The Special Counsel investigation into allegations of collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government exploded this year. Over the past 18 months, Robert Mueller and his team have filed nearly 200 criminal charges, 36 indictments or guilty pleas, and five prison sentences.

Among the issues Mueller is looking into are Russian interference in the 2016 election; who knew what about WikiLeaks' DNC document dumps, and when; the planned Trump Tower project in Moscow; and possible obstruction of justice by the president or others.

And that doesn't get into all the non-Mueller investigations that have sprung up, including probes into: The funding of Trump's Super PAC and inauguration; potential foreign lobbying violations; possible Trump tax scams; the now-infamous Emoluments Clause; the Trump Foundation charity, which has just agreed to dissolve; and the hush money paid to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

Jim Braude was joined by Jennifer Braceras, senior fellow with the nonprofit Independent Women's Forum; Michael Curry, former president of the Boston NAACP, now chair of the national NAACP Advocacy & Policy Committee; and Martha Coakley, former state Attorney General, now partner at Foley Hoag.