The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle
An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.
News & Politics Podcasts
An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.
Manhattan D.A. receives threatening letter with white powder
After Trump warned of “potential death and destruction” if indicted, the Manhattan prosecutor investigating his hush money case was mailed a threatening letter with white powder. It comes as Trump attorney Evan Corcoran testifies before a grand jury and a judge orders the former president’s top aides to testify. Jonathan Allen, Amna Nawaz, Barbara McQuade, Rep. Jasmine Crockett, Robert Gibbs, David Jolly and Jon Meacham join.
Trump investigations pick up steam
Trump attorney Evan Corcoran could appear before a grand jury investigating the classified documents case as early as Friday. It comes as Corcoran and Mike Pence’s lawyers challenge a subpoena for the former vice president’s testimony in the January 6th case. Plus, the grand jury in the hush money probe is expected to meet again on Monday.
Report: Trump lawyer must turn over evidence, court rules
New reporting finds a federal appeals court ruled that Trump attorney Evan Corcoran must turn over evidence in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe. Plus, the Manhattan grand jury weighing a Trump indictment is expected to reconvene Thursday after today’s meeting was called off. Yamiche Alcindor, Josh Gerstein, Joyce Vance, Harry Litman, Julian Castro, Tim Miller and Ben Rhodes join.
Trump prepares for possible indictment
Special counsel Jack Smith says former President Trump misled his attorneys about classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago, according to a new report. It comes as the Manhattan grand jury in the hush money case reconvenes Wednesday as a potential indictment against former President Trump looms. Peter Baker, Glenn Kirschner, Daniela Diaz, Jeremy Peters, Shermichael Singleton, Basil Smikle, and Amb. William Taylor join.
Manhattan grand jury hears from Trump witness
Trump ally Robert Costello met with the Manhattan grand jury to undercut Michael Cohen’s testimony in the hush money case. It comes as House Republicans target the New York prosecutor investigating the former president as a potential indictment looms. Luke Broadwater, Carol Leonnig, Joyce Vance, Asha Rangappa, Mike Murphy, Max Rose, and Michael McFaul join.
Preparations underway for possible Trump indictment
Law enforcement is preparing for a potential indictment against former President Trump as early as next week in the hush money case. It comes as a federal judge rules Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran must testify in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents probe. Peter Baker, Glenn Kirschner, Michael Beschloss, Amb. William Taylor, Carlos Curbelo, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, and Jinkx Monsoon join.
First Republic Bank gets lifeline from biggest U.S. banks
Days after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, some of the nation’s top banks banded together, pledging $30 billion to rescue First Republic Bank. Meantime, a new report reveals former President Trump plans to wage a political war on the Manhattan D.A. as a potential indictment looms in the hush money case. Kyle Cheney, Neal Katyal, Guy Adami, Sen. Michael Bennet, Jonathan Capehart, Tim Miller, and Cynthia McFadden join.
Trump hush money probe appears to enter final stages
The Manhattan D.A. investigation into the Stormy Daniels hush money case appears to be entering its final stages as Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen wraps up another day of testimony. Meantime, Credit Suisse shares plummet after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, fueling more fears in the banking sector. Luke Broadwater, Peter Spiegel, Barbara McQuade, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Juanita Tolliver, Matthew Dowd, Rep. Ro Khanna, and Emil Michael join.
DOJ, SEC investigate Silicon Valley Bank meltdown
The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission have both opened investigations into the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Meantime, ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen will be back in front of a Manhattan grand jury to continue testimony in the hush money case. Peter Baker, David Enrich, Renato Mariotti, Michael McFaul, Michael Steele, Amy McGrath, and Dr. Frank Franklin join.
Biden Administration takes action after bank failures
Signature Bank shuts down days after the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, and the FDIC announced it would rescue depositors insured and uninsured at both banks. Despite the government’s backstopping Silicon Valley Bank, customers at other banks, especially at smaller and regional banks, are scared. Shannon Pettypiece, Bill Cohan, Jake Ward, Charles Coleman, Stuart Stevens, Kara Swisher, Justin Wolfers, Mark McKinnon, and David Plouffe join.
