For those who wanted to listen to Rachel Maddow's terrific seven-part podcast series, Bag Man, but weren't able to access it online, or simply just missed listening, here's our continuation of it. The podcast tells the detailed, fascinating story behind former Vice President Spiro Agnew's resignation -- and notes its similarities to how the Trump administration is handling its own legal challenges.
(If you've missed any of the earlier episodes and want to catch up, here's Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3.)
Episode 4: Turn It Off
After learning that his own Justice Department is investigating his crimes, Vice President Spiro Agnew embarks on a secret, behind-the-scenes effort... to obstruct justice. To use his power inside the White House to interfere with the investigation and shut it down. It’s a scheme that involves President Nixon himself, members of Nixon's inner circle, and it has never been known to the prosecutors investigating the case... even now, 45 years later.