Saturday, December 16, 2017

BREAKING: Corker tells @IBTimes he hasn’t read tax bill he said he will vote for, then slams provision that enriches him — then walks back the criticism


Pope vs. Fake News


Scoop: Mueller obtains "tens of thousands” of Trump transition emails


How often GOP senators vote with Trump vs. expectations Difference between a member’s actual and predicted Trump score


The fight for the free and open internet is headed to court.


Pres. Trump cuts red tape in front of stack of paper representing current regulations. The president says his administration's goal is to return to the 1960-level regulations.

ICYMI

WATCH: @RepTedLieu explains the #GOPTaxScam in just 3 slides.


Much of the damage done by the President can be undone, but lifetime appointments to the federal bench for unqualified ideologues will do lasting harm


This millionaire is revealing his taxes to show just how much the GOP tax plan favors the wealthy


The actual scandal is the fact these cherrypicked text messages were leaked to the press without the Justice Department Inspector General signing off that they wouldn’t interfere with an active investigation


Newly declassified Bush 41-era documents show how constantly & unambiguously US & Western European leaders promised Gorbachev NATO would never expand one inch eastward, and how crucial this promise was to Russian acceptance of German reunification


Words the Trump Admin said the CDC can’t use in official docs

ICYMI

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pushing for a controversial road project in a national wildlife refuge in Alaska. Critics say it would be disastrous.


EPA adminstrator hiring a GOP oppo research group to hunt down ideological subversives in his own agency is NUTS


Ex-CIA director puts Fox News ‘on notice’ for their ‘conspiratorial hit job’ on Robert Mueller and the FBI


It's pretty weird to me that the Attorney General for one of the biggest states in the country moonlights as a Trump TV pundit.


Trump claims, "There is absolutely no collusion. I didn't make a phone call to #RussiaπŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I have nothing to do w/Russia. Everybody knows it.”


A reporter who lived in Russia reveals what it was like being stalked by Russian spies


Deutsche Bank Was Asked for Information on Transactions Potentially Linked to Michael Flynn


Trump calls Cindy McCain to check in on husband's health after hospitalization


Agreed. Robert Mueller's attackers are virtually all political operatives & ideologues. They have always been the swamp; he has always been the oasis. But I would caution liberal ideologues also - he is not your savior; he's just a lawman. Respect his findings, whatever they are.


TRMS Law School: Former prosecutors offer advice to Trump

Former U.S. attorneys Chuck Rosenberg, Barbara McQuade, Edward Stanton, and Paul Fishman offer advice to Donald Trump, should his reportedly copious cable TV viewing happen to include The Rachel Maddow Show at that moment.


TRMS Law School: What is a constitutional crisis?

Can Donald Trump be indicted for crimes from before he took office? Can any president be indicted? Former U.S. attorneys Chuck Rosenberg, Barbara McQuade, Edward Stanton, and Paul Fishman answer legal questions from Rachel Maddow and TRMS viewers.


TRMS Law School: What happens to Trump probe if Mueller is fired?

What happens to the Trump Russia investigation and the progress made in cases so far if Robert Mueller is fired? Former U.S. attorneys Chuck Rosenberg, Barbara McQuade, Edward Stanton, and Paul Fishman offer their views.


TRMS Law School: Lightning round!


Rachel Maddow tests the quick wit of her assembled legal expert guests, former U.S. attorneys Chuck Rosenberg, Barbara McQuade, Edward Stanton, and Paul Fishman.

TRMS Law School: How independent is the FBI?

The character of the FBI and recent efforts to politicize its work are discussed by former U.S. attorneys Chuck Rosenberg, Barbara McQuade, Edward Stanton, and Paul Fishman answer legal questions from Rachel Maddow and TRMS viewers


TRMS Law School: Understanding Mike Flynn's legal situation

Former U.S. attorneys Chuck Rosenberg, Barbara McQuade, Edward Stanton, and Paul Fishman answer legal questions from Rachel Maddow and TRMS viewers about the Mike Flynn's plea deal with Robert Mueller and a potential pardon from Donald Trump