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By falsely claiming ‘exoneration,’ Trump takes gaslighting to a new level

The Justice Department inspector general’s office didn’t do Donald Trump any favors in its new report. Following an extensive examination of federal …

Donald Trump

President tries to brush off lying about infamous Trump Tower meeting

It was two years ago this month that top members of the Trump campaign hosted a private meeting in Trump Tower with a group of Russians. As regular …

Donald Trump

Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 6.15.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* With the launch of his latest ad campaign in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, …

Republicans

Trump pretends to barely know the man who led his campaign

It’s going to be a very big day for Paul Manafort, the suspected criminal who ran Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. Manafort, who was …

Donald Trump

White House turns to conservative job fair to find willing staffers

About three months ago, Donald Trump acknowledged the staffing exodus in his White House, but he rejected the idea that it was a problem.<p>“You know, I …

Donald Trump

Trump suggests he wants to be treated the way Kim Jong-un is treated

Donald Trump has already made major concessions to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in exchange for nothing, and also offered public praise for the brutal …

Donald Trump

Defamation lawsuit grows more serious for Trump

As if Donald Trump’s lawyers weren’t already busy, the president’s defense team has made repeated efforts to make Summer Zervos’ civil suit go away. …

Donald Trump

‘People have gone to prison for stuff like this’

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 6/14/18, 9:34 PM ET<p>Corrupt 'foundation' catches up with Trump in new NYAG lawsuit<p>Rachel Maddow reminds viewers of …

Donald Trump

Justice Dept report makes Trump’s FBI criticisms appear foolish

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 6/14/18, 9:00 PM ET<p>DoJ IG report lesson: GOP bullying of law enforcement works<p>Rachel Maddow reports on the …

Donald Trump

Warren: Even partial Democratic 2018 win can 'stop of the bleed'

Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the importance of Democrats taking back part of the government in 2018, and what they can do …

Donald Trump

Warren: Trump shameless even about illegality

Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the extent to which Donald Trump's shameless corruption has infected other parts of the …

Donald Trump

Corrupt 'foundation' catches up with Trump in new NYAG lawsuit

Rachel Maddow reminds viewers of Donald Trump's shady and opaque "Trump Foundation" charity and reports on a new lawsuit from the attorney general of …

Donald Trump

GOP keeps pressure on DoJ in effort to sink Trump Russia probe

Rep. Adam Schiff talks with Rachel Maddow about the DoJ IG report and the Republican strategy of hectoring the Department of Justice in order to get …

Donald Trump

DoJ IG report lesson: GOP bullying of law enforcement works

Rachel Maddow reports on the findings of the Department of Justice inspector general report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail …

Hillary Clinton

Trump Foundation accused of widespread illegal activities

One of the great ironies of the 2016 presidential campaign is that voters were led to believe that of the two major-party candidates, Hillary Clinton …

Donald Trump

Not a great week for Republican outreach to African Americans

One of the most competitive congressional races in the country this year is in New Jersey’s 2nd district, where local Republicans recently nominated …

Government

Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 6.14.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* In Ohio’s closely watched Senate race, a new <i>Cincinnati Enquirer</i>/Suffolk …

Government

Trump Jr offers the wrong response to concerns that the GOP is ‘cult-like’

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) upped the ante a bit this week on his frustrations with Donald Trump and his party’s direction, telling reporters yesterday …

Donald Trump

The good question that Team Trump considers ‘ridiculous’ and ‘ludicrous’

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, one of the key questions is on verification. The two leaders signed a …

Donald Trump

Some on the right grow uncomfortable with Pruitt’s flamboyant corruption

It’s one of the most common questions in American politics: how in the world does EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt still have his job? There’s no …

Donald Trump

Trump finds new ways to excuse his new friend’s heinous crimes

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 6/12/18, 9:23 PM ET<p>After insulting allies, Trump has effusive praise for Kim Jong Un<p>Senator Chris Murphy points …

Donald Trump

House Republican retweets Nazi sympathizer, faces no punishment

Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) ugly history on matters related to race, alas, is not new. And yet, new King controversies keep coming up. The <i>Washington</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Putin suggested Trump’s controversial new foreign policy move

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 6/12/18, 9:00 PM ET<p>Trump military exercise giveaway to N. Korea suits Putin's goals<p>Among the consequences of …

Donald Trump

Big hairy eyeball of an IG report to be released Thursday

Rachel Maddow reminds viewers that the inspector general's report on the FBI and Justice Department's handling of the Clinton e-mail investigation is …

U.S. Department of Justice

World Cup announcement comes at awkward time for U.S. under Trump

Rachel Maddow notes that while FIFA was hoping to send a "nice message" by holding the 2026 in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, that message is also a …

Donald Trump

Tom Barrack draws Mueller's eye to UAE, Saudi Arabia: NYT

David Kirkpatrick, international correspondent for The New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump friend and inauguration chair Tom …

Donald Trump

Trump turns his back on Michael Cohen at crucial point in case

Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter for Vanity Fair, talks with Rachel Maddow about the betrayal Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen feels at losing the …

Donald Trump

Michael Cohen parts with lawyers as case enters new phase

Emily Jane Fox, senior reporter for Vanity Fair, talks with Rachel Maddow about what is means (if anything) that Donald Trump's attorney Michael …

Donald Trump

Nixon lawyer's prison time casts shadow over Michael Cohen

Rachel Maddow looks back at how Richard Nixon's lawyer Herb Kalmbach ran into legal trouble for the work he'd done for Nixon, and looks at some of …

Donald Trump

Moderate Republicans suffer a ‘staggering loss’ on immigration

A sizable group of House Republicans launched an audacious initiative in early May, introducing a discharge petition on immigration reform. And while …

Paul Ryan