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Week in politics: Explaining the Manafort indictment, why the Trump dossier is news again, and what’s to come with tax reform

October 30, 2017 | AirTalk

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It was reported last week that special counsel Robert Mueller would be bringing the first set of charges in the investigation into whether the Trump campaign worked with Russian operatives to influence the 2016 election, and the charges are now official as former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was indicted for tax fraud and money laundering.

Manafort and an associate, Rick Gates, were ordered to surrender themselves to the FBI on Monday morning. Another former Trump campaign adviser admitted to lying to the FBI. We’ll look at the political implications of the indictment and what it means for the Trump administration.

Republicans are expected to finally pull the tarp off of their tax overhaul bill this week. Many questions still remain about what, exactly, is in the bill and how Republicans plan to offset the new tax cuts they’re proposing.

We’ll talk about what it’ll take for the GOP to get the legislation passed and the challenges they’ll face along the way, plus the latest on prototypes for President Trump’s border wall going up along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego.


Bill Burton, Democratic political strategist with the firm SKD Knickerbocker and former deputy White House press secretary for Barack Obama; he tweets @billburton

Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy and senior fellow at The Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University; he tweets @Pete4CA