In the new episode of our weekly podcast Lever Time, David Sirota is joined by the reporting team whose blockbuster story just exposed the largest political donation in U.S. history$1.6 BILLION — and how it went to Leonard Leo, the man responsible for packing the Supreme Court with right-wing extremists (3:34).

David is also joined by The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert to discuss her reporting tracing how some top Republicans used to accept climate science — but then the GOP was bought by fossil fuel companies and became the party of climate denial (47:47).

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