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By Nicolle Wallace, MSNBC

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Arthur
 Jul 4, 2019
She is good. for a Republican she has common sense and laughs at life. she is genius level at communication strategies. I listen often.

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Description

Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues. Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmakers every weekday.


Episode Date
“Down there in slugville”
00:42:16

Nicolle Wallace discusses the White House trying to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci as coronavirus surges across the country. Plus, Trump threatens the rule of law as he commutes the prison sentence of a political ally, Biden’s poll numbers grow in battleground states, and how Never-Trump Republicans could influence the election.

Joined by: Global health policy expert Dr. Vin Gupta, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, and New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay

Jul 13, 2020
"So few arbiters of truth”
00:44:27

Nicolle Wallace discusses the growing rift between Trump and his health experts on coronavirus. Plus, states face another pressure campaign to reopen from the president, Trump’s preoccupation with his own mental fitness, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley breaks from the president on renaming army bases named for Confederate leaders.

Joined by: White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, former Obama Health Policy Director Dr. Kavita Patel, executive editor for The Recount John Heilemann, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, senior correspondent for Boston’s public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins, and politics editor for the Daily Beast Sam Stein

Jul 10, 2020
"His reptilian brain recognizes that he is in danger"
00:46:07

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Supreme Court ruling today that NYC prosecutor Cy Vance can seek Trump’s tax returns. Plus, coronavirus hot spots in the South and West continue to surge, political speculation of a 'blue tsunami' come November, and a look inside the Trump administration’s policy of family separation.

Joined by: senior columnist for Bloomberg Opinion Tim O’Brien, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, editor for DC Circuit Breaker Katie Barlow, former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, and NBC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff

Jul 09, 2020
"False narratives are his jam”
00:44:48

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump’s new pressure campaign to send kids back to school in the fall. Plus star impeachment witness Alexander Vindman retires from the U.S. Army, the latest line of attack from Republicans that have turned against Trump, and Mary Trump reveals details about the financial grifting of the Trump family.

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, global health policy expert Dr. Vin Gupta, former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, political strategist Steve Schmidt, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, and senior columnist for Bloomberg Opinion Tim O’Brien

Jul 08, 2020
“He really does want to burn the house down”
00:44:54

Nicolle Wallace discusses Dr. Anthony Fauci warning that the U.S. is still “knee deep” in the first wave of coronavirus, while the president ignores the threat. Plus, a look at Mary Trump’s tell-all book about her uncle, Trump doubles down on race-baiting and divisiveness, and the White House is investigating who leaked the Russia bounty story.

Joined by: Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, and former top State Department official Rick Stengel

Jul 07, 2020
"This was never a marriage of love, this was a shotgun wedding"
01:27:52

Nicolle Wallace discusses the United States becoming the world’s example of how not to beat the coronavirus. Plus, how June went from bad to worse for Trump, the White House’s silence on Russia growing louder, Joe Biden maintains a steady lead over Donald Trump in the polls, and the NFL's Washington Redskins team says they will review their name.

Joined by: Carol Leonnig, Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Peter Hotez, Reverend Al Sharpton, A.B. Stoddard, John Heilemann, David Gura, Cal Perry, Dr. Kavita Patel, Eli Stokols, Rick Stengel, Basil Smikle, Elise Jordan, Gabe Gutierrez, Eddie Glaude, and Maya Wiley

*This episode of Deadline: White House was 2 hours long, enjoy!

Jul 04, 2020
"It reveals the lack of focus"
00:44:23

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump yet again polling behind Joe Biden as the country deals with multiple crises simultaneously. Plus, the president’s flagrant disregard for intelligence, the Trump campaign still dealing with the fallout from his Tulsa rally, and a Trump tell-all coming from inside the family.

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, senior advisor to the Biden campaign Karine Jean-Pierre, former CIA director John Brennan, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center Michael Leiter, former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, and senior columnist for Bloomberg Opinion Tim O’Brien

Jul 03, 2020
"Shining the light very brightly on the puppet strings he's pulling"
00:46:54

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Senate Intelligence Committee’s briefing with DNI John Ratcliffe on the latest Russia scandal engulfing the White House. Plus, Trump unsurprisingly calls the scandal a hoax, Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighs in ahead of her briefing with the Gang of 8 tomorrow, and the number of Republicans who think the country is going in the wrong direction soars.

Joined by: Senator Kamala Harris, White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, former deputy national security advisor for President Obama Ben Rhodes, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, and political strategist Steve Schmidt

Jul 01, 2020
"Just one dot in the mosaic”
00:43:48

Nicolle Wallace discusses new developments in the timeline of when the White House knew about intelligence that Russia was offering bounties to the Taliban for killing U.S. troops. Plus, what this scandal means for the government's relationship with the military, a number of states reverse reopening plans after coronavirus cases climb, and Biden accuses Trump of dereliction of duty

Joined by: Former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, New York Times reporter Adam Goldman, former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk, retired four star general Barry McCaffrey, chairman of the Center for African American studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude, and former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Jul 01, 2020
"None of this should surprise us anymore"
00:43:20

Nicolle Wallace discusses reports that the U.S. has intel that Russians offered Taliban-slinked militants bounty to kill American troops. Plus, coronavirus continues to surge across the country, the Trump administration’s bizarre explanation for why the president retweeted a racist video, and the Supreme Court strikes down a Louisiana abortion clinic law.

Joined by: former Chief of Staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, senior political reporter for the Washington Post Aaron Blake, professor of preventative medicine and infectious disease at Vanderbilt University Dr. William Schaffner, former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, executive editor for “The Recount” John Heilemann, and New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay

Jun 29, 2020
“In wonder wonderland”
00:44:21

Peter Alexander, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses coronavirus surging in states where Trump supported swift reopenings. Plus, the president raises questions over his second-term agenda, Florida pauses their reopening plan, and Trump continues his crusade against mail-in voting.

Joined by: New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, global health policy expert Dr. Vin Gupta, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, and former Congressman David Jolly

Jun 27, 2020
"Like a hot potato”
00:48:58

Nicolle Wallace discusses Donald Trump’s abdication of leadership as cases of coronavirus surge in the U.S. Plus, former National Security Advisor John Bolton weighs in on the level of corruption he saw inside the White House and Trump’s relationship with authoritarian leaders.

Joined by: former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, Ashley Parker and Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, and former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton

Jun 25, 2020
“The hand of the king”
00:44:28

Joy Reid, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses new polling that suggests voters are rejecting Trump on his handling of coronavirus and race. Plus, current and former DOJ officials testify on the politicization of the agency, candidate for Senate in Kentucky Charles Booker speaks about yesterday's primary where results are still being calculated, and Senate Democrats block the GOP police reform bill

Joined by: LA Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, senior correspondent for Boston’s public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, NBC News political correspondent Steve Kornacki, Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker, and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler

Jun 24, 2020
"A 200 pound canary that hit with a big thud"
00:44:20

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the president’s trip to Arizona despite rising coronavirus cases in the state. Plus, new polling shows Jacksonville residents do not want the RNC held there in August, Trump threatens jail time for protesters, and an inspiring show of solidarity from NASCAR.

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former Communications Director for the Obama White House Jen Palmieri, former Obama health policy director Dr. Kavita Patel, co-founder of Republican Voters Against Trump Mike Murphy, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, and chairman of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude

Jun 23, 2020
"A chaos agent"
00:46:51

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses Trumpworld trying to recover from the disappointing turnout at the Tulsa rally. Plus, two more members of Trump’s advance team test positive for coronavirus, William Barr’s standoff with a U.S. attorney, John Bolton issues a warning about the November election

Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, political strategist Steve Schmidt, president of Voto Latino Maria Teresa Kumar, former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotto, former assistant Watergate special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, and president of the Open Society Foundation Amb. Patrick Gaspard

Jun 22, 2020
BONUS: Pride + Protest
00:51:42

NBC News NOW and NBC Out present “Pride + Protest,” a conversation hosted by MSNBC’s Joshua Johnson. During Pride month and with the backdrop of the nationwide protests following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and now Rayshard Brooks, Johnson moderates a discussion on being Black and queer in America in 2020.

Jun 20, 2020
“Bracing for a whirlwind”
00:43:54

Nicolle Wallace discusses Tulsa bracing for Trump's first campaign rally since the coronavirus lockdown. Plus, Trump marks Juneteenth by threatening protesters, Joe Biden continues to grow his lead in the polls, and Trump’s pattern of lashing out at former aides

Joined by: NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, former Obama health policy director Dr. Kavita Patel, Tulsa attorney Paul DeMuro, President of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine Mark Leibovich, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, and former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi

Jun 19, 2020
"Clash of the ugly truth"
00:43:11

Nicolle Wallace discusses the new book from John Bolton making explosive claims about Donald Trump. Plus a former Secretary of Defense weighs in on Bolton's allegations against the president, the Supreme Court says the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shutdown DACA, and aides worry over Trump’s self-sabotage.

Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, and MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley

Jun 18, 2020
"It took a village"
00:37:02

Nicolle Wallace reacts to the news out of Atlanta that the officer who shot Rayshard Brooks has just been charged with felony murder. Plus, the trove of new details on White House misconduct from the pages of John Bolton’s memoir.

Joined by: Former federal prosector Paul Butler, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, political strategist Steve Schmidt, and Democratic strategist Basil Smikle

Jun 17, 2020
“Denial and distraction”
00:42:15

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump’s strategy of denial and distraction for the twin crises facing the nation. Plus, the House subpoenas former Justice Department officials ahead of its hearing on political meddling, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighs in on the president’s executive order on police reform, and a promising new drug in the fight against coronavirus

Joined by: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former Congressman David Jolly, senior correspondent for Boston’s public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, and former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen

Jun 16, 2020
“International moment of reckoning”
00:42:06

Nicolle Wallace discusses the death of another Black man at the hands of police, Tulsa officials raising concerns about Trump holding his rally in their city, the fight between the White House and former national security adviser John Bolton, and Biden’s strong support among women voters.

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, global health policy expert Dr. Vin Gupta, Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, and senior advisor to the Biden campaign Karine Jean-Pierre

Jun 15, 2020
"Maserati without the brakes"
00:44:26

Nicolle Wallace discusses the rift between some members of the military and Donald Trump after he used the military for political purposes. Plus, the president risks the lives of his own supporters, Trump claims to have done more for the Black community than any other president, and a not so good day in court for Michael Flynn’s legal team

Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, former communications director in the Obama White House Jen Palmieri, and former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal

Jun 12, 2020
"He's started the fire, but now he's coming along with an accelerant"
00:43:23

Nicolle Wallace discusses Joe Biden warning that Trump might try to steal the November election. Plus, Trump’s recent stunts put a strain on the nation’s military, coronavirus cases spike in many areas across the country, and the president announces he will start having rallies again.

Joined by: Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, LA Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, political reporter for the New York Times Nick Confessore, Democratic Congressman Anthony Brown, former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, and former aide to the George W. Bush White House Elise Jordan

Jun 11, 2020
"Bless your hearts"
00:45:01

Nicolle Wallace discusses Republicans facing their political reality following Trump’s inflammatory remarks over the George Floyd protests. Plus, the court-appointed lawyer in the Michael Flynn case slams the DOJ's attempt to drop it, Georgia’s statewide primary ends up being a fiasco, and the White House’s battle with John Bolton over his book

Joined by: New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, co-chair for Color of Change Heather McGhee, political strategist Steve Schmidt, former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, senior correspondent for Boston’s public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins, democratic strategist Joel Payne, and Washington correspondent for the New York Times Mike Schmidt

Jun 10, 2020
Introducing: The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg
00:02:22

As a bonus for Deadline: White House listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Season 3 of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, an MSNBC podcast hosted by former U.S. Attorney, senior FBI official and acting head of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg. The Oath is a series of revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve our nation. Who and what shaped them? What drew them to this work? How did they overcome adversity and failure? These captivating stories exemplify what is best about our country: integrity, civility, service, humility, and collective responsibility. Listen to the first episode with former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, and subscribe to the series: https://slink.chtbl.com/0R2hHEAR?sid=news.description%20

Jun 10, 2020
"We should be caught up in the clarity of the demand"
00:42:47

Nicolle Wallace discusses the protests across the country demanding a change in policing. Plus, what the 'defund the police' movement really means, and after the NFL apologizes its players for kneeling, Trump attacks the league's commissioner.

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley, former NFL player Marvin Washington, and chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine Mark Leibovich

Jun 08, 2020
"It isn't easy to be courageous"
00:44:02

Nicolle Wallace discusses the growing chorus of criticism Trump faces over his response to protests. Plus, the mayor of D.C. asks Trump to withdraw federal officers, Attorney General Bill Barr’s role in the federal response, and cracks possibly forming in Trump's base.

Joined by: PBS News House White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and political strategist Steve Schmidt

Jun 05, 2020
"Then I'm hopeful"
00:32:07

Nicolle Wallace discusses friends and family of George Floyd mourning him today in Minneapolis. Plus, a stunning display of dissent from former military officials who denounce Trump's aggressive show of force in reaction to the protests.

Joined by: NBC News correspondent Gabe Gutierrez, chairman of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude, national investigative reporter for the Washington Post Carol Leonnig, retired Four Star General Barry McCaffrey, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, and former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Jun 04, 2020
"Reform is in the air"
00:56:10

Nicolle Wallace reacts to the announcement that the murder charge against officer Derek Chauvin was elevated to second-degree, and that the 3 other officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been charged with aiding and abetting murder.

Joined by: MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley, director of the Black Law Enforcement Alliance Marq Claxton, former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, and MSNBC's Shaquille Brewster

NOTE: This episode includes Minnesota AG Ellison's press conference as well as a news conference held by the attorney for George Floyd's family, Benjamin Crump, and Reverend Al Sharpton

Jun 03, 2020
"You don’t pour gasoline on the fire”
00:47:06

Nicolle Wallace discusses the president using law enforcement to clear peaceful protesters for a photo op. Plus, Joe Biden shows the nation how he would lead the country through these times, a conversation about policing reform, and congressional Republicans turn a blind eye to Trump’s latest action.

Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, MSNBC’s Katy Tur, senior advisor to the Biden campaign Karine Jean-Pierre, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, and founding director of Defending Democracy Together Bill Kristol

Jun 03, 2020
"An unbelievable vacuum"
00:50:58

Nicolle Wallace discusses the protests over George Floyd’s death continuing to grip cities across the country. Plus New York City puts an 11 p.m. curfew in place for tonight, President Trump urges tougher crackdowns on violent protests, and the tale of two leaders

Joined by: White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, chairman of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, politics editor for the Daily Beast Sam Stein, and former RNC chairman Michael Steele

Jun 01, 2020
"Hard truths and a need for change"
00:44:47

Chris Jansing, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being arrested on charges of murder and manslaughter over the death of George Floyd. Plus, protests spread across the country, the contrast between Joe Biden and President Trump’s response in a time of crisis, and the impact recent events could have on Biden's choice for a running mate.

Joined by: MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, attorney for George Floyd’s family Benjamin Crump, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, NYU law professor Melissa Murray, director of the Black Law Enforcement Alliance Marq Claxton, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, and former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill

May 29, 2020
"Let's not throw a parade"
00:44:22

Nicolle Wallace discusses protests gripping Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd. Plus, Trump’s inability to show empathy as the U.S. hits a grim milestone in coronavirus deaths, the president’s move to exact revenge on Twitter for fact checking him, and voices of dissent among some Republicans.

Joined by: President of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley, Former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, and editor-at-large for The Bulwark Charlie Sykes

May 28, 2020
"Pick your jaws up off the floor"
00:49:31

Nicolle Wallace monitors the historic SpaceX, NASA launch in real time as it goes from prepared to launch to postponed due to weather concerns. Plus, face masks emerge as a flash point with Trump calling them “politically correct”.

Joined by: MSNBC’s Brian Williams, retired NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Clayton Anderson, NBC News correspondents Tom Costello and Kerry Sanders, NBC meteorologist Bill Karins, White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, and senior columnist for Bloomberg Opinion Tim O’Brien

May 28, 2020
"Down at the bottom of the gutter"
00:43:45

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump focusing on political Twitter feuds as the country reaches 100,000 deaths from coronavirus. Plus, the president continues to push a debunked conspiracy theory, GOP groups sue California over mail-in voting, and Biden leads Trump in a key demographic for November

Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Swan, Axios national political reporter Jonathan Swan, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, opinion writer for the New York Times Kara Swisher, former communications director in the Obama White House Jen Palmieri, and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann

May 26, 2020
"The legal smell test"
00:43:51

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump declaring houses of worship essential. Plus, the unmasking of Michael Flynn was not really an unmasking after all, new details on Pompeo’s misuse of government funds, and Trump orders flags to be flown at half staff to honor coronavirus victims and the military.

Joined by: Professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health Dr. Anne Rimoin, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine Mark Leibovich, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, MSNBC national affairs analyst, and political strategist Steve Schmidt

May 22, 2020
"Microcosm of the confusion"
00:43:52

Nicolle Wallace discusses fears of a second wave as states lift restrictions before reaching public health benchmarks. Plus, Trump makes another visit to a battleground state, how the president's intelligence team gets him the information he needs, and Trump’s political opponents give him a taste of him own medicine

Joined by: Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, former aide in the George W. Bush White House Elise Jordan, New York Times reporter Adam Goldman, and Donny Deutsch

May 21, 2020
“Gets into the political arena and slings mud”
00:42:26

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump shifting his focus to reelection while polls show Americans still fear new coronavirus infections. Plus, new details about Mike Pompeo raise questions about the firing of the State Department inspector general, Trump threatens to withhold federal funding from states as part of an accusation about mail-in voting, and Nancy Pelosi shows she is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the president

Joined by: Former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, former Obama health policy director Dr. Kavita Patel, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, and former RNC chairman Michael Steele

May 20, 2020
"No red line in the sand"
00:43:21

Nicolle Wallace discusses Donald Trump taking hydroxychloroquine despite warnings from experts about its possible risks. Plus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses what's needed to support frontline workers and those affected by coronavirus, the latest developments in the firing of the State Department's inspector general, and what the new normal on college campuses could look like.

Joined by: Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, political strategist Steve Schmidt, and former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards

May 19, 2020
"A red flag the size of the state of Kansas"
00:44:08

Nicolle Wallace discusses White House trade adviser Peter Navarro putting the blame on the CDC. Plus, a former CDC director stresses the importance the agency plays in a public health crisis, Trump’s firing of yet another inspector general, and Trump announces that he is taking hydroxychloroquine.

