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Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Episode 118: THE TRUMP-RUSSIA STORY IS REBORN

Episode #118 of the Countdown podcast is up.


  • (1:33) SPECIAL COMMENT: The Trump-Russia story roared back from the dead yesterday and basically nobody noticed. They’ve arrested retired FBI agent Charles McGonigal, of the lead FBI investigators of 2016 Russian Electoral Interference by Putin-friendly Russian oligarch Oleg Derpiaska. The allegation? That McGonigal has spent the last year secretly working FOR OLEG DERIPASKA. And if that doesn’t make you scratch your head, remember that one of Deripaska’s employees was a consultant named Paul Manafort and by total coincidence one of Trump’s campaign managers was a consultant named Paul Manafort. Plus updates on Biden’s documents (we’re up to EIGHT different stories now) and how the Arizona Senate race just changed, activating Kyrsten Sinema’s aversion to three-ways.


  • (17:32) EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY: Robin in Conroe, Texas, at Friends of Faye
  • (18:56) IN SPORTS: Angels not for sale, Hall of Fame may not get any electees; Local newscaster struggles with the hockey name “Canucks”. And “Boudreau”. And “Tocchet”. [And two of them an hour later.]

According to Fox 5 DC, the Vancouver “Can-nukes” made a coaching change Sunday. Have to watch out for those Canadian nukes, whether under control of Bruce “Bow-dreau” or Rick “Tew-ket.”

— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 23, 2023

Sadly, no meltdown a la Gary Miller. [NSFW: simulated profanity]


  • (30:47) THINGS I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: Since it’s Baseball Hall of Fame announcement day, the story of the time I was asked at age 20 to call Willie Mays after he was banned from the game. A woman answered. Or it sounded like a woman. But it also sounded like Willie. And that’s when the fun began.

Well, that’s all the damage for now. Good morning, good afternoon, good night, and good luck.