K Street: Week 7 (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Political Drama, Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Maggie (Mary McCormack), out for her morning jog, is stopped by two FBI agents. They want information, but she refuses to talk to them without an attorney present. Later, at Bergstrom Lowell, the crew finds out that the FBI approached all of them. James Carville and Mary Matalin talk to their attorney, Howard Gutman, who advises them not to destroy any documents, and not to discuss the case among themselves. "Those conversations are not privileged," he warns. Francisco (Roger Guenveur Smith) suggests spinning the situation to their advantage, mentioning the embattled mayor of Philadelphia, John F. Street. Carville mocks the idea -- "Hire us because we're under investigation." Matalin thinks Street, who made headlines when it was discovered that he was under FBI surveillance, is playing the race card to gain sympathy. Matalin, Francisco and Maggie visit the Edison Electric Institute to discuss a pending energy bill with William Brier, Thomas R. Kuhn, and David Owens. Carville later asks Francisco to use his connection to get Bergstrom to return his phone calls. Francisco accompanies Carville to Philadelphia, where he does some campaigning for Street. Tommy (John Slattery) lobbies Senator Tom Daschle about the energy bill. Daschle is very concerned that the bill will be used to "kill ethanol," which he sees as a necessary part of energy strategy. Alice (Madeleine Mager, Francisco's assistant, asks her boss if she should be looking for a new job, while Maggie's assistant abruptly quits, leaving the office in tears. Before long, the FBI subpoenas the company's phone records.