Scandalized: The White House and The Watergate

David A. Graham of The Atlantic on White House scandals and author Joseph Rodota on the Watergate Complex.
By Allen McDuffee
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Since President Donald Trump stepped foot in the Oval Office a little more than a year ago, it seems a week can’t go by without scandal-soaked headlines. From Russian ties to Trump World to White House personnel catastrophes to financial conflicts of interest, this administration has no shortage of White House scandals.

On this episode, I talk with David Graham, staff writer for The Atlantic, about the scandals that are plaguing the White House. And in the book chat, Joseph Rodota and I discuss his new book on the history and power of The Watergate complex, The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address.

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Guests:

David Graham is a staff writer at The Atlantic covering politics. He previously edited The Atlantic’s politics section and has reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.Follow him on Twitter: @GrahamDavidA

Joseph Rodota is a writer and consultant who divides his time between California and Washington, DC. and has worked at the highest levels of federal, state, and local politics for more than 30 years. He served as a writer and communications manager in the Reagan White House and as a top campaign and government aide to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has written columns for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter: @josephrodota

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The governmentality podcast was produced and edited by Michele Zipkin. The show’s music was composed and performed by Jeremy Carlstedt.

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