Friday Nightcap: Fox News exposed & the meaning of “woke”
Dominion’s lawsuit against Fox News revealed the stark difference between what viewers heard on TV and what executives and hosts really thought in private. Plus, what’s up with Republican’s obsession with the word “woke?” And American service members testified before Congress about the catastrophic impact of the Afghanistan withdrawal. Jon Allen, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Ali Velshi, David Gura, Alex Witt, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Paul Rieckhoff join.
Trump invited to testify in hush money case
The Manhattan D.A.’s office has invited Trump to testify before a grand jury as part of a probe into hush money paid to Stormy Daniels. It comes as new reporting finds that prosecutors have signaled criminal charges against the former President are likely in the case. Peter Baker, Carol Lee, Glenn Kirschner, Basil Smikle, Michael Steele, Captain C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger, and Tim Ryan join.
House GOP to investigate Jan. 6th committee
House Republicans are launching an investigation into how the January 6th committee conducted its probe. Plus, the White House calls out Tucker Carlson’s portrayal of the Capitol riot. And new reporting reveals Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and James Comer are planning to visit jailed January 6th rioters. Sen. Claire McCaskill, Katie Benner, Joyce Vance, Rep. Katie Porter, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Christine Todd Whitman, and Michelle Yeoh join.
New texts, emails & testimony released in Fox lawsuit
A new trove of documents in Dominion’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News shed light on what was going on inside the network after the 2020 election. One of the key findings reveals Rupert Murdoch was worried hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham “went too far” in pushing debunked fraud claims. Geoff Bennett, Renato Mariotti, Maeve Reston, Jeremy Peters, Christopher Shays, Juanita Tolliver, and Gen. Barry McCaffrey join.
Trump vs. DeSantis showdown takes shape
While former President Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis get ready to head to Iowa in the coming days, this weekend served up a preview of what a potential presidential face off would look like. Plus, new reporting of panic at Fox News after the network called Arizona for President Biden in the 2020 election. Tara Palmeri, Luke Broadwater, Tim Miller, Barbara McQuade, Maria Teresa Kumar, Sabrina Siddiqui, and Jeremy Bash join.
Special counsel zeroes in on Trump’s legal circle
New reporting shows special counsel Jack Smith is focusing on Trump’s lawyers as 2024 nears. Meantime, the former president gets ready to hit the CPAC stage this weekend while his potential GOP rivals skip the big conference. Plus, Alex Murdaugh is sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his wife and younger son. And our Friday nightcap breaks down all the headlines from this week. Jon Allen, Charles Coleman, David Jolly, Steve Liesman, Melissa Murray, John Della Volpe and Paula...
Justice Dept. says Trump can face civil suits over 1/6
The Justice Dept. says Trump can face civil suits over January 6th. The DOJ rejected the former president’s claim of absolute immunity from lawsuits filed by police officers and members of Congress. Plus, after only three hours of deliberation the jury came back with a guilty verdict on all counts for Alex Murdaugh. Jeremy Peters, Glenn Kirschner, Steven Sund, Avery Wilks, Chris Adams, Max Rose, Michael Steele, and Jonathan Greenblatt join.
Report: FBI fought with DOJ over Trump search
The Washington Post reports that Justice Department prosecutors and FBI investigators clashed for months over the search of Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort for classified information. And Democratic leaders in Congress call for accountability after Fox News executive Rupert Murdoch admitted hosts endorsed the “big lie.” Ryan Nobles, Joyce Vance, Frank Figliuzzi, Charlie Sykes, Juanita Tolliver, Julia Ainsley, and Will Sommer join.
McCarthy defends release of Jan. 6 tapes
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is defending his move to give Fox’s Tucker Carlson more than 40,000 hours of security video from January 6th. Meantime, the Supreme Court hears challenges to President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. Plus, outgoing White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield reflects on her time in the Biden administration and what life after the White House looks like. Luke Broadwater, Katie Phang, Mark McKinnon, Kate Bedingfield, Mike Murphy, Robert Gibbs,...
Bombshells from new filing in Dominion lawsuit
Newly released transcripts show the chairman of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, admitted under oath that some of his hosts had “endorsed” false election fraud claims. Meantime, President Biden pivots to domestic priorities. Plus, the Alex Murdaugh defense team rests their case and the judge will allow the jury to go see the crime scene. Rep. Eric Swalwell, Peter Baker, Leigh Ann Caldwell, Andrew Weissman, Matthew Dowd, Amy McGrath, and Avery Wilks joins.