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Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.
Cohen claims Trump directed him to make payments – and that Mueller has proof
Tonight on The Last Word: Following his sentencing, Michael Cohen said on national television that Trump “directed me to make the payments.” Bob Woodward joins Lawrence to discuss where we are now in the Mueller investigation and Trump’s new acting WH chief of staff. And Democrats demand an investigation after a 7-year-old migrant girl from Guatemala died in the custody of U.S. border control. Bob Woodward, Chuck Rosenberg, Jill Wine-Banks, Matt Miller, Cal Perry, and Rep. Norma Torres join Lawrence.
|Dec 15, 2018|
Trump concerned about impeachment
Tonight on The Last Word: Sources are telling NBC News that Trump is concerned about impeachment. This as Trump shifts his explanations on Cohen’s payouts to women and his inaugural committee is under criminal investigation. Plus, new reporting that Trump is considering his son-in-law Jared Kushner for chief of staff. Also, Maria Butina please guilty, agrees to cooperate with investigators. And the senate votes to withdraw U.S. support for war in Yemen. Joyce Vance, Harry Litman, Rep. Mike Quigley, Neera Tanden, Nicholas Kristof and Malcolm Nance all join Ali Velshi.
|Dec 14, 2018|
Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison
Tonight on The Last Word: Trump is in legal jeopardy as Cohen is sentenced to 3 years in jail and tabloid publisher David Pecker is coopering with prosecutors. Julian Castro tells Lawrence why he exploring a run for president in 2020. And John Kelly will stay on as Chief of Staff while Trump hunts for someone else to do the job. Daniel Goldman, Jill Wine-Banks, Barbara McQuade, Ron Klain, Julian Castro and James Fallows all join Lawrence O’Donnell.
|Dec 13, 2018|