Joined by: Global health policy expert Dr. Vin Gupta, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, former CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden, former chief of stand for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann

May 19, 2020
"Clap like trained seals"
00:44:27

Nicolle Wallaces discusses President Trump wanting to reopen the county with or without a vaccine. Plus, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney weighs in on some regions of New York reopening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admits he was wrong to say Obama didn’t leave a pandemic playbook, and a lesson in presidential leadership.

Joined by: White House reporter Yamiche Alcindor, director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s hospital Dr. Peter Hotez, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, New York Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, former communications director in the Obama White House Jen Palmieri, and president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton


May 15, 2020
"Too few tasks and not enough force"
00:44:10

Nicolle Wallace discusses the president suggesting that easing restrictions will mean accepting loss of life. Plus, Jared Kushner’s enlistment of volunteers to help procure medical supplies, a new poll shows Joe Biden growing his lead over Donald Trump, and former President Barack Obama calls out Republicans in Congress for doing the work of Russians.

Joined by: Former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, former Obama health policy director Dr. Kavita Patel, White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, political strategist Steve Schmidt, and former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards

May 06, 2020
"In for some bumpy times"
00:46:33

Nicolle Wallace discusses the whistleblower complaint filed by former HHS official Dr. Rick Bright who claims he was retaliated against for urging caution against hydroxychloroquine. Plus, the White House is discussing winding down its coronavirus task force, and an ad put out by a super PAC gets way under Trump’s skin.

Joined by: Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former Congressman David Jolly, and Independent Senator from Maine Angus King

May 05, 2020
"A walking bumper sticker"
00:44:24

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting that the Trump administration is privately projecting that the cases and death toll from coronavirus will continue to climb. Plus, Trump again criticizes China, former president George W. Bush calls for unity in the fight against the virus, and Trump is still pushing the drug hydroxychloroquine privately.

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, global health policy expert Dr. Vin Gupta, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, senior correspondent for Boston’s public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins, Bloomberg Opinion senior columnist Tim O’Brien, and former RNC chairman Michael Steele

May 04, 2020
"This is not a time to be small"
00:43:47

Nicolle Wallace discusses over a dozen states reopening in some fashion despite not meeting the 14-day decline in cases guideline set by the coronavirus task force. Plus, the president says he has intelligence regarding the virus's origin in China, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney provides an update on New York and what his state needs, and remembering some of those we've lost to coronavirus.

Joined by: Former Obama Health Policy Director Dr. Kavita Patel, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, New York Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, former aide in the George W. Bush White House Elise Jordan, and chairman of the Center for Africa American Studies at Princeton University Edie Glaude

May 01, 2020
"Does he push so hard that people cut corners?"
00:44:07

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump looking to fast track a coronavirus vaccine. Plus, Trump's administration is pushing intel agencies to investigate a conspiracy theory, reports that Trump erupted at campaign staff when he was presented with polling numbers, and the White House tries to rewrite the history of their coronavirus response

Joined by: New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health Dr. Anne Rimoin, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, and former communications director in the Obama White House Jen Palmieri

May 01, 2020
"People have to trust you"
00:42:59

Nicolle Wallace discusses new polling that shows most Americans don’t support reopening without better testing. Plus, Trump’s struggle with showing empathy as the death toll continues to grow, the intelligence community is ordered to investigate whether China hid coronavirus information, and the possible return of baseball this summer.

Joined by: Director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston Dr. Peter Hotez, White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, former White House ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, democratic strategist Basil Smikle, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, and New York Daily News sports columnist Mike Lupica

Apr 29, 2020
“It will all come out in the wash”
00:47:04

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting that finds Trump was warned at least a dozen times in his Presidential Daily Brief about coronavirus in January and February. Plus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighs in on that reporting, Trump’s new blueprint for testing leaves it up to states, and California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to the challenge of keeping people inside when the weather is warm.

Joined by: National security correspondent for the Washington Post Greg Miller, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen

Apr 28, 2020
"Who benefits from all this?"
00:44:48

Nicolle Wallace discusses the White House's plan to shift its coronavirus messaging toward economic reopening. Plus, Trump allies worry the president’s daily press briefings are hurting him, West Point cadets are forced back on campus for Trump's commencement speech, and a handful of states take steps to reopen businesses.

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, global health policy expert Dr. Vin Gupta, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, political strategist Steve Schmidt, chief public affairs officer for MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre, and retired U.S. Army Colonel Jack Jacobs

Apr 27, 2020
"Sending a bill for the opportunity cost"
00:42:52

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump claiming that his suggestion to ingest disinfectants as a possible virus cure was sarcastic. Plus, a detailed snapshot of how much time the president spends watching television, the state of Georgia starts to reopen some of its businesses, and the president’s feud with the U.S. Postal Service.

Joined by: NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston Dr. Peter Hotez, former Obama health policy director Dr. Kavita Patel, Los Angeles Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, former Congressman David Jolly, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, and senior correspondent for Boston’s public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins

Apr 25, 2020
"Allergic to the truth"
00:43:53

Nicolle Wallace discusses the public clash between Trump and top government scientists. Plus, the danger of coronavirus disinformation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he would prefer states to declare bankruptcy than get more relief from the federal government, and there may be a new target in Trump's blame game.

Joined by: Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press Julie Pace, former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, and White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal Rebecca Ballhaus

Apr 23, 2020
"You called a three-ring circus, I hope it's just three"
00:43:34

Nicolle Wallace discusses the varied messages coming out of the White House after the CDC Director warned of a possible second wave of the virus in the winter. Plus, the conservative backers of people protesting social distancing, new reporting on why a top federal doctor was just ousted, and a bipartisan Senate review undercuts the president’s argument that the Russia investigation was a hoax.

Joined by: Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University Dr. Irwin Redlener, White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Philip Rucker, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, former RNC chairman Michael Steele, national political reporter for the Washington Post Robert Costa, and politics editor for the Daily Beast Sam Stein

Apr 22, 2020
"Drink for the thirsty"
00:53:27

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump’s public feud with some of the nation’s governors over testing as others announce they will soon begin reopening their states. Plus, a governor Trump has previously traded barbs with, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, joins us immediately following his meeting with the president.

Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, former chief of staff for the CIA and the Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, chairman of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude, and associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard

Apr 21, 2020
"Driving without headlights on"
00:44:24

Nicolle Wallace discusses the split between governors and Trump as the president offers support for those protesting stay-at-home orders. Plus, Joe Biden’s new ad calling out Trump’s actions towards China, reporting finds Trump was given information from the W.H.O in the early stages of coronavirus, and Trump lashes out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Joined by: White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, global health policy expert Dr. Vin Gupta, NBC News political reporter Vaughn Hillyard, political strategist Steve Schmidt, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, and senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman

Apr 21, 2020
"Remember Monday?"
00:42:34

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump punting the responsibility to reopen the economy back to states. Plus, Dr. Fauci squares off against disinformation, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney says New York needs more support from the federal government in order to recover from coronavirus, and the Texas governor unveils a plan to begin reopening his state.

Joined by: Los Angeles Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, MSNBC medical contributor Dr. Lipi Roy, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, former White House aide Elise Jordan, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, New York Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, and MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake

Apr 17, 2020
“It would be funny if it weren’t so scary”
00:44:23

Nicolle Wallace discusses President Trump eager to reopen the country despite coronavirus testing shortages. Plus, Trump threatens action that even Senator Mitch McConnell objected to, the strain being put on food banks, and some cautious optimism in New York

Joined by: Former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, former Obama health policy director Dr. Kavita Patel, NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, and New York Democratic Congressman Max Rose

Apr 16, 2020
"The notion that we would take our football and go home"
00:44:43

Nicolle Wallace discusses President Trump clinging to his May 1st target to reopen the country. Plus, what medical experts say needs to be done in order reopen, Trump’s name appearing on the stimulus checks being sent to millions of Americans for coronavirus relief, and Elizabeth Warren endorses Joe Biden for president.

Joined by: White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Philip Rucker, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama Ben Rhodes, director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston Dr. Peter Hotez, senior correspondent for Boston’s public news station WBUR, national political reporter for the Washington Post Robert Costa, former communications director in the Obama White House Jen Palmieri, and Democratic strategist Basil Smikle

Apr 15, 2020
“Delusions of his own authority”
00:43:39

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump’s ongoing tension with governors as the president now says he has total authority to reopen the economy. Plus, Barack Obama endorses his former Vice President in the 2020 election, what steps need to be taken in order to reopen the country, and remembering those we’ve lost to coronavirus.

Joined by: Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, former RNC chairman Michael Steele, and coronavirus patient Maggie Stern

Apr 15, 2020
"Holding our collective breath"
00:45:03

Ari Melber, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses extensive reports of Donald Trump ignoring early coronavirus warnings. Plus, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other east coast governors announce a plan to coordinate reopening their economies, Trump promotes a drug that is unproven to treat coronavirus, and Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden.

Joined by: New York Times national security report Julian Barnes, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University Dr. Irwin Redlener, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, American Medical Association president Dr. Patrice Harris, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, and associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard

Apr 13, 2020
"With baby steps, not a big bang"
00:45:47

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump continuing to signal his hope to reopen the country soon. Plus, Brian Williams speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Trump allies raise concern over Trump's long press briefings, and President Obama gives advice to local leaders.

Joined by: National security reporter for the Washington Post Matt Zapotosky, MSNBC medical contributor Dr. Lipi Roy, editor-at-large for The Bulwark Charlie Sykes, MSNBC’s Brian Williams, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, and president of the National Action Network Rev. Al Sharpton

Apr 10, 2020
“Publicly banging the drum”
00:44:04

Nicolle Wallace discusses the ongoing tension between Donald Trump and medical experts on when to reopen the country. Plus, Trump’s lengthy coronavirus briefings, the Obama Administration warning of the inevitability of a pandemic, and some glimmers of hope in New York

Joined by: Director at the Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University Dr. Irwin Redlener, national political reporter for the Washington Post Robert Costa, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, and NBC News correspondent Kathy Park

Apr 09, 2020
"Cutting off the flow of reality”
00:44:16

Nicolle Wallace discusses Donald Trump lashing out at the World Health Organization, the latest target in his blame game. Plus, Senator Bernie Sanders suspends his presidential campaign, Trump’s pattern of removing government watchdogs, and the president says mail-in ballots would hurt Republicans.

Joined by: Former Obama White House health policy adviser Dr. Zeke Emanuel, White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, former Communications Director in the Obama White House Jen Palmieri, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, Maine Senator Angus King, and political strategist Steve Schmidt

Apr 08, 2020
“He sees the truth as an adversary”
00:42:35

Nicolle Wallace discusses President Trump hearing coronavirus warnings from a close adviser in January. Plus, another inspector general is moved from their position, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigns, and Wisconsin holds a primary in the midst of a pandemic.

Joined by: Director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital Dr. Peter Hotez, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, and NBC News national political correspondent Steve Kornacki

Apr 07, 2020
"I would bet my last donut"
00:46:36

Nicolle Wallace discusses predictions that this will be the worst week yet of coronavirus in the United States. Plus, the 70 days of dysfunction in the White House as the coronavirus crisis grew, former Senator Al Franken weighs in on Trump’s leadership through coronavirus, and the continuing clash between Trump and governors

Joined by: former Obama health policy director Dr. Kavita Patel, Los Angeles Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, NBC News chief global correspondent Bill Neely, former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former Democratic Senator Al Franken, and chief public affairs officer for MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre

Apr 06, 2020
"Careening all over the place"
00:46:05

Nicolle Wallace discusses how some parts of the United States are still not taking stay-at-home orders seriously enough. Plus, concerns about the coronavirus data coming out of China, the Navy’s dismissal of Captain Brett Crozier, and nurses across the country protest over a shortage of PPE

Joined by: New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, director of the national center for disaster preparedness at Columbia University, former deputy national security advisor to President Obama Ben Rhodes, New York Times national security reporter Julian Barnes, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, president of the American Nurses Association Dr. Ernest Grant, and NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla

Apr 04, 2020
"Watching this play out in slow motion”
00:43:52

Nicolle Wallace discusses the shortage of ventilators and masks creating a life-threatening crisis for healthcare workers. Plus, the Vice President says the U.S. faces a situation close to Italy, states late to impose stay-at-home orders, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces the creation of a bipartisan select committee on the coronavirus

Joined by: former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, former Baltimore health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Rome bureau chief for the New York Times Jason Horowitz, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, and former Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Apr 02, 2020
"A sense of camaraderie that we really desperately need"
00:47:13

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Trump administration's announcement that the best case scenario for coronavirus could result in 100,000 to 240,000 deaths. Plus, Florida governor Ron DeSantis issues a statewide stay-at-home order after mounting pressure, Senator Kamala Harris weighs in on the president’s coronavirus response, and celebrating first responders in New York City

Joined by: White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, director of the center for vaccine development at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston Dr. Peter Hotez, senior correspondent for Boston’s public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins, editor-at-large for the Bulwark Charlie Sykes, California Senator Kamala Harris, NBC News investigative correspondent Tom Winter, and New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay

Apr 01, 2020
"He seeks out the fight"
00:46:29

Nicolle Wallace discusses the increasingly dire situation for those on the front lines of the coronavirus effort. Plus, Trump’s ongoing battles with governors, possible cracks in Trump’s base, and his ongoing problem with women who challenge him.

Joined by: New York Times investigative unit correspondent Sheri Fink, NBC News national security and pentagon correspondent Courtney Kube, former Obama healthy policy director Dr. Kavita Patel, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson

Mar 31, 2020
"When we start up, we end strongly"
00:47:42

Nicolle Wallace discusses President Trump extending social distancing guidelines through the end of April. Plus, stark images in New York City as the USNS Comfort arrives and a field hospital is set up in Central Park, Trump redirects his mistakes back onto the media, and how Europe is handling coronavirus.

Joined by: Dr. Leana Wen, White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Philip Rucker, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, NBC News correspondent Gabe Gutierrez, political strategist Steve Schmidt, chief public affairs officer for MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre, and NBC News correspondent Cal Perry

Mar 30, 2020
"A fierce sense of urgency"
00:43:51

Nicolle Wallace discusses the preparedness of hospitals as the United States now becomes the country with the largest amount of coronavirus cases. Plus, healthcare workers in New York bear the brunt of the region’s response, how vacancies in the White House have effected the handling of the crisis, and governors stepping in the fill leadership void.

Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, former Obama White House health policy adviser, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, New York Congressmen Greg Meeks and Max Rose, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, chair of the Center for African American studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

Mar 27, 2020
"A lot of unknowns"
00:47:41

Nicolle Wallace discusses the number of coronavirus cases in New York overwhelming hospitals. Plus, unemployment claims reach an all time high, the Trump administration ignores advice on pandemics from Obama-era officials, and the Trump campaign threatens legal action over an ad about his coronavirus response.

Joined by: NBC News correspondent Rehema Ellis, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University Dr. Irwin Redlener, former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, New York Times opinion columnist David Leonhardt, former RNC chairman Michael Steele, and former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill

Mar 26, 2020
"This is not going to be the last bite at the apple"
00:43:46

Nicolle Wallace discusses the alarming infection rate of the coronavirus in New York and the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Plus, updates from Capitol Hill on what will likely be the biggest emergency relief package in American history, how coronavirus is effecting the rest of the world, and what Obama would do if he was still president.

Joined by: former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, physician and clinical assistant professor at NYU Dr. Lipi Roy, editorial board member for the New York Times Mara Gay, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, MSNBC political analyst Steve Schmidt, LA Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, and former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Mar 25, 2020
“Nothing quite like this has ever happened”
00:46:08

Nicolle Wallace discusses the president's desire to end social distancing as quick as possible to get the economy back up and running. Plus, the number of coronavirus cases in New York skyrockets, the impact of Fox News spreading disinformation, and the Olympics are postponed for a year due to the virus.

Joined by: former Vice President Joe Biden, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, Dr. Kavita Patel, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, New York Times media columnist Ben Smith, and New York Daily News sports columnist Mike Lupica

Mar 24, 2020
"It's a ghost town"
00:47:35

Nicolle Wallace discusses Donald Trump being at odds with his health and science advisors. Plus, Trump uses a weekend briefing on coronavirus as an opportunity to air grievances and an update on congressional efforts to stem the economic losses from the crisis.

Joined by: Axios national political reporter Jonathan Swan, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, Dr. Leana Wen, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, Congressman Jim Himes, and MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre

Mar 24, 2020
"The buck stops with me"
00:46:35

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses Illinois, California, and New York imposing statewide stay-at-home orders to combat coronavirus. Plus, Trump attacks a reporter at his latest briefing, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo displays strong leadership, and four senators are under fire for stock sales before the market plunged.


Joined by: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Dr. Peter Hotez, WBUR senior correspondent Kimberly Atkins, former congressman David Jolly, and The Daily Beast politics editor Sam Stein.

Mar 21, 2020
"We shouldn’t be seeing either red or blue"
00:46:45

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses

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Mar 20, 2020
"Talking about familiar rhythms"
00:43:05

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the president's shift in tone around the coronavirus threat as his administration proposes a large stimulus. Plus, the Senate votes to pass another aid package and Bernie Sanders reassesses his campaign's path forward.

Joined by: New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, former senior White House aide Chris Lu, Dr. Kavita Patel, Dr. Irwin Redlener, MSNBC's David Gura, NBC News correspondent Leigh Ann Caldwell, and former campaign manager for President Obama David Plouffe


Mar 19, 2020
"It's just weird"
00:47:13

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses cities taking even more drastic steps to contain the spread of coronavirus. Plus, Trump's change in tone on the virus threat, and three states host 2020 primaries.

Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, emergency physician Leana Wen, former RNC spokesman Tim Millprer, New York Times op-ed columnist David Leonhardt, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, White House correspondent for PBS News Hour Yamiche Alcindor, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, and NBC News political correspondents Mike Memoli and Shaquille Brewster

Mar 18, 2020
"Amplify alarm bells blaring"
00:34:38

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the president announcing new stricter guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus, as many states and cities take drastic action to protect their residents. Plus, Sanders and Biden make the case for how they would handle this crisis.

Joined by: MSNBC's David Gura, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former White House Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain, Princeton University's Eddie Glaude, Director of The National Center for Disaster Preparedness Dr. Irwin Redlener, President and CEO of Voto Latino Maria Teresa Kumar, and politics editor for The Daily Beast Sam Stein

Mar 16, 2020
"Test, test, test"
00:18:08

Nicolle Wallace reacts to the president's press conference on coronavirus where he discussed the country's next steps in dealing with the spread of the virus.

