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The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC

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.

716 - Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who twice admitted to lying to FBI
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  • 716 - 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.

    Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 42min
  • 715 - 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.

    Wed, 25 Nov 2020 - 41min
  • 714 - 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.

    Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 42min
  • 713 - Democrats demand briefing from Trump appointee for refusing to certify Biden’s win

    Tonight on the Last Word: Lawrence O’Donnell thanks Rachel Maddow for her plea to everyone to “recalibrate their thinking” after her partner got very sick with Covid-19. Also, the Trump campaign continues to lose election lawsuits. Plus, Donald Trump pressures Michigan Republicans to overturn election results. And Georgia Sen. David Perdue faces more allegations of profiting off his Senate positions. Zerlina Maxwell, David Frum, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and Jon Ossoff join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 38min
  • 712 - Current & former Trump officials quietly reach out to Biden team

    Tonight on the Last Word: Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power joins Lawrence to discuss Donald Trump’s GSA appointee stonewalling Joe Biden’s transition and how Vladimir Putin and the world are looking at our democracy. Also, a powerful essay in the Washington Post calls out the Republican party standing by as Donald Trump refuses to concede the election as an example of white male privilege. Plus, Rep.-elect Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-7) talks to Lawrence about flipping a Republican district in the Atlanta suburbs. The Trump campaign requests a recount in two Wisconsin counties where Joe Biden is ahead by large margins. And the U.S. passes a quarter of a million Covid-19 deaths. Jonathan Capehart, Robin Givhan, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and Dr. Michael Osterholm also join Lawrence O’Donnell.

    Thu, 19 Nov 2020 - 44min
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