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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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Episodes

Start Here: Trump's Shopping List

8/2/2019
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We're going on hiatus while we work on some new investigations - stay subscribed for updates. In the meantime, check out today's episode ABC News' daily podcast, "Start Here." If you like it, search for "Start Here" in your app and subscribe today. Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs Recommended listening... -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. http://bit.ly/2SA62eg -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and in-depth...

Duration:00:23:06

Start Here: Go Easy on Me, Kids

8/1/2019
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We're going on hiatus while we work on some new investigations - stay subscribed for updates. In the meantime, check out today's episode ABC News' daily podcast, "Start Here." If you like it, search for "Start Here" in your app and subscribe today. Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs Recommended listening... -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. http://bit.ly/2SA62eg -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and in-depth...

Duration:00:24:27

Start Here: Whose Team Are You On, Anyway?

7/31/2019
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We're going on hiatus while we work on some new investigations - stay subscribed for updates. In the meantime, check out today's episode ABC News' daily podcast, "Start Here." If you like it, search for "Start Here" in your app and subscribe today. Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs Recommended listening... -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. http://bit.ly/2SA62eg -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and...

Duration:00:24:22

Start Here - Round Two: Fight!

7/30/2019
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We're going on hiatus while we work on some new investigations - stay subscribed for updates. In the meantime, check out today's episode ABC News' daily podcast, "Start Here." If you like it, search for "Start Here" in your app and subscribe today. Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs Recommended listening... -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. http://bit.ly/2SA62eg -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and in-depth...

Duration:00:24:49

Start Here: "They're Shooting at the Garlic Festival!"

7/29/2019
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We're going on hiatus while we work on some new investigations - stay subscribed for updates. In the meantime, check out today's episode ABC News' daily podcast, "Start Here." If you like it, search for "Start Here" in your app and subscribe today. Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs Recommended listening... -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. http://bit.ly/2SA62eg -- Powerhouse Politics: Headliner interviews and in-depth...

Duration:00:23:21

Bonus: "A Guy Who Just Didn't Want To Play Politics"

7/24/2019
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"The Investigation" brings you a bonus episode on the day of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony on Capitol Hill. After a 22 month investigation, a 448 page report, and countless Presidential tweets-Robert Mueller himself was sworn in to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. Now, our co-hosts Chris Vlasto, John Santucci and Matt Mosk are joined by ABC News Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas and Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran to break down all the...

Duration:00:25:19

"Equivalent To A War Vote"

7/23/2019
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With less than 24 hours to go before Robert Mueller's anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill, "The Investigation" sits down with one of the members of the House Judiciary who will ask the special counsel questions - Congressman David Cicilline: "I think it's deadly serious and I think that's how the hearing will proceed." As for his thoughts on Mueller's final report, the Rhode Island Congressman sums it up: "The evidence he collected is explosive and damning and very, very disturbing." And...

Duration:00:26:21

"Our Constitutional Duty is Clear"

7/16/2019
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In this episode of The Investigation, presidential candidate and US Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) talks about why he's ratcheting up calls for Trump's impeachment, even though it continues to be a contentious topic with his colleagues in the House and fellow 2020 contenders. "We spend too much time in this party debating the politics of impeachment, when the law is very clear and our constitutional duty is clear," Moulton says, explaining why he thinks that skimming over the topic in the lead up...

Duration:00:15:46

"They're Just Looking For The Gotcha Moment"

7/9/2019
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On this episode of "The Investigation," President Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow talks with senior editorial producer John Santucci and White House and Capitol Hill reporter Katherine Faulders about congressional investigations: "we're not ramping up an impeachment." Sekulow also discusses the ongoing legal battles for the President's tax returns: "This legislative purpose issue overrides everything they do. That's a constitutional requirement for the Supreme Court." When asked by...

Duration:00:24:10

"Democracies Don't Work When People Are So Tribal"

7/2/2019
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ABC News political analyst Matt Dowd joins Senior Executive Producer Chris Vlasto to discuss Mueller’s upcoming congressional appearance: "It will get people focused." Dowd, former chief strategist for President Bush, also gives insight into Vice President Biden's chances in the democratic primary: "When you get a hundred percent name I.D. and you're getting 30 percent of the vote, that's concerning." Later, the conversation turns to partisanship in the 2020 race: "Democracies don't work...

Duration:00:18:20

Start Here: The Last Word

6/25/2019
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We'll be back next week with a regular episode. In the meantime, check out today's episode of ABC News' daily podcast, "Start Here." If you like it, search for "Start Here" in your app and subscribe today. Follow Kyra on Twitter @kyraphillips Follow Chris on Twitter @vlasto Follow Matt on Twitter @mattmosk Follow John on Twitter @santucci Support this podcast with a review on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2UJIsJs Recommended listening... -- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news...

Duration:00:23:58

"Mr. Vice President, Was There a Clear Conflict of Interest?"

6/20/2019
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In a special bonus episode of "The Investigation," co-host Chris Vlasto along with senior reporter Matt Mosk interview ABC News Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas about his groundbreaking investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China during his father's tenure as vice president. Llamas, who traveled to Ukraine and interviewed former government officials and politicians, later approaches the former vice president on the campaign trail, asking him "Was...

Duration:00:18:58

"He Wants His Cake And Eat It Too"

6/18/2019
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Following ABC News' two exclusive interviews from the weekend - George Stephanopoulos' interview with President Trump and Jonathan Karl's interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - "The Investigation" co-hosts Chris Vlasto and John Santucci break down all the key takeaways from this appointment television. Highlights include President Trump's comparison of his White House to that of another: "I watched Richard Nixon go around firing everybody and that didn't work out too well" to...

Duration:00:23:18

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