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Nicolle Wallace, MSNBC


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.

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287 episodes

"An obvious, incredibly serious, criminal investigation"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest on Hurricane Ian after it makes a second landfall in South Carolina, the former president's lawyers warning in the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation, Vladimir Putin's dramatic escalation against the United States and the West and more.     Joined by: Kathy Park, Ali Velshi, Mike McNees, Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, Michael Steele, Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael McFaul, Alexander Vindman, Shaq Brewster, Blayne Alexander, Nicolete Vaughn, Mara Gay, Harry Litman and Stan Hays. 

1h 29m
Sep 30
"A herculean rescue effort"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the rescue operations in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian and the forecast for where it's expected to impact next, the wife of Supreme Court Clarence Thomas testifying in front of the January 6th Select Committee and Denver Riggleman's new book which chronicles his time on the committee.     Joined by: Steve Patterson, Bill Karins, Art Delacruz, Craig Fugate, Denver Riggleman, Ali Velshi, Rick Locastro, Russel Honore, Luke Broadwater, Katie Benner, Andrew Weissman and Ryan Reilly.

1h 33m
Sep 29
"There are so many investigations swirling"

Stephanie Ruhle, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses the delay of the January 6th Select Committee's hearing due to Hurricane Ian, Mark Meadows appearing in court in Georgia in a grand jury investigation and how Florida is preparing for the hurricane.   Joined by: Katie Benner, Joyce Vance, David Jolly, Blayne Alexander and Ellison Barber.

Sep 27
"An ongoing cancer in our democracy"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the newest developments in the January 6th Select Committee’s investigation ahead of their newest hearing, another huge set back for the right of women to control their own bodies and health after a judge in Arizona allows a near total abortion ban, the former president’s growing embrace of QAnon and the protests in Iran.  Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Mary McCord, Claire McCaskill, John Heilemann, Errin Haines, Charlie Sykes, Jonathan Lemire, Ashley Parker, Vaughn Hillyard, Simon Shuster, Michael McFaul and Nazanin Boniadi

1h 33m
Sep 26
"You can't legislate somebody having some shame”

Nicolle Wallace discusses next week’s newest January 6th Selection Committee hearing, the latest news from GOP candidates around the country and a conversation with Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for the former president.  Joined by: Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Katie Benner, Andrew Weissmann, Dahlia Lithwick, Michael Steele, Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael Cohen, John Heilemann, Eddie Glaude and Marc Elias. 

1h 33m
Sep 23
“It's corrupting the foundation of the republic"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the major win in court for the Justice Department over access to the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago, more from New York Attorney General Tish James’s the 200-page lawsuit against the ex-president and his family, a report that Ginni Thomas will be interviewed by the January 6th Select Committee and more. Joined by: Sadie Gurman, Harry Litman, Peter Strzok, Miles Taylor, David Cay Johnston, Luke Broadwater, Jim Walden, Rick Stengel, Rick Wilson and Aisha Mills.

1h 29m
Sep 22
“Another huge and bonkers news day”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the massive civil suit against Donald Trump and his family filed by New York Attorney General Letita James and how it will impact their business dealings, the future of the January 6th Select Committee’s hearings and President Joe Biden’s strong rebuke against Russia in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly.  Joined by: Tom Winter, Neal Katyal, Susanne Craig, David Fahrenthold, Harry Litman, Tim O’Brien, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Jackie Alemany, Barbara McQuade, Tim Miller, Carol Lee and Helene Cooper.

1h 29m
Sep 21
“It is time for them to pony up”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest in the legal battle between the former president and the DOJ regarding the documents found at Mar-a-Lago, the criminal investigation into Florida governor Ron DeSantis, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser’s newest book about the former president, the plummeting gas prices and more.   Joined by: Andrew Weissmann, Ryan Goodman, Jonathan Lemire, Asha Rangappa, Joyce Vance, Peter Baker, Susan Glasser, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Charlie Sykes.  

