Deadline: White House


Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues. Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmakers every weekday.




Drawing on years of experience as communications chief for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, Nicolle Wallace provides political insight and clarity on where the decision-makers stand on complex issues. Join her for analysis and discussion with the key newsmakers every weekday.




“Full speed ahead”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the potential signs that the work of Special Counsel Jack Smith and the two probes into the conduct of the ex-president are moving forward, how the very first public hearing of the new Oversight Committee was all about Hunter Biden, new concerns over security ahead of next week's State of the Union in the wake of Democrats losing their bid to ban firearms on the Hill and more. Joined by: Jackie Alemany, Harry Litman, Matt Viser, Donna Edwards, Jasmine Crockett,...


“This national level of meaning”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the funeral of Tyre Nichols and whether America can ever pass meaningful police reform, the Republican Party’s strategy of doubling down on their obsession with election fraud in the 2024 election and beyond, new reporting showing the red flags missed by the FBI ahead of the January 6th insurrection and more. Joined by: Antonia Hylton, David Henderson, Charles Blow, Yamiche Alcindor, Ben Rhodes, Charlie Sykes, Adam Goldman, Neal Katyal, Asha Rangappa, Dahlia...


“A stunning reversal”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the brand new video released by New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office showing the deposition of the former president, how House Republicans are holding the nation’s economy hostage while kicking investigations into their political enemies into gear, the latest on Congressman George Santos and more. Joined by: Andrew Weissmann, Harry Litman, David Fahrenthold, Katty Kay, Tim Miller, Ali Vitali, Pete Strzok, Miles Taylor, Antonia Hylton and Rep. Stacey...


“A long simmering criminal investigation”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the new reporting about the Manhattan District Attorney impaneling a grand jury in a case that could have major consequences for the former president, how to break a horrifying pattern of hate in this country after the brutal death of Tyre Nichols, the real and physical danger of spreading the election conspiracies and more. Joined by: Harry Litman, Michael Cohen, Susanne Craig, Paul Butler, Eddie Glaude, Kim Atkins Stohr, Vaughn Hillyard, Charlie Sykes, Barbara...


“A tumultuous week in America”

Nicolle Wallace discusses several breaking stories including the release of the body camera footage of the attack on Paul Pelosi last year, how Memphis and the country are bracing for the release of video from the traffic stop that led to the death of Tyre Nichols, the sentencing handed down for the man who attacked Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick and more. Joined by: Ron Klain, Frank Figliuzzi, Mara Gay, Harry Litman, Michael Steele, Antonia Hylton, Rev. Al Sharpton, David Henderson, Eddie...


“A case of police brutality that has stunned the nation”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest in Memphis after five officers were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Tyre Nichols, how Democrats in Virginia defeated any plans for the state to restrict a woman’s right to choose, new reporting from the New York Times that blouse the lid off the infamous Durham investigation and more. Joined by: Antonia Hylton, Paul Butler, Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas, Alicia Menendez, Charles Blow, Igor Novikov, Charlie Savage, Mary McCord,...


“The problem are those who stand by silent”

Nicolle Wallace discusses newly appointed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s first acts in his role including removing Democratic congressmen from the House Intel Committee, how teachers and students in Florida are standing up to bullying from Ron DeSantis, President Biden reiterating his commitment to Ukraine and more. Joined by: Tim Miller, Ali Vitali, Dan Goldman, Andrew Weissmann, Eddie Glaude, Matt Dowd, John Kirby, Barry McCaffrey, Charlie Sykes, Basil Smikle, Joyce Vance and Nick...


"This is going to put Merrick Garland in a bit of a quandary”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest bombshell after classified documents were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home, the question of whether the ex-president and his allies will be indicted for their attempts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia, new reporting on yet another mass shooting in California and more. Joined by: Andrew Weissmann, Joyce Vance, Blayne Alexander, David Jolly, Jacob Ward, Fred Guttenberg, Rep. Ritchie Torres, Donna Edwards, Yamiche Alcindor...


“A story that has become all too common”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest mass shooting in American after 11 people were killed during a Lunar New Year celebration in California, the twin indictments that some are calling a black eye for the FBI, significant guilty verdicts in cases surrounding January 6th and more. Joined by: Shannon Watts, Elise Hu, Tom Winter, Brandon Van Grack, Frank Figliuzzi, Claire McCaskill, Dahlia Lithwick, Brian Fallon, Cecile Richards, Rep. Judy Chu and Harry Litman


“A giant legal loser”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest blow to the former president on the legal front as a federal judge has ordered him and his attorney to pay almost one million in sanctions for a lawsuit he filed, how Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to ban parts of American history in schools throughout the state, an exclusive conversation with the January 6th Select Committee’s lead investigator and more. Joined by: Mike Schmidt, Andrew Weissman, Tim Miller, Michael Gold, Basil Smikle, Irwin and...


