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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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.


 2019-01-18  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.


 2019-01-11  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.


 2019-01-04  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.


 2018-12-28  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.


 2018-12-21  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.


 2018-12-14  6m