1h 34m
Sep 20
"Way outside of the norm of American politics and history"

Nicolle Wallace discusses former president Trump’s rally in Ohio and his embrace of the QAnon movement, the multiple threats to democracy growing inside the country, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the latest in the legal fight over the documents found at Mar-a-Lago and Russia’s continued attempts to influence democracies around the world. Joined by: Claire McCaskill, Frank Figliuzzi, David Jolly, Ben Collins, David Leohardt, Keir Simmons, Katie Benner, Mary McCord, David Laufman, Iuliia Mendel and George Solis

1h 29m
Sep 19
“Playing very close to the line here”

Nicolle Wallace discusses a federal judge rejecting the DOJ's request to resume their investigation of the Mar-a-Lago documents. Plus, in 2021 the Trump team claimed the boxes at Mar-a-Lago were only news clippings, the immigration battle intensifies over migrants moved for political stunts, and new reports of mass graves in the city of Izyum, Ukraine. Joined by: Brandon Van Grack, Andrew Weissmann, Zoe Tillman, Jonathan Lemire, Charlie Sykes, Reverend Al Sharpton, Katie Benner, Barbara McQuade, David Enrich, Amb. Michael McFaul, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and Rep. Seth Moulton

1h 29m
Sep 16
“We knew what we were looking at”

Nicolle Wallace discusses President Biden condemning acts of hate and violence in the U.S. Plus, former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows is complying with a subpoena from the DOJ’s January 6th probe, the former president warns of ‘big problems’ if the DOJ indicts him, Florida’s governor uses migrants as political pawns, the DOJ awaits a ruling from a judge on the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation, a new book reveals John Kelly consulted a book warning that Trump was psychologically unfit while he served as chief of staff, and new atrocities revealed in Ukraine as Russians flee.  Joined by: Mike Memoli, Jason Johnson, Aisha Mills, Carol Leonnig, Neal Katyal, Rep. Jim Himes, John Brennan, Harry Litman, Basil Smikle, Miles Taylor, Dr. Irwin Redlener, and Joan Baez 

1h 24m
Sep 15
“The dog caught the car and got inside and got into an accident”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the January 6th Select Committee weighing next steps in its investigation. Plus, the FBI takes the cellphone of the My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, more MAGA Republicans win their primaries, Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy makes a visit to a town recently reclaimed by Ukrainian forces, and Queen Elizabeth’s coffin is brought to Westminster Hall.  Joined by: Betsy Woodruff Swan, Rick Stengel, Harry Litman, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Vaughn Hillyard, Cornell Belcher, Matthew Dowd, Amanda Carpenter, Eddie Glaude, and Col. Yevgeny Vindman

1h 29m
Sep 14
“The belly of the crocodile”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Justice Department saying it would accept one of the candidates for special master proposed by Trump’s lawyers. Plus, a judge unseals more portions of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit, Sen. Graham proposes a national 15-week abortion ban, and the former US attorney for the Southern District of New York discusses the efforts by Trump and his allies to weaponize the Justice Department. Joined by: Katie Benner, David Laufman, Joyce Vance, John Heilemann, Tom Winter, Basil Smikle, Errin Haines, Geoffrey Berman, and Andrew Weissmann

1h 36m
Sep 14
“Punched the bully in the face”

Nicolle Wallace discusses Trump’s lawyers asking a judge to deny the DOJ’s request to restart its investigation into the seized documents from Mar-a-Lago. Plus, Trump’s attorneys face their own legal risks by working for him, the 1/6 select committee says its next hearing is likely to be at the end of the month, Ukrainian forces make dramatic gains to retake control over areas in the northeast of the country, and new reporting finds the DOJ issued around 40 subpoenas in the last week in its investigation into efforts to overturn the election. Joined by: Andrew Weissman, Asha Rangappa, Claire McCaskill, Luke Broadwater, Jackie Alemany, Tim Miller, Cal Perry, Adm. James Stavridis, Ben Rhodes, Igor Novikov, Barbara McQuade, and Peter Strozk

1h 33m
Sep 12
“Hurtling over the cliff”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the new developments that have deepened former President Trump’s legal jeopardy. Plus, how Democrats might now be winning the culture wars, a new book by a former top federal prosecutor offers an inside look at the DOJ under Trump, efforts to bar Trump from the White House, and King Charles III ushers in a new era in the British Royal Family.   Joined by: Carol Leonnig, Harry Litman, Frank Figliuzzi, Charlie Sykes, Rev. Al Sharpton, Alexi McCammond, Michael Schmidt, Eddie Glaude, Rick Wilson, and Keir Simmons

1h 28m
Sep 09
"A global outpouring of grief"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the world mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II after her 70 year reign. Plus, the Department of Justice files a notice of appeal of Judge Aileen Cannon's order granting Trump's special master request, and longtime Trump ally Steve Bannon is indicted in New York. Joined by: Katty Kay, Keir Simmons, Eugene Robinson, Rick Stengel, Andrew Weissmann, Peter Spiegel, Emily Nash, Jon Meacham, Michael Schmidt, and Chuck Rosenberg

