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A fresh, incisive take on today’s news from former CBS News executive producer Zev Shalev.

February 24, 2021

Inside Job?

For weeks, we've been breaking down all the events and timelines that led up to the January 6 attempted coup. Yesterday's Senate hearing with the former chief of the Capitol Police and the former Sergeant at Arms confirmed many of the conclusions from our research and raised the question: was it an inside job?

Independent journalist Sandi Bachom and systems analyst Dave Troy joined L.B. and Zev Shalev to dissect the testimony.

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February 21, 2021

After Show: UN Eyes Erik Prince

A UN report finds that Erik Prince violated an arms embargo by supporting Khalifa Hafter's attempted overthrow the United Nations government in Tripoli. The news broke in the New York Times on Friday just as the After Show was set to go live with special guest Gregg Smith. along with L.B. and Greg Olear. 

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February 21, 2021

After Show: Gregg Smith

The After Show withs special guest Gregg Smith, a Democratic Party candidate in Colorado's 3rd district which is currently represented by gun-toting GOP Congresswoman Lauren Boebert. Smith joined Zev Shalev, Greg Olear and and L.B. on the After Show panel to talk about his former business partner Erik Prince, Cancun Ted Cruz,  and the insurrection of Jan 6. 

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February 17, 2021

Money Trails: Women For Trump

Our new series 'Money Trails' follows the money of the Jan 6 attempted coup. National politics reporter and “Trump Women” author Nina Burleigh and Lincoln’s Bible joined Zev Shalev for a look at the Women for Trump organization.

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February 17, 2021

Money Trails: Ohio Rainmaker

There appears to be a lot of money pouring into Trump supporting PACS and the January 6 insurrection through an Ohio bundler with potential ties to Victoria's Secret. National politics reporter and "Trump Women" author Nina Burleigh and Lincoln's Bible join Zev Shalev for Part 2 of Money Trails. 

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February 14, 2021

Trump on Trial: GOP

It was a moody start to the After Show as the panel ponders how a near-perfect impeachment case could still leave former president Donald Trump acquitted?

Noel Casler is our special guest, along with reporter Sandi Bachom and as usual Greg Olear and L.B. round out the panel  

Part 1,  we look at the GOP's role in the insurrection. 

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February 14, 2021

Trump on Trial: National Guard

The After Show began with a moody undertone as the panel ponders how a near-perfect impeachment case could still leave former president Donald Trump  acquitted. Noel Casler is our special guest, along with reporter Sandi Bachom and as usual Greg Olear and L.B. are on the show.  

Part 2, we look at the timeline of events during which the decision to withhold the National Guard was made.  

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February 10, 2021

Trump on Trial: Conspiracy 1

Former federal prosecutor and host of the Justice Matters podcast, Glenn Kirschner breaks down how each side performed on Day 1. National political journalist and author Nina Burleigh and Harvard Law School alum and political activist Don Lewis join the panel.

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February 10, 2021

Trump on Trial : Conspiracy 2

As the impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins, Republican Party's involvement in the seditious conspiracy are exposed..  Constitutional law attorney Lisa Kerr joins the panel with National political journalist and author Nina Burleigh and Harvard Law School alum and political activist Don Lewis.

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February 9, 2021

Russia on the Brink 1

Vladimir Putin's near 20-year run as president of Russia may be nearing an end. 'Russian Kompromat' author Craig Unger and former KGB officer Yuri Shvets return for a second visit to the Narativ podcast, along with Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding to discuss Putin's future and Trump's ties to the Russian leader. 

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