Julie Mason searches for the Cocaine Cowboy

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Trey Radel was a Republican lawmaker from Florida busted in 2013 buying an 8-ball of cocaine in Washington, DC.

During his brief stint in Congress, Radel was noted for quoting Public Enemy on the floor of the House and maintaining a robust presence on social media. But the once rising star of the GOP took a spectacular fall and in the end, stepped down from office.

So post-rehab, where is Radel now? Benny Johnson of IJ Review went to Florida to find out. Among other things, Radel has lately swapped coke for espresso and is — surprise! — heading a crisis public relations firm.

Johnson jumped into the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel to talk about redemption and Radel:

So who are you supporting for president? Limberbutt McCubbins, Deez Nutz or Cap’n Crunch? All are registered 2016 candidates and currently creating paperwork and other hassles for never terribly efficient Federal Election Commission.

Dave Levinthal from the Center for Public Integrity joined Jules to talk about the feds on what he called “bozo patrol.”

Vice President Joe Biden’s possibly entry into the 2016 race is Washington’s irresistible August guessing-game. Glenn Thrush of Politico gave Julie some #RealTalk about what is really going on behind the scenes with Biden and the West Wing.

Check out the Press Pool with Julie Mason weekdays from 3-6 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel 124 and follow Julie on Twitter @juliemason.

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