The Lawfare Podcast: Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig on 'A Very Stable Genius'

Jen Patja, Susan Hennessey, Phil Rucker, Carol Leonnig
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 12:00 PM

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Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig are reporters at The Washington Post and the authors of the new book, 'A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America.' This week, Susan Hennessey sat down with Rucker and Leonnig to talk about the new book, the president's interactions with his cabinet, his attitude toward the law, and the efficacy of his public attacks.



Jen Patja is the editor and producer of The Lawfare Podcast and Rational Security. She currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Virginia Civics, a nonprofit organization that empowers the next generation of leaders in Virginia by promoting constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement. She is the former Deputy Director of the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier and has been a freelance editor for over 20 years.
Susan Hennessey was the Executive Editor of Lawfare and General Counsel of the Lawfare Institute. She was a Brookings Fellow in National Security Law. Prior to joining Brookings, Ms. Hennessey was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the National Security Agency. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Phil Rucker is a senior White House correspondent at the Washington Post and coauthor of the book, “A Very Stable Genius.”
Carol Leonnig is a national investigative reporter at the Washington Post and author of “Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service.”

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