Nicolle Wallace discusses how the ex-president has become entangled in a legal one-two punch after it was announced that the Fulton County special grand jury has wrapped up their work, who else could be in Fulton County DA Fani Willis' crosshairs as the investigation wraps up, the latest from Brazil after a copycat crime against democracy similar to January 6th and more. Joined by: Blayne Alexander, Andrew Weissmann, Barbara McQuade, Claire McCaskill, Ben Rhodes, David Biller, Ryan Nobles, Charlie Sykes, Alexi McCammond, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Keir Simmons, Katty Kay and Dave Zirin.
President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed US lawmakers on his first foreign trip since Russia's invasion. Mr Zelensky said US military aid to Ukraine was not charity, but an investment in security for the future. His appeal comes amid signs US support is likely to face greater scrutiny by Republican lawmakers in Congress. But President Joe Biden vowed to stick by Ukraine. Today's Martha Kearney spoke to Ben Rhodes, Former US Deputy National Security Adviser under President Obama, and Alexander Rodnyansky, Adviser to President Zelensky. (Image: President Volodymyr Zelensky, Image Credit: Shutterstock, Michael Reynolds)
Tonight on The Last Word: The House Ways and Means Committee votes to make public Donald Trump's personal and business tax records. And the January 6 Committee is actively cooperating with the Justice Department. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, David Cay Johnston, Rep. Adam Schiff, Neal Katyal and Ben Rhodes join Lawrence O'Donnell.
Regular hosts Haitch and Jason welcome former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting under President Barack Obama, the author of After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made, and co-host of Pod Save the World with Tommy Vietor, Ben Rhodes! We discuss geopolitics and the challenges of the post-Cold War environment, and then the Robert Redford 1970s paranoia spy thriller classic, Three Days of the Condor. Chapters Introduction (00:00:00) Dune News (00:06:46) Ben Rhodes Interview (00:14:41) Three Days of the Condor Roundtable Discussion (00:29:26) Your Letters (01:53:45) Notes and Links Check out the Dune Pod Merch Store! Great swag and every order includes a free Cameo style shoutout from Haitch or Jason. Browse our collection now. Check out Jason's new daily livestream: Suschat Live!. Jason and his former podcast partner iano provide daily, loose commentary on Elon, bitcoin fuckery, and more. Watch live here. Read our episode transcripts! Check out our transcripts every week on the Dune Pod Medium page. Join the Dune Pod Discord Server! Hang out with Haitch, Jason, and other friends of the pod. Check out the invite here. Dune Pod is a TAPEDECK Podcasts Jawn! Dune Pod is a member of TAPEDECK Podcasts, alongside: 70mm (a podcast for film lovers), Bat & Spider (low rent horror and exploitation films), The Letterboxd Show (Official Podcast from Letterboxd), Cinenauts (exploring the Criterion Collection), Lost Light (Transformers comics and more), Will Run For (obsessed with running), and Film Hags (a podcast about movies hosted by four hag friends). Check these pods out!. See the movies we've watched and are going to watch on Letterboxd Dune Pod's Breaking Dune News Twitter list Rate and review the podcast to help others discover it, and let us know what you think of the show at email@example.com or leave us a voicemail at +1-415-534-5211. Dune Pod: where we talk to our friends about the movies we love. Follow @dunepod on Twitter and Instagram Music by Tobey Forsman of Whipsong Music Cover art by Haitch Transcripts by Sophie Shin The episode was edited by Megan Hayward of EditAudio and produced by Haitch Dune Pod is a TAPEDECK Podcasts Jawn Dune Pod is a production of Haitch Industries
Nicolle Wallace discusses the final House floor speech for Rep. Adam Kinzinger as he leaves Congress and the January 6th Select Committee is set to reveal its report, new subpoenas from Special Counsel Jack Smith in relation to the criminal investigation into January 6th, a conversation with Alexandra Pelosi about her new documentary about her mother Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and more. Joined by: Garrett Haake, David Jolly, Ben Rhodes, Maya Wiley, Neal Katyal, John Brennan, Asha Rangappa, Nick Confessore, Alexandra Pelosi and Ellison Barber.
