Obamagate, the ‘deep state,’ conspiracies, and executive power

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A supporter of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn holds up placards as Flynn arrives for a status hearing, July 10, 2018. Credit: Joshua Roberts, Reuters.

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.