The Asset

By District Productive

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Subscribers: 470
Reviews: 2
Episodes: 49

 Jul 19, 2019
Exceptional. Great research, well-paced, well explained, and truly shocking. And terrifying. This should be turned into a Netflix series and/or be the script for impeachment hearings.

 Jun 25, 2019


In 2016, Donald Trump conspired with a foreign government to become President of the United States. On July 25, 2019, with the 2020 election around the corner, he decided to do it again.

The first time around, it was collusion, aiding and abetting Russia’s attack on American democracy. The second time, it was extortion, demanding the Ukrainian government manufacture dirt on Trump’s political opponents in exchange for help the country needs to fend off a Russian invasion and chart a democratic future free of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.  

To make sense of these recent events that have rocked American politics and led to very real concerns that the President of the United States may be a Russian asset, we need to dig a little deeper. 

In Season 1, The Asset dives into Trump’s decades-long history with Russia, from his extensive business dealings with Russian oligarchs to his presidential campaign and the investigations that have sent some of his closest associates to prison.

In Season 2, The Asset explores the backstory to Trump’s infamous phone call with the newly-elected Ukrainian President, where he demanded an investigation into a political opponent and set off a series of events leading to the impeachment inquiry.

Hosted by Max Bergmann, a senior fellow and director of the Moscow Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and featuring expert guests, The Asset will put together the pieces of Trump’s relationship with Russia and Ukrainian extortion campaign.

The Asset is a partnership between the Center for American Progress Action Fund, District Productive, and Protect the Investigation. It is produced by Paul Woodhull, a 20-year veteran media executive and president of Build Better Media, and Peter Ogburn, the executive producer of the Bill Press Show.

Episode Date
We Have a Visitor
Apr 04, 2024
Stoppable: Strangers Welcome
Mar 26, 2024
Stoppable: "Be Careful"
Mar 18, 2024
Stoppable: Murder/Suicide
Mar 01, 2024
Jan 31, 2024
Max Bergmann and Daniella Leger on Russia's History of Failure in Ukraine
Apr 11, 2022
A Shadow Falls on our Democracy
Nov 30, 2021
What Happened?
Nov 27, 2020
Election Day Special: Too Big to Rig
Nov 03, 2020
Epilogue: Rehashing
Oct 30, 2020
Threats Foreign and Domestic
Oct 21, 2020
Trump vs. Intelligence
Oct 20, 2020
Rigged: America, Russia and 100 Years of Covert Electoral Interference
Sep 24, 2020
Exclusive Interview with Senator Mark Warner
Sep 17, 2020
Made To Fail
Aug 19, 2020
Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem, and Russia's Remaking of the West
Aug 18, 2020
The Michael Flynn Story
May 08, 2020
BONUS-The Truth about Vladmir Putin's Reign of International Terror
Mar 05, 2020
BONUS-Donald Trump's First Impeachment Trial
Feb 16, 2020
What's Next?
Jan 31, 2020
BONUS- O What a Tangled Web
Jan 18, 2020
BONUS -- I is for Impeachment
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 11, 2019
BONUS-"Follow the Trail of Dead Russians" Part 2
Dec 05, 2019
BONUS-"Follow the Trail of Dead Russians"
Dec 03, 2019
BONUS-Excerpt of The Asset's Exclusive Interview with Calder Walton, general editor of the Cambridge History of Espionage and Intelligence: What You Need to Know About Russian Spying
Nov 26, 2019
BONUS - This Week in Impeachment: November 25, 2019
Nov 25, 2019
Nov 19, 2019
BONUS - This Week In Impeachment: November 15
Nov 16, 2019
Nov 12, 2019
A Rock and a Hard Place
Nov 04, 2019
Here We Go Again
Oct 29, 2019
Excerpt of The Asset's Exclusive Interview with The Atlantic's Franklin Foer: What You Need to Know About Ukraine
Oct 22, 2019
The Ukraine Affair
Oct 10, 2019
Excerpt of The Asset's Exclusive Interview with Journalist and Author Luke Harding
Oct 01, 2019
Excerpt of The Asset's Exclusive Interview with former FBI Special Agent Asha Rangappa
Sep 20, 2019
Cover Up
Aug 06, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Jul 16, 2019
Jul 09, 2019
Hack and Collude
Jul 02, 2019
Jun 25, 2019
Cultivating An Asset
Jun 18, 2019
New Cold War
Jun 04, 2019
From Russia With Cash
May 29, 2019
The Sistema
May 21, 2019
May 14, 2019
May 07, 2019
Trailer: Polezni Durak is Russian for Useful Idiot
Apr 26, 2019