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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

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Episodes

Ari Melber: Michael Flynn played himself in court

12/18/2018
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0.00 - Ari Melber breaks down why Former Trump National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, played himself in court 22.20 - A Federal Judge demolished the Trump-Fox News conspiracy theories surrounding the Michael Flynn guilty plea 28.10 - President Trump was defeated in court, agreeing to dissolve his charity, the Trump Foundation, after the acting New York Attorney General submitted a petition accusing it of “a shocking pattern of illegality”. 35.55 - Watergate Prosecutor Nick Akerman says...

Duration:00:43:54

National Enquirer Insider: “Another Shoe To Drop” with Saudi Arabia money, AMI & Trump

12/17/2018
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0.00 - James Comey slams Trump and Republicans after Capitol Hill testimony + guilty Tump aide George Papadopoulos' lawyer, joins The Beat. 15.55 - Michael Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, joins Ari to discuss why he thinks Trump should be "indicted". 23.00 - A National Enquirer insider dishes on what might be in stories the publication buried on Trump, including actions involving Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump that get close to "criminal activity". 32.50 - Trump's incoming Acting Chief of...

Duration:00:42:48

Fmr. Prosecutor: 'All sorts of evidence" Trump broke the law

12/14/2018
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0.00 - In a new interview, Michael Cohen makes two key claims: that Trump directed hush money payments to women and that he knew it was illegal. 15.45 - Special Counsel Mueller demolishes Trump's claim, that FBI agents tricked Michael Flynn into lying to them. 23.20 - Jared Kushner is revealed to have become National Enquirer boss David Pecker's top contact after Michael Cohen was raided by the feds. 32.20 - Federal Prosecutors are reportedly investigating President Trump’s inauguration....

Duration:00:44:47

Guilty: Russian agent admits conspiracy to push Kremlin NRA agenda

12/13/2018
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0.00 - The Wall Street Journal reports that there is a new criminal investigation into Trump’s inauguration. The reporter who broke the story joins "The Beat". 14.45 - Sources tell NBC News, Donald Trump was the third person in the room with Michael Cohen and National Enquirer Publisher David Pecker, in August 2015 talking about hush payments to women. 21.45 - Trump's powerful protectors are cooperating with the feds. 29.30 - Russian national Maria Butina has pleaded guilty, admitting to...

Duration:00:44:45

Natl Enquirer Insider: Trump should be "nervous" about secrets

12/12/2018
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0.00 - A judge has sentenced Michael Cohen to three years in prison for several financial crimes and two crimes linked directly to Trump. 17.05 - Former Bush Ethics Chief tells “The Beat” Trump’s lawyer should be “negotiating a plea deal” because “his goose is cooked”. 26.10 - Trump says he will shut down the Government to get his border wall. 31.10 - AMI, the publisher of “National Enquirer”, a tabloid linked to Trump, has flipped and is coordinating with Prosecutors. Former AMI...

Duration:00:44:55

Presidency or Prison? NYT’s Goldberg warns Trump could be jailed with 2020 loss

12/11/2018
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0.00 - A legal storm surrounds Trump and his own allies are now worried. 13.45 - 44 former Senators, including 10 Republicans have warned that our Democracy is entering a “dangerous period” with “serious challenges to the rule of law”. 21.10 - A new reality show premiered today - the Donald, Chuck and Nancy show 30.25 - NYT's Michelle Goldberg joins us to discuss why the 2020 Presidential election could turn into a "banana republic-style death-match". 37.20 - The head of Google testified...

Duration:00:43:49

Dem Rep: Mueller has “law and order” GOP “getting squishy”

12/10/2018
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Federal Prosecutors revealed new details of Michael Cohen’s crimes as President Trump denies Cohen committed the campaign finance crimes he pleaded guilty to, calling the hush payment a “simple private transaction” (0.00). Democratic Member of Congress Karen Bass tells “The Beat” she is “not right now” ready to discuss impeachment and is focused on “oversight in several committees” when the Democrats take House leadership in 2019 (17.05). Trump's Chief of Staff General John Kelly is leaving...

Duration:00:44:00

Exclusive: House of Cards actor Boris McGiver

12/9/2018
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In this exclusive extra podcast, listen to Ari Melber's extended interview with House of Cards actor Boris McGiver, where they discuss the latest season of the hit Netflix show, filming a scene with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and his acting process, including working with directors like Steven Spielberg.

Duration:00:22:47

Revealed: Michael Cohen gave Mueller crucial “Russia-related" info

12/7/2018
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Two major court filings out tonight on Michael Cohen: One from Bob Mueller, who says Cohen has been helpful to the Russia investigation and one from prosecutors in New York, who say he deserves years in jail for his financial crimes. Plus, Mueller filed another major document outlining Paul Manafort's "crimes and lies". Panel of legal experts including Attorney Maya Wiley, former Federal Judge Nany Gertner, former prosecutor, John Flanner, former U.S. Acting Solicitor General, Neal Katyal...

Duration:00:58:45

Paul Ryan owns himself for growing the deficit

12/6/2018
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Rep. Joaquin Castro tells Ari Melber he expects Roger Stone to be indicted for lying to Congress (0.00). Mueller's court filings could dial up the pressure on Donald Trump Jr. Trump’s close adviser, Sean Hannity, is publicly telling witnesses in the Mueller probe to withhold information about crimes that were committed (18.25). Co-author of Trump’s “Art of the Deal”, Tony Schwartz, joins Ari Melber to discuss stock market turbulence as Trump’s erratic comments about trade cause mass...

