Campaign "Spying" & the Ways and Means of Power (with Bob Caro)


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On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, "Campaign 'Spying' & the Ways and Means of Power," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:

-- Barr’s testimony that the Justice Department would review “both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign,” including potential “spying.”

-- Barr’s decision not to use summaries prepared by the Special Counsel’s Office, and the revelation that Mueller was offered but declined to review Barr’s summary.

-- Barr's decision not to seek a court order to make grand jury evidence public.

-- The President’s purge of top leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, and the concerns over a cabinet filled with “Acting” officials.

-- And, Preet’s road to becoming a podcaster and an author.

Bob Caro, the two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author whose biographies of Robert Moses and LBJ double as studies of political power, joins Preet to kick off a special Stay Tuned series of conversations with writers about their craft, their lives, and life lessons. Caro’s new book is called Working.

Bonus clips from the interview are available for members of the CAFE Insider community

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Stay Tuned with Preet has been nominated for a Webby Award for the best individual episode of a podcast. The selection is Preet’s interview with Bill Browder, a financier who became the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act and is now often described as President Putin’s #1 foe.

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