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The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

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Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. O’Donnell convenes diverse panels of guests, including a variety of politicians and cultural voices, to offer unique viewpoints and perspective. In his signature style, O’Donnell goes into depth on the latest news developments and offers his take on the political stories driving the national conversation.

Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. O’Donnell convenes diverse panels of guests, including a variety of politicians and cultural voices, to offer unique viewpoints and perspective. In his signature style, O’Donnell goes into depth on the latest news developments and offers his take on the political stories driving the national conversation.
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Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. O’Donnell convenes diverse panels of guests, including a variety of politicians and cultural voices, to offer unique viewpoints and perspective. In his signature style, O’Donnell goes into depth on the latest news developments and offers his take on the political stories driving the national conversation.

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Episodes

Trump claims the Mueller report exonerates him, despite AG’s summary to the contrary

3/25/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Though Attorney General Barr’s letter on the Mueller report states that the report does not exonerate the President, Trump claims otherwise as House Democrats set a deadline for a release of the full report. Lawrence and his guests discuss what is next for Trump as other investigations beyond the special counsel continue to operate. Plus, the extraordinary rise and fall of Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ former lawyer. Rep. Eric Swalwell, Joyce Vance, David Frum,...

Duration:00:44:27

Special Counsel Robert Mueller concludes investigation

3/22/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Mueller submitted his report to the Justice Department today. A.G. Barr says congress could get details “this weekend.” Neal Katyal, Julia Ainsley, Jill Wine-Banks, Ari Melber, Sen. Chris Coons, Glenn Kirschner, Michael Beschloss and David Corn all join Lawrence O’Donnell to react to the breaking news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:09

D.C. braces for Mueller report as house Dems ramp up oversight

3/21/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings now says Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are using personal messaging to conduct official business. Elizabeth Warren discusses 2020, socialism and breaking up big tech. A new study shows wealth inequality at levels not seen since the 1920s. And Charlotte Alter of Time Magazine discusses her new cover story on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. David Corn, Dahlia Lithwick, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Nick Hanauer, Robert Reich and Charlotte Alter...

Duration:00:44:17

Trump visits Ohio to tout economy, gets sidetracked by personal attacks

3/20/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: At a factory in Ohio Trump launched into an attack on John McCain. Earlier Trump falsely claimed that because he was elected to the presidency, Mueller shouldn't be allowed to investigate him. Julian Castro joins The Last Word to discuss Ben Carson's HUD and his run for president. We examine the Trump administration’s trouble with the courts. And take a look at presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttiegieg. John Harwood, David Leonhardt, Neal Katyal, Julian Castro...

Duration:00:43:14

Fmr. SDNY chief “considered” secretly taping Trump

3/19/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, says that he almost recorded President Trump during a proposed phone call because of the president's erratic behavior. The author of a new book on Jared and Ivanka examines their close ties to the Middle East. And Trump continues his attacks on the husband of a senior aide and revives his attacks on the late John McCain. Mimi Rocah, Tim O’Brien, Ari Melber, Vicky Ward, Neera Tanden and...

Duration:00:43:56

Trump spirals on Twitter as presidency hits crisis point

3/18/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: George Conway warns about Trump’s mental health after the president tweeted 50 times over the weekend. The House reportedly will hold a hearing on the rise of white nationalism. A new report shows the FBI raided the office of Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy. And Beto O’Rourke raises $6.1 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign. Jennifer Rubin, Ron Klain, Rep. Joe Neguse, Robert Faturechi, Patrick Svitek and Danielle Moodie-Mills all join Ali Velshi. Learn...

Duration:00:43:08

Trump twists facts on 3 issues in one press event

3/15/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: While signing his first veto Trump falsely claimed “it’s an invasion” at U.S. southern border. Trump is also being criticized for saying he doesn’t really see white nationalism as a rising threat around the world after the deadly mosque attacks. Plus, In an interview Steve Bannon praised Nancy Pelosi for out maneuvering Trump. And a Last Word from Cal Perry on the problems Trump policies are creating for asylum seekers at the southern border. David Corn, Joyce...

Duration:00:43:05

2 times in 2 days Republicans vote against Trump

3/14/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Fmr. Sen Heidi Heitkamp and Joy Reid join Lawrence to discuss the Republican rebuke of Trump in the Senate and Cal Perry reports on how the situation at the border differs from Trump's false claims. Laurence Tribe discusses his lawsuit against Trump’s emergency declaration. Rep. Ayanna Pressley joins Lawrence to talk about questioning Wilbur Ross today. Trump mocks Beto O’Rourke’s hand gestures. And a Last Word from Lawrence on Trump fanning his imaginary...

Duration:00:43:12

Manafort sentenced and then indicted again

3/13/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Rep. Adam Schiff joins Lawrence to react to the Manafort sentencing and discuss investigations into Trump. Ari Melber and Glenn Kirschner break down the new indictments Paul Manafort is facing from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, outside the reach of a Presidential pardon. Vanity Fair special correspondent, Joe Hagan, discusses his Beto O’Rourke cover story. And Sen. Jeff Merkley tells Lawrence why he thinks the real national emergency the large number of...

