House Democrats elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Nancy Pelosi as party leader. Meantime, the January 6 committee reveals new details on its final report. Plus, Congress is on track to pass a measure avoiding a looming nationwide rail strike. Yamiche Alcindor, Carol Leonnig, Joyce Vance, Rep. Jake Auchincloss, Mara Gay, Matthew Dowd, and Kara Swisher join.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th Select Committee's newest witness as it barrels towards their final report at the end of the year, the United States' victory in the World Cup, the latest from the Fulton County DA's investigation and more.Joined by: Carol Leonnig, Jonathan Lemire, Neal Katyal, Bobby Ghosh, Kevin Blackistone, Yamiche Alcindor, Andrew Weissmann, Ryan Reilly, Glenn Kirschner and Joyce Vance.
Ali Velshi is joined by Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, Jeremy Duda, Journalist at Axios, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Rebecca Nagle, Cherokee Nation Author and Writer, Carol Leonnig, Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter at The Washington Post, Rep. Diana DeGette (D) Colorado, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Founding Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, Tim O'Brien, Senior Columnist at Bloomberg Opinion, and David Cay Johnston, Co-Founder of DCReport.org.
After years of legal fights, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of Trump's tax records to House Democrats. Meantime, a federal appeals court signals it's likely to end the special master review of the documents found at Mar-a-Lago. New accounts from inside Club Q amid rising anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Plus, an inside look at how radio became a megaphone for the right wing. Carol Leonnig, Shannon Pettypiece, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Leslie Herod, Katie Thorton, Charlie Sykes, and Amb. William Taylor join.
Michael's conversation with Washington Post reporter Phil Rucker upon the paperback release of "A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America", which he co-authored with Carol Leonnig. The paperback was released on 23 February 2021. Original air date 23 February 2021.
On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: snow day reading + scheduled reading time Current Reads: books that blew us away Deep Dive: finding your nonfiction fit The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes about our reading lives As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down! We are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). The goal here is to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your laundry detergent, if you recently got obsessed with switching up your laundry game) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!* . . . . 1:32 - Bookish Moment of the Week 6:09 - Current Reads 6:16 - A Place Called Home by David Ambroz (Kaytee) 11:20 - Death and Croissants by Ian Moore (Meredith) 12:36 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman 15:04 - Blackwell's UK 15:29 - Plain Bad Heroines by Emily Danforth (Kaytee) 15:37 - The Novel Neighbor 16:45 - Run Time by Catherine Ryan Howard 19:19 - My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (Meredith) 22:58 - The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill (Kaytee) 23:14 - The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill 23:20 - When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill 27:24 - Bookmarks 27:47 - Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente (Meredith) 30:45 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 31:05 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 32:44 - Fable App 34:54 - Finding Your Nonfiction Niche 36:59 - CR Season 4: Episode 24 38:32 - A Place Called Home by David Ambroz 38:49 - Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry 38:56 - Down and Out in Paradise by Charles Leerhsen 39:16 - Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 39:24 - You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe 40:13 - Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Carol Leonnig 40:33 - The Palace Papers by Tina Brown 41:12 - Happy At Any Cost by Kirsten Grind and Katherine Sayre 44:13 - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin 44:25 - The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell 45:04 - Julie and Julia by Julie Powell 46:00 - Love and Saffron by Kim Fay 46:12 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 46:16 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 46:19 - The Black Count by Tom Reiss 46:37 - The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler 47:39 - Meet Us At The Fountain I wish to let everyone know about Everyday Reading. (Kaytee) 47:55 - Everyday Reading blog 48:09 - Everyday Reading Instagram 48:22 - Everyday Reading Christmas Reading Advent Calendar I wish everyone would jump on the ASMR bandwagon. (Meredith) 0:33 - The Vault of Ambience on Youtube Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram firstname.lastname@example.org Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcastand www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading
The NYT's Business Investigations Editor reveals the dark side of American law. Delivering a "devastating and rollicking" (Carol Leonnig) exposé of the astonishing power wielded by the world's largest law firms, David Enrich traces how one firm shielded OPIOID MAKERS, GUN COMPANIES, BIG TOBACCO, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS, FOX NEWS, and much of the FORTUNE 500; helped DONALD TRUMP get elected, govern, and evade investigation; masterminded the conservative remaking of THE COURTS . . . AND MADE A KILLING ALONG THE WAY In his acclaimed #1 bestseller Dark Towers, David Enrich presented the never-before-told saga of how Deutsche Bank became the global face of financial recklessness and criminality. Now Enrich turns his eye towards the world of "Big Law" and the nearly unchecked influence these firms wield to shield the wealthy and powerful-and bury their secrets. To tell this story, Enrich focuses on Jones Day, one of the world's largest law firms. Jones Day's narrative arc-founded in Cleveland in 1893, it became the first law firm to expand nationally and is now a global juggernaut with deep ties to corporate interests and conservative politics-is a powerful encapsulation of the changes that have swept the legal industry in recent decades.
