Former Trump Aide Omarosa Sued by U.S. Government Over Financial Disclosure


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The U.S. filed suit against Omarosa Manigault this week, for “knowingly and willfully failing to file” her financial disclosure paperwork after being fired from the Trump administration. The government is seeking a $50,000 civil fine in the complaint, filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Reuters reports that Omaraso has had since January of 2018 to file the disclosure, and was give “several reminders” by White House ethics lawyers to take care of it. Since being fired by the White House, Omarosa has been a frequent critic of the Trump, and in addition to her tell-all book, has made many appearances on MSNBC to comment on the administration and Trump personally, particularly with regard to issues of race and gender. She has also made news several times for her apparent recording of conversations that took place within the White House.

Jonathan Swan Details Axios Report on Chaos of Trump Presidential Transition


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Axios’ Jonathan Swan appeared on MSNBC to detail his Sunday report on a large trove of leaked documents detailing the frenzy of Donald Trump’s presidential transition following the 2016 election. Swan spoke with Steve Kornacki, who was filling in for Kasie Hunt on Kasie DC. “The documents we have are the documents that were produced after they fired Chris Christie,” Swan said. “Trump fires — actually [Steve] Bannon fires [Christie] after the election and they toss aside most of his work, start from scratch with the names.” “So there was this frenetic frenzied period where the leadership … President Trump, Reince Priebus, were coming up with names for the top jobs,” he continued. “This was dumped on the back of the Republican National Committee. They had a team of two dozen—almost all of them in their 20s, and they did the best job they could on Continue reading "Jonathan Swan Details Axios Report on Chaos of Trump Presidential Transition"

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Rips Media For Burying Latest Trump Sexual Assault Allegation


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MSNBC host Joy Reid claims the media at large “relatively buried” advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s accusation that she was sexually assaulted by President Donald Trump in the 1990s. “In any other universe, in any other presidency, in any other news cycle, E. Jean Carroll’s bombshell revelations against the sitting president of the United States would have been the lead story all week long, as soon as they dropped,” Reid said Sunday on AM Joy. “Despite all of that, the story was relatively buried in this week’s news cycle. Even The New York Times tucked the story away in its ‘Books’ section despite running a headline that could not have been any more explicit: ‘E. Jean Carroll accuses Trump of sexual assault in her memoir,” Reid continued. In a cover story for New York magazine, Carroll accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s in a department store dressing Continue reading "MSNBC’s Joy Reid Rips Media For Burying Latest Trump Sexual Assault Allegation"

Bill de Blasio Says He’s Still Angry With Joe Biden: How Can You Be Civil With Someone Who’s Called For the Death of African Americans?


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2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio continued to heavily criticize Joe Biden for his praise of the “civility” in working with segregationist Democratic senators like James Eastland. “It’s an affront to every person of color in this country for him to say, I remember working with this guy and it was so ‘civil,'” de Blasio said of Biden. “How can you be civil with a guy who believes in violence against African-Americans?” The New York City mayor was speaking with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Saturday, who asked about de Blasio’s denouncement of Biden. He was the first 2020 presidential candidate to criticize Biden for his comments highlighting his work with segregationists Eastland and Herman Talmadge. “At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done,” Biden said last week. “You read what James Eastland has called for …. he Continue reading "Bill de Blasio Says He’s Still Angry With Joe Biden: How Can You Be Civil With Someone Who’s Called For the Death of African Americans?"

CNN, Fox, C-SPAN and More Protest SC Dems Giving MSNBC Exclusive Live Coverage Rights


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Executives at C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, CBS News, and ABC News co-signed a letter to the South Carolina Democratic party protesting the exclusive rights and access granted to MSNBC for the state party’s convention Saturday, where many of the Democratic 2020 candidates will be appearing. Earlier this week, news broke that these outlets would not be able to do live coverage, and surprising no one, those other networks were not happy. Fox News told Mediaite they had lodged a complaint, and C-SPAN political director Steve Scully was extremely critical in comments he made to The Washington Examiner. The Greenville News reported Thursday that the state party is “allow[ing] at least” the local PBS affiliate to live stream the event too. But C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, CBS News, and ABC News sent a letter to Trav Robertson, the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic party, making it clear they’re not Continue reading "CNN, Fox, C-SPAN and More Protest SC Dems Giving MSNBC Exclusive Live Coverage Rights"

