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Emergency Politics Podcast: What If Trump Told Cohen To Lie To Congress?

In this emergency installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew reacts to a BuzzFeed News report that “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.” (A report that the special counsel’s office has now cast doubt on.) FiveThirtyEight contributor Amelia Thomson-Deveaux also weighs in on what information we still need in order to understand the allegation.

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Nate Silver founded and was the editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux is a senior editor and senior reporter for FiveThirtyEight.

Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.