Radio Atlantic: Is the President a Russian Asset?

The staff writer Franklin Foer joins Alex Wagner to make sense of new questions about President Trump’s relationship with Russia.

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On this week’s show, Alex Wagner chats with the Atlantic staff writer Franklin Foer about the startling news of an FBI investigation that asked if President Donald Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia.

Frank and Alex debate how exactly to explain President Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin: handler and asset, or mere man crush?

The news of the week didn’t stop there though. In the following days, it emerged that Trump has gone to “extraordinary lengths” to conceal details of his conversations with Putin, and that he’d even discussed withdrawing the United States from NATO.

Listen in for how to weather what feels like the documentary remake of The Manchurian Candidate. Is the president working for a foreign power? Can one connect the dots without leaving the walls covered in pushpins and red thread?