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: Trump Was ‘Obama-Like’ in Calling off Iran Attack… And That’s His ‘Worst Nightmare’


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MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle singled out Chuck Todd’s assessment that President Donald Trump calling off an attack on Iran was reminiscent of President Barack Obama, saying that’s “the president’s worst nightmare.” Todd was appearing on MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi and Ruhle to preview his exclusive interview with Trump airing Sunday and talk about Trump’s decision to call off a retaliatory strike against Iran. “It is the same impact as Barack Obama had when he set the red line and made that decision,” Todd said. “He’s making it clear that he does not want to kill anybody and he’s sending a message to Iran that we want to talk.” “What you said right there was the president’s worst nightmare,” Ruhle said. “You said it was reminiscent of Barack Obama.” “What he’s doing in this situation is Obama-like, isn’t that stunning?” Ruhle asked. Todd didn’t answer but Continue reading "MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: Trump Was ‘Obama-Like’ in Calling off Iran Attack… And That’s His ‘Worst Nightmare’"

MSNBC Contributor Painfully Confuses Rep. Joaquin Castro With Twin, 2020 Candidate Julian Castro


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MSNBC contributor Noah Rothman stumbled into an awkward moment after he confused Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) for 2020 presidential candidate and his identical twin Julián Castro. Rothman, a Commentary magazine editor, asked Joaquin Castro on Morning Joe about his stance on Iran relations discussed during a Fox News town hall (which was held with Julián Castro, not Joaquin and apparently unbeknownst to Rothman). “Well, the first thing is, I have to correct you,” the lawmaker said. “The person who did the Fox News town hall was my brother, Julián, who is running for president. I’m here in the Congress.” Rothman was clearly embarrassed and apologized. “That is a truly awful confusion on my part. But I’m sure it’s not the first time this happened,” Rothman said. Castro was seemingly okay with the mixup, laughing while Rothman was apologizing. Rothman later apologized again on Twitter.

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt Identifies Segregationist Senators from Biden’s Civility Boast as Republicans — They Were Actually Democrats


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When 2020 front-runner and former Vice President Joe Biden told a tale of civility and comity to wealthy Democrat donors in New York on Tuesday night, he invited a world of Wednesday trouble, mainly because the men he chose as his example were segregationists. Biden has been dealing with that fallout all day, both from commentators and fellow candidates. But when MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt covered the news, she got a pretty major part of the story wrong: the party. Hunt identified the two segregationist Senators, James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, as Republicans. “Still to come, Joe Biden references his relationships with two former Republican colleagues at an event in New York City. The only problem? They were both segregationists.” That was not the only problem, however. They were both Democrats, too. Not Republicans. The clip above shows the segment teaser, where Hunt actually misidentifies. In the full segment, Continue reading "MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt Identifies Segregationist Senators from Biden’s Civility Boast as Republicans — They Were Actually Democrats"

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz: Networks Not Carrying Entire Trump Rally is ‘Unfair’ and ‘Shows a Lack of Class’


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Fox News’ Howard Kurtz attacked other networks for showing “a lack of class” by not carrying President Donald Trump’s Orlando rally live in its entirety like Fox News did. “Fox News carried the whole thing live, but MSNBC didn’t deign to cover a minute of President Trump kicking off his reelection campaign and CNN took two or three minutes and dumped out of it,” Kurtz said — then accusing MSNBC and CNN of showing a “lack of class” by not carrying the rally live and uncritically. “What I have to say about this is it’s a lack of class,” Kurtz said on America’s Newsroom Wednesday morning, speaking with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith. Trump made little to no news in the rally launching his re-election bid Tuesday, deploying his rally staples of bashing CNN as “fake news” and attacking Hillary Clinton, who is not running for president in 2020. Continue reading "Fox News’ Howard Kurtz: Networks Not Carrying Entire Trump Rally is ‘Unfair’ and ‘Shows a Lack of Class’"