Guests: Michael Beschloss, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Ian Bassin, Carol Leonnig, Rep. Katie PorterThe President makes the case to preserve democracy as the other political party openly advocates for ending it. Then, the newly leaked Eastman emails and the explicit goal to use Justice Clarence Thomas to overturn the will of the voters. Plus, Carol Leonnig's new reporting on the violent attack targeting the Speaker of the House. And Rep. Katie Porter on why grocery stores, oil companies and others are openly admitting that your inflated prices are making them record profits.
Elon Musk officially takes over Twitter and sources say the billionaire immediately fired three of the company's top executives. Plus, Democrats give their closing message on the economy before the midterms. Elizabeth Dwoskin, Kara Swisher, Mark McKinnon, Peter Baker, Carol Leonnig, Joyce Vance, Brian Schwartz, and Judd Legum join.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the Justice Department's request to a federal judge to force the two top lawyers from the former president's administration to provide additional grand jury testimony, how national extremist groups are targeting local elections, a conversation with Bob Woodward about his new audiobook which present raw tape of his 20 interviews with the former president and more. Joined by: Harry Litman, Carol Leonnig, Mary McCord, Franklin Foer, John Micek, Mini Timmaraju, Fatima Goss Graves, Kim Atkins Stohr, Matt Dowd, Cornell Belcher and Bob Woodward.
President Biden raises the stakes for the midterms, promising to legalize abortion if Democrats can keep their majorities in Congress. Meantime, the January 6th investigation enters a critical phase as it plans to subpoena Donald Trump. Plus, with three weeks until midterms, Republicans are hammering opponents on a top issue for voters - inflation and the economy. Shannon Pettypiece, Glenn Kirschner, Carol Leonnig, Michael Steele, Robert Gibbs, Kyle Spencer, and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes join.
Ali Velshi is joined by Olivia Troye, Fmr. Homeland Security Advisor and Counterterror Advisor to VP Pence, Barbara McQuade, Fmr. U.S. Attorney in Michigan, Rep. Tom Malinowski (D) New Jersey, Nicole Hockley, CEO of Sandy Hook Promise, Julia Boorstin, Senior Media & Tech Reporter at CNBC, Carol Leonnig,Investigative Reporter at The Washington Post, Rep. Stacey Plaskett, (D) U.S. Virgin Islands, Kira Rudik, Ukrainian Parliament Member, and Alex Gino, Award-winning Author of ‘Melissa'.
The likely final Jan. 6th hearing is expected to focus on Trump's state of mind the day of the Capitol riot and reveal new material the committee has gathered over the past couple months. Plus, new reporting reveals a Trump employee told the FBI the former president directed him to move boxes of records at Mar-a-Lago. And, a jury ordered Alex Jones pay $965 million to eight Sandy Hook families in a defamation trial. Carol Leonnig, Andrew Weissman, Hugo Lowell, Denver Riggleman, Nicole Hockley, Mark Barden, Ben Collins, and Frank Figliuzzi join.
