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Sen. Blumenthal: Trump engaged in 'web of fraud'

Sen. Blumenthal: Trump engaged in 'web of fraud'

12/18/18 07:52PM

President Trump was defeated in court, agreeing to dissolve his charity, the Trump Foundation, after the acting New York Attorney General submitted a petition accusing it of “a shocking pattern of illegality”. Senator Richard Blumenthal tells Ari Melber that this is the latest in “a pattern” of “self-dealing, self-enrichment, self-aggrandizement... watch

Fmr Prosecutor: Mueller eyeing foreign bank with mystery subpoena

Fmr Prosecutor: Mueller eyeing foreign bank with mystery subpoena

12/18/18 07:50PM

A Judge is backing the feds in a mystery case that many legal experts have speculated is linked to the Mueller probe. The case involves a secret entity trying to defy a Grand Jury subpoena. Watergate Prosecutor Nick Akerman says he believes that the case relates to bank records. Democratic Strategist, Julian Epstein agrees, noting the “likely... watch

Mike Flynn admits lies, eviscerating Trump conspiracy theory

Mike Flynn admits lies, eviscerating Trump conspiracy theory

12/18/18 07:01PM

A Federal Judge demolished the Trump-Fox News conspiracy theories surrounding the Michael Flynn guilty plea, getting Flynn to admit under oath that he “was aware” lying to the FBI was a crime. Ari Melber walks through the different arguments made by Trump and right-wing media claiming a conspiracy on the part of the Mueller probe, demonstrating... watch

Ari Melber: Michael Flynn played himself in court

Ari Melber: Michael Flynn played himself in court

12/18/18 07:01PM

Former Trump National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, admitted under oath that he “was aware” lying to the FBI was a crime, after a Federal Judge called him out on a last-minute legal strategy trying to walk back his guilty plea. Despite a recommendation of no jail time by Special Counsel Bob Mueller, the Judge says he may still send him to... watch

Enquirer Insider: 'Shoe To Drop' on Saudi money, AMI, Trump

Enquirer Insider: 'Shoe To Drop' on Saudi money, AMI, Trump

12/17/18 08:03PM

In the 2016 campaign, the “National Enquirer” ran damaging headlines about Hillary Clinton and GOP opponents of Donald Trump. Chief Executive of the National Enquirer’s Publisher, David Pecker, is now cooperating with Federal Prosecutors. A former Editor at the National Enquirer, Jerry George, tells Ari Melber that Pecker “certainly” knew... watch

Comey blasts GOP silence as Trump tries to 'burn down' FBI

Comey blasts GOP silence as Trump tries to 'burn down' FBI

12/17/18 08:00PM

Former FBI Director James Comey slammed Trump and Republicans after testifying on Capitol Hill, saying Trump’s team has tried to “burn down the entire FBI” and Republicans are silent. Lawyer for guilty Trump aide George Papadopoulos tells Ari Melber “it is” wrong for Trump to call cooperating witnesses in an investigation “rats” and it ... watch

Michael Cohen’s advisor: Trump should be 'indicted'

Michael Cohen’s advisor: Trump should be 'indicted'

12/17/18 07:59PM

Michael Cohen is preparing for three years in prison after taking responsibility in court and in public for crimes he insists he only committed on Trump’s behalf. Former Lawyer for Michael Cohen, Lanny Davis, tells Ari Melber Trump “should be indicted for calling a cooperating witness a ‘rat’ and for praising people who are obstructing and... watch

Nancy Pelosi to Trump: We're going after your tax returns

Nancy Pelosi to Trump: We're going after your tax returns

12/14/18 07:37PM

Democrats are ready to cross Trump’s red line, announcing they will go after Trump’s personal finances, Nancy Pelosi saying they will “take the first steps” toward obtaining Trump’s tax returns. The announcement confirms news broken by Ari Melber on election night 2018, about Democrat intentions to request President Trump’s tax returns. watch

Fmr. Prosecutor: 'All sorts of evidence' Trump broke the law

Fmr. Prosecutor: 'All sorts of evidence' Trump broke the law

12/14/18 07:36PM

In a new interview, Michael Cohen makes two key claims: that Trump directed hush money payments to women and that he knew it was illegal. Former Federal Prosecutor Daniel Goldman tells “The Beat”, “there’s all sorts of evidence that’s enough to say that Donald Trump did it” and breaks down why the fact that a sitting President can’t be indicted,... watch

Obama inauguration CEO: Trump Inauguration spending a 'red flag'

Obama inauguration CEO: Trump Inauguration spending a 'red flag'

12/14/18 07:36PM

Federal Prosecutors are reportedly investigating President Trump’s inauguration. The Trump inauguration broke fundraising records and raised more than twice as much as Obama’s inauguration just four year earlier. President and CEO of Obama’s Inaugural Committee, Steve Kerrigan, tells “The Beat”, “there was no need” for the amount of money spent... watch

Gov Rendell: Jared Kushner as Chief of Staff would be 'egregious'

Gov Rendell: Jared Kushner as Chief of Staff would be 'egregious'

12/13/18 07:40PM

New reports allege President Trump is eyeing his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to replace General John Kelly as Chief of Staff. Former Governor Ed Rendell tells “The Beat” that if the reporting is true, “its only meaning is that no one who’s got any credibility will take the job”. Rendell notes that “life or death military issues” are at stake and... watch

Guilty: Russian agent admits conspiracy to push Kremlin NRA agenda

Guilty: Russian agent admits conspiracy to push Kremlin NRA...

12/13/18 07:39PM

Russian national Maria Butina has pleaded guilty, admitting to trying to influence U.S. Politics in the middle of the 2016 election. Butina pleaded to a conspiracy charge and agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors for failing to register as a foreign agent. The Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson tells “The Beat” that her efforts were “clearly... watch

Cohen raid spurs new criminal probe on Trump inauguration spending

Cohen raid spurs new criminal probe on Trump inauguration...

12/13/18 07:38PM

The Wall Street Journal reports that there is a new criminal investigation into Trump’s inauguration. Reporter who broke the story tells “The Beat” that prosecutors are “looking at spending by the inaugural committee” as well as “donors who gave to the inauguration and what they may have received in return”. watch

Trump family author: Donald Trump Jr. 'front and center' in probes

Trump family author: Donald Trump Jr. 'front and center' in...

12/13/18 07:38PM

Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg was allegedly involved in the hush-money payments that prosecutors now say was a crime. Sources tell NBC News Trump was the third person in the room discussing hush payments with Michael Cohen and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker. Executive Editor of Bloomberg View, Tim O’Brien and Watergate... watch

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 Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber provides in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest news stories.