Babish is filling C.J. in his interrogation of Toby. He tells her that Toby mentioned discussing the shuttle with C.J. She tells him that's true (and it matches her statement to Babish at the beginning of the season). Babish asks her if she in any way told Toby that it would be neato for him to leak the shuttle story to the press. She denies it three ways from Sunday and asks if Toby said that she had. Babish: "No. His account matches yours." C.J. thinks that's because they're both telling the truth. Oliver asks C.J. whether she spoke with anyone about Toby's confession since it was made, and she tells him she hasn't. He asks her if she spoke about it with anyone outside the White House, and she again says "no." But when he asks her if the White House phone logs will back that story up, she tells him that she did place a call to Leo, but that she didn't get through to him. Babish really wants to know what C.J. planned to say to Leo if she had gotten him on the phone, but she just keeps telling him that she didn't reach Leo. Babish asks what kind of message she left for Leo, and she tells him that she told Margaret not to leave any message. Babish tells C.J. that before there are any other questions about this phone call, she might want to think of what other reason she had to call Leo that had nothing to do with the leak, since calling him about the leak might look like evidence of a cover-up. Of course, thinking of an excuse for why you might have called somebody after the fact actually is a cover-up. And then Babish tells C.J. that it's time to meet with Jed and let him know what's going on. She asks him, "What will be the recommendation of the Counsel's office?" He tells her, "The same as yours." So either (a) they already discussed her recommendation, (b) he is offering his unwavering support of whatever she recommends, or (c) he is assuming that she's smart enough to come to the same conclusion he's already reached.
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