Scott interviews Philip Rucker, co-author of the New York Times bestselling book "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald Trump's Catastrophic Final Year” with his Washington Post colleague, Carol Leonnig. Their book opens at the very beginning of 2020 when the COVID pandemic arrives, carries through the January 6, 2021 insurrection, and ends with Joe Biden's inauguration 14 days later. The book includes material from 140 sources, including cabinet members, senior administration officials, advisors, and a bizarre interview with Trump himself. I Alone Can Fix It gives readers a thorough behind-the-scenes look at Trump's handling of the final year of his presidency. Philip talks to Scott about Trump's reaction to January 6th and how Mike Pence fulfilled the President's duties that day. Rucker set out to learn specifics about cabinet meetings with Trump. What was everybody saying around the table specifically? What were people writing in their diaries? What were people remembering? In this interview, Scott discusses the highlights of some of Rucker's work and asks probing questions about the reception of this crucial information to voters. “Vice President Pence was on the phone with the Pentagon to make sure the National Guard were on the way and to make sure troops were coming to the Capitol to help secure it and to assist the Capitol Police, who were obviously seized and beleaguered,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist explained. “Pence was the one who fulfilled those presidential duties that day, in large part because Trump was AWOL. He was too busy watching the television.” “He was fixated on November 3rd and making sure that he would be popular. And so at every turn during the coronavirus response.” Rucker told Scott about the one guiding principle for the former POTUS throughout the pandemic. “Trump was making decisions based on politics, not based on science or how to save lives, or how to level with the American people, but based on how to help himself politically. And that's not our opinion. That's the judgment of the people who worked with Trump in leading the response.” Philip Rucker is the senior Washington correspondent at The Washington Post and led its coverage of President Trump and his administration as White House Bureau chief. He and a team of Post reporters won the Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for their reporting on Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Rucker joined the Post in 2005 and previously has covered Congress, the Obama White House, and the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. He is an on-air political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and graduated from Yale University with a degree in history. This interview was originally recorded in July 2021. This post uses affiliate links.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the new reporting that the DOJ believes that the former president did may not have returned all of the classified documents taken from the White House, a look at both the Arizona and Georgia Senate races, the latest from the Oath Keepers trial, examining President Biden's latest comments about Vladimir Putin and more. Joined by: Mike Schmidt, Harry Litman, Carol Leonnig, Pete Strzok, Tim Miller, Rev. Al Sharpton, Josh Gerstein, Tracy Walder, Ryan Reilly, Michael McFaul, Alexander Vindman, Michele Goodwin and Charlie Sykes.
Former President Trump made an emergency request asking the Supreme Court to intervene in his Mar-a-Lago classified documents case. It comes as the nation's highest court hears arguments in Alabama's redistricting case, marking a major test of the Voting Rights Act. Plus, Herschel Walker is denying reports that he paid for an ex-girlfriend's abortion, while his son accusing him of lying. The Georgia Senate controversy raises the question of “candidate quality.” Carol Leonnig, Zoe Tillman, Melissa Murray, James Carville, and Jason Beardsley join.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the reporting that Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker paid for his girlfriend's abortion, Trump's emergency appeal to the Supreme Court to block the DOJ's criminal investigation into the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago, a look ahead at the midterms and a conversation with Mary Trump, the niece of the former president. Joined by: Alexi McCammond, Patricia Murphy, Tara Setmayer, Rick Stengel, Carol Leonnig, Joyce Vance, Steve Kornacki, Katie Benner, Frank Figliuzzi, Mary Trump, and Robert Gibbs.
