On today’s episode, Rosalind S. Helderman, investigative and political reporter for the Washington Post, talks about the comments made by White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney yesterday that quid pro quo "happens all the time," and that those who don't like it should, "Get over it." He walked back his comments hours later. But those comments, and and a long debunked conspiracy theory he evoked raises questions about the White House's thinking on this issue.
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Robert Mueller is set to testify before The House Judiciary Committee regarding the Russian interference investigation. Will his testimony be a huge snore-fest? Rosalind Helderman of The Washington Post joins A&G to delve into the mind of the former special counsel.
'Washington Post' investigative reporter Rosalind Helderman broke some of the big stories on the Trump's team's ties to Russia. She co-wrote commentary and analysis for the Post's publication of the Mueller report. Helderman notes what's new in the report, the questions left unanswered, and how encrypted texts and witnesses stymied the investigation. Also, critic Justin Chang reviews 'Avengers: End Game.'
'Washington Post' investigative reporter Rosalind Helderman says Maria Butina was welcomed by members of the Christian right and the NRA who had "become intrigued with Putin's Russia." Helderman tells us about Butina's political connections, relationship to the NRA, and possible involvement in the 2016 election. Also, critic John Powers reviews the documentary about Mr. Rogers, 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' and Hannah Gadsby's Netflix comedy special, 'Nanette.'
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