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Politico: Doctor with ties to Trump influences VA recording decision

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:11am

Money Power Politics: Politico reports a Florida doctor is responsible for delaying a major transformation of the Veterans Affairs record system. Politico’s Arthur Allen explains his reporting.

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NYT: Lobbyist helped arrange costly Morocco trip for Scott Pruitt

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:08am

Another day another scandal for EPA Chief Scott Pruitt. This time reports reveal that a lobbyist helped arrange Pruitt’s costly trip to Morocco last December. Months later, the lobbyist, Richard Smotkin, received a job working for the Moroccan government.

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Miller on Mueller subpoena: He’s ‘not going to listen to excuses forever’

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:05am

A new report reveals that special counsel Robert Mueller threatened to subpoena the president. Stephanie Ruhle and her panel discuss what this reveals about the special counsel’s investigation.

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Mulvaney mulls plan that could put CFPB...

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:00am

If's a lot like "Office Space," with Mulvaney effectively playing the role of Lumbergh, while the CFPB's staff is Milton.

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Joe: Pence plays to lowest common denominator

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:33am

Vice President Mike Pence praised former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Tuesday as a 'tireless champion of strong borders' during an Arizona rally. The panel reacts to Pence's remarks.

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White House describes raid on doctor's...

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:20am

Everything about the story surrounding Dr. Harold Bornstein, Trump's former personal physician, keeps getting stranger.

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Mike Pence has a curious definition of...

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:40am

Mike Pence may like Joe Arpaio, but to praise him as a "tireless champion" of "the rule of law" suggests Pence defines the phrase in disheartening ways.

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Midterm elections could face hacking: Atlantic report

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:02am

The Atlantic's Natasha Bertrand joins Morning Joe to discuss her new article 'There's Nothing to Stop the 2018 Elections From Being Hacked.'

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Moniz: ‘Of course we knew’ Iran had a weapons program

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:02am

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put on a theatrical display in his campaign against the Iran nuclear deal - claiming the country remains a nuclear threat and doing it in English for an audience of one, President Trump, who could tear up the

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Justice Dept leader denounces Republican...

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:00am

It's not every day that a leader of the Justice Department suggests members of Congress are engaged in an "extortion" campaign against federal law enforcement.

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Trump lead lawyers lack security clearance: report

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 7:59am

The president's current team of lawyers lacks the security clearances needed to discuss sensitive issues related to a possible presidential interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to Bloomberg reporting.

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Are all possibilities on the table for Mueller?

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 6:41am

Special counsel Robert Mueller raised the prospect of subpoenaing President Donald Trump in March to answer questions in his investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

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GOP shows inconsistency regarding Rosenstein

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 6:34am

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that the Justice Department 'is not going to be extorted' as some House Republicans raise the prospect of seeking his impeachment.

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Dep. AG Rosenstein: The Justice Department will not be extorted

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:24am

Firing a warning shot – seemingly at Trump-allied Republicans on the Hill who have reportedly drafted articles of impeachment against him and beyond – said during a wide-ranging that the DOJ is ‘not going to be extorted.’

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Nancy Pelosi: Democrats will win in the fall midterms

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:20am

Trump is reportedly unconvinced that Republicans face an uphill fight to keep the House and Senate in the midterm elections in the fall. This comes as Nancy Pelosi tells the Boston Globe that Democrats will win and she will again run to be House Speaker.

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Doctor: Trump wrote ‘healthiest individual ever elected’ letter

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:18am

Trump’s former personal doctor Harold Bornstein in New York says Trump himself wrote the infamous 2015 letter proclaiming Trump would be the healthiest individual ever elected if he became president. Bornstein also tells NBC News Trump’s bodyguard and

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Mueller reportedly threatened to subpoena Trump in March

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:32pm

The Washington Post reports that back in March during a tense meeting between Robert Mueller and Trump's legal team, Mueller suggested Trump could be subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury if he refused to talk to the federal investigators. Robert Costa

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Vance: Mueller subpoena talk unlikely without Rosenstein blessing

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:15pm

Joyce Vance, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about news from the Washington Post that Robert Mueller suggested the possibility of issuing a subpoena for Donald Trump to appear before a grand jury, and points out that Mueller wouldn't have

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Mueller floated possibility of issuing subpoena to Trump: WaPo

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:10pm

Carol Leonnig, reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about new reporting that Robert Mueller threatened the possibility of using a subpoena to get answers from Donald Trump if Trump would not submit for an interview voluntarily.

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Lawrence: How long will the “idiot” keep John Kelly on the job?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:02pm

NBC News reports that John Kelly called Donald Trump an "idiot.” John Kelly attacked the report but, as Lawrence points out, Kelly never specifically denied that he said those words.

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