An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.
Judge inclined to unseal portions of Mar-a-Lago affidavit
A federal judge signaled he’s willing to unseal some of the Mar-a-Lago affidavit and ordered the Dept. of Justice to submit proposed redactions by next week. Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty in a tax fraud case, agreeing to pay nearly $2 million and serve five months in prison. And Boston Children’s Hospital faces violent threats because of misinformation about the hospital’s gender-affirming healthcare. David Fahrenthold, Chuck Rosenberg, Ken Dilanian, Tracy Walder, Juanita Tolliver, Tim Miller, and Michael Beschloss join.
DAY 574: Jan. 6 Grand Jury Subpoenas White House Documents
The New York Times reports federal prosecutors have issued a grand jury subpoena for National Archive documents given to the Jan. 6th Committee. Rudy Giuliani testified before a grand jury in Georgia looking into the 2020 election interference. And the legal battle over abortion rights continues in Michigan. Greg Bluestein, Joyce Vance, Andrew Weissman, Sommer Brugal, State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, Mallory McMorrow, and Dr. Vin Gupta join.
DAY 573: Liz Cheney loses primary to Trump-backed challenger
NBC News projects that Liz Cheney has lost her primary in Wyoming to Harriet Hageman. The federal judge, who signed off on the search warrant on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, set a Thursday hearing to discuss whether to unseal the affidavit. And a report from the House Oversight Committee unveils how misinformation has put election workers and American democracy in danger. Peter Baker, Stuart Stevens, Nick Troiano, Melissa Murray, Symone Sanders-Townsend, and Jane Slusser join.
DAY 572: Threats to federal law enforcement agencies on rise
A spike in violent threats has the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issuing an unusual warning following the Mar-a-Lago search. And the DOJ argues against revealing the search warrant affidavit. Plus, Rudy Giuliani is now a target in Georgia’s Big Lie investigation. Philip Rucker, Neal Katyal, Frank Figliuzzi, Patricia Murphy, A.B. Stoddard, and Maria Teresa Kumar join.
DAY 569: Classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago
After a federal judge unsealed the search warrant for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, we learned FBI agents found 11 sets of classified documents. And House Democrats celebrate after passing the Inflation Reduction Act, which now heads to President Biden’s desk. Peter Baker, Melissa Murray, Frank Figliuzzi, Matthew Dowd, David Plouffe, and Rep. Katie Porter join.
Bonus Episode: Edward Snowden's full interview on Trump, privacy, democracy & more
On the even of his memoir 'Permanent Record' being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC's Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. Here is their full discussion, including portions of the interview that did not air on The 11th Hour because of time constraints. This is their discussion in its entirety in podcast form, edited down slightly for clarity.
Heady move by msnbc
Not easy to replace Brian, with that said, stephanie has now set the tone and direction of where the 11th Hour will now go. It is her show now and I am impressed with her smarts, dry wit and her ability to think on her feet. With Rachel now on one day a week, I now start my msnbc podcast with Stephanie and then move to Deadline White House (late at night for sure). A heady move by Msnbc.
With intelligence, calm tone of voice, and excellent guests to provide details and background, Stephanie gives me the news without increasing my stress. As a woman of 78, anxiety threatens me as I witness the damages to our democracy. Stephanie provides the facts with hope. She enables me to feel like a friend she informs with positive perspective for the future.
To Ms. Ruhle
You exemplify the core of successful women—. EMPATHY. I won’t miss an episode. Great reporting. Heartwarming show. Thank you