The president, during an official White House event, attacked Democratic senator Claire McCaskill and pushed for tax cuts, after offering "thoughts and prayers" for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Lawrence O'Donnell examines.
Rachel Maddow notes that just ahead of Donald Trump Jr's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, Donald Trump reached out to Grassley to discuss ethanol regulations.
Rachel Maddow reports breaking news that a federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas' controversial S.B. 4, and anti-immigrant law that would stop cities from ignoring federal immigration enforcement guidance.
Rachel Maddow explains the role Brian Benczkowski served in trying to clean up the Alfa Bank Trump Tower server story now that Donald Trump wants him to become Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Justice Department.
Josh Dawsey, White House reporter for Politico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the revelation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on the Paul Manafort probe in the Trump Russia...