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Rep. Adam Schiff on what Congress should do after Trump-Putin meeting 11 MIN

President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.

Guests:
Adam Schiff, US Congress (D-CA); U.S. Democratic Representative (@RepAdamSchiff)

How vulnerable are future elections to Russian interference? 7 MIN, 40 SEC

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was speaking at a Hudson Institute conference in DC last week, and he said, "The warning signs are there. Today, the digital infrastructure that serves this country is literally under attack." So how is the system under attack, and what is the government doing to fight it?

Guests:
Eric Geller, Politico Pro (@ericgeller)

What we know about the Russian woman indicted on espionage charges and her link with the NRA 10 MIN, 27 SEC

On Monday, the Justice Department announced espionage charges against Maria Butina. She says she’s a Russian gun-rights advocate. Butina was arrested on Sunday in Washington. She’s accused of infiltrating an American political group at the direction of a senior Kremlin official. That political group isn’t named in the indictment, but it’s widely believed to be the NRA. This is a separate investigation from the one led by Robert Mueller.

Guests:
Peter Stone, McClatchy Newspapers

More:
FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump

Are the shootings at Malibu Creek State Park related? 6 MIN, 16 SEC

About a month ago, a man was fatally shot in the head while camping at Malibu Creek State Park with his two daughters. The park has been closed since. Last week, sheriff’s deputies received two new reports of shots fired at the park near the campground where the man was killed. Overall, there have been seven reported incidents involving gunfire at Malibu Creek over the last two years.

Guests:
Richard Winton, Reporter for the Los Angeles Times

More:
Officials field more reports of shots fired in Malibu Creek State Park area where father was killed

Why Facebook is getting into the TV business 11 MIN, 51 SEC

Facebook says it’s not a media company. But it has a professionally produced channel called Facebook Watch, which airs news programming from CNN, Fox, Buzzfeed -- plus original drama, comedy, reality TV and sports.

Guests:
Tom Dotan, The Information (@cityofthetown)

More:
Facebook Watch Is Struggling to Win Fans

CREDITS

Image of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they meet in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Courtesy of REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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

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