Russian President Vladimir Putin says no one in Russia seems to know anything about accused Russia agent Maria Butina, despite the fact she's taken a plea deal with the Feds. MSNBC National Security Analyst & Russia expert Clint Watts joins to discuss.
In a real first, a media availability in the Oval Office turned into a televised fight between the president and Capitol Hill's most prominent Democrats, Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer. Shannon Pettypiece & Robert Costa react.
Trump's argument with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over the wall shows he has no interest in policy, he just wants to "have fights with Democrats ... on camera," says Ezra Klein. John Heilemann and Kimberly Atkins join Lawrence.
In a new Reuters interview, the president talked about the payments made to women during the 2016 campaign and said he's not worried about impeachment. Plus, Mueller news breaks on Flynn & Manafort. Julia Ainsley, Mimi Rocah, Robert Costa, & Sam Stein
Lawrence explains why Trump's bizarre Oval Office negotiation with Pelosi and Schumer provided a vivid example of why his lawyers don't want him to testify to Robert Mueller.
Shane Harris, national security reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about questions that still linger about the Mike Flynn case (from the public perspective), including the role of his deputy, K.T. McFarland, and the question at the
Joyce Vance, former U.S. attorney, helps Rachel Maddow understand Mike Flynn's defense sentencing memo in which his lawyers not only ask for no jail time but cast blame on the FBI for Flynn's lies.
Rachel Maddow takes a first, very fresh look at Mike Flynn's defense sentencing memorandum in which he asks for no jail time and makes the novel argument that the FBI did not properly caution him against lying to them.
If it wasn’t already obvious that the congresspeople on the House Judiciary Committee really don’t get how the internet works, it was made quite clear today by their questioning of the CEO of Google.
As Mike Flynn's sentencing approaches, Rachel Maddow looks at the other members of the Trump administration who lied about discussing Russian sanctions, or who lied about knowing about the lies, and wonders about the biggest remaining unanswered question: