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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.




“A conduit for every plot”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the state of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s probe after a judge ruled that former Vice President Mike Pence must testify, the GOP’s continued efforts to rewrite and whitewash the events of January 6th, the calls for action on Capitol Hill after the shooting at a school in Nashville seemingly falling on deaf ears for Republicans, dramatic evidence just made public for the first time in the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News, and more. Joined by: Jackie...


“A glaring and unavoidable fact”

Nicolle Wallace discusses a new ruling that will force Vice President Mike Pence to testify in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s probe into the former president, the GOP’s disappointing and predictable response to the school shooting in Nashville, what we learned from the latest hearing in the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News as Dominion gains a potential star-witness in former producer Abby Grossberg, the right’s unprecedented assault on public education, and more. Joined by:...


"Too many times”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest from the school shooting in Nashville as officials reveal the identities of the victims and shooter, revelations of a new witness testifying in front of the special grand jury in Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s hush money investigation as the ex-president continues to attack prosecutors, the far-right’s ties to the site of his first rally in Waco, Texas, and more. Joined by: Tennessee State Sen. Heidi Campbell, Dave Cullen, Clint Watts, Claire McCaskill,...


Prosecuting Donald Trump: A Primer

How do you build a legal case when the defendant is a former president? MSNBC legal contributors Andrew Weissmann and Mary McCord have an idea. They’re two of the most well-respected and storied prosecutors in the country – and have prosecuted historic cases from Enron to the Benghazi attack. So, they’re the perfect people to tell us how a prosecutor -- from Alvin Bragg to Fani Willis to Jack Smith – might think about prosecuting a former president.


“More alarming, more explicitly violent”

Alicia Menendez – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses the increasingly violent rhetoric of the twice impeached ex-president as a judge delivers another ruling compelling testimony from aides in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s probe, the possible fallout for prosecutors investigating the former president after a death threat and white powder was mailed to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the far-right Republicans’ visit to jailed January 6th defendants, reaction to President Biden’s joint...


“The precipice of a generational moment”

Ayman Mohyeldin – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses the ex-president’s attacks on the prosecutors handling the multiple investigations into his possible crimes, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ major foreign policy flip-flop that raises questions about how his qualifications might hold up on a national stage, mounting criticism of TikTok as their CEO testifies before members of Congress, the meeting between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the mother of Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt,...


“A high stakes clash”

Alicia Menendez – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses the multiple criminal probes plaguing the twice impeached ex-president as he faces legal hits in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation, the breakthroughs in Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s hush money case even as the grand jury postpones meeting, new combative comments from potential Republican primary opponent Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, signs of skepticism from a judge in Fox News’ case as they battle Dominion Voting Systems’...


“Playing to a party of one”

Ayman Mohyeldin – in for Nicolle Wallace – discusses the potential indictment of the twice impeached ex-president as Republicans continue to deflect and downplay his role in the party, how law enforcement is preparing as worries grow over the violence that indictment could incite, developments in the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News as Fox faces new allegations of a toxic workplace environment, the implications for the war in Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin and...


“Weaponized deflection”

Nicolle Wallace discusses a brand-new ruling that the attorney for the twice impeached ex-president, Evan Corcoran, must testify in the Mar-a-Lago documents probe, the ridiculousness of the GOP’s new panel investigating the January 6th Committee for “misconduct,” the Republican civil war over support for Ukraine even as the International Criminal Court issues an arrest for Russian President Vladimir Putin, all of the life-threatening consequences of restricting reproductive rights as states...


“Another close call”

Nicolle Wallace discusses brand new reporting pulling back the curtain on the special grand jury in Fulton County all while the Manhattan District Attorney’s office appears to wrap up their investigation of the infamous hush money case, footage showing the Russian downing of a US drone as the turmoil within the GOP over Ukraine support continues, reports providing insight into Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation of the twice-impeached ex-president, a new Florida bill that could mean...


