released 'Cheating Death.'
- James Fallows national correspondent for the "Atlantic Monthly."
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