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.
Lawrence: ‘Merrick Garland has outsmarted Donald Trump at every turn’
Tonight on the Last Word: The Washington Post reports that the FBI searched Donald Trump’s Florida home for nuclear documents. Also, an armed man attacks the FBI field office in Cincinnati. And Republicans defend Trump after the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Neal Katyal, Andrew Weissmann, Bradley Moss, Ben Rhodes, Ryan Reilly and Rep. Val Demings join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Trump took Fifth 440+ times today in NY AG deposition
Tonight on the Last Word: Donald Trump does not reveal what the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago. Also, Republicans accuse the Justice Department and the FBI of targeting Trump for Democrats. And the control of the Senate is on the line in midterm elections. Paul Butler, Andrew Weissmann, Bradley Moss, Stuart Stevens, Eugene Robinson and Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Lawrence: ‘There is no uprising’ for Trump after FBI search
Tonight on the Last Word: Trump supporters are outnumbered by media at Mar-a-Lago. Also, The Washington Post reports that the Mar-a-Lago search appears to be focused on whether Donald Trump and his aides withheld items. Plus, Rudy Giuliani is ordered to testify in person to a Georgia grand jury. And the Senate passes a sweeping climate, health and tax package. Daniel Goldman, Andrew Weissmann, Tim O’Brien, Laurence Tribe, Gwen Keyes Fleming and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain join Lawrence O’Donnell.
FBI at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home for most of the day
Tonight on the Last Word: The FBI searches Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, and NBC News reports that the Trump team’s understanding is that the FBI search is related to documents taken to Mar-a-Lago. This FBI search of Trump's Florida residence comes on the anniversary of the day that Pres. Nixon announced his resignation. Frank Figliuzzi, Neal Katyal, Andrew Weissmann, Mary Trump and Michael Beschloss join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Indiana lawmakers pass first post-Roe abortion ban
Tonight on the Last Word: The U.S. adds 528,000 jobs as unemployment falls to 3.5%. Also, the Kansas abortion rights vote triggers a political earthquake. Plus, Trump supporters mock the seriousness of the Capitol riot. Alex Jones must pay nearly $50M for his Sandy Hook lie. And officials are criticized for a lack of monkeypox vaccines. Kristin Myers, William Spriggs, Rep. Ro Khanna, Cheri Beasley, Laura Jedeed, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Elizabeth Williamson and Kyle Planck join Zerlina Maxwell.
Thank you for your professionalism & patriotism
It’s hard to find shows that maintain focus on topics that actually matter…thank you for being one of those. Please keep your focus trained on Greg Abbott. That man commits crimes on a daily basis. Someone, anyone…please “follow the money!” What exactly is he doing with taxpayers money, not only Texans but what is he doing with the money that The 117th Congress & The Biden Administration has sent to his state? What is he doing to those poor National Guard members, who aren’t being used improperly and who aren’t being payed properly and who are committing suicide at alarming rates. He says he has given money to fund Texas schools and their security, but clearly he is not…where has all the money been diverted to? He claims to divert funds not meant for boarder protection, to be misused for boarder ‘protection,’ but it seems even they are underfunded. That man is a disaster, he is running his state into the ground and using taxpayer funds for…for what exactly?!
Zerlina is a disappointing substitute for your graceful, wonderful Lawrence. I cannot bear her childish voice, pronunciation missteps, and crude attempts at humor. Please come back, Lawrence. You are missed!
Where are the regular hosts!
Zerlina voice drives me nuts and I can’t listen to her, I have to pass on any show she does, which is really unfortunate. Where is everyone?