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October 13, 2019
Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry could take a new turn when Gordan Sondland, a wealthy hotelier who Trump named as U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testifies before Congress this Thursday, defying orders by the White House and State Department. And: Turkey invading northern Syria has continued for a fifth day, an attack launched after Donald Trump reportedly with no warning to the Pentagon, pulled U.S. troops out of the area, enabling Turkey’s military operation against the Kurds. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, retired U.S. Army Colonel and former chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then: U.S. Attorney General William Barr, in a speech at Notre Dame Law School on Friday, apparently blamed drug abuse, violence, and mental illness on ‘secularists’ and society’s lack of Christian values. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Plus: Shepard Smith, one of the first hires at the conservative Fox News network, resigned on the air on Friday following what many saw as increased tensions between Smith and the opinion hosts that dominate the Fox airwaves. Joy and her panel discuss what Fox News will be like with one less voice that was critical of the president. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 12, 2019
Donald Trump is coming under new scrutiny for his reported business dealings in Ukraine and Turkey, with some experts alleging these dealings could be influencing U.S. foreign policy. Journalist Kurt Eichenwald joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was ousted--despite being considered a seasoned career diplomat--at the alleged urging of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani according to reports. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, Evelyn N. Farkas, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then: Two Rudy Giuliani associates were recently arrested for alleged campaign finance violations, leading expert lawyers to ponder the legal jeopardy Donald Trump and those linked to the president’s controversies could face. Plus: Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of northern Syria enabling Turkey to attack the Kurds, who have been a fighting force on the ground crucial to the U.S. war against ISIS, has been met with widespread backlash, including from the GOP. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 6, 2019
Reports of multiple, new potential Trump whistleblowers could impact the various House committees investigating Donald Trump. Rep. Maxine Waters discusses the likely allegations of these possible additional whistleblowers, telling AM JOY on MSNBC, "I'd just like to say to these whistleblowers, and potential whistleblowers, you are the patriots." AND: Trump faces possible impeachment in the House, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has apparently suggested that he and the Republican majority in the Senate will prevent the president from being removed from office through the impeachment process. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker joins Washington Post columnist and MSNBC analyst Jonathan Capehart, in for Joy Reid, to discuss. PLUS: Trump could face multiple whistleblowers with allegations related to the Trump-Ukraine scandal, according to statements confirmed by the attorney representing the initial whistleblower, who came forward regarding the president’s controversial call with Ukraine’s president. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) discusses this and more. THEN: Rachel Maddow talks her new book, Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, which details oil’s deep influence on politics worldwide, in conversation with Joy Reid. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 5, 2019
Text messages between diplomats illustrate details of the Trump-Ukraine scandal allegation that the Trump administration attempted to pressure U.S. ally Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden’s son in exchange for the release of promised U.S. aid. Joy Reid and her panel discuss this, and the potential second whistleblower related to this controversy. And: Donald Trump may face additional whistleblower allegations regarding his reported interactions with Ukraine leaders, in addition to possible new whistleblower accusations related to the president’s tax returns. Rep. Gregory Meeks, (D-NY), joins Joy Reid to discuss this, plus reactions to Rudy Giuliani’s apparent involvement in the Trump-Ukraine controversy. Plus: Several U.S. officials ended up in prison after Watergate. Will some White House aides and others associated with Donald Trump face losses if the president is possibly impeached, or perhaps through just the impeachment inquiry? All this and much on in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 29, 2019
2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has been calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment long before the whistleblower complaint came out. This week he became the first candidate to call on the president to resign from office. Former Democratic congressman from Texas Beto O’Rourke joins Joy Reid to discuss this and more, saying, “I am calling on everyone in a position of public trust who has a chance to do something to do it while there is still time.” And: Sen. Kamala Harris of California gained widespread plaudits for her insightful questioning of Attorney General William Barr regarding Donald Trump possibly ordering that his opponents be investigated, something new reporting suggests occurred during his recent dealings with Ukraine. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris joins AM JOY on MSNBC to discuss this and more. Then, Joy Reid and her panel discuss their interview. Plus: The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump was discussed by House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania, who told AM JOY on MSNBC, ‘We’re in such grave waters.’ Then: The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump may take a new turn now that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff has announced that he has reached an agreement for the whistleblower to testify before Congress. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 28, 2019
