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Trump's lawyer problem: Cohen, McGahn, Giuliani seem to do the president no favors 8 MIN, 40 SEC

President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani says “truth isn’t truth” on TV. The New York Times reported over the weekend that White House Counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team -- to an extent the White House didn’t realize. The paper also reported that Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is being investigated for bank fraud to the tune of $20 million.

Guests:
Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School (@LevinsonJessica)

The Clinton scandal in new light 11 MIN, 55 SEC

It’s been 20 years since the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, and it is still reverberating today. We are still discussing the Clintons and their relationship with the truth. And thanks to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, we are again reading details of Bill Clinton’s behavior in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh was on the impeachment team and was a leading proponent of a get-tough approach to questioning the president.

Guests:
Leon Neyfakh, host of the Slate podcast “Slow Burn” (@leoncrawl)

What was Michael Avenatti doing in New Hampshire this weekend? 7 MIN, 4 SEC

Best known as Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti is flirting with the 2020 presidential race. He was in New Hampshire over the weekend, doing what he does best: taunting President Trump.

Guests:
Mark Barabak, Los Angeles Times (@markzbarabak)

The evolution of Harold Ramis' movies, from 'Animal House' to 'Groundhog Day' 12 MIN, 11 SEC

Harold Ramis is best known as Egon Spengler in the movie “Ghostbusters,” which he co-wrote with Dan Aykroyd. He was behind some of the most daring and iconic comedies, such as “Animal House,” “Groundhog Day,” and “Analyze This.” Now his daughter, Violet Ramis Stiel, is out with a new memoir called “Ghostbuster’s Daughter: Life With My Dad, Harold Ramis.”


Violet Ramis Stiel with her father Harold. Courtesy of the author.

Guests:
Violet Ramis Stiel, author (@violetisadora)

Asia Argento reportedly paid off an underage actor who said she sexually assaulted him 7 MIN, 3 SEC

Italian actress Asia Argento was one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. She has been one of the leaders of the #MeToo movement. Now the New York Times reports that Argento agreed to a settlement with an actor who accused her of assault, when the actor was 17 years old.

Guests:
Matt Belloni, Editorial Director of The Hollywood Reporter (@THRMattBelloni)

More:
Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser

CREDITS

71st Cannes Film Festival - Closing ceremony and screening of the film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" out of competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 19, 2018 - Asia Argento arrives. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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