FROM Dan French
The Prosecution Rests Its Case in the Libby Trial Scooter Libby has watched silently as prosecutor Paterick Fitzgerald has methodically presented a perjury case against him. Now it's Libby's turn to respond—and perhaps Vice President Cheney's. Where does the case stand after three weeks of prosecution testimony? What has Fitzgerald revealed that we didn't already know? What can we expect from the Libby defense? Is this a trial about how America went to war or just a petty grudge match led by a frustrated prosecutor who found himself investigating a crime that was never committed? Guest host Lawrence O'Donnell speaks with journalists and attorneys formerly with Congress and the US Justice Department.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.