Servants of the Damned: Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump, and the Corruption of Justice by David Enrich The NYT's Business Investigations Editor reveals the dark side of American law. Delivering a "devastating" (Carol Leonnig) exposé of the astonishing yet shadowy power wielded by the world's largest law firms, David Enrich traces how one firm shielded opioid makers, gun companies, big tobacco, Russian oligarchs, Fox News, the Catholic Church, and much of the Fortune 500; helped Donald Trump get elected, govern, and evade investigation; masterminded the conservative remaking of the courts . . . and make a killing along the way. In his acclaimed #1 bestseller Dark Towers, David Enrich presented the never-before-told saga of how Deutsche Bank became the global face of financial recklessness and criminality. Now Enrich turns his eye towards the world of “Big Law” and the nearly unchecked influence these firms wield to shield the wealthy and powerful—and bury their secrets. To tell this story, Enrich focuses on Jones Day, one of the world's largest law firms. Jones Day's narrative arc—founded in Cleveland in 1893, it became the first law firm to expand nationally and is now a global juggernaut with deep ties to corporate interests and conservative politics—is a powerful encapsulation of the changes that have swept the legal industry in recent decades. Since 2016, Jones Day has been in the spotlight for representing Donald Trump and his campaigns (and now his PACs)—and for the fleet of Jones Day attorneys who joined his administration, including White House Counsel Don McGahn. Jones Day helped Trump fend off the Mueller investigation and challenged Obamacare. Its once and future lawyers defended Trump's Muslim ban and border policies and handled his judicial nominations. Jones Day even laid some of the legal groundwork for Trump to challenge the legitimacy of the 2020 election. But the Trump work is but one chapter in the firm's checkered history. Jones Day, like many of its peers, have become highly effective enablers of the business world's worst misbehavior. The firm has for decades represented Big Tobacco in its fight to avoid liability for its products. Jones Day worked tirelessly for the Catholic Church as it tried to minimize its sexual-abuse scandals. And for Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, as it sought to protect its right to make and market its dangerously addictive drug. And for Fox News as it waged war against employees who were the victims of sexual harassment and retaliation. And for Russian oligarchs as their companies sought to expand internationally. In this gripping and revealing new work of narrative nonfiction, Enrich makes the compelling central argument that law firms like Jones Day play a crucial yet largely hidden role in enabling and protecting powerful bad actors in our society, housing their darkest secrets, and earning billions in revenue for themselves.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest on Hurricane Ian after it makes a second landfall in South Carolina, the former president's lawyers warning in the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation, Vladimir Putin's dramatic escalation against the United States and the West and more. Joined by: Kathy Park, Ali Velshi, Mike McNees, Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, Michael Steele, Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael McFaul, Alexander Vindman, Shaq Brewster, Blayne Alexander, Nicolete Vaughn, Mara Gay, Harry Litman and Stan Hays.
The Jan. 6th committee announced it is postponing Wednesday's public hearing due to Hurricane Ian. Meantime, we're learning Secret Service leadership confiscated the phones of 24 agents involved in the Capitol riot response. Plus, an update on Hurricane Ian as it barrels towards the state's west coast. Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, Hugo Lowell, Michael Steele, Robert Gibbs, Somara Theodore, Francis Suarez, and Kate Kelly join.
Nicolle Wallace discusses President Biden condemning acts of hate and violence in the U.S. Plus, former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows is complying with a subpoena from the DOJ's January 6th probe, the former president warns of ‘big problems' if the DOJ indicts him, Florida's governor uses migrants as political pawns, the DOJ awaits a ruling from a judge on the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation, a new book reveals John Kelly consulted a book warning that Trump was psychologically unfit while he served as chief of staff, and new atrocities revealed in Ukraine as Russians flee. Joined by: Mike Memoli, Jason Johnson, Aisha Mills, Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, Rep. Jim Himes, John Brennan, Harry Litman, Basil Smikle, Miles Taylor, Dr. Irwin Redlener, and Joan Baez
The Justice Department subpoenaed about 40 people and seized two phones related to the actions of Donald Trump, his allies and efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Ukraine seizes back key areas in the Kharkiv region, forcing a Russian retreat. Plus, more information is revealed on status of the congressional stock trading ban and lawmakers who were investigated for taking advantage of it. Carol Leonnig, Chuck Rosenberg, Asha Rangappa, Kevin Baron, and Rep. Abigail Spanberger join.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the new developments that have deepened former President Trump's legal jeopardy. Plus, how Democrats might now be winning the culture wars, a new book by a former top federal prosecutor offers an inside look at the DOJ under Trump, efforts to bar Trump from the White House, and King Charles III ushers in a new era in the British Royal Family. Joined by: Carol Leonnig, Harry Litman, Frank Figliuzzi, Charlie Sykes, Rev. Al Sharpton, Alexi McCammond, Michael Schmidt, Eddie Glaude, Rick Wilson, and Keir Simmons
Former US Solicitor General Neal Katyal and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post in conversation with Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times.
