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Putting Together the Pieces of Mueller's Investigation Puzzle

It's been a rapid fire few days in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian collusion during the run-up to the 2016 presidential, with sentencing memos for Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen last week, followed by Cohen's sentencing this week. Also this week, we learned from federal prosecutors that the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc. has admitted to paying hush money to silence a woman who alleged an affair with Donald Trump in "concert with" the Trump Campaign, corroborating Cohen's account. And in a separate investigation, Maria Butina pleaded guilty to conspiracy, admitting that she tried to influence high profile Republicans and National Rifle Association members on behalf of Russia. All the while, President Donald Trump has doubled down, again referring to the investigation as a "witch hunt." But how do these latest developments fit into the larger picture of Mueller's investigation, and are we anywhere near the end? This week on Politics with Amy Walter from The Takeaway, we attempt to break it all down and examine what we know from all different angles, hearing from a reporter, a former FBI agent, a historian, a Democratic Congressman, and a conservative publisher during the course of the hour. Guests: Mark Mazzetti is the New York Times' Washington Investigative Correspondent. Asha Rangappa is a discussing Senior lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a former FBI special agent. Julian Zelizer is a professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Congressman Adam Schiff is on track to become the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Chris Buskirk is the publisher and editor of the conservative publication American Greatness. Opening music composed by Tina Guo. Check out her music here. All other music composed by Jay Cowit. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Theresa May Stays, as a Messy Brexit Continues

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Trump and the NRA Are Likely to Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows

Trump and the NRA Are Likely to Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows Evidence points to an illegally coordinated effort between the NRA and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. What We Know About Maria Butina's Plea Deal On Monday, it was made public that Maria Butina will plead guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent, for her work infiltrating the National Rifle Association and the GOP. What a Green New Deal Could Look Like Plans for a Green New Deal are still in their early stages among Democrats: a plan to drastically overhaul the United States economy and infrastructure in order to combat climate change. Legal Hemp and No Food Stamp Restrictions: What the New Farm Bill Looks Like The Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Farm Bill, which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump. How the Wrongfully Convicted Can Get Their Dues from the IRS There's tax relief available to wrongfully convicted people who are awarded money through lawsuits or state statutes. But few exonerees actually know about it. 'Blind Loyalty': Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced to Three Years in Prison Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, has been sentenced to three years in prison. Guests: Mike Spies Josh Meyer Alexander Kaufman Liz Crampton Jon Eldan Andrea Bernstein You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Trump and the NRA Are Likely to Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows

Theresa May's Brexit Strategy Suffers Last Minute Defeat

Theresa May's Brexit Strategy Suffers Last Minute Defeat Prime Minister May's decision to postpone a parliamentary vote spells further uncertainty for the global economy. What Cyntoia Brown's Case Reveals About Juvenile Justice in America Cyntoia Brown was a 16-year-old trafficking victim when she shot and killed a man who solicited her for sex. She must serve 51 years in prison for her crime. Is that justice? 46 Cambodians are Set to be Deported from California. Will Governor Jerry Brown Intervene? Cambodians have been deported under every administration since 2003, but there's been an uptick under the Trump Administration. Guests: Gillian Tett Andrew Marshall Marsha Levick Jeree Thomas Anoop Prasad Katya Cengel You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Mueller Investigation and Cabinet Shakeups: A Pulse Check on Trump's Administration

Mueller Investigation and Cabinet Shakeups: A Pulse Check on Trump's Administration As 2018 nears its end, we check in on the latest with the Trump Administration. 'My Worst Nightmare': Black Gun Owners React to Killing of Emantic Bradford Following the killing of Emantic Bradford Jr. in Alabama, Black gun owners are weighing the risks and challenges of owning firearms in America. 'Change Starts With a Small Step': Why One Teacher Brought Kindness to His Classroom Seventh grade Language Arts teacher Justin Parmenter launched a program worthy of the recognition of our series, America the Kind. Guests: Jessica Roth Annie Karni Reverend Kenn Blanchard Ainsley Reynolds Justin Parmenter Daelyn Brown Elaina Grady You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Mueller Investigation and Cabinet Shakeups: A Pulse Check on Trump's Administration

