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Frank Figliuzzi was the "Keeper of the Code," appointed the FBI’s Chief Inspector by then-Director Robert Mueller. Charged with overseeing sensitive internal inquiries and performance audits, he ensured each employee met the Bureau's exacting standards.

Now, drawing on his distinguished career, Figliuzzi reveals how the Bureau achieves its extraordinary track record of excellence—from the training of new recruits in "The FBI Way" to the Bureau's rigorous maintenance of its standards up and down the organization. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded Russia extensively targeted election systems across the U.S. in 2016. He also considers whether Robert Mueller's recent testimony before Congress heightened tensions between House Democrats on the issue of impeachment.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress Wednesday, and the resignation of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a bipartisan spending deal currently in Congress, and reports that the Justice Department has told Robert Mueller not to answer a wide range of questions at his expected appearance before Congress on Wednesday. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Robert Mueller's expected testimony before Congress on Wednesday, and whether the hearing is risky for Democrats. 

Congressman Antonio Delgado
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New York Congressman Antonio Delgado recently briefed reporters about his July in-district work week. The Democrat says he’s keeping close watch on testimony regarding two separate issues.

Pittsfield Talk Will Consider Impeachment Showdown

Jul 8, 2019
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The former chief counsel for the Democrats on the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations says the evidence is clear. Congress should move forward with impeachment. Jeffrey Robbins, who has spent 35 years as a litigator and trial lawyer and is also a columnist for The Boston Globe and a visiting professor at Brown University, will speak this Wednesday afternoon in Pittsfield, Massachusetts at Berkshire Museum as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Robert Mueller has agreed to testify before Congress on July 17 regarding the Russia inquiry.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's comment Wednesday that he might accept damaging information on a 2020 rival from a foreign government, if offered. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Robert Mueller's first public statement on the Russia inquiry Wednesday, which came with an increase in calls by House Democrats for President Trump's impeachment. He also considers whether House Democrats will push Mueller to testify before Congress. 

David Hawkings
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Jerry Nadler is trying to pick up where Robert Mueller left off.

In today’s Congressional Corner, David Hawkings of The Fulcrum continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump does not want war with Iran, and that the House Intelligence Committee will vote on "enforcement action" against U.S. Attorney General William Barr or the Department of Justice next week. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock examines comments by President Trump that Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, and reports of intense fighting between Israel and Gaza over the weekend.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses U.S. Attorney General William Barr's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. He also comments on speculation from Preet Bharara that President Trump may be indicted after he leaves office, and reports that the Florida Legislature has passed legislation allowing teachers to carry guns in schools. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that Robert Mueller has objected to U.S. Attorney General William Barr's description of the Russia investigation, and Barr's expected appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

Tim Vercellotti
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He’s not an elected official, but Robert Mueller* loomed large over American politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

*This was recorded before the Mueller Report was released.

George Papadopoulos became the first person to plead guilty in the Mueller Investigation when, on October 5, 2017, he conceded that he had lied to the F.B.I. about a conversation with a professor during which he was told that Moscow had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and “thousands of emails,” according to court records.

Papadopoulos is a former adviser to President Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson. A University College London graduate, past Hudson Institute analyst, and career oil, gas and policy consultant, he was sentenced to 14 days in jail, fined $9,500 and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service and one year of probation after he serves his sentence.

His book about his experience is "Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump."

The first special prosecutor was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1875, to investigate a bribery scandal involving his close friends and associates. Ever since, presidents of both parties have appointed special prosecutors and empowered them to operate with unusual independence.

Also called special counsels and independent counsels, such appointments became a standard method for neutralizing political scandals and demonstrating the President's commitment to the rule of law. Special counsel Robert Mueller is the latest example.

In his new book, "Prosecuting the President: How Special Prosecutors Hold Presidents Accountable and Protect the Rule of Law," Andrew Coan offers a look at the long, mostly forgotten history of special prosecutors in American politics. Andrew Coan is a law professor at the University of Arizona.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal's formal request for six years of President Trump's personal tax returns. He also comments on a New York Times report where some of Robert Mueller's investigators say the findings of the Mueller report are more damaging than U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in his summary. 

Senator Chris Murphy
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In a letter based on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Attorney General William Barr says President Trump and his campaign did not collude with the Russian government. Barr also writes there is not enough evidence to charge Trump with obstructing the investigation. With more wrinkles likely to come, Democrats are calling for Mueller’s full report to be released. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Mueller investigation, which found insufficient evidence of conspiracy between President Trump and Russia according to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, but didn't exonerate the president on obstruction of justice. He also comments on U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's presidential campaign speech in front of Trump Tower in New York City. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and signs that Robert Mueller may soon file his final report. He also comments on reports that former Vice President Joe Biden may announce a presidential campaign with a promise to select Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams as vice president.

What will Robert Mueller say?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Anthony Brindisi of the 22nd House district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Joe Courtney
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Self-described dirty trickster Roger Stone is the latest casualty of the Mueller investigation.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a New York Times interview in which President Trump said he will proceed on a border wall without lawmakers when funding talks end in two weeks. He also comments on reports that Robert Mueller is preparing another indictment for an associate of Roger Stone. 

Americans are waiting for Robert Mueller to show his cards.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic Representative Antonio Delgado of New York’s 19th House district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

America is waiting for Robert Mueller.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Rutgers University political science professor Ross Baker wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

What does Robert Mueller know?
In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Democrat from the second district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Mueller investigation. Dr. Chartock also discusses the recommended pay increase for the governor, Senators and Assemblymembers in New York state.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Mueller investigation. Dr. Chartock also discusses the latest updates in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

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