The official White House line has long been that the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct are liars whose claims should be ignored. A prominent member of Trump's cabinet apparently feels differently.
"The Democrats are very frustrated first of all that they cannot manage to get a subpoena to many of these witnesses, and they've actually decided to come in for voluntary interviews. Well, voluntary interviews are actually not a good thing for the committee because it means that the subjects can just kind of get up and leave whenever he or she wants to. Jared Kushner, for example, left after two or three hours, really at the beginning of when the Democrats were just starting to question, and he just decided that he wanted to leave." -Natasha Bertrand Watch the full interview: http://on.msnbc.com/2kcLvZV
If Donald Trump is going to the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he'd skip the event. The White House responded to Lewis' decision, but not in a way that made a lot of sense.
After Donald Trump slurred his words during a national address this week, the White House faced questions about the president's health. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said those questions are "ridiculous." They're really not.
One of Congress' fiercest far-right culture warriors, and a close Donald Trump ally, has resigned under a cloud of controversy. The details of Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) resignation, however, are odd -- even by 2017 standards.
So Donald Trump Junior invents the excuse that because of attorney client privilege he can't tell Congress what he and his father talked about with regard to his June meeting with Russians at Trump Tower. Is a ploy like that seriously going to work? It is if Republicans in Congress let it. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/2k8x20Q
At this point we've got a pretty good idea what Russian hope to get out of friendly relationship with the Trump administration... Watch Rachel Maddow outline all the ways Russia is trying to get sanctions lifted: http://on.msnbc.com/2BiBiWK
A Texas Republican used taxpayer money to settle a sexual-harassment case filed by a former aide. One of the things that stands out in this story is the number of GOP officials who've called for his resignation.
As Al Franken gives up his Senate seat, it appears Democrats have succeeded in claiming the high ground on responding to allegations of sexual misconduct. The question is whether or not Republicans are prepared to follow.
Donald Trump is the kid who enjoys tearing down the tower of blocks, not the one who likes to build it. If that means taking a dangerous risk with a foreign policy the president doesn't "fully understand," so be it.
Two of the five deadliest mass shootings in modern American history have occurred since October. It’s against this backdrop that congressional Republicans are pursuing policies to expand gun rights, not limit them.
Rachel Maddow explains what the deal is with Deutsche Bank and Donald Trump and what the reason may be that Robert Mueller is asking the bank for records. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/2iw4VZ7 Here's a bit: "But for some reason, in 2008, after Trump said he couldn`t pay Deutsche Bank back what he owed them and he filed this insane lawsuit against them and tried to get out of ever paying them that money, for some reason after he pulled that in 2008, Deutsche Bank didn`t decide to cut him off. They decided to give him a ton more money. They decided to double down and triple down. They started doing tons more business with him. And nobody quite knows why. And nobody quite believes that they have seen a complete or accurate statement of the president`s financial situation. But as best as we can tell from around the time that he became president, Deutsche Bank holds the lion`s share of the hundreds of millions of dollars that the president has in outstanding debt."
For anyone keeping track, yesterday was the day that Donald Trump's lawyers changed his excuses on both collusion and obstruction. Instead of outright denials, now they say it's totally ok that Trump obstructed justice, and collusion isn't even a crime. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/2AWjIr6 Further discussion here: http://on.msnbc.com/2AyisYv