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With Trump’s impeachment inquiry in full swing, it’s easy to myopically think that he’s the only president in recent history who faced problems during his administration. And yet, viewers of The Report will discover that both George W. Bush and Barack Obama were dealing with crises of torture, cover-ups, and investigative repression during their administrations.

The A.V. Club talked to Scott Z. Burns, the director of The Report about all this earlier this fall at the Toronto International Film Festival. He was joined by Daniel Jones, a congressional investigator who is played by Adam Driver in the film.

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Marah Eakin

Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.

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