In a prime time speech, President Biden condemned “MAGA forces” and called on Americans to fight against threats to democracy. Meantime, the judge deciding whether Trump will get a special master in the Mar-a-Lago search stopped short of issuing a ruling, but revealed a more detailed inventory of the materials seized would be made public. Plus, a one-on-one interview with Maryland gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore on the upcoming elections and his Trump-backed opponent. Carol Leonnig, Glenn Kirschner, Katie Phang, Tim Miller, Symone Sanders-Townsend, and Wes Moore join.
Ali Velshi is joined by Democratic Representative Stacey Plaskett, former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, former CIA officer David Priess, Center for Reproductive Rights' CEO Nancy Northup, author Ellen Hopkins, New York Times photojournalist Lynsey Addario, Brookings senior fellow Andre Perry, Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ali Vitali, and CNBC's Annie Nova.
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
Two weeks after the search at Mar-a-Lago, Trump files a lawsuit requesting a judge appoint a “special master” to review the seized materials. New York Times reporting details just how many classified documents were held at the former President's Florida estate. And as more buses from Texas and Arizona unload migrants, places like New York and Washington, D.C. are crying for help. Yamiche Alcindor, Glenn Kirschner, Carol Leonnig, Jason Johnson, David Jolly, and Rep. Ritchie Torres join.
John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the ongoing fallout from the FBI's Mar-a-Lago search. Plus, Rudy Giuliani is named a target of the Georgia election probe, Wyoming prepares for a key GOP primary, and Salman Rushdie's road to recovery.Joined by: Jackie Alemany, Frank Figliuzzi, John Brennan, David Laufman, Carol Leonnig, Jake Sherman, Charlie Sykes, Vaughn Hillyard, and Suzanne Nossel
Guests: Helene Cooper, Lawrence Wright, Steve Kornacki, Carol Leonnig, Etan Thomas, Kavitha DavidsonTonight: President Biden announces that the United States killed the head of al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Plus, Steve Kornacki is at the Big Board with the latest on Tuesday's primary elections. Then, reflecting on America's legacy of targeting Black athletes.
There has been an explosion of headlines in recent days announcing that the Department of Justice is criminally investigating Donald Trump. Specifically, Washington Post investigative journalist Carol Leonnig has reported some of the precise questions federal prosecutors have been asking witnesses in the grand jury about the statements, conduct and behavior of Donald Trump. But a debate has arisen about whether the DOJ has or has not "opened a grand jury investigation on Donald Trump." That question is more semantics than substance. This video is an explainer of the two most common ways prosecutors open or initiate grand jury investigation and the difference between the two. For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/ Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at: https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts. To subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/JusticeMatters Follow me on: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
New reporting reveals that the Dept. of Homeland Security watchdog scrapped a plan to investigate the missing Secret Service texts from on and around 1/6. We learn more about Mick Mulvaney's testimony to the 1/6 committee. And a look back at a week of wins and challenges for the Biden administration. Carol Leonnig, Jeff Mason, Glenn Kirschner, Matthew Dowd, Maria Teresa Kumar, and Jon Meacham join.
