The Lawfare Podcast, Special Edition: The State of Things Today

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, August 31, 2017, 5:32 PM

Over the past 24 hours, the Financial Times reported that Russian lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin has testified before Robert Mueller's grand jury. Politico carried the news that the Mueller team is cooperating with the New York Attorney General to investigate Paul Manafort. And the Wall Street Journal broke still a different story: that the President's lawyers have provided memos to the Special Counsel arguing that the president cannot commit obstruction of justice and questioning Jim Comey's credibility. In the midst of this blizzard of news, Shane Harris and Paul Rosenzweig joined me and Susan Hennessey to discuss the recent developments.

For those who are wondering what to make of the state of things today, here's our best effort to bring you up to speed.