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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night…

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    Trump takes the 5th, raising the prospect of his own criminal conduct

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 40:45

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, August 3. In a once unthinkable step, a former President pleads the fifth, refusing to answer questions under oath in a New York. The deposition comes after losing a long battle to duck testimony with New York Attorney General Letitia James. Asha Rangappa, a former FBI Special Agent and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele join.

    FBI searches Trump's Mar-A-Lago home in unprecedented raid

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 41:12

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, August 9th, and reports on the unprecedented FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's property, the history of prosecuting government officials for mishandling government secrets and what it may mean for Trump going forward. Former FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann and Former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen join.

    Joe-mentum: Democrats tout climate and drug bill victory; Jan. 6 evidence sparks debate over indicting ex-president

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 40:41

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, August 8, 2022 and reports on the historic passage of President Biden's climate and drug bill. Plus, a special report on the debate over indicting a former head of state, drawing on foreign and domestic precedent. Pollster Cornell Belcher, Civil rights activist Maya Wiley and Mother Jones' David Corn join.

    Alex Jones hit with millions in fines for Sandy Hook lies; White House Press Sec. on Biden win streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 42:08

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, August 4, 2022 and reports on right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hit with $4.1m in compensatory damages to Sandy Hook parents. Plus, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden's recent win streak on climate, Al-Qaeda and more. Reporters Ben Collins, Will Sommer and Former Federal prosecutor Paul Butler join.

    Deep red Kansas votes to protect abortion rights; DOJ subpoenas key Trump WH lawyer Cipollone

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 40:53

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, August 3 and reports on Kansas voters rejecting a state Constitutional amendment, protecting some abortion rights. Plus, the DOJ subpoenas Trump White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, and a legal bombshell as Alex Jones is confronted by his own texts on the stand in his defamation trial. KS Rep. Sharice Davids and Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman join.

    High stakes first election since fall of Roe; Fox News downplaying Al-Qaeda leader killing

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 45:37

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, August 2, and reports on the polls opening today in five states amid the first elections since the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Plus, new reporting on the NY probe of the Trump organization, Fox News downplaying the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri and Alex Jones confronted by Sandy Hook parents in court. Howard Dean and Yamiche Alcindor join.

    US strike reportedly kills Al-Qaeda terrorist leader; Fox News continues to ‘bypass' Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 41:59

    Breaking international news as President Biden is set to address the nation on a strike that reportedly killed Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Plus, the continuing schism between Fox News and Trump. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Ret. General Barry McCaffrey join.

    Special report - “Inside Trump's Election Plot”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 40:54

    MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the evidence of actual, "criminal intent" by Trump and his aides, a requirement for any indictment and criminal trial, and documents eight different plots to overturn the 2020 election for this MSNBC Special Report, "Inside Trump's Election Plot." NYU Law professor Melissa Murray joins.

    Breakthrough for Biden agenda as climate deal reached; Trump Fox News split continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 41:17

    President Biden on the cusp of a major win for his agenda, as Senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer appear to have struck a deal on climate legislation. Plus, new DOJ evidence in criminal electors probe, and the continuing split between Fox News and Trump. WH Communications Director Kate Bedingfield and Chai Komanduri join.

    DOJ asking witnesses about Trump in Jan 6 probe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 41:17

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, July 27, and reports on the DOJ eyeing Trump. Former Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann responds. Former party chairs Howard Dean and Michael Steele talk about Murdoch's Fox News ignoring Trump and comedian Samantha Bee joins The Beat.

    Murdoch's Fox-NY Post empire turns on Trump as Ron Desantis surges; Alex Jones defamation trial begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 41:03

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, July 26, and reports on the new evidence emerging related to the Trump fake electors plot as well as Pence aides testifying before a grand jury. Plus, the continuing split among the Murdoch Fox News-NY Post media empire over Trump and reporting that indicates Murdoch now favors Ron DeSantis over Trump. Political strategist Chai Komanduri and Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen join.

    Trump's new Jan. 6 nightmare: Right-wing outlets turn on Trump as new evidence is revealed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 40:49

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, July 25, and reports on the new Jan. 6 committee evidence revealing an unseen Trump draft speech and new testimony from Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Plus, new reports of some right-wing media outlets turning on Trump, and the scandal around Senator Josh Hawley. “The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead and Retired Admiral Steve Abbot join.

