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President Trump was asked a pretty extraordinary question over the weekend. It came from Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. She asked Trump if he has ever worked for Russia. The president did not exactly say no. He did say this.

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The government shutdown over the border wall continues. Here this morning to talk about the political action or lack thereof is NPR's Mara Liasson.

Hi, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi, Lulu.

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President Trump painted his drive for a border wall last night in stark terms.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?

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Now for the political implications of the shutdown, let's turn to NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Morning, Leila.

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OK, now let's bring in NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Hey, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi there.

CHANG: So you've also read the resignation letter Mattis released. What about it stood out to you?

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Well, we got reporters tracking this story from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. NPR's Mara Liasson is at her post at the White House, and Kelsey Snell, who covers Congress, is on Capitol Hill. Welcome, ladies.

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All right, we just heard about the legal implications of the recent Mueller filing, so let's talk about the political implications with NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Rachel.

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