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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How much power does an Attorney General have to protect a president?

William Barr's delayed confirmation vote for Attorney General means there's less clarity on who'll see Mueller's report before the public. Post reporters Dan Balz and Devlin Barrett look at history, precedent and law regarding special investigations.


 01 February 2019  24m

The Supreme Court allowed Trump’s transgender troops ban to proceed. What happens next?

In a vote Tuesday, the Court allowed Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to go into effect. The Post's courts reporter Fred Barbash explains how a president’s policy rises to the Supreme Court, and how it reflects a president's power.


 25 January 2019  20m

The longer the shutdown lasts, the weirder the consequences get

Can Nancy Pelosi postpone the State of the Union address? Can Trump cancel Pelosi's travel? Can Trump and Pelosi find a way to reopen the government? The Post's Colby Itkowitz and Joshua Dawsey unravel details of our country's ongoing political standoff.


 18 January 2019  19m

Does Trump have the power to declare a national emergency to get border wall funding?

Can a president choose to invoke emergency powers whenever he wants? Liza Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice explains the extent of Trump's power in states of emergency. The Post's Philip Rucker breaks down the challenges of border wall politics.


 11 January 2019  24m

Will Trump face a challenger for the GOP's 2020 nomination?

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) wrote an op-ed asserting his independence from Trump -- a move that prompted speculation about a potential 2020 bid. The Post's Robert Costa explains what it would take for Romney, or another GOP contender, to challenge Trump.


 04 January 2019  18m

Trump’s year of legal battles, Part 2: The Mueller probe

In the final days of 2018, Post reporter Rosalind Helderman recaps the year’s biggest moments in Robert Mueller’s investigation and weighs in on what to watch for as the probe continues.


 28 December 2018  24m

Trump’s year of legal battles, Part 1: Suits and settlements

As this year comes to a close, Post reporter David Fahrenthold helps us unravel the details of the swirling lawsuits and investigations surrounding Trump's charity and business.


 21 December 2018  22m

What does Cohen’s sentencing mean for Trump? Presented by ‘Post Reports’

While host Allison Michaels is away this week, we’re bringing you a segment from the Post’s premier daily podcast ‘Post Reports’ on Michael Cohen’s sentencing and what it may mean for Trump.


 14 December 2018  6m

Will Trump, "a tariff man," win the trade war with China?

Amid escalating tensions and stalled talks between the U.S. and China, financial reporter David J. Lynch and Beijing Bureau Chief Anna Fifield explain what's at stake for Trump, the two countries, and the global economy.


 07 December 2018  24m

What power does Trump have to push back on GM for closing U.S. plants?

The revival of American manufacturing is a key part of Trump's economic message. Now that GM faces cuts, he's threatened to impose import penalties, and revoke subsidies. What's within his power? Economic policy reporter Damian Paletta explains.


 30 November 2018  21m