    Trump aide Bannon found guilty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 41:04

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, July 22, and reports on the verdict in Trump ally Steve Bannon's criminal trial, Republican Senator Josh Hawley's hypocrisy, and the final Jan. 6 hearing. John Flannery and Joyce Vance join.

    "He was watching TV": New testimony on Trump's inaction during riot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 41:04

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, July 21, and reports on the final Jan. 6 hearing, Steve Bannon's criminal trial, and Donald Trump's potential criminal culpability. Nick Akerman and Mara Gay join.

    Final hearing probes Trumps' "failure" to do anything to stop the insurrection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 40:56

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, July 19, and reports on the final Jan. 6 hearing, the recently leaked memo putting scrutiny on the DOJ, the trial of Trump ally Steve Bannon, the Democratic lawmakers arrested at an abortion rights rally outside of SCOTUS, and climate change. Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Dick Durbin, Neal Katyal, and Chai Komanduri join.

    Trump hid Jan. 6 march plan, showing illicit intent

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 41:16

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, July 18, and reports on Trump ally Steve Bannon's criminal trial, the latest in the Jan. 6 probe, rising temperatures across the globe, GOP attacks on gay marriage, and the rising prices across the U.S. David Corn, Juanita Tolliver and the Director of Biden's National Economic Council, Brian Deese, join.

    Congress mulls subpoenaing Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 41:29

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, July 14, and reports on the latest developments in the Jan. 6 probe, the new heat on the DOJ over probing Donald Trump, Steve Bannon's upcoming criminal trial, and the fight over abortion rights. Maya Wiley joins.

    New calls to indict Trump amidst evidence he planned march

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 41:52

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, July 13, and reports on the latest in the Jan. 6 probe, the renewed calls to indict Donald Trump for his role in planning the march on the Capitol that led to the insurrection, and the fight for abortion rights. Phoebe Bridgers joins. 

    New: Trump planned Capitol march in advance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 41:33

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, July 12, and reports on the new evidence in the Jan. 6 probe linking Donald Trump to the march on the Capitol that led to the insurrection and what this evidence means moving forward. David Kelley, Michelle Goldberg, and Andrew Weissmann join. 

    Trump Sidekick Steve Bannon Surrenders to Panel Amid Growing Coup Evidence; Jan. 6 Rally Organizer Exclusive Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 42:27

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, July 11, and reports on Steve Bannon folding and saying he will testify before the House Jan. 6 committee. In a “Beat” exclusive interview, January 6 organizer Dustin Stockton, who worked closely with Bannon, joins Ari on the impact of the hearings and coordination between the Trump WH and rally organizers.

    Trump White House counsel testifies for Jan. 6 committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 41:54

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, July 8, and reports on the latest in the Jan. 6 probe, Elon Musk's Twitter deal, the fight for abortion rights, and protest anthems. Michael Hirschorn and John Flannery join.

    Trump White House lawyer to testify before Jan. 6 committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 41:28

    MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson fills in for MSNBC's Ari Melber to host "The Beat" on Wednesday, July 6, and reports on the latest in the Jan. 6 probe, the Trump criminal probe in Georgia, the police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Akron, Ohio, and the clash over abortion rights. Elie Mystal and Melissa Murray join.

    New subpoenas hit Trump's inner circle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 50:45

    MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson fills in for MSNBC's Ari Melber to host "The Beat" on Tuesday, July 5, and reports on the latest escalation in the Georgia criminal probe into Donald Trump's election interference, the Jan. 6 probe, gun violence in America, and the fatal police shooting of Jayland Walker. Howard Dean and Danya Perry join.

    Jan. 6 committee eyes witness tampering amid Trump coup bombshell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 42:31

    MSNBC's Katie Phang fills in for MSNBC's Ari Melber and hosts "The Beat" on Friday, July 1, reporting on the Jan. 6 panels' concern Trump and his allies have been tampering with witnesses, Trump's legal exposure, and abortion restrictions across the nation. Fernand Amandi and Katty Kay join.

    Trump's top White House lawyer subpoenaed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 42:30

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, June 30, and reports on the escalating Jan. 6 probe, the Supreme Court's major decisions this past term, women's rights, and the indictment of Donald Trump's top White House lawyer. Anita Hill joins.

