Episodes
Democrats are demanding answers from the Justice Department and testimony from former Trump officials after a New York Times report revealed Trump's DOJ seized data on House Intelligence Cmte. Democrats, their aides, and their families. MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses that and much more with Daniel Goldman, Susan Page, Eugene Daniels, Juanita Tolliver, Tim Miller, and Timothy Snyder.
Published 06/12/21
A stunning New York Times report reveals that Trump's Justice Department subpoenaed data on House Intelligence Democrats, along with their aides and family, while searching for leaks. Plus, Biden continues his first overseas trip. Joining the program is Katie Benner, Frank Figliuzzi, Jeremy Bash, James Carville, Eugene Robinson, and Rev. Liz Walker.
Published 06/11/21
Pres. Biden has started his first overseas trip as president. But already, the president is telegraphing a message to the last world leader he will meet with on the trip: Vladimir Putin. MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses with that and more with Peter Baker, Rick Stengel, Joyce Vance, Eugene Robinson, Bill Kristol and Bill Bratton.
Published 06/10/21
Pres. Biden begins a critical first foreign trip just as talks with a key Republican senator on his infrastructure plan collapse and the Senate releases a bipartisan report on the Capitol insurrection. MSNBC's Brian Williams is joined by Philip Rucker, Katie Benner, Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, A.B. Stoddard, Jason Johnson, and Chris Matthews.
Published 06/09/21
Voting rights legislation, the filibuster, and the Biden domestic agenda all seem to hang in the balance on the vote of one member of Biden's own party: West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin. Plus, Trump returns to the political stage at a Republican event in North Carolina. Joining the program is Ashley Parker, Anna Palmer, Michael Crowley, Don Calloway, Matthew Dowd, and Dr. Murtaza Akhter.
Published 06/08/21
The White House rejected the Republican infrastructure proposal, saying it “did not meet [the President's] objectives.” Legal pressure on Trump increases, as a Trump Organization official testifies before a grand jury in New York. And attacks on Dr. Fauci escalate, following the release of some of his emails. Eugene Daniels, Susan Page, Jeremy Bash, Tim Miller, Robert Gibbs and Dr. Irwin Redlener all join.
Published 06/05/21
With legislation that could partially define his legacy hanging in the balance, Biden is facing a largely hostile GOP and some Democrats - particularly West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin - who are making an infrastructure bill's passage in the Senate very difficult. Plus, more reporting confirms Trump really believes he's going to be reinstated as president. Joining the program are Garrett Haake, Lisa Lerer, Barbara McQuade, Jen Golbeck, David Plouffe, and Michael Steele.
Published 06/04/21
With just over a month until Independence Day, the Biden administration is shifting its effort to get more Americans vaccinated into high gear. Plus, there are new reports that Trump remains obsessed over his election loss and the so-called ballot 'audits' happening that hold no legal sway -- but has no strategy for what's next. Joining the program is Ashley Parker, Errin Haines, Frank Figliuzzi, Eugene Robinson, Mike Murphy, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia.
Published 06/03/21
While speaking at ceremony marking 100 years since the Tulsa race massacre, Pres. Biden again reiterated the current threats to U.S. democracy and frankly discussed race relations in America. Plus, according to The New York Times, Trump is telling loyalists that he expects to be reinstated as president by August. MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses that and more with Claire McCaskill, Yamiche Alcindor, Sam Stein, Juanita Tolliver, Bill Kristol, and Jon Meacham.
Published 06/02/21
Pres. Biden used the occasion of Memorial Day to pay tribute to the nation's fallen troops and warn that the freedom and democracy they all fought to defend is currently in danger. We discuss that and much more with Peter Baker, Neal Katyal, Abby Livingston, Caroline Randall Williams, Tim Miller, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey.
Published 06/01/21
Save for a few outspoken critics, most Hill Republicans are actively trying to downplay and not investigate the January 6th Capitol insurrection, worried about Trump's influence and the political effect a riot commission could have on the 2022 midterms. We discuss that and more with Jonathan Lemire, Chuck Rosenberg, Carol Leonnig, Jason Johnson, Mark McKinnon, and Clint Watts.
Published 05/28/21
There are a growing number of indications that Trumpworld should be very concerned about New York's criminal investigation into the former president's businesses - and Trump and his allies reportedly are nervous. We discuss that and the latest on the chances the Biden agenda has getting through Congress. Philip Rucker, Claire McCaskill, Melissa Murray, Eugene Robinson, Tim Miller, and Carmen best all join the program.
Published 05/27/21
The Washington Post was first to break the news that the Manhattan DA has convened a grand jury in the criminal investigation of the Trump Organization. Trump quickly responded with a lengthy statement blasting the developments. Plus, the GOP's fallout over Marjorie Taylor Greene's Holocaust comments continues. Joining the program are Ashley Parker, A.B. Stoddard, Barbara McQuade, James Carville, Michael Steele, and Dr. Irwin Redlener.
