If you’ve been following the Trump/Russia/Comey/Mueller situation and you’re not an attorney, you might find it difficult to understand what’s going on. Conflict of interest, obstruction of justice, abuse of power, impeachment … you likely know what all of that is, but what about the particulars? Bradley Moss of the Law Office of Mark Zaid specializes in litigation on matters relating to national security, federal employment, and security clearance law, as well as the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act. He joins Jay and Neal to give an overview of all these issues and what it means going forward.

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Donald Trump fired James Comey this week and it set the political world ablaze. Jay and Neal invited GOP strategist and columnist for The Daily Beast to talk about what happened, why it happened and what is going to happen next.

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Do you read The Federalist? Write there? Did you ever wonder how it started? How he cobbled his team together? Then you will want to listen to this episode. Ben Domenech talks about the ups and downs of publishing The Federalist including how he deals with the criticism. He also talks about his approach to publishing articles about Donald Trump.

Of course, Ben weighs in on the ever-important Seinfeld debate.

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Scott Lincicome makes his long-awaited return to The Fifth Estate and he’s back to talk about trade, protectionism, and TPP — in the age of Donald Trump. The last time he joined us, Barack Obama was still President so now he brings new thoughts and perspectives to these issues.

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What is Barack Obama’s legacy? Did he have accomplishments historians will reflect on 30-40 years from now? Jonah Goldberg from National Review joined Neal and Jay to talk about President Obama’s legacy, from domestic policy and national defense to foreign policy and national security. And of course, more importantly, Jonah weighs in on the important question: Can Tom Hardy play James Bond?

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People are always willing to give feedback. But how do you receive it? That’s where Sheila Heen comes in. She and Doug Stone are founders of the Triad Consulting Group and authors of the book, Thanks For The Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well. Jay and Neal ask about different situations where feedback is received, particularly in the age of social media.

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