Tonight on the Last Word: A federal judge rejected Donald Trump's previous attempts to have January 6 civil suits dismissed. Also, Trump's GOP allies are likely to be called for testimony. Plus, the Uvalde city council unanimously passes a resolution urging Gov. Abbott to call a special session on guns. And The Washington Post reports that pre-January 6 texts of Trump Homeland Security officials Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli are missing. Neal Katyal, Edward Caspar, Mark Leibovich, Beto O'Rourke and Carol Leonnig join Lawrence O'Donnell.
Tonight on the Last Word: The Washington Post reports that the Justice Department is investigating Donald Trump's actions regarding January 6 and the effort to overturn the 2020 election. Also, Attorney General Merrick Garland won't rule out prosecuting Trump. And the U.S. Secret Service faces criticism over missing texts. Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, Laurence Tribe, Andrew Weissmann and Jim Helminski join Lawrence O'Donnell.
We lead this episode of The ReidOut with Attorney General Merrick Garland in a rare interview telling NBC's Lester Holt what might happen next in the DOJ's investigation of the January 6th insurrection. Plus, the man who caused it was back in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, with many of the same Republican politicians who fled the Capitol insurrection coming out to "kiss the ring." Then, The Washington Post reports that the Justice Department is looking into former president Donald Trump's actions as part of a criminal probe, according to four people familiar with the situation. Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who reported on this breaking news story, joins us to discuss. Next, Dr. Anthony Fauci shares the White House's plans to get the monkeypox outbreak under control. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the Justice Department's investigation into Trump's actions on Jan. 6th. Plus, Congress grapples with reforming the Electoral Count Act, gunmakers testify on Capitol Hill, and a potential deal to free Brittney Griner.Joined by: Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, Charlie Sykes, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Jackie Alemany, Joyce Vance, Miles Taylor, Marc Elias, and Michael Crowley
For a preview on the Jan. 6 hearings Thursday, we turn to two individuals who have been following the proceedings closely. Carol Leonnig, an investigative reporter at The Washington Post, and Jamil Jaffer, a law professor at George Mason University and former associate counsel to President George W. Bush, join Judy Woodruff to discuss. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Following President Joe Biden's address on concerns over the climate crisis, NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad discusses the administration's approach to combat extreme weather. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) urges President Biden to declare a national climate emergency. Preview of NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Peter Alexander's exclusive interview with Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska. Carol Leonnig, investigative reporter for the Washington Post, discusses the Secret Service and the January 6th investigation. Maria Teresa Kumar and Brad Todd recount Tuesday's Maryland Republican primary results.
New reporting reveals the Secret Service has no new Jan. 6 texts to give the committee. It comes as the National Archives requested an investigation into the “potential unauthorized deletion” of those messages. Plus, the ACLU works to protect abortion rights with a “firewall” on the local level. And the House votes to protect same sex marriage. Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig, Andrew Weissman, Kary Moss, Tim Miller, and Sen. Roland Gutierrez join.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the Jan. 6th committee's upcoming hearing about Trump's inaction during the insurrection. Plus, jury selection for Steve Bannon, anti-abortion groups pressure the GOP, a little-known lawyer's plot to subvert the 2020 election, a report details the failed police response to the Uvalde shooting, and the changing political landscape.Joined by: Carol Leonnig, Harry Litman, Tim O'Brien, Claire McCaskill, Alexi McCammond, Dr. Tracey Wilkinson, Jake Sherman, Barbara McQuade, Frank Figliuzzi, and Lis Smith
Tonight: Why the former Overstock CEO's testimony could prove crucial to the Jan. 6 committee. Then, Carol Leonnig on reports the Secret Service is not cooperating with the January 6th investigation. Plus, new reporting that "target" letters were sent to Trump allies in Georgia. And John Podesta on why he says Joe Manchin, "single handedly doomed humanity."
