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Sen. Cruz's :18 pause on Trump & Pardons

Sen. Cruz's :18 pause on Trump & Pardons

06/04/18 10:50PM

Senator Ted Cruz was asked about President Trump's assertion that he can pardon himself and he paused for 18 seconds before answering. Are any Republicans ready to handle something of that magnitude? Princeton Prof. Lauren Wright and Fmr Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman discuss. watch

Trump-Putin Summit reportedly in the works

Trump-Putin Summit reportedly in the works

06/01/18 11:07PM

Pres. Trump is negotiating his way to a potential summit with Vladimir Putin and a confirmed summit with North Korea on June 12. But what will Trump actually accomplish by meeting with these leaders? Our panel says Trump could give up more than he gets out of Putin or Kim Jong-Un. watch

'Mr. Trump is failing'

'Mr. Trump is failing'

06/01/18 11:04PM

President Trump broke with a series of norms and traditions, including tweeting about the jobs report before the data went public. The former CIA director said that he wouldn't "bite my tongue" in the face of Trump's continued attacks on presidential norms. Ari Melber discusses with Jennifer Rubin, Betsy Woodruff, and... watch

What Trump’s Pardons Really Do

What Trump’s Pardons Really Do

05/31/18 11:13PM

Lawrence talks with Laurence Tribe about Tribe’s view that Trump’s promised pardon to a right-wing commentator who pleaded guilty to illegal campaign contributions is "an elephant-whistle to Michael Cohen and all who know damning things about Trump” to protect the President- or else. watch

Lawrence on obstruction and 'the Cohen Tapes'

Lawrence on obstruction and 'the Cohen Tapes'

05/31/18 11:12PM

NPR has released Trump lawyer Michael Cohen threatening a reporter during the presidential campaign. Lawrence predicts that this is the first of many audio recordings we may hear from Cohen in the comings months. watch

Rpt: Trump pressured Sessions to retake control of Russia probe 4 times

Rpt: Trump pressured Sessions to retake control of Russia...

05/31/18 11:08PM

Donald Trump, according to a new report in Axios, pressured his attorney general to take control of the Russia probe and "unrecuse" himself at least 4 times, three more than previously reported. Lawrence discusses with Matt Miller, David Corn, and Maya Wiley. watch

Jason Johnson: Roseanne firing is realization that a blue wave is coming

Jason Johnson: Roseanne firing is realization that a blue wave...

05/29/18 10:55PM

ABC fired Roseanne Barr hours after she posted a racist tweet about a former Obama adviser. Jason Johnson joins Lawrence and explains how ABC's quick decision is a realization that a blue wave is coming and this is not the kind of rhetoric Americans want to read and hear. Jamil Smith also joins the discussion. watch

Report: Sessions key witness in Mueller obstruction probe

Report: Sessions key witness in Mueller obstruction probe

05/29/18 10:50PM

The New York Times reports that Trump berated Jeff Sessions and tried to get him to reverse Sessions' recusal on the Russia probe. Mueller is now investigating the incident. And Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani says they are preparing for the possibility of impeachment. Lawrence discusses with John Heilemann, Harry Litman, and Jason Johnson. watch

Reports: A new concern for Donald Trump Jr.

Reports: A new concern for Donald Trump Jr.

05/25/18 11:06PM

New reporting from Yahoo News that the FBI has obtained foreign intelligence wiretaps of a Putin ally who met Trump Jr. at an NRA convention in 2016 and a prosecutor with knowledge of the calls say the President’s son should be concerned. It is apparently all tied to the Russia Probe. Michael Isikoff explains his reporting and Joy Reid is joined... watch

From Rachel to Lawrence: The Handoff

From Rachel to Lawrence: The Handoff

05/25/18 05:30PM

Every night to start the show Lawrence and Rachel Maddow discuss the day’s headlines, what’s on their mind, and late-breaking news. Here are some of our favorite handoffs of 2018. watch

The ongoing chaos of the Trump White House

The ongoing chaos of the Trump White House

05/25/18 05:13PM

After many staff shake ups last year, including the ousting of Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, the John Kelly era of the Trump administration has not brought the order and stability many predicted (see, Charlottesville, Roy Moore, Rob Porter, and Ronny Jackson). Joy Reid and Jonathan Capehart join Lawrence to discuss. watch

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Lawrence O’Donnell brings his extraordinary background in politics and entertainment to “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” airing weeknights on MSNBC. Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of “The West Wing,” O’Donnell gives the last word and rewrites the most compelling stories of the day.

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