Historic confrontations between the President and the FBI are told through intimate interviews with current and former officials, including those who were present at the time, as well as interviews with journalists who broke the stories. Additionally, rare archival video, audio and photographs juxtaposed with short, stylized reconstructed scenes place viewers in the room during some of these momentous historical events.
Original Air Date: Nov 18, 2018
How the FBI, and the nation, came to realize that the President could be held accountable for his actions. Using the long relationship between FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and President Richard Nixon as a map, we gain a new understanding of the complex dance the two institutions still engage in to this day. Premiere.STREAM THIS EPISODE
Original Air Date: Nov 25, 2018
President Ronald Reagan did whatever it took to free U.S. hostages held in Lebanon and fund the Contra anti-communists. Loyal National Security Council aides Oliver North and John Poindexter got the job done, while Attorney General Ed Meese worked more as a personal defense attorney than the nation’s chief law enforcement official. The FBI, however, stayed faithful to the Constitution and continued to investigate. As the stakes were raised in trials and testimony, Reagan’s team shredded documents, perjured themselves and concealed evidence.
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