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Week in politics: Trump says Trump tower meeting was about Hillary after all, Mueller investigation continues, some Iran sanctions reimposed and more

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 20:  A shipping container is offloaded from the Hong Kong based CSCL East China Sea container ship at the Port of Oakland on June 20, 2018 in Oakland, California. U.S. president Donald Trump has threatened to impose 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports if China  retaliated against his previous tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A shipping container is offloaded from the Hong Kong based CSCL East China Sea container ship at the Port of Oakland on June 20, 2018 in Oakland, California.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable covers the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and previews what’s to come in national politics this week.

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable covers the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and previews what’s to come in national politics this week. Here’s what we’re following:

  • Paul Manafort’s trial in federal court continues, with the recent development that his accountant went along with alleged tax fraud and his right-hand man Rick Gates taking the spotlight as star witness this week

  • Trump says Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russian lawyer was about getting dirt on Hillary Clinton after all

  • Trump tweets that California wildfires are being made worse by water diversion. What exactly does he mean?

  • Certain Iran sanctions are being re-imposed today

  • Trump insults the intelligence of LeBron and Don Lemon

  • And last week, Trump unrolled his plan to weaken fuel standards in California

  • The tit-for-tat tariff threats between China and the U.S. continue

  • The Trump administration issued a new rule  that paves the way for leaner, “short term” insurance plans that can now last three years

Guests:

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies. He is also a former senior Obama advisor in 2008; he tweets

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush

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