Ben Rhodes is a writer and the former Deputy National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama. His latest book is After the Fall: The Rise of Authoritarianism in the World We've Made. In this week's conversation, Yascha Mounk and Ben Rhodes discuss the record of Barack Obama's foreign policy; what America should do about the Middle East, Russia, and China; and how (not) to advance democratic values around the world. This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight. If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.persuasion.community Podcast production by John Taylor Williams, and Brendan Ruberry Connect with us! Spotify | Apple | Google Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk & @joinpersuasion Youtube: Yascha Mounk LinkedIn: Persuasion Community Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Click to join my mailing listIntroducing Untextbooked where teen changemakers interview famous historians in a quest to answer questions about the world of today and of the past. The episode I am sharing today is an interview with the writer, political commentator, national security analyst and a senior advisor to former US President Barack Obama, Ben Rhodes. The interview is about the state of Global Democracy and is a fascinating conversation. I hope you enjoy this special treat. And I'll see you next time!If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeWrite a review at Podchaser!The History Detective Season 1 & 2 Album is now available on Spotify and all of your music streaming services.Accompanying teaching resources for season 1 and 2 episodes can be found on my Amped Up Learning Store or on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.Contact: Twitter @HistoryDetect, Instagram @HistoryDetective9, email email@example.comHistory Detective WebsiteHistory Detective theme music written and performed by Kelly Chase.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the extraordinary statement by the former president calling for the United States Constitution to be TERMINATED, a look at the newest opening arguments heard by the Supreme Court that center around LGBTQ rights and free speech, a look at the runoff election in Georgia and more. Joined by: Miles Taylor, Claire McCaskill, Jake Sherman, Maya Wiley, Brian Fallon, Frank Figliuzzi, Joy Reid, Patricia Murphy, Alexi McCammond, Nick Corasaniti, Nick Confessore and Ben Rhodes.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the former president's dinner with a white supremacists and what it means for the Republican Party as a whole, an update from the January 6th Select Committee as they look to finish their report, a look at early voting ahead of Georgia's runoff election and more.Joined by: Jake Sherman, Claire McCaskill, David Jolly, Ben Rhodes, Jackie Alemany, Harry Litman, Greg Bluestein, Donna Edwards, Tara Setmayer, Jonathan Swan and Alexander Vindman.
[00:30] Nancy Pelosi Steps Down as Dem House Leader (8 minutes) Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she is stepping down from her position as House leader, where she has led Democrats for 19 years. Pelosi will keep her congressional seat and salary, continuing to increase her net worth that is already upward of $171 million. After the announcement, the media began fawning over her legacy, saying she was the epitome of true servant leadership. [8:00] Are Republicans Getting a Backbone? (5 minutes) Yesterday, representatives James Comer and Rep. Jim Jordan talked about the coming investigations into the Biden crime family and the rottenness at the core of the FBI and Department of Justice. Josh Hawley also grilled FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding his reasons for leaving early from a congressional oversight hearing to take a vacation. [13:30] Obama's Anti-Disinformation Conference Features Top Disinformation Peddlers (15 minutes) The Obama Foundation is holding a forum on “Tackling Disinformation, Protecting Democracy”—featuring a panel of some of the worst disseminators of disinformation in the country, including the likes of Ben Rhodes and Valerie Jarrett. Meanwhile, American Spectator posted an article titled “YES! The Return of Trump Is Essential.” The piece took issue with one from the National Review that headlined “No” over a photo of Donald Trump after he announced he will again run for president. [30:00] Servant Leadership (22 minutes) Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, set the perfect example of true servant leadership during His 3½-year ministry. To be servant leaders like Christ, we must love the world as He did and commit our lives to God's Work. [52:15] Listener Feedback (3 minutes)
Tonight on The Last Word: Donald Trump launches his 2024 presidential campaign amid multiple criminal probes. Also, Sen. Mitch McConnell says voters were “frightened” by the “chaos, negativity and excess attacks” within the GOP. Plus, President Biden meets with G7 leaders after an explosion in Poland. And Ukraine President Zelenskyy says the liberation of Kherson is a turning point in the war. Andrew Weissmann, Rep.-elect Dan Goldman, Rep. Matt Cartwright, Peter Alexander, Ben Rhodes and Timothy Snyder join Lawrence O'Donnell.
