Children in cages, the FBI’s probe of Clinton, and Harvard’s admission policies, on the Political Gabfest.

What Is the Long-Term Impact of Trump’s Cruel Family Separation Policy?

What Is the Long-Term Impact of Trump’s Cruel Family Separation Policy?

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June 21 2018 6:25 PM

The “Wicked, Even for Trump” Edition

Political Gabfest on family separation, the FBI’s role in the 2016 election, and Harvard’s admission policies.

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President Donald Trump announces Kirstjen Nielsen as his nomination for homeland security secretary on Oct. 12 in Washington.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Ruth Marcus discuss the future for children separated from their parents at the U.S.–Mexico border, DOJ findings on the FBI and 2016 presidential election, and elite university admissions policies.

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Ruth: “Bob Dole’s Final Mission” and the empathetic endeavors of first ladies and daughters, such as Laura Bush

John: Radiooooo

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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Izzy Rode.

John Dickerson is a co-anchor of CBS This Morning, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of Whistlestop and On Her Trail.

Ruth Marcus is a columnist for the Washington Post.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.