Rep. Ayanna Pressley discusses the scope of the House impeachment inquiry into the allegations against Donald Trump, telling AM JOY on MSNBC, ‘We are going to lead, legislate, continue to conduct oversight, and investigate until we get the truth and accountability the American people deserve.’ Plus: The Washington Post reported late Friday that Donald Trump allegedly told Russian officials in 2017 that he was not concerned with election interference. Historian and MSNBC political analyst Jon Meacham joins Joy Reid to discuss this and other newly-revealed factors that could contribute to the president’s eventual impeachment. Then: Donald Trump apparently asked Ukraine, a country that was invaded by Russia, to try to get along with this occupying force in remarks recorded on video. MSNBC national security analyst and former deputy assistant secretary of defense Evelyn Farkas joins Joy Reid to discuss the U.S. funds appropriated to assist Ukraine in what she calls a ‘hot war’ being delayed. All this and much more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 22, 2019
Donald Trump faces allegations that he pressured Ukraine to investigate the son of former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, allegations Biden addressed on Saturday. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Next: Trump as commander-in-chief has led many to question the armed conflicts the United States may soon enter, such as the American military support recently pledged to Saudi Arabia. Plus: Climate change took center stage all over the world this week with millions of people in more than 150 countries protesting the climate crisis. MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff joins Joy Reid on his co-reported story on how climate change is driving starving migrants to the U.S. Then: Trump stands accused of trying to "weaponize" the allegation that he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son—against Biden. Is the media repeating the pattern of promoting debunked information, which plagued Hillary Clinton in 2016? All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 21, 2019
Donald Trump allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son, according to reports, is now seen as linked to the credible and urgent matter that compelled a senior-level member of the intelligence community to become a whistleblower. Jonna Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise, joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: With Ukraine at the center of the whistleblower complaint sparking fresh calls for impeachment, could Vice President Mike Pence be linked to the allegations against Trump? Then: The Manhattan district attorney’s office issued a subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm seeking eight years of the president’s tax returns as part of the investigation into hush money payments made in advance of the 2016 election. Joy Reid and her panel discuss Trump’s legal team making the argument that a president cannot be criminally investigated. Plus: Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani in a live television interview stated that he communicated with Ukraine regarding a potential probe by that foreign country into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how this may reduce what many perceive as House Democrats’ reluctance regarding impeachment. Next: Corey Lewandowski, the first witness in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, struck a controversial tone during the House Judiciary hearings on Tuesday. Finally: Next weekend Joy Reid will be at the CommunityX Social Impact Summit in California, a forum that will bring young activists together to discuss some of the most pressing social issues ahead of the 2020 election. Chloë Rogers, founder and CEO of CommunityX, joins Joy Reid to discuss. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 14, 2019
Joe Biden and Julián Castro had a tense exchange during the third Democratic presidential debate, during which Biden made some controversial statements that led many critics to call for him to drop out of the 2020 race for the White House. Author Anand Giridharadas joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: Democrats stands accused of sending mixed messages this week on the possibility of the impeachment of Donald Trump, with some seeing House leadership saying one thing, while many House members as saying another. Former U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, who served during the impeachment hearings focused on Richard Nixon, joins Joy Reid to discuss further allegations that the Justice Department might be adding to any confusion. Then: The New York Times reports that a CIA informant allegedly extracted from Russia had worked with the United States for decades. Jonna Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise, joins Joy Reid to discuss the possible reaction of Russian President Vladimir Putin to this developing international news story. Plus: Jerry Falwell, Jr., Donald Trump supporter and president of Liberty University, is coming under scrutiny after a Politico exposé by a Liberty University alumnus that includes controversial allegations about Falwell’s behavior. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the evangelicals supporting the president. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 8, 2019
