Episodes
Tonight on the Last Word: The Washington Post reports that the FBI searched Donald Trump’s Florida home for nuclear documents. Also, an armed man attacks the FBI field office in Cincinnati. And Republicans defend Trump after the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Neal Katyal, Andrew Weissmann, Bradley Moss, Ben Rhodes, Ryan Reilly and Rep. Val Demings join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Published 08/12/22
Tonight on the Last Word: Donald Trump does not reveal what the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago. Also, Republicans accuse the Justice Department and the FBI of targeting Trump for Democrats. And the control of the Senate is on the line in midterm elections. Paul Butler, Andrew Weissmann, Bradley Moss, Stuart Stevens, Eugene Robinson and Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Published 08/11/22
Tonight on the Last Word: Trump supporters are outnumbered by media at Mar-a-Lago. Also, The Washington Post reports that the Mar-a-Lago search appears to be focused on whether Donald Trump and his aides withheld items. Plus, Rudy Giuliani is ordered to testify in person to a Georgia grand jury. And the Senate passes a sweeping climate, health and tax package. Daniel Goldman, Andrew Weissmann, Tim O’Brien, Laurence Tribe, Gwen Keyes Fleming and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain join...
Published 08/10/22
Tonight on the Last Word: The FBI searches Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, and NBC News reports that the Trump team’s understanding is that the FBI search is related to documents taken to Mar-a-Lago. This FBI search of Trump's Florida residence comes on the anniversary of the day that Pres. Nixon announced his resignation. Frank Figliuzzi, Neal Katyal, Andrew Weissmann, Mary Trump and Michael Beschloss join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Published 08/09/22
Tonight on the Last Word: The U.S. adds 528,000 jobs as unemployment falls to 3.5%. Also, the Kansas abortion rights vote triggers a political earthquake. Plus, Trump supporters mock the seriousness of the Capitol riot. Alex Jones must pay nearly $50M for his Sandy Hook lie. And officials are criticized for a lack of monkeypox vaccines. Kristin Myers, William Spriggs, Rep. Ro Khanna, Cheri Beasley, Laura Jedeed, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Elizabeth Williamson and Kyle Planck join Zerlina Maxwell.
Published 08/06/22
Tonight on the Last Word: President Biden calls on Russia to release Brittney Griner immediately. Also, Donald Trump’s lawyers are reportedly discussing privilege issues with the Justice Department after former White House aides were subpoenaed. Plus, conservatives embrace the Hungarian prime minister’s far-right rhetoric at CPAC. And the White House declares monkeypox a public health emergency. Terri Jackson, Joe Cirincione, Jill Wine-Banks, Tim O’Brien, Peter Beinart, Kurt Bardella,...
Published 08/05/22
Tonight on the Last Word: Organizers mobilize voters to send a message on abortion. Also, Republican anti-democracy threats loom over key primaries. Plus, The New York Times reports that it’s unclear which federal grand jury subpoenaed Pat Cipollone. A new podcast explores hope in a time of division. Yazmin Bruno-Valdez, Olivia Julianna, Lauren Groh-Wargo, Frank Figliuzzi, Glenn Kirschner, Joyce Vance and Heather McGhee join Zerlina Maxwell.
Published 08/04/22
Tonight on the Last Word: Kansas voters protect abortion rights. Also, the Arizona GOP primaries test the power of Trump’s big lie. And a federal grand jury subpoenas Pat Cipollone. Steve Kornacki, Chris Jansing, Emily Wales, Arizona State Rep. Reginald Bolding, Jennifer Rubin, Cecile Richards, Susan Del Percio, Celinda Lake Cornell Belcher and Hugo Lowell join Zerlina Maxwell.
Published 08/03/22
Tonight on the Last Word: The Senate plans to hold a hearing on election reforms next week. Also, Tuesday’s vote in Kansas is the first time abortion rights are on a ballot since the Supreme Court overturned Roe. Plus, Alex Jones faces three Sandy Hook defamation trials. And Pennsylvania Republicans form a group supporting the Democrat in the governor’s race. Rep. Jamie Raskin, Rep. Colin Allred, Rep. Sharice Davids, Elizabeth Williamson, Charles Blow and Craig Snyder join Ayman Mohyeldin.
Published 07/30/22
Tonight on the Last Word: A federal judge rejected Donald Trump’s previous attempts to have January 6 civil suits dismissed. Also, Trump’s GOP allies are likely to be called for testimony. Plus, the Uvalde city council unanimously passes a resolution urging Gov. Abbott to call a special session on guns. And The Washington Post reports that pre-January 6 texts of Trump Homeland Security officials Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli are missing. Neal Katyal, Edward Caspar, Mark Leibovich, Beto...
Published 07/29/22
Tonight on the Last Word: Former Trump White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson is reportedly cooperating with the Justice Department’s January 6 investigation. Also, Democrats press gunmakers on their role in U.S. gun deaths. Plus, families and survivors of shootings push for gun reform. And a new report finds the sanctions against Russia are crippling the Russian economy. Daniel Goldman, Michael Beschloss, Rep. Katie Porter, David Hogg, Jazmin Cazares, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian join...