Fox News, CNN, and C-SPAN Barred from Covering South Carolina 2020 Convention


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All but one major cable news network has been denied access to deliver live coverage of South Carolina’s Democratic Convention. MSNBC has been granted exclusive rights to cover the event where 21 Democratic presidential candidates will speak on Saturday. Fox News confirmed to Mediaite that it had been barred from live coverage of the convention, and that the network has lodged a complaint in response. The Washington Examiner reported that CNN and even C-SPAN had also been banned. CNN, per the Examiner, even filed a complaint over the denial. The network did not respond to Mediaite’s request for comment. South Carolina’s convention is crucial for Democratic hopefuls given the state’s early-voting presidential primaries, and the South Carolina Democratic Party’s decision to grant exclusive access to MSNBC has naturally rankled other networks. Conventions are typically open press, allowing any network to broadcast live. “Never has what is an open event Continue reading "Fox News, CNN, and C-SPAN Barred from Covering South Carolina 2020 Convention"

Ex-GOP Senator Hits Trump Decision to Do ABC Interview: ‘If You’re President, You Don’t Do a 30 Hour Interview’


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Former Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) hit President Donald Trump’s decision to do a long interview with ABC News, saying “you’re going to say something you wish you could grab back.” Chambliss was appearing with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt on her show Kasie DC.Hunt asked Chambliss about his thoughts on Trump’s comments on potentially accepting dirt on election opponents from foreign agents. “The first thing is if you’re president, you don’t do a 30-hour interview, you’re going to say something you wish you could grab back,” Chambliss commented.
“We clearly know that in 2016 the Russians tried to interfere in our election, and they had some success. We know that that’s not the first time they’ve done that,” he said. “Should we allow foreign entities of any sort to engage in an election process that’s the threshold of the democratic process of the United States? Absolutely not. And so I Continue reading "Ex-GOP Senator Hits Trump Decision to Do ABC Interview: ‘If You’re President, You Don’t Do a 30 Hour Interview’"

Ex-GOP Senator Hits Trump Decision to Do ABC Interview: ‘If You’re President, You Don’t Do a 30 Hour Interview’


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Former Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) hit President Donald Trump’s decision to do a long interview with ABC News, saying “you’re going to say something you wish you could grab back.” Chambliss was appearing with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt on her show Kasie DC.Hunt asked Chambliss about his thoughts on Trump’s comments on potentially accepting dirt on election opponents from foreign agents. “The first thing is if you’re president, you don’t do a 30-hour interview, you’re going to say something you wish you could grab back,” Chambliss commented.
“We clearly know that in 2016 the Russians tried to interfere in our election, and they had some success. We know that that’s not the first time they’ve done that,” he said. “Should we allow foreign entities of any sort to engage in an election process that’s the threshold of the democratic process of the United States? Absolutely not. And so I Continue reading "Ex-GOP Senator Hits Trump Decision to Do ABC Interview: ‘If You’re President, You Don’t Do a 30 Hour Interview’"

Former US Attorney Joyce Vance Slaps Down Trump Claim He Can Do Whatever He Wants: ‘His Power is Not Limitless’


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MSNBC contributor Joyce Vance slapped down President Donald Trump’s invocation of the Constitution to say he has broad power, with Vance contending the president’s power “is not limitless.” The former U.S. Attorney was appearing on Weekends with Alex Witt Sunday afternoon, where she was asked a host of questions by anchor Frances Rivera–including a question about Trump invoking Article 2 of the Constitution, saying it “allows me to do whatever I want.” “Is he wrong here?” Rivera asked. “Would you know any other lawyers or counsel who would see it in that way that he does?” “The president is not a constitutional scholar and his interpretation of article 2 is flawed,” Vance said. “Even his Attorney General, William Barr, wouldn’t go so far as the president seems to go saying he can do anything he wants to do.” “The reality is that Continue reading "Former US Attorney Joyce Vance Slaps Down Trump Claim He Can Do Whatever He Wants: ‘His Power is Not Limitless’"

Dan Abrams Jokes to Colbert ‘Worst Decision’ MSNBC Made Was Replacing Him With Maddow: ‘They Regret It Every Day’


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Mediaite founder and ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams spoke with Stephen Colbert on Friday’s Late Show, and the host opened by asking about Abrams’ previous work at MSNBC. Colbert told Abrams he used to regularly watch The Abrams Report and asked him why he would “ever leave camera” to be the general manager at MSNBC. Abrams acknowledged sometimes it’s “more fun being the on-air person complaining about management than it is being the management being complained about.” He joked that MSNBC made “the worst decision and they still regret it to this day,” that they replaced his 9 pm show in 2008 with Rachel Maddow. “They regret it every day,” Abrams dryly added. You can watch above, via CBS.

