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Fmr. U.S. Attorney: Idea that Russia probe is 'witch hunt' has been "put to rest"

New report undercuts basis for GOP attacks on Russia probe

12/30/17 02:46PM

A new investigation reveals that a basis for the FBI's Russia probe was a tip from allied intelligence officers, and not the infamous Steele dossier as many of the probe's detractors have claimed. Former U.S. attorney Barbara McQuade discusses how this may shape the investigation as it grinds forward. Sheinelle Jones in for Alex. watch

Fmr. CIA Officer: Trump's characterization of FBI is "nonsense"

Fmr. CIA officer rebukes Trump's insults of FBI

12/30/17 02:39PM

John Sipher, a former CIA officer, reacts to comments from the president and other high-profile Republican leaders that have called into question the independence and integrity of the FBI. Then Sipher interprets Trump's remarks in an impromptu interview with The New York Times. Philip Mena in for Alex Witt. watch

Rep. Dingell: "Disturbing" GOP had no interest in working with Dems on taxes

Trump's agenda forcing Democrats to rethink hardline stance

12/30/17 02:29PM

After the Republican tax plan sailed through Congress and the prospects of future GOP legislation gain steam, Democrats are deciding whether or not compromise with President Trump's party is worth the political fallout. Rep. Debbie Dingell lays out a case for cooperating with the GOP when it benefits her constituents. Philip Mena in for Alex. watch

Rep. Garamendi: "More than 80%" of tax cuts go to top 1%

Rep. Garamendi calls out uneven benefits in GOP tax bill

12/24/17 11:53AM

On the heels of the passage of the Republicans' tax reform legislation, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) disputes the merits of a bill projected to add around $1 trillion to the national debt. Garamendi describes how the reform could potentially hurt health care markets for his constituents. watch

Phang: Congressional Russia probe "a whole lot of political theatre"

Russia probe plodding along in Congress

12/24/17 11:48AM

Katie Phang sizes up the House's Russia investigation after we're learning that Democrats had limited opportunity to participate in an interview of longtime Trump assistant Rhona Graff. watch

Apuzzo: "This isn't the first time" Trump has made offensive comments about immigrants

Report alleges vitriol towards immigrants in White House

12/24/17 11:40AM

New York Times reporter Matt Apuzzo discusses his paper's sourcing of comments attributed to the president that disparage immigrants and various ethnicities. Apuzzo then responds to barbs from the president's Twitter feed about FBI agents. watch

Figliuzzi: "On dangerous ground" when a president attacks FBI agents

Fmr. assistant FBI director on Trump disparaging its agents

12/24/17 11:32AM

Frank Figliuzzi was the FBI's assistant director for counterintelligence. He speaks with Alex Witt about what broadsides from the president mean to agents inside the bureau. He then comments on why he believes this is related to heightened attention on the special counsel's investigation. watch

Bertrand: Trump "trying to undermine Mueller" through surrogates for months

Report shows Mueller's GOP critics also in touch with White House

12/23/17 03:40PM

Natasha Bertrand expands on her new report that describes contacts between President Trump and several prominent Republican critics of special counsel Bob Mueller's Russia probe. Is this a new strategy for the White House in managing the Russia question? Bertrand provides the latest news. Gigi Stone Woods fills in for Alex Witt. watch

Rep. Rooney: Tax reform "very fair," cuts middle class taxes

Rep. Rooney cheers tax reform; calls Mueller probe "compromised"

12/23/17 03:31PM

Congressman Francis Rooney applauds Republican efforts to cut individual and corporate tax rates across the board. He believes this will stimulate necessary economic growth. Then he weighs into the Russia investigation, which he alleges has been tainted by partisanship. Richard Lui fills in for Alex Witt. watch

Rep. Quigley: "Increased evidence of obstruction" by Pres. Trump

Rep. Quigley blasts GOP colleagues over handling of Russia probe

12/23/17 02:49PM

Rep. Mike Quigley sits on the House Intel Committee probing Russia's interference in the 2016 election. He reports that one Democrat was able to go to New York for an interview on Friday, which may have featured longtime Trump assistant Rhona Graff as a witness. Quigley lambastes his GOP colleagues for their handling of the investigation. watch

Rep. Deutch: GOP's attack on Mueller "undermines rule of law"

Rep. Deutch on Russia probe, Mideast turmoil, & Trump's accusers

12/17/17 04:39PM

In a wide-ranging interview, Congressman Ted Deutch responds to his Judiciary Committee colleagues' scathing criticism of the FBI and its Russia probe. He then reacts to unrest in the Middle East ahead of Mike Pence's visit there and new demands for an investigation into misconduct allegations against the president. watch

Will Trump be of use to Republicans during 2018 midterms?

Will Trump help or hurt GOP during 2018 midterms?

12/17/17 04:31PM

President Trump reportedly plans to take to the road and help fellow Republicans campaign during the 2018 midterm elections. But will his presence on the trail do more harm than good? Alex and her panel discuss. watch


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