Joined by: Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness Dr. Irwin Redlener, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, MSNBC and NBC News national affairs analyst John Heilemann, and Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire

*This episode was shortened due to the president's press conference

Mar 13, 2020
"Lurching around with wrong facts"
00:46:33

Nicolle Wallace discusses the shock waves being felt across the country due to coronavirus crisis as the number of people infected rises. Plus, how Trump’s Oval Office speech failed to calm investors, a top health official says the testing system is failing, and Congress is negotiating with the White House over a relief package.

Joined by: former top State Department official Rick Stengel, Democratic Strategist, Basil Smikle, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, NBC News correspondent Mike Memoli, MSNBC’s David Gura, physician Dr. Kavita Patel, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, political reporter for the New York Times Nick Confessore, and Congressman Eric Swalwell

Mar 12, 2020
"It means policies, procedures, protocols, practice"
00:46:43

Nicolle Wallace discusses the World Health Organization declaring coronavirus a pandemic. Plus, how both the White House and Congress are responding to this crisis, Biden wins big in another round of state primaries, and Sanders says he is looking forward to debate Biden.

Joined by: infectious disease special Dr. Celine Gounder, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, White House bureau chief at the Washington Post Phil Rucker, MSNBC host Joshua Johnson, NBC News correspondent Mike Memoli, MSNBC national political correspondent Steve Kornacki, and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

Mar 11, 2020
"That's the name of the game"
00:43:21

Nicolle Wallace discusses fears mounting over the spread of coronavirus as voters in six states head to the polls. Plus, Trump floats economic maneuvers to help offset the impact of coronavirus, and Biden has a testy exchange with an auto worker over the second amendment.

Joined by: Move On chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich, chairman of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude, former congressman David Jolly, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, and CNBC Washington correspondent Eamon Javers

Mar 10, 2020
“I’m rooting for incompetence”
00:43:15

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Trump administration's mixed response to the spread of coronavirus. Plus, a handful of congressmen self-quarantine themselves, and Biden and Sanders get ready to face off in the next round of 2020 contests.

Joined by: Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B. Stoddard, former congresswoman Donna Edwards, former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, NBC News senior business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle, pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Dr. Frank Esper, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, and deputy campaign manager for Bernie Sanders Ari Rabin-Havt

Mar 09, 2020
"He wants to be the bride at the wedding, the corpse at the funeral"
00:46:44

Nicolle Wallace discusses the credibility crisis the White House faces as the coronavirus continues to spread. Plus, a federal judge criticizes the attorney general and a new poll shows Joe Biden with a significant lead over Bernie Sanders nationally.

Joined by: New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, Princeton University's Eddie Glaude, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, NBC News senior business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle, politics reporter for the Daily Beast Betsy Woodruff Swan, Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, The Bulwark editor-at-large Charlie Sykes, and National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton

Mar 06, 2020
"Everybody knows what this jig is"
00:43:11

Nicolle Wallace discusses Elizabeth Warren dropping out of the presidential race. Plus, Bernie Sanders reflects on his campaign as he looks forward to a two-man race with Biden, Trump contradicts experts on coronavirus, and says he plans to bring up Hunter Biden and Burisma much more in his reelection campaign.

Joined by: WBUR senior Washington news correspondent Kimberly Atkins, LA Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, former DNC senior advisor Doug Thornell, Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood 

Mar 05, 2020
“About last night”
00:42:37

Nicolle Wallace discusses Joe Biden’s surprising surge on Super Tuesday where he won at least 10 states. Plus, former Mayor Mike Bloomberg drops out of the presidential race and Bernie Sanders puts out an ad using praise from Obama.

Joined by: Biden campaign adviser Ron Klain, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan, MSNBC and NBC News national political correspondent Steve Kornacki, Bloomberg's Campaign Manager Kevin Sheekey, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire

Mar 04, 2020
"Back to more of a natural position"
00:42:52

Nicolle Wallace discusses the dynamics of the 2020 Democratic race on Super Tuesday, including Biden getting endorsed by former candidates, if Sanders can maintain his delegate lead, Bloomberg appearing on the ballot for the first time, and Warren's new target to attack.

Joined by: MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, NBC News political reporters Shaquille Brewster and Mike Memoli, and Eugene Robinson and Ashley Parker of the Washington Post

Mar 03, 2020
“Dramatically prone to swerves”
00:46:49

Nicolle Wallace discusses Senator Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg dropping out of the 2020 race and endorsing Joe Biden. Plus, what the Bloomberg campaign predicts for Super Tuesday, and the spread of coronavirus continues in the U.S.

Joined by: NBC News correspondents Mike Memoli and Vaughn Hillyard, MSNBC and NBC News national political correspondent Steve Kornacki, New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay, former congresswoman Donna Edwards, former congressman David Jolly, Bloomberg senior campaign advisor Tim O'Brien, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, and Director of Global Women's Health at NYU's College of Global Public Health Dr. Tara Shirazian

Mar 02, 2020
BONUS: Introducing Into America
00:06:22

As a bonus for Deadline: White House listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Into America, a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. It is hosted by Trymaine Lee and features the journalists of NBC News.

For the first episode, Trymaine heads to East New York, a community that experienced more stops than any other part of New York City under Former Mayor Bloomberg’s stop and frisk policy. In order to have a real shot at the Democratic nomination, Bloomberg needs the support of Black voters. Days before announcing his candidacy, Bloomberg apologized for the policing tactic. But will his past decision to champion the use of stop and frisk hurt his chances?

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Feb 29, 2020
"What they're doing now is scrambling"
00:45:48

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump and his team downplaying the threat of coronavirus as it continues to spread. Plus, the markets see their worst week since the financial crisis, Biden looks poised for a primary win in South Carolina, and whether Bernie Sanders can hold on to his lead.

Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, chairman for the Center for African-American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude, NBC News Correspondent Heidi Przybyla, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former chairman of President Obama's council of economic advisers Austan Goolsbee, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, and National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton

Feb 28, 2020
"Leads by lies"
00:45:56

Nicolle Wallace discusses the reporting that the White House is controlling the messaging coming from the federal government on coronavirus. Plus, markets plunge on virus fears and Biden looks poised to win the South Carolina primary but there are concerns over his success on Super Tuesday.

Joined by: infectious disease specialist Dr. Celine Gounder, former congressman David Jolly, MSNBC Legal analyst Maya Wiley, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, Congressman Eric Swalwell, NBC News senior business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle, and Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa

Feb 27, 2020
"Is someone going to ask me what’s in my cup?"
00:43:18

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Trump administration's response to the growing threat of Coronavirus and how privately Trump is furious about the markets sliding. Plus, Joe Biden has a strong debate performance ahead of the primary in South Carolina, Pete Buttigieg signals a warning to the Democratic field, and the president's war on the rule of law gets even darker.

Joined by: campaign director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund Juanita Tolliver, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, and NBC News correspondent Vaughn Hillyard 

Feb 26, 2020
"About to face a withering onslaught"
00:44:10

Nicolle Wallace discusses the state of the 2020 Democratic primary race one week out from Super Tuesday. Plus, officials warn of coronavirus spreading in the U.S., Trump attacks two Supreme Court justices by tweet, and what to expect from Bloomberg at tonight's Democratic debate.

Joined by: NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, and former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann

Feb 25, 2020
"Everyone has a path"
00:43:05

Nicolle Wallace discusses the conviction of Harvey Weinstein on two criminal sex counts. Plus, the Democratic party has to reckon with Bernie Sanders rising after he wins big in Nevada, Biden will receive an endorsement from a top South Carolina Democrat ahead of that state's primary, and new reporting of Trump compiling a list of people in government who he feels are not loyal.

Joined by: NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, host of MSNBC’s “The Beat” Ari Melber, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, former top State Department official Rick Stengel, New York Times investigative reporter Megan Twohey, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, and Axios national political reporter Jonathan Swan

Feb 24, 2020
"As if that wasn't embarrassing enough"
00:46:39

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump getting angry that Democrats were told Russia is interfering in the 2020 election to get him re-elected. Plus, the president's search for an ally to oversee the nation's intelligence agencies, Bloomberg offers to release 3 women from NDAs, and U.S. officials tell the Sanders campaign Russia is also trying to help his campaign.

Joined by: politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, New York Times national security reporter Adam Goldman, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman, Democratic strategist Joel Payne, NPR's Maria Hinojosa, and president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton

Feb 21, 2020
"Own sense of fairness"
00:43:09

Nicolle Wallace discusses former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone getting sentenced to over 3 years in prison. Plus, the Democratic candidates spent a lot of time attacking each other at the debate but not Donald Trump, Warren's strong debate performance, and Trump's erroneous belief leads him to fire an intel chief.

Joined by: former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, Phil Rucker and Robert Costa of the Washington Post, former CIA Director John Brennan, former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, former White House aide Elise Jordan, former State Department official Rick Stengel, and Voto Latino president and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar


Feb 20, 2020
"We are the proverbial frog in that simmering pot of water"
00:46:24

Nicolle Wallace looks ahead to tonight's Democratic debate where Michael Bloomberg will take the stage for the first time. Plus, Bernie Sanders says he won't release more medical records, Roger Stone is set to be sentenced tomorrow, and Trump continues his post-impeachment revenge tour.

Joined by: MSNBC and NBC News national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B. Stoddard, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, Bloomberg campaign senior advisor Tim O'Brien, and former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi

Feb 19, 2020
“Chaotic calamitous cluster”
00:43:10

John Heilemann and Chris Matthews, in for Nicolle Wallace, discuss Michael Bloomberg qualifying for the next Democratic primary debate as new polls show him surging but Bernie Sanders holding his lead. Plus, Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Blagojevich, and continues to attack legal cases on Twitter despite his attorney general's warning.

Joined by: editor of the Nevada Independent Jon Ralston, former White House Communications Director Jen Palmieri, New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich, former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, The Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff Swan, and chief White House correspondent for the New York Times Peter Baker.

Feb 18, 2020
"He's the driving force"
00:46:45

Nicolle Wallace discusses the over 2,000 former DOJ officials calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign. Plus, former Vice President Joe Biden weighs in on the Justice Department and his current standing in the 2020 race, and Bloomberg faces new criticism as his campaign enters a new phase.

Joined by: former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former Vice President and 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden, editorial board member for the New York Times Mara Gay, and The Bulwark editor-at-large Charlie Sykes

Feb 17, 2020
"We start staring at the trees and we lose the forest"
00:44:00

Nicolle Wallace discusses attorney general Bill Barr reopening the investigation intro Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Plus, the DOJ drops its case against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, Trump using the Justice Department for his political gain, and Bernie Sanders sets his sights on Super Tuesday.

Joined by: Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, GOP strategist Rick Wilson, politics editor for The Daily Beast Sam Stein, NBC News' Shaquille Brewster, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, and national editor for The Cook Political Report Amy Walter

Feb 14, 2020
"A day late and I hope it's not a dollar short"
00:46:53

Nicolle Wallace discusses the continued fallout from Trump testing the rule of law after he was acquitted in the impeachment trial. Plus, Trump's former chief of staff stands up for Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the latest back-and-forth between Trump and Bloomberg, and the culinary union in Nevada makes a surprising endorsement in the 2020 race.

Joined by: Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former assistant for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann, former managing editor for TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, former White House communications director Jen Palmieri, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, and MSNBC's Garrett Haake

Feb 13, 2020
“It’s time to snap out of it”
00:43:38

Nicolle Wallace discusses the four prosecutors on Roger Stone's case who resigned in protest as Trump doesn't deny a possible pardon for Stone. Plus, the president targets Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman again, and what the results from the New Hampshire primary mean for the 2020 race.

Joined by: NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, White House Reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan, former congresswoman Donna Edwards, and former RNC spokesman Tim Miller

Feb 12, 2020
"Another uncomfortable truth we have to face"
00:47:02

Nicolle Wallace discusses the sense of urgency among the Democrats with the New Hampshire primary underway. Plus, a leaked tape forces Bloomberg to address his past and prosecutors working on Roger Stone's case resign after senior Justice Department officials intervened.

Joined by: MSNBC host Katy Tur, NBC News correspondent Vaughn Hillyard, Alexi McCammond and Jonathan Swan of Axios, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, former congressman David Jolly, The Root politics editor Jason Johnson, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, and Biden campaign adviser Ron Klain

Feb 11, 2020
"Please dial 1-800-UTTER-BS"
00:42:54

Nicolle Wallace discusses the state of the 2020 race a day before the New Hampshire primary. Plus, Trump taking revenge on those whom he feels are not loyal, the attorney general working with Rudy Giuliani to carry out investigations the Ukrainian government wouldn't, and a new Democratic campaign ad uses Trump's own words against him.

Joined by: NBC News Correspondent Vaughn Hillyard, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay, Center for American Progress Action Fund campaign director Juanita Tolliver, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, and senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman

Feb 10, 2020
“Rise like a phoenix from the ashes”
00:44:17

Nicolle Wallace looks ahead to next week’s New Hampshire primary as a new poll shows Pete Buttigieg surging. Plus, a Trump political appointee comes out in support of a 2020 Democratic candidate, the president looks to seek revenge against national security officials who testified in the impeachment investigation, and Sanders attacks Bloomberg over his wealth

Joined by: Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, The Bulwark editor-at-large Charlie Sykes, and senior Washington correspondent for Politico Anna Palmer

Feb 07, 2020
"Showcasing the inner workings of his mind"
00:43:55

Nicolle Wallace discusses an emboldened president where Trump attacked the Justice Department, sitting senators, and the Speaker of the House. Plus, the DNC calls for a recanvassing of the Iowa results, and a congressman weighs in on protecting our upcoming election from foreign interference.

Joined by: White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, NBC and MSNBC National Affairs Analyst John Heilemann, formal General Counsel at the FBI Andrew Weismann, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, former managing editor for TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, and California congressman Eric Swalwell

Feb 06, 2020
"The short end of this very, very short stick"
00:55:26

Nicolle Wallace discusses the fallout from the failure of the Iowa Democratic Party to release the results of the Iowa Caucuses last night, as we look ahead to them releasing partial results today.

Joined by: former Senator Claire McCaskill, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, Move On chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, and NBC News' Steve Kornacki, Ali Vitali, Mike Memoli, Cal Perry, Shaquille Brewster and Vaughn Hillyard


Feb 04, 2020
"It's easy to keep him off balance and focused on the wrong things"
00:45:52

Nicolle Wallace discusses the official start of the 2020 presidential race as the first votes are about to be cast in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment trial winds down as one senator calls to censure the president, and why Bloomberg is getting under Donald Trump's skin.

Joined by: NBC and MSNBC National Affairs Analyst John Heilemann, former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, NBC News' Jonathan Allen, The Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff Swan, Bloomberg 2020 senior advisor Tim O'Brien, and Washington Post's Robert Costa

Feb 03, 2020
"Justice doesn't happen in the dark"
00:45:37

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Trump defense team wrapping up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial as calls grow to hear from witnesses. Plus, Trump's former chief of staff says he believes John Bolton, the possible downsides of an executive privilege claim, and the impact impeachment is having in Iowa.

Joined by: former Senator Claire McCaskill, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, MSNBC Legal Analyst Maya Wiley, former assistant director for counter intelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, Robert Costa and Ashley Parker of the Washington Post, former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, and MSNBC's Katy Tur

Jan 28, 2020
INTRODUCING: So You Wanna Be President? with Chris Matthews
00:31:34

Lesson one: win Iowa. An astounding number of Democrats and Republicans won their party's nomination after winning first in the Iowa caucuses—but America's first battleground hasn't always been a priority for campaigns. Jimmy Carter was the first to realize that a win there could propel a candidate into the national spotlight.

Chris Matthews examines Carter's approach to the 1972 campaign with Gerry Rafshoon, who handled political advertising for the candidate, and veteran journalist Judy Woodruff, who covered the campaign in her early years with NBC.

Jan 27, 2020
"Two tarantulas in a bowl"
00:48:12

Nicolle Wallace discusses the president's defense strategy on the eve of the impeachment trial beginning in the Senate. Plus, a standoff between the intelligence community and Congress, Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas calls for the attorney general to recuse himself, and the New York Times Editorial Board chooses to endorse two candidates in the Democratic primary.

Joined by: White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemire, former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, NBC News Correspondent Heidi Przybyla, former Chief of Staff at the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former Congressman David Jolly, member of the New York Times Editorial Board Mara Gay, and campaign director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund Juanita Tolliver

Jan 20, 2020
"Confronting the real political peril"
00:43:46

Peter Alexander, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the Trump team prepping for the nearing Senate impeachment trial. Plus, more details emerge around the removal of Ambassador Yovanovitch, the senators who will have to juggle the impeachment trial with running for president, and Trump's shocking treatment of military leaders.

Joined by: NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee, senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman, former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, Democratic strategist Joel Payne, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, and former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi

Jan 17, 2020
“I don’t know how to say this delicately, so I won’t”
00:47:20

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Senate being sworn in as jurors in the impeachment trial. Plus, a nonpartisan government watchdog finds Trump violated the law by withholding aid to Ukraine, and Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas further implicates attorney general Bill Barr and Congressman Devin Nunes in the Ukraine scandal.

Joined by: former managing editor for TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, former Obama White House communications director Jen Palmieri, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg, former White House aide Elise Jordan, and MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake

Jan 16, 2020
“What kind of low have we sunk to today?”
00:48:16

Nicolle Wallace discusses incriminating new evidence around the president’s involvement in the pressure campaign against Ukraine. Plus, Speaker Pelosi’s impeachment strategy as she announces the impeachment mangers, and a new book paints a picture of Trump as uninformed and unstable.

Joined by: New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, Republican strategist Rick Wilson, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, MSNBC Correspondent Garrett Haake, Politico senior Washington correspondent Anna Palmer, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, and New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich

Jan 15, 2020
“Everybody ought to be on full alert”
00:44:21

Peter Alexander, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the House announcing a vote will take place tomorrow to move the articles to the Senate. Plus, a cybersecurity firm says Russia hacked into the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, and the shifting dynamics of the 2020 race as we look ahead to the last debate before the Iowa caucuses.

Joined by: former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, The Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff-Swan, NBC News Correspondent Heidi Przybyla, The Bulwark editor-at-large Charlie Sykes, senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, and NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann.

Jan 14, 2020
"Intensifying credibility crisis"
00:44:26

Peter Alexander, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the shifting explanations for the strike against Qassem Soleimani. Plus, new reporting finds Trump authorized the killing of Soleimani 7 months ago, the president's mixed messages on impeachment, and new friction between Senators Sanders and Warren on the 2020 campaign trail. 

