Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Carol Leonnig

Carol Leonnig, staff writer for The Washington Post. Leonning was one of the first reporters to break the story about a business deal Donald Trump was pursuing with VEB, a Russian government bank who would finance a Trump Tower in Russia. Trump was seeking the deal during his 2016 presidential campaign.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Barbara McQuade

Former U.S. attorney, Barbara McQuade. Here McQuade talks with Rachel Maddow about the possibility of Donald Trump being guilty of obstruction of justice in the Robert Mueller probe. More recently McQuade talked with Ari Melber about Trump sending a message to Mueller with his Arpaio pardon.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

"Many Sides"

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. 

Shortly after the news broke of 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.

HT to Stephanie Stevenson-Sawyer for the image idea.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson, staff writer for The New Yorker. Here Davidson discusses with Rachel Maddow his in-depth piece he wrote for The New Yorker about a sketchy Trump hotel deal in Georgia that could make the president an easy target for blackmail by a foreign enemy. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson, chair of African-American studies at Emory University and author of the book White Rage talked with Rachel Maddow about how the affliction of white supremacy is like a national drug addiction. 

Michael Signer

Michael Signer, Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, talked with Rachel Maddow about the gathering on Aug 12th, 2017 of hundreds of white supremacist Nazi sympathizers in Charlottesville.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Greg Farrell

Greg Farrell, reporter for Bloomberg News. Farrell broke the news that the Trump/Russia probe issued subpoenas looking into former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's financial records. This comes after the news of the FBI raiding Manafort's home. The plot thickens. When will justice be served?

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Julian Borger

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.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore recently gave a rare interview to Chris Hayes to discuss American democracy, climate change and his new movie, 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.' The interview is in two parts and can be seen here and here

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Del Quentin Wilber

Del Quentin Wilber, Justice Department reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Wilber was first to report the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller convened a grand jury in the Trump/Russia probe.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Nahal Toosi

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

David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik, reporter for NPR. Folenflik recently broke the bombshell story about a new lawsuit filed August 1st against Fox News. According to the new lawsuit, Fox News worked with the Trump White House and a wealthy Trump supporter to manufacture a fake story about Seth Rich, a young DNC aide who was killed in 2016, to deflect attention away from the Trump Russia scandal. Here Folkenflik talks with Joy Reid about the new lawsuit.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Naveed Jamali

Naveed Jamali, former FBI double agent and author of the book How to Catch a Russian Spy. Here Jamali reacts to the Wall Street Journal report about how GOP operative Peter W. Smith, who hunted Hillary Clinton hacked emails from Russians, cited top Trump aides Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon in a document obtained by the journal.