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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night

Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night
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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night




Julian Assange offers to talk to House Russia probe, per Randy Credico and Andre Leon Talley tells Kanye to call him

A Russian Oligarch secretly met with Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen at Trump Tower, 11 days before Trump's inauguration (0.00). Ari Melber talks to a reporter who broke the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Megan Twohey (14.05) and Trump adviser Roger Stone's alleged "intermediary" with Wikileaks, Randy Credico, reveals to Ari Melber that Julian Assange is "ready" to speak with top Democrat for the House Russia probe, Rep. Adam Schiff (21.10). Vogue Contributing Editor, Andre Leon Talley and...


Michael Avenatti says Giuliani is helping his case, plus a Trump Russia lawyer gets busted

The White House is under fire for sending one of Trump’s Russia probe lawyers to a Department of Justice meeting about Trump’s conspiracy theory that the FBI infiltrated his 2016 campaign without evidence (0.00). Michael Avenatti tells Ari Melber Giuliani's TV statements have been "helpful" for Stormy Daniels' case and responds to news that a Jude has ordered his law firm to pay $10 million in a new judgment (14.20). Trump tells NFL players to stand for the National Anthem or "maybe" get...


Rep. Swalwell slams Trump and Paul Ryan for torching facts, former NFL star responds to new National Anthem policy requiring players to stand

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani touts a new defense, comparing illegal opposition research from a foreign country to a gift. Court TV founder Steven Brill tells Ari Melber that Giuliani has “basically admitted” the Trump campaign accepted something of value from a foreign entity, which would be a crime (0.00). Rep. Swalwell slams Trump and Republicans, in particular Speaker Paul Ryan for trying to "torch the facts" of the Mueller probe (15.50) and former DNC Chair Dona Brazile joins The Beat to...


Michael Avenatti: Cohen about to be “in a world of hurt” and Ari cites Kevin Gates lyrics to discuss Trump’s phones.

Michael Cohen's business associate agrees to cooperate in state or federal probes. Michael Avenatti tells Ari Melber Cohen will be "in a world of hurt" and predicts more individuals will flip on Michael Cohen (0.00). Rod Rosenstein appears to acquiesce to Trump's demand for an investigation into the FBI possibly infiltrating the Trump campaign (17.45) and Ari Melber's special report on Rudy Giuliani examines the arc of Giuliani's career with an expert panel of longtime New Yorkers (26.20)....


Trump “definitely” abusing power, says fmr. U.S. Attorney, Republicans debate Trump and treason, plus Charlamagne asks for Ari’s favorite rap lyric

Trump demands a new DOJ probe into whether the FBI infiltrated his campaign. Congressman Jerry Nadler tells Ari Melber that Trump has "no business" telling the Justice Dept. who to investigate, as top Senate democrat Chuck Schumer calls the move a "blatant" abuse of power (0.00). New reporting reveals Trump Jr. and other campaign officials held another Trump Tower meeting with foreign officials from the middle east who allegedly offered to help Trump get elected (15.00) and former GOP...


A Devastating school shooting in Texas, Trump guts Planned Parenthood and Fugee’s Founder Pras calls Trump an “opportunist”

Devastating news of 10 people killed in a school shooting in Texas. Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Braton slams Federal officials for doing nothing but "mouthing platitudes" with their thoughts and prayers (0.00). Mueller has reportedly subpoenaed another aide to longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone (14.35) and Wendy Davis joins The Beat to discuss Trump gutting Planned Parenthood by slashing $260 million in funding for reproductive rights organizations (23.42). Founding member of Fugees, Pras,...


Dem. Candidate for NY AG is open to prosecuting Trump aides if pardoned, Rep. Castro slams Trump immigration policy, plus a debate over whether Trump can be indicted.

A day after Trump admits to lying about the Stormy Daniels payoff, her lawyer Michael Avenatti says there may be more payoffs (0.00). Former U.S. Soliciter General Neal Katyal who wrote the Special Counsel rules Mueller is following says Trump's "low bar" is a "get out of jail free" card (16.25) and Rep. Joaquin Castro joins Ari Melber to discuss Trump calling some undocumented immigrants "animals", a comment that the White House says was strictly about MS-13 (32.20). Plus Democratic...