Published 05/26/21
On the eve before America marks one year of protest and action since George Floyd was murdered, Biden's agenda - including a police reform bill - faces critical tests on the Hill. We discuss that and the GOP's strategy of pretending not to hear the wildly controversial things its most notorious members say. Joining the program is Peter Baker, Yamiche Alcindor, David Ignatius, Baratunde Thurston, Bill Kristol, and Paul Butler.
Published 05/25/21
A fragile cease-fire is holding between Israel and Hamas despite some skirmishes including clashes with police at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque. NBC News reports Biden took a harder line in private negotiations than some allies expected. We discuss that and much more with Eugene Daniels, Susan Page, Rick Stengel, Juanita Tolliver, Tim Miller, and Dr. Stephen Sample.
Published 05/22/21
Just hours into a potentially tenuous cease-fire in Israel and Gaza, NBC News is reporting that the Biden White House believed that Israel was intent on invading Gaza - something U.S. officials believed would lead to a prolonged conflict. We discuss that and much more with Kelly Cobiella in Tel Aviv, along with Andrea Mitchell, Jonathan Lemire, Sam Stein, Jason Johnson, Matthew Dowd, and Dr. Vin Gupta.
Published 05/21/21
Exactly 175 House Republicans voted against creating a bipartisan commission to investigation the Trump-incited Capitol insurrection. Now a prominent GOP senator admitted his colleagues are worried about the political implications the probe could have. Plus, Biden is facing even more pressure to speak out as the fighting between Israel and Hamas continues. We discuss that and more with Ashley Parker, Lisa Lerer, Katie Benner, Baratunde Thurston, Mike Murphy, and Michael Beschloss.
Published 05/20/21
The New York attorney general has joined the Manhattan District Attorney's criminal investigation into the Trump Organization. How much legal trouble could the former president be facing? Plus, the Biden administration is under even more pressure to publicly demand a cease-fire as the conflict between Israeli and Hamas continues. Plus, Carol Leonnig joins to discuss her book 'Zero Fail' detailing the long history of the Secret Service. Also joining the program are Philip Rucker, A.B....
Published 05/19/21
The White House says the president is using 'intensive, quiet' diplomacy as the conflict rages in Gaza and Israel. Back in Washington, Biden is facing pressure from both sides of the aisle to address the worsening crisis. Plus, the Supreme Court could hear a case that could mean a potential challenge to Roe v. Wade and GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz's legal troubles get worse as his former 'wingman' Joel Greenberg agrees to cooperate with the Feds. We discuss that and more with Anna Palmer, Jonathan...
Published 05/18/21
The growing violence between Israel and Hamas is now posing a real foreign policy challenge to the Biden White House. Meanwhile, former Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg has reportedly agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with investigators. MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses that and much more with Eugene Daniels, Janine Zacharia, Chuck Rosenberg, Juanita Tolliver, Matt K. Lewis, and Dr. Kavita Patel.
Published 05/15/21
Biden celebrated a 'great milestone' for the nation as the CDC says fully vaccinated people can go most places without a mask. Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians escalate further leading to fears of all-out war in the region. Plus, the GOP remains in disarray after the ousting of Rep. Liz Cheney from House leadership. MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses that and more with Jonathan Lemire, Katie Benner, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Dr. Vin Gupta, Don Calloway, and Stuart Stevens.
Published 05/14/21
On the same day that the GOP backed Trump and his attempts to overturn the 2020 election over Rep. Liz Cheney ousting her from House leadership for calling Trump out, Rep. Kevin McCarthy - the top House Republican - denied anyone in the GOP is calling Biden's 2020 win into doubt. MSNBC's Brian Williams discusses with Julie Pace and Peter Baker. Plus, we react to Pres. Biden's comments on the GOP and more during an exclusive MSNBC Town Hall event. Joining the program are Peter Baker, Julie...
Published 05/13/21
More and more, Republicans are standing behind Trump who is still attacking the 2020 election and are poised to oust Liz Cheney from GOP House leadership for daring to tell the truth about it. Plus tensions between Israelis and Palestinians continue to worsen killing at least 33 people. We discuss that and much more with Ashley Parker, Charlotte Alter, Jeremy Bash, Baratunde Thurston, Bill Kristol, and Dr. Irwin Redlener.
Published 05/12/21
Rep. Kevin McCarthy once said Trump 'bears responsibility' for the Capitol insurrection. But now McCarthy is following Trump and openly calling for Rep. Liz Cheney to lose her position in House leadership. Plus, the FDA approves the Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year old teens and the FBI says a Russian crime syndicate was behind a major cyberattack on a U.S. fuel pipeline. We're joined by Philip Rucker, A.B. Stoddard, Malcolm Nance, David Plouffe, Tim Miller, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia.
Published 05/11/21
Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green launched a pro-Trump tour in Florida on Friday pushing Trump's "Big Lie" on the election - despite the fact Trump lost the 2020 race and tried to overturn a fair election. We discuss the future of the GOP, the latest on the Covid pandemic, and more with Peter Baker, Susan Page, Stephanie Ruhle, Dr. Kavita Patel, Caroline Randall Williams, and Jon Meacham.
Published 05/08/21