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink


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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said a remarkable set of words on MSNBC on Thursday, although you wouldn’t know it by anchor Chuck Todd’s reaction. The two were talking Trump, of course, and Todd was essentially saying to Warner that it’s obvious Republicans can’t respect the rule of law or “norms” of government, so when will Democrats realize they can’t hope for decency from the bad guys. Warner, in turn, felt it was important to indict the American people in addition to the GOP. The specific context of the exchange was the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections (FIRE) Act, which Warner attempted to have passed by unanimous consent on Thursday, an effort blocked by Senate Republicans. Todd asked Warner to explain on what grounds Republicans would even object to such a bill, and Warner replied that the amount of fear among the GOP over angering Trump is “pretty wild.” Continue reading "Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink"

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink


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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said a remarkable set of words on MSNBC on Thursday, although you wouldn’t know it by anchor Chuck Todd’s reaction. The two were talking Trump, of course, and Todd was essentially saying to Warner that it’s obvious Republicans can’t respect the rule of law or “norms” of government, so when will Democrats realize they can’t hope for decency from the bad guys. Warner, in turn, felt it was important to indict the American people in addition to the GOP. The specific context of the exchange was the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections (FIRE) Act, which Warner attempted to have passed by unanimous consent on Thursday, an effort blocked by Senate Republicans. Todd asked Warner to explain on what grounds Republicans would even object to such a bill, and Warner replied that the amount of fear among the GOP over angering Trump is “pretty wild.” Continue reading "Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink"

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink


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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said a remarkable set of words on MSNBC on Thursday, although you wouldn’t know it by anchor Chuck Todd’s reaction. The two were talking Trump, of course, and Todd was essentially saying to Warner that it’s obvious Republicans can’t respect the rule of law or “norms” of government, so when will Democrats realize they can’t hope for decency from the bad guys. Warner, in turn, felt it was important to indict the American people in addition to the GOP. The specific context of the exchange was the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections (FIRE) Act, which Warner attempted to have passed by unanimous consent on Thursday, an effort blocked by Senate Republicans. Todd asked Warner to explain on what grounds Republicans would even object to such a bill, and Warner replied that the amount of fear among the GOP over angering Trump is “pretty wild.” Continue reading "Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink"

Andrew McCabe and Nicolle Wallace Share Their Glee Over Sarah Sanders Departure: ‘I Have to Say I Will Not Miss Her’


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The news broke on Thursday, via a Tweet from President Donald Trump, that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is moving on from the job and moving home. MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace was interviewing ousted former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe at the time, and the two discussed Sanders’ “legacy”, particularly with regard to the FBI, James Comey, and McCabe. Wallace said that the President tweeted it but didn’t read the full statement, saying that if you’re “curious” that you can “Google Donald Trump on Twitter.” “I want to ask you about Sarah Huckabee’s legacy,” said Wallace, using Sanders’ maiden name as many Democrats often do. “Because something that was revealed in the Mueller report was that she admitted, when she was interrogated by, or interviewed by Robert Mueller‘s investigators, that she just made up from Whole cloth hearse mirrors against Jim Comey the idea that–and I Continue reading "Andrew McCabe and Nicolle Wallace Share Their Glee Over Sarah Sanders Departure: ‘I Have to Say I Will Not Miss Her’"

EXCLUSIVE: MSNBC Shakeup Leaves New Dayside Programming Leadership


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MSNBC quietly implemented a sweeping shakeup in programming this week, Mediaite has learned, appointing SVP of programming and development Jonathan Wald and MSNBC executive editor Dan Arnall to lead dayside. The former head of dayside, NBC News SVP Janelle Rodriguez, will take control of NBC News Now, the network’s streaming service. A source told Mediaite that the new organization returns MSNBC to its former structure: dayside will be managed in two blocks, with Wald taking over 9 a.m. to noon and Arnall taking noon to 4 p.m. Wald will also continue to oversee the network’s primetime shows, alongside MSNBC president Phil Griffin. Rodriguez will continue to lead newsgathering and editorial for MSNBC dayside, NBC Nightly News, in addition to her job for the network’s streaming service. Show producers, however, will report to Wald and Arnall. One source familiar told Mediaite the changes came amidst mounting complaints Continue reading "EXCLUSIVE: MSNBC Shakeup Leaves New Dayside Programming Leadership"