1h 42m
Sep 09
“Some of the most critical and most sensitive intelligence"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the newest reporting from the Washington Post that suggests that nuclear documents were some of the ones taken by the ex-president to Mar-a-Lago, new charges for Steve Bannon, the Massachusetts gubernatorial race and more.  Joined by: Yamiche Alcindor, Andrew Weissman, Neal Katyal, Miles Taylor, Ashley Parker, Harry Litman, John Brennan, Vaughn Hillyard, Matt Dowd and Jason Johnson.

1h 32m
Sep 07
“A stunning Labor Day court ruling”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the ruling from the that granted former president Donald Trump’s request to have a special master review the materials found during the DOJ’s search of Mar-a-Lago, the removal of a public official due to their actions on January 6th, how more women are registering to vote ahead of the 2022 midterms and more.  Joined by: Joyce Vance, Ryan Reilly, Claire McCaskill, Robert Gibbs, Charlie Savage, Frank Figliuzzi, Mary McCord, Cornell Belcher, David Jolly, Mark Leibovich and Greg Myre

1h 32m
Sep 06
“Another day, another disclosure”

Nicolle Wallace discusses the release of a detailed inventory of the documents seized by law enforcement in the search of Mar a Lago, the candidate running against the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, the latest from the January 6th federal grand jury investigation, Ukraine’s kids going back for the first day of school and the CDC’s recommendation of new COVID booster shots.  Joined by: Ryan Reilly, Peter Strzok, Jackie Alemany, Neal Katyal, Matt Castelli, Andrew Weissman, Tracy Walder, Rep. Peter Welch, Rev. Al Sharpton, Alexi McCammond and Dr. Irwin Redlener.

1h 29m
Sep 02
“This whole affair is so bizarre”

Nicolle Wallace takes us inside the courtroom where lawyers from the Department of Justice and former president Donald Trump square off in a hearing on the ex-president’s request to have a special master to oversee to review the documents found at Mar-a-Lago and discusses the longest sentence in the January 6th insurrection, Trump’s lawyers appearing before a grand jury in the January 6th investigation, a Democrat winning the open House seat in Alaska and previewing President Biden’s primetime address in Philadelphia. Joined by: Betsy Woodruff Swan, Harry Litman, John Brennan, Tom Winter, Ryan Reilly, A.B. Stoddard, Asha Rangappa, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, Jesse Kirch and Ali Vitali.

1h 30m
Sep 01
"The FBI found the goods"

Nicolle Wallace discusses the newest filing from the Justice Department’s investigation into the documents at Mar-a-Lago, an update on the January 6th Select Committee’s investigation and the UN team’s arrival at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Joined by: Neal Katyal, Tracy Walder, Mike Schmidt, Rick Stengel, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Sue Gordon, Frank Figliuzzi, Harry Litman and William Taylor. 

1h 32m
Aug 31
'A tidal shift in public perception'

Nicolle Wallace discusses President Biden’s new messaging ahead of his primetime address, the latest in the Department of Justice’s investigation into the documents at Mar-a-Lago, the retirement of a significant Secret Service agent, the death of Mikhail Gorbachev and the latest into the Fulton County DA’s investigation into 2020 election interference in Georgia.  Joined by: Jonathan Lemire, Tim Miller, A.B. Stoddard, Mike Memoli, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Neal Katyal, David Laufman, Alexi McCammond, Matt Dowd, Cornell Belcher, Ben Collins, Keir Simmons, Tia Mitchell and Joyce Vance. 

1h 20m
Aug 30
'A quantum surge in new information'

Nicolle Wallace discusses the Justice Department’s response to the federal judge revealing it has completed an initial review of the documents found in Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, the impact that the search of documents will have on the 2022 midterm elections, the news of Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania dressed up as a confederate, the latest in Ukraine and more.  Joined by: Katie Benner, Harry Litman, Claire McCaskill, David Jolly, Rick Wilson, Mary McCord, Peter Strzok, John Heilemann, Eddie Glaude, Josh Shapiro and Alexander Vindman.

