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Robert Mueller's boss was called to the White House by President Trump and told to investigate those investigating the president. Ashley Parker, Julia Ainsley, Jeremy Bash, Cynthia Alksne, Matthew Miller, Robert Anderson and Michael Crowley join to discuss that and much more.
Trump is accusing the FBI of spying on his campaign but reports indicate the Bureau's informant was looking into Russia's ties to the campaign. And another American town, Sante Fe, Texas, is dealing with the tragic loss of life from another school shooting. Robert Costa, Brian Bennett, Josh Gerstein, Mieke Eoyang, Daniel Goldman, Jennifer Rodgers, Bill Kristol, and Chris Jansing join the program.
Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani spent Thursday launching blistering attacks at the Mueller probe, the FBI, and the Justice Dept. on FOX News - Trump's favorite cable news network. This as news Manafort's former son-in-law is now cooperating with the feds. Michael Schmidt, Jill Colvin, Philip Rucker, Guy Lewis, Matt Miller, Matthew Nussbaum, Jeremy Peters, and Jon Meacham all join the program.
Rudy Giuliani took to cable news to say Trump's legal team is working to get the Russia investigation over and done with as Mueller's probe enters year two. All the while, a steady stream of news breaks about who leaked Michael Cohen's financial documents and why, what Trump Jr. told Senate investigators, and how the Russia investigation got started during the 2016 campaign. A team of reporters and four veterans of the FBI who worked with Mueller join to discuss it all.
The New York Times breaks a late story saying a Trump White House aide told Senate investigators in March that he possibly remembers getting an email from Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos promising dirt on Hillary Clinton from Moscow. But thus far, investigators reportedly have been unable to find it. Plus, North Korea is now threatening to back out of talks with the U.S. Michael Schmidt, Robert Costa, Kimberly Atkins, John Heilemann, Anita Kumar, Joe Cirincione, Clint Watts, Stephanie Ruhle, and Steve Kornacki all join.
A huge report from The Washington Post details what life is like inside the West Wing and inside the federal building where Mueller is working as the Russia probe crosses the one year mark. Plus, dozens of Palestinians are dead after violent protests on the day the U.S. opens its new embassy in Jerusalem. Ashley Parker, Jonathan Lemire, Mimi Rocah, Peter Baker, Janine Zacharia, and David Jolly all join.
There's new reporting on Mueller looking into Michael Cohen and the debate within Trump's legal team over a sit-down with Robert Mueller. Plus, the White House is a growing firestorm after an aide reportedly mocked Sen. John McCain's cancer diagnosis. Josh Gerstein, Catherine Lucey, Jennifer Rodgers, Steve Schmidt, Sahil Kapur, Mara Gay, Michael Beschloss, and Jon Meacham all join to discuss.
Trump goes to Indiana to hold a campaign-style rally as Mike Pence tells NBC News' Andrea Mitchell it's time for the Mueller probe to end. We also got reports that Trump's Homeland Security Secy. almost resigned and a White House aide mocked Sen. McCain saying 'he's dying anyway.' Michael Schmidt, Daniel Goldman, Cynthia Alksne, Peter Baker, Jackie Calmes, Matthew Nussbaum, and Rick Stengel all join.
Fighting back, Trump attorney Michael Cohen says some details alleged by Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti are untrue. Plus, we take a look back at the year that's unfolded since James Comey was fired by Pres. Trump. Robert Costa, Guy Lewis, Joyce Vance, Philip Rucker, Anita Kumar, Jeremy Peters, Michael Crowley, and Sue Mi Terry all join.
Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, claims that Trump's attorney Michael Cohen received hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Russian oligarch. News organizations are poring over documents which could further complicate Trump and Cohen's legal woes. Plus, we have breaking results from multiple primary races. Frank Figliuzzi, Sam Stein, Jill Colvin, John Heilemann, Steve Kornacki, Morgan Radford, Charlie Sykes, Katie Rogers, and Michael McFaul all join.
After several days of headline-grabbing interviews on the president's legal woes, Trump is reportedly growing frustrated with Rudy Giuliani. Plus, The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump's legal team is aiming for May 17 to decide about a Trump-Mueller interview. Ashley Parker, Peter Baker, Barbara McQuade, Jonathan Lemire, James Carville, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, and Jon Meacham all join the program.
