After Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former National Security Advisor, admitted that he lied to the FBI and agreed to co-operate with the Special counsel, host Neal Conan and his guests re-evaluate the case forobstruction of justice on a “Plea Deal Edition” of “Truth, Politics and Power.” Plus a conversation with Dana Priest of the Washington Post on why two presidents fired Flynn, and what we can learn about what might be going on inside the Trump White House, from a look back at the besieged administrations of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
David Greenberg is a professor of History, Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University. He’s the author of two books, Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency and Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image. Greenberg also writes a weekly column for Politico.
Victoria Nourse is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northwestern University law school and a professor at Georgetown Law. From 2014-15 she served as counsel to Vice President Joseph Biden and prior to that she was a senior advisor to the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Dana Priest is a Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post investigative reporter, focusing on intelligence and counterterrorism. She is the author of numerous books including “The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military” and “Top Secret America: The Rise of the National Security State. Priest is the author of two books, The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military and Top Secret America: The Rise of the National Security State.