Nicolle Wallace discusses how the rise in anti-Semitism is fueling the rise in political violence, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's first words since the attack on her husband, how voter intimidation is on the rise as we approach the midterm elections and more.Joined by: George Selim, Pete Strzok, Ben Rhodes, Luke Broadwater, Donna Edwards, Tim Miller, Mark Elias, Jen Psaki, Michael Cohen, Andrew Weissmann, Keith Beauchamp and Rev. Al Sharpton.
Phil and Josh return for Episode 141 of the GSP and open with football news since Josh's Jacksonville Jaguars traded running back James Robinson prior to the show. Josh goes off and that opens up a football discussion for both regarding their actual and fantasy teams. NASCAR had a tripleheader at Homestead which saw Kyle Larson dominate and win but he sent Martin Truex, Jr. on pit road late in the race to assist in his victory. With one race left before Phoenix, the likes of Chris Bell and Chase Briscoe are in must win situations while Ryan Blaney and Hamlin are in the mix points wise. William Clyde Elliott II, William Byron and Ross Chastain currently hold the other three spots behind Joey Logano. Issues for 23XI after showing great speed along with other big drivers but AJ Allmendinger continues to have success with six consecutive top 10's. Gagson won his 8th XFinity race of 2022 to lock himself into the XFinity championship race at Phoenix while Keebler Gibbs is in good shape points wise. Allmendinger, Justin Allgaier and Austin Hill have a chance via points but Sam Mayer and Brandon Jones need a win. Ty Majeski won his second race in the Round of 8 while teammate Ben Rhodes got an assist from the remainder of ThorSport to advance into the Final 4 with Zane and Chandler Smith. Formula 1 ran at Circuit of the Americas in front of a massive crowd and Lewis Hamilton led late into the US Grand Prix...but the usual result took place in the end. Verstappen helped to win Red Bull their first Constructor's Title since 2013 on the weekend that Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz passed away. The crew covers the race and all the movers heading into a doubleheader with Mexico. The GSP Roundup gets into MotoGP/Moto2 at Phillip Island, WRC Rally Spain, WSBK in Argentina and previews of Supercars at Surfers Paradise and NHRA at Las Vegas which will see the debut of Tony Stewart in a Top Alcohol Dragster. Phil and Josh preview and make picks for the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico along with NASCAR Cup and XFinity at Martinsville plus who advances. Josh gives us all the news on the iRacing and gaming area with the Sim Segment before Show Close.
A white supremacist shooting and an astonishing act of forgiveness. A national reckoning with race and the Confederate flag. The fate of marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act. Cody Keenan shares his book GRACE, the propulsive story of ten days in June 2015, when Obama and his chief speechwriter Cody Keenan composed a series of high-stakes speeches to meet a succession of stunning developments. GRACE also delivers a fascinating portrait of White House insiders like Ben Rhodes, Valerie Jarrett, Jen Psaki, and the speechwriting team responsible for pulling it all off during a furious, historic stretch of the Obama presidency Join us when Cody Keenan takes us inside the craft of speechwriting at the highest level for the most demanding of bosses, the relentlessly poetic and perfectionist Barack Obama, on this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large.
