Can He Do That?

Donald Trump’s historic presidency is unlike any other that’s come before it. From a record-setting staff turnover rate to unpredictable policy decisions to an ongoing investigation into his campaign, each episode of this podcast focuses on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that raises the question: ‘Can He Do That?’ Led by host Allison Michaels, the podcast features Washington Post reporters and experts to illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency. And what that means for the United States and the rest of the world.

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Will Trump ultimately decide to shut down the border? And why keep the country -- including his own administration -- in suspense awaiting a border closing decision? Damian Paletta, the Post's economic policy reporter explains.


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Trump's latest fight against Obamacare: Destroy it in the courts

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 29 March 2019  18m

Mueller report: What we still don't know

National security reporter Devlin Barrett explains what we know so far about the findings of the special counsel's Russia investigation, what clarity we’ve gained from Attorney General Barr's summary, and what questions remain unanswered.


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Does a president ever stop campaigning?

President Trump’s campaign for 2020 began shortly after he won the 2016 election. Post reporter Jenna Johnson and U.S. Naval Academy professor Brendan J. Doherty explain how presidents grapple with the inherent tension between campaigning and governing.


 22 March 2019  18m

Does the president get to decide which planes can fly?

Reporter Toluse Olorunnipa explains how global pressure, calls with industry executives and self-proclaimed expertise contributed to Trump's decision to announce an emergency grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 airplanes.


 15 March 2019  16m

Congressional Democrats ramp up investigations into Trump

With congressional reporter Karoun Demirjian, we look at how Capitol Hill's investigations work, how the Democrats are trying to hone their oversight strategy and which lines of inquiry might have significant consequences for the president.


 08 March 2019  19m

What we learned from Michael Cohen's scathing testimony

Marc Fisher wraps up this week's hearings, plus a look at what it was like for reporters experiencing the public hearing in realtime.


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Will Trump’s emergency survive legal and Congressional challenges?

How will legal battles over President Trump's emergency play out in the courts? How will Democrats push back in Congress? Is there anything stopping Trump from starting to build the wall today? The Post's legal affairs correspondent Fred Barbash explains.


 22 February 2019  19m

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Can Trump get funding for a border wall by declaring a national emergency? And Can the new U.S. Attorney General decide what happens to the Mueller Report? Here's a refresher episode answering key questions surrounding Thursday's news moments.


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Better, faster, stronger? Fact-checking Trump's State of the Union address

Which of President Trump's Tuesday night claims were accurate? Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly of The Washington Post's Fact Checker team unpack the truth behind some of the biggest claims around immigration, the economy and foreign policy.


 06 February 2019  27m