Heightened scrutiny of Trump’s Russia connection; federal workers hit by the shutdown

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Guests: Max Boot, Masha Gessen, Christopher Perks

Two big stories digging into President Trump’s alleged connection to Russia broke over the weekend. The New York Times reported that soon after Comey’s firing, the FBI launched an inquiry into whether Trump was knowingly or unwittingly working for Russia. Then, the Washington Post detailed the lengths that Trump went to conceal the contents of his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, including confiscating the translators notes and forbidding her to talk about what was discussed. We dive into what this all means with MAX BOOT, senior fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and MASHA GESSEN, staff writer for The New Yorker. But first; the partial government shutdown has officially become the longest in U.S. history – and federal employees all over the country are feeling the effects. Marty will talk with CHRISTOPHER PERKS, Philadelphia President of National Air Traffic Controllers Association, to hear the stories and sentiments of the folks most affected by the shutdown.

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