What is it like to be the mouthpiece for the President of the United States? You or I may have found ourselves stressed about writing an essay or sending a letter, but imagine having to craft sentences that the entire nation — and much of the world — will hear. Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America is the latest release by Cody Keenan, Barack Obama's chief speechwriter. The book features an account of what were arguably the ten most dramatic days of the presidency: the Charleston church massacre, the fate of marriage equality, the outcome of the controversial Affordable Care Act, to name a few. In response to these events, Keenan composed a series of speeches in rapid succession to contend with these and other challenges — all while facing additional pressures to consistently please the POTUS with his writing. Grace explores not only the political, but the personal as it paints an intimate picture of White House insiders like Valerie Jarrett, Ben Rhodes, Jen Psaki, as well as the speechwriting team who worked together during this historic stretch during the Obama administration. The writing takes readers behind the scenes, revealing personal details and retracing the rhetorical tightrope walked by the first Black president, culminating with the unforgettable and unprecedented: President Obama's stunning act as he took a deep breath and led the country in a chorus of Amazing Grace. This event will be a testament to the power of words: how they help shape the character of our country, and how they are capable of bringing a nation together — or tearing it apart. Born and raised in Chicago, Cody Keenan rose from a campaign intern in his hometown to become chief speechwriter at the White House and Barack Obama's post-presidential collaborator. A sought-after expert on politics, messaging, and current affairs, he is now a partner at leading speechwriting firm Fenway Strategies and teaches a popular course on political speechwriting to undergraduates at his alma mater Northwestern University. Cody lives in New York City with his wife Kristen and their baby daughter Grace. Marcus Harrison Green is the publisher of the South Seattle Emerald and a columnist with The Seattle Times. Growing up in South Seattle, he experienced first-hand the impact of one-dimensional stories on marginalized communities, which taught him the value of authentic narratives. After an unfulfilling stint in the investment world during his twenties, Marcus returned to his community with a newfound purpose of telling stories with nuance and complexity with the hope of advancing social change. This led him to become a writer and found the South Seattle Emerald. Marcus was the Northwest African American Museum's inaugural James Baldwin Circle Fellow in 2022, honored by the King County Library System Foundation as a Literary Lion, and awarded the Seattle Human Rights Commissions' Individual Human Rights Leader Award for 2020. Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America (Hardcover) Third Place Books
As we draw closer to championship weekend in NASCAR more drivers are securing their chance to drive for the big prize. Noah Gragson did so with a win at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday evening and he joined Chris Wilner to discuss what it is going to take to win his first Xfinity Series Championship. Ben Rhodes secured his Phoenix slot earlier in the day by besting Stewart Friesen by just one point. Our Jason Toy sat down with Rhodes to discuss what the pressure was like on Saturday and going for back-to-back championships. We also recap Kyle Larson's big win in the Dixie Vodka 400 and get you ready for the penultimate race of the season at Martinsville. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tonight on The Last Word: Justice Clarence Thomas temporarily blocks Sen. Lindsey Graham's testimony in the Georgia election probe. Also, an Iowa poll puts Sen. Chuck Grassley and retired Admiral Mike Franken in a statistical tie. Plus, North Carolina Senate nominees spar over abortion, crime and democracy. And a biography reveals new details about Sen. Ted Kennedy's life. Ben Rhodes, Bradley Moss, retired Admiral Mike Franken, Cheri Beasley and John Farrell join Lawrence O'Donnell.
Kyle Larson put on an absolutely dominant performance at Homestead-Miami, for the first time this season he looked like 2021 championship Larson. Even though he stunk up the show, leading almost 200 of 260 laps, we saw great battles and playoff driver stories develop all day.This week on the Bump N' Run Podcast veteran radio host Michael D. White, Daytona Ron, and Matt "The Stat Man" Reilly talk about the latest news including Bubba's penalty, Cole Custer appeal, and Tony Stewart going drag racing!Plus our Checkers and Wreckers, Race Grades, Pick A Lane topics and our Martinsville Preview!All that and more on this week's Bump N' Run Podcast!Bumpnrunpod.comTruck race: Ty Majeski scored his second win of the season and locked himself into the championship 4,he Zane Smith, Ben Rhodes and Chandler Smith will run for a championshipXfinity race: Noah Gragson with his 8 th win of the seasonCup race: Kyle Larson lead 5 times for 199 of 267 lapsHighlights: 3 hrs 5 min 24 seconds5 cautions for 30 laps11 lead changes among 5 drivers1 Larson 2 Chastain 3 Allmendinger 4 A. Dillon 5 KeselowskiNext week preview: We're heading to MartinsvilleXfinity on track Saturday 3pm on NBC for the dead on tools 250Cup on track Sunday 2pm on NBC for the xfinity 500Bumpnrunpod.com
NASCAR Camping World Series Driver Ben Rhodes Stopped By The Show. Ben Rhodes Is The Defending Champion, And Will Compete For A Back To Back Championship On Friday November 4th At Phoenix Raceway. Ben Talks About His Season, His Hopes For The Championship, And Of Course What Happened The Last Time Ben Was In Phoenix, When He Became A Viral Sensation.... Ben Enjoyed Many Adult Beverages, And Celebrated His Championship Like No One Before Him.
