On this episode of Press Play: Debunking “Obamagate” and other conspiracy theories President Trump has mentioned during the pandemic. Author David Rohde on his book about why Trump is obsessed with the so-called “deep state.” Vox’s editorial director Laura McGann on what she found — and didn’t find — chasing the story of Tara Reade and her assault allegations against Joe Biden. And two stars of HBO’s hit series “The Sopranos” on their episode-by-episode rewatch podcast.
Obamagate, the ‘deep state,’ conspiracies, and executive power
From this Episode:
‘Obamagate’ and the COVID-19 conspiracy theories captivating President Trump
President Trump has been fuming on Twitter about what his predecessor, President Obama, knew about the Michael Flynn investigation. He also claimed China created...
David Rohde’s new book ‘In Deep’ tackles so-called ‘deep state’ and executive power
President Trump has portrayed his first term in office as a fight against the so-called “deep state,” a shadowy cabal of unelected elites that runs the government.
Reporter Laura McGann on chasing Tara Reade’s assault allegations against Joe Biden
A sexual assault allegation against presidential candidate Joe Biden is dividing Democrats. Some say it’s hard to know the truth. Others say in an era of #MeToo, the woman...