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It's a political whodunit with Robert Mueller as lead detective. As we count down to the release of the Special Counsel's report, follow the ABC News Investigative team in tracking the Russia investigation from the Kremlin to Trump Tower and the White House. Go behind the scenes in our war room with the same team that brought you exclusive reporting on all the happenings inside a White House that's under investigation. We chase the leads across the globe and shed light on landmark moments in the investigation, from the DNC email hack to Trump Tower meetings, firings and indictments. You'll get insight from the principal players and access to our exclusive reporting in real time, as we rapidly approach the highly anticipated release of the Mueller Report.

It's a political whodunit with Robert Mueller as lead detective. As we count down to the release of the Special Counsel's report, follow the ABC News Investigative team in tracking the Russia investigation from the Kremlin to Trump Tower and the White House. Go behind the scenes in our war room with the same team that brought you exclusive reporting on all the happenings inside a White House that's under investigation. We chase the leads across the globe and shed light on landmark moments in the investigation, from the DNC email hack to Trump Tower meetings, firings and indictments. You'll get insight from the principal players and access to our exclusive reporting in real time, as we rapidly approach the highly anticipated release of the Mueller Report.
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It's a political whodunit with Robert Mueller as lead detective. As we count down to the release of the Special Counsel's report, follow the ABC News Investigative team in tracking the Russia investigation from the Kremlin to Trump Tower and the White House. Go behind the scenes in our war room with the same team that brought you exclusive reporting on all the happenings inside a White House that's under investigation. We chase the leads across the globe and shed light on landmark moments in the investigation, from the DNC email hack to Trump Tower meetings, firings and indictments. You'll get insight from the principal players and access to our exclusive reporting in real time, as we rapidly approach the highly anticipated release of the Mueller Report.

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Bonus: "I Was Surprised He Said It Out Loud"

6/13/2019
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In this special bonus episode of "The Investigation," ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos speaks with co-host Chris Vlasto about his exclusive sit down interview with President Trump. Stephanopoulos, who spent two days with the President, even traveling to Iowa on Air Force One, takes us behind the scenes of his explosive interview -- Trump telling Stephanopoulos, if a foreign government approached him with information on a political opponent, "there's nothing wrong with listening."...

Duration:00:19:27

"By Hook or By Crook"

6/11/2019
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As the House Judiciary Committee kicks off a series of hearings on the findings laid out in Robert Mueller's Russia report, former Trump aide Roger Stone joins "The Investigation," telling co-hosts Kyra Phillips and Chris Vlasto: "I don't see there being any fervor in the country for impeachment." Stone, who faces a seven count indictment from the Mueller probe and previously testified in front of the Watergate Committee, shares his opinion of former Nixon White House counsel John Dean's...

Duration:00:26:00

"He's The Most Powerful Family Member of a President Since Bobby Kennedy"

6/4/2019
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While President Trump is overseas, a new and exclusive interview granted by his senior adviser and son in law Jared Kushner is making political waves back at home. Axios' national political reporter Jonathan Swan sat down with Kushner, the two discussing the fallout from that 2016 Trump Tower meeting: "We're in a place now where people are playing Monday morning quarterback," questions surrounding the Kushner Companies' business dealings" "At this point I have been fully vetted," and whether...

Duration:00:25:29

Bonus: "The Report Is My Testimony"

5/29/2019
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After submitting a 448 page report that summarized the findings from a 674 days long investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally breaks his silence, reading a prepared statement from the press room in the Justice building. After announcing his resignation to private life, Mueller stated the Special Counsel did not "make a determination as to whether the President did commit a crime," explaining the reasoning behind that decision was due to the "long-standing department policy: a...

Duration:00:21:01

"It'll Be Historic"

5/21/2019
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Following the release of the Mueller Report, congressional committees and various state Attorneys General continue to investigate the Trump Administration, various Trump business related matters and the Inaugural committee. "The Investigation" co-hosts sit down with a team of experts who break down everything you need to know. ABC's Trish Turner, Terry Moran, Katherine Faulders, Matt Mosk, and Aaron Katersky join for analysis and insight into all of the impending congressional hearings and...

Duration:00:40:34

"Maybe It's a Game of Chicken"

5/14/2019
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In this episode of "The Investigation," as Democrats in Congress continue their battle with the Trump White House, former Special Counsel to President Clinton, Jane Sherburne joins the podcast, telling Senior Executive Producer and Co-Host Chris Vlasto that when it comes to how the Trump White House is responding to Congress" "Just saying no...was not something in our lexicon." Using her own experience managing the team that responded to an ethics investigation during President Clinton's...

Duration:00:37:16

Bonus: "This is Nothing More Than a Big Dog and Pony Show"

5/7/2019
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In an "Investigation" podcast exclusive, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sits down with ABC News correspondent Kyra Phillips, Senior Executive Producer Chris Vlasto, and Senior Producer John Santucci. This wide ranging interview touches upon the aftermath of the Mueller report and the next steps for the Trump administration- including the decision to bar former White House counsel Don McGahn from complying with a congressional subpoena by turning over requested documents: "This...

Duration:00:26:11

"I Never Thought the Judge Was Going to Throw a Three Year Freaking Sentence"

5/7/2019
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On the day President Trump's former fixer and lawyer Michael Cohen reports to federal prison, actor and comedian Tom Arnold joins "The Investigation" to discuss his unconventional friendship with Cohen, how they met, and even shares a discreetly recorded phone call between the two. During the 36 minute tape, Cohen dishes on President Trump: "I lost everything...because Trump had an affair with a porn star," Stormy Daniel's former lawyer Michael Avenatti: "it's called karma boomerang," even...