Donald Trump remains under scrutiny after Politico reported that U.S. armed forces allegedly made expenditures at and around the Scottish resort owned by the Trump Organization, as new questions emerge after the president tweeted about calling off negotiations with ‘major Taliban leaders.’ Journalist Mehdi Hasan joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: Lawmakers in Parliament just passed a bill that will force British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the European Union for a Brexit delay, if there is no deal in place by the October 31 deadline. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how many experts believe populism in the West is undermining liberal democracies. Plus: Black women continue to be the backbone of the Democratic party, as the party’s most loyal voting bloc. Joy Reid and her panel discuss a new Essence/Black Women’s Roundtable poll that shows how many black women are still shopping for who they plan to support in 2020, in an exclusive first look with AM JOY on MSNBC. Then: On this first Sunday of the new NFL season, the new social justice initiative between Jay-Z and the NFL seems to have fumbled on its first play. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 7, 2019
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker discusses his criminal justice reform plan live from the floor of the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention, telling AM JOY on MSNBC, ‘the war on drugs has to end once and for all.’ Joy Reid plus her panel also question Booker on the potential for impeaching Donald Trump. Plus: Trump’s Scottish property is the spotlight of House Oversight investigation Politico reports, as the news outlet also alleges that the U.S. military possibly spent money at and surrounding Trump Turnberry. Joy Reid and Natasha Bertrand, who reported on this story with Bryan Bender for Politico, discuss. Then: Trump has continued to defend his false forecast regarding the trajectory of Hurricane Dorian, which the president stated would hit Alabama, while experts from an Alabama state agency denied this. Joy Reid is joined by Republican media strategist Rick Wilson to discuss the federal officials who appear to back Trump. And: A voting machine irregularity apparently seen in a viral video reportedly shot in a Mississippi county during a primary run-off underscores the need nationwide to better evaluate our elections apparatus. Cybersecurity expert Adam Levin joins Joy Reid to discuss. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 1, 2019
Beto O’Rourke calls on Americans to vote and fight for gun control, as he reacts to the Odessa, TX mass shooting, telling Joy Reid, "That's how we... put the lives of our fellow Americans above the NRA." Then: The death toll of the shooting in Odessa, TX has now risen to eight, in the second mass shooting in that state alone. 2020 presidential candidate and former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro joins Joy Reid saying, "the people of this country have had enough." And: The shooting in Odessa, Texas comes as Congress prepares to return from recess when it will have the opportunity to confront gun violence. Will Congress act? Plus: The world is watching America after the second major mass shooting in Texas in less than one month, as the United States stands alone among rich countries when comes to its level of gun violence and easy access to guns. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how the Odessa, TX shooting among others is impacting America’s international reputation. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 31, 2019
Donald Trump stands accused of attempting to using his presidency to return the United States to another ‘Gilded Age,’ echoing that period of the late 19th and early 20th century when the ultra-rich grew richer at the expense of the everyday citizen. Plus: Trump drew the votes of the majority of farmers in 2016, yet farmers have seen their businesses hit hard by the president’s trade war with China, and other policies. Will farmers turn away from Trump and towards the Democratic party? Then: Drug company Johnson & Johnson was ordered this week to pay $572 million to the state of Oklahoma for its role in the state’s opioid addition crisis, while more than 2,000 similar law suits have been filed by more states and cities. Dr. Corey Hébert joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: The Trump administration is now ordering immigrant children and adults who are receiving medical care in the United States to leave, ending the program that has granted them legal status to be here, which could have life-threatening consequences. Finally: Trump has apparently invited world leaders to hold the next G7 conference at one of the Trump Organization properties, one of many perceived improprieties by members of the Trump administration that some see as evidence of alleged corruption. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 25, 2019
Donald Trump appeared to reverse his stance on the trade war with China during the G7 Summit, possibly expressing some reservations, and shocking many in the process. Dr. Lance Dodes, contributor to the book ‘The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,’ joins Joy Reid to discuss growing allegations that the president is suffering from psychiatric disorders. Next: Trump stated recently that, ‘I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.’ Joy Reid and her panel discuss the backlash against this statement, and related comments by the president. Then: A new report from The Washington Post finds that Trump would allegedly personally benefit if the Federal Reserve were to lower interest rates. Author and journalist David Cay Johnston joins Joy Reid to discuss. Plus: Sean Spicer will be joining ‘Dancing with the Stars’ this season, a stark contrast to his controversial tenure as White House Press Secretary. Joy Reid and her panel talk the career paths of former White House figures and how their tenure in the Trump administration impacts life after working for the president. And: The New York Times magazine has launched a powerful, historical series called ‘1619’ aimed at reframing what most Americans have been taught about U.S. history and slavery. Creator of this project, New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, and staff writer for The Atlantic Adam Serwer, join Joy Reid to discuss. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 24, 2019
