Well that escalated quickly.
Maureen and Dan play catch up with the events surrounding the sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey. Sure, he didn't do well by Clinton's emails, but all indications are he was leading pretty deep investigations into all this Trump Russia stuff.
Aaand, now he's not. That's convenient.
Oh, and the Russia stuff? Now they're in the Oval Office too. Sure, why not.
We also learn about Trump's dessert preferences, what he likes on his salad (surprisingly, not Russian Dressing), and Maureen begins to build a Stranger Things-inspired Spicer Light Wall to get readings from the Sean Spicer stuck in the upside down.
There's a lot of smoke, there's a lot of fire, there's a lot of truth and a lot of fiction too. To help them wrap their heads around it all, Maureen and Dan are joined by Mother Jones' Editor in Chief Clara Jeffery as well.
- Clara Jeffery is the Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones, whose coverage of Trump, Russia, and the repercussions of the election has been phenomenal. Support journalism!
- The pecan pie Dan references is from the Carmeilla Grill in New Orleans. Go. You will not be disappointed.
- The Watergate book Maureen has been listening to (after she finished All the President's Men) is [Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall](Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall ) by Elizabeth Drew.
- The organ music you hear on this (and other) episodes is performed by Josh Kantor, who in addition to being the official organist of Says Who moonlights as the official organist of the Boston Red Sox. You can hear him play at every home game this year.
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