Duration:00:28:23

Bonus: "This Whole Thing is Sort of Mind-Bendingly Bizarre"

5/1/2019
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In a special bonus episode of "The Investigation," on the day of Attorney General William Barr's testimony on Capitol Hill, the ABC News Investigative team breaks down all the critical and sometimes contentious moments from the Senate Judiciary hearing. It's been two weeks since Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller Report, and over a month since he submitted that 4-page letter of "principal conclusions." Now, he faces questions from Congress. ABC News Senior Congressional...

Duration:00:20:10

"Not A Care In The World"

4/30/2019
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Former Trump Campaign staffer Michael Caputo says he hasn't spoken to President Trump since Inauguration Day due to the pending investigations on Capitol Hill and the Special Counsel. But after the Mueller Report was released, Caputo's phone rang and it was the President. He tells "The Investigation" about their Oval Office meeting, the President's feelings about impeachment, and what most concerns him most about his best friend Roger Stone's upcoming trial. "The Investigation" co-anchors...

Duration:00:48:41

"Let Mueller Lay It Out"

4/23/2019
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In the aftermath of the release of the Mueller Report, "The Investigation" sits down with Congressman Eric Swalwell, member of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, and now a 2020 Presidential contender. Swalwell tells "The Investigation" that he hasn't written off impeachment proceedings and says the first step is to call on Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress. "Let's hear his voice." Swalwell also mulls the possibility of a Presidential appearance before a...

Duration:00:46:33

"The Report Has Been Posted"

4/18/2019
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On the day of the release of the Mueller Report, the ABC News Investigative team breaks down all the critical elements from the Special Counsel's Report. Former Governor of New Jersey and ABC News contributor Chris Christie shares his own experience being interviewed by the Special Counsel and says he never believed the Russia investigation was a hoax. Kate Shaw, former Obama White House associate counsel and ABC News contributor, offers her legal perspective as well. Follow Kyra on Twitter...

Duration:00:29:00

"Color-Coded Redactions" - What Won't We See in the Mueller Report

4/16/2019
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675 days, 2800 subpoenas and 500 witness interviews later, the Mueller Report - with color-coded redactions - is expected to be made public this week. Now, the ABC News Investigative team is taking you inside the "War Room" where the team will read and report back all the details once the report is released. In this episode of "The Investigation," co-host Chris Vlasto along with John Santucci and Matt Mosk break down everything you need to know about the upcoming release of the Mueller...

Duration:00:33:15

Bonus: "Bunch of Clowns"

4/11/2019
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In this special episode, "The Investigation" takes listeners inside the Ecuadorian Embassy and the tiny room that Julian Assange called home for the past seven years. Senior Executive Producer Chris Vlasto along with investigative reporters Matt Mosk and James Meek speak with documentary filmmaker Sean Langan, who has spent over 50 hours visiting with Assange in what he called "a gilded cage...with very old fashioned, 1950’s, Spanish Mexican furniture." Langan tells "The Investigation" about...

Duration:00:30:25

Investigation or "Opposition Research"?

4/9/2019
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In this episode of The Investigation, the team analyzes the congressional call for President Trump's tax returns. Robert Driscoll, attorney for former White House personnel security director Carl Kline, joins to discuss a whistleblower's allegations that some security clearance applications granted were not in the best interest of national security, the House Oversight Committee's investigation into the review process, and why he believes the motivation behind their probe is actually digging...

Duration:00:33:34

"It is a Showdown"

4/2/2019
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In this episode of The Investigation, Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran and Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce break down the looming battle between House Democrats and the Justice Department over the release of the Mueller report. As the House Judiciary Committee lays the groundwork to issue subpoenas, Attorney General William Barr has echoed insistences that he wants to make the report accessible to the public, after making "the redactions that are required." Our team...

Duration:00:28:20

"The Remedy for a Corrupt President is Impeachment."

3/28/2019
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In this episode of "The Investigation," billionaire and liberal activist Tom Steyer explains why--even in the wake of the Mueller report's conclusion--he is doubling down on calls to impeach President Trump, breaking with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other prominent democrats' who are shifting their focus towards the next election. Steyer also weighs in on Trump's tax returns, the ongoing investigations centering on the president, and the "pattern of corruption" he says compels...

Duration:00:35:15

"It Was Reckless."

3/27/2019
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In this episode of "The Investigation," Mark Corallo, the former spokesperson for President Trump's private legal team, shares his unique and unfiltered insight into inner-workings of the Trump administration during the early days of the Mueller probe, describing the "problematic" incidents and what he calls "reckless" behavior that he says influenced his decision to leave. As one of the approximately 500 witnesses interviewed by the special counsel's office, Corallo also sets the record...

Duration:00:34:59

"Do you think the President will pardon them now?"

3/26/2019
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President Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow goes on the record with "The Investigation" addressing potential presidential pardons, tax returns, and the road that lies ahead after the conclusion of the Mueller Report. Sekulow assures though, his job isn't yet over, "just changing." This episode is part of ABC News' special coverage of the Mueller Report. "The Investigation" will post new episodes with news maker interviews all week. Follow Kyra on Twitter @kyraphillips Follow Chris...

Duration:00:35:21

Bonus: "An Odd Alice in Wonderland Kind of Switch"

3/25/2019
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In a special episode of "The Investigation," the ABC News investigative team breaks down the conclusion of the Mueller investigation. After 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, over 500 witnesses interviewed, Mueller concluded "the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities" while not officially exonerating the President on obstruction of justice charges. Our reporters speak...

Duration:00:15:26