Duration:00:45:12

Why Michael Flynn memo turns up heat on Jared Kushner

12/5/2018
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Ari Melber breaks down what we learned from Mueller’s most recent filing: the sentencing memo for former Trump National Security adviser, Michael Flynn (0.00). Special Counsel Mueller never mentions Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner by name in the Michael Flynn sentencing memo – at least not in the portions made public – but one un-redacted line could be directly relevant to Kushner (20.15). Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joins Ari Melber to discuss Roger Stone refusing to talk to or provide...

Duration:00:44:59

James Comey's lawyer rips house GOP: 'Indisputable' Mueller more effective

12/3/2018
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A new filing reveals Michael Cohen’s cooperation with investigations appears to go beyond the crimes he has already admitted to, including meeting with the New York Attorney General’s office about a lawsuit against the Trump foundation (0.00). President Trump publicly lauded a longtime adviser and potential Mueller target, Roger Stone, after Stone publicly claimed he would never “testify against Trump” (9.35). In an exclusive interview, former FBI Director James Comey’s lawyer joins Ari...

Duration:00:35:36

Bonus episode: Full interview with Mueller witness Jerome Corsi

12/2/2018
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In this week's bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber's entire blockbuster interview with Jerome Corsi, a key witness in the Mueller probe and an associate of Roger Stone. Corsi admits to Melber that he lied to Congress, that he tried to get stolen Clinton emails back to the Trump campaign in 2016, that he “absolutely” intended to help the Trump campaign by doing so, that he told Roger Stone about John Podesta’s emails and that his lawyers are still communicating with Trump’s legal team “as if”...

Duration:00:22:54

Exclusive: Pelosi Lawyer who beat Bush WH dishes on Trump subpoena plan

11/30/2018
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New pressure on Donald Trump's family, after reporting that Mueller is asking witnesses about Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.'s roles in the Trump Tower Moscow project (0.00). Retired Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters tells Ari Melber he “can’t imagine a more serious national security threat that a U.S. President who is compromised” by Russia and says he does not “buy” that Trump is a patriot, and does not believe “he would sacrifice his life to save the lives” of Americans (18.50). The...

Duration:00:44:14

Michael Cohen's bombshell confession: I reached out to Kremlin & Trump knew

11/29/2018
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Special Counsel Mueller names "Trump family member" in a new Michael Cohen charge. Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump Tower project in Moscow. Ari Melber breaks down how this is the first public evidence that someone inside the Trump Organization was actively doing outreach to the Kremlin during the 2016 campaign and proceeded to lie about it (0.00). Friend of Michael Cohen, Donny Deutsch, tells Ari Melber that Trump is “owned by Vladimir Putin” and the...

Duration:00:44:15

Key Mueller witness: I lied and I'm ready to die in jail

11/28/2018
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President Trump says he is open to pardoning his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after Mueller shreds his plea agreement with Manafort (0.00). In a blockbuster interview, key Mueller witness and Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi admits to MSNBC’s Ari Melber that he lied to Congress, that he tried to get stolen Clinton emails back to the Trump campaign in 2016, that he “absolutely” intended to help the Trump campaign by doing so, that he told Roger Stone about John Podesta’s emails...

Duration:00:48:28

Trump’s campaign manager dishes on “lying” Manafort and fistfight with John Kelly

11/27/2018
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Bombshell reporting from “The Guardian” alleges former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange held a secret meeting at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, part of a series of meetings dating to 2013 – a story Manafort denies (0.00). Former Federal Prosecutors Mimi Rocah and Seth Waxman join Ari to discuss what potential relevant crimes Manafort now faces (22.30). Special Counsel Bob Mueller says former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort lied to prosecutors and...

Duration:00:44:06

Ari: Why Trump's illegal order to jail Clinton, Comey is illegal

11/26/2018
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Former Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, has reported to a Federal prison in Wisconsin, where he will serve a two week sentence for lying to the FBI during the Mueller probe (0.00). U.S. border patrol agents used tear gas on migrants, including children in diapers, who tried to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana, an act that has provoked public outcry (15.50). In a special report, Ari Melber breaks down an attack on the rule of law by President Trump that is more serious and more...

Duration:00:43:24

Bonus: Huge legal scandal hits the Trump White House

11/25/2018
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In this week's podcast-exclusive, listen to Ari Melber's analysis of new reporting that revealed President Trump allegedly ordered the prosecution of his political adversary, Hillary Clinton and a key Mueller probe witness, James Comey. Ari breaks down why this is the most significant legal scandal to hit the Trump White House since reports Trump tried to fire Bob Mueller.

Duration:00:59:05

Trump White House rattled by rare rebuke from Chief Justice Roberts

11/21/2018
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, a life-long federalist society conservative rebuts President Trump in an unusual move, after Trump claimed that certain judges were “Obama Judges”. New reporting reveals Trump ditched an interview with Mueller planned for January. Democrats have smashed records in midterm voting and Trump's former White House counsel Don McGahn emerges as a key Mueller probe witness. Plus, Ari Melber's interview with musician Anderson .Paak.

Duration:00:43:36