Episode 64: 'TREASON?'

The Sunday morning political shows were back to the most familiar topic: White House chaos.  

Two instances of explosive journalism are roiling the President. First, Bob Woodward's new book, Fear, will soon be available for everyone to read. In the excerpts already available, the book details an extreme state of dysfunction. General dysfunction has been assumed and reported on since President Trump was inaugurated, but Woodward's reporting illuminates details and direct examples of a White House that does not trust the President. 

Also this week, an anonymous editorial was published in The New York Times. The editorial, penned by a Senior White House Official, confirms the theory of an internal resistance that aims to prevent President Trump from acting on his worst inclinations. This led to a Tweet by President Trump that read simply: "Treason?" 

In our second segment, we look at a fascinating interview of Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos on This Week. Papodopoulos confessed to lying to the FBI about his meetings and contacts with Russian officials while he worked for the Trump campaign.  Last week, he was sentenced to 14 days in jail.  

As always, you can jump to a section of the show by clicking on a chapter name (in supported podcast players): 

  • Introduction
  • Highlight/Lowlight
  • Woodward and the Op-Ed Writer
  • Papodopoulos Comes Clean 
  • Show Rankings 
  • Closing

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