“An unsolved mystery that will remain unsolved”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest reporting on the Supreme Court investigation that failed to identify who leaked the Dobbs decision, the latest allegations from lying Congressman George Santos and the absence of the Republican Party in holding him to account, an update on the trial of the Proud Boys for seditious conspiracy and more. Joined by: Laura Jarrett, Frank Figliuzzi, Dahlia Lithwick, Garrett Haake, Anna Palmer, Michael Steele, Ali Vitali, Mary McCord, David Jolly, Jim...


“The elevation of some of the fringiest of the fringe”

Nicolle Wallace discusses how far right members of the Republican Party have now been appointed to some of the most important committees in Congress, a conversation with the district attorney in the case of the New Mexico MAGA candidate who lost his bid for the state legislature who allegedly shot at the homes of Democratic lawmakers, the latest from Ukraine and more. Joined by: Rep. Eric Swalwell, Ali Vitali, Miles Taylor, Vaughn Hillyard, Raf Sanchez, Igor Novikov, Sam Bregman, Barbara...


“A sickness in our country”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the rise in domestic extremism in our country including attacks targeting public officials, how Republicans have elevated extremist lawmakers now that they have taken over House Leadership, Michael Cohen on his latest conversation with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and more. Joined by:Jocelyn Benson, Frank Figliuzzi, Garrett Haake, Eddie Glaude, Mike Schmidt, Chris Whipple, Joyce Vance, Michael Cohen, Susanne Craig, Harry Litman, Ryan Nobles, Trymaine Lee...


“Peeling an onion of deceit and corruption”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the house of cards of lies spinning around new Congressman George Santos and what his rise says about today’s Republican Party, what evidence from the January 6th Select Committee is the most prosecutable for the Justice Department, why a county in a key battleground state recounted its 2020 election results again and more. Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Charlie Sykes, Claire McCaskill, Denver Riggleman, Rep. Jasmine Crockett, Jason Johnson, David Jolly, Pete Strzok,...


"A cringe worthy, history making, death match"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the first week of the new GOP-controlled House of Representatives and what the new leader has in store, the latest legal developments for the Trump Organization, the latest attempt of Republicans to suppress the vote and more. Joined by: Garrett Haake, Andrew Weissmann, Frank Figliuzzi, Eddue Glaude, Elaine Luria, Tom Winter, Cornell Belcher, Matt Dowd, Rev. Al Sharpton, Basil Smikle, Harry Litman and Carrie Kahn.


“Tough for me to explain the inexplicable”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Attorney General Garland naming a special counsel to investigate the handling of classified documents by President Biden. Plus, reporting on a subpoena issued to former Trump campaign officials, more House Republicans call on Congressman Santos to resign, a look at Trump’s relationship with his former chief of staff John Kelly, and Democrats continue the fight for voting rights. Joined by: Harry Litman, Glenn Kirschner, Carol Leonnig, Donny Deutsch, Donna Edwards,...


“A fishing expedition hoping to find a fish”

Nicolle Wallace discusses New York Republicans demanding Congressman Santos resign. Plus, more classified documents are found by President’s Biden team, House Republicans launch a new committee to look at federal law enforcement, the seditious conspiracy trial for members of the Proud Boys is set to begin, and fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine. Joined by: Charlie Sykes, Jake Sherman, Eddie Glaude, Carol Lee, Ali Vitali, Mini Timmaraju, Luke Broadwater, Andrew Wesissmann, Peter Strzok,...


“What’s the answer to the ‘why?’”

Nicolle Wallace discusses former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg being sentenced to 5 months in prison. Plus, classified documents are found in a former office of President Biden, New York lawmakers request an ethics committee investigation into a new congressman, how the House Republicans are using their new majority, growing calls to extradite former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, and a suspect in custody after shootings at homes and offices of Democrats in New...


"The walls really are closing in"

Nicolle Wallace discusses how the ex-president has become entangled in a legal one-two punch after it was announced that the Fulton County special grand jury has wrapped up their work, who else could be in Fulton County DA Fani Willis' crosshairs as the investigation wraps up, the latest from Brazil after a copycat crime against democracy similar to January 6th and more. Joined by: Blayne Alexander, Andrew Weissmann, Barbara McQuade, Claire McCaskill, Ben Rhodes, David Biller, Ryan...


“The collision of two historic and deeply interconnected events”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the collision of two historic and deeply interconnected events as the chaos continues in the search for the Speaker of the House while President Biden honors those who fought to protect the Capitol on January 6th, conversations with Jocelyn Benson and Harry Dunn – who both received one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, how to root out extremism two years after the deadly attack on the Capitol and more. Joined by: Garrett Haake, Jackie Alemany, Jake Sherman,...