Joined by: NBC News Correspondent Carol Lee, senior correspondent for WBUR Kim Atkins, White House reporter for the LA Times Eli Stokols, Phil Rucker and Robert Costa of the Washington Post, former congressman David Jolly, and NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann

Jan 13, 2020
"Speaking of imminence"
00:44:43

Nicolle Wallace discusses the mixed messages coming from Trump and his team on the threat that led to the killing of Soleimani. Plus, Speaker Pelosi readies the articles of impeachment to be sent to the Senate as early as next week, another attempt by Trump to show wrongdoing by the FBI comes up fruitless, and Bloomberg says he will continue to campaign against Trump even if he is not the Democratic nominee

Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, Politico senior Washington correspondent Anna Palmer, former under secretary of state in the Obama administration Rick Stengel, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton, former acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, and Vanity Fair national correspondent Emily Jane Fox 

Jan 10, 2020
“Thank you and I’m sorry”
00:44:25

Nicolle Wallace discusses the House voting to limit Trump’s power to take military action in the wake of the deadly strike against Iran’s General Soleimani. Plus, Speaker Pelosi says she will keep holding the articles of impeachment but not indefinitely, and the Trump administration seeks to delay disclosing Secret Service spending until after the election 

 

Joined by: NBC News Correspondent Heidi Przybyla, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, Washington Post White House correspondent Anne Gearan, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman, Congressman Ted Lieu, and Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold 


Jan 09, 2020
"Beeline toward the door marked 'deescalation'"
00:44:13

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump backing away from further conflict with Iran. Plus, a Republican senator is angry with the intelligence briefing senators received on the strike on Soleimani, and Trump accuses the Obama administration of funding the Iranian missiles that were fired last night.

Joined by: White House Reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemire, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, columnist for the Washington Post Eugene Robinson, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, Retired Four Star General Barry McCaffrey, Congressman Eric Swalwell, and deputy national security advisor to President Obama Ben Rhodes

Jan 08, 2020
"Watching a slow motion train wreck"
00:44:11

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Trump administration's differing explanations and messages on new issues stemming from the killing of Iranian General Soleimani. Plus, Senator Mitch McConnell says he has the votes to move ahead with the impeachment trial without witnesses, and Joe Biden lashes out at Trump's foreign policy.

Joined by: Former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan, former TIME Magazine managing editor Rick Stengel, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler

Jan 07, 2020
“I think the handwriting’s on the wall”
00:47:02

Nicolle Wallace discusses former national security advisor John Bolton announcing he will testify in the impeachment trial if he is subpoenaed. Plus, tensions are rising in the Middle East as Trump threatens to strike Iranian cultural sites, and new reporting on the intelligence that led to the strike that killed Soleimani.

Joined by: NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former Chief of Staff at the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, former Department of Justice prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, and New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay

Jan 06, 2020
"Holy crow, this thing is really amateur hour"
00:47:20

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Trump administration's military operation that killed top Iranian General Soleimani. Plus, members of Congress say they weren't consulted before the strike, and a judge rules Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas can provide Congress with data originally seized by federal prosecutors.

Joined by: Retired Four Star General Barry McCaffrey, former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk, former CIA Director John Brennan, NBC News Correspondents Carol Lee and Courtney Kube, The Root politics editor Jason Johnson, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, and former congressman David Jolly 

Jan 03, 2020
“I don’t even know where to start the argument”
00:44:21

Nicolle Wallace discusses the national security crises the president and his administration face as the new year begins. Plus, newly uncovered emails show Trump at the head of the plan to withhold military aid from Ukraine, another 2020 Democrat drops out of the race, and the candidates release big fundraising numbers for the last quarter of 2019.

Joined by: LA Times White House Reporter Eli Stokols, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman, former deputy national security advisor to President Obama Ben Rhodes, co-editor-in-chief of Just Security Ryan Goodman, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, and Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa

Jan 02, 2020
"Behind the scenes scrambling”
00:47:26

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting on the behind the scenes scrambling by the president’s top national security advisors to try to curb Trump’s determination to withhold military aide to Ukraine. Plus, new details on Rudy Giuliani’s shadow foreign policy efforts, Democrats ask if the president is doing enough to fight antisemitism, and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien defends Trump’s decision to pardon Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.

Joined by: The Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff Swan, former aide in the George W. Bush White House and State Department Elise Jordan, White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemire, New York Times Washington Correspondent Mike Schmidt, Democratic strategist Joel Payne, and Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker

Dec 30, 2019
"Take a breath now, because this might be your last chance for a while"
00:44:20

Alicia Menendez, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the 2020 Democrats back on the trail after the holiday break. Plus, is there any hope for the Senate impeachment trial to be fair, new reporting on the retired Navy SEAL who Trump pardoned, and how Americans view Medicare for All.

Joined by: Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, Latino Victory Fund executive director Mayra Macias, former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore Ron Klain, U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, New York Times reporter Dave Philipps, and Host of MSNBC’s “Red, White, and Who?” Francesca Fiorentini  

Dec 27, 2019
"Now you know who's crazy"
00:43:36

Alicia Menendez, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska saying she is disturbed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's coordination with the White House on impeachment. Plus, the Trump campaign gives supporters talking points to take on liberals, cyber officials are exploring ways to combat Russian interference in 2020, and the Trump administration's recent immigration policies.

Joined by: The Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff Swan, political reporter for the New York Times Nick Confessore, former DNC senior advisor Doug Thornell, Republican strategist Rick Tyler, Business Insider columnist Linette Lopez, Washington Post national political correspondent Jenna Johnson, NBC News’ Julia Ainsley, and immigration attorney David Leopold

Dec 26, 2019
"It's inconceivable to someone like him"
00:44:41

Nicolle Wallace discusses Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's big year as Trump's biggest foil. Plus, William Barr's role as the president's chief defender, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page finally speaks out after years of Trump smears, and putting Trump's impeachment in historical perspective.

Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, The Bulwark editor-at-large Charlie Sykes, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, and presidential historian Jon Meacham

Dec 24, 2019
“Don’t hold your breath on that”
00:43:53

Alicia Menendez, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses new emails that show the order to withhold aid from Ukraine came less than 2 hours after Trump had his phone call with Zelenskiy on July 25th. Plus, Trump’s new attack strategy when it comes to impeachment, how the senators running for president will balance the impeachment trial, and former national security adviser John Bolton says Trump is bluffing about stopping North Korea's nuclear advancements.

Joined by: The Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, Washington Post’s Jackie Alemany, former senior White House aide to President Obama Chris Lu, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, and former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi 

Dec 23, 2019
“Not a nutty conspiracy theory”
00:44:04

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting about the origins of Trump’s belief in the conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine who attacked the 2016 election. Plus, Speaker Pelosi’s move to withhold articles causing an impeachment standoff, a report that John Durham will investigate former CIA Director John Brennan, ‘Christianity Today’ calls for Trump’s removal from office, and the clash between Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg

Joined by: Congressman Eric Swalwell, Washington Post national security correspondent Greg Miller, former chief of staff at the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former congresswoman Donna Edwards, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, and National Action Network President Reverend Al Sharpton

Dec 20, 2019
"Put on your big boy panties"
00:44:26

Nicolle Wallace discusses Nancy Pelosi saying she may withhold the impeachment articles from the Senate. Plus, Trump attacks a late congressman at a rally in his home state, Vladimir Putin echoes GOP talking points, and looking ahead to tonight's Democratic debate and how the 2020 candidates will navigate impeachment.

Joined by: former Department of Justice prosecutor Andrew Weismann, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, The Bulwark’s editor-at-large Charlie Sykes, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire, and NBC News and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann

Dec 20, 2019
Article II: Trump is Impeached
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It was a historic day for Washington and for the country. The House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump on two articles, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. There was not a single Republican defector to vote for impeachment, and just four Democrats broke ranks with their party. 

Steve Kornacki analyzes what Wednesday’s vote means for our politics and our country and asks what the future of impeachment holds. 

For by-the-minute updates on impeachment, follow along with NBC News’ Live Blog: 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/live-blog/trump-impeachment-inquiry-live-updates-latest-news-n1065706 

Dec 19, 2019
"Pure crazy, weapons-grade nuts"
00:44:27

Nicolle Wallace discusses the House debating rules for tomorrow's impeachment vote while the president sends the Speaker of the House a six-page letter. Plus, Rudy Giuliani admits to being the driving force behind former Ambassador Yovanovitch's removal, a group of conservatives formed a super PAC to defeat Trump, and the 2020 Democrats agree on a central message.

Joined by: former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley, White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, GOP strategist Rick Wilson, and Donny Deutsch. 

Dec 17, 2019
"It boomerangs back to him"
00:44:12

Nicolle Wallace discusses Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer requesting to hear from Trump's chief of staff and former national security adviser in the impeachment trial. Plus, the House Judiciary Committee releases its own impeachment report, a freshman Democrat from a swing state comes out in support of impeaching Trump, and Senate Republicans make clear they won't even pretend to be impartial.

Joined by: New York Times White House correspondent Michael Crowley, Politico senior Washington correspondent Anna Palmer, Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B. Stoddard, New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich, attorney Raul Reyes, and MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake 

Dec 16, 2019
“Making the kind of history he did not want to make”
00:47:17

Nicolle Wallace discusses the House Judiciary Committee voting to approve two articles of impeachment against President Trump. Plus, Senator Mitch McConnell reveals he's coordinating with the White House on an impeachment strategy, and a new development at the Supreme Court could have implications for Trump's financial records.

Joined by: White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton, and NBC News Justice correspondent Pete Williams 

Dec 13, 2019
"What a world we're living in"
00:46:40

Nicolle Wallace discusses the House Judiciary Committee readying to debate the impeachment articles against Donald Trump. Plus, revelations from the DOJ Inspector General's testimony on Capitol Hill about the Russia investigation, the White House and Russia have conflicting stories about a meeting between Trump and the Russian foreign minister, and new polling shows Trump trailing six 2020 Democrats in hypothetical match-ups.

Joined by: former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire, Ashley Parker and Eugene Robinson from the Washington Post, and former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan

Dec 11, 2019
"It's a frankly fairly disingenuous game at this point"
00:44:10

Nicolle Wallace discusses House Democrats announcing articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. Plus, Trump and his defenders try to undermine the report from the Justice Department's inspector general on the Russia investigation, and Trump meets with a Russian official in the Oval Office.

Joined by: MSNBC Correspondent Garrett Haake, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former RNC chairman Michael Steele, former Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Bromwich, and national security reporter for the Washington Post Devlin Barrett

Dec 10, 2019
"All I hear is crickets"
00:47:33

Nicolle Wallace discusses whether or not the White House will participate in the impeachment investigation as Nancy Pelosi directs the Democrats to proceed. Plus, growing concern over Trump's use of unsecure phone lines, Rudy Giuliani wraps up his trip to Ukraine, and a look ahead to Monday's release of the Department of Justice inspector general's report on the origins of the Russia investigation.

Joined by: Former acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal, former managing editor for TIME magazine Rick Stengel, LA Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, MSNBC National Affairs analyst John Heilemann, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, and MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre

Dec 06, 2019
"Every morning the president wakes up and he's being impeached"
00:44:01

Nicolle Wallace discusses Nancy Pelosi giving the go ahead to draw the articles of impeachment for Donald Trump. Plus, Joe Biden capitalizes on Trump's NATO trip in a new campaign ad, a blow to one of Trump's conspiracy theories on Russia, and Rudy Giuliani doing more work in Ukraine.


Joined by: Senior write for POLITICO Jake Sherman, Chairman at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, and adviser to the Biden campaign Ron Klain

Dec 05, 2019
"They just keep walking into new evidence"
00:50:22

Nicolle Wallace discusses the takeaways from the House Intelligence Committee's newly released impeachment report. Plus, a member of Congress may be involved in the Ukraine scandal, and Senator Kamala Harris ends her presidential campaign.

Joined by: former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, MSNBC's Garrett Haake, NBC News Correspondent Heidi Przybyla, former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan, former director of the CIA John Brennan, Congressman Peter Welch, National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and Donny Deutsch.


Dec 03, 2019
"This torrent, this hurricane of misinformation"
00:44:18

Nicolle Wallace discusses the White House’s decision not to participate in the next phase of the impeachment inquiry. Plus, a former FBI lawyer who was involved in the Mueller investigation finally speaks out, Trump’s defenders yet again parrot Russian talking points, and Trump heads to NATO with the cloud of impeachment over him.

Joined by: Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, former Democratic congressman Donna Edwards, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, New York Times reporter Adam Goldman, and The Bulwark editor-at-large Charlie Sykes

Dec 02, 2019
“Let’s finish this movie that they’ve all started”
00:43:24

Geoff Bennett, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the latest developments in the Ukraine scandal including that the president knew about the whistleblower complaint before he unfroze the military aid. Plus, whether or not the White House will participate in the next phase of the impeachment inquiry, signs that Rudy Giuliani might be in trouble with the president, and new polling shows Biden rising while Warren falls.

Joined by: Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, former DNC senior advisor Doug Thornell, White House reporter for the LA Times Eli Stokols, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, New York Times reporter Adam Goldman, and National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton

Nov 27, 2019
“You’d never delay Thanksgiving to wait for the gravy”
00:43:52

Nicolle Wallace discusses the House Judiciary Committee, which would be the one to draft articles of impeachment, announcing a public hearing next week. Plus, support for Donald Trump’s impeachment is on the rise according to a new poll, Trump's defenders also come to the defense of Russia, and the president's disregard for the chain of command inside the military.

Joined by: New York Times Washington Correspondent Mike Schmidt, MSNBC's Garrett Haake, former acting U.S. solicitor general Neal Katyal, former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, politics editor for the Daily Beast Sam Stein, New York Time Magazine Mark Leibovich, and foreign affairs journalist Elise Labott

Nov 27, 2019
"Is the music ever gonna stop?"
00:44:04

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reports that put the acting Chief of Staff and Secretary of State under new scrutiny. Plus, the federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani goes deeper, another government institution is infected by Trump's self-dealing, and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg enters the presidential race.

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, NBC News correspondents Carol Lee and Courtney Kube, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, Donny Deutsch, and senior advisor to the Bloomberg 2020 campaign Tim O'Brien

Nov 25, 2019
"Devastating dismantling of their last remaining defenses"
00:47:40

Nicolle Wallace breaks down the intense week of public impeachment hearings. Plus, the attorney for one of the witnesses, Fiona Hill, tells us what was behind his client's testimony, and a look at the witnesses Congress didn't get to interview.

Joined by: fomer U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former chairman of the RNC Michael Steele, WBUR senior correspondent Kimberly Atkins, Nick Confessore and Peter Baker of the New York Times, former communications director for the Jeb Bush 2016 campaign Tim Miller, and attorney for Fiona Hill Lee Wolosky

Nov 22, 2019
"Like a warm knife cutting through cold butter"
00:37:40

Nicolle Wallace reacts to the final impeachment hearing of the week where former Russia advisor at the National Security Council Fiona Hill gave powerful testimony on the Ukraine scandal.

Joined by: Former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg, former congressman David Jolly, former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, MoveOn's chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, and Eugene Robinson and Robert Costa of the Washington Post

NOTE: Today's episode was shortened due to the impeachment hearing running into the 4pm hour

Nov 21, 2019
Democratic presidential primary debate, November 20, 2019
02:09:38

Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer engage in the fifth 2020 Democratic primary debate for the presidential nomination.

Nov 21, 2019
“The Titanic often missed icebergs, except once”
00:44:18

Nicolle Wallace discusses the upcoming big week of public testimony in the impeachment inquiry. Plus, the president is reportedly upset with his secretary of state, what to make of Trump's mystery hospital visit, and the Democrats see another win in a red state.

