When Donald Trump appointed Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavannaugh to the Supreme Court bench, hopes certainly dimmed substantially for a court majority that would vigorously protect, much less expand, basic civil liberties, especially for women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and immigrants.
Last night the MSNBC show The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell broke the news that Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer had written a letter to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats. In the letter Schumer asked DNI Coats to immediately take steps to educate the president:
“Sen. Schumer, in a letter to DNI Coats: “I believe it is incumbent on you, Director Wray and Director Haspel to insist on an immediate meeting with the President to educate him about the facts…underlying the Intelligence Community assessments.”
Sen. Schumer, in a letter to DNI Coats: "I believe it is incumbent on you, Director Wray and Director Haspel to insist on an immediate meeting with the President to educate him about the facts…underlying the Intelligence Community assessments." https://t.co/XpB9oBeK0z
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell discussed how Trump committed an impeachable felony by refusing to let the FBI move out of a building that is across the street from his Washington DC hotel.
MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell were the most-watched shows on cable television on the day of Paul Manafort's conviction and Michael Cohen's plea deal.
Lawrence O'Donnell laid out the precarious state of Trump's Supreme Court nominee and how it all could go down in flames.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell didn't hold back when Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to play the victim after she was asked to leave a restaurant because she works for Trump.
Last night, Robert Costa, from the Washington Post reports that Steve Bannon is “pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies” in an apparent attempt to “cripple the federal investigation, into the matter of Russian interference.”
The reader will recall that Steve Bannon fell out of Mr. Trump’s graces over his comments in the recent bestseller, Fire And Fury; Inside The White House, and was in fact, fired despite Bannon’s claim that he resigned according to several sources.
According to Costa, the far-fetched plan demonstrates the legal desperation of Mr. Trump’s base. Said Mr. Costa:
“Nonetheless, Bannon’s efforts signify the growing pressure from an influential wing of Trump’s political base to thwart Mueller, who, many Trump allies believe, presents an existential legal and political threat to his presidency.”
Donald Trump is a visceral insult to every thinking American because according to Lawrence O'Donnell he is the stupidest liar in the history of the presidency.
On MSNBC's The Last Word, Lawrence O'Donnell took apart Trump's statement that he is the least racist person to reveal a president who is not only racist but also a pathological liar who isn't sane.
Lawrence O'Donnell went straight to a subject other members of the media are afraid to touch. O'Donnell discussed in detail Trump's hate-filled and failing brain.
Lawrence O'Donnell perfectly captures the noose that is tightening around the neck of Trump and his family and the growing terror that the Russia investigation is causing the President.
On The Last Word, Lawrence O'Donnell explained why the release of the transcript that may doom Trump by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) makes her a national hero.
Lawrence O'Donnell painted the perfect picture of Trump as a semiliterate president who is also mentally ill.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell explains why Mike Flynn's guilty plea is only the beginning of Trump's Russia woes.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell called the nation's attention to the fact that while people are dying in Houston, Donald Trump used the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey to sell hats.
Rachel Maddow very subtly gave Lawrence O'Donnell an endorsement that sounded like she doesn't want to see The Last Word host leave MSNBC when his contract expires in June.
"The No-Ads Zone ... @oreillyfactor quickly becoming commercial-free hour on @FoxNews ... telethons and totebags coming soon."
"I think Rachel Maddow is quite good at what she does. I also think she's a phony who doesn't have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air"
MSNBC's coverage of the Chris Christie scandal has powered Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell all to wins over Fox News with younger viewers age 25-54.
If you ever wondered why Republicans won't go on Lawrence O'Donnell's show, watch him use Newt Gingrich's own words against him to prove the Republican wrong on tax cuts.