Nicolle Wallace discusses bombshell reporting from the Washington Post that classified documents recovered by the FBI from the former president's Mar-a-Lago home included highly sensitive intelligence regarding Iran and China, the reaction from January 6th Select Committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren to the subpoena of the former president, the latest on the sentencing of Steve Bannon and more.Joined by: Ben Rhodes, Harry Litman, Jackie Alemany, Jim Walden, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Michael Cohen, Neal Katyal, Ron Klain, Basil Smikle and Kurt Bardella.
In this episode of Beyond the Page, BEN RHODES, Barack Obama's former Deputy National Security Advisor, sits down at the Sun Valley Writers' Conference with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and playwright AYAD AKHTAR for a deeply informed conversation about the state of the world we are living in today, with the rise of authoritarian leaders and ethno-nationalism and the flood of disinformation enabling them — and what responsibility America must take for these threats to freedom across the globe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Throughout the world, democratic progress has not only halted, but receded over the past few years and the United States has been one of the main perpetrators. On this episode of UnTextbooked, producer Oliver Wang interviews Former Deputy National Security Advisor of the United States (Obama Administration), Ben Rhodes to discover who is to blame for the global fall of democracy and how we might return to a truly democratic identity. BOOK: After the Fall: The Rise of Authoritarianism in the World We've Made GUEST: Ben Rhodes PRODUCER: Oliver Wang MUSIC: Silas Bohen and Coleman Hamilton PRODUCTION: Pod People - Hannah Pedersen, Danielle Roth, Shaneez Tyndall, and Michael Aquino. SHOW NOTES: Link to Ben Rhodes' work
Tonight on The Last Word: Donald Trump admits to having government documents “in storage.” Also, Rachel Maddow discusses her new podcast, “Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra.” Plus, Vladimir Putin launches deadly strikes across Ukraine. And anti-government protests in Iran enter their fourth week. Andrew Weissmann, Ben Rhodes, Rachel Maddow, Julia Davis and Yeganeh Rezaian join Lawrence O'Donnell.
Nicolle Wallace discusses how democracy is on the ballot heading into the midterm elections, the latest reporting on the former president's attempts to keep classified material, the racist remarks from Senator Tommy Tuberville and more. Joined by: Claire McCaskill, Ari Berman, AB Stoddard, Vaughn Hillyard, Mike Schmidt, Andrew Weissman, Eddie Glaude, Maya Wiley, Errin Haines, David Jolly, Jake Sherman, Igor Novikov and Ben Rhodes.
Tonight on The Last Word: The New York Times reports that the Justice Department's outreach over classified documents created a rift among Donald Trump's lawyers over how to respond. Also, The New York Times reports Herschel Walker urged his ex-girlfriend to have a second abortion. Plus, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes challenges GOP Sen. Ron Johnson on his abortion stance in a debate. And the Uvalde school district suspends the entire police department. Harry Litman, Bradley Moss, Ben Rhodes, Charles Blow, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez join Lawrence O'Donnell.
Tonight on The Last Word: The Washington Post reports Donald Trump routinely mishandled classified records. Also, a teenager is denied a life-saving medication under Arizona's abortion law. Plus, Herschel Walker denies paying for his girlfriend's abortion. And Ukraine reclaims towns in the east and south that were annexed by Vladimir Putin. Andrew Weissmann, Barbara McQuade, Ben Rhodes, Sen. Mark Kelly, John Heilemann, Claire McCaskill and Cal Perry join Lawrence O'Donnell.
Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America by Cody Keenan From Barack Obama's chief speechwriter Cody Keenan, a spellbinding account of the ten most dramatic days of the presidency, when a hate-fueled massacre and looming Supreme Court decisions put the character of our country on the line, and a president's words could bring the nation together or tear it apart. A white supremacist shooting and an astonishing act of forgiveness. A national reckoning with race and the Confederate flag. The fate of marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act. GRACE is the propulsive story of ten days in June 2015, when Obama and his chief speechwriter Cody Keenan composed a series of high-stakes speeches to meet a succession of stunning developments. Through behind-the-scenes moments—from Obama's suggestion that Keenan pour a drink, listen to some Miles Davis, and “find the silences,” to the president's late-night writing sessions in the First Family's residence—Keenan takes us inside the craft of speechwriting at the highest level for the most demanding of bosses, the relentlessly poetic and perfectionist Barack Obama. GRACE also delivers a fascinating portrait of White House insiders like Ben Rhodes, Valerie Jarrett, Jen Psaki, and the speechwriting team responsible for pulling it all off during a furious, historic stretch of the Obama presidency—including a gifted fact-checker who took Keenan's rhetoric to task before taking his hand in marriage. GRACE is the most intimate writing that exists on the rhetorical tightrope our first Black president had to walk, culminating with an unforgettable high point: Obama stunning everybody by taking a deep breath and leading the country in a chorus of “Amazing Grace.”
Nicolle Wallace discusses the former president's recent statements about former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, the trial of the right wing militia group Oath Keepers, the latest on the search efforts for Hurricane Ian and a conversation with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain.Joined by: Peter Strzok, Charlie Sykes, Claire McCaskill, Ryan Reilly, Kerry Sanders, Glenn Thrush, David Laufman, Jackie Alemany, Ben Rhodes, Ron Klain and Maya Wiley.
Ten years after an attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, Ethan Chorin reveals Benghazi was a watershed moment in American history, one that helped create the world America lives in today: polarized, fearful, and dangerously unstable. According to Chorin, Benghazi is not a story contained in 13 hours, but a decades-long history beginning with the rise of Muammar Gaddafi, stretching through 9/11, the War on Terror, and the Arab Spring. Chorin draws on his own experience during the Benghazi attack, his expertise as a former diplomat and scholar of Libyan history, and new interviews with Libyan insiders, eyewitnesses, and key players like Hillary Clinton and Ben Rhodes. Join us when Chorin makes clear why Benghazi still matters so much ten years later—and why we can't afford to continue overlooking and misunderstanding it on this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large.
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump's lawyers asking a judge to deny the DOJ's request to restart its investigation into the seized documents from Mar-a-Lago. Plus, Trump's attorneys face their own legal risks by working for him, the 1/6 select committee says its next hearing is likely to be at the end of the month, Ukrainian forces make dramatic gains to retake control over areas in the northeast of the country, and new reporting finds the DOJ issued around 40 subpoenas in the last week in its investigation into efforts to overturn the election.Joined by: Andrew Weissman, Asha Rangappa, Claire McCaskill, Luke Broadwater, Jackie Alemany, Tim Miller, Cal Perry, Adm. James Stavridis, Ben Rhodes, Igor Novikov, Barbara McQuade, and Peter Strozk
Tonight on The Last Word: The redacted affidavit reveals that the FBI has not yet identified all potential criminal confederates. Plus, a right-wing dark money group receives a record $1.6 billion donation. Also, a judge rules that Governor Brian Kemp must testify in the Georgia election probe. And a proud boy who encountered Sen. Schumer during the Jan. 6 riot gets a 55-month prison sentence. Neal Katyal, Andrew Weissmann, Bradley Moss, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Gwen Keyes-Fleming, and Ben Rhodes join Lawrence O'Donnell.