Joined by: Wall Street Journal White House reporter Rebecca Ballhaus, Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake, Republican strategist Rick Wilson, former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan, NBC and MSNBC National Affairs analyst John Heilemann, and Demos distinguished senior fellow Heather McGhee

Nov 19, 2019
"The rule of law doesn't work like the rule of gravity"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the second day of public testimony in the impeachment inquiry where the president tweeted about the witness while she was testifying under oath. Plus, Trump's longtime political adviser Roger Stone is found guilty. Joined by: Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, former prosecutor in Robert Mueller's Special Counsel office Andrew Weissman, National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton, L.A. Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
“The audacity of a dope”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting that there was a second person who overheard Ambassador Sondland's phone call with Trump where the president asked about "the investigations." Plus, what to expect from the next public testimony in the impeachment inquiry, Trump’s warm welcome to Turkish President Erdogan, and the 2020 Democratic primary race gets a new addition. Joined by: Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, former federal prosecutor in New York Berit Berger, former deputy national security advisor to President Obama Ben Rhodes, former aide to the George W. Bush White House and State Department Elise Jordan, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
"A matter of life and death"
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Nicolle Wallace breaks down the first day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, with witnesses former ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and senior State Department official George Kent. Joined by: conservative attorney George Conway, former Senator Claire McCaskill, federal prosecutor Paul Butler, former chief of staff at the CIA and the Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former chief spokesman at the Department of Justice Matt Miller, former U.S. ambassador to NATO Nick Burns, and Congressman Eric Swalwell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
"He’s all out of bleeps to give"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the infighting in the West Wing on the eve of the first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry. Plus, new reporting of how the president wanted to fire the inspector general who brought the whistleblower complaint to Congress, former national security advisor John Bolton speaks out at a private dinner, and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley goes all in on Trumpism. Joined by: Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B. Stoddard, The Bulwark editor-at-large Charlie Sykes, and NBC News correspondent Carol Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
“You never know what’s going to happen in live television”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the big week ahead in the impeachment inquiry as Washington prepares for the first public hearings. Plus, the influence two oligarchs had over Trump's view of Ukraine, and a new transcript is released of another impeachment witness' deposition. Joined by: New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former Democratic congresswoman Donna Edwards, former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, and The Daily Beast political reporter Betsy Woodruff Swan  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
"No plot twists at all, that's basically what we have here"
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Peter Alexander, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the release of two more transcripts from interviews with impeachment witnesses which said there was no doubt about what Trump was asking for in that July call and links the quid pro quo to acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Plus, John Bolton's lawyer writes a letter to lawmakers teasing his client's knowledge on the Ukraine scandal, a new defense from the Republicans, and Michael Bloomberg mulls a presidential run. Joined by: Former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, politics reporter for the Wall Street Journal Shelby Holliday, Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, and National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
“Give me whatever drugs they’re taking”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest transcript released which describes in the alarm felt in the State Department from Trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine. Plus, new reporting that the attorney general did not fulfill Trump's request to publicly defend his call with President Zelensky, Trump's use of Twitter to attack the impeachment inquiry, and Republicans escalate their war against the whistleblower. Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former federal prosecutor Berit Berger, political reporter for the New York Times Nick Confessore, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, Washington Post national security reporter Matt Zapotosky, Vanity Fair national correspondent Emily Jane Fox, and New York Times Magazine national correspondent Mark Leibovich Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
"What I like to call quid pro so"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the release of Amb. Bill Taylor's deposition transcript where he testified to a quid pro quo. Plus, the House announces it will start public hearings in the impeachment investigation next week, Republicans struggle to defend the president, and what elections in Kentucky and Virginia tell us about Donald Trump. Joined by: New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni, Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, and Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
"The truth and the whole truth are not the same thing"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the release of two more transcripts of depositions from the impeachment inquiry. Plus, one of the witnesses amends his testimony to now say a quid pro quo did take place, one of Rudy Giuliani's associates agrees to comply with Congress, and confidence in Secretary Pompeo at the State Department is plummeting. Joined by: New York Times Washington correspondent Mike Schmidt, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, NBC and MSNBC National Affairs Analyst John Heilemann, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, former managing editor for Time magazine Rick Stengel, former aide to President George W. Bush's White House & State Department Elise Jordan, and Washington Post Columnist Eugene Robinson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
"An amazing mix of venal, violent corruption, and complete and utter incompetence"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the release of the first transcripts of testimony from the impeachment inquiry. Plus, Republicans try out a new defense of the president, another blow to Trump's effort to keep his tax returns private, and a look at the origins of Trump's negative view of Ukraine. Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore Ron Klain, former Congressman David Jolly, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama Ben Rhodes, and former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
NBC News presents Article II: Party Lines
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After another momentous week in the impeachment inquiry, Kristen Welker, White House Correspondent for NBC News, recaps events in Washington. Witnesses from the White House and State Department provided corroborating evidence against the president. But on Thursday, a House vote to move the inquiry forward fell completely along party lines. As Democrats move the inquiry into a public phase, will the evidence be enough to overcome political partisanship?   Questions about the impeachment inquiry? Email us at articletwopodcast@gmail.com.  Further Reading:   National security official tells Congress he tried to add edits to White House memo about Trump Ukraine call 2 State Department witnesses offer insight into extent of Ukraine discussions Ex-White House aide testifies of Ukraine call concerns, possible quid pro quo John Bolton invited to testify in House impeachment inquiry  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
“Lordly, I hope there’s a fireside chat”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president saying he wants to read his call with Ukrainian President Zelensky aloud like a fireside chat. Plus, new polling shows Republican approval of Trump's job performance slipping, Trump changes his primary residence from New York to Florida, and the 2020 candidates take on Iowa with less than 100 days until the state's caucus. Joined by: New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien, National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton, and New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
"Democracy is vaguely working for once"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest witness to testify in the impeachment inquiry corroborating the account of a quid pro quo. Plus, the House takes a historic step in formally voting on impeachment proceedings, and more details are revealed about how the transcript of Trump's July 25th call got into the classified server. Joined by: Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B. Stoddard, The Root politics editor Jason Johnson, MSNBC Correspondent Garrett Haake, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
"So suspicious, such a red flag"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses two more high-level Trump administration insiders testifying on Capitol Hill. Plus, omissions in the summary of Trump's call with Zelensky are exposed, the Democrats keep impeachment simple, and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney gets left out. Joined by: MSNBC Correspondent Garrett Haake, White House Bureau Chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, former chief of staff for the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, The Bulwark editor-at-large Charlie Sykes, and politics editor for the Daily Beast Sam Stein Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
"Not pounding the facts or the law, they're pounding the table"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the testimony of Alexander Vindman, a decorated combat veteran who was on the July 25th call and raised concern over pressure on Ukraine. Plus, Trump's allies attack Vindman's patriotism, White House officials are divided over whether to release the transcript of Pence's conversation with Ukrainian President Zelensky, and Trump aides cringe at how much secret information he's revealed. Joined by: MSNBC's Garrett Haake, New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni, former congressman David Jolly, former federal prosecutor Berit Berger, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nick Burns, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, and Donny Deutsch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
"We can still agree the dogs are awesome, right?"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses House Democrats announcing there will be a formal vote on the impeachment inquiry this week. Plus, new reporting about Senate Republicans' uncertainty about defending Trump, the president gives detailed account of an ISIS leader's death, and how when it comes to Donald Trump, all roads lead to Russia. Joined by: New York Times Washington correspondent Michael Schmidt, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, national political reporter for the Washington Post Robert Costa, politics reporter for The Daily Beast Betsy Woodruff Swan, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, and executive editor of Defense One Kevin Baron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
"Could represent a lights out moment"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the potential for former national security advisor John Bolton to become a witness in the impeachment inquiry. Plus, the White House’s losing effort to spin impeachment, the Department of Justice’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation is now a criminal inquiry, and President Obama speaks at Rep. Elijah Cummings’ funeral Joined by: Politico senior Washington correspondent Anna Palmer, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, political reporter for Axios Alexi McCammond, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, and former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2019
“A bully with no real punch”
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John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses Chief of Staff Mulvaney admitting there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Plus, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry notifies the president he will resign soon, Turkey and the Kurds come to a temporary ceasefire, and remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings Joined by: Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, former assistant Watergate special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, White House reporter for the New York Times Michael Crowley, former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore Ron Klain, NBC News senior international correspondent Keir Simmons, New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
"Be careful what you wish for"
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Peter Alexander, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the Republican attacks on the impeachment inquiry as their defenses keep getting knocked down. Plus, legal risks for Rudy Giuliani and remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings as he lies in state at the Capitol. Joined by: Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake, former assistant to President Obama Chris Lu, Republican political consultant Shermichael Singleton, New York Times White House correspondent Michael Crowley, campaign director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund Juanita Tolliver, and former U.S. attorney Barbara McQuade Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
"There's an Orwellian fantasy quality to what's coming out of the White House"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the chaos in Washington following yesterday’s explosive testimony of diplomant Bill Taylor. Plus, the life or death stakes of the conduct described in Taylor's testimony, Trump hails the situation in Syria as a win for the U.S., and new reporting on the criminal investigation into Rudy Giuliani’s associates Joined by: MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg, LA Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, and retired Four Star General Barry McCaffrey  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
"Lying in a group is really hard to do"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the testimony of Ambassador Bill Taylor which Democrats called "devastating" to the president and drew a "direct line" between Trump's request for an investigation by Ukraine to military aid. Plus, the administration official who wrote the anonymous op-ed last year is set to publish a tell-all, Putin's growing influence, and Trump's attempt to distract with a shocking tweet. Joined by: MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, White House Reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien, Rep. Andy Levin of Michigan, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, and former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
"Not the only one drowning in flop sweat"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Donald Trump playing clean-up as the impeachment inquiry continues to intensify. Plus, the continued fallout from acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's admission of a quid pro quo, Trump's betrayal of our allies in Syria, and House Democrats zero in on abuse of power in their case for impeachment. Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, former congressman David Jolly, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, and former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
Article II: Behind Closed Doors
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Introducing Article II: Inside Impeachment, a new podcast from NBC News. Seven witnesses have now appeared before Congressional committees to share what they know about the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine. But why is so much of this process behind closed doors? Will the public ever learn what was said? Julia Ainsley, NBC News Correspondent covering the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, explains the political calculation behind the Democrats’ decision to conduct most of their inquiry in private. Questions about the impeachment process? Email us at article2@nbcuni.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
"It's simply absurd, it's cruel, it makes him look stupid"
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Peter Alexander, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the White House reeling from chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's admission that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Plus, the growing body of evidence gathered from witnesses in the impeachment inquiry, Trump's false claim that the Kurds are happy with the situation in Syria, and two top military officials speak out against the president. Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former assistant to President Obama Chris Lu, senior correspondent for WBUR Kimberly Atkins, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, host of "Politics Nation" Reverend Al Sharpton, former DNC senior advisor Doug Thornell, and retired Four Star General Barry McCaffrey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
"When does an investigation become retaliation?"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the growing body of evidence that's being gathered on the Trump administration through the impeachment inquiry. Plus, the White House investigates itself, Democratic congressional leaders speak about a contentious meeting with the president, and a letter Trump sent to Erdogan days after their call about a Turkish attack on Syria is released. Joined by: Washington Post national security correspondent Greg Miller, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former deputy White House chief of staff Jim Messina, Demos distinguished senior fellow Heather McGhee, former communications director for the Jeb 2016 campaign Tim Miller, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, and MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
"Like some sort of feudal lord"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses former White House Russia aide, Fiona Hill, telling Congress that former national security advisor John Bolton called Ukraine efforts a “drug deal.” Plus, Rudy Giuliani says he will defy his congressional subpoena, Russia fills a void left by the U.S. in Syria, and Hunter Biden speaks out before his father participates in another Democratic primary debate. Joined by: White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, former Democratic senator Claire McCaskill, and NBC News senior international correspondent Keir Simmons  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2019
"Give ourselves a WTF moment"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses another former Trump aide testifying in front of Congress on the Ukraine scandal. Plus, new reporting finds Rudy Giuliani is under federal investigation, U.S. allies in Syria are desperate for protection after the U.S. withdraws its troops, and a new video shows the power of Trump's rhetoric.  

New York Times Washington correspondent Mike Schmidt, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi. former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, former managing editor for TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, Retired Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, and former US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul.

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Oct 14, 2019
"It's revenge of the formers"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the former Ambassador to Ukraine telling Congress that Trump pushed for her removal over "false claims." Plus, Rudy Giuliani gets the Michael Cohen treatment, the impeachment inquiry raises scrutiny on Trump's top officials, and the threat of ISIS escalates as the Turks continue their military attack in northern Syria. 

Joined by: Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, former chief of staff at the CIA and the Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former Democratic congresswoman Donna Edwards, deputy bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal Jeanne Cummings, White House correspondent at the New York Times Annie Karni, and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson 

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Oct 11, 2019
"I also smell a wiretap"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the arrest of two of Rudy Giuliani's associates, who helped him in his efforts to get information on Joe Biden in Ukraine. Plus, Energy Secretary Rick Perry is subpoenaed, a new poll shows over half of Americans support impeachment and removal, and the Turkish attack in Syria continues. 

Joined by: Former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, New York Times Washington correspondent Mike Schmidt, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien, congressional reporter for Politico Melanie Zanona, NBCNews.com op-ed contributor Raul Reyes, and NBC News senior international correspondent Keir Simmons
 

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Oct 10, 2019
"Showing us he can count to two"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the two crises the White House is facing : Trump obstructing his own impeachment investigation and his betrayal of our allies in northern Syria who helped in the fight against ISIS. Plus, unpacking the president's war on justice and the rule of law, and former vice president Joe Biden for the first time, calls for Trump's impeachment. 

Joined by: White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemire, former member of the George W. Bush's White House and State Department Elise Jordan, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, former White House Cabinet Secretary and Assistant to President Obama Chris Lu, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, retired four-star general Barry McCaffrey, and New York Times columnist James B. Stewart 

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Oct 09, 2019
"There's just not room for debate"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president blocking Gordon Sondland, a diplomat named in the whistleblower report, from testifying in front of Congress. Plus, new polling shows support for the impeachment inquiry is soaring, Trump’s decision on pulling troops from Syria surprised almost everyone, and Ellen DeGeneres defends an unlikely friendship.  

Joined by: White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, national political reporter for Axios Jonathan Swan, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, politics reporter for the Daily Beast Betsy Woodruff Swan, and chief public affairs officer for MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre

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Oct 08, 2019
"Cornered by twin political calamities"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president pulling troops out of Syria, effectively abandoning our closest allies in the region, the Kurds. Plus, a second whistleblower has come forward to corroborate the first whistleblower's account, attorney general Bill Barr may be spoiling relationships with our allies, and one senator says the FBI and CIA are not to be trusted. 

Joined by: White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, politics editor for the Daily Beast Sam Stein, former RNC chairman Michael Steele, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance and former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk

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Oct 07, 2019
The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg: Joyce Vance
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Joyce Vance was an Assistant United States Attorney in Alabama for many years. Rising through the ranks in Birmingham, she was confirmed by the Senate as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. She handled a wide variety of fascinating cases, including one in which the police preyed on vulnerable immigrants in a small Alabama town.

Her path to public service was borne partly of tragedy. In 1989, her father-in-law and federal appellate judge Robert Vance, was murdered by a mail bomb. That event set Joyce Vance on her path to federal prosecutor in her adopted home of Birmingham.

Joyce is also an avid knitter and a well-known contributor of legal analysis to MSNBC.

Email us any thoughtful feedback at theoathpodcast@gmail.com

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Oct 06, 2019
"This feels like puppy-cam impeachment"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the new text messages in the growing Trump-Ukraine scandal. Plus, Rachel Maddow reacts to the latest developments in the impeachment inquiry and her new bestselling book 'Blowout', and today's questioning on Capitol Hill of the watchdog who fielded the whistleblower complaint
Joined by: Washington correspondent for the New York Times Michael Schmidt, Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, Rachel Maddow host of MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show", and Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell

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Oct 04, 2019
"It took a whistleblower to state the obvious"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the Washington Post reporting that Fmr. U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker told Congress Giuliani was warned that Ukrainian claims against Biden weren't credible. Plus, Donald Trump's open request for two foreign governments to investigate political rivals, Vice President Pence's role in the Ukraine Scandal, Rudy Giuliani's delivery of documents to the State Department, and the cracks in Trump's conservative media firewall.
Joined by: The Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, former managing editor at TIME magazine Rick Stengel, political reporter for the New York Times Nick Confessore, former aide to the George W. Bush White House and State Department Elise Jordan, and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson

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Oct 03, 2019
"Nobody knows where the bottom is"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president escalating attacks on the whistleblower and Democrats as the impeachment inquiry closes in. Plus, Vladimir Putin jokes about interfering in the next U.S. election, and Rep. Raskin explains what was in a State Department inspector general meeting
Joined by: Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, former congressman David Jolly, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, MoveOne chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, former DNC senior advisor Doug Thornell, NBC News' Geoff Bennett, and former CIA director John Brennan

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Oct 02, 2019
"And he's the rodeo clown"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusing the Democrats of intimidating State Department officials. Plus, the relationship between Rudy Giuliani and Bill Barr complicates Team Trump, the president says he has a right to face the whistleblower, and Rudy Giuliani weighs testifying in front of Congress.

Joined by: White House reporter for the LA Times Eli Stokols, Wall Street Journal deputy bureau chief Jeanne Cummings, former White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, and Donny Deutsch

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Oct 01, 2019
“I feel like I’m being punk’d”
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Nicolle Wallace takes us through a full hour of breaking news: Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani receives a subpoena from Congress to turn over documents on the Ukraine scandal, a new report finds Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on the call between Trump and the Ukrainian president, and the president asks yet another foreign leader to help investigate his conspiracy theories 

Joined by: NBC and MSNBC National Affairs Analyst John Heilemann, Republican strategist Rick Wilson, executive editor of Bloomberg Opinion Tim O'Brien, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, campaign director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund Juanita Tolliver

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Sep 30, 2019
The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg: Kathy Ruemmler
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Kathy Ruemmler served for three years as White House Counsel to President Barack Obama. She advised the President on numerous complex issues and helped usher the Affordable Care Act into law.

A graduate of the University of Washington and Georgetown Law School, Ruemmler was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and one of the Enron Task Force lead prosecutors. In one of the most complicated and brazen cases in US history, Ruemmler convicted former Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling of corporate fraud.

In this episode, Kathy Ruemmler talks about her distinguished work in public service and return to private practice.

As always, if you have thoughtful feedback, please email us at theoathpodcast@gmail.com

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Sep 29, 2019
"It's not like Watergate where you were waiting to find the tapes"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Secretary of State Mike Pompeo getting a subpoena from 3 House committees to turn over Ukraine documents. Plus, Congress moving forward with its impeachment inquiry at a rapid pace, Rudy Giuliani blames the State Department for his contacts with Ukrainian officials, and a host at Fox News calls out Trump's defenders. 

Joined by: The Daily Beast politics editor Sam Stein, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, editor-in-chief of The Bulwark Charlie Sykes, Washington Post associate editor Karen DeYoung, and New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich 




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Sep 27, 2019
"How banana-town is that?"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the allegations from the whistleblower complaint including that White House officials took action to ‘lock down’ the record of Trump’s call with the Ukranian president. Plus, who else the whistleblower complaint implicated, questions of Rudy Giuliani’s risk to national security, and Speaker Pelosi describes the White House's conduct as a cover-up.

Joined by: former deputy national security advisor to President Obama Ben Rhodes, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, former veteran of Obama's State department Rick Stengel, LA Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, and politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson 

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Sep 26, 2019
Maguire Testifies
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Joseph Maguire, the acting U.S. Intelligence Director, testified before the House Intelligence Committee about a whistle-blower complaint about President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. He defended the whistle-blowers actions as well as his own handling of the case. 

Maguire was questioned by committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-California), Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-California), Rep. Jim Himes (D-Connecticut), Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), Rep.. Terri Sewell (D-Alabama), Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio), Rep. Andre Carson (D-Indiana), Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), Rep. jackie Speier (D-California), Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-New York), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California), Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Rep. Denny Heck (D-Washington), Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont), Rep. Val Demings (D-Florida) and Rep Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois). 

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Sep 26, 2019
"Not exactly a Cracker Jack communications operation"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the release of the summary of a call between Trump and the Ukrainian President where he asks for a favor after the president of Ukraine discusses missile purchases. Plus, lawmakers get the first glimpse of the whistleblower complaint, and Trump holds his first news conference after Speaker Pelosi announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry. 

Joined by: Ashley Parker and Robert Costa of the Washington Post, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi., NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan, and former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller. 

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Sep 25, 2019
“May have crossed a line he can’t uncross”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi getting ready to announce a formal impeachment inquiry. Plus, how the support for impeachment swelled among House Democrats, what the Trump administration thinks of impeachment, and Democratic front-runner Joe Biden weighs in. 

