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Fab 5 Freddy: John Boehner, 'fall back' for ignoring pot convictions

Fab 5 Freddy: John Boehner, 'fall back' for ignoring pot...

04/27/18 07:57PM

Fab 5 Freddy, Willie Geist and Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg join Ari Melber to nominate who they think needs to ‘fall back’ this week. Fab 5 Freddy says John Boehner needs to fall back for changing his views on cannabis but not acknowledging those who are still in jail for nonviolent cannabis offenses. watch

Judge delays Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against President Trump and Michael Cohen

Federal Judge delays Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against President...

04/27/18 06:56PM

President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, asked to delay the lawsuit after FBI agents raided his properties earlier this month. The FBI was seeking records about a nondisclosure agreement the adult film actress Stormy Daniels signed days before the 2016 presidential election. The federal judge has issued a 3-month delay. watch

Bush lawyer slams GOP defense of Trumps embattled EPA chief

Bush lawyer slams GOP defense of Trumps embattled EPA chief

04/26/18 08:17PM

Dem. Rep. Frank Pallone roasts Trump EPA Chief Scott Pruitt as “unfit” for office after a slew of ethics concerns, telling Ari Melber Pruitt blames “anybody but himself”. Former White House Ethics Chief Richard Painter says Republicans are not doing their duty to exercise oversight over the Trump administration. watch

How Hip Hop embraced and turned on Donald Trump

How Hip Hop embraced and turned on Donald Trump

04/26/18 08:15PM

Amidst a giant backlash against Kanye West for praising Donald Trump, Ari Melber takes a deeper look at rap’s history with Trump, and while he stresses he is not saying Kanye was right, Melber explores the space for creative disagreement among artists. watch

Michael Avenatti’s stunning prediction: We’ll depose Trump before Mueller

Michael Avenatti’s prediction: We’ll depose Trump before Mueller

04/26/18 08:14PM

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti joins Ari Melber to discuss Trump changing his story on Michael Cohen representing him in Stormy Daniels' case. Avenatti says Trump demands “absolute loyalty” but give “none” and says he thinks he will be able to depose Trump before Mueller. watch

ACLU Director: No one can doubt this is a Muslim ban

ACLU Director: No one can doubt this is a Muslim ban

04/25/18 08:23PM

Director of the ACLU, Anthony Romero, joins Ari Melber to discuss the Supreme Court considering Trump’s travel ban and why he thinks a “reasonable observer” will recognize that the travel ban is a Muslim ban, despite any “gussying up” by the Trump administration watch

Trump hypocrisy: Cohen fails Trump’s own 5th amendment standard

Trump hypocrisy: Cohen fails Trump’s own 5th amendment standard

04/25/18 08:22PM

Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile and Ari Melber discuss new Court filings that reveal Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen will assert his 5th amendment rights in all proceedings of the Stormy Daniels case and reporting by the Washington Post revealing Special Counsel Mueller told Rudy Giuliani that he wanted to meet with Trump in the Russia probe. watch

Sen. Blumenthal: 'It is essential' Trump speaks to Mueller

Sen. Blumenthal: 'It is essential' Trump speaks to Mueller

04/25/18 08:20PM

The Washington Post reports Rudy Giuliani met with Special Counsel Mueller and Mueller expressed his desire to interview Trump about potential obstruction of justice. Trump reportedly remains resistant to interviewing with the Special Counsel. Senator Richard Blumenthal tells Ari Melber if Trump refuses to interview with Mueller, that he should... watch

'It’s weird': Trump asks to personally review Cohen evidence

'It’s weird': Trump asks to personally review Cohen evidence

04/25/18 08:14PM

Trump’s lawyers say he will make himself personally available to review evidence seized by the FBI in the raids of his lawyer Michael Cohen’s home and office. Former prosecutor Seth Waxmen tells Ari Melber Trump is “injecting himself because there’s something very important to him in this process”, while Sen. Richard Blumenthal notes that in... watch

Charlamagne and Ari Melber on Kanye, Therapy & Black Masculinity

Charlamagne and Ari Melber on Kanye, Therapy & Black Masculinity

04/24/18 08:07PM

Radio star Charlamagne Tha God, talks to Ari Melber about Kanye West’s praise for Trump, saying it’s likely more about Trump’s style than his policies. Charlamagne also discusses the value of therapy and how “black masculinity” has been harshly impacted by a perceived need to be “tough” or “hard” in American culture. watch

Game-changer: The federal law that could be Mueller's Trump card

Game-changer: The federal law that could be Mueller's Trump card

04/24/18 08:04PM

In a Beat special report, former prosecutor Seth Waxman reveals how Mueller can use federal law to charge bribery for potential Trump campaign activity in 2016. Watergate Prosecutor Nick Akerman says he thinks there’s a potential “quid pro quo” in the dropping of Russian sanctions in exchange for Russia’s help on the campaign. watch

Revealed: Mueller raided Manafort home for collusion evidence

Revealed: Mueller raided Manafort home for collusion evidence

04/24/18 08:02PM

A new filing from Special Counsel Bob Mueller reveals a secret hunt for evidence on the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians. The motion is signed by Mueller's deputy chief, a top prosecutor and known witness flipper, Andrew Weissmann, which could shock Trump after his own lawyer told “The Beat” last week that White House lawyer Ty Cobb... watch

Watch Rep. Joe Kennedy compare Trump dynasty to Kennedy dynasty

Watch Rep. Joe Kennedy compare Trump dynasty to Kennedy dynasty

04/23/18 08:02PM

Rising Democratic star Rep. Joe Kennedy tells Ari Melber the Trump family’s “unwillingness” to "put up clear walls" between their governance and the Trump assets makes the Trump family nepotism “a far different thing” than the his own family. Rep. Kennedy also participates in a ‘lightening round’ revealing Kanye West is on his workout... watch

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