The New York Times reports Trump is said to have known about the payment to Stormy Daniels - and what the money was for - months before he denied knowledge of it to reporters on April 5. Plus, Trump took to the stage in Dallas to speak to the NRA... but brought up Kanye West, John Kerry, nuclear war and more. Matt Apuzzo, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Josh Gerstein, Amber Phillips, Danny Cevallos, Jonathan Allen, and Mike Pesca all join.
Rudy Giuliani blows up the Trump legal strategy where hush money paid to a porn star is concerned and then Trump doubles down. So how does it change the investigation? And has the White House lost all credibility to tell the truth? Clint Watts, Kimberly Atkins, Carol Leonnig, Jill Wine-Banks, Jackie Calmes, Shannon Pettypiece, Eugene Robinson, and Rick Stengel all join.
During a FOX News interview, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity that Trump paid Michael Cohen back for the $130,000 paid in hush money to Stormy Daniels. But Trump has in the past said he knew nothing of the payment. Matt Apuzzo, Philip Rucker, Nicolle Wallace, Mimi Rocah, Peter Zeidenberg, Robert Anderson, Mara Gay, and Jeremy Peters all join.
The Washington Post reports that back in March during a tense meeting between Robert Mueller and Trump's legal team, Mueller suggested Trump could be subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury if he refused to talk to federal investigators. Plus, Trump's old doctor says Trump's bodyguard lawyer raided his office and Rod Rosenstein fires back against attacks on the DOJ. Robert Costa, Julia Ainsley, Joyce Vance, Matthew Nussbaum, Jonathan Lemire, Charlie Sykes, and Steve Kornacki join.
The New York Times published a list the paper obtained of 49 questions - and there could be more - of questions Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask Pres. Trump. They're detailed and specific. Plus, NBC News reports officials say John Kelly repeatedly called Trump "an idiot" and Stormy Daniels sued Trump again... this time over a tweet. Michael Schmidt, Matt Apuzzo, Barbara McQuade, Jeremy Bash, Jill Colvin, Ashley Parker, and A.B. Stoddard join to discuss.
Trump hosted two world leaders this week as the drama over North South Korea played out, all while his VA pick was forced out and the Russia, Stormy, Cohen inquiries continue. Plus, we have new details about the Russian lawyer who was in that infamous Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016. Katie Rogers, Catherine Lucey, Jeremy Bash, Clint Watts, Malcolm Nance, Mike Murphy, and Michael Beschloss all join to discuss.
Trump started his day by giving his favorite cable news morning show a jaw-dropping, grievance-filled interview going after James Comey, Democrats, the media, the Justice Dept., and more. Plus, EPA boss Scott Pruitt faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about multiple ethics scandals and a historic meeting occurred between the leaders of North and South Korea. Jennifer Rodgers, Jeremy Bash, Robert Costa, Kimberly Atkins, John Heilemann, Nancy Cook, Jeremy Peters, and Bill Neely all join.
Rudy Giuliani, now part of Trump's Russia legal team, has met with Robert Mueller according to The Washington Post. This comes as NBC News reports Trump's pick to head Veteran Affairs, Dr. Ronny Jackson, is in talks to withdraw facing damning misconduct allegations. Philip Rucker, Julia Ainsley, Joyce Vance, Daniel Goldman, Michael Crowley, Jackie Calmes, and Paul Rieckhoff join the program.
During French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit in Washington, Pres. Trump brushed his shoulder in front of the press saying he had "dandruff" on his shoulder. Meanwhile, the two leaders talked about a host of issues including Iran and Syria. This comes as Trump's pick to head VA, Ronny Johnson, faces allegations of misconduct. Peter Baker, Anita Kumar, Steve Kornacki, Jack Quinn, Christopher Dickey, Eugene Robinson, and Bill Kristol all join.
Trump spent the weekend rage tweeting over Russia and Cohen investigations ahead of a visit by French leader Emmanuel Macron, the first state visit of Trump's presidency. This as news the confirmation hearings for Trump's pick to head Veterans Affairs are being postponed after reports and George H.W. Bush is hospitalized. Robert Costa, Ashley Parker, Jonathan Lemire, Susan Glasser, Toluse Olorunnipa, Jon Meacham, and Amy Chozick join the program.
The Washington Post reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the White House he might quit, if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gets fired by Donald Trump. This as North Korea says it's suspending nuclear and missile tests. Matt Apuzzo, Vivian Salama, Daniel Goldman, Joe Cirincione, Jeremy Bash, Jonathan Allen, Nancy Cook, and Michael Beschloss all join.
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