Nicolle Wallace discusses a judge ordering a redacted version of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit to be made public, reaction to the release of the DOJ memo that Bill Barr used to clear Trump of obstruction in the Mueller probe, a Democratic candidate going against the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House, two people plead guilty in stealing Ashley Biden's diary, the continued fight for abortion rights, Biden returns to the campaign trail ahead of the midterms, and Ukraine's president vows retaliation after Russian forces targeted a train station. Joined by: Ben Rhodes, Neal Katyal, Carol Leonnig, Matt Castelli, Mike Schmidt, Cecile Richards, Mara Gay, Michele Goodwin, Kate Bedingfield, Asha Rangappa, Barbara McQuade, and Adm. James Stavridis
Content Note: pervasive language, brief mentions of bigotry.Alex Greenfield says that there was no such thing as a normal day when he was a kid. His dad (Allen H Greenfield) self describes as a “researcher in the shadow world.” And his mom soon grew tired of her husband's lifestyle, which included a lot of time on the road: chasing rumors of cryptids, ghosts, and aliens. But after his parents split up, Alex, his dad, and an ever changing cast of motorcycle gang members and step-moms kept seeking the occult. Some of the topics discussed in this episode: St. Simons Island in Georgia (and reported hauntings), The Okefenokee Swamp (and the ignition of swamp gas), The Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident (and subsequent protests), Mono Lake in California (and the UFO sightings there), and a movie called Being There (wherein the character played by Peter Sellers appears to walk on water).Alex Greenfield is the writer of The Sand, 10.0 Earthquake, and other movies. He also used to be the head writer for WWE Smackdown. Alex's dad, Allen H Greenfield (aka. T Allen Greenfield), is a UFOlogist and occultist. He is the author of Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts, The Story Of The Hermetic Brotherhood Of Light, and other books. Unrelated to this episode, but do give a listen to the limited series that Jeff's been mixing for Crooked Media. It's called Another Russia, and it's about the assassination of Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov, as told by Ben Rhodes and Zhanna Nemtsova. Available now on every podcast app. Also, Jeff's headed back to Berlin, Germany for about a month. If you know any good stories/interviews he should record while he's there, send a DM on Twitter or Instagram, or use the contact form.Here Be Monsters is an independent podcast supported by listeners and sponsors. Producer: Jeff EmtmanMusic: The Black Spot, Circling Lights, August FriisSponsor: is / ought books is / ought books is a publisher of spiral bound self help manuals, art books, and non literary works on paper.All titles from is / ought books are available to buy online via the link below. is / ought books are also distributed via Small Press Distribution (SPD).Thank you is / ought books for sponsoring Here Be Monsters.
Tonight on the Last Word: A federal judge says he is inclined to unseal parts of the Mar-a-Lago search affidavit. Also, former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty to 15 financial felonies. Plus, Charles Blow says “Republicans are America's problem.” And Nicole Walker details her abortion at age 11 after being sexually assaulted by her babysitter. Andrew Weissmann, Ben Rhodes and Tim O'Brien also join Lawrence O'Donnell.
John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses possible Espionage Act violations revealed in the Mar-a-Lago search warrant. Plus, the House passes the Inflation Reduction Act, and historians issue a warning to Biden.Joined by: Phil Rucker, Neal Katyal, Ben Rhodes, Olivia Troye, Ben Collins, Aruna Viswanatha, Harry Litman, Donna Edwards, Clint Watts, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, and Michael Beschloss
Tonight on the Last Word: The Washington Post reports that the FBI searched Donald Trump's Florida home for nuclear documents. Also, an armed man attacks the FBI field office in Cincinnati. And Republicans defend Trump after the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Neal Katyal, Andrew Weissmann, Bradley Moss, Ben Rhodes, Ryan Reilly and Rep. Val Demings join Lawrence O'Donnell.
