Talking Politics: (Non)Exoneration / Candidates Scramble
What's next now that the Mueller report has been released? And how can a candidate keep his or her campaign fresh and focused with so many competitors in the race? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss. (4-21-19)

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