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Busted: Comey misused personal email during Clinton email probe

Busted: Comey misused personal email during Clinton email probe

06/14/18 08:02PM

A new Inspector General report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation says former FBI Director James Comey “usurped” the authority of Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch, but concludes there was no influence of political bias. Ari Melber breaks down how the report depicts an FBI obsessed with its media coverage and why... watch

Shocker: Trump lawyer hints at Michael Cohen mob ties

Shocker: Trump lawyer hints at Michael Cohen mob ties

06/14/18 08:01PM

Trump’s lawyer before Michael Cohen Jay Goldberg tells Ari Melber Cohen is “more likely” to flip as a result of mounting legal fees and describes Michael Cohen as someone who “regaled” people with stories of his ties to the New York mob. Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman tells Ari Melber “if anybody knows about the mob” it’s Jay Goldberg. watch

Trump separating migrant kids from parents sparks national outrage

Trump separating migrant kids from parents sparks national...

06/14/18 07:40PM

The Trump administration is defending its decision to separate migrant children from their parents at the border as democrats slam the “zero tolerance” policy as “inhumane” and “un-American”. Rep. Espaillat slams the Trump administration for “abusing” children in this way, saying: “For god’s sake America, what is happening to your soul?” watch

Dave Chappelle explains why he’s making his 1st political endorsement

Dave Chappelle on why he’s making his 1st political endorsement

06/13/18 07:34PM

Comedian Dave Chappelle is getting personally involved in politics for the first time in his career, by endorsing his friend and candidate for Governor of Maryland, Ben Jealous. Chappelle and Jealous join Ari Melber to discuss Trump, Chappelle’s Emmy award winning SNL monologue and why he’s endorsing someone for the first time. watch

Sam Nunberg explains why Trump aides talk to Trump via TV

Sam Nunberg explains why Trump aides talk to Trump via TV

06/13/18 07:31PM

Michael Cohen is expected to part ways with his lawyers, sources tell NBC as reports reveal it could be due to his mounting legal fees. Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg tells Ari Melber that it “doesn’t surprise him” Cohen may be struggling to pay his legal fees and reveals that he and other Trump allies communicate with Trump through the... watch

Meek Mill talks to Ari Melber about prison reform

Meek Mill talks to Ari Melber about prison reform

06/12/18 08:36PM

Pennsylvania Supreme Court splits on Rapper Meek Mill’s request to remove the judge presiding over his case. Mill and his lawyer join Ari Melber to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding his case and problems with the U.S. parole system. watch

Mueller warns Russia could still be meddling in elections

Mueller warns Russia could still be meddling in elections

06/12/18 08:35PM

New Mueller filing reveals election meddling by foreigners could still be happening and asks a judge to lock down all documents shared with Russian company Concord Management. Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman and the Wall Street Journal’s Shelby Holliday join The Beat. watch

Sen. slams Trump for 'abusing' immigrant kids to influence parents

Sen. slams Trump for 'abusing' immigrant kids to influence...

06/12/18 08:33PM

New reporting reveals Trump wants tent cities for immigrant children separated from parents, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturns an Obama era ruling granting asylum for victims of gangs or domestic violence. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley tells Ari Melber that there is no “moral” or “religious” code that supports “inflicting trauma on... watch

Trump ignores devastating human rights abuses in North Korea

Trump ignores devastating human rights abuses in North Korea

06/11/18 07:39PM

Trump will not bring up North Korean human rights atrocities at a summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, to keep the focus on denuclearization. Ari Melber reports on the extent of human rights abuses inside North Korea, something Trump himself has commented on previously. Former Executive director of Amnesty International Suzanne Nossel tells Ari... watch

Watch Ambassadors react to Trump doctrine as 'We're America B****'

Watch Ambassadors react to Trump doctrine as 'We're America B*...

06/11/18 07:35PM

Trump attacks key U.S. allies including Canada after a meeting of powerful industrialized nations. A Senior White House official tells The Atlantic the Trump doctrine is “We’re America B****!”, as Trump heads into a denuclearization summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. watch

Melber: People who obstruct justice usually have something to hide

Melber: People who obstruct justice usually have something to...

06/08/18 07:36PM

One year after former FBI Director James Comey testified before congress about potential Presidential obstruction by Trump, Bob Mueller charges former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Russian Konstantin Kilimnik with obstruction. Ari Melber breaks down how people typically do not obstruct criminal probes unless they are guilty of... watch

Hot 97 takes over The Beat, slamming Fox News, Ari and repeat outfits

Hot 97 takes over The Beat, slamming Fox News, Ari and repeat...

06/08/18 07:34PM

New York’s no. 1 morning radio show, Hot 97, takes over Fallback Friday on The Beat! Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez join Ari Melber to nominate who they think should fall back this week. Ebro tells Ari to fall back for setting him “homework” and Peter Rosenberg gets roasted for his fashion choices. watch

Mueller indicts Russian known as 'Manafort's Manafort'

Mueller indicts Russian known as 'Manafort's Manafort'

06/08/18 07:31PM

Bob Mueller hits Paul Manafort and Russian Konstantin Kilimnik with new obstruction charges, raising the total number of people charged in the Russia probe to 20. The Atlantic’s Betsy Woodruff breaks down how the new indictments raise the likelihood of Manafort being jailed before trial. watch

'Art of the deal' co-author: Trump’s 'attitude' normalizes fear

'Art of the deal' co-author: Trump’s 'attitude' normalizes fear

06/07/18 08:23PM

Ahead of the North Korea summit, Trump boasts that it’s about “attitude” more than "preparation". Trump’s “Art of the Deal” co-author Tony Schwartz joins Ari Melber to discuss how we must move from "hubris to humility" and how Trump is an example of "what not to do". watch

Senator suing Trump for corruption 'hopeful' and 'encouraged' with judge

Senator suing Trump for corruption 'hopeful' and 'encouraged'...

06/07/18 08:21PM

Senator Richard Blumenthal, who is leading an unprecedented case brought by 200 Democrats alleging Trump is taking money from foreign governments, joins Ari Melber. Blumenthal says he was “encouraged” by the attitude of the Judge during court proceedings and is “hopeful” about the case. watch

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