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Why the DOJ is Giving Mueller extra power in Trump probe

Why the DOJ is Giving Mueller extra power in Trump probe

05/16/18 02:34PM

A federal judge in the case against Paul Manafort is questioning if Mueller is exceeding his authority. Trump defenders say Mueller is going beyond his jurisdiction, which is to investigate links or collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russia. Ari Melber walks through the criticisms of Mueller’s scope and breaks down the limits to... watch

Trump lawyer blasts Giuliani, asks if Cohen was a “mob" fixer

Trump lawyer blasts Giuliani, asks if Cohen was a “mob" fixer

05/15/18 07:39PM

In a Beat exclusive, Trump lawyer Jay Goldberg attacks Trump’s other lawyer, Rudy Giuliani saying Giuliani was not “the right person” for Trump to hire and there were “much better people” to get for “negotiating with Mueller.” Goldberg also blasting Giuliani for taking the spotlight, trying to “aggrandize himself”, a charge he also lays on... watch

Did Trump and his advisers coordinate political attacks?

Did Trump and his advisers coordinate political attacks?

05/14/18 08:32PM

Trump appears to have coordinated political attacks on NY AG Eric Schneiderman, with the same political aides accused of connecting him with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Randy Credico tells Ari Melber former Trump adviser Roger Stone pushed him to keep up attacks on NY AG Eric Schneiderman and Roger Stone confirms to The Beat that he urged... watch

Reporter: Trump-Hannity bromance hitting T-Pain level

Reporter: Trump-Hannity bromance hitting T-Pain level

05/14/18 08:31PM

New York Magazine reports Trump and Sean Hannity speak several times a day. New York Daily News Columnist Mike Lupica tells Ari Melber Trump and Hannity “tell each other what they want to hear” and Senior Writer at Shareblue media Eric Boehlert says Trump’s frequent conversations with Hannity reveal “he’s looking for a shoulder to whine on” watch

Frank Rich: Trump, like Roy Cohn, “nurtured” by NY establishment

Frank Rich: Trump, like Roy Cohn, “nurtured” by NY establishment

05/14/18 08:30PM

Bob Mueller’s prosecutors are closing in as Trump struggles to find another ‘Roy Cohn’. Frank Rich, Writer-at-large for New York Magazine joins Ari Melber to discuss Trump’s relationship with his personal attorney’s and says he “feels pretty strongly” that like Cohn, Trump will end his life in disrepute. watch

Obama inauguration CEO: Trump spent 4x more, for a smaller crowd

Obama inauguration CEO: Trump spent 4x more, for a smaller crowd

05/14/18 08:27PM

Bob Mueller is reportedly probing foreign donations to Trump’s inauguration, including money linked to Russia. The President of Obama’s inaugural committee, Steve Kerrigan tells Ari Melber the amount of money spent on Trump’s inauguration was either “totally mismanaged” or it was seen as “an opportunity to create a slush fund”. watch

Corporations scramble to explain payments to Michael Cohen

Corporations scramble to explain payments to Michael Cohen

05/11/18 08:10PM

Executives at AT&T and Novartis release statements saying payments made to Michael Cohen in an effort to lobby Trump were ‘mistakes’, as Trump still insists he’s draining the swamp. Maya Wiley tells Ari Melber, “if hypocrisy were a crime, Trump would be serving a life sentence”. watch

Anger builds over Trump aide’s cruel taunt on Sen. John McCain

Anger builds over Trump aide’s cruel taunt on Sen. John McCain

05/11/18 08:07PM

Public outrage followed reports Trump aide Kelly Sadler joked about a “dying” John McCain. Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to comment on an “internal staff meeting” but confirmed Sadler was still working at the White House. GOP strategist Mike Murphy tells Ari Melber the White House staff is a “job of honor and this is a dishonorable crew”. watch

Kelly Sadler, Oliver North, Rappers showing gun violence: Fall Back

Kelly Sadler, Oliver North, Rappers showing gun violence: Fall...

05/11/18 08:05PM

Star of Law & Order SVU, Patrick Byas, Maya Wiley and Cornell Belcher join Ari Melber for Fallback Friday. Belcher calls out “white people who are calling the police on black people” for doing things like sleeping in a college common room or barbecuing in the park and Byas says rappers who depict gun violence in their music videos, like... watch

Trump cheapens North Korean hostage return with ratings obsession

Trump cheapens North Korean hostage return with ratings obsession

05/10/18 07:52PM

Trump congratulated three Americans, newly released from North Korea on breaking 3am TV ratings with their return to U.S. Soil. Media innovator Michael Hirschorn, who created the concept of celebrity reality TV tells Ari Melber “there’s nothing more tragic than a former reality TV star”. watch

Nader on Trump ethics scandals: 'They are crooks'

Nader on Trump ethics scandals: 'They are crooks'

05/10/18 07:52PM

In a “Beat” exclusive Ralph Nader speaks out on the “breathless level of corruption" in Trump administration, says Trump might fire Sessions and hammers democrats saying if they can't landslide "the worst, the most ignorant, the most corporate indentured, the cruelest Republican party in history" then they need to "stop... watch

Sex-tape lawyer who helped Cohen silence women could topple him

Sex-tape lawyer who helped Cohen silence women could topple him

05/10/18 07:49PM

Ari Melber breaks down key details about lawyer Keith Davidson who represented two women paid to keep quiet about their alleged affairs with Trump: Stormy Daniels and former playboy model Karen McDougal, as Trump lawyer Giuliani parts ways with his law firm, who refute his suggestion that paying women for silence is standard practice. watch

Sen. Blumenthal: There’s a 'pattern' of Cohen linking Trump to Russians

Sen. Blumenthal: There’s a 'pattern' of Cohen linking Trump to...

05/10/18 07:44PM

New reports show AT&T hired Michael Cohen specifically to push for the Time Warner merger, as Cohen allegedly made millions pitching prospective clients by advertising his close relationship with Trump. AT&T has confirmed it is cooperating with Bob Mueller’s Russia investigation, as Mike Pence calls for an end to the Russia probe.... watch

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