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...
8 min, 23 sec
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.
15 min, 30 sec
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...
12 min, 11 sec