Joined by: NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, White House Reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemire, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, NBC and MSNBC National Affairs Analyst John Heilemann, former congressman David Jolly, former U.S. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, and senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman

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Sep 24, 2019
“Donald Trump called the code red”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Donald Trump’s brazen request to have Ukraine meddle in the 2020 election and investigate potential opponent Joe Biden. Plus, Mayor Pete Buttigieg weighs in on whether Congress should move forward with impeachment proceedings, and how this latest scandal will affect Trump in the week of the United Nation’s General Assembly.Joined by: New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni, former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Gore and Biden Ron Klain, former Senator Claire McCaskill, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, chief public affairs officer for MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre, Republican political consultant Shermichael Singleton, and Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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Sep 23, 2019
The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg: William McRaven
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In this episode, Chuck Rosenberg interviews William McRaven, the former Commander of the United States Special Operations Command. McRaven retired from the US Navy as the longest serving Navy SEAL in American history. A Four-Star Admiral, McRaven played a crucial role in some of the most difficult special operations in US military history: the capture of Saddam Hussein and the killing of Osama bin Laden. He is also the author of three books – Spec Ops, Make Your Bed (based on his famous graduation speech at the University of Texas which you may watch here) and Sea Stories. McRaven's personal story of courage, humility, and second chances is a deeply moving one. As always, email us with any thoughtful feedback at theoathpodcast@gmail.com.

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Sep 23, 2019
“At some point you have to bring a gun to the gun fight”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the many developments in the story about the whistleblower complaint that’s being withheld from Congress - including reports that it involved Trump repeatedly pressing the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden’s son, and Biden weighing in on the story for the first time.  

Joined by: Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former managing editor for TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, White House reporter for the LA Times Eli Stokols, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, New York Times political reporter Ken Vogel, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, Move On chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, former RNC chairman Michael Steele, and former chief of staff at both the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash

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Sep 20, 2019
"Another fire alarm pulled from inside a house on fire"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting that finds it was the president's communication with a foreign leader that caused a whistleblower to raise alarm. Plus, Trump acts like a salesman while talking about the wall when he visits the southern border, and Obama takes a thinly-veiled swipe at Trump. 

Joined by: Washington Post national security reporter Ellen Nakashima, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman, The Daily Beast politics editor Sam Stein, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, member of the New York Times Editorial Board Mara Gay, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, and Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker




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Sep 19, 2019
"The ultimate transactionalist"
2931
Nicolle Wallace discusses the president increasing sanctions on Iran as his Secretary of State calls the attack on Saudi oil fields 'an act of war.' Plus, a new PSA on gun control by Sandy Hook parents shows the shocking reality schoolchildren are facing, Elizabeth Warren's rising enthusiasm, and the acting director of national intelligence stonewalls Congress over a whistleblower complaint. 

Joined by: New York Times White House correspondent Michael Crowley, NBC Military Analyst ret. Gen. Barry McCaffrey, White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemire, former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan, Donny Deutsch, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, and chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine Mark Leibovich

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Sep 18, 2019
"Cheered him on like trained seals"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump's first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, stonewalling during his testimony on Capitol Hill. Plus, Trump embroiling the U.S. in a conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Elizabeth Warren sees a crowd of 20,000 people in New York City, and what's behind Trump's frequent use of the word 'my' when describing people. 

Joined by: former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Gore and Biden Ron Klain, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, and former CIA director John Brennan.

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Sep 17, 2019
"Looking for a smoking gun"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the Trump administration facing a foreign policy crisis after a strike in Saudi Arabia. Plus, state prosecutors in Manhattan are going after Donald Trump's tax returns, Trump's acting DNI faces a subpoena after withholding a mysterious whistle-blower complaint, and a new book has reignited the political firestorm around allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh  

Joined by: New York Times White House correspondent Michael Crowley, foreign policy expert Tom Nichols, Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B. Stoddard, former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman, chief public affairs officer for MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre, and politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson  

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Sep 16, 2019
"There’s no tip of the spear, because there are so many spears"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the big moments at the Democratic debate including Sec. Castro attacking Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke calling for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons. Plus, former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe presses the Department of Justice for answers, and Trump's seeming conflicts of interest keep piling up. 

Joined by: MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemire, former Congressman David Jolly, host of MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” Reverend Al Sharpton, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, New York Times reporter Mike Schmidt, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, and former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller    




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Sep 13, 2019
“It depends on your definition of functioning”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's appeal to avoid criminal charges getting rejected by the Justice Department. Plus, what to expect with all of the Democratic front-runners sharing one debate stage, the latest moves on Capitol Hill over impeachment, and Trump's unique relationship with his advisors.  

Joined by: NBC News justice correspondent Julia Ainsley, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, New York Times Washington correspondent Mike Schmdit, former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama Ben Rhodes, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, Voto Latino president and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar, Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, MSNBC's Katy Tur, and Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker 

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Sep 12, 2019
"I'd rather have a root canal every day"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president triggered by new polling that shows him trailing a handful of Democratic candidates. Plus, new reporting that the White House pressed NOAA to disavow weather forecasters that contradicted Trump, where the gun control debate currently stands on Capitol Hill, and a look at the national security team in the wake of John Bolton's departure.  

Joined by: New York Times White House Correspondent Annie Karni, NBC News’ Heidi Przybyla and Julia Ainsley, MSNBC Correspondent Garrett Haake, editor-in-chief of The Bulwark Charlie Sykes, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, former managing editor at TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, and California Congressman Ted Lieu 

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Sep 11, 2019
“When is the other shoe going to drop?”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president’s third national security advisor, John Bolton, exiting the White House. Plus, American intelligence may be effectively blind to what’s happening inside Russia after the CIA extracted an informant, and Trump's conflicts of interests raise questions about whether he is profiting from the presidency. 

Joined by: Ashley Parker and Robert Costa of the Washington Post, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former Deputy White House Chief of Staff for President Obama Jim Messina, former CIA Director John Brennan, New York Times national security reporter Julian Barnes, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O’Brien, and MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre  

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Sep 10, 2019
"Holy bleep factor"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president calling off his secret meeting at Camp David with the Taliban close to the anniversary of 9/11. Plus, Air Force crew members staying at Trump's property in Scotland draws scrutiny, and House Democrats broaden the scope of their impeachment probe. 

Joined by: New York Times White House reporter Michael Crowley, journalist in residence at Georgetown University Elise Labott, former Congressman David Jolly, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman, former White House and State Department aide Elise Jordan, and campaign director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund Juanita Tolliver 

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Sep 09, 2019
"A dagger pointed at the heart"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses a middle school on an army base that isn't getting the funding it needs because of Trump's border wall. Plus, the president remains fixated on the Alabama forecast controversy, a Washington Post story gets deep under Trump's skin, and what to expect when Congress comes back into session following the August recess. 

Joined by: Retired Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, former senior advisor to Defense Secretary Ash Carter Mark Jacobson, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, Vanity Fair national correspondent Emily Jane Fox, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton, and Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker

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Sep 06, 2019
"So impervious to outside facts"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president’s pattern of lying and doubling down as he continues to defend himself after Sharpie-gate. Plus, Trump's instability on the world stage, the Defense Department releases a list of the military projects that will be delayed due to funding going to the border wall, and Joe Biden has some fun with Stephen Colbert.  

Joined by: NBC News’ Al Roker, former Democratic congresswoman Donna Edwards, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, former managing editor at TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O’Brien, and former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Gore and Biden Ron Klain

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Sep 05, 2019
"Which is actually against the law"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president showing an apparently altered hurricane forecast map to retroactively correct a false tweet the president sent a few days ago. Plus, a major newspaper has a message for Senator Mitch McConnell on gun control, and the Pentagon announces it will use money from military construction funding to pay for Trump's border wall.
 
Joined by: NBC News' Al Roker, New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, LA Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, Virginia Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, and Move On chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre 




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Sep 04, 2019
“A rudderless nation”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president's botched attempt at helping the nation prepare for Hurricane Dorian. Plus, as the gun epidemic worsens, the president blinks again on gun reform, and the 2020 candidates add urgency to the gun control debate. 

Joined by: NBC News’ Al Roker and Gabe Gutierrez, White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, Republican political consultant Shermichael Singleton, former WH and State Department aide Elise Jordan, Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B. Stoddard, and MSNBC’s Garrett Haake

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Sep 03, 2019
"Occasionally you're going to get burned"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Hurricane Dorian making its way towards Florida as the president cancels his trip to Poland to monitor the storm. Plus, Trump's personal assistant suddenly steps down, Biden pushes back on reporting about a gaffe he made, and the Trump administration's latest policy targets the most vulnerable among us.

Joined by: NBC News' Michelle Grossman and Hans Nichols, MSNBC's Mariana Atencio and Garrett Haake, Associated Press White House reporter Jill Colvin, chief national correspondent for New York Times Magazine Mark Leibovich, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay, and former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance

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Aug 30, 2019
"Malfeasance quid pro quo"
2932
Nicolle Wallace discusses the release of the inspector general report on James Comey's handling of his memos written about his interactions with Trump. Plus, Hurricane Dorian is expected to reach Florida as a category 4, Congress is alarmed by Trump's willingness to use his pardon power, and the stage for the third Democratic debate is set. 

Joined by: New York Times reporter Adam Goldman, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, Center for American Progress Action Fund's Juanita Tolliver, Republican strategist Rick Wilson, and former TIME Magazine managing editor Rick Stengel 

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Aug 29, 2019
"Deadly combination for our democracy"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses new polls that show Trump in trouble, both against Democrats and on the economy. Plus, new reporting reveals the shocking lengths Trump is willing to go in order to build his wall, and former Defense Secretary Mattis speaks out in a new book. 

Joined by: Washington Post Columnist Eugene Robinson, MoveOn chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, MSNBC’s Garrett Haake, Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield, and former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller

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Aug 28, 2019
"A mouth attached to a brain that I don't know what's inside of it"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump's back-and-forth on trade causing geopolitical whiplash. Plus, the Biden campaign comes out with a emotional ad, new reporting that the Trump administration is taking funds from disaster relief to hold asylum seekers at the border, and a new filing that could bring us closer to seeing Trump's tax returns. 

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, senior Washington correspondent for Politico Anna Palmer, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B Stoddard, anchor and executive producer for NPR's "Latino USA Maria Hinojosa, MSNBC’s Garrett Haake and Julia Ainsley, Republican political consultant Shermichael Singleton, and author of “It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America” David Cay Johnston 

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Aug 27, 2019
"Soothing tones and only sharing warm fuzzies"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump's comments and behavior at the G-7 summit as the other world leaders figure out how to best to handle him. Plus, the president gets a second primary challenger, and a new poll shows Biden, Bernie, and Warren in a virtual 3-way tie.

Joined by: NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, journalist in residence at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Elise Labott, former deputy national security advisor for President Obama Ben Rhodes, former congressman David Jolly, associate editor at Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, NBCNews.com op-ed contributor Raul Reyes, and former congressman Joe Walsh.

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Aug 26, 2019
"Like a drunken traveler in the departure lounge"
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John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the president escalating his trade war with China as he compares his hand-picked Fed Chair to the authoritarian president of China. Plus, our foreign allies prepare for chaos from Trump at the upcoming G-7,  new polling shows warning signs for the president, and the latest on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's fight with cancer. 

Joined by: NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, senior correspondent for Boston's public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, MSNBC's Ali Velshi, former economic advisor for President Obama Austan Goolsbee, NBC News' Pete Williams, MSNBC national security analyst Evelyn Farkas, former DNC senior advisor Doug Thornell, and host of MSNBC's "Politics Nation" Reverend Al Sharpton.

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Aug 23, 2019
“Offering a collective judgement of OMG and WTF”
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John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the president’s former aides worried about his erratic behavior. Plus, our international allies brace for the next G-7 summit, Rudy Giuliani returns to pushing Ukraine to investigate Trump’s rival, and over a dozen Democratic candidates descend on California   

Joined by: Republican strategist Rick Wilson, White House reporter for Politico Nancy Cook, former managing editor at Time Magazine Rick Stengel, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, former aide to George W. Bush’s White House and State Department Elise Jordan, NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander, and New York Times political reporter Ken Vogel 

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Aug 22, 2019
"Not just missing the exit ramp, he's driving straight into the brick wall"
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John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the president muddying the waters on gun control. Plus, his administration announces a new rule that if put into effect would enable them to hold migrant families in detention indefinitely, Trump doubles down on his controversial message to Jewish Americans, and he calls the Danish Prime Minister's comments 'nasty.'  

Joined by: Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Phil Rucker, former congresswoman Donna Edwards, anchor and executive producer for NPR’s “Latino USA” Maria Hinojosa, former congressman David Jolly, NBC News correspondent Julia Ainsley, New York Magazine national correspondent, and Yahoo News editor-in-chief Dan Klaidman

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Aug 21, 2019
“Toto, we are not in Kansas anymore”
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John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the Biden campaign stressing his electability against Donald Trump. Plus, Elizabeth Warren sees her biggest crowd yet at a town hall in Minnesota, Trump contradicts his own previous comments on background checks, and a look at Trump's actions in light of growing global tensions. 

Joined by: Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, The Bulwark’s editor-in-chief Charlie Sykes, New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O’Brien, Politico national reporter Elena Schneider, and New York Times White House correspondent Michael Crowley

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Aug 20, 2019
"That would be pretty striking"
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John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the president and his team downplaying economic concerns as he privately worries about the health of the economy ahead of the 2020 election. Plus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Native Americans, a former White House staffer assembles a group to speak out against Trump, and Eric Garner's family responds to the firing of the cop involved in Garner's death 

Joined by: Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, NBC News correspondent Carol Lee, Move On chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, The Bulwark editor-at-large Bill Kristol, National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton, and MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley

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Aug 19, 2019
"You got a big political toothache"
2950
Nicolle Wallace discusses the president reportedly shaken by the prospect of an economic downturn as new head-to-head polls show him behind several 2020 Democratic candidates. Plus, Trump’s norm-busting foreign policy, Jeffrey Epstein’s death is ruled a suicide by the medical examiner, and what to make of the NFL’s partnership with Jay-Z.  

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, former communications director for the RNC Tim Miller, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, host of “MSNBC” Politics Nation Reverend Al Sharpton, and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon 

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Aug 16, 2019
"A little more shocking than usual"
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Chris Jansing, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses how the economic turmoil is causing concern among Trump aides. Plus, the president pressures the Israeli government to bar 2 congresswomen from being allowed to visit Israel, a former GOP senator says he's ready to vote for a Democrat, and Beto O'Rourke relaunches his presidential bid with a fiery new pitch to voters.

Joined by: Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, former managing editor at TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, director of campaigns at the Center for American Progress Action Fund Juanita Tolliver, New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni, and MSNBC's Garrett Haake 

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Aug 15, 2019
"How far we've come from 'a shining city on a hill'"
2931
Nicolle Wallace discusses the U.S.'s position on the world stage after Trump's inaction over the unrest in Hong Kong. Plus, Stacey Abrams announces she's not going to run for president in 2020, AG Barr's overseeing the investigation into Epstein's death is called into question, and Sen. McConnell under scrutiny over a Russian company's involvement in a Kentucky aluminum plant. 

Joined by: White House reporter for the LA Times Eli Stokols, former managing editor at Time Magazine Rick Stengel, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore Ron Klain, foreign affairs journalist Elise Labott, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, and former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi

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Aug 14, 2019
"I gotta be a little downright snippy about this"
2938
Nicolle Wallace discusses how Trump is amplifying conspiracy theories and culture wars 10 days after deadly mass shootings. Plus, the new Trump administration rule that favors wealthy immigrants, whether Biden's aides should worry about his unscripted moments, and should Beto O'Rourke end his presidential bid and run for Senate in Texas instead? 

Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, former congresswoman Donna Edwards, former congressman David Jolly, former senator Claire McCaskill, and Democratic strategist Basil Smikle

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Aug 13, 2019
"Whatever happened to a little bit of backbone?"
2738
Chris Jansing, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the president's use of racially-charged comments as a campaign strategy. Plus, Trump retweets a conspiracy theory about alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s death, the 2020 candidates take on gun control while campaigning in Iowa, and a new Trump administration law targets low-income, legal immigrants

Joined by: Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake, former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former George W. Bush White House aide Elise Jordan, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, and senior writer for Politico Jake Sherman  

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Aug 12, 2019
“We’ve heard those words before”
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 Nicolle Wallace discusses the president’s empty promises on gun reform following two mass shootings, new reporting that Trump’s allies see a political upside when he’s labelled a white supremacist, the sudden departure of a high-ranking intel official, and Trump’s upcoming vacation full of golf, Twitter, and cable news.Joined by: The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker, former US Attorney Joyce Vance, “Politics Nation” host Rev. Al Sharpton, Voto Latino’s Teresa Kumar, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O’Brien, and former Deputy National Security Advisor to Obama Ben Rhodes

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Aug 09, 2019
“How bad was it?”
2926
Nicolle Wallace discusses how Trump bragged about his crowd size and attacked his rivals on the day he was visiting the communities of El Paso and Dayton. Plus, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe sues the Department of Justice over his firing, Rep. Tim Ryan leads a caravan to demand action from Senator Mitch McConnell on gun control legislation, and hundreds of workers are rounded up in a raid targeting immigrants.Joined by: The Bulwark editor-in-chief Charlie Sykes, Annie Karni and Nick Confessore of the New York Times, former managing editor for TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, Move On chief public affairs officer Karine Jean-Pierre, NBC News correspondent Julia Ainsley, and former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg





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Aug 08, 2019
"We can't be a prop"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses former VP Joe Biden's strong rebuke of the president as Trump travels to Dayton and El Paso. Plus, how Texas is reacting to Trump's arrival, and Senator Cory Booker and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke have some harsh words condemning the president's behavior and rhetoric. 

Joined by: former White House aide Elise Jordan, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, USA Today columnist Raul Reyes, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff, Houston Chronicle columnist Richard Parker, White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemire, Rep. Veronica Escobar, and presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke

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Aug 07, 2019
"Grief, rage, resilience"
2936
Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump lashing out at Obama's response to the mass shootings that took place this weekend. Plus, some from El Paso say Trump is not welcome, and the 2020 candidates urge voters to reject the current politics of division.  

Joined by: Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O’Brien, host of MSNBC’s “Saturday Night Politics” Donny Deutsch, Ashley Parker and Aaron Blake of the Washington Post, NBC News correspondents Julia Ainsley and Heidi Przybyla, and NPR’s Maria Hinojosa 

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Aug 06, 2019
“This is what American carnage looks like”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses how the president's rhetoric plays a role in the current environment in the wake of 2 mass shootings that took place less than a day apart. Plus, the 2020 candidates react to the shootings and a look into the rising threat of domestic terror.