    Fallout after aide links Trump to armed rioters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 42:50

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, June 29, and reports on the bombshell evidence revealed in the latest Jan. 6 hearing, the Trump insiders and conservatives now turning on the former president, and Donald Trump's criminal liability. Joan Walsh, Michael Cohen, and Barry Berke, who worked on both Trump impeachment trials, join.

    Bombshell testimony links Trump to armed violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 41:12

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, June 28, and reports on the bombshell evidence revealed during the latest January 6 hearing and the footage subpoenaed in the Georgia probe into Trump's effort to overturn election results in the state. Michael Steele and Nick Akerman join.

    Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 43:29

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, June 24, and reports on the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. Emily Bazelon, Maya Wiley, and Terry O'Neill join. 

    "Insanity": Trump aides rebuke deranged election plot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 50:59

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, June 23, and reports on the latest Jan. 6 public hearing, Donald Trump's bid to put a loyalist in charge of the DOJ, and the trove of footage one filmmaker captured of the Trump family and aides in the months leading up to the insurrection. Neal Katyal and Nick Akerman join. 

    DOJ expands criminal probe into Trump "fake electors" plot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 41:47

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, June 22, and reports on the DOJ's criminal probe into Donald Trump's fake electors plot, the next Jan. 6 public hearing, GOP Senator Johnson's involvement in the coup plot, and the GOP's move away from the religious right. Michael Steele and Chai Komanduri join.

    Trump's voter fraud plot exposed by Republicans at hearing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 42:01

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, June 21, and reports on the fourth Jan. 6 public hearing, the new revelations about the plot to deliver fraudulent electors to Mike Pence, and the evidence that Donald Trump coordinated with the RNC to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election. Nick Akerman, Michael Hirschorn, Michelle Goldberg, and Libby Casey join. 

    No authority: Evidence incriminates Trump and lawyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 42:01

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, June 20, and reports on the upcoming Jan. 6 public hearings, the outrage Americans feel after seeing the Jan. 6 committee's evidence against Donald Trump, and the state of the U.S. economy. Neal Katyal, Jill Wine-Banks, and Dylan Ratigan join.

    Smoking gun: Why Trump lawyer seeking pardon may sink Trump for illegal coup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 42:03

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, June 17 and reports on the smoking gun evidence that Trump lawyer John Eastman knew his coup plot was illegal and requested a pardon for himself. Also, as the Jan. 6 committee hearings are underway, HBO smash hit show "The Wire" celebrates its 20th anniversary. Stars Lance Reddick and Lawrence Gillian Junior join Ari Melber to discuss the former President's penchant for “mob” tactics and parallels to "The Wire."

    Jan. 6 hearing 3 shows the danger Mike Pence faced on day of attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 41:59

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, June 16, and reports on the third House January 6 committee hearing. Former Trump impeachment defense lawyer Robert Ray and Jan. 6 committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin join.

    Bombshell evidence: Trump ally led MAGA fans on Capitol tour hours before attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 41:42

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, June 15, and reports on the new evidence in the Jan. 6 probe and the “big lie” candidates winning key races across the country. Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman and The Washington Post's Libby Casey join.

    Newly released testimony: White House lawyer clashes with coup mastermind and Trump ally

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 41:31

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, June 14, and reports on the latest in the Jan. 6 probe, the new testimony released by the Jan. 6 committee, and Fox News' efforts to push the "big lie." Maya Wiley, Emily Bazelon, and Senator Durbin join.

    BONUS: Trump's secret Jan. 6 plot exposed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 108:21

    In this bonus podcast, MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber highlights his coverage of the Jan. 6 probe and his interviews with Trump allies like Peter Navarro and  Boris Epshteyn. Melber also features his conversations with an organizer of the Jan. 6 rally, Michael Cohen, and a witness from the Jan. 6 committee's first public hearing.

    Jan. 6 committee dismantles Trump's election lies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 41:05

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, June 13, and reports on the Jan. 6 committee's public hearings, the evidence that shows Donald Trump knew he lost the election and lied anyway, and the bipartisan deal on gun reform. Rock icon John Mellencamp, Jan. 6 committee member Rep. Elaine Luria, The Nation's Elie Mystal, and Neal Katyal join.

