Government shutdowns, the integrity of the FBI, and Larry Nassar’s trial, on the Political Gabfest.

How Useful Is It to Assume the Integrity of the FBI?

How Useful Is It to Assume the Integrity of the FBI?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Jan. 25 2018 7:06 PM

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Listen to Slate’s show about the integrity of the FBI, the usefulness of government shutdowns, and the value of survivor testimony during sentencing.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss FBI integrity and the Mueller investigation, former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar’s trial, and the end of the government shutdown.

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