Michael Avenatti addresses if he has become “the lawyer for The Resistance,” New Trump Tower disclosures

Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti joins The Beat to discuss Trump's admission that he repaid Michael Cohen in his new financial disclosure (0.00). Ari Melber walks through the key points of Donald Trump Jr.'s Senate Intelligence Committee testimony (21.15) and the New York Times reports a suspicious meeting between a foreign diplomat and guilty former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos triggered the FBI's Russia probe, known as "crossfire hurricane" (27.40). Plus, a Republican...


Trump lawyer blasts Giuliani and asks if Michael Cohen was a “mob” fixer plus bombshell allegation Trump Org. is benefiting from Trump China deal

In a Beat exclusive, Trump lawyer Jay Goldberg attacks Trump's other lawyer, Rudy Giuliani and suggests Michael Cohen's role as a "fixer" for Trump could relate to the influence of the "mob" in "building trades" (0.00) Ari Melber breaks down why the DOJ is giving Mueller extra power in the Trump probe (14.50) and new scrutiny follows a bombshell report that the Trump organization could be profiting from Trump's decision to reverse his administration's policy on Chinese company ZTE (23.40)....


Inside Mueller’s “secretive and methodical" grand jury room, Mueller probing Trump inauguration finances and the Trump/Hannity relationship

New reports say Trump complains about needing better "TV lawyers" to defend him (0.00). The CEO of Obama's inaugural committee joins Ari Melber exclusively to discuss Mueller eyeing Trump's inaugural spending (14.50) and Frank Rich joins to break down how McCarthy-era lawyer Roy Cohn was the "original Donald Trump" (21.05). New York Magazine reports Fox's Sean Hannity calls Trump every night after his show (30.05) and new reporting on The Beat suggests Trump and his advisers including Roger...


Mueller is on the cash trail, Ari Melber examines how Cohen ‘slush fund’ relates to Iran Contra and SVU Star tells Tekashi69 to fall back

Corporations scramble to explain payments to Michael Cohen, despite Trump's claims he will "drain the swamp" (0.00) and reports reveal Mueller is eyeing potential crimes with Trump's "massive inaugural fund" (14.35). A Trump aid reportedly mocks Senator John McCain vote, saying he's "dying anyway (22.40) and Law & Order SVU star Patrick Byas, Cornell Belcher and Maya Wiley join The Beat for Fallback Friday (36.00) and Ari Melber breaks down how Michael Cohen's 'slush fund' revelation echoes...


“Presidents shouldn’t be thirsty,” and why the Feds are following the ‘shmoney’ in probing Cohen and the controversial lawyer who Michael Avenatti replaced

Michael Cohen has reportedly made millions pitching prospective clients by advertising his close relationship with Trump. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says there's a "pattern" of Cohen linking Trump to Russians (0.00). Ari Melber breaks down who Keith Davidson is and why he is a key player in the investigation into Trump lawyer Michael Cohen (18.00). Trump campaigned against corruption, but his own lawyer is now under investigation for "money so dirty that people are quiet about using it". In...


Michael Cohen responds to Avenatti's allegations and Rep. Swallwell slams Trump as "weak"

The Russian money trail hits Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, as Michael Avenatti alleges he received money from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg. Rep. Eric Swallwell tells Ari Melber: "any tree that you shake in this Trump forrest, a Russian falls out" (0.00). Former Intelligence officer Malcolm Nance also joins Ari Melber to discuss the latest developments in Michael Cohen's reported ties to Russian money, noting Putin deploys oligarchs to "get things done without his fingerprints" (16.44)....


Michael Avenatti releases stunning allegations of Michael Cohen ties to Russians, lawyer for tortured terror suspect speaks out and Obama issues a rare Trump rebuke.