    "Attempted coup": Jan. 6 committee links Trump to election plot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 42:05

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, June 10, and reports on the Jan. 6 committee's first public hearing, the newly released evidence linking Trump directly to the coup, Fox News' handling of the hearing, and the GOP response to the hearing. Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Jan. 6 witness Nick Quested join. 

    Dems tout new evidence in Jan. 6 hearings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 41:38

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, June 9, and reports on the Jan. 6 committee's public hearings and the GOP's hypocrisy over the insurrection. Mary Trump, Elie Mystal, and Michael Hirschorn join. 

    News from Ari: How to Listen to The January 6th Hearings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 0:27

    Ari Melber will be contributing to MSNBC's special coverage of the January 6th Hearings this month, beginning on Thursday, June 9th. Good news: you can listen to the full hearings, plus the team's analysis before and after each hearing, as podcasts. The episodes will be dropping into The Rachel Maddow Show feed. Head there now and hit “follow” so you don't miss a moment: https://link.chtbl.com/trms_tbwam.

    BONUS: To end "Roe," GOP-appointed Justice says pregnant women were prosecuted in 1600s

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 46:23

    The unprecedented leak of a draft opinion by Justice Alito to overturn abortion rights is stoking nationwide debate, as many advocates and commentators warned GOP-appointed Justices would take this approach despite pledging otherwise at confirmation hearings. Ahead of the Supreme Court's final decision on "Roe," MSNBC's Ari Melber highlights his reporting on the topic, including his breaking coverage of the issue from the steps of the Supreme Court and his interviews on the topic with Margaret Atwood, Cecile Richards, and Samantha Bee. 

    Mass shooting victims give emotional testimony to Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 41:53

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, June 8, and reports on the U.S. gun debate, the upcoming Jan. 6 public hearings, and Elon Musk's threats to kill his Twitter deal. Howard Dean joins. 

    New Evidence as Jan 6th Hearings Set to Begin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 41:49

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, and reports on new evidence in the upcoming January 6 committee hearings, the gun violence epidemic in America, the ongoing trial of hip hop artists Young Thug and Gunna which uses lyrics as evidence, and the Atlanta DA probing Trump's efforts to steal the election in Georgia.

    Dems tout new evidence against Trump in Jan. 6 hearings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 40:35

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, June 6, and reports on the Jan. 6 committee's upcoming public hearings, gun violence in America, and Rupert Murdoch's grip on right-wing media. Tina Brown, Neal Katyal, and John Flannery join. 

    Peter Navarro indicted for defying insurrection probe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 41:25

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, June 3, and reports on the indictment of former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro. Navarro has been indicted on contempt of Congress charges, and his arrest comes just one day after he spoke with Melber about the Jan. 6 probe. Michael Cohen and John Flannery join. 

    After defiance, Peter Navarro gets first criminal subpoena

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 46:10

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, June 2, and reports on the House committee debate on gun laws and Trump White House aide Peter Navarro's criminal grand jury subpoena. Peter Navarro joins.

    GOP plans to mobilize "army" of election monitors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 39:10

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, June 1, and reports on the GOP's election plots for the 2022 midterms, President Biden's agenda, inflation, the verdict in the Depp/Heard trial, and abortion rights. Samantha Bee joins.

    DOJ officials issue criminal subpoena to Peter Navarro after months of pressure

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 41:06

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, May 31, and reports on the latest in the DOJ probe into the insurrection, gun reform in America, DeSantis' social media law, and Michael Sussmann's acquittal. Chai Komanduri and Emily Bazelon join.

    BONUS: Music mogul Scooter Braun and Grammy-winning J Balvin on the music industry and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 63:16

    In this special bonus podcast, MSNBC's Ari Melber spotlights his interviews with pioneering music manager turned multi-media mogul Scooter Braun and Grammy-winning Colombian artist J Balvin. Braun opens up to Melber about his unique approach to spotting and launching artists, as well as the current state of the music industry. J Balvin, who is managed by Braun, discusses the industry, as well as his album "Jose" and his advocacy for mental health.

    Officials admit police were "wrong" to wait while shooter killed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 41:12

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, May 27, and reports on the new revelations about the police's response to the mass shooting in Texas, the NRA convention taking place in Texas mere days after the massacre in Uvalde, the Uvalde community's response to the police's inaction, and the gun epidemic in the U.S. Julián Castro and rapper Benny the Butcher join. 

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