What Next

Did Bill Barr Break the Justice Department?

The attorney general is dismantling reforms that date back to the Watergate scandal.


Episode Notes

Attorney General William Barr has lost the confidence of more than 2,600 former Department of Justice employees. We talked to one of them.

Guest: Donald Ayer, who served in the Department of Justice under George H. W. Bush. Read his piece in the Atlantic, “Bill Barr Must Resign.”

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, Danielle Hewitt and Mara Silvers.


About the Show

The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.