Donald Trump calling himself ‘the chosen one’ among other controversial statements has led many to allege that the president is engaging in increasingly erratic behavior. Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Communications Director in the Trump administration, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then: The Trump administration cancelled a planned state visit to Denmark, after an invitation extended by the Queen, after the Danish prime minister dismissed Donald Trump’s proposal to buy Greenland as ‘absurd.’ MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance joins Joy to discuss the previous depth of the U.S. relationship with Denmark, and the possible impact of the president’s actions. Plus: The Trump administration sparked outrage this week when it announced a new immigration regulation that would allow the government to detain immigrant families with children indefinitely. Next: Trump has commented harshly on the U.S. trade war with China and the actions of his personally-appointed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell this week, causing an uproar many believe led to a drop in the stock market. Joy and her panel talk whether the U.S. could be headed into a recession due in part to the president’s policies and actions. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 18, 2019
Congressman Elijah Cummings was among the hundreds of people taking to the streets this weekend in all 50 states to demand that Congress do something about gun violence. Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, joins Ayman Mohyeldin in for Joy Reid to discuss. Also: In Portland, Oregon on Saturday hundreds of far right nationalists, in a rally organized by the Proud Boys, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated a hate group, were met by counter-demonstrations of anti-fascists. Ayman Mohyeldin in for Joy Reid and panel discuss. Plus: Donald Trump appeared to be focused on trying to buy Greenland, as major crises erupted worldwide, included pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and Moscow. White House reporter for The Wall Street Journal Vivian Salama joins AM JOY with more. Then: Stephen Miller remains one of Donald Trump’s most influential advisors, one who many believe fuels his policy decisions with a racist ideology, which Miller strongly denies. Ayman and panel discuss how racism and accusations of racism are shaping the political climate. Finally: Thousands of strangers mourned with an El Paso man who lost his wife in the tragic shooting, after he was afraid no one would come. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 17, 2019
Donald Trump has apparently spent much of his vacation dispensing controversial rhetoric, some believe to distract from a possible economic downturn that could impact his re-election chances. Ayman Mohyeldin in for Joy Reid and panel discuss fears that the president’s behaviour and policies could contribute to a world-wide recession. Then: Ankle monitor tracking enabled ICE to arrest almost 700 immigrants in Mississippi recently, troubling advocates who see ankle monitor use on people who have not committed crimes as a possible rights violation. And: Beto O’Rourke doubled-down on his 2020 run for president, saying that he has no intention of running for the Senate instead. Ayman and CNBC editor-at-large John Harwood discuss the latest developments in the wide field of Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination. Plus: Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib will not be visiting Israel after a week of back and forth with the Israeli government, which reportedly bowed to pressure from Donald Trump to deny Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar an official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territory. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 11, 2019
The death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein shocked many, because after his apparent suicide, his alleged victims and the country have been left with a lot of unanswered questions. Joy Reid is joined by Carol Leonnig, investigative reporter for The Washington Post, to discuss. Then: Beto O’Rourke is running to take on Donald Trump in 2020, and has been an outspoken opponent of the president’s immigration policies. The Democratic presidential candidate joins Joy Reid to discuss immigration reform, the deadly shooting in his home town of El Paso, Texas, and Trump’s controversial rhetoric. Plus: Stephen Ross, billionaire investor, real estate mogul, and chairman of the parent company that owns the Equinox health clubs and SoulCycle, is coming under fire for supporting Donald Trump, inspiring boycotts of the two fitness chains. Joy Reid and her panel discuss Trump supporters attempting to separate certain elements they say they like from the complete policy package of the president. Next: 2020 Democratic presidential candidates such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker and more have begun to more directly lay America’s increasing racial tensions and related violence at the feet of Donald Trump. Joy Reid is joined by anti-racism educator Tim Wise, who tells AM JOY, ‘this election has to be about repudiating Trumpism.’ All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 10, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein, financier and convicted sex offender, who was in jail on charges of sex trafficking girls as young as 14 years old, has been found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide. Joy Reid and her expert panel discuss what is known so far. Then: ICE seized 680 workers at seven poultry plants in Mississippi this week leaving children pleading for their parents in what is believed to be the largest immigration raid in decades, also occurring after one of the biggest massacres of Latino people in history. Plus: A former white nationalist joins us on how to fight violent, racist extremists. And: Joy Reid and her panel discuss the ongoing battle for common sense gun control in the United States in the wake of the latest tragic shootings. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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