In the latest episode of “On Contact,” host and Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges sits down with Aaron Maté of The Nation to discuss the release of the Mueller report. They explore how the liberal fixation on “Russiagate” has handed Donald Trump a massive gift ahead of the 2020 election, and how the Democratic Party has failed to offer a meaningful alternative to his political movement. Hedges also explains why Mueller’s findings “should end one of the most shameful periods in modern American journalism—one that rivals the mindless cheerleading for the Iraq War by most of the press.” Watch a video of their conversation above.

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