Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.
Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who twice admitted to lying to FBI
Tonight on the Last Word: Donald Trump pardons former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Also, the New York Times reports that Trump is weighing a wave of pardons before leaving office. Plus, Joe Scarborough talks to Lawrence about what President-elect Joe Biden can learn from President Truman. And Emmy-winning actor Richard Schiff shares his experience fighting and recovering from Covid-19. Ben Rhodes, Christina Greer and Neal Katyal also join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Biden announces first cabinet picks
Tonight on the Last Word: President-Elect Joe Biden announces his first cabinet members. Lawrence talks to Yamiche Alcindor, Claire McCaskill, and John Brennan for their reactions. Plus, Long Beach, California Mayor Robert Garcia talks about the ongoing pandemic and the importance of staying safe. The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer also joins the Last Word to talk about Charles Koch’s ‘apology tour’ and how it may be more of a rebranding. And Congresswoman Lucy McBath discusses with Lawrence how she turned the loss of her son into purpose.
GSA begins presidential transition process
Tonight on the Last Word: Donald Trump will not concede even as the presidential transition begins. Also, Amb. Wendy Sherman talks to Lawrence about President-elect Joe Biden’s picks for key posts in the new White House administration. Plus, the Michigan elections board votes to certify Joe Biden’s win. And Julián Castro explains the importance of representation in Biden’s picks for his cabinet. John Heilemann, Jennifer Palmieri and Neal Katyal also join Lawrence O’Donnell.