The person who Rep. Liz Cheney says Trump tried to contact, is a member of the White House support staff that was in talks with the Jan. 6th committee. It comes as Steve Bannon makes a second run at getting his Monday trial on contempt of Congress charges pushed back. Plus, inflation hits a 40 year high in June's CPI report. Carol Leonnig, Barbara McQuade, Judd Legum, Sergo Martinez-Beltran, John Della Volpe, Peter Hamby, and Sari Horwitz join.
Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump's efforts to influence witnesses in the Jan. 6th inquiry. Plus, Sen. Graham is ordered to testify before a Georgia grand jury, the GOP refuses to hold Trump accountable, and a congressional hearing on abortion restrictions.Joined by: Katie Benner, Carol Leonnig, Barbara McQuade, Rick Stengel, Donell Harvin, Ashley Parker, Amanda Carpenter, Kim Atkins Stohr, David Jolly, Rep. Madeleine Dean, and Fatima Goss Graves
Dramatic testimony from Tuesday's January 6th hearing reveals former President Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election and alleged tampering with hearing witnesses. Carol Lam and Carol Leonnig analyze the case presented by the Jan. 6th committee and Trump's potential criminal liability. John Podhoretz and Basil Smikle join the Meet the Press NOW roundtable. President Biden prepares to depart for his Middle East trip as pressure mounts at home.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the ongoing impact of testimony before the Jan. 6th panel by Trump's former staffers and allies. Plus, the future of abortion access, Trump's call to extremists on Jan. 6th, a new book on Trump's enablers in the GOP, and Russia targets civilians in its latest strikes on Ukraine.Joined by: Jake Sherman, Carol Leonnig, Claire McCaskill, Donny Deutsch, Cecile Richards, Charlie Sykes, Clint Watts, Andrew Weissmann, Jackie Alemany, Mark Leibovich, and Ali Arouzi
Nicolle Wallace discusses the July 4th parade shooting that left seven dead and dozens injured. Plus, possible criminal referrals from the Jan. 6th committee, a Fulton County grand jury subpoenas top Trump insiders, never-before-seen Trump documentary footage, MAGA-world attorneys continue to thrive, and Brittney Griner sends Biden a handwritten letter.Joined by: Chris Jansing, Tom Winter, Claire McCaskill, Peter Strzok, Shannon Watts, Greg Bluestein, Carol Leonnig, Barbara McQuade, Charles Blow, Heidi Przybyla, and Michael Crowley
In the 1/6 hearing on Tuesday, former West Wing aide Cassidy Hutchinson gave a bombshell testimony with new details from January 6th. One day following the hearing, the 1/6 committee subpoenaed former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone. Plus, the continued fallout from the SCOTUS reversal of Roe v. Wade. Jackie Alemany, Luke Broadwater, Melissa Murray, Carol Leonnig, Clint Watts, Carlos Curbelo, Xochitl Hinojosa, and Yamiche Alcindor join.
Nicolle Wallace discusses the fallout from Cassidy Hutchinson's dramatic testimony and the Jan. 6th panel's next steps. Plus, election deniers lose in Colorado, and fighting rages on in eastern Ukraine.Joined by: Carol Leonnig, Luke Broadwater, Joyce Vance, Katty Kay, Andrew Weissmann, Mike Schmidt, Aaron Blake, A.B. Stoddard, Charles Blow, Michael Beschloss, Matt Dowd, Cornell Belcher, and Ali Arouzi
Nicolle Wallace discusses the last-minute addition of a public hearing by the Jan. 6th committee. Plus, mass protests ensue after the Supreme Court overturns Roe, and a Russian missile hits a Ukrainian shopping mall.Joined by: Jackie Alemany, Jonathan Karl, Mike Schmidt, Claire McCaskill, Kim Atkins Stohr, Alexi McCammond, Carol Leonnig, Julie Davis, Tim Miller, Irin Carmon, Errin Haines, Greg Myre, and Amb. Michael McFaul