“The woman at the center”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the big developments in Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s case investigating hush money payments with news that Stormy Daniels spoke to prosecutors today and Michael Cohen completed his second day of testimony in front of the grand jury, the widespread implications of today’s hearing on abortion pills in a federal court in West Texas, the beginnings of Republican primary infighting as a Super PAC supporting the ex-president targets Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and...


“The race to the bottom”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the major incident over the Black Sea where a Russian jet harassed and forced down a US drone as some Republicans signal they will not continue to support Ukraine, President Biden’s visit to the California community still recovering from a mass shooting, the former president’s attempt to blame the insurrection he incited on Vice President Mike Pence, the terrifying implications of a Texas judge’s imminent ruling on an abortion medication, and more Joined by:...


Introducing: The Girl in the Blue Mustang

As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for The Girl in the Blue Mustang, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison. When 18-year-old Michelle O’Keefe is found murdered in her shiny new blue Mustang in a California park and ride, investigators encounter a confusing crime scene and a witness who seems to know too much. In Dateline’s latest original podcast series, Keith Morrison takes us to the High Desert outside Los Angeles for a story featuring twists,...


“Alvin Bragg’s endgame”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Michael Cohen’s appearance before the Manhattan grand jury hearing evidence about the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels, former Vice President Mike Pence’s harsh words for his old boss and pushback on the continued whitewashing of the violence on January 6th, the ridiculous and offensive Republican blame game in the recent Silicon Valley Bank collapse, the terrifying bill on the verge of passing in Florida’s state house that would allow people to carry a firearm...


“On the verge”

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has invited the former president to testify which could signal an impending indictment, a judge’s choice to allow the infamous Access Hollywood tape in writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation suit, an FBI report revealing a plot to kill Democratic politicians and members of the LGBTQ community all while the Anti-Defamation League records its highest level of white supremacist propaganda, the House GOP siding...


“Another one bites the dust”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the revelation that a former lawyer for the twice-impeached ex-president knew that she was lying about election fraud claims in the wake of the 2020 presidential race adding to the mounting pile of evidence that Fox News anchors, executives, and allies knowingly misled their viewers, the women suing Texas over abortion access as more states pass bans, new laws popping up across the country railroading the rights of parents and children, and more. Joined by:...


“The depths of contempt many… had for the truth”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest revelations from the new messages and depositions of Fox News hosts, executives and employees released as part of Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit, how some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are seemingly unable to accept the realities from our nation’s intelligence leaders, a conversation with the lead investigator for the January 6th Select Committee and more. Joined by: Nick Confessore, Tim Miller, Jeremy Peters, RonNell Andersen Jones, Ben Rhodes,...


“A revision of history… is underway”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Tucker Carlson’s attempt to downplay the January 6th attack on the Capitol by releasing out-of-context surveillance footage and the pushback that choice is getting even from some Republican lawmakers, the fallout of Texas’s abortion ban as five women sue the state, and more. Joined by: Denver Riggleman, Michael Steele, Frank Figliuzzi, Dan Przygoda, Ali Vitali, Joyce Vance, Andrew Weissmann, Ronnell Andersen Jones, Rick Stengel, and Michelle Goodwin.


“An alternate reality”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the new reporting detailing the internal struggle within Fox News during the 2020 presidential election as they debated whether or not to accurately call the race, Florida’s legislative to-do list as Governor Ron DeSantis makes the state ground zero for the Republican party’s culture wars, the twice-impeached ex-president’s ongoing legal battles as former aide Hope Hicks meets with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, the potential fallout for the attorney who...


“A brazen assault on democracy”

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting that Special Counsel Jack Smith is zeroing in on the twice impeached ex-president’s attorneys, Rep. Jim Jordan’s failed campaign to uncover a deep state conspiracy within the FBI, the right’s war on abortion pills as Walgreens agrees to stop distributing the medication, a contentious town hall meeting in East Palestine where residents are still searching for answers and accountability from the company operating the train that derailed there last month,...