For the first time, most of us heard Robert Mueller speak today as he announced the official end of his investigation and the closing of the Special Counsel's office. He also said that his report speaks for itself and that ""If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so." The Washington Post's Greg Sargent joins in at the top of the show to discuss what happens next. Then we'll check in with Scott Dworkin of the Democratic Coalition and the Dworkin Report to talk about the 2020 field of contenders.
The Washington Post's Greg Sargent has a new book out-- An Uncivil War: Taking Back our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics -- and he joins Nicole Sandler to discuss it, and the ramifications from the 2018 midterm elections.
Nicole recaps yesterday's Benghazi House Select Committee hearing with Hillary Clinton. Washington Post's Greg Sargent joins in. In hour two, Nicole enters the vault for a Flashback Friday musical blast from her music radio past - today with JJ Cale and Francis Dunnery (cuz we need lots of music today!)
Today is the day that the Senate is supposed to vote on Trade Promotion Authority, or Fast Track, to push the TPP through Congress with little debate and no amendments. Nicole speaks with Greg Sargent of WaPo's Plum Line about his recent conversation with Elizabeth Warren regarding her opposition to TPA. GottaLaff joins in for hour 2 to lighten the mood.