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'Toxic mess': Clash at impeachment trial over what Trump knew

1/24/2020
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In this “The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial”, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports the key moments from the Democrats case against Trump, including showing key evidence that aligns with Rep. Adam Schiff’s dramatic closing. Melber also shows how Democrats are arguing Trump obstructed Congress, and the limits of a new Trump defense from Sen. Graham that carries echoes of the sitcom “Seinfeld.”

Duration:00:08:39

'Truth Hurts': Dems try shaming Trump's jurors in Senate trial showdown

1/23/2020
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In this “The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial”, the second day of opening arguments from the prosecution, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments, escalating tensions and one Democratic Senator’s challenge to her colleagues, which overlaps with Lizzo’s 2019 hit. (MSNBC Digital Exclusive.)

Duration:00:07:12

'Danger,' 'Despot,' 'Liars': See Trump Trial Opening Argument By Dem Prosecutors

1/23/2020
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In this report on Wednesday, the third day of Trump’s impeachment trial and the first day of the substantive opening arguments, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments. Melber analyzes the high stakes debate over witnesses and shows the top clips of prosecutors making their opening case to convict by presenting evidence the President abused power. Melber notes the importance of this “new and substantive stage” of the trial and why some senate jurors may not...

Duration:00:08:56

Facing trial tomorrow, Trump tries new defense

1/20/2020
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On the eve of President Trump's judgement day, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts "The Beat," previewing the trial and the newly released rules by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Duration:00:46:21

Trump goes on trail for 'high crimes' this week

1/19/2020
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MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent hosts "Trump on Trial," a Sunday night special digging into the looming impeachment trial of President Trump.

Duration:00:47:13

Trump served summons for impeachment trial

1/17/2020
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MSNBC Cheif Legal Correspondent Ari Melber interviews Alan Dershowitz on the day he was named as a new member of Pres. Trump’s impeachment defense team.

Duration:00:45:24

Senate jurors sworn in as Trump braces for trial

1/16/2020
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The Senate jurors for President Trump’s impeachment trial are officially sworn in by Chief Justice Roberts, taking an oath to do “impartial justice,” marking the beginning of the third impeachment trial of a president in U.S. history. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber analyzes the historical context of the monumental ceremony and a trial that “shows the system of checks and balances,” as President Trump prepares be judged for his alleged “high crimes.”

Duration:00:46:30

House submits Trump impeachment articles for Senate trial

1/15/2020
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman and Impeachment Manager Jerry Nadler joins "The Beat with Ari Melber" to discuss his impeachment trial strategy. Ari Melber also reports on the formal presentation of impeachment articles from the Democratic House to the Republican Senate.

Duration:00:46:22

New Giuliani impeachment evidence release

1/14/2020
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MSNBC Chief Legal Corespondent Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" as House Democrats release new impeachment evidence revealing Rudy Giuliani acted with Trump's "knowledge and consent." Ari also reports on comedian Dave Chappelle's new political endorsement.

Duration:00:47:13

Speaker Pelosi preps to send impeachment articles to Senate

1/13/2020
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MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts the "The Beat," as Speaker Pelosi prepares to send impeachment articles to Senate. Melber also reports on Chief Justice Roberts' role in Trump's upcoming impeachment trial

Duration:00:46:53

Bonus: Ari Melber’s exclusive interviews with Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Dave Chappelle

1/12/2020
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In this special podcast episode, MSNBC’s Ari Melber sits down with Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) to discuss his favorite artists, some of his provocative lyrics and why Dave Chappelle is one of “his dearest friends for life.” We also dig into the archives from Ari’s 2018 interview with Dave Chappelle and then Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, to discuss why Chappelle decided to endorse a political candidate, followed by a deep analysis of Chappelle’s comedy in the Trump era.

Duration:00:40:47

New: Pelosi signals impeachment articles coming next week

1/10/2020
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In this episode of "The Beat," MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on Speaker Pelosi's new announcement, promising articles of impeachment next week. In a special report, Ari examines Rudy Giuliani's trip to Ukraine in coordination with conservative outlet OAN. Chuck Rosenberg, DJs Stretch and Bobbito join "The Beat" for Fallback Friday.

Duration:00:46:41

Senate preps Trump trial to begin as soon as Monday

1/9/2020
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MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the latest in President Trump's impeachment, as Mitch McConnell's Senate prepares for trial as soon as Monday. In an exclusive interview, six Clinton Senate jurors join "The Beat" to discuss President Trump's trial

Duration:00:45:19

Top Republican on Trump admin Iran briefing: "insulting, demeaning," "worst" I've ever seen

1/8/2020
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On the day following Iran's attack on an Iraqi base housing American troops, President Trump has announced both countries have decided to de-escalate. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber interviews Senator Merkley and Rep. Meeks to discuss the Trump administration's military briefing that was met with criticism from both sides of the isle.

Duration:00:46:13

Moving towards Trump trial, McConnell rolls out GOP plan

1/7/2020
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MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on Mitch McConnell's announcement that he has enough votes to move forward with the impeachment trial, despite calls for more witnesses. Ari Melber also reports on breaking developments of a rocket attack on an Iraqi base housing Americans

Duration:00:56:57

Top White House John Bolton aide agrees to testify in Trump trial

1/6/2020
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John Bolton, President Trump's former national security adviser, has agreed to testify before Congress, defying the White House. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the latest in the impeachment trial, and the Iran tensions.

Duration:00:44:48

President Trump orders strike killing top Iranian general

1/3/2020
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MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber covers breaking developments in Trump ordered airstrike that killed Iranian leader Qassem Soleimani. Andrew Yang also joins "The Beat" for an exclusive interview, discussing his 2020 campaign and criticizes President Trump for the Iran tension. Brooklyn rapper Uncle Murda and MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin join Ari Melber for "Fallback Friday," an irreverent segment.

Duration:00:45:15

Speaker Pelosi continues impeachment showdown as new emails show White House cover-up

1/2/2020
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MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts the first show of 2020, covering Speaker Pelosi's latest impeachment tactic. Jelani Cobb also stops by "The Beat" to discuss Illinois pardoning over 11,000 people.

Duration:00:43:33

Article II: Trump is Impeached

12/19/2019
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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 charges, 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...

Duration:00:17:33

Bonus: Full House to vote this week on impeaching Trump

12/15/2019
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MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts "Impeachment: White House in Crisis"

Duration:00:46:50