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Week in politics: What led to Andrew McCabe’s firing, why the president is lashing out (again) at the Mueller probe, and more

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald J. Trump meets with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of Ireland at The White House  March 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Taoiseach is visiting as part of the traditional St Patrick's Day celebrations and when asked if he would visit Ireland Trump says, "I would love to visit Ireland soon, I will come, I love it, I have property there, I will go."  (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
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U.S. President Donald J. Trump meets with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of Ireland at The White House March 15, 2018 in Washington, DC.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the weekend headlines in politics and looks ahead to what to watch for this week.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the weekend headlines in politics and looks ahead to what to watch for this week.

Here’s what we’re following:

  • Andrew McCabe's firing, and his notes on convos with Trump to give Mueller

  • Continuing fallout from “Rexit”

  • Potential confirmation issues for Mike Pompeo as Sec. of State and Gina Haspel as CIA director

  • Trump rages against Russia probe

  • McMaster saga's latest and who else might be on the outs in the White House

  • Larry Kudlow in as White House economic adviser

  • Steel and aluminum tariffs take effect this week

  • Trump to announce his plan to combat opioid crisis today

  • PA 18 election follow-up

  • AT&T/DOJ lawsuit trial begins today

  • U.S.-N. Korea to meet in Helsinki

Guests:

Ange-Marie Hancock-Alfaro, professor of political science and chair of gender studies at USC; she tweets

Jack Pitney, professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College; he tweets

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