Michael Steele, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses conspiracy and controversy at CPAC. Plus, Trump's legal team speaks with DOJ 1/6 investigators, Biden's week of wins, Alex Jones' big payout, Kari Lake wins in Arizona, the fallout from Kansans' abortion vote, and outrage over Griner's sentence. Joined by: Ben Rhodes, Isaac Arnsdorf, Shermichael Singleton, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Harry Litman, Rev. Al Sharpton, David Plouffe, Ben Collins, Sam Stein, David Jolly, Donna Edwards, Olivia Troye, Frank Figliuzzi, and Rev. Al Sharpton
In 2015 Putin's number one public enemy, Boris Nemtsov, was shot and killed in front of the Kremlin. He was a relentless critic of Putin, corruption, and war in Ukraine. Then, he was assassinated. His daughter, journalist Zhanna Nemtsova, and co-host Ben Rhodes tell his story to find out what happened to an entire country – and what happens next. Is another Russia possible? Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/another-russia/id1634279839 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1edslXTCkkMFeN8htn1iAy?si=1G14a5slQ-uURxuxsTmbpA Crooked: https://crooked.com/podcast-series/another-russia/
Nicolle Wallace discusses the 1/6 select committee hearing on Donald Trump's inaction for 187 minutes on January 6th. Plus, new details in the story of the Secret Service's purged emails, the select committee says they will hold more hearings in September, Steve Bannon is found guilty on both counts of contempt of Congress, and new evidence from the committee shows a Republican running from the mob he helped incite.Joined by: Jonathan Karl, Daniel Goldman, Peter Strzok, Michael Steele, Gordon Heddell, Denver Riggleman, Neal Katyal, Katie Benner, Ben Rhodes, Charlie Sykes, and A.B. Stoddard
Nicolle Wallace discusses the Jan. 6th panel's case for Trump's criminality. Plus, subpoenas for “fake electors” in Georgia, the Secret Service's failure to present text message records, Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress trial, the Ukrainian first lady's emotional plea to Congress, Buttigieg hits back at comments on Biden's health, and GOP members of Congress vote against a same-sex marriage bill. Joined by: Barry Berke, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Ben Rhodes, Jonathan Lemire, Ryan Reilly, Phil Rucker, Mike Schmidt, Kim Atkins Stohr, Rep. Jim Himes, David Jolly, and Errin Haines
The Homeland Security watchdog says the Secret Service erased texts from the day of and the day before the Jan. 6th insurrection. The Secret Service says they weren't maliciously deleted. It comes amid reporting the Jan. 6th committee is weighing whether to push for interviews with Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Plus, President Biden is set to meet with the leaders of Saudi Arabia. Jackie Alemany, Daniel Goldman, Joyce Vance, A.B. Stoddard, David Jolly, Ben Rhodes, and State Sen. Roland Gutierrez join.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the Jan. 6th select committee's plans for future hearings. Plus, GOP disinformation surrounding the pregnancy of a 10-year-old girl, Capitol Police officers demand accountability for the insurrection, and Russian strikes against Ukrainian civilians continue.Joined by: Jackie Alemany, Neal Katyal, Tim Miller, Ben Ginsburg, Mini Timmaraju, David Folkenflik, Harry Dunn, Joyce Vance, Frank Figliuzzi, Ben Rhodes, and Ali Arouzi
As President Biden kicks off his trip through the Middle East, his administration is facing their biggest challenge at home with the pace of inflation rising at its highest point in 40 years. Carol Lee and Heather Boushey discuss the potential fallouts. Plus: Gut-wrenching surveillance footage from Uvalde shows police waiting in the hallway for long periods as shots ring out throughout the school. Antonia Hylton speaks with the victims' families, who express their anger, while former ATF Special Agent in Charge Jim Cavanaugh calls it "a lack of leadership and a lack of courage." Leigh Ann Caldwell, Margie Omero and Brad Todd join the panel to talk midterms. Former Obama administration official Ben Rhodes predicts a possible escalatory situation with Iran.
Nicolle Wallace discusses Pat Cipollone's closed-door interview with the Jan. 6th panel. Plus, the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Biden signs an executive order safeguarding abortion access.Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Michael Steele, Katie Benner, David Plouffe, Victor Cha, Ben Rhodes, Barbara McQuade, Jackie Alemany, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Fatima Goss Graves, and Dr. Kavita Patel
Nicolle Wallace discusses former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's explosive testimony before the Jan. 6th committee. Joined by: Jackie Alemany, Neal Katyal, Charlie Sykes, Ben Rhodes, Rep. Elaine Luria, Denver Riggleman, Katie Benner, Harry Litman, Frank Figliuzzi, Claire McCaskill, John Brennan, and Rep. Jim Himes
Nicolle Wallace discusses new scrutiny on Sen. Ron Johnson for his role in Trump's fake electors conspiracy. Plus, a judge upholds Dominion's defamation case against Fox, bipartisan gun legislation, Trump's pressure on the DOJ in the lead-up to 1/6, and Democrats' push to run on big issues.Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Harry Litman, Charlie Sykes, Claire McCaskill, Fred Guttenberg, Maya Wiley, Mike Schmidt, Ben Rhodes, Rep. Pete Aguilar, Matthew Dowd, and Cornell Belcher