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Rev. Sharpton: Roseanne tweet shows Trump 'normalizing' racism

Rev. Sharpton: Roseanne tweet shows Trump 'normalizing' racism

05/29/18 07:50PM

ABC has cancelled popular sitcom Roseanne after the show’s star compared ex-Obama aide Valerie Jarett to an “ape” on Twitter. Rev. Al Sharpton tells Ari Melber that “we didn’t learn anything new about Roseanne” from her comment, but “we learned our power if we resist” thanks to ABC’s swift cancelling of the show. watch

How Michael Cohen’s money trail could capsize the Trump presidency

How Michael Cohen’s money trail could capsize the Trump...

05/28/18 07:09PM

The Stormy Daniels scandal and the Mueller Russia probe appear to converge around Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, as Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti alleges corporate and foreign payments to Cohen may have entered the same account used to pay his client $130,000 in hush money. Former U.S. Attorney Randall Eliason tells Ari Melber that... watch

Witnesses detail Mueller’s interrogation room in rare interviews

Witnesses detail Mueller’s interrogation room in rare interviews

05/28/18 07:06PM

Ari Melber breaks down what we know about Special Counsel Mueller’s team and how they approach interrogations, examining “The Beat” interviews with two Mueller witnesses: former Trump campaign aide, Sam Nunberg, and the wife of guilty Trump aide, George Papadopoulos. Former CIA Official who used to give Bob Mueller his daily intelligence... watch

Why Mueller has already indicted more people than most Special Counsels

Why Mueller has already indicted more people than most Special...

05/28/18 07:05PM

Despite Trump’s claims that the Russia probe is a “witch hunt”, Special Counsel Mueller’s team has already racked up more indictments than previous presidential investigations. Former Counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Maya Wiley, tells Ari Melber it’s “nothing short of despicable” that Trump has not publicly condemned Trump campaign officials who... watch

Why Giuliani may ruin Trump's defense without even realizing it

Why Giuliani may ruin Trump's defense without even realizing it

05/28/18 07:03PM

Trump’s legal team appears to have switched from cooperation to aggression as the Mueller probe racks up indictments, parting ways with Ty Cobb and adding Rudy Giuliani. Former Federal Prosecutor Daniel Goldman and Former Counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Maya Wiley, join Ari Melber to discuss Giuliani’s impact on the Russia probe and his... watch

Dean on Cohen meeting Russian: Trump “infected” GOP with “swamp”

Dean on Cohen meeting Russian: Trump “infected” GOP with “swamp”

05/25/18 07:42PM

Reporting reveals Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg secretly met with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen at Trump Tower, 11 days before Trump’s inauguration, as a new filing from Special Counsel Mueller shows a hunt for evidence on Trump Tower meeting records. Former Governor Howard Dean tells Ari Melber he thinks the RNC is at risk of... watch

Julian Assange offers to talk to House Russia probe, per Credico

Julian Assange offers to talk to House Russia probe, per Credico

05/25/18 07:38PM

Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone’s alleged “intermediary” with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Randy Credico, speaks with Ari Melber for the first time since speaking with top House Intelligence Committee Democrat Adam Schiff’s staff. Credico reveals Julian Assange is ready to talk with Rep. Schiff and has unreleased material that could... watch

Trump co-author: He's broken Rosenstein’s 'willingness to resist'

Trump co-author: He's broken Rosenstein’s 'willingness to resist'

05/25/18 11:22AM

Ari Melber reports on a number of people who have managed to stand up to Trump and win, despite his personal, public and legal attacks. Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author Tony Schwartz discusses how Trump uses anger to overpower rational thinking and walks through why it is possible to stand up to Trump and why appeasing him has not worked.... watch

Michael Avenatti: 'God bless' Trump for employing Giuliani

Michael Avenatti: 'God bless' Trump for employing Giuliani

05/25/18 11:20AM

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti files a new motion asking a judge to let her case against Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen move forward. Avenatti tells Ari Melber Trump’s lawyer Giuliani’s statements on TV are “helpful” and that with each passing day, Michael Cohen’s situation “gets worse and worse”. Avenatti also responds to news that... watch

Busted: Trump’s Russia lawyer caught sneaking into DOJ meeting

Busted: Trump’s Russia lawyer caught sneaking into DOJ meeting

05/25/18 11:20AM

The White House is under fire for sending one of Trump’s Russia probe lawyers to a Department of Justice meeting about Trump’s conspiracy theory that the FBI infiltrated his 2016 campaign without evidence. Special Counsel to 3 congressional investigations, John Flannery, tells Ari Melber Trump and his allies are seeking to “discredit” the... watch

Stunner from Court TV founder: Giuliani is admitting Trump’s guilt

Stunner from Court TV founder: Giuliani is admitting Trump’s...

05/23/18 08:23PM

Jared Kushner has interviewed with Special Counsel Mueller’s team for a second time, as Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani touts a new defense, comparing illegal opposition research from a foreign country to a gift. Founder of the Yale Journalism initiative Steven Brill notes that Giuliani has “basically admitted” the Trump campaign accepted something... watch

Democratic voters back unprecedented number of women candidates

Democratic voters back unprecedented number of women candidates

05/23/18 07:58PM

Women in Kentucky, Texas and Georgia achieved milestone wins in Democratic primaries. Overall, nearly 50% of Democratic House nominees are women. Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile tells Ari Melber women running for government are “motivated to win” and “change the status quo”. watch

Fmr. NFL star slams Trump, says players will fight anthem decision

Fmr. NFL star slams Trump, says players will fight anthem...

05/23/18 07:56PM

The NFL is cracking down on kneeling on the field during the National Anthem, with a new policy that fines teams if players kneel. The league claims the new policy is about respecting the American flag, appearing to adopt Trump’s talking point. Former wide-receiver Donté Stallworth, who played for the Patriots and the Redskins among others tells... watch

Rep. Swalwell: Trump trying to “torch the facts” of Mueller probe

Rep. Swalwell: Trump trying to “torch the facts” of Mueller probe

05/23/18 07:54PM

Democrat leaders are calling a private meeting between top justice officials and Republicans “disgraceful”. In a letter to FBI Director Rod Rosenstein, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi ask for the meeting to include democrats. Rep. Eric Swalwell tells Ari Melber that Democrats should be involved in the meeting “to witness this conspiracy” between... watch

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About The Beat With Ari Melber

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