Published 07/28/22
Tonight on the Last Word: The Washington Post reports that the Justice Department is investigating Donald Trump’s actions regarding January 6 and the effort to overturn the 2020 election. Also, Attorney General Merrick Garland won’t rule out prosecuting Trump. And the U.S. Secret Service faces criticism over missing texts. Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, Laurence Tribe, Andrew Weissmann and Jim Helminski join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Published 07/27/22
Tonight on the Last Word: A new video shows Donald Trump did not want to call for January 6 rioters’ prosecution. Also, the Jan. 6th Cmte. reveals details of the “unhinged” December 18 meeting with conspiring Trump allies. Plus, a proposed election reform bill draws support and criticism. And Democrats seeks to codify at-risk rights into federal law. Paul Butler, Jill Wine-Banks, Stuart Stevens, Peter Stzrok, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Rep. Colin Allred and Sen. Tammy Baldwin...
Published 07/26/22
Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6th Committee details how Donald Trump watched the riot at the Capitol unfold. Also, Steve Bannon is found guilty of contempt of Congress. And Mary Trump reacts to new January 6th Committee revelations. Barry Berke, Neal Katyal, Laurence Tribe and Glenn Kirschner also join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Published 07/23/22
Tonight on the Last Word: NBC News reports Secret Service personnel were told three times to preserve communications on their agency phones. Also, Georgia’s six-week abortion ban takes effect. Plus, relatives confront the mother of the Uvalde school shooter. And prosecutors rest in the Steve Bannon case after two witnesses. Neal Katyal, Claire McCaskill, Jill Wine-Banks, Stacey Abrams, Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez and Glenn Kirschner join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Published 07/21/22
Tonight on the Last Word: Fake Georgia electors – who are now targets in Fulton County’s election meddling investigation - try to quash a grand jury subpoena. Also, Democrats target dark money’s effect on federal courts. Plus, families demand accountability two months after a new report on the Uvalde shooting. And Texas Democrats criticize Gov. Abbott’s “failure” to fix the power grid. Rep. Adam Schiff, Gwen Keyes Fleming, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Beto O’Rourke join...
Published 07/20/22
Tonight on the Last Word: A report details “egregiously poor” decisions by police during the Uvalde school shooting. Also, Steve Bannon’s contempt of Congress trial begins despite his multiple attempts to delay it. Plus, gas drops to a national average of $4.52 a gallon. And Vladimir Putin heads to Iran as his army attacks Ukrainians. Tony Plohetski, Edgar Sandoval, Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, Glenn Kirschner, Jill Wine-Banks, Amos Hochstein and Peter Beinart join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Published 07/19/22
Tonight on The Last Word: A Trump campaign staffer advised GA fake electors to meet in “complete secrecy.” Plus, the GOP targets the right to travel for abortion services. Also, video of the Uvalde shooting scene shows a delayed police response. And a 4-year-old girl dies in a Russian missile attack in Ukraine. Tim O’Brien, Joyce Vance, Harry Litman, Michelle Goodwin, Mary Ziegler, Tony Plohetski, Gina Hinojosa, Gilberto Hinojosa, and Damon Wilson join Jonathan Capehart.
Published 07/16/22
Tonight on the Last Word: The Secret Service issues a new statement saying the accusation that they “maliciously deleted text messages” is false. Also, a federal judge orders a stay after Sen. Lindsey Graham moves to block a subpoena from a Georgia grand jury. Plus, anti-abortion lawmakers want to prevent patients from crossing state lines for treatment. And Uvalde families demand answers and accountability. Glenn Kirschner, Gwen Keyes Fleming, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and...
Published 07/15/22
Tonight on the Last Word: Uvalde School surveillance footage shows police waiting 77 minutes to confront the gunman. Also, the January 6th Cmte. notifies the Justice Department of possible witness tampering by Donald Trump. And an arrest is made in the rape of a 10-year-old girl in Ohio who reportedly traveled to Indiana for an abortion. Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, Laurence Tribe, Neal Katyal and Rep. Cori Bush join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Published 07/14/22
Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6th Committee reveals details of the “unhinged” December 18 meeting with conspiring Trump allies. Also, a rioter says he would have left the Capitol earlier if Donald Trump had told the mob to leave sooner. Plus, senior White House officials repeatedly advised Trump to concede. And the Jan. 6th Cmte. reveals extremists’ ties to the riot mob. Barry Berke, Daniel Goldman, Harry Dunn, Olivia Troye and Kathleen Belew join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Published 07/13/22
Tonight on the Last Word: Alexander Butterfield’s surprise testimony led to President Nixon’s resignation. Also, a judge denies Steve Bannon’s request to delay his contempt of Congress trial in the Jan. 6 probe. Plus, Uvalde families march to demand answers from officials. And a Texas newspaper details police inaction in a 77-minute Robb Elementary School surveillance video. Alexander Butterfield, Jill Wine-Banks, Andrew Weissman, Jazmin Cazares, Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez and Tony...
Published 07/12/22
Tonight on the Last Word: Trump White House Counsel Pat Cipollone testified to the January 6th Committee for over eight hours. Also, President Biden signs an executive order to protect abortion access. Plus, legal scholars worry the Supreme Court may target other rights. And multiple GOP candidates face scandals and controversy. Jill Wine-Banks, Harry Litman, Ryan Reilly, Michigan State Sen. Mallory McMorrow, Kenji Yoshino, Felix Salmon and Eugene Daniels join Jonathan Capehart.
Published 07/09/22
Tonight on the Last Word: High-profile Republicans endorse Democratic nominee Attorney General Josh Shapiro in the Pennsylvania governor’s race. Also, the next January 6th Cmte. hearing will focus on extremist groups. Plus, Russian state TV discusses “re-installing” Donald Trump. And President Biden awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 17 people. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Neal Katyal, Julia Davis, David Rothkopf and Sister Simone Campbell join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Published 07/08/22