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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss criticism of the FBI by the White House and its allies, the State of the Union, and Hillary Clinton’s protection of an adviser accused of sexual assault.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Jo Becker, Mark Mazzetti, Matt Apuzzo, and Maggie Haberman for the New York Times: “Mueller Zeros In on Story Put Together About Trump Tower Meeting”
- Philip Bump for the Washington Post: “What We Know About the Warrant to Surveil Carter Page”
- James Q. Wilson’s Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It
- Dylan Matthews for Vox, “Richard Nixon Also Fired the Person Investigating His Presidential Campaign”
- The Slate podcast miniseries, “Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate”
- Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post: “Hillary Clinton: #MeToo, Meet #SoWhat”
Here are this week’s cocktail chatters:
- Emily: The last five minutes of the “Fagin” episode of High Maintenance
- John: Rep. Trey Gowdy announced he will not be seeking re-election, making him the ninth House committee chairman to do so
- David: Frank Foer’s longform piece on Paul Manafort for the Atlantic, “The Plot Against America”
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.