Michael Wolff’s book about the Trump campaign, Mueller’s Russia investigation, and new research on fake news, on the Political Gabfest.

Was the Trump Campaign Sloppy in Dealing With Russia Because It Never Expected to Win?

Was the Trump Campaign Sloppy in Dealing With Russia Because It Never Expected to Win?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
Jan. 4 2018 6:02 PM

The “Lost His Mind” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the buzz around Michael Wolff’s new book, investigations into Russian contact with the Trump team, and a new study about the impact of fake news.

George Papadopoulos in a meeting with presidential candidate Donald Trump on March 31, 2016.
George Papadopoulos in a meeting with presidential candidate Donald Trump on March 31, 2016.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the media attention over Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, partisanship in the Russia investigation, and the impact of fake news.

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