Duration:00:44:16

Trump investigations could end up in many committees

3/12/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Democratic Rep. Katie Porter joins Lawrence to discuss House oversight of the Trump administration and how Trump investigations could end up in almost every committee. Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn asks the court for a second delay in sentencing and the New York Attorney General subpoenas bank records tied to Trump projects. And a Last Word from Lawrence on why Sen. Mitch McConnell may not run for reelection. Ron Klain, Kimberly Atkins, David Cay...

Duration:00:43:35

Pelosi on impeachment: “he’s just not worth it”

3/11/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Nancy Pelosi tells the Washington Post, “I’m not for impeachment… he’s just not worth it,” as major updates in the Mueller Probe are expected this week. Plus, new reporting on access to Trump being sold to Chinese executives through Mar-A-Lago. Also, Rutger Bregman, who went viral for his criticism of the super-rich at Davos, joins Lawrence to discuss "Democratic socialism." And a Last Word from Lawrence on Rep. Katie Porter, who has emerged as one of the very best...

Duration:00:43:22

Trump's 24 hours: A resignation, a prison sentence, a weak jobs report

3/8/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: A bad week for Donald Trump was capped off with communications director and Fox News alum Bill Shine resigning. Fmr. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp weighs in on a new ad attacking GOP lawmakers for loyalty to Trump. New developments in the investigation into how Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump got their security clearances. And former federal judge Nancy Gertner gets the last word on Paul Manafort prison sentence. Rick Wilson, Gabe Sherman, Maya Wiley and Malcolm Nance also...

Duration:00:42:59

Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

3/7/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Fmr. Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison, far below suggested guidelines. Manafort juror Paula Duncan joins Lawrence to give her reaction to the sentencing. Plus Lawrence talks with Rep. Nanette Barragán about investigations into the Trump administration. And a Last Word from Rod Rosenstein to President Trump. Jill Wine-Banks, Nelson Cunningham, Ron Klain and Mieke Eoyang also joined Lawrence. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:46:33

Cohen turns over evidence on Trump Tower Moscow project

3/7/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Michael Cohen friend Donny Deutsch tells Lawrence that the amount of private law-breaking and rule-flouting that Trump and his company engaged in far exceeds what we currently know in the public sphere. DHS Secretary Nielsen faces angry questioning from House Democrats over family separation at the border. And Fmr. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joins Lawrence for his first MSNBC interview since announcing his run for president. Donny Deutsch, Tim O’Brien, Maria...

Duration:00:43:45

Poll: Americans believe Cohen over Trump

3/5/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Lanny Davis, one of Michael Cohen's lawyers, tells Lawrence that the hush money payments made to Michael Cohen are irrefutable evidence that Trump has committed crimes. Plus, new reporting from the New York Times that Trump or a Trump trust cut 11 checks to Michael Cohen. Also, according to a new report from CNN, Trump pressure officials to grant Ivanka Trump security clearance. And a Last Word from Lawrence on the humiliation of Lindsey Graham. Lanny Davis, Rep....

Duration:00:44:37

New Yorker report reveals “The Making of the Fox News White House”

3/4/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Lawrence gives details from an extensive New Yorker piece revealing the close connection between the Trump White House and Fox News. Plus, Trump ranted for more than 2 hours at CPAC on Saturday – including the outrageous claim that he was just joking when he asked Russia to hack Hillary’s emails. McConnell says the resolution to block Trump’s border wall emergency declaration has “enough votes to pass.” And a Last Word from Lawrence on the dangerous case of Donald...

Duration:00:47:15

New Yorker report reveals “The Making of the Fox News White House”

3/4/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Lawrence gives details from an extensive New Yorker piece revealing the close connection between the Trump White House and Fox News. Plus, Trump ranted for more than 2 hours at CPAC on Saturday – including the outrageous claim that he was just joking when he asked Russia to hack Hillary’s emails. McConnell says the resolution to block Trump’s border wall emergency declaration has “enough votes to pass.” And a Last Word from Lawrence on the dangerous case of Donald...

Duration:00:47:15

Democrats announce new hearings in Trump probe

2/28/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: The House Intelligence committee announced it will call Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg to testify. The New York Times is reporting that Trump ordered the approval of Jared Kushner security clearance over objections of intel officials. Two lifelong republicans discuss how the Cohen hearing revealed Trump’s takeover of the GOP. And a Last Word from Lawrence on the display of racism in the House of Representatives yesterday. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Emily...

Duration:00:45:13

Cohen claims Trump engaged in multiple criminal acts

2/27/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Michael Cohen testified before Congress, accusing Trump of bank fraud, insurance fraud, tax evasion and suborning perjury. Cohen also says he thinks Trump knew in advance about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians. Mimi Rocah, Tim O’Brien, Donny Deutsch, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Rep. Eric Swalwell and Jed Shugerman all join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:46:12