Fred Kaplan on Rex Tillerson and Trump’s Russian links.

Fred Kaplan Discusses the Russia Dossier and Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing

Fred Kaplan Discusses the Russia Dossier and Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Jan. 11 2017 6:42 PM

Twenty-Four Grueling Hours in Trumpland

Slate’s Fred Kaplan on Rex Tillerson’s hearing and the unverified dossier connecting Trump and Russia.

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump Tower on Wednesday in New York City.

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Between the shady unverified intelligence dossier, Trump’s strange press conference, and the Rex Tillerson hearings, this has been a head-spinning 24 hours. We called up Slate’s War Stories correspondent Fred Kaplan to make sense of it all. Kaplan is most recently the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War.

In the Spiel, an analysis of President Obama’s farewell.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.