Michael Avenatti alleges Michael Cohen could have been reimbursed by Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, for the $130K paid in hush money to Stormy Daniels (0.00). Mother Jones's David Corn tells Ari Melber that if the allegations are true, we have to consider whether Russians are trying to directly finance Trump and the RNC (16.15). A lawyer for a terror suspect who was tortured under Trump pick to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, speaks out ahead of her confirmation hearing (25.30). Nancy Erika...


Ari brings Sam Nunberg and Michael Avenatti together, the Torch says Cohen will flip and Roger Stone seems nervous.

Former Senator Robert Torricelli says Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is "going to be a government witness" after new reporting on the possible "extent" of Cohen's legal problems (0.00). Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti joins Ari Melber to discuss Rudy Giuliani's media blitz and says Giuliani has given the "worse performance" by an attorney on TV "in modern times" (6.30). Sam Nunberg is back on The Beat, this time joined by Avenatti, who presses him on Michael Cohen's exposure (16.05). Ari...


Giuliani puts himself under the bus, Evangelicals exposed for ignoring Trumps Stormy Admission and the Rapper Chika explains her viral response to Kanye-Trump

Trump throws his lawyer Rudy Giuliani under the bus, saying Giuliani will “get his facts straight” about Michael Cohen and the payment to Stormy Daniels (0.00). He also claims he would "love" to be interviewed by Mueller and would even "override" his lawyers to do so, if the prosecutors were "fair" (14.55). Ari Melber breaks down how one of Trump's closest confidants, Roger Stone, could be central to the Mueller probe (20.50) and the Rapper Chika behind the viral rebuttal to Kanye-Trump...


Giuliani reveals shocking details of Trump involvement in Stormy Daniels Payment and calls Kushner “disposable”

Trump lawyer Giuliani admits Trump repaid Cohen for the Stormy Daniels hush money (0.00) and the head of watchdog Common Cause tells The Beat Giuliani has given them "strong evidence" the payment was related to the 2016 election (12.35). Giuliani also revealed that Trump fired Comey because Comey would not say that he wasn't "a target" of the Mueller probe (20.10), meanwhile Comey blasts Giuliani's comments comparing FBI agents working on the Michael Cohen case as "stormtroopers" (28.30).


Explosive: Top Dem says Mueller, Rosenstein have "really strong evidence" and Trump accuser subpoenas "The Apprentice" recordings.

Trump's lawyer Ty Cobb is out and Clinton impeachment lawyer Emmett Flood is in, as Mueller dials up the pressure on Trump with a subpoena threat (0.00). Trump accuser Summer Zervos has subpoenaed tapes from 'The Apprentice' (12.55) and a prosecutor under Ken Starr during Bill Clinton's Grand Jury testimony tells Ari Melber a key difference between Clinton and Trump is that Trump has "no idea" what Mueller has on him (20.56). Trump's 'Art of the Deal' co-author Tony Schwartz reveals the...


Mueller bombshell: Leaked questions show focus on collusion, obstruction and Rosenstein blasts Republican impeachment threat

Michael Flynn's sentencing has been delayed due to Special Counsel Mueller's investigation and leaked questions reveal Mueller is turning to Trump (0.00). Trump's former New York doctor says Trump's bodyguard Keith Schiller raided his office for Trump's medical records (14.28) and Ari Melber breaks down the new collusion clues in Mueller's questions for Trump (21.27). Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein blasts the Republican impeachment threat, saying the DOJ won't be "extorted"(29.16) and a...


John Kelly calls Trump an “idiot” and Trump-allied tabloid appears to turn on Michael Cohen

In an exclusive report, NBC News reveals Chief of Staff John Kelly called Trump an “idiot” and made disparaging remarks about women (0.00). The National Enquirer, a Trump-allied tabloid runs a scathing editorial of Michael Cohen’s “secrets and lies” leading to speculation of a rift between Trump and his lawyer, while Stormy Daniels’ lawyer files a new defamation lawsuit against Trump (20.00). Trump offers an alternative reason for a key Russian at the 2016 Trump Tower meeting’s ties to Putin...


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