1h 33m
Aug 29
'Democracy is definitely on the ballot'

Nicolle Wallace discusses the release of the affidavit used in the search warrant of Donald Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, President Biden’s return to the campaign trail for his midterm kickoff rally, the Republican Party’s response to the released affidavit, the former president’s continued attacks on the intelligence community and the potential for a Gen Z member of Congress.   Joined by: Frank Figliuzzi, Andrew Weissmann, Miles Taylor, Jackie Alemany, Ron Klain, Brandon Van Grack, Tracy Walder, Phil Rucker, Harry Litman, Katty Kay, Donna Edwards and Maxwell Frost

1h 32m
Aug 26
"When you pull back the veil from the Wizard of Oz"

Nicolle Wallace discusses a judge ordering a redacted version of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit to be made public, reaction to the release of the DOJ memo that Bill Barr used to clear Trump of obstruction in the Mueller probe, a Democratic candidate going against the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House, two people plead guilty in stealing Ashley Biden’s diary, the continued fight for abortion rights, Biden returns to the campaign trail ahead of the midterms, and Ukraine’s president vows retaliation after Russian forces targeted a train station.  Joined by: Ben Rhodes, Neal Katyal, Carol Leonnig, Matt Castelli, Mike Schmidt, Cecile Richards, Mara Gay, Michele Goodwin, Kate Bedingfield, Asha Rangappa, Barbara McQuade, and Adm. James Stavridis 

1h 31m
Aug 25
‘The silence has been deafening’

Nicolle Wallace discusses former President Trump’s struggles to determine a strategy without the powers of the presidency, President Biden’s executive action to reduce student loan debt, the Democrats big night in primary elections in states like Florida and New York and the latest in the January 6th investigation.  Joined by: Betsy Woodruff Swan, Peter Strozk, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Andrew Weissmann, Ryan Reilly, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Cornell Belcher, Tara Setmayer, Matthew Dowd, Rep. Charlie Crist, Luke Broadwater and Dana Milbank.

1h 34m
Aug 25
“A deeply unserious business”

Nicolle Wallace discusses new reporting that finds more than 300 classified documents were found at Mar-a-Lago by federal authorities over the past year. Plus, a special election in New York that could give some clues into the midterms,  a closer look at some Republican Senate candidates, new reporting about how voting systems files were shared with Trump supporters and conspiracy theorists, a county in Texas scrambles to replace election workers who all quit, the men who plotted to kidnap Michigan’s governor are convicted, and the U.S. warns of attacks on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure.   Joined by: A.B. Stoddard, Joyce Vance, Frank Figliuzzi, Michael Schmidt, Dasha Burns, Eddie Glaude, Charlie Sykes, Aaron Davis, Harry Litman, Tracy Walder, Errin Haines, Paul Weber, and Igor Novikov

1h 30m
Aug 23
"Just totally fantasy land"

Nicolle Wallace discusses former President Trump's growing legal jeopardy following the search of Mar-a-Lago. Plus, the GOP's money problem, Democrats close the enthusiasm, threats to democracy becomes a top issue for voters, and the toll the war in Ukraine is taking on children. Joined by: Andrew Weissmann, Katie Benner, Claire McCaskill, Robert Gibbs, Tim Miller, Congressman Adam Schiff, David Jolly, Basil Smikle, Kim Atkins Stohr, Dr. Irwin Redlener, and Michael Keaton

1h 35m
Aug 23
“All bark and no bite”

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses right-wing rhetoric in the wake of the Mar-a-Lago search. Plus, Democrats deliver ahead of the midterms, Trump’s words are undercut by his legal team’s actions, and a series of provocations by Russia in Ukraine. Joined by: Michael Steele, Ben Collins, Frank Figliuzzi, Donna Edwards, Symone Sanders, Joel Benenson, Harry Litman, Miles Taylor, Tracy Walder, Rev. Al Sharpton, Meagan Fitzgerald, Barry McCaffrey, and Rick Stengel

1h 33m
Aug 19
“You’re a man who does not have a gold-plated toilet”

John Heilemann, in for Nicolle Wallace, discusses a judge’s request for the DOJ to release a redacted Mar-a-Lago warrant affidavit. Plus, ex-Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty, the DOJ subpoenas White House documents, and Democrats prepare to face far-right Republicans in the midterms. Joined by: Neal Katyal, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Peter Baker, Tom Winter, David Jolly, Eugene Daniels, Jessica Taylor, Tim Miller, Michael Hirschorn, and Robert Draper

1h 28m
Aug 18