Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer who wrote the infamous Trump dossier. TRMS recently aired a special report on the Steele dossier which thoroughly went over the timeline of events leading up to the dossier’s release. The expose took over a year to compile and focused on the dossier and the Russian attempt to interfere in the 2016
presidential election. It aired in 6 parts which can be viewed here: Part 1,
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Bob Bauer, former White House counsel. Here Bauer addresses Donald Trump’s lawyer’s claim that Trump cannot obstruct justice because he is the president. Further in the segment Bauer discusses if Trump has the power to interfere with the special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller by firing Mueller and perhaps ending the investigation.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI. Flynn led chants of "lock her up" against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. Flynn is now the 4th Trump team member to be charged with a crime. Flynn's son, Michael Flynn Jr was also previously fired from the Trump transition team for spreading false allegations against Hillary Clinton, the infamous pizzagate story that led to a DC shooting.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
This year I'm thankful for people who have never called me a faggot. I'm thankful for people who respect me and understand the sacrifices I've made in my life. I'm thankful for people who understand the importance of education. I'm thankful for people who have an understanding that caring for an individual with Alzheimer's disease is tremendously hard work that deserves respect, sympathy and esteem. I'm thankful that in my heart I know that treating people with love, kindness and respect will always be more important than money or any material thing. I'm NOT thankful for people who have hurt me, attacked me, threatened me, disrespected me, bullied me, assaulted me.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Shannon Pettypiece White House correspondent for Bloomberg News. Here Pettypiece discusses new reporting from Bloomberg about why the Trump re-election campaign and the RNC have been using campaign donor’s money to pay for the legal fees of Donald Trump and his son, Trump Jr.,
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Atlantic's Julia Ioffe Here Ioffe talks about her piece for The Atlantic that describes how WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. traded secret direct messages during the 2016
presidential campaign. According to The Atlantic, Wikileaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to spread its work, contest the
election results if Hillary Clinton had won and have WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange
appointed as Australia’s ambassador
to the United States. Most troubling is the reporting that Donald Trump tweeted about hacked Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta emails approximately 15 minutes after WikiLeaks asked Trump
Jr. to ask him to.
John Archibald columnist for the Birmingham News. Here Archibald talks about why allegations against Republican Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore that he molested a 14-year old girl won’t hurt him but rather help his chances of winning in the deep red state of Alabama. Archibald more recently said he believes conservatives will still elect Moore to the U.S. Senate even after a fifth victim has come forward with allegations that
Moore raped her when she was 16 years old.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Henry Meyer, senior government reporter for Bloomberg News. Here Meyer talks about the quid pro quo that was discussed between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya at the infamous
meeting before the
2016 election. Trump
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian talks with Rachel Maddow about the unprecedented but also non uniqueness of Trump’s foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos has plead guilty to lying to the FBI and is rumored to have been wearing a wire since July for Mueller in the Russia probe
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Joyce Vance, former federal prosecutor. Here Vance talks about Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort under house arrest and the prospects of Manafort as a flight risk after being indicted for conspiracy against the U.S. by a federal grand jury in the Robert Mueller investigation.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Former Attorney General Eric Holder made a rare appearance on Rachel Maddow last night. They discussed the Justice Department, Trump's attacks on Jeff Sessions, his work with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and his confidence in Robert Mueller The highlight of the night was when Maddow asked, "are you ever going to run for office?" and he answered, "I don't know." We can only keep hoping.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Author, Sarah Chayes talks with Rachel Maddow about corruption coming to the U.S. under Donald Trump as a result of Trump allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments while he still owns and benefits from those businesses.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Congressman Elijah Cummings discusses Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s use of private email accounts. Within 24 hours of being told by congress to preserve all government business they had done on their private email accounts Ivanka and Jared rerouted their private email accounts to computers used by the Trump organization.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Georgia Wells, technology reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Here Wells talks about the response from Twitter after Russia used Twitter’s platform to interfere with the 2016 American presidential election.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
Massimo Calabresi, deputy D.C. bureau chief for Time Magazine. Calabresi authored this cover piece for Time back in May detailing Russia's role in the 2016 election. Calabresi appeared on Maddow recently, revisiting the story as Facebook is now revealing Russia paid for campaign ads in 2016. A key admission that was missing from the piece back in May.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
After being criticized for claiming there were “many sides” to the story, Donald Trump doubled down on his comments defending white supremacists after liberal activist Heather Heyer was murdered by a white supremacist, Nazi sympathizer in
Charlottesville, VA. After Trump's doubling down, Republican House speaker, Paul Ryan condemned white supremacy but didn't mention Trump.
Heyer's murder by a white supremacist, former vice president, Joe Biden tweeted, "There is only one side." Recently thousands gathered for a candle light vigil held to honor Heyer on the University of Virginia campus. Shortly after the news broke of
HT to Stephanie Stevenson-Sawyer for the image idea.
HT to Stephanie Stevenson-Sawyer for the image idea.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Julian Borger, world affairs editor for The Guardian.
Borger wrote a story for the Guardian about how Trump staffer Devin Nunes secretly sent two people to London to talk with Christopher Steele, the
author of the infamously salacious Trump dossier. If the dossier is a fake, which Trump and his supporters
claim, then why did republican staffers try to meet secretly with the author of the
dossier? Seems kind of suspicious to me.
