There’s lots of Trump scandal news — but one clear scandal

President Trump in the Oval Office on September 30, 2019. | Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Don’t get confused: This is about Trump co-opting the powers of the presidency for personal gain. It’s been roughly a week since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and the underlying Ukraine scandal keeps spiraling in new directions. Recent reports about Trump and Attorney General William Barr’s contact with leaders in…

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William Barr’s 4-country effort to discredit the Trump-Russia inquiry, explained

Attorney General William Barr speaks at at a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University School of Law on July 23, 2019, in New York City. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images The conspiracy theories linking Italy, Australia, the UK, and Ukraine. News reports this week have clarified that Attorney General William Barr’s promised investigation into the origins of the FBI investigation of links between Russia and the Trump campaign is very real, and has involved high-level talks and…

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Trump is claiming he can’t be impeached based on an inaccurate map

Donald Trump in the White House’s diplomatic reception room. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Trump claims an incorrect 2016 election map shows an impeachment inquiry is futile. It does not. With polls indicating that support for impeachment is rising, President Donald Trump shared a map on Twitter on Tuesday meant to illustrate that he has a much broader base of support than his critics would suggest. The map, however, isn’t accurate. It is part of a…

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Democratic presidential candidates are holding a 6-hour forum on gun violence

The Democratic presidential candidates gather at the September 12, 2019, debate. | Frederic Brown/AFP via Getty Images Here’s what to expect from the forum. MSNBC, along with gun control advocacy groups March for Our Lives and Giffords, will host a six-hour gun violence forum with the 10 leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday, starting at 10 am Pacific time. You can live stream the forum at NBC News Now or MSNBC.com, which won’t require…

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