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Your Call's Media Roundtable: The Mueller investigation & the future of independent media


This week, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates were indicted on a long list of crimes, including money laundering. Earlier this month, Donald Trump’s foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the investigation into Russian meddling in the election.

We'll also talk about the future of independent media. This week, New America Media, and its parent organization, the Pacific News Service, announced plans to end their news operations after more than four decades.


Scott Horton, contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine and author of Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare

Kevin Hall, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and chief economic correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers 

Sandy Close, executive director of New America Media

Web Resources:

New America Media

McClatchy: Firm in Mueller indictment got RNC funds for work on Trump campaign

The NY Times: How a Federal Inquiry Says Paul Manafort Laundered $18 Million, and How He Spent It

The Guardian: Joseph Mifsud: more questions than answers about mystery professor linked to Russia

Recommended by our guests:

McClatchy: Trump goes to Asia to meet the autocratic leaders he admires

The Daily Beast: Mueller Reveals New Manafort Link to Organized Crime

 The Spectator: Special counsel Robert Mueller is closing in on Paul Manafort – and Trump should be worried

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.