Inside the Power of ICE

Created in the wake of 9/11 terror attacks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a federal agency tasked with finding and removing immigrants inside the border who are in violation of immigration laws. In 15 years, the agency has ballooned into a giant and controversial law enforcement body. This episode explores how the agency has grown as lawmakers have failed to agree on sensible immigration and border policy. And we hear directly from immigrants whose lives have been upended by its enforcement activities. Guests: Eric Jurek is a 38-year-old Slovakian immigrant who has been detained in Bergen County jail for about a year for overstaying his visa. Dr. Aviva Chomsky, a Professor of History and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University and author of Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal Enrique Balcazar, an advocate for Migrant Justice Will Lambek, Communications Director for Migrant Justice Stiven Lopez-Bender Michael Cutler, a retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS Dara Lind, Vox Senior reporter Cameron Easley, Editor for Washington at Morning Consult You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

US Prosecutors Place Charges in Panama Papers Probe

US Prosecutors Place Charges in Panama Papers Probe It was the biggest leak in history. And it showed us how rich people hide their money. What Regulations Are Keeping Civilian Drones in Check? Following our earlier coverage from the week, we look at the various efforts to increase drone enforcement. From Neighbor to Parking Angel to Friend Parking in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles is a nightmare. But for two neighbors, a note on left on a door has eased the headaches. Sacramento Reduces Black Infant Deaths Through Education After decades of black babies dying at twice the rate of other racial groups in Sacramento, a new report finds a 45 percent decrease in black infant deaths between 2013 and 2016. Guests: Eryn Schornick Will Fitzgibbon Alan Levin Danai Pointer Kelly Sharbaugh Chet Hewitt You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

How We Say Goodbye: Presidential Funerals and Moments of Unity

How We Say Goodbye: Presidential Funerals and Moments of Unity Presidential funerals — and the eulogies delivered at them — have made for memorable moments in the nation's history, and have been used to call for unity in divisive times. Wisconsin and Michigan: What Do They Tell Us About the Democratic Process? Before the incoming Democratic governors take their seats, Republicans are rushing to pass legislation. How Wisconsin Fails its Black Residents By many measures, Wisconsin is one the worst places for black Americans to live. Guests: Professor Barbara Perry Louis Picone Tara Golshan Ester Fuchs Angela Lang Dr. Alex Gee You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

North Carolina Launches Investigation into Possible Election Fraud

North Carolina Launches Investigation into Possible Election Fraud A Republican victory is in limbo as an investigation is launched in North Carolina to determine whether hundreds of absentee ballots were illegally cast or destroyed. France on the Brink: Anti-Fuel Tax Protests Shake the Country The demonstrations may be a symptom of larger social discontent and anger towards President Macron. Long After the Flames, Smoke From Wildfires Pose Health Dangers A new investigation by Reveal and the Center for Investigating Reporting suggests that wildfires are leaving behind profound health concerns for people in the state. Why Is Cervical Cancer Killing So Many Black Women in the South? In Alabama, black women are dying of cervical cancer at more than twice the national average. And this trend only seems to be increasing. Creepy or Innovative? Privacy or Convenience? It's Time to Talk About Civilian Drones While there are many convenient uses for civilian drones, what are the potential dangers? Guests: Steve Harrison Michael Bitzer Sofia Fischer Dr. Francesca Dominici Aaron Glantz Kelly Flannery Dr. Evelyn Reynolds Vivek Wadwah You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

When Police Officers Commit Crimes, How Frequently Are They Punished?

When Police Officers Commit Crimes, How Frequently Are They Punished? And what will it take for the culture within police departments to change? The Big Business of Detaining Migrant Children A report published over the weekend in The New York Times details how non-profit organization Southwest Key has made millions detaining migrant children for the federal government. What Happened at the G-20 Summit? The U.S. stood out for standing its ground on pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. How Cashless Businesses Hurt Low-Income Americans A New York City Councilmember proposed new legislation to require businesses to accept cash, saying that the recent wave of cashless businesses excludes low-income consumers. Healing Conversations at the Gym Lead to an Unlikely Friendship For the first story in our series "America the Kind," we hear from a retiree going through a terrible loss who found solace in regular conversations with the receptionist at his gym. Guests: Phil Stinson Kim Barker Alex Lawson Malo Andre Hutson Elton Follett Jen Taylor You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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