The news led to some obvious comparisons to one of the biggest stories from the 2016 election: the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
So how do the latest actions by Trump’s advisers compare to Clinton’s? What are the laws surrounding the use of private email? And how does this development affect special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia?
This week’s episode of “Can He Do That?” answers those questions with political investigations reporter Rosalind Helderman and former White House staff secretary and current global security and data lawyer Rajesh De.
Listen to the full episode below.
Each week, “Can He Do That?” examines the powers and limitations of the American presidency, focusing on one area where President Trump is seemingly breaking precedent. We answer the critical questions about what today’s news means for the future of the highest office in the nation.
The Washington Post and Live Nation will bring the “Can He Do That?” podcast to a live audience at the Warner Theatre on Nov. 7. In this live taping, political reporters Bob Woodward, David Fahrenthold and Karen Tumulty will join host Allison Michaels to review the past year in President Trump’s White House and the biggest moments that made people wonder, “Can He Do That?” Tickets can be purchased now at Live Nation.