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The Scramble: The Eerie Similarities Between The Mueller Investigation And Watergate

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The central question in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is whether a foreign agent interfered in our electoral process and whether the Trump campaign colluded in that effort. 

Yet, some Congressional Republicans and conservative commentators are instead diverting attention to 'deep state' conspiracy theories involving text messages, 'secret societies,' and memos as proof the FBI is secretly trying to undermine the president. There is no evidence.

At what cost to the credibility of our nation's law enforcement do we put party over country?

Also this hour: Many of us look back on Watergate as a moment when the country united around a shared morality that had little tolerance for the subterfuge of Richard Nixon. History tells of dogged investigators, conspirators who turned on him, and an engaged public all working from the same set of facts. 

But, it didn't really happen that way. A number of events almost changed the outcome. In reality, shenanigans directed at the Mueller investigation are similar to the antics of Watergate. 


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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show. 

Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. She served as the Senior Producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show' for several years before stepping down in 2021 and returning to her previous career as a registered nurse. She still produces shows with Colin and the team when her schedule allows.

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