Joined by: Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, The Daily Beast politics editor Sam Stein, columnist for USA Today Raul Reyes, former congressman David Jolly, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, former communications director for Hillary Clinton’s campaign Jen Palmieri,  

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Aug 05, 2019
"Chalk this up in the win column"
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Steve Kornacki, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses Trump’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence withdrawing from consideration after questions about his resume. Plus, another House Republican announces he will not seek reelection, the president attacks U.S. cities at his rally, and how 2020 Democrats are running against the past.

Joined by: former congressmen Ryan Costello and David Jolly, Washington Post senior congressional correspondent Paul Kane, White House reporter for The Daily Beast Asawin Suebsaeng, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, and host of MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” Reverend Al Sharpton

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Aug 02, 2019
"Safe pair of hands"
2937
Steve Kornacki, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the worry among Trump aides as he heads to his first MAGA rally since the “send her back” chants. Plus, Biden fights off other Democratic contenders in last night’s debate, why we may soon see the 2020 field of candidates shrink, and the importance of the African-American vote in the Democratic primary.  

Joined by: White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Philip Rucker, executive editor for Bloomberg Opinion Tim O’Brien, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour Yamiche Alcindor, and former managing editor for TIME Magazine Rick Stengel

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Aug 01, 2019
"Offering himself up once again as the perfect villain"
2740
Steve Kornacki, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses what to expect from the second night of the Democratic debate. Plus, the candidates make their case against Donald Trump, a sudden burst of departures among GOP congressmen, and the winner of last night’s debate - at least according to the internet.

Joined by: Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former communications director for Clinton’s 2016 campaign Jen Palmieri, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, former White House aide Elise Jordan, and Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa

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Jul 31, 2019
"The impulse is the strategy"
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Steve Kornacki, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses Trump defending his attacks against Rep. Cummings as his aides worry privately. Plus, what to expect from tonight's 2020 Democratic debate, Trump's pick for top intel chief may have a tough confirmation fight ahead, and has an impeachment inquiry already begun? 

Joined by: Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, Commentary Magazine associate editor Noah Rothman, White House reporter for the LA Times Eli Stokols, MSNBC's Garrett Haake, and congressional reporter for Politico Melanie Zanona

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Jul 30, 2019
“A case of political laryngitis”
2943
John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the president’s racist attacks against Rep. Elijah Cummings and Reverend Al Sharpton. Plus, will Trump’s race-baiting strategy work for 2020? And, Trump nominates a loyalist to be the next Director of National Intelligence and more Democrats come out in support of launching impeachment proceedings.

Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, chief public affairs office for MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre, former congressman David Jolly, Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B. Stoddard, host of MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” Reverend Al Sharpton, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, and NBC News correspondent Carol Lee 

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Jul 29, 2019
"Where no top Democrat under Trump has gone before"
2951
John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler saying his committee has in effect begun an impeachment inquiry into the president. Plus, a new Senate Intel report reveals the extent of Russian interference in our election infrastructure, Joe Biden goes on the offense against Booker and Harris, and a U.S. citizen is detained by border patrol for nearly a month. 

Joined by: White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, senior correspondent for WBUR Kimberly Atkins, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, New York Magazine national correspondent Gabe Debenedetti, former FBI special agent Clint Watts, and former deputy assistant attorney general Elliot Williams 






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Jul 26, 2019
“This is how you do it”
2926
Nicolle Wallace discusses where Democrats go now that the Mueller investigation and hearing are over. Plus, a new poll shows Biden beating Trump in Ohio, Robert Mueller's warning of Russian interference in the 2020 election, and a look at how Trump failed to ‘drain the swamp.’  

Joined by: NBC News Correspondent Heidi Przybyla, former veteran of the Obama administration Rick Stengel, senior fellow at DEMOS Heather McGhee, New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich, LA Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, and MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff and Katy Tur 

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Jul 25, 2019
'Problematic is an understatement’
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s historic testimony on Capitol HillJoined by New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt, Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire, former Justice Department spokesman Matt Miller, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah, Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, former Assistant Director at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, Washington Post reporter Robert Costa

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Jul 24, 2019
"Tomorrow will tell the tale"
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Nicolle Wallace looks ahead to Robert Mueller's public testimony tomorrow and discusses what to expect from the former special counsel. Plus, Democrats have their sights set on former White House counsel Don McGahn's testimony, and a look at the legal benefits to starting impeachment proceedings. 

Joined by: former FBI Director James Comey, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, former Republican Congressman David Jolly, and former federal prosecutor Berit Berger 

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Jul 23, 2019
"I'm rubber, and you're glue"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the anxiety from both sides of the aisle as they prepare for Mueller's upcoming testimony. Plus, Trump's decades-old strategy of using racial divisions for his benefit, and Puerto Ricans take to the streets calling for the island's governor to resign. 

Joined by: GOP strategist Rick Wilson, chief public affairs officer for MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre, New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, director of campaigns at the Center for American Progress Action Fund Juanita Tolliver, former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and actress and activist Rosie Perez

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Jul 22, 2019
“Daddy, your racism is showing”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the Democrats' plan for Mueller's testimony on Capitol Hill next week. Plus, Trump walks back his walk back of the "send her back" chants at his rally, the line-ups for the next Democratic debates are set, and the acting DHS Secretary gets a grilling on Capitol Hill over the migrant crisis. 

Joined by: former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, host of “Politics Nation” Reverend Al Sharpton, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, and HuffPost editor in chief Lydia Polgreen 

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Jul 19, 2019
"That’s the danger here"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president trying to distance himself from the chants of "send her back" at his rally in North Carolina. Plus, how the 2020 Democrats are reacting to Trump's race-baiting strategy, newly released documents tie Trump to the Stormy Daniels hush money scheme, and Jeffrey Epstein is denied bail. 

Joined by: White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, former Democratic congresswoman Donna Edwards, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, former managing editor of TIME magazine Rick Stengel, and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler

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Jul 18, 2019
“His brand is racism”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the many controversies surrounding the president as he continues to fire the flames of his attacks against minority congresswomen. Plus, Trump previews his 2020 strategy, Senator Harris pulls ahead of Biden in a new poll, and the Democrats look ahead to Mueller’s testimony on Capitol Hill next week.
Joined by: former Chief of Staff at the CIA and Defense Department Jeremy Bash, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, Washington Post National Political Reporter Robert Costa, host of MSNBC’s "Saturday Night Politics" Donny Deutsch, former White House Communications Director Jen Palmieri and New York Times Editorial Board member Mara Gay 

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Jul 17, 2019
“Human trash can fire”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president doubling down on his racist attacks against minority congresswomen. Plus, Trump's history of race-baiting, the 2020 candidates respond to the president's racist remarks, and Biden assures voters his presidency would not be a third term of Obama. 

Joined by: Congresswoman Karen Bass from California, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O’Brien, MoveOn senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, former chief spokesman for the Justice Department Matt Miller, and MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake 

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Jul 16, 2019
“What do we tell our babies?”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president defending his racist attack on 4 congresswoman as most of the Republican party remains quiet. Plus, the Trump administration announces a new rule to block asylum protections for most Central American migrants, a new poll shows Trump losing against top-tier Democrats in head-to-head matchups, and a look at how the collapse of the GOP led us to President Trump. 

Joined by: Washington Post senior political reporter Aaron Blake, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, and chief political correspondent for Politico Magazine Tim Alberta 

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Jul 15, 2019
"The pedophile, the prosecutor and the president"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the departure of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta after the controversy around his role in Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal. Plus, Mueller’s public testimony may be postponed, the president telegraphs ICE raids of immigrant families, and a look into what Democratic primary voters want.  

Joined by: former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, senior advisor at MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre, executive editor for Bloomberg Opinion Tim O’Brien, and president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton 

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Jul 12, 2019
"To get to the rotten core of the apple"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president signalling the White House will find another way to get citizenship data, giving up his efforts to add it to the upcoming census. Plus, Labor Secretary Acosta’s future in the administration is uncertain, Joe Biden attacks Trump’s foreign policy, and the House Judiciary Committee subpoenas a dozen key witnesses in Mueller's obstruction investigation.

Joined by: New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker, former chief of staff at the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, senior fellow at DEMOS Heather McGhee, former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore Ron Klain, former managing editor of Time Magazine Rick Stengel, national correspondent for Vanity Fair Emily Jane Fox, and former aide in the George W. Bush White House Elise Jordan

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Jul 11, 2019
“Oligarchy of sleaze”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s press conference where he defended his handling of the lenient sentence given to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein over a decade ago. Plus, Trump’s previous connections to Jeffrey Epstein, new allegations of misconduct by Border Patrol agents at a detention facility in Arizona, and Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women’s soccer team has a message for the president.

Joined by: Axios national political reporter Jonathan Swan, national political reporter for the Washington Post Robert Costa, editor-in-chief of The Bulwark Charlie Sykes, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, White House correspondent for the New York Times Annie Karni, former White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri, and NBC News correspondent Julia Ainsley

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Jul 10, 2019
"They don't want to see the truth"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president doubling down in support of his labor secretary who was the federal prosecutor behind a previous lenient sentence for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Plus, the attorney general weighs in on Mueller's upcoming testimony, the president defies the Supreme Court on the 2020 census and Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign shuns conventional wisdom. 

Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, former Democratic congresswoman Donna Edwards, former advisor to President George W. Bush Peter Wehner, New York Times political reporter Ken Vogel, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, and MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake

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Jul 09, 2019
"From lurid and tragic to potentially explosive"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the SDNY charging billionaire Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of minors and his tie to a member of Trump's cabinet. Plus, the U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. called the Trump administration 'clumsy and inept,' a new report exposes more horrors at migrant detention centers, and former vice president Joe Biden apologizes for controversial remarks. 

Joined by: Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown, former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former chief of staff at the CIA and the Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, senior correspondent for Boston's public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins, politics reporter for The Daily Beast Betsy Woodruff, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times Peter Baker, and MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake

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Jul 08, 2019
"This, is not normal"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses concerns the 2020 election will see the same types of disinformation campaigns that helped Donald Trump win in 2016.
Plus, a look at the 2020 contenders' big campaign ideas, how Trump is waging a new civil war in America, and Trump and his allies prepare for battle as Mueller's testimony draws closer.  

Joined by: Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, MoveOn senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, former chairman of the RNC Michael Steele, host of MSNBC's "AM Joy" Joy Reid and former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance

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Jul 05, 2019
"No matter what you think about it, it is a spectacle"
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Peter Alexander, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the costs for the president's military-style July 4th celebration and what to expect from the event. Plus, Trump tweets at migrants telling them not to come if they are unhappy with the conditions at detention centers, several 2020 candidates head to Iowa, and Trump schedules a rally the same day as Mueller's public testimony. 

Joined by: Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, Ken Vogel and Annie Karni of the New York Times, former DNC senior advisor Doug Thornell, chief national correspondent for New York Times Magazine Mark Leibovich, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance and MSNBC's Garrett Haake

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Jul 03, 2019
"Axis of autocracies"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses a new poll which shows Senator Kamala in a statistical tie with former Vice President Joe Biden. Plus, Trump and his allies are readying themselves for Mueller’s testimony on Capitol Hill later this month, the humanitarian crisis on the southern border continues, and Trump’s lavish plans for a July 4th celebration.

Joined by: senior advisor for MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre, former RNC chairman Michael Steele, former undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs Rick Stengel, host of MSNBC’s “AM Joy” Joy Reid, and Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker

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Jul 02, 2019
"Awash in the afterglow of his first-ness"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the ramifications of the the president's historic moment crossing the border into North Korea with dictator Kim Jong Un. Plus, Ivanka Trump immerses herself in the G20 summit, Donald Trump Jr. raises a question about a 2020 candidate that is reminiscent of the questions his father asked about Obama, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces a huge fundraising haul in the latest quarter. 

Joined by: former North Korea analyst for the CIA Sue Mi Terry, former congressman David Jolly, foreign affairs journalist Elise Labott, The Daily Beast politics editor Sam Stein, White House bureau chief of the Washington Post Phil Rucker, and co-host of PBS' "Amanpour and Company" Alicia Menendez

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Jul 01, 2019
"They're not ready for y'all"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Senator Kamala Harris's breakout moments at the second night of the Democratic debates. Plus, the women in the 2020 field who Donald Trump finds the most threatening, the president jokes with Putin about Russian election meddling, and a look at Jared's presence at the G20 summit in Japan.

Joined by: host of "Politics Nation" Reverend Al Sharpton, MoveOn senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, and former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi

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Jun 28, 2019
The first Democratic debate: Night 2
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Night 2 of the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 campaign was marked by confrontation and rhetorical fireworks. Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderate.

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Jun 28, 2019
"You can't take the president out of his mob-like comfort zone"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses what to expect from the second night of Democratic debates as 4 of the 5 candidates Democrats are most enthusiastic about right now will be taking the stage. Plus, 2 women back up E. Jean Carroll's allegation of sexual assault by the president, Trump heads to Japan for the G20 summit, and the 2020 candidates become their own spokespeople after last night's debate. 

Joined by: MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, former White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, former communications director for the RNC Tim Miller, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, New York Times investigative reporter Megan Twohey, and Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker

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Jun 27, 2019
The first Democratic debate: Night 1
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The first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 campaign kicks off from Miami with ten candidates taking the stage for the first of two two-hour debate sessions. Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderate.

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Jun 27, 2019
“It’s about to get ugly. Really, really, really ugly.”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president reacting the news that Robert Mueller will testify before Congress next month, and what the former special counsel may reveal. Plus, the first group of 2020 Democratic candidates gets ready for tonight’s debate, and how the candidates are approaching the humanitarian crisis on the border. 

Joined by: former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former democratic congresswoman Donna Edwards, former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg, former acting director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, former aide in the George W. Bush White House and State Department Elise Jordan, and NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann 

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Jun 26, 2019
"It is not a bug, it’s a feature"
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Steve Kornacki, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the worsening crisis at the border as the acting commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency announces his resignation. Plus, Biden still holds a strong lead in the polls despite his controversial comments, Trump denies a new allegation of sexual assault against him, and new reporting suggests the president may be tiring of his acting chief of staff. 

Joined by: LA Times White House reporter Eli Stokols, Democratic strategist Basil Smikle, NBC News national political correspondent Heidi Przybyla, Cal Perry, Jacob Soboroff and Garrett Haake of MSNBC, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, and Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker

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Jun 25, 2019
‘What did he think was going to happen?’
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Nicolle Wallace on the news that the Trump administration has moved 300 migrant children to a new facility following reports of bad conditions. Plus, Donald Trump’s shifting rhetoric on Iran, the leaked vetting documents obtained by Axios that show Trump dismissed many “red flags” in hiring plus Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg confront race issues just days ahead of their first debate.Joined by NBC News correspondents Julia Ainsley and Garrett Haake, former Chief of Staff at both the CIA and the Defense Department Jeremy Bash, DEMOS senior fellow Heather McGhee, AP’s Jonathan Lemire, former managing editor of TIME Magazine Rick Stengel, and the Bulwark’s Charlie Sykes.

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Jun 24, 2019
"This is a TV show to him"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president's last minute decision to not follow through with a military strike against Iran after the operation was already underway. Plus, Mayor Pete tends to a crisis at home and skips a big event in South Carolina, Hope Hicks' testimony may have given Democrats a legal advantage, and the Trump administration plans for massive round-ups of undocumented immigrants. 

Joined by: former Republican congressman David Jolly, executive editor for Bloomberg Opinion Tim O'Brien, foreign affairs journalist Elise Labott, New York Times White House correspondent Michael Crowley, foreign policy analyst Tom Nichols, MSNBC's Garrett Haake, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, and former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg

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Jun 21, 2019
"A white knuckle moment for all Americans"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the uncertainty of Donald Trump's foreign policy as he responds to escalating tensions with Iran, Plus, Joe Biden stands by his comments where he invoked the names of segregationists despite pushback from other 2020 candidates, and Hope Hicks breaks with the president over foreign interference in her testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee. 

Joined by: NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former undersecretary of state for public diplomacy Rick Stengel, former White House aide Elise Jordan, MSNBC military analyst Retired Colonel Jack Jacobs, New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, MSNBC's Garrett Haake, and former U.S. attorney Harry Litman 

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Jun 20, 2019
"This door is going to swing both ways"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the appearance of the first former Trump staffer on Capitol Hill, who refuses to speak about her time at the White House. Plus, Trump's 2020 reelection campaign kick-off rally felt a lot like 2016, the president refuses to apologize to the now-exonerated Central Park Five, and Senator Kamala Harris slams Trump on his immigration policies. 

Joined by: former Democratic senator Claire McCaskill, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, White House bureau chief for the Washington Post Phil Rucker, and senior advisor to Move On Karine Jean-Pierre

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Jun 19, 2019
"He doesn't have a new bag of tricks"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump in a bind as he tries to solve two nuclear crises. Plus, with the president ready to officially launch his 2020 campaign, a look at what he's done with his 2016 promises. And, Joe Biden looks ahead to the general election, and the president makes sure he's not forgotten during next week's Democratic debates. 

Joined by: Retired Four Star General Barry McCaffrey, Robert Costa, Ashley Parker, & Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Host of MSNBC’s “Saturday Night Politics” Donny Deutsch, Republican strategist Rick Wilson, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, Juanita Tolliver of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and co-host of PBS' “Amanpour & Company” Alicia Menendez

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Jun 18, 2019
"Up is down, down is up"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting that finds officials are concerned about telling Trump about cyber operations against Russia for fears over his reaction, or that he would discuss them foreign officials. Plus, the president fires a few of his campaign pollsters after bad numbers are leaked, Elizabeth Warren is surging in some polls, and House Dems set their sights on potential interviews with witnesses who could not be blocked by executive privilege. 

Joined by: former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes, politics editor for The Daily Beast Sam Stein, former White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri, New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich, and MSNBC's Chris Matthews 

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Jun 17, 2019
“We’ve got fantasy land, we’ve got the tooth fairy”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president saying his former White House counsel, Don McGahn, lied when he said Trump asked him to fire the special counsel. Plus, the chair of the Federal Election Committee issues a rare rebuke of the president, the lineups for the 2 nights of the first Democratic debates are set, and Trump says he won't fire Kellyanne Conway despite her Hatch Act violations. 

Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, national political reporter for Axios Jonathan Swan, politics reporter for the Daily Beast Betsy Woodruff, Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Elliot Williams, MoveOn senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre and politics editor for the Root Jason Johnson

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Jun 14, 2019
"A scurrilous sycophant who lied to the American people"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president's stunning comments that we would accept dirt on a political opponent if a foreign country offered it. Plus, Trump announces that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave at the end of the month, and the House Intelligence Committee subpoenas too more of Robert Mueller's witnesses. 

Joined by: former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former congressman David Jolly, former U.S. attorneys Joyce Vance and Chuck Rosenberg, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, and former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller

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Jun 13, 2019
"You should take this with a shaker of salt"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump's behind-the-scenes concerns over impeachment as Congress votes on contempt charges for Trump's attorney general and commerce secretary. Plus, Trump cries 'fake' when recent polling shows him trailing Joe Biden, and former White House staffer Hope Hicks agrees to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, becoming the first Trump aide to do so.  

Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah, MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times Peter Baker, former White House aide Elise Jordan, and former advisor and speechwriter to George W. Bush Peter Wehner




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Jun 12, 2019
"Circus of chaos and incompetence"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president lashing out at Nancy Pelosi over her comments that she would rather see him in prison than impeached. Plus, the 2020 candidates' strategy of going after Biden but not using his name, Mayor Pete Buttigieg continues his efforts to get support from African-American voters, and the president tweets that the moon is part of Mars. 

Joined by: political editor for The Root Jason Johnson, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, Move On senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, and former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi




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Jun 07, 2019
"It's never that simple, is it?"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump insulting Robert Mueller and Nancy Pelosi just before he made a speech honoring the heroes of D-Day. Plus, the audio of a voicemail Trump lawyer John Dowd left for Flynn's attorney is released, and 2020 candidates are reaching out to Stacey Abrams for valuable insight. 

Joined by: Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, Robert Costa and Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler. 

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Jun 06, 2019
"This train wreck has all of us on it"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump’s wide-ranging interview with British TV that left heads spinning. Plus, putting Trump's behavior abroad in perspective as the 75th anniversary of D-Day approaches, Senator Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail shows she's a fighter, and the House prepares to vote on holding the attorney general in contempt.  

Joined by: former chief of staff at the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University Christina Greer, former aide to the George W. Bush White House and State Department Elise Jordan, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller, Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, former CIA director John Brennan, and former US attorney Chuck Rosenberg 

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Jun 05, 2019
"I don't know how to say this politely"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump still feeling the pressure after Mueller's press conference, as his allies call for the special counsel to testify in front of Congress. Plus, the transcript of a voicemail Trump's lawyer left for Michael Flynn's attorney is released, Elizabeth Warren's plan to ensure no president is above the law, and reporting that Kim Jong Un executed multiple officials after his failed second summit with Trump. 

Joined by: U.S. attorneys Joyce Vance and Chuck Rosenberg, former congresswoman Donna Edwards, White House reporter for the LA Times Eli Stokols, NBC national political correspondent Carol Lee, and editor-in-chief of The Bulwark Charlie Sykes

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May 31, 2019
"The collapse of a con"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump lashing out at Robert Mueller and walking back a tweet where he acknowledged that Russia helped him get elected. Plus, some 2020 Democratic candidates turn up the volume on their cries for impeachment and new reporting that the White House asked the U.S. Navy to move a warship named for Senator McCain "out of sight" for Trump's visit to Japan.   

Joined by: Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, Washington Post White House bureau chief Phil Rucker, former WH and state department aide Elise Jordan and associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard

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May 30, 2019
"Could not have been clearer"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Robert Mueller making his first public statement since the special counsel investigation started two years ago. Plus, Mueller’s statement reveals just how far Attorney General Barr strayed in his characterization of the report, and where this leaves Congress on the topic of impeachment. 

Joined by: New York Times Washington correspondent Mike Schmidt, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, NBC and MSNBC National Affairs Analyst John Heilemann, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, and former general counsel of the FBI Jim Baker

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May 29, 2019
“A tour de farce”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president's trip to Japan going off the rails when he sided with a dictator over a U.S. ally and he slammed a 2020 rival. Plus, Biden's efforts to combat an enthusiasm gap, the 2020 candidates try to use media to their advantage, and Republican congressman Justin Amash goes after Bill Barr. 

Joined by: MoveOn senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, Eugene Robinson and Robert Costa of the Washington Post, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times Peter Baker, MSNBC’s Garrett Haake, chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine Mark Leibovich, and former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matt Miller

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May 28, 2019
"Overwhelmed by stupidity"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the unanswered questions about Team Trump's behavior still remaining after Mueller's report. Plus, how the 2020 Democratic candidates break out in such a crowded field, and the threat women could pose to the president come next November. 

Joined by: NBC News correspondents Heidi Przybyla and Carol Lee, AP White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, senior correspondent for Boston's public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, and Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude





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May 27, 2019
"The hallmark of an authoritarian leader"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump authorizing his attorney general the power to declassify intelligence as part of his campaign to investigate his perceived political enemies. Plus, Beto O'Rourke weighs in on impeachment, what it's like on the campaign trail, and how he's being covered by the media. And, we dissect Trump's latest smear against Nancy Pelosi. 

Joined by: Washington correspondent at the New York Times Mike Schmidt, former chief of staff at the CIA and Department of Defense Jeremy Bash, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Gore and Biden Ron Klain, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, former White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke

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May 24, 2019
"A remarkable degree of thin-skinnedness"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the escalating battle between Trump and Pelosi and what happens next as the White House continues to stonewall. Plus, the long and sometimes troubled relationship between Trump and Deutsche Bank, the president's first secretary of state dishes on his former boss's lack of preparation when meeting with Putin, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg has some harsh words for Trump. 

Joined by: NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, senior correspondent for Boston's public news station WBUR Kimberly Atkins, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, financial editor for the New York Times David Enrich, and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. 

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May 23, 2019
"Heading for a showdown"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump holding an impromptu speech in the Rose Garden after Speaker Pelosi accused the president of engaging in a cover-up. Plus, fact checking the president's press conference, and two blows to the Trump administration's stonewalling strategy around his tax returns and bank records.

Joined by: White House reporter for the New York Times Annie Karni, former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg, senior political reporter for the Washington Post Aaron Blake, White House reporter for the LA Times Eli Stokols, former Democratic congresswoman Donna Edwards, and former CIA agent and congressional candidate Valerie Plame

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May 22, 2019
“That’s not going to fly with everyday Americans”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the breaking news that the House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas for former White House staffers Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson. Plus, a retired U.S. Navy Admiral talks about issues facing the military during Trump's presidency, the president's supporters have a new rallying cry targeting the FBI, and what Michael Cohen told lawmakers behind closed doors about Trump Tower Moscow. 

Joined by: Robert Costa and Phil Rucker of the Washington Post, former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah, host of MSNBC’s "Saturday Night Politics" Donny Deutsch, U.S. congressman Eric Swalwell, and retired four-star U.S. navy admiral William McRaven

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May 21, 2019
"Strong and wrong beats weak and right"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses a Republican congressman breaking with his party and calling for Trump's impeachment. Plus, Mayor Pete makes an appearance on Fox News and the president is not pleased, Biden hits Trump where it hurts, and actor Jeff Daniels speaks about playing the iconic role of Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and how the story is as relevant today as it was when it was written. 

Joined by: former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, New York Times Washington correspondent Michael Schmidt, co-host and executive producer of Showtime's "The Circus" John Heilemann, former Republican congressman from Florida David Jolly, MoveOn senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times Peter Baker, and actor in Broadway's "To Kill a Mockingbird" Jeff Daniels

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May 20, 2019
"An outtake from Godfather 1"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses a judge ordering the public release of two pieces of evidence in the obstruction of justice investigation involving Michael Flynn. Plus, Trump accuses those who started the Russia investigation of treason, Mayor Pete is asked if he thinks the current vice president is homophobic, and Trump wants his border wall to be painted black with sharp spikes on top.  

Joined by: former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore, White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, and former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Gore and Biden Ron Klain

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May 17, 2019
“It always takes a woman”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses yet another Democratic candidate entering the 2020 race - making the count now 23. Plus, Democrats weigh whether or not to pursue impeachment, Jared's lack of experience is evident in his new immigration proposal, and a look at what women can do to grow in their careers.

Joined by: Political reporter for Axios Alexi McCammond, former managing editor for Time Magazine Rick Stengel, professor at Princeton University Eddie Glaude, NBC News national political reporter Heidi Przybyla, U.S. congresswoman Katherine Clark, NBC News national security reporter Julia Ainsley, and authors of "Earn It!" Mika Brzezinski and Daniela Pierre-Bravo. 

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May 16, 2019
"Smash and grab presidency”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Alabama passing a bill that effectively bans abortion, and what this means for women's rights under Trump. Plus, the White House demands the House Judiciary Committee stop its investigations into the president, Senator Kamala Harris responds to those talking about her as a vice presidential candidate, and how Democrats win back voters they lost in 2016. 

Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University Christina Greer, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien, editor-in-chief of The Bulwark Charlie Sykes, and host of "Hardball" Chris Matthews 




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May 15, 2019
"Investigating the investigators"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the attorney general assigning a federal prosecutor to examine the origins of the Russia investigation. Plus, new reporting of a DHS plan to arrest migrant families, Beto O'Rourke re-boots his presidential campaign with national media appearances, and a look at the division between what's on Twitter and how voters are feeling in the real world. 

Joined by: Former CIA director John Brennan, former aide to the George W. Bush White House Elise Jordan, host of "Saturday Night Politics" Donny Deutsch, former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, MSNBC political reporter Garrett Haake, and director of campaigns at the Center for American Progress Action Fund Juanita Tolliver. 
 

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May 14, 2019
“Richard Nixon must be blushing right now”
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president’s harassment of a witness in the obstruction of justice investigation, his former White House counsel, Don McGahn. Plus, the president attacks the FBI Director that he appointed, examining the U.S.’s position on the world stage as tensions escalate with China and Iran, and Joe Biden stays ahead in the latest 2020 polls.

Joined by: National political reporter for the Washington Post Robert Costa, associate editor for Real Clear Politics A.B. Stoddard, former chief of staff at both the CIA and Pentagon Jeremy Bash, senior advisor to MoveOn Karine Jean-Pierre, New York Times Washington correspondent Mike Schmidt, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson

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May 13, 2019
"We have to go to extraordinary remedies"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president's attorney going to Ukraine to dig up dirt on a 2020 Democratic frontrunner. Plus, Democrats mull their next moves as the White House continues to stonewall, Congress subpoenas Treasury Secretary Mnuchin over Trump's tax returns, and the 2020 candidates sharpen their attacks on Trump. 

Joined by: Host of 'Saturday Night Politics' Donny Deutsch, former Republican congressman David Jolly, White House reporter for the Washington Post Ashley Parker, former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former Time Magazine managing editor Rick Stengel, and National Action Network president Reverend Al Sharpton.

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May 10, 2019
"It's a constitutional collapse"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president defending his son who was subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee over his contacts with Russians. Plus, a New York Times expose shows Trump lost $1 billion over a 10-year span, Kamala Harris sharpens her attacks against the president, and only some of the Boston Red Sox visit the White House after their World Series win. 

Joined by: Politics editor for The Daily Beast Sam Stein, Axios national political reporter Jonathan Swan, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore Ron Klain, New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, and Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker.

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May 09, 2019
"A lot more than a canary in the mine"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the breaking news of the House Judiciary Committee voting to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress, and what both congressional Democrats and the White House will do next.

Joined by: Washington Post White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, former chief of staff at both the CIA and Pentagon Jeremy Bash, NBC News national political reporter Carol Lee, former chief spokesman at the Department of Justice Matt Miller, and former deputy assistant attorney general Elliot Williams 

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May 08, 2019
"This is war"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the White House's latest attempts to obstruct congressional oversight - including reserving the right to exert executive privilege over former White House counsel Don McGahn's documents. Plus, from the Senate floor Elizabeth Warren calls for Trump's impeachment, the FBI Director rejects the attorney general's accusation the Trump campaign was spied on, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg makes his case to African-American voters. 

Joined by: NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, former federal prosecutor Berit Berger, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, Washington correspondent for the New York Times Michael Schmidt, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, former DNC senior advisor Doug Thornell, and MSNBC's Garrett Haake.

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May 07, 2019
"The scores upon scads upon teeming masses"
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John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the standoff intensifying between Congress and the White House as Trump reverses his position on whether or not Mueller should testify. Plus, Michael Cohen begins his 3-year prison term, the competition among the 2020 Democratic candidates to win the African-American vote, and the president says 2 years of his presidency were stolen.

Joined by: Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, Democratic congresswoman Donna Edwards, politics reporter for the Daily Beast Betsy Woodruff, former assistant U.S. attorney Mimi Rocah, host of “Saturday Night Politics” Donny Deutsch, Vanity Fair senior reporter Emily Jane Fox, and MoveOn senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre

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May 06, 2019
"Good guys don't shred stuff"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the president talking about the Russia investigation with Vladimir Putin, but not about Mueller’s findings of interference in the 2016 election. Plus, Trump says his former White House counsel shouldn’t testify before Congress, the standoff between Congress and the attorney general heats up, and a new poll shows the Democratic hopefuls going head-to-head with the president where many come out victorious. 

Joined by: Chief White House correspondent for the New York Times Peter Baker, national investigative reporter for the Washington Post Carol Leonnig, MSNBC national security analyst Frank Figliuzzi, White House reporter for the LA Times Eli Stokols, former assistant U.S. attorney Mimi Rocah, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O’Brien, former White House communications director for President Obama Jennifer Palmieri, and MoveOn senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre

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May 03, 2019
"The soul on today's menu"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses White House counsel Emmett Flood sending a letter to attorney general Bill Barr that slams the special counsel. Plus, Kamala Harris' memorable moment at yesterday's hearing could have a big impact on the 2020 race, inside the president's obsession with Joe Biden, and new reporting shows just how unprepared the Trump administration was when it came to separating families at the border.

Joined by: NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, host of "Saturday Night Politics" Donny Deutsch, national political reporter for the Washington Post Robert Costa, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, NBC News national political reporter Heidi Przybyla, president of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton, senior reporter for Vanity Fair Emily Jane Fox, and MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff

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May 02, 2019
"Completely full of snit"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the dramatic scene on Capitol Hill today where attorney general Bill Barr testified before Senate Judiciary about the Mueller report, just hours after explosive reporting broke that Mueller wrote in 2 letters that was concerned Barr had characterized the special counsel’s findings. Plus, former FBI Director James Comey says Trump eats the soul of people who get close to him.

Joined by: former chief spokesman at the Department of Justice Matthew Miller, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former U.S. attorneys Chuck Rosenberg and Joyce Vance, Washington correspondent for the New York Times Michael Schmidt, Matt Zapotosky and Philip Rucker from the Washington Post, and former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore Ron Klain

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May 01, 2019
"A lightbulb went off. Not sure if it’s still lit"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump and his children filing a lawsuit against banks that have been subpoenaed by Congress to block them from responding to Congress's requests about Trump's finances. Plus, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein submits his letter of resignation, former VP Biden is surging in the polls after his official campaign launch, and Beto O'Rourke rolls out a big policy announcement. 

Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi, former federal prosecutor for the southern and eastern districts of NY Berit Berger, MoveOn senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien, Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B. Stoddard, and MSNBC political reporter Garrett Haake.

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Apr 30, 2019
"Grappling with an equivocation hangover?"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses President Trump condemning anti-semitism after Saturday's shooting at a synagogue in California, but still standing by his comments on Charlottesville. Plus, the attorney general threatens not to appear for a congressional hearing, Biden discusses unity, lies, and Trump at his kickoff rally, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg sits down for a chat with Reverend Al Sharpton about issues important to African-American voters. 

Joined by: HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen, chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine Mark Leibovich, Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, MSNBC political analyst Rick Stengel, former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman, and Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff

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Apr 29, 2019
"Pavlov's dog on steroids"
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Nicolle Wallace discusses the breaking news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke with Trump about the Mueller probe and said he 'gave the investigation credibility' and he 'can land the plane.' Plus, Trump takes Biden's bait, discussing his Charlottesville comments again, but makes his own argument worse.

Joined by: Former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, Matt Zapotosky and Ashley Parker of the Washington Post, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, former chief spokesman for the Department of Justice Matthew Miller, former chief of staff at both the CIA and the Pentagon Jeremy Bash, Democratic congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Eric Swalwell, politics editor for The Root Jason Johnson, editor-in-chief of The Bulwark Charlie Sykes and host of Politics Nation Reverend Al Sharpton. 

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Apr 26, 2019
"The country needs a hug, and that was a big hug"
Nicolle Wallace discusses former Vice President Joe Biden announcing his bid for the presidency with a strong message against Trump, calling him a threat to the unity of this country. Plus, the president continues to lash out against what was uncovered in Mueller's report, new reporting on Trump's obsession with prosecuting Hillary Clinton, and how Fox News is covering the 2020 race.  

Joined by: NBC News national political reporter Heidi Przybyla, former White House communications director for President Obama Jennifer Palmieri, Donny Deutsch, Nick Confessore and Annie Karni of the New York Times, former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman, and chief Washington correspondent for The New Yorker Jane Mayer

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Apr 25, 2019
"The president decided to return my call"
Nicolle Wallace discusses the White House fighting all of the subpoenas coming from Congress, a new report that an official was warned to not discuss Russian election interference with the president because he equates it with doubting his victory, and several of the Democratic 2020 candidates speak at a forum for women of color. 

Joined by: Former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance, NBC and MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann, White House correspondent for the New York Times Annie Karni, Robert Costa and Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude, MoveOn senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, and communications director for Jeb Bush’s 2016 campaign Tim Miller.  

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Apr 24, 2019
"This is out of Tom Clancy novels"
Nicolle Wallace discusses a White House under siege as it continues to deal with the fallout of Mueller's report. Plus, Jared Kushner calls the Russian interference in our election just "a couple Facebook ads," the implications of Don Jr. declining to be voluntarily interviewed by Robert Mueller, and Democrats are divided over whether or not to pursue impeachment proceedings. 
Joined by: Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker, New York Times Washington correspondent Mike Schmidt, former Republican congressman from Florida David Jolly, former aide to the George W. Bush White House Elise Jordan, former Time Magazine managing editor Rick Stengel, former chief of staff at both the CIA and Pentagon Jeremy Bash, former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI Frank Figliuzzi

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Apr 23, 2019
Welcome to "Deadline: White House"
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Drawing on her years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where key decision-makers stand on complex issues. 

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Apr 03, 2018