Borger piece was dwarfed
by the news of Trump threatening to nuke North Korea claiming they will be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen."
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent for Politico. Toosi broke the news that Trump Secretary of State, former Exxon Mobil CEO, Rex Tillerson rejected $80 million in money approved by congress to fight Russian propaganda.
This comes on the heels of Trump reluctantly signing a bipartisan Russia sanctions bill, Trump introducing a new anti-immigration bill that would limit immigration to people who only speak English and Trump White House aide Stephen Miller getting into a tiff with CNN reporter Jim Acosta over the Statue of Liberty.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Sari Horwitz, Justice Department reporter for The Washington Post, keeping us informed of all the juicy details at the White House. Horwitz recently reported on Donald Trump's public verbal attacks on AG Jeff Sessions. Most likely to get support from his base to turn on Sessions. The rumor regarding Trump's bizarre behavior is that Trump is planning to fire Sessions in an effort to derail the investigation into his collusion with
. Because Sessions has recused himself from the Russia
investigation for lying under oath about his ties to Russia, Trump is anticipated to replace sessions with a different AG who is not recused from the investigation.
In turn the new AG would be free to fire Robert Mueller, the head lawyer in the
Russia probe. Some experts have hinted that if Mueller is fired it could start a
constitutional crisis the likes of which the Russia has never seen. Meanwhile democrats have claimed they have a way to block any efforts by Trump to replace Sessions while the senate is in recess. Get your
popcorn ready. U.S.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Wendy Sherman, former under secretary of State for political affairs. Here Sherman talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump’s gutting of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. under Trump changing to benefit Russia’s interests and shifting towards Vladimir Putin’s worldview.
Friday, July 21, 2017
By now everyone already knows about the Trump Jr. emails exposing his meeting with a Russian government lawyer to get dirt on Hillary Clinton during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. What people might not know is the timeline of events that led up to Trump Jr. posting the incriminating emails on his own twitter page. The New York Times was all set to run the explosive story and they contacted the White House and Trump Jr. to let them know. The White House asked them for more time and while the Times was waiting Trump Jr posted the emails on his twitter page presumably in an attempt to beat them to the punch. Mother Jones' David Corn wrote a comprehensive piece about the meeting detailing the players involved. Here Corn talks with Lawrence O’Donnell about the Trump Jr. emails and the news cycle that led up to Trump Jr’s damning confession. Since Trump Jr’s confession more news has been revealed about previously undisclosed people who were at the meeting.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Climatologist, Yale Ph.D graduate, Dr. Michael Mann. Mann is known for his involvement in constructing the hockey stick graph which documents the temperature record of the past 1000 years. It was coined the "hockey stick graph" because of it's resemblance to a hockey stick. Here Mann lectures on the human influence of climate change at the University of Iceland, May 27th 2016.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Stefan Rahmstorf, climatologist and Ph.D graduate from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Here Rahmstorf discusses the devastating heat waves as a result from the impact of climate change.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Adam Entous, national security reporter for The Washington Post. Entous was one of the first reporters to break the news that Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner wanted to set up a secret back channel communication between Trump and the Kremlin. According to the Post,
Russia’s ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak told his superiors about Kushner’s proposal. The
proposal happened in a meeting with Kislyak in December of last year which
Michael Flynn also attended. The FBI has considered the meeting, along with a separate meeting with Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, of interest to them. Later Reuters reported that there were at least 18 known contacts between Trump and the Kremlin before the election.. Terrorism analyst, Malcolm Nance said this is what the intelligence community calls "covert communications" and it would be considered espionage. Former acting CIA Director John McLaughlin also said this would be espionage. Former House Intelligence Committee staffer, Mieke Eoyang made the point that these kinds of leaks are coming from U.S. intelligence agencies because they could possibly be worried about people inside the Trump administration deleting evidence
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Ben Jacobs reporter for The Guardian. Jacobs became the story when he was assaulted by Trump-backed republican congressional candidate for
house seat, Greg Gianforte. When Jacobs asked him about the CBO score given to
Donald Trump’s health care plan which would kick 23 million people off of their
health insurance Gianforte grabbed him by the neck and threw him to the ground according to witnesses at the scene. In an audio recording of the assault
Giamforte can be heard saying to Jacobs, “I’m sick and tired of you guys! The
last guy that came in here, you did the same thing! Get the hell out of here!” Jacobs
reported the assault to authorities however Gianforte wasn't arrested at the
scene. As it turns out the Gallatin County Sheriff, Brian Gootkin who was overseeing the assault is a supporter of Gianforte’s
who gave $250 to his campaign. It was only later that Gianforte was finally charged
with misdemeanor assault.
Gianforte released a statement accusing Jacobs of assault and calling him a “liberal journalist.” The narrative on the right is that it shouldn’t be illegal or wrong to assault a person if they are liberal. Tonight Gianforte won the election despite the assault charge. In normal times breaking the law would be disqualifying for any political candidate. But in the Trump-era
standards have sunk so low that this type of behavior has not only become
normalized, it’s celebrated on the right. America officially has no rule of
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Michael S. Schmidt,
Reporter for The New York Times. Schmidt was first to break the news that Trump asked F.B.I. director, James Comey, to shut down the federal investigation
of Mike Flynn.
Buried in the story: Trump said to Comey that he should consider putting reporters in prison.
Meanwhile it’s been revealed that the intelligence Trump leaked to the Russians was from