Russia, If You're Listening
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It's the most important news story of the decade - the investigation which could bring down US President Donald Trump. We'll tell the whole story, character by character, before the FBI start kicking in doors.
||CleanFive ways it could end for Trump||After a turbulent year in America, for the first time there is serious discussion about how Donald Trump will leave the White House. Will he be impeached, pardoned, arrested, take a deal, or exonerated? With the year ending in Mueller-related chaos, D||17 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonald Trump's not-so-merry Christmas||It's not looking like Donald Trump is going to have a merry Christmas. After avoiding talking about impeachment or legal consequences for Donald Trump, the Democrats are suddenly dangling the threat of jail time over the President's head. So what's ch||10 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy are news networks calling Paul Manafort an idiot?||Former Trump campaign director Paul Manafort seemed to have flipped on the boss in September. That's when he signed a plea deal with Robert Mueller and pleaded guilty to a number of financial crimes. But now, Mueller says Manafort has reneged on the d||27 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Sessions fired! Is Mueller next?||President Donald Trump's party has lost the House of Representatives, and the firings have already begun. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who Trump has long wanted gone, is out. His temporary replacement is a guy who has called the Mueller probe a "w||7 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs history repeating itself? An interview with Slow Burn host Leon Neyfakh||The American political system is being challenged in unprecedented ways, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been challenged before. The Mueller investigation into Donald Trump is just the latest of over a dozen special investigations ordered since the US||24 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListener mailbag: Matt answers your questions||We've received so many great questions since we started this podcast. What happens if Mueller gets fired? What's the worst thing Trump could be found guilty of? Where does this all end!? It's time to pin Matt down and make him answer them. Questio||3 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Why Brett Kavanaugh matters to the Russia Investigation||Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh has faced down mounting allegations of sexual misconduct from a growing list of women. After an emotional Senate appearance by him and one of his accusers, it's unclear whether he has the||27 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Will Rosenstein lose his job?||The only person in the world with the power to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller may lose his job. US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein marched to the White House for a meeting with Donald Trump earlier this week but the President wasn't there.||25 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Why did Paul Manafort flip on Trump?||He held out for a long time, but Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has finally flipped. What does Manafort know about the Trump Tower meeting and the Trump campaign? Is a pardon still on the table? And how close is Robert Mueller to||16 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 Robert Mueller: 'Trump's worst nightmare'||We end the season with the head of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election - Robert Mueller. He's been taking down key players, circling closer and closer to Donald Trump. But can he finish before the President||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Does the anonymous NYT op-ed spell the end for Donald Trump?||An anonymous op-ed published by the New York Times has exploded like a hand grenade in Washington D.C. The op-ed was reportedly written by a "senior figure in the Trump administration". The author said they are among a group of senior officials inside||6 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 Michael Cohen: The fixer with the hush money||Michael Cohen is called Donald Trump's personal lawyer, but really he's a "fixer" - a man who solves problems for the boss. It all came unstuck when investigators probed into hush money payments he made to a model and a porn star. He pleaded guilty to||2 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Russia is hacking elections. What does NYT's David Sanger think is next?||We've spoken a lot about hacking on this podcast, but Russia and America have the cyber capabilities to do much more than hack elections. In fact, around 30 to 40 countries are thought to have cyber weapons that are sophisticated enough to bring advanc||28 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 Felix Sater: Criminal, informant, developer, spy||Felix Sater's life is a mystery. He went to jail for stabbing a guy in the face, he was involved with the Russian Mafia, and was an informant for the CIA. He also helped Donald Trump build his property empire. So are there any secrets? And what does||26 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Does Trump know how much trouble he's in?||The White House is struggling to figure out how to respond to the twin bombshells of Paul Manafort's conviction and Michael Cohen's guilty plea. After remaining silent for 24 hours about the issue - even on Twitter - the President has attempted to def||23 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Cohen and Manafort are criminals||Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen has pled guilty to tax fraud, lying to a bank, and campaign finance violations. On the same day, his former campaign director Paul Manafort has been found guilty of other financial crimes. The President's i||21 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 Trump's Business: Secrets and deals||Donald Trump's business flourished with the 80s real estate boom and bled money when the recession hit. These days no one really knows how much he really has. Why the secrecy? Today, the story of the Trump Organization, and when Russian money might h||19 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Buzzfeed's Mark Schoofs on Russian assassinations||Pulitzer Prize-winning BuzzFeed journalist Mark Schoofs is behind some of the biggest investigations into Russia's influence in Western Democracies. Last year, his team at BuzzFeed revealed in a six part series that Russia had been assassinating people||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 James Comey: Integrity at any cost||Former FBI director James Comey is both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's biggest nightmare. He's the grandson of a cop with a dogged commitment to integrity, independence and note taking. But could his integrity be what cost Hillary Clinton the ele||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 Michael Flynn: General for hire||General Michael Flynn was a high ranking defence official and a Democrat before he joined up with Donald Trump. He's now accused of planning a kidnapping, acting illegally as an unregistered foreign agent, and found guilty of lying to the FBI. Why was||5 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Did Trump tweet the end of the Russia Investigation?||The trial of Trump's former campaign director Paul Manafort began this week. In response, Donald Trump let fly with a tweetstorm. He's calling on the Attorney-General to end the Mueller investigation. Manafort is on trial for crimes connected to his w||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: What is Paul Manafort on trial for?||Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort is the subject of the first trial of the Mueller investigation, which begins this week in Alexandria, Virginia. Despite the fact that his charges have nothing to do with the Trump campaign, there is intense||31 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 Jared Kushner: Trump's Crown Prince||Jared Kushner was in charge of getting his father-in-law Donald Trump elected president. He was a young property developer with no political experience and crushing debts. And he went from one family besieged by scandal, to another. So who is this ma||29 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 The Troll Factory: Lies, stolen secrets and chaos||An army of professional Russian trolls tried to change the outcome of the 2016 US election from a four storey building in St Petersburg. Did the dirty trickster Roger Stone help them? And was the Troll Factory ultimately successful? Language warning:||22 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Putin checkmates Trump at Helsinki summit||Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin gave an astonishing press conference after their big summit in Helsinki. There was an assumption Trump would be forced to confront the allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, but few thought it||16 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 The Crime: Russia steps over the line||Hacking, leaking, and the spreading of chaos. How Russian Government hackers timed a Democratic National Committee email leak with Hillary Clinton's biggest scandal. This week, we find out how Russia stepped over the line and tried to influence the ou||15 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Donald Trump Jr: The President's son and the 'treasonous' meeting||In 2016 Don Jr took an ill-fated meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower. The meeting is a pivotal moment in the entire story of Trump and Russia and has since been called "treasonous" and "unpatriotic". So is the meeting it a smoking gun or was||8 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Paul Manafort: The dictator's fixer||Veteran Republican strategist Paul Manafort spent 30 years working for dictators before he struck gold in Ukraine. But when he returned to America and became the boss of the Trump campaign, his past caught up with him. How did this man get landed with||1 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: How is Watergate like the Russia investigation?||If you read about the Russia investigation long enough, it is inevitable that before long you're going to come across a comparison to Watergate. But for those of us who didn't live through the Watergate scandal, or didn't follow it closely at the time,||26 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 Christopher Steele: The spy and the pee tape||Christopher Steele is the author of the infamous Trump/Russia dossier. You remember - the one that contains allegations about sex workers urinating on a hotel bed. But there's so much more to the dossier than that. It outlines a massive conspiracy be||17 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Why Trump could be right about the G7||The G8 threw Russia out after the annexation of Crimea. Donald Trump thinks Russia should be let back into the club - so does he have a point? This is a Trumpdate - your regular update on all things to do with the investigation. Want to get in touch?||14 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Carter Page: The useful idiot||Both the Russians and the Republicans have called Donald Trump's former foreign policy advisor Carter Page "an idiot". It seems everyone has been able to manipulate him to do their bidding. So is Carter Page an actual idiot or a Russian spy? This is||10 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Why is Donald Trump pardoning celebs?||This week we ponder what message Donald Trump is sending by pardoning well known conservatives and famous people. And it's been a tough week for the President's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and current Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 George Papadopoulos: The coffee boy||George Papadopoulos is the first known link between the Trump campaign and Russia. Just how close was the so-called coffee boy George Papadopoulos to Russian spies offering dirt on Hillary Clinton? This is the fourth episode of Russia, If You're List||3 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Is the US President above the law?||It seems increasingly likely that at some point the question will be asked - is the President of the United States above the law? What would happen if Robert Mueller decided to involve the US President directly in his investigation? I asked US law exp||30 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 The Oligarchs: Money and power||The oligarchs hold the power and the money in Russia. So who are they and why does your average Russian billionaire care about who sits in The White House? This is the third episode of Russia, If You're Listening. Each week, host Matt Bevan will brin||27 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Spygate, WITCH HUNT! and Cohen's world of trouble||Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen has proved a ruthless and loyal friend but details of his personal finances are raising all sorts of eyebrows. And Trump has accused the FBI of planting a spy inside his presidential campaign. Two heavy hit||24 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 Vladimir Putin: The man with a grudge||The spy from St Petersburg and the lawyer from Chicago. Why does Russia's president have such a deep and abiding hatred for Hillary Clinton? This is the second episode of Russia, If You're Listening. Each week, host Matt Bevan will bring the story of||20 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrumpdate: Leigh Sales' take on Comey and Clinton||7.30 presenter Leigh Sales was the only Australian to score an interview with James Comey when his book came out last month. And this week she interviewed Hillary Clinton. We get a behind the scenes look at both interviews and Leigh's take on two peop||17 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Donald Trump: A Russian love affair||Donald Trump has always claimed he has "nothing to do with Russia" but is that true? What if Trump was caught in a Russian web, long before he even considered a career in politics? This is the first episode of the ABC's new podcast, Russia, If You're L||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing soon: Russia, If You're Listening||In this new series from the ABC, reporter Matt Bevan will take you through the story of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the US presidential election.||6 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Where did you go?
Amazing pod, always relied on this to make out all the conflicting reports...come back! X
I just wish this would return!
I loved this podcast- please return there is so much more material now !
Please come back!!!
Hands down my favourite podcast - I am simply addicted to this story. Fabulously structured, researched, narrated and paced, RIURL is a spectacular piece of dynamic investigative journalism. My only criticism would be that if all the characters you should have devoted an episode to last year, you completely overlooked Roger Stone.
But where have you gone? When will you return? So much has occurred since the last Trumpdate!! Please come back!!!
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