May 18, 2017: Hour 141:30

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In hour one of Here & Now's May 18, 2017 full broadcast, Robert Mueller has been appointed as special counsel to investigate ties between Russia and Trump associates. We take a closer look at reaction to the selection with NPR's Geoff Bennett. Also, our resident chef Kathy Gunst has been taking advantage of the abundance of asparagus that's in season and in the market, and joins us with recipes. And we speak with Wilson Center analyst Aaron David Miller about how President Trump is likely to be received abroad as he departs for his first foreign trip Friday. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on May 18, 2017.

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