Jon Lovett and the ‘Dumbest Criminals’ in the Trump Orbit


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When Jon Lovett left his gig as speechwriter to former President Barack Obama to write for television in Hollywood, he wasn’t entirely sure a career in politics was in his immediate professional future. But clearly, Lovett has found his way back into politics: Crooked, the media company he co-founded with a few White House colleagues, has taken off beyond any of its founders’ expectations. Does he regret it? Hardly. With a full slate of podcasts and projects under the Crooked banner, Lovett joined Daniella and Ed to meditate on the malevolence (or is it incompetence?) of the Trump administration, Jeff Bezos’ stand against blackmail, and the ongoing political crisis in Virginia. *Editor's note: this episode contains explicit language.

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