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December 09, 2019
Pod Save America
“Devin’s Gate.”

In This Episode

Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss the Inspector General’s report, Donald Trump’s response to the shooting in Pensacola, Joe Biden’s confrontation with an Iowa voter, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg’s transparency debate, and Michael Bloomberg’s massive ad buy.

Show notes


  • The Hill: Trump: Democrats changing impeachment guidelines hours before next hearing
  • The Guardian: White House dismisses invitation to take part in key impeachment hearing
  • CNN: House Judiciary Committee slates next impeachment hearing for Monday
  • NY Mag: Impeachment Hearing Schedule: What’s Next?
  • WaPo: House Judiciary Committee lays out ‘constitutional grounds’ for Trump impeachment in new report
  • NYT: Judiciary Committee Report Offers Legal Rationale for Impeaching Trump
  • NYT: Pelosi Says House Will Draft Impeachment Charges Against Trump
  • Politico: ‘No choice’: Pelosi proceeds with articles of impeachment

IG Report

  • LA Times: Report will clear FBI of misdeeds in Russia inquiry, sources say
  • Vox: It doesn’t look like anyone can find evidence that the Trump campaign was set up in Russia probe
  • WaPo: Barr’s handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup” (12/4)
  • Politico: Trump claims Barr was misquoted in story on Russia probe IG report
  • NYT: Barr Is Said to Doubt Inspector General’s Finding on Russia Inquiry
  • Daily Beast: DOJ Inspector General Found No Evidence FBI Attempted to Spy on Trump Campaign: Report

Pensacola Shooting

  • CBS News: Pensacola shooting “appears to be a terrorist attack,” National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien says
  • WaPo: Pensacola shooting updates: FBI is investigating the incident as an act of terrorism
  • NPR: FBI Is Investigating Pensacola Shooting As Terrorism
  • Vox: Pensacola, Florida, Naval Air Station shooting: what we know
  • Politico: Florida congressman challenges Saudis on Pensacola shootings
  • NYT: For Trump, Instinct After Florida Killings Is Simple: Protect Saudis
  • Brookings: The Pensacola attack by a Saudi pilot: Implications for US-Saudi ties
  • CBS News: President Trump addresses Florida shooting during small business roundtable

CMS Scandal

  • Politico: Medicare chief asked taxpayers to cover stolen jewelry
  • Politico: Trump pulled into feud between top health officials
  • Politico: Exclusive: Key Trump health official spends millions on GOP-connected consultants
  • Mother Jones: Meet the Person Behind Trump’s War on Medicaid


  • NPR: Biden Doubles Down On Heated Town Hall Where He Called Voter A ‘Damn Liar’
  • NYT: Joe Biden Trades Barbs With Voter in Iowa: ‘You’re a Damn Liar’
  • Politico: ‘You’re a damn liar, man’: Biden lashes out at Iowan over Hunter claim
  • CBS News: Biden to Iowa voter: “You’re a damn liar”
  • Politico: ‘People have real questions about this’: Hunter-Ukraine questions cloud Biden tour
  • WaPo: Biden says his son’s foreign jobs ‘may have looked bad’ but weren’t wrong
  • Vox: Joe Biden still needs a better answer on Hunter and Ukraine
  • NY Mag: Joe Biden Sticks Up for Son in Debate: Hunter ‘Did Nothing Wrong’
  • NYT: Buttigieg Struggles to Square Transparency With Nondisclosure Agreement
  • HuffPo: Pete Buttigieg Struggles To Explain His Lack Of Transparency On Fundraising
  • WaPo: Buttigieg releases ‘summary’ of his work for consulting firm McKinsey
  • CNN: Elizabeth Warren calls on Pete Buttigieg to open up fundraisers
  • The Atlantic: Just Break the NDA, Pete
  • NYT: Elizabeth Warren Attacks Pete Buttigieg’s Private Fund-Raisers: ‘Open Up the Doors’
  • NYT: Buttigieg’s Untenable Vow of Silence
  • Politico: Hostilities between Warren and Buttigieg boil over
  • WaPo: Warren and Buttigieg take jabs at each other
  • Daily Beast: Biden’s Plan to Take Down Warren: Have Mayor Pete Do It
  • WaPo: The Trailer: Signs of change in Elizabeth Warren’s campaign
  • WaPo: Mike Bloomberg’s money buys him a very different kind of campaign. And it’s a big one.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Tracking Every Presidential Candidate’s TV Ad Buys
  • FiveThirtyEight: Michael Bloomberg Outspent The Entire Democratic Field In TV Ads Last Week
  • Slate: Michael Bloomberg Ads Are Dominating the Internet
  • AP: ‘We’re going to be everywhere:’ Inside Bloomberg’s 2020 plan
  • NYT: What Michael Bloomberg Said About His 2020 Rivals in a TV Interview
  • NYT: Can Money Buy Bloomberg Love?
  • Politico: Here’s why Bloomberg insists he’s not crazy
  • WaPo: Mike Bloomberg’s money buys him a very different kind of campaign. And it’s a big one.
  • Slate: Michael Bloomberg Is Good at Throwing Money at Elections and Winning
  • Business Insider: Michael Bloomberg’s presidential run could be part of a strategy to pay the cheapest rates possible to air anti-Trump ads
  • NYT: Bloomberg Will Spend $100 Million on Anti-Trump Online Ad Blitz