In his weekly appearance on WBSM, U.S. Representative William Keating joins Chris McCarthy to discuss issues a number of issues facing Massachusetts and the nation as a whole.

The discussion begins with a question posed to the Congressman from an earlier caller, about President Trump's plan to deal with China for stealing American intellectual property.

Keating pointed out that China is "embedding themselves in the academic institutions" of America.

That led to a deeper discussion on tariffs, and Keating was especially concerned with the possibility the European Union could respond to Trump's tariffs by placing their own on the cranberries exported from Massachusetts to Europe.

The conversation moves to the appointment of John Bolton as national security advisor, and whether or not it's a good thing we haven't heard anything on Jared Kushner the past few weeks.

"That's not always a good thing," Keating said. "(Robert) Mueller likes to keep things pretty quiet."