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Trump pardons Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia
Tonight: “This just sends a very bad signal, not only to Americans, but also to folks around the globe, that this type of activity and behavior is taking place in our government in 2020,” says former CIA Director John Brennan discussing Trump's pardon of Michael Flynn. Then, the Washington Post's Jeff Stein discusses the economic reality for Americans right now: “It is a very scary moment and hunger is a very clear indication of that." Plus, Chris Hayes on giving thanks to an important faction of essential workers this Thanksgiving: farmers.
Chris Hayes: America nearly failed the Trump stress test for democracy
Tonight: As Pennsylvania certifies a Biden victory, how America nearly failed the Trump stress test for democracy. Then, Sen. Ed Markey on what looks like bold Biden climate plan. Plus, Dr. Rick Bright of the Biden Coronavirus Task force on their plans to turn vaccines into vaccinations.
Trump admin. agrees to start formal transition to Biden
Tonight: President-elect Briden makes major announcements about his new cabinet, while President Trump's embarrassing legal team is falling apart. Then, Ben Carson recovers from Covid-19 thanks to that special life-saving therapy which seems only available to Trump pals. Laurie Garrett is here to discuss why it's not an option for the rest of us yet. Plus, Top Chef's Tom Colicchio on the national emergency for American restaurants and everyone who works in them.
Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for coronavirus
Tonight: As Joe Biden prepares for inauguration, how do you govern a country half trapped in a MAGA bubble? Then, the new way the Trump White House is throwing gasoline on America's financial crisis as Biden takes over.
Georgia recount is over, Biden still beats Trump
Tonight: The governor of Michigan on Trump's subversion of the election in her state. Then, today's dangerous display by the President's attorneys, and how his silent enablers are complicit in a coup attempt. Plus, why the White House is finally coming clean on America's Covid-19 catastrophe—but still blocking the Biden team from helping.
Trump wants Pennsylvania election declared “defective”
Tonight: the latest on the multi-state shakedown, the grifter arguing on his behalf in court, and why the Republican party is just standing by and watching. Then, new pressure on the Trump appointee standing in the way of a full Biden transition. Plus, the White House Thanksgiving guidance that could get people killed. And why one governor, in the middle of a massive outbreak, still refuses to ask people to wear masks.