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Friday, May 19, 2017

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The latest revelations from the Comey memos and from James Comey’s confidant, who talked on the record — and on tape — to The New York Times. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has broken several stories in the last two weeks about encounters between President Trump and Mr. Comey. For more information on today’s episode, visit http://nyti.ms/2qLMCVk.

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