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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

Top U.S. diplomat contradicts Trump's claim that there wasn't a quid pro quo

10/22/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: The top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine told Congress that the president's choice to withhold security assistance to Ukraine until it agreed to dig up dirt on the Bidens would endanger the lives of Ukrainians. Also, John Heilemann and Mark Thompson join Lawrence to discuss how Bill Taylor's testimony accelerates the push for impeachment. Plus, Rep. Marcy Kaptur discusses the credibility clash between Bill Taylor and Gordon Sondland. And Barbara McQuade returns to evaluate...

Duration:00:46:54

NBC News: House Dems zero in on “abuse of power” in Trump impeachment inquiry

10/21/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: NBC News reports that House Democrats are framing the impeachment case against Trump around “abuse of power” involving Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine. Also, Mimi Rocah and Matt Miller return to discuss the Trump Justice Department distancing itself from Rudy Giuliani. Plus, Tim O’Brien and Jonathan Alter talk to Lawrence about Trump caving on hosting the next G7 meeting at a Trump property. And why Trump misnaming his Secretary of Defense in a tweet matters....

Duration:00:43:54

Trump-GOP divide grows as impeachment support increases

10/18/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Republicans struggle to credibly defend Trump after his actions in Ukraine, Syria, and with the G7. Tony Schwartz, co-author of Trump’s “Art of the Deal,” talks about why the fear of impeachment has made Trump worse. Plus, Michael Moore returns to discuss what he loves about the Nancy Pelosi v. Trump photo and the 2020 presidential race. And Nicholas Kristof explains why Trump’s “deal” in Syria is a “colossal mistake.” Peter Wehner, Ruth Marcus, and Sen. Gary Peters...

Duration:00:43:24

Article II: Behind Closed Doors

10/18/2019
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Introducing Article II: Inside Impeachment, a new podcast from NBC News. Seven witnesses have now appeared before Congressional committees to share what they know about the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine. But why is so much of this process behind closed doors? Will the public ever learn what was said? Julia Ainsley, NBC News Correspondent covering the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, explains the political calculation behind the Democrats’ decision...

Duration:00:17:41

White House chief of staff admits quid pro quo with Ukraine

10/18/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Mick Mulvaney confirmed that military aid to Ukraine was held up as Trump pushed Ukraine to pursue political investigations. Also, Brett McGurk joins Lawrence to discuss Trump’s actions in Syria. Plus, Bill Kristol and Rick Wilson react to the impeachable offense that Mick Mulvaney announced Trump intends to commit. And Oversight Cmte. Member Rep. Ro Khanna shares his thoughts on the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings. Rep. Denny Heck, Amb. Wendy Sherman, and Neal...

Duration:00:44:23

Dem leaders walk out of White House meeting after Trump “meltdown”

10/16/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood up to Trump during a White House meeting on Syria after Trump’s “meltdown.” Also, E.J. Dionne and Ben Rhodes join Lawrence to discuss the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passing a bipartisan resolution that condemns Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. Plus, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar stresses the importance of questioning Trump’s decisions that benefit Vladimir Putin. And former CIA director John...

Duration:00:45:28

State Dept. official George Kent said he was told to “lay low” after raising concerns about Rudy Giuliani

10/16/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: George Kent, a senior State Department official, told impeachment committees that he raised concerns about Rudy Giuliani's role in Ukraine matters as far back as March. Also, the Wall Street Journal reports that former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions has been subpoenaed over interactions with Giuliani and Giuliani’s indicted associates. Plus, former NSA Inspector General Joel Brenner returns to talk to Lawrence about Trump and his Republican allies calling for the...

Duration:00:44:42

NBC News: White House tried to limit testimony of Trump’s former top Russia adviser Fiona Hill

10/14/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Correspondence between Fiona Hill's lawyers and White House Deputy Counsel Michael Purpura obtained by NBC News show that the White House tried to limit what Fiona Hill could say to Congress by raising the issue of executive privilege. Also, Joyce Vance and Sam Stein join Lawrence to discuss new Wall Street Journal reporting about the investigation into Rudy Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine. Plus, Amb. Wendy Sherman returns to talk about Trump imposing new economic...

Duration:00:43:00